As the Celtic lads were preparing to meet their Russian opponents I’m afraid that off the field matters were concerning the Sevco High Command.
My information is that there was a full and frank exchange of views this week among the Blue Room brethren.
I’m told that not all of that Churchillian conclave were fully in the loop about the full implications of the deal with Close Brothers.
Of course, terms and conditions do apply!
With that in mind, I understand that some of the finer details of this historic arrangement came as something as a surprise to some within the Blue Room.
I must say that I am surprised that if they were surprised, but my sources are adamant.
It just might be that a very select group among the Sevco High Command worked on this one without keeping the rest of their brethren in the loop.
Let’s just say that at the time of writing they all know the full implications of the deal with Close Brothers.
However, it is fair to say that this wasn’t the case at the start of the week.
My views on the import of this secured loan are a matter of public record and can be read here as can the document itself.
Celtic will have taken in a similar sum in matchday earnings from their victorious clash with Zenit than Sevco has borrowed from Close Brothers.
Just let that sink in.