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PostCleve van Leef on Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:19 pm

Joining Blackburn is the word on the ground.

Bad move for him methinks.
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:26 pm

Yes they are a club with £50million plus debt and appalling owners. If I was him I'd stick at City on a reduced deal. His missus is from South Wales, he's lived here for years, he's in his 30s, why move to a club in trouble like Blackburn?
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PostRhys on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:14 pm

Would be a bad move for him but why would he stay and play in a system and that he doesn't fit into at all?
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:55 pm

Rhys wrote:Would be a bad move for him but why would he stay and play in a system and that he doesn't fit into at all?

He has family here now and Warnock obviously sees a place for him here, it's just that he would have less game time
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PostArkay Dubya on Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:35 pm

Connolly has posted a pic of Whitts with a crying emoji, so he's deffo off.
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:45 pm

Arkay Dubya wrote:Connolly has posted a pic of Whitts with a crying emoji, so he's deffo off.

He obviously wants game time but if it was my choice, I wouldn't have moved. I feel like Whitts is a spent force now so I'm not saying that because I'm sentimental but I feel that he would have retired here because the offer he had was still a basic wage of £500,000 a year or so from what I had read
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PostCyncoedslumdog on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:23 am

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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:30 am


Well it frees up £25,000 a week for other signings and he has been on a slow decline for a while now, so thank you Peter but it's probably the right move
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PostTans Tache on Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:26 am

It'll be sad to see him go, still a very good squad player, Blackburn are lucky to have him, (if true)

Thanks for the memories whitts!

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PostTDA on Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:17 am

It had to happen at some time. Better for us in League 1 than the Championship.
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PostSlimfrog's Son™ on Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:29 pm

TDA wrote:It had to happen at some time.  Better for us in League 1 than the Championship.

Quite, we won't have to face his set piece's next season!
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PostArkay Dubya on Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:00 pm

Tans Tache wrote:It'll be sad to see him go, still a very good squad player, Blackburn are lucky to have him, (if true)

Thanks for the memories whitts!

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PostCyncoedslumdog on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:40 am

Whitts has now officially gone to Blackburn on a two year contract.
Dropping down a division could be a good move for him but I can't understand the wailing and gnashing of teeth elsewhere about him leaving.
All players have a shelf life and he was approaching his sell by date.
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PostRhys on Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:39 am

He was a club legend and I thought he would see his career out with us...as you say, shelf life. 

His legendary status will never be in doubt, that's for sure
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PostTans Tache on Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:17 am

I'm sure he will be banging them in for Blackburn and help them get promoted,

May be worth a few cheeky quid to have them to go up

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