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Celtic long term land dividends

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As we reported yesterday, Celtic have been busy buying up land around the periphery of the stadium for many years. The club managed to get the deal to buy land behind the Jock Stein Stand done before the mineral seam running below it was discovered. I hear the excavation rights are estimated to be worth £50m to Celtic, who bought the land for £3m in January 2009 with money which had been earmarked to buy Stephen Fletcher. Hibernian thought the Fletcher deal was done but Celtic pulled out at the last minute when the land deal became available due to an emergency cash requirement at the Council, who needed to build schools to educate children arriving in the city from Eastern Europe.

Back then, when I asked why we weren’t signing Fletcher a senior source at the club told me, “We can only spend that £3m once and we need the land for burger vans and stuff.” Before kick-off, fans currently go off-premises to spend their money, cash that could be going to Celtic. Source added, “We’ll be able to buy a Fletcher every year with the catering income we’ll make from this land deal.”

Made sense at the time, makes more sense now.

That £50m is due to arrive in time to get the Co-op off our case and leave a substantial amount available to deal with what could be the first season we ever face Sevco- keeping them in their place.

Good luck to the Celtic fans based in North America ahead of the Féile on the weekend of 17-19 January. Events are based at The Plough & Stars, Philidelphia, include live music, a tour of the An Gorta Mor Memorial, a live Beyond the Waves broadcast and a Q&A with Celtic Youth Coach, Willie McNabb.

Visit ploughbhoyscsc.com for more details, including how to secure accommodation.

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  1. Paul67, Are Celtic selling the land they bought or allowing/profiting from excavation on the site?

  2. Steinreignedsupreme on

    FF: Right Bears consider this. If we lived in a city that represented us all, why is the GCC always Labour controlled? Just by the law of averages some other party (preferably the DUP) would get power to run Glasgow in a proper manner.

     

     

    It stinks. We must keep us the pressure on these *****%$.

  3. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    I can feel the anger building already. Celtic bought land with minerals on it? Certainly was a move to Paradise all those years ago.

     

    The Jambos at work have jumped on the land deals band wagon. The Hibees are taking care of them though.

     

    A decent day in auld reekie!

     

     

    LB

  4. Having read the papers and seen SKY Sports I am more and more convinced we are a Feeder Club for the EPL

  5. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    Rumours that The Rangers Supporters Trust are to lobby against the exploitation of minerals on the grounds that it is “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”

  6. Yogiy

     

     

    Heart warming mate……but…are you sure the £200 was not a down payment for their

     

    back garden?? hh

  7. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS .........FC not PLC on

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

     

     

    CORKCELT,a strapping clickety-click,

     

     

    and

     

     

    A CEILER GONOF RUST,whose age now exceeds his scorecard on the back nine.

     

     

    Have a grand day,fellas!

  8. Anyone remember when a mineral stream was an oul bottle of TK red lemonade that you knocked over on your way out to have a kick about?

     

     

     

    (copyright Bill Cullen It’s a long way from Penny Apples 2003)

  9. Frank Ryan’s Whiskey

     

    11:12 on

     

    9 January, 2014

     

     

    “….stuff about the British Empire

     

    Scots Nats / Scots independence = hypocrisy of the 1st order.”

     

     

    You seem to be saying that because some people were bad a long time ago but who happened to be born in the same country as me I’ve lost my right to self determination. Some Scots done some bad things so all Scots should be punished forever. There are plenty of good arguments against independence for Scotland. Yours is among the worst.

  10. DOC:

     

     

    “Hearing speculation about VvD leaving.

     

    Two things, he says he’s not going, and if he did it would be to the third club he would be registered to in one season, I dont think thats allowed, rules and all that. If I’m wrong someone can correct me. And no we can’t just ignore the rukes, we ain’t Sevco”

     

     

    Don’t forget the ‘for the good of Scottish Football’ rule ignoring clause…

  11. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    yorkbhoy

     

     

     

    12:19 on 9 January, 2014

     

     

     

    Mineral deposits…

     

    That explains the holes in London road..

     

     

     

    So how do you explain all the ‘holes at AyeBrokes?

