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McDonald's Dad puts Alex Rae in His Place

Alex Rae (pctured above) was not a happy bunny yesterday after his star player had been transferred to Burnley FC for a package worth 500,000.

His outburst was quite derogatory and condescending about our club and the player's agent:

'It's always important for a club like us to generate revenue but in terms of the playing side it's a big loss,said Rae

'Last year he was the driving force for us and I think he's a fantastic talent who can go the whole way.'

'I was getting phone calls from bigger clubs than Burnley and it's disappointing that the agent doesn't even bother weighing up all the options,' continued the bitter Rae.

'I think it's a bit naive. I think the guy got a little star-struck and he's not doing his client any justice.

'I tried to explain that to Kevin's family but I think hands have already been shaken on the decision.'

Well one member of Kevin's family, his dad speaking to the Daily Record today has scoffed at the Dundee manager's whinging:

Ally McDonald had this to say about his son's transfer and the boy's agent, Charlie Duddy:

'Kevin is absolutely delighted with his move to Burnley and with the sound advice he's received from his agent throughout.

'The unfortunate comments from Dundee haven't taken the shine off a special day for the whole family.'

Well said that man and hang your head in shame Rae!



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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 25 2008

Time: 8:41AM

Your Comments

Good old dad! Made me laugh that
turfmanphil
Surely its best for him to move to us and play rather than to everton and sit on the bench????
tomlaw
The player said as much himself in his interview at Turf yesterday. he didnt want to rot away in some high-flying club's stiffs and wanted to play first team football on a regular basis. Sounds like the lad is level headed and has a strong family behind him,giving him sensible advice.
turfmanphil
A move to the Championship is a great move for him even if it was to another club. He will get regular football at this level and should improve more than he would at Dundee. This is a step up and in the right direction for him and it seems we are lucky to be the club that as got his signature. I think he will get more exposure here than at Dundee and will face good opposition every week.
smitrit
Totally agree and it's to Coyle's credit he has sold the club to player, family & agent alike. Restored my faith now, think we are going to get some impressive new faces at the club in the next few seasons. I may have to start taking up Scottish language lessons though to understand what the hell they are all saying!! ;-)
turfmanphil
Coyle on Rae & McDonald:"I get on very well with Alex and I've not got a gripe with how people perceive things to be. But we've offered a transfer fee that was accepted by Dundee Football Club. "The biggest thing in all of this is that Kevin and his parent's feel very comfortable about coming to Burnley and they feel it is the right move in his development. "The deal itself does involve some incentives and if Kevin goes on to do very well, as we think he will, then Dundee will be rewarded in that as well."
turfmanphil
 

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