“Frankly I would rather have kept paying his wages and had him until the end of the season as cover.Sad to see this as there is a real quality there if he develops – his strike against Rangers was top quality.”
“Done well whenever called upon. attitude never looked like a problem to me despite the shite I’ve read on here. “
“He’s done well to get himself a move there, but is he really going to get more game time than he did here? I’m not sure he’ll be a regular there either but you never know. The Scottish contingent will help him settle in though. I’d have liked to keep him, but hope he does well down there. “
“Gutted that Holt hasn’t lived up to his early promise with us. Hopefully he finds it down south”
“Sad to see him go. Obviously a talented boy but he just hasn’t quite made as much progress as we’d all have liked. Probably better for him to go somewhere and try and play regularly.”
“That’s not a bad move for him though if he does end up signing permanently with Sheff Utd. Nigel Clough has done really well taking guys from the Scottish leagues and improving them.”
“All the best Jason I hope you do well as I have am an admirer of your game.”
“Good move for everyone. Never took his chances when given and didn’t make himself an obvious first pick.”
“ Must be something in the Clough’s genes about Scottish players.
His Dad signed a few in his time “
Jason Holt is the type of player you want to watch.
I reckon we’ve made a mistake letting him go.”
“He’s been unsettled ever since the forest bid but that’s not the only factor in him leaving. Hearts player 10x better last season when Holt and Carrick were introduced to the squad. He done nothing to merit being dropped IMO and was pushed to the side to make way for gomis and bauben. “
“Best of luck Jason”
“Could b a good move for him first team football although would of liked him to stay “
“Not surprised. Seems to have wanted a move south for a while and I think he was a bit disappointed we didn’t let him go to Nottingham last year. “
“ Really hope we don’t end up regretting this as he definitely has the potential to be decent player. Good luck to the guy anyway and since he’s obviously not as highly rated within the management team as with the fans it makes sense for him to move for his own benefit.”
“We might live to regret it, we might not. “
“Sad to see him go, but to be fair he has not kicked on in the last couple of years, from a very promising start. Glad he is going south and not to another Scottish side”
“Best of luck to him. Glad he’s not going to someone up here and it’s a club with a lot of potential.”
“ Good luck to him, hope he does enough to earn himself a deal “
“I wish him well. Obviously he is disappointed at not starting more matches for Hearts. It will be interesting to see how much game time he gets with SU between now and the end of the season. “
“Aim big Jason, league 1 in England to a team lower down than Fleetwood town.”
“Why the fuck are we selling Brayford?”
“Brayford is shit. League One at best”
“Russell spade has lost the plot selling Brayford who’s been 1 of our best players this season and replacing him with lee peltier “
“If Brayford/Le Fondre have to go then so be it theyve hardly set world alight have they? My worry is who Slade will replace them with! “
“We deserve to go bust if we sell John Brayford. He’s pretty much one of our top players right now”
“Brayford stay, Le Fondre go. Just my own views. Brayford is a worker and much valued at #CCFC”
“Peltier is poor but Brayford is hardly a world beater, wasteful In possession and gets lost when past the half way line. “
“Can we just sell Brayford to Sheffield United so their fans can stop stalking him, its unhealthy for them and I’m concerned “
“Brayford has been one of the few players we’ve been able to depend on this season. “
“We paid a couple of mill for Brayford and he’s playing well. Selling him in his prime for a quarter of that can’t make financial sense.”
“Well the Blades are in funds as a result of their cup run.
For me the question is would he want to go? Great cup run yes, but not so good in Div. 1 so could still be there next season. Okay so could we if the cup half empty guys are right but surely it would show greater ambition if he stayed with us. “
“Brayford going. Not a worry for me. He has not done it for me. “
“Most surprising aspect of this to me is how a division 1 side who is not in top 2 can or wants to pay 1.5 million for a right back. I’m sure even if their fans love brayford they must be curious about this as for that money they could get a decent striker who might push them towards top 2. Seems an odd one to me. “
“Brayford seems to be one of those players that runs hard, looks busy and involved, but lacks any real quality or composure. “
“I’ve been disappointed with Brayford, after the hype that he was the best full back in the division when at Derby. He has been no more than average. If the rumours are true that Sheff U have offered £1.5m he can go as far as I’m concerned. “
“Whether he is the best full-back in the league or not may be up for debate, but he is quality imo. “
“ Brayford is a competent full back, if he was the best in the league and we are prepared to sell, why is only a League 1 club bidding for him?
