Football Banter Archive April 22 2013


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22 Apr 2013 21:02:17
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is set to release two players coming up to July in order to make room for new additions.
Goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan has been told his contract won't be renewed and could sign a short term deal with Preston North End in League 1.
Striker Charlie Sheringham will also be released after being told his contract won't be extended. He is currently on loan at Blue Square Premier side Dartford and has already held talks over a potential two year deal.
Young midfielder Josh Wakefield, who is only 19 year old will be offered a new contract. though. Wakefield has had a number of loan spells away from the club but is ready to step up and could sign a deal for two years.
Howe is also keen on tying down Southampton defender Danny Seaborne on a three year deal. A bid of around £110,000 has been accepted and is keen on staying on the South Coast but willing to move to another club.

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There is going to be a big exit of players from Swindon this summer.
Even if they manage to get promoted there is a clear out to happen to reduce running costs.
Would not be surprised if Swindon do go up as there form over last 2 games 7 goals for 1 against has them up for these play ofs. Scunthorpe will find it hard on Sat.
The fans are not so pleased however at least they are trying to put the club in some sort of order

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22 Apr 2013 22:26:18
Rotherham fans need to enjoy every single minute of Saturdays game because it will be an experience like no other, I can remember ours last season, it was the best football day I have been too. Rotherham deserve to be playing at a higher level than the basement league where you only need big players to hoof ball back & forwards. League one will offer you more consistency and stability, I think the millers will blossom if Evans doesn't make too many changes.
Just remember Rotherham fans you will never. ever be the biggest, oldest or best club in south Yorkshire!
Leave that to the MASSIVE ;)
Good luck & hope you win Saturday!!

Liam the Kimberworth OWL!

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Loooking forward to playing rotherham next season then mr 'not massive'.

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Chesterfield Fans wish Rotherham luck this Saturday, you have the stadium now as we do, see you in League 1 end of next season you lucky lot.

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Sheffield FC are the oldest club in south yorkshire. in the world actually, not Sheffield Wednesday or United :P

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22 Apr 2013 20:06:30
So its getting to that time when all of the fans of Football Manager start writing about who my beloved Southampton are going to sign. I expect to see how we're going to sign half a dozen of the young "Wonderkids" from South America, blah blah blah. Realistically, I expect few ins and us to lose quite a few fringe players who are currently on loan or not good enough for the clubs ambition to at least be top half if not pushing for Europe next season. One strong rumour going around the club relates to David Astori - apparently, this was close in the Christmas break, but now we've consolidated in the Premier League, expect to see this one concluded fairly early after the transfer window opens. I know one of the scouts, and whilst he's not directly involved he's said this one is all but a done deal.

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22 Apr 2013 19:43:47
MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has already started thinking about summer transfers after having four bids accepted for players and wants them to challenge for automatic promotion next season after missing out on a late charge of the play offs.
Robinson is keen on Sheffield Wednesday full back Joe Mattock and has had a bid accepted for the 22 year old. The former Leicester defender seeked a move away from Hillsborough in January but couldn't find it and could sign a three year deal with The Dons in July.
MK also want a competitive midfielder to challenge for a first team place and that seems to be Barnet player Clovis Kamdjo. The Cameroonian battler is out of contract in the summer and wants to leave the London club whether they get relegated or stay up in League 2.
Robinson is also in talks with some more firepower and feels two places is needed in the attacking positions.
Brentford striker Paul Hayes, who is on loan at Crawley has been told he can leave in the summer and is set for a one year deal at The Dons. Hayes has been holding talks with Robinson over the past month and has the League 1 experience to try and win promotion. The former Scunthorpe and Barnsley forward could cost around £75,000 - £100,000.
The second forward in question is Peterborough striker Tyrone Barnett. The 27 year old moved to United for £1 million but has been transfer listed this last season and also had a spell on loan at Ipswich Town. Barnett has been told he won't be leaving for anything less than £500,000 of which MK can't afford so a possible season long loan deal is trying to be organised.

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What a post of drivel.

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Paul Hayes? £75k-£100k? And you think MK could buy him?


