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CyderInACan

Luke Freeman to Sheff Utd (Merged)

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1 minute ago, simon uk said:

Yes i just looked that up,,, thats crazy money for freeman, but excellent for us.... if he did go for about 300k, that seems to me to be quite a low price at the time, perhaps the sell on clause was raised up a bit higher to sweeten the deal?

His contract was up  that summer and he had refused to sign a new one so we took the money.

I find it hard to comprehend that Sheffield United see him as a PL player.

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5 hours ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Premier League ........Not bad for a player vilified as many as not good enough for us on here 

Chris Wilder obviously doesn’t agree 

Would you take him back out of interest?

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7 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

Would you take him back out of interest?

Yes

Not for that money tho

Clever footballer

Irrelevant as such as he’s going to get a chance in top flight and Chris Wilders opinion should carry far greater weight than mine !  

Anyway , we’ve moved on and I have a real good hunch that Szmodics could be a real surprise in Championship this season if he gets an early chance and grabs a place  

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6 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Yes

Not for that money tho

Clever footballer

Good at set pieces but I don’t know if he’d fit in our team now

Hes obviously talented but he rarely showed up in the championship for us, I haven’t watched much of QPR so I don’t know if he’s changed. 

Wilder is a top manager so must see something in him

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18 minutes ago, CotswoldRed said:

Laughable. Nowhere near the required standard imo. 

Good luck to him though. 

Who’s laughing? Sheffield United disagree with you.

I agree. Good luck to him.

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Id be worried if we had just got promoted and we were signing players of Freeman’s ability.. 

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According to the stats, since his Championship day-boo in 2015 with us, no other player has created more goals or more goal scoring opportunities in this division than Luke.

No, I can't believe it either. Funny old game.

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Just now, Moments of Pleasure said:

According to the stats, since his Championship day-boo in 2015 with us, no other player has created more goals or more goal scoring opportunities in this division than Luke.

No, I can't believe it either. Funny old game.

Interesting to know 

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4 minutes ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

According to the stats, since his Championship day-boo in 2015 with us, no other player has created more goals or more goal scoring opportunities in this division than Luke.

No, I can't believe it either. Funny old game.

Or completed more step-overs.

 

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Just now, Moments of Pleasure said:

According to the stats, since his Championship day-boo in 2015 with us, no other player has created more goals or more goal scoring opportunities in this division than Luke.

No, I can't believe it either. Funny old game.

The cynic in me says that's because he's just the best player to have stayed in the division in all those years. That is, those better than him have either been promoted, purchased, returned to parent clubs after a loan, or very possibly been relegated.

Good luck to him in the Prem, he was a joy to watch in 2014/15...but let's just say I don't think he'll be making it into my fantasy team.

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1 hour ago, hodge said:

Interesting, says Peterborough had a deal agreed to sign Freeman before we swooped in

https://twitter.com/DMAC102/status/1146439574413021184

In L1, we just sign whoever Posh are going to sign.

In the Championship,  whoever Posh or Brentford are going to sign.

In the Prem, whoever Brentford and (tbc) are going to sign.

In L2 or the Banana league, n/a

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Might be in the minority but I always really rated Freeman, and have a feeling he may do alright with The Blades in the Prem. I think it wasn't an inability to perform at Champ level but more of a downturn in form for him.

I always thought he had the ability to unlock defences - just didn't really show it when we took the step up.

 

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Always interesting to see how our ex-players are getting on. 

Fond memories of Freeman as he was an integral part of our 2014-15 team.  Fair play to him as he’d gone stale here - Looks like he’s kicked on at QPR and he’s earned his crack at the Prem.  

I’m sure Sheff Utd will struggle next season but hopefully he’ll bag a few goals and assists.

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56 minutes ago, CotswoldRed said:

Laughable. Nowhere near the required standard imo. 

Good luck to him though. 

Wasn't right for the system we played at the time, but would likely to have improved given the chance.

Flint looked well out of his depth when he made the step up, but he was afforded time, both by management and supporters.

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1 hour ago, bristolcitysweden said:

Very odd. They could have done this seasons ago. Surely not about money :)

Why would they have done this seasons ago?

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@Kid in the Riot do you know how much we paid for Luke (from Stevenage)?  Seem to recall he signed a deal to get Stevenage a fee.  £250k rings a bell?

How much did QPR pay? £350k?

