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01 Sep 2015 15:20:54
Apparently that's Virgil Van Dyke off to Southampton , as expected , on a 5-Year Contract .

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31 Jul 2013 18:55:03
Tonight's Team : -

CELTIC (4-4-2): Forster; Lustig, Ambrose, Wilson, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Kayal, Commons; Samaras, Stokes
Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Ledley, Balde, Mulgrew, Mouyokolo, Watt

No signs of the New Fella Derk Boerrigter, then .

Must be savin' him for something really special, eh?

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1.) Not saving him, he was not fit to play, but he will be fit soon and we shall all see what he can do.

2.) I thought that we had plenty cover on the left wing and he must be thinking to himself will I get a game after last nights display by big Sammi. Neil must be thinking of playing the new guy up front - Sammi is on fire!



04 Mar 2013 09:14:28
Rangers have posted a loss of £7million for the last seven months of 2012. Interim results to December 31 show revenue of £9.5million, with operating expenses of £16.6million.

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1.) 04 Mar 2013 09:30:00
@Snoman yes interim UNAUDITED accounts.
interesting part is £16m operating costs. This will not change in next 3 years in the lower leagues. They will have to come up with other income streams. Looks like a share issue EVERY year. Timalloy

2.) Reporting up to end 2012 is clever as it doesn't cover operating costs of £2.4m a month (on average of the last seven months £16.6m) which is additional £4.8m for January and February.
The share issue had to go through in December or they were sunk. Share money is paying monthly bills and it runs out in five months.
Directors salaries, junkets and international players for SFL3 will sink this zombie.

3.) Operating expenses of £16.6m for 7 months is £2. 37m a month. That's £28.5m a year for SFL3. Imran Ahmed, Green, Stockbridge, Jabba, Ally,.
They will just squeeze through to summer season tickets bringing in £10m but need £30m to get through next year.

4.) Operating at £1m a month loss or £12m a year. So far covered by share issue but that one off cash cow will run out and £4.8m cost for jan/feb not in there.
What fund managers in London were reckless enough to put their clients money in to this.
Looks like another boiler room job, 24 months and folded. Declaring multi million pound losses two months after floating with no plan obvious to correct it.
Where's Ally's £10m plus budget? Where's the £9m for stadium critical repairs? Share price must drop on this statement. How much debt is being declared? £400k to Orlit is a substantial amount.

5.) In addition £2.4m for January, £2.4m for February plus about £2.2m in footballing debts paid in February is an extra £7m. Plus say £2.4m X 3 (march, April, may) is another £7.2m. So the share issue gets them through to end May but how do they find £30m next year? Sell Murray park? Who owns it?
And their football is crap rotten and Ally snuffs out footballing revenue streams with constant efficiency.

6.) Declaring pre tax profit of £9.5m so taxman gets 20% of that? £1.9m.

Who knows corporation tax rate?

7.) Main rate corporation tax for 2012 is 24%. So on a declared £9.5m HMRC will collect £2. 28m due now.
I expect HMRC, as chuckie stated, forced the share issue in December and has forced these accounts to get their dosh.

Considering its the same football club, £127m in debt with an additional £47m on EBT appeals, if I were a creditor, say Ticketus owed 5 years of season tickets, I'd play chuckies game and send him invoices.

On the TUPE decision, all players/ clubs who lost money can legally sue for those amounts plus cost plus damages plus interest.

8.) Guess the finances is major February problem between chairman Murray and CEO Green.

But the media attempts to get rid of Murray, Keith Jackson articles were terrible. Murray is obviously justifiably concerned with the finances.

9.) 04 Mar 2013 13:39:39

His statements are BS talking about reducing operating costs etc. When its a brand new club and company. He's now even talking as though ITS THE SAME COMPANY lol.

10.) £2.3m on 2012 tax due.
£2.4m a month jan to end July is £16.8m operating costs.
£2m paying footballing debts February.

