Another terrific move for another DDG client… we are thrilled to have negotiated, concluded and announced a new deal for Chloe, who heads to Reading FC for the new season…
Chloe still only twenty-two years old and part of the England U23 set-up, made her WSL debut at just sixteen, whilst at Birmingham City FC and appeared in the 2017 FA Cup Final v Manchester City.
With over thirty England Youth international caps and a Bronze Medal at the 2018 FIFA U20 World Cup, she has already achieved and delivered soooo much…
Steve Harrison of DDG “Chloe indicated that Reading would be a personal target club as she always felt they played in a way that would suit her style. Fast forward to a number of conversations later, then we were in a position to meet with Kelly Chambers, and there was a natural coming together…”
A perfect time to join the Royals, as the team prepares to move into its brand new Bearwood Training facility, and has confirmed that all home games will be played at the Madejski Stadium in 2021/22.
We are absolutely thrilled to have concluded the new deal for Claudia Walker to West Ham United FC in the Women’s Super League
Claudia has been a client of DDG since her time at Everton FC, and we handled her move to Birmingham City and then this life changing move to the East London giants… both in terms of location, but the level of the deal and its implications for her future, and the expectancy levels going forward which we believe will offer further opportunities with the England national team where Claudia has played at U17, U19 and U23 levels…
Steve Harrison: “the level of interest in Claudia was astonishing, but in many ways this merely reflected a personal outstanding season with a struggling Blues team which lead her to the leading English born goal scorer in the WSL“… “We attracted a number of offers from across the top tier in England, Scotland and Europe and the USA“
Having spoken at length with West Ham United, and being hugely impressed with the club’s new manager, and facilities, then there was a natural synergy developing for the Tamworth born Striker.
The East London club were blown away by Claudia’s performances against the Hammers last season, including a stand-out goal, and had already established Claudia as its priority signing for the new season.
Claudia is already settled in her new home in London, and is totally immersed in all things Ikea and no doubt learning the words to the WHU anthem “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”
We luck forward to supporting the next stage of Claudia’s career and our trips to East London.
The latest player to join the growing DDG family is Peamount United Striker Eleanor Ryan-Doyle.
The Dublin based Striker has been part of the club since a youngster, and come through the ranks successfully attaining international caps, winning the Irish National League and competing in the UEFA Champions League.
Ellie played many games with DDG’s own Bundesliga striker and Peamount legend Amber Barrett in what was an incredible and dynamic pairing which delivered so many goals back in the day.
Ellie is the current leading scorer in the Irish Women’s National League (WNL) with Peamount United leading the pack again for the third consecutive season.
Ellie was recently awarded the SSE Airtricity WNL “Player of the Month” award for May as the side continues its unbeaten run.
International at U15, U16, U17, U19 levels, and appearances in the Taiwan and Naples World Student Games lead to Ellie being called up to the Republic of Ireland senior camps in 2019… an obvious positive trajectory going-forward.
Subsequent WNL winning medals in 2019, 2020, and a second Cup winning medal in 2020, would suggest that she is headed in the right direction for a realisation of her dream to represent her country.
Whilst pleased to receive the recent ‘Player of the Month’ award, Ellie was keen to highlight those around her to Irish football publication “The 42”, stressing the fact that it’s a team effort and that these plaudits must be shared…
“A refreshing attitude” says DDG Director Steve Harrison.
‘Any elite athlete needs to have an ego, aspirations, and ambition but it is always critical to keep a lid on these emotions and understand the dynamic that is team spirit and the collective sum of the parts being as important as the individual”.
“It is reassuring to see any player finding time to associate personal gains by embracing the collective of the team. It really is in the spirit of DDG, and I believe we will be a natural and obvious home for Ellie, and we all look forward to being part of her success in the future.’’
Final words from Ellie:
“I am delighted to be part of DDG, and I can’t wait to start working with Steve and the rest of the team, to get the best of myself as a footballer”
Soooo… if you ever needed a reason to where your DDG T.Shirt with pride, now is the time as nostalgia takes hold and images of the legendary DDG T.Shirts are all across the media, associated with the infamous StoneRoses show at Spike Island in Cheshire, when flared jeans were de rigueur as was Acid House music, the Hacienda nightclub, and all things Madchester… you really had to be there!
Looking good JJ… and what better time to take on the mantle as the Rotherham United ‘cover star’, having just signed a new three-year deal whilst reputed £ seven figure offers had been rejected from England and Europe!
An impressive European trip with the Republic of Ireland U21s in Marbella has seen Joshua Kayode return for a couple of weeks downtime, which included a visit to DDG HQ, ahead of the new season build-up and all that famed Millers running regime!
Good Luck with the new season Josh… so good they named him thrice… even in this one feature!
The Legend continues with the new releases ‘Northern’ with a nod to our history and longstanding support of a certain club from Manchester… and our home in Didsbury M21 and original home in Northwich CW9
And a classic target here with the date that it all started back in 1989…
All merchandise is available from www.customslipmats.co.uk/store/DDG
What an incredible season for Donegal’s Amber Barrett!
An unbeaten run in the Bundesliga 2 with a dozen goals for Amber, saw an unbeated FC Koln lift the Trophy and a return to the promised land of Bundesliga 1!
With a return of the crowds, some incredibly exciting opposition including BayernMunich, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern 04Levekussen, TSG 1899Hoffenheim, VfL Wolfsburg the 2021/22 season is looking bright… and some.
The reward has been a new improved and extended contract for Amber at FC Koln, negotiated by DDG which presents Amber with a terrific opportunity to prove herself at the very highest level in Europe.
Steve Harrison of Dead Dead Good Management commented ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Amber in such difficult times as the pandemic…’
‘We hit is off immediately and work really closely with regular weekly calls, facetime and texts’… ‘exceptional times make for exceptional effort and Facetime and WhatsApp have been an absolute blessing’
‘Amber set and realised her own personal targets this season which is especially rewarding. A winners medal, goals into double figures, and a new contract with Koln to the top table in German women’s football… not half bad in any players career stats!’
Our association back home in Ireland has not been forgotten with Amber attracting both commercial and ambassadorial charitable roles.
Harrison – ‘Amber’s willingness to accomodate fans, and especially youngsters back home is nothing short of inspirational, and she continues to do so much for the greater good in the sports community’… ‘ I believe her to be exceptional’.
We thank Nuance and Spar (Ireland) for its continued support as well as Puma.
In the typically understated words of Amber…
“I’m delighted and proud to extend my stay with FC Koln, every team needs some Irish folk hanging around”