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Re: Signings

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:28 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:24 pm
What was all that about Louis Laing signing? If Liddle is the first perhaps that was newspaper hype?
Run me through the process of logic here that makes you think Liddle signing might mean Laing could be newspaper hype?
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Re: Signings

Post by Quakers83 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:31 pm

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He doesn't start the job until today. It's only 10.13 on a bank holiday....give him a chance!
Barely took a half days work to have his first signing over the line...

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Re: Signings

Post by Quakers83 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:32 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:24 pm
What was all that about Louis Laing signing? If Liddle is the first perhaps that was newspaper hype?
I wouldn’t say newspaper hype is Laing’s new employer confirming that he is now a Darlington player.

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Re: Signings

Post by don'tbuythesun » Mon May 27, 2019 2:40 pm

Well there seemed to be a lot of discussion that he'd signed but he apparently hasn't.....yet. Perhaps I was illogical in thinking he'd signed.

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Re: Signings

Post by Quakers83 » Mon May 27, 2019 2:46 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:40 pm
Well there seemed to be a lot of discussion that he'd signed but he apparently hasn't.....yet. Perhaps I was illogical in thinking he'd signed.
How do we know he hasn’t signed yet?

Maybe the club are waiting to make an announcement...

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Post by don'tbuythesun » Mon May 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Not wanting to make this arduous I was merely pointing out that official Twitter says Liddle is our first signing.

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Re: Signings

Post by H1987 » Mon May 27, 2019 6:25 pm

Maybe he's out of contract at a certain point, and the club need to wait for his existing contract to expire?

Or maybe they're dragging out some of the signings (if the rumours are right he's bringing 3-4) to drag out the feel good feeling, keeping attention on fund raising efforts. It's possible.

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Re: Signings

Post by Darlofan97 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:26 pm

David Atkinson, Louis Laing & Jarrett Rivers are to be announced shortly according to The Northern Echo.

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Re: Signings

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Tue May 28, 2019 1:48 pm

As expected.

So that's a LB, RB, CB and RM signed up and moves our squad to 13, although without naming Elliott no one knows who the thirteenth one is.

I believe we have an option of a year on Elliott if we want to take it, hence why he is included in the number.

Goalkeeper, Striker (at least one) and a CM required and then some more when 3/4 of the current squad leave.

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Re: Signings

Post by Darlofan97 » Tue May 28, 2019 2:33 pm

super_les_mcjannet wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:48 pm
As expected.

So that's a LB, RB, CB and RM signed up and moves our squad to 13, although without naming Elliott no one knows who the thirteenth one is.

I believe we have an option of a year on Elliott if we want to take it, hence why he is included in the number.

Goalkeeper, Striker (at least one) and a CM required and then some more when 3/4 of the current squad leave.
I think the issue is with Elliott is that the year’s option has to be taken up by the 3rd Saturday of May, so we’re passed that now and still no word if he has been released/retained.

Do you think it’ll be as many as 3/4 that depart?

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Re: Signings

Post by onewayup » Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm

Who do you advocate leave, super_les_mcjannet, have you someone in particular in mind.

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Re: Signings

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue May 28, 2019 3:26 pm

I'm hoping for a battling midfielder of the Souness/Keane persuasion. I think that's been what's missing for a while, someone to break up play and defend the defence.

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Re: Signings

Post by e4sby » Tue May 28, 2019 3:46 pm

When/if Atkinson signs he will be pencilled in for that role


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Post by Spyman » Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 pm

I would guess that we're waiting on whether other targets come to fruition, or perhaps until Armstrong has had a chance to form an opinion on Elliott, before making a decision on whether to take the option on the extra year. Once the 3rd May passed did we lose the control over the situation?
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Re: Signings

Post by Darlofan97 » Tue May 28, 2019 4:32 pm

Spyman wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 pm
I would guess that we're waiting on whether other targets come to fruition, or perhaps until Armstrong has had a chance to form an opinion on Elliott, before making a decision on whether to take the option on the extra year. Once the 3rd May passed did we lose the control over the situation?
3rd Saturday of May.

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Re: Signings

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue May 28, 2019 5:18 pm

E4sby...isn't he a right back?

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Post by LoidLucan » Tue May 28, 2019 5:59 pm

AA has previously said that Atkinson can play anywhere in a back 4 as well as a central defensive midfielder which sounds extremely handy in what won't be a huge squad.

