Long-standing keeper quits Valley Parade after City opt for Jordan Pickford

Jon McLaughlin has left City and could be on his way to Burton Albion

Jon McLaughlin has left City and could be on his way to Burton Albion

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JON McLaughlin has officially left City following the arrival of Jordan Pickford on loan.

The 26-year-old stopper is set to sign for a League Two club – thought to be Burton.

The departure of the long-serving keeper ends a six-year link with Valley Parade after he was signed by Stuart McCall in May 2008. He has previously been training with them while playing for both Harrogate clubs.

McLaughlin had to bide his time to become first choice but went on to make 145 appearances.

He shared goalkeeping duties with Matt Duke during the promotion season but returned to the side for the late charge which saw them into the play-offs. He kept a clean sheet in the 3-0 Wembley win over Northampton in the final.

McLaughlin played every game last season in League One and kept 14 clean sheets – the seventh best record in the division.

He turned down City’s initial contract offer but had continued to train with them and played in all three of the pre-season games so far.

Phil Parkinson said: "Jon has been a great servant to the club and we would have ideally liked to see him stay.

"But financial constraints mean it hasn't been possible to strike a deal that is right for both parties."


 

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4:06pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Nickloza says...

Thanks for your service, but right decision imho.
Thanks for your service, but right decision imho. Nickloza
  • Score: 22

4:10pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jsummers96 says...

thanks for your service! very good shot stopper but never commanded his area well enough for me.. and his kicking was abysmal.
thanks for your service! very good shot stopper but never commanded his area well enough for me.. and his kicking was abysmal. jsummers96
  • Score: 9

4:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jamiejoe says...

Good luck Jon - you have been a valuable member of the team during some of the best times of recent times.

Personally and professionally i hope you go and prove all the know-it-all's wrong! Hope things work out v well for you.

Best regards
Good luck Jon - you have been a valuable member of the team during some of the best times of recent times. Personally and professionally i hope you go and prove all the know-it-all's wrong! Hope things work out v well for you. Best regards jamiejoe
  • Score: 37

4:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Farsley Bantam says...

The d1ckheads will be along shortly telling us how he cost us 50 points last season but I am sad to see him go. A very decent keeper at this level.
That said I'm sure there are plenty of equally good or better keepers out there that we could sign in the next few weeks.
The d1ckheads will be along shortly telling us how he cost us 50 points last season but I am sad to see him go. A very decent keeper at this level. That said I'm sure there are plenty of equally good or better keepers out there that we could sign in the next few weeks. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 25

4:22pm Tue 22 Jul 14

whisky1 says...

Decent enough with time to develop. Good luck JMAC. Alus a hero for your haymaker against Crawley (Pablo MIlls?). Quality.
Decent enough with time to develop. Good luck JMAC. Alus a hero for your haymaker against Crawley (Pablo MIlls?). Quality. whisky1
  • Score: 15

4:37pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Bantam Dubai says...

Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!!
Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!! Bantam Dubai
  • Score: -7

4:44pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Bantam Dubai wrote:
Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!!
Maybe he really wanted to stay but the club wouldn't match the offer he'd been made at Burton and in what is a very short career he wanted to maximize his earnings? Pure speculation ofcourse but I'm not sure why you think it's unbelievable that someone would take 3 weeks to decided if he wanted to move to a job that would require him move 2 hours away.
[quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!![/p][/quote]Maybe he really wanted to stay but the club wouldn't match the offer he'd been made at Burton and in what is a very short career he wanted to maximize his earnings? Pure speculation ofcourse but I'm not sure why you think it's unbelievable that someone would take 3 weeks to decided if he wanted to move to a job that would require him move 2 hours away. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 14

