When i was a steward i spent some time working at tynecastle when they had their previous previous (previous?) chairman, who they lovingly nicknamed ‘the pie man’, and encouraged with that famous chant ‘pie man pie man get tae fuck, pie man get tae fuck’. At the time i didn’t comprehend how people could end up that angry, and my job was ‘intercepting’ people trying to get into the director enclosure because this is hearts, and the director enclosure was a section of regular old wooden stand with a 2 foot barricade around it, which people would frequently just jump/step/throw themselves over.
Now i understand. Now i have the other problem; how can anyone who’s ever been in a room with it and allowed it to live, live with themselves. Here’s a quote from Ashley flunky/former MD/rangers botherer Derek Lambias: “You guys don’t understand how fucking horrible we can be”. What am i meant to do with that Derek? Am i meant to cow down and ‘respect’ you and Mike becausde you’re so fuckin’ 'ard?
Here’s some more:
“We had the control. We knew the Torres deal was there. We drew that f***** deal, perhaps the ultimate,”* explained Llambias.
“So £30m? F** off! Don’t waste my time and I slammed the phone down. £35m? Everybody including Pardew all agreed.”*
“But the £35m they wanted to pay over four years. It was rubbish. Mike (Ashley) said — and he is a brave boy Mike I promise you — get all the £35m up front.”
“We got it all up front and then they never paid us on time and we charged them 12 grand f***** interest.”*
Yer ma must be so proud.
Sky will say whatever they’re told to say, they’re for hire. They’ve got a good relationship with KBPR which is why they push pro-ashley stories and give him sham interviews, along with Richard ‘bang your daughters friend until she’s an alcoholic’ Keys, Rio ‘Ashley has a deal to sell my merch, but i’ll make a retraction, admit i don’t know what i’m talking about, then say it again, then delete my tweets and claim i was just winding people up for my own amusement as a defence’ Ferdinand, and the evening chronicle (who were blacklisted by the club and denied access to matches, players, or press briefings until they agreed to get onboard).
In 2015 these ‘sources’ announced our signing of Charlie Austin. Because Keith Bishop told them to. That is the level of journalistic integrity on offer when you watch sky.