Ann Budge

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Ann Budge said : "The inherent unfairness of it is why I'm still talking about it," External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "I put forward a paper which I want to be viewed as a discussion document," "I'm not precious at all about 14-14-14. What I want to progress is the discussions. I feel like we have been treading water for weeks and nothing is happening" External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "If it hadn't been Hearts there, no, I might not have been fighting so hard but I can assure you I would have been voting for change. "If I go right back to 15 March, I wrote to the SPFL and said we need to look at this so that clubs don't suffer. What I got back was a letter that basically said, 'Yes, if you would like to do the work and tell us what articles need changed, we'll look at it'. "That is not what I expect from the governing body. I expect them to take more leadership. "I should not be the one who's trying to come up with some solution. I and many others can see a tsunami coming towards us. Certain clubs cannot play behind closed doors. Other clubs don't want to for business reasons. "Everybody knows we have to make a change. Let's make a change proactively rather than waiting for clubs getting into difficulty. It's a nonsense" External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "My plan has always been to hand the club over to supporters and nothing has changed," External link

bbc Friday, May 29, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "My plan has always been to hand the club over to supporters and nothing has changed," External link

bbc Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "This is not about permanent reconstruction. " External link

heart Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

thecourier Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge told : "I am bitterly disappointed, although sadly not surprised, that there is insufficient support from Premiership clubs to expand the top league," External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "This is so appallingly disrespectful to everyone on the task force," External link

afp-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge : "I've sat on the SPFL board and I've approved a loan for another club" External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge claimed : “I don’t think any of us genuinely believe we are going to be playing football, especially in front of normal crowds, any time this year” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

newsandstar Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

dailyecho Friday, April 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "We need to try to and draw line under it and if we don't have an independent inquiry I don't think a line will ever be drawn under it," "I think it's essential. "At least people would then at least [know] this has been looked at, problems have been highlighted and maybe, just maybe, we won't make the same mistakes again in the future" External link

bbc Friday, April 17, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

ahram-EN Friday, April 17, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

news18 Friday, April 17, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “I have said from the outset that it was imperative that we find a solution that ensures no club is penalised by relegation in a situation where the leagues cannot be finished” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

newsandstar Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-english Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I believe the whole process has been incredibly badly handled and shows Scottish Football in a very poor light," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

oxfordtimes Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

thecourier Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-english Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed" External link

news18 Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

newsandstar Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed" External link

business-standard Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

thecourier Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed" External link

afp-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The whole process has been incredibly badly handled," External link

bbc Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8 April leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed," "The reasons for Hearts and others voting against this resolution have been well-documented and, sadly, anyone who believes this decision will draw a line under the whole matter, is in my opinion being optimistic indeed. "Suffice to say that I believe the SPFL should have admitted that errors had been made in the handling of this resolution, withdrawn it and asked clubs to revote. The outcome may have been the same but at least some of the criticisms would have been addressed" External link

bbc Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “If the SPFL genuinely wanted to work with member clubs to find a solution to the matter of releasing funds they could and should have reverted both more timeously and more helpfully,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, April 13, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : "If the SPFL genuinely wanted to work with member clubs to find a solution to the matter of releasing funds they could and should have reverted both more timeously and more helpfully," External link

bbc Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Clearly, this is a subjective judgement," "It suggests that the board has made a decision and simply wish now to convince the members to accept that decision. "This is not, in my view, how you honour the principle that it is up to the members to decide how to ensure the fairest approach is taken" External link

bbc Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We’ve had no further conversations about that over the last two or three weeks," External link

bbc Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I can’t really make that decision unless I know if we’re playing in the Championship or the Premiership. Really, neither can he" External link

bbc Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge says : "a number of players have agreed to our proposed terms" External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I have a legal obligation to transfer majority ownership to the fans and I also have a moral obligation not to burden the club with football debt, that can never be written off," "At this point in time we believe that asking for wage cuts is the most appropriate way to safeguard the club. We also believe it is morally the right thing to do when everyone on the planet is faced with making sacrifices" External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "A number of staff and managers offered to take no salary or a larger wage reduction to enable us to better support those who needed it more," "I asked all employees to stand together to ensure we can survive the next few months. Their response has been amazing. Most of the staff agreed immediately" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Having approached our bank we have been formally advised that their policy towards football clubs hasn't changed and they remain unable to lend to us," "I would stress that we are not alone in this. This is not a Hearts problem; it is a football problem" External link

