The regular meeting of the Sevco High Command was rather poorly attended today.
Apart from the Serious Professional, there were only two other chaps in the room.
The convict chairman dialled in and he only really wanted to know about the season ticket sales.
One other director attended the meeting remotely.
Of course, Mr King’s preoccupation with season ticket sales is entirely understandable.
Indeed, everything that has happened at the basket of assets since the 4-0 cup semi-final defeat to Celtic has been about season ticket sales.
The more that are sold means that the funding shortfall will be reduced, if not eradicated.
Acquiring the services of Mr Gerrard was a classic King manoeuvre in the wake of that defeat at the national stadium.
It was an impulse purchase to enthuse The People with hope.
In fairness, it has worked in spades.
However, Mr Gerrard does require to be financially backed, but the financial hole is being dug deeper with every passing month.
Most of Pedro’s boys are still on the payroll, but others are being added to the wage bill.
I have been told that a certain inert-galactic PR guru has warned the Stenography Corps not to seek out interviews with Mr Paul Murray and Mr Barry Scott.
The real reasons for their unexpected departures would make for an excellent story.
However, there are rules, very succulent rules.
Mr King recently expressed his displeasure to his PR guru about the fact that spotlight was shone on Mr Gerrard’s lack of formal coaching qualifications.
The inconvenient fact is that the convict chairman had not checked up on this important matter.
Another issue for Sevco is the catering operation at Auchenhowie.
When pre-season training commences will there be one less World Class Breakfast?