Interest in Goodwillie despite United stance

Lancashire Telegraph: Interest in Goodwillie despite United stance Interest in Goodwillie despite United stance

DUNDEE United have no intention of extending the loan of David Goodwillie.

But the out-of-favour Blackburn Rovers forward could yet find himself a new club before the transfer window closes after attracting interest from outfits north and south of the border.

Goodwillie’s six-month loan deal runs out after their Scottish Premiership clash at Inverness Caledonian Thistle today.

The three-capped Scotland international will go into that game on the back of one his best performances since rejoining the Tannadice Park outfit.

Goodwillie, who left United to make a £2m move to Rovers in August 2011, stepped off the bench to score one goal and set up the other in the 2-2 home draw with Hibernian on Sunday.

His cameo appearance, however, has not convinced United boss Jackie McNamara to retain his services.

Goodwillie (pictured right) has netted just six goals in 22 games for McNamara’s side, who have been paying around half of his estimated £8,000 per week wages.

But he could yet be offered a chance to stay in the Scottish top flight by Aberdeen or St Johnstone. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, who played alongside Goodwillie in his first spell at United, has so far remained tight-lipped.

But McInnes’ number two at the Dons, Tony Docherty, is a big admirer of Goodwillie’s having brought him through the United youth system.

English League One outfits Oldham and Notts County are also interested in signing the 24-year-old on loan.

Goodwillie’s last appearance for Rovers was the 1-1 draw at Birmingham City on the final day of last season.

He has made just 10 starts for the club and an additional 24 appearances off the bench, scoring five goals.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer said: “The whole idea of him going out on loan was to get some games and get some goals.

“He’s done that a little bit at Dundee United but not enough that he would have liked, we would have liked or Dundee United would have liked.

“He’s contracted here until the end of next season and we were hoping this loan move would get him going – and any other loan move in the next couple of weeks would be along the same line.

“There’s interest from clubs north and south of the border.”

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8:43am Sun 12 Jan 14

roverstid says...

Good luck Goodwillie, sometimes its just the way it is. It waa never going to work out for you here, and now with the firepower at our disposal its very unlikely you'd be even making the bench.

Best of luck in the future.
Good luck Goodwillie, sometimes its just the way it is. It waa never going to work out for you here, and now with the firepower at our disposal its very unlikely you'd be even making the bench. Best of luck in the future. roverstid

11:54am Sun 12 Jan 14

Angry From Accrington says...

At least we now know for sure that he doesn't have what it takes to perform at English Championship level. Good luck to him but keep him loaned out or let him go on a free to trim the wage bill.
At least we now know for sure that he doesn't have what it takes to perform at English Championship level. Good luck to him but keep him loaned out or let him go on a free to trim the wage bill. Angry From Accrington

12:27pm Sun 12 Jan 14

sean_brfc says...

And he gets paid nearly half a million pounds for this. Madness.
And he gets paid nearly half a million pounds for this. Madness. sean_brfc

1:09pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bburnrover says...

Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him. bburnrover

1:19pm Sun 12 Jan 14

champs95 says...

sean_brfc wrote:
And he gets paid nearly half a million pounds for this. Madness.
Nice work if you can get it.
[quote][p][bold]sean_brfc[/bold] wrote: And he gets paid nearly half a million pounds for this. Madness.[/p][/quote]Nice work if you can get it. champs95

3:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

bburnrover wrote:
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it.

Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now !

If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it. Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now ! If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate. greenscreener

3:57pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
At least we now know for sure that he doesn't have what it takes to perform at English Championship level. Good luck to him but keep him loaned out or let him go on a free to trim the wage bill.
Even for a dim wit like you its stating the obvious!!!
Out with the lot of them
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: At least we now know for sure that he doesn't have what it takes to perform at English Championship level. Good luck to him but keep him loaned out or let him go on a free to trim the wage bill.[/p][/quote]Even for a dim wit like you its stating the obvious!!! Out with the lot of them dangerous dave

3:59pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Only1Garner says...

Oldham, Notts County, this IS the next Wayne Rooney we are talking about, 8k per week is a small price to pay for such talent. Kean and Anderson should be prosecuted for the madness.
Oldham, Notts County, this IS the next Wayne Rooney we are talking about, 8k per week is a small price to pay for such talent. Kean and Anderson should be prosecuted for the madness. Only1Garner

4:36pm Sun 12 Jan 14

peely says...

greenscreener wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it.

Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now !

If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.
Keanochio and his scottish driver definitely weren't naive ! It,s called looking after No1 and that's what they did ! Trebles all round ! Disgraceful !
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it. Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now ! If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.[/p][/quote]Keanochio and his scottish driver definitely weren't naive ! It,s called looking after No1 and that's what they did ! Trebles all round ! Disgraceful ! peely

8:38pm Sun 12 Jan 14

capri1 says...

