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Murphy’s law

I note that Motherwell FC, the Scottish Premier league side that I have been doomed to support since the age of five, which is currently sitting in the upper echelons of that division, has just sold arguably its best player to Sheffield United for an undisclosed sum. Whatever the amount was, I hope it was enough to justify shooting its campaign for a Champions League slot on at least one foot. Press gossip is that it was around £100,000; not enough in my view. Yes, I know that ‘Well has to be a selling club, but it would have been since to see young Mr Murphy  stay until the end of the season, even if it meant him leaving for free.

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  1. January 3, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    It’s all very strange. Appears young master Murphy was in tears after his swansong against Celtic last night…(they made him captain but wouldn’t let him take the penalty that was then missed).Apparently the decision to leave now was Murphy’s to ensure that Motherwell would benefit financially rather than leave them at the end of the season as a free agent. Just doesn’t feel right

    When you add this story to that of John Hughes leaving Livingstone to accept the poisoned chalice at Hartlepool shortly after Livingstone, a club that appears to be on an ambitious mission, rescued him from a life of endless golf. Then the apparently serious rumour that has surfaced where Terry Butcher is set to discard his brilliant but unfinished work with Inverness Caley to venture to the footballing metropolis that is Barnsley ……something just seems “off kilter” or is it really nothing more than Money Money Money?

  2. January 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    In that case, a noble gesture on the player’s part.

    As for Big Yogi, golf sounds like a better option that Almondvale, but not Hartlepool. Big Terry? I’ll believe that when it happens.

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