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Future17
07-07-2010, 01:54 PM
Turns out it really does happen to the biggest clubs in the world!! :bitchy:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/8797183.stm

Diclonius
07-07-2010, 01:55 PM
Barca are merely trying to emulate their Gorgie heroes.

Poor show.

LancashireHibby
07-07-2010, 02:00 PM
Was mentioned in the paper this morning that Barca are pretty desperate to offload a few players to balance the books. Get haggling, Petrie!

Am I the only one who thinks the world has gone mad by the way when a loan of 125m needs to be taken out just to cover a month's wages?!

Future17
07-07-2010, 02:01 PM
And they still claim to have 89m Euros available for transfers.....must be taking the contents of the trophy room to Cash for Gold.

Peevemor
07-07-2010, 02:03 PM
Was mentioned in the paper this morning that Barca are pretty desperate to offload a few players to balance the books. Get haggling, Petrie!

Am I the only one who thinks the world has gone mad by the way when a loan of 125m needs to be taken out just to cover a month's wages?!

:agree: Especially when they should have already banked a fair bit of season ticket cash.

Antifa Hibs
07-07-2010, 02:04 PM
Good stuff.

****** modern football :thumbsup:

LancashireHibby
07-07-2010, 02:06 PM
:agree: Especially when they should have already banked a fair bit of season ticket cash.

Bit of guesswork here, but I'd be surprised if they have any more than maybe 20-30,000 season ticket holders - when I went to see Barca a couple of years ago, there were just sort of 60,000 on and thousands of those were tourists and the like.

Pretty Boy
07-07-2010, 02:22 PM
Bit of guesswork here, but I'd be surprised if they have any more than maybe 20-30,000 season ticket holders - when I went to see Barca a couple of years ago, there were just sort of 60,000 on and thousands of those were tourists and the like.

Really depends on the game and how the club are doing at the time.

I had a season ticket at Camp Nou for season 2004/05 and at that time there was in excess of 65 000 season ticket holders as well as 175 000 club members. Camp Nou usually attracts about 85-90 000 fans weekly, rising to capacity of about 99 000 for games against Madrid and in the Champions League.

The current plans are to increase the capacity by a further 13 000.

GordonHFC
07-07-2010, 02:33 PM
Just buy the bank and then you will owe the money to yourself. I'm sure i read somewhere that this was how large financial institutions work ;0)

bighairyfaeleith
07-07-2010, 02:37 PM
Really depends on the game and how the club are doing at the time.

I had a season ticket at Camp Nou for season 2004/05 and at that time there was in excess of 65 000 season ticket holders as well as 175 000 club members. Camp Nou usually attracts about 85-90 000 fans weekly, rising to capacity of about 99 000 for games against Madrid and in the Champions League.

The current plans are to increase the capacity by a further 13 000.

What is the current capacity then?

Pretty Boy
07-07-2010, 02:51 PM
What is the current capacity then?

Just under 99 000, the plan is to increase it to about 112 000. As well as renovating the outside of the building to make it more modern and adding a roof.

Hamish
07-07-2010, 05:59 PM
Just shows the Jambos were right all along that only big clubs operate this way and proves we are the wee team.

Viva_Palmeiras
07-07-2010, 06:08 PM
How long til the age of austerity catches up with such as these

hibsboy90
07-07-2010, 06:37 PM
Really depends on the game and how the club are doing at the time.

I had a season ticket at Camp Nou for season 2004/05 and at that time there was in excess of 65 000 season ticket holders as well as 175 000 club members. Camp Nou usually attracts about 85-90 000 fans weekly, rising to capacity of about 99 000 for games against Madrid and in the Champions League.

The current plans are to increase the capacity by a further 13 000.
How great it must be to use that line in company!

CropleyWasGod
07-07-2010, 06:45 PM
Really depends on the game and how the club are doing at the time.

I had a season ticket at Camp Nou for season 2004/05 and at that time there was in excess of 65 000 season ticket holders as well as 175 000 club members. Camp Nou usually attracts about 85-90 000 fans weekly, rising to capacity of about 99 000 for games against Madrid and in the Champions League.

