Millwall ready to table third bid for Halifax striker Gregory

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MILLWALL are set to make a third bid for Halifax Town striker Lee Gregory.

The West Yorkshire side have already turned down one bid of £100,000 for the 25-year-old.

A second offer from the Lions, worth around £150,000, is still on the table but NewsAtDen understands that proposal will also be rejected.

It is understood that Halifax would be willing to let their top-scorer leave The Shay for a fee in the region of £250,000.

Gregory scored 31 goals in 39 appearances last season and was named Conference Player of the Season for 2013-14.

MK Dons, Barnsley and Huddersfield are also keeping tabs on the forward.

Jay Taylor

(@jay_taylor18)

88 thoughts on “Millwall ready to table third bid for Halifax striker Gregory

  • June 9, 2014 at 11:09
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    Finally a bit of transfer news!

    Exactly the sort of player we should be aiming for. Scores all sorts of goals, bit of a gamble, but at that price, well worth the risk.

    Hope we sign him.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 11:11
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      @Kennyp: Quality finish on that video at 0.30! Cheeky little dink over the keeper! 🙂

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    • June 9, 2014 at 23:31
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      @Kennyp: 250k seems a lot for an electrician.Cant we get a pole cheaper

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:13
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    Millwall get 250,000 ready and sign him before somebody else does.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 11:14
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      @Longfield Lion: Definitely, for the sake of only 100k extra, we don't want to miss out!

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      • June 9, 2014 at 11:16
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        @Kennyp: Exactly and look who are sniffing around - Huddersfield and they will pay whatever it takes.

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        • June 9, 2014 at 11:20
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          @Longfield Lion: Yep, they know a good striker too, paying out for Nahki Wells. Read that teams like Cardiff etc have also been watching Gregory. Hope we sign him.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:16
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    Neil Harris and Steve Morison both came from non league clubs and have probably been our two best strikers in the last 15 years, so let's get him signed up before other clubs start making offers.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 11:25
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      @Kennyp: ONLY 100k? What planet do you live on?

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      • June 9, 2014 at 11:39
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        @benzo: One where I'd rather see Millwall pay an extra 100k on a player than waste it on a crap has been wages on loan! 100k was probably wasted in a few months loan signings last year!

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:17
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    Looks good, nice array of finishes. Looks like he's built enough to hold the ball up. Should sign him soon before the other clubs start bidding.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:18
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    Don't haggle over 100 grand, sign him up now,
    We'll worth a gamble.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 11:22
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      @jdt1885: Definitely worth the gamble. Does sounds like we are really interested and determined to sign him if we are making a third offer. Lets hope it's for the full 250k so we get him signed up asap. Come on Ollie, work your magic and get this lad in!

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:33
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    Yes, at 25 and with goal on the board seems a sound buy, I guess ol and the boys will be well aware of how they feelin bout it.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 11:35
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    typical f****** millwall! stop dithering over a a 100k and sign him up. look at what we've got FFS!!! mcdoughnut, marquis and easter!!! you're looking at 12 goals max between the f****** 3 of em next year. sign this fella then go and get another one or mark my words we will be down the bottom again.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 12:07
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    Yeh f*** it, someone else said it, while we debating he,l jump the fence and disappear. 250000 in this day n age is f*** all if he can produce and be moulded into e really good unit. Hope he can handle the heat in the cauldron .

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  • June 9, 2014 at 12:10
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    He looks good, he will do well with us, looks like a hard worker, take the gamble.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 12:26
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    this guys age worries me, yes I know Morison was a similar age but perhaps we got lucky there i don't know. If he was 19-22 I would say why not, but i suppose it is only 250k so not much risk involved either way

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    • June 9, 2014 at 12:30
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      @jamesmartinmfc: Same sort of record as Jamie vardy (he played for Halifax too) and he went for a million and was a major part of Leicesters promotion season. 72 goals in 112 appearances is a good record for Halifax, if he can get 15 goals next year, his value would be way over the 250k current value. Ollie must see something in him to be so interested. It is a gamble but you have to take them every now and again.

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      • June 9, 2014 at 12:36
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        @Kennyp: I suppose you do. And for only 250k it would be worth it. Wages wouldn't be an issue unless his agent sees an opportunity to squeeze as much as possible out of us and make it awkward. In that case, drop him right out and move on 😀

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      • June 9, 2014 at 12:44
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        @Kennyp: same old millwall trying to get him on the cheap ..and i fort we had a forward thinking manager..or is it ambler minding the piggy bank..SIGN HIM.

