Blair Morgan's Diary; TOP agent Blair Morgan may be a fanatical Dunfermline supporter but now the well-being of players he represents like Mark Burchill and Neil McCann comes first. However, the life of an agent can be hectic as Blair's jam-packed diary shows. Here we get a ...SUNDAY
THERE'S no such thing as a day off in my line of work.
And no difficulty in conducting Transatlantic business from my home in Dunfermline. A desk is a desk and a phone is a phone in the modern world.
So the job of selling Ronnie Ekelund Ronnie Michael Ekelund (born August 21, 1972 in Glostrup, Denmark) is a Danish football (soccer) player, who plays for the California Cougars in Major Indoor Soccer League. , a Dane, from a French club to San Jose Earthquakes
Sunday is the day when business begins for the week.
Everything is geared towards July 1 in the office I share with my partners, Trevor Steven Trevor McGregor Steven (born Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, September 21 1963) was a highly-regarded England footballer who shot to fame with the successful Everton side of the 1980s. , the former Rangers and England internationalist, and Bobby Brown.
That's the date players can move when they are out of contract and six of the 40 on our roster are eligible to change clubs under Bosman.
But the business doesn't revolve around Verb 1. revolve around - center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about transfers.
Gavin Rae Gavin Paul Rae (born 28 November, 1977) is a Scottish international footballer, currently playing in the English Championship for Cardiff City. Club career
Rae was a central midfielder for his first club Dundee. is off to Poland with Scotland to make his international debut but wants me to arrange the purchase of a house for him in Dundee.
And I call another of my clients, Rangers' Neil McCann Neil Docherty McCann (born 8 November, 1974 in Greenock, Scotland) is a professional footballer who currently plays for Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian and has made 26 appearances for Scotland. , to see how he's recovering from his double hernia operation.
Players like to know they are in your thoughts.
I'm on Tom Boyd's testimonial committee.
So a visit to Celtic Park This page is about the soccer stadium in Glasgow. For the Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Derry, Northern Ireland, click here
Celtic Park is a football stadium in the Parkhead area of Glasgow in Scotland. It is the home ground of Celtic Football Club. is essential on the day it is confirmed Manchester United will play in Glasgow on May 15 to honour a man I truly admire.
Paul McStay Paul Michael Lyons McStay MBE, nicknamed the Maestro, (born 22 October, 1964, in Hamilton) is a former football player who spent his entire career with Scottish team Celtic F.C.. is on the committee as well and we need to organise special strips for the occasion, a souvenir programme and check on catering facilities with Jim Hone, Celtic's operations director.
We're hoping for a 60,000 capacity crowd to watch the clash of the league champions from Scotland and England.
But these events don't just happen. The preparation is so intense that I get back home to Fife at 11.15pm.
I'm back behind my desk in the office at nine o'clock in the morning.
I have 31 years practice as a lawyer, coming to the fore where punctuality Punctuality
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disciplined family brought up to abide by strict, punctual standards. [Am. Lit. is concerned. The president of Turkish Besiktas calls to ask if I can help place two players, one a Frenchman.
My knowledge of the language is limited but Trevor is fluent from his time with Marseille so that's a big help.
Sir Alex Ferguson's son Jason is in charge of Ryan Giggs' testimonial match For the 2003 single by Hilltop Hoods, see Testimonial Year (single).
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He's on the phone to see if there are any ideas we can trade over Celtic's visit to Manchester.
The after-effects of a good night out at Dollar Accies Rugby Club's dinner kick in but there is still plenty of business to be done.
Stewart Kerr is wanted by Millwall's manager Mark McGhee Mark Edward McGhee (born 25 May 1957 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former professional footballer and current manager of Scottish club Motherwell. Football
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They are newly promoted to Division One in England and Stewart needs a new direction after losing his way at Celtic Park.
I thought he was a Scotland goalkeeper in the making so I would like to see his career galvanised.
Then it's time to speak to Rangers owner David Murray about matters of mutual interest.
He is chairman of a major club and in charge of many and varied companies throughout the world. Yet he's always accessible if business is to be done.
The game can protect a player for life and part of my remit is to look after my clients' welfare. Today is the time for attending to their sickness and disability insurance cover as well as inspecting their pension and investment schemes.
The high earners in the game can look forward to retirement at the age of 35 if they want.
And the better the player, the easier my job becomes.
If a top performer is available I simply need to inform the leading six clubs in England and test the Old Firm to assess their level of interest.
And the continentals don't mind Glasgow because the rate of pay is favourable to say the least.
Going to watch Dunfermline play St Mirren could be called a form of recreation if it wasn't for the fact that the Pars get me more excited than watching AC Milan or Barcelona.
I was a director of Dunfermline for 10 years.
And my emotional attachment to the team goes back to the time when I watched them beat Celtic in the legendary Scottish Cup Final at Hampden 40 years ago.
But even if Pars had the new Michael Owen on their books and he was my client, I'd move him out of the club if that was best for his career.
If I represent a player, his best interest comes before anything or anyone, including Dunfermline.
That's always my business philosophy.
And I'll always stick to it.