The former city trader watched Sevco beat Peterhead 4-0 yesterday but the joy was short lived as he expressed his horticultural expertise shortly after the trophy was displayed to the deluded hordes.
‘How much does it cost to re-lay a pitch?” fumed the Ibrox supremo. “Do you put down the more expensive option in the beginning, which proves to be the cheaper option in the long run?
“The pitch was difficult. You could see in the first 10 or 15 minutes that we couldn’t get the ball down and play. It was hard to play on.
“I know a lot of work is going on, I appreciate that, but you have to question how a new pitch can go down.
“My concern is if we have any adverse weather on Thursday or Friday, Hibs v Dundee United on the Saturday and then Celtic v Rangers on Sunday. I’m not sure how you bed a new pitch in over three days.
“We played on a difficult surface. When you have 50,000 fans at the national stadium you want the best game of football possible, don’t you?
“The pitch was re-laid five weeks ago. I understand problems can occur and you have to find a solution to deal with them as swiftly and properly as possible but there are some big games coming up on the pitch here and it is the national stadium.
“I think ‘surprising’ would be the obvious word used about the fact it has to be replaced again.”
Since arriving at Ibrox last June soccer visionary Warbo has moaned about the early start to the new look League Cup, Alan Stubbs’ mind games, being linked with the Fulham and Liverpool jobs, Alloa narrowing their pitch, the 4G quality of the pitch at Kilmarnock, planned changes to the Champions League and lots lots more.