Our Enemies are kicking Celtic – Peter, it’s our club and it’s time to talk

Everyone is kicking Celtic at the moment. From that clown at TalkSport – the station where Celtic remain happy to allow our managers to go on and friend of the Board Rod Stewart is a regular call-in guest – to Keith Jackson in today’s Daily Record (owned by Reach, Celtic’s long standing media partners and involved in Celtic View and your ‘added value’ Matchday Programme) who in his Q&A with Neil Doncaster is seeping with hatred and his anger at all things Celtic is clearly overflowing.

Incidentally Doncaster’s comments on Null & Void should be a concern for Jackson and his Rangers supporting pals. Until they have played 30 games there is little chance that the league be determined as it was last season and of course all the quotes from the likes of Barry Ferguson from last year will come back to bite them on their blue bums. Karma isn’t just a bitch it’s an unrepentant one.

The team at The Cynic have prepared a template letter that supporters can use to send to Celtic asking for answers and change in many areas at the club. Many Celtic blogs, such as The Celtic Star, Video Celts and Celts are Here have so far supported the Cynics as have many of their fellow Celtic podcasts.

Celtic’s SLO John Paul Taylor has been dealing with supporters in his usual honest, respectful, helpful and straight-forward manner – if only that was the way those elsewhere in the club would deal with the supporters.

We have written to Celtic’s Head of PR Iain Jamieson in December and again this week. Predictably we have not even had the courtesy of a reply. Blanked.

Through John Paul, we are discussing an interview with Peter Lawwell and after that video the other day I’ve struggled to see any supporter saying anything positive at all about that. If Celtic thought that doing that video was going to do the trick they must realise that they got it wrong – again.

This is OUR club. None of the Celtic sites, podcasts or individual supporters posting on social media wants to be in conflict with the club we all love. But until such times as the Board reaches out to the support and the various problems and concerns that are all staring us in the face are addressed, then the only winners are going to be located in Govan.

Many of our younger supporters have little or no experience of Celtic not winning the league. They actually don’t know how lucky they are. Here’s a observation that Mike Maher made on The Celtic Star last year that is worth noting. Mike missed something like two games in Celtic’s entire 9IAR years 1965-74 and that generation of Celtic Supporters also got lucky. Very lucky actually.

“My father who was born in 1918 was nearly 47 when Jock became our manager. In his lifetime Celtic had won 6 titles but 3 of them had been before he was 5 years old so he only really had memories of 3 league championship wins in almost 40 years of following Celtic,” Mike pointed out.

Memories of Three league flags in almost four decades and still the Celtic support was there. This season has been a shambles where many of the problems that have been bubbling under the surface have all become critical. They need addressing.

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Peter Lawwell is the highest paid non playing employee in the history of Celtic Football Club. He badly messed up with the Dubai trip that has ended up costing us two points and possibly more as the chance to win Ten consecutive titles slips away.

The structure at the club needs to be discussed and the Celtic support needs to be listened to and their views respected. The real power at Celtic lies with the 60,000 supporters who buy season tickets and until this dis-connect between the board and the support is bridged then the danger for the Celtic board is that that power will be exercised and they will regret not dealing with this now.

The enemies of Celtic are all around us and are there ti see in plain sight, now more than ever. But these enemies are NOT the Celtic support. This is OUR club and we will defend it from harm and from those who seek to harm it.

The Cynic’s letter “is just the beginning” as Neil Lennon once said. Over to you Peter.

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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

1 Comment

  1. Too late to talk, time to walk . Own people who are looking for it, enemies! Don’t think it’s the might govan sevco, , you are the enemies not even enemies, incompetent, make the Tories look like a great government, thank but don’t let the door hit you on your way