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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Bluemike » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:44 am

Jackson is still under contract for a year with an option of an additional year so no great importance to tie him down on anything else yet anyway, I've always felt Town fans underestimate KJ, seen a lot worse.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by tangfastic » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:57 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:44 am
Jackson is still under contract for a year with an option of an additional year so no great importance to tie him down on anything else yet anyway, I've always felt Town fans underestimate KJ, seen a lot worse.
I thought Jackson had some good games last season. One of the better players. Certainly his speed is a great asset. If he’s chasing a good through ball then he’ll usually beat a defender.

I do feel he’s a bit limited, though. Can’t win headers and not so good with his back to goal.

I have no problem with him as a player in the squad and it says something when a Championship clubs wants to sign him, but I’d like us to get better with the business side. By not signing a new contract, he wants to make himself a more attractive proposition to go to another club for peanuts or as a freebie in the future. That’s not in the club’s interests and we’ll end up the loser.
If he’s not totally committed and has an eye on a move elsewhere, then best to move on now when there’s interest.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by hallamblue » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:15 pm

Can see his pace fitting well at Coventry , a quick side from memory . Bet they’d play him wide .

Price tag ? I’m today ridiculous market Id slap a £3m price tag on him

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by number 9 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:16 pm

tangfastic wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:57 pm
I have no problem with him as a player in the squad and it says something when a Championship clubs wants to sign him, but I’d like us to get better with the business side. By not signing a new contract, he wants to make himself a more attractive proposition to go to another club for peanuts or as a freebie in the future. That’s not in the club’s interests and we’ll end up the loser.
If he’s not totally committed and has an eye on a move elsewhere, then best to move on now when there’s interest.
Interesting view. If indeed we do sell Jackson, I'd at least hope a replacement is identified prior to the sale. Obviously not ideal to be reduced to only one senior striker no matter what the circumstances. I still think Freddie will do ok in league one if we keep him, but he's not a strong second striker.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by tangfastic » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 am

number 9 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:16 pm
tangfastic wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:57 pm
I have no problem with him as a player in the squad and it says something when a Championship clubs wants to sign him, but I’d like us to get better with the business side. By not signing a new contract, he wants to make himself a more attractive proposition to go to another club for peanuts or as a freebie in the future. That’s not in the club’s interests and we’ll end up the loser.
If he’s not totally committed and has an eye on a move elsewhere, then best to move on now when there’s interest.
Interesting view. If indeed we do sell Jackson, I'd at least hope a replacement is identified prior to the sale. Obviously not ideal to be reduced to only one senior striker no matter what the circumstances. I still think Freddie will do ok in league one if we keep him, but he's not a strong second striker.
Irrespective of whether Jackson goes, we’d need a striker.

In the EADT, Stuart Watson has posted some possible options. Not sure how realistic some of those are. I guess there’s plenty of players out there now out of contract or coming into their last year on a contract.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/strikers- ... -1-6770705

I think we could do with someone who could hold the ball up as well as score. Jackson worked out when we were able to break quickly and use his speed, but, so often, everything was slowed down and were forced to punt the ball long. It’s still hard to say what kind of style of play Lambert wants as we changed personnel every game.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Dubai Blue » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:47 am

I don't think there is anything strange about Jackson's decision. We must be one of the 7 or 8 favourites for promotion next season and in a year the same contract extension negotiation could be taking place with us in the Championship and on much better terms.

I would do the same, it's nothing to do with loyalty, just common sense.

And by the way I like the way we are trying to extend these contracts at League 1 rates (presumably). This might make life in the Championship more sustainable if we get there and that is what we are shooting for right?

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by hallamblue » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:11 am

I think if this Club is REALLY serious about getting out of this division this season , then for once Evans must be prepared to take more of a calculated risk , and be prepared to spend some money . If that Bristol striker is a good option and he’s costing £2m , then we must be prepared to pay it ( we paid £1.75m for Jackson!!) . Also we must command much better fees fir our players . We tend to be a soft touch IMO and gift them .

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Bluemike » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:24 am

Dubai Blue wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:47 am
I don't think there is anything strange about Jackson's decision. We must be one of the 7 or 8 favourites for promotion next season and in a year the same contract extension negotiation could be taking place with us in the Championship and on much better terms.

I would do the same, it's nothing to do with loyalty, just common sense.

And by the way I like the way we are trying to extend these contracts at League 1 rates (presumably). This might make life in the Championship more sustainable if we get there and that is what we are shooting for right?
Agree with that entirely, spot on.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:56 pm

TWTD understands the Blues are among a number of clubs showing interest in free agent former Derby County skipper Richard Keogh.

