Comment on Bad Money? by Big Pink.

    We are away on holiday at the moment. I’ll be back a week on Wed. Will keep an eye on things, but new blog when I return.

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    Bad Money?
    Back from holiday in USA (where I came across a couple sporting Red Hand flegs on 12th), much to the amusement of passers-by😊 Every day’s a school day I suppose.
    Glad to see that Res12 is back under discussion here too. Next few months are likely to see some movement – and perhaps a wider ownership of the issue.
    Appalled at the Killie result, but for all the hand-wringing going on, “there but for the grace of God go the rest of us”
    We’ve all suffered a Berwick moment to a degree. I hope Killie recover quickly

    Bad Money?
    Very constructive. I like what you added to the debate.

    Bad Money?
    Labour MP wants an independent regulator for football. Maybe he’s a member here?


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    Accountability via Transparency.
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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Bogs Dollox
    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).

    Accountability via Transparency.
    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.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    On the SPFL secrecy over unacceptable behaviour report, NBM think that the report may be a whitewash, and would not survive public scrutiny.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Corrupt Official

    From the article;

    The Light Blues maintain that the "Five-Way Agreement" signed in 2012 by the SFA, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Football League, the old Rangers and the new club set up by Charles Green means that Scottish football's governing body has no jurisdiction in the matter.


    Boycott o'clock for the Scotsman sad