Motherwell’s chairman, Alan Burrows, has suggested that we should all want Ibrox to go through in Europe in the coming week.
From his own point of view, he needs their club’s share of the “solidarity payment.”
Maybe he wouldn’t if he and his directors had gotten their own house in order sooner, sorted out their management situation and not gone out of Europe to a team from the League of Ireland. He has some balls to be lecturing the rest of us on what Scottish football wants, and needs, when he has presided over such an epic humiliation.
I am tired of our club being told what it should and shouldn’t want on this front by people like this. He talks about the co-efficient. As far as I’m concerned when your club embarrasses the nation with a result like the one that led to him sacking his manager then you should be barred from ever mentioning the co-efficient again.
We wouldn’t need Ibrox to get extra co-efficient points if clubs like the one Burrows runs were more professional in their own approach to Europe. He talks about the Dundee Utd and Hearts results; they played against reasonably good sides.
Utd played against a very good one, and Hearts aren’t out yet.
To mention them in the context of his club’s shame doesn’t come close to glossing over what a disgrace that result and performance was.
Only in Scotland, in this football equivalent of a failed state, could someone like this have the balls to talk this way about what the biggest club in the country should want without someone in the media stopping him and saying “there might be people in this country qualified to talk this way, but you sure as shit aren’t one of them.”
He talks about tribalism and how its wrong-headed not to want other Scottish sides to succeed. But part of my anger at him is that I did want his club to go through, and I wanted Dundee Utd to go through and I want Hearts to go through as well.
Because Scottish clubs need the income from Group Stage football.
It would do the whole league the world of good if these sides had more money to spend.
Dundee Utd were undone by a dreadfully difficult draw, although they got a home win.
Hearts performed well and can still turn their fixture around; nevertheless, they are guaranteed European Group Stage games and that’s all to the good. That’s what the game here needs.
But wanting to see your rivals enriched isn’t something any football fan, anywhere in the country, would want and he knows it and I don’t know whether this is some form of tribalism of his own or just stirring the soup for the sake of it, but it’s pretty idiotic to claim that this stuff doesn’t matter.
Our future in Europe, as far as the co-efficient goes, is in our own hands anyway and I will be a lot happier when the disgraces of the likes of Motherwell aren’t dragging us down.
Call us tribalist as you please. Christ, we are.
Football fans are supposed to be in case nobody told this clown.
How does he think some clubs – including the one across the city – sell season tickets?
I personally don’t care, and I don’t think I’m alone, in saying out loud that I couldn’t give a toss how many of these cretins come forth to tell us that we should wish Ibrox well on Wednesday night.
I don’t. I won’t. I hope they get pumped and I feel not the least regret or remorse for holding that view nor the least embarrassment for expressing it.
I hope PSV run over them like a tank and dump them into the Europa League where I hope they secure not one solitary point.
If that makes me a tribalist so be it. It’s better than being the joke of Europe, which for a brief time whilst anyone remembered who they were a few weeks back, his club was.
Burrows should save the sermons for people with shorter memories.
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Totally agree with you I hope they get murdered on Wednesday Wanted rest of teams to go through but Motherwell’s score was a disaster
You could say he came out of his burrow to make that statement.
Totally agree with you James this clown talks more pish than Boyd hopefully get humped on Wednesday and it’s oot you toot.
Straight to the point and bang on James. He should look to himself, his neighbour Gordon at Hibs and this institutionally bigoted society to wonder why we simply can’t and won’t support the rankers in any competition
The extra £3m we would receive is reason enough !!!
Who the hell is Burrows and why is his opinion even regarded as being relevant? Yes, it annoyed me too that this no mark was given the platform to give an opinion on European football which, as part of Motherwell FC, he is obviously not qualified to do so.
Do you all remember two seasons before the pandemic hit , Celtic FC generated £400,000 for every team in the top flight including Motherwell FC . I can’t remember a single thank you from any recipient club to Celtic for their lone single exploits in Europe, or for the monetary windfall received, especially in the SMSM. How quickly people forget!
Exactly john but those are bigoted ” anyone but Celtic ” hun cretins as we all know
Will Burrowes be backing Celtic in the group stages?
Why should Celtic wish good luck on Old Firm r4ng£rs when they bend over backwards to allow visiting foreign teams who
are playing Celtic at Parkhead the use of their training quarters?
Anyway, has Celtic openly said that they hoped OF r would fail in Europe, or is it a sleekit hint about the support?
So his club gets absolutely embarrassed and then he comes out saying we, as a club, should be hoping for a result which financially works against us so his club and the other bottom feeders can get a few sheckles?
Nope. I will never want Ibrox to do well… That’s what rivalry is. They won’t want us to do well either…. Good! And that’s how they should feel. Any other Scottish team I like to see do well in Europe as unlikely as that always is (though when United beat Alkmaar in first leg I was absolutely over the moon!) but maybe not Motherwell after this garbage.
Typical Scottish Media will always give some irrelevant person something to say as long it’s something about sevco , Now that’s why buying papers has not been done in my household for many years
Sevco must have dropped points yesterday. Chairman of rival club talking them up? Only in this little cesspit of a country. HH
Looking forward to the team from william of orange’, country [email protected] them. HH
Luv all these huns getting their jotters. Two sevvies yesterday and two minis today. Means we’re actually getting through to officialdom. HH
Well said James. It is the duty of every Celtic supporter to pray fervently that Sevco will get well and truly gubbed on Wednesday night. ? Burrows should learn to shut his trap. (There’s something clever on that last sentence somewhere. If only I could articulate what it is.?) Great result for The Bhoys today. ???
i have never been to motherwell on holiday i have been to sligo on holiday
Not read this article past headline but I saw borrows bs! See it’s ok for him to support the poison as Motherwell has always been a club full of ” huns that cant afford the bus fair” Everyone from that area knows it for a fact!! ” Anyone but Celtic is very Alive in that area plenty huns went to support motherwell also in 1991 cup final well known ” reversible scarf” lot are those cretins like lots of brigadoon Scotland as we all know fine well
I don’t think for one minute that anger fcs fans would wish Celtic well in Europe so there will be no chance of me ever wanting them to do well
FFS , Tiger Tim was sacked for simply joking about what we were all thinking. That is another Celtic board embarrassment, the tiger deserves an apology.
Well done James for for keeping on top of these types of anti Celtic reporting, keep up the good work ,I stopped buying local papers about 12 years ago because of the negative reporting on Celtic and the lies about the tribute act.
It is great that we can be kept up to date daily by the Blogs especially yourselve and Phil
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