Confusion as York City striker Daniel McBreen ‘signs’ for North Queensland Fury

Daniel McBreen

Daniel McBreen

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

DANIEL McBreen’s York City future is shrouded in doubt after the striker reportedly signed for Australian A-League side North Queensland Fury.

The “move” came as a surprise to the Minstermen’s board – with club chiefs issuing a statement saying they were “not aware” he had signed a pre-contract agreement with any other club.

Australian media reported that North Queensland Fury boss Ian Ferguson had recruited McBreen, who has hit the net six times for City this season, for the new franchise’s debut season.

Ferguson, who was a key part of the Rangers side which won nine successive Scottish league titles, sees the 31-year-old striker as another “attacking threat” after the club swooped to sign former Liverpool and Leeds striker Robbie Fowler.

The A-League season usually gets under way in August and, if McBreen has signed, he could well spend the rest of this season at City before linking up with his new Australian team-mates.

Ferguson was quoted as saying: “He played a few seasons at Falkirk and St Johnstone and really made a name for himself as a player who could score goals.

“He gives us yet another attacking option – he’s over six foot, so that provides a big, physical target for us up front on the set plays.

“Daniel brings the height I was missing and he’s an aggressive player who’s been playing in some tough competitions and that’s what I want in the team – a player who will give centre-halves a hard time.

“One of the great things about Daniel is he’s an Australian boy who’s played in the UK for a few seasons and he can bring that experience back to the A-League.”

McBreen kicked off his professional career with the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide City before moving abroad. Former York manager Colin Walker brought McBreen to City in the summer following a brief, but successful, loan spell at KitKat Crescent last year.

City were unaware of developments but Sophie Hicks, the club’s communications and community director, said: “Daniel McBreen is contracted to York City until June 30, 2009. We are not aware he has signed any pre-contract agreement with any other football club.

“He has not discussed his position with the first team manager, the chairman or any director.”

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10:14am Wed 18 Feb 09

Sir Alex says...

Its a no brainer for McBreen given his background, his age and that he doesn't even always start for a BSP team near the relegation zone!!

He should have told the manager and board though, but its no big deal for us that he won't be here next season as the only hunger he displayed was for his next meal.

That's why I still like Farrell - he's always been honest and seemed hungry for football - problem is with his confidence which he may win back at Oxford.
Its a no brainer for McBreen given his background, his age and that he doesn't even always start for a BSP team near the relegation zone!! He should have told the manager and board though, but its no big deal for us that he won't be here next season as the only hunger he displayed was for his next meal. That's why I still like Farrell - he's always been honest and seemed hungry for football - problem is with his confidence which he may win back at Oxford. Sir Alex
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10:45am Wed 18 Feb 09

AndyK says...

Well said Sir Alex, Manchester.

But you would think our current manager, an ex striker, would be able to bring the best out of players like Craig Farrell. He may well do so yet, we will see.

I hope Faz does well at Oxford and wins himself a contract there or better still, at York.

Well said Sir Alex, Manchester. But you would think our current manager, an ex striker, would be able to bring the best out of players like Craig Farrell. He may well do so yet, we will see. I hope Faz does well at Oxford and wins himself a contract there or better still, at York. AndyK
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10:46am Wed 18 Feb 09

Drew Peacock says...

"....he won't be here next season as the only hunger he displayed was for his next meal".

That's funny! (and true)
"....he won't be here next season as the only hunger he displayed was for his next meal". That's funny! (and true) Drew Peacock
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11:09am Wed 18 Feb 09

Monkey2 says...

I dunno, I can't help but think he's starting to look a bit better of late- and leaner for that matter. Still, it could be that the only reason he's getting himself fit is to get himself back to Oz- which would be a big shame
I dunno, I can't help but think he's starting to look a bit better of late- and leaner for that matter. Still, it could be that the only reason he's getting himself fit is to get himself back to Oz- which would be a big shame Monkey2
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11:29am Wed 18 Feb 09

OLD - HEAD says...