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22 Apr 2013 18:50:23
Cardiff City Proposed Friendlies In July:

9th - Merthyr & Carmarthen Town (split squad)

12th - Away to Bordeaux (1st Team)

15th - Away to Malaga (1st Team)

18th - Away to SC Heerenveen (1st Team)

21st - Home to Borussia Dortmund (1st Team)

24th - Away to AFC Bournemouth (1st Team)

27th - Home to Galatasaray (1st Team)

30th - Away to Bristol Rovers (1st Team)

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22 Apr 2013 16:31:55
If results go your way on the weekend I bet you'll be grovelling to Malky.


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22 Apr 2013 15:59:08
Latest Derby news:
Deal to bring in Craig Forsyth from Watford nearly done.
Pre-contract agreement with Simeon Jackson from Norwich nearly agreed.
Big interest in Kirk Broadfoot from Blackpool.
Also being looked at are lower league players Jamie Grimes (Kidderminster) and Daniel Holman (Braintree) to be possibly brought into the development squad for next season.

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22 Apr 2013 15:58:47
Sheff wed clear out, Jose semado, Julian Bennett, joe mattock, giles coke, David prutton, nicky weaver, Stephan bywater, Chris McGuire and poss Gary Madine (doubt Madine will go).

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22 Apr 2013 01:38:06
I have a few questions.
When to FFP rules offically come in? (as in when do teams start getting punished for breaking them?) and what is likely to happen at Leicester if their promotion bid (which is 50/50 now) fails?

Do they have more time to shell out huge sums on transfer fees and wages or will the football league impose their FFP rules soon enough to cause them problems?

I'm not anti-Leicester or anything. Just curious.

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22 Apr 2013 10:11:15
Southampton looking to offload as many as 15 players in the summer

Chaplow, Sharp, Do Prado, Di Ridder, Barnard, Fox, Hammond, Butterfield, Dickson, Forte, Martin, Seaborne, Forecast, Lee & Richardson.

Davide Astori is MP's number 1 target and his plan is to build a strong defence next season with Shaw, Astori, Clyne & suprisingly Jack Stephens. Forren & Yoshida will be used as a rotation option for the young Stephens and only one of Hooiveld & Fonte will stay as back up.

MP is looking for back ups for both full backs, a holding midfielder, a winger and a striker to kick start his assault on the top 4 (That really is their target)

Scott Sinclair is obviously linked but don't expect to hear about transfers until they happen. Saints have a track record of catching us off guard

1 thing I do know for sure though, is that saints want to make at least 1 huge signing to follow the ramierez deal from last summer & the belief is that this deal is almost complete. I've heard rumblings of Christian Erikson but this has no real fact behind it

To illustrate saints ambition, there have been some deals that nearly happened that would have been unbelievable. Last summer Jack Rodwell was all but signed before City swooped in. Discussions DID happen with Theo Walcott before he re-signed with Arsenal although he was never completely convinced. We nearly had jermaine Lens, Coutinho & Davide Astori in Jan & a deal for Jose Callejon was at one time on the cards

With the manager we have now, the way we are playing, the chairman, the backroom set up etc. There is no limit to what we can achieve

I truly believe that over the next few years, Saints will be one of the most exciting teams to support in the entire world

Rocket Swanie

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22 Apr 2013 11:19:20
I'm a avid saints fan an know how ambitious saints are but the problem I have with what you have said is although we are progressing man city spent hundred of millions to progress like they have In a short time, and I don't see us following this route at all.

Also a top 4 finish is a million miles away and rather unrealistic and makes us look deluded. we should be aiming for Europa and building are selves up, look at spurs for an example it will take a lot of money and with new FFP regulations I think it will take even longer to progress.

It's nice to have long term ambitions but be realistic we need to become an established prem side next and push as high up the table as we can.

Just feel statements like you have made might seem plausible to saints fans who know about the ambitions and progress of are club so far, but to the outside world we come across as arrogant and deluded.

Clarkey saint

Progression is all that matters

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I can confirm that walcott didn't have discussions with any club other than Arsenal, and Rodwell never considered moving to soton, MC was the only place he was ever going. At least 1st reply is honest, unlike OP who is truly deluded.

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