|Podcast 143: Gerry Carlile Talks McCourt, McGinn, Stokes and Lafferty|
|Written by Eddie Pearson|
|Sunday, 10 July 2011 16:48|
This week Eddie is joined by Gerry Carlile from BJM Sports Management. Gerry is the agent to a number of Celtic players including Paddy McCourt, Niall McGinn and Anthony Stokes. He also represents Kyle Lafferty and Andrew Little but we'll not hold that against him. Gerry tells us of his early days as a Celtic fan in Belfast and we hear of his time at the Las Vegas Convention. He then discusses the merits of Niall McGinn and his belief in the player's ability before giving us an insight into the life of a players' agent. We learn of how he came to be an agent and what he believes his role should be. Eddie and Gerry discuss whether representing Rangers' players is a challenge for a Celtic fan and whether he would recommend a player join any SPL club in these tough financial times. They discuss whether the modern game has come to rely on agents to source players and how Gerry identifies potential clients. Finally they take a look ahead and Gerry names one or two young Irish lads we should be keeping an eye on.
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2011 18:10|