That's £23m to end July with season tickets bringing in £8m.
Plus other debts/ directors bonuses,. Player bonuses.
USA Miller was right. Forbes magazine analysts right. Dave King was right.

Pre season tour of USA? Your having a laugh!

11.) Best one yet. our job was to stabilize the clubs finances. ehh? the club was liquidated and all debt disappeared did that not stabilize them and the new club started debt free

12.) Lets not forget the 100% salary bonus for Chico and friends when they win the league. mmmmmm. what's that coming over the hill?


13.) Lol a TV article quotes him going from Administration to demoted to fourth tier. No mention of Liquidation.

Liquidation is being written out the story also the 276 creditors, £127m debt and a further £47m EBTs all written out the story.

14.) I never got the present I wanted this year looks like I've a better chance this year:-)

15.) Just let them get on with it, they will die again. As for oldco/newco etc consider this. They are liquidated for non payment of paye. Paye for employees ie the players. So who employed the players, club or company? If company ttthen what exactly is the club and who won the trophies? Or was paye for the club? In either case neither now exist. Oh and chico you better change the gates at ibrox, if you have any cash to do so!




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20 Aug 2020 15:25:35
Further to my earlier Post Re: Celtic V Ferencvaros . TheCelticStar. com Posted that : - ' Between those two campaigns of 63/ 64 and 73/ 74, there had almost been a first competitive meeting of Celtic and Ferencvaros, the clubs drawn together in the first round of the 1968/ 69 European Cup. Then Warsaw Pact forces, including soldiers from Hungary, invaded Czechoslovakia on the night of 20 August 1968, Celtic chairman, Bob Kelly, subsequently sending the following telegram to UEFA;
"In view of the illegal and treacherous invasion of Czechoslovakia by Russian, Polish and Hungarian forces, and in support of the Czech nation, we, the Celtic Football Club, do not think that any Western European football club should be forced to fulfil any football commitment in any of these countries. "

Despite UEFA's reluctance to get involved in the delicate political situation, many other western clubs and nations lent their support to Celtic's stance, the governing body eventually forced to come up with a compromise solution which involved a redrawing of the first-round ties only, to ensure that all of the Eastern Bloc countries were paired together, thereby buying some time.

Most of the sides from beyond the Iron Curtain subsequently withdrew, with Celtic matched up against French champions, St Etienne, in the revised draw. ' So we should've played them bacck then, but didn't . . .

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1.) 20 Aug 2020 16:11:03
I grew up thinking the European cup 1st round was redrawn in 1967/ 68.
With Celtic being the holders and then getting knocked out by Dynamo Kiev.

2.) 20 Aug 2020 16:53:20
'Having disposed of Les Verts on a magical night at Parkhead, the Bhoys then came out of the second-round hat with one of the only two remaining clubs from the Eastern Bloc, Yugoslav champions, Red Star Belgrade. Celtic would beat them before losing to eventual cup-winners, AC Milan, in March 1969, by which time the Parkhead chairman had been knighted. It was a widely-held belief that Kelly’s moral stance on this issue was a major factor in that recognition. '

3.) 20 Aug 2020 17:09:26
It’s strange how Inter Milan are playing Seville in a European final in Lisbon.
All 3 European destinations Celtic have played finals in.
And also Inter Milan being our opposition when we won the big cup.

4.) 20 Aug 2020 18:19:54
Maybe it's an omen.

5.) 20 Aug 2020 18:26:57
68/ 69 we played Red star after their game against Jena was cancelled in previous round. The other two cancellations were Ruch v Dynamo Kiev and Levski v Ferencváros. The only team to go forward was Red star Belgrade. So the chance of meeting them was 5/ 1.

6.) 22 Aug 2020 11:13:27
Anyone associated with our club should be telling them to stick their knighthood up their arse.



