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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by Big Pink.

    In recent times the SFA has;

    agreed it has no power over a member club,

    failed to find a substantial sponsor for the national team and the Scottish Cup,

    badly bungled the appointment of a manager (this will emerge as catastrophic in coming months),

    shamefully bungled the sacking of the manager,

    ham-fistedly arranged cup semi-finals at times and places with no regard for fan safety or convenience,

    turned the disciplinary system into a Rixian farce,

    created a succession for office bearers that pays no regard to the character or abilities of those succeeding,

    are about to again bungle another managerial appointment.

     

    On the whole, and relatively speaking, probably quite satisfactory.

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    You misunderstand. Firstly, I am not in any way disappointed about the player not coming to Celtic. As anyone who knows me personally will tell you, I am somewhat relieved if not delighted.
    My point was that Celtic (and any other club in that scenario) were in a no-win situation when the bid became public. These kinds of situations occur all the time. I know of several where teams lost their target in less public circumstances due to agents (quite correctly) creating a market. My other point, on the figures, is a separate one about speculative reporting. The figures you mention are not in the same ballpark as what have been suggested to me. Celtic’s offer was not close to £12k pw as far as I have been informed (not by anyone at Celtic of course).


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    In football, like everywhere else in the capitalist world, a sale takes place when a commodity is worth more to the buyer than the seller. A football agent’s job is to stimulate the process.
    The Turnbull situation is no different to tens of similar scenarios played out away from the public gaze.
    Turnbull’s labour is probably worth more to others than to Celtic. Nothing unusual there except that the public acceptance of the bid puts pressure on either side.
    The figures being talked about here are (from my information) way over the top – double in fact – but my own advice to any young guy in David Turnbull’s position would be to leave the influence of the the hushed-up sectarianism report, the 5WA, and the pound-shop corruption behind.
    Go to a place where the game is as fair as it can be – and the very best of luck to him wherever he goes.


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