The current plans are to increase the capacity by a further 13 000.

Why o why o why o why....

Do commentators refer to it as the Nou Camp?

Genuinely interested.

Sir David Gray
07-07-2010, 06:54 PM
This news should upset all the folk on here who hold Barcelona up as the standard bearer of modern day football clubs and think of them as being a club that has managed to keep in touch with certain basic principles that most other elite clubs today have forgotten about.

marinello59
07-07-2010, 08:32 PM
This news should upset all the folk on here who hold Barcelona up as the standard bearer of modern day football clubs and think of them as being a club that has managed to keep in touch with certain basic principles that most other elite clubs today have forgotten about.

There is still much to be admired about Barca.............the refusal to cash in on shirt sponsorship for one.

NAE NOOKIE
07-07-2010, 09:26 PM
Football has gone nuts anyway.

Perhaps it will take Barca or Man Utd to go belly up for sanity to be regained.

:bitchy:

steviecarnie
07-07-2010, 10:59 PM
Football has gone nuts anyway.

Perhaps it will take Barca or Man Utd to go belly up for sanity to be regained.

:bitchy:

United wont go belly up, there have been atleast 2 bids tabled for united since the glazers took over. all rejected unfortunately

Woody1985
08-07-2010, 12:01 AM
Just shows the Jambos were right all along that only big clubs operate this way and proves we are the wee team.

I was outside the globe for the Spain game and a bunch of guys were singing 'down at ****** road' so I walked through them singing *****, *****, glorious ***** down at tynecastle they hide.

They started signing 'Bit team, wee team'.

Tits

Mixu62
08-07-2010, 01:03 AM
Why o why o why o why....

Do commentators refer to it as the Nou Camp?

Genuinely interested.

I think (don't quote me on this) Nou Camp is Spanish, whereas Camp Nou is Catalan. But I'm by no means an expert so that could be rubbish.

Antifa Hibs
08-07-2010, 08:29 AM
There is still much to be admired about Barca.............the refusal to cash in on shirt sponsorship for one.

TBH when your taking in 350m a year in revenue, an extra 10m a season isn't much.


And don't let the Unicef deal fool anyone aswell, cleaveriest bit of marketing i've ever seen. Barca would've made an absulute killing on that despite paying Unicef 1m!

Future17
08-07-2010, 10:36 AM
TBH when your taking in 350m a year in revenue, an extra 10m a season isn't much.


And don't let the Unicef deal fool anyone aswell, cleaveriest bit of marketing i've ever seen. Barca would've made an absulute killing on that despite paying Unicef 1m!

How so?

duncs
08-07-2010, 10:45 AM
There is still much to be admired about Barca.............the refusal to cash in on shirt sponsorship for one.

But even that water is murky: http://premierleaguereport.blogspot.com/2010/04/barcelona-bunyodkor-uzbekistan-and.html

Antifa Hibs
08-07-2010, 10:48 AM
How so?

Barca are known through-out the universe. They've never had a sponsor, as soon as they put Unicef on their shirt EVERYONE jumped on the bandwagon, everyone wanting a wee slice of the first 'sponsored' Barca jersey, sales rocketed if I recall, strips at 40/60 a pop. Then as soon as the deal is over, again, everyone will jump on the bandwagon wanting the 'first' sponsorless top.

Great publicity for Unicef and good for them to get a few quid, but Barca easily recouped the money from shirt sales and would've tured a nice wee profit at the same time.

Pretty Boy
08-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Why o why o why o why....

Do commentators refer to it as the Nou Camp?

Genuinely interested.


The original name of the stadium was Estadi del FC Barcelona but around about 1999/2000 the membership voted to officially change the name to Camp Nou which was the nickname that everyone called it anyway. Camp Nou translated from Catalans or Spanish means new field. I think it's just one of those phrases or names that get lost in translation because certain phrases in the Spanish languages appear reversed to the English speaker.