Uche

Expat Smoggie

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It’s all about the player in this instance as Uche has had offers but is waiting to see what happens— a bit like the process we’re going through with all our targets.
 

S7DiscoDown

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I'm very surprised he's not picked up a club. That's either on loan for his final year (like Lumley) or sold off for a similar fee to what we paid.

I can't say I'm overly a fan of telling someone not to come into training yet still pay them. He's had all summer to get fixed up. I imagine he's maybe on a few quid by many clubs standards and he's trying to match or better.

It always seems a case that we struggle to move players on because we pay them well. That's despite massive cost cutting.

What happens if he doesn't find a club by the 1st of sep? Do we just keep paying him for a year without a squad number? The treatment of Uche and Akpom seemed strange as we had no forwards. They should have gone to Portugal. That's why Akpom was blowing out of his hoop on Saturday after 50-60mins.
 

Abel Tasman

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I'm very surprised he's not picked up a club. That's either on loan for his final year (like Lumley) or sold off for a similar fee to what we paid.

I can't say I'm overly a fan of telling someone not to come into training yet still pay them. He's had all summer to get fixed up. I imagine he's maybe on a few quid by many clubs standards and he's trying to match or better.

It always seems a case that we struggle to move players on because we pay them well. That's despite massive cost cutting.

What happens if he doesn't find a club by the 1st of sep? Do we just keep paying him for a year without a squad number? The treatment of Uche and Akpom seemed strange as we had no forwards. They should have gone to Portugal. That's why Akpom was blowing out of his hoop on Saturday after 50-60mins.
Presumably Akpom was training back home though (as a pro should) rather than spending time in Portugal shading from the fierce sun. Uche well I really haven’t a clue what’s going to happen to him and you may be correct. We would have paid more to attract him up North.
 

BiggEggo

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Pretty sure he will already have something lined up but won't be able to complete his move until we make some more signings. Just an insurance policy to mitigate against the general level of incompetence that so often plagues our performance in the transfer market.
Good luck to the lad.
 

Andy_W

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Problem might be wages, the teams he could go to won't pay as much as us, but I doubt he would be on that much in the first place. If they got him for nowt then they would probably match his wages.

I doubt we're waiting on an incoming before he goes like, we've still got Watmore, Forss, Coburn and Akpom.
 

since1970

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So where is he? Is he training with us? He should be assuming he's still on the club payroll. If so I haven't seen him on any of the club photo galleries/videos.
 

Mr Maz

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So where is he? Is he training with us? He should be assuming he's still on the club payroll. If so I haven't seen him on any of the club photo galleries/videos.
club have asked him to focus on finding a new club, he's basically on Garden Leave, but free to train wherever he wants. He's probably training close to his main family home, what's the point of keeping him up here if we're not going to use him?
 

MickaelDebevePhenomenal

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I can understand he's not a long term option as completely doesn't fit wilders style, but in the current climate surely there would be some value in having him on the bench.

Given the increased number of subs, being able to bring a big ba$tard on for the last 5 minutes when chasing a goal has some value.
 

TeaCider

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Stuck to his line from the Q&A in the press conference today when asked about him.

He's training by himself and Ikpeazu needs to find himself a new club to play football.
 

viv_andersons_nana

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Speaking from experience?
Tried quite a few bits and pieces when it comes to snooker shots. You can’t beat turning the cue around and using the wrong end to smash the balls about. Well you can beat it, by using the cue the right way and playing properly, but if you’re crap at snooker then there’s less fun in that.
 
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