Peter Lawwell is the CEO of a thriving football business viz Celtic PLC. The interim results for this enterprise to 31 December show an increase in revenue of 16.8% to £71.5m, and an increase in pre-tax profit from £18.6m to £19.5m. When one compares and contrasts this well run club with the threadbare club in Govan which recently bought a walking stick on tick, one notes that Celtic’s turnover in six month’s is north of 2.5 times that of Lite’s ill-gotten gains per annum.
Graeme Murty, aided and abetted by Red Hand Nicholl ( The Mountie wearing a bowler hat) is tasked with stopping the Celtic juggernaut. He’s a refreshingly honest man who was quick to note that should Lite prevail in this season’s Scottish Cup it will be their first major title. Only those with Ethereal Entity tattooed on their forehead would demur. Tomorrow’s game at Ayr will be no more than a training exercise. Post-match ice baths won’t be necessary. The corrupt cabal that run the SFA will have to find another way to freeze Lite’s ball in the draw. McRae wants Celtic to be challenged. By Aberdeen or Edinburgh’s finest in Leith and Tynecaste? No by his team Rangers Lite. He will bend over backwards and have his arse felt by Rod Stewart to promote his club at all costs. He was present to cheer on his favourites at Firhill For Thrills on Tuesday. He must have been delighted that his ‘Wonga Warriors‘ won the day. He should go all out and join Chick Young at Ibrox For Chills.
I digress. When the most powerful man in Scottish football suggests that those running the SFA should take a long hard look at themselves, he was not pulling his punches. Lawwell asserted:
“The problems appear to be significant.”
Lawwell name-checked Mulraney, Maxwell and non-executive directors Hughes and Stewart as being capable. There was no endorsement of Moribund McRae or Pathetic ‘Move-On’ Petrie. Are both looking forward to floating down to Peru prior to a stint on the best seats in Russia? The SFA is run by men who sat through mind-numbing committee meetings with fellow jobsworths looking for a leg-up on the greasy pole.
These incompetent imbeciles bumbled their way to asking Walter Smith to return. I received a lot of flack for revealing why he would turn them down. I won’t make that mistake again but needless to say I was one hundred per cent accurate.
The SFA is unfit for purpose and incapable of fair play. Mulraney and Maxwell may be competent but they would also shine in an expanded SPFL; and have more time to spend with the real movers and shakers in Scottish football. Moribund McRae and Pathetic Petrie need not apply.
As was proven at Tynecastle and Rugby Park (chapeau to Kilmarnock, formed in 1869 and still going strong) the Celtic juggernaut can be stopped short in its tracks.
The SFA were faced with a burnt out hulk of a club. They thought that they could pass off a Parks of Hamilton charabanc in its stead. They insisted that the coach that we all saw burn to extinction had continued. They may have impressed a committee of 92 jobsworths turning up for a free lunch but the rest of us were so gutted by their failure to govern that we will accept nothing less than the SFA joining Rangers in pushing up the daisies.