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The Celtic Trust experience a surge in membership and interest

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The Celtic Trust has experienced a surge in interest with more than 20,000 followers on Twitter and thousands more becoming members, crucially membership is open to all, not just shareholders in the club.

Celtic’s recent results have sparked a big increase in questions about how the club is run beyond the frontline football management team with the executive of the club appearing badly out of touch.

Very, very few companies retain a Chief Executive Officer for 17 years but that is the position that Peter Lawwell finds himself in with only Chairman Ian Bankier having any sort of profile.

Dermot Desmond is the biggest individual shareholder but certainly doesn’t own the club or even the majority (50% plus 1) of the shares.

Hundreds, possibly thousands of Celtic fans bought shares in 1995 and again in subsequent issues over the decade that followed with the Trust hoping to identify and bring individual fans under one umbrella.

Next Monday Celtic will host an online AGM.

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