That says everything for me “
“Well he’s obviously going to go isn’t he. He has the choice of playing for a proper manager who appreciates him and whom he has played for before or Coco the Clown and Charlie Cairoli. Who would you choose. “
“Personally im really glad hes going and the fact that we are not losing on the transfer. Some of his defending has been laughable since returning. He doesnt want to stay at the club so lets get rid “
“You’ll get the beard you deserve. “
“I expected great things of him after the reviews he got whilst on loan last season.
But he has been poor to mediocre in what is a shocking team, so get rid and move on.
The fact that we get a fee is a REAL bonus! “
“I couldn’t understand these rumours at first because i didn’t believe Sheff Utd could find the money to make a bid. “
“Are they not owned by a Middle East consortium? I suppose that they still have to take FFP into account though! “
“Saving dosh in not paying Ched’s wages ?? “
“Get rid I say.
“Have to admit I’m not that bothered.
He bombs forward as if he is Cafu.
Wing backs like him are a dime a dozen. “
“I’m not sure what to make of this. We should never have loaned him to Sheffield United in the first place and then he’d never have developed this desire to play for them. He wants to leave though and if we can get £2m for him then even better. Sounds like it will be less. “
“If he wants to go we have to let him go, his heart is obviously there.
Anyway he could break his leg in his first game and Sheff Utd may miss out on promotion? At least he will be happy plying his trade in Div 1 “
“Slade says “he must want to leave otherwise why would he want to talk to them”. I am sorry sladey old boy but if I had to put up with your negative football and lack of motivation I too would walk to Sheffield to get away from him. “
“I don’t mind Le Fondre going. He supposed to score goals. But its a shame with Brayford.”
“Brayford is not only our most dependable full back, but he’s up there with the best full backs in the league. Accepting only 1.5 million for him is scandalous. He’s worth at least a million more. I’m surprised nobody else is bidding the 1.5 million as he will be a bargain for any club outside the Premiership for that price.”
“I think it’s a case of he wants to play more for the manager than the club itself.”
“I can only judge from what I have seen – not very much – and I am not impressed, I’m afraid. Earlier in the season he sometimes looked good going forward, but has not impressed me recently.
He may simply be pissed off with what the club is looking like for many of the players: unstable, apparently direction-less, ill-led, with an ‘unconventional’ owner, whose mum helps him make most of his very important business decisions – etc etc. ‘LET ME OUT OF HERE – I’M ACTUALLY SANE (NOT LIKE THE OTHERS). Please believe me.”
‘”Apparently we got close to two million for him. ”
John brayford you absolute cunt “
“unfollows John Brayford”
“He plays on the left he plays on the right that boy kav mcNaughton makes john brayford look shite”
“Will not miss Brayford in the slightest, not even half the player McNaughton was and shows no ambition whatsoever dropping a league.
“So it turns out that Brayford is a bit of a classless cunt then really”
“Atleast sheffield united fans now will stop hassling us over brayford.”
“Brayford gone, good. He didn’t care anyway.
“When is John Brayford‘s open-top bus tour of Sheffield? I’m pleased for him and for Sheffield United. They deserve him, Cardiff don’t.
“Bet Sheffield United fans are crying in happiness they have Brayford back. Obsessed.”
And who can forget this from back in July………………….
“Not bothered about Freeman”
“’Nigel’s Net’ still pretty limited, it seems. “
“Get rid. “
“Freeman still plays for us?”
“All yours, Nigel.”
“Freeman going for a fee meant Florist got half the fee didn’t it?”
“Derby County fans wish you well Kieron. We hope that you do well and surprise us all. “
“Sheffield Utd fans seems got excited by the news lol. “
“Best of luck to him, shown some promise but ultimately not good enough.”
“Simon Clough still not got a driving licence.”
“clough always overpaid for players “
“Why look too far if he thinks he can get quality players locally?”
“Nigel once paid £1.2 m for Connor Sammon “
“Sheffields hardly attractive for players from abroad. Come to that neither is playing in League 1.
How many clubs outside the Prem actually sign a lot of players from outside the UK (not counting those owned by people with links to other clubs)
Its hardly unique to Clough to look locally”
“Freeman is worth nothing.”
“Freeman can go for me”
“Freeman isn’t good enough, simple as”
“not sure what happened with Freeman, shame, he looked alright and then just wasnt rated anymore”
“Freeman ain’t that bad”
“let him go, not bothered about a fee, especially as half goes to Forest! Needs to be given a chance to play regularly, personally I thought he was ok, certainly no worse than the Tottenham lad we had on loan in his place – League 1 probably the right level for him at the minute”
“Sheffield is really our farm team. They should change their name as well. Perhaps Sheffield Sheeps”
“Nige is doing us a favour”
“I heard that Clough’s scouting had gone up a gear because someone put some oil on the bike chain, allegedly”
.”Clough’s scouting network found those players in the first place. If they are available, it is basic common sense to go for them again. Are people so dumb as to not see the obvious, or are you so consumed with your petty hatreds?”
