Just another manic Monday
A domestic issue took all my attention for most of last week and when I finally did grab an hour or two to catch up certain things immediately jumped out from the maybe bent but never boring Sphell and Cup .
First off taking off the green specs Stevie Gee will be well pleased with his week as will the fans be no doubt .
On paper that was the result of the week , a win up at Pittodrie , but when you look under the hood and kick the tyres of the game , ouch that was an expensive three points .
But then the next three teams they play arent particularly strong and its actually a good time for a wee break for Alfredo , and if Defoe is going to start a scoring streak heres his chance .
Maybe thats why the under pressure Disciplinary Board finally acted ?
Coming away from Killie with a draw and building up a bit of a gap will boost egos over there .
Im expecting the solid second this year challenge next year claptrap to be rolled out .
However the Champions dont really care , they just keep beating whoever is put in front of them. With style and class . And Bayo still hasnt even played yet and all ! Handy enough a new good with the head striker in reserve just incase . Also hitting form at the right time is a player thats making me eat my words , Sinky .
I woulda sold him , but then I woulda sold Scott Brown back in the day . We all have called a couple wrong Im sure ( I wanted Glenn Loovens to be the rock of our defence but then Kenny Misser nudged him a wee bit a couple of times and Glenda was born ).
We are not so much turning the screw but hitting top gear , and what a time to do it , just when it will blow away any aspirations .
A big notice was the list of all those involved in “ drama “ during the week .
It seemed everyone else was bickering and scrapping ,, and for once there wasnt a dirty Tim involved , at least directly .
The malarkey with the refs and just general malaise is noticeably not just limited to our own club of choice and those who follow it ,, but it seems to me the entire top flight is having a mini crisis and some are saying hold on a minute . Theres just constant agenda and spin ,, and a lot smells fishy when scrutinized .
But thankfully it does seem as if there are some within the game at least recognizing this and speaking up . We would all wish Brendan to be a bit more protective , but I dont want him to spout and lose any aura of gravitas he has assembled .
His call for different refs might seem innocuous but I think its anything but.
Ideally though its wise to let the rest of the game cotton on to the corruption and start to kick up a fuss rather than yell by ourselves . The timing is good , keep it up Brendan !
Keep winning and call them out a bit stronger each week afterwards is my advice . Keep turning the screw .
One man who doesnt need my advice is Santiago Solari who , along with Ole , is showing the right man right time right place factor .
Bale , Isco , and Marcelo would start for almost any team on the planet , but not for their new rookie boss , and when it pays off his hand is strengthened.
Finding a talent such as Vicinius Jr will help ease the pressure on you ,, the kid was sublime in the weekends derby win and we will surely be hearing the name a lot more .
I wonder which of the two rookies will lose their shine first ? My moneys on Santi . Too much pressure at that post to thrive ( Zidane excluded ).
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