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Thread: Joe Bennet

  1. #1

    Joe Bennet

    https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/la...layer-emerges/

    FLW garbage story or hope of a resurgence ?

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    It all sounded very plausible to me.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Newport signed at least one player they’d released a couple of months earlier last season and I think it’s something you may see quite a bit of this year as clubs decide that the better option is the player they had rather than the, often more expensive, one they looked at as a replacement.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    I like the lad , and would have a fit Joe Bennet back in a flash on reduced wage though and a one year rolling contract

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Didn't someone say we are obliged to let him train with us until he recovers from the injury?

    I guess how Bagan does in the first few games might influence our thinking with regard to a new contract for Bennett.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    The staff at the club are probably best placed to get him fit after his injury. As alluded to above, there may well be contractual reasons for it aswell.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    I don't dislike Joe, and he is definitely better in a WB role than FB.

    I just think this may be an opportunity to actually let go, he is more experienced than what we have and it could be said it's a big risk to go with 2 kids on the left (we do have cover since MM converts any cm he fancies to fill the role)
    I would just like to see us move on and eventually the older, higher wage earning players will slowly leave the club. I understand he could come back on a lower wage, but why re block the path now it's clear for one of the younger lads?

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    I don't dislike Joe, and he is definitely better in a WB role than FB.

    I just think this may be an opportunity to actually let go, he is more experienced than what we have and it could be said it's a big risk to go with 2 kids on the left (we do have cover since MM converts any cm he fancies to fill the role)
    I would just like to see us move on and eventually the older, higher wage earning players will slowly leave the club. I understand he could come back on a lower wage, but why re block the path now it's clear for one of the younger lads?
    Agree.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Personally I thought he was badly treated as I’ve said before, but if there’s a way back I do hope it can be taken because we are desperately short of quality and I’m dreading the possibility of our crop of frees and kids being made to look completely unable to compete at this level.

  10. #10

    Re: Joe Bennet

    I know he gets slaughtered on here. But I always rated him. If we can negotiate a good deal, I'd definitely welcome him back.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Iím not too happy that we are getting him fit whilst out of contract for a championship rival.

    If he is trying to prove himself for an affordable stay then fine as he is decent.

  12. #12

    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    I don't dislike Joe, and he is definitely better in a WB role than FB.

    I just think this may be an opportunity to actually let go, he is more experienced than what we have and it could be said it's a big risk to go with 2 kids on the left (we do have cover since MM converts any cm he fancies to fill the role)
    I would just like to see us move on and eventually the older, higher wage earning players will slowly leave the club. I understand he could come back on a lower wage, but why re block the path now it's clear for one of the younger lads?
    He would probably be offered a less lucrative contract than he had before and a transfer fee wouldn't be involved.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    He would probably be offered a less lucrative contract than he had before and a transfer fee wouldn't be involved.
    Did you miss the next bit of the post on purpose?

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by dembethewarrior View Post
    Did you miss the next bit of the post on purpose?
    Yes I did. Apologies. I'm feeling addled after a hard day.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Yes I did. Apologies. I'm feeling addled after a hard day.
    Not on purpose! I need a lie down!

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    I'm not sure I buy into him being badly treated.

    Contract negotiations cut both ways. He has the chance to sign with us just as he can make a decision not to sign.

    It is just unfortunate for him that his injury came at a time when he wasn't locked into a deal.
    It won't be the first player this has happened to and it certainly won't be the last.

    I'd take him on terms that suit the club. Sounds ridiculous to say that as it should always suit the club but I think we've been given the run around in relation to some signings and wages.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieBird View Post
    Personally I thought he was badly treated as Iíve said before, but if thereís a way back I do hope it can be taken because we are desperately short of quality and Iím dreading the possibility of our crop of frees and kids being made to look completely unable to compete at this level.
    Apparently, we offered Bennett a new contract before he got injured last season. He turned it down.

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    Re: Joe Bennet

    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieBird View Post
    Personally I thought he was badly treated as I’ve said before, but if there’s a way back I do hope it can be taken because we are desperately short of quality and I’m dreading the possibility of our crop of frees and kids being made to look completely unable to compete at this level.

    ďBadly treatedĒ often means not offered a over the odds contract out of Ďloyaltyí and time served.

    Iíve seen people slate the club for not offering sol a contract even though heís expressed interest to play (I donít see him getting game time here)

    Itís my assumption that it went along the lines of;

    Bennett offered heavily reduced contract
    Bennett declined
    Ready to sign one last contract elsewhere
    Gets injured
    Interested party pulls out
    Now has to prove fitness to get something

  19. #19

    Re: Joe Bennet

    Any footballer earning these weekly salaries can never really be viewed as being badly treated as opposed to folk on minimum wages .

  20. #20

    Re: Joe Bennet

    Mixed feelings about Bennett being resigned.
    On one hand, he'll be match fit by September and is as good a left back as we have had for years, on the other hand is he blocking younger player coming through?
    I suspect he will find another club willing to give him a 2 year contract, probably Boro.

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