You all think you’re so smart, smugly laughing at the outcome of a game in a tournament you didn’t even know existed until recently. Let me tell you, yesterday’s defeat of Newco Rangers was nothing short of calamitous for the road I hoped the club would take.
Ally McCoist is crucial to all the things I hope happens to Newco in the years to come. He alone can deliver the hilarity waiting for when his team face full time footballers every week. Who else could spend so much yet produce so little? Who else would have the sheer brass neck to demand such a salary, even if partially deferred, in order to endorse the spivs as suitable recipients of season ticket money? This guy is unique and of immeasurable value.
Yesterday’s defeat fundamentally weakens his position. What now when, in true Rangers tradition, he stands in front of this year’s AGM thanking ‘yous’ for being the cream in his doughnut? Will they still cheer at being patronised like applauding seals completely lacking in self-awareness?
Mark my words, anything which undermines McCoist is unwelcome. A Ramsden’s Cup win would allow him to claim as much credit as he could waddle off with and would have upset no one. They had a party at Ibrox planned, like it was 1975 all over again. The humiliation must be significant.
The way forward for Newco Rangers is to put pressure on their board to release badly needed funds for the manager to spend in the hope of winning promotion from the Championship next season.
A word for Raith Rovers and their chairman Turnbull Hutton. It was a Raith Rovers director who sat across the table from one of the Rangers clubs (I’ve lost track) to judge their failure to dispense their tax and other duties during season 2011-12. McCoist then publicly demanded to know the names of the panel members.
It was Raith’s Starks Park ground which needed 24 hour security after receiving a threat to burn it to the ground following McCoist’s outburst. Turnbull Hutton stood firm and was one of the voices which ensured the rules were applied as they stood.
Seville – The Celtic Movement
“Going into the second leg, it was all in Liverpool’s favour and on paper it was Celtic’s toughest test. That wasn’t to be the case though as Celtic achieved a very comfortable 2-0 at Anfield. Both goals were superb to top a fantastic victory. A low free kick from Alan Thompson and a wonderful strike from John Hartson were the difference in this game. Celtic went through to the semi-final 3-1 on aggregate.”[calameo code=000390171b8e5a2cffbcc lang=en page=114 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]