Of all the straws to which Sevco fans cling, my favourite is the notion that all the club needs is a man like Fergus McCann, a man to recognise the inherent greatness in the club, buy in with his own money, clean out the boardroom, overhaul the dressing room, appoint the right manager, rebuild the infrastructure and restore them to glory.
It takes almost total ignorance to believe that this could happen to them.
There is no prospect of it at all, and I say that with no equivocation.
Time will not prove me wrong about it.
I am not going to find myself sitting in despair and wondering how I ever misread the landscape so badly. I can write it with the confidence of a dictator running for “re-election” in a country with a state owned media and no opposition parties. It’s not a bet if it’s a sure thing.
Fergus McCann worked a wonder at Celtic, but he did not work a miracle. Understanding that is the first key to all this; Fergus simply did a good job, within parameters he set for himself right at the start. He had a five-year plan, and he saw it through.
This is an examination into the Fergus Theory … and a demolition job on it.