Rotherham agree terms with Millwall midfield target Newton

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MIDFIELDER Conor Newton, who had held talks with Mick Harford about a move to Millwall, has now agreed terms with Rotherham United.

Former Newcastle United youngster Newton met with Harford after the Lions' scouting boss went to watch him in action for loan club St. Mirren earlier this month.

But Rotherham, who could be promoted to the Championship this weekend if they defeat Leyton Orient in the League One play-off final, were first to make Newton a firm offer.

Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday had also been tracking the 22-year-old.

It is understood Millwall are weighing up several midfield targets and did not table a deal to Newton before he agreed to sign for Rotherham.

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103 thoughts on “Rotherham agree terms with Millwall midfield target Newton

  • May 23, 2014 at 09:01
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    Looking bleak for us when Rotherham can offer him a better deal than us!

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    • May 25, 2014 at 16:20
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      @dpendet:

      I think he probably signed on the heat of the playoff--staying with his mates--wonder what he thinks now when Championship football is not available and he is stuck in a lower league--might still be an option but would have to buy him from rotherham...I think the fellow from Arsenal is a better option..

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:09
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    Either says more about his ambition, or we shouldn't let Harford near any potential signings.

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    • May 24, 2014 at 09:22
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      @beedoscores: just as a heads up, Harford is not responsible for the deals

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      • May 26, 2014 at 16:57
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        @Steve: I was trying to be funny. Obviously didn't work!!!

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:11
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    Go to Rotherham, u,l be the 1 missing out! Obviously had other clubs after him but when he looks back it,l be with regret!

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:15
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    IMO this is no great loss, outside of Celtic, Aberdeen and a couple of others its mainly league one and below standard in Scotland. There will be better targets available.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:18
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    haha calm down lads its not like weve missed out on ronaldo theres probably a reason hes signing for someone who could still be in league one next season.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:21
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    Could be a number of reasons. He could have preferred what Rotherham were saying to him. He may not have wanted to wait for an offer that may never come from us. He may have wanted to stay up north. We may have decided after looking into his personality that he wasn't the type we want. Who knows but all that matters to me is that he didn't join us so either Ollie didn't want him or he chose not to join us, either way that's fine by me. Don't want anyone who isn't fully comitted to us. Seen too many of those players over the past couple of years.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 13:51
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      Could the timing of Ollies holiday be a major factor? considering that when he returns, we could be in the World Cup session and not much is conducted during the WC@wonky thicklips:

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:23
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    He took the first offer made to him even though other clubs showed an interest.

    Maybe he wanted to just ensure he had a club so panicked? Maybe he really likes Rotherham?

    Frankly I don't care, midfield is the area least in need of strengthening. If we miss out on a decent striker to Rotherham then I will be worried.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:34
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    Bothered.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 09:54
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    Please read the article carefully before condemning Millwall's recruitment and lack of action.... We have not offered him a deal and he has accepted the 1st offer made to him..... we have not "missed" anything because we clearly decided not to offer him a deal!!

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    • May 23, 2014 at 14:33
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      @Bradders: very good point Bradders, however the question has to be asked that can Harford & Co put an offer onto the table for a player or do they have to wait for Ollie - as we may miss out on something & gift th elikes of leeds, wolves etc

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  • May 23, 2014 at 10:03
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    Either way, I don't think Wright or Abdou are going to be around much longer.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 10:04
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    This is a bit of a non story, it goes on all the time, and there will probably be more instances, the important thing is to sign the right players.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 14:21
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      I know it's a non story, but when there is little news coming out of the media and all everyone is harking about is the cannibal buck tooth rabbit, Suarez...then I welcome a dribble of crap @Peckhamlad:

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  • May 23, 2014 at 10:05
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    Apart from 2 goals I've seen him score on youtube i have no idea what this kids like. Clearly we have shown an interest in him because Harford met with him, but personally i don't think there is much transfer news about on solid prospects because Ollie is away on holiday and Ambler has already said that it will be a couple of weeks until we sign any fresh faces at the den.

    Alex, any update on Forde or Martin???? These two should be the next signatures that Ambler and Co are focusing on.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 12:36
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      @Windy: AA . Co have offered both forde & martin deals..but & i quote .,Not possible to give updates,cos AA does'nt know wot other clubs they may be talking to..& how the talks are going...the SLP

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  • May 23, 2014 at 10:10
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    He's history now forget him, strikers we need, surely someone at millwall can hear us screaming out for the likes of andre gray, ffs wake up ollie and co.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 10:47
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      @foxy : has you know i'am not a harford fan ..but for once i,am not blaming him...just look at newton's record reserve team player..played for st mirren now league 1...wot a waste of time scouting this mug

