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Sport Celtic fan group brands season ticket meeting a 'slap in the face' as timeframe for next campaign's briefs revealed

02:10  14 may  2021
02:10  14 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Celtic plan to open up season ticket renewals at the end of the month - as a prominent supporters' organisation criticised the club following a meeting regarding this season's briefs.

The talks came after calls for the club to deliver on a promise for "added value" in their season tickets this season, with paying punters unhappy they have witnessed a failure to deliver a 10th consecutive Scottish Premiership title while being unable to attend a single game in person.

The Celtic Trust, which holds shares in the club, have proposed the suggestion that the cost of season tickets should be converted into shares as one pay of paying something back.

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New chief executive Dominic McKay has promised a meeting with supporters soon but the outgoing Peter Lawwell met with key fan groups this week on the matter.

And supporter organisation North Curve Celtic have shared an update on the consultation which they prefaced by branding it a "slap in the face to the entire support".

Their statement read: "On the 11th of May 2021, the main Celtic supporter organisations met with representatives of Celtic Football Club to discuss the issue of value for season tickets for 2020/21 given fans have been unable to attend matches.


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"In attendance were representatives of the Celtic Trust, the Celtic Supporters Association, the Affiliation of Registered Celtic Supporters, the Green Brigade, North Curve Celtic, the Association of Irish Celtic Supporters Clubs, Bhoys and the North American Celtic Supporters Clubs.

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"This was a follow-up meeting from an initial meeting which occurred between the supporters and the club in June of 2020.

"Celtic FC had agreed to consult with supporters on the issue of how supporter value will be guaranteed, and it was assumed this would be said consultation. The meeting was opened with a short discussion on the Celtic Trust's share proposal, with Peter Lawwell making it clear that the club did not wish to discuss this in view of the full meeting but would instead do so with the Celtic Trust privately.

"As the meeting moved on, the supporter organisations expected to hear of plans, suggestions or ideas that Celtic FC had about how they might meet supporter value, so that we could all air our views on any proposal.

"Peter Lawwell informed the meeting Celtic FC had no proposals to share with the meeting on how they will meet supporter value.

"The supporter organisations were collectively disappointed by the lack of progress, as it became apparent that this meeting would not be of the kind that the supporters had expected/assumed.

"Discussions continued for around 90 minutes, with little headway made. Celtic FC have confirmed that they intend to release season book renewals by the end of May."

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