bbc Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We have asked all full-time employees, managers, coaches, players and player back-room staff, with effect from the beginning of April, to accept a 50% cut in their monthly salary," External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Given the uncertainty of the whole situation with which we have been presented, we cannot say how long these measures will be in place," External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We have asked all full-time employees, managers, coaches, players and player back-room staff, with effect from the beginning of April, to accept a 50% cut in their monthly salary," External link

news18 Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Given the uncertainty of the whole situation with which we have been presented, we cannot say how long these measures will be in place," External link

news18 Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We have asked all full-time employees, managers, coaches, players and player back-room staff, with effect from the beginning of April, to accept a 50% cut in their monthly salary," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Given the uncertainty of the whole situation with which we have been presented, we cannot say how long these measures will be in place," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge anunciou : “Para evitar um programa de despedimentos e para proteger o maior número possível de empregos, proponho a criação de um programa de redução salarial” External link

dnoticias Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge anunciou : "Para evitar um programa de despedimentos e para proteger o maior número possível de empregos, proponho a criação de um programa de redução salarial" External link

record Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge told : "In order to try to prevent a staff redundancy programme and to protect as many jobs as possible, I am proposing to implement a club-wide salary reduction programme," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "No-one's full-time salary will fall below the Living Wage. In other words, if the 50% reduction would take anyone's salary below this threshold, the full-time salary will be set at 18,135," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "We are living through unprecedented and challenging times at the moment. As you will appreciate, my priority is the health and well-being of our people. " External link

heart Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "No-one's full-time salary will fall below the Living Wage. If the 50 per cent reduction would take anyone's salary below this threshold, the full-time salary will be set at 18,135. " External link

heart Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The Scottish FA has now suspended football for the foreseeable future and, whilst there is no specified end date to this, it is most likely that the game will not resume until July/early August at the earliest," External link

bbc Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The Scottish FA has now suspended football for the foreseeable future and, whilst there is no specified end date to this, it is most likely that the game will not resume until July/early August at the earliest," External link

bbc Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "In order to try to prevent a staff redundancy programme and to protect as many jobs as possible, I am proposing to implement a club-wide salary reduction programme," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "No-one's full-time salary will fall below the Living Wage. In other words, if the 50% reduction would take anyone's salary below this threshold, the full-time salary will be set at £18,135," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The decision on Friday morning basically wiped 1m off our income in April," "That has been in our cashflows. That, plus spending money on the infrastructure here, and the reason we did that was to build another stream of income. But right now we can't hold events. "The supporters really need to understand if it is at all possible to continue [to donate] please do because this is not a trivial problem, it's a serious one. "It will be a fight, it will be a struggle" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “He has, to my understanding, to reach a settlement for himself, which has nothing to do with us,” “We asked for evidence, they didn’t provide it, they haven’t been in touch again” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m not trying to deal with Barnsley because one of Daniels’s assistants who is still employed by Barnsley has got to sort his situation out,” “I can’t influence that and certainly don’t want to get in the middle of it” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “He has, to my understanding, to reach a settlement for himself, which has nothing to do with us,” “We asked for evidence, they didn’t provide it, they haven’t been in touch again” External link

thecourier Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m not trying to deal with Barnsley because one of Daniels’s assistants who is still employed by Barnsley has got to sort his situation out,” “I can’t influence that and certainly don’t want to get in the middle of it” External link

thecourier Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “Until the thing [appointment] was finished, you don’t know what is going to creep out of the woodwork,” External link

thetimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "His track record, but almost more importantly, his passion, which came across very very clearly during the interview process. "As well as that, I think we decided we wanted to try something a little bit different, bring in a new face and all of these things made us believe that Daniel was the right person" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Austin MacPhee ) : "He is still part of the coaching team and is helping Daniel understand how things operate within Hearts and within Scottish football," "There are a whole of things that Austin's also been involved in - one of them is recruitment and that's something he will focus on moving forward" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Craig Levein ) : “I questioned deeply whether it was the right thing to do, to allow Craig to have both roles,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 4, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “It was not a nice thing to do,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 4, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Craig Levein ) : “I questioned deeply whether it was the right thing to do, to allow Craig to have both roles,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 4, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “It was not a nice thing to do,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 4, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m in no hurry, it’s not that we have someone in our sights despite what some of the media have been saying,” “I want to go through the process rigorously and thoroughly and explore a lot of avenues. So the net will be cast quite wide” External link