4:51pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Bantam Dubai says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!!
Maybe he really wanted to stay but the club wouldn't match the offer he'd been made at Burton and in what is a very short career he wanted to maximize his earnings? Pure speculation ofcourse but I'm not sure why you think it's unbelievable that someone would take 3 weeks to decided if he wanted to move to a job that would require him move 2 hours away.
That's 3 weeks come the end of the season Farsley.... We have missed the boat with this one.... Now the hunt is on for a new number 1. I'm sure the wages would have been somewhere near what Burton would of offered. Nothing about playing in front of +10k week in week out. Oh and the fact we are in a higher division. He has taken a BIG step back if you ask me.... and we have missed out on blooding another keeper on the trip to Ireland. Timing of this is everything mate...!!
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!![/p][/quote]Maybe he really wanted to stay but the club wouldn't match the offer he'd been made at Burton and in what is a very short career he wanted to maximize his earnings? Pure speculation ofcourse but I'm not sure why you think it's unbelievable that someone would take 3 weeks to decided if he wanted to move to a job that would require him move 2 hours away.[/p][/quote]That's 3 weeks come the end of the season Farsley.... We have missed the boat with this one.... Now the hunt is on for a new number 1. I'm sure the wages would have been somewhere near what Burton would of offered. Nothing about playing in front of +10k week in week out. Oh and the fact we are in a higher division. He has taken a BIG step back if you ask me.... and we have missed out on blooding another keeper on the trip to Ireland. Timing of this is everything mate...!! Bantam Dubai
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Tue 22 Jul 14

al&co says...

This has been on the cards for some time with perhaps the inevitable outcome.
I know Jon had his critics and fair enough, he made mistakes but I never had any doubts that he gave his best when he played for the team. He is entitled to be remembered as one of the players who took our club through a very exciting era and during that campaign there were times when he was an excellent shot stopper, with some game-changing saves.
I think he will be a good acquisition for Burton and I wish him well.
This has been on the cards for some time with perhaps the inevitable outcome. I know Jon had his critics and fair enough, he made mistakes but I never had any doubts that he gave his best when he played for the team. He is entitled to be remembered as one of the players who took our club through a very exciting era and during that campaign there were times when he was an excellent shot stopper, with some game-changing saves. I think he will be a good acquisition for Burton and I wish him well. al&co
  • Score: 17

4:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ageofreason says...

Wonder if we are having a repeat of the Eastwood problem. You can only have our Keeper on Loan if he is picked when fit to play.
Wonder if we are having a repeat of the Eastwood problem. You can only have our Keeper on Loan if he is picked when fit to play. ageofreason
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Crags says...

Obviously we don't know how much Jon was asking for but clearly parky and the board didn't think he was worth it and would rather save the money for more loans. Not impressed with loan signings in any position as prefer players signed on and committed to the club from the outset. Especially so when they are not utilised. There must be a keeper out there city could sign permanently? A lot of new players coming in I do hope they gel. Good luck city it's going to be another hard season. Happy with mid table again.
Obviously we don't know how much Jon was asking for but clearly parky and the board didn't think he was worth it and would rather save the money for more loans. Not impressed with loan signings in any position as prefer players signed on and committed to the club from the outset. Especially so when they are not utilised. There must be a keeper out there city could sign permanently? A lot of new players coming in I do hope they gel. Good luck city it's going to be another hard season. Happy with mid table again. Crags
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

whisky1 says...

He deserves to make a decent living..he will not be a big earner bearing in mind his background. Im not sure why folk think he owes us something he is entitled to do the best for himself and his family
He deserves to make a decent living..he will not be a big earner bearing in mind his background. Im not sure why folk think he owes us something he is entitled to do the best for himself and his family whisky1
  • Score: 26

5:01pm Tue 22 Jul 14

macca1969 says...

