Celtic biscuit tin under fire as seething Hotliners brand £72m kitty a 'disgrace' amid 'worst ever Champions League squad
Celtic flexed their financial muscle with record breaking accounts on Monday but supporters reckon too much has been stashed in the Parkhead biscuit tin.
Bill Lockerbie, Northampton, said: “Encouraging news regarding Celtic FC’s wealth, however given recent lack of business in the transfer market it would appear that the board prefer to stick rather than twist. With such healthy reserves, Celtic could be out of sight in Scotland and instead of hiding behind the couch for European games, we could be sitting confidently at the table, dining with the elite in Europe. The bulging biscuit tin is alive and kicking.”
Robert Leckenby, Stonehouse, added: “Celtic sell one of their better players in Jota for £25million and replace him with Tillo, Yang, Palma for a total of £7m – half a million more than we paid for Jota. Yet we have £72m in the bank. The biscuit tin is well and truly locked in Peter Lawwell's office. Still going for quantity over quality like the last time he was on the board.”
David Bryce, Troon, blasted: “I have no doubt Lawwell and the directors will be slapping each other’s backs regarding the unbelievable financial figures. However can they please explain why, with so much cash in reserve, we are going into the Champions League with the worst Celtic squad I can remember? We will be trounced and the finger will be pointed at Lawwell and his cohorts because the transfer window was an absolute disgrace.”
But Eddie Easson, Ballingry, was in more positive mood as he argued: “The Govan Green Eyed Monsters will be choking on their cornflakes this morning. Celtic with £70million in the bank, transfers and Champions League money still to added to the pot and a player pool worth substantially more than what's at