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A website link on BFB claims we are in talks with him along with Bournemouth and Hartlepool. He was on a pay as you pay contract with Hartlepool towards the end of last season and started in their playoff final, supposedly very good with two Republic of Ireland caps to his name.

I'd rather it be him than a loan signing.

Still no news on the left back though eh?
 

briggus

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Butler

Taken - from the Hartlepool Rivals site - does not sound too bad - might be worth signing at this level - can play left or right. He is 24 so this could have been the diamond CT refers to - we are not signing.

Name: Thomas Butler
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 10 stone 6 pounds
Birthplace: Dublin
DOB: 02/04/1981
Previous Clubs: Dunfernline (09/04 - 03/05)
Darlington (loan) (10/02 - 12/02)
Sunderland (08/98 - 09/04)



Thomas Butler, signed by Pools on deadline day 2004 after a short trial spell and one reserve team outing. The winger who can play on both the left and the right received a call from his former Sunderland pal Martin Scott and before you could say Mackem B***** his was in the squad for the visit of Huddersfield Town. Earlier this season (2004/2005) Butler had been plying his trade with Scottish Premiership side Dunfermline. With eight starts and six substitute appearances it looked as though Butler would be offered an extended deal to stay at East End Park, but The Pars gaffer thought otherwise and Butler became a free agent, much to the surprise of many Pars fans as well.

Not only is Thomas a Mackem B***** but he's also a Darlo reject (if your reading Mr Butler we don't really hate you). The Darlo fans thought Butler was the best thing since sliced bread as he took the bottom division apart in a ten game loan spell back in late 2000. Butler left Sunderland after a disagreement with the club which is I think still rumbling along, so we won't go into that.

Thomas scored his first professional goal recently as he curled a lovely shot past the Swindon Town keeper as Pools ran out 3-0 winners at Victoria Park. A former team mate of Ben Clark and perhaps an answer to our prays for an out and out winger.

Welcome to Hartlepool United Thomas
 

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The lads trouble with a capital T, every where he's been he's caused problems, the mackems could'nt get rid of him quick enough and then came the moves to dunferaline and pools. there must be a reason why pool have'nt got him on a contract yet!.TSSB
 

briggus

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Butler

Re not signed on by Hartlepool - a possible reason might be that Hartlepool have not yet appointed a manager - would the new one require his services. Regarding his reputation as trouble maker - this may be the reason CT did not want to pursue "the diamond that require some polishing" if indeed it was him?
 
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Taken from a Haretlepool fan

"Consistantly inconsistant.

He can come on and turn a game on it's head like he did against Bournemouth last game of the season

And he can be anonymous in other games.

Decent enough squad player and I think he'll sign up for next term with Pools."


We've got enough inconsistant wingers like Muirhead and Morrison we don't need another so probably good we've pulled out in signing him.
 
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