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Soon you’ll read Crystal Palace earn more than Inter

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The biggest story in the Deloitte money league table, out this morning, is that of Milan and Inter, 14th and 19th place respectively. Inter are stuck between Everton (pining for a new stadium to remove the biggest inhibitor on revenue) and West Ham (soon moving to a new stadium).

Juventus are 10th and Roma 16th but that’s it for Italian clubs, who were able to attract the top talent from Law to Ronaldo and all generations in between. The fabled ‘lure of the lira’ wasn’t replaced by the lure of Italian stocked euros. Football in Italy is still a huge business, but the TV market is not as generous as the deal in the confederated league in England and Wales.

It’s not so long since Celtic regularly featured in Deloitte’s report but our TV revenues have stagnated while those elsewhere have grown considerably. We’ve recognised our place in the food chain, but next to slip off the list when the new English TV deal kicks in will be the big Milanese clubs. Good.

Celtic were first to suffer the consequences of the TV and football markets cartels. There’s little we can do about it alone, we need big clubs in big countries to also be unhappy at being pushed out of the tent.

We’ll soon read that Crystal Palace earn more money than Inter Milan. Experience suggests that football clubs, once disenfranchised in this manner, become advocates for change. Even those near the top, like Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s Bayern Munich, are talking about a European league, as their domestic TV deal is holding them back.

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We said “Cheerio to 10-in-a-row” on 9 Mary 1998, but just before halftime that day, a St Johnstone player went within inches of equalising with a header. Who was that player?

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  1. Parkheadcumslford

     

     

    I was playing amateur football at the start of season 66/67 and had the misfortune to rupture a tendon in my heel at the start of the season. It meant I was unable to play for a year!

     

     

    I didn’t miss many home games. My Dad was a season book holder for the stand and he worked shifts so I alternated between the stand and the Jungle.

     

     

    Yes indeed, it was a privilege watching them.

     

     

    Wonderful, wonderful memories!

  2. Parkheadcumsalford

     

     

    Sorry I should have said I hope your Dad is well!

     

     

    And you too of course!

  3. Regarding the Brigton Billy Boys.there will be some older guys like myself or older.will tell you The Norman Conks put them in there place a few times. as for Ohalloran is he not better than Cole or Ciftici.

  4. SID on 21ST JANUARY 2016 3:53 PM

     

    Timbhoy3

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OHallaran is not good enough, aim higher.

     

     

    – See more at: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/soon-youll-read-crystal-palace-earn-more-than-inter/comment-page-3/#comments

     

     

    Why the snobbery.Now I cant say for sure if the guy would be a massive success for us,but he has all the attributes.Terrific pace,good positional sense,can score goals.If you have these,you can near enough play for anyone.Look at the boy at Leicester.In the past some of our best strikers were playing and doing what this boy is doing in Scotland,before we signed them.Willie Wallace,Dixie Deans,Joe Mc Bride,Brian Mc Clare,Tommy Coyne,and a couple that we should have taken straight away,Mc avennie,Mc Garvey.

     

    The outlay is small,so not such a gamble.More of a gamble to “Aim higher”and end up with the dross we have imported in from Europe to play striker.We are where we are.I would have no hesitation in giving O”Halloran a chance,or even,Rooney from Aberdeen,to partner LG.

     

    You dont have to have a foreign name to be able to put the ball in the net,or come with a massive price tag,just look at LG.

  5. Parkheadcumsalford, you had me with tears in my eyes as you recalled your father sharing with you his memory of the greats of Celtic in our time. He was correct about Big George. What a waste. I still see him waltzing round the people from the south side to place the ball in the back of the net in the Hampden Cup Final. Was in the old North Stand that day and had a wonderful view of that moment of utter bliss. Could we ever see those days again? I am getting to the veteran stage I need to see the renewal sooner than later.

  6. Philboy

     

     

    JJ’S predictions about no title stripping will only come true if the supporters of all clubs, including Celtic, sit on their backsides if all ebts, not just the DOS ones, are conclusively deemed unlawful.

     

     

    That is what those running their clubs hope for. It’s up to supporters to make sure they are not taken for granted and that in turn depends on them realising that they are, but not accepting it.

     

     

    Mind you good to see him putting out there the LNS sham and mentioning the DOS ebts. He has clearly read all about them in SFM so even the bluenose know all is not as has been presented.

     

     

    The next trick will be getting the Res12 story out there and that will depend in timing with the trials which make going public right now impossible.

     

     

    We are being played for mugs by the SFA but that too depends on keeping the lid on and the upcoming trials should make that nigh impossible.

