Rangers on verge of banking £60M thanks to Celtic humiliation

Rangers on verge of banking £60M thanks to Celtic humiliation
FC Midtjylland v Celtic, UEFA Champions League qualification, Herning, Denmark Herning, Denmark. 28th, July 2021. FC Midtjylland manager Bo Henriksen is celebrating the victory with Henrik Dalsgaard 14 after the UEFA Champions League qualification match between FC Midtjylland and Celtic at MCH Arena in Herning. Herning Denmark PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxDENxNOR Copyright: xGonzalesxPhoto/LassexLagonix

We don’t think we can begin to explain the significance of Celtic’s exit from the Champions League last night.

Let’s be clear – Rangers still have a LOT of work to get through even beyond Malmo, and even more to secure the group stage – absolutely zero complacency here, because it will be far from easy.

But if, IF Rangers can negotiate the treacherous path to the competition proper, Celtic’s hapless exit at the hands of the Danish side has just handed Steven Gerrard a colossal £50M point off the bat.

We demonstrated the figures in an entry a couple of months ago, and we held the huge caveat that Celtic could still make it to the group stage and spoil that financial party. Well that threat is gone.

All the TV money, if Rangers get to the groups, and all the prize cash is Rangers’ and Rangers’ alone.

It doesn’t split with anyone, and just as Celtic have benefited a couple of times from being in the group stage the past decade on their own, it’s now Rangers’ turn to see the filthy lucre on offer from UEFA’s prime competition come into our coffers exclusively.

The prize money for getting to the group alone is around £30M for Scotland. We pegged Rangers’ split to be the £15M. But now ALL of it comes to Rangers. TV cash? What a lot of fans don’t know is Scotland’s TV income is split with the PL clubs because it’s the UK pot – Rangers will get around £20M purely because of where we are.

That means that even before gate receipts and match draw and prize money, Rangers, if we get there, secure pretty much £50M off the bat.

And add gate receipts to that (£6M) plus fixture draw and win money (£1M – £5M) and that’s a potential £10M bonus.

So add all of these numbers up and it’s fantasy football – we’re talking in the region of £60M now.

All because Celtic couldn’t beat the Danes.

We need to get there, and we need to throw everything into ensuring we do.

Let’s go.

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  1. When you see sums like that thrown about it shows you we won’t need to move players on should they not offer the premiums we want for them…should we make it through the next four fixtures. 100% agree, we now need to throw everything at these games and keep the level that we’ve ended pre season on the up.

  2. Agree totally about the complacency aspect I’m sure the Rangers Team and SG and his Team will be incentivised to make this happen. We will have to protect our quality players from the Scottish Cloggers who will have even more than usual hate and jealousy as it’s the Famous. We need to do this for lots of reasons .

  3. Let’s not count our chickens. We’ve got a helluva lot of work to do to get to the group stages. In fact I’d say the odds may well be against us.

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