We fell out of the Champions League, sold our best player, played a transformed Sevco team lead by a legend and we won easily anyway, sometimes the problem with our desire for investment is it simply isn’t needed to beat the small teams.
Celtic are in an enviable position of being able to have the worst window since the Kelly’s and still we find ourselves 4 points clear of the alleged world record holders.
But if we are to make any headway in Europe, investment is certainly needed.
Should we get past Rosenborg, Salzburg and Leipzig then Celtic have an opportunity to take on the round of 32 in the Europa League.
Should we actually back Brendan then anything is possible, we have the core of a good team at Paradise as Sunday’s efforts attest, with a few players in we could take our club to the next level.
There are a spate of question marks in our squad, none more so than Dedryck Boyata, Celtic supporters have been torn between his behaviour and recent clean sheets at Centre Half.
An Armstrong style extension and sale would be the best option for all parties, the next 4 months will be pivotal with relation to this, he may sign a pre-contract and walk for nothing in May.
At the same time Brendan remains an admirer, he may well commit if the gaffer continues to favour him in the heart of our defence.
Scott Allan is surely running his contract down, a tragic figure in many ways.
Ryan Christie, on the other hand, looks like he is fighting for a Celtic contract, great news as he is too good a player not to get his chance.
Regardless of who stays in the short and long term, we need some fresh faces particularly at Centre Half and Right Back and with the sale of Moussa, another attacker is a must.
Brendan has the League Cup, a Premiership lead and a Europa League group to get out of before the next window opens, when it does the gaffer must be given the money that can secure 8 in a row and you never know, a treble treble and a European run as well.
It is not like the board can’t afford it after all.