Campbell's Blackburn Move Fails to Go Through Friday, 1st Feb 2013 00:00
Former Blues loan striker DJ Campbell’s switch from QPR to Blackburn and Jerome Thomas’s move from West Brom to Ewood Park failed to go through before the 11pm deadline, Rovers have confirmed. The players could, however, still move on emergency loans in a week’s time.
Despite Campbell’s Blackburn move not going through this evening, Town can now no longer re-sign their 10-goal top scorer as players can’t be taken on emergency loans by the same club twice in the same season.
Meanwhile, one-time Town target George Boyd’s proposed £500,000 switch to Nottingham Forest fell through at the last minute due to a failed eye test. Boyd, who Forest subsequently tried to sign on loan, remains a Peterborough player.
Campbell is well out our league anyway if he is turning down 23k a week a Hull or so the Mirror was saying. Would have like to see him here, however if McGoldrick form over the last two game is anything to go by we might not need him. Shame a deal could not have been done McGoldick and Campbell up front
I am a huge Campbell fan but like a lot of other players greed as got the better of him. He was hanging out for a big contract somewhere and its come back and bit him on the bum. Town offered him a fair contract for a player of his age and he turned it down. Now all he has got to look forward to is watching QPR playing games because Harry has had a look at him and was not impressed or back to square one and go to someone on loan and who is to say he will do it for someone else like he done it for Town. Silly boy you have made the wrong choice and you should have signed for Town where you were worshipped.
The Boyd 'failed eye test' seems a bit weird to me... he plays week in week out, is deemed a good player, so much so Forest want to sign him, but all of a sudden his eyes aren't good enough???? I'm guessing the only test he really failed was a numerical one when they discussed wages.
Well done to Mick (and Clegg) for recognising so early that the Campbell deal was never going to happen and moving so quickly to bring in some forward power. Without DJ we'd be perhaps beyond saving but in McGoldrick we might well have a better medium term solution.
Strange how on this site Boyd is seen as a great player, yet the Posh fans see him as average A season ticket holder of Posh said to me he was class in Div one but looks very ordinary in this division he has his moments, you got the best one in Taylor. If he is on the reported £8k a week and he wants double that why on earth would we want to sign him. Boyd is no better than Martin
I think the theme emerging is the usual one - greedy players, greedy agents, stupid wages. My daughters a nurse - she does a much more valuable job than any of these lads and gets paid less in a year than Campbell is trying to get for kicking a ball around for a week. Is that a disgrace or is it just me?
We could not afford DJ - wages too much. However, we should have sent more time trying to sign more affordable players this window. Midfield was a very key area. Hopefully, we will see no further loan moves. pointless.
This transfer window non-event has proven to all us supporters what we really knew already! Marcus Evans couldn't give a toss about ITFC or it's supporters. League 1 here we come with this amount of dross we've been left with!