THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight

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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Just listening to a programme on R. Scotland about women who worked in the Mills in Paisley.  I have worked all over Scotland in my time and Paisley has to be one of my favourite places, closely followed by Lanark.

I became close friends with a lady and her hubby who was a big Buddies fan.  Took me to Love St. on a few occasions.  Happy days.  I got a St. Mirren tammy and wore it for years in my home town without a mention, I think everyone just thought it was a black & white tammy 10.

I just wish that leader in N. Korea would concentrate on football and not nuclear weapons.  Regardless of your feelings about Britain’s nuclear detterent at least it is defensive. He wants to be aggressive. 

When you think of Spain, Italy, Germany etc. in the modern era you think of football.  (apart from holidays) .  Why can’t he aspire to that?

Rant over. 04


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
My niece has peen picked to be an audience member on Question Time this week from Edinburgh.  I think it’s on Friday night.  Anyway she asked us through a family group on Whats App suggestions for two questions.  I ignored it for a day since I hate politics nowadays.  But she pestered me so I said ask them when Scottish politicians are going to address the sectarian and racist singing at Ibrox?  Or at least direct the SFA & SPFL towards dealing with it.

She gave me a thumbs up for it but my older sisters came on  “see you football!! as usual.  There are more important things in the world”.  No doubt poverty & the NHS & education will be brought up, quite rightly so,but sectarianism and racism is important too! 

I don’t think she will have the nerve to ask anyhow.


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Unbelievable!!!

“Over the weekend it was revealed that agent Mino Raiola was paid £41,390,000 for his role in the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United.
Transfer fees and agent commissions are set to soar again this summer as the second year of the new television deal kicks in with Sunderland picking up £100m for a miserable season finishing at the bottom of the Premier League”

“Celtic will collect about £3m from the SPFL for winning the title, that is made up of money from all broadcasting and commercial deals.”

(Video Celts)

It’s an ill divided world.


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Who Is Conning Whom?
Just to be clear, in case my last paragraph is taken the wrong way, I am pretty sure DM was more than capable of managing at Ibrox.  But I think he looked ‘under the bunnet’ and did not  like what he saw there.  He has a history of it – Sunderland – clever man.  Avoid poison chalices at all costs.


Who Is Conning Whom?
A *Rangers man.

We have heard a lot of talk over the past 6 weeks about the significance of Derek McInnes being a Rangers man.  Both on social media and the mainstream media.  I’m never quite sure just how important that is.  Likewise for my own team’s manager to be a ‘Celtic’ man.

There are too many examples where this has proven to be worthless.  Two good ex players – Tony Mowbray and Lou Macari – did not hack it as managers.  Whereas Gordon Strachan was successful with no Celtic connection.  Even Martin O’Neil & Brendan Rodgers had little other than they might have been ‘Celtic Minded’.

I don’t know what it brings to the job on a daily basis.  Sure they probably get a buzz every morning walking through the door or coming out the tunnel on match days.  But other than that it’s all down to football.  The history and culture is probably something to mull over in quiet moments at home.

I think Derek McInnes has proven that.  There is more to the job than just being a ‘Rangers Man’.  It’s not enough by a long shot.


Who Is Conning Whom?
Kris Boyd – there is still hope! :
“Derek has decided to stay at Aberdeen and that’s a surprise to everybody because the majority in Scotland thought he would have gone to Rangers, myself included.
“They (Rangers) are not going to open up the books for Derek to go through, so if he’s not been given permission to speak to Rangers, then’s he’s probably taken it off his own back to say he wants to stay at Aberdeen.
“But is it dead? we just don’t know.”

(SKY Sports)


Who Is Conning Whom?
I would imagine that even if there were no direct talks between DM & Ibrox 3rd party intermediaries would be in dialogue (Agents?).  That was the thoughts of the panel on R Clyde tonight,  ‘you know how it works in the background’. From ex players.


Who Is Conning Whom?
Would like to hear Derek McInnes’s side of the story but I expect he will respect the confidentiality of the talks and only come out with some bland reasons.

I can only think it would have centred around the remuneration package, the transfer & wage budget aligned to the KPIs.  The expectations of the fans are enormous and are probably impossible to achieve within the budget available.

Pressure. Pressure. Pressure.

DM is probably in a better place for the time being. (Will need to regain trust though).


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