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Drinan - a theory 19:06 - May 10 with 2422 viewsJ2BLUE

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Drinan is probably on peanuts. We've extended his contract by one year. Many seem to think he's going to be one of our main options next season. I'm only speculating but we could have kept him to loan him out for the season.

Why bother?

If he goes out on loan and does really well he will still be our player. While that might be meaningless, it does mean they'll be no fee and we'll be in the driving seat to offer him a new deal. If he does really well in league two we will probably be comfortably able to offer him more money than other clubs and still have him be a low earner here. IF we go up and he gets a new deal here then we could loan him to league one. It's a low risk investment. We've had 14 years bemoaning the lack of business acumen from the club.

Let's wait and see where this is going before losing our minds. Even if he stays I would imagine it's in addition to several new strikers. I'd be amazed if we went with Norwood, new striker, Hawkins and Drinan. Chill out people.
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Drinan - a theory on 19:08 - May 10 with 2103 viewsDanTheMan

I do get what you're saying but it's based on the condition he's off on loan.

I'm more concerned he's not.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:09 - May 10 with 2087 viewsvictorywilhappen

i actually think he might make a sweeper . and score more . He has the front for it.
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Drinan - a theory on 19:09 - May 10 with 2074 viewsSpruceMoose

"Let's wait and see where this is going before losing our minds."

For the more emotionally flamboyant among us, this is the real take away that you need to get your heads around.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 with 2064 viewschrismakin

Drinan - a theory on 19:08 - May 10 by DanTheMan

I do get what you're saying but it's based on the condition he's off on loan.

I'm more concerned he's not.


And the fact to go on loan you need a club to take you.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 with 2059 viewsbluefunk

He could also be there to provide some bargaining power on a swap, as in sell us player x and you can have Drinan as part of the deal. FWIW I think Jackson is also retained for that.

I also expect that several of those on contracts will be told to find another club, eg Hawkins,
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Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 with 2050 viewsJ2BLUE

Drinan - a theory on 19:08 - May 10 by DanTheMan

I do get what you're saying but it's based on the condition he's off on loan.

I'm more concerned he's not.


We'll have to wait and see. As I said, even if he isn't, i'd be expecting two more strikers to come in anyway.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:11 - May 10 with 2029 viewsDanTheMan

Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 by J2BLUE

We'll have to wait and see. As I said, even if he isn't, i'd be expecting two more strikers to come in anyway.


Yeah, we've got a whole summer for more stuff to pan out. Just surprised he's one of those being retained, fully expected him to go.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:12 - May 10 with 2000 viewschrismakin

Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 by J2BLUE

We'll have to wait and see. As I said, even if he isn't, i'd be expecting two more strikers to come in anyway.


Depends how quick that's done

If we sign other players first. There might not be a squad place available for 2 new strikers.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:12 - May 10 with 2003 viewsJ2BLUE

Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 by chrismakin

And the fact to go on loan you need a club to take you.


Someone will take him.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:17 - May 10 with 1919 viewsIllinoisblue

Good reminder that it’s only May 10 and no need to piss the bed just yet. If it’s August 10th and we’re starting the season with Drinan up top because Norwood is injured again, then it will be time to make a fuss.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:17 - May 10 with 1910 viewsMattinLondon

I doubt if he will go on loan next season before Christmas. He will be viewed as a backup option and will probably only play in cup games. Likely that Hawkins will be told that we will listen to offers for him as will Jackson.
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Drinan - a theory on 19:17 - May 10 with 1905 viewsJ2BLUE

Drinan - a theory on 19:12 - May 10 by chrismakin

Depends how quick that's done

If we sign other players first. There might not be a squad place available for 2 new strikers.


So you leave Drinan out. What's he going to be on? £2k a week? It's a gamble that could cost us about £50k if it goes wrong and £100k if it goes totally wrong.

I would imagine we already know of interest to give him this new deal.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:18 - May 10 with 1871 viewsSpruceMoose

Drinan - a theory on 19:17 - May 10 by Illinoisblue

Good reminder that it’s only May 10 and no need to piss the bed just yet. If it’s August 10th and we’re starting the season with Drinan up top because Norwood is injured again, then it will be time to make a fuss.


