Ferguson Expects Boyd Exit
Monday, 10th Sep 2012 10:38
Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has admitted that he expects midfielder George Boyd to move on despite the 26-year-old turning down a switch to the Blues before the transfer window closed. Yesterday, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony said he didn’t know whether Boyd would join Town this week.
Ferguson told BBC Cambridgeshire that he anticipates Boyd moving to Town or another Championship club: “I think so, I think it has been publicly stated that this is the situation.
“He turned down a move so we will see if anything materialises. At the end of the day, George was offered a new contract by us and turned it down.
“He made it clear he doesn’t want to be at the football club at the end of the season – that is not a criticism, it is just the situation he is in.
“We want to keep our best players, but if they don’t want to, we will move them on accordingly.”
While Posh are keen that the switch can be completed so they can receive a fee and also rid themselves of Boyd’s wages, which are more than £10,000 a week, we understand that the Blues are unlikely to make a renewed move until the central defensive situation is clearer.
Two new centre-halves are manager Paul Jewell’s priority and Town want to get those deals done before assessing whether they are able to make a new offer to Boyd.
The former Stevenage man is keen to move to Portman Road but turned down Town’s terms before the window closed as they didn’t match his current Posh earnings and the Blues were unwilling to stretch to a four-year deal.
Football League clubs have been able to take players on 93-day loans since Saturday. Further to that initial spell, moves can be negotiated on the basis that they become permanent switches in January.
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|BuckieBlue added 10:53 - Sep 10|
CBs a priority- right on PJ.
|brockleyblueboy added 11:13 - Sep 10|
I am still amazed that he is on £10k+. It's big wages and could be a gamble. If we get him and he puts in performances that shoot us up the league the gr eat stuff but if he doesn't we are suck with another expensive player that we will have to pay off ala Bullard.
Fans complain about not getting players in but it takes a brave person to make that decision.
Another CB will make all the difference, if we can get Mohsni booked in and then get Boyd, I think we will have a team (on paper) to have a push for the play-offs.
Cannot wait for the weekend, reckon we can take boro.
|RaymondovicBlue added 11:19 - Sep 10|
It still amazes me that the situation Michael Owen had at Man U is not more common - a set basic wage and then big top ups based on appearances. Players are secure ... if they are as good as they think they are then they will get the games and the pay ... if they are not then the clubs can afford to make the mistakes (and hence afford to gamble to sign them in the first place)
|Garv added 11:41 - Sep 10|
He can't have been that keen then. Surely he realizes that he was/is lucky to be earning anything near £10,000 p/w? And a four year deal, who does he think he is?
|Lombokblue added 11:44 - Sep 10|
We don't need an attacking midfield loan players on !0K a week. Hyams on 700 quid a week
|Millsey added 12:05 - Sep 10|
I bet you would all jump at the chance of going to another job on less than your earning at the current job?
|Mark added 12:28 - Sep 10|
"At the end of the day, George was offered a new contract by us and turned it down."
Is that the same situation as Lee Martin at Ipswich?
When Emmanuel-Thomas and Martin play they are often put on the wing due to central midfielder overload. Murphy plays on the left, Carson is a winger, and Mohsni (if we sign him) played the last season on the wing. If Hewitt comes in, Edwards may be pushed forward to the wing too. When we are crying out for defenders, I just wonder why we want to persue Boyd, especially if he is on anything like £10K-a-week.
|thechangingman added 12:50 - Sep 10|
Mark: "When we are crying out for defenders, I just wonder why we want to persue (sic) Boyd, especially if he is on anything like £10K-a-week".
Umm, because he's REALLY good and it represents a chance to get an up-and-coming talent instead of a washed-out old has-been (a la - Bowyer, Bullard, etc).
You're right, we DO need primarily need defenders - it'd nonetheless be a shame if we didn't have a punt at potentially dynamic players like Boyd when they become available and when they also WANT to come...
|RaymondovicBlue added 12:56 - Sep 10|
If he really wanted to come in any realistic way .. SURELY he could and would have agreed terms and signed in the Transfer Window!!!! Martin, JET and the other squad members need a fair reward and if we pay £10K pw on a player for a position we are already covered for ... how on earth will we afford all the other demands for positions we are not ?
