Tetchy Mark Warburton was full of cliches as he tried to gloss over his side’s 2-0 defeat Tynecastle last night.
Seven wins in the top flight, with just one against a top six side, tells it’s own story as the club with the second biggest budget in the country toils to live up the demands of their chairman.
The pressure is certainly telling on Warbo as he cut short a couple of questions that started to probe into the failings of his side.
Anything less than a win at home to Aberdeen on Saturday will increase the pressure on the former city trader with a growing number of Sevco fans getting fed up listening to the same predictable sound-bites being used to explain away the latest dropped points.
“We lost a game of football,” the current Ibrox boss replied smugly to a question about the humbling defeat to a club with a much smaller budget at Tynecastle.
“A bad day at the office but we have to learn from it and move on,” he added as he has after most defeats and draws this season.
“The best way now is on the pitch,” the footballing visionary added when asked about the next two matches against Aberdeen and Hearts, with Clint Hill credited with that incredible insight.
“There’s no lack of belief, we won’t lose belief, that’s what we do, this is a squad learning. this squad does.”
Having finally found himself involved at the sharp end of football Warbo is discovering that there is more to the business than snappy one liners, anecdotes about his previous career and bold blueprints and PowerPoint for the future.
Football is about winning and anything less than four points from the next two matches is likely to result in the Londoner getting to spend a lot of time with his family over the festive period.
Last week at the Sevco AGM Warbo told shareholders that he managed the biggest club in Scotland! #goingfor55