I do not think that Daniel McBreen will be a great loss to York City, for he has not really set the place on fire. But I am also concerned that York City players do not seem to to be on tight contracts. I would not put McBreen on the same footing as Andy Bishop, Ian Bishop or Clayton Donaldson, but lessons are there to be learned, for who is to be the next?.
I do not think that Daniel McBreen will be a great loss to York City, for he has not really set the place on fire. But I am also concerned that York City players do not seem to to be on tight contracts. I would not put McBreen on the same footing as Andy Bishop, Ian Bishop or Clayton Donaldson, but lessons are there to be learned, for who is to be the next?. OLD - HEAD
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11:47am Wed 18 Feb 09

Sir Alex says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I do not think that Daniel McBreen will be a great loss to York City, for he has not really set the place on fire. But I am also concerned that York City players do not seem to to be on tight contracts. I would not put McBreen on the same footing as Andy Bishop, Ian Bishop or Clayton Donaldson, but lessons are there to be learned, for who is to be the next?.
We are at the very lowest level of fulltime football. The better players probably don't want to be tied into longer contracts as we are just a stepping stone for them. Nearly half our new signings don't work out so the 1 year deal plus option deal gives us protection for players in the last chance saloon in case they are not good enough.

We would almost be better going P/T as players may then be more settled in the York area because they would not just be relying on football. This may lead to a more stable squad (eg Histon, Barrow and until recently Burton).
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I do not think that Daniel McBreen will be a great loss to York City, for he has not really set the place on fire. But I am also concerned that York City players do not seem to to be on tight contracts. I would not put McBreen on the same footing as Andy Bishop, Ian Bishop or Clayton Donaldson, but lessons are there to be learned, for who is to be the next?.[/p][/quote]We are at the very lowest level of fulltime football. The better players probably don't want to be tied into longer contracts as we are just a stepping stone for them. Nearly half our new signings don't work out so the 1 year deal plus option deal gives us protection for players in the last chance saloon in case they are not good enough. We would almost be better going P/T as players may then be more settled in the York area because they would not just be relying on football. This may lead to a more stable squad (eg Histon, Barrow and until recently Burton). Sir Alex
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12:00pm Wed 18 Feb 09

YORKCITYFC says...

McBreen will be no big loss, and as it is highly likely we would have released him anyway at the end of the season, he has found himself a new club quickly to ensure he is not out of a job in june..

What is unacceptable is that he has done this without even letting the manager know..but if selected to play I really hope he continues to give the improved performances for us that he has done over the last three months and that he doesn't just turn up and not try or care how he plays.

Basically I hope his attitude is right and he hasn't already packed his bags for Australia when he has a job to do for City if and when he is selected.
McBreen will be no big loss, and as it is highly likely we would have released him anyway at the end of the season, he has found himself a new club quickly to ensure he is not out of a job in june.. What is unacceptable is that he has done this without even letting the manager know..but if selected to play I really hope he continues to give the improved performances for us that he has done over the last three months and that he doesn't just turn up and not try or care how he plays. Basically I hope his attitude is right and he hasn't already packed his bags for Australia when he has a job to do for City if and when he is selected. YORKCITYFC
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12:09pm Wed 18 Feb 09

cooper says...

sir alex,manchester-just in case you didn't know,there are NO jobs in the york area,hence why i moved to newark
sir alex,manchester-just in case you didn't know,there are NO jobs in the york area,hence why i moved to newark cooper
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12:10pm Wed 18 Feb 09

rogue84 says...

i agree, if he keeps putting in these better performances then it doesn't matter if he leaves. we're so used to players going elsewhere in the summer that it doesn't come as a shock.
it is sad that we never managed to get a fee for a bish, n bish and clayton, altogether we could have easily got £150,000 for those 3.
only problem is if City have a good season but don't finish in the play-offs, that's what will happen.
i agree, if he keeps putting in these better performances then it doesn't matter if he leaves. we're so used to players going elsewhere in the summer that it doesn't come as a shock. it is sad that we never managed to get a fee for a bish, n bish and clayton, altogether we could have easily got £150,000 for those 3. only problem is if City have a good season but don't finish in the play-offs, that's what will happen. rogue84
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12:30pm Wed 18 Feb 09

cityforthepremier says...

good luck to mcbreen hes doin us a favour, we dont need people that arent committed and spend their time in the chip shop round the corner when they dont get picked! thats the only reason why hes lost weight recently because hes been picked and not had time to go in there!
good luck to mcbreen hes doin us a favour, we dont need people that arent committed and spend their time in the chip shop round the corner when they dont get picked! thats the only reason why hes lost weight recently because hes been picked and not had time to go in there! cityforthepremier
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12:48pm Wed 18 Feb 09

PDH says...

