People problems and World Class Breakfasts

It may now seem like an episode of the Sevco sitcom that is lost in time.

However, the Miller and Wallace show wasn’t that long ago.

Indeed, it was in the same week that the capricious convict chairman decided to make an impulse purchase and hire the Under 18s coach from Liverpool.

It just might be that these two events are related.

In the immediate aftermath of the 4-0 defeat to Celtic at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final, two Churchillian chaps were suspended.

I learned today from an impeccably placed source about some of the ramshackle manoeuvrings after that bust up.

Firstly, the alleged crimes of these two chaps seemed to be very mild indeed.

One of them (Now I won’t’ name him as I’m not a grass) stated to the assembled throng about the need to “improve standards”.

Sadly, the zip chewing supremo took umbrage at this observation.

However, I am told that the connoisseur of the World Class Breakfast “stood his ground”.

The following day, much to his surprise his colleague was called in to answer for his conduct.

I am told that the HR person acted with great professionalism.

Her role was to put the specific “charges” to the pair of them.

One, in particular, that was levelled at the moderator of the Quintessentially British WhatsApp group did make me chuckle.

It was put to him that he had called the Sevco caretaker manager a “useless cunt”.

For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Miller denied everything.

I just hope no one grasses him up.

Of course, his playing days at Sevco are now over.

However, his culinary colleague is still on the payroll at Ibrox.

This might the first decision that Mr Gerrard has to make.

Across the Clyde, the situation could not be more different.

Brendan Rodgers has a treble-winning squad, a united boardroom and the sustainable resources to plan long-term.

For example, the departure of Erik Sviatchenko to FC Midtjylland for £1m brings in the sort of fee that few Sevco players would command.

I’m told that Rodgers wants to secure the services of FOUR first team starters before pre-season starts.

That does not sound to me like a team that is standing around waiting for a challenge from the basket of assets.

I have written here many times of my admiration of the Sevco scriptwriting team.

It just might be that the Gerrard episode might produce a spin-off series.

Enjoy the box set binge.

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