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Thread: Club takes up option of extra year for Mowatt

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    Club takes up option of extra year for Mowatt

    The Club can confirm that we have activated the option to extend Alex Mowatt’s contract until 2021.

    The 25-year-old, who arrived from Leeds United in January of 2017 was an ever-present during our promotion from League One last season and as current Club captain, Mowatt has become a central figure within the first team squad.

    Having already made 101 appearances for us, Chief Executive, Dane Murphy, is looking forward to the midfielder adding to that tally.

    Speaking on the news, Murphy said: “Alex Mowatt is a key member of Gerhard’s squad. The club have been clear in its intent to keep Alex at Oakwell longer than his current deal permits. Retaining his services for at least another season is significant.

    “Despite the Club’s position and the uncertainties that cloud the future of the 2019/20 season, we remain positive and competitive on all fronts. Having Alex lead our team is key to this mentality.”

    With the first team squad set to return to training on 25 May, our current attention is centred on following EFL guidelines and providing a safe and practical resumption to action for players and supporters alike.

    This week we will continue to make announcements to supporters and provide clarity on a path forward.

    Please continue to stay safe.

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    Good news. Here until January at least.

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    Possibly the case that he wouldn’t sign a new deal so they’ve activated the extra year so they can sell him for more
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    Great news in a time when other clubs are having to release players,managers caused by the financial drought caused by the coronavirus.Well done Reds.

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    Off to Forest

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill46 View Post
    Great news in a time when other clubs are having to release players,managers caused by the financial drought caused by the coronavirus.Well done Reds.
    We'll need every penny when we go into administration .

    The club's in serious financial jeopardy and quite a few haven't worked that out yet .

    These owners will not raise capital through their own personal funds , the club lives and dies under it's own steam .

    Just another business to them that became a bad investment due to the pandemic , if it goes to the wall so be it .

    Don't expect to get the pre pandemic valuation on players leaving the club either .

    Nobody's got a cracker to spend , the transfer market will collapse at this level and below .

    See how you feel about the ownership when they walk away from the club whilst its burning to the ground carrying all the fire extinguishers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    We'll need every penny when we go into administration .

    The club's in serious financial jeopardy and quite a few haven't worked that out yet .

    These owners will not raise capital through their own personal funds , the club lives and dies under it's own steam .

    Just another business to them that became a bad investment due to the pandemic , if it goes to the wall so be it .

    Don't expect to get the pre pandemic valuation on players leaving the club either .

    Nobody's got a cracker to spend , the transfer market will collapse at this level and below .

    See how you feel about the ownership when they walk away from the club whilst its burning to the ground carrying all the fire extinguishers .
    The way the club stands at the minute I couldn't care less if it folds. It's been stagnating since May 2000. I wouldn't follow anyone else but can't see the point of Barnsley F.C in it's current guise.

    League 1, promotion. Championship, penny pinch, struggle, relegation to League 1 and repeat.

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    Surely all the bases are covered for the rest of this season financially. Ok they'll miss out on revenue from matchday tickets but I wouldn't imagine that it would amount to a great deal of profit when you factor in the policing costs and stewarding.


    If next season doesn't kick off on time then there is real concern because there'll be no season ticket money coming in to help cover the players wages. I would imagine that the owners will take out a bridging loan to cover the shortfall until things resume back to normal. As has been said many times on here, they'll not spend their own money to cover anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pass_and_move View Post
    Surely all the bases are covered for the rest of this season financially. Ok they'll miss out on revenue from matchday tickets but I wouldn't imagine that it would amount to a great deal of profit when you factor in the policing costs and stewarding.


    If next season doesn't kick off on time then there is real concern because there'll be no season ticket money coming in to help cover the players wages. I would imagine that the owners will take out a bridging loan to cover the shortfall until things resume back to normal. As has been said many times on here, they'll not spend their own money to cover anything.
    The major concern is the likely collapse of the transfer market Pass which appears to be the clubs biggest source of income .

    It's highly likely your Woodrow's , Chaplin's , Mowatt and Brown aren't going to be worth anything like they were pre pandemic .

    In such times as we are about to witness £5m footballers become £500k ones in the blink of an eye .

    The players we signed last summer won't be paid for yet and we will still owe the balance on the majority of those fees , at pre pandemic prices but with post pandemic income to settle on .

    ST revenue is zilch , advertising and sponsorship too .

    Fans when football does return are going to be more interested in their own finances and ability to earn a living .

    The business community who support the club with advertising and sponsorship aren't exactly going to be flush with cash either as they fight for survival and bills to settle with the government after taking payment holidays .

    With a consortium of owners whose personal investment was minimal as a collective the writing could be on the wall .
    Last edited by animallittle3; 19-05-2020 at 09:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    The major concern is the likely collapse of the transfer market Pass which appears to be the clubs biggest source of income .

    It's highly likely your Woodrow's , Chaplin's , Mowatt and Brown aren't going to be worth anything like they were pre pandemic .

    In such times as we are about to witness £5m footballers become £500k ones in the blink of an eye .

    The players we signed last summer won't be paid for yet and we will still owe the balance on the majority of those fees , at pre pandemic prices but with post pandemic income to settle on .

    ST revenue is zilch , advertising and sponsorship too .

    Fans when football does return are going to be more interested in their own finances and ability to earn a living .

    The business community who support the club with advertising and sponsorship aren't exactly going to be flush with cash either as they fight for survival and bills to settle with the governments after taking payment holidays .

    With a consortium of owners whose personal investment was minimal as a collective the writing could be on the wall .
    Football might even become a sport. I'm glad it's finally being seen as a "nice to have". People are rightly saying take it or leave it and not missing it.

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