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If he goes somewhere he’s the only fit striker he’ll get a game at least.
Presuming he’s cheap enough and not a trouble causer I’d keep Watson to sit on the bench before releasing him at the end of the year.
Much more long term benefit to us in sending Collins out on loan and getting him some first team football.
Yeah they both played against Barton and were presumably either positive for COVID or one of the close contacts. If the positive tests were pre the Farsley game which I believe they were then the 5 should be free to return for today’s game.
I don’t know why but something inside is screaming George Miller…..
Bunn looks a good acquisition
He hit the target at least once so he’s a step up from Miller already.
Hopefully the kid from Wigan whose on trial will impress to give us a forward thinking CM and smudgers promised goalkeeper will be competent.
If so then it’s a massive step up from last year.
Bara was a midfield general who inspired those around him.
Mr Kenyon, anyone?
Fingers crossed Les.
It’s been beaten into the ground but it’s what we’ve needed since Bish left. Bish was a different kind of leader to Bara but it’s what we need desperately.
Wonder what would’ve happened to Kell if he didn’t break his leg twice.
Absolutely the most natural CM I’ve seen here. Just attracted the ball like a magnet. So composed and always seemed to be in exactly the right place.
He could’ve had a really good career.
Just looked through the pictures quickly the trialist striker looks a fairly big lad. Not far off lofts height by the looks of it but a bit skinny.
Anyone catch what they were calling him?
2 players isolating.
One must surely be Hallam as he’d have featured automatically – unless … he’s … No. I can’t say it!
Tunan, Jarvis and Hippo? – Not even a trot around the pitch? – Carrying knocks?
Have I missed anyone?
It said 2 tested positive for COVID and 3 were isolating because of contact with them so I’d guess they are the 5.
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Is Bunn playing up front or on the wing?
I’m assuming Thompson doesn’t count towards the 23 as he’s never played a professional game (unless NI u-21 games count)?
It was said in another thread only league games count so as far as I know he doesn’t count.
Defence should be fully covered now and I don’t think Lewis has a pro appearance in the league so also won’t count towards the 23.
So hopefully a good bit of business.
I know it depends what’s available and who wants to come but if there is room for more permanent signings I’d much rather one of those was a keeper than anything else. With us being apparently limited to 6 month loans it would be a disaster to get a good keeper in on loan and then lose him half way through the season.
Dead wood is the big concern for me. A squad of 23 and a few kids is great it’s a good number and we don’t need to be carrying 30 plus like we were last year.
But Turan, Jarvis and Hippolyte take that to 20. I don’t want to call Hallam dead wood as he can definitely contribute if fit but if he manages 5-10 games again this season that’s essentially what he is which puts us on 19 plus kids which is more concerning.
Every single one of the 23 have to be in a position to contribute strongly.
Maybe we had 4 at the start of training and booted 2 before the first game then.
He definitely said he’d sent a couple off.
Paying up his contract presumably? Who would want him?
How about Lewis Thompson. Is a left back released by Blackburn played for Bara a bit with Northern Ireland u21’s.
Is the picture of the lad among the pictures on the website? Had a look couldn’t pick anyone out.
Just a guess Mick. Only released defender called Thompson I could find. Thought a name would give smudged a chance to look at a picture of the lad and say if it was him or not.
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Second half the trialist was playing LB, they were referring to him as tommo
Had a very quick browse young defender called Jordon Thompson released by Coventry spent last season on loan at Solihull.
Looks to be more of a CB but if he’s left sided and could cover both that may fit?
Trialist A presumably was Bunn.
Trialist B appears to be a left back.
Anyone go and get a look at them?
Trouble is they do count towards the 23 man limit as they’ve both played a professional game.
Unless we can find someone as stupid as we are to take them off our hands?
If we had 3 strikers who were good enough it would be much less of a problem but with this 23 man limit everyone must be able to contribute.
Those 2 are absolute dead weight. Hippolyte and Watson can be added to that list which means we will functionally have a squad of 19 max who are able to offer anything. Hopefully some of these kids are good.
Cox , Mussy, Lillis and McMahon all to get a run out tomorrow?
That goes without saying, still have nightmares about Dagenham, probably the lowest feeling I have had after scunny match, made it a long journey home. If only we had that German ref for the Ukraine match hey Mick.
That was the match that changed it all in my opinion.
He lost his bottle after that and it became more about protecting his record than winning the league which we should have done comfortably.
We’ve got 18 who have played a professional game if I can count so assuming the 23 is correct then we can only have 5.
Keeper is the absolute priority.
If we then sign Bunn and one other winger/striker and loan a lb and another winger/striker that might be the lot.
I’d expect all of the attackers to be wingers/strikers. Or maybe a left sided player who can do LB and LW?
I think var had been great in this tournament it’s being used exactly how we should be using it.
If the ref hadn’t given a pen it wouldn’t have overruled either to give one. It has to be a clear and obvious error to change the decision.
This is exactly what people mean when they say fan engagement. Tell us what’s going on rather than letting everyone speculate. If we’ve taken the efl loan and are only allowed to sign free transfers then fine. Nobody was expecting big transfer fees anyway.
But instead it’s silence and come sit and tell us your ideas for a better “match day experience” so we can ignore them.
No not a pen for me but fairly sure we would’ve broken through in the 2nd half of extra time. Especially with them being down to 10 cos the big number 3 went off injured.
Denmark tried to play out a match our way and once again it didn’t work.
Assume it’s monetary loan rather than player loan?
Yeah might’ve been interested if there was any chance they wouldn’t ignore everything that was said.
If there was any hint that they had listened to anything the fans had said over the last few years then it may have been worthwhile.
First suggestion – give us our ground back.