A troubling silence

It’s too damn quiet out there I tell you…

The absence of evidence does not, of course, indicate evidence of absence.

However, I had thought that there would be some visible signs of life at Sevco by now.

As reported here the New Regime did contact Planet Ashley almost immediately after the match at Fir Park.

I was labouring under the assumption that the chaps in charge at Ibrox would have a Plan ‘A’ and a Plan ‘B’.

In that scenario, the former Blueprint would be implemented for a triumphant entry into the top flight for the first time.

However, if the ‘Well prevailed, then it would be scaled down plan.

Such contingency planning is normal business practice.

The difference between the two plans would be things like player wage budgets and such like.

By now I had expected to see the appropriate plan in action.

Instead, there has been a lot of hopeful spinning by the Stenographers and not much else.

At time of writing, Sevco does not have a new manager.

They do, of course, have a coach on paid leave and Mr Super is currently earning £17,000 per week until the middle of December.

For the avoidance of doubt, that means that he has the guts of another half a million to take out of Sevco.

What a Cheekie Chappie!

Of course, if he Did Walking Away now for free (because he loves the club so much) then that money could be used to hire a new coach and an assistant.

The list of players released by the new club is already out there, and the squad is now seriously depleted.

Remember dear reader that is the group of players who managed to come THIRD in the SECOND tier of Scottish football.

They are now undeniably weaker than they were before the season ended.

While there is no news at Ibrox other clubs in the Championship are gearing up for the next campaign.

Hibernian are signing players with a proven track record in that division, e.g. James Keatings.

Amazingly most of The People appear sanguine about the future because ‘Real Rangers Men’ are in charge.

This rather blind loyalty of the home crowd at Ibrox was a factor in the death of Rangers (1872-2012).

Of course, the Stenographers played their part then too with the regurgitated PR pish spinning a feel good line.

The reportage here throughout 2010 and 2011 was hysterically derided by the Succulent Lamb crew, and The People believed them.

My analysis that Rangers were heading for an insolvency event and that HMRC would block a CVA was discounted as the work of a fantasist.

After June 2012, there has been much mutual back scratching revisionism among the Stenographers about how they were on the story the whole time.

There have been times in the last three years when my disgust at them has been off my journalistic radar.

For the most part, Sir David Murray, Craig Whyte and Charles Green all had a lamentably easy time from the press in Glasgow.

Now a convicted tax cheat is getting the same generosity.

Perhaps all will be well at Sevco when Mr David Cunningham King JETS IN and makes everything better.

However, making it better will takes tens of millions of pounds.

In the meantime, it really is too damn quiet, and the good ship Sevco appears becalmed.

It might just be the lull before the shitstorm.

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