George Thorne

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George Thorne

Post by recordmeister » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am

According to my many DCFC friends George Thorne is an excellent player but “has the knees of an IRA informant”.

I also noticed he has the same agent as KR... wasn’t it Kardiff Exile who recent wrote:

“Call me old-fashioned, but I feel uneasy about our manager being represented by an agent who also represents an OUFC player (Dickie). That strikes me as a conflict of interest.”

Also note that “A pre-season disrupted by a nerve issue which needed an injection means Thorne is short of fitness.”

You can see the WhatsApp message from his agent now: “Oi Karl, ignore that medical will ya, and give the kid a chance...”

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Re: George Thorne

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:16 am

recordmeister wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am
I also noticed he has the same agent as KR... wasn’t it Kardiff Exile who recent wrote:

“Call me old-fashioned, but I feel uneasy about our manager being represented by an agent who also represents an OUFC player (Dickie). That strikes me as a conflict of interest.”
Sounds like he knows what he's talking about, that fella. :lol:

In all seriousness, good spot - I'm sure it's all perfectly above-board, but even allowing the APPEARANCE of a conflict slightly takes the gloss off the good work of recent weeks. One would hope the Chairman and Managing Director can demonstrate that we've acted with propriety if the football authorities ask any questions.
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Re: George Thorne

Post by OtmoorYellow » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:02 am

Kairdiff Exile wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:16 am
recordmeister wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 am
I also noticed he has the same agent as KR... wasn’t it Kardiff Exile who recent wrote:

“Call me old-fashioned, but I feel uneasy about our manager being represented by an agent who also represents an OUFC player (Dickie). That strikes me as a conflict of interest.”
Sounds like he knows what he's talking about, that fella. :lol:

In all seriousness, good spot - I'm sure it's all perfectly above-board, but even by allowing the APPEARANCE of something else, it tarnishes the good work of recent weeks. One would hope the Chairman and Managing Director will ensure we can demonstrate that we've acted with propriety if the football authorities ask any questions.
Each agent will act for many players. Should we rule ourselves out of potential high quality signings because of this? Provided it has been handled on an arm’s length basis, I don’t see the problem.

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Re: George Thorne

Post by Old Abingdonian » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 pm

I can't believe anyone is under any illusions about his fitness - we wouldn't be in contention for the loan if he was fit. I seem to recall someone on the other side said he had an OUFC medical as well. His fitness will be reflected in the terms of the loan, I would imagine.

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Re: George Thorne

Post by recordmeister » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:59 pm

I feel for the lad

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/1793 ... e-surgery/

Not even his knee this time :(

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Re: George Thorne

Post by Kernow Yellow » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:12 pm

He was the real bright spark in the first quarter of the West Ham game too. Real quality passing. Shame for him and Us too I reckon.

At least we have Baptiste who seems to do a similar job. As long as he stays injury free for once...

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Re: George Thorne

Post by Shoobedoo » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:02 am

Hard to judge someone on 19 minutes of football but some of his passing in that short time was utterly sublime. Really, really sorry for the bloke, and wish him a very speedy recovery.

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