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  • #265191
    plymironPlymiron
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    Half full glass type of fan and looking forward to the forthcoming season – what else can you do? :)
    Being realistic (with the limited knowledge I have of NLN! ) I can’t see past last seasons top finishers being there or there-abouts again.
    Key signings seem to be:
    Chester – Obviously Elliot Whitehouse, Kings Lynn – Jack Smith from Stevenage (replacing Clunan?), Brackley – Crawford and Cross, and the experienced and much travelled Ryan Taylor is now at Alfreton.
    Who do you think will be challenging for top spot?
    UTI

    #265192
    open hearth ironopen hearth iron
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    Hopefully us

    #265196
    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    We got 11 new players and hanged on to some of the decent performers from last season. Most of our players for next season were signed before pre season, it’s been a long time since we could say that!

    So come on, UP THE IRON!

    #265198
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Been keeping an eye out and nothing has stood out, although that may be due to a lack of knowledge on the player pool.

    Kings Lynn have had their side decimated which finished 2nd last year. Additionally, Chester/darlo fans have both raised 100k separately for transfer budgets so expect them to bring in some quality.

    I did read somewhere that the part time nature of this league means it’s hard to entice good players away from their local area. Perhaps explains why Glen Taylor has stayed with Spennymoor despite scoring a shed load of goals for them in recent years

    #265203
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Fans of league clubs from all over the country have been surprised and at times in sheer disbelief at the squad we’ve managed to put together, for the level of football we’re at.

    I know football has never been won on paper but really by rights this squad we’ve got is so far ahead than the rest in this league that if we don’t win it, it will be one of the biggest balls up’s of all time.

    I always thought Wilcox did the unthinkable when he had us limping over the line with the squad that we had at the time but if Dean can’t manage it with this squad, it will be on a whole new level of incompetency.

    Let’s be honest here. The squad we’ve assembled now would more than likely finish top half at the league above and would compete well so there’s no excuses to be had now.

    This squad is a million miles away from last season and is probably the strongest it’s been for quite a while.

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    CaptainCodCaptainCod
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    WG, I must agree with you , I’ve been surprised by the quality of your signings and you should have a good chance of bouncing straight back. Also if you do you would have a good chance in the NL the season after, especially if chesterfield get promoted this season.
    However there are several caveats. As you said football isn’t played on paper. As an outsider with a little more objective observation I have several concerns.
    Firstly, Jimmy Dean seems like a cross between Fred Bassett and Ted Lasso in his interviews. I was very surprised Nelson wasn’t given a chance after polishing a massive turd.
    Secondly , these signings can’t come cheap, especially for a part time league. Where is Dodgy Dave, Trevor, Simon, Pete or what ever he’s calling himself this week getting the money from and is it sustainable?
    Thirdly where will you play long term ? The ground situation is a complete joke and you’re certainly being lied to. We have more experience in this than most. There’s absolutely no way you’ll have a new ground in 2 years , you’ll be lucky if you even have planning permission by then! It just seems like a game of brinkmanship between White and Swann.
    I do however admire your optimism but don’t let it blind you.
    Good luck for this season.

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    #265277
    ironfromafarironfromafar
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    wasnt sure where to bung this ..here will do

    Ironarmy Gareths latest offering ..some info on all the NLN teams and grounds re traveling away.

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    #265283
    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    ‘Firstly, Jimmy Dean seems like a cross between Fred Bassett and Ted Lasso in his interviews.’

    Lol, very true. Watch out Jerry and Kitchener will be after you: ‘my god, they even engage with Cods on Bru!!’

    Blind optimism rules for many Iron fans these days Captain.

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    CaptainCodCaptainCod
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    Apologies , I meant Mike Bassett , I’d had a few beers last night !

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Fred Bassett still works

    #265288
    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Fred Bassett still works

    Fred Basset was lead cartoon on a right wing rag, hope he’s nothing like him.

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    No comment

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Well Fred Basset only communicated in thought bubbles so fair play for that last no comment.

    #265299
    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    What about Bertie? Into allsorts…

    #265301
    Square Ball BullimoreSquare Ball Bullimore
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    Mike Bassett or even Dave Bassett would get us back into the football league 👍

    #265302
    Everytime refereePat O’Cake
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    There is doubt about the quality of the players brought in, the question is can Jimmy get them playing as a team?

    As stated before I believe Nelson did enough with a very poor team to deserve a chance to see what he could do with some backing from upstairs, he didn’t however and that’s that, I’m willing to give Jimmy the chance to see what he can do with this squad and not judge him on last season, if he doesn’t hit the ground running though I expect the knives to be out very quickly.

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    cassidystashcassidystash
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    Assuming you meant NO doubt I agree entirely. The problem then is, without success and as many times recently, we will end up with a new manager without “his” players which will be the excuse for potentially another dismal season. Jimmy has to make it work.

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    ironfromafarironfromafar
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    Really hoping JD comes good , IMO ..Andy Butler will play a big part in making it work

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    With the talents at his disposal, it seems impossible to not make it work.

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    Everytime refereePat O’Cake
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    Assuming you meant NO doubt I agree entirely. The problem then is, without success and as many times recently, we will end up with a new manager without “his” players which will be the excuse for potentially another dismal season. Jimmy has to make it work.

    Apologies, I did mean NO doubt, there used to be an option to edit but seems to not be there now?

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    SideriteSiderite
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    The edit option disappears ~5 minutes after posting.

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    dandaherron@yahoo.co.ukJust Iron
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    That’s right. It should be left a bit longer so typos etc can be amended or omissions added as an afterthought. Say ten minutes? I do think the option to edit should disappear once debate progresses .. the temptation to amend posts to ‘win the argument’ would be too strong for some posters.

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    #265365
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Tried have you? 😜

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    That’s right. It should be left a bit longer so typos etc can be amended or omissions added as an afterthought. Say ten minutes? I do think the option to edit should disappear once debate progresses .. the temptation to amend posts to ‘win the argument’ would be too strong for some posters.

    Email matt@iron-bru.co.uk and ask him to extend it so you can win more arguments JI!

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