FA Prem goes international below Uefa radar


The existence of the Premier League International Cup, a tournament for under-21s, which the FA Premier League launched this is a fascinating development.  It’s a toe in the water for the Premier League who are running a multi-nation tournament out-with the auspices of Uefa.  A consequence of excluding the European governing body is that all games must be played in the territory of England and Wales, despite Celtic and seven others of the 16 teams residing outside that region.

Uefa retain exclusive rights to hold tournaments across multiple territories, although this definition accommodates the existence of the Welsh FA and Welsh teams participation in competitions run by the English FA.

The Premier League has a broken business model which they have been unable to resolve for a decade of more, as they hae studiously avoided growth in their key TV revenue stream stalling.  When it does, innovative solutions will be required.

As far as Celtic are concerned, I’m delighted we’re there.  In the absence of NextGen this will be a valuable addition to the youth players’ development this season.

Foundation News:

I’m up for the Zip Slide from the top of the Jock Stein Stand to pitch level in front of the Lisbon Lions’.  Never done anything as ridiculous in my life but it’s a one-off opportunity for a fee of £30 plus a commitment to raise £125 for the Foundation.

Pile in here, if you’re brave enough for the Celtic Park pitch…………

Not had more than a glance at the annual report yet. Statements dated 12 September? Hmmm.

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  1. fleagle, I hate to tell you this but there is a new thread up for last couple of hours. No one has seen your’s or my posts.

  2. Tough decision this week between Integral@Ascot and Free Eagle @ Ascot, however after watching it at leopardstown and listening to Dermot Weld after the race it has to be Free Eagle@4.05 Ascot. Good luck everyone!

  3. Lots of good racing.


    Fancy Chatez in the 4:45 as well TnT, but as you have it I will go for


    Madame Chiang in the 2:55 at Ascot.


    She runs in the hoops as well.


    Best of luck everyone.




  4. ....PFayr supports WeeOscar on




    Good luck



    Surely we must beat Ross County …surely




  5. Lads,



    no more of this flat nonsense… back to the real racing for me, today’s nap is :



    Dursey Sound (Cheltenham 3.45)



    Good luck to all… fleagle1888

  6. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    15:30 @ Ascot – Top Notch Tonto – NAP!



    Good luck everybody.




  7. Trying to scrape myself off the bottom….



    1.45 Ascot – Leading Light



    Enjoy your day folks…

  8. Celtic win 5-0 in the hoops.


    Madame Chiang wins in the hoops at 12/1.



    On a beach in Sharm.



    Happy days