I have lost track of who each of the newspapers back in the battle over the bones of Newco. Have the Record always been so critical of Dave King or is this a new phenomenon? Yesterday’s piece in that ‘paper, which left responsibility for Newco’s plight at the door of chairman King, read like a placeholder ahead of more foreboding news.
You and I knew how King’s tenure would play out. We rooted for him as he rallied fans and all pliable outlets to subvert the club into a position he would be able to buy a controlling interest. We want him to stay forever (which in a corporate sense may not be that long).
Now the future is writ so large even those previously sceptical can see it. Towards the end of next month the Scottish Cup semi-finals will take place and season book renewal forms will arrive across the country. A similar scenario convinced the Easdales to give up the fight three years ago; ultimately, they were pragmatic. From what we know about King, I don’t expect a similar abdication. He will stay until it is impossible for him to do otherwise, irrespective of the best interests of the club.
Which is a good thing. His team is so much fun to watch.