Probably because Goode hasn't agreed terms yet, or something along those lines. Both clubs may have agreed to let him train with us though as a deal has been agreed between them and Goode looks likely to agree terms any day now perhaps?
I was getting concerned about the silence on the Dykes move but just realised that as an Australian it requires international clearance so I doubt we will get confirmation (if it happens) until late this week at the earliest. Still cannot understand why Goode is not announced yet if he is training with us.
International clearance isn't required because he is Australian, but because he would be joining from a club outside of England. It used to apply to players leaving Cardiff, Swansea etc. until they became members of the FA instead the the FA of Wales. Coming from Scotland, this should be a formality.
What he will also need is a work permit. That may take a little longer & could explain the delay. Others will know if this is transferable or whether it needs reewing with a change of employer.
Two players QPR NEED to sign - Patryk Klimala from Celtic, scores goals for fun and on a more serious note:
Liberato Cacace - a product of the Wellington Phoenix youth whom is attracting as much interest from Europe as Sapreet Singh did at Bayern. This guy plays Left Wingback. Can play LM or just LB too. But he is fantastically good. Get him whilst he would only cost a Mill or 2 with add ons. Get him now, because he will be a big name soon - Like Chris Woods.
Goode is a curious one. We were the first club to be linked with him. I cannot help but think that if he was our number one target then we could have got him. So perhaps, we only saw him as back up to Plan A and that the price was too high for back-up. He will only be back-up at Brentford but he has signed a 4 year deal with a fifth year option. I doubt we would commit to that level and pay £1m as well. I hope it means that our Plan A is still in place or that we have a Goode Plan B. See what I did there......
I have terrible form on who I think good signings are, but I like this one. Bit odd, loves to battle CBs, confident, good age, likes holding the ball up and poaching.
Time will tell bow, but it feels right to me!
To be fair, we have little choice, this is the market that we shop at. If he was proven at Championship level, we could not afford him - as is the case with Hugill. It is a shame that Dykes will probably not get the chance to play with Eze and BOS, because although Hugill scored 15 last term, how many could he have scored if he did not lean back. Dukes could prove to be a better finisher than Hugill - or he could flop like Washington - but it the risk we have to take. It seems that Hugill's 15 goals in the Championship make him worth £5m and wages of up to his current £35k per week. Crazy stuff - but relegated clubs with parachutes will pay it in a gamble to bounce straight back. But I have to confess to being mighty relieved that we got this one over the line, because as others have said, it feels right and importantly, motivates for next season. And...he is ours, not a loan! Nice touch announcing his shirt number ( 9) as well. I am also pleased that we are going about our business ahead of the cash coming in. Now, Rob Dickie please, he can have the choice of the number 4 or number 6 shirts if it helps!
OK, Hugill looks in doubt and Eze and BOS look likely to leave.
What a chance for Chair and Smyth to step in, make starting places their own and linking up with the big man up front?
Could be a formidable strike force...
As for the defender we missed out on, well, we still have the BFG.
I don’t really rate the BFG that highly Ashdown. I think I would rather he was loaned out and we got someone else in if being totally frank. Real shame about Goode , think he would have been a real prospect, a Goody Goody yum yum ....
In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
bardsley: There is time still left!!1
Sept 24, 2021 20:54:28 GMT
texasranger: Kayky was fouled but a corner
Sept 24, 2021 20:55:32 GMT
texasranger: another point we could nt hold onto ... last three games 1-2, 1-2 1-2
Sept 24, 2021 20:56:46 GMT
bardsley: it was good fight
Sept 24, 2021 20:57:32 GMT
texasranger: just needed to do more in the middle of the second half .. no way were we going to hold on
Sept 24, 2021 20:57:45 GMT
bardsley: we lost it, but i ám not too dissappointed
Sept 24, 2021 20:57:55 GMT
bardsley: we just need to learn how to kill the game when we are leading
Sept 24, 2021 20:58:32 GMT
bardsley: we need either to score additional goal or to kill the spirits of our opponents
Sept 24, 2021 20:59:07 GMT
bardsley: I just dont care which way, but hopefully at least one of them will be learned before spring... this team have some talent
Sept 24, 2021 21:00:28 GMT
texasranger: every break of the ball seems to have gone against us in the last thre league games ... all those shots in the last games that somehow didnt go in, then Dieng lands on his elbow and flicks the ball into the net today... when they didnt actually look like s
Sept 24, 2021 21:01:17 GMT