Whether on Sky Sports News or TalkSPORT Jim White is nothing if not super enthusiastic.
Rubbing shoulders with the legends and constantly name dropping gives him a thrill as he enjoys life on the fringes of the beautiful game.
Unlike every other presenter on TalkSPORT he doesn’t support any club team, he goes to great lengths to distance himself from supporting any particular club.
However, in August 2018 The Sun reported ‘Jim White is a lifelong Glasgow Rangers fan.’
Big names are what keeps White going with the arrival of Steven Gerrard at Ibrox in the summer of 2018 putting a spring in his steps.
Gerrard v Brendan Rodgers in classic Old Firm clashes was as good as it gets for the Scottish game. Two big names from the EPL spreading their missionary work across his home city.
An Old Firm title race this term with the underdogs from Ibrox snatching the glory at the end would have been ideal but recently that notion has taken a bit of a kicking.
On Thursday morning as he looked at the SPFL table the reality of the Gerrard Project finally hit home.
Covering his meltdown on TalkSPORT the Daily Record reports:
This will remain the default position from now on. For almost a decade now, second best for Rangers. At what point does it become impossible, not just for a group of players, but a club to overcome that mental block that Rangers seem to have?
Nobody can deny the good work Steven Gerrard has done, but questions will always remain as a player, he couldn’t get over the line in England. Has he got the ability or the mentality to achieve it at Rangers?
They may have been on a different level as players, but the difference Neil Lennon has over Steven Gerrard is his winning mentality in Scotland and the know-how to get over the line when it comes to winning titles.
The question is how is that going to change, when is it going to change and is it ever going to change? At the moment, I can’t see it changing, it’s as simple as that. Celtic can go on winning thing as long as they want.”
It seems like the Hagi effect that White was enjoying last week has quickly worn off.