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        • June 9, 2014 at 13:52
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          @Jim28: Yep, no wonder our record signing is still bloody Paul Goddard! Haha

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  • June 9, 2014 at 12:41
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    Blackburn tried buying him in January
    http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/31/non-league-footballer-takes-day-off-work-to-complete-deadline-day-transfer-4285159/
    Here are some of his stats
    http://www.football.com/en-gb/lee-gregory/
    This is the kind of player we need,someone who tries to score goals or gets on the end of a lose ball come Millwall before some one else comes in for him

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  • June 9, 2014 at 12:43
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    If he wants to come to us he will now he knows we're interested. If he wants to go elsewhere he will. We can't be expected to go in gung ho offering more and more money.
    If he can make the step up in class he looks like what we've been missing. Very reminiscent of a young Neil Harris.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 12:49
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    What worries me is that he comes from Yorkshire,plays for a Yorkshire Club and according to above two Yorkshire Clubs are after him !!

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    • June 9, 2014 at 12:57
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      @Longfield Lion: I think that's going to be a deciding factor more than if we offer Halifax the right money. Does he want to stay close to home at a lower level or does he fancy the championship and a move to London? Only time will tell.

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      • June 9, 2014 at 13:03
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        @Adsy77777: It would be the Championship if he goes to Huddersfield

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        • June 9, 2014 at 13:16
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          @Longfield Lion: yes, sorry, but you know what I mean - if he fancies London he might come, just making the point that we don't need to go throwing money about just yet.

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          • June 9, 2014 at 13:20
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            @Adsy77777: Ok,I see and understand your point.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 13:06
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    Certainly interesting, we be interesting to see him in a Millwall shirt but £250K is a lot to pay for a non-league striker unproven at this level. At 25 he could sell for a lot more, the club need to be sure that he has the capability to step up otherwise we can ill afford losing another £250K.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 13:15
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      @glyngo: conference player of the season £250k is peanuts get in there. Or it'll be another one that comes back to haunt us.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 14:44
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      @glyngo:

      Yes I suppose it' is but weighing it up its Simeon Jackson's wages for three months or rob hulse or some other wage thief

      If we can afford to pay Chaplow to sit on his a*** and that p**** hoyte to sit around eating burgers we can afford this

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  • June 9, 2014 at 13:21
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    Well worth the money plus he can do the odd electrical job around the Den.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 13:32
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    I've heard a lot of people on here calling for Andre Gray to be signed. If this kids worth £250,000 how much is Andre Gray worth? Similar type of player, similar goal record last season.....Who would you prefer?

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    • June 9, 2014 at 13:34
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      @Windy: Lets push the boat out and get both !

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      • June 9, 2014 at 13:51
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        @Longfield Lion: Sounds like a plan! And while they're at it they can buy Moses Odubajo from Orient. Looks like a quality midfielder.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 13:37
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      @Windy: And as part of the deal for Gray we can give Luton Marquis.

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      • June 9, 2014 at 13:54
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        @Longfield Lion: Would be great to see these type of strikers coming to Millwall. One of them would have to work out wouldn't they?

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      • June 9, 2014 at 18:20
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        @Longfield Lion: careful we don't want to jeopardise the deal by taking the p***.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 14:10
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    31 goals in 39 games is an impressive stat, but let's not get too carried away. Some of the defending and goalkeeping in the video is shocking. He'll find it a lot tougher in the Championship. Having said that, he looks to have a good first touch and an eye for goal and that works in any division. Has to be worth a punt, even if a quarter mill is silly money for non-league.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 14:12
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    This deal will tell us if the board has got the minerals to move the club out of the mire or are they waiting for free transfers which we all know don't work.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 14:29
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    Sorry am not convinced as he is 25 and still in the conference? £100,000 seemed a fair price but £250,000 is a bit over the top. However he might be able to do the business hopefully, that's if he does sign.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 14:43
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      @Peckhamlad: Jamie Vardy was that low down until last year and scored 20 goals for Leicester last season.

