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ginnywings
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I'm pretty sure that Podge was played out wide at his last club, so maybe that explains why he never scored so many in League 2 before. He looks a natural finisher to me; scores all types of goals, left foot, right foot, headers and i'm a bit surprised we didn't try harder to keep him.
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I find this hard to understand. Yes, it's true that Amond has not proved himself in L2 but he wasn't playing with Bogle in L2 so it's not a given that he wouldn't do well for Town this season.

Personally I think he has had his defining moment, his Connell season, and that is his career peak as a goalscorer. But this is a squad game and Amond still has something to offer even if he is only one of a 4 striker set up. Hurst may even be able to find what he thinks is a better player than Amond (one that runs all day with his back to goal) but that isn't really the point.

Who are Grimsby likely to sign as back up strikers? Will it be anyone as good as a bloke who scored nearly 40 goals for us last year? Unlikely isn't it? Therefore I'd have thought a 2 year deal was worth a punt. If he does the stuff then sell him on during the 2 years and make a profit. If he doesn't then it's not going to break the bank and he can always go out on loan in the Conference.

All of which makes me think there is rather more to Hurst's decision than meets the eye. Hurst has some very strange ideas about strikers.


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All of a sudden, Bogle appears to be our best striker last season.
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Quoted from ginnywings
I'm pretty sure that Podge was played out wide at his last club, so maybe that explains why he never scored so many in League 2 before. He looks a natural finisher to me; scores all types of goals, left foot, right foot, headers and i'm a bit surprised we didn't try harder to keep him.


This. Even playing wide he was a 1 in 4 player at this level. Right service to him and he will score goals.
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Should have kept bogle and podge together for one more season that for me would have guaranteed mid table security and maybe more, but I don't blame anyone for chasing money in s short career
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by the sounds of it to me podge already had his mind up he was going to leave ages ago when he gave that interview to humberside after he'd already scored a hat full of goal think it was around Christmas ! I hate this phrase people keep jumping on the band wagon and saying "OH ITS LACK OF AMBITION" get a ducking grip of yourself ! Paul hurst knows him better then anyone at the club not anyone on this forum so I respect his decision I personally wouldn't have offered him a 2 year deal yes I loved him last season and I would of loved it if he'd of stayed but he hasn't and I frankly don't care I have faith in PH and at the end of the day it's about an individual who's nearing the latter stages of his career trying to make as much money as he can for himself to set him up for when he hangs up his boots ! I thank you podge for your services but like I've said before and I will again I really doubt he'll get many over 10 goals next season. just like he did when Connell,Hearn and Lewis left I'm confident PH will find a more then suitable replacement!  Don't forget we already have bogle full of confidence after the end of this year ! Thank you and goodbye podge move on !!!
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Overrated anyway, hope we get Tomlinsons back.


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Who that Tw*t from Ireland
Who that money grabbing hore
Padraig Amond is he name and he hasn't got a brain
And he won't be going up anymore !


We're on our way back
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Who that Tw*t from Ireland
Who that money grabbing hore
Padraig Amond is he name and he hasn't got a brain
And he won't be going up anymore !


Wow! Really?
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No need for the personal insults. He came here with little to no reputation, scored a nearly record amount of goals for us and gave us some of the best striker performances we've seen in years and leaves having done his job of getting us back into the club. There were no games where you could question his effort and I loved watching his clever movement off the ball. He's one of my favourite ever Town players and I wish he was staying but he isn't so we have to trust PH gets a better replacement in and I wish Podge good luck and thanks.


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