Once again they are world beaters.
Once again the club from Ibrox is riding high.
How many more false dawns will there be?
How many more of these traps will these pitiful fools fall into?
How many times will they be caught out by overhyping themselves and their chances?
All they have done here is beat a hapless team with a manager who didn’t try a leg against them by exactly the same score they dd a matter of weeks ago, when the last corner was turned.
In the aftermath of the game there was much jibber-jabbering over in La La Land about how brilliant they were.
Anyone can look brilliant against a team which goes out without a plan to compete.
Watch the second goal. It has been described in language so flowery you’d think it was Messi’s Maradona repeat instead of looking more like a dad running between his kids in a public park. If I were a Livingston player I’d be embarrassed by that goal.
I’d also be looking for a transfer out of Martindale’s non-trying side.
Martindale did not sound like a man whose team were robbed with that dire decision at the opener.
“It not a huge push but there is a push,” was as far as he was willing to go, except for expressing some doubt that his own club would have gotten it.
Well, it’s one of those hypothetical questions similar to those about what lies at the top of the beanstalk. Because in order to have a goal chopped off you have to leave your own penalty area and make some effort to get it.
Livingston fans, how long are you going to allow this guy to take the piss out of you like this?
Even the pattern of the goals was strikingly similar to the league game; 10 minutes, 66 minutes, 84 minutes and 90 minutes in the league game. 10 minutes, 78 minutes, 84 minutes and 90 minutes for this one. He brought in – round of applause – the players he should have had on from the start when his side was already all but out of the competition.
Livingston fans were basically done out of a chance to go to Hampden by their own manager and the longer they pretend that it’s not so the longer they will have to suffer this joker stinking out the home team dressing room.
He shouldn’t be near the place.
The Ibrox fan sites are cock-a-hoop and they and the media are buying into The Mooch’s schtick about there being “a new plan.”
He has the cocky confidence of the swaggering conqueror again thanks to Martindale.
A new plan! Ha!
And yet if it’s the one I think it almost surely has to be, they have a chance.
If only the plan itself was not pie-in-the-sky, even for this association which bends over backwards for them.
It can only be to lobby the SFA so they can play Livingston every week.
Yes, if they can just get that over the line, they will pose a threat to us.
Otherwise, if I might give the Ibrox fans some advice it would be this; don’t get carried away.