Green Brigade back at Celtic Park with ‘A Board Unfit for Purpose’ banner

The Celtic Star has just published an Editor’s Opinion piece urging the support to get behind Celtic new manager Ange Postecoglou and CEO Dom McKay to ensure that the new era at the club stands the best possible chance of success. Each individual supporter must make their own minds up on whether to do that or alternatively whether to give up on your season ticket due to the events of the past twelve months. It’s a personal choice and it should be noted that individual circumstances may be such that renewing is not going to be an option anyway.

The Green Brigade on the back of their daily posters outside Celtic Park are back this morning, not telling us how many days it has been since we had a manager but this time to declare the Celtic Board unfit for purpose, and within this they mention Dominic McKay who doesn’t even officially start until 1 July!

A point we’ve made before is worth making again. This North Curve Celtic account does not allow comments on their twitter posts so we cannot judge what support that their posts have from fellow supporters commenting on their latest initiative outside of Celtic Park.

“Dermot Desmond, Ian Bankier, Dom McKay, Brian Wilson, Thomas Allison, Sharon Brown, Chris McKay, Michael Nicholson,” they state. “A board unfit for purpose.”

There is no doubt that this boardroom needs refreshing – something that McKay should be pushing through himself with an urgent refreshing of the non-executive directors who have been in situ way longer than what should be regarded as being good for Celtic.

Yet the timing of this banner, the day after McKay told the support he knows what needs to happen and that Celtic have to evolve, is ill-considered.

Maybe North Curve Celtic can advise if they are planning on renewing their own tickets. If not the club could surely fill that section from relocations or from the waiting list?

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email


  1. Hairlikespaghetti on

    Clearly these weans still have too much time on their hands and a shed-load of art materials left over from last term. I doubt that any of them have a clue as to the role some on the board have. You honestly think any north curve kindergarten ultras could explain how Michael Nicholson is unfit for purpose, or Dom ‘new guy’ McKay for that matter?
    Just a bunch of bandwagon-jumping wee fannies, 99% of whom couldn’t explain or justify any of the football, financial or political points they paint on their bedsheets…

    • David G.Smith on

      Thats a highly presumptuous synopsis on your part.
      Unless you care to demonstrably prove otherwise how would you know the educational and business acumen of the collective?
      The North Curve have been around at least since the new stadium was built in one form or another and trace their lineage to the old Jungle.
      No other section of the stadium generates anything like the atmosphere of their section and that is demonstrably provable.

      The current board that you so obviously lionise have left CFC in an absolute shambles by any strategic business metric you wish to apply other than lining their own pockets.

      Their performance and application to due diligence in any sphere of activity that a company with T/O of over 100M+ has displayed an appalling lack of competence.

      The collapse of the pursuit of the 10 has exposed them for what they really are;

      B Movie actors pretending to be top level business executives in control of a LSE PLC.

      Lifting the rocks and exposing them to the harsh light of day rather than indulging in “whataboutery” is what due diligence is actually about I would suggest.

  2. arthur kelly on

    Apart from Dominic Mckay, The green brigade have got it right. The present board are an utter disgrace and the lot of them should go.

    • Totally agree, out the door to the lot of them, I personally believe nobody is that incompetent

  3. Personally I would call their bluff they do not have a majority that will back them up and only seem to want sensationalism and any remarks that are discriminately against Celtic Footbal Club.Whilst I agree that the standing area is there for fans who wish to stand at the games I don’t see why it should be domineered by this group.They are the ones who are bringing disgrace to the club by their actions both at home and abroad by their political agenda’s

    • David G.Smith on

      You clearly have no grasp of the “political agenda” that is at the roots of the of the founding of CFC.

      We are more than a football club because of those “political agendas” not because of some St Patricks Day shamrock drivel I would suggest?

      Do some real reading on the subject and indulge less in the “whataboutery” meme would be about right?

  4. David G. Smith on

    Fascinating…….posts being deleted now.

    Validating a long held suspicion that CFC are world class only in their (true supporters) and the stadium (that their true supporters paid for).

    The rest is mere Kabuki Theatre.