Cash windfall for Celtic fans


Readers of Celtic Quick News will know that our club has not been out of debt since Fergus gathered up our cash in 1994 and set about building the new stadium.  19 years later, with the mad arms race which consumed Scottish football over, we stand on the verge of coming out of debt.

The full consequences of this will not be known for years to come but the first material benefit is the £100 discount per season ticket Celtic announced today.  We’re no longer in debt, we can team-build in a measured and sustainable manner, and with Champions League money in the bank, Celtic have cut prices.

I know season ticket holders who missed out on the Barcelona, Spartak and Benfica games as, on top of everything else, they could not afford Champions League tickets.  If we get back to the group stage next season, supporters will be able to buy their season tickets and Champions League group tickets for less money than they paid for SPL tickets this season.

The return of the £50 under-13 ticket is also very welcome, along with a tiered level for older children.  With so many competing distractions, it is important that we bring as many young people into our community as possible.

Peter Lawwell’s comments underline the importance of bums on seats to everything that happens at Celtic, “The backing of our fans has, as ever, been crucial.  Domestically and in Europe they have once again been right with us and we felt it important that we rewarded their commitment by making this gesture”.

More welcome good news for the Champions.
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  1. danso_1888



    At least it was said in an official capacity.



    I do understand that all the clubs are either after the hun pound, or their chairmen are huns, but, ffs, the total apathy by them, including Celtic is worrying.



    The huns are doing and saying as they please, total disregard to the rules, cos they know they can with no recourse.



    The list against them this season alone is astounding, and not a single sanction against them.



    We need to get out.








  2. Best thing to do is scroll on past. Im sure folk scroll past my drivel. Doesn’t bother me one bit

  3. kevinlasvegas



    17:13 on 23 April, 2013





    I know that both JR and his agent were both very disappointed when Celtic did not buy him in the last two windows.



    Both Tims.

  4. istanbulcelt, during a few hours break from a mammoth trip from Russia to Scotland, I was in a London pub in which various Scottish accents could be heard. Gradually even this simpleton discerned that I was in London on the day of a major Orange walk. Eventually one of them sat next to me and spoke. Tired and a little intimidated, I would rather not have. It is not a great revelation or insight but he transpired to be a decent enough man: lonely though. Yet it was still intimidating being around others. I soon found out that I was sharing a London to Glasgow bus with them! To my great surprise, sectarian filth was not heard. They were talking about the administration of Rangers etc. They also said that one former Rangers player was at the front of the march. The most striking feature about them was that they were oddballs. They were misfits but I do not mean that as a gratuitous insult. They likely know that their beliefs are considered questionable by a majority of Scottish people. I pity them more than anything else. You just rekindled a recent memory.

  5. blantyretim



    17:55 on 23 April, 2013


    Best thing to do is scroll on past. Im sure folk scroll past my drivel. Doesn’t bother me one bit




    Did you say something :>{}



    How are you ?


    Still keeping the Tribunals busy ?




    i totally agree, all clubs’s including our own are complicit in all of this by not standing up


    publically and calling it out for what it is, their reason’s should be questioned but wont be



  7. Googybhoy


    Yes indeed my prodigy was successful at two appeals yesterday as I am now off long term sick


    He will be sending me papers and requests via emails

  8. StumptownBhoy-(ex-SanDiegoBhoy)For_wee_Oscar on

    Any help appreciated from those in the know. Just tried to contact the ticket office, but they just closed for the day.



    If I buy a season ticket, would anyone of my choosing be permitted to use my seat while I was out of the country?

  9. Manager of the year BBC sportsound Chicko, houston and McIntyre



    Lenny no chance……………………………

  10. StumptownBhoy-(ex-SanDiegoBhoy)For_wee_Oscar on



    18:12 on 23 April, 2013



    Thanks very much.

  11. harryhoodsdugbitme on

    Put on the radio. Tool on ssb called ricky complaining that although we are being offered a discount the Club will make the money back in other ways although he didn’t say. Jesus, Mary and Joseph help us. HH.

  12. blantyretim



    18:07 on 23 April, 2013




    Yes indeed my prodigy was successful at two appeals yesterday as I am now off long term sick





    Sorry to hear you are off sick. Thought you had not been in much.




    Get well soon mate and get back out to fight the battle.


    I did that Tribunal for my friend but we lost. The chair though was unbelievable and did not want to hear any representations.


    She said that “I was not familiar to this tribunal” and when she heard I was not from CAB or any Welfare Rights agency she was very dissmissive.



    Anyway have lodged formal complaint and appeal to Upper Tribunal.



    It was an eye opener to see how ordinary people are treated. I will be a thorn in her side from now on.

