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12 minutes ago, PV1973 said:

It isn’t about cosy work and happy to take a pay cheque. That’s just a myth peddled by fans who want a player to leave, they think players are happy to sit there in their slippers counting their money. No player at this level is going to be retiring a rich man from a career at a league 2 club. The reality is that it’s demeaning and embarrassing to be forced out of a club and made to train with the kids.  Realistically what player wants to lose time in such a short career by not playing? But at the same time they have families and commitments too, so why would they leave just yet if the offers either aren’t there or just aren’t good enough? Next time a player leaves and fans start to blame agents then look no further than instances like this as to why footballers up and down the country will always try to look after themselves, it’s because clubs have no loyalty when they want a player out. 

This is the standard answer, and isn't really an answer to my point.

And your loyalty point is so old it's not even funny! The only people who have loyalty to a club, are the fans! No manager, coach, player, steward or concession stand person have loyalty, and the sooner football fans understand, that this is a job for these people and they (like every other person would), go where they can get paid the most, the better! And this point is not a 'get out of jail free' card for the agents, because they are truly send here by the devil! 

And I don't think every player are happy about being in this situation, but Theo certainly seem to be enjoying himself on SoMe...

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Seems very grounded from his interview and excited to be here. Garrity was probably the most “underwhelming” signing on paper we made this summer and he’s been stand out, people grumbled over Dan Jones thinking the rumours of Benning were less likely to come true and he’s been very good so let’s give the lad a chance.

Has a League Two title under his belt which is more than we have as a club in decades so who are we to judge, played 32 times in that title winning side.

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They may not be bad guys, but I think they've shown a lack of pride in allowing their careers to be stalled instead of actively seeking a change?

How do you know they haven’t but just haven’t been wanted? Or offered a deal?

In fairness if I had a guaranteed wage for another year and no one else wanted me I’d take the money to feed my family and keep a roof over my head as would anyone.
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40 minutes ago, PV1973 said:

...Next time a player leaves and fans start to blame agents then look no further than instances like this as to why footballers up and down the country will always try to look after themselves, it’s because clubs have no loyalty when they want a player out. 

Clubs display exactly the same amount of loyalty as any in-contract player who demands a transfer - it works both ways!

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41 minutes ago, Jermaine Holwynn said:

 

People going off goal stats should be reminded that he is likely to be a fifth striker (behind Amoo in the pecking order unless he proves otherwise) and is probably a different kind of striker to what we have already.

Not that it should be about goal stats in any way shape or form, it should be about making the chances - the goals will come from all over the pitch this season. 
 

People can’t wait to come on here and declare ‘Underwhelming’ 60 seconds after it being announced.

Welcome, buy into the work ethic and you will be sound.

Good post! Sensible!

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20 minutes ago, valefan16 said:


How do you know they haven’t but just haven’t been wanted? Or offered a deal?

In fairness if I had a guaranteed wage for another year and no one else wanted me I’d take the money to feed my family and keep a roof over my head as would anyone.

How do you know they have? If I knew my employment with one company was coming to an end I would be looking for a change asap - even if it meant taking less money (and, this has been the situation, once, in my working status!) 

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I think the problem is, we are in a microcosm on here where lets say about what, 15 negative forum members (who are completely entitled to their opinions) out of over 5000 members can derail a whole thread for weeks................... that's what was so nice about Saturdays result -  as another poster a few days back stated, its been nice to shut the doom mongers up for a bit and read so many good comments about the performance............ and then comes along poor George Lloyd..............................

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I've looked across the Twitter and social medias, I don't think anyone is directly slagging off George. But you can understand why some are a bit deflated by the signing. If we needed help anywhere on the pitch it was up front, given our profligacy in front of goal so far this season (Proctor aside). I think most were wanting / expecting a player from the higher leagues that is unproven and might turn out to be a gem (like Jones was for a season). Instead we have signed a player who has very much had a chance (nearly 60 gamea) and has not been prolific. I wish him all the luck in the world, and I'll back him 110% but I am quite deflated with that. I think, like others, I'm not going to slate Lloyd, but I'm disappointed in the singing... 

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27 minutes ago, LancyTony said:

Clubs display exactly the same amount of loyalty as any in-contract player who demands a transfer - it works both ways!

Exactly right, when a player wants to leave fans scream blue murder because they’re being disloyal or “lead by an agent” and when a player is being actively forced out by a club fans scream blue murder too…. But against the players - Why haven’t they gone yet,  they’re  on easy street, they’re stealing a wage and such comments. All I’m saying is posts painting those 3 players to be bad guys because they haven’t left yet are wrong IMO. Professional pride doesn’t come in to it, they have other things to consider in their lives if they have no offers or the offers are derisory. 

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