|Pablo and Lisbie's Exits Confirmed|
Friday, 8th Apr 2011 10:59
Boss Paul Jewell has confirmed that Town will not be offering new deals to on-loan strike pair Pablo Couñago and Kevin Lisbie. Couñago has spent the season with tomorrow's opponents Crystal Palace - and is unavailable under the terms of his loan - while Lisbie has been at Millwall since last summer.
Jewell said: “They will be leaving the club. I haven’t spoken to either of those players and they haven’t been in touch with me, but their futures will be elsewhere.”
Couñago rejoined the Blues for a second spell after being released by Spanish side Malaga in July 2007, while Lisbie signed from Colchester for £750,000 a year later.
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|We8Norwich added 11:08 - Apr 8|
Thanks for all the memories Pablo. Thanks for.......................nothing Lisbie!
OLE OLE OLE OLE PABLO PABLO!!! I loved singing that after that dramatic goal against Coventry.
|BlueMaverick added 11:09 - Apr 8|
No shock... From the fact that neither have contact PJ since he took over shows that they both knew this would be the outcome regardless....
Best of luck in the future fella's and thanks for the memories pabs!
|TMWNN_1996 added 11:12 - Apr 8|
Pablo...Thank you and good luck for the future
Lisbie - It would have been nice for you to have at least tried !! I think you have basically fooked up big time in terms of your career
|HampshireBlue added 11:12 - Apr 8|
All the best Pablo - one of my favourite Town players of the recent era.
Lisbie - good riddance.
|Harrisey added 11:12 - Apr 8|
Curious never to have spoken with either!
|thorpedo added 11:17 - Apr 8|
In other shock news - grass is green, sky is blue, and Delia likes a drink at Christmas!
|TractorMan added 11:18 - Apr 8|
Harrisey - I'm guessing he has spoken to their agents, rather than directly with them.
Pablo was good in his time, so good luck to him. Can see him heading back to Spain as can't see his style working very well in the lower leagues here.
Lisbie's level is League 1 so he'll stay there!
|Garv added 11:21 - Apr 8|
A very sad day, thanks for everything Pablo. I won't call you a legend because I'lll get shot down but I wish you could still be playing in a blue shirt.
|Ipswich24 added 11:22 - Apr 8|
Cheers pablo for some great memories Lisbie sucks c**k for bus fare!
|olimar added 11:25 - Apr 8|
TractorMan- Millwall are in the Championship? And hes been playing games for them, so would suggest his level is still here.
As for Pablo, change of manager wont help him at Palace, whilst change of manager clearly hasnt helped at Town either.
From Jewells point of view, they are effectively just two other free agents he might be interested in signing. If he signed a forward from a mid-lower half championship team who didnt play very often and didnt score many goals, we would be amazed. So none of it is surprising.
|NW10_Tractor added 11:30 - Apr 8|
I think that Pablo should be able to play tomorrow so the fans that did appreciate him can give him a round of applause for his work - Fair do's that he is playing against us, but I'll certainly stand up and clap the man. Last minutes against Coventry ... always holds a place in my heart!
|clive_baker added 11:31 - Apr 8|
"haven't spoken to either of them".
Wouldn't it be courteous of a manager to let their player know before telling the media. Don't get me wrong, it was pretty predictable but it's the managers job to pick up the phone and let them know, not the other way around.
|SouperJim added 11:38 - Apr 8|
Good riddance to bad rubbish. I love Pablo, but it's been some time since he was any good for us.
|BlueBoots added 12:04 - Apr 8|
Pablo's given an interview saying that he'll be at the match tomorrow...
I mentioned this on the forum and proposed that the club should allow him to step out on the pitch after the game so the fans can show their appreciation and say farewell (and vice versa)
|Guthrum added 12:08 - Apr 8|
Pablo was very good, on his day. 62 goals for the club, in his two stints. And there's the ever-remembered chant "ole, ole ...". But he's part of Town's past, not its future.
Lisbie has said repeatedly he doesn't want to be here. So he shouldn't be. Not good enough, either (only 7 goals in 45 appearances, then sent away on loan).
|jas0999 added 12:11 - Apr 8|
No surprise, although disappointing that PJ didn't make a point of speaking to them personally - particularly in Pablo's case who has given excellent service to the club.
|devontractorboy added 12:22 - Apr 8|
Would like to wish Pablo all the very best for his future, wherever that may be? He was a class player on his day and leaves some great memories of his two stints at Town.
La buena suerte y dios bendicen al viejo amigo!!!
|Dozzells_Bobblehat added 12:35 - Apr 8|
Best wishes Pablo, in my opinion you were never used to your full potential. Think we could have built a team around him much like QPR have with Tarrabt.
|JayITFC added 12:36 - Apr 8|
|BlueVelvet added 12:41 - Apr 8|
Well Clegg, that was a waste of £750k then on Lisbie
|Dozzells_Bobblehat added 12:55 - Apr 8|
Just seen Blueboots entry about Pablo being at the game tomorrow. He should definately be allowed on the pitch to say goodbye. Come on Town organise this.
|brogansnose added 13:04 - Apr 8|
Absolutely loved Pablo, a player with style and class who was too often surrounded by less gifted donkeys. Unfortunately didnt score enough goals and at the end of the day that was what he was there for.
As for Lisbie- when Jim signed him he had scored loads of goals in a relegation side so wasnt too bad a bet, although £750,000 was a bit steep. Did well in pre-season and then............nothing.
All the best Pablo.
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