Why Celtic need to take their portion of Anderson’s money


I’ve given Ann Budge appropriate levels of criticism this year but credit where it is due, she managed to get the ‘exclusive’ that James Anderson was a potential benefactor in waiting for Scottish football.  Anyone who comes up with £2m for the game is entitled to break the news in whatever way they choose.

Unlike Budge, Anderson clearly understands how important it is to cultivate support in arenas you want to influence.  He is now perfectly placed to do just that.  Hearts fans can only wonder how their club’s fortunes would differ if he, not Budge, fronted their financial rescue.

£50k per club is generous and welcome at every one of the 42 clubs.  It is easy to suggest Celtic should take the high ground and leave their portion in the pot, but that suggestion looks different if you dig into the grubby details.

Right now Celtic’s reserves are reducing by millions each month.  We don’t want to, and are unlikely to, sell anyone of value this year, pay cuts have happened – and not just for top executives.  That £50k might keep a couple of people in jobs.  Alternatively, if it is put to altruistic use, it should top up the support the club gives to the Foundation.

There are times to be generous to smaller clubs, but it is ludicrous to suggest that the extra £1219 they would earn if Celtic declined their portion would make any material difference.  It is a stupid idea, counterproductive and of value only as a vacant gesture.

We need to get ready for 10-in-a-row and Champions League qualification.  The Foundation needs to continue its work with the most needy in our community and beyond – and we still need to sell season tickets.  There is not enough money to do everything we will want to do in our own back yard.

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  1. Would love it if he does ‘take the knee’ and bless himself as if he was genuflecting on way in to attend Mass.

  2. WDH


    Thanks for that. I am STILL trying to decide whether or not to claim a refund !


    Initially, it was a definite `No` but the way Celtic have handled the matter has left me uncertain.



    Incidentally, I did post a reference a few days ago to the first ( and only?) time I met you . Don`t know if you saw it. The occasion was a CQN meet-up and you, PF Ayr and myself had a fine chat in a pub in St Vincent Street.

  3. Por Cierto



    my aunt stayed in kilmalaug rd.used to have to go hère after school on a Friday,massive sideys at bottom of rd with lkilvaxter Dr.it was a massive scheme.all street names are from. Skye,kilbeg,kyleakin,kilmuir,kilmartin etc.


    I collected census there in 2001.by that time it had fell into neglect.last there last year it had a big house building programme going on.still a lot of good Tim’s in the area


    God bless the St Louise.



  4. Ron Bacardi…… from previous thread.


    Asked my daughter to post it on way to her work. Still in her car! Definitely will get posted today….. she says!


    In ither news- I’d think that Sunset + vine would want as big an audience as possible so if we’re not allowed virtual season tickets, then maybe a pay for view deal similar to Now. Much preferable paying S+V rather than Sky’s Now.




    I lived for 2 years in Kilmuir Cres., (1962), then moved up to Kilmartin Pl. (1964) for a bigger house, St Louise was a great wee school, but, as most schools, a couple of scary teachers por cierto.

  6. It is incredible how someone’s question can trigger off other thoughts in one’s mind. Someone mentioned a street in Govan yesterday and for the first time in many years I remembered the story that my maternal grandmother told me about one of her cousin’s who was a carter and who actually died while out delivering goods. His horse continued merrily on and returned him to the stables.



    That same grandmother was born 1882 at 335 Gallowgate and went to St Mary’s School and finally ended up in Lennoxtown. Good Celtic connections there, do you not think? Does any one know if 335 Gallowgate still exists?

  7. 21-5-79 🍀 on

    CARSON, Margaret-female-18 months old-born 335 Gallowgate, Glasgow.


    Parents-James CARSON, Iron Work Labourer and Margaret CARSON nee MCGRIFFIN. Died October 29, 1855 at 335 Gallowgate, Glasgow of Diarrhea-ill 6 weeks as cert by Robert Steven, surgeon. Buried Eastern Necropolis, Glasgow, not cert. Signed Margaret CARSON, her X mark, mother

  8. 21-5-79 🍀 on

    My GGG Grandparents John McIntee & Mary (nee Keenan) are in Glasgow Census 1871:


    Roll CSSCT1871_21


    Registration Number: 644/2


    Registration district: High Church


    Civil Parish: Glasgow St. John


    County: Lanarkshire


    Address: 335 Gallowgate (back land)



    John MCINTEE, Head, Marr 42, Labourer, b Ireland


    Mary MCINTEE, Wife, Marr, 39, b Ireland


    Owen MCINTEE, Son, 13, Tabacco Boy, b Ireland


    John MCINTEE, Son, 11, Tabacco Boy, b Ireland


    David MCINTEE, Son, 7, b Ireland


    James MCINTEE, Son, 4, b Glasgow Lanarkshire


    Catherine MCINTEE, Daughter, 2, b Glasgow Lanarkshire

  9. McPhail Bhoy on

    What I don’t understand from the virtual season ticket tv offer is what happens when you are a member of a supporters association, which I am? We share our tickets for games. They have our supporters association on the tickets not named individuals, who gets to see which games and how?

