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Ireland Keeper Colin Doyle Reveals Reasons For His Strange £1 Transfer In The Summer

Ireland Keeper Colin Doyle Reveals Reasons For His Strange £1 Transfer In The Summer
By Conor Neville Updated

At the end of last season, Colin Doyle moved from Blackpool to Bradford for the princely sum of £1. There was a time when Bradford would have struggled to stump up for such a fee but happily their administration days are long behind them and Doyle got his transfer.

At a press conference today after Ireland training, Doyle was quizzed about this famous price tag. Blackpool were relegated to League 2 and Doyle had a clause in his contract allowing him to leave in the event of relegation (the kind of clause made famous by Roy Keane at Nottingham Forest, circa 1993).

However, the FA rules demanded there be a fee.

It wasn't my doing really. It was my sort of doing. It was one of those clauses where they said if we got relegated, you can go for free. But because I had signed a two year deal, the FA wouldn't let me go on a free so I had there had to be some kind of me.

We just said £1 and they agreed to it. I think they paid it so I'm still waiting for my 10%. I must chase that up.

We can only wish Doyle well in his quest to claim that 10 cent. It's a short career.

Doyle is third choice keeper this weekend behind the No. 1 Darron Randolph and Keiren Westwood.

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