Welcome Jack Baldwin

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  1. Dorset

    Dorset Well-Known Member

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    Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of Jack Baldwin for an undisclosed fee.

    Signing from Sky Bet League One side Peterborough United, the defender has penned a two-year deal at the Stadium of Light.

    The 25-year-old will further bolster Jack Ross’ backline, joining fellow defensive recruits Tom Flanagan, Alim Ozturk, Reece James and Glenn Loovens on Wearside.

    Baldwin has a wealth of Football League experience and he’s also played in the north east, having turned out for Hartlepool United prior to a move to Peterborough in 2014.

    Speaking about his arrival, the Sunderland manager said: “Everybody knew we were looking to strengthen again in this area of the pitch and now we’re comfortable with where we’re at in terms of central defensive options.

    “Jack is proven in this league and he’s at a good age with his best years ahead of him, and he has a hunger to improve and do well.”

    He added: “He sees this as a big opportunity and has the core attributes we have been looking for.”

    The defender made his Football League debut in 2011 against Colchester United, regularly featuring for Pools as they clinched a 13th-place finish in the third tier.

    After making over 80 appearances for the north-east club, Baldwin moved to London Road in January 2014 for an initial fee of £500,000.

    The defender has gone to make 116 appearances for Peterborough, captaining the club throughout the 2017-18 season, during which he made 43 appearances in all competitions.
     
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    As usual I've got no idea what he's like but also as usual all the right boxes are ticked and it's good to get players in who are captain material. The best teams have them all over the pitch.
     
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    Sidthemackem The owners of my club don't chop people up!
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    My thoughts in a nutshell. The first few games will be a case of cheering on a bunch of strangers, but hopefully cheering not booing!
     
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    Hopefully he does well. Reading up on him it looks like the lad is not frightened to get stuck. Just what we need IMO

    It seems all our new signings are getting 2 year contracts I suspose after years of giving 4-5 year deals to total tossers it’s better see how they do before offering a longer deal.
     
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    It's going to be fun isn't it. New players, new manager, new kit new everything. Should really have a new stadium too and make it a clean sweep haha.
     
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    The Arnhem Bridge Not606 Godfather

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    Really? He's managed just over 30 games out of his clubs last 92. I think that's really concerning.
     
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    Fair point, all the boxes apart from injury record then.
     
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    The Arnhem Bridge Not606 Godfather

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    Great post. I fully agree <cheers>
     
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    please log in to view this image

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    Is it just me or has he got a look of "wtf have I got myself into?" about him haha. Passed his medical at least so not currently crocked.
     
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    That first one looks like a cheesy wedding photo forced smile, the scarf one looks a bit better.
     
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