Two Blue for words.

So there we have it.
If ever there was a clearer illustration last night of the gulf between the SFL 3rd division and the SPL that was it. Caley Thistle was a class above Sevco and showed a maturity on the ball that was lacking from the Ibrox side. That maturity was there because quite simply the SPL is a better league playing a higher standard of football.
It beggars belief that our informed media actually seriously considered Sally’s army would prevail. Quite frankly they are not a good side and as we have witnessed before this season anyone can shake their tree.

I wonder how Stuart McCall is feeling this morning as he sees another former blue steer his team past such lowly opposition? Big Tel’s team went about their task in a focussed, confident and professional manner. Unlike Motherwell, Caley had belief in themselves and were prepared. McCoist did say in a pre-match press conference that ICT would have had his team watched and would be better prepared. Did Ally give Inverness the same respect? Apparently not judging by his team’s performance and their pernicious attitude on the park as they were outplayed.
Much was made pre-match of the strength of the Ibrox side’s credentials, an SPL outfit operating in the 3rd vision having already comfortably dismissed Motherwell. After all Sevco were on their way back up, they finally had “worked out how to play in that league” [McCoist’s words] and how such nights like this were reminiscent of those great European nights.

But all to no avail…they were pants!

The question is how long can Wee Ally hold on to his job? As we all know Chuckles has a track record of changing his mind and reinventing history so even ‘the untouchable one’ is not safe…a bit like the club itself. The blogs are alive with speculation that Green’s courting of Walter Smith is a move to ease McCoist out or perhaps mentor him such as we saw when Middlesboro brought in El Tel over Bryan Robson and we all saw what happened to Robbo. That would make sound thinking except Walter’s a spender and with the transfer embargo that just wont happen plus he wouldn’t come cheap. So that’s a no goer.

That leaves the question of Terry Butcher. A manager who knows how to operate on a tight budget and has a track record of growing young talent and melding them with experienced journeymen. For me he is the obvious candidate for the job and even though he captained the old Rangers and was as passionate a competitor as any, he isn’t stained with the culture of sectarianism. He is a balanced and measured man and would be the breath of fresh air this sorry situation needs.

So move over Ally, Terry is coming.

Comments

  1. I’d rather leave the cheeky chappie in post for another 20 years, he’s doing a grand job in my opinion.

    He must be embarrassed at the speculation surrounding His Cardiganness’s possible return as his mentor right enough. Requiring a mentor at 50 years old. As the Still Game neds would say…..ahhhh…..NECK!!!!

  2. I’d rather leave the cheeky chappie in post for another 20 years, he’s doing a grand job in my opinion.

    He must be embarrassed at the speculation surrounding His Cardiganness’s possible return as his mentor right enough. Requiring a mentor at 50 years old. As the Still Game neds would say…..ahhhh…..NECK!!!!

  3. You could bring in the lot of them and it wouldn’t make any difference. You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. It’s going to take a far better Barron Von Frankenstein than those three to resurrect this Division Three dead zombie. They seem doomed to die again and again and . . .

    1. As I said the club is ‘not safe’ at board level or financially…its the biggest smoke and mirrors act since err…Craig Whyte.

  4. You could bring in the lot of them and it wouldn’t make any difference. You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. It’s going to take a far better Barron Von Frankenstein than those three to resurrect this Division Three dead zombie. They seem doomed to die again and again and . . .

    1. As I said the club is ‘not safe’ at board level or financially…its the biggest smoke and mirrors act since err…Craig Whyte.

  5. Its an attractive option Althetim….I hate to be too negative regarding these matters [yeah right]…but are they not fishing in a very small shallow pool if they are looking to bring back that carpet bagger?

  6. Its an attractive option Althetim….I hate to be too negative regarding these matters [yeah right]…but are they not fishing in a very small shallow pool if they are looking to bring back that carpet bagger?

  7. what a wonderful halloween lord hodge finally liquidates 140 years of bigotry cheating and many more faults then newco start there life and the first piece of history will be shown as a 3-0 defeat and cannot be erased

  8. what a wonderful halloween lord hodge finally liquidates 140 years of bigotry cheating and many more faults then newco start there life and the first piece of history will be shown as a 3-0 defeat and cannot be erased

  9. McAllister

    I love your balance. It is not often that one reads an impartial piece on a generally partial site. There was something uplifting about it. Your reference to ‘Venerables’ and Brian Robson is interesting. If you remember, the Middlesbrough chairman at that time, Steve Gibson, was unflinching in his commitment and unique in his support of Brian Robson to whom he gave more than a fair crack even in the midst of heavy criticism. Our friend, Lord Charles, is not in quite the same league and is more fake and soulless than the dummy whose name I have attributed to him. The guru that Gibson chose to advise Robson was another fraud, whose so called success, like The Cardigan now spoken of again, had been built on excessive financial backing and uncontrolled exaggeration of his ability by a sycophantic press. The disasters they walked away from is the true measure of both men.
    My only issue with you would be that anyone accepting the manger’s post at this new 3rd division club would be, for me at any rate, selling their soul (not unlike those SPL players who transferred), something I firmly believe a certain Mr. McCall has consistently done since coming into Scottish management.

    H H

    1. Thank you for your comments Pensionerbhoy…you do make a good point regarding anyone who takes up the post. Th Cardigan will return but only when he has reached a lucrative compensation agreement for his non-exec post. My question is what are his credentials? He’s an ex football manager and certainly not a businessman with a noteworthy track record.

  10. McAllister

    I love your balance. It is not often that one reads an impartial piece on a generally partial site. There was something uplifting about it. Your reference to ‘Venerables’ and Brian Robson is interesting. If you remember, the Middlesbrough chairman at that time, Steve Gibson, was unflinching in his commitment and unique in his support of Brian Robson to whom he gave more than a fair crack even in the midst of heavy criticism. Our friend, Lord Charles, is not in quite the same league and is more fake and soulless than the dummy whose name I have attributed to him. The guru that Gibson chose to advise Robson was another fraud, whose so called success, like The Cardigan now spoken of again, had been built on excessive financial backing and uncontrolled exaggeration of his ability by a sycophantic press. The disasters they walked away from is the true measure of both men.
    My only issue with you would be that anyone accepting the manger’s post at this new 3rd division club would be, for me at any rate, selling their soul (not unlike those SPL players who transferred), something I firmly believe a certain Mr. McCall has consistently done since coming into Scottish management.

    H H

    1. Thank you for your comments Pensionerbhoy…you do make a good point regarding anyone who takes up the post. Th Cardigan will return but only when he has reached a lucrative compensation agreement for his non-exec post. My question is what are his credentials? He’s an ex football manager and certainly not a businessman with a noteworthy track record.

  11. Glad they got roundly humped but your right about butcher being the man to take over at the hmrc arena.

  12. Glad they got roundly humped but your right about butcher being the man to take over at the hmrc arena.

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