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GUNNERB AUGUST 16, 2016 at 20:09  Celtic had an opportunity to really …

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GUNNERB

AUGUST 16, 2016 at 20:09 

Celtic had an opportunity to really change the landscape of domestic football for the good of all and failed to do so through a combination of fear and PLC shareholder nonsense.

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Can you maybe explain “PLC shareholder nonsense”.

Celtic are a PLC, they have shareholders and a board who are legally obliged to act in the best interests of those shareholders.

There is no difference between them and the board of any other PLC as far as that responsibility is concerned. 

Perhaps you mean a different “nonsense”, I would be interested to know what that is. 

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EASYJAMBO
AUGUST 16, 2016 at 20:18
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At today’s rates and assuming the figures are accurate it’s around £7.5m, with all expenses being covered by the organisers. So it represents pre-tax profits. Celtic almost certainly still don’t pay corporation tax because of carrying historic losses (someone can maybe confirm or deny that). 

This tournament is not about how good the team is, it’s about how big a draw the club’s name is.

If Celtic do not qualify for the CL group stages this will be the most lucrative “competition” they compete in this year. That’s based on prize money obviously, not things like ticket sales.


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TAMJARTMARQUEZ
AUGUST 13, 2016 at 17:44

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If the two you are talking about are Celtic and Rangers, in what way are Rangers “big”.

A four year old club, which has just been promoted into the top division for the first time, has a squad made up of youth and over the hill free transfers, is losing money every year, doesn’t have an overdraft facility and has little control over it’s own merchandising income.

That’s not a “big” club, it’s a car crash looking for a place to happen. 


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The report does seem reasonable balanced, however I can’t find the bit where he acknowledges that a section of the Rangers support only went on to the field to heroically defend their players, staff, women, children and the disabled. He seems to be suggesting that they only went on because they Hibs support were winding them up and they wanted to respond with violence. 

We all know that the Police and stewards were doing nothing about it so the fans had to protect their own, any group of supporters would have done the same. 

It’s an important bit to miss out, when you go to the bother of including sectarian singing during the game. Which clearly wouldn’t be provocative.

I also can’t find the bit in his terms of reference where it says “Whatever else you do, make sure to mention Celtic”, though to be fair that is a bit of a given when there is any prospect of Rangers being criticised. 


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