““Only players in our team who I thought deserved credit were Grant and Long. “
“Would that be the same Long who got lobbed by a cross then didn’t have a save to make the rest of the match? In all fairness though, he did command his area very well on the odd occasion a cross did come in. “
“He made a couple of decent saves but nothing out of the ordinary. His kicking was garbage at times though.”
“Long is doing fine”
“Long has been very impressive”
“Thought Long got beat far too easily at the goal…..was there a small deflection? If not, you really shouldn’t get beat at the near post. “
“Let me know when he goes, I will give him a piggy back to the south yorks club.”
“Good luck for the future Steven”
“Not a great player, but none of them are.”
“Another of our bigger wage earners off the books.”
“Always driving our better players out – well played, again!”
“Can’t blame him”
“What a relief for him.”
“Howard. Harris. McGahey. Basham. Davies. Us BFC fans fight as well go support Sheffield United”
“never had a run in the team and can’t blame him for wanting out of our car crash of a football club….”
“Davies wanted to try something different… Like a normal club.”
“He looked a good signing at the but his time here has been a failure through injury, lack of fitness and lack of service”
“After getting relegated with Bristol City he was given the
chance to continue at Championship level with us and has
probably regretted it ever since.
Very poor body language of the ‘what am I doing in a dump
like this’ variety…..and never did enough here.
The joy of getting out will probably give him a boost and
he may do well but I have my doubts…..time will tell.”
“He’s leaving on the hope he impresses Sheff United and they gain promotion cause he knows we are already down….”
“He’s wanted out since last summer and played like it too.”
“A league one club is like promotion compared
to this current set up…”
“The club is rotten from the top down. You can’t blame anyone for walking away.”
“Good luck to him, he’s doing the right thing.”
“Davies is not a great player but he is top scorer this season.He must have a poor attitude if he doesnt like being dropped for Telford.”
“‘Not enjoying the football’!!!!!!?????????
None of us are enjoying the b@*%!y football. We’ve got to stay, he should be made to too.”
“Why are we not taking that option that we have on him as he is was one of our better players”
“I liked him could of scored a lot of goals at a decent championship club good luck to him in.”
“A move to a club with modern training facilities and he would be a handful once fully fit.”
“Was ok fully fit and motivated….
if the blades dont go up then im sure that he will come back and haunt us next season on our mission to the conference”
“Shame to see him go, and if things don’t work out for him at Sheffield, he could always go back to playing snooker.
He was brilliant at that and doesn’t seem to have aged much either.”
“Steve Davies has played under 4 different managers at Pool and failed to make an impact under any of them. He won`t be missed.”
“Isn`t he our leading scorer with 3 or 4 goals.Prolific by our standards.”
“Shame really as think Davies is the type of striker you could build a gameplan around”
As I said from day 1.”
“League 1 player at best.”
“Davies can finish but he’s bone idle. He’s also great at falling over and complaining to the ref. We won’t miss his hapless efforts as a targetman, you couldn’t slide a Gazette under his feet when he “leaps” for a header”
“I’m a fan of Twardzik but Long is a class keeper. He looked really confident in the air, made some smart stops and just a generally top keeper I think.”
“Long looks decent”
“Long looks a good keeper, commanding and made a few cracking saves to keep us in it. Don’t think he had much chance with any of the goals.”
“Long looks promising”
“George Long is a cracking keeper on football manager!”
“Looks like George Long likes to command his box”
“Fair bit of experience behind him for a young keeper. Imagine he’ll have featured in some of Sheffield United’s big cup games prior to this season. “
“We needed a commanding goalie”
“Awful awful player has been caught out all afternoon.
Leave him on the M1 on the way home.
What wrong with Josh Thompson.
No show from any of our players today bar fonners and Danny. Surprise surprise.
McGahey though is c**p”
“Agreed he is a big donkey him and dugdale Jesus Christ we are fcking awful.”
“Is it fair to judge the lad after being thrown in to a new side a couple of days after signing. I thought he had been brought in as cover for Danny, but Danny played. Question is more about why was he put into the starting line up so soon after joining us.”
“No pace at all. Their strikers played off his shoulder comfortably all afternoon.”
“McGahey’s first appearance made Lairds debut horrorshow look merely ‘below par’…”
“McGahey to the bench next week”
“He was absolutely hopeless today! At fault for the 2nd goal for sure”
“He made a mistake that cost Tranmere the second, but it is only one game and maybe he will get better, but in relation to the other players, he wasn’t being helped to have a good game in all honesty, when hie teammates played well enough, (insert sarcasm here), to create 1 shot in the first half.”
“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.”
“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 “