Harry Arter

valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
In a way, it's a sensible move by Arter.

Looking at it in another way, it's the move of a man devoid of any inspiration or interest in his life, who would rather sit on his arse than actually do anything interesting or rewarding. I mean rewarding in the spiritual sense, not financial.
 

Master Yates

John Robertson
If he’s taken that deal then it’s pretty much confirmation that he’s given up on football as a career, which would suggest he’d be very hard to shift, so we might as well spread the cost out across a longer period.

I imagine at this point we are just paying him to sit at home.


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Ashley

Stuart Pearce
But at £15k/week it makes him a more saleable player
I don't think anyone would take him now even on those wages though, considering he had to drop to non-league Notts County to get games last season.

As said above, its probably more about spreading the cost and making his wages more FFP friendly. He'll sit out the remainder of his Forest contract doing nothing Zach Clough style.
 

Otis Redd'un

Steve Chettle
There will be obligations on both sides; the club will be required to provide him with training facilities and access to medical/rehab resources. The player will be obliged to attend training, meet an acceptable level of fitness and avail himself for selection. That arrangement will be best for both parties in order to try and get him out on loan somewhere.

I expect he'll be training with the development squad rather than alone - whereby the PFA would doubtlessly be on the club's case - which could have an impact in one of two ways. He could be a good professional who, despite his situation, can have a positive influence on the younger players or, alternatively, he stinks the place out with a negative attitude?

Alternatively, he could have been offered the opportunity to go on gardening leave which he's agreeable with.
 
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Jah

Jack Armstrong
Biding his time and waiting for a Roy of the Rovers recall from out of the cold to the first team when the new manager comes in....
 

Ashley

Stuart Pearce
Clough was way worse, he was a 5 year deal and was probably our highest earner whilst being dropped by Rochdale
Also sat on his arse doing nothing after the Rochdale loan for the remainder of his contract. Spent the majority of his contract absolutely stealing a living from the club.
 

Redemption

just like that!
I asked Tails on the Atheltic talk-in about this contract extension.

He didn't want to give away too much because he's working on a piece on it.

Suggested the extension isn't correct but the club are working on a way to get him off the books.
 

garibaldi

Grenville Morris
Don't blame him for wanting what he is entitled to especially as its likely to be his last contract. No one forced us to offer him a crazy contract.

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But he should have the integrity to exert the effort expected of a professional footballer during that contract. He flopped at non league Notts FFS!

The guy's a lizard.
 

gamble

Stuart Pearce
But he should have the integrity to exert the effort expected of a professional footballer during that contract. He flopped at non league Notts FFS!

The guy's a lizard.
And how do you know he hasn't?

Whenever a player falls down the pecking order, it's always their fault, and they're lazy etc with no proof. Arter came from Bournemouth with a good reputation, and their fans said he was past his best, now he's lazy ..
 

Yeezy

First Team Squad
Seriously, in cases like this I'd have working in the club shop or ticket office or something.

He's an employee of NFFC so if he's no good on the pitch put him to work elsewhere. I bet if he spent a week working in the club shop he'd think twice about not bothering for Notts.

Absolute waste of skin.
 

MaxiRobriguez

Bob McKinlay
We deserved to be mugged off for buying a player based solely on the fact they scored a good goal against us and specifically for note learning that lesson after Aaron Davies.
 

youreds1986

First Team Squad
I simply can't get angry about an older player falling off a cliff playing wise. As long as he's turning up, not disrupting and putting effort in then he deserves to be paid.

It's not his fault we gave him a big contract.
 

JLingz Dancing Feet

Formerly Djed the Red
Seriously, in cases like this I'd have working in the club shop or ticket office or something.

He's an employee of NFFC so if he's no good on the pitch put him to work elsewhere. I bet if he spent a week working in the club shop he'd think twice about not bothering for Notts.

Absolute waste of skin.

I am sure if work asked you to clean the bins out and scrub the toilets you would rightly tell them to f**k off because that isn't in your job description.

The blame game solely lies at the feet of those who signed him and gave him the contract.
 
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