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      • May 23, 2014 at 11:19
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        @Jim28: yeah see where ya coming from jim.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 10:57
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    This boy has turned his back on three bigger clubs to join rotherham,so he must have good reason to join them without talking to any of the three clubs,So why is it that some people think MH is useless IH is slow to react.I am sure if this player was that outstanding,millwall,wolves and sheff wed would have been in to offer terms to him.
    Every time we get interested in a player some people on NAD think we should sign him up no matter what.
    MHs job is to look for talent and reccomend that player to IH who then looks at the player's attitude and weather or not he will fit into IHs plans for the future of millwall.
    If IH rejects MHs reccomendation it does not mean MH is not good at his job.
    What we have to take into account is IH and MH have only been working together for a few month's,so it will take a little time for the to know EXACTLY what each other wants when looking at player,s.
    If you look at one of the best managerial teams Clough and Taylor, clough would tell tayler the type of player he wanted and taylor's skill was he could get that man.their partnership did not happen overnight,so lets keep off the back of our management when it look's as though we let a player slip through the net,after all we might after a better look at that player, not want him anyway.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 11:36
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    After Orient beat them in the play off final,
    his career will collapse in tatters.
    He will be no good to anyone.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 12:00
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    No lost - his ginger anyways

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  • May 23, 2014 at 12:14
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    Whatever midfielders we do bring in, I hope bailey is still our main central midfielder next season.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 12:29
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      @benzo: He will be! I follow his missus on twitter(Because he doesn't have an account) and she has posted photos of him training and saying stuff like he's lost 2kg and they ain't having a holiday this year so he can get fit for the new season etc, etc. Clearly Holloway has had a word in his ear and has got him properly focused.

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      • May 23, 2014 at 12:38
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        @Windy: Let's hope she's got Shittu's ear as well.

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        • May 23, 2014 at 13:55
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          Actually can't we get her in to be the new Fitness coach??@NICKOLA:

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  • May 23, 2014 at 12:21
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    I also hear Scunthorpe are in for Byron Webster...........Seriously, I'm not joking.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 13:01
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      @Windy: If he is prepared to sign for scunthorp he cant have much ambition,so he would not be rated in my book.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 12:56
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    I would prefer to know who we have actually signed rather than hear that we are supposed to be interested in this player and that player only to see that they have signed for another club.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 13:38
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      @denslions : CARLOS EDWARDS.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 13:47
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    In other news we have enquired about a loan move for chris wood. Leicster want to bolster attacking options first

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    • May 23, 2014 at 15:33
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      @hams: is that a wind up Hams?

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        • May 23, 2014 at 20:15
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          @hams: I am flabbergasted at that, I thought he was poisoned by the stick he got when he slunk off chasing Leicesters money.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 18:19
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      @hams: I know he scores goals but I don't want that judas p##+k back here IMO

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      • May 23, 2014 at 20:16
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        I must admit some similar feelings. He'll have to work hard to win my support back.

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        • May 23, 2014 at 20:26
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          @glyngo: I couldn't care if Ivan the Terrible, Ghengis Khan, or Dale Winton signed, as long as they could put the bloody ball in the net on a regular basis then thats fine by me.

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          • May 24, 2014 at 08:36
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            @Sealion: that would make the average age of the squad about 300, could we not look at someone younger like Stalin or Pinochet?

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          • May 24, 2014 at 09:15
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            @Sealion: Wongo, Stalin was on my wish list but I hear Rotherham has snatched him from under our nose.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 13:47
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    My thinking is this...what if Mr Newton has agreed verbually that he would come to Millwall, wouldn't that be a breach of an agreement...sue the little s***!! Just shows the impatience of some of these youngsters...should have waited until after the play-offs...what if they loose sucj in League poo!

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    • May 23, 2014 at 13:48
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      Should say stuck not sucj...bloody iphone!!@vonhardshaft:

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  • May 23, 2014 at 14:04
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    there's a reason hes gone to Rotherham its because he's S***

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    • May 23, 2014 at 14:28
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      @Block28 : newton said rotherham are a ambitious club..wot a load of cods...he stands more chance of regular football then he does with us wed & wolves

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      • May 23, 2014 at 15:50
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        @Jim28: if he's gone there for regular football I have more respect for him than if he went to sit on another teams bench.

        Maybe in a year or two he will have improved and move to a bigger club.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 14:26
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    Ok we all like to hear wots going on, but I like most just wanna know when we have signed them not all this old b***** .. I don't care if we mite b after this or that player until they sign on the dotted line it's all talk

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    • May 23, 2014 at 14:34
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      @paxoisbrilliant: I argee it's getting boring. but the way we are going there ain't going to be nothing to read about. Might try & bunk the plane to rio instead.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 14:35
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      A year ago today a british soldier was murdered on the streets of woolwich....R.I.P. LEE RIGBY

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      • May 23, 2014 at 15:56
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        @Jim28: it was yesterday but I'm sure we all share your sentiments.

