Full credit to ME for turning down a substantial amount of money for McGoldrick. As for Mings, well, wow ... 2.5 M is a staggering amount of money for him, so not sure if it is wise to turn that down!
Still disappointed that we didn't sign anyone on a half season loan. Just my opinion though. Player could have been here, training and getting used to the squad and available until January. Now, we have a situation where a player either won't join until October or muss critical Christmas games. Shame.
i am pleased the players are still with us , hopefully throughout the season. ,However i suspect if they maintain decent form we will be facing the threat of losing them again in January ,im sure the players will be giving their all regardless . COYB
nthsuffolkblue. mings is a cb who can play at left back too. would love to know who started the rumour that hes becoming bigheaded. some1 posted that on hre no doubt, and others now believing it. lightningboy. im sure wed all have loved a straight swap with mings for Williams but as when swansea enquired about Williams earlier in the summer they were quoted £8m I don't think that was gonna happen, do you? while im happy enough that they both remained here, I do have to wonder if it was the right decision to turn down those kind of offers, but its done now and I for 1 will back that decision. lets hope it the right one tho
Personally, I think the club did the right thing in keeping the players, particularly as both offers were tabled with hours left of the transfer window. By selling McGoldrick and Mings at such short notice, and with the squad as short as it is, we'd be left in a difficult position until January. We don't have a lot of options, there's no immediate guarantee the money would have been reinvested, or that we would have signed somebody, and we inevitably would have relied far too heavily on the loan market.
Mings is a young player, and he has a lot of potential. The £2.5m bid, at this stage in his career, was an eye-opener, and Jonny Williams thrown in on loan for three months was not a bad sweetener. However, Mings is a defender with a lot of potential. For me, he was one of a couple of players (ironically the other being McGoldrick) to come out of the Norwich match with any credit. He's evidently going to get more playing time, that leads to development and, hopefully with consistent form, he'd be worth a lot more than that in the years to come.
As for McGoldrick, it's highly unlikely we'll see that sort of bid thrown in the direction of Portman Road anytime soon, particularly if McGoldrick refuses to sign a new contract. In this mercurial, money-driven world of football, loyalty and courtesy from a footballer is a rare sign, but I have hopes McGoldrick will sign a new contract and be emboldened to continue his rich vein of goalscoring form. Obviously time will tell whether the club should have accepted the deal, but it's a statement of intent to turn it down and, with McGoldrick arguably being our best player, it reverses the recent trend of us selling off our best players whenever a decent offer comes in. As I mentioned, with the bid being tabled so close to the deadline, it would not have left Mick with a lot of time to sign a replacement. Without McGoldrick, it is difficult to see where the goals will come from.
lay off tyrone i think he sounded a very decent chap on the radio and is still a very young man who was playing for chippenham a while back lets not forget...do you think that mick would keep him if he was a problem?? i personally think he is one of the most exciting talents we have had for some time...power pace great tackler i wonder what the legend kevin beattie thinks!
pleased that mings is staying as i really like him... i am not sure what his preferred posistion is but if it is centre back then he is really doing well as i remember tommy smith playing left back under keane and delaney when he first arrived and they looked totally uncomfortable so fair play to him....stay with itfc grow as a player and your time will come.hopefully with us :)
Yes, I think you may be on the verge there of understanding how pay negotiations work in football. Not just football really, but pay negotiations in general. The weird sulking and Instagram stuff aside, yes, it tends to be that someone comes in and values one of your best assets, you decide you want to keep that asset, you then offer them more money to keep them because they're performing well, etc.
Unless you think we should bloody-mindedly keep a promising and coveted young player on his original wages, which would then force him elsewhere to find a more competitive wage... sorry, what was your point again?
Just had a chat with a Millwall season ticket holder who is majorly impressed with Carlos Edwards; attitude, ability and fitness for a 36 year old. I responded that he was respected by us (images of that goal at Derby flashed thru my mind)
He also spoke positively of that tw@t we signed from Manure... I told him that "we" hated him (images of Kempy yellow abuse at him flashed thru my mind)
Sorry, what have I missed? What evidence do we have that Mings is "sulking"? (Genuine question!) If it's just that someone thinks he looks a bit glum in a picture, then that doesn't stand up in court. He's allowed to have a reaction, maybe disappointment, but how he gets over it will show the man. Anyway, he seems like a good lad to me. I'm glad he's staying.
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