Screw the nut, Jim and knuckle down

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Views -

Dear Ed­i­tor As a life-long Air­drieo­ni­ans fan I am deeply sad­dened by my club’s cur­rent predica­ment.

As if the on­go­ing saga of owner Tom Wother­spoon’s fu­tile at­tempts to sell his shares wasn’t enough, we now not only have to con­tend with be­ing man­ager-less for more than a month and win-less for al­most as long.

But, to top it all, chair­man Jim Bal­lan­tyne’s bizarre on­line rant­ings are rapidly turn­ing us into a laugh­ing stock.

Hav­ing had his pre­vi­ous claim that Kevin Thom­son had not been of­fered the man­ager’s job ap­par­ently de­bunked ( and in the big scheme of things, who ac­tu­ally cares); our erst­while chair­man once again took to the club’s web­site to as­sure fans that ev­ery­thing will be fine, de­spite the “un­healthy ob­ses­sion” of a “cer­tain jour­nal­ist”.

I can only as­sume this is an­other not-so-sub­tle dig at your own Mark Pirie.

Well, Mr Chair­man, from where I’m sit­ting it seems there’s only per­son with an un­healthy ob­ses­sion – of hav­ing the last word.

Stop the grand­stand­ing Jim and do your job. If you can’t, then make way for some­one who can. On­wards and up­wards? Back­wards and down­wards more like.

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Cri­sis Jim Bal­lan­tyne and Tom Wother­spoon in hap­pier times

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