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Dom McKay meets Celtic fans and addresses the ‘elephant in the room’

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met Celtic supporters yesterday in a virtual Fans Forum but had no news about Season Tickets.

Clearly appointing a new manager is the prime task for the in-coming CEO but running in tandem with that is the need to address the issue of which has been the backbone of Celtic’ income over the years.

Mackay seems to have built up a strong reputation for sponsorship and commercial deals at the SRU but those issues aren’t quite as critical at Celtic.

The relationship between the hierarchy of the club and the fans that fill the stands, or don’t fill the stands, has deteriorated rapidly with the promise of ‘added value’ on the 2020/21 Season Ticket a major issue.

Other than being able to watch one tie and one Europa League qualifier fans seemed to be given the short end of the deal as they tuned in to Celtic TV for a season of misery.

It seems that the club has no plans to offer Season Ticket holders a refund or discount for next season, coupled with uncertainty over the manager and squad that sort of attitude could turn away thousands of fans.

With no news of what sort of capacity will have from month-to-month next season there is no easy solution but 14 months after the last home crowd it seems that the club is in the dark about how to relate to and deal with Season Ticket holders.

Ginty1888 is a member of Podcast and attended some Celtic media conferences this season.

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