Out of the frying pan, into the fire?
Jim Traynors departure almost slipped under the radar what with bigger things happening, but what’s noticable is not only his replacement but remarks we wouldn’t have seen ‘under his watch’ are already making their way out into the open via his old mouthpieces.
This tells me three things,,
They didn’t approve of his methods,
They didn’t like him personally,
He’s not expected back.
Amen to that.
What a final couple months he had in the job, and with his contract running out plus his protector in Dave KIng fleeing, I guess he said I will go out with a bang.
I’ve mentioned before I lay what I refer to as the weekly scandal at his door more often than not,,a fresh travesty designed to take your mind off last weeks scandalous referee or association decision that has fans scratching their heads in disbelief.
How many people are delighted to see the back we will never know but I get the feeling there’s a ton.
I was hoping for an official slapdown of sorts but I guess Ofcom’s lack of teeth gave the Sfa a way out, he really should have went down for Translategate.
That he skulked out with bruises of a mysterious doing over by two guys is actually a bit more dignified than the way he left the Record with his vindictive malicious final piece. We know the run of the mill hacks don’t like him,,why here we have one stating it plainly and then there was the bullying press conference where he had Warburton on a string.
But gone he is and the game should be a lot better off for that decision.
Its really hard to see where in club football he could find a role, and if you’re getting a metaphorical slap then I think the hacks know youre gone.
With the big battle for the 9th title now looking as if it will be finalized not on the field of play but in an office somewhere, one must admit this is a time when the old blowhard could really have been useful. His replacement seems a colourful chap indeed, but he wont have anywhere near the local contacts or the dirt on some that Jim had.
Normally he would sit back and tease a tell all book, maybe trying to get a position somewhere, but in a world holding its breath its very much the wrong time for memoirs, whether controversial or not. My heart fails to bleed and maybe all his secrets are best left locked away. Good riddance Jim.
Meanwhile the Jambos have been the first top flight team to be asked to take a voluntary wage cut. Its probably the tip of the iceberg and the smaller clubs will most likely take similar or more drastic measures. In a country with more clubs than most others to sustain, the national sport is ripe to be hit extremely hard in this crisis.
Its at these times that clubs should do their best to help each other, there must be genuine fears of collapse out there among some.
What will happen will happen, and we can but hope those out there in positions of influence use common sense and some degree of sympathy when making impactful decisions that will determine the future of the game and its clubs.
This is certainly not a time for self preservation or agendas.
The game has already seen far too much of that.
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