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Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Ray Jones Situation...

The absence of Ray Jones from the Rangers first team is now a topic of discussion on various message boards and has also prompted an article in the Kilburn Times. Is the future of one of Rangers brightest young stars in jeapordy?

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Ray Jones has been discussing his first professional contract with both his parents and the club for some time and by all accounts, the deal was imminent.

However, similar to the situation that almost lost us Shabazz Baidoo in the summer, his agent has now apparantly got involved and is keen that Ray gets paid a similar amount to Dexter Blackstock and the other forwards at QPR.

QPR and John Gregory are understandably furious as this is an extremely dangerous precedent to set i.e. all the YTS players will be wanting similar deals! Further anger is aimed at the agent who the club believe have led Jones astray.

The situation at present, is that Ray is unlikely to play for the club until this situation is resolved. Hopefully, this complete shambles will be sorted very soon and Jones can continue with his VERY promising career at Rangers!



  • At 8:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hopefully it is a case of the agent being greedy rather than jones, as it will be a shame to lose a player of his potential under these circumstances.

    No player is bigger than the club and if we cave in to these demands it will be a dangerous path to follow as we will have this situation with every young player coming through the club.

    JG has done the right thing because i dont care how good a player is when they pull on the hoops they should be playing for the pride of the club not worrying about how much money they earn.


  • At 8:29 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    agreed DJ and I dont think for one minute JG will back down.

    However, I think this is definitely a case of the agent leading the player astray as the deal was practically done. I have to be a bit careful about what I say, but you hear this so many times and I wish these people will stop ruining the beautiful game!


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