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. Estadio Nacional on

    The real Madrid team….



    Adán; Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos, Coentrao; Khedira, X. Alonso; Callejón, Kaká, Cristiano, Higuaín.



    No bad.

  2. Can I make a wee request that regardless of performance or result tonight we show a degree of perspective on here and remember that this Real Madrid team humiliated AC Milan last week?



    Thank you kindly :-)

  3. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Blame Kafflick schools- David Ridusha,the Kenyan 800m runner who broke the WR in winning gold the other night is coached by a Catholic missionary, Fr O’Connell.



    Fr O’Connell also coaches Timothy Kitum, who won bronze.



    Our own PP spent many years in Kenya so I’ll have to ask him if he knows him.

  4. BRT& H becomes a Radio Scotland icon.


    Well deserved accolade for the Clydebank McGinley’s most articulate son.



    God Bless you, young man.

  5. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    Are you assuming that in view of RM’s previous friendly’s that we will get pumped???



    After all, we ARE three games into our season!!!



    Shame on you!!( ;0))



    C’MON THE CELTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Stuart Cosgrove quoting one of our fellow Cqners on radio shortbread.



    He’s pushing the argument that the orcs shouldn’t have been able to recruit any players until football debts repaid and wants to know that wages being paid come with guarantees of solvency………. The power of Cqn!!!!!!!

  7. Electronic Tims ‏@ETimsNet


    Cosgrove “We’ve argued ourselves into believing we need a club who ran up £148m debt to save Scottish football” BOOOOOM!






    Boom Boom

  8. Philbhoy



    Not at all, in my enthusiastic state I stuck a fiver on Hooper first scorer!!!

  9. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    I should have added –



    AND WE ARE CELTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Let the Games begin…


    steven graham ‏@steven_coyw


    I’m hearing that bdo are ready to declare the sale of rangers assets as null and void #byeSevco


    Retweeted by Finbar67




    Reply Retweet Favorite

  11. Been a while Bhoys, All the govan guff got to me, here for the real game and to applaud Cosgrove on BBC just now, Good Man.



  12. Hee hee the orcs who went to Peterhead are apoplectic on FF because apparently the polis took all their buses through Aberdeen in a 20mph convoy on the way back!!! :-)

  13. Ray Devlin ‏@Ray_Devlin


    #McCost is furious that The #Rangers have been deducted two points for failing to beat Peterhead. “Have we not been punished enough?”

  14. theglasgowcelticway on



    Not at all!I’ve already got my scarf with me just ready to throw at the telly.

  15. theglasgowcelticway on



    Hooper to score first goal?Didnae realise the bookies gave odds on own goals.

  16. Tommy on Shortbread guising as “Stevie”.



    How long till they catch on ?






    and Cosgrove says “but Jim, he does ask pertinent questions”.

  17. hamiltontim




    The huns have been humiliated on and off the park today.



    Been a great week to be a Tim!

  18. theglasgowcelticway on

    saint stivs


    Thanks for the picture you posted last night,keep going back to it.

  19. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    The next poster who does a Mark hately joke is gettin’ malkied!

  20. NatKnow - "We welcome the paper-chase..." on

    HT – good shout. Let’s see if we can avoid the usual histrionics over a friendly.

  21. New site not running too clever for me, loses pages and takes ages for new comments to appear.




  22. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    I’ve got visitors for a bbq (i know-bad planning).



    But they are all sitting in the garden in this beautiful summer evening so i might get away wi’ it!



    C’MON THE CELTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Celtic_First on 11 August, 2012 at 17:47……………



    Aye, it’s a bitter pill my friend………



    Regards & Hail Hail



  24. Hun has done an article on todays game and blames the result on trying to play SPL Football! Oh! my aching sides…

  25. thomthethim on 11 August, 2012 at 18:37 said:


    They’ve just gone and crucified Sparticus!!






    that was a suprise ending, what about when the slaves, one by one announced



    “im neil lennon”

  26. theglasgowcelticway on

    Handball on the Olympic’s.Took me ages before I realised it wasn’t an Oldco game.

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