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  • #198571
    SharpShooter24Sharp_Shooter24
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    For me it’s not about who comes in, ok we would benefit from 1 or 2 quality players… an experienced CM and a really good striker… BUT… we must hang onto the players who are turning the corner!!
    The entire starting eleven from Harrogate and orient must be kept plus KVV!!
    If we cash in on 1 or 2 or 3 of these players then I’ll be left in a state of disrepair!!
    It’s time to build now.
    Trim the squad yes! but NOT the starting eleven!!

    #198575
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Well said.

    #198581
    IronaweIronawe
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    Who would you get rid of? I think Swann has to change his ridiculous strategy of no contract talks because half the squad are out of contract very soon.

    I would look to call Bedeau’s agents bluff and see if these offers exist. Use the money to bring in two more

    Vincent Cordner need to go back, Hornshaw out on loan – not good enough for first team yet. Hippolyte, Turan, Jarvis, Mooney, Dales, Olomola, these players don’t change the game for the better or offer anything different (and are poor cover).

    #198583
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    More of a question then who goes out rather who comes in; the squad is still far too big.

    Keepers: send one of the young lads out on loan.

    Right back: Fine.

    Left back: would be tempted to send Butroid on loan, but with Brown’s injury record that could be risky

    Centre backs: Bedeau is a suitable back up.

    Wingers: strength in depth there. Dales is surplus to requirements so he can go.

    Centre mids: I’d be tempted to send Vincent back. Leaves us with Beestin, Spence, Taylor, Hallam, Hornshaw.

    Striker: far too many strikers on the books. Olomola and Turan can go for me. Leaves us with Loft, Van Veen, Jarvis, mcatee, Jessop.

    Recent weeks have proved this squad are good enough to compete in this league and I’d like to see the players given chance to develop. Players like O’Malley and Beestin would have never been given the opportunity without injuries and they deserve an opportunity to have a sustained run in the team.

    #198586
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Wingers: strength in depth there. Dales is surplus to requirements so he can go.

    Not sure I fully agree with that one.

    Green is a good option. But Hippolyte has a lot to prove and Dales, like Olomola seems destined never to feature in a first team lineup.

    Agree re: strikers, which begs the question why did we sign Turan and why send Mooney straight out on loan?

    Unfortunately the players we could afford to move on are the ones under contract and those we desperately need to keep are nearing the end of theirs.

    But we’ve been here before, haven’t we?

    #198588
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Not a judgement on Dales’ ability, I actually quite liked the look of him when he first played; Scored against Coventry on his debut.

    Just doesn’t seemed to be fancied by any manager and we now have Green behind Gillead.

    #198591
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    Dales better than Hippolyte based on the little I’ve seen of both of them.
    Would be good to shift a few to make room for a couple that might improve us but I would expect that to be difficult. If we can send back Cordner & Vincent that would be a start and it’s hard to see how Butroid, Hornshaw, Hippolyte, Turan & Olomola are going to get near the match squad. Slim chance of permanent moves for any in January, can we convince any NL (or below) clubs that taking them on loan would improve their team?

    #198595
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    I love the attitude and energy that Dale’s brings but his control of the ball and accuracy of passing just not up to league standard.

    When he first arrived I thought full time training would improve hI’m but doesn’t have seemed it has.

    Will be effective a rung or two lower where defender won’t disposses him as easily.

    #198600
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    Sorry CBRP, I didn’t mean Dales per se. I was picking up on your comment about having strength in depth re: wingers.

    I don’t think we do. IMO Green is the only decent replacement. Dales out on loan and Hippolyte looking National League North standard. If we lose Eisa and/or Gilliead in January we’ll be a lot weaker in the wide areas.

    #198605
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    Given the recent track record of the ‘transfer committee’ I am very much looking forward to being underwhelmed in January…

    Just hope Will Swann get’s the new Football Manager from his Dad on Christmas…

    #198608
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    Far more importantly than new signings, a few new contracts could make a big difference in January…..

    #198615
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    In common with bringing in a couple of new signings this could depend on being able to move some out making room in the budget for improved offers.

    #198637
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    Hippolyte looks to me like a player with ability who has not yet adjusted to League Two.
    In the dreadful sides we were putting out in the early months of the season – how could he be expected to have made that adjustment? Too much was being expected.
    I really would not be at all surprised to see him come good if given chances in this better team we are putting out at the moment.

    #198652
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    Fair comment les, maybe I was a bit harsh. Thinking about it he was also being asked to convert to LWB to fit the Cox system at the time. If he’s given a chance in his real position he might be OK, Cox has clearly seen ability as he was keen to sign him.

    #198656
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    Loft
    Hippolyte
    Spence
    Jarvis
    Onarise
    Mooney
    Cordner
    Vince
    Taylor

    Is that list of summer signings starting to look a bit more positive now?

    #198671
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    Loft – played in the right position in the right formation, then perhaps.

    Hippolyte – a lot to prove. Not for me yet.

    Spence – yes!

    Jarvis – dunno, not played enough.

    Onarise – yes!

    Mooney – absolutely no idea.

    Cordner – too lightweight for me. Back to Bournemouth.

    Vincent – unsure, but do we need him? Back to Bournemouth.

    Taylor – possibly, not seen enough.

    And I’ll add Dunwald-Turan to that list – see Jarvis above!

    #198719
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    Jarvis – dunno, not played enough.

    Two goals in 7 league appearances is not a bad start for a striker coming up from non-league. Plenty of rough edges to smooth but certainly encouraging.

    #198894
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    With the KVV news confirmed and awaiting the scan on Harrison I would think Will Swann will be checking his lists of potential replacements.

    Now looking like an attacking, goal scoring midfielder is a priority. In defence I think we may be OK – Charlie Barks would not let us down. The biggest requirement to help the younger players is playing a 442 or 4411 formation.

    And an actual leader at the front.

    #198896
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    Anyone heard any more on Karacan?

    #198897
    Bartoniron66Bartoniron66
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    Think Charlie barks is out for two months with a shoulder injury, and cox said nothing would happen with Karacan until January.

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