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Mercury League transfers, 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:03 pm
by Joe
Bohemian Rhapsodies

Breakthru FC
In: Bernard Goldacre (Taylor Sporting Club, Cr 3m)

Cook Island
In: Nicholas Harfield (AFC Heartpool, Cr 2m)

Dynamo Deacon
In: Barry North (Lionsgate City [VYK], Cr 10m)

Innuendo FC

May Wanderers
In: James Phillips (Garrak Athletic [CAP], Cr 5m)

Mercury City

Mullen Albion

Port Barret FC

St John's FC

Tow Law
In: Andrew Miller (Xäiville Teflons FC [CRA], Cr 22.5m)

West Grinstead FC

Other selected moves
Bernard Goldacre (Taylor Sporting Club -> Breakthru FC, Cr 3m)
Nicholas Harfield (AFC Heartpool -> Cook Island, Cr 2m)

Re: Mercury League transfers, 2017

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:09 pm
by Joe
Dynamo Deacon sign Vyktory's North

Vyktory's World Cup Team of the Year defender, Barry North, has joined Dynamo Deacon, after the club activated his Cr 10 million release clause. Lionsgate City had been keen to hold on to North as they push for the league title this season, but Deacon's bid proved too much to turn down, and North signed a 3-year contract this morning. North, speaking after agreeing the deal, said "I feel that this is the next step in my career and I'm really happy to have signed for such a prestgious club, but I won't forget trial day nor my spell at Lionsgate anytime soon!".

Deacon chairman Jim Prescott promised more signings this summer, telling MeTV Sports News "I've set aside maybe 50-60 million for this season, as we aim to be winning the Champions' League and the Premier League. George [Hutton, Deacon manager] has his eyes on a couple of players at the minute, and I'm quite prepared to spend the money to get us where we want to be."

Re: Mercury League transfers, 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:42 pm
by Craitman
Mercury international winger James Phillips has returned home to May Wanderers in a reported Cr 5 million move, with the 24 year-old right-sider making his way to the club he left in the summer of 2012.

Having departed in a high-profile Cr 7 million move to Hamland's FC Garrak five years ago, Phillips has since become a valuable asset to the Mercurian national team, helping them to FMF World Cup success two years later. However, with the cessation of the HPL last season during the destruction of the Hammish Civil War, Phillips' only club side involvement was in their run to the EMUFA Champions' League quarter-finals; a lack of playing time which lost him his starting place in this summer's World Cup. However, the midfielder signed contract terms with the recently-established Garrak Athletic to compete in the new Caputian league earlier this month, and appeared in their first Premier Cup fixtures, performing well enough to increase interest back home, especially with his former club.

Wanderers' initial bid - a decrease on his selling price - was accepted earlier today, and amicable terms for all parties were easily met within the space of hours for the transfer to be completed; making Phillips the first outgoing move from the Premier Division. With the ball now rolling, Garrak Athletic have already been linked to Billy McVeigh as a replacement, with the Craitish-based winger reportedly want-away to return to his historical homeland.

Re: Mercury League transfers, 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:04 pm
by Joe
Tow Law expected to smash Mercury transfer record

Tow Law are expected to complete the signing of double-World Cup-winning striker Andrew Miller from Craitish League 1 side Xäiville Teflons FC. The fee is expected to eclipse that paid by Dynamo Deacon last year for Ĵulian Ólsen, with some sources suggesting that the Lawyers will shell out somewhere in the region of Cr 25m. There's speculation that Deacon will also be in the market for a striker, following Jack Partridge's departure yesterday. The club have already spent Cr 10m this window, and their owner has promised to spend even more, with rumours that a Tellian striker could be heading their way.

Re: Mercury League transfers, 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:38 pm
by Joe
Craitman wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Craitman wrote:Caputian forward Andrew Miller has left Xäiville Teflons after five years with the club, joining Mercury's Tow Law in a Cr 22.5 million deal.

Miller, 25, spent a total of seven seasons in Craitland after signing for Osĵätoņ Aztecs in 2010, and scored over 100 goals in League 1 as he won the golden boot in both the 2014 and 2016 seasons. One of only a handful of players to win every trophy on offer in domestic Craitish football, Miller leaves with very few regrets, saying, "I can't overstate how much I've enjoyed my time in Xäiville. Getting to know this city, its people and be part of its team leaves a mark on you. Not even the most die-hard fan would have thought we'd bring a league title back here, but we did and I've never felt anything like that. The gratitude of supporters whose club had been used to being the butt of jokes can't be matched. However, I feel it's time for a new challenge, and what Tow Law have shown me makes me think I'm making the right move. I hope Teflons around the nation understand my decision and I'll always look for the team's results until we meet again."

Tow Law representatives added that bringing Miller to the club, in a move which makes him the most expensive player signed by a Mercurian team and also the tenth-most costly transfer ever, was hopefully the start of a new era of dominance with Miller and new striker partner Joe Foxon having some serious goalscoring pedigree at all levels between them.

The striker's deal announcement came under hesitant circumstances following the heartbreaking news of former-Tow Law player Jamie Dent's death earlier this morning bringing a sombre mood to the club, but with the medical known to have been underway, the move was a near-inevitability.

In light of Miller's departure, Teflons' Craitish right-midfielder Jan Mortensen has switched to their number 7 jersey, with new signing Mercury forward Jack Partridge being confirmed taking the vacated number 11. Miller's number at Tow Law has yet to be announced.