“Done fee is rumoured to be £1 million.
Hand. Snatch. Quickly.”
“They love an ex red, do the Blunts.
Don’t do it, Matty. You’re better than them.”
“Doyle to Cardiff. Done to Sheff Utd. That would be an effective disabling of both ours and Chesterfield’s play-off push unless contingencies are in place.”
“Would hope that they would have to seriously splash the cash for us to allow him to go to what could be a competitor for the play-offs.”
“Hopefully this is Bollux,and hopefully he speaks to Febian about his time there
No denying the blades have the money but players seem to get lost there..
Both Febian Brandy and Andy Butler decent players were frozen out there very very quickly….”
“Will be gutted if this goes through. Hope the fee is a good one. Have we already signed his replacement in Brandy?”
“If this is true then the fee better be a good one, when you don’t need to sell to then let someone go to our near rivals in the table is utter fooking madness, seriously miffed at this….”
“If true this is either the result of a ridiculous fee, or a triggering of an automatic release clause. Anything otherwise would be a serious misjudgement by the board as this has the potential to be season-ending.”
“To sell this late in the window and to a rival for a play off place is a little worrying and leaves us no time to get a replacement. If the fee isn’t at least £500,000 then I will be seriously disappointed.”
“I’m absolutely irate about this one. We don’t need to sell, Done wasn’t their first choice signing, we’ve been given very little time to replace him, might not get any time yet, he’s not near the end of his contract and Sheffield United, as big as they are, are below us in the League. This has to be our record fee for us to sell at this stage or, in my opinion, we may well have bottled it in terms of going for promotion. We needed a striker in addition to Done, so unless something massive happens incoming wise, then I will be looking behind us instead of looking at challenging.”
“Considering we sold Hogan for £750,000 (allegedly) when we were in league two, and have since been on a money-spinning cup run, along with made money from sell-ons, I would HOPE it would be nearer to £1m.
Absolutely no need to sell otherwise, and would really be a nail in the coffin of any potential playoff push. “
“So fvcking annoyed at this. We have a chance of greatness this season.
Or we could just sell our top scorer when we don’t really need to. Yeah, y’know, whichever.”
“I can’t imagine Done wanting to go to Sheffield Utd.”
“What, even if they treble his current wage and give him a decent signing on fee?”
“I can’t see sheff u paying out anything near a million which some want on here. Sad day.”
“Not to sound greedy but I’d be demanding least 2 million with add-on’s from the Blades simply because of being in our highest league position and their not poor”
Done to Sheff Utd? on 19:42 – Feb 2 by davidab2202
“As previously stated Hilly said we were lucky to have Done back with us 18 months ago as he felt he was capable of playing at an higher level.Appreciate that at this moment in time they are only at the same level as we are but hand on heart we would have to admit that they are a bigger club then we are.If we both were to make it to Championship level I unfortunately know which club would be the more likely to survive”
“True, they have Nigel Clough as manager.”
“We might as well just say to Sheff Utd “we don’t want 5th or 6th spot – you have it instead”. Crazy sale whatever the transfer fee. “
“Seems they paid around 500k for Baxter so I doubt we’re getting more than we got for Hogan.”
“Their forum ( talking about Bladesmad in relation to the reaction of Done signing)) Shows they don’t have a clue. The ignorance and arrogance of fans who believe they are above others in the division.”
“Blades fans do get cocky:”
“Wonder if COG is affordable if MD is going – I doubt we will get in excess of £500k for Done – but with JOC going to Brentford and no action so far – 1 out 0 in would not really highlight our “Push for Promotion” “
“Hilly teasing on Dale player after the Coventry match:
Asked : No Matty Done in the squad, was that due to the injury on Monday night?
Keith : He’s being sold to a Championship club. They’re all bidding for him at the minute…he’s going to break the all time club record, you’re talking £2.5M. I think there have been 4 Championship clubs in for him, so we thought we ‘d leave him out.”
“RIP your career matty.”
“Done is a confidence player. If he’s not playing regularly with the full support of the fans, this might not be a great move for him.
Good luck to him, but after his Barnsley experience I’d have thought he’d want a full season playing in his current role then assessing it in the summer.”
“I Mean wtf. They were saying that the Blades had made 10 changes from the team that lost to Spurs and they still beat Swindon. This smacks of what people accuse the top teams of – buying up the best players from their rivals so they can’t challenge them for honours.
“In my opinion he has been our best player, and really hope the money received makes losing him worthwhile. Really pissed off with this. Terrible losing one of your best players to a rival.”
“We were lucky to get Matt Done when he rejoined us. We were all overjoyed when he returned.
He has given his all for us, others have noticed his qualities and we have banked a Kings’ ransom (by our standards) that we would never have seen had KH not brought him back.
We’ve won both ways.
All the best Matty, thanks for everything.”
“What message does this given to the fans? Never been more disappointed in the club than I am right now”
“We’ve played this terrifically well. Selling our best player of the season with an hour to go to find a replacement. “
“Gutted. A Yorkshire rival has our star player. We could have held on to him, so I am sure we have a good price for him, £700k plus. Would love it if we still finish above them. With money in the bank all is not lost but I would rather take a chance by keeping Done and pushing on,selling him in the summer.”
“Better than Eoin Doyle according to my blunt supporting mate. I tried to kep a straight face I failed”
“I rated Done when he was here. Still rate him now”
“I love to laugh at the Blunts as much as anyone but I can’t get too sneery over this one I’m afraid.”
“He’s decent, Done. At this level.
But had Winnall not got crocked I’m sure he’d be on the same amount of goals by now. And we’re shit.”
“Jay McEverley was highly thought of before and after we signed him and let him go. Same has happened to Matt Done. Then again plenty who were poor at us like Jay Rodriguez, Chris Wood, Jon Walters etc have done well after leaving us.”
“A local rival about to sign a player who has scored as many league goals as all our strikers put together.”
“14 goals for a non striker. Not bad going.”
“Done in my view is a good player at this level. Works hard, good pro, plays several positions, scores goals. What’s not to like? Not good for Rochdale unless Blades have paid over the odds.”