It’s good to talk – Celtic Board member should now speak to the support

Slump, what slump? Why someone from the Celtic Board should speak directly to the support…

Yesterday Celtic overcame what could have been a tricky tie at St Mirren. Without being spectacular we got the job done with a decent, competent performance, especially defensively where we looked more solid than usual. And the tactical change worked at the other end of the park, with Kyogo playing just being the bigger and strong Adam Idah, and getting his goal too.  That ‘s hopefully something we’ll see again this weekend at Celtic Park against Kilmarnock as Celtic get back to Scottish Premiership duties.

A favourable home tie with Livingston now awaits as we look to defend the Scottish Cup. Kudos also to Joe Hart and Alexandro Bernabei who were particularly impressive. Both players sometimes get a hard ride by the supporters, but have given their all in the past three games.

That’s now eight wins from the last nine games with the other game being a draw at Aberdeen last weekend. So we are actually the inform team in the country – theRangers lost at Celtic Park remember – and we still sit top of the table, not bad for a so called slump.

Of course we can play a lot better than we have recently, and our off field problems are also casting a cloud over us at the moment, but we are still winning games and that’s the most important thing. It’s vitally important.

We still have another level to go up, and important players to come back into the squad (Taylor,  then CCV and Hatate a little further down the line) and we also have the Korean Bhoys back from the Asian Cup, so it’s not all doom and gloom. In fact it’s far from it.

We still need to make moves to make changes at the top, but the team is far from finished, we still have a more than decent chance of a successful season. Today there’s an interview with the Finance Director at theRangers on one of their fan media podcasts. Why can’t someone at Board level at Celtic speak to the Celtic fans and explain our position in exactly the same way as happened over the road?

Brendan Rodgers is guiding the good ship Celtic well enough but he has repeatedly admitted that the squad needs quality additions. If we reach the Champions League next season then surely we must be going into that with a stronger squad that has been the case over the past few campaigns where we have finished bottom twice, taking just six points from a possible 36.

The banner at Pittodrie last weekend provided an accurate assessment of the support’s thoughts on the January transfer window where the club simply traded players without spending money, this at a time when there is over £70m sitting in the bank.

Having won yesterday and getting a favourable home draw in the Scottish Cup quarter final against Livingston, thoughts will start to turn to the business end of the season and winning the double.  That’s as it should be but there has to be more done in the summer to back the manager and someone from the Board coming out and speaking to the support would be a welcome and helpful development.

A podcast like The Celtic Exchange would be the way to go, for a one-on-one conversation, putting the points that are concerning the support and causing the recent disconnect. It would also remove Brendan Rodgers from the awkward and uncomfortable position of being stuck in the middle between the board and the support and trying to keep the Celtic family together amid the recent animosity.

It’s good to talk.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.


  1. Saw something online in the last few days about us receiving around £31m from UEFA for our exploits in the CL, is that included in the £31m or is that on top?