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On Motherwell's handling of the David Turnbull situation, what are your thoughts (assuming no minimum release clause)?  

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  1. 1. On Motherwell's handling of the David Turnbull situation, what are your thoughts (assuming no minimum release clause)?

    • Happy we have accepted the quoted fee of 3.25m + add ons.
    • Think we should have held out for more, but still sold this summer
    • Think we should have kept David for at least one more season
    • Happy we have accepted the quoted fee of 3.25m + add ons, but shouldn't have accepted a bid from a club in Scotland
    • Other thoughts. Please comment


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He is still not "fit enough" to even wear a club tracksuit and sit with the squad in the main stand, on match days

 

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11 minutes ago, Brazilian said:

He is still not "fit enough" to even wear a club tracksuit and sit with the squad in the main stand, on match days

 

The squad, and unders, sit spread across the full middle section behind hospitality and dierctors box. He's always in that area and in the players lounge after like most.   No need to look for trouble or a story when there is nothing there to find...unless of course your just annoyed he chooses not to wear trackies. 

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I’m no medical expert but even if he just got permission from specialist to proceed to next stage of rehab then I would imagine there will be at least another 4-6 weeks building up strength in the knee again and  further conditioning and a mini / full preseason to do. End of February seems optimistic in that scenario.

if he’s on the plane to tenerife and taking full participation however then there’s every chance he has a chance of returning earlyish February 

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2 minutes ago, superward said:

The squad, and unders, sit spread across the full middle section begind hospitality and dierctors box. He's always in that area and in the players lounge after like most.   No need to look for trouble or a story when there is nothing there to find...unless of course your just annoyed he chooses not to wear trackies. 

I'm aware of where the Squad sit ,   I'm afforded a very decent view of the area  (and its not behind the hospitality, which populates the South side of P.O'D)

and the area the squad watches the match together is not where David and his missus sit,

Do you agree, "if he is in training and is part of the squad , you expect him to be in the club gear and with the squad",

I expect him to be there If Cole, Sloth , Illic etc can do that then so can Turnbull

No need to look to try and shout down that observation unless you are deliberatley trying to obscure a point?

IF , he is fit and training, he should be with the squad,  ................................He isnt with the squad , so is he fit and in training?

 

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18 hours ago, Brazilian said:

Do you agree, "if he is in training and is part of the squad , you expect him to be in the club gear and with the squad",

I think that's where we differ mainly, as I couldnt really care less where anyone sits or what they wear.  Each to their own and all that though.

 

18 hours ago, Brazilian said:

I'm aware of where the Squad sit ,   I'm afforded a very decent view of the area  (and its not behind the hospitality, which populates the South side of P.O'D)

Not to get into seat and row numbers but with your view, sounding similar to mine, you'll know that the number of squad and under 20s in that stand varies from game to game. Usually mainly behind the directors box area but often spreading out further towards the south end behind hospitality if they all sit in a big row. It's all in the middle area of saft seats. My main point being he's sitting in the same general area as everyone else. It's not like he's in a box by himself in a huff!

Anyway, for me, it seems a small thing to get a bit annoyed about when there is nothing to it.

But each to their own as I said - lets leave it there for 2020! 

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8 hours ago, superward said:

I think that's where we differ mainly, as I couldnt really care less where anyone sits or what they wear.  Each to their own and all that though.

I'm not sure where Turnbull sits, but surely it should matter where members of our squad sit on matchdays, no? I mean, if the rule is that any player not featuring can don their own clobber and sit wherever they choose with whoever they want then fine, but if the rule is that the players are supposed to actually act as though it's still a day at work for them, for which they're still being paid, then it would matter if one player is behaving differently.

What's being insinuated here from what I can see is that Turnbull has special dispensation from management that he doesn't have to follow protocol. True or not, I have no idea. 

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Maybe where he sits has more legroom for his bad knee.

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He should wade through the rivers of pish in the East Stand to prove he wants to be here.

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On 12/31/2019 at 6:48 PM, Kmcalpin said:

You think it's more likely to be March or later?

I am guessing but I have a shite knee and they are fucking rubbish. If he plays before March I will be shocked. Hope he signs an extension.

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Is there not something in the fact that he's not being made to sit in a specific seat/zone and with specific people/players, but that he's still turning up to watch the games? If I was a wantaway footballer biding my time on the sidelines of a club I didn't want to be a part of, I wouldn't be bringing my burd to watch games with me.

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On 1/3/2020 at 1:36 AM, Busta Nut said:

I am guessing but I have a shite knee and they are fucking rubbish. If he plays before March I will be shocked. Hope he signs an extension.

Hopefully he comes back a bit more mobile than you!

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I see David Turnbull is in Tenerife with the squad.

Not sure what that means in terms of his fitness?

Maybe just a free holiday to help his recovery.

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26 minutes ago, sbcmfc said:

Maybe just a free holiday to help his recovery.

It'll be no more of a "free holiday" than the rest of the squad is having. He'll be continuing his physio and rehab programme just as he would be at home.

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1 minute ago, numpty said:

It'll be no more of a "free holiday" than the rest of the squad is having. He'll be continuing his physio and rehab programme just as he would be at home.

Yes, was tongue in cheek.

Sure there is some science to support warm weather training, particularly in recovery.

Was just meaning it doesn’t mean he’ll be back playing in 2 weeks.

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Did he sit with the rest of the squad on the plane  or was he kinda near them but with his bird and wearing civvies?

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3 hours ago, superward said:

Yer DT making an appearance in the last couple of Twitter videos from Tenerife. 

He's even wearing official club clobber. That's a good sign, surely?

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Turnbull posted on Instagram saying that he was running for the first time in 6 months and he has a lot of hard work still to go but is nearly there


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