Maybe Norwood will be (day)released at that point if his attitude doesn't improve...

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Drinan - a theory on 19:19 - May 10 with 1872 viewssouthnorfolkblue

Drinan - a theory on 19:10 - May 10 by bluefunk

He could also be there to provide some bargaining power on a swap, as in sell us player x and you can have Drinan as part of the deal. FWIW I think Jackson is also retained for that.

I also expect that several of those on contracts will be told to find another club, eg Hawkins,


Bargaining power on a swap...priceless. He’s rubbish.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:20 - May 10 with 1844 viewsWeWereZombies

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Drinan - a theory on 19:28 - May 10 with 1767 viewsJ2BLUE

Drinan - a theory on 19:17 - May 10 by Illinoisblue

Good reminder that it’s only May 10 and no need to piss the bed just yet. If it’s August 10th and we’re starting the season with Drinan up top because Norwood is injured again, then it will be time to make a fuss.


Exactly, today was the opening moves on the board. The real game starts when the window opens.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:32 - May 10 with 1713 viewsJakeITFC

It’s a weird one because the squad places are finite in this division and he has proven to not be very good.

Given we were promised major upheaval it has to be a worrying current state of play that we have four central forwards now contracted for next season.
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Drinan - a theory on 19:36 - May 10 with 1654 viewsMarshalls_Mullet

Drinan - a theory on 19:20 - May 10 by WeWereZombies

Learning a lesson from the tale of Kieffer Moore?


Keiffer Moore was one of the top scorers in league 1 when we sold him!!

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Drinan - a theory on 19:36 - May 10 with 1640 viewsGuthrum

Drinan - a theory on 19:32 - May 10 by JakeITFC

It’s a weird one because the squad places are finite in this division and he has proven to not be very good.

Given we were promised major upheaval it has to be a worrying current state of play that we have four central forwards now contracted for next season.


I can't see anything in the EFL rules which limits numbers in competitions outside the League. Two of them are not even run by the EFL.

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Drinan - a theory on 19:38 - May 10 with 1614 viewsJakeITFC

Drinan - a theory on 19:36 - May 10 by Guthrum

I can't see anything in the EFL rules which limits numbers in competitions outside the League. Two of them are not even run by the EFL.


I’d be surprised if we were giving contracts out for a cup side!
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Drinan - a theory on 20:03 - May 10 with 1477 viewsGuthrum

Drinan - a theory on 19:38 - May 10 by JakeITFC

I’d be surprised if we were giving contracts out for a cup side!


If they're cheap enough, why not? If it means our main strikers can be rested, is it such a bad idea?

Players can be swapped in and out of the 20 (subject to EFL approval) even outside transfer windows. So he could be around as cover, too.

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Drinan - a theory on 20:07 - May 10 with 1450 viewsclive_baker

I think people are over thinking it. The bloke’s probably on £40k a year, there’s little harm in keeping him on.

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Drinan - a theory on 22:24 - May 10 with 1156 viewsWeWereZombies

Drinan - a theory on 19:36 - May 10 by Marshalls_Mullet

Keiffer Moore was one of the top scorers in league 1 when we sold him!!


But not for us in the Championship...

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Drinan - a theory on 09:47 - May 11 with 769 viewsMarshalls_Mullet

Drinan - a theory on 22:24 - May 10 by WeWereZombies

But not for us in the Championship...


...what relevance does that have?

No similarity between Drinan and Moore situations.

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Drinan - a theory on 09:54 - May 11 with 719 viewsWeWereZombies

Drinan - a theory on 09:47 - May 11 by Marshalls_Mullet

...what relevance does that have?

No similarity between Drinan and Moore situations.


Well, they are both football players. Both attackers actually. Hey, they both played for Ipswich...

It is true that Drinan is somewhat behind Moore in the stage of development he is at compared to where Moore was but more than one manager has seen something there. I can agree with you in that Drinan has not set things alight yet in the [edit - way] Moore proved to do. But they were plenty on this forum who regarded Moore as a damp squib when he was on Town's books.
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