The positivity around Celtic at the moment is in stark contrast to how things were as we homed in on our fifth consecutive title only a few weeks ago. In football, is seems, where you are or where you’ve been is not important, it’s the direction of travel.
If you’re moving forward, like lower-league Hearts were a year ago, fans flock to support. If you’re regressing, even from lofty heights, you’re on your own. A friend recently joked, “Why don’t we just liquidate and bring the same directors back in a newco?” That works for some.
Celtic need this injection of positivity right now, the specifics of which we’ve not seen since May 2000, when we knew we were appointing a manager of real talent. It will cost more money in several areas, of course, but keep one point in mind, talk of £15m on this or that is almost certainly not going to transpire into the splurge you might think. Celtic regularly spend close to this.
The CQN Bookstore has a special offer at the moment: buy Charlie Gallagher, What a Player, and get The Winds of Change FREE! Nice early one for Father’s Day, or just a wee read yourself…