The 33-year-old centre-half was sacked by the Rams last October for gross misconduct having suffered a season-ending knee injury when a passenger ex-Town loanee Tom Lawrence’s car in the drink-drive crash which led to two-year driving bans for both the Wales international and team-mate Mason Bennett.

Keogh’s appeal against his sacking was rejected by Derby but he has taken his case to the EFL with a hearing to be held by an independent panel.

The injury - anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament damage - was expected to keep the Republic of Ireland international out of action for around a year and it’s not clear when he will be ready to return.

Nevertheless, it’s believed a number of clubs, including the Blues, are showing interest in the one-time Bristol City and Stoke City man.

Whether a move to League One would appeal remains to be seen and it seems likely that some of the other interested parties could offer him Championship football.

If Keogh does join the Blues it would be a return to where the Harlow-born defender began his career.

Keogh was an academy schoolboy and ballboy at Portman Road in the early 2000s before being released at 16 when he joined Stoke.

Another centre-half is high on Town manager Paul Lambert’s summer wish list with free agents likely to be where the Blues look to make most of their recruits.

Another crock !!! Would be decent other than that, will no doubt head to championship anyway.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by tangfastic » Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:26 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:56 pm
TWTD understands the Blues are among a number of clubs showing interest in free agent former Derby County skipper Richard Keogh.

The 33-year-old centre-half was sacked by the Rams last October for gross misconduct having suffered a season-ending knee injury when a passenger ex-Town loanee Tom Lawrence’s car in the drink-drive crash which led to two-year driving bans for both the Wales international and team-mate Mason Bennett.

Keogh’s appeal against his sacking was rejected by Derby but he has taken his case to the EFL with a hearing to be held by an independent panel.

The injury - anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament damage - was expected to keep the Republic of Ireland international out of action for around a year and it’s not clear when he will be ready to return.

Nevertheless, it’s believed a number of clubs, including the Blues, are showing interest in the one-time Bristol City and Stoke City man.

Whether a move to League One would appeal remains to be seen and it seems likely that some of the other interested parties could offer him Championship football.

If Keogh does join the Blues it would be a return to where the Harlow-born defender began his career.

Keogh was an academy schoolboy and ballboy at Portman Road in the early 2000s before being released at 16 when he joined Stoke.

Another centre-half is high on Town manager Paul Lambert’s summer wish list with free agents likely to be where the Blues look to make most of their recruits.

Another crock !!! Would be decent other than that, will no doubt head to championship anyway.
His fitness would be my major concern. He’s 33 and obviously had that issue with the drink driving incident, but I’ve always thought he’s pretty decent. And a ready-made captain. Just maybe too much of a risk after coming back from a serious knee injury. Our history with injury-prone players is bad so wouldn’t want to add to that.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by tangfastic » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:24 pm

They’re welcome to Toto. Can’t see a future for him here.

If Norwood can get and stay fit, I’d hope he’d remain here.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by hallamblue » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:47 pm

I think we're in for a good season from a fully fit Norwood. We didn't see anywhere near his best last season
due to that groin injury. Wed be absolutely mad to let him go having nursed him through a one season of injury. WE should try and keep hold of both strikers tbh. I know Jackson has a year and an add on year to go , but is this rendered useless if a Club matches our get out valuation?

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:32 pm

If the day comes when we are a selling club to Dundee Utd I think I will call it a day.

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by ashfordblue » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:53 pm

How about Forfar Athletic BM ????

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Bluemike » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:43 pm

That's different :lol:

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by Bluemike » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:20 pm

Can't see that ever happening tbh

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by hallamblue » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:33 pm

Question is though, WHY do Dundee think they can even get another Clubs main striker on a loan deal ?? What’s going on behind the scenes I wonder at PR?

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Re: Transfer Rumours

Post by marko69 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:42 pm

Two answers there, Hallam........, I wouldn't think anything untoward is going on at PR..... Which leads to Mickey Mellon no doubt just chancing his arm. Norwood was a class act at Tranmere in League Two. Dundee United, (Imo) are probably lower English League One and definitely League Two class......, and Mellon got the very best out the guy. Definitely rather he stayed and proved his ability at Ipswich Town but I think he'd be a problem for SPL defences.

Oh, and by the way, Hallam ma dear ------> Dundee are in the Championship keeping the Jambos company! 👍👌

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