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Stickied League 1 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 20/21

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On Mullin, I wonder whether at 27, off the back of one good season in his career and limited game time in L1, other L1 and Championship clubs didn't fancy the gamble, even as a free transfer, and were only willing to hand out one or two year deals?

To be honest, whenever he's come up against us, he's just come across as a player whose main attribute was being a hard worker.

Probably can't blame him for taking Wrexham's offer. Long contract, presumably a very good wage and one 'normal' season for him will make the move a good one with a bit of security that he perhaps wouldn't get if he moved up from Cambridge.
 

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On Mullin, I wonder whether at 27, off the back of one good season in his career and limited game time in L1, other L1 and Championship clubs didn't fancy the gamble, even as a free transfer, and were only willing to hand out one or two year deals?

To be honest, whenever he's come up against us, he's just come across as a player whose main attribute was being a hard worker.

Probably can't blame him for taking Wrexham's offer. Long contract, presumably a very good wage and one 'normal' season for him will make the move a good one with a bit of security that he perhaps wouldn't get if he moved up from Cambridge.

I agree with you, wouldnt surprise me if like you say the big offers were just not there. With so many more clubs using data and analytics in their recruitment teams, a season like that which is a totally anomaly will probably not move the needle for many clubs in League 1 and Championship and might in fact be a bit of a red flag for further analysis into why its happened. At that point you are talking yourself out of signing him than the other way round.

Its been noted by some Cambridge fans who i have in the family, and indeed those on here I think that it was very much a system that produced for him with Ironside alongside him and Hoolohan behind being key factors in producing a system that worked very uniquely for him and his attributes as a player. Not many play that way these days with one up top formations, or more mobile front 3s.
 

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On Mullin, I wonder whether at 27, off the back of one good season in his career and limited game time in L1, other L1 and Championship clubs didn't fancy the gamble, even as a free transfer, and were only willing to hand out one or two year deals?

To be honest, whenever he's come up against us, he's just come across as a player whose main attribute was being a hard worker.

Probably can't blame him for taking Wrexham's offer. Long contract, presumably a very good wage and one 'normal' season for him will make the move a good one with a bit of security that he perhaps wouldn't get if he moved up from Cambridge.
I sent similar to a mate yesterday. I wonder whether the offers from League 1 and Championship clubs were there but not groundbreaking and wouldn’t have guaranteed him first team football or even guaranteed the team being organised to play to his strengths. It also sounds like his agent didn’t do a great job either and Mullin binned him off in frustration when the move to League 1 didn’t come.
 

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I sent similar to a mate yesterday. I wonder whether the offers from League 1 and Championship clubs were there but not groundbreaking and wouldn’t have guaranteed him first team football or even guaranteed the team being organised to play to his strengths. It also sounds like his agent didn’t do a great job either and Mullin binned him off in frustration when the move to League 1 didn’t come.
The offers would have been performance based.....The top and bottom of it there is simply no money in lge 1 in the N/W bar Wigan who signed Wyke.
We have been offered him in the past and now our signings are very much data based. Salford would have been his ideal club but they must not simply fancy him. I doubt Accrington.Fleetwood or Crewe could offer him better terms than Cambridge did.
 

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Any Morecambe fans on here? The Trialist goalie who kept a clean sheet for us yesterday (pulling off two or three good saves, and generally looking competent) has been tentatively identified as Jake Turner, who played for the Shrimps on loan from Newcastle last season. Is he actually any good?
 

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There were lots of clubs interested in Mullin and he must have been convinced that someone in LG1 or the Championship would sign him when he turned down our offer, which was widely expected to be one of our most lucrative contract offers ever.

Bonner said it was never Mullin's plan to drop down the divisions but nothing materialised and Wrexham offered him a sensational contract.
 

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There were lots of clubs interested in Mullin and he must have been convinced that someone in LG1 or the Championship would sign him when he turned down our offer, which was widely expected to be one of our most lucrative contract offers ever.

Bonner said it was never Mullin's plan to drop down the divisions but nothing materialised and Wrexham offered him a sensational contract.

