Peter Lawwell has hit back at those suggesting the board is ‘asleep at the wheel’ as a previous banner has suggested by stating that they have spent £35 million in the last 14 months.
As quoted by the Daily Record, speaking during today’s AGM, Lawwell said there was no complacency on the board’s side of things when it comes to spending money, having put a large chunk into Neil Lennon’s transfer fund.
“We strengthened the squad in the summer we spent, as a club over the last 14 months, £35million. We’ve strengthened and kept best our players – that’s not complacency.”
Although a lot of money has gone in during what will be a tough time when it comes to finances at the club due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I don’t think suggesting how much has been spent doesn’t show ‘complacency’.
There has been complacency shown in how that money has been spent on certain players and also on other departments, such as keeping the manager on after a run of two wins in 12 games whilst also effectively calling fans entitled.
It may have been a successful spell on the park domestically recently but in terms of Europe, it really hasn’t been great at all.
So yes, a lot of money has been pumped in, but a lot of it has come at the wrong time and other departments within the club are clearly letting the fans down, which is what he resulted in some unrest and rightful criticism from the supporters who put hundreds, if not thousands of pounds in every single year.