Blues reach Callacher deal with Glens

Published Tuesday, 28 January 2014
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Jimmy Callacher is free to play for Linfield after an agreement was reached with Glentoran.

Blues reach Callacher deal with Glens
Jimmy Callacher is now free to play for Linfield. (© Presseye)

The 22-year-old had signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Blues this summer.

However, a fee has been agreed for the transfer to happen this month.

Neither side have revealed the exact financial details of Callacher's move.

His Glentoran deal was set to expire this summer and the east Belfast club had held contract talks.

However, after they broke down, the club said it had "no interest" in keeping the player.

In a statement, Glentoran said: "We would like to thank him for his service and wish him a long and successful career at Linfield."

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21 Comments
Issy in Belfast wrote (205 days ago):
Warrenpoint man. I absolutely agree with you about our performance on Saturday it was shocking to watch and we got what we deserved nothing well done to Warrenpoint. Seems to me that we cannot play at home and are much better on the road. As to the state of our club I believe it's down to our board and not just the present one I'm going back years they haven't a clue and I don't believe they have had our best interests at heart I wouldn't even know where to begin the silly money on players silly wages and too many going through the gates without paying. I can sit here and criticise the blues on the IFA handouts but the one thing I cannot fault about linfield is the way in which they are run. Must go now I nearly choked saying that last bit.
warrenpoint man in south down wrote (206 days ago):
Issy in Belfast. I noticed your post last week about how the glens would do ok without certain players who had left. Well, if Saturday's performance is anything to go by, Linfield will hardly be quaking in their boots. I have watched Irish League football for decades now, and i have to say that Glentoran team is shocking to watch.I remember watching glentoran years ago and they were always an exciting team to watch. They have no drive, no skill, no confidence on the ball. Also, where were the fans on Saturday. There were no more than 4-500 Glens fans at the game. Thought they were supposed to be the second biggest team in the Country.I can see why the fans stay away. That was shocking. Such a decline of such a great club. Total shame to whoever let that club get into the state they are in.So sad.
john in crumlin wrote (209 days ago):
i think we really need to stamp out the sectarian chanting and singing from both sets of fans. we should really try and get inward investment and make it a league to be proud of. i for one would love to take my kids to a match every Saturday to enjoy a peaceful and fun game of football that's what it should be about and not green and orange. it would also be a platform for local players and managers to make it big possibly in the English league but unfortunately i couldn't see it happening. what a pity as we have some skillful players and managers.
Issy in Belfast wrote (210 days ago):
Davy sounds like you're a bit worried about Saturday and rightly so they are the best footballing side at the moment. Chickenville played in the final on Saturday night while the mighty Ards held yous so no game in hand now. As for you saying you outclass us I really don't think so. What I do think is yous have a lot more self belief than us that's it nothing else bar the IFA'S money. I haven't heard the bluemen so quiet the last time we met until the 90th minute of course yous were certainly worried. I also think we've done well over the last few weeks without Clarky and the other one so don't be worrying yourself about us we'll be okay.
Larry in Belfast wrote (211 days ago):
It is time Irish League clubs, including Linfield started realising that until the level of football improves and supporters stop travelling to see Glasgow Rangers and Celtic, or Manchester United and Liverpool, that no matter where or how Irish League clubs get their money, supporters won't go to watch matches in large numbers again. It costs too much and it is too sectarian on the terraces. The clubs can play mixed religion players in their team, but the supporters are still all bigots who hate the other side. It's pathetic.
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