Call the IT department
Next season’s fixture list has emerged and the Champions shall host the Dandy Dons in the Sunday evening game.
As matches go it’s a hard start, their new manager will reinforce now he has a few quid to spend as Ramsay’s going, and Goodwin himself will be very keen to make a positive impression at Aberdeen.
As usual we face the dethroned Champions early September, which Sky Sports shall use as their appetizer before the main (EPL) event, demanding an early Sunday kickoff. It’s actually a bizarre choice of kickoff time given later in the day events bring a more crowd hence occasion, a fact they either don’t care about or haven’t cottoned onto yet.
Anyhows, it’s come to the stage you could almost predict this fixture, six games in.
It struck me that it’s never the first, second, third, even fourth out of the hat.
Both teams always seem to meet after finding their feet, so to speak.
Call me cynical, but this doesn’t strike me as the act of a random fixture computer, no Siree. Call me cynical, but I could almost swear it’s conspired to make it happen right about then.
I mean there’s only twelve teams, surely to goodness two of them get drawn against each other on opening day over the course of decades? The SPL was founded in ’98, yet never once an opening day derby clash?
Can anyone recall an opening day Tynecastle derby?
Call me cynical but the fixtures wouldn’t be “massaged” by any chance? I recall dodgy Sepp claiming he learnt the hot and cold balls trick from Scottish football’s representatives (if manipulating the fixture calendar the term custodian would be incorrect) however there are no balls involved on this occasion.
Input data, push go, fixtures emerge.
It’s not that simple but believe me it’s not that hard either.
The SPL couldn’t get a sponsorship correct, nor a major death in the family, nor their officials, not their drug testing, nor FFP,,,,I could go on.
But we are being asked to believe the early September derby fixture is “by chance”?
Either the computer needs fixed or the fixtures are fixed. Given the SPLs leaders and history, I know which one I favour.
As they say in England “you’re ‘aving a laugh mate!”
They are, and the jokes on us.