We are opening up The Celtic Star to supporters to have their say on the current situation at the club. Last night David J kicked things off with his Opinion Piece on Peter Lawwell and it’s fair to say that he was extremely critical of the Celtic CEO. As a Celtic supporter he is entitled to his opinion but it wasn’t shared by Paul Sweeney who reckons that history will look very favourable on Peter Lawwell for his time at Celtic. Again that was Paul’s opinion as a Celtic supporter who took us up on the offer.
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Next up is Paul Shearin and maybe somewhat surprisingly he is also defending the Celtic CEO and outlines the reason why. If you would like your say you can either comment below any of our articles or if you fancy writing an Opinion Piece yourself on what is happening at Celtic this season then email firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidentally we have asked the club for an interview with Peter Lawwell and they said that this is being considered. The Dubai situation may have delayed that happening somewhat but we’ll chase he club up next week and let you know how we get on. In the meantime we’ll hand over to Paul Shearin and he explain why it’s unfair for Peter Lawwell to be labelled as Celtic’s villain of the piece….
UNFAIR TO LABEL PETER LAWWELL CELTIC’S VILLAIN OF THE PIECE
Peter Lawwell has come in for really harsh treatment for a while now. I don’t know if it is justified or not because I don’t know who the movers and shakers are at Celtic Park. And therein lies at least part of the problem.
The vast majority of Celtic supporters don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, they only know what they read in the tabloids, hear on phone ins or from so called well informed taxi drivers. And what people don’t know, they make up.
The Clubs finances always seem to be in good shape at the moment, who gets the credit for that? Before the Covid-19 crisis Celtic had never had so much cash at their disposal.
Supporters are crying out for top European players or a top seasoned European coach, if the don’t get them Lawwell will be slaughtered. Top drawer European players or coaches would welcome a move to Celtic…but not the Scottish league.
Why play on a plastic pitch at Rugby Park on a freezing February Tuesday night when you could be playing at The Emirates or or Anfield. It would be just as cold but the opposition and the surroundings would be more appealing.
Fergus McCann was hailed as Celtic’s saviour when he arrived, and rightly so. He stumped up the cash to flush out the imposters who were filling their pockets at Celtic’s expense.
He made sure Celtic would no longer be scoffed at by pen pushers or blazers at Park Gardens, Jim Farry soon found that out. Players and their agents would no longer hold the club to ransom. The Three Amigos found that out too. As entertaining as they were, they put themselves first.
When McCann was booed by a section of the support it was shameful. Only recently has he been fully recognised and lauded for his part in the Clubs history.
So McCann and Lawwell were villains of the piece in their time. Only when our present CEO moves on will know if he will be missed.
Careful what you wish for folks. Hail Hail
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