There is nothing wrong with a player sorting out their own future instead of waiting to be dumped out of work, which is very likely as i am sure martin wants to unearth his own strikers. Perhaps going HOME to his own country and family also has a lot to do with it. I dont blame him if he wants to go home to a better climate and a standard of living much better than here.
Perhaps its not his fault that the news has been leaked(not by him) before he has had the chance to let the club know what he is doing?
After all the club would not let him know that they were thinking about realising him, they would just tell him he was being released, so i dont see a problem, obviously he will have to see his contract out if city require him to, and at the end of the day he is only doing what anyone else would in any other employment.
There is nothing wrong with a player sorting out their own future instead of waiting to be dumped out of work, which is very likely as i am sure martin wants to unearth his own strikers. Perhaps going HOME to his own country and family also has a lot to do with it. I dont blame him if he wants to go home to a better climate and a standard of living much better than here. Perhaps its not his fault that the news has been leaked(not by him) before he has had the chance to let the club know what he is doing? After all the club would not let him know that they were thinking about realising him, they would just tell him he was being released, so i dont see a problem, obviously he will have to see his contract out if city require him to, and at the end of the day he is only doing what anyone else would in any other employment. PDH
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5:22pm Wed 18 Feb 09

Imp says...

I've no problem with a player sorting his future out, but I think it would have been basic courtesy to at least tell his employer he was talking to another club. Even Donaldson extended us that little olive branch.

The big worry now is, if he's that underhand about setting up his new deal, what sort of commitment will we get the next few months?
I've no problem with a player sorting his future out, but I think it would have been basic courtesy to at least tell his employer he was talking to another club. Even Donaldson extended us that little olive branch. The big worry now is, if he's that underhand about setting up his new deal, what sort of commitment will we get the next few months? Imp
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5:25pm Wed 18 Feb 09

Imp says...

With regard to contracts, I assume McBreen doesn't have an option for a second year. Either he always planned to keep his options open for this type of move, or Walker never really believed in him and wanted to make him easy to dump.

Unfortunately, at this level, it's almost impossible to have a tight contract. Most players will want to keep their options open. I think the lessons have been learned, and the club seem to be trying their best to cover themselves. But if the occasional player won't take anything else, it's hard to do much about it.
With regard to contracts, I assume McBreen doesn't have an option for a second year. Either he always planned to keep his options open for this type of move, or Walker never really believed in him and wanted to make him easy to dump. Unfortunately, at this level, it's almost impossible to have a tight contract. Most players will want to keep their options open. I think the lessons have been learned, and the club seem to be trying their best to cover themselves. But if the occasional player won't take anything else, it's hard to do much about it. Imp
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5:27pm Wed 18 Feb 09

Imp says...

Sir Alex wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
I do not think that Daniel McBreen will be a great loss to York City, for he has not really set the place on fire. But I am also concerned that York City players do not seem to to be on tight contracts. I would not put McBreen on the same footing as Andy Bishop, Ian Bishop or Clayton Donaldson, but lessons are there to be learned, for who is to be the next?.
We are at the very lowest level of fulltime football. The better players probably don't want to be tied into longer contracts as we are just a stepping stone for them. Nearly half our new signings don't work out so the 1 year deal plus option deal gives us protection for players in the last chance saloon in case they are not good enough.

We would almost be better going P/T as players may then be more settled in the York area because they would not just be relying on football. This may lead to a more stable squad (eg Histon, Barrow and until recently Burton).
Part-time would be a disaster. Nearly every team in this league is full-time, and you think we should go the other way?