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Post by e4sby » Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm

don'tbuythesun wrote:E4sby...isn't he a right back?
I’m sure he played DCM in the play off games


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Re: Signings

Post by don'tbuythesun » Tue May 28, 2019 6:09 pm

I bow to your greater knowledge!

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Re: Signings

Post by darlobaz791 » Tue May 28, 2019 6:15 pm

Atkinson lines up in the number 10 shirt if that makes any difference. I’m guessing he played midfield rather than right back.

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Re: Signings

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Tue May 28, 2019 6:48 pm

onewayup wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Who do you advocate leave, super_les_mcjannet, have you someone in particular in mind.
Doesn't matter what I think about the players.

Armstrong seems to like a NE base and has come out and names Thompson and Galbraith as players he likes/will keep.

So I would imagine Elliott, Glover, Nicholson and Trotman will all have a chat and decide if they want to travel lots and if they are in the managers plans, likely a number of them will want to move on.

Burn it has never quite worked out yet and Armstrong has already said that he doesn't know if AInge is a CB or Forward. After that you have Wheatley who had interest previsouly, if he stays it's a big season next year for him he will be on decent enough money that we need to see more output. Maybe a stronger team around him will help.

If I had to guess I reckon Burn, Elliott & Glover will leave but I wouldn't be surprised to see Trotman, Nicholson or Ainge leave as well.

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Re: Signings

Post by divas » Tue May 28, 2019 6:50 pm

I’m sure a fully fit Wheatley will be a different proposition next season, you could tell he was hampered last season

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Post by super_les_mcjannet » Tue May 28, 2019 6:56 pm

divas wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:50 pm
I’m sure a fully fit Wheatley will be a different proposition next season, you could tell he was hampered last season
Yeah forgot to add that in really.

Either way though think it's a big season for Wheatley, did think he was hanging around at this level for a short term and if he wants to move upwards then he needs a real breakthrough year. I hope he does it.

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Post by LoidLucan » Tue May 28, 2019 7:06 pm

Does anyone know it he's had his hernia op, guess he'll have had to hang around on the NHS waiting list

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Re: Signings

Post by D_F_C » Tue May 28, 2019 7:19 pm

I could see the possibility of all the ones you mentioned leaving however, for Burn and Ainge there would have to be takers and it'd likely be in a lower league. Could lower teams afford them and Burn/Ainge would have to accept a lower wage when they could easily sit on their contract. Difficult to do at a fans owned club, but they technically have that right. Not that it's got to that stage

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Re: Signings

Post by Spyman » Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 am

Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Spyman wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 pm
I would guess that we're waiting on whether other targets come to fruition, or perhaps until Armstrong has had a chance to form an opinion on Elliott, before making a decision on whether to take the option on the extra year. Once the 3rd May passed did we lose the control over the situation?
3rd Saturday of May.
Ok, but that doesn't answer my question.
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Re: Signings

Post by Darlofan97 » Wed May 29, 2019 11:26 am

Spyman wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 am
Darlofan97 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Spyman wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:48 pm
I would guess that we're waiting on whether other targets come to fruition, or perhaps until Armstrong has had a chance to form an opinion on Elliott, before making a decision on whether to take the option on the extra year. Once the 3rd May passed did we lose the control over the situation?
3rd Saturday of May.
Ok, but that doesn't answer my question.
It does.

The 3rd Saturday of May is when options in contracts must be exercised. Players are free to sign for other clubs after this date.

So presuming that we have not retained Elliott as there has been no announcement from the club, then we lost control of the situation on the 19th May, as you put it.

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Re: Signings

Post by divas » Wed May 29, 2019 11:46 am

That’s if Elliott was ever under contract ;)

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Re: Signings

Post by ReeceStyche’sManbun » Wed May 29, 2019 12:44 pm

So Laing, Rivers and Atkinson seem to be done.

We need at least 2 strikers, a winger, A GK, a CM and possibly another defender too

Who would we like then folks?

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Re: Signings

Post by Darlofan97 » Wed May 29, 2019 1:00 pm

divas wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:46 am
That’s if Elliott was ever under contract ;)
So who is the mysterious 9th contracted player then?

Trotman, Ainge, Galbraith, Burn, Wheatley, Glover, Thompson, Nicholson....

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