This is an unusual day for me, a day when I’m doing two separate articles on this bonkers Super League project, an idea so ridiculous that nobody should be giving it the time of day.
For all that, here I am.
And the reason why is simple; it refuses to die.
Before I get to the tserious article, let’s cover Alan Brazil.
I’ll get to the larger article, and the larger point, a bit later on.
Let’s deal with the kindergarten first so that we can have the adult conversation in peace.
I praise the media down south almost universally, except for one outlet; TalkSport, where the goons gather to parade their ignorance.
I’m not saying the whole channel is like that, and if it was then it would be dying out more quickly even than Radio Clyde Superscoreboard is right now.
But I’ll tell you, the bad on there is so very, very bad that it risks sucking the oxygen out of the whole room.
Brazil talks as if he’s an expert on Scottish football, but he’s about far removed from the game up here as it is possible to be.
His comments on Ange Postecoglou were so outrageous, so bad, so lamentable than they were probably only mastered in terms of their utter ignorance by mine.
He says he dreads meeting The Boss; one day, maybe, if Ange doesn’t have DVD’s to put into alphabetical order or something, he’ll get a chance to.
Yesterday he weighed in on this Super League garbage by suggesting that Celtic and the club across town could leave their B teams in Scotland still win the league.
What an arrogant arsehole comment that is.
First, our B teams can’t even win the Lowland League, although both have done better this season; SPL teams would leave them in the dust.
Secondly, the Super League isn’t a proposal to replace domestic football. It’s a proposal to replace the current European competitions with, as I will explore later, something smaller, in the name of “extending participation.”
It’s like a bad parody.
I don’t mind him not having a grasp on his facts.
It’s the sheer contempt it shows for the game to make such ridiculous comments on it without being in grasp of them.
It’s the contempt he shows for Aberdeen and Hearts and Hibs and other clubs in our top flight who he just surmises would be beaten by our reserves. It’s a joke.
What’s worse is that some of our outlets ran with this moronic nonsense, and Simon Jordan’s additional guff, apparently oblivious to the fact that it makes our game look ridiculous and absurd when an English based radio presenter can make such a claim and they repeat it verbatim instead of aggressively challenging it and calling it what it is.
That, as usual, is left to the likes of us.
Early versions of this had Alan Rough rather than Brazil. That’s what happens when I post at 1am.