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.
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.[calameo code=0003901718cdc4362fa2e? lang=en page=122 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]