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‘The inevitable was almost in the writing unfortunately’ ‘absolutely hammered’ ‘a half cut Kevin Thomson’ pundit caught on the hop as Beale is sacked

Kevin Thomson wasn’t quite his usual dull and boring self last night when he got an evening call from Sky Sports News.

Around 8.30pm on Sunday the statement came out from Ibrox with media outlets instantly in touch with the usual suspects for their reaction.

Kris Boyd seemed primed for it as he spoke to Sky Sports News soon after the announcement, he has been sceptical of Beale for a while and saw the writing on the wall when he watched the SPFL opener away to Kilmarnock.

Next up was the normally reliable Kevin Thomson, he spent three years at Ibrox as a player and had a stint coaching at Murray Park before moving out to manage Kelty Hearts where he won the League Two title then quit the club.

After more than a year out of management he as fallen back into the world of media work, memorably spinning last season’s Champions League campaign into some sort of triumph for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

For some reason the cliches just weren’t matching up last night as Thomson tried to convince viewers that the Ibrox vacancy was highly desirable. If it was they’d never had ended up with Micky Beale.

Apparently winning is in the DNA of the club, it is a unique challenge, a job for big hitters and all the rest of the nonsense fed to fans through the media to deflect away from the reality of the last decade.

Pedro Caixinha and Mark Warburton wouldn’t get close to a management job in the EPL, nor would Graeme Murty be invited back for a second spell as caretaker.

From a lengthy cast of pundits it seems that Thomson, Kenny Miller, Neil McCann and Lee McCulloch were all overlooked in favour of Alex Rae. When that happens it is definitely time to take stock.

Steve Davis and Rae sounds like the most uncomfortable management team ever, almost as awkward as Thomson trying to appear as an expert on Sky Sports News.


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