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Lambert: I Don't Know Anything About QPR Interest in Judge
Saturday, 6th Jul 2019 17:49

Town boss Paul Lambert says he knows nothing about QPR’s reported interest in midfielder Alan Judge and insists he wasn’t disappointed that winger Danny Mayor opted to join his former Bury boss Ryan Lowe at Plymouth rather than signing for the Blues.

“I don’t know anything about it,” Lambert said when asked about reports that QPR are eyeing Judge as a potential replacement for Luke Freeman, who joined Sheffield United for a fee of £4.9 million.

“I don’t listen to anything and don’t read anything so I don’t know anything about it.

“I don’t get involved in it unless someone phones us and gets in touch. There’s been nothing.”

Lambert says Judge, who signed a new two-year deal with the Blues in April, is a player he doesn’t want to lose: “Not at all, we’re trying to build something here and build a good team and we have some fabulous footballers in the team, that’s for sure. Alan Judge is one of them.”

Asked whether there had been any developments regarding Bartosz Bialkowski with a move to Millwall having broken down last month, he added: “No, as I’ve said before I don’t get too involved in things that don’t affect me. I just do the job as best I can.

“Ipswich Town is the main thing and the supporters who come and watch us. I don’t get caught up in the whole craziness of the transfer talk.”

Quizzed on free agent Mayor’s decision to join the League Two Pilgrims having been at Portman Road for a look around a fortnight ago, Lambert says he wasn’t disappointed by the winger’s decision.

“Not at all. People can go where they want,” he continued. “If they don’t want to be here then no problem and I won’t lose sleep over it. If you don’t want to be here, don’t come.”
 
Regarding further additions to his squad, Lambert reiterated that all signings will be free transfers: “We can’t buy anybody, that’s the fact of it, but that’s no problem because we have some really good young players here.

“They may need a little bit of help but we can’t go and buy anybody, regardless of what anyone thinks about deals done before my time and the knock-on of money coming in.

“It doesn’t work like that and that’s the reality of it but that’s no problem. We’ve got a good side."
 
That lack of cash would appear to rule out fans’ favourite Daryl Murphy making a return to Portman Road, having been made available by Nottingham Forest where he's likely to be on a signficant wage, however, the Blues boss didn’t entirely rule out a fifth spell for the Republic of Ireland international.

“The lad was a good player but I don’t know because he’s older now,” he said.

“Money-wise, you never know until wages get put on the table but people need to get their heads round that we won’t be getting masses.

“That’s not a problem. The club has spent a hell of a lot of money over the years but we’ve got the young guys coming through the academy.

“We’re a good side, even though they’re young. I’m really happy with the guys and the way they’ve performed but if we can try and get one or two in to give them a boost then we will try.”

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Dolphinblue added 17:52 - Jul 6
If Judge goes, you all owe Blue81 AND I an apology....that would be a disaster
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Yallop added 17:58 - Jul 6
And if he doesn't you owe us one
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Dolphinblue added 17:59 - Jul 6
Indeed
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Essexnblue added 18:00 - Jul 6
Dolphinblue, if Judge stays are you going to apologise to the supporters on this forum about your constant, sniping and criticism of our club.
So childish, have your fruit shoot and grow up...……...
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Dolphinblue added 18:02 - Jul 6
And yet more insults 😫..........
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Terry_Nutkins added 18:04 - Jul 6
Dolphin can you explain why we 'all' owe you an apology? I have no idea who you are other than recent moronic opinions on news thread.
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Dolphinblue added 18:04 - Jul 6
And certainly nothing childish about my comment....JUDGE IS GOING.....SHAMBLES
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Dolphinblue added 18:05 - Jul 6
And yet more insults 😫
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TractorRoyNo1 added 18:07 - Jul 6
FFS boys, the clue is in the word SUPPORTERS
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Dolphinblue added 18:10 - Jul 6
I am trying to support but we have got rid of 12 players and signed 1......and now constant speculation about Judge leads me to believe he may actually be going...our best player....that in my view is a disaster....#cue insults
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Guthrum added 18:40 - Jul 6
Two. We've signed two. One of whom played today and the other watched from the stands.

Plus there were a number of youngsters making their first or second appearances with the senior team.

And Huws, who played a full 45 minutes.
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chenners17 added 18:41 - Jul 6
Daryl Murphy, Tom eaves and kazenga lua lua please - all free agents
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Dolphinblue added 18:41 - Jul 6
One outfield player
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Dolphinblue added 18:43 - Jul 6
And number of youngsters making 1st app isnt neccessarily a good thing...may just mean no signings...l mean there isnt even a rumour...not a sniff...WHERES THE SIGNING!?!?!?!?
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Dolphinblue added 18:46 - Jul 6
Corfu72 keeps downmarking me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂....l mean on every post 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣....thats so funny 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Dolphinblue added 18:47 - Jul 6
Even when l said 1 outfield player 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣....he has done it so often he got diabetes🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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SouperJim added 18:53 - Jul 6
So The Sun run a story saying QPR are interested in Judge. Lambert says he has heard nothing. And on this basis some are convinced he is as good as gone and are already slagging the club off for it.

You couldn't make it up could you. Ever heard the phrase "wait for a body before having an autopsy"?
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Dolphinblue added 18:58 - Jul 6
Its not just once it keeps coming up........souperjim....its called fear🤔
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blues1 added 19:03 - Jul 6
Dolphinblue. When eilkvu get it, that the squad last season was way too large. Do losing 12 and signing just the 1 outfield player so far has got the squad size back to a sensible level, especially for lge1. I agree we ptob need a couple more signings but ur total negativity about the squad size acts it is doesnt bear any results. A 25 man squad
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blues1 added 19:04 - Jul 6
Dolphinblue. When eilkvu get it, that the squad last season was way too large. Do losing 12 and signing just the 1 outfield player so far has got the squad size back to a sensible level, especially for lge1. I agree we ptob need a couple more signings but ur total negativity about the squad size acts it is doesnt bear any results. A 25 man squad is about right.
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Dolphinblue added 19:06 - Jul 6
6 of which are 12
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Wickets added 19:15 - Jul 6
If you have good players other clubs are going to be interested lets just hope if OPR or any other club come knocking they get told no .
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blues1 added 19:37 - Jul 6
Wickets. I agree. But only problem is that judge wanted a release clause in his contract. So if that is met by QPR or anyone else, and he wants to go, theres nothing the club can do about it.
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Guthrum added 19:44 - Jul 6
Youngsters who were considered good enough for senior contracts (and time on the pitch) for a Championship team.

If they are good enough, why do we need to spend money on signing players which other teams are prepared to let go?
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Dolphinblue added 19:44 - Jul 6
Clause=Poor negoiations=no loyalty in football=Gone=Rip itfc
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