Is It A Monday Call Of “Taxi For The Mooch” As Celtic’s Rivals Continue To Melt Down?

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Reports from all around the place suggest that The Mooch will be called to talk to the Ibrox board on Monday and that there, and then, he will be fired. Some of this comes from pro-Ibrox sources, and I am inclined to believe that it might be nothing more than wishful thinking. But desperation forces people to desperate measures and this might be one.

They are seven points behind Celtic and we’ve only just started October. Chris Jack thinks that they could still win the title, but he doesn’t think that they will whilst The Mooch is in charge. How bad has the melt-down been? Well, last week their assistant manager dropped a big hint that his boss might be psychologically worn down … that’s not a sign of a happy place.

Yesterday he looked worn down. His comments after the game were those of a guy who knows that the end is near. He couldn’t guarantee his future was secure. He said he hadn’t spoken to any of his bosses, but let’s be honest; when you mess up at work that’s one of the first things that you do if you have any sense at all. You go and you find out what the cost is.

That was a disaster for them yesterday by every measurable standard. There is no way that he didn’t speak to at least one of the directors before he faced the media after that, so if he’s not sure where he stands than that’s probably not great for him. Or for us, because I would be content for this guy to hang on in there until Hayleys Comet comes back around again.

So the Ibrox operation is once again in turmoil and upheaval and it comes at precisely the moment we are looking as solid and stable as we have in ages, with the core players all now tied down on long term deals and the players looking happier than they have in ages.

On top of that, a couple of players, namely Iwata and Scales, look as if they’ll offer us far more in this campaign than we would have guessed a month ago. Palma made his big entrance yesterday to great effect, and some of the other new boys will grow into their roles.

Most important, perhaps, is that discipline, that mental strength, that this team has shown. They have gone to tough places and won. At Ibrox, we had a makeshift backline. At Livingston, we played for 60 minutes with only ten men. Yesterday we rallied after a late goal that would have ripped the guts out of most teams and secured the three points.

We have key players coming back from injury. We have players just starting to find their feet. All the ingredients of another title winning team are simmering away nicely at Celtic. Over there they are about to rip up the plan which they spent a whole summer working on, and which their directors fully funded, to plunge back into uncertainty once more.

It may come on Monday or it may not; I do get the sense that this is more Ibrox fans in the media wishing for it than reporting something they know is in the pipeline, but The Mooch is like a wounded animal mewling in the background and sooner or later he has to be put out of his misery. As I said last night, I am not convinced that dispatching him necessarily puts their club out of its.

They are in a bad, bad way today and from our vantage point at the top of the league that looks just fine.

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  • Marky says:

    I said at the start of the season that the race for second would be very interesting & with St Mirren & Motherwell upping their games they seem to have thrown their hats in the ring with Hibs, Hearts, Aberdeen & Sevco…..?

  • Scouse bhoy says:

    We wait for the opinion of the philosopher the bears have been poked again over. To you bazza.

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    James, it’s great lording it over these people. I luv it so much. HH

  • John L says:

    A big mention for Scott Bain , he stepped in and made crucial saves and the right times. What a difference a year makes, for us, it’s much of the same, for them, the dream of change lies in taters. They were cueing up to drive Big Ange to the airport, where as we are buying some glue to stick the Mooch to the Ibrox dugout. Hail Hail

  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    “I wish he would hang on in there till Hayleys comet comes again”

    That’s pure brilliant James !!!

    Normally I’d feel sorry for a fella in his shoes…

    But after what he did to Van Bronckhorst – Then no…

    And the fact that he whored himself to Sevco so vehemently – Then ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!!

  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    Taxi to Glasgow Airport…

    Then Fly to London Fly guy that in the end wasn’t a very Fly guy !!!

    • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

      And it’s 9pm and The Taxi has come and gone…

      From a footy perspective it’s a slight dampener on an otherwise awesome weekend !

  • Damian says:

    Sacking him will cost them. No doubt about it. They had to push to get him out of a decent job. He held the cards when they recruited him. No chance they can get rid of him without spending a good few quid.


  • Henry says:

    I expect the axe to fall next weekend when we have the break for the internationals. Shame really as I want him to stay as he is hopeless. As for who comes in, it will no doubt be someone from Transylvania, some Dracula or Frankenstein’s monster type who likes hatchet men, cage fighters, leg breakers etc.

    Gotta be honest though, I think we have gone backwards too.

  • Finbar muldoon says:

    Duncan Ferguson will be their next manager. Too much of a coincidence he’s up here now. HH

  • Johnno says:

    Putting the moleman into the hands of the executers will all come down to money, and just how much is it going to cost the scum financially?
    Could he still be kept in charge to help for his own pay off, from the europa this week?
    I don’t think the funds are available, as that was made clear enough at the end of the transfer window.
    So will yet, more confetti have to be printed to get rid of moleman?
    Maybe, but can the scum actually continue with such a practice, especially while on a Uefa watch list?
    Certainly will be a busy week for the likes of yourselves with looking in upon the carry on movies, that continues within the scummy shit hole.
    Maybe a save the moleman campaign could be set up by ourselves, as worthy of a new and improved contract for the moleman, and we like handing them out at present also.

  • Bob (original) says:

    I stumbled across some sevco online interactions, where bears thought Beale

    would get punted tomorrow – because ‘his firing has to be announced to the

    Stock Exchange first, on Monday morning’!

    As we know: RIFC plc was de-listed [from the AIM ] a long time ago:

    eight years ago to be exact!

    If the bears don’t know that, then they probably don’t have a Scooby what

    half their banners / logos represent.

    I blame the schools. 🙂

  • bertie basset says:

    he is actually gone after saturdays result , the knuckle draggers don’t realize that the skinto club are having problems getting him off the books , they are trying very hard , he’s gonna cost them a pretty penny though , he conned sevco up to the last minute !! chortle

  • Freddie Lochhead says:

    All wrong, it’s the Sunday Uber to the airport………

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