2020 Vision-Part One
I think it’s fair to say that we will remember 2020-and not for being the year when we completed our second-and both legitimate!-Nine In A Row,or even Doing The “Unprecedented” Quadtreble. Unprecedented,eh. Remember the fawning of the press at the feet of Sir Walter of Cardigan as he and his team of hired tax-dodging mercenaries went for a unprecedented quadruple?
Aye. Conveniently forgetting that Jock and The Lisbon Lions had already done that over forty years earlier,but with The Big Cup and even threw The Glasgow Cup into the mix. And I’m willing to bet that the reserves did their own clean sweep that year too. You can never trust the media,not in Scotland at least. It’s not that they play to their own rules,with their own agenda. It’s just that they’re a bunch of lying basterts.
If they told me that the sun was shining,I’d pack an umbrella. And if they printed that news in The Sun,I’d stay in the house-just in case.
That’s why I wasn’t particularly bothered when I read of the record-busting kit deal that they signed with Castore. Firstly,we all know that Mike Ashley has them tied up in a legal straitjacket. Second,Castore doesn’t have the distribution network required to do that side on their own,and thirdly-they don’t have the kind of money being bandied about.
Now,I’ll be honest here. I’m none the wiser about this whole affair because we only have rumours and hearsay to rely on. Scuttlebutt,as it’s known. 100% more reliable than anything you will read or hear in the Scottish media though. And the situation comedy that is a Sevco Retail Deal has gone from all the happy announcements of the engagement of the lucky couple to pre-orders and floating casino-style declarations of a £250k refit of the Loudon Tavern,sorry that should be Sevco Superstore.
Etc,etc,you will have read them too.
And then Ashley torpedoed them with his own announcement. That the Sevconians can buy their tat EXCLUSIVELY from his stores. Mainly House of Fraser this time,as that chain can command a premium price. Sometimes.
Oh,hell hath no fury like a hun who’s just seen Mike Ashley piss on his chips!!!
The latest in this stand-off seems to be that Castore have hinted at Ashley involvement. Ashley and Castore have removed Sevco gear from ALL websites and it looks likely that no kit will be available anywhere. I do hope this will not be the case,and that the poor souls can find something to hide their man-boobs during the summer. (Shudders…)
Another example of the perfidious media we have up here is Radio Clyde. I really don’t know where to start with that mob. Admittedly they employed Jim Delahunt and Gerry McCullough,so they aren’t as bad as some in their employment practices-both of them went to the same school as me and my sisters-but their football coverage generally over the years has shown the usual “selective” agenda. Their phone-ins are even worse,so bad in fact that they cannot be parodied. But they surpassed themselves when they announced yesterday that season ticket holders at Celtic Park would NOT be allowed to watch our opening game nor the hun game on the virtual ST as these games were being exclusively picked up by Sky.
Funny,that. Celtic specifically told us that the virtual ST would cover ALL matches normally available on the ST. Now people who know my opinion of those who run our club might expect me to go on a rant about them being a bunch of lying cheating chancers. But since its Radio Clyde who are pretty much calling them a bunch of lying cheating chancers,I’m gonna take a flier here on just who the lying cheating chancers are.
For once,I’m confident that they are not at Celtic Park.
Now,I’m the first to admit that this whole Covid-crisis has been a bliddy disaster for anyone who wants to write or comment about Scottish football. It can’t be easy to fill a two-hour show every night with the square root of sod all. Especially when your only talent is the “withering” put-down to someone as you cut him off and deny him the right of reply. Blinkin’ flip,it’s not easy finding a thousand or so words every few days,so I DO sympathise. But you know,MAHE and I-and virtually EVERY blogger-does a bit of work to fill the gaps. Some research. Some brainstorming. Some panicky phone calls to check on a few facts-or otherwise!
We certainly don’t just come out with a pile of shite just to play to a demographic,and to piss off “the enemy”. They should be ashamed,but they will be proud. The smirk is the giveaway.
Aye,2020 vision. If someone had told me what 2020 was gonna be like,I think I’d just have fast-forwarded it a bit. It’s been a disaster so far,and IMO you ain’t seen nothing yet. We’ve got enough to be pissed off about without being blatantly lied to as well.
Above article by BMCUWP. Help us out here with an article. After all,it doesnt look like we will have much signing news to fill the pages! Mail it to MAHE