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Tuesday 18th July.

Just as it starts to look as though we might actually be getting a new face in the squad, one of last season's new faces will not be playing any part in Town's next campaign. Despite having a further 2 years of his 3-year 1,000,000 contract remaining, George Donis has left 'by mutual consent'.

A combination of injury and under performing means that most fans will not be particularly sorry to see the feckless Greek go, and it makes me wonder how true this national service call up story was. Donis was a free transfer but earned over 6,000 a week, and bearing in mind that he only made 13 starts and a further 12 on the bench meant that he earned more than 13,000 each time he put his boots on - nice work if you can get it. I realise that there is a little more to life than money, but surely he could have stuck it out for another couple years. Then again it should give the far more popular and hard working Ben Thornley a look in. Bye-bye Georgie boy we'll miss you - not!

At least we have made a signing today albeit a new physio, but we must be thankful that someone sees the McAlpine as a suitable place for employment. The replacement for John Dickens (AKA Dr. Death) is Alex Moreno who lives in Denby Dale having spent five years at Boundary Park, Oldham. Apparently he was so nervous and excited about the job Steve Bruce felt that he had to offer him the post. I just hope that the Town manager interviews me for my next job application, because I would walk it if nervousness and excitement were the main criteria for the position. Seemingly, he has a young family with another on the way and is looking forward to reducing his daily travelling time. Nice to know that he is joining us for the right reasons.

Our American international trialist Gregg Berhalter, who only managed 45 minutes of action against Livingston last night, has flown to Miami to prepare for a World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica on Sunday. He wouldn't have been able to play against Dunfermline because of a cut above his eye that required stitches, but has been invited to rejoin Town after his international call-up. Although he is a USA International he holds an Irish passport, meaning that if Town were to sign him he wouldn't need a work permit.

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