Regular readers do not have to guess at my utter contempt for the Glasgow World website, which I have written about here on several occasions. I consider Football Insider to be the worst site covering football. But it’s more a blog than a mainstream title although it tries to be one of them by virtue of having some ex-pros on the writing team.
But in terms of the mainstream, Glasgow World stands alone as the number one title with lower standards and worse writing than the average Ibrox fan site. Today it is running with a story about how Liel Abada must quit Celtic Park as he is “finished.”
Does that sound familiar? It should. Because that story broke three days ago and I wrote about it the following day. It’s astonishing that any mainstream title would think that worthy of coverage at this time after every other outlet has gone over it already.
Theirs is the worst mainstream website because its articles are dire. Theres is the site which tries to determine the success or failure of signings by “simulating” them on Football Manager and on what used to be FIFA. That’s not even the bottom of the barrel.
Celtic fans have been treated to some of the most fanciful nonsense in that paper, but it’s tiresome when we’ve moved past this damaging story to see them regurgitating it two days after everyone else had it. Even Nir Bitton has said this is largely nonsense and that he expects Abada to return to Celtic after his injury and do his thing again.
And why would he not? I said in the last article about this that nobody is going to boo Abada and anyone who did would get railroaded out of the stadium damned quick. The player has had a couple of meetings with the club now – one of them was yesterday with the boss if what I’ve heard is right – and I fully expect him to recognise how highly he’s valued.
So not only is this story later than the other outlets, it’s at least a full day behind events as well which makes it all the more pathetic.
I am no lover of the mainstream media as a whole; as regards its negative points it is definitely the sum of its parts, although some of those parts are of a much higher standard than the rest. But as a with anything where you’re taking something based on an average there are parts which significantly drag one side up and others which drag it down … Glasgow Live is so bad that it dramatically tips the scales towards the ground on all its own.
Amazing for an outlet which doesn’t even employ Hugh Keevins.