Posted on Tuesday, 31st July 2012 by Sean
For pure self entertainment, last week I approached a man wearing a heirloom aka a rangers top with Albertz on the back.
I was in none uniform, no colours on just a t-shirt and jeans, he was sipping a pint at the bar in one of my pool playing haunts.
He, like all gers trailers, looked like a depressed wilted willow, hanging over the bar like there was no tomorrow.
I began to question him in a devils advocate (dick? Not this time) sort of way sitting on the fence not stating who I was a fan of to gain the real blue answers in him.
I bought a drink for myself and said hello, (we are not vagrants bhoys and we know how to hold ourselves, thats before youse get any ideas for comments) to the man.
He was bearded and weathered looking. He snarled in an incoherent burst now and again as if he was slightly angered over something.
I asked him how he was coping with what was going on at rangers, (i will replace swearing with the vegetable fennel in this next section) he raised his glass and he said “The fennel-ing Celtic mafia has fennel-ing took us apart but our day will come..”
I responded “How will your day come from division 3..”
He quickly responded “Fennel off.”
It goes to show even in an attempt at conversation, even when you think they would be humbled, even when you try to be a bystander and attempt a footballing chat, nothing has changed and like vegemite its the same sh! t different label (and for those of you who like marmite you can fennel off as well).
I thought for an iota of a second this old git would try and give a decent response to what I said but like always rather than take the humane option, they take the Manchester route again into abysmal destruction.
Which leads me to life over at the legion of doom, they will get tv time from the leading sports UK viewing provider, 5 division 3 matches will be shown obviously these will surely get pushed into our faces like they will be “the greatest league matches of all time” or more realistically “See rangers climb back to where they should be” and for great effect an image of Jim White will transcend on the screen with a toothpaste advert diamond ting on his toothy smile.
Meanwhile in the presence of ghods, (theatre of dreams is man u, so obviously Celtic park should be nicknamed “In the echelons of the ghods” or paradise even for short) we have the obligated SPL run of the mill package and being the sure money spinning headliner we are, all the ads will be with a voiceover of probably the most annoying person on tv since fern cotton, David Swanson stating “Who will knock the champions off their perch”.
It’s as simple as that, not being paranoid but that’s the usual taglines for the adverts on our usual UK tv haunt.
The SPL along with Celtic have been signed up for this deal to see the SPL feature for the seasons to come.
I refuse to say the channels name as they are pro-gers. But the one thing I can say is bravo on the fact division 3 will get more coverage and will mean improved sponsorship, pushing extra funds into the lower division.
Keeping in mind I am pro-for the titles of the gers being stripped, for the cheating years, the one bonus is the hope that the focus on division 3 may help football progress in someway, not for our foes but Scottish football in general.