It would've cost less, and left the previous owners with nothing, to go into liquidation. But it would also be humiliating for Celtic. So we paid all the bills. Celtic means the same to me as it does to other fans. I identify with the club and wish to be proud of it.— Fergus McCann
Valuable Football Clubs quotations
When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong.
In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.
The goal is to win. It's not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don't want to throw my money away, but it's really about having fun and that means success and trophies.
At a football club, there's a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don't come into it. They are only there to sign the checks.
Thierry is the best striker in the world.
By far he's the best in the world. Thierry doesn't just score goals. Even when he's not having a good day he can make an important pass. He is a strong character. If things go wrong, he bounces straight back. His effect on the club is very big.
I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side, the fans and the club will need to get away from the philosophy of 'pretty football', that's got to go.
I don't like champagne, I don't smoke cigars, I haven't any real jewellery at all, apart from the 8 pieces of gold I picked up at Anfield, the most important relationship at a football club is not between the manager and the chairman, but the players and the fans.
I run an academy in Spain for young footballers who are released by their clubs and who, in my opinion, deserve a second chance. It is a rewarding job for me, but one that also reveals many of the faults in the English game.
The crowds at West Ham haven't been rewarded by results, but they keep turning up because of the good football they see. Other clubs will suffer from the old bugbear that results count more than anything. This has been the ruination of English soccer.
Why couldn't you beat a richer club? I've never seen a bag of money score a goal.
Talking of first times Stephanie, I bet your first time was really memorable for you and the captain ot the football team .. and the basketball team .. and the softball team, the track team, the chess club and the pool boy!
We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.
I'm realising my dream of owning a top football club.
Some will doubt my motives, others will think I'm crazy.
Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.
The most important people at Liverpool Football Club are the people who want to be here.
No Scot ever made a bigger impact on a club than Bill Shankly.
Others may claim an equal share of trophies and Matt Busby comes to mind with his wonderful record crowned by the European Cup, but not even Matt would claim the kinship with the fans that Bill enjoyed. He was what football was all about. I can't praise him higher than that.
If you are young and open, and start loving football and really think about it then there are not a lot of alternatives to LFC. If you are a fan of another club it's okay too. But if you want to be a fan of 'the' club then it's Liverpool FC.
I follow the baseball team on the Internet more than I do the football team.
Generally you can get a Nebraska game anywhere. Before I started doing big arenas and stuff and had a tour bus when I was just working comedy clubs way back when I would always listen to the games in my hotel room on the Internet.
Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory, and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say 'We're Liverpool'.
If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be.
Celtic, like Barcelona, are more than a football club.
Our clubs are a symbol of a culture and community that has not always been made welcome in their respective countries.
Liverpool Football Club is the heartland of football folklore
It's a great honour to be asked to be the next manager of Manchester United.
I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done and for the football club.
There are those who say maybe I should forget about football. Maybe I should forget about breathing.
Messi is undoubtedly a gifted footballer, like Maradona and Pele, and he's playing for the best club side in the world at the moment. He's successful and he's winning trophies, so it's only logical that he'll be voted the best player in the world.
In international football you have 10 games a season, with players from different clubs. There's no time for proper coaching; they're just recovering from playing on the Saturday.
I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league.
Why don't I get my own team? (English Premiership football club)
The Frankfurt Galaxy( The NFL Europe team) always had tremendous success, at that time there were 2,000 American football clubs in Europe playing the game from juniors through to adults.
You start with what you believe in. I believe in building a football club rather than building a football team.
So, Arsenal have signed Arsene Wenger because his name sounds a bit like the club. How long before Man Utd sign Stefan Kuntz?
Next year we have to be even better. If we want to be a big club this has to be one of many.
I love football and it's the sport I would really like to play.
I've said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career.
They have a choice as a club. They don't have to sell. Maybe Southampton's objectives have changed. They were looking to be a Champions League club, I believe. They obviously wanted to change... I don't have sympathy, no.
I always wanted to be a one-club man, I always wanted to play for Liverpool.
If I had gone out of the team in my twenties or early thirties I would've left because I love playing football.