Geoff Bird has submitted the following. It’s slightly edited to remove names, so criticism is a little more indirect. We don’t want main articles pointing fingers at the writers, there’s plenty of room for that in the replies. Thanks;
Ok scribes, get ready, because whatever the result is this afternoon, you will be on here tonight anyway slagging off Paul Lambert. That’s just the way it works. Whatever stupidity MON drilled down upon us, some of us on here defended him as if the sun rose in his backside every morning.
With Lambert, it is in reverse. I almost thought the other day when the author of an article was frothing at the mouth, he was on the verge of accusing Lambert of paying Cieran to break Kozak’s leg so that he could divert attention away from some throwaway lines. About how the FA Cup wasn’t the life and death experience that defined some commentor’s very existence.
But if we win tonight they will be on here screaming Sun-style nonsense like “Lamberk’s (very imaginative) players care, even if he doesn’t!” If we draw or lose it will be because he has bought poor players, or not played the poor players he’s bought, or, for conspiracy fans “because Lambert had dispirited the players by osmosis with his negativity.”
Get set, on your keyboards…go!