Let's look at your three examples:
-Burton - Went full-time two years ago, as part of their succesful push for promotion to the league
-Histon and Barrow - Both going full-time next season to build on their current achievements.

The only part-time teams in this league are the ones with no greater ambition, and the ones that expect to get relegated.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I do not think that Daniel McBreen will be a great loss to York City, for he has not really set the place on fire. But I am also concerned that York City players do not seem to to be on tight contracts. I would not put McBreen on the same footing as Andy Bishop, Ian Bishop or Clayton Donaldson, but lessons are there to be learned, for who is to be the next?.[/p][/quote]We are at the very lowest level of fulltime football. The better players probably don't want to be tied into longer contracts as we are just a stepping stone for them. Nearly half our new signings don't work out so the 1 year deal plus option deal gives us protection for players in the last chance saloon in case they are not good enough. We would almost be better going P/T as players may then be more settled in the York area because they would not just be relying on football. This may lead to a more stable squad (eg Histon, Barrow and until recently Burton).[/p][/quote]Part-time would be a disaster. Nearly every team in this league is full-time, and you think we should go the other way? Let's look at your three examples: -Burton - Went full-time two years ago, as part of their succesful push for promotion to the league -Histon and Barrow - Both going full-time next season to build on their current achievements. The only part-time teams in this league are the ones with no greater ambition, and the ones that expect to get relegated. Imp
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5:59pm Wed 18 Feb 09

yano says...

i dnt mind at all if he go's, hes injury prone and is on the biggest wage at city. we could get 3 or 4 players in for the amount we pay mcbreen. allthough i fear they could just me some more of wrexhams reserves
i dnt mind at all if he go's, hes injury prone and is on the biggest wage at city. we could get 3 or 4 players in for the amount we pay mcbreen. allthough i fear they could just me some more of wrexhams reserves yano
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7:53pm Wed 18 Feb 09

OLD - HEAD says...

In reply to "yano,york" - You could be right for the reserves lost 1-2 to Grimsby today, and as you quoted, we had another trialist from "WREXHAM RESERVES"
In reply to "yano,york" - You could be right for the reserves lost 1-2 to Grimsby today, and as you quoted, we had another trialist from "WREXHAM RESERVES" OLD - HEAD
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8:59pm Wed 18 Feb 09

new one says...


reserves lost - but could have been 3-0 at half time. Grimsby scored 88, 90 mins. Needless free kick for 1st and wilkinson caught in possesion for 2nd. Played well 3 "trialists" all full effort throughout. Youth players looked fine - 1 played throughout 2 on as subs.
reserves lost - but could have been 3-0 at half time. Grimsby scored 88, 90 mins. Needless free kick for 1st and wilkinson caught in possesion for 2nd. Played well 3 "trialists" all full effort throughout. Youth players looked fine - 1 played throughout 2 on as subs. new one
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9:52pm Wed 18 Feb 09

YORKCITYFC says...

Who were the trialists in the reserves match?
Who were the trialists in the reserves match? YORKCITYFC
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9:55pm Wed 18 Feb 09

YORKCITYFC says...

Who were the trialists in the reserve match?
Who were the trialists in the reserve match? YORKCITYFC
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9:58pm Wed 18 Feb 09

Imp says...

The three trialists were a centre-back called Shaun Pejic, ex-Wrexham, currently available for free (decent player, available to the end of the season, perfect for our current situation), a right-winger called Jerome Wright, currently with FC United (maybe one for the summer?), and a left-winger called Peter Winn, plays for Scunny (highly rated there, probably just a possible loan signing).

I could see Pejic and Winn being signings this week. We need the defensive cover, and we could do with a natural left-winger who is ready for first team action.
The three trialists were a centre-back called Shaun Pejic, ex-Wrexham, currently available for free (decent player, available to the end of the season, perfect for our current situation), a right-winger called Jerome Wright, currently with FC United (maybe one for the summer?), and a left-winger called Peter Winn, plays for Scunny (highly rated there, probably just a possible loan signing). I could see Pejic and Winn being signings this week. We need the defensive cover, and we could do with a natural left-winger who is ready for first team action. Imp
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11:18am Thu 19 Feb 09

U KNOW WHO says...

