Welcome Gaffer, the pre-season is upon us. Will there be any changes to the squad before our first game?
"I don't see anything significant happening. I'm pleased with our squad as it is."
You've promoted young Davie Weir from the youth team.
"Aye, I like to bring one apprentice into our squad at the start of each season and Davie looked the best prospect."
I see that you've converted Barry Ferguson into the 'Playmaker' role. I'm looking forward to watching him spraying passes around the pitch.
"Aye, I brought Baz to the club specifically with developing him in that role in mind. He will form an ideal midfield partnership with Souey. His passing flair should complement Souness's steel"
Yes indeed, Gaffer. The Bears are excited about seeing those two control our midfield, hopefully for years to come. What's all this nonsense about there being a run on the sale of club chess sets ahead of our Manager Cup game against Old Colony?
Gaffer laughs: "Aye well, I happened to say in an interview that the new Old Colony shirt reminded me of a chess board I had when I was a kid. It was made up of black and red squares. So when The Bears found out they decided that they would hold their own chess tournament before Match 25 using all these shirts that Brian said he'd leave around the ground as boards! Brian, that reminds me, if you are reading this, I've been asked to inquire as to how many squares are on the back of your extra large shirt size? Are there sufficient for an 8x8 board or will The Bears need to cut the shirts open down one side?"
Interviewer has difficulty controlling his laughter: .......Sorry Gaffer, I just can't imagine The Bears playing chess, never mind on an Old Colony shirt! That will be a sight I'm really looking forward to seeing!
Thanks once again Gaffer for your insight
Until next time.....Get yourselves down to the club shops. I hear that a new supply of club chess sets has been delivered!