He ran a great, really great, IPA AGM gig tonight. I’ll tell you about it soon.
I am awash with excitability. But I need to sleep.
I have musical delight to share with you (particularly Portishead and Tinariwen) and bookish brilliance (Jonathon Coe and Cormac Marthy) but I’m too tired.
Is Walter Smith the greatest football manager Scottish football has ever enjoyed?
I think so.
I was in Glasgow tonight to witness, in a pub, the effect this remarkable man has had on a patently average football team. Not only has he achieved greatness for Rangers Football Club but he has done so with six Scottish players on the pitch. Sadly, two of them Hibbies.
Clearly Rangers were not actually better than Fiorentina (or Werder Bemen, or Sporting Lisbon) but they beat them all- this is not typically Scottish behaviour.
But a Scottish team, is in a European Final.
This is genuinely something to celebrate.
C’mon the Gers!