Posted 9/12/2012 12:00 #504036 Subject: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
Location: Beeston, Nottingham
BEFORE VOTING, put aside your views of him off the pitch. We all know there should be more Dexter Blackstock characters in football, but sorting tickets out for fans in need, being committed to your fan base and buying iPads for physios who helped overcome your injury wont necessarily play a part in contract negotiations, look to the Premier League for evidence of that.
Based on Dexter Blackstock's performances so far this season and in previous seasons alone, should he be offered a new deal?
My personal feeling is that if just one of the out of contract players deserve a new deal based on what happens on the field, it is Dexter. He played an important role for us last season and unlike others, didn't complain about the fans, he just got on with his job. This season, in a better side, he has flourished.
Initially playing second fiddle to Cox and Sharp, he has stepped back up to first team football and for me, would be undroppable when Cox returns to the fray. He's our top goalscorer and always seems to score goals that matter. At this level, he's well worth keeping hold of and he deserves to play a part in our squad, should we reach the Premier League.
Posted 9/12/2012 14:31 #504069 - in reply to #504036 Subject: Re: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
For sure. He gives us something different that without him we wouldn't have. Plus, its like anything, you have to weigh up the cost/associated issues of replacing him against the cost of keeping him. The same goes for Camp too.
Also, would you be replacing/keeping him as a Championship club or a Premier League one? Not always as black and white as some fans would think.
Personally, I don't think there will be an issue with Blackstock wanting to stay, I would imagine his demands would be much different to those of Lee Camp - who I would perceive to be a tougher player to negotiate with.
Posted 9/12/2012 14:50 #504073 - in reply to #504036 Subject: Re: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
A striker who works hard and scores goals.......yeah let's keep him! Regards our current strike force it's a good feeling when we have 3 quality strikers who could play in any 2 combination or on their own.
Posted 9/12/2012 15:12 #504076 - in reply to #504036 Subject: Re: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
I voted yes, but we have to admit guys, that we dont know what are his demands....offer him a reasonable contract, but if for some reason an agreement cannot be reached , I am sorry to say ,but we have to make something out of him and recoup some money...sign /line up an alternative (by now i imagine that both parties know what the future holds)...if he doesnt sign (I recon that he would have been tapped by now and already knows where his next move is), I dont expect the same sort of performances that he is showing right now....it is natural, that he doesnt want to end up getting injured, and who knows ,his next destination might be one of our adversaries...
Posted 9/12/2012 19:08 #504108 - in reply to #504036 Subject: Re: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
Very surprised and dissapointed he doesn't appear to have been offered a new contract. Great servant to this club. We might regret letting him go. He is 100% player and has the ability to pop up with a goal to change games as he did yesterday. Sign him up!
Posted 9/12/2012 19:34 #504111 - in reply to #504036 Subject: Re: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
He's come back from a potentially career threatening injury but looks like he was never away. He's not a prolific striker like a Sharp or Earnie at their best, but he gets his fair share and offers a more physical presence than our other strikers. Added to that he seems a good bloke who likes playing for Forest.
Posted 10/12/2012 00:04 #504150 - in reply to #504036 Subject: Re: Have Dexter Blackstock's performances warranted a new contract?
No brainer really , even if he is not first choice he has come back from a serious injury and has been a revelation.Plus it will cost a lot more money to replace him if the unthinkable should happen and we let his contract run down.
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