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Millwall's pursuit of Huddersfield wideman in the balance

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MILLWALL'S hopes of signing Hudderfield Town winger Sean Scannell are in the balance with just over 48 hours to go before the transfer window closes.

The Lions thought they had agreed a fee for the 23-year-old yesterday after increasing their offer to meet the Terriers' asking price.

But the Yorkshire side have backtracked on the agreement, leaving the deal up in the air.

Ian Holloway bid £200,000, plus substantial add-ons, for Scannell two weeks ago but was told that he needed to stump up more cash.

Chairman John Berylson sanctioned an improved offer on Friday in the hope of bringing talks to a swift conclusion.

That offer was initially accepted before Huddersfield changed tact and decided to start the midfielder in their 4-2 defeat at Watford today.

Millwall are still hoping to sign Scannell but they won't improve their offer further and are said to be unhappy that the goalposts were moved at the eleventh hour.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

39 thoughts on “Millwall's pursuit of Huddersfield wideman in the balance

  • August 30, 2014 at 19:13
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    Fuxx em move on

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  • August 30, 2014 at 19:16
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    Fuk the northern monkeys he is two bob anyway. Next.

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  • August 30, 2014 at 19:19
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    I didn't know we were actually going to buy him,I thought we were getting him for nothing. Is he worth anything then ????

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    • August 30, 2014 at 19:36
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      @bordersarebest0170: ex palace dont care..huddersfield still got the hump we dumped em out of the playoffs.hate the club & there fans allways have..barca your not t******

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  • August 30, 2014 at 20:20
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    Another £250,000 for a player who will sit on the bench like Gregory? If we sign him that will be £500,000 spent on 2 players who won't automatically get into the team.

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  • August 30, 2014 at 20:37
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    WTF? Thought Gregory was rested against Southampton for today? Why do we need another wide man? I'll take the points all day long. The Mental one knows more than me!

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    • August 30, 2014 at 21:52
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      @Peckham exile: Gregory's not played this week and the international break so he will be well rested for the next league game in September.

      Hope his legs aren't cramping from all that sitting down he's been doing.

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      • August 30, 2014 at 22:24
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        @MFC Lion: Hardly going to be match fit is he ?

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  • August 30, 2014 at 20:41
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    Ollie has already said he won't worry too much if we can't get the signings we want inside the window. Of course everybody would prefer to sign players on long term deals - but from Ollie and more importantly JBs point of view - we don't want to just throw money about for the sake of it... If they wanna muck about and play silly b*gg*rs on the deal... f**k em.... The loan market is still there to use to tide us over till January...

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  • August 30, 2014 at 22:24
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    when will people understand the formation we play means we don't have a striker! we play a CF, sometimes behind the wingers. the loanee from watford looked good albeit a bit selfish in that role....but forget ALL OF THAT....TODAY WAS ABOUT ONE MAN AND THAT'S JACK POWELL...the most natural gifted player we have ever seen come through our ranks (at least in my time - i'm 31) ...for 60/65 mins that lad was a class above and ran his socks off. well done fitz, harris, ollie and most importantly well done JACK POWELL.... i feel a legend is in the making!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • August 30, 2014 at 23:04
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      @Frogmanz: You're right. Playing with Fuller is just like playing without a striker.

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    • August 30, 2014 at 23:13
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      @Frogmanz: Never. Once he's sold then what? Our problem is we haven't had a twenty goal a season striker forever. The last one I can remember is Teddy. Forget formations and all the rest of the old b***** we hear. Twenty goal a season striker equals sorted.

      Don't matter what formation you play you need goal scorers.

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      • August 31, 2014 at 07:39
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        @Peckham exile: I take it you have forgotten about Neil Harris then?

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        • August 31, 2014 at 09:00
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          @bonnie1272: Obviously. Shouldn't post on here after the first bottle.

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        • August 31, 2014 at 11:48
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          @bonnie1272:...and Steve Morison who scored 23 in one season.

