5 Celtic AGM burning issues as Peter Lawwell and board face Green Brigade grilling and Euro woes faces scrutiny
Parkhead supremo Peter Lawwell is no stranger to a seat at the top table, of course, but the long-time chief will this time have hold of the microphone long before shareholders get their say at the club's AGM this year.
Ian Bankier exited as chairman with the long-term chief executive swapping roles and will chair the annual in-person address to shareholders. Lawwell won’t be short of highlights with a Treble secured last season, soaring financial results and a cool £72million sitting in the bank.
Brendan Rodgers breezed through these meetings in his first spell after delivering every domestic trophy available and all appears to be forgiven by the support for the manner of his departure to Leicester City mid-season. However, not everyone was in support of his return and if any remain then they might raise that. But the Irishman is rarely flustered. Here, Record Sport looks at some of the hot topics likely to be on the agenda.
A potential ‘day of action’ is in the offing on Saturday with the unseated Ultras set to escalate their displeasure before the game with Motherwell and their ongoing absence is headline news with the words chosen by those in power set to reverberate beyond the walls of lounge inside Celtic Park.
This would sit atop the agenda for many followers if the club and ultras were in harmony. There is a growing feeling that the level of ambition for the Parkhead powerbrokers is simply to do enough to stay ahead of rivals Rangers to ensure Champions League entry - but that their interest ends once they are in the group stage. And the delight of riding roughshod over Scottish football for a decade-plus is tempered by detractors gorging on a series of sobering stats which compound the club’s wretched record in