     

     

    :-)

  12. sixtaeseven - Gardez la Foi, DAM 5 ! on

    “mineral seam” ha ha

     

    You’re in a rich vein of form with that one Paul.

     

     

    Don’t tell Sally about the burger vans, he’ll be green with envy.

  13. I’d be very wary if the Celtic Park “food” outlets start selling “Peckham mineral water”

     

     

    Cushtycsc

  14. Frank Lynch

     

     

    One more point. Ask yourself why the people financing the No Campaign. Every one a multi millionaire are doing so?

  15. tommytwiststommyturns on

    MWD from last article – cheeky bassa! :-)

     

     

    VP @ 12:24 – haha belter, but where’s the banjo?!

     

     

    T4

  16. Happy birthday to a couple of my favourite cqners

     

    Corkcelt and ACGR

     

    Both of whom I have shared a wee sherbet and bite to eat with…

     

     

    Remember bhoys enjoy yourselves as you have more weekends behind you than in front of you…..

     

     

    Kikinthenakas

  17. Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed

     

    A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,

     

    Then one day he was shootin at some food,

     

    And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.

     

     

    Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

  18. TBJ Praying for Oscar Knox on

    Paul

     

     

    Whats the detail on the coop deal

     

     

    Balance owed… timscales (deliberate typo ) … early repayment penalty etc

  19. The Honest Mistake loves being first on

    Paul67,

     

    Any truth in the rumour that ibrox park is the biggest producer of mineral coprolite?

  20. time for change on

    Well after three days of trying CQN dinner tickets paid (look forward to finally putting some faces to names)..

     

     

    Paul never realised……….I’ll double ..no quadrouple what I buy from the catering stalls now…..

     

     

    Don’t know if I’ll get to any of the game tonight…hunted Premier and Virgin in the past!

     

     

    With Sons of Struth closed down (by the Rangers International board) Tax Havens and Chis Graham must be getting concerned as well! then again!

     

     

    Hail hail

  21. GuyFawkesaforeverhero on

    benny bheula

     

    11.51 etc

     

     

    Thanks for keeping me right this morning. By coincidence, the photo third from left is an old relation of mine.

     

     

    Granny Barbata, your lentil soup was the best (after we got all the hairs out, obviously).

  22. Istanbulcelt Oscar's Green & White Army on

    Afternoon all,

     

     

    Are any of you going to tonight’s game? I seen Turkeybhoy was posting yesterday that he was going. I’m planning the second game if we beat Trabzonspor tonight.

  23. -Tojo-

     

     

    12:25 on 9 January, 2014

     

     

    PS – Fargo & Collie still around here? :-)

     

    ______________

     

     

    Naw, Tojo.

     

    No at this time o’ the year.

     

    They’re awa wi’ Kojo & Momus up intae the mountins huntin Snaw Bunnies.

     

     

    Mabel dis the cookin’ ‘n cleanin’.

     

     

    Still laffin’ raucously.

  24. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    Regarding the mineral seam stream that flows underneath the parkheid chip vans. This is how the mineshafters got their name. We always knew about this stream and we questioned why the profits weren’t being spent on centre forwards. Well its out in the open now.

     

     

    The stream runs from the lennoxtown greene belt and follows the juankanaginjer flaw in the earths core all the way from Milan to Seville and then onto the Alpine skoosh factory where it is harvested, in conjunction with The Peckham spring water conglomerate

     

     

    This is why Celtic could not follow Rangers example and build a casino, a heli pad and hotel and have a pitch that could get taken out (on a wheel barra) and have an underground car park. The underground car park would have interrupted the ancient flow of Ginger and covered the east end in fizzy stuff. we would have need a big gigantic fxxxy pad instead of a heli pad!

     

     

    To think all of those years the marchers were parading a few feet above the seam in brigton cross, if only they knew!The profits are spent on holy medals and money for the black babies.

     

     

    Jack Irvine gets its right again. How does he know all this stuff?

     

    Its out there, Jack Irvine has got us banged up to rights again

     

    how is this guy so right, so often.

     

     

    If they chipped in they couldn’t manage a hauf wit between them. Ah blame the skools!

