CONFIMRED - Blackman to Derby

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If so how much would you be happy with?

No - He's our top scorer and we will need his goals
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15%
Yes - But he's a pcunt and I'd feel dishonest accepting any money for him
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Yes - £1m to £5m
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53%
Yes - only if £5m+
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16%
Ian Royal
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10%
 
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Rumour - Blackman to Derby

by WoodleyRoyal » 07 Dec 2015 14:16

Inevitable rumours were going to surface with blackman now in the final 6 months of his contract (well nearly) however i cant see him wanting to make a decision now. I would say his stock is still quite high and could probably hold out for a prem club to come in for him
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Derby-C ... story.html?

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Re: Rumour - Blackman to Derby

by melonhead » 07 Dec 2015 15:37

he might not score another goal and be left hoping reading offer him another contract

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Re: Rumour - Blackman to Derby

by John Madejski's Wallet » 07 Dec 2015 16:08

melonhead wrote:he might not score another goal and be left hoping reading offer him another contract

^^ That is seeming increasingly likely

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by melonhead » 08 Dec 2015 00:51

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CONFIMRED - Blackman to Derby

by CountryRoyal » 29 Dec 2015 21:18

With Blackman's contract coming to an end this season and January transfer window just round the corner what outcome would you like to see?

I'd say keep him and risk losing him for free. Get him and the team playing and well and the goals will come again, plus I'd have serious doubts about our ability to adequately replace him.


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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by 3points » 29 Dec 2015 21:26

1 goal in 12, and his old attitude has returned. I'd cash in asap. I still don;t know what his best position is, but it isn't as a winger and it isn't as a centre forward. No 10 free floating forward perhaps? if so, get rid of Vydra and Piazon and keep him?

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Longhorn1970 » 29 Dec 2015 21:26

Sadly I don't think the owners could resist £5m plus

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by 3points » 29 Dec 2015 21:33

Longhorn1970 wrote:Sadly I don't think the owners could resist £5m plus

That would be like getting 4m for Sean Morrison. Good business.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Winston Smith » 29 Dec 2015 21:40

£5M????

Around 10 good weeks in the whole 3 years he has been here.

Up until the start of this season there was always a general groan when he got subbed on.


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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by AthleticoSpizz » 29 Dec 2015 21:50

In all honesty, I haven't got a clue.....got to be Brians' call

As brilliant as he was in the first quarter of the season, his work rate and efforts have counted for virtually nothing in the second....as has our results. As already noted here, get him scoring again then it should obviously be a keep....if what he can offer doesn't fit into Brians agenda then an adequate replacement will need to be sought.
Whatever he is and has been...he is still a worthy starter in each game

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Pepe the Horseman » 29 Dec 2015 21:51

Anything over a million and sell him in a shot.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by floyd__streete » 29 Dec 2015 22:06

Blackman, like Kebe, has had his purple patch.

Blackman, like Kebe, will be probably end up unemployed as soon as his purple patch has come to an end.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Silver Fox » 29 Dec 2015 23:08

Some textbook Reading fan logic on this subject

"Blackman is shit, let's sell him to someone for loads of money"


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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Crowbar6753 » 29 Dec 2015 23:20

He hasn't really got a role that fits at this club, so if someone offered $1.5 million + i would see this as great business. And to be honest we don't really need to replace him, we have a more than capable squad even in his absence, once our loanee's are back.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by MR. CYNICAL » 29 Dec 2015 23:58

And where would we be if you take away his 10 goals?

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Ian Royal » 29 Dec 2015 23:58

It's simple really. If we're going to play 4-3-3, no, give him a new contract and hold on to him for all we're worth. If we're going to play 4-4-2, accept any offer.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by Winston Smith » 30 Dec 2015 00:09

MR. CYNICAL wrote:And where would we be if you take away his 10 goals?


How many goals are you having his replacement score, help create & help defend in this hypothetical question?

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by CountryRoyal » 30 Dec 2015 00:50

Ian Royal wrote:It's simple really. If we're going to play 4-3-3, no, give him a new contract and hold on to him for all we're worth. If we're going to play 4-4-2, accept any offer.


This is a pretty fair statement.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by RoyalAuzzie » 30 Dec 2015 01:10

I'm not sure it's in the club's hands really, I get the feeling he wants to leave. From what I have gathered of club statements and observations on the pitch, it seems to me that he has lost interest in Reading and wants to move on.
About the contract situation, the club said that "he holds all the cards with regards to a possible new contract". Now that to me sounds like he is reluctant to sign a new deal so he can go somewhere else.
Then Clarke was sacked and he said on Twitter that he was "gutted" that he left, obviously he had been close with him and produced his best football under him.
Then McD says "we need to lose our egos" and Blackman is clearly under that bracket, that is there for all to see.
Then recently in games he hasn't seemed interested, watching an opposition player head a ball a yard away from him instead of challenging, and just waiting for the ball to come to him. The worst of which was on Monday which seemed to me like he was waiting for Jan to come so he could get his move, whether that be to the prem or a top champ club I don't know. I get the feeling he thinks he is better than he really is and thinks he doesn't need the club.

Just my thoughts anyway.

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Re: Would you cash in on Blackman?

by bcubed » 30 Dec 2015 01:56

Yes I would.

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