We have a natural left-winger SHEPHERD and for those that say that he is not ready for the first time that is a joke.......It is Foyle that needs to get a pair of b...s and play the lad. Foyle is rather good at empty talk where SHEPHERD is concerned one minute Foyle has nothing but praise for the lad then the next he is pulling him for nothing. Foyle should play Shepherd for a full game then make his judgement. But hey the great Mr Foyle has not got the bottle to do that oh no as he that must be obeyed would look a real turnip then for the slaitings that he gave Shepherd. You just keep bringing the rejects to the club as we all know that they have made and will make such a difference to the club..........NOT
We have a natural left-winger SHEPHERD and for those that say that he is not ready for the first time that is a joke.......It is Foyle that needs to get a pair of b...s and play the lad. Foyle is rather good at empty talk where SHEPHERD is concerned one minute Foyle has nothing but praise for the lad then the next he is pulling him for nothing. Foyle should play Shepherd for a full game then make his judgement. But hey the great Mr Foyle has not got the bottle to do that oh no as he that must be obeyed would look a real turnip then for the slaitings that he gave Shepherd. You just keep bringing the rejects to the club as we all know that they have made and will make such a difference to the club..........NOT U KNOW WHO
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6:04pm Thu 19 Feb 09

Imp says...

"U KNOW WHO"

I don't know who, but I'm guessing you are Liam Shepherd. Or his mum. No other reason you'd make such a passionate defence of a player who has shown nothing to merit a starting place in the first team.

Shepherd is a natural left-winger, but as I said we need one who is ready for first-team action, and Liam isn't there yet. I hope he will get there, I really do, but I've a horrible suspicion he'll go the way of Bryan Stewart and Lev Yalcin - down into part-time.
"U KNOW WHO" I don't know who, but I'm guessing you are Liam Shepherd. Or his mum. No other reason you'd make such a passionate defence of a player who has shown nothing to merit a starting place in the first team. Shepherd is a natural left-winger, but as I said we need one who is ready for first-team action, and Liam isn't there yet. I hope he will get there, I really do, but I've a horrible suspicion he'll go the way of Bryan Stewart and Lev Yalcin - down into part-time. Imp
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7:44pm Thu 19 Feb 09

U KNOW WHO says...

Imp, Westhoughton
My my my.....what a very imature way you do think. I stated what I did regarding Shepherd on the basis that I am passionate about my home city and the club who I have followed home and away for many years and to see what a mess they are now in makes me very sad. Sorry to burst your bubble but I am niether Liam Shepherd or his mum I am a person that gets rather annoyed when I see and read the unjust that is been done to Shepherd. Foyle needs to make up his mind with Shepherd going from laying down challenges to the lad and how he is a breath of fresh air and then next minute slaiting him the way that he has done for what reason none Foyle needs to take a closer look at some of the players that he does put out tends to be if you play badly you keep your place in the team. From giving him that challenge he never gave the lad a chance how can the invisable man prove himself......Shepher
d has not and will not fail it is foyle that has failed the lad. Shepherd will have the last laugh on them all as for part-time football stop talking from your back-side Imp
Imp, Westhoughton My my my.....what a very imature way you do think. I stated what I did regarding Shepherd on the basis that I am passionate about my home city and the club who I have followed home and away for many years and to see what a mess they are now in makes me very sad. Sorry to burst your bubble but I am niether Liam Shepherd or his mum I am a person that gets rather annoyed when I see and read the unjust that is been done to Shepherd. Foyle needs to make up his mind with Shepherd going from laying down challenges to the lad and how he is a breath of fresh air and then next minute slaiting him the way that he has done for what reason none Foyle needs to take a closer look at some of the players that he does put out tends to be if you play badly you keep your place in the team. From giving him that challenge he never gave the lad a chance how can the invisable man prove himself......Shepher d has not and will not fail it is foyle that has failed the lad. Shepherd will have the last laugh on them all as for part-time football stop talking from your back-side Imp U KNOW WHO
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8:19pm Thu 19 Feb 09

acomb.dan says...

