Screw the nut, Jim and knuckle down
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