I am not in the least bit surprised that Alex Rae reckons Colak, of Ibrox, is the best player in Scotland. As a much better writer than I will ever be penned for a TV show, “now we arrive at the problem; you and thinking.”
Alex Rae hasn’t got a clue.
Alex Rae hasn’t got a clue for two very obvious reasons.
The first is that he makes goldfish look intelligent by comparison and the second is that even if he was ten times as smart as he actual is – and he’d be at about the level of goldfish if that were so – he is too biased to give a view that is not absolutely tainted by that.
That rational people should even have to debate such a thing is ludicrous.
Yet even Rae is not the worst person in the media when it comes to gushing about this guy. Reports today put him on the top ten strikers in Europe list ahead of Lewendowski, about whom The Guardian’s Sid Lowe wrote a canonisation piece just the other week after his sublime start to his Barcelona career.
Our press is obsessed with stupid statistical nonsense that they think elevates their favourite club. All it does is continue to lower the bar for a job at a Scottish based title.
Rae might well be one the stupidest men who is regularly asked to comment on football anywhere in Europe.
That someone, somewhere, thinks that he is worth paying for his views is the proof that as PT Barnum is sometimes alleged to have said, “there’s a sucker born every minute.” What you are supposed to do is stop giving your money to the guy after you’ve realised that as big a fool as he is that you’ve been a bigger one in ever hiring him.
Celtic has a dozen players better than the Ibrox striker, who played against us not that long ago and didn’t get a sniff of goal far less a shot on target. Anyone who wants to have a sensible discussion about this would quickly realise there’s none to be had.
It’s not that long ago that another ex-Ibrox idiot said the same thing about Morelos.
And they’ve been trying to make the comparison with Kent for ages.
I wonder how those particular comparisons turned out? Answers on a postcard please.