        RIP Lee

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  • May 23, 2014 at 15:48
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    Maybe, just maybe after holding talks with the lad we didn't feel it was in our interest to offer him a deal. After all it was only an interest we were showing in him. Ollie will get who he wants When he feels it is the right player, it's know good rushing in and signing players for the sake of it.

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    • May 23, 2014 at 16:11
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      @harry2310: very true , sure Ollie has a short list of players he immediately wants to bring in & Harford & co are to bring youngsters in for the conveyer belt into the Millwall senior squad

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    • May 23, 2014 at 16:39
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      @harry2310: did you just write "know good" instead of no good? Jesus f****** Christ!

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      • May 23, 2014 at 18:53
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        @benzo: Agreed shocking mistake I meant no good of course. That's what happens when doing two things at the same time.

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        • May 23, 2014 at 20:15
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          @harry2310: be aware the spelling police are watching!

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  • May 23, 2014 at 17:26
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    Joe Cole on a free transfer?

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    • May 23, 2014 at 23:39
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      @hernebaylion:
      Complete non trier, maybe the Orient might want him.

      Hope they win the play off, excellent real ale at Brisbane Road

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    • May 24, 2014 at 00:22
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      @hernebaylion: Jack Collison was a very bright prospect until Sam got hold of him. Could Holloway could add the final touch? He's also been released and would be available on a free.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 18:31
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    Jim28 hit nail on head.... Dead story and we never made offer...

    He's panicked because enquiries went stale and signed for Rotherham... Seriously if we really had any first team ambitions for this guy Ollie would of been on the phone from his beach hut given him his word and the kid would be waiting....

    Seems his agent or Rotherham putting story about to cause a stir and make them look ambitious...

    Dead story... Almost as bad as reporting we missed out on an under 15s kid to Southend

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  • May 23, 2014 at 19:01
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    Who gives a F----

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  • May 23, 2014 at 21:32
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    Further to a previous thread. We have in fact made an enquiry for Wood.
    Leicester signed Albrighton today on a 4 yr contract which means Wood will now not make the cut.
    Oliie-Hurry up back and get this fella signed up.

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    • May 24, 2014 at 00:31
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      @NICKOLA.: he has to want millwall...he has to take a wage cut...and show the same form has before...Not a Hope in Hell

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      • May 24, 2014 at 09:17
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        @Jim28: I agree with Jim28, punching above our weight in the hope of getting Wood! He won't take a drop in wages. Yes he did well for us but history shows he's a money chaser! Stick to youth and lower league starlets. Watched Rotherham against Preston and was impressed with their young midfielder Ben Pringle. He'd be hungry to prove himself in the Championship, plus he'd be used to a lower wage I think.

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        • May 27, 2014 at 11:06
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          @kempo_123: If Millwall offered a player £10k per week, and Liecester offered £20k per week, I know where I'd go. I was well upset when he went there, but understood his ambition, which has proved right regarding promotion, but not for him if he can't get in the team. So, if he decided to come back and prove himself, I would welcome with open arms.

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    • May 24, 2014 at 10:17
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      @NICKOLA: Not sure he'd want to come back after the abuse he got when went to Leicester instead of us. Also agree with Jim28, I don't think he will show the same sort of form as he did before. And to be honest, not sure I'd want a player who blew us out before, he had his chance and went to Leicester.

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      • May 24, 2014 at 11:28
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        @Kennyp: People make mistakes and if he was to choose us now then surely that's all the evidence we need.

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        • May 24, 2014 at 13:11
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          @Dazi: If he came and banged in goals I wouldn't argue, but I really can't ever see that happening after the amount of abuse he got when snubbing us. Furthermore, if he hit a bad patch not scoring goals, our fans would soon get on his back due to previous events. Was a top player in his time for us, I really liked him, but would rather see us sign someone else of the same ilk as Nahki Wells who wouldn't be on a fortune in wages.

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          • May 25, 2014 at 13:18
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            @Kennyp: sure it was disappointing that Wood decided to sign for Leicester but what's with all this hate for him?

            He joined us on LOAN for about 6 months and got the offer to go to a team likely to be challenging for promotion and yes more money.

            I very much doubt he would want to come back but if he did we should all be delighted as he's a good player.

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          • May 25, 2014 at 14:13
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            @MFC Lion: I don't hate Wood, he went to another club, he moved on, and so did I. My points are that he got a hell load of abuse from fans after making the decision, so the chances of him coming back would be slim and I'd also like to see us get someone like Nahki Wells. Can't see where you got the hate thing from, my posts didn't say anything to suggest that. He had his chance to sign for us, he went to Leicester.

