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Postby lowandhard » April 12th, 2019, 2:46 pm

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Re: Crofts

Postby Caerleon Exile » April 12th, 2019, 2:48 pm

I'm sure he would like another year. Money for old rope! :lol:

He's undoubtedly a good player but too injury prone sorry. We just cant afford to waste wages on players out for 2/3rd's of the season.
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Postby lowandhard » April 12th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Caerleon Exile wrote:I'm sure he would like another year. Money for old rope! :lol:


Innit? At his age , I would have loved a year off with pay!
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Re: Crofts

Postby Collars » April 12th, 2019, 3:02 pm

If it's pay as you play then yes. Has to be a low basic wage and then I think from what little I've seen he has enough quality.
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Postby supporter » April 12th, 2019, 3:26 pm

If fit I think Crofts could be massive in the run in.
By all accounts he's very good around the club but more importantly from what he's written he understands the club and it's culture. I spoke to him once just before the Man City game and he was gutted not to be playing, very down to earth and loves the club which are great qualities to have. If the deals right then why not.
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Postby excessbee » April 12th, 2019, 4:13 pm

I'm sure he was gutted to miss the Man City game. Wonder if he felt the same about the other 30? matches he's missed. Having managed 45 minutes on Tuesday, I won't be at all surprised to see him unfit for tomorrow. I agree he looks very assured when he's on the pitch, but we'd need five similar in the squad to cover a whole season.
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Re: Crofts

Postby allontheamber » April 12th, 2019, 4:30 pm

Way too risky. Pay per games played, pro rata for sub appearances. Been a waste of money this year. If he can get a better deal elsewhere, good luck to him and goodbye.
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Postby supporter » April 12th, 2019, 4:33 pm

Glad you posted that Excessbee because I didn't make myself clear. He wasn't gutted to be missing the Man City game he was gutted to not be playing full stop so that answers your 30 games question. I for one hope he proves the doubters wrong.
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Postby OLDCROMWELLIAN » April 12th, 2019, 5:25 pm

No reason to doubt his integrity or wish to play, but sometimes you have to accept what your body is telling you. Apparently this has been for two seasons on the trot now. Like the boxer who has had one fight too many, he is often the last to recognise it is time to retire. Far to risky to be offered a contract extension IMO.
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Postby lowandhard » April 12th, 2019, 7:14 pm

OLDCROMWELLIAN wrote:No reason to doubt his integrity or wish to play, but sometimes you have to accept what your body is telling you. Apparently this has been for two seasons on the trot now. Like the boxer who has had one fight too many, he is often the last to recognise it is time to retire. Far to risky to be offered a contract extension IMO.


Yes sometimes the decision has to be taken for you. Like most men , I still can’t resist a football and would probably sign up with a club even in my 70’s if it wasn’t for sage advice from my “manager” :grin: Seriously though , most of us know when we’ve lost “ that yard “ and it’s time to pack it in, for pro footballers who haven’t amassed a nest egg it’s obviously complicated by the need to earn a salary tbh I feel sorry for them if they haven’t “ done their badges “ or arranged an alternative job. Not our responsibility though, ours is to the club.
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Re: Crofts

Postby supporter » April 12th, 2019, 7:16 pm

I love boxing so keeping to the same analogy lets wait and see what the experienced "fighter" brings to the party if he stays fit. I'll go with calmness and control.
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Re: Crofts

Postby BertieB » April 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm

I agree with "supporter"........................Bob bassett
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Re: Crofts

Postby countyareup » April 12th, 2019, 8:34 pm

Undoubtedly a good player, but the injuries...

Well done to the Argus for getting him in an action shot..!
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Re: Crofts

Postby Corpaboy » April 12th, 2019, 9:12 pm

I'd love to play for the County with a 12 month contract !
Trouble is , I'm 47 , with 2 dodgy knees and a slipped disc in my back !!!

Good luck to the guy , but with a budget like ours I can't see how we can afford a player who's "good around the club but doesn't play" ?

That's what we pay Spytty the Dog to do !!!
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Re: Crofts

Postby Corpaboy » April 12th, 2019, 9:13 pm

Hang on .... I've never seen Spytty and Crofts in the same place at the same time ...... ?
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