Anderson: not many societal organisations bring people together


“Football is at the heart of communities across Scotland, and there are not many societal organisations that bring people together nowadays, to catch them in a net when they fall.”  The words of James Anderson, Scottish football’s great benefactor, as he filled the game’s coffers with around £3m.

He said more, all of it worthy, but those words struck me.  Football has access to people that government and health services could never dream of.  It brings community to the lonely, it motivates thousands to help others, it gives a proud identity to some who were not given much respect when young.

Of course, a lot of idiots are also attracted to the spectacle and drama, but James ‘gets it’.  Build that man a statue!

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  2. The Battered Bunnet on

    £3 Million. That’s 50% more than Ladbrokes paid to sponsor the league.



    Hat tipped, bunnet doffed.



    Hopefully the SPFL Trust will be able to deliver the same sort of leverage and impact from these funds as the Celtic Foundation does with similar funding.

  3. !!Bada Bing!! on

    I think we are being asked, indirectly, to take a hit to support the Club chasing 10 in a row, most will sign up to this,but IMO ,if we see Peter Lawwell, the Board, and the players, making a similar contribution(not wage deferrals), the current VST/ Closed stadium will quickly forgotten, when we get back to normal.

  4. I guess we’ve done our due diligence on this guy and he truly is bucking the trend and has no nefarious reasons for this?



    If yep, then absolutely. What a guy?

  5. Monaghan



    Are you sure you picked up these two posts from hun site ?





    “It seems to be in our nature to want to be seen as the good guys, always doing the thing that’s right for Scottish football.”










    “To me integrity is paramount.”




  6. ….☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️..

























  7. BADA @ 12:12 PM



    All Celtic playing staff took substantial wage reductions i.e. a cut in wages from the shut down, and start of Corona Virus, there’s a difference in saying wages are deferred, and at Celtic they are not deferred wages AFAIK.



    Footballers on fantasy money compared to the fans or general public, as expected its the least they can do.



    Whether the heated drive heats itself in winter remains to be seen, but everybody in the club takes a hit because of Corona.



    Only the executives at CFC, not players have taken pay cuts and there’s no stewarding etc. Players have deferred some wages but only until season ticket money comes in, bonuses are also due.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  9. All this talk about renewing ST’s. But how will we get to the games, even with a 15k capacity ?



  10. Monaghan1900 on

    VOGUEPUNTER on 10TH JUNE 2020 12:53 PM





    Are you sure you picked up these two posts from hun site ?




    You sound surprised VP.



    Real paragons of virtue on FF…at least prima fiscal!

  11. Ray Winstone's Big Disembodied Heid on

    Pishin myself laughing at the stupid ignorant huns on F.F.



    ” a prima fiscal case ” and ” our board is weak and impudent ” being 2 prime examples of their level of imbecility.



    I can just picture the scene…… ” Haw Senga that’s me goat ra viagra aff ra doactur fur mah impudence.


    Brace yersel hen ahm comin in! “

  12. prestonpans bhoys on




    Since to date only two teams have bought testing machines, we’ll get fed up playing Ross County😂

  13. greenmaestro on

    I’m sorry, but where is the evidence that football, and specifically Scottish football catches anyone “in a net when they fall”?



    For every Andy Robertson turnaround story there are hundreds of other stories of kids just being dumped, end of, no big net to catch them..

  14. CaddingtonCommon on

    Re the introduction of the Colts to the bottom tier, Beware the huns bringing anything to the table other than their own selfish greed.



  15. BOURNESOUPRECIPE on 10TH JUNE 2020 @ 1:09 PM




    Are Preference Shareholders taking a hit too or will they get their 6% “interest” in August?

  16. Terge Vigen,


    Has to be played out,by law.Wether you want to give it back,is your choice.

  17. For some reason, whenever i open CQN these days, it initially defaults to January 2013. Today it goes back to the live comments for the game v Hearts. The line-up that day was:


    Zaluska; Matthews, Lustig, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Brown, Wanyama, Ledley, Samaras; Commons, Hooper


    Subs: Thomson, Gershon, Lassad, Rogne, Kayal, McGeouch, Stokes



    How many from that team would get in the starting line up for the first game next season?

  18. TURKEYBHOY on 10TH JUNE 2020 @ 1:46 PM






    So that’ll be “no, the preference shareholders are not taking a hit”.

  19. Lennybhoy. @ 1.19



    Information in the public domain regarding Celtic’s playing squad.



    “The first-team squad, manager Lennon, backroom staff and club executives have taken a voluntary and “significant reduction” in salaries. They have also agreed to defer “a significant proportion of their earnings”, with the money-saving measures in place from April to June”



    Celtic FC



    Without getting into the subtleties of ‘deferred’ or ‘cut’



    Celtic players are taking a hit over the Corona Virus like the rest of the club.

  20. BIG WAVY on 10TH JUNE 2020 11:55 AM



    Do you think they merit half price transfer bids and halving players contractual wages too, especially given they are are back working full time?



    Or the sell of Edouard and Ajer without replacement?






    Let’s be fair though…



    Fans have been paying expensive prices for some time now. I’d argue that fans have already made up the shortfall by paying over-inflated prices that have allowed Celtic to save for this kind of thing. The club has also made use of the government furlough system despite having money in the bank to cover it.



    I agree with the club taking the money now. But there must be something done down the line to make this one up. Domestic cup games or euro qualifiers for this season or next.



    This is what will happen: the club will get everything the can from the taxpayer, the club will get everything they can from the fans, there will still be a reduction in playing budget, the barrow field development will be shelved and the balance sheet will be protected at all costs.



    The board will take its wedge.

  21. speaking as devils advocate, would the fact that sevco MAY get better results with their colt team than their first team, due to more erratic performances from the inexperienced lads, they could then feed those results to the gullibillies as signs of success, getting nearer to celtic etc. this could then result in better season book figures

  22. Timaloy29,



    Ah, my mistake. I thought it was a debate trying to solve a difficult balancing act between operating costs, 10IAR aspirations, impact of COVD19 and fan finances.



    It was actually a cloak for board-bashing.



    And for that reason, I’m out.

  23. everything about this is world class.



    finding space, the layoff, the turn, acceleration, poise, balance, finish.



    truelly world class






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    Manchester United








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    A fine finish from Henrik Larsson during his impactful spell at #MUFC Fisted hand



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