We Are Free Agents has been quiet in recent days, due to the inevitable and unenviable duties of coursework (we are mostly students after all). So the stream of content has slowly whittled down over the past few days.
The same cannot be said for the stories splurging from the world of football since our last entry. To name but a few events, England have become managerless, Zambia won the African Cup of Nations, Partick signed Conrad Balatoni and both Portsmouth and Rangers have fallen into administration, Portsmouth doing so for the second time in recent times.
The latter of those stories has been, in Scotland at least, of greatest importance. That Rangers had financial woes is not unknown, although when the news started to filter through, its shock factor was more than sizeable.
Now, everyone has an opinion on this matter. The contributors at We Are Free Agents are no different. However, we feel that to post our opinions about the Rangers drama, being a Glasgow-based site, would actually be rather reductive.
It is not like us journalist folk to keep quiet at a time of such grand magnitude, which the plight of Rangers clearly is. But if we were to post our opinions on the matter, regardless of our (lack of) partisanship on the matter, we would probably offend someone. In fact, it’d be a certainty.
If I – or anyone else who writes for We Are Free Agents - were to say that Celtic could not compete without Rangers then we would have angry Celtic fans whole-heartidly disagreeing. Just look at the reaction of fans (and even the Celtic board) when Alex Salmond suggested that the two clubs were codependent. It was not nice.
The same would happen if we were to support Peter Lawell’s claims that Celtic are completely self-reliant, and that the demise of Rangers would not have as big an impact as Salmond suggests. Cue anger.
We love voicing our opinions. Blogs are the most sophisticated plea for attention. But on this one, we’ll just keep our opinions to ourselves.