Lockyer and Lines

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  1. Captain Jack Sparrow

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    I have no idea about other players but Lockyer and Lines are set to leave. I see from old timer that a rumour is going around that Sinclair could be off too.

    But we do know for certain that Lockyer and Lines are leaving.

    Lockyer's dad confirmed before the game that Lockyer feels its the right time to leave to try and further his international career, so probably will be joining a championship club in the summer. I wouldn't begrudge him of this but will be sad to see him go. Good luck to him. What I am cheesed off about is it looks like we won't get a fee for him. I believe going by what Coughlan said, after yesterdays game, suggests he is not out of contract. If this is the case then surely we can command a fee for him! If he was out of contract then surely Coughlan would say so, when he was asked if we would get a fee. But he didn't. Instead he said its because of his age!




    Lines is also off too. Players on twitter implying he is off and fans thanking him for his years of service to us and wishing him well for the future, which Lines retweets and likes. Here is an example. Lines posted a status saying he's made 500 career games. And Ollie Clarke replied....



    On a positive note, that's a few bob saved on wages which could go a long way in recruiting maybe 3/4 players.

    On a negative note, that's our captain going for nothing, that's the experience of Lines going for nothing and if old timer is right about Sinclair, that's a hard working machine going for nothing. All 3 players who have given everything for this club and will be extremely hard to replace.

    Its going to be an interesting summer!
     
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    Rumours have been known to be wrong. I spoke to Jack Bonham before Saturdays game and asked him if he would be back next season and he replied I DON'T KNOW

    Just been on Rovers Hashtag twitter and someone there reckons that Tom Lockyer is joining City fee to be settled by tribunal
     
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  3. Gastronomic

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    I hope Sinclair and Bonham stay tbh.
     
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  4. Captain Jack Sparrow

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    Doubt he will go to City. That would be so annoying.
     
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  5. Captain Jack Sparrow

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    Lines has confirmed he has left the club.

     
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    Thanks for all Lines has done for this club, he will be missed by many

    When does our retained / leaving list happen
     
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    Soon because the players already know. They were all told yesterday apparently.
     
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    Lines, we have many a great memory with him at the forefront. Will miss him for sure.
     
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    He got our penalty at Wembley to settle our nerves. Imagine if he missed that. What would Taylor be like when he stepped up 2nd.
     
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    Goal vs forest green play off
    Cross against Fulham for hints to not home
    Cardiff screamer
    Goal vs tranmere many moons ago
    Goal and sending off vs Swindon

    Great player over the years <ok>
     
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  11. Captain Jack Sparrow

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    That free kick vs Fulham :emoticon-0137-clapp:emoticon-0137-clapp:emoticon-0137-clapp

     
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    Delsy Active Member

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    The camera angle was just perfect for that moment wasn't it ?
     
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    It certainly was. It had everything. The assist and goal and celebration but also had goodnight Irene from the traveling gasheads and their celebrations too. All perfectly angled and perfectly timed.
     
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    Best gas video on YouTube <ok>
     
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  15. Captain Jack Sparrow

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    I kind of agree with that. Its in my top 5 for sure. The other 4 are...

    Igoe's goal at Wembley vs Strewsbury in the play offs.
    Penalty shoot out at Wembley vs Grimsby in the play offs, including DC's celebrations.
    Lambert's goal vs City in the JPT.
    Windass's goal vs City in their play off final at Wembley ;)

    I have no set order though <ok>
     
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    Chris Lines having a medical today at Northampton

    Rovers look to be signing Tom Davies a CH from Coventry City on a free
     
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  17. Delsy

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    Lock's say's that he was at Rovers for probably two years too long and became a little stale, apparently four championship clubs a possible destination for him or more likely top half division one clubs....Pompey I wonder ?
     
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  18. Captain Jack Sparrow

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    Locks has asked some for advice on what to do. 4 bottom half of championship clubs want him so could be a season of struggle or a few top half of L1 clubs who are looking for promotion next season. Stewart advised him to go to one of the L1 clubs as you will always remember the promotions. Another advised him to go and get 40 championship appearances and see where that takes him. So he is really unsure what to do.
     
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    Or lockyer could stay with us and we could all get promoted together.


    CJS you haven't put the end of season quizzes on yet
     
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