Imp wrote:
i have never heard so much rubbish written in such a short comment, i guess you probably know shepherd and you dislike him, you have never once said anything possitive about the lad always negative , you should take a close look at the players that get their place every week before slating a young player who has not even been given a chance. your comments are unjustified and pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: i have never heard so much rubbish written in such a short comment, i guess you probably know shepherd and you dislike him, you have never once said anything possitive about the lad always negative , you should take a close look at the players that get their place every week before slating a young player who has not even been given a chance. your comments are unjustified and pathetic. acomb.dan
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12:13am Fri 20 Feb 09

Imp says...

acomb.dan wrote:
Imp wrote:
i have never heard so much rubbish written in such a short comment, i guess you probably know shepherd and you dislike him, you have never once said anything possitive about the lad always negative , you should take a close look at the players that get their place every week before slating a young player who has not even been given a chance. your comments are unjustified and pathetic.Yes, I can clearly see how my saying that I think Shepherd can be an integral part of our future is being negative. Or when I said I really hope he makes a success of his career at York. Or when I said he has the potential to become a very good player. Yes, clearly those are all negatives. What a moron you are.


Let me state it absolutely clearly, since you seem to struggle to understand.
I rate Liam Shepherd. I think he has natural ability and pace and can be a very good player.
BUT I do not think he is currently ready for first-team football (based on what I've seen of him in the first team and reserves this season). And I think it's important our young players, like Shepherd, Boyes, McWilliams, Knowlson, Radcliffe, Burns and Woodall are given the time they need to develop properly so they don't end up on the footballing scrap-heap like 95% of young players do.

My feeling that Shepherd won't make it isn't something I'm happy about. It's just one of those horrible gut feelings you get.

And for the record, no, I have never met the lad.

Now, show some maturity and apologise for insulting me unnecessarily.
[quote][p][bold]acomb.dan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: i have never heard so much rubbish written in such a short comment, i guess you probably know shepherd and you dislike him, you have never once said anything possitive about the lad always negative , you should take a close look at the players that get their place every week before slating a young player who has not even been given a chance. your comments are unjustified and pathetic.[/p][/quote]Yes, I can clearly see how my saying that I think Shepherd can be an integral part of our future is being negative. Or when I said I really hope he makes a success of his career at York. Or when I said he has the potential to become a very good player. Yes, clearly those are all negatives. What a moron you are. Let me state it absolutely clearly, since you seem to struggle to understand. I rate Liam Shepherd. I think he has natural ability and pace and can be a very good player. BUT I do not think he is currently ready for first-team football (based on what I've seen of him in the first team and reserves this season). And I think it's important our young players, like Shepherd, Boyes, McWilliams, Knowlson, Radcliffe, Burns and Woodall are given the time they need to develop properly so they don't end up on the footballing scrap-heap like 95% of young players do. My feeling that Shepherd won't make it isn't something I'm happy about. It's just one of those horrible gut feelings you get. And for the record, no, I have never met the lad. Now, show some maturity and apologise for insulting me unnecessarily. Imp
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12:15am Fri 20 Feb 09

Imp says...

U KNOW WHO wrote:
Imp, Westhoughton
My my my.....what a very imature way you do think. I stated what I did regarding Shepherd on the basis that I am passionate about my home city and the club who I have followed home and away for many years and to see what a mess they are now in makes me very sad. Sorry to burst your bubble but I am niether Liam Shepherd or his mum I am a person that gets rather annoyed when I see and read the unjust that is been done to Shepherd. Foyle needs to make up his mind with Shepherd going from laying down challenges to the lad and how he is a breath of fresh air and then next minute slaiting him the way that he has done for what reason none Foyle needs to take a closer look at some of the players that he does put out tends to be if you play badly you keep your place in the team. From giving him that challenge he never gave the lad a chance how can the invisable man prove himself......Shepher

d has not and will not fail it is foyle that has failed the lad. Shepherd will have the last laugh on them all as for part-time football stop talking from your back-side Imp
It was a joke at the expense of your user-name. I don't actually think you are Liam Shepherd's mum.