20 Aug 2020 10:21:57
BBC Sport (19/ 08/ 2020) Reported : 'Celtic have never played Ferencvaros in European competition before but have won seven of their 12 matches against opposition from Hungary. ' . I thought we had played them around 1968-69 in European Cup Qualifiers . Anybody know if this is true? Or are my Boyhood Memories clouded?

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1.) 20 Aug 2020 10:49:06
I remember playing Ujpest dozy but not them😂.

2.) 20 Aug 2020 11:25:47
Did we not play them in 67? Hh.

3.) 20 Aug 2020 11:59:44
They didn’t play us in the big cup. They were in the Fairs cup.

4.) 20 Aug 2020 12:22:49
Sorry guys was vodgvadina hh.

5.) 20 Aug 2020 13:15:44
I think Vojvodina are from Serbia.

6.) 20 Aug 2020 13:36:38
The only info I could find was that we played them 'close-season' when we toured Hungary in 1911 and drew 1-1 in a 'friendly'.



02 Aug 2020 13:46:14
My Wife just switched the TV on - Kathryn Jenkins and a choir, singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' . The Choir wisnae as good as the Parkhead Faithful but at least I got to hear it before today's match! A Big Thank You, Kathryn X.

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26 Feb 2019 16:40:25
BBC SPORTS Website are currently running the following item : 'Arsenal plotting £25 swoop for Celtic's Tierney - gossip' . . .

25 QUID - Aye Right! ! !

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16 Jan 2019 20:10:43
BBC QUOTE "Former Scotland centre-half Stephen McManus is hoping to save Celtic "millions of pounds" in his new role as the club's under-18s coach. " That'll maybe help to replace the Millions of Pounds he and Defensive Partner Gary Caldwell (only ever played well in a Scotland shirt) cost Celtic, including us going out of The Champions League 2-1 against Aalborg in November 2008 because of an own goal by EACH of them . . . Do we really need our Young Players being influenced by this man . . .

The Sno Man

1.) 16 Jan 2019 20:29:00
He was also the guy that won 7 major honours with the club.
3 titles
2 SC
2 LC
On too of that helped the team qualify for last 16 of champions league TWICE.

2.) 16 Jan 2019 20:33:42
Very poor comment. McManus was a good player and captain for Celtic. Strachan who was a captain himself, seen great qualities to make young Stephen at the time, the man to lead his team.
He comes across as a gentleman and leader and the youngsters will look up to him.
I wish them all the best for the future.

3.) 16 Jan 2019 20:38:10
Bloody Nora, he was a solid captain and young players would learn plenty. Not the most gifted centre back we’ve ever had but that doesn’t mean he’s not a decent coach. European and international experience and you want to hang him out to dry for an own goal?
There are some fickle fans on here right enough.

4.) 16 Jan 2019 20:44:59
Why would we subject our youth players to the advice of a title winning captain who knows exactly what it takes to come through the youth ranks and into the first team? I'll see your Aalborg OG and raise you scoring in our only ever win against AC Milan, one of the all-time great clubs and great Celtic Park European nights.

5.) 16 Jan 2019 20:52:13
A actually loved McManus not the best but would run through a brick wall for us welcome back mac.

6.) 16 Jan 2019 20:58:26
The sno man, you being serious? Doesn’t even merit a response.

7.) 16 Jan 2019 21:12:40
Nonsense big guy ran through walls for our club.

8.) 16 Jan 2019 21:23:55
McManus wore his heart on his sleeve and always put his head in where it hurt. He'd probably be the first to admit to having his limits, but he always gave his all for the cause. The youngsters will learn plenty from this good Celtic man.

9.) 16 Jan 2019 21:44:12
I can't believe what I just read. Very harsh on a man who gave his all for our club. A decent, solid defender with great leadership qualities. I couldn't understand why Mowbray was so quick to get him out the door. I wasn't bothered about Gary "50p Heed" Caldwell going, but I liked Mick and I'm glad he's back in this capacity. Good luck to him.

