Putting The Boot In.
I wonder whether Clare Whyte,Compliance Officer at the SFA,bought a new pair of hobnailed tackety bits just before firing it right into the huns,or if she had always had them to hand,but the SFA had previously banned her from wearing them-something about messing up the parquet flooring and a repair bill.
Me,I think she had always had them to hand,and that she put her job on the line over events on Wednesday night.
‘Let me do my job,or I’m off!’
I’m delighted at the change in tack yesterday,and long may it continue. On Tuesday,McGregor is taking a chance with a personal hearing. He has been offered,and refused,a two-match ban. He should have accepted. I expect Tuesday to be along these lines…
‘Yer ugly anaw. Four matches!’
Seriously,I wonder who has had a word? TV executives? Tired of their production teams being wasted at events best covered by WWF wrestling?
UEFA/FIFA? Disgusted at The Beautiful Game being displayed as wild beasts fighting in The Coliseum?
Celtic or the other Scottish clubs,who have finally said enough is enough,get that lot under control or it’s lights out?!
I neither know nor care at how or why this outcome has been achieved,but I am very grateful for it being so. And I do hope it is the start of a long road back to sanity for Scottish Football,and not just a false dawn.
I know you all just l-o-v-e reading my stuff,and say to yourself-“there must be something in the water in Kilwinning that allows Mick to turn out such wonderful prose,because I’ve met the bugger,and he couldnae write oot a bookies line!”-I offer for your delectation a 20yo piece by a fellow-alumni of St. Winning’s in Kilwinning. There was an O’ Hagan in my class,arrived just before I left,so I presumably knew the author’s brother.
It is largely regarding Bhoys Against Bigotry,and has a great interview with Fergus McCann,and then an enlightening one with a senior priest,who sneered his way through it. Presumably Christopher Brookmyre read this interview before writing Boiling A Frog,the characterisation is stunning.
So how much has changed in the twenty years since? After all,we all like to think of ourselves as more enlightened,more grown-up than we were twenty years ago,don’t we? Read the article,and have a good hard think-how much has really changed? The answer,in my opinion,hurts like a boot in the hawmaws from those tackety things I opened this article with.
Above article is a non-rant for a pleasant change,by BMCUWP. If there’s something in the water where you live,write an article for us and mail it to