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geir
May 16, 2021, 11:54pm

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Has there ever been done some proper research into why players choose the clubs that they play for in the lower divisions? If you can play for several clubs that are making you a offer - what is the most important factors?
Personally, I would guess that wages would be high on the list and location low (if you`re not a family man - then it may come higher..) Knowledge of the manager/other players may be a factor as will to a certain degree how you perceive your career/ambition/age towards the level you want to play.
There are most certainly other factors too... I don`t know if the fans are important when choosing a club or if the club is environmental friendly or other factors that count toward a choice, but it would be interesting to know a little more about these things at this season of speculation.

Anyone know something about this for sure or able to make an educated guess?


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May 17, 2021, 12:23am

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I would imagine players also look at who owns the club before they sign.


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I think you have answered your own question Geir. At the end of the day a player will try to get the best deal that suits him, but money will be the overriding factor.
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Quoted from promotion plaice

I would imagine players also look at who owns the club before they sign.


Would they?

Considering the number of dodgy owners the past few years, I don't remember any clubs struggling to sign players.

I would have thought the two main factors would have been wage and manager followed by location of the club.
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In my mind I think it'd be :
1. Location
2. Wage
3. Who's already at the club
4. Clubs ambition / league position etc
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May 17, 2021, 7:18am

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Probably family (wife, kids etc) has a major impact on the decision


In a neat little town they all call Grimsby
Apprentice to a tradeI was bound
And many's an hour's sweet happiness
Have I spent in this neat little town.

A sad misfortune came over me
Which caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and relations
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I thought her the queen of the land
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May 17, 2021, 7:20am
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Wage and length of contract I would say followed by location and clubs ambitions.
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Length of contract must surely play a part, especially if the player has a wife and kids, it's the security of having an income for x amount of years.
Wage and length of contract would be the top priority methinks.
Contacts at the club in at second and location of the club third.


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It would make a really good read if anyone did do the research! Christ... That did sound nerdy!

Had a quick look but the closest thing I could find was articles about the precarious nature of a footballers employment in the lower leagues.


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Quoted from bradzmilne
It would make a really good read if anyone did do the research! Christ... That did sound nerdy!

Had a quick look but the closest thing I could find was articles about the precarious nature of a footballers employment in the lower leagues.


That would back up the fact length of contract would be a bih factor though
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