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    • August 31, 2014 at 05:59
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      @Frogmanz:
      I like Powell, but he's not the most gifted player we have produced IMO, although time will tell. The boy has everything in his locker and when you think back to some of the performances we have seen from josh wright, and when we have had to play with jack smith in cm (not knocking smith), and even when we have had a lack of players in that position, why has he not been given a go sooner! I hope the coaching staff and JB take note and we see a few more coming through over the next few seasons. Looking forward to seeing more of Gregory, but to be honest I'd have preferred aiden obrien or Alfie pavey to be warming the bench or playing to see what they've got.

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      • August 31, 2014 at 21:06
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        @82wall: I'm just curious as to why you've commented that he's not the most gifted player we have produced, given that you acknowledge that he has everything in his locker. Of course, only time will tell, as you say yourself, but I've been coming for 52 years and in terms of home-grown talent I can't think of a debut that comes close to what we saw yesterday. In the early days of Teddy not a person in the ground raved about him - that all came much later.
        Obviously, we'll have to see how it all pans out for Jack and we can't count our chickens or the pound notes that we'll get when we eventually have to sell him, but let's hope we can keep him for a while and that he continues to develop. Will Hughes at Derby is an example of a young player being given his head and being allowed to express himself.

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  • August 30, 2014 at 23:16
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    Scannell started today for Huddersfield. Even assuming he's even met Ollie and/or Ambler to thrash out a deal previously, I'd think it unlikely he's signing for us.
    There's obviously a problem with Gregory which is stopping Ollie playing him- Maybe big time charlie syndrome-who knows. What I know is that our current strikers are not going to last 90 mins every game. I've listened to Ollie tonight on being interviewed, he said he's looking at someone on the training ground so it looks like it's Scannell or Pennant. Bad move IMO. We don't need a wide man, we need an Alf Wood or Podolski type up front and who's going to last a full game.
    Time to move on.

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    • August 30, 2014 at 23:26
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      @NICKOLA: Agree! When will Gregory score if he doesn't get played?

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    • August 31, 2014 at 01:27
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      @NICKOLA: An Alf Wood type! That is a blast from the past but a good call. Mind you Podolski on loan will do.....

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  • August 30, 2014 at 23:29
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    Agree with Nick(ola) - Why spend decent money on a winger who's a return rate of 1 goal every 25 games? May as well save the money, give Fred a chance and use the extra dosh to go for Timmy in January or as spare cash for an emergency loan deal later on.

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  • August 30, 2014 at 23:40
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    Yes, Jack Powell had a wonderful debut. He oozes class and even though he is not so different in style from Williams I thought they played well together. What a shame we have such riches in midfield and no threat upfront.
    I actually thought Ranegie wasn't too bad - at least he won a few balls in the air which Fuller didn't - and he had some poise about him. Of course we'd all like a 20 goal a season striker but a club at our level can't just go out and buy one who's tried and tested (£11million for McCormack??) so therefore we shop at non-league Halifax. Gregory may well have something but we don't see how he is in training every week. Maybe his confidence or touch isn't there yet and it's a case of IH bringing him along at the right pace.
    But what nobody seems to have commented on at all is that we're not really creating chances, and that maybe would explain why IH is looking at Scannell. Now, I don't know how good he is but I do think that Lee Martin isn't as good as people would like to believe. He works very hard but too often he'll do a nice touch and then not have the composure to have a decent shot, put over a decent ball etc. Woolford too is a skilful player, but neither of these two frighten defences or unlock them. Admittedly a centre forward making clever runs could help - cue, Gregory . . .

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  • August 30, 2014 at 23:46
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    After the Sheffield game Holloway said in his interview that Gregory wasn't too happy about being taken off, he said he would have to deal with that... Perhaps that could be a reason for why Gregory remains on the bench?

