Win over HJK worth at least £6m to Celtic


Celtic will receive £1.65m from the Uefa revenue distribution system for participating in the Champions League play-off round against Helsingborgs.  Add to that around £1m gate money and the guarantee of at least three Europa League games, with Uefa distribution money, you can calculate the value of Wednesday’s win over HJK Helsinki as no less than £6m (all figures are net of vat).  Quite a prize for one game.

Compare this to the projected income from newco The Rangers, who claimed to have sold 25,000 season tickets.  If all sales were at full adult prices (£258 in vat), net income would be £5.375m.

Should Celtic overcome Helsingborgs and reach the Champions League group stage, the club will return to a remarkably strong financial footing.

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  1. Get the job done Celtic, financially it is massive for the club and for the fans much needed interest and excitement.



    How much do we receive for tonight Paul?

  2. midfield maestro on

    2 podiums in 2 days, too much for me. I’m away to Olympic stadium to watch Mo Farah, hopefully, win gold.



  3. Estadio Nacional on

    All the more reason to get the players the manager wants before Mondays deadline…

  4. Celtic_First on 11 August, 2012 at 12:09 said:



    Can anyone clarify the -10 points thing?



    Their team were deducted 10 points in February when their club went into administration.



    Is it true that administrators Duff and Phelps are still in situ and that the administration process has not been brought to a conclusion? If so, if this were the same club, would it not have to start the new league campaign on minus-10 points?



    The official SFL website has them preparing to kick off on zero points. Does this constitute incontrovertible proof that the SFL and the SFA have included a new club in division three (for their own reasons) and that this is not the same club as the one that received the standard ten-point deduction in February?



    If it is not the same club, why is it being presented with the same name?



    Can anyone explain?






    Hi pal,


    Hope that you and yours are all in fine fettle………..



    Cannot offer an explanation but can understand your bewilderment if I am reading you right. Sure beats me wrt the the three monkeys media routine. Especially the further deduction of ten points for remaining in administration at the start of a new season. You may remember that my predicted outcome was for them to continue to limp along in administration waiting for a Blue Knight to rescue them from ignominy and bankruptcy (wrong again; no surprise there). So was also keen to see what would be the ramifications of this course of action, as to all intents and purposes the club that was, are! Apparently there are no sanctions, fines, actions, etc., looks like it never really happened eh!



    Seeing as you referred earlier to Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie (if I remember correctly) and the acceptance of statements misinterpreted.


    Something akin to such; the plot of Tom Sharpe’s The Throwback pretty much covers what is panning out over Ibrox way. Farcical, I know but makes for an even better read second time around when the parallels are made………



    God Bless.



    Regards & Hail Hail



  5. “The probable line-up for Real Madrid (4-2-3-1) will include: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Alonso, Lass; Jese, Ozil, Ronaldo; Higuain while Celtic will feature (4-3-3): Forster; Matthews, Rogne, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Brown, Wanyama, Ledley; Commons, Hooper, Samaras.”

  6. Kieran Fallon wins the first horse race of the day on one thats very aptly named for dead club.



    Boom and Bust

  7. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    hunza rugli on 11 August, 2012 at 12:23 said:



    Thanks for setting this up again , Fleagle.



    Can I have Boom and Bust in the 12.55 Ascot please.



    Hopefully King Keiren can get us off to a winning start.



    Good luck all!







    Good shot kid!!

  8. did anyone else hear this: bbc scot claiming mike ashley 10% deal done. I may be wrong but it sounded like Rangers will become feeder club for Newcastle Unt. They will give more details at half time apparently.


    How can one owner of a club claim a stake in another? I didnt think that was allowed. Maybe 10% ownership of a second club in a different country league is permitted by UEFA/FIFA?

  9. VP



    It’s not just the driver who gets done, the club are held responsible also.



    Hee hee silly huns :-)

  10. Ah ok, copied from an unreliable website. Still, the contrast with Peterhead v. Sevco is striking!

  11. re the 10 points thing.



    This is an SPL rule and not an SFL one. SFL sit and judge each one on its own merits, hence Livi being relegated and Dundee being docked 25points…



    The Board shall have full power to deal with as it thinks fit, including power


    to deduct Championship points before or during a season and/or to impose


    a player registration embargo on a Member whom it finds to be guilty of


    conduct contrary to the interests of the League and its Members or which


    is potentially likely to prejudice the orderly progress of the League


    Championship and/or the League Challenge Cup Competition in any


    season. For the avoidance of doubt such conduct may include a Member


    being in or taking steps to enter or being subject to proceedings which may


    result in the Member entering Administration, Liquidation, Sequestration,


    or having a receiver or judicial factor or trustee appointed to it or to


    substantially all of its assets,…



    The Board have already met to decide the ‘punishment’, i.e. they rewarded a new club with a place in the League with no punishment whatsoever and no considerations given to any other clubs who may have been wanting membership of same.



    Additionally they were ‘punished’ by changing the rules regarding associate membership and income distribution to enable the new club, with no financial statements to the effect of ensuring their ability to trade as a going concern, to receive additional funding that no other new entrant would have had access to.

  12. Qualification for the CL group stages is an absolute must!



    Are we not talking of a potential income of nearly £20 million (including gate receipts for 3 home matches)?



    Bring on the Swedes!




  13. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    If,as i expect,we do qualify for the CL group stages,i wouldn’t bet against us progressing to the knock-out stages.



    This wee Celtic team of Lenny’s should not be underestimated.

  14. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    1 nil sevco and the guy gives it “the journey starts here” Just over 900 days son!!

  15. charles kickham on

    anyone else having problems buying Helsingborgs tickets online



    or is it just part of the great conspiracy against me personally

  16. dirtymac » fast forward to the G.O.D on 11 August, 2012 at 13:18 said:



    re the 10 points thing……………



    Cheers for the info; with a very good and accurate summation re….



    Regards & Hail Hail



  17. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Sevco score and the faithful start singing “….Celtic know all about their troubles….”!


    Remind me, who are we playing tonight?



    Comedy gold from the North East of Scotland.




  18. Foxy1888



    The Pozzo family who own Udinese also own Granada in Spain, and have just bought Watford and installed Gianfranco Zola as manager.



    The rules obviously allow someone to own 2 or more clubs in 2 or more countries – but what happens if these clubs are then drawn against each other in a European competition?!




  19. off to PV to laugh at those who support a team who used to be full of scum hun ugly mother…



    oh, they still do don’t they…

  20. Tallybhoy on 11 August, 2012 at 13:20 said:



    Qualification for the CL group stages is an absolute must!



    Are we not talking of a potential income of nearly £20 million (including gate receipts for 3 home matches)?



    Bring on the Swedes!








    Depending on the draw, we could be looking at Northwards of £25m.



    Can you imagine the price of tickets for a Celtic, Barca, Man City and Juve group? Corporate sales would be through the roof for those, but we’d be asked to fork out £35+ each game.



    Without getting ahead of myself, I’m hoping for Porto, Olympiakos and FC Nordsjælland (when we get into Pot 3 – big ask it is though). Don’t care for the gate money, tbh, would rather a stronger chance of rnd 2.

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