What Has Peter Lawwell actually done for celtic?

Hoopy427

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I always like balance in something like this, which is why I can happily engage TETs efforts. TET brings balance.
maybe it’s the accountant in me (boom boom basil - nah that was 💩)
If we take aside the resolution 11/12 and what he hasn’t done for the club then
He has performed the business function of his role in a manner which can only be described as outstanding.
We cannot argue with the trophy haul in his tenure but I would perhaps suggest that’s more often despite him, not because of him.
He has single handedly cost us tens or perhaps even a hundred million with his reluctance to plan for the following seasons champions league efforts. Inexplicably refuses to back his managers and pay the price for the players they really want UNTIL we are knocked out in qualifiers. Dozens of project players eating wages and fees. Some have worked superbly, countless others have cannibalised those profits then some.
He has completely lost touch with the support. Ridiculously he considers himself one of us. So out of touch with the real paying public.
celtic fans are happy to have top class businessmen running the club, we’d be mad not to, but business has too often got in the way of our ultimate aim.
He is taking the proverbial piss when he waffles about us in the terms of one of the greatest clubs in the world while hindering our opportunity to eat at that very table.
I dont mean spend tens of millions chasing success in Europe but strengthen at the right time and earn tens of millions of pounds instead of floundering about in the europa league.
I think us fans are sick of being beat by inferior teams with vastly inferior budgets, so the inability to have vision and secure us as good a manager as we could get pisses us off.
if Peter could reconcile himself with the simple fact that paying a premium for a manager and a few signings pre season is all we ask. That would in turn leave him in a position where no one could question him
I’m not sure 🤔 where I meant to go here
But it’s where I’ve ended
Roger - Over and out
I'm not reading all of that obvious Tolstoy, but...
I've not got into res 12 so can't comment, I agree his communication with the fans is at best insensitive but in reality just offensive.
People seem to know that he interferes with the signing of players, the management of the team etc and that may be true, I have no idea. But I've never heard an ex manager say "I left because Lawell is a prick and wouldn't let me do my job and he bought shit players"
If that's happened I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
 

Smelltheglove

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I'm not reading all of that obvious Tolstoy, but...
I've not got into res 12 so can't comment, I agree his communication with the fans is at best insensitive but in reality just offensive.
People seem to know that he interferes with the signing of players, the management of the team etc and that may be true, I have no idea. But I've never heard an ex manager say "I left because Lawell is a prick and wouldn't let me do my job and he bought shit players"
If that's happened I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
Sorry I meant to say 14,000 word rule
You’ve heard of NDA’s on pay off
 

Ally

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Whatever the truth about our club being mismanaged ill say this, IMHO Lawwell and the board are guilty of mismanagement. The sat with their hands on arse waiting for the Rangers to be back among them. We had the best chance we ever had making the team from Ibrox totally irrelevant. We should be oceans apart in terms of finance and infrastructure, Lawwell and board implicit in keeping Celtic at a level that the new Co could match. Not only have they matched us they have overtaken us. Can our board react to it quickly or not. If not then their must be regime change. It can no longer continue.
 

The Shamrock

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The issues that are awry at the club aren't all down to Lawwell but are a unique set of circumstances whereby failure was bound to happen when the CEO, the board, the management team and the players become totally inept all at the same time.

A proper board and CEO would have made sure there was no way back for the deid club by standing on their throats.
 

Smelltheglove

Well-known member
The issues that are awry at the club aren't all down to Lawwell but are a unique set of circumstances whereby failure was bound to happen when the CEO, the board, the management team and the players become totally inept all at the same time.

A proper board and CEO would have made sure there was no way back for the deid club by standing on their throats.
Out problem is the non execs who are meant to offer balance and question the execs are happy for the retainer and the free season pass in the best seats
 
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