Date: 2nd September 2019 at 7:14pm
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Rotherham United Manager Paul Warne brought in just one player on deadline day which is the one we’ve been expecting Scottish winger Jake Hastie and he expects him to ‘excite the crowd’.

Good – because on Saturday the crowd needed exciting as I thought the singing/chanting during the game was some of the worst I’ve heard at the New York Stadium.

Speaking to the Official Site after eventually announcing the arrival of this summers twelfth signing, Warney said ‘Jake is a tenacious player with pace to burn.’

Again, good – although, to be fair, I think we have some good runners in the side – Matthew Olosunde for one and the other new boy Chiedozie Ogbene looked pacey as well as Ben Wiles.

‘He can play anywhere across the front three and out wide,’ Warne carried on, ‘and he wants to be the best he can be.’

Speaking to Freeview on his arrival Jake said he was buzzing and looking forward to getting going and was hoping to reach the play-offs with the Millers. He was also hoping to score goals and get as many assists as possible.

Another ‘good’ from me!

Meanwhile earlier today the Millers had sold two thousand nine hundred tickets for the Keepmoat on Saturday and had received another seven hundred and eighty-one which are all now on General Sale.

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4 Replies to “Warne ‘Hastie Has Pace To Burn’”

  • What a farce Div 1 now is with Bury gone and the schedule disrupted. Pompey postponing due to other local activities taking precedence. Then a re- born Bolton recruiting a Manager , staff and a near complete team on deadline day. The fact that Bolton played with their under 18 team ang got hammered by the teams lucky to play them at that time has made a joke of the EFL. I just hope no relegation/ promotion/ playoff places hinge on an inflated goal difference due to this situation. In other seasons and indeed in the case of the FL Trophy to field a weakened side would carry a penalty. I can’t see why Bury weren’t allowed to play their games whereas Bolton played their youth team until their buyer was ratified.
    Perhaps the right thing would be to expunge the point gained by teams that played Bolton’s weakened team and to start Bolton’s season from now.
    So much inconsistency from the EFL. I feel sorry for Bury’s loss and feel that yet again the supporter just doesn’t matter anymore.
    Only Steve Evans has expressed his views as Gillingham are next up for Bolton.

    • I don’t like to see any side go out of business but I do feel that the EFL have stepped over the mark with Bolton. I understand that Doncaster are thinking of refusing to play the game that Bolton cancelled against them – whether that is true or not I’m not sure. Baldtobe and I had a natter on Saturday and he said they should start Bolton in League Two from now.

  • Really well said Bryan.

    I’m guessing that had Bury at least fielded one game – they’d’ve have been given the same slack as Bolton on time lines – as the last thing the EFL would have wanted was to ‘scrub’ the results gained by the teams that have played them. That’d have created an even greater mess.

    Hopefully, next year, the EFL will put into place measures that vet every team well in advance of a season starting. I wouldn’t hold my breath though – the EFL, in my view, needs a clear out of all those that didn’t even foresee this problem, let alone handle it so badly.

    With that many teams in similar difficulties it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that something like this would happen. They’re a joke – and the sad thing is they’re hardly going to fire themselves or their colleagues.

    Same flawed, matey-matey infrastructure as FIFA. Having worked with them for 18 years in Asia – it wouldn’t surprise me that a similar culture resides in the EFL, whatever whiter-than-white image they try to convey.

    • I don’t see how they could not have foreseen the problem and I think it’s a problem that is going to happen again and again

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