The Scottish football commentariat are amongst the laziest and most stupid people in the world. Everyone knows that. No individual in its ranks sums this up more than Hugh Keevins, who this website writes about a lot but would be glad never to have to mention again. His retirement is overdue. I honestly wish he’d get on with it.
Keevins doesn’t need the money; he can’t possibly. He needs to think he’s relevant. He needs to think he’s special and important. But he’s just another guy paid for talking utter trash. Today he’s at his finest, and this without anyone even having to tell me that he took the Ibrox club to win comfortably. Because he does that every week.
No, today he’s talking about the impending signing of Sead Haksabanovic.
And before I say another word, I want to thank my mate Paddy Sinat of Vital Celtic for posting the initial article on this, because he does a truly thankless job in listening to Keevins and the dirge on Radio Clyde every week.
I like to think I do my bit reading the guy’s column … but let’s not kid ourselves, Paddy goes above and beyond the call of duty subjecting himself to that.
Discussing the likelihood of this transfer deal being done, Keevins brings up Liel Abada and “speculates” that if one goes in the other goes out “if Celtic were to get a terrific amount of money offered.”
It doesn’t matter that there’s no offer for Abada on the table, or even the least bit of speculation about him, or that Ange has been talking for weeks about how we’re building something or that every report has linked us to a wide player.
None of that matters.
Keevins has this all figured out, and doesn’t need to rely on anything as frivolous or wasteful to a good story as facts, or the words of the manager, or even the simple us of common sense to arrive at a conclusion.
Why bother with any of that? Why waste a thought on it? Just find an anti-Celtic angle in the signing of a good player and run with it. Even if you run into a wall. Because that’s what this eejit does, all day, every day … he “speculates”.
Even when he’s wrong 99 times out of 100.
Even if the one occasion when he’s right is sometimes something he’s misunderstood in the first place and offered his view based on an incomplete understanding of the issue.
I’ve always thought that one of the biggest problems with Keevins isn’t even that he’s biased and blatantly anti-Celtic but that he actually does think he knows things, and that he believes that someone in his gig can’t possibly be as stupid as we all know him to be.
The central thrust of the story – the idea that we might be bringing this guy in so we can move Abada out – simply isn’t worth commenting on to any great extent.
Not, this is about one of the worst “journalists” in the country and one of the dumbest people in a section of the industry not exactly loaded down with geniuses.