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1 hour ago, bris red said:

Id be worried if we had just got promoted and we were signing players of Freeman’s ability.. 

I'd be worried if we were signing players of Freeman's ability!

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Freeman is a good player!. A very good move for him and cash for us. Happy Days! 

Out of interest how many of SCs team have gone on to the Premier League? Anyone know? Is he the only one?

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10 minutes ago, Chivs said:

I'd be worried if we were signing players of Freeman's ability!

We did once

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14 minutes ago, REDOXO said:

Freeman is a good player!. A very good move for him and cash for us. Happy Days! 

Out of interest how many of SCs team have gone on to the Premier League? Anyone know? Is he the only one?

Cunningham, Reid, Bryan

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Just now, BRISTOL86 said:

Cunningham, Reid

Did Cunningham and Reid feature that much. I was standing next to Cunningham on the pitch after Wallsall thinking, well you didn't get as many games as you might of....Joe (the missing prem player) played a decent amount if I remember, Freeman on the other was a key player for SC. IMO he didn't like LJ much and fancied going back toward London. Very good player and a good deal for Sheff Utd, us and not so much QPR.

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1 minute ago, REDOXO said:

Did Cunningham and Reid feature that much. I was standing next to Cunningham on the pitch after Wallsall thinking, well you didn't get as many games as you might of....Joe (the missing prem player) played a decent amount if I remember, Freeman on the other was a key player for SC. IMO he didn't like LJ much and fancied going back toward London. Very good player and a good deal for Sheff Utd, us and not so much QPR.

Not as much as others but just thought of anyone who was in the squad under SC. 

Freeman’s a weird one. Did nothing with us outside of L1 to even hint that there was a good championship player there let alone a Premier League one.

He was the one player when we got promoted that I thought would tear it up but produced absolutely nothing. 

Sometimes it just clicks for a player at a club. I think he’d suit our current team a lot more than the one he left. 

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7 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Not as much as others but just thought of anyone who was in the squad under SC. 

Freeman’s a weird one. Did nothing with us outside of L1 to even hint that there was a good championship player there let alone a Premier League one.

He was the one player when we got promoted that I thought would tear it up but produced absolutely nothing. 

Sometimes it just clicks for a player at a club. I think he’d suit our current team a lot more than the one he left. 

I think that is the point. SC made a mess (assisted by SL and the board) of the transfers post promotion. Freeman was asked to fetch and carry by SC in that season. A job that he did well enough with in a poor standard team for the division. The game away at Reading sticks in my memory as he put in a mammoth amount of effort to lose in injury time. The refs assessor gave me the CD of the match at FT as nothing really happened to concern him.

5m for Freeman is a good deal for them and I'll have him on the bench as a cheap option for my fantasy team!!

 

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36 minutes ago, REDOXO said:

Freeman is a good player!. A very good move for him and cash for us. Happy Days! 

Out of interest how many of SCs team have gone on to the Premier League? Anyone know? Is he the only one?

Ryan Fredericks.

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Freeman was a great player in our promotion season and i have fond memories of his performances. All the best to him and hope he does well!

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2 hours ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

According to the stats, since his Championship day-boo in 2015 with us, no other player has created more goals or more goal scoring opportunities in this division than Luke.

No, I can't believe it either. Funny old game.

Would the goal scoring opportunities be the ones he squandered ? If past form is anything to go by!

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2 hours ago, bristolcitysweden said:

For Blades a piss in the ocean but for Luke a hughe recognition and I dare to say; a well deserved one. Show them what you are capable of Luke!

Is this the point where you say 'Luke, I am your father?'

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2 hours ago, Slippin cider said:

Well yes he’s in the premier league but a great league 1 player :kiddie:

“league 1 player”

You can never be taken seriously again

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3 hours ago, REDOXO said:

Freeman is a good player!. A very good move for him and cash for us. Happy Days! 

Out of interest how many of SCs team have gone on to the Premier League? Anyone know? Is he the only one?

 

2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Ryan Fredericks.

 

2 hours ago, BRISTOL86 said:

Cunningham, Reid, Bryan

I wouldn’t agree with Reid - but i’d add Baldock to that list ...

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2 hours ago, REDOXO said:

Joe (the missing prem player) played a decent amount if I remember...

A decent amount?! Joe played 50 games in that infamous 2014/2015 season ...

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27 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

A decent amount?! Joe played 50 games in that infamous 2014/2015 season ...

How was it an infamous season?

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