thecourier Monday, November 4, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m in no hurry, it’s not that we have someone in our sights despite what some of the media have been saying,” “I want to go through the process rigorously and thoroughly and explore a lot of avenues. So the net will be cast quite wide” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 4, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge explained : "I'll take as long as it takes to find the right person [as manager]," "I'm in no hurry. It's not that we have someone in our sights, despite what some of the media have been saying. I want to go through the process rigorously and thoroughly and explore a lot of avenues. The net will be cast quite wide. "It's important that we have a manager who has the time to focus on the first team and really not worry about all the other things and I want an equally senior appointment. "You've seen it in other clubs where they've been appointing sporting directors or technical directors. I do think that's right. The complexities around managing all of the parts of the football department are such that I think it's too much to expect of one man so I want to split the role. "I'd like to get the sporting director appointment made soon. Any manager who comes in has to come in knowing that there will be a sporting director, possibly in place or certainly to be appointed" External link

bbc Monday, November 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "It was not a nice thing to do," External link

bbc Monday, November 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "What we do not do is overreact, throw all of our plans out of the window and start again! "I am frequently asked in what way running a football club is different from running a 'normal' business. While there are many differences, I firmly believe that one thing is the same, no matter what business you are running," External link

bbc Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "Everyone accepts that it is a common problem and we all have to do our bit," External link

bbc Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I think there is a genuine possibility, not probability, that we would go down that route," "There are a number of working groups at the moment looking at these issues. "The authorities are trying to protect the clubs to a certain extent. It has to be driven by the clubs, backed by the SFA and SPFL, but we need to look elsewhere. "Could the police do more? How can we work better with the police? Could the courts do more? One of the frustrations I've heard is people are caught almost red-handed get as far as the courts and then nothing happens. That's not going to help us. "We are all talking more than ever before. We've got to do our bit, the authorities have got to do their bit, along with the police and the courts. If we can pull all of that together, we have a fighting chance. Eradicating it totally? I don't know, because people are people" External link

bbc Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "We closed some of our own sections where we had trouble. These are open again but if we have the same sort of thing, we will have to address it. "We've added to our own security people, so we can get to know the supporters. "One of the best things we did was to introduce a helpline, send a message when you see something. That is getting used more and more. We can do something about it - and we have done. It's almost self-policing. If the supporters are saying 'this is not what we want going on at our club', that's good" External link

bbc Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "It's a real honour to be chosen for the Edinburgh Award and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who nominated me. "What makes this award so special is that it's from my city, my home town, and presented on behalf of the citizens of Edinburgh. "As someone from a working class family from West Pilton, who still cherishes everything about this city, the fans and the incredible people and the charities we work with, to be told I'll soon have my handprints set in stone in the heart of Edinburgh - that's a special moment indeed for me and my family" External link

bbc Friday, July 5, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "It's a real honour to be chosen for the Edinburgh Award and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who nominated me. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, July 5, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Gustavo Dudamel ) : "We really can’t wait to welcome thousands of local families and friends to the stadium to hear Gustavo Dudamel conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a spectacular tribute to the music of Hollywood. " External link

TheScotsman Monday, July 1, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't know how he has the stamina to cope with it," "Going back to the first meetings I had with him five years ago one of the things I really liked about him was his openness and his honesty. "He said, 'you do realise, Ann, that there are some people who will never accept me'. There are a few supporters who will never be happy. We could win the league and the cup, we could do the treble and they would still say Craig Levein is the wrong man for the job. That's built up over all the years he's been here. Not everyone likes his style of football, not everyone likes the way he sets up the team, but there are even more supporters who are happy to give him a chance and thank him for everything he has done and is doing. "The criticism is not pleasant. I've had some of it. Never outside of the stadium, but inside the ground, when the result goes against us I've had the supporters turn and stare and point and shout, 'what are you doing about this?!' It's not as vitriolic as it is with Craig, so he deserves a lot of credit for dealing with it. "He's been in football so long and knows how volatile supporters can be and how they can change at the flick of a switch. We've all seen it. One minute they're singing his name and the next they're yelling for his head. I might be speaking to supporters after a disappointing result and I say, 'who do you think is the most unhappy person today? It's not you, it's the players, but above all others, it's Craig'. That's why I say that if we managed to win on Saturday he'll be the first person on my mind" External link

bbc Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't think there needs to be a lot of movement," "Are we happy with sixth in the league? Absolutely not. Is it devastating? No, but we're striving for better next season" External link

