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  • #286762
    ironfromafarironfromafar
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    Sounds like both Beestin and Boycey are staying … lets say AB has 3 more signings to make where do members think he should target with regard to positions and is 3 enough , im hoping for MINIMUM another 4 plus trialists to get to the 21 – 22 squad number plus then any loan business that suits.

    #286765
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Increased bench means a keeper required. We’ll probably have to sign one because who is going to loan us a player who has little to no chance of game time?

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    #286768
    mkironMK Iron
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    I have seen the new rules on substitutions that now apply in the National League (step 1) but cannot find any evidence that the rules have or are going to change for NLN & NLS (step 2).

    If anyone has seen anything different then please share.

    #286769
    mkironMK Iron
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    Even so we still need another keeper, a physical defender that can play right back, an energetic and creative wide midfielder and of course 2 proven regular goalscorers.

    Not much to ask.

    #286770
    FerriteFerrite
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    Increased bench means a keeper required. We’ll probably have to sign one because who is going to loan us a player who has little to no chance of game time?

    Slightly disagree there – just because we *can* name more subs, doesn’t mean we *have* to. Carrying a full-time reserve keeper might be a luxury we can’t afford, instead relying on emergency loans if anything happens to Fitzsimons.

    #286772
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Even so we still need another keeper, a physical defender that can play right back, an energetic and creative wide midfielder and of course 2 proven regular goalscorers. Not much to ask.

    Slightly over ambitious I think MK. We seem to have our 2 up front in place, I reckon the best we can hope for is 1 back up striker that might score occasionally.

    #286773
    mkironMK Iron
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    Would love to be able to argue that Cass but I think you have hit the nail very centrally on it’s head.

    #286776
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    We are in the national league set up MK so rules will apply to us.
    Surely you remember them f ing it up over the selling of tickets and then the mighty iron sorting it for everyone.

    #286783
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    If the plan is 2 up front then 4 strikers has to be what we are looking at- another signing and potentially a young loanee ?
    Whitehall and the New lad have 35 goals between them so you’d forgive the club for looking to take a gamble lower down the pyramid rather than signing another experienced player.

    My main focus would now be on that midfield battler, we often looked to lightweight in there last year.

    Other than that: Cover the keeper , RB, and the wings (depending on formation) and we are pretty much there

    #286785
    ironfromafarironfromafar
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    4 more please AB

    sign midfield/winger cover when Law and or Roberts get injured
    sign another proven striker
    sign a right back
    sign a box to box quick utility player (Kai Corbett still without a club)

    plus
    Loan in some hungry youngsters including a back up keeper and striker

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    I see Darlo & Chorley have signed strikers from NLP(E) and NPL so obviously some options there.

    #286792
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Darlo got a striker from Dunston we’ve got to look at all leagues and bring a promising youngster in.
    Darlo fans helped out big time they’ve raised £190.000 to”Raise the Budget”

    #286809
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    Missed the announcement on the increased bench, so assuming that means we will be able to make 5 subs?

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    #286810
    Iron414Iron414
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    Darlo fans helped out big time they’ve raised £190.000 to”Raise the Budget”

    Thanks an incredible amount for a club with an average home attendance of approx. 1200.

    #286811
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    Subsidising millionaires,suckers!

    #286812
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Darlo and Chester are completely fan owned.

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    #286813
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    Subsidising millionaires,suckers!

    Who are the millionaires?

    #286814
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    I suspect that’s sarcasm aimed at awaywego, who mocked supporters for raising funds with ‘multimillionaires’ on the Board. I’ve not yet managed to ascertain who on our current board is a ‘multimillionaire’, (according to awaywego). They don’t appear on any high net worth lists as far as I’m aware, so unless he can verify it, I reckon it might be BS. Don’t know about Darlo’s owners, Johnston, Jowett and Stockdale.

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    I’d love to know at what investment level lifelong fans (Roj,Michelle,George ,Ian} cease to be fans and become just owners?

