I take your points, but what you have to remember is that Celtic (and Rangers) operate in the SPL with poor TV money. If we had the same money as say, Middlesborough, Sunderland or Ipswich from TV rights, we'd have a head start on everyone but Man Utd. 60,000 people watch Celtic every week, myself included. We have 50,000 season ticket holders, and a potential world-wide TV audience in the US, Australia and the Far East. No other club in the UK can boast that except Man Utd! The immediate increase in revenue would allows us to expand our squad with better players, making us able to challenge for the league title.
Also, RE bigotry etc. - I acknowledge this is the unacceptable face of the Old Firm, but it is blown out of proportion by the Scottish Media on a regular basis. And it's not just at Ibrox we have to put up with Anti-Catholic sentiment, either! The same thing happens in Dundee, Edinburgh (Hearts), etc, so it's unfair to tarnish only the Old Firm with the bigotry brush. English fans seem to accept the old firm for their football attributes, rather than what their religion is. Anyway, this is all getting a bit too serious and political for my liking so I think I'll away and listen to Pacific. Cheers