Glasgow Celtic Football Club
How often to you go to watch your team?
Once a month
What’s your first memory of “going to the football”?
Sitting on the bars in the old standing stadium at Celtic Park . I was 4 years old and my Dad used to take me.
What do you think of entrance prices at football?
Far too expensive.
What’s your average spend on match days?
£20 – Up to £60 including the ticket.
Do you buy club merchandise from official club outlets if not why not?
Do you think your club could be doing more to “connect” with fans?
No. I think they do a lot with the fans – open training sessions etc.
Are you in favour of reintroducing standing areas at stadiums?
Yes – in some parts of the ground.
Do you play at any level?
Friendly 5 or 7 a side.
If so what do you think of the cost of playing?
Ok for a one off but when playing weekly costs can add up. £5-£7 per week to play one hour is a lot.
Do you or would you consider coaching at any level?
I coach at a school – 12 years – 16 years females.
If you could implement one thing for the good of the game what would it be?
More money to smaller clubs and less to bigger clubs.
Favourite moment following your team?
Seville Uefa Cup Final.
Favourite football moment not featuring your team?
United States Women’s Team game V Canada in Olympics.
If you could have been at any game in history what would it be?
United States Womens Team game V Canada in Olympics
The thing that annoys you most about football?
How women’s football is given next to no chance to grow and the views that a lot of people have on it.
What do you think of the transfer window? Should it stay or should clubs be allowed to buy at any point of the season?
Womans football is one of if not the fastest growing sports in the world, why do you think there’s such a lack of coverage in the UK?
No idea. There are a large number of people wanting to watch it and support it. I feel it is a disgrace how little coverage it is given.
Whats the best bit of “banter” you’ve heard or seen at a football game?
Gascoigne carding the referee when he had dropped his cards.
What makes your club so special?
The fans. If you have ever watched Celtic play or been to a game, you will understand.
Anything else you want to say?
I would love to see women’s football grow to a good level in the UK. I follow a lot of women’s football in USA and it is night and day when you compare how popular it is there to here. Scotland’s women’s team has a higher FIFA ranking than the men’s team and have gone further in all tournaments than the men have, yet we see no coverage of the games. England women played in the final of the Cyprus cup earlier this year against the Olympic bronze medallists, Canada, and won, but yet we had no coverage. At the same time USA were playing Germany in the Algarve cup final and again no coverage. I looked through all the sports channels on Sky, and everything that was shown was: men’s cricket, men’s cross country skiing, men’s wrestling, men’s snooker and a repeat of men’s football. This is the reason why women’s football is not as popular as it should be.