Celtic Civil War ?

So here’s the hypothetical scenario:
The SPL 10 do a deal that allows RFC Newco direct access to the SPL. The ten have won a deal which gives them more TV revenue which is fair enough because that only accounts for 3% of Celtic’s turnover an additional £40 on an average season ticket covers that, so we wont miss it.
RFC Newco are allowed back in with the proviso of starting with a 20 points deficit for the first 3 seasons which doesn’t matter because the Newco are banned from Europe for 3 years therefore their income is limited. They also agree that RFC Newco can claim their previous trophies so in effect after 5- 8 yrs they are back to normal with their history intact.
So everyone is happy 🙂 The new RFC can declare they are a different entity from the old Cheating RFC and the SFA/SPL can wipe their hands of the whole mess. All the bloodsucking SPL  teams end up with more money for doing no more than they do just now.
Not a bad trade off for cheating the SFA, SPL,SFL and UEFA.
However the hammer blow falls when the gang of 10 decide they want a cut from away games.
Meanwhile the Celtic support feel isolated once again and there are genuine calls for a boycott of away games which we all know will not work because some people cant see the long term picture. That is fair enough if Celtic fans want to go and support the team then none of us can really argue.
The big problem comes when the Home support have to subsidise 3rd rate football clubs And a shower of cheats whos very survival depends on having the Celtic Support subsidise them. This now turns into a nightmare for us Celtic fans. We will end up in a lose lose situation.
If we don’t buy season tickets then we kill our club, if we do buy them we line the pockets of cheats and poorly run football clubs.
What do we do ?
The only way to prevent a civil war within the Celtic Family is for Celtic Football Club to flex their muscles and take the lead.
 
This blog is totally Hypothetical and probably bears no relation to reality but maybe we should think about it.
 
 

Comments

  1. i think a serious attempt via UEFA and FIFA to allow CELTIC FC the right to enter the Barclays premier league. We have the support that follows and has followers everywhere, we would also make alot more money for Sky with some of the clashes between true Scottish giants and so called English giants.

    1. It’s only a matter of time before the Sky/EPL house of cards comes crashing down so i’m not sure i would want to be part of thar circus when it does (look at the average wage bill v turnover in the EPL it’s bloody terrifying), and after Hector has finished setting a precedent with the mankies the EPL is next.

    2. Yours is a great suggestion – we as supporters can’t stand in the place of the club in seeking admission to EPL etc (that is for the PLC via its Board and Management to act on or not to act on, and properly so). That would be a good outcome though.
      But – we supporters can present a case ourselves to UEFA (could get somewhere) and FIFA (probably wouldn’t) to take a strong interest in the mess that has happened and that looks like it will keep on happening. The involvement of an impartial outside authority is essential at this time of internally commissioned “inquiries” and ad hoc meetings on the “way forward”.
      I’ll look a putting a submission of some kind in to UEFA myself – if others do too, it may get some attention.
      Hh

  2. i think a serious attempt via UEFA and FIFA to allow CELTIC FC the right to enter the Barclays premier league. We have the support that follows and has followers everywhere, we would also make alot more money for Sky with some of the clashes between true Scottish giants and so called English giants.

    1. It’s only a matter of time before the Sky/EPL house of cards comes crashing down so i’m not sure i would want to be part of thar circus when it does (look at the average wage bill v turnover in the EPL it’s bloody terrifying), and after Hector has finished setting a precedent with the mankies the EPL is next.

    2. Yours is a great suggestion – we as supporters can’t stand in the place of the club in seeking admission to EPL etc (that is for the PLC via its Board and Management to act on or not to act on, and properly so). That would be a good outcome though.
      But – we supporters can present a case ourselves to UEFA (could get somewhere) and FIFA (probably wouldn’t) to take a strong interest in the mess that has happened and that looks like it will keep on happening. The involvement of an impartial outside authority is essential at this time of internally commissioned “inquiries” and ad hoc meetings on the “way forward”.
      I’ll look a putting a submission of some kind in to UEFA myself – if others do too, it may get some attention.
      Hh

  3. Done it when Mowbray signed. Cancelled my season ticket, & refused to buy my 4 kids and me anything official from Celtic. If the board don’t act, then I will with my hard earned money.

