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Players under contract after 1/7/2020

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Bigrod, May 20, 2020.

  1. Bigrod

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    I have started a new thread, as this issue has cropped up a few times.

    As I understand it the following players, are the only ones who have a contract beyond the end of June 2020.

    • Jackson Longridge
    • Paudie O’Connor
    • Ben Richards-Everton
    • Anthony O’Connor
    • Harry Pritchard
    • Lee Novak
    • James Vaughan
    • Tyler French
    • Connor Wood
    • Curtis Guthrie
    • Reece Staunton
    • Sam Hornby
    Looking at that list, Longridge, Staunton and Hornby are all out on loan and I assume will be on low wages. Paudie still has to nail a regular first team place. Vaughan may well go.

    Clearly if City have to operate within a significantly reduced wage budget, the fact that there are not a lot of ‘high earners’ on lengthy contracts, must put us in a favourable Position.
     
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    Add Donaldson to the list. Automatic year if he wants to stay.

    Vaughan has 2 years left and will be hard to move on.

    Wood I think we will sell. Too good for us now.
    Pritchard I don't think McCall rates
     
  3. bantamdave41

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    Curtis Guthrie... I forgot how depressing being a City fan can be.
     
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    Which gives us, for the time being:

    Hornby
    Staunton - AOC/POC/BRE - Wood
    Pritchard - MF - MF - MF
    Novak - Vaughan

    Subs: GK, whoever of POC/AOC/BRE isn't starting, Longridge, French, Guthrie, AN Other1, AN Other2

    (Staunton did get a run out at RB, didn't he? I know I've seen him listed as a CH/FB.)

    Scary, even granted that the new GK should come in as no. 1. Scarier once (?if) you take away Vaughan.

    There should be a glut of players to choose from, though, so as FaithfulBantam says, this would be the time to make the required effort. It's probably the best chance we'll have for a while to put together a squad for years instead of just the near future.

    RCB
     
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    Plus Donaldson.

    I agree with you and @Faithful Bantam but this is why I was extremely disappointed with Ryan's comments about the 500k cost for the play off.

    Keep on saying no better season to get promoted this as as it's it a buyers market next year and you can build a squad with low fan expectations.
     
  6. Bigrod

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    Donaldson’s contract expires at the end of June 2020.

    Are you saying he can extend it, without the agreement of the club? That would seem to be exceptionally surprising. Have you any link to back this up?
     
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    Yes it's an automatic extension if he wants to stay
     
  8. River_City_Bantam

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    Yes, if... though I would expect any player to pick up their options, especially if their previous pay level is guaranteed! I think he showed this season that he can't be relied upon as an everyday starter anymore, but spot starts and impact sub apps might work. If only he wouldn't miss the target so much I'd feel a bit differently -- he does do some good things for the side.

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    Ah, I was wrong -- I see from that article that Staunton is mentioned as LB, not RB. So RB still required, and Staunton moves to the subs bench.

    RCB
     
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    Agree about his age and also that he is likely to want to stay. The wording in the article says, “Clayton Donaldson’s one-year deal is understood to include an option in his favour so expect him to stay on as well“. I suppose that the terms of the extension would be up to some sort agreement. I would be very surprised if there were an option for it to be an exact duplicate of the current one. By The start of the new season, assuming it is likely to be slightly later in the year, he will be nearer 37 years of age.
    Not knocking Clayton, but you have to be realistic, he cannot really command a high salary.
     
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    https://www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk/news/2019/june/bantams-secure-bradford-born-donaldson/

    Even here it mentions he has a initial 1 year contract meaning an option on a 2 is on the table.

    I think Parker is right that the option is in his favour.

    He can commend the same salary. All depends what's in the contract mate. Bowyer went for it with Donaldson and Vaughan. The aim was to go up make no question about it. Vaughan on 3 year deal and I wouldn't be sacked if Donaldson is an extra year on same money if we are in div 2 but would have been more if in div 1.
     
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    Thankfully central midfield and the wingers are going to get a much needed overhaul because those areas have been utter shite for 3 years now. A blank canvas is perfect.

    Donaldson staying would be disappointing because he just isn't good enough nor does he suit Stuart's style. Although you can't blame him if he takes up the additional year.

    Sadly though, Bowyer saddled us with an additional two donkeys upfront meaning we have 4 contracted strikers and only one of them is good enough, which is disappointing considering our attack has been insipid for years and is another area in need of an overhaul.
     
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    Don't think Bowyer knew about them 2 donkeys signed on deadline day.
     
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    Guthrie should be going down with Stevenage. What a thoroughly dreadful signing.
     
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    Gomp of the Season, that signing.

    Literally nothing good about that guy. Ability, no. Attitude, no. Presence, no. And that factors in that he's 6'3 or whatever.

    Horrendous signing.
     
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    Indeed. Donaldson, Doyle, Vaughan: something to work with. Donaldson, Guthrie, Novak: least said soonest mended. Whoever the new manager was going to be, those moves really threw a spanner into his works.

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    You've done well to make such a thorough and detailed analysis given that we only saw him for 17 mins against Grimsby and 70 odd against Stevenage
     
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    Mate, he's sh&te.
     
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    Well, based on who's still here, it will be Stuart's team next season so he'll be able to shape it however he wants.

    Wonder if Hornby and Longridge will look to move somewhere they can get first team action. Won't be easy but they may want to be playing and they didn't show much with us "last" (this?) season.
     

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