Mooney set for exit

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by papereyes » 06 Jan 2011 12:12

Maybe he's not good enough. The brief impression I got was that he was genuinely slow.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by windjammer » 06 Jan 2011 12:22

This only shows that we are NOT going to sign a striker int he January window. Surely Mooney could have gone the other way in any such deal with a League 1 or 2 side. Austin looks likely to go to a bigger (or more ambitious) club than us. How about Bradley Wright-Phillips from Plymouth? 12 League goals already I think in a struggling side who need the money. Mooney would have been an ideal cash plus replacement option.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by muddyfeet » 06 Jan 2011 12:24

I think Blackpool are after wright-phillips

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 12:29

windjammer This only shows that we are NOT going to sign a striker int he January window. Surely Mooney could have gone the other way in any such deal with a League 1 or 2 side. Austin looks likely to go to a bigger (or more ambitious) club than us. How about Bradley Wright-Phillips from Plymouth? 12 League goals already I think in a struggling side who need the money. Mooney would have been an ideal cash plus replacement option.



Yeah but 5 were penalties and they don't count as goals

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by windjammer » 06 Jan 2011 12:31

The Daily Mail says that Blackpool's bid is short of Argyle's £650,000 valuation. Mooney plus the £650k might have swung the deal. Wright-Phillips is likely to be cheaper than Austin. But at the end of the day SJM doesn't want to spend anymore money.


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Re: Mooney set for exit

by muddyfeet » 06 Jan 2011 12:32

we seriously need some sort of striker as back up - if Long was out injured for a month or more- what would we do - rely on Hunt and Church - not a great option. At least Mooney was another option even if not a great one :|

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by Wycombe Royal » 06 Jan 2011 12:32

windjammer This only shows that we are NOT going to sign a striker int he January window. Surely Mooney could have gone the other way in any such deal with a League 1 or 2 side.

1) Mooney would have to agree to go the other club
2) The other club would have to want Mooney
3) The other club may not be able to afford Mooney
4) The other club may not want to replace the striker they are selling

etc, etc......

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by windjammer » 06 Jan 2011 12:34

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windjammer This only shows that we are NOT going to sign a striker int he January window. Surely Mooney could have gone the other way in any such deal with a League 1 or 2 side. Austin looks likely to go to a bigger (or more ambitious) club than us. How about Bradley Wright-Phillips from Plymouth? 12 League goals already I think in a struggling side who need the money. Mooney would have been an ideal cash plus replacement option.



Yeah but 5 were penalties and they don't count as goals



That logic cuts down Shane Long's tally then doesn't it?

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 12:48

papereyes Maybe he's not good enough. The brief impression I got was that he was genuinely slow.


He looked up to par for the Burton game, and had an eye for goal, only time I've seen him play TBF

20 (2) 9 Goals this season for Colchester

1 (1) 2 goals for RFC
8 (1) 3 goals in the CCC for Norwich so that's 9 (2) 5 Goals for CCC clubs

Compare that to Church 10 (14) 4 Goals or Hunt 11 (11) 4 Goals this season


09 (2) 5 Goals Reading & Norwich
21 (8) 5 Goals Charlton
20 (2) 9 Goals Colchester

50 (12) = 52 "Games" 19 Goals. That is not a terrible record. I can only think either he's on a high wage or there's a non-football issue involved.


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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 12:49

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windjammer This only shows that we are NOT going to sign a striker int he January window. Surely Mooney could have gone the other way in any such deal with a League 1 or 2 side. Austin looks likely to go to a bigger (or more ambitious) club than us. How about Bradley Wright-Phillips from Plymouth? 12 League goals already I think in a struggling side who need the money. Mooney would have been an ideal cash plus replacement option.



Yeah but 5 were penalties and they don't count as goals



That logic cuts down Shane Long's tally then doesn't it?



Think of another reason for my post.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by papereyes » 06 Jan 2011 12:57

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papereyes Maybe he's not good enough. The brief impression I got was that he was genuinely slow.