  7. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on

    BAWSMAN on 21ST JANUARY 2016 4:18 PM

     

    Paul, just a wee acknowledgement that the £1000 made the destination, simples.

     

     

    I am trying to be helpful here when I say email Paul rather than take the chance of his reading your post on here.

     

    paul@celticquicknews.co.uk

     

     

    JJ

  8. CONNAIRE12 on 21ST JANUARY 2016 4:22 PM

     

    Parkheadcumsalford, you had me with tears in my eyes as you recalled your father sharing with you his memory of the greats of Celtic in our time. He was correct about Big George. What a waste. I still see him waltzing round the people from the south side to place the ball in the back of the net in the Hampden Cup Final. Was in the old North Stand that day and had a wonderful view of that moment of utter bliss. Could we ever see those days again? I am getting to the veteran stage I need to see the renewal sooner than later.

     

     

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    I used to work with a well know Greenock person, larger than life charachter, big west end family who owned a taxi firm.

     

     

    Lets call him Pat.

     

     

    We worked between the stores and production lines, and when things slowed doon or parts shortage we would gather round and have quizzes, or charades or whatever, anything to pass the time.

     

     

    We were doing the charades thing. Loads of huns there.

     

     

    Pats turn comes up.

     

     

    Does the symbol for tv.

     

     

    then proceeds to do a balletic type routine across the floor.

     

     

    One arm raised, he leans over, hip comes out, face concentrates, he looks to his feet, does a shuffle, a little sprint forward, a toe point, then a turn and a clenched fist …………

     

     

    loads of puzzled , daft looks, he does it again ……………….

     

     

    the audience says lots of random things, then gives up ………….

     

     

    Pat whit the hell was that.

     

     

    Its George Connolly putting greig on his arse and going roon the keeper to score.

     

     

    Best tv I ever saw.

     

     

    hahhaahahha

  9. lennon's passion on

    Celtic will never play in England. Recently the press were up in arms because Stoke city fans had a offensive song about some Arsenal player. Imagine the reaction to some of the tunes we sing. They don’t need us or our want the baggage that Celtic/Rangers bring.

  10. Talking of Linebackers, has there ever been a more apt name for his sport and position than the Houston Oiler, Whitney Mercilus?

  11. Timbhoy,

     

     

    Recent signings are both a mystery and a measure of incompetence. Why choose Ciftci over Rooney? Why sign Cole at all when he is/was not fit? Why look at Kozak who is similar to Cole?

     

    If Ciftci is a measure of the manager’s ability to spot a player then Lord help us.

     

    Couple the above with the manager’s capacity to play players out of position; his inflexibility in playing systems; his inability to read a game and make appropriate changes, and you have a formula for under achievement, despite 8-1 and 4-1 conquests of poor teams.

     

     

    Rebus

  12. Traditionalist88, yes, I believe the current league setups could be challenged legally. They are closed shops.

     

     

    Parkheadcumsalford, indeed.

     

     

    Bawsman, just spoke to BlantyreKev, Jonathan Burns acknowledged receipt of the £1000 and BK has just send me a screen grab. Will email you a copy of the note shortly. Thanks.

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    Paul67 on 21st January 2016 4:52 pm

     

     

    Traditionalist88, yes, I believe the current league setups could be challenged legally. They are closed shops.

     

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    Interesting, thanks. I think we should all start referring to the EPL as the English and Welsh Premiership going forward, may open a few more eyes.

     

     

    HH

  14. Move over, Whitney. Apparently there was a quarterback with Detroit Lions, the magnificently named Chuck Long!

  15. PEDANT ALERT!!

     

     

    It’s George CONNELLY.

     

     

    :-)

     

     

    In my all-time (podium) top three, behind Jinky and the majestic Bobby Murdoch.

     

     

    HH!!

  16. Whitedough

     

     

    Your right it was 67

     

    My mate is a cheese head a Tim and a Toronto maple leaf fan

     

    And he said that was his best year ever super bowl, European cup, and the Stanley cup

  17. WHITEDOGHUNCH on 21ST JANUARY 2016 4:09 PM

     

    it was 1967

     

     

    first Super Bowl was 67, trophy has been called the Vince Lombardi since the 1971 Super Bowl being renamed following the great coaches death in 1970

  18. Philbhoy,

     

     

    Thanks for asking. My Dad spent last week in the Royal but is out now and faring well. The staff told me that for his age he is remarkably fit. I’m ticking along myself. Hope you and yours are well too. I hadn’t been following about wee Archie; so, I was afraid to ask.

  19. Delaneys Dunky on

    TD67

     

     

    If Celtic get a 5 million bid from Villa tomorrow for Stefan, then he has played his last game for us. He will be doon the M6 in jig time.

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