    #286820
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    Michelle and Buter said we were looking to go in with a squad of 21 players. We currently have 15 on the books, including Carlton.

    So we’ll be looking for another 6. We’ll need a back up striker, Back up GK, back up RB/CB, 2 wingers and a genuine defensive midfielder.

    Shrimpton’s more box to box, Beestin and scales are more forward thinking which only leaves Clunan who’s a genuine defensive midfielder.

    When we cover those positions, we’ll be fine. Michelle mentioned Butler really wants another two which sound more higher priority signings and got the impression the other four will come from a number of trialists we’re bringing in.

    #286822
    cassidystashcassidystash
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    With a match day squad of 18 I still think 21 is tight. A couple of injuries (Roberts & Law) and a couple of suspensions (Evans and Whitehall) and we’re short. Also I like the DM to be a tackler/ball winner, not Clunans game IMO. I hope the two priority signings are both MFs and one of them is Corbett.

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    #286824
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Didn’t you put George AItkenhead into Company check Deerey net worth £4 million same with not so Sharp I think you’ll find.

    #286825
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    With a match day squad of 18 I still think 21 is tight. A couple of injuries (Roberts & Law) and a couple of suspensions (Evans and Whitehall) and we’re short. Also I like the DM to be a tackler/ball winner, not Clunans game IMO. I hope the two priority signings are both MFs and one of them is Corbett.

    Clunan will be an interesting one next year; previous to the last campaign he was included in Team of the year for Kings Lynn and seemed to enjoy success further up the pitch. I’m not quite sure Jimmy knew how to utilise him best and he ended up just going through the motions on his return from the injury and was one of the reasons our play was often so slow.

    Hopefully AB has a different role in mind

    #286826
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    With a match day squad of 18 I still think 21 is tight

    I agree. Michelle did say though there would be money left to bring in loans as and when needed to supplement the squad. I think we’ll be fine. Ideally though I’d like us to bring in two strikers because in this league, I think a genuine targetman comes in handy. In certain games last season we struggled when it got bogged down in midfield and we didn’t have a big lump to go direct to.

    Whitehall isn’t too bad in that role, but it’s not really his game.

    I’d like the two higher priority signings to be wide players. I have no faith in Law staying/keeping it and Roberts is a bit dicey to say the least.

    One name I did see kicking about on twitter about a possible striker we could be looking at as a trialist is Johnathon Hooper A.K.A JJ Hooper. 30yr old who was playing at Blyth Spartans last season and netted 11 in 25 games. Out of contract too.

    #286827
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Looking forward to the next new signing who was ‘kicking about on Twitter’.

    #286828
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    It seems you’re unable to type anything about players now without some idiot taking pot shots.

    #286830
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    You can always tell it’s close season when the over sensitivity and apparent lack of sense of humour kick in.

    #286832
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    Didn’t you put George AItkenhead into Company check Deerey net worth £4 million same with not so Sharp I think you’ll find.

    I’ll give you those two awaywego. Great they’re fully on board then though can’t expect them to fund the club without added supporter income. All part of becoming sustainable and relying less on the ownership to bail out so often and avoiding inheriting silly money budgets.

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    #286833
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Can go along with most of that Deerey, we should now able to run just the same as any other club, sponsorships, advertising, and a little bit of fundraising,
    You’ve said much the same as Tahinas mission completed letter, the 3 new board members are able (doesn’t say they have yet) to bring much needed funding and getting away from emergency funding.
    I like 64 can’t just give money to a private business without something in return. Some of Stu’s efforts of late are more me, a prize of a club shop voucher or and money to help with the running of the away coach travel.
    The last thing I would want to see is all the funding for nothing in return and then one board member walking away with what they have put in which is pretty much the norm I think you’ll agree.

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    Which moves on to what 64 ponders. Imo there’s no cross over from fans to just being owners that would only arize when they leave the board if they don’t want anything back they were fans if they do then they cross that threshold into owners, and I believe we have seen at least the way which one of the board members would turn out to be.

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