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Pato a Terrier!

Pato a Terrier!

Huddersfield Town have won the battle to sign Burnley striker Martin Paterson. The Terriers have beaten off the challenge from Wigan, Birmingham, Charlton,Ipswich and Middlesbrough in the Championship as well as League One, Wolves.

It had been hoped that Sean Dyche might have been able to persuade Paterson to stay but a combination of a significant pay cut and the inability to guarantee a pure striker's role up front looks to have scuppered those plans so Pato departs Turf Moor after five years with the club. The 26-year-old Northern Ireland international has signed a two-year deal with Huddersfield and the contract also includes an option of a further year.

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday June 25 2013
Time: 6:27PM

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Best of luck Pato!
Claretdale
25/06/2013 18:41:00
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Bloody Huddersfield? You are having a laff!! Gutted
turfmanphil
25/06/2013 18:41:00
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Presumably Patto thinks he will achieve more at Huddersfield, doesn't say much for us!
pjohng33
25/06/2013 20:24:00
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I just hope we know what we are doing, are there that many players of his calibre available on a free? 5 other Championships sides didn't seem to think so.
8clarets8
25/06/2013 21:03:00
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Sad news. I am afraid there will be much more to come. Good luck Pato.
cornwallclaret
25/06/2013 21:27:00
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The statement by the Terriers boss made a lot of sense to me. Pato wants to start regularly up front. At Burnley he has been 3rd= in line for that role. He MIGHT have gone up to 2nd= next year... or not. So he's gone elsewhere (to a club a bit down the current pecking order) to achieve his goal. I'm sad to see him go, wish him well, thank him for the memories, and hope he doesn't score against us. But, especially given that many of us have had anxieties about his form and fitness for some time, I cannot see how this news reflects badly on Bfc. Though, probably, those who see all player moves as about nothing but money will lean towards portraying it as parsimony and Board failure. VB is the messageboard of free speech..
Couch Potato
26/06/2013 08:15:00
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I doubt Huddersfield have offered the same salary (significantly reduced) that Burnley did so although he might get his wish and play up front more he will no doubt also be taking a bigger salary. On that basis, we cant even compete with Huddersfield! Are we seriously saying Pato would not have played up front more with Austin and maybe other strikers leaving? Burnley lose out again, its all so very depressing and so very predicatable!
turfmanphil
26/06/2013 09:31:00
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'No doubt' Pato will be 'taking a bigger salary'? Can you clarify the facts that support that statement? Or at least identify media sources saying the same thing, even if they aren't actually publishing any details? I'd agree it's POSSIBLE Hudds are offering one player - Pato - more money than us, even if their overall salary bill may be lower than ours. But 'no doubt'? As for playing time, Pato may well have played SOME more time up font if Charlie leaves, but how much if SD puts Vokes and Ings ahead of him (which I would too) for a lone striker spot that worked much better for us than 4-4-2 against champions Cardiff and subsequently, for example.
Couch Potato
26/06/2013 10:47:00
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I would be absolutely astonished if he isnt on more than he was offered in the summer by Burnley! We are paying one of the smallest salaries in the Championship and basically we now have to because of this absurd FIFA Fair Play ruling which is based on turnover! Which club has one of the lowest turnovers? Yes little old us and if we not careful it will get worse because fans will continue to desert the club as they begin to see we can no longer compete,not even against the likes of Huddersfield and Bournemouth. Two keepers brought in so far and other clubs mopping players up like the clappers..3 at Huddersfield now! We have lost the plot bigtime
turfmanphil
26/06/2013 11:13:00
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Repeating one's anxieties, no matter how deeply felt, doesn't make them facts. Though, of course, if sharing them decreases fan support they could become self-sustaining. That's a worry for me! Are that many players being signed by other clubs in our division? I can't say I've noticed. Mostly it seems like a very slow market with most clubs biding their time. Fancy a side bet on whether our total wage bill this season is bigger or smaller than Hudds and Cherries? I'll buy you a ticket to an away game if ours is smaller than both, if you're willing to do the same for me if it's bigger than both.
Couch Potato
26/06/2013 11:42:00
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