Once Again, The Mooch Mentions The Finance Gap With Celtic. But What’s Behind This?

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Once again yesterday, at this latest press conference, The Mooch went out of his way to mention, again, the finance gap between his club and ours. We all know it exists.

He is the first Ibrox manager to mention it more than the Celtic sites do.

And I continue to be curious about the choices he makes, and the things he chooses to talk about.

What is the purpose of this? Is he sending a warning to the board? Is he fire-proofing himself for eventual failure, so that he can tell clubs he might want to manage in future that he did well here but was simply outgunned? Is it the fans he’s getting the excuses in early for? Is he putting Wilson under pressure to get the signings they do make right?

Or is it all of the above? What exactly is his game?

I’ll tell you what we do know; this is about his own self-interest and nothing more. This is not about the club, this is about him because he is absolutely 100% in this for himself. I have never seen a more obvious case of a guy on an ego trip.

But the mixed signals he’s sending out are confusing people, and especially amongst the club’s fans. He’s talked about four quality signings, and then bleats about how they won’t be able to spend as much cash as we do?

That’s nonsensical, and their fans know it. They expect a major transfer splurge, and on the one hand he’s promising that and on the other making it clear that they can’t afford it so if this looks weird from our end it must look even crazier to their fans.

I’m just not clear what audience he thinks he’s talking to here or what his objective is. I know I’ve made a lot of jokes at his expense and mocked his bizarre press conferences but I’m trying to analyse this as I would a politician or someone else used to speaking out of both sides of his mouth. I’ve heard a lot of that in my time, but this isn’t that.

This geezer is genuinely veering all over the road and if he wasn’t such a nasty character I might even start to wonder if we should feel sorry for him, because he’s miles out of his depth here and flailing desperately.

And no-one is going to save him from himself.

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  • Johnny Green says:

    Yes, he is covering all angles and hoping that something will give somewhere along the line. If he has been promised a Summer transfer budget, then he may well have enough for 4 quality signings. However if Celtic were to do the same, then the gap has not been narrowed and he is still playing catch up. He will continue to hedge his bets as the season plays out and if his team do not produce the goods then he might well have no decisions to make come next season.

  • Tony B says:

    Confused sevcvnts?

    That’s a wee shame.

  • Jim The Tim says:

    Who the fk cares.

  • Tam says:

    Does Mr Beale not understand when he has his refurb/refresh that thing everyone else calls a bloody clear out. He will upset “the rangers support” or as everyone else calls them the SMSM. They have been telling us for years right up until last week how great these “would class” players are and every team in the world wishes they had them or are queuing up to sign them. He has just said that they are s***e. But we knew that all along

  • John S says:

    Jumping ship on a downward trajectory at QPR, Ibrox was his chance to augment his status as a ‘Manager’. Presumably, with FFP, he now realises he’s not going to ‘manage’ it.

  • Johnny Green says:

    I cannot believe you are all queuing up to have a go at the future England manager, that’s just not cricket lads, shame on you.

  • Dinger says:

    He is just another son of Pinocchio

  • Johnno says:

    So the snidey prick is looking to bring in 4 players for next season?
    Strange to be talking about next season with 3 months of this season still to run?
    Even stranger to be saying he only needs 4, when the scum haven’t even got 1 player that could make it into our matchday squad?
    Can only conclude that the snidey prick is going to settle for downsizing of the scum, into a 5 a side team

  • SSMPM says:

    I’m sure he’d like to have been seen more like ‘Bill the butcher’ instead of Billy Liar. He’s definitely preparing the landing ground excuses for next season’s failures.

  • Martin.H says:

    Keep it simple James, the guy has bitten off more than he can chew.

  • Gerry says:

    Did a governing body (SFA) not say just because you have more money and spend more money doesn’t mean you have a sporting advantage. Pretty sure we were told to suck it up stop complaining and get on with it. Thankfully that’s what we did and how successful are we now due to doing everything above board and within the laws of yhe game.

  • Peter Cassidy says:

    Staunch Mick likes to hear his own voice”even if he is talking bullshit.

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