What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !! macca1969
  • Score: 4

5:07pm Tue 22 Jul 14

nowt fresh says...

al&co wrote:
This has been on the cards for some time with perhaps the inevitable outcome.
I know Jon had his critics and fair enough, he made mistakes but I never had any doubts that he gave his best when he played for the team. He is entitled to be remembered as one of the players who took our club through a very exciting era and during that campaign there were times when he was an excellent shot stopper, with some game-changing saves.
I think he will be a good acquisition for Burton and I wish him well.
Good assessment al&co I believe he improved season on season at Valley Parade as you say he made some mistakes but hay were the Johnny Mc critics watching the last World Cup were some so called World Class goal keepers dropped some major clangers, he was a league one keeper still learning his trade, all the best John you were a big part of that great 2012/13 season and IMO should remembered as a very honest pro who always gave it his best.
[quote][p][bold]al&co[/bold] wrote: This has been on the cards for some time with perhaps the inevitable outcome. I know Jon had his critics and fair enough, he made mistakes but I never had any doubts that he gave his best when he played for the team. He is entitled to be remembered as one of the players who took our club through a very exciting era and during that campaign there were times when he was an excellent shot stopper, with some game-changing saves. I think he will be a good acquisition for Burton and I wish him well.[/p][/quote]Good assessment al&co I believe he improved season on season at Valley Parade as you say he made some mistakes but hay were the Johnny Mc critics watching the last World Cup were some so called World Class goal keepers dropped some major clangers, he was a league one keeper still learning his trade, all the best John you were a big part of that great 2012/13 season and IMO should remembered as a very honest pro who always gave it his best. nowt fresh
  • Score: 11

5:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Nickloza says...

macca1969 wrote:
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !![/p][/quote]It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that? Nickloza
  • Score: 5

5:19pm Tue 22 Jul 14

minkiebantam says...

Strange one this? Maybe he was waiting to see who came in as back up? IF its right that part of the agreement to get the young lad from Sunderlland was that he played, when fit, Jon Mac was not prepared to play 2nd fiddle for the money he was offered? Only speculation mind.
Anyway, Good luck Jon. I hope you have a good season @ Burton, in Lge 2. Small dig i know ; )
CTID!!
Strange one this? Maybe he was waiting to see who came in as back up? IF its right that part of the agreement to get the young lad from Sunderlland was that he played, when fit, Jon Mac was not prepared to play 2nd fiddle for the money he was offered? Only speculation mind. Anyway, Good luck Jon. I hope you have a good season @ Burton, in Lge 2. Small dig i know ; ) CTID!! minkiebantam
  • Score: 5

5:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Statler4 says...

ageofreason wrote:
Wonder if we are having a repeat of the Eastwood problem. You can only have our Keeper on Loan if he is picked when fit to play.
I doubt it. Pickford is a raw young player who is learning. He's been nowhere near the first team squad at Sunderland and I imagine they feel he will benefit from being part of a first team squad at VP. Hopefully we'll be signing a more experienced pair of hands in the next few days.
[quote][p][bold]ageofreason[/bold] wrote: Wonder if we are having a repeat of the Eastwood problem. You can only have our Keeper on Loan if he is picked when fit to play.[/p][/quote]I doubt it. Pickford is a raw young player who is learning. He's been nowhere near the first team squad at Sunderland and I imagine they feel he will benefit from being part of a first team squad at VP. Hopefully we'll be signing a more experienced pair of hands in the next few days. Statler4
  • Score: 1

5:28pm Tue 22 Jul 14

macca1969 says...

Nickloza wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?
It's more why we are trying to build a team on the cheap. Goalkeeper is an important position and according to parky he wanted Jon on board. If so why is it we thought we could pay him peanuts and he would sign. Surely we did not think we could sign a goalkeeper and pay less than a league 2 club are prepared to pay. We must have offerd a pretty small wage for him to drop a league and play for Burton. To me the length of time this has took to get to this conclusion is embarrassing to say the least. I'm not bashing the club as it is up to them to decide how much we have to spend, but I fear someone has forced parkys hand as he has done his best to keep him. Just hope it doesn't bite us in the backside
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !![/p][/quote]It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?[/p][/quote]It's more why we are trying to build a team on the cheap. Goalkeeper is an important position and according to parky he wanted Jon on board. If so why is it we thought we could pay him peanuts and he would sign. Surely we did not think we could sign a goalkeeper and pay less than a league 2 club are prepared to pay. We must have offerd a pretty small wage for him to drop a league and play for Burton. To me the length of time this has took to get to this conclusion is embarrassing to say the least. I'm not bashing the club as it is up to them to decide how much we have to spend, but I fear someone has forced parkys hand as he has done his best to keep him. Just hope it doesn't bite us in the backside macca1969
  • Score: -3

5:29pm Tue 22 Jul 14

yorkiewyke says...

