Enough. Lawwell Has To Go!
Traditionally on here,we review the weekend match on a Monday morning. But this weekend,the big news from our club hasn’t been about our excellent performance in midweek against Lazio,nor even about is blowing away Aberdeen in a vital away match in the frozen north.
Rather,it was about the most important day in any PLC,that is to say the AGM. News about its timing was released,not with a flourish and a fanfare,but leaked out on a Friday night,the traditional time for burying bad news,slipping under the radar,etc.
So why the subterfuge,you might ask? The financial results weren’t too bad-albeit I have serious misgivings about the scale of our wage expenditure which has never been explained. Onfield,we are looking pretty promising too. Could it be something to do with Res 12?
You better believe it. And you better believe that these bastards are going to bury it forever at the AGM.
Here’s the quote…
“The Board does not consider it to be in the best interests of the Company to take the steps proposed by the resolution. The Board recommends that you vote against this resolution.”
That’s right. They’ve railroaded the entire situation and are now asking for shareholder approval to bin it entirely. They will get it due to block votes,of course.
November 27 will go down in our history as a black day,one without comparison. A day when the people who own our club finally admit that they have been complicit and uncomplaining parties to a conspiracy to defraud us all.
Some of us won’t be surprised,but the board will be expecting more to not care much. Or for long. Meanwhile,our Four Musketeers have seen six years of incredible efforts and considerable expense flushed down the pan by people they trusted,people who told them to find the silver bullet and they would fire it. People who clearly had no intention-EVER!- of doing so.
They can slap themselves on the back for a job well done,the lying mendacious bastards.
I’ve just read an article in The Guardian about the signing by West Ham United of Mascherano and Tevez in 2006.
West Ham escaped relegation by a whisker that year,and the Argentinian pair could hardly be accused of enhancing their reputation during their time there. A pair of duds in the East End of London,though each would redeem their reputations at bigger clubs. Nevertheless,Sheffield United felt sufficiently hard done by to pursue their case through legal and football courts. The latter fined West Ham £5.5m and the legal matter was settled out of court for £20m.
It has taken Sheffield United till now to return to The English Premier League,a place from where they had reason to believe they were unfairly banished. But at no time could any of their fans have accused their board of cowardice or complicity.
I wish I had a board like that at Celtic Park,but I don’t. And they don’t care,a fact shown by their craven approach to Res 12. They don’t care a jot,they know that the seats will be filled. A few people will chuck it,most will swallow it. Most,in fact,will be blissfully unaware. And uncaring.
That’s where we are now. Time was,the refrain from The Jungle “We’re Celtic Supporters,Faithful Through And Through” made your blood rush. Now? We’re Corporate Celtic PLC,no attempt to hide it,and it makes my blood curdle.
The vote against Res 12 will pass,there is little doubt about it. Lingering resentment from the few who care will largely also pass. Some will never forgive,and believe me I know where they are coming from. Meanwhile,the huns and the SFA got away with it and we now know that our board are fine with that. In fact,it all leads to the suspicion that they were in on it from the start.
There’s a happy Monday for you.
Above article by BMCUWP. If you have an article in you waiting to see the light of day,we can do that for you. Mail it to Mahe