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    Default Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    Without a club since being released by Man City in the summer. Being a free agent means we can sign him outside of the transfer window. 30 years old, surely it's worth offering a contract til the end of the season?

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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    Maybe. He was still a good player last season. You've got to wonder why he hasn't got a club though. Maybe he isn't bothered about playing football and just wants money. If his head is right then yes.

    Invite him and Giles Barnes for a trial and if they impress offer them heavily performance related deals.


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    Maybe they've had them. Who knows!?

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    He would be certainly worth taking on trial and then possibly acquiring on a deal to the end of the season. Birmingham did something similar with Stephen Carr last season and that turned out well for all concerned.


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    <puts serious hat on> ...cos there's me thinking this was on the back of "Robbie Williams" and "Tom Cruise" rumours today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kier
    He would be certainly worth taking on trial and then possibly acquiring on a deal to the end of the season. Birmingham did something similar with Stephen Carr last season and that turned out well for all concerned.
    Completely agree. We just need a solid left-back. He doesn't have to pull up any trees but just be a proper left-back. Like Mister Shorey.


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    has to be worth a go, we simply cannot have perch playing left back.


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    to quote wiki ...At the end of January 2009 Ball had an knee operation on his left patella tendon, which will keep him out of action for 7–12 months.

    so many may not fancy the gamble and would he be able to jump, let alone really run... i doubt it...its a nasty injury to recover from, judging by what i just read.




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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    why do we need a singer ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PáNtHéRs
    why do we need a singer ?
    Especially one who has as little ball control as he does.

    Panthers you drunken bum, when are you going to get your arse to a game? Me and Ben/Alvar will be at the Peterborough game if you want to come along, we'll be drinking in rounds though.


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    He would take a while to get back to match fitness but certianly a player I'd take even on a monthly contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR
    Especially one who has as little ball control as he does.

    Panthers you drunken bum, when are you going to get your arse to a game? Me and Ben/Alvar will be at the Peterborough game if you want to come along, we'll be drinking in rounds though.
    Alright dude how's thing's how much is it for the peterbrough game i'm out of work now ,I'm an unemployed drunken bum nowadays


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    Well he's done a decent job for me on Football manager, so I say sign him up!


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    victor moses joined me on champ manager at forest, but on reflection, I'd say in reality Billy should turn him down...and tell him to ply his trade elsewhere....or did he do this allready


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    Invite him down on for a trial, see how he gets on, if he is cack then give him a microphone and he can be like Cliff Richard is at Wimbledon at the City Ground when it rains.


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    He's better than what we've got so why not sign him up for the rest of the season? He's a good player.


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    Yes,yes please,no more square pegs!


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    Sign him until the end of the season and see where that leads!

    Someone should write Billy a letter quick.


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    He can't play til the end of the season, so he would be useless!


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    No. He's a clogger and wouldn't fit in with our style of play at all.


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall. View Post
    Sign him until the end of the season and see where that leads!

    Someone should write Billy a letter quick.
    If our scouting network isn't aware of a guy who's a left back, has played for England and is out of contract, I think we're in trouble. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    If our scouting network isn't aware of a guy who's a left back, has played for England and is out of contract, I think we're in trouble. lol

    Lol... And so we move on to David Pleats role at the club...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    If our scouting network isn't aware of a guy who's a left back, has played for England and is out of contract, I think we're in trouble. lol


    I wrote Calderwood a letter telling him to sign Jason Brown in summer '06 as his contract just expired at Gillingham but he repied saying thanks but we've now just signed Paul Smith from Southampton.


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    Default Re: Michael Ball, worth a gamble?

    I've rated this thread as a 2 - Bad.

    I've been posting on here for several hours now and nothing gets higher than that.


 

 

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