Pretty obvious with Pickford coming in. Sunderland would not let him come on loan for the season just to sit on bench
Pretty obvious with Pickford coming in. Sunderland would not let him come on loan for the season just to sit on bench yorkiewyke
  • Score: 3

5:31pm Tue 22 Jul 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Good luck Jon another good club servant leaves. I always rated JM but last season developed a weakness at shot stopping at the near post but could this have been spotted by our GK coach also I think last season we should have had another GK, competition or places is every thing. JM will still have a long career as a professional keeper and should get better.
Good luck Jon another good club servant leaves. I always rated JM but last season developed a weakness at shot stopping at the near post but could this have been spotted by our GK coach also I think last season we should have had another GK, competition or places is every thing. JM will still have a long career as a professional keeper and should get better. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 8

5:39pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Pablo says...

minkiebantam wrote:
Strange one this? Maybe he was waiting to see who came in as back up? IF its right that part of the agreement to get the young lad from Sunderlland was that he played, when fit, Jon Mac was not prepared to play 2nd fiddle for the money he was offered? Only speculation mind.
Anyway, Good luck Jon. I hope you have a good season @ Burton, in Lge 2. Small dig i know ; )
CTID!!
Yes, strange one indeed.

I'm sorry to see him go. How on earth can Burton be paying him more than he was offered at City? Is our budget so tight that we couldn't have offered him a few quid more? As you state, the problem with some loans from Premier clubs, where they foot the majority of the wage, is that there's a clause stating they have to play. That does wonders for morale when an out of form player remains a automatic choice!

As I've said before, decisions like this are probably due to our lopsided wage structure, where just five players are likely to account for nearly 50% of the total wage bill.
[quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: Strange one this? Maybe he was waiting to see who came in as back up? IF its right that part of the agreement to get the young lad from Sunderlland was that he played, when fit, Jon Mac was not prepared to play 2nd fiddle for the money he was offered? Only speculation mind. Anyway, Good luck Jon. I hope you have a good season @ Burton, in Lge 2. Small dig i know ; ) CTID!![/p][/quote]Yes, strange one indeed. I'm sorry to see him go. How on earth can Burton be paying him more than he was offered at City? Is our budget so tight that we couldn't have offered him a few quid more? As you state, the problem with some loans from Premier clubs, where they foot the majority of the wage, is that there's a clause stating they have to play. That does wonders for morale when an out of form player remains a automatic choice! As I've said before, decisions like this are probably due to our lopsided wage structure, where just five players are likely to account for nearly 50% of the total wage bill. Pablo
  • Score: -1

5:40pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Nickloza says...

macca1969 wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?
It's more why we are trying to build a team on the cheap. Goalkeeper is an important position and according to parky he wanted Jon on board. If so why is it we thought we could pay him peanuts and he would sign. Surely we did not think we could sign a goalkeeper and pay less than a league 2 club are prepared to pay. We must have offerd a pretty small wage for him to drop a league and play for Burton. To me the length of time this has took to get to this conclusion is embarrassing to say the least. I'm not bashing the club as it is up to them to decide how much we have to spend, but I fear someone has forced parkys hand as he has done his best to keep him. Just hope it doesn't bite us in the backside
Not getting into that, you nor I know what it he was offered so it's all summation, so has I say the club offered what they thought he was worth. Yes PP did want to keep him but not at any price.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !![/p][/quote]It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?[/p][/quote]It's more why we are trying to build a team on the cheap. Goalkeeper is an important position and according to parky he wanted Jon on board. If so why is it we thought we could pay him peanuts and he would sign. Surely we did not think we could sign a goalkeeper and pay less than a league 2 club are prepared to pay. We must have offerd a pretty small wage for him to drop a league and play for Burton. To me the length of time this has took to get to this conclusion is embarrassing to say the least. I'm not bashing the club as it is up to them to decide how much we have to spend, but I fear someone has forced parkys hand as he has done his best to keep him. Just hope it doesn't bite us in the backside[/p][/quote]Not getting into that, you nor I know what it he was offered so it's all summation, so has I say the club offered what they thought he was worth. Yes PP did want to keep him but not at any price. Nickloza
  • Score: 5

5:53pm Tue 22 Jul 14

macca1969 says...

