King of Fools?
When Alan Pardew was Crystal Palace manager he had occasion to attend the Christmas night out.
Seated beside one of his squad for the meal he chose one dish and the player another.
When the two meals arrived Pard’s eyed them both up and switched his plate with the players.
When the player asked what you doing he replied,,
” When you’re the King you can do whatever you want ! ”
But we have our own King up north. Who, like the Cockney, thinks he can do what he wants.
There have been many epithets used to describe him or his actions to date but another phrase just got added to the list,,, Offence of the Utmost Gravity.
It gives Glib and Shameless Liar a run for its money me thinks.
And now the poor governing body looks foolish and thank the good Lord , will convene to discuss the fit and proper issue.
When they were next convening anyway.
Ain’t that big a deal at all to these chaps seemingly. Relax folks the professionals are here eh.
I try not to look close at the Ibrox club as to me they dont make sense.
Plus I dont want to talk much about them , we arent that type of site. However this event throws to the very forefront for all the world to see that Scotlands domestic game is at best murky still and at worst crooked.
The reticence to immediately launch into a strong inquiry allows distractions and obfuscation plenty before the next meeting which is half the battle.
Unless of course there’s more to come,,,
It is the perfect time to sail into the sunset for Dave. He can play the true to the end patriot who won the battle and retreats in dignity card via the laptop loyal and has already laid the groundwork in his response to ” the shouldering”.
Others reported he is a pariah at Ibrox now although we have no way to know if that’s true.
Wouldnt put it past him to use other peoples money and goodwill until the very bitter end and then walk out with head high spouting the manna the media and fans can and will gorge on. Seems his kind of play actually.
After the recent board departure and now this its anyones guess ( as usual ) what goes on over there. The very strange statement about Club1872 recently further muddies the waters that were black anyway.
Many times we have been told going bust etc only for them to not only continue but to then find the cash to actually go out and strengthen blowing away the original prediction.
I stopped paying much heed a long time ago.
However with this trio of events we are seeing some type of large scale boardroom plus probable shareholding percentage reshuffle being forced plus recriminations to deal with.
In essence this Rangers is coming to an end,,,a new board makeup with it’s own decision makers must step forward.
Without Club72 backing plus the big Sports Direct bill to land ,, straight off the bat.
Stevie will want money and the fans will demand signings,,,a period of frugality will go down like a lead balloon.
It’s well known that Dave’s recent litigation issues are about to cost the club big time.
Rumours of major boardroom rifts over this have been flying for weeks.
By all accounts its Rangers that will be named on the bill not Dave himself ofcourse.
Paying up will necessitate a period of downsizing , or personally dipping the hands in pockets , or a bankruptcy. All unfancied.
A corporate loan is pie in the sky.
Faced with the choices above and in order to keep his ” legacy ” intact we shouldn’t rule out walking away. Dignified of course.
The alternative is a push to grab that hallowed Champions league group stage shot via winning the title. The money that brings in would cover the big bill and maybe a bit to spend. Many forces can and would willingly help this push as we all know.
Hell of a gamble and a better squad across the city weren’t good enough to take their chance when offered which should give a lesson to heed.
Whichever path is taken it’s an unenviable position they find themselves in.
While we could cover a big bill this one will hurt hard over there.
And the man who caused it also just made you look like crooks to the entire world.
And makes the Sfa look like their personal protection enforcers.
Let’s hope this episode makes some squirm and shines some spotlights where no prying is preferred.
Just another day in Scottish football.
Bent but never boring.
The above is by Mahe. If you want to help out by writing an article we will gladly publish.