Super Salary was quite sure he had The The Rangers board where he wanted them . . .
For he was a man of dignity. A man not for turning. As far as the Gullible Loyal were concerned, some things mattered more to Salary than mere money . . .
There was no way he could be tempted away from his beloved Ibrokes by such a trifling offer as garden leave on full pay . . .
But the more Salary though about it, the more he realised it could mean a return to his glittering broadcasting career as North Britain’s favourite Cheeky Chappy:
Of course there were some lawns he’d just love to mow again . . .
For Salary was always philsophical where his football career was concerned. After all, shed happens:
It’s not as if he would be walking away empty-handed after all:
Super Celery’s career as a children’s entertainer hadn’t fulfilled him:
The ultimate clownshow was now on the look-out for some new footwear:
The grass is always greener after all:
And it would be a chance to renew some old acquaintances, even if it meant being Green-fingered all over again . . .
And who better than Super Salary to bring a touch of dignity to this new profession?
It being a physical job would help provide him with a chance to get back into shape:
By his own admission, during his time as The The Rangers manager he’d developed an unusual devotion:
His life-story wasn’t turning out he’d planned either . . .
Salary was convinced he was the man to do the jobbie for Dobbies:
After all, he’d cultivated things in the past quite successfully . . .
And he knew his way around some of the country’s most famous hedges and shrubberies:
He’d never hidden his passion for floral displays . . .
. . . some of which had been quite stunning
And surely it would put an end to some of those bitter voices in his head he just couldn’t seem to shake . . . then again, maybe not
Sure he knew his decision to do walking away might not attract universal support from the Union of Fannies in The The Rangers support:
But at least leaving his able deputy Kenny McDowall – everyone’s favour Uncle Fester lookalike – in charge would have the opposition quaking in their boots:
This would be no time for tears. Unless of course it’s more tears of laughter for the Tims!
And there was no way he could be as shit at the gardening as he was at the managing.
A fond farewell then to Scottish football’s leading young up-and-coming manager. Cut down in his prime. As he knows only too well, gardeners spend just as much time in the bedroom as they do in the back lawn – at least that will be some consolation as news of his departure from the game starts to spread.
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