He claims to have never heard about Hibs’ manager or to have even heard of Doidge’s former club Forest Green Rovers. What this translates to is a desperate shout for attention.
Mitchell posted on Twitter: “Possibly the saddest thing I’ve ever read. Never heard of him; never heard of that team; who is Heckingbottom? All from the team that once brought us George Best. Which WAS a real statement.
“The acceptance of drivel really gets my goat. We’ve fallen this far? Forest Green Rovers?”
Mitchell is out of touch with Hibs and Scottish football
Where to even begin with this. It is just attention seeking nonsense. To think this guy actually used to be the chief executive for the SPL is frightening.
It says more about Mitchell than the likes of Doidge and Forest Green that he’s never heard of them. Just because they don’t have a massive support or stadium size of 10,000 doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
Using the example of Best is tiresome also. The Manchester United legend arrived in the late 70s, whilst coping with personal issues, and seeing his football career deteriorate in front of him.
That ‘real statement of intent’ was part of a Hibs squad that got relegated, following on from a fifth place finish the previous year.
Under his tenure between 1998 and 2002 the SPL brought it some controversial polices and regulations, including the requirement that all Premiership sides have to have a 10,000 seater stadium. He also rejected a favorable Sky TV deal. It seems as though he hasn’t moved on from this period.
Somebody should take him off social media, as Mitchell continues to embarrass himself with outdated views on Scottish football such as this one.