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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1875 on: August 02, 2018, 07:11:35 AM »
A lot of people would agree with you especially at this late stage - the issue and hold up could well be that Morrison wants more than the 1+1. There's evidently a stand-off about something.

Or the club aren't yet convinced about his fitness and want to leave it as late as possible before handing him a contract to sign.

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« Reply #1876 on: August 02, 2018, 07:39:00 AM »
Or the club aren't yet convinced about his fitness and want to leave it as late as possible before handing him a contract to sign.
Yes, fair comment....we are getting very close now obviously to the late as possible stage. As it stands, I think 'Boro or anyone else could offer him a 2 year deal today.

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« Reply #1877 on: August 02, 2018, 07:47:15 AM »
Well, at this point, we are not paying Jimmy.

If he were fit, we would have offered him a contract, as would other admirers. So question mark remains on his fitness perhaps

Ps or his wage demands
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« Reply #1878 on: August 02, 2018, 08:20:38 AM »
Yes, fair comment....we are getting very close now obviously to the late as possible stage. As it stands, I think 'Boro or anyone else could offer him a 2 year deal today.

doubt he'd want to be anywhere near Pulis again

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« Reply #1879 on: August 02, 2018, 08:44:14 AM »
I would say the fact he is still here two days before the start of the season would be a good indication he hasn't had any 'good' offers from anywhere else.

I'm sure the club would be well aware of his demands from his agent, I also imagine his agent has spouted around other clubs to see if there is any interest in his client.

I firmly believe if the club offer him 1+1, he will take it.
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« Reply #1880 on: August 02, 2018, 10:03:12 AM »
Am I correct in thinking he needs this final year to trigger a testimonial?

Unless he gets a solid Prem offer he won't be going anywhere I wouldn't have thought. No point uprooting to another Champ Team - maybe except Boro (but as pointed out I cant see him wanting to play for Pulis)


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« Reply #1881 on: August 02, 2018, 10:06:00 AM »
doubt he'd want to be anywhere near Pulis again

I used to think similar regarding players/managers etc. Then Kevin Donovan rocked up at Grimsby alongside Alan Buckley, somebody he reportedly (at the time) had a fall out with at Albion.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1882 on: August 02, 2018, 12:23:22 PM »
Am I correct in thinking he needs this final year to trigger a testimonial?

Unless he gets a solid Prem offer he won't be going anywhere I wouldn't have thought. No point uprooting to another Champ Team - maybe except Boro (but as pointed out I cant see him wanting to play for Pulis)
Pretty sure he’s already done his 10 years.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1883 on: August 02, 2018, 12:31:48 PM »
This is getting very boring now.

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« Reply #1884 on: August 02, 2018, 12:36:20 PM »
Pretty sure he’s already done his 10 years.

Yes there was talk of him and Brunty having a joint testimonial.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1885 on: August 02, 2018, 09:06:22 PM »
doubt he'd want to be anywhere near Pulis again

Maybe not Pulis but Boro is an attraction for him, spends a fair bit of time up there, still has a house and most of his friends are up there.
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« Reply #1886 on: August 02, 2018, 10:08:13 PM »
Maybe not Pulis but Boro is an attraction for him, spends a fair bit of time up there, still has a house and most of his friends are up there.
Yeah the pull of home maybe the deciding factor for mozza

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1887 on: August 02, 2018, 10:33:15 PM »
He's expected to re-sign for us tomorrow.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1888 on: August 03, 2018, 05:03:04 AM »
What time does he need to be confirmed by today in order to be registered for tomorrow?

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« Reply #1889 on: August 03, 2018, 06:24:12 AM »
Not absolutely sure but I think it's midday.

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« Reply #1890 on: August 03, 2018, 07:21:34 AM »
Would be really disappointed if he doesn't re-sign, especially as we haven't been linked with any other central attacking midfielders this summer.

Needs ti be signed by midday to be able to play Saturday, and as he's been a key part of our pre srason preperations, it would leave a big hope if he wasn't in the team tomorrow.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1891 on: August 03, 2018, 07:33:36 AM »
Would be really disappointed if he doesn't re-sign, especially as we haven't been linked with any other central attacking midfielders this summer.

Needs ti be signed by midday to be able to play Saturday, and as he's been a key part of our pre srason preperations, it would leave a big hope if he wasn't in the team tomorrow.

You see, I think that’s a problem area for us, particularly if Morrison were to get injured
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1892 on: August 03, 2018, 07:47:49 AM »
Yes there was talk of him and Brunty having a joint testimonial.

Unless the proceeds go to charity and it's just a fun day for the players and fans, I really can't see the point in testimonials now.  40 years ago they were a good way for us fans to reward loyal players who had wrecked their bodies for our beloved team and would give them a little nest egg to go and buy a pub to run.  Brunt and Morrison don't need that.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1893 on: August 03, 2018, 09:49:14 AM »
Hearing Jimmy Morrison as signed a new one year contract.
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« Reply #1894 on: August 03, 2018, 09:53:39 AM »
Was always going to happen, just the length of contract was the issue. If it is one year to begin with I am happy with the deal as any further year(s) will be performance related.

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« Reply #1895 on: August 03, 2018, 09:56:54 AM »
Was always going to happen, just the length of contract was the issue. If it is one year to begin with I am happy with the deal as any further year(s) will be performance related.
We're taking a big risk by doing this, so I hope it doesn't backfire on us. There shouldn't be any further years as he'll be 33 by then and it'll be time to make way for someone younger.

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« Reply #1897 on: August 03, 2018, 10:03:30 AM »
I am surprised that the second year is in his favour, I suspect that means he has taken a big of a wage cut with this new deal. I had also heard that Mozza was looking at options in the MLS so maybe he wants to decide that a year from now after taking a year to see how his fitness holds out.

Aside from the future, at this stage I am pleased that he has signed on, if fit he will be very good in this league.

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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1898 on: August 03, 2018, 10:03:35 AM »
https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/august/morrison-commits-albion-future/

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One year plus another year in his favour with no mention of any fitness-related clauses. I'm very disappointed by that, we've set ourselves up for a fall.

Some people are desperate for him to stay because we have no-one else to perform the role he does. I regard that as being down to deficiencies in the squad rather than Morrison being the messiah. Let's hope he's able to be a lot more consistent in this league than he was in the Premiership.
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Re: James Morrison
« Reply #1899 on: August 03, 2018, 10:05:32 AM »
Hopefully this is performance/appearance based with a low(er) guaranteed weekly salary or we could get royally shafted.