To be honest, I'm still quite confused over what happened after BBC's latest revelation on the behind the scenes wheeling and dealing between agents, clubs and managers. I'm trying to get more information or even watch the program itself, but it doesn't seemed possible at this time. Anyway let me summarise the program with a few points.
How 'Bungs' Work (With Sarcasm Of Course!):
Agent X: You might want to sign Y, he's quite sh*t, you know.
Manager A: So why would I want to sign him?
Agent X: Because I'm giving you 350k to sign him.
Manager A: Done deal. I'll sign him for that.
Manager B: I want that that player. How much is he?
Agent Z: Nope, according to the club, he's not for sale, brother.
Manager B: Here's 350k. I hope it helps.
Agent Z: Oh, sure. He'll be at your club in no time.
Right, so you got what bung is? Maybe that's how it works on the surface, but roughly you'll get the damn idea, right? Anyway the revelation have alerted the English FA, LMA (League Manager's Association) and even the Cosmopolitan Police in England. The FA have decided to go into deep investgations and the following teams/players will be affected.
- Frank Arnesen - Chelsea Director of Football
- Liverpool FC
- Newcastle United FC
- Harry Redknapp - Portsmouth Manager
Illegal Activity With Agents/Managers:
- Sam Allardyce - Bolton Manager
- Craig Allardyce - Big Sam's son
- Peter Harrison - Player Agent
- Charles Colleymore - Player Agent
- Kevin Bond - Player Agent
I for one, am disappointed by the name, Liverpool, showing up in that list. If we're guilty, then I think we should be punished. I won't go on a defensive because I'm a Liverpool supporter and I love Liverpool. If we're found of any wrong-doing, then we deserve it.
But let's not be hasty in making conclusions. We'll have to wait for the results of the investigations before we could say anything more about this matter.