Did Cambridge retract their offer to Mullin in the end? I’d have thought if it come down to the option of staying with Cambridge still on a fairly decent wedge in League One, he’d have done that.
 

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Did Cambridge retract their offer to Mullin in the end? I’d have thought if it come down to the option of staying with Cambridge still on a fairly decent wedge in League One, he’d have done that.

We put in a deadline about 3 weeks ago, and either he, his agent, or both, basically told us to do one after that and it was announced pretty quickly he'd be leaving. Consensus at that point was there were still plenty of big clubs interested, I was told it got real close with Charlton, but none of them obviously worked out which led to him sacking his agent, doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out what happened there and why he's subsequently ended up at Wrexham, IMO.
 

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Any Morecambe fans on here? The Trialist goalie who kept a clean sheet for us yesterday (pulling off two or three good saves, and generally looking competent) has been tentatively identified as Jake Turner, who playwas withed for the Shrimps on loan from Newcastle last season. Is he actually any good?
was with us until he was 18 ....Think he gained a England youth cap
Another who we let go because off the purse strings
Highly rated a few years back
 

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Any Morecambe fans on here? The Trialist goalie who kept a clean sheet for us yesterday (pulling off two or three good saves, and generally looking competent) has been tentatively identified as Jake Turner, who played for the Shrimps on loan from Newcastle last season. Is he actually any good?
Was very good for us on loan in NLN a couple of seasons back. For a young lad, wasn't intimidated at all, and thought he would go on to prove himself at, at least, Div 2 level.
 

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Any Morecambe fans on here? The Trialist goalie who kept a clean sheet for us yesterday (pulling off two or three good saves, and generally looking competent) has been tentatively identified as Jake Turner, who played for the Shrimps on loan from Newcastle last season. Is he actually any good?

Got binned off by Derek in January, he had a bad run of games and never really recovered.

I liked him at first, he was good at the basics, catching, commanding his area etc, but then there was a slow realisation that he actually never got near anything unless the shots were straight at him, hence why Letheren came in.
 

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Franchise fans, we've signed Ben Gladwin. How was he for you last season? Still able to cut it in league 2 do you think?
 

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Franchise fans, we've signed Ben Gladwin. How was he for you last season? Still able to cut it in league 2 do you think?
When fit he can cut it in league 1 for sure and I’d have happily kept him. He’s absolutely shot to bits with his injuries but he was definitely quality. We were open to resigning him if he could prove himself after his operation but I guess you moved quicker and could offer him more play time as he would have been a squad option at best here.
 

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When fit he can cut it in league 1 for sure and I’d have happily kept him. He’s absolutely shot to bits with his injuries but he was definitely quality. We were open to resigning him if he could prove himself after his operation but I guess you moved quicker and could offer him more play time as he would have been a squad option at best here.

Cheers. If he can get anywhere near the quality he had when we had him before he should be very good in league 2.
 

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Signed keeper Jamie Cumming on a season loan from Chelsea, spent last season on loan at Stevenage
 

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Any Gas fans able to shine a light on Jonah Ayunga who've bought with a undisclosed fee and on 2 year deal
 

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Rangers have accepted a £1m bid from us for George Edmunson.

Coulson deal has been delayed, though still expected to eventually go through once Boro confirm LB options.

Finally, talks with Barnsley over signing Conor Chaplin are said to be at an advanced change.
 

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Teddy Bishop spotted on a picture from training ground apparently.

Yup, Cook & TWTD have essentially confirmed this as completed.

I can't see him being anything other than a flop. He's simply never fit.
 

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Rangers have accepted a £1m bid from us for George Edmunson.

Coulson deal has been delayed, though still expected to eventually go through once Boro confirm LB options.

Finally, talks with Barnsley over signing Conor Chaplin are said to be at an advanced change.
I’m betting on you lads to be champions
 

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Yup, Cook & TWTD have essentially confirmed this as completed.

I can't see him being anything other than a flop. He's simply never fit.

I know he hasn’t played much in the years he has been at yours since a youngster but wasn’t last season the most he has played? Think it was over 35 games?
 

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very much.......Get 10 and mid table is a decent season for you
Exactly.

Not everyone can be as ambitious as the Bolton Bombastics.
 
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