  4. Done it when Mowbray signed. Cancelled my season ticket, & refused to buy my 4 kids and me anything official from Celtic. If the board don’t act, then I will with my hard earned money.

  5. Should the 10 clubs wish half of the gate money celtic could sell season tickets for 50p but to gain a season ticket you must become a member of the club and you would half to pay a membership fee to join which could vary in price to match existing season tickets prices so for a 60,000 crowd the away club would only receive £15,000

  6. Should the 10 clubs wish half of the gate money celtic could sell season tickets for 50p but to gain a season ticket you must become a member of the club and you would half to pay a membership fee to join which could vary in price to match existing season tickets prices so for a 60,000 crowd the away club would only receive £15,000

  7. As has been mentioned on a few sites, hopefully a way round it is we get charged what we would normally pay for season ticket to become a member of a Celtic Club and then get charged for e.g 1p at ticket for each game,then the clubs would only get a couple of hundred pounds.

  8. As has been mentioned on a few sites, hopefully a way round it is we get charged what we would normally pay for season ticket to become a member of a Celtic Club and then get charged for e.g 1p at ticket for each game,then the clubs would only get a couple of hundred pounds.

  9. All home teams get the gate money unless it is a cup game that won’t change. As for the 10 voting to let the newco in then Celtic fans must make a stand and boycott away matches as hard as that may be I feel it has to be done to show them that Celtic will not be pushed around.
    Is it allowed in the SPL rules that member clubs can meet like this and leave out other members.
    Maybe Celtic are just sitting watching to see what happens before making any move but I would have thought they would have made a statement with reference to being excluded from this meeting
    It seems to me that the 10 are going to try and screw us. If that is the case Celtic and us the paying fans should should give them a taste of what will happen when they shite on our doorstep!!
    Hail

  10. All home teams get the gate money unless it is a cup game that won’t change. As for the 10 voting to let the newco in then Celtic fans must make a stand and boycott away matches as hard as that may be I feel it has to be done to show them that Celtic will not be pushed around.
    Is it allowed in the SPL rules that member clubs can meet like this and leave out other members.
    Maybe Celtic are just sitting watching to see what happens before making any move but I would have thought they would have made a statement with reference to being excluded from this meeting
    It seems to me that the 10 are going to try and screw us. If that is the case Celtic and us the paying fans should should give them a taste of what will happen when they shite on our doorstep!!
    Hail

  11. If a newco get into the spl I’ll stop going and get the sports channels stopped and go and watch a fair sport maybe Gaelic. If thats how they wanna play let them have it.

  12. If a newco get into the spl I’ll stop going and get the sports channels stopped and go and watch a fair sport maybe Gaelic. If thats how they wanna play let them have it.

  13. Dont buy the tickets but still go to away grounds but stay outside, show them size of support they are missing.

  14. Dont buy the tickets but still go to away grounds but stay outside, show them size of support they are missing.

  15. The gang of 10+3 (RFC, SPL and SFA) are conspiring, either through design, incompetence or neglect to allow the Govan cheats an easy ride back while excluding Celtic from the discussions. So we should play the same rules. No selling tickets for away games. Sell at the turnstile only for visiting fans. No player loans to other clubs unless they pay the full contracted wages. No buying players from other clubs in Scotland – bring our youth players through. No friendlies. No player benefit games. Chuck away games. Chuck the home sky/espn subscription, go Celtic tv. In Australia, S Africa, Asia, chuck Setanta go channel 67 or Celtic TV. If it comes to it, leave the SPL and do a Harlem Globetrotters – tour the world, wherever there are Celtic fans and play exhibition games. F$&k them all!

