There aren’t many pundits in Scottish football that manage to hide their allegiances, some – due to their playing careers – will never be able to be impartial despite their best efforts, whilst others, like Andy Walker and Michael Stewart like to think that they are being professional but can only praise Rangers through gritted teeth – the live commentary and highlights package of our opening game against Livingston being the perfect example.
At one extreme, Kris Boyd and Chris Sutton play the pantomime villains, taking great pleasure in winding up opposition fans, then there is Barry Ferguson who, for some reason, seems to enjoy criticising the club that made him a legend at every opportunity and is rarely found when things are going well.
Clyde Superscoreboard’s pundits come out with the occasional wild opinions and Gordon Dalziel – a Rangers player from 19779-1983 – who claims his allegiances are with Motherwell, where he was born, and despite tipping the Light Blues to win the Scottish Premiership, he is never shy in criticising his former club.
Growing old (dis)gracefully – look at what Gordon Dalziel found down the back of his wardrobe 👕 Then and now: pic.twitter.com/mQnJhMj7Al
— Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) August 4, 2022
He has though, turned back the clock in his latest appearance on Clyde SSB by squeezing into his Scottish Cup final shirt from the 1981/82 season when he was a fresh faced 20-year old, it’s lucky that he was quite a big lad when he was younger because it just about fits him some 40 years later.
Scottish football pundits can take themselves too seriously at times and it’s good to see one having a bit of a laugh at himself and maybe, he still has a soft spot for us after all.