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Derby Land Paul Green On A Free

Derby have completed, or at least will on July 1st, the signing of one of Doncaster's play-off heroes Paul Green.

Green, the only surviving member of Doncaster's rise from non-league to the Championship was offered an improved contract but has turned this down in favour of a free transfer move to Derby, where he will be on more money, something that chief executive Dave Morris was sadden by: 'We're disappointed. We offered a much-improved contract, as high as anybody in the club, and a testimonial,' Morris told BBC Sport. 'But it's a division where money talks and Paul's taken the money.

'We did the best we could. Presumably he felt their offer was more attractive.

The long serving 25-year-old is now looking forward to the next challenged in his career, saying: 'I enjoyed fantastic times at Doncaster.

'However, this a new chapter for me and something that I felt I had to do.'

Paul Jewell was obviously delighted with his latest acquisition: 'Paul is an energetic, tenacious midfielder with an eye for goal and is in the prime of his career,' Jewell told Derby's official website. 'He's been a pivotal part of Doncaster's success as they've risen through the leagues.

'He is just the type of character I want in my dressing room and I'm delighted to have secured his signature.'

Do you think Green has made the right decision signing for Derby, and how much do you think Donny will miss him?

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Date:Friday May 30 2008

Time: 1:28PM

Your Comments

Absolutely gutted to see him leave and especially on a free!
not really bettering himself is he now your a championship club. probably boils down to money as usual
He was offered three times what Donny were offering so you cannot blame him.
Frankly stunned at that one, thought it was a strange signing, not proven at this level, but not much of a gamble on a free transfer though.
I think he will be a great signing and will have no problem adapting to the Championship.
Don't Donny need there players to stay ????
Tiny T
It does seem strange for him to leave, he was out of contract so Rovers couldn't stop him leaving. He wasn't involved in the first team at all until injuries at the club around christmas
Money talks Derby have the cushion of the parachute payment, Donny don't have any extra from promotion
Tiny T
Players have relatively short careeers who can blame him for taking more money. It is a very unfair system that allows clubs the parachute paymnet Tiny T. Clubs hardly start the season on an a par with each otherl when some are given huge great wads because they failed, yet those that suceed get very little. Anyone else confused by this?
No not really
Tiny T
As Paul got no Ambitions other than to Derby losers. Paul wake up & smell the Yorkshire bitter.
pete mc
As usual the first game of the season will see Paul Green line up against his former employees.
You'll have to put one over on them, but ex players have a habit of biteing back
Tiny T
I'm sure he will enjoy keeping the bench warm.
Good player .......Another few like him and you have a fighting chance....
pauls a good player
when i saw this i thought it was our paul green! They look similair too. Good luck next season
It is a bit galling just when you need you're best players. Hopefully Donny will have the last laugh!
Red Wimp
i also thought it was our paul green , good luck anyway
Paul who????????
See you signed Byfield today - Not a bad player but a money grabbing little tosser who will do very little for your team spirit - so glad he didn't come back to us (Millwall). He'll stay a year, ***** everyone off and then either he'll want to go or you'll want to get rid of him (and Jamelia don't even come to the games!). Good luck this year, you were the best team to come to our place last year (The Den).
Ameobi to touch down at Donny ???
Tiny T

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