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Post by Louth4sam » Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:01 am

Well this is fairly reassuring and a lot of the recent rumours quelled. Communication with the club needs to be better but at least we know now.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 01122.html
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Post by Pepsi » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:18 am

Louth4sam wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:01 am Well this is fairly reassuring and a lot of the recent rumours quelled. Communication with the club needs to be better but at least we know now.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 01122.html
Wanted to post exactly that article .... one interview and all the panic and rumours are out the window. Lets hope the club learn from it and improve on this front.

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Post by Pepsi » Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:22 am

magarnagle wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:44 pm
Pepsi wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:43 pm
Quayman wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:23 pm Now that young centre back is gone to drawda. Manny
We must be the only club in Ireland that offloads young talented players ... it is some list. Seem to remember O´Kanes father being quoted as saying he was also not wanted pre - Peak6. Lets hope Garts has a better eye and say.
Or, and now bare with me here because this is a bit left field....

Maybe right now he's not at the required standard and won't get into the team? And another season at 19s will only hold him back.

Or we could play all the young talented lads and be at Drogheda's level?

We would all love to have a conveyor belt of young talent capable of making the step up but that's not reality.

Can't think of too many young players who have left recently that we'd have back
Get your point, however would it not be wise to send him out on another loan to maybe a Drogheda or team of that level in the LOI to see if it helps him improve or move up a level? Just because a young lad is not up to standard today, doenst mean he wont fledge wings with a bit of game time and confidence. It is clear as day he has potential, it just has to be managed and nurtured correctly.

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Post by BigChief » Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:59 am

Louth4sam wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:01 am Well this is fairly reassuring and a lot of the recent rumours quelled. Communication with the club needs to be better but at least we know now.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 01122.html
Glad the club has come out and put that to bed. They are looking for investment, NOT SELLING UP.

You would have to questions local journalists coming out saying the club is essentially for sale , creating worry amongst fans and rumours.
Maybe they need something to write about seeing as all the usual sources of information appear to have dried up.

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Post by magarnagle » Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:00 am

All of this is assuming that it is just the clubs decision. Maybe the lad wanted to leave on a permanent deal? Maybe in order to keep him he was looking for more than the club thought was viable for someone who was not going to play much or any part in the first team in the near future? Drogheda offered more than us and a better chance to get minutes at Premier Division level.

Yes maybe with some game time he will become excellent but that's a gamble, when does he play? Does SOD start rotating to give him game time? What if we're in the mix for a Euro spot again, should he change a winning team to get the lad game time? Minutes in the LSC and early rounds of the FAI cup are a lot different to league minutes.

I wish him the best but there is a lot more too it than give him minutes and see how he gets on

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Post by Towelie » Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:59 am

BigChief wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:59 am
Louth4sam wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:01 am Well this is fairly reassuring and a lot of the recent rumours quelled. Communication with the club needs to be better but at least we know now.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 01122.html
Glad the club has come out and put that to bed. They are looking for investment, NOT SELLING UP.

You would have to questions local journalists coming out saying the club is essentially for sale , creating worry amongst fans and rumours.
Maybe they need something to write about seeing as all the usual sources of information appear to have dried up.
This 100%. Local journalists have had an absolute mare this off season.

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Post by TrevDaRev2 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:24 am

to be fair to JR O'Connor has just confirmed they're looking outside investment. Any investor who comes in will be looking for a controlling stake in the club whether that be 51/49 or 60/40 or whatever, which will mean O'Connor and Andy will not have the final say on anything going forward. So while its not a straight sale it would be a controlling stake which isn't a mile away from what was said. Hopefully outside investment does come in and work with the lads i think it would be a real boost for the club not like when Peak 6 came in and cleared house losing anyone with local knowledge and a feel for the town

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Post by Richie87 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:42 am

He didn't say they were seeking investment,said they have been approached by different parties but they weren't the right fit.

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Post by Pepsi » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:42 am

I suppose it would depend on who invests in the club. FIFA / UEFA rules clearly state that you cannot own majority shares in two clubs playing in Europe for example. So on paper, it would mean should the club be seeking investment from a bigger name, it would make life easier for all involved if that investment was under 49%, leaving SS and AC with the 51%.