bbc Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't know how he has the stamina to cope with it," "Going back to the first meetings I had with him five years ago one of the things I really liked about him was his openness and his honesty. "He said, 'you do realise, Ann, that there are some people who will never accept me'. There are a few supporters who will never be happy. We could win the league and the cup, we could do the treble and they would still say Craig Levein is the wrong man for the job. That's built up over all the years he's been here. Not everyone likes his style of football, not everyone likes the way he sets up the team, but there are even more supporters who are happy to give him a chance and thank him for everything he has done and is doing. "The criticism is not pleasant. I've had some of it. Never outside of the stadium, but inside the ground, when the result goes against us I've had the supporters turn and stare and point and shout, 'what are you doing about this?!' It's not as vitriolic as it is with Craig, so he deserves a lot of credit for dealing with it. "He's been in football so long and knows how volatile supporters can be and how they can change at the flick of a switch. We've all seen it. One minute they're singing his name and the next they're yelling for his head. I might be speaking to supporters after a disappointing result and I say, 'who do you think is the most unhappy person today? It's not you, it's the players, but above all others, it's Craig'. That's why I say that if we managed to win on Saturday he'll be the first person on my mind" External link

bbc Friday, May 24, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't think there needs to be a lot of movement," "Are we happy with sixth in the league? Absolutely not. Is it devastating? No, but we're striving for better next season" External link

bbc Friday, May 24, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge criticised : "an appalling example of racist abuse" External link

bbc Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Just because it happens both ways, that in no way condones it," External link

bbc Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge replied : “Nobody is bomb-proof, not in any walk of life,” External link

thetimes Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge criticised : "an appalling example of racist abuse" External link

bbc Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Just because it happens both ways, that in no way condones it," External link

bbc Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Despite what happened in the last game I do actually think we are winning," External link

bbc Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Despite what happened in the last game I do actually think we are winning," External link

bbc Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:57:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Despite what happened in the last game I do actually think we are winning," External link

bbc Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:25:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "The challenges he's had this season, I'm not sure anyone could have done better," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Craig Levein ) : "Craig is committed to the club, he is committed to the players, he is committed to the young ones he has brought in and is committed to the most experienced ones," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "this behaviour will not be tolerated" External link

bbc Monday, December 10, 2018 6:50:00 PM EAT



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businesswoman62.50%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
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Steve Brown said ( about Ann Budge ) : “The biggest thing, and I’ve spoken to Ann Budge a number of times, is the voting,” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Craig Levein added ( about Ann Budge ) : "The leadership for this whole situation should have come from the centre," "They need to come up with innovative ideas to move forward, it shouldn't be left to Rangers or Ann Budge. "That responsibility belongs with the board and the executives. I don't think they have done a very good job" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added ( about Ann Budge ) : "But if it is now appropriate for me to talk to them directly, I am very happy to do so. "I have had a number of conversations with Ann this week, including one that also involved another club chairman. Clearly, any income for our game, especially at such a difficult time, is something we would all welcome. "I am delighted to have heard Ann's comments on the radio this afternoon that there are, in fact, no conditions attached to this money. "I will be speaking again to Ann over the weekend and hope to be in a position to update our divisional meetings this week" External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Gary Mackay told ( about Ann Budge ) : "Ann is trying to salvage whatever she can," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Austin MacPhee said ( about Ann Budge ) : “When people are getting emotional, Ann stays very practical so I don’t think she will rush to a decision after a victory or a defeat,” “She will try to find the best person to take the club forward in the two roles, once there is a clear strategy of how the club will move forward” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:45:00 AM EAT

Austin MacPhee said ( about Ann Budge ) : “When people are getting emotional, Ann stays very practical so I don’t think she will rush to a decision after a victory or a defeat,” “She will try to find the best person to take the club forward in the two roles, once there is a clear strategy of how the club will move forward” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Stewart said ( about Ann Budge ) : "He's been given such an unprecedented length of time for someone who has done so poorly," "Ann Budge has done so much good work off the field, but this was really beginning to tarnish her reputation among the supporters" External link

bbc Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Craig Levein added ( about Ann Budge ) : "I speak to Ann Budge regularly. We talk about results and if results aren't good then we look to improve. It is a normal conversation" External link

bbc Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

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Ann Budge said : "The inherent unfairness of it is why I'm still talking about it," External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "I put forward a paper which I want to be viewed as a discussion document," "I'm not precious at all about 14-14-14. What I want to progress is the discussions. I feel like we have been treading water for weeks and nothing is happening" External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "If it hadn't been Hearts there, no, I might not have been fighting so hard but I can assure you I would have been voting for change. "If I go right back to 15 March, I wrote to the SPFL and said we need to look at this so that clubs don't suffer. What I got back was a letter that basically said, 'Yes, if you would like to do the work and tell us what articles need changed, we'll look at it'. "That is not what I expect from the governing body. I expect them to take more leadership. "I should not be the one who's trying to come up with some solution. I and many others can see a tsunami coming towards us. Certain clubs cannot play behind closed doors. Other clubs don't want to for business reasons. "Everybody knows we have to make a change. Let's make a change proactively rather than waiting for clubs getting into difficulty. It's a nonsense" External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "My plan has always been to hand the club over to supporters and nothing has changed," External link

