Date:Thursday July 13 2006
VITAL EXCLUSIVE: Sam Ricketts is on the verge of completing his £300,000 move to Hull City after passing a medical and agreeing terms.
Kenny Jackett said: "It is disappointing that Sam has gone because he is a very good full-back who can play on both sides,"
"I gave him permission to go up to Hull on Tuesday and Wednesday and he came into training yesterday morning.
"But he was still unsure of what to do, so I allowed extra time off to consider his options.
"Sam has thought long and hard about this decision, but in the end he expressed his desire to join Hull."
'There are still three weeks until the season begins so we can be patient, but we have spoken to the PFA (Professional Footballers' Association) and they have said if it goes on much longer then they will be prepared to step in.'
Huw Jenkins insists the money received for Ricketts' sale will be spent on new players.
Chairman Huw Jenkins said: "I know the supporters will be as disappointed as me and Kenny to lose Sam, but I can guarantee them all that every single penny from the transfer will be used to strengthen the squad even further.''
Jenkins also said that the clause was ammended when his contract was extended. He added:
''When we extended Sam's contract last year, it was something he and his agent insisted on. Without it, he wouldn't have signed and we could have lost him for nothing.
"The minimum figure was £500,000 last season, dropping to £300,000 after July 1 this year.''
Andy Robinson has now attracted the interest of arch rivals Cardiff City while Stoke City are rumoured to be the latest club showing an interest.
Despite reports last week saying Tilson had given up on the midfielder, Southend have apparantly increased their bid for the scouser.
Date:Thursday July 13 2006
Trundles Writes Off Michu Rumours (Saturday March 8 2014)
Rate The Players: Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Date Confirmed For Arsenal vs Swansea City (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Monk Has 'Massive Confidence' Swansea Will Survive (Sunday March 2 2014)
Vorm Admits 'I Had To Do Better' (Sunday March 2 2014)
Pulis 'Delighted' With a Point at Swansea City (Sunday March 2 2014)
Ince Sticks By His Pre-Match Comments (Sunday March 2 2014)
Benitez: We Deserved To Go Through (Saturday March 1 2014)
75% Were Confident Of a Win At Napoli (Friday February 28 2014)
Stats: Napoli v Swansea City (Thursday February 27 2014)
|11. Aston Villa||28||8||7||13||-7||31|
|13. Hull City||28||8||6||14||-5||30|
|16. Crystal Palace||28||8||3||17||-19||27|
|Ref Watch: Pawson to officiate Stoke v West Ham
» Stoke : 11/03/2014 18:24:00
|Alabi returns to Scunthorpe on loan
» Stoke : 11/03/2014 18:14:00
|Walters suspended for three games
» Stoke : 11/03/2014 18:03:00
|United in Carvalho Race
» Man Utd : 11/03/2014 16:57:00
|Liverpool: Fowler Hails 'Phenomenal' Sturridge
» Liverpool : 11/03/2014 16:51:00
|Kaboul free to face Arsenal!
» Spurs : 11/03/2014 16:26:00
|Pulis Keeping Tabs On Obileye?
» Crystal Palace : 11/03/2014 16:16:00