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      • June 9, 2014 at 15:00
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        @Kennyp: But he may not be a Jamie Vardy? "Horses for courses"

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        • June 9, 2014 at 15:10
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          @Peckhamlad: Maybe so, but there are a lot of clubs such as Blackburn and Cardiff who have been watching him, he was the conference player of the year, and has banged in goals solidly for a few seasons, well worth the risk at 250k. He's a decent age and with better coaches should improve. I'd rather see us take a chance on someone like this and Andre Gray than waste money on s**** like DJ Campbell and the like.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 14:42
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    Offer the 250 grand today Millwall.
    Dont lose out on him for the sake of 50 grand.
    I really hope personally that we get him. New blood with lots to prove. Perfect.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 15:13
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      @wall2wall: we wouldn't put up 550,000 for wood when we had the chance..lost out there..same could be said for 40 years..if we dont get a player for 250k you can forget about any other signing4

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      • June 9, 2014 at 15:26
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        @Jim28:
        Could we really of got Wood for that price Jim?
        I've never really known the full story regarding Woods.
        If it was 550 grand then that hurts even more.

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        • June 9, 2014 at 17:03
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          @wall2wall: We couldn't have got Wood for that - leicester kept changing their valuation and every time we agreed it they upped it. We matched leicester for the fee and so I'm led to believe the wages, but his dad, who is also his agent, said that he would have more chance of getting to the premier league with leicester. Don't think he'll get many games in the prem, but you can't say his dad was wrong.

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          • June 9, 2014 at 17:39
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            @Adsy77777: What I heard was that we could have got Wood for a permanent £550k if we had bid for him from WBA in the previous Summer rather than signing him on loan. He had played for various Championship clubs the previous season without setting the world alight.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 15:51
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    Worth a punt up to 250k but would risk any more than that

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  • June 9, 2014 at 16:06
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    Andy Ambler has just come out and said we have rejected a bid for Beevers. Absolutely vital we keep him. He's young, tall and probably our best centre back plus he was immense towards the end of the season. He's got it in him to be a million pound player & I'm glad Ollie wants him to stay.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 17:06
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      @Alan.F: not one player in our set up is irreplaceable, if it's the tight money who knows. But Beevers is one of the half a dozen I'd keep.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 17:59
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      @Alan.F: I agree with you. I am surprised that no one seems to have been in for Lowry unless I have missed something.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 16:08
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    Agree that 250 is quite alot but look at charlie austin bought for cheapish similar price and now playing in the premier league.. got to be worth the risk in my opinion.. try and sign a young premier league loanee striker to and it will start to be more encouraging

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  • June 9, 2014 at 16:39
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    If you have a look at colin66 post and check this guys stats. He get 20+ goals a season. If we can waste 200k on pitch improvements surely we can cough up 250k and take a gamble. Well worth the money. IMO.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 17:54
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    He is definitely worth a gamble. If we could match the Halifax valuation the other thing in our favour is that IH could quarantee that he would have an excellent chance of a first team place if he signed for us with our current list of strikers as opposed to teams like Blackburn, Huddersfield and Cardiff where he would only be a bench warmer.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 17:59
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    I can just see it now can't you?, mk dons beat millwall to land gregory with a cheeky bid of 230,000 but don't worrie lions fans you still got easter ffs.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 18:26
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    Offer the £250k and see if the player wants to join us.

    If he says no, then so be it. At least it won't be another case of the club trying to save a few pennies (many pennies but you get my point).

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  • June 9, 2014 at 18:31
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    I thought all them goals were very good quality! Especially the ones he created himself. Looks cheap at £250,000

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  • June 9, 2014 at 18:44
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    On a different note what's happening with Forde and Martin, deadline was this weekend and still no news, has IH said bye bye to them both?????

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    • June 10, 2014 at 08:46
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      @antzz64: Apparently according to the article on the official website they are both on holiday still!:

      "As with any renegotiation things take time," he said. "Fordey is out in the States at the moment with Ireland and Lee we've made an offer to, and he's away as well. I'm hoping that we can have some clarity with that over the next four or five days."

      http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/news/article/ambler-on-recruitment-1627421.aspx

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  • June 9, 2014 at 18:47
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    250k Punt. No other words for it. I just hope this isn't our great white hope for the season. He might be the spark up front we need, plug the gap we have up front, lead to a more direct style or help us alternate our current style of play etc. etc. etc.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 18:59
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    31 goals in 5th tier could be 15 goals in 2nd tier. Sounds worth 250,000 to me at this level.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 19:08
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    Getting this player at 250grand is surely better than signing old players with previous reputations now finished. Don't need any more wage thieves. Get players hungry to prove themselves .

