Andreas Bjelland - Signs to June 2018

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The DoF are probably also waiting to see what league we will be in next season. At present DS is very bullish about reaching the play offs. A lot of ifs and buts still to sorted out.
 

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You are ITK if you know he’s definitely not being offered a deal, do tell

You’ve grabbed the wrong end of the stick there squire.
It’s others who claim to be in the know. Not me. I’m as thick as a whale omelette.
 

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At the beginning of the season no one here could envisage Bjelland making an impact, where many would want him to stay. Having a serious injury, being a top earner and not proving himself up to that time, it just seemed for the best that he’d move on.

Then came regular starts, October 2017. He started to show what he can do. Then the pairing with Mepham. Brentford improved and the results.

Opinions change, both supporters and the club, so let’s hope there’s some dialogue before the WC and he signs. If he doesn’t, then after the WC he will probably have a good choice of Clubs to go to. Just turning 30 too, it could be his last big deal.
 

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My point in the first para of WP s post. Think this year is unlikely to be the same as the next two if we sign him IMHO
 

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Just drove past the Novotel and saw Chris Mepham strolling to the ground but not carrying any boots with him. So either he's incredibly casual or it's an Egan/Bjelland back two today.
 

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Just drove past the Novotel and saw Chris Mepham strolling to the ground but not carrying any boots with him. So either he's incredibly casual or it's an Egan/Bjelland back two today.

Might have just dropped his boots off before... Do players even take their boots to the stadium with them these day?
Can't see him not playing
 

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For me he starts with Mepham against Barnsley. Tough on Egan but we need the calmness and assurance he brings to the side at this end of the season
 

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At the beginning of the season no one here could envisage Bjelland making an impact, where many would want him to stay. Having a serious injury, being a top earner and not proving himself up to that time, it just seemed for the best that he’d move on.

Then came regular starts, October 2017. He started to show what he can do. Then the pairing with Mepham. Brentford improved and the results.

Opinions change, both supporters and the club, so let’s hope there’s some dialogue before the WC and he signs. If he doesn’t, then after the WC he will probably have a good choice of Clubs to go to. Just turning 30 too, it could be his last big deal.

Would love him to sign and hes still got 2-3 years left in him barring injuries. He has the experience we need and it has shown over the last few months.
 

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I think after a dodgy couple of years Bjelland probably reckoned it better for his Denmark chances to move to a bigger club - plus he could probably earn more elsewhere.

But I think after becoming first choice and with his on/off injuries he’d take another 2 years here on his current wage, especially as he’s seen it hasn’t hurt his chances of the WC
 

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I think after a dodgy couple of years Bjelland probably reckoned it better for his Denmark chances to move to a bigger club - plus he could probably earn more elsewhere.

But I think after becoming first choice and with his on/off injuries he’d take another 2 years here on his current wage, especially as he’s seen it hasn’t hurt his chances of the WC

I think you’ll find it was our decision to not offer him an extension on his contract as he’s one of our highest paid players and we’ve only just started to get any real ROI.
Alongside Mepham our central pairing has looked as good any other I’ve seen this season and we’ve never been able to say that before. He may lack a yard of pace but he makes up for it with a super football brain and ability to read the game, with Meps Lear big and developing every week when they play together I assume we may have had a rethink knowing that the WC may add to his value and our policy has always been to buy players we can make money on.
I’d love to see Andreas and Meps start next season for us whichever division we’re in.
 

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For me he starts with Mepham against Barnsley. Tough on Egan but we need the calmness and assurance he brings to the side at this end of the season

agreed. full credit to Egan though, who's delivered well in recent weeks, even though he must be aware that he's no longer first choice if everyone's fit.

but we're at the crunch now, and we need our best pairing for these big games.
 

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He's come good after injury - shame that we didn't see more of him.

Signing an extension though won't help others come through in my opinion - we'll just end up with another situation like mawson where others have to move on to further their careers. It's different if they might be sold as that gives natural opportunities but bjelland would likely not move if we'd put him on enough money to make it worthwhile for him to resign
 

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He's come good after injury - shame that we didn't see more of him.

Signing an extension though won't help others come through in my opinion - we'll just end up with another situation like mawson where others have to move on to further their careers. It's different if they might be sold as that gives natural opportunities but bjelland would likely not move if we'd put him on enough money to make it worthwhile for him to resign

If Egan and/or Barbet went, then there’s room for Mads Bech Sørensen :shrug:

Natural progression.
 

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I see press reports stating he is not staying with another contract today. Will see if he plays next Sunday?
 

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Contract extension always a risk with his injury record & age.
 

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Sky Sports reporting he has rejected a new contract offer as he wishes to join a Premier league club after the World Cup.
 

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Always going to happen.Continental move the likeliest. We all can move on and get excited about the great new and probably young new players we will be looking to sign.
 

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Sky Sports reporting he has rejected a new contract offer as he wishes to join a Premier league club after the World Cup.
When did we start contract talks three months before the current contract ends?
 

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Sky Sports reporting he has rejected a new contract offer as he wishes to join a Premier league club after the World Cup.

Bit risky waiting for the call. He might find he's unemployed. He'd need a standout World cup to have a sniff at it.
 
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Let’s not be naive. His agent will have been sorting out potential moves for him all season.

Don’t blame him as it’s only recently that we have been making noises about trying to renew his contract.
 

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When you see some of the poor defending in the premier league he might well improve a team.
 

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Bit risky waiting for the call. He might find he's unemployed. He'd need a standout World cup to have a sniff at it.
Do you really believe that he hasn't spoken to anyone already?
 

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Risky, is he gets another long term injury now he's f*cked
 

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I thought he seemed to be saying goodbye to the traveling fans at the end yesterday. It came across as a bit embarrassed, being an unused sub at a poor performance, and his stop/start last few weeks.
 

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Good luck to him. Next to no chance appearing in the EPL for the first time at his age, though. Hope he gets a good deal somewhere and puts himself in the window at the World Cup.
 

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Out of contract international defender in “thinks he can get a better deal elsewhere” shocker

Good luck to him. He’s been decent enough this season. We’ve had better
 

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Do you really believe that he hasn't spoken to anyone already?

Could simply be self advertising? What Prem club do you think would see him as better than they have? IMO he is way too slow for the Prem. He can get away with it in the Championship simply because the strikers aren't as good . However, l might be wrong. IMO his best bet is abroad.
 

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Wonder when this new contract was offered to him? If we were that keen it would have been January surely. Shame he suffered with injuries but he was a quality defender and had a good partnership with Meps. Hope he has a good WC, I am supporting Denmark.
 

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I don’t think ours was a serious offer given it was much less than he currently earns now. His agent would have been busy all season so we’ll find out shortly what club he’s got.

I wish him well, his superb mentoring of Mepham took me by surprise as he came across, how I do write this, not the mature type, but he’s left a lasting gift. Thank you, Andreas.
 

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Out of contract international defender in “thinks he can get a better deal elsewhere” shocker

Good luck to him. He’s been decent enough this season. We’ve had better

He's been superb this season I think, not sure we've had that many better tbh? Hreidarsson?.. Shame injury screwed up his first couple of years with us.. As someone else mentioned has been a massive influence in Mepham's improvement..Not a great surprise though that he's looking to get as good a contract as poss at his age.
 
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