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    Spanish striker.

    Story in the NP about Notts giving up trying to sign a free agent from Spain only to be "held to ransom" (my words) over wages.

    Sorry, I don't know how to post the Post's story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaxtonLad View Post
    Story in the NP about Notts giving up trying to sign a free agent from Spain only to be "held to ransom" (my words) over wages.

    Sorry, I don't know how to post the Post's story.
    Here's the link, https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport...sh-ace-1288028

    Are they still looking to bring in a striker?

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    What is the point of announcing stuff like this? Saying a signing broke down at the last minute cos of wages is a bit like saying “yeah we all ready to go with our new star striker, but then we found out he only had one leg”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    What is the point of announcing stuff like this? Saying a signing broke down at the last minute cos of wages is a bit like saying “yeah we all ready to go with our new star striker, but then we found out he only had one leg”.
    It's called informing people that the deal fell through, if they hadn't you would be moaning that the club is not telling us anything on the search for a striker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    What is the point of announcing stuff like this? Saying a signing broke down at the last minute cos of wages is a bit like saying “yeah we all ready to go with our new star striker, but then we found out he only had one leg”.
    I imagine it's to stop people bleating "what's all this about...", "why the secrecy about...", "why is Alan Hardy hiding the truth about..."

    Damned if you tell the people, damned if you don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldstripy View Post
    It's called informing people that the deal fell through, if they hadn't you would be moaning that the club is not telling us anything on the search for a striker.
    Really? What with the transfer window being shut, I didn’t even know there was a search for a striker until the club told me. Now they have, I’m not interested until they actually sign someone.

    To be fair, the prospect of an unattached Spanish striker who’s willing to come to a League 2 club being any good is pretty unlikely IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    Really? What with the transfer window being shut, I didn’t even know there was a search for a striker until the club told me. Now they have, I’m not interested until they actually sign someone.

    To be fair, the prospect of an unattached Spanish striker who’s willing to come to a League 2 club being any good is pretty unlikely IMO.
    Others are interested and like to know what's going on in the search for new players, BFP, and being Spanish is irrelevant - weren't Alan Smith and Shola Ameobi unattached?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    Really? What with the transfer window being shut, I didn’t even know there was a search for a striker until the club told me. Now they have, I’m not interested until they actually sign someone.

    To be fair, the prospect of an unattached Spanish striker who’s willing to come to a League 2 club being any good is pretty unlikely IMO.
    Yes the transfer window is shut, that's why the club is looking for a free agent player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaxtonLad View Post
    Others are interested and like to know what's going on in the search for new players, BFP, and being Spanish is irrelevant - weren't Alan Smith and Shola Ameobi unattached?
    Has Smith been a successful signing? Missed that. And foreign players willing to play in League 2 tend to be really crap, but I suppose this bloke might have been an exception.

    If anyone’s interested to hear all about the strikers we’re not signing, fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaxtonLad View Post
    Story in the NP about Notts giving up trying to sign a free agent from Spain only to be "held to ransom" (my words) over wages.
    Apparently the player concerned was ex-La Liga star Juan Tedtoomuch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    Has Smith been a successful signing? Missed that.
    Every manager since Derry brought him in think he's an asset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    What is the point of announcing stuff like this? Saying a signing broke down at the last minute cos of wages is a bit like saying “yeah we all ready to go with our new star striker, but then we found out he only had one leg”.
    He cant be that good if he hasn't got a club and was willing to play in our Div 2... I think his name was El Toro Mierda..

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    francisco sandaza !

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaxtonLad View Post
    Every manager since Derry brought him in think he's an asset.
    Behind the scenes and in training probably, not on the pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmiffyPie View Post
    Behind the scenes and in training probably, not on the pitch.
    That's right SmiffyPie, that is where is used now but he has another role as Nolan's secret weapon, brought on for the last 15 or 20 minutes if we are winning, to disrupt the opposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaxtonLad View Post
    That's right SmiffyPie, that is where is used now but he has another role as Nolan's secret weapon, brought on for the last 15 or 20 minutes if we are winning, to disrupt the opposition.
    He comes on after 90 minutes to get his bonus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohinen View Post
    He comes on after 90 minutes to get his bonus
    To be fair, he's only on £200 a week so we could probably afford to give him an appearance bonus once in a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by durhampie View Post
    He cant be that good if he hasn't got a club and was willing to play in our Div 2... I think his name was El Toro Mierda..
    Comes from Costa Mucho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldstripy View Post
    Here's the link, https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport...sh-ace-1288028

    Are they still looking to bring in a striker?
    Ce Manuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durhampie View Post
    He cant be that good if he hasn't got a club and was willing to play in our Div 2... I think his name was El Toro Mierda..
    Brilliant, Durham!

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