“He gives everything he has to our cause,” Brendan on Broony

The Scott Brown Testimonial Committee yesterday released the details for the greatly anticipated match where we get to thank our captain Scott Brown. Here’s a catch up on what everyone was saying. The choice of opposition – Martin 0’Neill’s Ireland side, seemed to cause a considerable amount of outrage on social media last night. They actually care who Celtic play in a testimonial match, and they have the cheek to call Celtic fans obsessed…maybe they were just upset that we weren’t playing Liverpool, anyway back to more important matters.

Willie Haughey is heading up the Testimonial committee for Broony. He is quoted along with Peter Lawwell and the Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Here’s what they had to say about Scott Brown…

Willie Haughey, Chairman of Scott Brown’s Testimonial Committee

“We are delighted to announce this match which we are sure will capture the imagination of supporters and be a fitting tribute to a fantastic player and a great Celtic and Scotland captain.

“Scott has served Celtic brilliantly now for more than 10 years, establishing himself as a true fans’ favourite. He is someone who has given his all to the club, and for the past decade he has dedicated himself to Celtic and played a crucial role in delivering a phenomenal level of success to the club’s supporters.

“We would sincerely like to thank Celtic Football Club for granting Scott this Testimonial Match and, of course, we are very grateful to the FAI and Martin O’Neill for agreeing to travel to Glasgow to take part in this celebration of one of the club’s most successful players and greatest servants.”

Peter Lawwell, Celtic Chief Executive

“We were really pleased to grant Scott this testimonial game, and we wish Scott and the Committee all the very best for this match, which we are sure will be a fantastic occasion.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Scott during his time at the Club. He is a man who has given his heart and soul to Celtic and been such a pivotal figure for the club for more than a decade. He is highly-deserving of this honour and I am sure our supporters will be keen to join the club and the Irish national team in celebrating such a great career.”

Brendan Rodgers, Celtic manager

“When I became Celtic manager, I ensured one of my first jobs was to meet Scott, as we discussed our plans for the future. He is a hugely important figure at the club and someone who I have been privileged to work with.

“With a tremendous will to succeed in everything he does, he is someone who we know we can depend on, someone you want in your team and a man who has been the most influential player in Scottish football for some time. He operates at the highest level, as a player and a captain, and I know he is greatly appreciated by our supporters who see, week in, week out, the energy, passion and commitment he gives to Celtic.

“He gives everything he has to our cause and through his talent and ability has been a major part of Celtic’s success, not only in my time at Celtic but for many years. We will be delighted to take part in this match to honour a great man and a great Celtic captain.”

Ticket Details:
The match will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 with a 2pm kick-off.
The Scott Brown Testimonial Committee today announced that tickets will be on sale from Wednesday, March 28, 2018 and are priced as follows:
Standard – £24
Concessions – £9(under 16/65+)
Initially, Celtic season ticket holders will have priority for the match and will be able to purchase two tickets each from Wednesday onwards until 5pm on Wednesday, April 11. Subject to availability, a General Sale will then take place from April 12, 2018.
Supporters can purchase tickets as follows:
www.celticfc.net/tickets *
Tel: 0871 226 1888*
Celtic Park Ticket Office*
A number of hospitality packages for the match will be available. Any supporters wishing to purchase hospitality at the match should contact matchdayhospitality@celticfc.co.uk or Tel: 0871 226 1888 (option 4)*
*Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via the sales line.
The FAI will also have an allocation of tickets. Supporters registered with the FAI can purchase tickets by contacting customer-relations@fai.ie

A proportion of proceeds from the match will go towards various charities and causes of Scott’s choice, including the family of former Celtic and Ireland player Liam Miller.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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