Ian Bankier reported finishing second in the SPFL as a highlight of the 2020/21 season and informed fans and shareholders that Celtic were in good hands!
Not many fans were in agreement with that view as they looked through the club’s annual review for what wasn’t commented on rather than what was.
Two more failures to reach the Champions League haven’t been worth mentioning, the managerial review that endorsed Neil Lennon two weeks before he quit and the 106 day search for a new manager didn’t feature in Bankier’s review. No mention was made of the decision not to offer any refund to Season Ticket holders despite the club sitting with £16.6m tucked away in the bank.
Bankier makes no mention of a club restructuring. Currently there is an acting CEO with no sign of a replacement for the Head of Football Operations who left the club in March.
During the transfer window Celtic signed 12 players, including Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide, with no real transparency on the policy for bringing in those players. Three months into the job Ange Postecoglou has still to bring in a single coach or added anyone to the backroom team.
Bankier reckons that Celtic are in good hands, many fans disagree with his reading of a year of complete failure.
Celtic PLC Annual Results.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 21, 2021
Absolutely no mention of a new CEO. Looks like the board’s inside man will be here for a while.
— C (@AnDeoraiRua) September 21, 2021
Comming 2nd isn’t a highlight for anyone…
— ? Gastro Celtic ? (@Gastro_Celtic) September 21, 2021
Summary, spin about reinvesting. Our new CEO is ‘experienced in Celtic’ and a leader, or should it read follower of Desmond. The PLC bonus scheme thrives whilst oozing disorganisation visible to everyone but them.
— Kolo (@kev14cfc) September 21, 2021
“Celtic PLC is directed by a Board of individuals with demonstrable experience both of Celtic and wider business, its operations are managed by an executive team of talented specialists led by our Chief Executive…”
Deluded egotistical charlatans!
— Ryan (@ThatCertainDay) September 21, 2021
A disaster of a board.
— Mallorca Bhoy (@Mallorca_Bhoy) September 21, 2021
Another great chance to apologise to the fans for last season not taken.. but tories don’t know how to say sorry I guess.. last seasons abject failure giving one sentence “runners up” . Bankier does at least erase Lennon from his comments !!
— stewart m (@stewartnextday) September 21, 2021
Finishing runner up is not a highlight. Ange is a one man band!!! Manager needs help in the shape of a Director of Football amongst other things. No CEO, no head of Recruitment, no scouting network, no structure, no clear direction but the fans continue to back the club!!!
— Dom McBride (@mcbride_dom) September 21, 2021
Nice sound bites Quit the Gaslighting. We don’t support you and Nicholson especially not the Gentleman’s Club vibe the board gives off, a good chance to explain why McKay has gone missed.
Support the team sack the board.
— Lewis Wills ??????? ?? (@lwills94) September 21, 2021
Placing second will never be a highlight for Celtic Football Club.
Further evidence this board cannot match manager or fans ambition.
— Papalstacoglou ?? (@KierHar) September 21, 2021
Sack the Tory board back the team.
No strategy at the club
No long term plan
No full time doctor
No head of recruitment
No condition coach
No data analytics
Key positions badly covered
All part of Desmond Ball, cheap
— MalkyC (@MalkyC01) September 21, 2021