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PFA Contact Judge Claim
Monday, 14th Jun 2021 09:32

Reports that the PFA has contacted former Town midfielder Alan Judge regarding his Portman Road departure in April appear unlikely to come to anything, TWTD understands.

The 32-year-old’s time with the Blues ended abruptly when it emerged that a 30th League One start would automatically trigger another year at the club, with the Irishman already on 29.

Manager Paul Cook wasn’t planning to keep Judge at the club for 2021/22 and so the former Brentford man was told he wouldn’t play for the club again.

Now, the Daily Mail is reporting that the PFA have contacted Judge to see whether he wants to take action regarding what they describe as his “acrimonious departure”.

However, we understand Judge’s exit was nothing like as rancorous as claimed with Judge frustrated at not to be able to play a further part but accepting the situation as it was.

We understand the midfielder has continued to spend time at Town's Playford Road training ground over the summer.

Writing a few days after his time at Town came to an end, Judge said: “In all honesty, nothing surprises me anymore in this industry. I was made aware of my contract situation on Thursday morning, that if I played one more game from the start my contract would be extended.

“We both came to the agreement that there was no point in risking our position from both sides’ perspective.

“Me and my family have built up a great life here and met some lovely people at Ipswich in and out of the club.

We have thoroughly enjoyed living in Suffolk. We now await our next adventure wherever that may take us.”

The former Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move to League Two Colchester United where his former team-mates Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse have already signed this summer.

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buzbyblue added 09:43 - Jun 14
People actually still read the daily fail? I wouldn't even use it as Bog roll

Cadiar added 10:18 - Jun 14
If anyone believes anything in the Mail they need psychiatric help.
There's more truth in the Suffolk Gazette!!

blue62 added 10:42 - Jun 14
Nice use of the word rancorous. Had to Google it to check the meaning.

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 12:08 - Jun 14
Doesn't seem like he's got much of a case - "We both came to the agreement that there was no point in risking our position from both sides’ perspective."

Will lose respect for him if he pursues this case.

SaigonTractor added 12:34 - Jun 14
If the PFA have contacted him I imagine it's purely a formality. I guess with all the scummy owners in English football the PFA need to be on top of things like this.

Monkey_Blue added 13:01 - Jun 14
I think Judge showed a lot of class not just with this but also the issue with the ref. Anyone deciding the Mail is right needs evidence but claiming to know Judge wasn’t upset also needs evidence such as being in his head or hearing it directly from himself.

gosblue added 18:01 - Jun 14
I thought Judge was one of the few making an effort. If he was at another club, we’d be in for him.

ian_marshall added 18:13 - Jun 14
Genuinely nice bloke judges is. I bumped into him a couple of weeks ago. He had nothing but good to say about town

atty added 18:28 - Jun 14
So Town exercised a contract term to suit them, and no doubt Judgie is not out of pocket. Nothing to see here.

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