How your old crisp packets could help save the homeless this Christmas. "Sir Matt Busby said it best: 'FOOTBALL IS NOTHING WITHOUT FANS'.". Paper Subscription to the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, Paper Subscription to the Paisley Daily Express, © 2020 Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, Jordan Jones and George Edmundson face Rangers probe as club slam duo's 'totally unacceptable' Covid breach. It's an iconic phrase for the Parkhead faithful and, upon clocking United's display on Twitter, it's fair to say they weren't having it being attributed to Busby. Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus updates LIVE: 951 new cases across Scotland. Celtic legend Jock Stein famously said 'Football without the fans is nothing' with the words etched on his statue outside Parkhead. It’s a stance many have rigidly stuck to and as the Bundesliga returns this weekend without the involvement of supporters, there is still some opposition on social media to the idea. “Football without fans is nothing” is a catchy soundbite but it’s not strictly true, at least not for the time being. Rangers slapped with UEFA fine as governing body punishes infringement during Galatasaray epic. Emergency services are in attendance dealing with the situation. Celtic player ratings: Edouard first half masterclass and Christie wonder strike seals Scottish Cup final berth. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. ", Another added: "Matt Busby didn't say it though, Jock Stein did and it's 'Football without fans is nothing'. They will experience the usual ups and downs for the first time in two months and while the drug may lack its usual potency, it will still give them the fix they’ve been craving. ", Another said: "The legend that is Mr Jock Stein uttered those words long before Busby. Having gone more than two months without watching live football, reliant on nostalgic reruns of past clashes and grainy YouTube clips of obscure matches from years gone by, I am stupidly excited for the return of the Bundesliga, even if the lack of fans could devalue the experience. Also interested in Hearts and Hibs? Costumed Scots revellers flout coronavirus rules to flock to illegal Halloween rave. Person struck by train on rail line in East Ayrshire. Man speaks of 'amazing' mum who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at just 50 years old. This is going to be football but not as we know it. To sign up, simply enter your email address into the link here. The Craiglang favourite is bringing laughter to the classroom as she takes on her latest role. The newsletter will arrive every day at 12pm, giving you a round up of the best stories we've covered that in the last 24 hours. Our. Likewise there are tales of stars who could not hit a barn door in practice but would suddenly click when the main event got under way. If football got rid of fans for ever the sport would of course die but in these circumstances it’s a necessary short-term step to get the sport back on its feet. Nicola Sturgeon could impose level four lockdown in Scotland within days. Changes will be made to the way we live our lives across the city and in 18 other Scottish local authority areas entering the second highest lockdown level. “Football without fans is nothing” is a catchy soundbite but it’s not strictly true, at least not for the time being. The First Minister says she's facing a serious dilemma over whether or not to take the opportunity of harsher restrictions while furlough payments are available. Many neutrals will not buy into it and will switch off because of the lack of supporters and as strange as it may sound, that’s understandable. When it’s disappeared almost entirely across the globe, football without fans is at least something and that’s certainly better than nothing. All the latest from Nicola Sturgeon's briefing as new rules come into force today. ", One wrote: "As said by one of Sir Matt Busby's closest friends and a personal hero to your greatest manager, his name, Jock Stein. That's, of course, a slightly rearranged quote Celtic fans will recognise instantly. A timetable change will bring 96 more services a week to the station, making it a major Avanti West Coast calling point. Not in itself a controversial statement, but below it are the words "SIR MATT BUSBY". The Ibrox stars have been suspended after attending a gathering with people outside their household. Scotland the most anti-Trump part of the UK according to constituency polling. Our. The return of top quality, live football is cause for excitement in my eyes but even if the lack of fans gives these games the feel of a training ground friendly, which can easily happen when games are played behind closed doors, it will still be a fascinating watch. Germany’s football crowds are renowned for their colour, energy and noise. Other than that it's a good point. A display has been unveiled at the club's Stretford End stand reading: "FOOTBALL IS NOTHING WITHOUT FANS". These games will give us a decent idea of what to expect when Swansea eventually return to action. Join thousands of fans who have signed up to our Celtic newsletter. Now they represent a small but significant respite during a difficult and uncertain time. As two of the most colossal fanbases on the planet, we're not sure we want to get in the way of this one. City leaders have launched a 'Fight 4 Glasgow' campaign' in bid to make the public realise the consequences of not sticking to rules. Football will eventually return to the Liberty Stadium but without fans in the first instance, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Violent husband punched disabled wife with MS out her wheelchair and left her lying slumped on floor. You can unsubscribe at any time. Liverpool and Rangers legend Graeme Souness admitting racism failures is a positive step, How you can keep up to date with all the latest sport news from Glasgow Live, Rangers first-team duo suspended by club after breaching COVID protocols, Jordan Jones and George Edmundson are said to have attended a gathering outside their own household, The Celtic transfer close shave that has jolted Neil Lennon's men into life with history in their sights. As much as some claim they would rather scrap games entirely than have them played behind closed doors, we all know the majority of fans will struggle to resist the urge to watch if their team is involved. German fans put supporters of most clubs in this country to shame and the unique atmosphere is usually one of the Bundesliga’s big selling points. The Ibrox icon was quizzed on his popular Instagram account by Chris Sutton. Over the years we’ve heard plenty of stories about players who were world class on the training ground but froze in the big occasions. Tom Rogic was a standout performer at Hampden as Celtic sealed their place in the Scottish Cup Final. Check out our sister title Edinburgh Live Sport. Sean Connery to be cremated in Bahamas as family pay tribute to 'legendary angel'. The new way of doing things will undoubtedly have an impact on the game in a number of ways and new talking points will develop. In the handwritten note, the Scottish Justice Secretary told the young boy how “brave and strong” he was. However after all this time without football in our lives, even that usually drab arrangement will feel great. In November last year, a blaze tore through a tenement block on Albert Drive, destroying homes and businesses, with a second breaking out nearby in April. debate erupting on Twitter following a gesture from Manchester United. One said: "Jock Stein, Matt Busby, both Scottish, nobody will notice." Emergency services are on the scene in the east end of Glasgow. Anti-bullying campaign teacher battered drinking pal outside Scots pub. Dylan Thomson was born with chronic kidney disease and was given his first transplant aged 4, from his mum Ann. It’s also key to the title race with Dortmund just four points off league leaders Bayern but you just know it will feel incomplete. One of today’s games, Borussia Dortmund versus Schalke, is possibly Germany’s biggest derby and it involves some of the most exciting youngsters in European football. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. New football therapy group to tackle growing mental health crisis in Renfrewshire. 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Glasgow shooting sees bullet hole left in window after flat blasted by gunman. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Even before Swansea City played their last game in early March, some competitions had already started hosting games behind closed doors in a doomed bid to keep football going even when the rest of society was shutting down. "We suggested they send a heartfelt message to show just how much the club, players and manager value their match-going supporters. It's a slightly abridged version of the full quote, which reads: "Without fans who pay at the turnstile, football is nothing.". explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Fancy dress ravers pack into abandoned farm shed for illegal halloween bash. Goals from Christie and Mohamed Elyounoussi helped Celtic book their place in the Scottish Cup Final. ", One said: "Jock Stein, Matt Busby, both Scottish, nobody will notice. The person was pronounced dead at Kilwinning railway station at 7am today. For some reason no matter how important the fixture, how talented the players or how fantastic the football, matches behind closed doors never feel the same. Huge expansion of service at Motherwell station to bring 100 more trains a week. The First Minister made the announcement at the daily Government briefing.