Perfect examples of this are Red Bulls investments in Leipzig, on paper they only own 49%, however finance 99% when holding the majority of RB Salzburg. Liverpool also have Red Bird investment, Red Bird own AC Milan.
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Post by TrevDaRev2 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:45 am

"He stressed that the STATSports decision-makers (O’Connor and Alan Clarke) and their consortium partner Andy Connolly, who runs local company Fastfix, said they were open to investors coming on board with them when they completed a takeover from controversial American owners Peak6 in November 2021 – and that position hasn’t changed."

“If we feel there is someone that will add value outside of what we’re currently bringing, be it financial or other, it would be negligent of us not to talk to them. Anybody that has spoken to us has wanted us (STATSports) to be a part of the future and so do we. We don’t plan on going anywhere."

“The club hasn’t developed facilities at a rate which it has developed on the field. That’s not a secret. Investment is about speeding that up,” said O’Connor, who says he can understand why exponents of the multi-club model, where a parent group has interests in various countries, are turning their eyes to Ireland."

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Post by TrevDaRev2 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:47 am

Pepsi wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:42 am I suppose it would depend on who invests in the club. FIFA / UEFA rules clearly state that you cannot own majority shares in two clubs playing in Europe for example. So on paper, it would mean should the club be seeking investment from a bigger name, it would make life easier for all involved if that investment was under 49%, leaving Peak6 and AC with the 51%.

Perfect examples of this are Red Bulls investments in Leipzig, on paper they only own 49%, however finance 99% when holding the majority of RB Salzburg. Liverpool also have Red Bird investment, Red Bird own AC Milan.
Wasn't aware of this, suppose that is good news

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Post by Martin Lawlor80 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:27 am

A couple of things. JR’s article was a good one and one I’d expect any journalist worth his salt to write. He jumped to the conclusion that any investor would prob want a controlling stake in the club. To be fair, that’s a believable conclusion. He may still be right , only time will tell but as a journalist he is entitled to make that judgement.
On the idea that the owners want out, I’ll just tell you what I saw last season. I was sitting very close to SOC , his wife and AC for the Bohs game. All of them got very excited when it became apparent that Sligo had taken the lead over pats and that we were going to qualify for Europe. When the final whistle went, they were hugging each other and shaking hand with fans sitting around them. Remember this was only 3 months ago. It did not look like and they didn’t act like they were looking for a way to walk away.
Just my opinion from what I saw.
Hopefully the noise will die down, we’ll get the right investment and a few more will be added to the squad very soon.

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Post by Lilywhite29 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:16 pm

BigChief wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:59 am
Louth4sam wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:01 am Well this is fairly reassuring and a lot of the recent rumours quelled. Communication with the club needs to be better but at least we know now.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 01122.html
Glad the club has come out and put that to bed. They are looking for investment, NOT SELLING UP.

You would have to questions local journalists coming out saying the club is essentially for sale , creating worry amongst fans and rumours.
Maybe they need something to write about seeing as all the usual sources of information appear to have dried up.
JR not on the good books of the powers that be up in Oriel by the sounds of that report . .

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Post by Wexford White » Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:26 pm

I think I say this every year around this time: I WISH THE FOOTBALL WOULD START!
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Post by Dundalk10 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:58 pm

Lilywhite29 wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 4:16 pm
BigChief wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:59 am
Louth4sam wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 6:01 am Well this is fairly reassuring and a lot of the recent rumours quelled. Communication with the club needs to be better but at least we know now.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer ... 01122.html
Glad the club has come out and put that to bed. They are looking for investment, NOT SELLING UP.

You would have to questions local journalists coming out saying the club is essentially for sale , creating worry amongst fans and rumours.
Maybe they need something to write about seeing as all the usual sources of information appear to have dried up.
JR not on the good books of the powers that be up in Oriel by the sounds of that report . .
If it wasn't for Rogers the club wouldn't have said word. It's not his job to be popular with the club. I think it was the stonewall silence from the club that was responsible for most of the rumours.

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