Just one more question
I’ve finally determined who would be my choice for the new CEO.
Peter Falk the man, passed away just over ten years ago now,,many may not know the name, but his main role is instantly recognisable.
For it would take such a mind to first perceive, then pursue, unravel, and then so succinctly sum up just a few of the conundrums thrown at us from time to time.
For instance just this week we caught wind Ibrox should have been sold.
Sold and leased back, to the new owner/operators.
Why was ‘stay in the same industry’ an unwritten rule, for it sure as hell doesn’t apply elsewhere?
Ask yourself this, if a carpark is sold must it stay a car park? No, many times it’s developed.
If your local supermarket moves must another supermarket move in?
So why? Why did Ibrox not go up for sale to the highest bidder? Who decided, or still decides, that piece of land absolutely must remain a football stadium?
Why did it not go out to bid as a valuable asset, just like any bust business?
Is it football that is different, or that club?
Or was this part of the social unrest mentioned at the time?
Imagine that getting bulldozed for apartments, throw in a Tesco’s, and it’s probably worth more than it is currently.
Even if legal, would that event have brought the before mentioned social unrest?
I suspect the slack styled detective would have a field day with this week’s news.
I would love him to get to the bottom of our Croatian International central defender, signed at 21 with a sell on clause, he had play, develop and flip wrote all over him.
It was gonna be perfect, we had a rock and hardman, possible cult hero,, the board in for a big mark up.
And let’s not beat about the bush, Ronnie might have been manager when he was actually signed but does anyone think he was Ronnie’s brainchild?
He wasn’t popular and of course a Croatian International sounds good.
Who wouldn’t want one?
Peter was flogged a lame horse.
A mere 75 appearances for us.
Juranovich looks decent, he’s 22 and also a Croatian International in defense, so the similarities are striking.
Except,,,Peter didn’t sign the latter.
Did Dom do proper homework on his purchase, for his predecessor certainly didn’t.
In Jozo we released a player soo bad no one wanted him even on a free and that is saying something, he hasn’t played since his release ages ago, yet he gained a contract extension with us?
That’s Jozo, but who was the bozo in the deal?
I thought ‘the Bougherra game’ was an open hit on the refs, allowed ten fouls after a yellow, Columbo woulda nailed ’em.
Hell it doesn’t take much to find footage of ten, twenty defenders getting a red after a couple of fouls.
Open goal, but our PLC opted not to act upon it.
Why, and getting that reason out in the open, would be right up our guys’ street.
Interestingly have a look at his red card tackle and remind yourself of the Hibs red card tackle.
Bougherrra’s is much worse, quicker, and has more intent than the recent red for Hibs, yet watch the outrage at the card.
And then look at their favourite lapdog being right there to publish the victim angle when it goes wrong.
(Check out the 2nd comment)
Which leads me to my final point.
Our club of choice brought in twelve players over the window, let’s call them the dirty dozen.
Brought in under a new CEO, who may or may not have been doing business his own way.
He has since left the building, but the Dirty Dozen remains his legacy.
We all know the board are money on the brain, profit driven to say the least.
But what if our D-12 achieves significantly better returns overall than the previous twelve?
If a change of approach in buying ready made players was shown to be more profitable than the kissing frogs strategy, both in European and transfer incomings plus merchandise, then why would it not be adopted?
Egos? Percentages? Bonuses? Dont want the fans excited?
If it’s any of the above it’s plain wrong, and that’s exactly what I would ask Mr Columbo to ascertain, in his own style of course.