Nickloza wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?
It's more why we are trying to build a team on the cheap. Goalkeeper is an important position and according to parky he wanted Jon on board. If so why is it we thought we could pay him peanuts and he would sign. Surely we did not think we could sign a goalkeeper and pay less than a league 2 club are prepared to pay. We must have offerd a pretty small wage for him to drop a league and play for Burton. To me the length of time this has took to get to this conclusion is embarrassing to say the least. I'm not bashing the club as it is up to them to decide how much we have to spend, but I fear someone has forced parkys hand as he has done his best to keep him. Just hope it doesn't bite us in the backside
Not getting into that, you nor I know what it he was offered so it's all summation, so has I say the club offered what they thought he was worth. Yes PP did want to keep him but not at any price.
Doesn't sound like it was at any price if Burton can afford him
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !![/p][/quote]It's not a matter of competing, he was made an offer presumably what the club thought he was worth. Why increase that?[/p][/quote]It's more why we are trying to build a team on the cheap. Goalkeeper is an important position and according to parky he wanted Jon on board. If so why is it we thought we could pay him peanuts and he would sign. Surely we did not think we could sign a goalkeeper and pay less than a league 2 club are prepared to pay. We must have offerd a pretty small wage for him to drop a league and play for Burton. To me the length of time this has took to get to this conclusion is embarrassing to say the least. I'm not bashing the club as it is up to them to decide how much we have to spend, but I fear someone has forced parkys hand as he has done his best to keep him. Just hope it doesn't bite us in the backside[/p][/quote]Not getting into that, you nor I know what it he was offered so it's all summation, so has I say the club offered what they thought he was worth. Yes PP did want to keep him but not at any price.[/p][/quote]Doesn't sound like it was at any price if Burton can afford him macca1969
  • Score: -5

6:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

ivegate says...

Thanks and good luck.
Thanks and good luck. ivegate
  • Score: 7

7:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

schroeder says...

So he'd rather play at a lower level, for a much smaller club, just for a little more money?? I doubt Burton Albion would be able to offer much more that whatever we did.... Idiot.
So he'd rather play at a lower level, for a much smaller club, just for a little more money?? I doubt Burton Albion would be able to offer much more that whatever we did.... Idiot. schroeder
  • Score: -3

7:32pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Mr Tii says...

No thanks ! He was double rubbish end of story .
No thanks ! He was double rubbish end of story . Mr Tii
  • Score: -5

7:43pm Tue 22 Jul 14

lawsonio123 says...

City may well live to regret letting a good young keeper go and if we are going to rely on the young man from Sunderland it does not brood well for the new season. Jon i am very sure will go on to make us look fools for letting him go and for what Not a lot Burton have gained and we have lost a sorry day GOOD LUCK JON I know you will do well
City may well live to regret letting a good young keeper go and if we are going to rely on the young man from Sunderland it does not brood well for the new season. Jon i am very sure will go on to make us look fools for letting him go and for what Not a lot Burton have gained and we have lost a sorry day GOOD LUCK JON I know you will do well lawsonio123
  • Score: -1

7:46pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Mr Tii says...