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  • May 24, 2014 at 11:23
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    I'm hoping the club are chucking out all these targets as smoke and mirrors while Ollie is actually looking at proper players and not make a big public hoo haa about his real targets in case they don't come off and forums will have everyone moaning about how Rotherham nicked the player we wanted.

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    • May 24, 2014 at 12:33
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      @brOOker : i agree..these pkayers are probably not on ollys radar..cos he has proven that if he wants a certain player he gets em( williams for example.beat brighton to get him)..also last week he said we should scout europe then he's on holiday abroad

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  • May 24, 2014 at 17:30
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    Let's Ollie have he's hol's and when he returns we will see him weave his magic and hopefully forde had put pen to paper and Martin to I'am more confident than last year

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    • May 25, 2014 at 10:26
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      @carewlion: That's proper confident. I seem to remember that everyone (me included) thought we would at least get in the play offs before last season kicked off. I'd be delighted with that but I expect this will be a season of consolidation before Ollie has the chance to offload the last pieces of dead wood next year.

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      • May 25, 2014 at 15:04
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        @junkmale: well Ollie had the experience to mould the team and he knows the league unlike lomas Ollie just gives me more confidence and it's good the board and JB is backing him

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  • May 24, 2014 at 20:24
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    Just putting it out there: are there any proper research findings in a positive correlation between percentage of inked up entire arms and ego? If so, should we base our search for genuine and trouble-free future on an arm inked up scale?

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    • May 25, 2014 at 01:31
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      @SE14: let's get that research done now - bearing in mind correlation isn't the same as cause and effect - I am all up for a trouble free world as long as I can smash Ronaldo in the face before that world begins

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  • May 25, 2014 at 02:04
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    watching those c**** Real win the cup tonight and their celebrations makes me think about what would happen if we had to watch as losers that parade of narcissism in front of us - I think the lack of respect towards he oppo has gone so far now amongst the dominant teams that players are totally culpable for their actions and thus they would have no defence against a situation where they were attacked on the pitch - let's put it another way , if Ronaldo did the shirt off , muscular flexing down the Den , he would now be in intensive care and he would deserve it - Football at that level is so far remove from everyday experience that we should never worry; only hate

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    • May 25, 2014 at 09:40
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      @timchimes: footballers these days are so far removed from the masses who spent their last pound to watch there team...while they are on obscene amounts of cash for running round a football pitch..they seem to live in another world where whatever their actions are ecceptable...yes renaldo went over the top..so did lewis grabbon last season..then you got players who rape & murder(hughs)..these people now think there above the law

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      • May 25, 2014 at 13:22
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        @Jim28: I think I would probably take of my shirt and celebrate if I scored in the last minutes of a Champions league final as well.

        I still think he's a c*** by the way but can understand him being happy.

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  • May 25, 2014 at 10:23
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    We're rumoured to be interested in young Arsenal midfileder Chucks Aneke, who is being released by Arsenal. His goals look amazing (he scored 13 this year from midfield):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kkUglZIB-Y

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    • May 25, 2014 at 10:42
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      @junkmale: Hate rumours, but he looks mustard but won't there be a lot of clubs looking at him?

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        • May 25, 2014 at 12:42
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          @junkmale : another player?? I dont think we'll see a signing until the 2nd or 3rd week in june...(even players have a hol)

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    • May 25, 2014 at 13:47
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      @junkmale: He looks good. Also would like to see us bring back Benik Afobe from Arsenal also on a loan because he had pace, flair and read the game well. So Aneke on the left, Wood in the central striking role and Afobe on the right. Yes please!

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      • May 25, 2014 at 14:40
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        @Bexley_Lion: I liked Afobe as well, shame his loans spell was cut short.

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    • May 25, 2014 at 18:51
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      @junkmale: WOW! That boy can shoot! Hope the rumor is true....

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  • May 25, 2014 at 17:07
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    @ kennyp

    Sorry, my reply was to continue with the general part of the thread that was focused on wood possibly returning. (Ironically there is no reply button to your post so I've had to put it here).

    Wasn't a direct response to your feelings on the player. I agree the reception he got on his return means we will need to look elsewhere.

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  • May 25, 2014 at 17:58
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    Rotherham now promoted into our division! Should we be regretting this decision not to buy him? We'll see when we play them in a few months

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  • May 25, 2014 at 18:29
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    Hurry up and get back off your holiday ollie, need some new news

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  • May 25, 2014 at 18:54
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    BREAKING NEWS!! - News at den changes thumbs up signs green!!! Roll on August.......

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    • May 25, 2014 at 20:59
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      @hams : newton in for a hostile welcome next season

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      • May 26, 2014 at 00:01
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        @Jim28: your right there jim, I'll be there giving him some, f--king ginger mug.

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