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Kenny Miller blames kick-off time for Beale’s nightmare SPFL start

Kenny Miller has blamed the kick-off time at Kilmarnock on Saturday as one of the factors for Micky Beale’s losing start to the season.

The 5.15 kick-off was arranged by Sky Sports who paid Miller a fee for providing co-commentary to Ian Crocker. This morning Miller was hanging about Broomloan Road sharing his weekend analysis for another Sky Sports fee.

On Wednesday night he will probably be part of the mammoth BBC Scotland team at Ibrox for the match with Servette following shifts for Radio Clyde and Go-Radio after putting together a thought provoking column for the Daily Record.

It is difficult to imagine how the Scottish media survived when the former Celtic striker was occupied with coaching duties as assistant to Mark Fotheringham at Huddersfield for three months of last season.

On Radio Clyde last week Miller admitted that Celtic were probably favourites to win the SPFL Premiership but he felt that the trophy would be heading to Ibrox. Clearly he had seen signs in the pre-season friendlies that no-one else was picking up.

Maybe signing three strikers that were relegated last season while dumping the guy that earned a place in the Champions League group stage was actually a masterstroke rather than madness.

Up until 5.15 in Ayrshire all was happy and glorious for Mille until a squad of journeymen fashioned together by Derek McInnes exposed Beale’s signings and tactics.

The brains behind Steven Gerrard, the master tactician, the wizard of the training ground came unstuck despite having eight months to prepare for Saturday’s match.

His squad rebuild over the summer was so good that Todd Cantwell was relegated to the bench.

There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the summer and the recruitment drive by Michael Beale and the rebuilding of this team to potentially go challenge for the league title, but it was an absolute nightmare start,

It was always going to be a tough game with a late kick-off and a plastic pitch, and there’s no doubt that pitch played its part, but it’s no excuse for Rangers – they should have been better.

The fans won’t be happy that Celtic got off to a good start again under Brendan Rodgers, and Rangers have slipped up on day one so already you’re playing catch-up. With that comes pressure.

While the media fees pile up it seems that Miller isn’t concerned about becoming a national laughing stock, showing blind faith in whatever is being served out of Ibrox.

After failed stints in management at Livingston and Falkirk it is unlikely that Miller will be asked for a third time meaning that he has plenty of spare time for his multiple media commitments.

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  • by Captain Swing
    Posted August 7, 2023 6:40 pm 0Likes

    I remember years ago sniggering when I saw in a redtop paper a photograph of Hearts’ big summer signings launching their new kit, noticing they were all either free transfers in their 30s or absolute wildcard punts from the lower divisions. I knew without even thinking too much that they would all be complete failures, and I was 100% correct. I’m getting similar vibes off this summers gumtree galacticos…. there’s little to suggest there’s a player among them.

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