He wanted more money than we were willing to pay ! Simple as that and not a great keeper , I recon he will regret leaving .
He wanted more money than we were willing to pay ! Simple as that and not a great keeper , I recon he will regret leaving . Mr Tii
  • Score: 4

7:47pm Tue 22 Jul 14

lawsonio123 says...

macca1969 wrote:
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
You are quite right and that is a disgrace what the hell are City thinking of
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !![/p][/quote]You are quite right and that is a disgrace what the hell are City thinking of lawsonio123
  • Score: -6

8:03pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Nickloza says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !!
You are quite right and that is a disgrace what the hell are City thinking of
It's not Joe Hart we have let go! He was average at best, turned what we offered down. Good luck but goodbye, no disgrace at all!
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: What worries me is can we really not compete with league 2 Burton on wages. Blimey things must be tough! !![/p][/quote]You are quite right and that is a disgrace what the hell are City thinking of[/p][/quote]It's not Joe Hart we have let go! He was average at best, turned what we offered down. Good luck but goodbye, no disgrace at all! Nickloza
  • Score: 11

8:39pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Parky has stated in the past that a goalkeeper is one of the most important positions and that he wanted an expirienced keeper in place, who's to say that jm was told he'd not be 1st choice next season and that money has been set aside to sign a seasoned pro, hence us not being able to give him more money and the signing of an unproven understoody is cover.
Parky has stated in the past that a goalkeeper is one of the most important positions and that he wanted an expirienced keeper in place, who's to say that jm was told he'd not be 1st choice next season and that money has been set aside to sign a seasoned pro, hence us not being able to give him more money and the signing of an unproven understoody is cover. Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 3

8:40pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Chilebilly says...

Good luck Jon.
All the people on here slagging you off know jack sh*t.
You always gave 100% and never let us down.
An extemely compotent keeper at this level,probably one of the best.
Most of the muppets posting on here want the calibre of Manuel Neuer for around £200 per week.
Its a short career, maximise your earnings.Who wouldnt turn down a job that offered 2x or 3x the money!!!
Good luck Jon. All the people on here slagging you off know jack sh*t. You always gave 100% and never let us down. An extemely compotent keeper at this level,probably one of the best. Most of the muppets posting on here want the calibre of Manuel Neuer for around £200 per week. Its a short career, maximise your earnings.Who wouldnt turn down a job that offered 2x or 3x the money!!! Chilebilly
  • Score: 5

8:58pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Nickloza says...

Chilebilly wrote:
Good luck Jon.
All the people on here slagging you off know jack sh*t.
You always gave 100% and never let us down.
An extemely compotent keeper at this level,probably one of the best.
Most of the muppets posting on here want the calibre of Manuel Neuer for around £200 per week.
Its a short career, maximise your earnings.Who wouldnt turn down a job that offered 2x or 3x the money!!!
How do you know what he has been offered?
[quote][p][bold]Chilebilly[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jon. All the people on here slagging you off know jack sh*t. You always gave 100% and never let us down. An extemely compotent keeper at this level,probably one of the best. Most of the muppets posting on here want the calibre of Manuel Neuer for around £200 per week. Its a short career, maximise your earnings.Who wouldnt turn down a job that offered 2x or 3x the money!!![/p][/quote]How do you know what he has been offered? Nickloza
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Tue 22 Jul 14

hx3bantam says...

Good Luck Johnny Mac. However, there'll be plenty of keepers not getting a game all round the country so shouldn't be a problem picking up a loanee here or there. Hell if it comes to it what's Neville Southall up to these days - and don't say 22 stone!
Good Luck Johnny Mac. However, there'll be plenty of keepers not getting a game all round the country so shouldn't be a problem picking up a loanee here or there. Hell if it comes to it what's Neville Southall up to these days - and don't say 22 stone! hx3bantam
  • Score: 4

9:32pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!!
Maybe he really wanted to stay but the club wouldn't match the offer he'd been made at Burton and in what is a very short career he wanted to maximize his earnings? Pure speculation ofcourse but I'm not sure why you think it's unbelievable that someone would take 3 weeks to decided if he wanted to move to a job that would require him move 2 hours away.
I thought he had a few bob behind him, if so why would a bit of cash make him turn down the offer when he's not badly off?
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable..... Only taken him 3 weeks to make up his mind..!![/p][/quote]Maybe he really wanted to stay but the club wouldn't match the offer he'd been made at Burton and in what is a very short career he wanted to maximize his earnings? Pure speculation ofcourse but I'm not sure why you think it's unbelievable that someone would take 3 weeks to decided if he wanted to move to a job that would require him move 2 hours away.[/p][/quote]I thought he had a few bob behind him, if so why would a bit of cash make him turn down the offer when he's not badly off? Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: -4

9:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

How about he demanded the first team spot then Pickford comes and he goes? It might not be about money at all.
How about he demanded the first team spot then Pickford comes and he goes? It might not be about money at all. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 5

9:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BCFC 95 says...

