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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:36 pm

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As for Duffy, yes we did pay a fee and a significant one too, at the time I thought it was a bit lousy by Celtic, as if they needed to take money off a LOI club, but definitely money changed hands. I’d say it’s pure paper rubbish talk in any case re Duffy, and the owners would be fully aware weeks and weeks ago he was another key player out of contract end of season, Mike T suggested as much in a recent interview re getting the better players on longer deals.


Its not like the expiry date of his contract is recent information - it was known from when he first signed!

The fact that the club have not been successful so far with getting a new contract signed is a concern. It highlights the folly of paying fees or compensation but not completing longer term contracts.


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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Louth4sam » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:20 pm

Ezeikial wrote:
mike wrote:
As for Duffy, yes we did pay a fee and a significant one too, at the time I thought it was a bit lousy by Celtic, as if they needed to take money off a LOI club, but definitely money changed hands. I’d say it’s pure paper rubbish talk in any case re Duffy, and the owners would be fully aware weeks and weeks ago he was another key player out of contract end of season, Mike T suggested as much in a recent interview re getting the better players on longer deals.


Its not like the expiry date of his contract is recent information - it was known from when he first signed!

The fact that the club have not been successful so far with getting a new contract signed is a concern. It highlights the folly of paying fees or compensation but not completing longer term contracts.


Would he really have signed a longer contract? You're realistically going to be throwing an extra wedge of cash at a player of serious potential if you want them to sign a 3/4 year contract
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby oldfogey » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:36 pm

mike wrote:
Martin Lawlor80 wrote:Can details be announced before July 1st?



Any player can be announced pre July, you just can’t play them until the 1st. Cork announced Delaney signing over 2 weeks ago.

As for Duffy, yes we did pay a fee and a significant one too, at the time I thought it was a bit lousy by Celtic, as if they needed to take money off a LOI club, but definitely money changed hands. I’d say it’s pure paper rubbish talk in any case re Duffy, and the owners would be fully aware weeks and weeks ago he was another key player out of contract end of season, Mike T suggested as much in a recent interview re getting the better players on longer deals.


Duffy's agent is only interested in money, not his career. He could be behind this story. You will recall Vemmelunds agent openly tweeting about all this interest/offers for his client before the end of the season. Every year Sean Gannon is supposed to be going to Rovers. It's all designed to force higher offers.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:45 pm

Louth4sam wrote:
Ezeikial wrote:
mike wrote:
As for Duffy, yes we did pay a fee and a significant one too, at the time I thought it was a bit lousy by Celtic, as if they needed to take money off a LOI club, but definitely money changed hands. I’d say it’s pure paper rubbish talk in any case re Duffy, and the owners would be fully aware weeks and weeks ago he was another key player out of contract end of season, Mike T suggested as much in a recent interview re getting the better players on longer deals.


Its not like the expiry date of his contract is recent information - it was known from when he first signed!

The fact that the club have not been successful so far with getting a new contract signed is a concern. It highlights the folly of paying fees or compensation but not completing longer term contracts.


Would he really have signed a longer contract? You're realistically going to be throwing an extra wedge of cash at a player of serious potential if you want them to sign a 3/4 year contract


In relation to Michael Duffy, that's not a question anyone can answer, other than those close to the original negotiations.

Every signing has the potential to be different - but paying hefty transfer fees / compensation payments and/or signing-on fees based on a player signing a short-term contract (< 2 years) is clearly fraught with significant difficulties of making it difficult to re-coup any of that outlay.

Crucially if the club want to retain his services when the contract expires, they are likely to enter a bidding war and end up paying out an even greater extra wedge

In most leagues, including our neighbours In the Irish league, 3 and 4 year are normal and even 5 year deals are not exceptionally rare
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:19 am

Really hope the Dylan Watts rumour is true.

But Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has put his admiration of Watts on the record, St Pat's are also in the mix while Dundalk are the front runners.

Interest from a foreign club had been on the table but is no longer a runner.

Bohs won’t throw in the towel just yet but know if it boils down to a financial contest, they will be down the pecking order.


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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:28 am

We really need another midfielder showing fitness and form to put pressure on Robbie Benson for a starting place - maybe Dylan Watts is that man.
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby oldfogey » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:04 am

dundalkfc1903 wrote:Really hope the Dylan Watts rumour is true.

But Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has put his admiration of Watts on the record, St Pat's are also in the mix while Dundalk are the front runners.

Interest from a foreign club had been on the table but is no longer a runner.

Bohs won’t throw in the towel just yet but know if it boils down to a financial contest, they will be down the pecking order.


https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... s-12813150


I tend to take these things with a pinch of salt. If you want to up the ante, all you need to do is say Dundalk are interested.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby dell » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:19 am

oldfogey wrote:
dundalkfc1903 wrote:Really hope the Dylan Watts rumour is true.

But Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley has put his admiration of Watts on the record, St Pat's are also in the mix while Dundalk are the front runners.

Interest from a foreign club had been on the table but is no longer a runner.

Bohs won’t throw in the towel just yet but know if it boils down to a financial contest, they will be down the pecking order.


https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/soccer ... s-12813150


I tend to take these things with a pinch of salt. If you want to up the ante, all you need to do is say Dundalk are interested.


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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby 0rl » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 am

James Rogers expecting some good news from Oriel Park today.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:38 am

Gorgeous Georgie confirmed.

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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:41 am

dundalkfc1903 wrote:Gorgeous Georgie confirmed.


Gorgeous Georgie ahead of Moody Marco - that should be a big step forward in both the short term and for the coming seasons.
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby Ezeikial » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:45 am

37 goals in 67 appearances is some strike rate for a 21 year old. Top scorer in the division and on red hot form. This chap has serious potential
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Re: 2018 Rumours / Transfers / Renewals

Postby colymull » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:51 am

Ezeikial wrote:
dundalkfc1903 wrote:Gorgeous Georgie confirmed.


Gorgeous Georgie ahead of Moody Marco - that should be a big step forward in both the short term and for the coming seasons.


Surely this spells the end of Marco’s time with us?!!
Another great signing, finally have some decent cover for Hoban.
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