Sweden and Germany look set to resume playing football either next month or the month after. The news has been greeted with horror down Govan way as they have checked the detail and if the season is restarted in Scotland they won;t have anything to wear.
Signed in April 2018, their three year deal with Hummel will run out before any games are played, but as it will be summer they’ll probably be allowed to wear their vests.
We were going to get someone from Ibrox to comment, but couldn’t be arsed.
No pitch, no strips and no money. Tell me again that they were looking to help other clubs when they wanted a loan, and explain to me exactly why they are demanding an investigation into the SPFL/SFA, but only if the ones they want investigating are removed from office first.
They have been known to use deflector shields before, but this time one can only hope that there’s enough power to keep them on, especially as they probably haven;t paid the leccy bill either.
There’s been some talking up of Ibrox loannee Ionas Hagi, who has actually been described as a ” Rangers star “, which is an incredible level of inaccuracy in just two words, with talk even of the Romanian, who helped “rangers ” to collapse when he joined in the winter break, siging a permanent deal at the club/company.
Of course, this is nonsense, but the real reason behind it may be linked to a conversation that took place on PLZ radio, between Peter Martin, Alan rough, and title winning manager of Kelty Hearts, Barry Ferguson, who used to play for Rangers, tax free.
Asked about his nephew, Lewis Ferguson, who plays for Aberdeen, and a possible move to Celtic, Ferguson diplomatically replied…
“Of course he would consider it. It’s a big club,”
“Would I talk to him again? I’d need to think about that!
Looks like a win-win for the young lad, but with Ferguson having one eye on a possible vacancy at Ibrox, he seemed to sound a little more mature than one would ordinarily give him credit for, when he continued…
“He’s the type of boy that it wouldn’t faze him. It wouldn’t bother him about his dad playing at Rangers and obviously his uncle playing for Rangers.
“If it was the right fit for him, Lewis has got to look out for his own future so if Celtic came in I think he would have to consider it.”
So, let’s have a look into the future, although I may be crediting Bazza with a little more nous than he actually has….
“rangers ” collapse, Hagi goes back to Belgium, Gerrard goes back to England, Davis and MacGregor TUPE again to anyone who will have them, as, indeed do Morelos, Tavernier and anyone else that can find a club.
Led by Walter Smith , a new club/company is formed, and Barry Ferguson gets the manager’s job, and his first signing is Lewis Ferguson, snatched from under the noses of Celtic.
If anyone in the Scottish mainstream media is curious as to how I would handle a full time job on their sports desk, I reckon they’d agree that I’ve just come up with something that they wish they’d thought of, apart from the bit about another collapse and another new club.
Scottish football will, by the way, take it’s lead from UEFA, and some time this week or next, we’ll still be none the wiser, although Sweden and Germany may restart their football, the Westminster government s still hell bent on sacrificing a couple of thousand people a day, which means that their way of dealing with covid leaves a lot to be desired, like maybe a phone call to Sweden or Germany to help them out a bit.
Although it does seem rather stupid to even consider it before a vaccine is developed and put in general use…
By the way, there is clearly a massive crisis behind closed doors in Scottish football, not just because of Covid, although it hasn’t helped, and the sooner some leadership is shown by someone the better, because right now all that we seem to hear from Hampden is the sound of a can being kicked down Aitkenhead Road…
And what of Celtic ?
I suppose they deserve a mention in a Celtic Diary, and someone at Celtic Park has decided that they’d better say something.
Or tell someone else to say something…
Season book renewals are due, and although they haven;t officially said anything, it’s more than likely the deadline will be extended.
John Paul Taylor said as much on Twitter….
If you stick with it, they may well grant a payment holiday, as they have done with one or two others.
It was never going to take long, was it ?
The equivalent product from Ibrox merhandisers is a full face version, and therefore will benefit society in many more ways than those above.
There’s an interesting piece in the Guardian about the morality of football and where it gets its money from. This is worth reading if only to show that the game in England now is nearly, if not completely, absolutely lost to the disiples of greed.
Scottish football, at least, has been spared that particular problem, although you do get the feeling that thise who run clubs would like to have those issues, it isn’t likely to be a problem.
But with clever marketing accentuating whats good about our game, and sold to someone who would give it exposure, with a full support package and not just the occasional live game, there is hope yet.
Then again, the right people aren’t in place to do that.
Yesterday, we had this picture to study..