Now BBC Scotland try to undermine fitba in Indy City with English cast-off

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53237430

We rarely stray into football matters and are too scared to touch Old Firm stories, but this an attack on the Yes Movement’s capital in exile, Dundee.

See this from BBC Scotland today:

It would be “mutually beneficial” if Dundee United appoint Steve McClaren as head coach, says former English FA managing director Adrian Bevington. The ex-England manager is among the candidates speaking to the Scottish top-flight newcomers about the vacancy. Bevington says the move would offer the 59-year-old the chance to “improve” his reputation after recent setbacks.

See that last bit? McClaren was last a success as depute to Alex Ferguson at Man Utd. I’m not aware of any success at all as a manager. Recent setbacks? Nothing but? Correct me if I’m wrong.

He comes across as inexplicably confident despite it all. A ‘heid the ba’ as we might say here.

What Bevington is really saying is:

‘Failed and wounded English coach might be able to get his confidence back managing in Scotland where the standards are lower and where they’d surely be grateful to get any English applicant who has failed at the highest level, in England.’

While I will accept that the standard of player in the top English league is higher than that in Scotland, English managers are not an impressive bunch. Few manage at the top level there.

Given United’s nickname, the Arabs, surely that proud French/Algerian, Zidane, is the man for the job?

12 thoughts on “Now BBC Scotland try to undermine fitba in Indy City with English cast-off”

  1. I know nothing about football at all, lifes too short, but, is this another kick in the b*lls from our English neighbours….

    So many organisations in Scotland are headed (see what I did there 🙂 )
    by our better halves, folk brought in from England; environment, arts, culture, sport, it’s almost as though no one in Scotland can do high level jobs, weird huh.

    On that note, have a wee look at this, 2nd one down, ‘hairpiece’. I still can’t stop laughing at that, ha ha ha!!!
    https://munguin.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/just-for-a-laugh-79/

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  2. While I will accept that the standard of player in the top English league is higher than that in Scotland, English managers are not an impressive bunch. Few manage at the top level there.

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    1. The standard of player is higher, but the majority of them are from overseas.I cannot think of any who have a majority of English born players in their first team squads. No English manager has won the Premiership in more than 25 years. There are plenty of managers who know the game in Scotland well, not all Scottish but who have played for a fair time in the various Scottish Divisions.

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  3. We sent our “professors” to England, to teach them the game.
    Our best players have gone south for more than a century.
    Even with our game in the gutter, there are few southern managers worth a tinkers curse.
    Scotland has gone from producing top managers to producing duds. But I prefer a Scottish dud ( who might be a rough diamond), to one from elsewhere, carpet bagging because his ain’t folk don’t want him.

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    1. G O

      Stevie Clarke aint no dud. . . . BBC punters are scratching their heids as to how to turn the fans against him.

      Our best players going south setting up house there never to return, a form of genetic enginerring.

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  4. I mind when McClaren was manager of Twente in Netherlands, he started speaking with a Dutch accent, so I’ll be looking forward to him on Sportscene at fev past fev telling us about the fev-fower game versus Aiberdeen.

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  5. Whilst I bait the no to indy yoons
    In online forums i often cite Iceland
    In economic terms and of late their success against covid 19
    And if they retort in a silly way
    I always only ever respond by stating
    That Iceland is also excellent in football terms especially when playing England in major competitions
    The resultant silence is defining
    Ah but the sword of truth always cuts their forked tongue off

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