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  • August 31, 2014 at 03:15
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    Scannell is worth chasing he's solid and takes on his man unlike woolford (achually a big fan of wolly) but sometimes seems like he bottles under pressure. Theres not tonnes of compitition out wide atm. But i dont think we should'nt be held over a barrell for him. Have trust in the mental one, who would have thought bilbo (mcdonald) would have a blinder like today last season, he has a way of getting the best out of players. IOIT

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    • August 31, 2014 at 03:28
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      "But i dont think we should'nt be held over a barrel" i meant we shouldn't be held over a barrell. Took me about an hout to write that. Then again thats what 8 brandys will do to a man lol

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  • August 31, 2014 at 03:34
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    Why is everyone hounding fuller he has 3 assists to his name this season ok not scored yet but an assist is exsactly the same really isn't it what would to rather a striker to score 10 goals a season or assist 20 I know what I'd prefer

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    • August 31, 2014 at 03:46
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      @cmj23: problem is fuller looks lazy when he plays and he tries to cover the lack of a wide man which means he never looks in his natural position. But he doesnt help himself when he doesnt jump for a ball a press high up the pitch but then again you find me a 30 odd year old player that will, give the sparky his chance and see what he can do, never know he might be the next charlie austin

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      • August 31, 2014 at 12:28
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        @DanmillwallB: what disappointed me about Fuller yesterday was that when we got the ball he seemed rooted to the spot. That makes it much easier for defenders to mark him and means our players can only hit it to him or watch the ball go out of play when he failed to chase a ball into space.

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  • August 31, 2014 at 09:39
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    Scannel is still young and was considered a real talent at Palarse. I think this is a good target, we should at least get our money back for him.

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  • August 31, 2014 at 09:42
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    Just a thought, but maybe Ollie played Marquis against Southampton to show what he can do to Cheltenham. His loan deal was announced two days later and maybe freed up some cash.

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  • August 31, 2014 at 09:53
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    We are currently 9 points away from the relegation zone
    We are currently 2 points off of automatic promotion
    We are currently in a playoff position.

    I know we have only played 5 games and all of the above will change as we go through the season, the fact is we already have over 20% of the total points from last season.
    It is a long season, no doubt Ollie has broken it down into manageable chunks giving the team mini targets to achieve but I walked away happy yesterday.
    I'm not going to moan or complain about Ollie's team selection, signings or his tactics, I would like to congratulate Ollie and the team for an excellent start to the season.

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    • August 31, 2014 at 10:25
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      @MillwallGra: A really good sensible post from you MillwallGra,you are seeing thing's from where we have come ,to where we are,and where we are going to.
      You should get a whole bunch of like's for this post,but alas with some of the poster,s on this site i can see you getting a fair amount of dislike,s.
      As i said great post mate, keep the common sense coming.

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      • August 31, 2014 at 10:54
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        @jim1222:
        Thanks Jim the dislikes don't bother me because they are not restricted to NAD account holders who are loyal Millwall fans.
        There are no shrinking violets on this site so if someone likes or dislikes what someone else has said they make their opinions known rather than hitting the buttons.

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    • August 31, 2014 at 10:53
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      @MillwallGra: very good post agree with you and jim 1222,hopefully if Chaplow under IH can stay fit will be a bonus

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    • August 31, 2014 at 20:29
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      @MillwallGra:

      Could not agree more.

      Where we are now compared to this time last year....its like being on another planet...

      so why oh why are so many posters moaning...
      be thankful that we are moving forward, are not mortgaging our future in the process and have some good young players coming through the system that will push us on..
      but we cannot become a great team overnight.......

      so just have a little bit of patience

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  • August 31, 2014 at 09:55
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    not sure whats going on just seems a waste of money to be sat on the bench

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  • August 31, 2014 at 12:32
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    Performances this season have been very good, & I am sure that if Ollie thought Gregory would get him goals he would play him. If he is not getting games then there must be performance or attitude issues and personally I think we are better of maintaining performance levels of the whole team. We did enough yesterday to win comfortably so goals will come.

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    • August 31, 2014 at 13:33
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      @MillwallGra: @glyngo: spot on can't thought your post but glyngo I won't speculate on what's going on with Gregory & holloway I think Aldo needs to get to the route of the problem if any.

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