bbc Friday, May 29, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "My plan has always been to hand the club over to supporters and nothing has changed," External link

bbc Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "This is not about permanent reconstruction. " External link

heart Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

thecourier Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

newsandstar Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, May 10, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

yorkpress Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

worcesternews Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

dailyecho Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge warned : “While the Premiership has not yet been called, should it be so, with Hearts expelled as a result, we will be taking further advice on what options are open to us and to other clubs in the same position, to formally challenge this outcome” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge told : "I am bitterly disappointed, although sadly not surprised, that there is insufficient support from Premiership clubs to expand the top league," External link

bbc Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "This is so appallingly disrespectful to everyone on the task force," External link

afp-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge : "I've sat on the SPFL board and I've approved a loan for another club" External link

bbc Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge claimed : “I don’t think any of us genuinely believe we are going to be playing football, especially in front of normal crowds, any time this year” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

newsandstar Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 18, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

worcesternews Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

yorkpress Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

dailyecho Friday, April 17, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "We need to try to and draw line under it and if we don't have an independent inquiry I don't think a line will ever be drawn under it," "I think it's essential. "At least people would then at least [know] this has been looked at, problems have been highlighted and maybe, just maybe, we won't make the same mistakes again in the future" External link

bbc Friday, April 17, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : “The importance of league restructuring is understood by all. It is vital that we all work together to find solutions for the benefit of the game as a whole” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

ahram-EN Friday, April 17, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

news18 Friday, April 17, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 17, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “I have said from the outset that it was imperative that we find a solution that ensures no club is penalised by relegation in a situation where the leagues cannot be finished” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

newsandstar Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-english Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I believe the whole process has been incredibly badly handled and shows Scottish Football in a very poor light," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

cyprus-mail Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

oxfordtimes Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

thecourier Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:33:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-english Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed" External link

news18 Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed. " External link

afp-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

newsandstar Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed" External link

business-standard Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

thecourier Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “However, it is now of paramount importance that we do not give up in our efforts to right this wrong,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8th April, leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed" External link

afp-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The whole process has been incredibly badly handled," External link

bbc Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Yesterday afternoon's announcement that Dundee FC has re-cast its vote, in support of the SPFL's written resolution of 8 April leaves me both disillusioned and bitterly disappointed," "The reasons for Hearts and others voting against this resolution have been well-documented and, sadly, anyone who believes this decision will draw a line under the whole matter, is in my opinion being optimistic indeed. "Suffice to say that I believe the SPFL should have admitted that errors had been made in the handling of this resolution, withdrawn it and asked clubs to revote. The outcome may have been the same but at least some of the criticisms would have been addressed" External link

bbc Thursday, April 16, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : “If the SPFL genuinely wanted to work with member clubs to find a solution to the matter of releasing funds they could and should have reverted both more timeously and more helpfully,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, April 13, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : "If the SPFL genuinely wanted to work with member clubs to find a solution to the matter of releasing funds they could and should have reverted both more timeously and more helpfully," External link

bbc Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Clearly, this is a subjective judgement," "It suggests that the board has made a decision and simply wish now to convince the members to accept that decision. "This is not, in my view, how you honour the principle that it is up to the members to decide how to ensure the fairest approach is taken" External link

bbc Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We’ve had no further conversations about that over the last two or three weeks," External link

bbc Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I can’t really make that decision unless I know if we’re playing in the Championship or the Premiership. Really, neither can he" External link

bbc Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge says : "a number of players have agreed to our proposed terms" External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I have a legal obligation to transfer majority ownership to the fans and I also have a moral obligation not to burden the club with football debt, that can never be written off," "At this point in time we believe that asking for wage cuts is the most appropriate way to safeguard the club. We also believe it is morally the right thing to do when everyone on the planet is faced with making sacrifices" External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "A number of staff and managers offered to take no salary or a larger wage reduction to enable us to better support those who needed it more," "I asked all employees to stand together to ensure we can survive the next few months. Their response has been amazing. Most of the staff agreed immediately" External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Having approached our bank we have been formally advised that their policy towards football clubs hasn't changed and they remain unable to lend to us," "I would stress that we are not alone in this. This is not a Hearts problem; it is a football problem" External link

