Search

Carmarthen Town issue statement on Christian Doidge situation

16:46 07 August 2014

Daggers have signed striker Christian Doidge on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Daggers have signed striker Christian Doidge on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Carmarthen Town chairman Jeff Thomas has issued a response to Dagenham & Redbridge following their decision to pull the plug on a deal for striker Christian Doidge.

Daggers boss Wayne Burnett told the Post yesterday about their reasons behind pulling out of a potential deal for the striker, but Thomas spoke on behalf of the club when releasing the following statement:

“A formal written request was made by Dagenham, a Division 2 Club to allow Chris to go on trial with them, permission was granted on the basis that, should they wish to sign him, that I be informed in the first instance.

“Two days after the end of his week-long trial period I received a telephone call from an agent (not Dagenham) informing me that Dagenham would like to sign Chris, that no fee would be offered but that a sell on clause in favour of Carmarthen Town would be offered and the possibility of a fee being paid after the playing of an agreed number of matches.

“I asked that Carmarthen Town be informed by Dagenham as to the exact position, given that there was a need to “firm up” on the conversation with the agent. I fully expected a written communication on a business matter such as this.

“On the following Wednesday 6th August, four days after the trial period I noted a missed call and a text message asking me to contact the Dagenham manager - due to other commitments I was unable to do so for some hours.

“I returned the call and replied to the text message giving a time that I would be sure to be available to answer. No call was received and to date no formal written contact has been made by Dagenham.

“It is thus, with incredulity, that I understand that Dagenham have decided to withdraw an offer to Doidge as reported in their local paper on the basis that I had not answered any of their telephone calls.

“I emphasise only one such call was made and for them to withdraw their offer on only one such call smacks of a big brother syndrome and am disappointed at their attitude.

“However, the person I am most disappointed about is Christian Doidge - as a Club we pride ourselves in developing players to play at the highest level possible - and with this in mind have already arranged trials for him at a Championship and a Division 1 club. I fervently believe that he can play at such a level.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

07:00

Daggers boss John Still to stick with winning team

Yesterday, 17:20

Essex 3 Suffolk 1

Yesterday, 15:30

Daggers winger says support can spur team to success against Tranmere Rovers

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is staying positive under pressure as Middlesbrough come to London Stadium

Yesterday, 09:30

Daggers defender says next few games will be tough, but squad has more than enough quality to come through it

Thu, 16:20

East London event introduces youngsters to sport

Thu, 16:00

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Thu, 14:00

Former British & Irish Lions centre believes Gale Street club can get on a roll in coming weeks

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now