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Penny Pinching

Postby Greeners » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:25 pm

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:
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Re: Penny Pinching

Postby paulK » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:46 pm

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 :(
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Re: Penny Pinching

Postby Foggy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 pm

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.
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Re: Penny Pinching

Postby paulK » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm

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
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