If you are going to call yourself "U KNOW WHO", you need to have a sense of humour.

As for my opinions on Shepherd and his future, I direct you to the reply to acomb.dan, and I'll ask you too to show the maturity to apologise for insulting me.
[quote][p][bold]U KNOW WHO[/bold] wrote: Imp, Westhoughton My my my.....what a very imature way you do think. I stated what I did regarding Shepherd on the basis that I am passionate about my home city and the club who I have followed home and away for many years and to see what a mess they are now in makes me very sad. Sorry to burst your bubble but I am niether Liam Shepherd or his mum I am a person that gets rather annoyed when I see and read the unjust that is been done to Shepherd. Foyle needs to make up his mind with Shepherd going from laying down challenges to the lad and how he is a breath of fresh air and then next minute slaiting him the way that he has done for what reason none Foyle needs to take a closer look at some of the players that he does put out tends to be if you play badly you keep your place in the team. From giving him that challenge he never gave the lad a chance how can the invisable man prove himself......Shepher d has not and will not fail it is foyle that has failed the lad. Shepherd will have the last laugh on them all as for part-time football stop talking from your back-side Imp [/p][/quote]It was a joke at the expense of your user-name. I don't actually think you are Liam Shepherd's mum. If you are going to call yourself "U KNOW WHO", you need to have a sense of humour. As for my opinions on Shepherd and his future, I direct you to the reply to acomb.dan, and I'll ask you too to show the maturity to apologise for insulting me. Imp
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5:36am Fri 20 Feb 09

acomb.dan says...

imp. apologise " there is nothing in my comment insulting you. what ive said is in reply to your comments which i stick by , and you calling me a moron lol, i'll ask you to show some maturity to apologise for insulting me.
imp. apologise " there is nothing in my comment insulting you. what ive said is in reply to your comments which i stick by [" rubbish" unjustified" and pathetic" ] , and you calling me a moron lol, i'll ask you to show some maturity to apologise for insulting me. acomb.dan
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8:54am Fri 20 Feb 09

cityfan08 says...

The problem Liam has got is the lack of reserve team games to prove he is ready for the 1st team.
i realy do fear the worst for him and he will be released at the end of his contract.He was the only unused out field sub for the trophy game against Kidderminster,
if foyle wont give him a chance in front of 700 then when will he.
The problem Liam has got is the lack of reserve team games to prove he is ready for the 1st team. i realy do fear the worst for him and he will be released at the end of his contract.He was the only unused out field sub for the trophy game against Kidderminster, if foyle wont give him a chance in front of 700 then when will he. cityfan08
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10:24am Fri 20 Feb 09

Imp says...

acomb.dan wrote:
imp. apologise " there is nothing in my comment insulting you. what ive said is in reply to your comments which i stick by , and you calling me a moron lol, i'll ask you to show some maturity to apologise for insulting me.
Nothing to apologise for?

"never heard so much rubbish written", "i guess you probably know shepherd and you dislike him", "you have never once said anything possitive about the lad always negative", "your comments are unjustified and pathetic".

All insulting, all untrue. I've demonstrated that you are wrong about my opinion of Shepherd, that's what you should apologise for.

If you do, then I'll happily apologise for and retract the comment about you. Until then, while you continue to act like it, I'll have to stand by it.
[quote][p][bold]acomb.dan[/bold] wrote: imp. apologise " there is nothing in my comment insulting you. what ive said is in reply to your comments which i stick by [" rubbish" unjustified" and pathetic" ] , and you calling me a moron lol, i'll ask you to show some maturity to apologise for insulting me. [/p][/quote]Nothing to apologise for? "never heard so much rubbish written", "i guess you probably know shepherd and you dislike him", "you have never once said anything possitive about the lad always negative", "your comments are unjustified and pathetic". All insulting, all untrue. I've demonstrated that you are wrong about my opinion of Shepherd, that's what you should apologise for. If you do, then I'll happily apologise for and retract the comment about you. Until then, while you continue to act like it, I'll have to stand by it. Imp
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