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Everything posted by David

  1. Yeah, in all honesty there isn't really a club in existence that would say "the player failed a medical and needs surgery? No problemo, we'll still pay full whack!" They were only looking out for their own best interests, which is quite right. And we were looking out for ours and those of our player. I have no doubt they'll be back in January or next summer.
  2. It's taken them a while, but they've managed to say something that doesn't make them look like utter cunts.
  3. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    I was under the impression that the average Doncaster player was on a grand and a half a week?
  4. Yeah, I'd be very surprised if that's true.
  5. I sincerely hope so. I'd love nothing better than us coming out of this looking like the professionals while they look like chumps.
  6. Well, how the fuck was I supposed to know you're dodging all over Wishaw tracking down answers? There's a lot of people posting what they think is happening, and what they think should happen, but doing so in a manner that makes it look as though it's fact.
  7. It's not often I say it, but I wish we were more like Aberdeen. Of late they've taken zero shite from the Mould Firm, having knocked Celtic's £3.5 million bid for McKenna out the park before it even had a chance to gather steam last season. Both Celtic and Rangers know that if you go chapping their door you better smarten the fuck up and not play funny buggers. Let's hope we do the same if they try to fuck us about regarding the fee for Turnbull, as the way our club deal with this situation will set something of a benchmark for how other clubs will view dealing with us for our top young talent in future.
  8. Is this based on what you've heard? Or what you think will happen?
  9. That's more a damning indictment of the standard of journalism we see today than anything else. If they're picking up their information from Twitter accounts and internet forums they deserve to be misled and embarrassed.
  10. Internet forums are always going to be full of speculation and rumour, it's the name of the game. I wouldn't worry about what we're saying on here, we're just a bunch of fans passing the time while we wait on transfers to happen. It'll all be revealed in due course I guess.
  11. Worryingly, there didn't seem to be that many of them willing to pay this money before the issue even arose. I think we may have overestimated the size of the queue when it comes to clubs willing to chuck £3 million at us.
  12. I'd hope that wasn't the case, and that we had our transfer plans drawn up long before we had any idea we'd be getting £3 million for Turnbull.
  13. There's been a few sources claiming it as being true, and it's the same thing I alluded to the other day. There's a reason why his medical is dragging on, and why he's being sent to see different doctors and so on I'd imagine. This isn't a case of people making things up with no foundation, there's a reason why this is taking so long.
  14. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Isn't he out of contract? Or am I mixing him up with someone else?
  15. One of the problems at the moment for most fans is perception. For all intents and purposes it's easy to forget that he's still a contracted Motherwell player, what with the photos of him in a Celtic shirt with Lennon, him being reported as bouncing around specialists all over the UK with Celtic doctors and so on. Meanwhile our focus is on pre-season, with him having for all intents and purposes been sold. You have to feel for the lad. Regardless of how much he wants a move, or how much money he could potentially be getting, there must have been a few times when he's been sitting outside some doctors office somewhere checking his phone and seeing the videos and photos from Belfast thinking "Fuck sake man, I wish I was just out there having a laugh with my pals and getting some time in on the pitch."
  16. I would still prefer he stayed with us for another year, personally.
  17. Would we? If Celtic started playing funny buggers with the fee that they agreed previously, you think Turnbull would throw a strop if we don't accept it? You don't think he'd knuckle down and see what else comes up this window, or in January? That last sentence is also calling into question his professionalism. I've seen nothing to suggest he'd act in that way.
  18. I thought Celtic made a big song and dance about not being able to offer any guarantees over game time?
  19. If this situation had followed the same sort of timeline and protocol that the vast majority of other transfers do then I'd agree with your first point, but it hasn't. There's still every chance that he ends up a Celtic player, but there's definitely something not quite right at the moment. Virtually everything points towards that being the case. Not that it's something disruptive enough to cause the deal to collapse, but to say there's nothing to see here seems a tad naive.
  20. Lennon told us in an interview on Thursday or Friday that he was undergoing a medical "as we speak," and yet he's now apparently going for a medical the following Monday?
  21. Could very well be. I'm sure Lennon said on Thursday or Friday that the medical was going on as he spoke, but I guess I may have been drunk. One thing I do know is that this thing has been a drawn out affair unlike anything else I've seen in a while. Heard a few more people talking about issues with the medical, but I guess we'll see. I just want the thing done and dusted and us to have the transfer fee confirmed.
  22. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    I'm guessing there'll be a long line of new signings for a lot of clubs waiting on the equipment for medicals to be fixed first.
  23. Yeah, warm as fuck though. Typical Scottish summer really.
  24. Glasgow City Centre. It was cloudy and a bit rainy, but it's warm. It's certainly not the weather for a coat like Davie's wearing there unless he's feeling the chill.

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