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Donohue contract terminated

Postby bobbystagsfan » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:25 pm

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2019 ... -statement

This has to go down as the worst signing ever for Mansfield surely?
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby yellowstagsfan » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:27 pm

Job done Let’s move on
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Spiritater » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:32 pm

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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby spanishstag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:34 pm

bobbystagsfan wrote:https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2019/september/club-statement

This has to go down as the worst signing ever for Mansfield surely?

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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby bobbystagsfan » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:35 pm

As horrible as Bradley was, he actually did something for us. We got 45 minutes out of Donohue.

Wonder if anyone will pick him in league two
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Was he released before the transfer deadline?

If so can he now sign for another club outside the transfer window?
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Spiritater » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:43 pm

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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Foresttownstag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:43 pm

Nice to see we’ve replaced him
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby spanishstag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:52 pm

Foresttownstag wrote:Nice to see we’ve replaced him

Well we have got a new fan zone
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby arsene wengers coat » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:31 pm

What a wonderful season this is.
You've got to go there and come back, to know where you've been.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby geoffhill » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:46 pm

Don't be so negative.The season has just started.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Johnny Rotten » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:55 pm

In my opinion this is a cop out by the club.

Terrminating by mutual consent? Looks better on the lads CV than being sacked
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Jimstag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:59 pm

Had to go if even half the story is true. It will be interesting to see where he finds another club
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby halifaxstag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:07 pm

Johnny Rotten wrote:In my opinion this is a cop out by the club.

Terrminating by mutual consent? Looks better on the lads CV than being sacked

Not a cop out in my opinion. His c.v. won’t look too good- lasted less than a month of a new season. Any other club will look into the reasons why and he still has a police investigation ongoing so will have to disclose this if/when it goes any further.
From an employers point of view it could have dragged on at considerable time and expense whilst still paying his wages.
It’s done now, let’s move on.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby I am Spartacus » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:16 pm

Though in no way am I applauding the actions of Dion in working with the club for the termination of his contract I am glad that there is a swift outcome. He could have, just like Adam Johnson did when repeatedly saying to Sunderland that he was not a paedophile disgustingly right up to the trial date, played this out as long as he needed to for his own benefit.

Thankfully a line has been drawn under the unsavoury incident and can now be just a talking point on Stagsnet and not sully the clubs reputation further.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby stagmanrob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:33 pm

Sandy Pate Best Stag wrote:Was he released before the transfer deadline?

If so can he now sign for another club outside the transfer window?

A club would be mad to take him on with the pending Police investigation.
I hear he has past misdemeanors which could go against him.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Foresttownstag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:43 pm

spanishstag wrote:
Foresttownstag wrote:Nice to see we’ve replaced him

Well we have got a new fan zone


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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:44 pm

stagmanrob wrote:
Sandy Pate Best Stag wrote:Was he released before the transfer deadline?

If so can he now sign for another club outside the transfer window?

A club would be mad to take him on with the pending Police investigation.
I hear he has past misdemeanors which could go against him.


Yes it would be a risk but I was wondering if he could actually sign for anyone else (league club that is) before the next transfer window. If he can a club could always put in a release clause if he gets a custodial sentence (presuming he is charged in the first place).

From the players long term financial point of view, he is probably better off going now. From the club's point of view we have probably saved a few months wages, so best scenario for both.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby stagmanrob » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 pm

Chesterfield would welcome him back with open arms.

Not only because they are cack and actually performing worse than us at the moment, (somehow) but every Chesterfield fan and Pompey fan I know rated him and said he is far too good to even be in League 2.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Jimstag » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:01 am

Many calling this a cop out for not firing him but I now think this is a good move by the club. In agreeing with him to go it settles any legal comeback and timing it in with all the transfer deadline talk it hides a lot of the associated bad publicity from the incident.

Donahue will still have to explain himself to future employers but if he’s as good as they say someone will gamble especially if they factor it into his contract. We did with many players in the conference although I can’t remember any under police investigation.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby MTFCMusings » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:12 am

I know he's injured at the moment and I know Rose started the season well, but you'd have though if JD wanted to play direct football, Cook would be the man to turn to. It seems JD signed Cook with that in mind but couldn't pick him ahead of Maynard or Rose due to their form.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby tillydog123 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:21 am

Punchy individual hiding behind football
He will get another club and probably do ok
Shame as he could have been a very good player for us.
Onwards and... hopefully upwards from now on and big wages saved as well.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby Chrisuknottm » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:32 am

MTFCMusings wrote:I know he's injured at the moment and I know Rose started the season well, but you'd have though if JD wanted to play direct football, Cook would be the man to turn to. It seems JD signed Cook with that in mind but couldn't pick him ahead of Maynard or Rose due to their form.


Totally agree with that but I'd also add that from the one sighting of Cook he looked unfit and overweight too
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby MTFCMusings » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:56 am

Chrisuknottm wrote:
MTFCMusings wrote:I know he's injured at the moment and I know Rose started the season well, but you'd have though if JD wanted to play direct football, Cook would be the man to turn to. It seems JD signed Cook with that in mind but couldn't pick him ahead of Maynard or Rose due to their form.


Totally agree with that but I'd also add that from the one sighting of Cook he looked unfit and overweight too


I think that's just how he always looks, by the looks of old clips. He won plenty of headers in pre-season.
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Re: Donohue contract terminated

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:01 pm

stagmanrob wrote:Chesterfield would welcome him back with open arms.

Not only because they are cack and actually performing worse than us at the moment, (somehow) but every Chesterfield fan and Pompey fan I know rated him and said he is far too good to even be in League 2.



Probably explains his demeanour :x

Football has plenty of examples of players who think they can swan around and breeze through their contract, based on 1-2 years previously good form. Those players that match their top notch quality with good attitude have a glut of clubs lining up to sign their services, so very few and far between. Sounds like we're best rid of Donohue if he's got a chip so large his nickname could have been McCain.


It'd be great if clubs would instil players with the right attitude from a very early stage. If it were up to me i'd get em doing 3 months YTS bricklaying on a muddy building site in Feb, and tell em that's what their career will be if they muck about! ;)
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