Here’s the trick that Ibrox missed; you do not ban journalists from your ground, on some flimsy pretext or another. If they represent your rivals, or you get the idea into your head that they do, you make sure they are there as often as possible, sitting in the dugout, forced to cover your team. And then you win every match that they sit through.
Of course, you need a team capable of it and it helps if your own club is winning everything in sight. If you can meet those objective conditions then it must be excellent knowing that he is up there every week, gurning and grumping through your moments of glory.
I hope Boyd is working next week. I hope he’s at Celtic Park with his face tripping him, as it was today. That was the highlight of the weekend, watching him at half time, trying to maintain some veneer of professionalism, which is hard enough for that clown at the best of times. But when Celtic get decisions or win late it is astonishing to watch him.
And not a little amusing, if I’m being honest.
He sat through the half-time discussion radiating fury. He could not have kept a straight face if were holding a gun on him off camera. He is simply incapable. I laughed most heartily when he made his quip about our fans and Ange saying that “no-one will be complaining about officials this week.” Except he already was, and plenty are ready to join him.
His lack of restraint is actually extraordinary. What must neutrals think watching this guy, behaving like a child in a strop because we got a decision? You don’t seem Jamie Carragher having a dig at Manchester United every time he’s on the telly do you? You don’t seem him having to battle his emotions as he watches replays of their goals.
I don’t like Boyd, of course, and no amount of days like this are worth seeing his face on the telly or listening to him mess up the English language in that way he does which I frankly think is an embarrassment to Scotland. “You couldn’t get a more clearer decision” he said at one point today and I was actually biting my fist.
He’s like a guy who has sneaked into the studio and captured a microphone from anchors too stunned to take it away from him, and although today was one of those times when I can stomach him, because he looks like someone fighting manfully not to be sick, I maintain that he is way too stupid and biased to be working in the media.
Nevertheless, it was definitely fun to see him today trying to speak in complete sentences whilst his tiny mind was churning with conspiracy theories and festering rage.
I treasure those afternoons when he looks as uncomfortable in that role as we feel watching him in it.