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Barrett goes
« on: January 22, 2024, 04:02:19 PM »
Barrett moves to Aldershot on a free transfer.


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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2024, 04:09:58 PM »
Greg’s article.

Shouldn’t the heading be benchwarmer goes to Aldershot?


https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/linnets-part-company-with-playmaker-barrett-9349646/
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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2024, 04:38:05 PM »
Has to be a disappointing piece of business not to get a few quid for a skilful, gifted player.  Aldershot  have cash on the hip on the back of a decent FA Cup run, and having just sold Josh Stokes to Bristol City What is Cleeve thinking of doing Widdrington a favour ?

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2024, 04:56:04 PM »
That’s the best deal this manager has done. He must have been one of the higher earners and keeping the bench warm when he made it that far.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2024, 06:17:37 PM »
Bad news.  We’re very short on the flair necessary to win games.  His skill was looked on as a luxury here, but he’s now at the level he should be.  I think the Aldershot players around him will benefit from his creativity.  It always surprises me how skilful players often get accused of being “in and out” in games and not “putting in a shift”, but are usually the match-winners, yet the huff and puffers are praised for their workrate despite hardly ever achieving anything.  Still it’s all opinions, but now we must get back to battling for survival in this league… But we need more skill if we are to succeed…

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2024, 06:41:00 PM »
Playing alongside Widdler Jun will showcase his talent 😂
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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2024, 07:09:23 PM »
There's no way Josh will last 90 minutes at NL level. Probably signed to make a cameo appearance in the last 10/15 minutes and hoping for a free kick around 25 yards out.

Basically on trial until the end of the season to see if he has the inclination to get himself fit.

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2024, 07:35:34 PM »
It’s a real pity that we have let such a gifted player go for nothing but alas he didn’t fit in with the managers team, well only time will tell, one thing I do know we have to start winning and pretty dam Quick starting with tomorrow night

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2024, 08:34:34 PM »
Widdrington can manage skilful players. Lakeland can manage gut busting runners. Whose results do you prefer?

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2024, 08:37:35 PM »
It doesn't look as if the Chairman has quite got the hang of this football lark.isnt he supposed to sign decent players such as Stokes and then sell them on at a profit.Instead Aldershot get the benefit as Paterborough got the benefit of Taylor.Then the most naturally gifted player and probably the most valuable is just given away for nothing.If Barrett comes good at Aldershot it will have to go down as another fail for us.

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2024, 08:44:09 PM »
Us ?  Surely these poor decisions are on one man’s shoulders ?  Talk is Stokes has gone for £250k plus add one’s.   Then to compound it the man who tucked SC up over Stokes gets Barrett for nought. 
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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2024, 09:34:00 PM »
A recurring theme then.

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2024, 10:12:59 AM »
Struggling to understand the bigger picture at the moment.Financial backing has been secured so surely hold on to your best players or at least in Barratts case get a decent fee....and Aldershot really  :laughcry:

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2024, 11:03:55 AM »
Sorry  I see it differently
He is out of contract at the end of the season so could go free then anyway
He has had a brief appearance against Warrington in the last 2 months so has hardly been in the shop window for offers
Is he even interested in playing for us ? Did he think before the financial news we would go under?
Didn't look remotely interested
At least it frees up his wages for the two new guys and that seems to be more important at the moment

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Re: Barrett goes
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2024, 11:09:36 AM »
I agree completely Linnet. I know some feel otherwise but I think we'll be better off without him in the long run. He could have been a real asset but there were serious question marks ongoing over fitness, motivation etc.  Maybe he's his own worst enemy?

 

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