  16. The gang of 10+3 (RFC, SPL and SFA) are conspiring, either through design, incompetence or neglect to allow the Govan cheats an easy ride back while excluding Celtic from the discussions. So we should play the same rules. No selling tickets for away games. Sell at the turnstile only for visiting fans. No player loans to other clubs unless they pay the full contracted wages. No buying players from other clubs in Scotland – bring our youth players through. No friendlies. No player benefit games. Chuck away games. Chuck the home sky/espn subscription, go Celtic tv. In Australia, S Africa, Asia, chuck Setanta go channel 67 or Celtic TV. If it comes to it, leave the SPL and do a Harlem Globetrotters – tour the world, wherever there are Celtic fans and play exhibition games. F$&k them all!

  17. Our Club’s silence makes me wonder if the 10 are considering a CFC proposal. One thing our board is not short of is strategic corporate thinkers, in a corporate sense they’re pollitically astute and must have demonstrated outstanding thought leadership in their careers.
    Compare this to the small businessmen that run most of the 10. If this is what our board have done they’ll know the next phase is to ensure they’re not out manoeuvred by events, cue their scenario planning.
    Agree with the call though, they must show us leadership at the right time, there is a time for closed door activity and another for public mobilisation. We must act when the time comes.
    This past year has reinforced the fact that the Celtic community is the most motivated, assertive and politically astute support in Scottish Football, they take on us and our club at their peril!

  18. Our Club’s silence makes me wonder if the 10 are considering a CFC proposal. One thing our board is not short of is strategic corporate thinkers, in a corporate sense they’re pollitically astute and must have demonstrated outstanding thought leadership in their careers.
    Compare this to the small businessmen that run most of the 10. If this is what our board have done they’ll know the next phase is to ensure they’re not out manoeuvred by events, cue their scenario planning.
    Agree with the call though, they must show us leadership at the right time, there is a time for closed door activity and another for public mobilisation. We must act when the time comes.
    This past year has reinforced the fact that the Celtic community is the most motivated, assertive and politically astute support in Scottish Football, they take on us and our club at their peril!

  19. If these 10 clubs vote for Celtic fans season ticket money to be distributed to their clubs(and the bankrupt mob) this should be our response.
    1. Organise a sponsorship fund to rename Lennoxtown ‘the financial fair play complex’
    2. Pay £450 each into said fund.
    Im sure our board would be so delighted with this commitment from fans that they will offer the season tickets for £1. This would mean all the other teams (including that mob) would be subsidising us.

  20. If these 10 clubs vote for Celtic fans season ticket money to be distributed to their clubs(and the bankrupt mob) this should be our response.
    1. Organise a sponsorship fund to rename Lennoxtown ‘the financial fair play complex’
    2. Pay £450 each into said fund.
    Im sure our board would be so delighted with this commitment from fans that they will offer the season tickets for £1. This would mean all the other teams (including that mob) would be subsidising us.

  21. For anyone who’s concerned about the team missing out on our support, why not still travel to away grounds.
    Don’t buy a ticket, but instead, all hoops fans could stand outside and listen to the game on the wireless and make enough noise that the players can hear us inside the ground.
    Make it official, tell the local councils / cops that a fans group will be protesting ?

  22. For anyone who’s concerned about the team missing out on our support, why not still travel to away grounds.
    Don’t buy a ticket, but instead, all hoops fans could stand outside and listen to the game on the wireless and make enough noise that the players can hear us inside the ground.
    Make it official, tell the local councils / cops that a fans group will be protesting ?

  23. Big changes could be afoot across the whole of british football after rangers die who is to say there wont be a few epl teams following them. this could allow us entry to the english league by taking portsmouths place for example?

  24. Big changes could be afoot across the whole of british football after rangers die who is to say there wont be a few epl teams following them. this could allow us entry to the english league by taking portsmouths place for example?

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