Martindale Manager Of The Month. Well They Can’t Give It To Celtic All The Time, Eah?

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I had to laugh today when I saw who had won the SPFL Manager of the Month award. The smirking ex-crim at Livingston got it for a record that’s not as good as what Ange managed in November. But you know, if they gave it to Celtic every month what would that be?

How about fair? When it’s deserved. Which this month it was.

Ange was the manager of the month, and let’s not kid on about it. He usually is. He won 3 out of 3, and that makes him the best by any metric that people want to use. If we’re giving it to just about anyone, for anything, why not give it to Van Bronckhorst as a last wee present before he went out the door? If it’s not based on records, what’s it based on?

I get a bee in my bonnet over this kind of stuff quite a lot. But these things are either fair or they’re arbitrary and made based on God knows what criteria. We were told for ages that they were about form and merit, and then when Rodgers completed back to back trebles we were assured that there was other criteria. Then, when St Johnstone won both domestic cups – a once in a generation event – we were told, “no, it’s based on league form after all.”

These folk can’t get their story straight, and that’s why I shouldn’t get so upset. Of course this stuff is arbitrary. Of course it is not based on form, otherwise Ange would need an extra wing on his house just to store all these and no-one from outside Celtic might get the player award for the foreseeable future. Still it does grate on me a bit.

Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things … I just think that exceptional form should be rewarded with the honours. Instead we have to read pish about how the Ibrox club is throwing this away, rather than us putting together the runs of victories.

Only in Scotland friends. Only in Scotland.

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  • John mcghee says:

    They have to make out that other managers are doing well in the spfl thats how corrupt our game is in scotland they cant even tell the truth its not Ange fault he’s a great manager and has the best team in scotland buy a mile keep it up Ange because your doing a great job at paradise..Hail Hail

  • Johnny Green says:

    Callum Davidson should have got it for taking 3 points off the huns, that’s a good enough reason for me.

    • Malc says:

      You scroll, and scroll, and scroll and scroll and scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, the Itchy and Scratchy show…

  • John Henry says:

    How do you get access ti the comments page ???

  • Eamonn Little says:

    Seen the “ex crim”in there again James.You seem to be getting a bit fixated on this subject.Hope there’s no skeletons there.Your constant mentions of this might just prompt someone to do a bit of digging.Can you please just stick to the football stuff,which your good at.Clever and insightful.

  • Martin says:

    That just about seals it for me that Martindale is the next zombie supremo. Put a ribbon on him to make him more presentable.

  • Stephen says:

    Martindale says that the sevco need a manager who knows the club, the players and the Scottish game. I’ve got 2 words that shoots that theory down…..”Ange Postecoglou” sevco need a miracle worker who will work for peanuts and put up with the attitudes of the most bigoted club in football. That’s what they need. Using var to try and cheat us out of points won’t be enough….I rest my case COYBIG

  • Ricky says:

    Manager of the month obviously picked by VAR!!

  • Peterbrady says:

    Bring back Pedro and his caravan for all the hordes of zombie scumto follow over a cliff

  • Tony B says:

    Minger of ra month…………..It’s MartinJAIL.

    He won it for outstanding smack and coke sales. Haw haw qwality maaan!

  • John says:

    I honestly don’t know what kind of club Livingston are ,that would allow a manager to go and collect a MOTM award and go on camera and start talking about a managerial vacancy at another club. This is Martindale at his best, talking uo Sevco. If this is his pitch to get the job then lets hope to F*CK he succeeds. Don’t think Ange will be losing sleep over this award James so wouldn’t get irritated by it if I were you.

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Completely showed what an utter joke it was when gerrard was given MOTY instead of Callum Davidson. The St.J manager won more domestic trophies in that one season than gerrard and with a fraction of gerrards budget. Says it all. That was a total farce and a disgrace.

    • Martin says:

      Indeed Kevan, especially as the exact argument had been made previously to deny Brendan Rogers. But we all know it for the sham it is. Not that it materially means anything. If this pushes Martindale into the sevco job so much the better.

    • Michael Collins says:

      In the training ground league, If this playing without fans never had to happen, would Sevco have won the league by 25 points?
      Would St Johnstone, a team who regularly fights relegation, have won both the cups? That just proves what a farce it really was.

  • SSMPM says:

    It’s just another hun love in the corrupt footballing nation that is Scotland. They’re fcked if they think Martindale is the answer to the ibrox downfall part 2. Sure, the new manager will have a stronger squad to pick from when their players get over their injuries, but as we never stop (getting points), Ange is looking forward, not backwards at them. The signing of the young left footer CB Yuki Kobayashi today on a 5 yr contract is another example of Ange being ahead of the game. C’mon a Hoops.

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