The entire globe is scratching its head seeking answers and some sense of normality to return at the moment. That will mean different things to different folk, but for you and I thats a poor decision against Celtic, a Rangers penalty and several helping hand calls, and a Liverpool win just to round it off.
Life must go on though for blogs and sports hacks alike, although the pressure is all on the latter as they must justify bloated wages, and momentum was already with the former who have increased in quality to offer ‘your cuppa of choice’ just one click away for free, and also free of spin.
Traynor and Waddell have been sidelined or bypassed, whichever you prefer, and every log on or comment is another step closer to the grave for the rest and oh how they deserve it. Pat yerselves on the back and now lets finish the job.
Most clubs and associations are still in limbo, especially our own league with plans being slapped down from head office. Theres another conference call scheduled for this week, yet I doubt anyone has faith this will break the deadlock. Everyone is waiting for something, but they dont know what. For me the big 5 leagues need to play their cards first, and the smaller leagues can take their cue. As far as Uefa are concerned its not ok to tell an association what not to do, and yet fail to issue advice on what to actually do. Talk about cake and eat it, they should make up their minds. Run your answer by me for approval? Really?
How about some leadership.
Their statement was the classic say a lot with the buzzwords in there, but actually reveal very little. Working group, solidarity, sacrifice yadda yadda yadda.
Clubs, fans,the globe itself has one question only, what happens if we cant finish the league by the end of June?
Trying to get that one answer is like trying to get the ball from Jinky.
So here we sit still playing the waiting game, the blind leading the blind at authority level, those below losing patience and pulling hair out. Clubs are yelling for help and clarity on an almost daily basis, no avail. The government furlough payments will help some hugely, some a bit, and some not a bit if rumours are true.
At a time when the tax payers Nhs is getting universal praise, if any team at all is found to be again not paying their dues the court of public opinion should hang em high.
Hopefully this crisis, the first virus years as it will almost certainly be called by history, will see many corners turned as far as humanity goes, but that’s heart over head.
With a cash strapped world a real possibility, the gravy train that Hampden has enjoyed and exploited so much over recent years could and should end right here, right now.
I expect trimming of associations galore after this, and with limited funds available, the scrambling will begin.
Bringing with it squealing, screaming and kicking from every bigot in a suit and his dog who thought they were VIP for life due to the nipple and knee or having mingled in boardrooms for years.
There’s one thing to look forward to.
Just give us our title, and let us sit back and laugh.
As only Champions can !
The above is by Mahe. As always guest articles are more than appreciated and the address is firstname.lastname@example.org