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  • June 9, 2014 at 20:20
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    Well done Millwall. Yet another decent player we've allowed to slip through our fingers without pushing the boat out. Now it's public knowledge how much Halifax are prepared to let him go for we can certainly expect some counter enquiries, notably Rotherham. In this day & age and for a striker of his potential £250,000 is nothing. We need at least two decent quality strikers but I just can't see us competing.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 20:36
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      @NO1LIKESUS: He might not be worth 250k; it's not as if he's tried and tested. Maybe Olly has earmarked 150k for someone with promise and more on a proven goalscorer at this level, who knows. We could fork out the money and he's no better than Marquis. People keep mentioning Vardy but he couldn't make the team for almost a season; leicester have got enough money to spend a million plus on a player and have him on the bench - we haven't. Any striker we buy will need to hit the ground running.

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    • June 9, 2014 at 20:43
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      @NO1LIKESUS: we could all ways do a cash + marquis..that should swing the deal...

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  • June 9, 2014 at 20:49
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    But adsy we needed people who were tried and trusted last year to hit the ground running ie Jackson and Campbell, hoyte etc

    Don't care what anyone says about it being a risk the goal doesn't change whatever league you on the boys in a good vein of form and hungry exactly what we need

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    • June 9, 2014 at 22:09
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      @Millwall1979: True mate but I would imagine the kid would want a fairly long contract to give up his day job - with the exception of Hoyte (?????!!!) at least we could get shot of the other two.

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  • June 9, 2014 at 20:55
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    Talk of wolves putting in a 1.1 million bid for Wood, what are the chances of Holloway going for him too ?

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    • June 9, 2014 at 21:08
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      @ijb73:

      None what so ever come back here get the abuse or stay up midlands either for a midlands championship team or stay and warm premiership bench

      We don't have that financial clout for one player anyway

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    • June 9, 2014 at 22:18
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      @ijb73:

      Think he would be worth a three year deal gotta be more than Halifax wpuld offer

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  • June 9, 2014 at 21:37
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    @Kennyp: a few of those over head kicks would be worth the extra 100k down the den next season.... Coyl

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  • June 9, 2014 at 21:46
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    We have enquired for season long loan for wood!

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    • June 9, 2014 at 22:11
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      @mfc31: I'd still want him back - I couldn't understand the amount of stick he took - he kept us up that season.

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      • June 10, 2014 at 09:01
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        @Adsy77777: Our fans like players to show loyalty and Woods didn't really show that, at least not to our club. I personally don't blame him, its the modern game and it would be an exception for a player to stay with a club. People forget that Neil Harris was going to leave us just before his diagnosis for testicular cancer. I distinctly remember him saying in a SLP interview that he would have to consider any serious offers from the Prem just before he found out about his illness, and allegadly he had a couple. Doesn't stop him from being a club legend.

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      • June 10, 2014 at 09:57
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        @Adsy77777: He did indeed keep us up and even caused many of us to flirt with the idea of play offs at one point. No one should give him stick.

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      • June 9, 2014 at 23:29
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        @millwallstarplayer: a goalscorer will find the back of the net dont matter wot league hes in...Ricky Lambert..played for bristol rovers & hit the net regular..played in championship (scored goal)..does the same in the prem & now doing it for england

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  • June 9, 2014 at 23:09
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    According to Ambler Millwall are looking at 3 to 4 players including two who are out of contract,

    http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/news/article/ambler-on-recruitment-1627421.aspx

    Be interesting to know who they might be

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    • June 10, 2014 at 08:51
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      @Peckhamlad: So Webster, and 2 other out of contract players?

      Wonder if Chucks Aneke would be one of them?

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      • June 10, 2014 at 10:19
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        @Kennyp: Hope so but would be good if Andre Gray was in the reckoning

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        • June 10, 2014 at 13:00
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          @Peckhamlad: Definitely something I'd like to see, not sure what his value would be though? Imagine they'd want quite a hefty fee for him.

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    • June 10, 2014 at 14:32
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      @Peckhamlad: I thought that this site reported recently that we had agreed terms with Webster and that he was going to sign on his return from holiday. Ambler is saying that we are waiting to hear from Webster and his agent which indicates nothing has been agreed and that he could still sign for another club.

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      • June 10, 2014 at 15:48
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        @denslions: agreements are only words, till he puts pen to paper nothing is guaranteed. AA is right to think that the signing isn't finalised till he signs the contract. If I had a penny for every time a verbal agreement was broken I would be a wealthy man.

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