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Derby Land Paul Green On A Free

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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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday May 30 2008
Time: 1:28PM


Absolutely gutted to see him leave and especially on a free!
30/05/2008 21:11:00
not really bettering himself is he now your a championship club. probably boils down to money as usual
30/05/2008 23:19:00
He was offered three times what Donny were offering so you cannot blame him.
01/06/2008 11:15:00
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.
02/06/2008 15:05:00
I think he will be a great signing and will have no problem adapting to the Championship.
02/06/2008 15:08:00
Don't Donny need there players to stay ????
Tiny T
04/06/2008 10:03:00
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
04/06/2008 18:40:00
Money talks Derby have the cushion of the parachute payment, Donny don't have any extra from promotion
Tiny T
06/06/2008 21:25:00
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?
07/06/2008 19:09:00
No not really
Tiny T
08/06/2008 06:19:00
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