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I bet Celtic are chuffed

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I bet Celtic are chuffed

http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16169812
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Glasgow Rangers football club has gone into administration.
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What has it come to that one of the biggest teams in Britain has to go into administration? Really surprised me when I heard this (I must admit I am a bit out of touch in regards to football north of the border).
Surely this has now (even more so) handed the title to Celtic?
Not good though to see any team struggle like this, no matter how big.
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From what I read recently 90% of money taken in but Premier clubs goes to players and agents.
Not much left for maintenance of ground and servicing of debts.
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Unfortunately I can believe that Strat. You're right, it wouldn't leave much to anything else really! Including ground upkeep (including making sure pitches are playable whatever the weather), debt repayments and paying the loyal staff at these clubs (who are on less a year than most these players get a week!).
Something needs sorting soon - can see quite a few clubs struggling with this if not. Look at Darlo, Pompey etc for very recent examples.
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Celtic supporter here, Very chuffed, I Laughed and cried with tears of joy into my mug of coffee when I heard the news. Smiley
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It seems football now is more about big business than sport Sad

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I wonder what's next after the players and their agents have bled to business dry.
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shortly to be followed by Portsmouth Football Club.... who won the FA cup a couple of years ago, and were putting in planning permission for "the carbuncle" to replace fratton road...
http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/LatestNews/news/Portsmouth-Football-Club-Statement-3117.aspx
view the proposed "Carbuncle" in Portsmouth Harbour.....
http://ourscotland.myfreeforum.org/archive/portsmouth-s-new-36-000-seater-stadium-in-the-sea__o_t__t...
EDIT..... Just noticed what site that is posted on  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
EDIT again..... Well worth reading the "write up" below the pic..... especially this by Mr Harold Redknapp.....
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Boss Harry Redknapp said: “These are exciting times to be a Pompey fan.
"We are having our best season for 50 years and the club is moving in the right direction on all fronts. The future looks great.”

NO WAY .......it would be an eyesore in an historical setting.... glad they have gone bust....
(oh and a certain Manager left Portsmouth shortly after they won the FA Cup, and started to go down hill almost immediately !)
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Don't really follow football but isn't it always HMRC who are behind teams going into administration?
How are these teams allowed to run up these large tax bills in the first place?
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Never mind, before long there won't be any UK owned 'professional' football clubs left in the UK. ( that might be the case now for all I know).
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It'll make what was already a fairly dull league into a completely boring one if they can't go on.
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Guess this means Celtic Fans will just have to fight amongst themselves. Roll eyes 
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Is football a sport or a Business ?
We had some great players years ago who played for little money compared to today's players but it seems that once football became a business it was the beginning of the end for some clubs.
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Its been a business for quite some time.