Rumour - Baldock to Luton

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Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Stranded » 14 Sep 2020 08:28

Seems to be some rumours around, started on a Luton fans message board that they are looking at taking Baldock on loan for the season.

Probably a good deal for all if that comes off, as he's only likely to be a bit part player this year and will get some, if not all of his wages off the books for the season. Believe he is out of contract next summer as well, isn't he?

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Hendo » 14 Sep 2020 08:53

Stranded Seems to be some rumours around, started on a Luton fans message board that they are looking at taking Baldock on loan for the season.

Probably a good deal for all if that comes off, as he's only likely to be a bit part player this year and will get some, if not all of his wages off the books for the season. Believe he is out of contract next summer as well, isn't he?


Would be a good move for all parties I think, I don't think Luton would be able to cover all of his wages but anything over 50% would be a bonus.

Yeah, I just looked it up and his contract does end at the end of the season.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Hound » 14 Sep 2020 09:16

would be a good fit all round to be honest. He is from that area originally as well, assume they'd pay the majority of his wage

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by SouthDownsRoyal » 14 Sep 2020 09:33

This would be a good deal for all involved I think.

As has been said he won’t get much game time with us this season, especially if Mendes comes in.

At Luton he would get a lot of game time and it would save us a few quid on wages. If he impressed at Luton would also help us move him on next summer.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Hendo » 14 Sep 2020 09:38

SouthDownsRoyal This would be a good deal for all involved I think.

As has been said he won’t get much game time with us this season, especially if Mendes comes in.

At Luton he would get a lot of game time and it would save us a few quid on wages. If he impressed at Luton would also help us move him on next summer.


Wont need to worry about that as he is OOC.


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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by SouthDownsRoyal » 14 Sep 2020 09:45

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SouthDownsRoyal This would be a good deal for all involved I think.

As has been said he won’t get much game time with us this season, especially if Mendes comes in.

At Luton he would get a lot of game time and it would save us a few quid on wages. If he impressed at Luton would also help us move him on next summer.


Wont need to worry about that as he is OOC.


Fair point, stupid comment :oops:

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by linkenholtroyal » 14 Sep 2020 09:54

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SouthDownsRoyal This would be a good deal for all involved I think.

As has been said he won’t get much game time with us this season, especially if Mendes comes in.

At Luton he would get a lot of game time and it would save us a few quid on wages. If he impressed at Luton would also help us move him on next summer.


Wont need to worry about that as he is OOC.


Fair point, stupid comment :oops:

If he is OOC at the end of the season would probably make more sense just to let them have him for a nominal fee.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Hendo » 14 Sep 2020 10:06

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Wont need to worry about that as he is OOC.


Fair point, stupid comment :oops:

If he is OOC at the end of the season would probably make more sense just to let them have him for a nominal fee.


I think they'd have to be willing to pay all of his wages then I guess. Would imagine that we would get a loan fee, in lieu of a nominal transfer fee.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Stranded » 14 Sep 2020 10:30

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Fair point, stupid comment :oops:

If he is OOC at the end of the season would probably make more sense just to let them have him for a nominal fee.


I think they'd have to be willing to pay all of his wages then I guess. Would imagine that we would get a loan fee, in lieu of a nominal transfer fee.


This. A nominal loan fee of say 100k and taking 50% of his wages off is probably the best deal for all, as Baldock can impress there and probably have more options next summer whilst we have some money in for him and have a lot on his wages.


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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by TiagoIlori » 14 Sep 2020 10:46

I don’t see him demanding a great amount to be honest. He’s 31 and unlike when he signed him, his reputation has fallen off the cliff. The question is what is Luton’s wage structure like?

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Hound » 14 Sep 2020 10:48

Yeah but he’ll still be on a fair bit this year

Once he is ooc obvs his ability to demand a decent wage drops massively

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Stranded » 14 Sep 2020 10:58

Exactly, if he is still on say 20k this year, he is unlikely to want to drop down to say 10k now. He'll know next year, at 32 he will have to lower his expectations but not this.

So the most likely move is a loan with wages covered at least in part, whether that be at Luton or any other club.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Norfolk Royal » 14 Sep 2020 11:48

Tricky one that. I'd probably take the A 505 and then M1 or A 428 towards Bedford and swing a left.


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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Franchise FC » 14 Sep 2020 11:50

Norfolk Royal Tricky one that. I'd probably take the A 505 and then M1 or A 428 towards Bedford and swing a left.

Didn't get enough service when he was playing

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by linkenholtroyal » 14 Sep 2020 13:23

Stranded Exactly, if he is still on say 20k this year, he is unlikely to want to drop down to say 10k now. He'll know next year, at 32 he will have to lower his expectations but not this.

So the most likely move is a loan with wages covered at least in part, whether that be at Luton or any other club.

The ideal world is Luton come in and go can we have you for 2 years take your 20k a year and offer you 12.5k per year over too but a secure place to play for the next 2 years. does depend slightly on his mind set is it about money or playing as long as you can at the highest level you can?
Most likely situation though is I will split me 20 K a week for a year with reading and Luton play for them for a season. Be 32 when that ends, sign for a league 2 club for 1 season on 5 k a week and disappear into the abyss.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Sutekh » 14 Sep 2020 13:29

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Wont need to worry about that as he is OOC.


Fair point, stupid comment :oops:

If he is OOC at the end of the season would probably make more sense just to let them have him for a nominal fee.


Loan him. You know what would happen if he went for a nominal fee!

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Snowflake Royal » 14 Sep 2020 17:46

This has the IR seal of approval.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by PieEater » 14 Sep 2020 20:32

Not sure we should be selling strikers to relegation rivals.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Lower West » 14 Sep 2020 21:50

PieEater Not sure we should be selling strikers to relegation rivals.


Clause in place not to play against ourselves. Job done.

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Re: Rumour - Baldock to Luton

by Snowball » 14 Sep 2020 22:19

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PieEater Not sure we should be selling strikers to relegation rivals.


Clause in place not to play against ourselves. Job done.




Shouldn't that be

"Clause in place that he must play against us"?

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