Let me say as a football supporter I hate agents in general. They suck a disproportionate amount of money out of football and put nothing back in. However I don’t like this latest stuff coming out from Celtic regarding the Scott Brown situation.
According to the manager, everything has been agreed but the Agents fee is holding up a new deal. I won’t claim to understand these deals but sometimes you need to think to yourself who’s actually to blame here?
A couple of simple questions:
- Do Celtic really want to sign the player?
- Does the player want to commit to Celtic ?
Rubbish does not even cut it. We have a fantastic club being run into the ground by Majority share holder and a board who put the balance sheet above the hope and expectation of the mainly working class people who keep them in a job.
In case no one has noticed yet but Celtic FC are not the peoples club any more. They are part of a PLC who are only accountable to Majority share holders. Share holders like you and I do not count.
Tomorrows AGM will be watched closer than any other in recent times. Many fans will be looking for a statement of intent from the board as to how they plan to take the club forward in a more progressive manner than we have witnessed over the past 5 years.
The current board could never be accused of frittering money away but the consensus amongst an increasing amount of the support is that ‘current fiscal policy is damaging the clubs standing and quality of the product‘. Translating this into normal speak the standard of player we are bringing in is dropping and the football team is suffering.
So lets have a debate
The latest defeat to Hearts has started a great debate on Twitter, Facebook and fans sites. Due to the international break the fans are now left in limbo till the next Celtic game were I suspect voices of dissatisfaction will start to be heard. Until then the debate between the fans will go on.We do of course have the AGM coming up soon however I doubt we’ll get anything from that.
I was optimistic before today’s game I had allowed myself to think that maybe the performance against Udinese would have gave the team a lift and a bit of belief to put a poor start of the season behind them and kick on. Well I was wrong big time.
So the roller coaster that is season 2011/12 continues to hurl on. So far we have had a couple of highs but the majority of this season has seen far more lows. There have been contrasting reactions from the support today ranging from calls for heads to roll at managerial and board room members. There has also been legitimate concerns about the performance of our strikers and of course injuries to key
By Graham Wilson. Beyond the Waves.
After the final whistle this past Sunday, and the scoreline was revealed, the first image I had in my mind was a scene of a laughing Peter Lawwell, after he made a joke at the expense of Them. He said, “well last night we had a 29 million offer for Hooper, from an unknown agent, from an unknown club from another universe.” This comment prompted laughter from some of the media in attendance as well as himself. He seemed to have loved how sharp witted he was in the moment and had a deep appreciation for his delivery. But in that moment, in the Philadelphia late summer sun after we were gubbed by Them 4-2, it hit me as to why he let out an uncontrollable belly laugh. He was laughing at all of us, the Celtic support.
Since Martin O’Neill left successive managers have had to downsize the wage bill which is fair enough because we don’t want to end up like our biggest rivals. However we have now reached a point where our bank debt is just over £0.5m which for a company with a turnover in excess of £50m is actually very small.