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    O'Connor turns down 2nd offer from Notts

    As above.
    Apparently he turned down 2 offers from notts and Lincoln have offered him a better deal so seems he’s off there.
    Source is ah at today’s footy tournament.
    Last edited by SwalePie; 09-06-2018 at 04:36 PM.

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    Big loss if he doesn’t sign, but we shouldn’t pay over the odds for any player. That’s got us into trouble in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frigiliana Pie 1 View Post
    Big loss if he doesn’t sign, but we shouldn’t pay over the odds for any player. That’s got us into trouble in the past.

    Let him go, we'll find better. Decent player but is he THAT good?

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    A third offer would probably pay for someone better.

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    We did alright without him earlier in the season. Show him the door and move on. He will probably get injured again and won't play many matches for whoever he signs for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durhampie View Post
    We did alright without him earlier in the season. Show him the door and move on. He will probably get injured again and won't play many matches for whoever he signs for.
    Agree.

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    Agree with the last few posters.
    It surprises me though. Has he actually played 90mins since Notts helped him back to save his career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_anticlough View Post
    Agree with the last few posters.
    It surprises me though. Has he actually played 90mins since Notts helped him back to save his career?
    I don't think so, but I could be wrong.

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    He's a good player, so it was right to offer him a new contract, and maybe even to up the offer a bit, but we're talking about someone who has turned 30 and is yet to prove whether he is the same player after his injury, or whether he has long-term durability. The chances are that he'll be okay, but I'm fully supportive of Alan Hardy drawing a line in the sand and not paying over the odds to keep him. O'Connor will already be one of our better-paid players, so if he thinks his career is better served going to Lincoln then let him, and use the money to invest in another, younger, quality player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackal2 View Post
    He's a good player, so it was right to offer him a new contract, and maybe even to up the offer a bit, but we're talking about someone who has turned 30 and is yet to prove whether he is the same player after his injury, or whether he has long-term durability. The chances are that he'll be okay, but I'm fully supportive of Alan Hardy drawing a line in the sand and not paying over the odds to keep him. O'Connor will already be one of our better-paid players, so if he thinks his career is better served going to Lincoln then let him, and use the money to invest in another, younger, quality player.
    Methinks it’s already done, invested, that is, in the newer, fitter and younger players.

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    I will be disappointed if he doesn't sign a new deal.

    Firstly because we stood by him when he was injured for most of last season and secondly in the Play Off game at Meadow Lane, he single-handedly changed the game when he came on, controlling the midfield and creating chances. Yes we lost the game but he was arguably our best player on the night.

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    Would prefer it if he’d signed for us as his recent performances albeit bit part have been impressive, however it opens the door for the younger new signings, let’s be right, Ryan Yates was our player of the season last season at 19 and he was only with us for half of that season. As others have said, let him go and let’s concentrate on developing the young ‘uns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_anticlough View Post
    Agree with the last few posters.
    It surprises me though. Has he actually played 90mins since Notts helped him back to save his career?
    If he was under contract to Notts, wouldn't Notts be obliged help return him to fitness. Notts couldn't cancel his contract without his agreement (what sort of message would that send?). There's so much money in the game today, even at our level, I find it strange that people expect loyalty. Like most of us he will do what he considers to be best for his family. How many of the current crop will be granted a testimonial?

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    Not going to be held to Ransom by a 30 year old crock whose knees have gone! Absolutely no guarantee that he is capable of playing a full season and we did perfectly well without him.

    Get somebody younger in with a resale value.

    Next!

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    He didn't pull any trees up under Sheridan, sparked into life under Nolan, got injured and hasn't managed ninety minutes since.
    He looks good in comparison to Noble, but that's setting the bar quite low. Nowhere near Yates or even an ageing Neal Bishop, never mind the Bishop of the Munto season.
    Save the money and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durhampie View Post
    We did alright without him earlier in the season. Show him the door and move on. He will probably get injured again and won't play many matches for whoever he signs for.
    Spot on!!

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    If AH spouted off about contracts at a tournament thats poor. Apologies for doing the same but apparently OConnor was happy with the money offered. He wasnt happy that nearly everyone was getting 2 or 3 year contracts and he got offered a one year contract depending on appearances. He hasnt missed a training session or match since March since he came back and feels his performances against Luton and second leg against Coventry proved he is back to full fitness and should have been offered more than what he was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinpieman View Post
    a one year contract depending on appearances. .
    How does that work?

    1 year seems right, but this phrase suggests he was offered a kind of zero hours contract for which he isn't guaranteed his money for that year! If there was a clause that pegged his salary in that year to whether or not the manager picked him or he's not injured, then it makes sense for him to look for something else.
    Last edited by the_anticlough; 10-06-2018 at 02:56 AM.

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    Would imagine it is like the one Duffy had a couple of seasons ago & Stead last season.Play X games,get another year.
    What happened to the make "an offer",don't accept we move on to the next,maybe AH has learnt about this as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countygump View Post
    Let him go, we'll find better. Decent player but is he THAT good?
    This is the problem - I don't think we will find anyone better. He's our club captain, a real leader, and decent footballer - our best midfielder by some way. It's not easy to find an upgrade on that. Besides, I doubt we'll try to replace him. We've got loads of midfielders as it is, so maybe Hardy and Nolan are hoping one of the youngsters will step up.

    Sure, we did OK without him last season, but as we saw against Coventry, he could make a real difference to the way we play. Noble isn't anywhere near that level.
    Last edited by slack_pie; 10-06-2018 at 06:59 AM.

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