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Celtic interims show what a stable club looks like

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Celtic interim accounts for the 6 months to 31 December were released this afternoon.  The standout figure is that, despite Champions League revenue being absent this year, football and stadium income was down from £16.8m to a similar £16.5m.  This suggests other ticket sales increased.

The hit from the lack of Champions League came in the multimedia and commercial column, which was down from £19.5m to £7.9m, but the club still make an operating profit of £3.2m.  So, we’ve a fairly solid club on our hands.

We invested £5.7m in players, while making a profit of £7.1m on disposals.  With player trading, tax and interest all accounted for, we made a profit for the period of £6.601m.  This Armageddon thing is working out quite well.

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  1. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    “I have a good feeling but we have to do the hard work and stay focused,” he said. “They can be legends if they can get the treble and I think a lot of them want it. It is going to be tough.”

     

     

    Name names Ronnie, who doesn’t want it…!

  2. Snake Plissken on

    Imagine how much better it could look with CL money.

     

     

    Given the fall out from exiting that competition had a knock on in many ways, things are on the up.

  3. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    “Dave King insists that he is ‘a fit and proper’ person to take charge of Rangers, despite the tax battle and his involvement in Rangers during the Craig Whyte era and would meet the criteria set by the Scottish Football Association”

     

     

    Shurely the SFA at some point have to break cover and comment on this, what kind of criteria have they set if a glib and shameless tax avoiding liar would pass it?

     

     

    Maybe if somebody asks them if their the same club, they’ll brake cover…..

  4. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Kris Commons ain’t no Lubo, but he certainly is our Kris Commons. Stand out in his own right.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  5. Well done Celtic

     

    Always looking to improve

     

    What a contrast in everything to do with operating and running our club.Sheer professionalism.

     

    We get out what we put into our club and we work hard for every bit of success we get.nowt is taken for granted.it has been that way since 1888.

     

    ;-)

     

    HH

     

     

    Paul is there not a multibillion pound contingency for those drilling rites we got stateaid for hehe.

     

    HH

  6. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Surely those results are a bonus :-)

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  7. My friends in Celtic,

     

     

    “Peter Lawell is amazing.” This is not from one of the happy clappers on here, this is from our own manager.

     

    I thought RD was referring to our player signings and retensions, but after reading Paul67’s article ,maybe he had a sneak preview and it is that he is refering to.

     

     

    HH.

  8. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    “Peter Lawwell has been amazing in this transfer window,” he said. “We wanted the two Dundee United players – and we got them.

     

     

    “Kris Commons, I took the decision and we went through with it, so the board and Peter have been fantastic in this transfer window. I am so happy when I see the new boys in training – it’s quality.

     

     

    “I see the team are happy to get them in as well – two young Scottish players who are hungry with a lot of skills. It has been a good week and we are in a good place right now.”

     

     

    All well and good Ronnie, but what about Michael Duffy, why hasn’t he had a mention?

  9. Dj67The OldFirmWasEhBusinessPartnershipThereforeJustLikeRangersTheOldFirmIsDeadGetOverItZombies on

    Stairheedrammy

     

    17:13 on

     

    6 February, 2015

     

    Any word on elbows being cited for violence yet, or is it another case of selective SFA rules

     

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    The referee gave freekick’s for both incidents therefore, there is no need for any further action from the SFA. Unfortunately that’s the rules – & the reason why the referee blow’s for the foul’s, so they can commit however many violent assault’s they want without ever having to face the SFA or SPFL.

     

     

    The only other option, should someone ever get seriously injured from such an incident, is to take the Scottish Football Authorities to Court. I would even go as far as suggesting that they are taken to Court now, before anyone is put out of the game for a long time but, player protection ain’t something are board can be proud of.

     

     

    AlexanderTonevCSC

  10. twentyfirstofmaynineteenseventynine on

    Big week ahead for us with three away games looming. We have a big and strong enough squad though and having not participated in a real competitive match since 24th January I think we’ll come through it ok

     

     

    HH

  11. “Would like to hear the same chant as at the AGM (OUT, OUT, OUT) continuously, that really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, there was something so poignant about this chant.

     

    One word heartfelt and continuous.”

     

     

     

    Ha ha ha ha.”So poignant”,and”One word””Heart felt and continuous.

     

    Stupid,illiterate,hilarious Monkeys.

  12. Paddy Gallagher on

    What’s not to like, one good news story after another for Celtic and the complete opposite for Newcastle reserves. Luvin it :-)

  13. Did anyone else think it strange Mcdowelly got asked if he is picking the team.

     

     

    And today the originator of ICL bids or hints at interest just as dave ‘convict’king gets one of the most formal slaughterings I have read

     

     

    internecine fighting eh

     

    Great to watch

     

    and all there own doing

     

     

    I think MA was truly inspired by CQNs fact filled Herald p12 on 25/1/15

     

    He nearly has as many facts but all pertaining to one board membe..a convict.

     

     

    Thank god I am a Celtic fan

     

     

    HH

     

     

     

     

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  14. Just enjoying a wee swally in town, soon be home. Had a glance here and the smile just got bigger.

     

    Hun on Hun fighting goes official on AIM,dodgy geezer from IPL wants a piece of the carcass…..this is a dripping roast…..almost as tasty as the tapas feast I just demolished.

     

    Any spare Inter ticketd yet?

  15. Gordonj backing Neil Lennon

     

     

    You mentioned Nick Leeson in a previous post.as a wee aside the last I heard Nick Leeson was working as finance director at Galway(i think) ireland..leading the quiet life.it was a few years back.

     

    HH

  16. Great to see Commons settle his new contract with the club. His goal last Sunday was superb probably his best since his cracker in the Champions League qualifiers a couple of seasons ago which helped get us into the group stages.

  17. kdc - Tully's corner on

    Dear oh dear, “rip up the rule book” says delahunt.

     

     

    “Biggest decision the sfa has ever had to make” keevins hyperbole. Is that since they last threw out their rule book for the benefit of one club and to the shame of scotland. The rules are they to stop this kind of pantomine. Shameful.

     

     

    There must be a way out of this corrupt association for us

  18. The Comfortable Collective on

    http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/12242202.html

     

     

    The above is a link to Celtics six month figures.

     

     

    You will notice on page 1 it talks about operational highlights and then financial highlights.

     

     

    We’ll there is a third section there, written on invisible ink, which only becomes visible when it is sprinkled with holy water. It is called ‘Unseen Fenian highlights’ and includes the following;

     

     

    • Underground rail connection to Vatican upgraded to high speed link.

     

     

    • Sale of George Square to Celtic agreed with GCC for total sum of £1{payable in 100 easy payments}

     

     

    • Peter Lawell to be cloned 5 times in order for him to assume every position on every SFA Board.

     

     

    • Sevco to appoint ex Celtic coach as caretaker manager to assist with them finishing 5th in League.

  19. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Think McLaughlin just said “the club went into administration”. Think he got away with it…..

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