In American football, they call it a “Hail Mary”.
It is self-evident that the acquisition of Davis and Defoe is about an all or nothing attempt to stop Celtic winning the league.
I have seen the finances of these two deals and they are locked ward material.
Messrs Davis and Defoe will be the best-paid players in Scotland by quite a measure.
However, if they can deliver the championship to Sevco then it will money well spent.
Do not be surprised if there is a fresh move to the fans as “co-investors”.
As per usual, there will be zero journalistic scrutiny from the Stenography Corps on any of these moves by the Sevco High command.
Mr King has other work to do this month apropos the Takeover Panel case:
The funds must be cleared to be in place in the UK by January 11th and then an offer has to be made by the 25th January.
Mr King will be in front of Lady Wolffe on February 4th.
General Ashley also has his legal divisions in action regarding Sevco’s car boot sale retail operation.
Of course, none of this matters to the Ibrox klanbase.
They think they can win the league and nothing else really matters.
The hinge factor in all of this will be whether or not Celtic can go for a hat-trick of recruitment failures during this transfer window.
Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo will undoubtedly be value added in the Hoops
Today I was told that Celtic would make offers for “two EPL players from the same club”.
This time last year Brendan Rodgers got the two players he was after.
Unfortunately, they were Marvin Compper and Charly Musonda.
Of course, the summer recruitment shambles was not down to the Irishman at all.
These new acquisitions are all down to Brendan.
If they do not deliver then he will be entirely responsible and he knows it.
I’m sure he will be mentioning that in his prayers at night.