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Penny Pinching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:25 pm
by Greeners
Hi
Is this penny pinching by clubs?
QPR lose one Matt Smith to Millwall and then take on another Matt Smith from Man City.
Back in June Blackburn lost Paul Downing to Portsmouth and took on Stewart Downing from Middlesborough.
I wonder if they are allocated the previous players number as well?
As shirts generally only have surnames on them they have saved having to get new transfers made and even their programmes can still just show the same name. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Penny Pinching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:46 pm
by paulK
Greeners wrote:Hi
Is this penny pinching by clubs?
QPR lose one Matt Smith to Millwall and then take on another Matt Smith from Man City.
Back in June Blackburn lost Paul Downing to Portsmouth and took on Stewart Downing from Middlesborough.
I wonder if they are allocated the previous players number as well?
As shirts generally only have surnames on them they have saved having to get new transfers made and even their programmes can still just show the same name. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Reading that, I'm surprised we didn't sign Rhys Browne ;)

Oh, hang on. Doesn't quite fit the criteria :(

Re: Penny Pinching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 pm
by Foggy
There is an easy way round this...just sign whoever you like, then get them to change their name by deed-poll to that of the player who has left and whose shirt you need to fill.

Re: Penny Pinching

PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm
by paulK
Foggy wrote:There is an easy way round this...just sign whoever you like, then get them to change their name by deed-poll to that of the player who has left and whose shirt you need to fill.



Good suggestion but not even sure you need deed poll? Scoble = Mondal