  25. Frank Ryan's Whiskey on

    Billy Bhoy 05

     

    12:12 on

     

    9 January, 2014

     

     

    Your arguments a flawed at every level. Independence from what? Is Scotland a nation occupied by a foreign army, are its people subjected to punitive laws aimed keeping the indigenous populous under check? What you and your ilk are asking for is regional autonomy not independence as I have mentioned a previously basically a divorce as there is no longer any financial benefit in staying married to the English. You also failed to answer my question would the Shetlanders be allowed to opt out of wee Alex’s Scots utopia? And if not why not? If you are so keen on self determination surely that extends to a region that in the main considers itself more Norse that Scot. Perhaps the descendants of Vikings want a divorce from Scotland after all they are a fairly recent addition to the entity and I am sure no one asked their ancestors if they wanted to join Scotland; unlike the Scots who actually agreed to join team GB. Perhaps the Shetlanders are also sick of seeing their natural resources, fishing grounds, oil etc misappropriated by a government they never voted for.

     

     

    However now let us assume the SNP win the divorce vote. How long do you think it would take for the SNP to be ousted from power and a new Scots labour party come to the fore? I believe Scotland would be faced with at least a decade of SNP rule. They would ride the wave of Scots Nationalism, the party that freed the country from the English yoke, every failed policy would be blamed on Westminster’s intransigence. Ousting the SNP from power will be considerably more difficult than some seem to imagine .

  26. Doesn’t seem to be much discussion about Thomas Hitzlberger here.

     

     

    Fair play to him.

     

     

    Interesting that he, like Gareth Thomas, was in heterosexual relationships first.

     

     

    I wonder what the attitude in the dressing room might be to somebody who had not been.

  27. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    I’m Neil Lennon (tamrabam)

     

     

     

    13:00 on 9 January, 2014

     

     

     

    Regarding the mineral seam stream that flows underneath the parkheid chip vans. This is how the mineshafters got their name. We always knew about this stream and we questioned why the profits weren’t being spent on centre forwards. Well its out in the open now.

     

     

    The stream runs from the lennoxtown greene belt and follows the juankanaginjer flaw in the earths core all the way from Milan to Seville and then onto the Alpine skoosh factory where it is harvested, in conjunction with The Peckham spring water conglomerate

     

     

    This is why Celtic could not follow Rangers example and build a casino, a heli pad and hotel and have a pitch that could get taken out (on a wheel barra) and have an underground car park. The underground car park would have interrupted the ancient flow of Ginger and covered the east end in fizzy stuff. we would have need a big gigantic fxxxy pad instead of a heli pad!

     

     

    To think all of those years the marchers were parading a few feet above the seam in brigton cross, if only they knew!The profits are spent on holy medals and money for the black babies.

     

     

    Jack Irvine gets its right again. How does he know all this stuff?

     

    Its out there, Jack Irvine has got us banged up to rights again

     

    how is this guy so right, so often.

     

     

    If they chipped in they couldn’t manage a hauf wit between them. Ah blame the skools!

     

     

     

     

    Haha! Chuckling away here – good work mate!

  28. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    There was a wee fibber called Jack

     

    whose team couldn’t run in the black

     

    so to no ones surprises

     

    he told lies after lies

     

    and now hes the butt of our crack!

     

     

    Still he had many pals in the press

     

    and he used them to hide all the huns mess

     

    invented stories so grand

     

    about celtic and land

     

    but now he just needs to confess

  29. Paul67

     

     

    I hear Celtic have SEVEN, yes SEVEN new strikers signed up.

     

     

    Every one a diamond with loads of dig who can not only play a bit but will be useful when it comes to extracting the mineral.

     

     

    Downside is they are not the tallest and can be a bit emotional.

     

    Grumpy is the worst and Happy the best.

     

    Bashful is useless at interviews and Sneezy best avoided.

     

    Sleepy loses concentration but Doc is handy if a player is injured. Not a lot can be said for Dopey but he is good at climbing on a fellow dwarf’s shoulders so might be good in the box at corners.

     

     

    They are all available on Woodsmans and respond well to song.

     

    Hi Ho

     

    Hi Ho

     

    The Celts are on the go

     

     

    can already be heard drifting up the mineshaft in Kerrydale St.

     

     

    Sidney Tim will be delighted as odds are that with 7 strikers one will be a nugget.

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