Yesterdays presser seen Brendan launch what must be described as a bit of an impassioned defence of the Plc’s transfer strategy , and the head scout , and gave us all another insight into the transfer dealing which vex soo many of us .
Although I know the gaffer likes a bit of diplomatic talk and seems to sit on the fence very well on whichever issue hes choses , I will take him absolutely at face value on this one ,, he has credit in my bank .
He was very clear in saying he green lighted all incoming transfers using the phrase “ it will come to me in the process.”
He also added “ The club work in a particular way to develop young talent and my job is to access the talent . “
This the day after admitting the club was bringing in a player he didnt know much about , but had became available and was being brought in and loaned straight out probably .
This wont stop certains arguments rearing their head but for the second time in as many days we get an insight into the internal transfer workings , even though Brendan went on to say “ I dont need to share anything about the internal working of the club! “
No , you dont , but do you not think the lifeblood of that club deserve a bit of information ?
Not asking for state secrets here . For instance its a three man committee , Peter Lee and myself , with myself having the final say would be perfectly fine without letting any cat out the bag. But they want to play their cards close to their chest , whatever floats their boat .
Then onto Lee , whom was the recipient of an public backing at the same presser .
I find this a bit strange as to me anyway Lee wasnt taking much flak . But hes Brendans bhoy , and he has just gotten an arm around the shoulder , a very public one at that .
Some in the media were accused of snowballing the transfers, or lack of , issue to his displeasure also .
There also was the gutting news that Anthony Ralston has done a cruciate and is out long term, tampered with Kieran returning to training in a weeks time for a bit of good news .
Firstly about the right back berth , terrible news but it cant be that hard to pick up a right back on loan for the remainder of the season ,, we do well with loans in general ,, surely we would consider that route now Anthony is out ?
We know we tried to buy a couple right backs and it hasnt worked out . Our business there must be stepped up now after this latest set back . We simply must bag one after that bad news. However seems our targets arent for coming .
Can we learn any lessons from that ? We went in for a Belgian International in a bigger league and got knocked back . If he was our first choice there was alway a high percentage of a refusal ,, no foreigner in their prime dreams of playing in Scottish football .
The second and third choice should not have the same profile ,, only makes sense .
While I would love Anthony to hold that position long term , the fact is we need a right back for any Euro qualifiers , and we dont have one available ! Mik gone , Tony injured for the next 6 months or so.
And right back is traditionally one of our favourite attacking positions !
This is now absolute priority number one , we must have one for the June qualifiers , and I certainly expect it to be addressed .
Then the media bit ,, who exactly is upsetting them I wonder and dont tell me they care about what the media say ? The same media that know a good Hun story and a negative Celtic story equals great sales even if it is pish ? Worried about the media .. why Brendan ?
The blogs are hammering Peter not you , and Im not reading Lee’s name getting dragged through the mud , rather everyone’s shaking their head saying how about spending some of that record turnover ?
The media should never be afforded that level of gravitas that they force public backings of employees.
Then the scouting department and Lee . Well I’ll take Brendans word hes good at his job and knows a player ,, but it just doesn’t seem to happen as far as going down the list of targets and getting one of your three or four choices when a position needs filled .
If the scouting is good , I would hate to see it when its bad .
All in all though Ive no doubt Brendan will bring that league trophy home again .
A right back would be a nice hat tip to him for a stellar record.
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