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Old 11th May 2017, 12.51:33   #224-0 (permalink)
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Default Re: Russell Penn leaving

Originally Posted by DenbighRed View Post
Fair enough, he's gone, not too bothered as I think we can get better.

What puzzles me is Keates saying in the Leader that a deal was close and it was a case of ironing out a few details. It sounds to me like he was never actually that close and Gateshead have offered a package we weren't going to match.

Seems like a bit of inexperience on DK's part in terms of expectation management. As a young manager I think he'll have learnt a lesson and will probably be a bit more cautious commenting on potential signings next time.
That was one of the concerns raised when Keates took over that was he had very little transfer market experience and we might just have seen a bit of that here.
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