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
Terrific Football Fan quotations
Fans have a constitutional right to expect success and have high expectations.
Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.
Football is one of the world's best means of communication.
It is impartial, apolitical and universal. Football unites people around the world every day. Young or old, players or fans, rich or poor, the game makes everyone equal, stirs the imagination, makes people happy and makes them sad
The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.
To be a back, you only have to be dumb.
Alabama fans love Alabama football. Auburn fans love Auburn.
In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.
My younger son, Cordell, aka Lil Snoop, loves me like a fan loves Snoop Dogg.
He's inspired by making me happy. My older son, Corde, aka Spank, does everything I say, with effort and determination - but he does it for himself. He gets his thrill out of seeing his own results on the football field.
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.
I saw greatness in John and he lived up to it.
I also saw a tremendous competitor who loved to win. John is a standard bearer, someone that players, coaches, fans and the Raider Nation can all look up to. One of his great virtues, the fire that burned brightest in him, was his love and passion for football, which was seldom ever equaled.
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.
I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation.
I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation.
So my dad raised me, and he's a huge football fan.
The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment, no matter what the score.
How lucky I was to have played for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
A proud, hard-working people, who loves their football, and their players.
I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite.
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
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 shall not rest until Leeds United are kicked out of the football league.
Their fans are the scum of the earth, absolute animals and a disgrace. I will do everything in my power to make sure this happens.
My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.
Whenever I see those crmison jerseys and crimson helmets, I feel humbled to have played football for Alabama. Other players in the NFL talk to me about their schools and their traditions. I just smile knowing the immense love Alabama fans have for our school and its football program. I'm proud to be a part of that Crimson Tide heritage.
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.
If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, "Roll, Tide, Roll!"
Some fans keep booing and whistling at me because I'm handsome, rich and a great player. They envy me.
Every profession has changed. Journalism has changed. Medicine has changed. Technology has changed and it evolves. The same is true of football. Free agency has now allowed teams to be a dynasty as they have been before. It is not a great thing for the fans, but it is a good thing for the players.
You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.
Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.
Three things can happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.
Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo's was the most exciting debut I've ever seen.
There have been a few players described as 'The New George Best' over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.
I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: 'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good.'
Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died.
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.