19 years after last having money in the bank, all we needed was ‘Armageddon’ to allow Celtic to return to the black.
Despite a drop in income from domestic football turnover increased an incredible 47.7% to £75.82m thanks to participation in the Champions League, leaving a balance of £3.76m in the bank (after season ticket money arrived in) on 30 June 2013.
The profit for last season of £9.74m more than made up for the loss of £7.37m made when competing with others who were subsequently found to be unwilling (not just unable) to pay their bills.
This summer’s transfers were split between the financial year just reported and the current period, with a £9.66m investment in football personnel and £5.19m recouped from player disposal (clearly the Wanyama sale was post-year-end.
These figures are retrospective and would have read hollow if the club didn’t reach the Champions League again this season. With that status achieved we are now in a remarkably strong position to continue to scout, recruit, develop talent and improve the playing squad.
More detailed analysis tomorrow.
1254125 at The Great Scottish Run.
On Sunday 6 October there is a 10k and Half Marathon. If that is beyond you. There are family events taking place the day before. This is your club, remind the world of what really counts and get involved in 1254125.
Once you’ve done that, you can register for the 1254125 campaign here.
Then you can create a donations page here. Click Start Fundraising, search for Celtic Charity, setup your My Donate account).
Email me and let me know if you are having trouble signing up or need any more help, email@example.com.
To read the new issue of CQN Magazine click here (don’t try to read the graphic below).
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