Glad he's gone, poor keeper tbh couldn't kick a ball straight to save his life, commandment of his box was also poor, his shot stopping was okay but even that seemed to bypass him at times which cost us goals. Lets see what parky has in mind for the number 1 GK position, does he go with a young gun in net or does he go for experience? we will wait and see CTID!!
Glad he's gone, poor keeper tbh couldn't kick a ball straight to save his life, commandment of his box was also poor, his shot stopping was okay but even that seemed to bypass him at times which cost us goals. Lets see what parky has in mind for the number 1 GK position, does he go with a young gun in net or does he go for experience? we will wait and see CTID!! BCFC 95
  • Score: 5

12:13am Wed 23 Jul 14

Waynus1971 says...

Not sure why our fans are slagging off either party. The simple fact is, none of us know why Mc has gone.

It could be that we have a budget set aside for Jonny, but he didn't feel it was enough and Parkie believes he can sign better with what Jonny wanted. Likewise, PP may have told Jonny that he would not be automatic this season and that's why he left.

Yes, Burton may have offered more, but that doesn't mean PP has to agree with them that he is worth that much. For all we know, Mc might have wanted £2k a week and we believes £1500 was more realistic. Burton may have offered him £2k but PP feels we can sign some better for the £2k wanted

At least some of our fans won't be shouting 'flannel hands' at him anymore. You know who you are!!!
Not sure why our fans are slagging off either party. The simple fact is, none of us know why Mc has gone. It could be that we have a budget set aside for Jonny, but he didn't feel it was enough and Parkie believes he can sign better with what Jonny wanted. Likewise, PP may have told Jonny that he would not be automatic this season and that's why he left. Yes, Burton may have offered more, but that doesn't mean PP has to agree with them that he is worth that much. For all we know, Mc might have wanted £2k a week and we believes £1500 was more realistic. Burton may have offered him £2k but PP feels we can sign some better for the £2k wanted At least some of our fans won't be shouting 'flannel hands' at him anymore. You know who you are!!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 1

12:54am Wed 23 Jul 14

Bradford1903 says...

Isn't it amazing how some people always make assumptions in the negative.

I know the official line is that Jon left due to budget constraints, but who is to say we couldn't afford him, but that Parky didn't feel he was worth what he was demanding.

If he is to join Burton, then how does anybody know what they are paying him.

Playing devil's advocate here, if he does sign for them, then I bet he will be on less than he was with us, having dropped a division, and I wonder if secretly he is regretting turning down our original contract offer. The grass isn't always greener on the other side, no matter what your agent might portray.

He was a good servant for the club though, and I wish Jon all the best for the future.
Isn't it amazing how some people always make assumptions in the negative. I know the official line is that Jon left due to budget constraints, but who is to say we couldn't afford him, but that Parky didn't feel he was worth what he was demanding. If he is to join Burton, then how does anybody know what they are paying him. Playing devil's advocate here, if he does sign for them, then I bet he will be on less than he was with us, having dropped a division, and I wonder if secretly he is regretting turning down our original contract offer. The grass isn't always greener on the other side, no matter what your agent might portray. He was a good servant for the club though, and I wish Jon all the best for the future. Bradford1903
  • Score: 2

4:43pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Taxi4Lennie says...

I think the fact that he's been umming and aahing over signing for weeks and it doesn't appear that any other League 1 club has tried to sign him says a lot about his ability.
I think the fact that he's been umming and aahing over signing for weeks and it doesn't appear that any other League 1 club has tried to sign him says a lot about his ability. Taxi4Lennie
  • Score: 2

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