Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kennedy benefit planned

SFA in doing the right thing shock! Stop the press!

Nice to hear in The Herald that the SFA and Celtic are in discussions to hold some kind of benefit match for John Kennedy. The tragic way his career was cut short playing in a meaningless international fixture has probably affected everybody who followed his struggle to recover over the next couple of years.

Scotland manager Craig Levein is apparently keen to help out - and he knows better the most the pain of having to call it a day before you are ready.

Plans being discussed at the moment include a game between Celtic and Scotland the day after the Scottish Cup final with the SFA said to be keen to get a strong Scotland squad assembled for the match.

I'm sure that most of the players would be happy to turn out. Even in the bubble that they inhabit there must be times when players think "there but for the grace of God."

Not really a fan of most testimonials these days - a throwback to a simpler and more deserving time - but the case of John Kennedy is certainly worthy of exception.