I'm pretty sure we will only get this guy if Martin fails to sign ... and both he and PJ probably know already if that is going to happen ... or not :(
|stringtheory added 13:24 - Sep 10|
Millsey - How would you feel if your employer took somone on to work alongside you doing the same job but paid him sustantially more money? Good for generating team spirit?
Also, why do some idiots on here still think it's all down to one man in the form of Clegg?
|thechangingman added 13:46 - Sep 10|
Stringtheory - Good point.
How would you feel if someone supporting the same team (i.e. having the same 'job') called you an idiot simply for having an opinion different to your own?
Not really that good for generating team spirit amongst fans is it?
(Sorry - couldn't resist - hope this doesn't put me on your 'idiot list'? lol)
|brian_a_mul added 13:58 - Sep 10|
The fact Taylor signed just may persuade Boyd to join us on loan.
Hopefully when he sees what a great set up and an up and coming team we have it just may clinch a permanent deal in Jan. tbh our progress from now until christmas will determine our potential spend in January & improve chances of making loans permanent.
|stringtheory added 14:08 - Sep 10|
thechangingman - no offence taken, I've been an idiot myself on many occasions. However, I don't class someone who seems to think that all tranfers, sucessful or not, a down to Clegg's skill (or lack of it) in the market as an opinion, it's too dumb to be called an opinion.
By the way, Boyd has told his agaent to try and secure a better deal that the one on offered at Ipswich, if he can't get one Boyd will sign (if Jewell still wants him at that point) Cue 'Ipswich are a big club when I knew etc. etc (IMO!)
|itfcbarmyarmy added 15:26 - Sep 10|
looks like we finally have our priorities straight.
|meekreech added 15:48 - Sep 10|
Along with a lot of other players he is going to find big deals are no longer the order of the day and offers are going to be lower ! With FFP becoming more the way of life clubs will not be so willing to overspend and risk the Rangers , Pompey etc. situation so players and their agents will have to lower expectations and come into the real world .
|Ipswich24 added 15:58 - Sep 10|
Yes we do need defenders but we also need Boyd will add that creative spark we miss plus is a very good player. Sign him up Clegg dont mess this up
|arc added 16:22 - Sep 10|
Since the Boyd negotiations broke down, we have signed Murphy to play the same position. So, no thanks.
|brockleyblueboy added 17:42 - Sep 10|
One thin that is clear, Boyd is a very good player, let's to lose sight of that.
Transfers aren't just about making up numbers, it's about improving on what you have.
He will make a difference IMO if we get him.
|runningout added 18:42 - Sep 10|
He's not on £10k a week at Posh..
|itfcjay added 19:38 - Sep 10|
Although Midfield is not the priority this would be a welcoming signing . Lee Martin is not a natural left sided midfielder and is best played in a free role behind Chopra . Boyd would fit the bill nicely . Another two or three decent defensive signings and we maybe looking at a top 10 finish !
|manualthetisfanclub added 21:00 - Sep 10|
Totally agree with 'Garv'' on this one,10k a week at posh,want 4 year deal,gotta get real pal,you ain't that good!
|davidsc1971 added 21:00 - Sep 10|
I'm genuinely bored by this story now. Could have signed, didn't sign.
Let's all move on shall we? COYB
|Ipswich24 added 22:15 - Sep 10|
ARC what are you on about Murphy is no Boyd tust me he is just lump who we revert to hoof ball when playing
|BlueGoonie added 23:11 - Sep 10|
Defenders who can defend please
|Edmunds5 added 23:18 - Sep 10|
I think we're in a good position about Boyd, It's not like we're difficult too beat but can't attack and create chances, it's the opposite, we look quite good going forward but are leaking too many, and so players like Boyd are a luxury in our situation. Martin, Taylor, Chopra, JET, Murphy and Scotland have goals in them and especially if we get Moshni who can score a few goals too. We all know we need a couple of solid defenders and that has too be the priority. If we got Boyd in that would take up a good chunk of our wage bill which we need for defenders, we can't be lured by Boyd we have to think what's best too take the team forward, having a strong defence will win us more Boyd than having Boyd in midfield, only a compromise with Peterborough should turn our heads.
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