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  • In face value , a 2 year contract for a 33 year old midfielder could be considered a stop gap, and high risk, ie a player on the way down wanting a final pay.

    However we don’t know his personality, whether he inspires others and is a positive influence on the team a la Andy Hughes.
    Just hope his legs haven’t gone!

    If a player these days keeps themselves in really good condition and I suppose has been lucky with injuries then 33 is no problem at all. Arguably the worlds best player in Ronaldo is 33.

    He played more than 30 games in the Championship last season. Has been team captain and is noted for his drive. I think he’ll be ok.

  • I'm sure he can do a job.
  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,
  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
  • In face value , a 2 year contract for a 33 year old midfielder could be considered a stop gap, and high risk, ie a player on the way down wanting a final pay.

    However we don’t know his personality, whether he inspires others and is a positive influence on the team a la Andy Hughes.
    Just hope his legs haven’t gone!

    If a player these days keeps themselves in really good condition and I suppose has been lucky with injuries then 33 is no problem at all. Arguably the worlds best player in Ronaldo is 33.

    He played more than 30 games in the Championship last season. Has been team captain and is noted for his drive. I think he’ll be ok.

    Yeah and I think that, realistically, to get someone like him you're going to need to offer him more than a one-year deal (or pay a tremendous amount over that year).

    I just think he would make for a great augmentation to last year's squad, rather than one of the marquee signings of this summer. That being said, I'm looking forward to see Dijksteel play in midfield one day. I genuinely don't think he has since pre-season last year, where he looked a little ropey at times but also very dominant at others, and he is a year more experienced now.
  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
    Modric has always been a bit mardy.
  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
    Hardly a journeyman! was at Bolton for 7 years and Swansea for 5 years.
    Not a journeyman but loves living in shitholes.
  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
    Hardly a journeyman! was at Bolton for 7 years and Swansea for 5 years.
    'Journeyman' doesn't mean having played for many clubs.
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  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
    Hardly a journeyman! was at Bolton for 7 years and Swansea for 5 years.
    'Journeyman' doesn't mean having played for many clubs.
    ... that is almost the exact definition...
  • Journeyman means reliable but not outstanding - fair enough description?
  • All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
    Hardly a journeyman! was at Bolton for 7 years and Swansea for 5 years.
    'Journeyman' doesn't mean having played for many clubs.
    ... that is almost the exact definition...
    It's actually nowhere near the exact definition.

    See the hoofmeister's reply above.
  • edited July 2018

    All of your fears should be allayed because he scored against us 4 years ago :lol:

    He was largely anonymous in the draw at our place early last season and didn't feature in our win at the Macron in April (not sure of the reason why).

    Could turn out to be a good signing, IF he can stay injury free,

    He's a journeyman which is the best we can expect in L1 esp given our budget. Modric wasn't interested...
    Hardly a journeyman! was at Bolton for 7 years and Swansea for 5 years.
    'Journeyman' doesn't mean having played for many clubs.
    ... that is almost the exact definition...
    It's actually nowhere near the exact definition.

    See the hoofmeister's reply above.
    I stand corrected. Amazing how you can follow football for so long and completly misunderstand something like this the whole time!

    turns out everyday is a school day!
  • In British English, a journeyman is a player who has represented many different clubs over his career.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman_(sports)#British_English

    Now this is a journeyman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Louis
  • Scoham said:

    In British English, a journeyman is a player who has represented many different clubs over his career.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman_(sports)#British_English

    Now this is a journeyman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Louis

    I think most dictionaries would give the competent but not inspired definition for sportsmen. Only seems to be in football where journeyman is also used as well travelled.
  • So as we're on a football forum we should use the football definition :smile:
  • Scoham said:

    So as we're on a football forum we should use the football definition :smile:

    It seems both are used for football from what I can see.....
  • Scoham said:

    So as we're on a football forum we should use the football definition :smile:

    It seems both are used for football from what I can see.....
    well now i'm just confused! next you'll be telling me our full backs can't shout 'mark' before they catch it!
  • edited July 2018
    "I'm your biggest fan, i’ll follow you until you love me, Darren, Darren, Darren Pratley”

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  • "I'm your biggest fan, i’ll follow you until you love me, Darren, Darren, Darren Pratley”

    Uncanny.
  • One too many Darren's in that
  • edited July 2018
    Scoham said:

    In British English, a journeyman is a player who has represented many different clubs over his career.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman_(sports)#British_English

    Now this is a journeyman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Louis

    Reckon he might be worth a trial...
  • When I was an apprentice back in the 60's, qualified men were referred to as Journeymen, just saying :smiley:
  • Scoham said:

    In British English, a journeyman is a player who has represented many different clubs over his career.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman_(sports)#British_English

    Now this is a journeyman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Louis

    Reckon he might be worth a trial...
    Too late. He's already been in prison.

  • Good or bad, depending if your glass is half full or half empty...

  • Scoham said:

    Good or bad, depending if your glass is half full or half empty...

    So only one player is fitter than a player with no pre season whatsoever
  • Scoham said:

    Good or bad, depending if your glass is half full or half empty...

    Should have the nonstop energy we've been missing in the middle of the park then
  • Behind Foley or Crofts?
  • I wonder who the winner was ?
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