It’s not often that a figure at Celtic is compared to a character from a popular Scottish comedy.

However, Peter Lawwell’s forays into the transfer window this summer have led many to compare him to Still Game character Tam Mullen.

So far, the Hoops have recruited David Turnbull, Albian Ajeti and Vasilis Barkas – with no expense spared – while Mohamed Elyounoussi and Shane Duffy have joined on loan.

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Meanwhile, earlier we told you about the club’s reported interest in Β£10million rated Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley. (Anthony Joseph)

Sampdoria defender Omar Colley

Sampdoria defender Omar Colley / (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

This isn’t in touch with Lawwell’s usually cautious transfer approach, which has seen the club miss out on numerous players over the years.

He shares a lot of similarities with Mullen, and may even be enjoying a brief moment of spending like the Craiglang favourite once did.


In one episode of the hit comedy (Hyper, series 6, episode 5), Mullen ditches his tight ways for more loose spending, after being electrocuted by a toaster.

And some Celtic fans have joked that Lawwell must have recently suffered an electrical mishap himself.

Some other fans skipped the Still Game reference, but were still concerned for Lawwell following his apparent change of heart.


Peter Lawwell and Scott Brown

Peter Lawwell and Scott Brown (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The board have given Lennon no excuses this season

These fans are, of course, commenting in typical tongue in cheek style.

The Celtic support will be delighted that the club have forked out vast money on seemingly proven targets so far this summer.

All five of our arrivals thus far could make an impact in the first-team immediately – a far cry from the project signings of the likes of Vakoun Bayo, Marian Shved and Ismaila Soro that we’ve seen in recent years.

The board are giving Lennon the backing to succeed this campaign. The Northern Irishman really doesn’t have any excuses if things go awry between now and May.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon during the Ferencvaros defeat

Celtic boss Neil Lennon during the Ferencvaros defeat / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The main focus of supporters will now turn to keeping as many of our prized assets as possible. We simply can’t afford to lose Odsonne Edouard or Callum McGregor.

As for the comparisons between Lawwell and Mullen. The latter got out of his spending spree by being electrocuted once again in a deserted supermarket.

Hopefully the same outcome doesn’t befall our chief executive.

In other news, Celtic have been hit with a fresh blow in their bid to get fans back into Parkhead

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