Green Brigade mark 105 days without a manager as Celtic continue to dither

By Euan Davidson

June 9, 2021

Another day without a manager at Celtic, another banner from the Green Brigade.

As we’ve reported over the last five days, the North Curve account on Twitter has been busy. As have banner makers amongst Celtic’s noisiest supporters’ group. While yesterday, it was Director Brian Wilson who featured on the display, today is was Thomas Allison, a non-executive Director at the club.

Allison, a Non-Executive Director since 2001, has been part of Celtic’s nomination committee for board members. How much impact he has on picking a manager is unclear, but the Peel Ports chairman is a member of a PLC that is continually failing the supporters.

According to Wallmine, Allison wears a variety of hats:

“He is Chairman of Tulloch Homes Group Limited, a non-executive director of Sunseeker Yacht Group Limited and Pinewood Shepperton plc, an ambassador for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow and a member of the Council of CBI Scotland.”

It’s a continued effort on the Green Brigade’s part to draw focus on the multiple members of the organisation at Celtic. While Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond are the main figures of ire, it’s because they’re the most public. Chairman Ian Bankier is rarely seen or heard from. Former Cabinet Minister under Tony Blair, Brian Wilson, rarely makes waves from his chair at Paradise.

And now, it’s Allison who’s dealing with the criticism.

Celtic fans are getting fed up / (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Green Brigade really should keep up pressure on the Celtic board

You know what? At this point, it’s become perversely fun to guess who’s going to be next. That doesn’t dilute the point the Green Brigade are making. The real joke is that we’ve now gone 105 days without a manager at the helm of Celtic Football Club.

While not everyone agrees with the Green Brigade’s measures here, it’s been funny – in a way – to see some of the reactions. For example, I can’t recall where, but I did see someone complain that this very public form of protest, aiming to garner attention to the board’s failings, was “attention seeking”.

Yep, that’s roughly the point.

While we’re here, Hoopy the Huddle Hound has gone very quiet indeed. Whether he’ll make it on the 106th, 107th or 200th day is yet to be seen.

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