bbc Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We have asked all full-time employees, managers, coaches, players and player back-room staff, with effect from the beginning of April, to accept a 50% cut in their monthly salary," External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Given the uncertainty of the whole situation with which we have been presented, we cannot say how long these measures will be in place," External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We have asked all full-time employees, managers, coaches, players and player back-room staff, with effect from the beginning of April, to accept a 50% cut in their monthly salary," External link

news18 Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Given the uncertainty of the whole situation with which we have been presented, we cannot say how long these measures will be in place," External link

news18 Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge told : "We have asked all full-time employees, managers, coaches, players and player back-room staff, with effect from the beginning of April, to accept a 50% cut in their monthly salary," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Given the uncertainty of the whole situation with which we have been presented, we cannot say how long these measures will be in place," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge anunciou : “Para evitar um programa de despedimentos e para proteger o maior número possível de empregos, proponho a criação de um programa de redução salarial” External link

dnoticias Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge anunciou : "Para evitar um programa de despedimentos e para proteger o maior número possível de empregos, proponho a criação de um programa de redução salarial" External link

record Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge told : "In order to try to prevent a staff redundancy programme and to protect as many jobs as possible, I am proposing to implement a club-wide salary reduction programme," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "No-one's full-time salary will fall below the Living Wage. In other words, if the 50% reduction would take anyone's salary below this threshold, the full-time salary will be set at 18,135," External link

timesofmalta Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "We are living through unprecedented and challenging times at the moment. As you will appreciate, my priority is the health and well-being of our people. " External link

heart Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "No-one's full-time salary will fall below the Living Wage. If the 50 per cent reduction would take anyone's salary below this threshold, the full-time salary will be set at 18,135. " External link

heart Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The Scottish FA has now suspended football for the foreseeable future and, whilst there is no specified end date to this, it is most likely that the game will not resume until July/early August at the earliest," External link

bbc Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The Scottish FA has now suspended football for the foreseeable future and, whilst there is no specified end date to this, it is most likely that the game will not resume until July/early August at the earliest," External link

bbc Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "In order to try to prevent a staff redundancy programme and to protect as many jobs as possible, I am proposing to implement a club-wide salary reduction programme," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "No-one's full-time salary will fall below the Living Wage. In other words, if the 50% reduction would take anyone's salary below this threshold, the full-time salary will be set at £18,135," External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "The decision on Friday morning basically wiped 1m off our income in April," "That has been in our cashflows. That, plus spending money on the infrastructure here, and the reason we did that was to build another stream of income. But right now we can't hold events. "The supporters really need to understand if it is at all possible to continue [to donate] please do because this is not a trivial problem, it's a serious one. "It will be a fight, it will be a struggle" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “He has, to my understanding, to reach a settlement for himself, which has nothing to do with us,” “We asked for evidence, they didn’t provide it, they haven’t been in touch again” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m not trying to deal with Barnsley because one of Daniels’s assistants who is still employed by Barnsley has got to sort his situation out,” “I can’t influence that and certainly don’t want to get in the middle of it” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “He has, to my understanding, to reach a settlement for himself, which has nothing to do with us,” “We asked for evidence, they didn’t provide it, they haven’t been in touch again” External link

thecourier Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m not trying to deal with Barnsley because one of Daniels’s assistants who is still employed by Barnsley has got to sort his situation out,” “I can’t influence that and certainly don’t want to get in the middle of it” External link

thecourier Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “Until the thing [appointment] was finished, you don’t know what is going to creep out of the woodwork,” External link

thetimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:09:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "His track record, but almost more importantly, his passion, which came across very very clearly during the interview process. "As well as that, I think we decided we wanted to try something a little bit different, bring in a new face and all of these things made us believe that Daniel was the right person" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Austin MacPhee ) : "He is still part of the coaching team and is helping Daniel understand how things operate within Hearts and within Scottish football," "There are a whole of things that Austin's also been involved in - one of them is recruitment and that's something he will focus on moving forward" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Craig Levein ) : “I questioned deeply whether it was the right thing to do, to allow Craig to have both roles,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 4, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “It was not a nice thing to do,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 4, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Craig Levein ) : “I questioned deeply whether it was the right thing to do, to allow Craig to have both roles,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 4, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “It was not a nice thing to do,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 4, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m in no hurry, it’s not that we have someone in our sights despite what some of the media have been saying,” “I want to go through the process rigorously and thoroughly and explore a lot of avenues. So the net will be cast quite wide” External link

