Thursday, 29 August 2019

Shock Liverpool events - a knock on effect at Ibrox?


With the controversy yesterday over agent Saif Rubie’s comments about Liverpool’s alleged treatment of youth player Bobby Duncan, we can’t help but draw parallels between those allegations and the actions of Rangers target Ryan Kent.

Remember, Kent, on seemingly being told he wasn’t going to leave and rejoin Ibrox, deleted Liverpool from his social media accounts and started posting cryptic digs at them.

Meanwhile, Rubie has made allegations that Liverpool have been bullying this young lad, Duncan, affecting his mental health.

Now, naturally the likes of Jamie Carragher have come out and slaughtered the agent and defended the club with ferocity, and as a Liverpool man and supporter born and bred we completely understand his position.

But for an agent like Rubie, endorsed credibly by both Sky Sports and by his client list (He works for Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney among others), we can’t fathom why he’d take such a position on Duncan if the claims are all untrue.

We must point out – we are accusing Liverpool of nothing, and we know zero of what goes on behind the scenes at Anfield.

But this one really is a bit odd, and Rubie has now deleted his social media accounts following the aggressive backlash on his comments.

The one thing that really stands out is Rubie wouldn’t have made much cash from securing Duncan a loan move to Fiorentina, which was the big deal the kid was apparently hoping for. Only a permanent transfer would clinch the agent a big fat payday, so it doesn’t even look like he’s doing it for self-centred reasons.

Have Liverpool made errors with Duncan, and with Kent? Well, similarly we remain baffled as to manager Jurgen Klopp’s curious handling of the Kent and Harry Wilson situations. Banning Kent from going out on loan but letting Wilson. It seems a bit inconsistent. Add this even stranger little episode into the mix and your guess is as good as ours, folks.

Ultimately, as Ibrox Noise’s Derek pointed out, Kent could be quite a filip back at Ibrox, with the invigoration he would boost us with – and we hope that the situation for young Bobby too gets resolved in a manner than everyone’s happy with.

Stranger and strangerer.


5 comments:

  1. mmm ? ... what's the old adage ... Anyhooze ... we're through ... get him signed.

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  2. maybe Klopp already worried about Gerrard taking his job lol

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  3. to answer your question in regards to Duncan, No, they have not made a mistake. Liverpool have some of the best coaching staff and management in world football with an academy set up to match. Just because Kent wants to get back to Rangers and Rangers want him does not mean that Liverpool are a charity, this is a business. I would love to see Kent back at Rangers but does that mean his parent club should just say ok when they may be able to get better money elsewhere....do you think Rangers would do it? Hell no they wouldn't. Duncan is a completely different case. He is an 18yr old kid who instead of having his loud mouth agent try to make name for himself of the back of a low profile client and name drop Gerrard because he is his cousin is bottom feeding and despicable and then throw in the mental health..give me a break. Firstly, if he is having mental health issues maybe the agent should help the kid rather than plaster it all over social media. Secondly, it he cannot cope with the stress of not getting his way at 18 then maybe he is in the wrong business. Call me old fashioned but when I stood on the terraces of Ibrox in the 60's you could have pulled anyone of the players off to the side and they would have played for free. now it is all about me me me...and don't go blaming Liverpool for that when that attitude is a societal problem

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  4. They probably let Wilson out on loan as he is a Welsh international and has to be playing first team football, the Welsh FA were probably involved in some way.
    Abrio & Ojo are looking good , we don't need Kent. We will see on Sunday

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  5. Aribo and Ojo weren't looking so good tonight.
    I think Liverpool see Wilson as a long term prospect and want him to play. Hence the loan. I suspect they've decided Kent won't make it at Liverpool and they just want him sold and off the books. That's why they are being treated differently.

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