It must be a Scottish thing remember Souness signing the next David Beckham ( the one and only Barry Ferguson) dream on zzzzzzzzzzzz
It must be a Scottish thing remember Souness signing the next David Beckham ( the one and only Barry Ferguson) dream on zzzzzzzzzzzz capri1

9:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

bburnrover wrote:
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
Did you suffer from a stroke at the end of your post?
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.[/p][/quote]Did you suffer from a stroke at the end of your post? You're not mugging me off that easily

12:05am Mon 13 Jan 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it.

Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now !

If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.
True, not sure who have been taken for the biggest ride, us fans or the greenhorn Venky's, Anderson and Keen saw them coming and milked them for every penny and either us, them or both will be paying for years.

That said best of luck to Goodwillie, hope he does well wherever he ends up, at least he always put a shift in every time I saw him play, not like some of the wasters we still have on our books.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it. Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now ! If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.[/p][/quote]True, not sure who have been taken for the biggest ride, us fans or the greenhorn Venky's, Anderson and Keen saw them coming and milked them for every penny and either us, them or both will be paying for years. That said best of luck to Goodwillie, hope he does well wherever he ends up, at least he always put a shift in every time I saw him play, not like some of the wasters we still have on our books. owd nick

7:54am Mon 13 Jan 14

RoversOnTheRoad says...

Good luck for the future David, another legacy of Kean and Co that the club is still paying for.

On a brighter note the team are now on the verge of the play offs, get a result at Forest and we are in a great position. You can get away travel to Forest for just £14 return.
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Good luck for the future David, another legacy of Kean and Co that the club is still paying for. On a brighter note the team are now on the verge of the play offs, get a result at Forest and we are in a great position. You can get away travel to Forest for just £14 return. http://www.brfcactio ngroup.co.uk/away-tr avel/nottingham-fore st-v-rovers/ RoversOnTheRoad

8:03am Mon 13 Jan 14

BRFC75 says...

Peely,
You not far wrong, well known Kean and his driver Hendry and Goodwillies previous agent Mark Donaghy all frequented the same watering hole in LYTHAM, going on their previous past histories that would be easily manipulated by then for " a nice little earner ".
Peely, You not far wrong, well known Kean and his driver Hendry and Goodwillies previous agent Mark Donaghy all frequented the same watering hole in LYTHAM, going on their previous past histories that would be easily manipulated by then for " a nice little earner ". BRFC75

8:30am Mon 13 Jan 14

fitz808 says...

looks like he is certainly not wanted by bowyer, so good luck to him wherever he ends up. always willing to put in a decent shift, but just not quite good enough.
on a cautious note, do we need to ensure he is still available to the club for now if:
a) we offload best, who is clearly not going to play for us
b) campbell gets booted out of the game
both these could easily happen in the nearish future, leaving us with the two strikers. i don't see the club selling rhodes unless we're well into the 10-15 mil mark, but he or rudy could easily get injured.
kings is a potential striker, with rochina also able to be a support striker, but it's worth being cautious about selling goodwille at this point.
looks like he is certainly not wanted by bowyer, so good luck to him wherever he ends up. always willing to put in a decent shift, but just not quite good enough. on a cautious note, do we need to ensure he is still available to the club for now if: a) we offload best, who is clearly not going to play for us b) campbell gets booted out of the game both these could easily happen in the nearish future, leaving us with the two strikers. i don't see the club selling rhodes unless we're well into the 10-15 mil mark, but he or rudy could easily get injured. kings is a potential striker, with rochina also able to be a support striker, but it's worth being cautious about selling goodwille at this point. fitz808

9:35am Mon 13 Jan 14

digitusjonfred says...

well said Fitzy
well said Fitzy digitusjonfred

10:00am Mon 13 Jan 14

razwoods78 says...

Strange one with Goodwillie, as when he has been on the pitch he works tirelessly and does seem to want to play for BRFC. However, something is obviously missing in training as all these managers can't be wrong. To not get a game in Scotland, to me says either his attitude is terrible or that ability wise he just doesnt cut it (or possibly both)!

People (including myself) have often said "I would sooner have Goodwillie than Best, Campbell" etc.. but thinking about it would we? his goals record is poor, and in the games he has played he is barely a goal threat. Yet due to his workrate this gets overlooked in my opinion. I am by no means praising Best, but whilst he remains on the pitch I do still sit and think he could pop up with a header from a corner or something. With Goodwillie this is generally not the case.

Wherever he ends up I still wish him all the best. I'm sure he will score goals for someone, whilst we reflect on the career that might of been....
Strange one with Goodwillie, as when he has been on the pitch he works tirelessly and does seem to want to play for BRFC. However, something is obviously missing in training as all these managers can't be wrong. To not get a game in Scotland, to me says either his attitude is terrible or that ability wise he just doesnt cut it (or possibly both)! People (including myself) have often said "I would sooner have Goodwillie than Best, Campbell" etc.. but thinking about it would we? his goals record is poor, and in the games he has played he is barely a goal threat. Yet due to his workrate this gets overlooked in my opinion. I am by no means praising Best, but whilst he remains on the pitch I do still sit and think he could pop up with a header from a corner or something. With Goodwillie this is generally not the case. Wherever he ends up I still wish him all the best. I'm sure he will score goals for someone, whilst we reflect on the career that might of been.... razwoods78

10:35am Mon 13 Jan 14

roverstid says...

owd nick wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it.

Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now !

If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.
True, not sure who have been taken for the biggest ride, us fans or the greenhorn Venky's, Anderson and Keen saw them coming and milked them for every penny and either us, them or both will be paying for years.

That said best of luck to Goodwillie, hope he does well wherever he ends up, at least he always put a shift in every time I saw him play, not like some of the wasters we still have on our books.
Exactly Nick.

I liked Goodwillie I thought a few goals under his belt and he would have shone and desperately wanted to see him get there. Lad was running length of pitch and certainly didnt slouch whenever I saw him play. One cant help wonder if he'd come in now he might be able to be a game changer but I think we're well served in that quarter at the moment.

Got to say I like the spirit of the lad and he deserves better than the stick he got for his thuggish antics outside his footy.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it. Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now ! If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.[/p][/quote]True, not sure who have been taken for the biggest ride, us fans or the greenhorn Venky's, Anderson and Keen saw them coming and milked them for every penny and either us, them or both will be paying for years. That said best of luck to Goodwillie, hope he does well wherever he ends up, at least he always put a shift in every time I saw him play, not like some of the wasters we still have on our books.[/p][/quote]Exactly Nick. I liked Goodwillie I thought a few goals under his belt and he would have shone and desperately wanted to see him get there. Lad was running length of pitch and certainly didnt slouch whenever I saw him play. One cant help wonder if he'd come in now he might be able to be a game changer but I think we're well served in that quarter at the moment. Got to say I like the spirit of the lad and he deserves better than the stick he got for his thuggish antics outside his footy. roverstid

11:32am Mon 13 Jan 14

fitz808 says...

roverstid wrote:
owd nick wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.
I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it.

Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now !

If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.
True, not sure who have been taken for the biggest ride, us fans or the greenhorn Venky's, Anderson and Keen saw them coming and milked them for every penny and either us, them or both will be paying for years.

That said best of luck to Goodwillie, hope he does well wherever he ends up, at least he always put a shift in every time I saw him play, not like some of the wasters we still have on our books.
Exactly Nick.

I liked Goodwillie I thought a few goals under his belt and he would have shone and desperately wanted to see him get there. Lad was running length of pitch and certainly didnt slouch whenever I saw him play. One cant help wonder if he'd come in now he might be able to be a game changer but I think we're well served in that quarter at the moment.

Got to say I like the spirit of the lad and he deserves better than the stick he got for his thuggish antics outside his footy.
maybe the reason behind those antics off the pitch are the same reasons why managers don't seem to want to play him. it could be that he has 'problems' which means he doesn't train well, but is then able to put effort in on a match day. i suppose we can't know for sure, but there is certainly something which puts off managers both at our club and others.
granted, he hasn't looked like a footballing genius, but equally he has never looked completely out of his depth.
[quote][p][bold]roverstid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Just shows how naive Kean and hi advisers were believing that goodwill woul make it in the premiership.I think we should hav gazumped Huddesfield for Wllshe hs t be hmre that te Terriers paid for him.[/p][/quote]I think you will find that the ones who were naïve in this sorry tale are the owners who are still paying for it. Neither Kean nor the agents involved are out of pocket are they now ! If this were an isolated example of trading in players who were over priced and over compensated for their ability you could call it unfortunate.[/p][/quote]True, not sure who have been taken for the biggest ride, us fans or the greenhorn Venky's, Anderson and Keen saw them coming and milked them for every penny and either us, them or both will be paying for years. That said best of luck to Goodwillie, hope he does well wherever he ends up, at least he always put a shift in every time I saw him play, not like some of the wasters we still have on our books.[/p][/quote]Exactly Nick. I liked Goodwillie I thought a few goals under his belt and he would have shone and desperately wanted to see him get there. Lad was running length of pitch and certainly didnt slouch whenever I saw him play. One cant help wonder if he'd come in now he might be able to be a game changer but I think we're well served in that quarter at the moment. Got to say I like the spirit of the lad and he deserves better than the stick he got for his thuggish antics outside his footy.[/p][/quote]maybe the reason behind those antics off the pitch are the same reasons why managers don't seem to want to play him. it could be that he has 'problems' which means he doesn't train well, but is then able to put effort in on a match day. i suppose we can't know for sure, but there is certainly something which puts off managers both at our club and others. granted, he hasn't looked like a footballing genius, but equally he has never looked completely out of his depth. fitz808

12:55pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Bill Carson says...

Over-priced, over-rated, over-paid...

along with Best, Etuhu (and Dann).

A sad indictment of the modern game were 3 out of 4 players can't be bothered to raise their game enough to play for their employers!
Over-priced, over-rated, over-paid... along with Best, Etuhu (and Dann). A sad indictment of the modern game were 3 out of 4 players can't be bothered to raise their game enough to play for their employers! Bill Carson

6:54pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Lurid67 says...

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Fray bentos are interested in this pudding Lurid67

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