thecourier Monday, November 4, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : “I’m in no hurry, it’s not that we have someone in our sights despite what some of the media have been saying,” “I want to go through the process rigorously and thoroughly and explore a lot of avenues. So the net will be cast quite wide” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 4, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge explained : "I'll take as long as it takes to find the right person [as manager]," "I'm in no hurry. It's not that we have someone in our sights, despite what some of the media have been saying. I want to go through the process rigorously and thoroughly and explore a lot of avenues. The net will be cast quite wide. "It's important that we have a manager who has the time to focus on the first team and really not worry about all the other things and I want an equally senior appointment. "You've seen it in other clubs where they've been appointing sporting directors or technical directors. I do think that's right. The complexities around managing all of the parts of the football department are such that I think it's too much to expect of one man so I want to split the role. "I'd like to get the sporting director appointment made soon. Any manager who comes in has to come in knowing that there will be a sporting director, possibly in place or certainly to be appointed" External link

bbc Monday, November 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "It was not a nice thing to do," External link

bbc Monday, November 4, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "What we do not do is overreact, throw all of our plans out of the window and start again! "I am frequently asked in what way running a football club is different from running a 'normal' business. While there are many differences, I firmly believe that one thing is the same, no matter what business you are running," External link

bbc Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "Everyone accepts that it is a common problem and we all have to do our bit," External link

bbc Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "I think there is a genuine possibility, not probability, that we would go down that route," "There are a number of working groups at the moment looking at these issues. "The authorities are trying to protect the clubs to a certain extent. It has to be driven by the clubs, backed by the SFA and SPFL, but we need to look elsewhere. "Could the police do more? How can we work better with the police? Could the courts do more? One of the frustrations I've heard is people are caught almost red-handed get as far as the courts and then nothing happens. That's not going to help us. "We are all talking more than ever before. We've got to do our bit, the authorities have got to do their bit, along with the police and the courts. If we can pull all of that together, we have a fighting chance. Eradicating it totally? I don't know, because people are people" External link

bbc Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "We closed some of our own sections where we had trouble. These are open again but if we have the same sort of thing, we will have to address it. "We've added to our own security people, so we can get to know the supporters. "One of the best things we did was to introduce a helpline, send a message when you see something. That is getting used more and more. We can do something about it - and we have done. It's almost self-policing. If the supporters are saying 'this is not what we want going on at our club', that's good" External link

bbc Saturday, August 24, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "It's a real honour to be chosen for the Edinburgh Award and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who nominated me. "What makes this award so special is that it's from my city, my home town, and presented on behalf of the citizens of Edinburgh. "As someone from a working class family from West Pilton, who still cherishes everything about this city, the fans and the incredible people and the charities we work with, to be told I'll soon have my handprints set in stone in the heart of Edinburgh - that's a special moment indeed for me and my family" External link

bbc Friday, July 5, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "It's a real honour to be chosen for the Edinburgh Award and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who nominated me. " External link

heraldscotland Friday, July 5, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Gustavo Dudamel ) : "We really can’t wait to welcome thousands of local families and friends to the stadium to hear Gustavo Dudamel conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a spectacular tribute to the music of Hollywood. " External link

TheScotsman Monday, July 1, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't know how he has the stamina to cope with it," "Going back to the first meetings I had with him five years ago one of the things I really liked about him was his openness and his honesty. "He said, 'you do realise, Ann, that there are some people who will never accept me'. There are a few supporters who will never be happy. We could win the league and the cup, we could do the treble and they would still say Craig Levein is the wrong man for the job. That's built up over all the years he's been here. Not everyone likes his style of football, not everyone likes the way he sets up the team, but there are even more supporters who are happy to give him a chance and thank him for everything he has done and is doing. "The criticism is not pleasant. I've had some of it. Never outside of the stadium, but inside the ground, when the result goes against us I've had the supporters turn and stare and point and shout, 'what are you doing about this?!' It's not as vitriolic as it is with Craig, so he deserves a lot of credit for dealing with it. "He's been in football so long and knows how volatile supporters can be and how they can change at the flick of a switch. We've all seen it. One minute they're singing his name and the next they're yelling for his head. I might be speaking to supporters after a disappointing result and I say, 'who do you think is the most unhappy person today? It's not you, it's the players, but above all others, it's Craig'. That's why I say that if we managed to win on Saturday he'll be the first person on my mind" External link

bbc Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't think there needs to be a lot of movement," "Are we happy with sixth in the league? Absolutely not. Is it devastating? No, but we're striving for better next season" External link

