Real story of football in Scotland in Fifa corruption shadow


This morning world football has plenty reason to be ashamed of itself. US prosecutors yesterday charged 16 Fifa officials, on top of the 14 charged earlier this year. As well as taking bribes and kick-backs, it is alleged money designated for charitable causes such as the relief of natural disasters, were siphoned off by Fifa executives. In recent years we’ve seen how revenue from charity games have been hijacked by club officials to pay bills, or perhaps fund signing bids for Daniel Cousin.

Tomorrow you are going to see the most Ethical Football Club in the World do its thing. Thousands of you will support the Foundation Christmas Appeal by putting money in buckets as you enter the ground.

That money will do incredible things.

It will support the Scottish Refugee Council, as they aid some of the world’s most vulnerable who have recently arrived in Scotland.

It will support the volunteers who run The Invisibles,  who help homeless charities in Glasgow by providing sleeping bags, clothing and toiletries for rough sleepers.


It will support the Glasgow City Mission, in their work with vulnerable adults and families with disadvantaged pre-school children.

It will support the incredible work of the Wayside Club, who provide food, shower, shaving and First Aid facilities to Glasgow’s homeless 365 days a year.

It will support Loaves and Fishes, who open their doors to people who need clothes, toiletries and food.

It will support Glasgow East Women’s Aid, who work with women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

And it will support the Salvation Army, who have been a lifeline for countless thousands for longer than Celtic have been in existence.
Salvation Army

The bar on ethics in football is not set particularly high, few clubs have a social mission as their core value. None do it like Celtic, the most Ethical Football Club in the World – bar none.

This is the story of football in Scotland 2015, no matter what happens in Switzerland or the Concafa region. You should be proud of your part in this great story.  Let’s make it a good one tomorrow – and let people know this is happening tomorrow.


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  1. Jungle Jim Hot Smoked on



    Early days!



    Geordie Munro



    The Pigeon Has Landed.


    Really good.. Thank you. Off to the pub now and will count the votes when I come back. Shouldn`t take long 0:-)



    Cheerio for now,



  2. Thanks to TBB for the pre match endorsement of EKFC. Hope plenty turn up and see an EK win.


    They should have trounced Stenny last week.


    Good luck to Matt, who would want to be a goalkeeper in this weather. It’s at this stage you are thinking hero or ……..


    As they say on here and elsewhere KEEP THE FAITH.


    I’m sure he will get the best wishes for him and the team from everyone on here.


    HH PB1888

  3. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    Raith rovers v zombies off



    Hearts off too



    Stoke 2 citeh 0

  4. Jjhs


    Auldheid for his work thoug brth canamalar would have to be on stage with him if he won,


    also sannabhoy for his efforts wae the weans wae the Kano foundation


    and my final nomination is HamiltonTim for his efforts behind the scenes and out of the limelight for others.


    hedgeing my bets CSC

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh


    and for entertainment with plcs and sounds I give you Roy Croppie who can single handedly keep the blog going all night..


    till later all

  6. lennon's passion on

    Israeli agent Dudu Dahan confirms Celtic FC have been approached by Premier League clubs about midfielder Nir Bitton.

  7. Cracking game at Stoke, as they hit the post to almost make it 3 nil.



    Odds on Man City coming back to draw or win.



    It’s always windy at Stoke even more so now Desmond has stopped by :O)

  8. leftclicktic…



    I’ll second your choices, would add TBB and SFTB’s, for their input.



    Tony D… For his dogmatic style that keeps the blog ticking at times. (A lot might not agree). ;)



    Geordie Munro… For his dry wit.



    Old Tim… Just because he’s a Celtic gentleman… Plus all the others I’ve had the good fortune to meet.



    That’s my list :))

  9. lennon's passion on




    Some journalist Ralph Guellern broke it on Twitter saying he won’t go for less than 10 million. Seems a lot to me.

  10. Reading back it seems that there is some determination by some posters to turn this into a Celtic version of The Peoples Friend or Readers Digest. May I suggest if certain posters posts upset you that much,go back to swapping scraps or swapping your knitting patterns.



    Anyway something else for you wee wifeys Christmas other than the Celtic onesie you were hoping to buy her and cuddle up to