10.) 16 Jan 2019 21:57:31
I think you are falling into the trap of thinking a brilliant player makes a brilliant coach, a not so brilliant player understands the hard work and dedication that is needed to play at the highest level, he can probably empathise and spot something in a player that maybe a bit of application and encourage ment will bring out, only time will tell, don't think Jock Stein was that brilliant as a player.

11.) 17 Jan 2019 00:04:17
Can't believe anyone is even having to comment on this post to defend McMannus the guy was rock solid and he's a good acquisition to the coaching staff. I'm sure plenty of players will look up to him as he had a good career with us.

12.) 17 Jan 2019 01:10:50
Think you'll find Caldwell and McManus were a pretty solid partnership until we introduced that bomb scare Loovens in between them.

13.) 17 Jan 2019 11:36:03
Who remembers the night he scored twice against George burley's hearts turned the game on its head won that match and effectively ended hearts title hopes that was a great night.

14.) 17 Jan 2019 12:39:46
Mac would have crawled over burning coals for the team. Some people HH.

15.) 17 Jan 2019 16:36:29
Jaw1988. I will never forget that game. Run ragged the first half. Jambos were knackered after 60 mins and we just kept going. definitely the day the title swung our way and ruined the jambos bid.

16.) 17 Jan 2019 19:42:22
Sno is on the sno .




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11 Jan 2022 19:56:24
Re: 'The Numbers Game' that comes round with every Transfer Window : - REO 41, DAIZEN 38, YOSUKE 21 - 41+38+21 = 100 . That's a Hundred Per Cent improvement right there! ! !

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02 Jul 2018 20:05:59
Surely that would be dependent on who the people controlling that particular version of V. A. R. would be? Presumably the same people who have been responsible for the rubbish decisions up to now . . .

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28 Jun 2015 13:40:42
It wasn't myself Ed , but I do , also , remember reading those posts , too . spooky stuff , eh?

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{Ed007's Note - It was weird and although I don't go in for superstitious stuff the stats backed it up. Bizarre! }



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28 Jun 2015 02:17:46
I don't think Celtic have ever played well wearing day-glo bumblebee tops (or Black Socks for that matter. ). I think they have not been 'lucky' for us . So saying , If we are forced to wear them , I hope we win every match!

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{Ed007's Note - There used to be a poster that went on about sock colours, was that you? If I remember right he had stats to back it up and although it sounds mental it did all fit in.}



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25 Jun 2015 14:51:31
We've already got Efe , noo we're linked wi' Saidy . Whit's next? Any mair Players oot there wi women's first names that they say we're after? e.g. Senga , Mary , wee Jeanie or Lizzie mibbe . ?

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{Ed007's Note - Ashley Cole? Fran Sandaza? Rod Fanni? The last one isn't a girl's name but it's female related and perfectly describes one of my hobbies when I was younger! (tmi)




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29 Aug 2021 15:07:27
Another Goalie might be handy - my heart's in my mouth everytime the Ball's passed back to Hart - might be early in the season for him, but he hardly instills the confidence, the media says he does . . .

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04 Jul 2021 16:27:12
A Keeper with a decent size - of what. . ?

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12 Mar 2021 02:01:44
So Sorry for Your Recent Losses, Stay Strong, Malika20 . You are All in our Prayers .

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11 Mar 2021 22:12:35
So Sorry for Your Recent Losses, Stay Strong, Malika20 . You are All in our Prayers .

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20 Aug 2020 16:53:20
'Having disposed of Les Verts on a magical night at Parkhead, the Bhoys then came out of the second-round hat with one of the only two remaining clubs from the Eastern Bloc, Yugoslav champions, Red Star Belgrade. Celtic would beat them before losing to eventual cup-winners, AC Milan, in March 1969, by which time the Parkhead chairman had been knighted. It was a widely-held belief that Kelly’s moral stance on this issue was a major factor in that recognition. '

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