Oh Charlie (swept aside) Green, you’ve got Celtic wrong!


Sevco owner, Charles Green, got himself a bit confused last night when talking about Celtic, saying, “Our main rivals, or our former main rivals, across the city, they have had three different companies in their lifespan.  In fact if you look at their corporate structure now it’s more complicated than Rangers”.

For the record……..

Celtic were formed in 1888.  The officeholders of the club accepted personal liability for all debts until the club became a limited company on 12 April 1897.  On that day registration number SC003487 was given to The Celtic Football and Athletic Company Limited – a private limited company.

In 1994 Fergus McCann opened the club up to 10,000 supporters by making the club a public limited company, which then became known as Celtic PLC.  It is the same company, with the same registration number, SC003487.  On the same day the company became a PLC, Fergus, in his wisdom, registered a new company, with exactly the same name as the old company (The Celtic Football and Athletic Company Limited), in order to prevent another party registering the name, which retains an historical association with Celtic.  The new company is wholly owned by Celtic PLC.

Celtic now have in the region of 29,000 shareholders.  They, alongside every shareholder in our 125 year history, have made sure that every debt was settled.  Go to Companies House web site, click ‘Find Company Information’, search ‘CelticPLC’, for 115 unbroken years of limited liability history.

Swept aside

Green’s problems, of course, are not that people don’t understand Celtic’s corporate structure, they are that last month he told a BBC TV camera that if Rangers were liquidated “the history, the tradition, everything that’s great about this club is swept aside”.  Even he must suspect that he is not the best guy to lead his new club forward.

On the alleged illegal registration of players issue, Green was more contrite: “HMRC has still to reach a decision or announce their decision. I understand the SPL has put a panel together to look at this issue and we will contest it every inch of the way.  The view of the club, the fans and indeed newcomers like myself is that those titles and those games were won fairly and belong to this (sic) club.  We will fight it to the finish.”

At last we can agree.  If Rangers won trophies fairly they must (and will) retain them.  Speaking to Sky News in March Sir David Murray could not have been clearer that no Rangers players had dual contracts while his board was in charge.  If this is the case, Rangers have no case to answer.

However, if the old Lumley-troubler’s memory of this issue has failed him, then matters will take a different course.  If Sevco inherit Rangers SFA membership, they will be looking at many years of penalties to compensate for their decade or more of illegal player registration.

Prima Facie Evidence CSC.

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  1. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    Rasmussen hooked after 40 mins against Cliftonville and replaced by 16 yr old Glenn Eadie.At half time we then brought on a 15 yr old,Mark Bannerman for Josh Thompson.According to folk at the game,Rasmussen totally anonymous.

  2. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Good evening one and all.



    We have got the beating of that Finnish mob,i am convinced of it.



    Still undecided about my own team selection for Wednesday night,although if Stokesy doesn’t make the squad,i am calling for Tony Watt to take his place on the bench.The young team played well today against a very committed wee Cliftonville side.



    Had a sneaky £50 on us to beat Inter @ 12/5,no excuses,no complaints,we were just unlucky by all accounts.



    Kris Commons shall recover – think positive.



    Possible team & formation:



    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FF ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    ::::: Matthews ::::::::::::::::::: Lustig ::::::::::: Chuck ::::::::::::::::: Emilio :::::::::::



    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 67 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    ::::: \o/ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Kayal ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Ledley :::::::::::



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    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Samaras :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    Note the “Holy Trinity” down the left-flank: Wee Emilio,JL and Commons.



    Also,any Pro-Evo 2012 players will be aware that Lustig is a cracking footballer in the said game.




  3. bournesouprecipe on 28 July, 2012 at 21:54 said:








    *Wife leaves patio area to watch Olympics because two wee lizard things appeared on ceiling*






    That’s the synchronised climbing.

  4. •-:¦:-•** -:¦:- sparkleghirl :¦:-.•**• -:¦:-• on

    The wee lizard things are cool, they eat the mozzies.

  5. Suddenly with ole Mo (the bounce) Bangura not quite grasping the nettle and Tony Stokes injured – we’re low on ammo up front.



    Daryl Murphy and Morten Rassmussen are so far out of Neil Francis’s plans, they’re playing for agents.

  6. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    Hope Lenny is reading CQN the night.



    My team would walk all over those Finns.

  7. Bourne



    I got the ole ‘CQN again!!!’ lecture this morning.



    So I thought it best to have a few hours away from it…….and went to Parkhead.

  8. HT



    Ha – Aye that’s it the ole CQN lecture, wish I’d a penny for everyone of them I’ve had.



    * see that Paul Brennan i tell her*



    Ole Bjmac was checking out the gazebo in Kerrydale St and funnily enough there was a Bali style one on the beach today – for sale as well – he rambles.

  9. Tricoloured Ribbon on

    The arrogance of the British at the Olympics even on the first medal day again astounding.They were expecting a “cert” gold for Cavendish and a definite medal for Miley.


    Both nowhere to be seen.

  10. ernie



    Individuals may have gone to Belfast but for no other reason than most had decided not to pay the 15 quid for the game at Parkhead.

  11. Bourne



    I’ve told the missus that Paul is a kleptomaniac, alcoholic, drug addicted rent boy and he needs my support.



    That works for a while.

  12. Tricoloured Ribbon on



    Well they would have to have paid £19 to get into Solitude.Shocking prices there today.

  13. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    ernie lynch on 28 July, 2012 at 22:06 said:



    There were a good few members of the GB there.The overall attendance wasn’t great though.Cliftonville charged £19 for a ticket,fair enough i suppose,but the only squad players were Josh Thompson and Rasmussen.



    It was a good game of football all the same,Celtic have some brilliant wee footballers in the ranks.



    A very friendly atmosphere as well.



    I enjoyed the day.

  14. That Mylene Clas(?) was a stunning looking girl. She’s now so skinny she has to run about in the shower to get wet. Not a good look.

  15. BSR



    You and I in our corpulent state have more chance of playing for CFC than Rasmussen

  16. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    It was only £15 into the old stand though,but the seats are all covered in pigeon shi*te there.

  17. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    hamiltontim on 28 July, 2012 at 22:24 said:



    I know HT,that’s why i am calling for him to be on the subs bench against the Finns.

  18. Tricoloured Ribbon on



    Apparently Cliftonville officials are furious because Celtic said they would send their strongest possible team.Now,I dont know if this match was arranged before the Inter Milan game,if it was then Celtic should have definitely played ball sending Paddy and maybe Mc Geouch.

  19. embramike



    Nicely done – too funny *forgot that one*






    Thanks for the vote of confidence – you might get a game before him but he’d shade me given I’m the wrong side of 30 :-)

  20. 16 Roads



    I’d have him in the team/squad before Stokes.



    Tri Ribbon



    Cliftonville officials must have known for quite some time that we had a fixture against Inter arranged on the same day. I think they’re pricing should have reflected the fact that we were going to send a youth team.

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    Tricoloured Ribbon on 28 July, 2012 at 22:27 said:



    The rumour was that Paddy was supposed to be captaining the team today in Belfast.



    They can’t blame Celtic though,the preparations for these CL games must take priority over everything else.



    Cliftonville were trying to get the arm in,and it back-fired on them..such is life.



    Even if Celtic had sent a full squad over – £19 is still a wee bit extortionate,Celtic are only charging a score into a CL Qualifier.



    I remember when i was a kid paying only £5 for a ticket into the west end for a Celtic v hun game,and Cliftonville were charging £3.50 in to watch them play Distillery ffs!



    That Derry City mob are the worst of the lot though.