Brave hearts break Hearts
The Hoops blazed their way 5 points clear at the league summit at one of the more traditionally testing venues, showing mettle and real intent to reclaim another title next May.
The bhoys blew them away, overcoming a dirty opponent who was lucky to finish with all men on the park, and who had the mason in black onside in their quest to stop Timmy.
It wasnt to be as cream rises.
There were signs of real team unity in play and in the celebrations which is very, very encouraging.
Ryan is entering the MVP and player of the year territory along with Scott , James and Odsonne. 17 goals from an attacking midfielder at this stage of the campaign is a mark of quality.
He is showing us all ( just like wee Andy Robertson ) that there is plenty of talent up north, it waits only to be found and polished. He could be the one being eyed up next by others who fancy themselves with a chance of nabbing him but no one is gonna jump off ( if playing ) before ten is hit or derailed.
Not giving the ref any big decision to make also shows professionalism.
I get the feeling the guys really like going there and winning after all the water under the bridge.
I still await the day that club gets its act together because they could aim for second if well run.
Some fans reported having a mare just merely gaining entry to the stadium itself with a funnel system causing a mini crush while being asked to have your ticket ready and all ffs!
Jeanette Findlay lead the condemnation having been there,,
“ Another disaster waiting to happen tonight. We pay 34 quid to be herded in and put in potential crush situations.”
One bloke was forced to leave his 14 year old daughter to get in the male queue. Unacceptable on every level.
With an independent review into the Janefield street crush commissioned by the club still unpublished these events dont help inspire any confidence at all in a league that has very little credibility already.
For a set up that literally needs the fans to walk through the door or it will die, making it awkward to get to and through that door is not a long term strategy at all.
Someone needs to grab the bull by the horns on such issues.
Someone neutral who doesn’t think in terms of Timmy or Sheep , but sees the value in well treated satisfied customers. They tend to spend more, and if the name of the game is really money for the boards full stop then bucking up the standards makes sense all round.
Sense is in very short supply these days though.
And on that vein I almost checked the date when I seen the Haralds article about poor Alfredo yesterday.
He is a serial victim. I kid you not they wrote that.
Racially abused ! They claim this also. Why not front page then? Surely would be merited?
If racism is hurting the national sport surely this deserves more than just a mention in the Monday edition of that rag. The front page , the 6 o’ clock news , Parliament etc should be taking affirmative action.
After all if one of the nations biggest teams cant import a foreign player without that player being subject to actions that make him wish to leave, then there is a major problem that needs addressed right there.
And then which race was abused? Hispanic I believe he would claim be.
Izzy wasn’t born a million miles away from Fredos domain , and would claim the same ethnicity so was he also a victim? If not why not?
Would it boil down to the man himself and how he acts and behaves?
“ I feel sorry for Morelos “
Putting aside all personal feelings , what exactly has happened to this professional sportsman to make you sympathize with him. It was a textbook sending off. Any player of any team 99 times out of 100 gets the red card in that situation.
The authors stance is that Fredo merely gave back some of the abuse he received all day and that its hardly fair the one gets punished while the hundreds don’t so he asks for the red to be rescinded.
Incredible from someone involved in the game who knows that home fans wind up the oppositions best player in the hope that it works. And it does as we see. Its not illegal or immoral for fans to wind someone up.
And therefore it will be used against him, more at some places than others but if he can crack under crowd provocation thats his problem.
Perhaps a Spanish speaking psychologist is needed.
“ I wouldn’t blame the lad if he once again turned to the Scottish public to get it right up us and go somewhere else “
Because he seems so happy he wants to stay? Its the nations fans and footballing rules fault he gets more red cards than the rest?
A “very unhappy bargain available” puff piece hoping someone notices?
This folks, is what passes for actual proper journalism these days, you can see why they are dying out fast.
The above is by Mahe. Please consider helping out my partner in crime with a have a day off article as he works more than Santa. firstname.lastname@example.org