The pain in Spain stays mainly on Sevco

First off, it must be stated that the Sevco High Command are doing their best for Mr Gerrard.

They really have pushed the boat out for the pre-season tour.

Unfortunately, the vessel in question has “EasyJet” written on it.

I think it is fair to say that the logistics for this training camp has been something of an eye-opener of the Liverpool legend.

As well as the jibes on social media about their airline of choice the off the peg Hummel training gear was also spotted and duly derided.

Given that the deal with the Danish outfit was signed so late in the day there wasn’t any chance that there would be anything bespoke manufactured for Sevco.

In fairness to Mr Gerrard, he is setting standards from the get go.

Nothing is sacred at Sevco including the World Class Breakfast at the place formerly known as Murray Park.

Of course, not all of the players that he has inherited are in his plans.

Jason Holt has been loaned to Fleetwood and Michael Francis O’Halloran has left to join Melbourne City on a permanent deal.

I was interested to learn that the ex-St Johnstone player had rather dug his heels in over the specifics of his departure from Ibrox.

My understanding is that the basket of assets received no fee for him.

Moreover,  I’m told that the winger received a lump sum equivalent of several monthly paycheques.

Apparently, before he left he let the chaps in charge know that he had been a good professional throughout his time there.

Mr Holt remains a Sevco player and the Engine Room Subsidiary are still paying 50% of his wages.

It is a given that this is the best part of the year for the valued customers of Sevco.

That is because no competitive football matches are being played at the moment.

So until it gets real again then the Stenography Corps can regale The People with tales of Churchillian dignity.

 

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