|Town Target Joins Posh|
Tuesday, 21st Feb 2012 17:48
Peterborough United have signed Town target Tyrone Barnett from Crawley for a fee in excess of £1 million. The Blues showed interest in the 26-year-old during the transfer window, although manager Paul Jewell denied making a bid.
Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony says his club fought off plenty of opposition to make the signing: "I am absolutely delighted. We have stolen a march on at least six of our Championship rivals and I can understand why [Crawley manager] Steve Evans is so devastated to lose a key player at such an important stage of the season.'"
Barnett has joined Peterborough on an initial loan until the end of the season with the terms of a subsequent permanent deal agreed between the clubs.
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|bluelady added 17:54 - Feb 21|
|Garv added 17:59 - Feb 21|
Big step up
|suffolkpoker added 18:00 - Feb 21|
i would of liked him but there are better younger players out there imo.
|rosseden added 18:08 - Feb 21|
agree garv, big step up but he looks capable. interesting to see how it pans out for him there...... look at charlie austin, not really setting the world on fire and was playing higher level than this guy and scoring for fun..... if hes worth 'over a million' Rhodes must be worth 3 or 4 by now......
|Mark added 18:14 - Feb 21|
It is a big step up and he turns 27 in October so is not a youngster with years of improvement ahead of him. 14 goals in 25 games for Crawley and before that 13 in 45 for Macclesfield is decent, but at a lower level. I'd rather us sign a 22 year old with 62 goals in 108 games at League One level, but is there such a player? ;-)
|irishtim added 18:16 - Feb 21|
Lets move on. Still want to see a centre half brought. No disrepect to Damo & Tommy well dun lads playing well. WE need cover though imo
|TractorMan added 18:27 - Feb 21|
Well over-priced if you consider we paid less for Chopra who is proven at this level and higher.
Good luck to him, but a huge step up for a striker with little experience
|clive_baker added 18:43 - Feb 21|
Big gamble for Peterborough this. He looks to have all the attributes to cause defences in this division problems but at 26 and having never played a game higher than L2 it's a big ask for him to start scoring at this level straight away.
|Sindre94 added 18:47 - Feb 21|
Not too botherered really.
|jas0999 added 19:45 - Feb 21|
Exactly the type of player I would have expected PJ to sign. Sadly, JET and Creswell apart, PJ has failed to sign younger players and in the last window both he and Clegg completely failed to sign any decent players in key position. Very disappointing.
|petermorris added 19:50 - Feb 21|
0999 - didn't you say JET was a flop earlier this season?
|Dale added 20:18 - Feb 21|
Not worth that much. Glad we didn't get him.
|scumbuster added 20:27 - Feb 21|
Is there a chance you could add a blocking feature to this site so you can choose not too read certain d*******s comments.....does my head in reading the same doom and gloom from certain people.....
|gilo1973 added 20:58 - Feb 21|
I agree with scumbuster - I am sure most of us are fed up with the same repetative drivel that oozes from Jas' keyboard. Funny at first because he is so simply - now just a bore
|gypo added 20:58 - Feb 21|
He's only on loan so anybody can still come in and offer more if he proves himself at champ level.
|Mark added 21:21 - Feb 21|
The four players Jewell bought at the time of transfer were 20 (Emmanuel-Thomas), 21 (Cresswell), 27 (Drury), 27 (Chopra), 27 (Stevenson) so the average age is 24 of the players who cost us fees. Yes, the freebies were older but that's why they were free.
|Karlosfandangal added 21:22 - Feb 21|
Not sure why we need him as we have Murray and feel he has more to offer if given the chance, Would like to see him on the bench next year and pushing Chops.
Sign Murphy and then look for another striker that would give us 4 and Scotland if he plays 3 more games.
Need a keeper right back and 2 centre half before a striker
|Mungo added 21:32 - Feb 21|
Would like to see us sign more promising players from the lower leagues, but that is a big price tag for a relatively unproven player and I have to admit that I'm pleased we didn't take that gamble.
I think there may be some genuine bargains available in the summer and I hope our scouts are already on the case!
|gilo1973 added 21:37 - Feb 21|
We will need more young players when the fairer funding rules kick in
|itfc94 added 23:06 - Feb 21|
Doesn't seem that good anyways! never heard of him, only had heard of Tubbs so can't be that good :')
We can do better than this guy
|JustSpivvyChops added 23:49 - Feb 21|
Not sure "target" is the right word, journalistic license?
Did I feel upset, or disappointed that we didn't sign this chap? No, I just thought "who?".
Move along, we've missed nothing here.
|arablue added 00:32 - Feb 22|
A million for someone of his record sounds excessive - Chops not that much older, costs the same, better track record...
Agree with comments on waiting for the summer to get good value youngsters - reckon that with PJ and the club's new found focus and the resulting opportunities given to youngsters (perhaps one that came by "accident"), we would be a much better proposition for younger players when they consider us for the next step of their career...
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