He looked up to par for the Burton game, and had an eye for goal, only time I've seen him play TBF

20 (2) 9 Goals this season for Colchester

1 (1) 2 goals for RFC
8 (1) 3 goals in the CCC for Norwich so that's 9 (2) 5 Goals for CCC clubs

Compare that to Church 10 (14) 4 Goals or Hunt 11 (11) 4 Goals this season


09 (2) 5 Goals Reading & Norwich
21 (8) 5 Goals Charlton
20 (2) 9 Goals Colchester

50 (12) = 52 "Games" 19 Goals. That is not a terrible record. I can only think either he's on a high wage or there's a non-football issue involved.


or he's just not very good.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by shaka's shorts » 06 Jan 2011 13:00

BBC sport site and CUFC site confirm Mooney signed ON LOAN at Colchester until May. Presumably he could be recalled if we had an injury crisis and needed him back?

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Wycombe Royal » 06 Jan 2011 13:01

shaka's shorts BBC sport site and CUFC site confirm Mooney signed ON LOAN at Colchester until May. Presumably he could be recalled if we had an injury crisis and needed him back?

We know - I posted the link the CUFC site an hour ago.


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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 13:02

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papereyes Maybe he's not good enough. The brief impression I got was that he was genuinely slow.


He looked up to par for the Burton game, and had an eye for goal, only time I've seen him play TBF

20 (2) 9 Goals this season for Colchester

1 (1) 2 goals for RFC
8 (1) 3 goals in the CCC for Norwich so that's 9 (2) 5 Goals for CCC clubs

Compare that to Church 10 (14) 4 Goals or Hunt 11 (11) 4 Goals this season


09 (2) 5 Goals Reading & Norwich
21 (8) 5 Goals Charlton
20 (2) 9 Goals Colchester

50 (12) = 52 "Games" 19 Goals. That is not a terrible record. I can only think either he's on a high wage or there's a non-football issue involved.


or he's just not very good.




Don't his goals kind of contradict that?

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 13:04

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shaka's shorts BBC sport site and CUFC site confirm Mooney signed ON LOAN at Colchester until May. Presumably he could be recalled if we had an injury crisis and needed him back?

We know - I posted the link the CUFC site an hour ago.




A loan, for now, and I note his family are "settled" in Colchester, so presumably, despite "being a Reading player" had he returned to RFC to almost
certainly be a bench-warmer he'd be commuting or living in digs and not too happy.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Duke the Dog » 06 Jan 2011 13:20

Personally would've thought they'd give him a go (from the bench at least) at some point in the last 2.5 years. I only say that as I've never seen him play.

But as 3 successive managers have not used him, I guess there must be something there that convinces them he's not worth it (or no better/different at least)!

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 14:13

Duke the Dog Personally would've thought they'd give him a go (from the bench at least) at some point in the last 2.5 years. I only say that as I've never seen him play.

But as 3 successive managers have not used him, I guess there must be something there that convinces them he's not worth it (or no better/different at least)!


I find it odd. Irish Player of the year, and prolific over there, offered a deal by Blackburn, allegedly cost us 260,000 Euros, scored two in his only start for us, scored 3 in 8(1) in the CCC for Norwich and better than 1 in 3 in the UK...

And that's not good enough when we have only (apparently) three strikers?


IMO there's something else involved.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by brendywendy » 06 Jan 2011 14:15

bad dna?

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by Snowball » 06 Jan 2011 14:17

Hah!

Dunno, Wendy, maybe he doesn't do it in training or summat.

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Re: Mooney set for exit

by BR2 » 06 Jan 2011 14:26

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Duke the Dog Personally would've thought they'd give him a go (from the bench at least) at some point in the last 2.5 years. I only say that as I've never seen him play.

But as 3 successive managers have not used him, I guess there must be something there that convinces them he's not worth it (or no better/different at least)!


I find it odd. Irish Player of the year, and prolific over there, offered a deal by Blackburn, allegedly cost us 260,000 Euros, scored two in his only start for us, scored 3 in 8(1) in the CCC for Norwich and better than 1 in 3 in the UK...

And that's not good enough when we have only (apparently) three strikers?


IMO there's something else involved.


We are only allowed 3 Irish players at any given time? :wink:

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