Regular readers will know that I hold the Serious Professional in high regard
In the dysfunctional circus that is Sevco, he is a voice of decency and reason.
Consequently, in the last couple of years, I have found myself feeling genuinely sorry for him.
Moreover, I think he is about to be joined in that category by Poor Pedro.
I was told by a very well-placed source that just before his inaugural presser as Engine Room Subsidiary manager the Portuguese chap was in secret conclave.
In fact, before meeting the stenographers for the first time, he was corralled in a room with an intergalactic PR guru.
I’m told that it was a tight squeeze.
It was important that Poor Pedro said all of the appropriately dignified things on cue.
Of course, the stenographers did their part by lobbing soft ball questions at the Portuguese chap.
Apparently, the Sevco equivalent of the Vulcan Mind Meld is such a sensitive operation that the Serious Professional wasn’t even allowed in the room while the new manager was being operated on.
Moreover, this exclusion wasn’t an aberration.
I think it is fair to say that the intensely likeable Managing Director wasn’t fully in the loop when the unaudited interims were compiled.
However, it is he who will have to handle the fallout from these while the main author is back south of the Limpopo.
In the meantime, spare a thought for the poor person at BDO who in the past week has had to deal with a deluge of letters from the representatives of players who once plied their trade for EBT FC.
I’m told that after Supreme Court hearing many of these Ibrox legends feel that they have been involuntarily propelled beneath the wheels of a licensed road going public conveyance.
For the avoidance of doubt, they almost certainly have!