Charles Green arrived at 5pm for the meeting in which Sevco Scotland were admitted to SFL2. As he made his way to the elevator, Stewart Regan emerged to inform him that he could not attend the meeting as he had a pressing social engagement. This meeting at an Edinburgh Hotel was a momentous event. It was a central plank in the continuation myth. It gave 40,000 bigots licence to wade in Fenian blood every second weekend, without which according to Regan, there would be ‘social unrest.’ Would that be the type of unrest we saw at Hampden when 200 Hun-Loving Criminals attacked the celebrating Hibs fans?
Regan had cajoled and bullied club chairmen to allow Charles Green’s basket case of assets into the Premier League or worst case the top-tier of the then SFL. He had reminded them of their fiduciary duty to their shareholders. He should have been sacked on the spot. He survived a call for a vote of no confidence when Ménage A Trois Ballantyne – who is fond of a sexual triangle and conferring titles to a new club – intervened.
So what was more important to Regan than ‘The Rangers‘ being admitted to Scottish professional football? Was he attending a Robert. E. Lee appreciation society dinner at his alma mater, Durham University? Did he call a toast to Stonewall Jackson and curse the memory of the anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln, who was not on the ballot papers of his much-loved Southern states?
What’s Regan’s position on the 272 word speech of November 19, 1863 on the battlefield near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where Lincoln proclaimed:
“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
I contend that as far as Regan is concerned the 40,000 blood-wading bigots at Ibrox are not created equal. They are accorded a special status as they follow a team for which the rules don’t apply and when caught cheating are deemed to be ‘imperfectly registered, but eligible.’ Heaven forfend applying the rules and awarding a 3-0 victory to all clubs who played against the players who were not registered. What part of ‘must‘ provide all contract details is open to interpretation?
The SFA is so bent that Professional Cyclists look down on them.
In my premium piece I looked at Lance Armstrong and his participation in Le Tour De Pharmacy. I discussed how highly paid private doctors are always one step ahead of the poorly paid lab rats who try to detect and stop the systemic cheating.
Is it just me or are others equally perplexed that Chris Froome, the four-time winner of the most gruelling cycling race known to man, Le Tour De France, is a registered asthmatic; or that the first British winner of this event, Bradley Wiggins, was also a fully paid-up asthmatic? When I was at school those suffering from asthma did not join in when we played football during class recesses. What have I missed? Is being an asthmatic a sure sign of future cycling prowess or are these bent fuckers abusing medication to convey more oxygen to their muscles? A thorough investigation will follow.
Regan, who has the charisma of a tub of lard, spent three and a half hours on Thursday trying to convince Michael O’Neil to manage the Scottish National Team. O’Neil, realising it was a poisoned pissoir of a challenge, turned it down. One wonders whether Regan, who turns left when he enters any plane as ‘he requires extra leg-room’ was less than convincing in his response to a question as to why the national squad had to sleep on an airport floor as he slept soundly in his hotel suite? O’Neil might have demurred at the oversight Regan provides for his part in two decades of unequivocal failure at International level. Regan will be in Russia in the summer bumping gums with other chinless wonders. The players, predominately from Celtic, will have a well-earned rest.
Regan does not have a plan B. He cannot give it to Mackay with his ‘slanty-eyed spiv‘ epithets apropos his former employer. Will he give it to Alex McLeish EBT (£1.5m) who cannot buy a club to manage? Would it be unkind to suggest he buys a role with an EBT and should he buy a player from Lite offset some of his outlay with a concomitant bung?
Tom English can dress it up to suggest that O’Neil would always prefer £800,000 per annum to £600,000 per annum but I disagree. Regan would have added so much to O’Neil’s responsibilities, including youth development with the SFA’s pet homophobic racist, that O’Neil probably did not think it was worth the candle. Who would prefer driving south from his home in Edinburgh to take in an English League game when he could run his eye over 8 of his first team players from the comfort of the directors’ box at Celtic Park? He could have worked with future Scotland captain Kieran Tierney, current captain Scott Brown, Gordon, McGregor, Forrest, Griffiths, Armstrong and Ralston. Was it much more than filthy lucre? Was O’Neil not prepared to work with Regan?
Regan will be on to his old china Darryl Broadfoot to ‘Frame’ the narrative that O’Neil was just one name on Regan’s shortlist, when we all know that he was the only name.
The SMSM are dancing bears. Just look at the Daily Record ramping up a prospective fee for Morelos to £10m. Morelos could not knock a pie supper out of BFDJ’s grasp with a ball from ten yards. Lite will be lucky to achieve any 7 figure fee. Will they accept the first tranche of any payment in August? Or will they allow Morelos to go on loan so that another club can emulate their suck it and see loan strategy, which is the darling of Celtic-hater Gordon Waddell? One wonders if he ‘fucking hates Celtic‘ as much as Mhairi Black? What’s Waddell’s view on ‘Plastic Paddies?’
Regan, to paraphrase Ian Archer, is an embarrassment and occasionally a disgrace to Scottish football. It’s high time this American Civil War recreationist spent more time with his toy soldiers.