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For those complaining about letting him go, has it not dawned upon them that Jordan himself may have wanted to go?

 

He is 23? And is fourth choice, with little indication he'd be given a chance in the near future.

 

A decent player, but one who was needing first team football. Blackpool seems like a sensible move imo. 

 

Best of luck to him. From what I saw, he will do well.

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2 minutes ago, SiJ said:

For those complaining about letting him go, has it not dawned upon them that Jordan himself may have wanted to go?

 

He is 23? And is fourth choice, with little indication he'd be given a chance in the near future.

 

A decent player, but one who was needing first team football. Blackpool seems like a sensible move imo. 

 

Best of luck to him. From what I saw, he will do well.

People like him because he puts himself about, has a good attitude and works hard. Some fans prefer that to actually being good at football

 

He’ll do ok at Blackpool because that’s about his level. If I was him I’d be chomping at the bit to go there because if he just sits it out here in the under 23s before he’ll know it he’d be 25 with less than 50 games under his belt and might then find it hard to get a career in football at all

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Hope this proves to be a good move for Jordan. Never let us down but needs first team football. We better have added a sell-on clause as he'll improve if injury free: excellent attitude. Hope for similar news re moving on Van Aken!

 

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Not sure how I feel about this to be honest.

 

My gut reaction was why didn't we loan him out and see what he had. But apparently he's already 23 so hardly a young player to build up.

 

One hopeful positive though. He's gone within hours of the window opening. Hopefully this is a sign that DC will finally stop hoarding players.

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Whatever happened in pre season has had some sort of bearing on this.  He's already better than many of the centre halves in this league and I can't understand why another championship side hasn't come in for him.  I personally think this will come back to bite us on the backside.  I can understand us wanting to reduce the wage bill but personally i would have sold lees and kept bates and thorniley as back up baring in mind palmer can also play there and we will probably (hopefully) be signing at least one new fullback. 

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Blackpool have probably paid less than £250k which I think is good business for them, he will do well and be a fans favourite with his work ethic and never die attitude I reckon,

 

Would rather have sold Van Allen first but if I’m honest if we are to be top 6 and potentially promotion candidates then I think Thorniley wouldn’t have quite made the grade

 

Good luck Jordan

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Liked him but it's been blatantly obvious something hasn't been right with him ever since he left pre-season early

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15 minutes ago, Anlaby Owl said:

Whatever happened in pre season has had some sort of bearing on this.  He's already better than many of the centre halves in this league and I can't understand why another championship side hasn't come in for him.  I personally think this will come back to bite us on the backside.  I can understand us wanting to reduce the wage bill but personally i would have sold lees and kept bates and thorniley as back up baring in mind palmer can also play there and we will probably (hopefully) be signing at least one new fullback. 

Thats quite a statement,if he was as good as you suggest,should in theory have been knocking bids back from many clubs who needed a centre half.

The fact that there weren't any known of bids for him from championship clubs suggests that he's not as good as you think.

Never looked out of place when he has played,but better than most in that position ?

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Can't believe how many melts we've got as fans. 

 

People calling it a 'massive' mistake. We've made loads of mistakes recently and this isn't one of them. 

 

He's played twice, he's 23, if he was any good he'd be playing every week at 23. 

 

Get a grip will ya

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No point in holding on to players who are unlikely to get a game.

 

Cue centre back injury and suspension crisis. Nuhiu goes to centre back

 

lol

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1 hour ago, poite said:

Cant imagine we got any more than 200k

It's possible we had a sell-on clause inserted many transfers do.

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Disappointed to see him.keave but it's a good move for both parties.

 

I think he is a capable lower half championship defender. Does the basics well.

 

I wish him all the best.

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2 minutes ago, BARMYARMY2010 said:

Thats quite a statement,if he was as good as you suggest,should in theory have been knocking bids back from many clubs who needed a centre half.

The fact that there weren't any known of bids for him from championship clubs suggests that he's not as good as you think.

Never looked out of place when he has played,but better than most in that position ?

I said better than many (not most as you posted) however, considering he hasn't had much game time and the fact that when he was he looked to be getting more confidence with each game i think his form would have only taken an upward direction.  I suppose the obvious reason why no championship club have taken a risk is exactly that, they won't have seen mucch of him in a championship environment. 

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2 hours ago, PeakOwl said:

Think it’s a mistake too. Of the 3 centre backs in front of him, we’re likely to sell Iorfa sooner rather than later, and I think Lees is out of contract in the summer. 

Ought to have been selected today after two poor central defensive performances by the current picks

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14 minutes ago, Simmo200 said:

Can't believe how many melts we've got as fans. 

 

People calling it a 'massive' mistake. We've made loads of mistakes recently and this isn't one of them. 

 

He's played twice, he's 23, if he was any good he'd be playing every week at 23. 

 

Get a grip will ya

I see that. But maybe they are playing for the wrong reasons!

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4 minutes ago, Anlaby Owl said:

I said better than many (not most as you posted) however, considering he hasn't had much game time and the fact that when he was he looked to be getting more confidence with each game i think his form would have only taken an upward direction.  I suppose the obvious reason why no championship club have taken a risk is exactly that, they won't have seen mucch of him in a championship environment. 

Point of pedantry if i may

My mistake for posting "better than most"

IMO your mistake for saying " I can't understand why another championship side hasn't come in for him ",what with him being better than many,you either think he's as good as you think,so there would be no need for clubs to have seen him play regularly,or he's not.

 

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Good player was a bit gutted when I saw this,  but atm we have borner, iorfa and lees so I can see why he would want to leave. 
 

I think he will go on to much better things, actually very surprised a championship club didn’t take him. Good luck Jordan 

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2 hours ago, PeakOwl said:

Think it’s a mistake too. Of the 3 centre backs in front of him, we’re likely to sell Iorfa sooner rather than later, and I think Lees is out of contract in the summer. 

Tom Lees contracted until 2021.

We can get better than Thorniley. He's good but league one good! 

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2 hours ago, agentwalker said:

Another one if the promising homegrown players we've neglected inserted of getting him out on loan to develop.

Homegrown? 

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Good move for him,Blackpool are a decent side.

Hel get regular game time there which will aid him,hes a great attitude,works very hard and has all the attributes,apart from height.

Hes certainly got a decent future ahead of him.Best of luck kid

 

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