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Obviously Ross County were prepared to pay Celtic a development fee and the player himself a substantial wage. We move on.

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He's just signed for Ross County on a two year deal.

 

Shame - would have liked him at us. Roy McGregor splashing the cash. Similar to Pearson but more of a goal threat from what I saw last year. Hopefully other irons in the fire as it were........

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Similar to Pearson but more of a goal threat from what I saw last year.

A good young prospect, however, according to his Wiki page stats he only scored 2 goals in 25 appearances for Ross County last year and 1 in 27 appearances when on loan with Kilmarnock. I am sure that Barra and his contacts will have another player in mind.

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The Sun now covering the Jackson Irvine link according to the bbc gossip page. I'm hoping there is something in this.

 

The Sun are out of the loop as usual.

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Just reading Jackson Irvine's very honest interview on the move, basically Celtic told him he was free to go but tried to offer him new terms so that they could get compensation from whoever took him, thus getting more money i'd imagine. So if us and County were the only 2 teams in for him thats a good insight on Celtics outlook on their transfer policy. Makes me hate them a little bit more.

 

 

"It has been a long month or so, trying to get everything in place. I'm sure you're familiar with the compensation laws regarding players under 23, so Celtic did offer me a new contract. But it was essentially just as insurance so that, when I did leave, they were liable to claim their compensation money. There was never really any plan for me to [stay there]. I was told from the very beginning of the summer I was free to move on elsewhere. It was just about the club sorting the financial side of it, as well as myself. Unfortunately, we didn't part on the kind of terms I would have liked to after nearly six years with Celtic, but I will be hoping to be involved on Saturday."

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Just reading Jackson Irvine's very honest interview on the move, basically Celtic told him he was free to go but tried to offer him new terms so that they could get compensation from whoever took him, thus getting more money i'd imagine. So if us and County were the only 2 teams in for him thats a good insight on Celtics outlook on their transfer policy. Makes me hate them a little bit more.

 

Glad we never had to pay the barstewards after all

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Just reading Jackson Irvine's very honest interview on the move, basically Celtic told him he was free to go but tried to offer him new terms so that they could get compensation from whoever took him, thus getting more money i'd imagine. So if us and County were the only 2 teams in for him thats a good insight on Celtics outlook on their transfer policy. Makes me hate them a little bit more.

 

 

Is that not exactly what we did with Lee Erwin?

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Lee Miller in talks i'm hearing... another striker?

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Lee Miller in talks i'm hearing... another striker?

Livingston have just knocked him back after a trial there.

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Lee Miller would be a very odd one. Don't need another striker and I don't rink he even really could offer cover in midfield could he?

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Is that not exactly what we did with Lee Erwin?

No because if Erwin signed the deal he would have been an integral part of our squad.

 

If Irvine signed the deal with Celtic they would have let him rot for two years.

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It's just good business really. Imagine if we didn't offer Lee Erwin a contract. People would go mental!

 

Note - slightly different I know but still

 

Quite. I mean, obviously, fuck Celtic, but we'd do exactly the same.

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Quite. I mean, obviously, fuck Celtic, but we'd do exactly the same.

I don't think we would at all.

 

As Irvine implies Celtic shafted him. By offering him a contract it meant if he refused it any club who signed him would be on the hook for potentially 300k compo to Celtic basically making him unemployable.

 

Celtic wanted to force him to sign the contract then find a team willing to pay them a smaller fee to sign him. Offering a contract whilst also saying he has no future with them isn't how the system is meant to work.

 

It's scummy behaviour and a poor way to treat a footballer they are trying to develop.

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No because if Erwin signed the deal he would have been an integral part of our squad.

 

If Irvine signed the deal with Celtic they would have let him rot for two years.

 

Aye, but we knew he wasn't going to sign.

 

As for whether it's scummy or not, thanks to Bosman, there aren't many ways to make money from transfers these days. The first step that made the rich teams richer and killed the smaller teams like us.

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Livingston have just knocked him back after a trial there.

He is still training with them and still trying to earn a deal

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Aye, but we knew he wasn't going to sign.

 

As for whether it's scummy or not, thanks to Bosman, there aren't many ways to make money from transfers these days. The first step that made the rich teams richer and killed the smaller teams like us.

Celtic have basically held him to ransom. They are saying you have honoured your contract and we don't want you to play here but you can't sign for anyone else unless we get a fee.

 

A very poor way to treat a guy they brought over from Australia and the fee they will get is a relative pittance. It's the equivalent of us blocking a new club for Carswell or McHugh for the sake of five grand.

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If no one was willing to pay a fee they would probably have tried to loan him again to cover part of his wages.

 

Celtic have treated him as an asset to make money out of rather than as young footballer trying to forge a career. When clubs decide they don't want to develop players any further or use them in the first team they should let them go no strings attached.

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Just seen Ross county signed a goalie on loan from Stoke

Aye not much taller than Dan...only 6-3. They've already signed Scott Fox from Partick.

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It's possible that the fee or part of it will end up coming out of Irvine's pocket due to a reduced signing on fee.

 

I haven't heard of this scenario before but it doesn't surprise me Celtic are the club involved.

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He was a celtic player who signed for Ross county does anybody really give a feck, i dont. More interested in who we sign, ie a new keeper and a holding midfield player.

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Celtic need to get a return from their youth system same as any club. You don't let a saleable asset go for free.

 

They are fortunate to be in a position to take the risk of being stuck with a player they don't need.

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Fraser Kerr has an interesting hairstyle on him. Undercut with a sort of hair bun. Just hit a pass straight out of play.

 

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