During the weekend’s defeat to Hearts, the Celtic faithful were unambiguous in expressing their dissatisfaction with the board.
Resounding chants of ‘sack the board’ echoed throughout Parkhead, a vocal manifestation of Celtic fans’ frustration with recent on-field performances.
Speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, Mark Wilson, however, believes that the board is not aiding its cause by flaunting the financial reserves at their disposal.
One of the primary grievances among supporters is the perceived reluctance to deploy available funds during the summer transfer window, a decision that is now seemingly impacting results.
Even before Brendan Rodgers witnessed consecutive Scottish Premiership defeats, there was mounting pressure for strategic investments and the acquisition of proven talent.
While maintaining a sense of composure is crucial, the urgency to take corrective measures in January has intensified.
Prescription for Success
Wilson suggests that actions speak louder than financial reports: “I don’t think it helps when the board keep coming out and saying ‘we are doing great. Look at the spreadsheet.’ That just fuels the flames in Celtic fans wanting more money spent.”
As Celtic faces crucial fixtures throughout the remainder of the month, securing victories on the pitch emerges as the most potent remedy.
Wilson emphasizes, “Just get the three points on the board. Fans are going to expect a fiery start after the fireworks of the weekend. And if that happens, then you are only as good as your last game.”
Celtic understands that concluding this month positively, both on and off the field during the winter transfer window, can mitigate the challenges faced earlier in the season.