  10. McPhail Bhoy



    It’s up to your association to decide who gets the log on details for the games. Much like your club deciding who gets the match ticket in normal circumstances.

  11. Monaghan1900 on 6th June 2020 10:22 am



    RON BACARDI on 6TH JUNE 2020 9:57 AM










    I wonder if Alfredo was warned from the start not to bless himself after scoring a goal.





    Good question Ron. Google “Alfredo Morelos All Goals Veikkausliiga 2016 youtube” ( sorry I can’t seem to link to it). Look at his reaction to the first goal on the clip and I think you have your answer!









    Here’s the link




  12. Pro Cierto . I just know from various records that 335 Gallowgate was the building where the family resided,



    ‘Anybody got any thoughts on the whereabouts of 92 Govan Road : my gran, Maria (mariah) Finn was born there?’







    You can access old Ordnance Survey maps on here, assuming you have a rough idea of where you’re looking for.






  14. McPhail Bhoy on

    AN DUN on 6TH JUNE 2020 12:26 PM


    McPhail Bhoy


    It’s up to your association to decide who gets the log on details for the games. Much like your club deciding who gets the match ticket in normal circumstances.




    As I thought but there will need to be one code for each ticket per game which can’t be used more than once, otherwise there’s nothing to stop our Chairman giving out the codes to all members; 60 tickets 150 members!

  15. Going along the Gallowgate as a kid on the Shammy bus I was always fascinated by the buildings and that you were in the city. From the motorway down a regular game of who sees the floodlights first.



    The Infirmary, The Cathedral, John Knox, Provans Lorship, The Great Eastern, the Cattle Market, then onto the gallowgate.



    There were 2 favourite “out of place” buildings – the old bank which i think was a butchers by then, and a white cinema near the bellgrove hotel.





    Record Number C6041


    Caption 480 Gallowgate, 1938


    Description New bank building


    Area Calton


    Street Gallowgate


    Number 480


    Date Feb. 1938




  16. Good afternoon CQN from a dry , warm but overcast Garngad



    A good read back there.



    Saint Stivs as alway your photos are brilliant, especially those of our hard working ancestors, right hard people those were.💚🙏💚



    Right garden beckons for a couple of hours🍺🌞🍺🌞🍺🌞🍺






    D. :)

  17. McPhail


    I understand you can hire one of those fancy Park’s buses (plenty available) and you can all watch it. Mind all wear a mask on public transport 😉

  18. Thanks to all the lhads giving advice on the Gallowgate. Does anyone know if a school register for St Mary’s PS is available, especially from 1860 – 1890, Just wondering in my granny was fed at the Celtic table. it would interesting to know that Celtic is in my ” blood” from away back at the start.

  19. My guess, it will be one login account per season ticket, which will be limited to one login at a time. So technically you could share your login with another person but you won’t be able to watch at the same time.



    They’ll also be able to monitor logins and potentially ban users so you’ll have to be careful.

  20. The Code will only be good for one device., otherwise someone could just put it on Social Media & thousands could watch game free, A bit like Netflix . There code is good for about 4 devices but that;s it .



  21. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Any code would have to be against your Sky card number, which is unique to 1 decoder I’m sure.

  22. Jinkyredstar on

    Hot Smoked – just had a look at your link to the more or less celebrations – looks as though the bit that would offend dear Hun has been edited out!

  23. McPhail Bhoy on

    Thanks for the feedback on pooled season tickets and virtual ticket codes. No doubt as we speak some great minds are working on ways to make sausages!


    Don’t understand why people in Ireland can’t access even as pay as you go for home games and get the service through Celtic tv. I’d be willing to pay extra; we can’t travel, all games are behind closed doors, Sky don’t show our home games apart from Sevco so no infringement on the tv deal. Surely extraordinary times calls for some imagination and a move away from tv rules adopted 30 years ago!

  24. Any idea how the VST will work where I have 2 season tickets registered at my home address one in my name and one in my son’s name – but he lives on his own flat elsewhere?

  25. Monaghan1900 on

    JINKYREDSTAR on 6TH JUNE 2020 2:06 PM


    Hot Smoked – just had a look at your link to the more or less celebrations – looks as though the bit that would offend dear Hun has been edited out!




    With Hot Smoked’s link you need to go to the end and refresh it otherwise it starts about 17 seconds into the clip, Jinky. This link from TONYROME has it right at the start: