Posted on Tuesday, 22nd June 2010 by admin
The Ga Ga goes Ga Ga over the Radio Scotland’s broadcast on 17th February 2010.
The Scottish Beeb have been getting a raw deal recently over perceived bias against the Green Gods from the East End. Whether it’s over the top goal screaming on a When Harry Met Sally scale from David Begg or the darkside leanings of their correspondents there does seem to be evidence and that is before we get to St Mirrens very own Chick Young.
So, there seems no better place to start the Ga Ga than on the day The Darkside released their 6 monthly figures and the devil in the detail of their accounts was partially revealed like a model on the front cover of Loaded.
As Chick Young heliumed his way through an interview with R*ngers chairman Alistair Johnstone it was hard not to picture Beavis interviewing Butthead, while naked, with Beavis fondling with his man bits.
We were informed that ‘Walter’ maybe offered a contract, that £31m debt did not include transfer fees owed on such great buys as Kyle Lafferty and that there ‘maybe’ movement but the whole business plan was dependent on them winning the league and getting Big Cup money.
It was hard not to be sick at this point as a Celtic fan as it looks like for a 2nd year in a row we are handing them a saving payment. We would be just as well paying it out or own pockets. Those who can forgive the men that have caused this are a better man than me.
The whole interview set the agenda of the rest of the program.
Anchor Richard Gordon sounded downbeat at the reported plight and as him and Young discussed what ‘positives’ could be painted the in the gloom. Young shouted about ‘Dave King’ while ignoring all evidence that could rule out this rider.
It was over to Craig Paterson, a man that sounds like Doctor who doesn’t want to give out bad news and that everything has to be positive and he can’t say a bad word about anyone. This means that Hibs, St Johnstone, St Mirren and the R*ngers bench all contain ‘quality’ and that if he shines the King Billy Light in the Gotham night sky long enough that the ‘White Knight’ will ride in to save the Huns from ‘downsizing’ and ‘wage cuts’.
Just as the listeners were reaching for the paracetomol, the razors, Pasty Cline albums and the bottle of vodka the St Mirren chairman was wheeled in to tell us how despite selling their ground his club were still finding things hard and that he was struggling to line his pockets.
Bejesus, I thought. I flicked the Tv channels looking for an episode of Lassie, one with a disabled orphan child who had a puncture in his wheel chair to cheer myself up but I had to settle for Billy Dodds instead.
Dodds proclaimed like a town drunk: “That it would be for the good of the Scottish game” all these swinging cuts. Stand by your man started up on the jukebox and Billy took a walk to the bar and ordered a shot.
This sprung Chick into action he stood on his soapbox and screamed that: “certain institutions” must do ‘well’ bleating that it’s for the good of the game.
Jim Spence then ran down the A9 shouting about Aberdeen being the “3rd biggest team in Scotland”, which they all nodded and agreed at.
The will to live was lost and Hollyoaks was coming on.