We are thrilled for Rotherham United Striker Joshua Kayode, who gets his second Republic of Ireland call-up for the Euro Qualifiers this month against Iceland and Luxembourg.
‘JJ’ is presently in the form of his life, and only last week secured no less than three EFL ‘Team of the Week’ selections which are based on actual performance statistics from his appearances on loan at Carlisle United FC.
Amber showing brilliant positivity in-spite of the Bundesliga forced lockdown in Germany… a case of doing the business ahead of the enforced break.
She heads back to Ireland today with one of the most impressive strike rates this season. A Goal in each game, placing unbeaten FC Cologne in the top slot, and a winning Goal in yesterday’s important Cup win v Bayer Leverkusen!
Doing what is says on the “Striker Tin” and some… surely one of the most in-form strikers in the game just now.
Less we forget, an entire bagful of pre-season goals which set Amber up perfectly for this all-important season…
No wonder the interest is building surrounding her future!
Amber remains and outstanding prospect in the European game.
DDG is delighted to confirm that we have negotiated a move to DerbyCounty for former Bradford City U23 Goalkeeper and Captain George Sykes-Kenworthy.
The deal was announced by the Championship side on Transfer Deadline Day and George was immediately travelling with the U23s squad to the Premier League 2 Division One fixture v Chelsea at the west London Cobham training facility…
Steve Harrison “after a disappointing season for Bradford, with George having an early loan recall, finishing the second-half of the season as the club number two”… “we had a fair bit of interest in George, but no final decision, which was no doubt compounded by the pandemic crisis”
“In the end we had two contract offers on the final week, but at this stage George had enjoyed his trial period at Rams, and we all felt this offer to be the right one”
George began as a schoolboy at Bradford City, earning a scholarship at fifteen, and a two-year professional contract at seventeen.
He was Bradford City U18s and U23s captain and the “Young Player of the Year” in his last two season’s. He made his 1st team debut at Bradford last season.
During his time at Bradford City he was called up for the England Goalkeeper Camp at St Georges Park, and the club announced that they had turned down a substantial offer from a named Premier League Club around the same time as offering him an early professional contract.
George played on loan for Conference Guiseley side in 2019/20 making a well documented ‘miracle save’ against York City…
He has an endorsement deal with AB1 Gloves, the company owned by former Bosnian international and Chelsea, Stoke City and Bournemouth ‘keeper Asmir Begovic.
At just twenty -one years of age, George has been with DDG since the age of sixteen, he commented that “I couldn’t be happier with this new opportunity”
Well it thirty-years since the Dead Dead Good brand came on to the scene, with DDG Records and DDG Management, and here is a pretty comprehensive selection of the music artists that we have worked with in respect of album releases.
Extensively North-West of England based, with our original offices and studios in Northwich and Manchester, but not at all exclusively ‘northern’… having artists from London, Northern Ireland, Belgium, and Essex!
A fantastic and iconic list of releases from the ‘indie’ and ‘dance’ scenes across the past thirty years.
The album ‘Some Friendly’ by the band The Charlatans is thirty years-old this week.
Signed to Dead Dead Good Records and licensed to Beggars Banquet Records whilst Team DDG concentrated on the bands management affairs… the album was a Number One platinum seller and a global success which saw the band tour around the world.
We are pleased to have assisted in the negotiations to place Rotherham United and Team DDG’s Jake Cooper on a new deal with Gateshead FC in the Vanarama Conference League.
Jake signed a new three-year deal with ‘The Millers‘ in the summer, having made a number of appearances with the 1st XI before heading to the north-east to join ‘The Heed‘ for the second-half of the season.
Gateshead failed to secure promotion in a dramatic semi-final game away to Boston United.
A case of unfinished business for Coops, and no doubt more experience, ahead of and expected return to the Millers in the Championship in the new year.
Jake: ‘I enjoyed my first loan and the experience, and as soon as I knew there was interest again, it was something I tried to get over the line as quickly as possible…’
Steve Harrison ‘ we are thrilled to see Jake return, especially given that Gateshead will start the new season as one of the favourites, and given that the set-up is fulltime, then we are sure that the experience will see him return to the New York Stadium, a more experienced and improved player, and ready for his next progression into Championship football’.
‘DDG is a big advocate of loan deals… on the provision that it works for all parties’.
Terrific to see “JJ” score his fifth in seven for Carlisle United at the weekend but also get himself on the Sky Bet/EFL League Two “Team-of-the-Week” which is purely based on performance stats….
Steve Harrison DDG MD: “JJ’s work-rate was outstanding in what was an impressive performance from the Cumbrians, and was lovely to see it didn’t go unnoticed at the mothership, with Rotherham United‘s social media and fans alike praising their loan striker”
It’s a little over two years since JJ made his debut international performance for the Republic of Ireland U18s, and we wonder what next for the former Dublin St Francis FC schoolboy who signed to #TeamDDG on his 16th Birthday… he is certainly delivering and progressing in a stealth like way.