“Nigel has done a great job in the time he has been at the Blades – now in the top six, some really magnificent results in both cups. I for one am really pleased for him.”
“So he’s basically saying that our team from a couple of years ago is just about good enough to challenge for promotion in League 1. I’m not really sure what to read into that? “
“Far too slow to play winger. Can’t take a man on to save his life. Brayford made him look good. “
“Coutts has never been and will never be a winger. I liked Clough, but that used to grind my gears.”
“Maybe Coutts will come good in time.”
“Coutts can tackle, is strong, not afraid to put himself about, good passer of the ball etc etc PLUS for those who question his discipline to hold a position… He spent a whole season playing RM when he’s a CM by trade… when Hughes/Bryson were played out wide they kept drifting back inside… When Coutts played it he played as an actual RM… Thought he was incredibly disciplined playing the role that season…”
“did Coutts make Brayford look better by covering him when he went forward?”
“Against Southport Coutts was in middle with Bryso. Looked very short of match fitness but showed a smattering of his talent. Had one long range shot, on target, unlike several others in the first half, that would have beaten most keepers (as we all know their keeper was immense that day)He needs game time, in the middle, in games that are less important like the cup, to see if he’s anywhere near where he could be. I won’t disagree that Brayford was the reason our right hand side worked, but it only worked because of Coutts grit and determination to cover him while he sprinted up the wing”
“I was hoping to see Coutts get some more action in the midfield,but good luck to him”
“ Coutts showed glimpses of class in the two odd minutes he has come on in the last couple of games.”
“Not Premiership Standard”
“Fans shouldn’t be scared to let players go as we need to move on and bring in better players. We are doing that slowly, but take a step back and really ask yourself if Coutts is a player good enough to win the league with.”
“Fully fit, Coutts could do a good enough job yes. The question is more if he will be fully fit before end of season”
“ I like Coutts. He carries the ball well and doesn’t lose possession easily. Right now I’d have him in the team over Hendrick.”
“ Coutts is a funny one: Chris Martin said he was technically the best footballer at the club and a few other people have mentioned similar things about him. I have no doubt if I was to watch him in training that I, too, would probably rave about him. The corner kick challenge was ridiculous.For that reason, I’d be annoyed if we were to sell him. I do want him to be given a chance at DM to see how he does, but it’s a big risk when we can’t exactly take risks. “
“I agree with people who say Coutts is good enough for this level.I don’t think Coutts has the pace to play as one of our advanced wingers and I don’t see him in the DM role. The only way he’ll see a decent amount of football is if one of Hughes, Bryson or Hendrick were to get injured. If he’s happy to play bit parts from the bench it’s great to have him in the squad, but if he’s chomping at the bit to play it’s unfair to pretend that’s likely to happen here. “
“he was lost without Brayford behind him. “
“He can play right wing back which is effectively what the position is.
He can play centre mid. “
“Carn’t say that I can really remember Coutts having a decent game for us without Brayford being in the side…. without Brayford he as always seemed to me, a bit off a liability”
“Coutts isn’t a liability he is possibly more suited to playing right (wing) back than he is to playing right wing. “
“He only started three games after brayford left before he suffered a serious injury”.
“He’s not a wide player and looked lost without Brayford behind him. “
“Coutts is a good player but we managed without him for long enough”
“ The general consensus was that he was our Player of the Season up until the new year, when the hoofball took over and Brayford stopped playing behind him for a bit. Even so, people were still saying they think he’d be worth having as a squad player in the Prem. Definitely worth keeping in my opinion, regardless of division. “
“Can’t believe how much people are underrating Coutts, he’s a decent championship midfielder in my eyes, he’d be wasted in League 1. He just got seriously unlucky with injuries. I think we’re a bit spoilt when it comes to CMs, understandable mind..”
.”Coutts is a good useful player that if we let go, we would need to find a suitable replacement. “
“Is Coutts that far down the pecking order? Seems to have been subbed on at nearly every opportunity since he got back on the bench “
“Coutts was decent cover”
“Coutts will do really well at Sheff U, probably his level”
. “I think this is good for all parties. See clough has also agreed a fee for brayford”
“Mid table league 1 is his level “