  13. Great news on the SB front £100 reduction and £50 for bairns , pure magic.



    All we need now is a better pie offering and a wee reduction and ill be like a pig in s…e!



    Hail Hail big Peter



    Paul 67….well done on getting the mobile server sorted

  14. Robert Tressel


    Didn’t pick up on you meaning the government as in later post think you said while living in the north you had some problems. The government did seem to have it in for Ireland since Elizabethan times, land grabbing by the pirate loving queen. Did read that England used Ireland as a stepping stone, imitating Spain’s conquest of the Canaries. Onwards and upwards as they say!!


    But point taken!


    Think “Hobbits” was only a wind up, certainly worked if it was.



  15. Gene's a Bhoy's name on

    In contrast to the excellent decision on SB prices by Celtic my local team Port Vale havs announced a 20% increase in SB prices after their promotion to div 1.


    They want to increase the take up from 3300 this season to 5500 next year -we’ll see

  16. Googybhoy


    I have to use comms decisions more often now. Don’t normally like to but it seems only way to go at the moment

  17. harryhoodsdugbitme on

    Back to Celtic…Let’s hope the offer will allow us to fill the Park and more importantly encourage parents to bring their kids along. Our future. There seemed to be loads of families there on Sunday which added to the feel good factor. So well done PL. HH

  18. BT



    By ordinary people, I mean people who are not represented by a “known” agency.




    Her mind was made up before we went in and she did not want to spend anytime on the appeal.



    I had a three page written submission prepared that I handed in without the opportunity to speak to.



    Breach of natural justice and not a fair hearing.



    Anyway rant over. Not for this site.



    Hail hail

  19. The dark side are going ballistic because one of the charities associated with them is being denied a stall at the Gibson Street Gala this year. Sketchy reason is because they are associated with a bigoted organisation. Sponsors of the event getting pelters on Facebook.

  20. Great news about the season ticket price. A wonderful gesture.


    I’m supporting Barca tonight, not only for footballing reasaons. Bayern’s Chairman has been (allegedly) dodging tax via a secret Swiss bank account.

  21. Ued googy procedural error mate. Should be resubmitted.


    Check out rights net good site

  22. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Was there a year when Myth didn’t get Manager of the Year after cheating his way to a title?

  23. Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug 10m


    BBC learns Charles Green agrees to sell his shares to Glasgow businessman James Easdale. #BBCSport



    Retweeted by Joe Chalmers✅

  24. Update on Bayern Munich: President Uli Hoeneß now arrested and bailed on charges of tax evasion. Couldn’t happen in Scotland…

  25. McGill’s Bus Services was initially owned by Alex Kean, a former taxi and local bus operator who had previously sold the Ashton’s Coaches/GMS business to Arriva in 1997. In October 2004 he sold his 50% share in the firm to the Easdale family who owned the other 50% through their company called kylemuir limited, which also runs a number of taxi firms in the Inverclyde region, as well as several non-transport businesses.[1] McGill’s co-owner Sandy Easdale was convicted of fraud in 1997,being sentenced to 27 months in prison at croydon crown court, south london for selling stolen computer parts and vat fraud, prior to the creation of the firm, but rumours linking him to organised crime have been dismissed by Scottish Traffic Commissioner Joan Aitken.[6][16]


    Former Arriva Scotland West managing director Ralph Roberts joined McGill’s in March 2010.[6] General manager Bert Hendry and finance director Graeme Davidson retained their positions, while James Easdale became the firm’s chairman.[17] Colin Napier, who had previously worked for Coakley Bus & Coach and McKindless, became the company’s area manager for its eastern operations in August 2010.[18]

  26. Charlue Green going to sell his 8% shareholding to J Easdale ( McGill buses with a financial misdemenour conviction).


    They should moved to Ayr. (Honest men although SDM was an Ayr man)

  27. This “Champions” feeling sure does change your outlook on life.



    Just heard an advert for Wet Wet Wet concert in December in Dublin and didn’t get the urge to put my foot through the radio once:-)



    Mellowing so I am.

  28. McGill owners ( one of)…convicted criminal …vat fraud



    Will fit in well in that fraud ridden midden



    Mind you ….you’d have to be a lunatic to buy Sevco shares …when there is such dubiety over who owns the shares



    Greengo now fulfilling our prophecy …..in / out …taking them for as much as he can




    Stupid stupid Huns




    Meanwhile wee Chico prattles on about dignity ……they’re the very antithesis of dignity

  29. From celtic gossip via twitter.



    Sevco going local as convicted vat cheat about to become majority shareholder. Will he be a fit and proper person? This just gets better. HH

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