Sky Sports Pete O'Rourke reporting that Peterborough have agreed a fee with us for Godden
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Almost certainly will go
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Glad we've done this early. I don't think I could have gone through 2-3 months of Borochat guesswork.
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Every time I see the word "reportedly" it makes me want to punch my monitor.
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Peterborough United have agreed a fee with Stevenage for striker Matt Godden, HITC Sport understands.
Godden is one of the most sought-after players outside the Championship following his goalscoring exploits for Stevenage during the last couple of seasons.
The 26-year-old joined Stevenage in the summer of 2016 after scoring 30 goals for National League South club Ebbsfleet in the 2015-16 campaign.
Godden scored 21 goals in his debut season for Stevenage last term and he netted 14 goals this campaign.
Last summer Godden was one of the most sought-after players outside the Championship following his goalscoring exploits for Stevenage during the last couple of seasons.
Corrected it for you ;)
Edited by RockyBottom at 21:56:15 on 17th May 2018
MG is the best natural goalscorer we have had since Morison. He desperately missed Shumacher, and to some extent McAnuff this season
If you don't create chances strikers can't score...
I think he is more than good enough for League One. Marriott went to Posh for a small fortune a year ago and Matty is a better player. I hope the fee reflects that.
Revell is a far better natural finisher.
Godden needs two or three chances for every goal. He wastes shedloads of good chances!
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Couldn’t disagree more. Revell is decent enough but to old to build a strike force round. Newts is better than godden though IMO
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I didn't say we should build a strike force around him, I said he is a better natural finisher than Godden, which he undoubtedly is.
Give them both the exact same chances in the box and Revell would bury more of them than Godden.
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That's one of my favourite things about the internet... you say something and someone argues with a point you never actually made.
Diasagree. I fear Revell is gonna be one of those who disappears when that contract is signed.
Interesting. I've always felt like when Godden goes 1-on-1, I barely pay attention because he rarely misses.
For less clean-cut chances, you may well be correct, though.
Agreed, running through on goal MG is prolific however I don't think Dino' style of play will suit him, so better off selling.
If you have a player who is potentially as prolific as MG can be, then the manager's personal style shouldn't come into it. You play the way that gets the best out of MG, IMO.
But I get what you're saying. Just seems the wrong way round to me.
But he only scored about 14 goals this season.
Agreed. Godden buries the majority of his chances. The issue is, he hasn't had a single chance to score since 2017!
Edited by SFCfox at 06:45:50 on 18th May 2018
Bar that unstoppable ten game spell last season he wastes a good few one on ones and loads of good chances.
The number of great opportunities he blazed over the bar where it was easier to hit the target in just the final few games of this season alone was huge.
A good striker and finisher but does have a good number of weaknesses too. A good player to have but definitely worth selling if offered decent money. We should have cashed in last summer, as I said at the time.
Plus all the times he is offside.
That could work either way at a higher level.
I think being offside is bad at all levels of football.
Maybe he was offside because he was one step of everyone else and with better players playing the balls through at the right time he might not be :)
I agree that we should have cashed in last summer, but did we actually have money on the table?
Much like Wilmot, have we actually been receiving offers, or is it just the club trying to whip up PR/interest by saying we've had offers? I suspect it's likely the latter.
If anyone was genuinely interested in either, they'd have gone by now.
I gather there was. But not a lot.
IF we had a substantial offer last summer I'm sure we would have sold. I imagine we didn't. Someone probably offered £100k and we thought that was not worth it.
IF we sell this summer we will probably get the a similar amount (marginally less) even though the internet said he could have gone for £1.5m last year.
Surely you can't question the valuation applied by 'Darren, aged 16 from Shephall'?
Revell has never scored the number of goals in a season that Godden did last year.
Want a bet that he will next season, Chuds?
Revell has been playing proper football whilst Godden has been playing park football.
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Hmm. Still narked about the Accrington rule then.
All the best to him if he goes. If he stays then great too.
He had a real purple patch in 2016-17 and that has led to some getting on his back at little because he wasn't quite as prolific this season. He still scored 14 goals though, that with off the pitch and injury troubles too by all accounts.
If we didn't have Newton (and Revell to a lesser extent), I don't think some fans would be quite so blasé about him potentially going.
If we get a good fee and a good sell on clause of course we can cover for him but there's part of me that wants to see what we can do next season with Matty, Danny and Alex to choose between, that's potentially a potent strike force.
DMAC has denied it 8 mins ago on Twatter...
He’s denied it about 3 times now.
Means absolutely fuck all.
He denied they were signing Anthony Grant an hour before it was confirmed they had signed him.
I agree. I meant he could come out and say ‘no’ a hundred times and it would still mean jack sh*t.
Don't get some of the hate.
Undoubtedly had a poor season given our expectations after his first excellent season and been offside more times than he has had a shot on target,but he has also been injured a bit and has had some family trauma. He's also had to adapt to Newton coming in alongside him, then Revell, and had a shit defence hoofing it aimlessly, and a constantly changing midfield behind him.
I am not fussed if he moves on, he's wound me up as much as he has a lot of others, but I wouldn't say 'Good Riddance'. Even tho' he didn't bother clapping the fans at Wycombe which annoyed me more than it should.
If he goes I wish him well and hope he can return to fitness & form,thus generating a sell-on bonus for us in addition to what should be a decent fee enabling us to secure some decent players.
Edit: if he's goes to Posh and plays for that odious fat crook however he can FRO
Edited by Balders at 16:22:19 on 17th May 2018
He clearly didn't/ doesn't want to be at the club since last summer. I won't loose sleep over a player going who doesn't want to be here, regardless of how good he was.
Clearly? In what way?
Does make me laugh when people associate a dip of form with "poor attitude" or "no effort" and other such aspersions on character.
"We have twice offered Matt a significantly improved new contract to stay with us for another couple of years but he has politely refused that, so we won’t stand in his way if we get the right offer during the transfer window."
But before that how was it clear he wanted to leave?
He doesn't want to sign an extended contract. Fair enough. Doesn't mean he plays shit on purpose.
In fact you'd think the opposite. If he wants to play at a higher level then he'd be doing everything he can to attract offers and impress.
Not shit but clearly looked disinterested as soon as his bid was turned down. You could see it in his body language. Be interesting to see when his best part of the season was, wonder if it was in the run up to the Jan transfer window.
We signed Newton so he didn't have to do all the running and goalscoring on his own. Then his workrate and goalscoring suffered. So basically the plan worked.
Felt like he was played out of position, or at least in a different role, when Newton arrived. It took a while to get to grips with that. Then he had a bit of a lay off.
I'd like to see him stay unless there is good money. A good offer for any player should be considered.
A bad offer for some players should also be considered.
Hey, that's my line ;-p
I too will be happy when we go back to having strikers who score fewer goals but stay onside more often
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Managed to never be offside the season before though. I blame the poor service he was getting.
I hope he stays.
Half a million pounds offered and you want him to stay?