Pyrrhic victories, bonus payments and gentle questions

I am reliably informed that the stenographers were sufficiently gushing about Sevco’s historic victory at Hampden.

Proper order.

Of course, it would be churlish to deny them their moment of glory in triumphing over plucky part-time opponents.

In fairness, it is a special event in the history of any football club when they win their first cup.

However, professional football is a business and money talks.

The playing squad marshalled by the Admirable Warburton would, no doubt, have been incentivised by a cup win bonus.

If that is true, then the first such victory in the short history of Sevco could be a financial hit.

However, I haven’t read any cost/benefit analysis of Sevco’s historic first cup win.

This story would be easy enough to check for any working journalist based in Glasgow.

However, I fear that they are all of the Level on this matter.

So do not expect to read much about this.

I was pleased to see Mr. Souness questioned about his EBT payment.

He received such a ‘loan’ ten years after leaving the employ of Rangers.

Here you can see his very assured response to the question here.

Yes, yes it was a very gentle interrogation, but it happened nevertheless.

For quite a while now several Scottish sports journalists have been berated and baited on Twitter for their failure to ask the ex-Rangers manager about this matter.

It would appear that new media has nudged the mainstream into doing the right thing.

I was thinking of this when I read this excellent piece.

“But the leak signaled something else that was a big deal but went unheralded: The official WikiLeaks-ization of mainstream journalism; the next step in the tentative merger between the Fourth Estate, with its relatively restrained conventional journalists, and the Fifth Estate, with the push-the-limits ethos of its blogger, hacker and journo-activist cohort, in the era of gargantuan data breaches.”

Here the New York Times is acknowledging the importance of the Fifth Estate in pushing the boundaries through blogging and independent journalism.

Regular readers and there are many of you, visit here because they know that the coverage is lamb free.

The idea that I would obediently copy and paste Off The Radar press releases from PR companies is risible.

So they don’t bother sending them to me.

Instead, I try and source stories myself.

My ongoing investigation into the ‘Loyal Avenue’ at Ibrox and the chaps in Glasgow City Council is a case in point.

I am fully aware that several dignified chaps would rather that I would Do Walking Away.

However, I suspect dear reader that you are otherwise minded on that subject…

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