A Pies, Lies Fleecing Machine – Celtic lagging behind in BBC’s Cost of the Game Survey

CELTIC are lagging behind the Rangers in some key areas of the the game, a new BBC survey has revealed. The 7 year old Ibrox club is way out on their own having the most expensive season ticket, the most expensive single match day ticket and most expensive price for a pie and tea combo – presumably they will maintain top spot for those who prefer Bovril or coffee.

All this comes just a few days after it was revealed that the Ibrox club is charging a massive £40 more for their package to season ticket holders for the Europa League than Celtic are charging their fans, netting the 7 year old outfit an additional £2million in revenue over their Glasgow rivals.

This information is revealed in the BBC’s Cost of the Game Report which is now available to view HERE.

Dumbarton rival 7 year old Rangers for the cost of the most expensive pie and there is some irony in these two sharing an award, although this point relates to Dumbarton and the former Ibrox club.

When the Rangers supporters talk about ‘Going for 55’ they are counting a league title that the old Rangers shared with Dumbarton as the two clubs finished level on points. However as Dumbarton had the better goal difference and scored more goals they should surely have been awarded that title win on their own and on merit. The Scottish FA decided to share the title. That was awfully nice of them, don’t you think?

So the Rangers supporters claim that they are the same club (lie, see below), that has won 54 titles also appears to be cough, incorrect. The old club won 53 and shared one and that shared one should be Dumbarton’s on goal difference/ goals scored. Stephen O’Donnell has written about this in more detail in his excellent new book, Tangled Up in Blue – The Rise and Fall of Rangers FC which is out now.

Pies, Lies and the Ibrox Fleecing Machine…what are they like?


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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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