The Five Way Agreement And Why Lawwell Must Not Be Celtic’s Next Chairman.

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Last week, Celtic posted their annual accounts, and they were excellent.

A £6 million profit for last season, in which we rebuilt the squad and gave Ange more backing than any Celtic boss in history.

Certain have been quietly briefing the press that, actually, this is the Final Triumph Of Peter Lawwell.

Actually, what a lot of people really think is that this merely sets up his return.

For many of our fans this is unacceptable.

One of the key reasons for this are the questions surrounding the Five Way Agreement.

This article has been posted before, but some friends have asked that I republish it as we enter the period in the run-up to Celtic’s next AGM, because some expect that the new chairman to be unveiled there.

The suspicion is that Peter Lawwell himself stands ready to take the bow and be appointed.

In spite of this blog having written about it many times, there are still lots of people in our support who do not properly understand the Five Way Agreement or the issues that arise from it.

I understand that, because it’s a complex matter and appears to have no relevance to what we do on the pitch.

There are those amongst the Celtic support who are blissfully unaware of how things stand in Scottish football.

There are those amongst our support who would happily, gladly, live the rest of their lives without exploring any aspect of how the game is governed. They think any focus on anything but Celtic is stupid.

They are the most likely to squeal “obsessed” at you when you mention the club from Ibrox.

Those who don’t understand why this stuff is important.

There was a time when I couldn’t explain why it’s important to keep on pushing these issues and why we have to keep the pressure on and why some of us will never quit until the job is done.

At the centre of all of this is one rancid document.

We know it as the Five Way Agreement.

The reason it’s so important right now is that it is inextricably linked to Peter Lawwell.

This is the reason a section of our fan-base will never trust a word he says again.

Before I explain what the man is alleged to have done in relation to the Five Way Agreement, I need to explain what it is.

The document that birthed the Survival Lie is the Five Way Agreement.

Without it, there would be no club calling itself Rangers.

A team wearing their colours and playing out of Ibrox would almost certainly exist and it probably would be part of the league set-up, but it would not have the history or the name.

And it would not be able to prevent justice being done on the OldCo.

This article will take a look at the Five Way Agreement and those who signed it.

And it will pose the killer questions that Scottish football needs answers to.

Above all else, it will explain why Peter Lawwell has the biggest questions of all to answer … and it will explain why the answer he’s already given has seen many of our fans brand him a liar … a devastating charge which appears to be supported by the facts.

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  • kevin mccarthy says:

    You have left us hanging without any answers your blaming PL but your not saying what he’s done So this is typical of you another none story in other words a load of shit

    • Johnny Green says:

      Have patience, the article is obviously going to follow soon, so don’t get your knickers in a twist.

    • codmat says:

      Open your eyes Kevin, there’s a ‘next’ tab at the bottom of the page that takes you to the next page of 6 or 7 in total.

  • John Copeland says:

    Why has it taken so long to come to this ? All of the rancour , the antagonism , the hostility towards the 5WA ,and we still don’t know the exact facts to the damned thing ! I for one am tired and sick of waiting .Questions should be vigorously asked and answers should be vigorously questioned ! Toot Sweet !

  • Bob (original) says:

    Even if you ignored his AGM ‘claim’ not to have seen the 5WA,
    appointing PL to the Board would be a step backwards.

    Regardless of what you think of him – good or bad – he was the CEO for 18 years.
    That is way too long for any CEO.

    If he was to become Chairman, the chances are he would stay long term again.

    Also, we all witnessed how much influence Lawwell had as CEO.
    As Chairman he may not have operational responsibilities, but he doesn’t come across as the type of character who would leave the CEO to get on, without undue interference?

    Lawwell has had his time.
    A return to the CFC board could send out all the wrong signals to the support,
    and just when the club seems to be making significant progress on and off the pitch.

  • John A says:

    Lawwell proved he is a liar, he can’t be allowed to run our club. How could you believe a word he said?

  • John Mcmullen says:

    Sure he said he never saw the 5 way agreement documents, but it was shown they were sent to his email account. Maybe they went to his spam folder, but someone from celtic would need to sign off on this spl/sfa/ rangers/ sevco/ cover up.

  • peter cassidy says:

    iewell l has never left celtic and if Desmond wants him as chairman then he will be chairman.

    • Auldheid says:

      DD would have to be brain dead to want back a CEO who simply could not Chair an AGM where nothing he says will be trusted.

      It would be biggest football own goal since Brian Clough appointed manager of Leeds.

  • Mrdanielhughes says:

    Need to read more about it

  • Peterbrady says:

    If it happens Cassidy you can sit in a empty paradise because it will be a total 100% boycott no season tickets no merchandise nothing no Ange we will be like the empty poisonous vessel at the auld hoor

  • Geoff says:

    I have said it so many times that if Lawwell returns in any capacity then the starting gun is fired for Ange leaving.
    Have no doubt that Lawwell will need to be the puppet master once again.
    Dark days ahead if he is ever announced.

  • Joe Mullaney says:

    If PL lied to share holders at an AGM, then that is a very serious matter for a senior officer of the company. Would he take such a risk?

  • Murphy says:

    If the shoe was on the other foot, they would buried us!! Lawell should be nowhere near our Club. As for the corruption that is in the corridors of power, will it ever change? No level playing field! One club dies! Reincarnates as the same team, ??? as they would have us all believe. Never let this issue die, unlike a member club. Truth and justice has to be seen to be done without fear or favour. Otherwise it’s a pointless exercise.

  • Jack says:

    Sevco is a tribute act. No 150 years of history and no 55 league titles.

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