bbc Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't know how he has the stamina to cope with it," "Going back to the first meetings I had with him five years ago one of the things I really liked about him was his openness and his honesty. "He said, 'you do realise, Ann, that there are some people who will never accept me'. There are a few supporters who will never be happy. We could win the league and the cup, we could do the treble and they would still say Craig Levein is the wrong man for the job. That's built up over all the years he's been here. Not everyone likes his style of football, not everyone likes the way he sets up the team, but there are even more supporters who are happy to give him a chance and thank him for everything he has done and is doing. "The criticism is not pleasant. I've had some of it. Never outside of the stadium, but inside the ground, when the result goes against us I've had the supporters turn and stare and point and shout, 'what are you doing about this?!' It's not as vitriolic as it is with Craig, so he deserves a lot of credit for dealing with it. "He's been in football so long and knows how volatile supporters can be and how they can change at the flick of a switch. We've all seen it. One minute they're singing his name and the next they're yelling for his head. I might be speaking to supporters after a disappointing result and I say, 'who do you think is the most unhappy person today? It's not you, it's the players, but above all others, it's Craig'. That's why I say that if we managed to win on Saturday he'll be the first person on my mind" External link

bbc Friday, May 24, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge says : "I don't think there needs to be a lot of movement," "Are we happy with sixth in the league? Absolutely not. Is it devastating? No, but we're striving for better next season" External link

bbc Friday, May 24, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge criticised : "an appalling example of racist abuse" External link

bbc Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Just because it happens both ways, that in no way condones it," External link

bbc Sunday, April 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge replied : “Nobody is bomb-proof, not in any walk of life,” External link

thetimes Saturday, April 13, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge criticised : "an appalling example of racist abuse" External link

bbc Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge added : "Just because it happens both ways, that in no way condones it," External link

bbc Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Despite what happened in the last game I do actually think we are winning," External link

bbc Sunday, December 30, 2018 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Despite what happened in the last game I do actually think we are winning," External link

bbc Sunday, December 30, 2018 2:57:00 AM EAT

Ann Budge said : "Despite what happened in the last game I do actually think we are winning," External link

bbc Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:25:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge told : "The challenges he's had this season, I'm not sure anyone could have done better," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said ( about Craig Levein ) : "Craig is committed to the club, he is committed to the players, he is committed to the young ones he has brought in and is committed to the most experienced ones," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ann Budge said : "this behaviour will not be tolerated" External link

bbc Monday, December 10, 2018 6:50:00 PM EAT



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owner6.25%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
chairwoman31.25%EN09/26/201726/09/2017
businesswoman62.50%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Ann BudgeEN100.00%


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Steve Brown said ( about Ann Budge ) : “The biggest thing, and I’ve spoken to Ann Budge a number of times, is the voting,” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Craig Levein added ( about Ann Budge ) : "The leadership for this whole situation should have come from the centre," "They need to come up with innovative ideas to move forward, it shouldn't be left to Rangers or Ann Budge. "That responsibility belongs with the board and the executives. I don't think they have done a very good job" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster added ( about Ann Budge ) : "But if it is now appropriate for me to talk to them directly, I am very happy to do so. "I have had a number of conversations with Ann this week, including one that also involved another club chairman. Clearly, any income for our game, especially at such a difficult time, is something we would all welcome. "I am delighted to have heard Ann's comments on the radio this afternoon that there are, in fact, no conditions attached to this money. "I will be speaking again to Ann over the weekend and hope to be in a position to update our divisional meetings this week" External link

bbc Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Neil Doncaster told ( about Ann Budge ) : “Ann Budge of Hearts is keen to come back again with another resolution looking at reconstruction around an enlarged Premiership,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Gary Mackay told ( about Ann Budge ) : "Ann is trying to salvage whatever she can," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Austin MacPhee said ( about Ann Budge ) : “When people are getting emotional, Ann stays very practical so I don’t think she will rush to a decision after a victory or a defeat,” “She will try to find the best person to take the club forward in the two roles, once there is a clear strategy of how the club will move forward” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:45:00 AM EAT

Austin MacPhee said ( about Ann Budge ) : “When people are getting emotional, Ann stays very practical so I don’t think she will rush to a decision after a victory or a defeat,” “She will try to find the best person to take the club forward in the two roles, once there is a clear strategy of how the club will move forward” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Michael Stewart said ( about Ann Budge ) : "He's been given such an unprecedented length of time for someone who has done so poorly," "Ann Budge has done so much good work off the field, but this was really beginning to tarnish her reputation among the supporters" External link

bbc Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Craig Levein added ( about Ann Budge ) : "I speak to Ann Budge regularly. We talk about results and if results aren't good then we look to improve. It is a normal conversation" External link

bbc Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT