They need their dads to actually get them involved
Off field affairs ,equally important these days, will take a step back for 90 minutes tonight as the bhoys seek to crack a tough nut, so the gaffer says. Lenny’s statement yesterday that over the years a lot of people have been proved wrong is a nice soundbite and I think aimed at others in the media, but tonight is a great night to start proving them wrong again.
Its an old trick announcing a signing on game day to give everyone a spring in their step, and maybe we will see Soro finally announced today, but I doubt Rugby Park will give two hoots along with the chosen mason in black. They havent won in a staggering 7 games in the league, but had a cup boost win and 6 goals to boot at home there on Saturday.
They may well fancy their chances judging on our own cup performance helped by every trick in the book.
Our own side will either give us more questions or start to answer some that we already have.
Sluggish on the first game back after an extended break was worrying for some and ammo for others. Its something that can be arrested tonight, straight away, and doing so would drain false hope from those who cling to it. A good performance, one that sends signals, is needed.
Away at Killie sounds like the perfect place to start.
Those off field issues just don’t end in the bent never boring land of Scottish football.
Some say social media isn’t the place to gauge opinions as its the haunt of hotheads, which may or may not be true, but gauging from what I can see out there very few are enamoured at all by not only those at the helm of our club but the entire setup around the game these days.
Whether its bent refs, an old issue that seems to have flared up again I wonder why, who have actually broken the laws of the game as we read yesterday,, or even the rags who clearly have an agenda but are on orders from Jabba to help sell a player with any old eye rolling crap.
Weekly it seems we are treated to a big talking point in the game that deserves to be thoroughly looked at, and its soon as bad as each other and a wee kerfuffle, then oops whats that another major drama in the title race and the last transgression is history.
Those tasked with its governance are either biased or incompetent. Or a mixture of both.
But its the national sport and not only our club but the league overall that suffers here as no one will pay good tv rights to a farcical set up that bends rules to suit.
Its in every real football supporters interest, no matter which team, to see a proper set up with rules that will be enforced if necessary. Its so easy to forget why we were drawn to the beautiful game in the first place,, that graceful chip and goal, or a dribble that leaves jaws wide open, mesmerized by these larger than life characters that seemed to tell the ball what to do.
We need to get back to the feeling that the game has a lot to offer us, that its special and deserves to be witnessed. The next generation need heroes to inspire them but more importantly they need their dads to actually get them involved, and every weeks drama is another brick in that wall.
Someone, and I don’t particularly care who as long as they do the job, has got to get the train on the track and running properly or its another crash all over again.
This league is in its last chance saloon. The next big slip might well be its last.
Folk have had enough.
Give us a decent fair game or look at our backs.
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