Everton star from Lymm buys football tickets for unemployed

Steven Naismith pictured left with Barry Ferguson in his Rangers days

Steven Naismith pictured left with Barry Ferguson in his Rangers days

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EVERTON star Steven Naismith says he will buy home tickets for unemployed people in Liverpool this coming season.

The Lymm resident says he has asked for tickets to be left at job centres and handed out to selected job seekers.

The striker said: "I come from Ayrshire in the West of Scotland and spent a lot of my life in Glasgow - a city that, at times, has suffered from high unemployment.

"Liverpool has a similar history and I am aware that, through no fault of their own, there are many unemployed in Liverpool trying hard to find a job and may not be able to afford a ticket.

"I thought this might be a small gesture to help those in that situation to enjoy a day out at one of our league matches.

“Hopefully it can bring some joy to many people.”


 

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4:53pm Mon 4 Aug 14

fedster says...

good on you steve top man
good on you steve top man fedster
  • Score: 3

5:44pm Mon 4 Aug 14

HappyMisery says...

A wonderful gesture.

Perhaps WG should fix the headline though as he "lives" in Lymm and states that he's "from" Ayrshire
A wonderful gesture. Perhaps WG should fix the headline though as he "lives" in Lymm and states that he's "from" Ayrshire HappyMisery
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Mon 4 Aug 14

local man says...

should be looking for work not watching football, give the tickets to a more deserving cause. I hope they get passed to Red supporters.
should be looking for work not watching football, give the tickets to a more deserving cause. I hope they get passed to Red supporters. local man
  • Score: -7

11:38pm Mon 4 Aug 14

fedster says...

local man wrote:
should be looking for work not watching football, give the tickets to a more deserving cause. I hope they get passed to Red supporters.
why is it that everyone seems to think all those that are unemployed want to be ?

just because some leech the system doesn't mean you tar them all with the same brush.

must be nice to sit on your high horse local.
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: should be looking for work not watching football, give the tickets to a more deserving cause. I hope they get passed to Red supporters.[/p][/quote]why is it that everyone seems to think all those that are unemployed want to be ? just because some leech the system doesn't mean you tar them all with the same brush. must be nice to sit on your high horse local. fedster
  • Score: 2

9:07pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ExRatRacer says...

local man wrote:
should be looking for work not watching football, give the tickets to a more deserving cause. I hope they get passed to Red supporters.
Right on LocalMan. Why doesn't he give tickets to hard-working minimum wagers?
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: should be looking for work not watching football, give the tickets to a more deserving cause. I hope they get passed to Red supporters.[/p][/quote]Right on LocalMan. Why doesn't he give tickets to hard-working minimum wagers? ExRatRacer
  • Score: 5

11:20am Wed 6 Aug 14

Johnnytwostep says...

Give them to someone more deserving, not the unemployed. They can watch the match on their 50" plasma screen via sky tv that i am sure they can afford.
Give them to someone more deserving, not the unemployed. They can watch the match on their 50" plasma screen via sky tv that i am sure they can afford. Johnnytwostep
  • Score: 2

7:08pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Cheap Mower says...

Maybe give them to a childrens charity instead, or raffle off the tickets
Maybe give them to a childrens charity instead, or raffle off the tickets Cheap Mower
  • Score: 2

9:48am Fri 8 Aug 14

kay says...

Maybe we should just give him some credit for trying to do something nice.
Maybe we should just give him some credit for trying to do something nice. kay
  • Score: 9

11:59am Fri 8 Aug 14

fedster says...

First of all liverpool,everton,ma
n city and man u

all give x amount of tickets away per season for children and adults.

unfortunately i spent a few months unemployed and i must say those that continually want to walk into that sh**ty building do need there head testing, but not everyone is the same.

a lot of you guys are starting to sound like pagey
First of all liverpool,everton,ma n city and man u all give x amount of tickets away per season for children and adults. unfortunately i spent a few months unemployed and i must say those that continually want to walk into that sh**ty building do need there head testing, but not everyone is the same. a lot of you guys are starting to sound like pagey fedster
  • Score: 5

9:40pm Fri 8 Aug 14

ExRatRacer says...

fedster wrote:
First of all liverpool,everton,ma

n city and man u

all give x amount of tickets away per season for children and adults.

unfortunately i spent a few months unemployed and i must say those that continually want to walk into that sh**ty building do need there head testing, but not everyone is the same.

a lot of you guys are starting to sound like pagey
Agree with you Fedster. I was unemployed for a short while, and hated it. But I made the effort to ensure that I didn't have to keep going into that sh***y building.
Please tell me I don't sound like Pagey?
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: First of all liverpool,everton,ma n city and man u all give x amount of tickets away per season for children and adults. unfortunately i spent a few months unemployed and i must say those that continually want to walk into that sh**ty building do need there head testing, but not everyone is the same. a lot of you guys are starting to sound like pagey[/p][/quote]Agree with you Fedster. I was unemployed for a short while, and hated it. But I made the effort to ensure that I didn't have to keep going into that sh***y building. Please tell me I don't sound like Pagey? ExRatRacer
  • Score: 0

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