Only read a couple of pieces by this John James character, but by * that piece is a pile of pointless pish. Summed up - Celtic lost a high end manager, replaced with average manager that may get the job done, if not in a grand way. And to title it "Moneyball at Celtic", think he dedicated all of 2 lines to the actual theory of "Moneyball" in relation to Celtic. And at that, I'm not entirely sure he gets what the Moneyball theory actually is. It isn't just buy low, sell high. It's about scouting for the player that is undervalued - perhaps isn't the full package to the big glamour teams - but you can get cheap and get them to do the one (or two) things you need them to do specifically, good. Take Rogic as an example, he would be undervalued by the bigger clubs because his pace and fitness levels aren't up there, so we are able to pick him up for a cheaper price, snag him early etc. We use him to great effect. The fact that we may make money off him, isn't the principle of Moneyball, it's the idea of getting someone in who is undervalued, but performs to your specific need. You then find 11 players who can all do their one job for you team as perfectly as you can, and you get a winning side. You don't neccesarily have great rounded players, but the team in the moment makes a good side.