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Peter Lawwell

Discussion in 'Celtic Chat' started by eddiebhoy0109, Jan 13, 2015.

Discuss Peter Lawwell in the Celtic Chat area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Blochairnbhoy

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    Am not slaying him just pointing it out for all his failings thank * we have him at times!
     
  2. StevieBhoooy!

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    Strange and cruel world when Petra Lawwell there makes a more convincing looking woman than Anne Budge.

    #vaticancabalmakeovers
     
  3. Dublin Celt

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    If he wasn't worth every penny the Desmond's wouldn't have him hanging around that's for sure

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  4. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

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    We have him around as him and his cabal rule the world
     
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  5. Foley1888

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    He is certainly someone who divides opinions is Pistol Pete.

    Starting with the positives , Pete and the staff below him have done well on the commercial and financial management side of the business (Sponsorship, partnerships, kit deals etc) by large which are great positives particularly just now. It could be argued more could be done on our digital and communications approach to maximise revenues from these streams. As others have mentioned our Celtic TV stuff could be better and more reliable which would encourage fans abroad to sign up in confidence, as well as content for the UK and Ireland audience which far smaller clubs seem a lot better than us at.

    It has to also be remembered that Celtic as a brand is a strong one, we have a global following, a strong history and are going through a period of great success, so maximising revenues on the back of this is made a little easier. It makes a lot of sense to have a brand associated with the club.

    For me Peter gets a bit more involved in the football side of things than I think he should be. From a financial management point of view I have no issues, setting a budget for transfers and salaries is what you would expect and having a say on player x being offered £x salary and commands £X fee can we have the go ahead but I feel it should end there. We used to have and are hopefully rebuilding a good scouting network who are professionals in this space along with the Manager and Coaching staff who have to work with the team and know what they are trying to achieve should be who is identifying players we ultimately sign not the Chief Exec.

    We also suffered badly financially from the appointment of Ronny Delia, season tickets were down due to the standard of football on show for large parts and European failings. I am reading between the lines but given Lenny walked away with no job lined up and it being stated by a few different stories that the transfer budget for the following season would be zero and we again would be selling a key player in FF, Lenny saw that it was going to be very difficult job getting us to the CL Groups again. We even got the Legia lucky break, then blew it against a poor Maribor Team after getting a decent 1-1 draw over there in a game we should have won (similar to Copenhagen this year). Likewise the following season against a very beatable Malmo team. I feel where there were on field failings if we had the right person leading the team and with the right investment in the team we could have reached the group stage again at least one of the years and received the bonus payments.

    Continuing on the CL theme the fall out with Rodgers about the McGinn fiasco, had a big handle in our failings when playing AEK Athens. It wasn't so much the player missing but the fact it had become a distraction along with the Boyata and Dembele situations all playing a part too. There is another opportunity missed there.

    This links to the heavily debated approach to transfers we take with key qualifiers early in the season and failing to address gaps in the squad. I don't think we should be careless and go out and spend beyond our means but getting deals over the line early enough to give players a chance to have an impact in qualifiers would be welcome given it is one of the biggest revenue generation opportunities we have.

    My last point is playing a bit of Devils Advocate regarding the remuneration for Peter, we are often told we cannot afford to pay the wages of an EPL Manager or sign EPL players meaning our own talented players reach a ceiling with us and have to move on. This is all because the league we play in and not having access to the finances of an EPL team, therefor can Celtic afford to have a CEO that is paid a remuneration package that is higher than 16 of the 20 EPL teams who all operate on a higher finance scale?
     
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  6. MickeyyyMack CELTIC GLASGOW OK

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    Did arsenal not try get him a couple seasons back
     
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  7. Dan Breen

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    Peter, please get tooled up, get down to Southampton, do whatever it takes, and come back with the 6' 7" wall.
    Simple as. Get this done and then you can plan what to do with CL 40M.
     
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  8. saltire78

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    Yeah, but then he got injured and he/Southampton had a bad season so he dropped off the radar until we gave him a platform again
     
  9. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Peter Lawwell has called on the Scottish government to let fans back into football before the national game ends up in intensive care.

    The Celtic chief confirmed Record Sport’s exclusives revealing how his club has joined forces with SRU bosses to set out an a plan which will allow the padlocks to come off at Parkhead and BT Murrayfield.


    Lawwell revealed he hopes to run the first ‘test event’ before the end of this month and ahead of the SPFL’s big kick-off on August 1 in a bid to prove the new campaign doesn’t need to be played behind closed doors.

    Yesterday we revealed SRU chief operating officer Dominic McKay has been given a tentative green light from Holyrood to put on a trial run in front of around 1000 fans at Murrayfield on August 22, when the Pro-14 will restart with Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh clashing.


    With fans returning to stadia all over Europe, Celtic hope to be given similar dispensation from parliament in a bid to prove supporters can be kept socially distanced and in a secure environment.

    Speaking exclusively to Record Sport Lawwell said: “Nearly half of the nations in Europe are back playing with crowds so it’s a much more positive situation than it was just three or four weeks ago

    We’re now seeing grounds in Denmark operating at 50 per cent capacity, Finland are up at 50 per cent and Holland hope to start on the first of September with 25 per cent. On the same day Denmark hope to get up to 100 per cent.




    “We thank them for their help and we are working towards hosting a test event in a pre-season friendly towards the end of July. We hope we can work in collaboration with the SRU and the Government to get it up and running.”

    Cash-strapped clubs who feared they may have to play on for months behind closed doors will be paying keen interest to Celtic’s proposals.

    As we revealed yesterday, Lawwell has not ruled out the hope that some Celtic fans could be inside the ground to see the unfurling of a ninth successive Premiership title flag on the new season’s opening weekend.

    When asked if this was a realistic target he said: “I don’t think it’s impossible, definitely not. We’ll certainly be ready for it.

    “Matchday revenue is absolutely vital for Scottish clubs due to the levels of our broadcast deals.
     
  10. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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    Dear Nicola.

    Let the punters back in hen

    Yours

    Big Peter. :34:
     
  11. StevieBhoooy!

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    Dear Peter,

    Naw !

    Yours

    Nicola :79:
     
  12. Dan Breen

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    Still in Southampton, one down, one to go
    Peter
    PS Is the plane free to take me back to Glasgow, or is Andrea still using it?