24 Mar 2020 18:36:07
I have an idea re the awarding of the Scottish leagues. Why don't the SFA award this seasons leagues champions, premiership, league 1, 2, 3, etc to all fans and donate the various prize money to all the families that have lost love ones to this horrible virus. Help families meet funeral costs ect. Fans give so much to their individual clubs, maybe the best time for all the clubs to give back.
Also rename the league cup to the fans cup and donate the prize money every season to a children charity.

1.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 09:15:52
great idea but possibly be redistributed to the clubs who may not be around next season to compete.

2.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 13:24:56
Here is a brief history of Rangers in the past 30 or so years and yes you are the same club to save the salivating masses getting excited by that revelation.

Under Murray you spent a fortune and got massively into debt to win "The big cup". It never materialised. Then when Celtic finally got themselves sorted out on the park (O'Neill onwards in the most part), Rangers embraced EBT's because the banks were no longer giving them blank cheques. The club goes into liquidation in 2012 and spends an absolute fortune in the lower divisions. Division 3 prize money £30,000 - McCoist's wage £825,000 as the perfect case in point.

Another huge loss in Division 1, followed by two huge losses in the Championship followed by four seasons in the SPL where the club were 3rd, 3rd, 2nd and most likely 2nd again. Oh and for the record the financials of those seasons were loss, loss, loss and needing £10m to see the season out.

I'd say you have overspent the guts of £60m to £70m in the past 8 years, not to mention the huge debts under Murray and the financial doping that was EBT's. For what in the past 8 seasons? Not one SPL title, Scottish Cup or League Cup, admittedly there was a Division 3 title, a Division 1 Title, a Championship title and one solitary, glorious, Petrofac Training Cup victory. Now maybe I'm cynical but I don't think that's great for a £60m to £70m overspend in Scottish football.

And here is the rub, this club spends to win, overspends to win, Murray with Laudrup's and Gascoigne's. Celtic's emergence prompting the signing of Flo etc then when the banks bailed EBT's were used on Ferguson, Numan, Boumsong to name a few of the 80 employees. Division 3 saw a ludicrous £700,000 spent on David Templeton. £500,000 on O'Halloran in the Championship, Barton in the SPL wasn't cheap and the not so well spent £7m on Ryan Kent in the past season.

This was and is all done for silverware, let's not kid ourselves on that, is its only reason, so please save me the magnanimous claptrap Stewartyblue and others, there is no way in the world that a club who overspends to that degree for success would happily forego a 13 (potentially 10 point) lead for "the fans" to get the titles, utter garbage. Save it, you are your club's fiscal actions suggest you are talking nonsense and you would never in a million years give up a league title with that type of lead.

3.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 20:24:23
Gazo, maybe the club has spent a bit much on players, but your club will spend more on compensation for the poor souls that lost ther souls and more at your club, fact.

4.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 20:27:34
Gazo, i was reading todays news, a priest lying in his dying bed has confessed that they used to use the deaf and dumb kids for sex games, what's your thoughts on that mate, i think that's news that should be spoken about, not our last 30 year history, as we already know that, but nobody new the news about sex games at the vatican, with those poor kids, that's a good subject, in my opinion, not some rubbish about our history, do you agree?

5.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 20:29:47
Exactly what I would expect from one of u lot. As far as looking at overspending in the past. Short memory or selective. I'm sure that your club where 24 hours away from going out the game but for wee fergus intervention but we just brush that one under the carpet. This season I'm sure your board have spent double what we have spent 20 plus million.

I, for one would not want a title with only 3 quarters of the games played.

Personally I hope they do award u lot the title because it will always forever more have that wee asterisk next to it.

The bigger picture in all this is fans Celtic, rangers etc are suffering and losing family members and a lot have been told to reframe from working, so no income = no money to pay for funerals etc.

As I explained in earlier post regarding history of our club. We have a history of giving up titles 5 war years. As I said b4 Celtic fc are the only club in uk that include the goals scored in the war years as part of their official history.

6.) 25 Mar 2020
25 Mar 2020 20:31:20
Gazo, I would also like you to do a wee pole on your own web site ask them to name there best 11 in the last 35 years. I'm sure the likes of sutton Hartson Larsson ect will get a wee mention. Do you seriously think any of those players would have been anywhere near your club, had they not been playing against the likes of Gazza, de Beor ect. No chance.

7.) 26 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020 09:45:16
Paulellen, I don't care about the Vatican, catholicism or any religion.

Stewartyblue Celtic under the White's, McGinn's etc were pathetically ran, we weren't spending a fortune to win silverware, does the term "biscuit tin" ring a bell? So Celtic's debt of the time was hardly due to an overspend in the pursuit of trophies.

8.) 26 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020 11:45:06
Gazo I see u never responded to players like sutton ect coming to your club due 2 our overspending. Did u enjoy watching players of that caliber.

So when u fully admit the biscuit tin culture are you now admitting that your team cheated by gaining an unfair advantage by not reporting funds coming into your club. Thus not paying tax on those funds and allowing your team to invest in better players, higher wages and in cup games robbing lower level teams of much need finances.

Regarding overspending in the pursuit of trophies. When we won 9 in a row your club were doing what rangers were doing just buying 100s of players and also went through a bout 7 managers over that 9 year period.

9.) 26 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020 12:30:33
Do you really think Dembele came to play against the masterful Andy Halliday? We didn't spend a fortune back then. For every fiver Celtic spend, you have overspent massively from Souness to the present day.

10.) 26 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020 19:31:12
Really dembele surely your not serious. Dembele came to celtic at start of his career with a guarantee of first team football and double his wages and to use celtic as a springboard to a better league. Sutton ect came to celtic because the standard of football they where playing against world cup and CL winners.

I see no response to the cheating biscuit tin.

11.) 26 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020 20:31:07
Gazo, my point being, that was the first news i seen today, was rangers history the first thing you seen when you opened your eyes, mate, lol.