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Title: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2018, 20:56:54 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Odoffin.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams, Morias.


Bunney (season loan Blackpool)


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on January 31, 2018, 20:59:34 pm
You forgot Turnbull.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2018, 21:01:47 pm
You forgot Turnbull.

I did, cheers mate. Amended.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on January 31, 2018, 21:04:16 pm
can also remove Bowditch from this list

Why? He has only signed on loan, so will be back with us in the summer or until he moves permanently.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: The Hask on January 31, 2018, 21:06:15 pm
Why? He has only signed on loan, so will be back with us in the summer or until he moves permanently.

Good point and realised that just after I sent my message  - so as you were .


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Razor on January 31, 2018, 21:33:35 pm
Still some absolute dross under contract for next year :o

Just shows how crazy our recruitment has been over the past 18 months.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Air-Dan on January 31, 2018, 23:24:10 pm
Smith can be removed from the list


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Shadowstorm on February 01, 2018, 00:18:19 am
I thought Lobjoit only signed a 1 year deal??


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2018, 06:53:09 am
It sounded like there was interest in Kasim but he went nowhere .
I suppose he wonít take a pay cut and would rather sit in the stand .
You would imagine all the out of contract players ,plus  Kasim , Bowditch , Buchanan , Barnett , Lobjoit , Waters and possibly Powell might leave in the summer .


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: clarkeysntfc on February 01, 2018, 09:02:40 am
Goalkeepers; O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

Defenders; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Bunney.

Midfielder; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Hoskins, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Bridge.

Forwards; Waters, Van Veen, Lobjoit, Iaciofano.

I make that 24 already under contract, not sure if Phillips is, some suggest he signed a 2 year deal some a 3 year.

So, only Cornell, Moloney, Phillips (possibly) & Hanley are out of contract.

Ones to get rid of in red. Possibly add Waters and Powell to this list if they're far enough down the pecking order.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: EssTeeFree on February 01, 2018, 09:26:14 am
I'd be tempted to keep Buchs and one of Moloney or Phillips as our backup full backs, otherwise we need to go out and find new ones - budget allowing of course. Jimmy probably thinks otherwise though of course.

Powell I think may hang on purely because our other wingers are on loan and Jimmy seems to like him


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Poggy on February 01, 2018, 09:59:56 am
If Coddington can't get passed Cornell then JFH obviously doesn't rate him so I suspect he will be gone.

If Bury / Rochdale go down I can see them coming in for Buchanan who could still do a decent job in L2



Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Boot and shoe on February 01, 2018, 10:11:02 am
If Coddington can't get passed Cornell then JFH obviously doesn't rate him so I suspect he will be gone.

If Bury / Rochdale go down I can see them coming in for Buchanan who could still do a decent job in L2


What a ridiculous signing he was and the sort of thing that sends chairmen mad I would imagine .


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 01, 2018, 15:49:45 pm
I thought Lobjoit only signed a 1 year deal??

No, signed a 2 year deal.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on February 01, 2018, 15:52:11 pm
Goalkeepers; O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

Defenders; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Bunney.

Midfielder; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Hoskins, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Bridge.

Forwards; Waters, Van Veen, Lobjoit, Iaciofano.

I make that 23 already under contract, not sure if Phillips is, some suggest he signed a 2 year deal some a 3 year.

So, only Cornell, Moloney, Phillips (possibly) & Hanley are out of contract.

Smith removed, but still 23 under contract for next season.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on March 10, 2018, 11:46:30 am
Goalkeepers; O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

Defenders; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Bunney.

Midfielder; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Hoskins, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Bridge.

Forwards; Waters, Van Veen, Lobjoit, Iaciofano.

I make that 23 already under contract, not sure if Phillips is, some suggest he signed a 2 year deal some a 3 year.

Cornell, Moloney, Phillips (possibly), Hanley and Luckassen are out of contract.


Updated.



Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Tabasco Kid on March 10, 2018, 13:38:38 pm
Hanley has joined Halifax on loan, until the end of the season.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2018, 18:17:26 pm
David Cornell has signed a new 2 year contract.

Offers made to Brendan Moloney & Leon Barnett.

Aaron Phillips to continue rehab with the club.

Leon Lobjoit, Raheem Hanley & Kevin Luckassen have been released by the club.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2018, 18:22:47 pm
I thought Leon Lobjoit & Barnett were under contract for next season, clearly not.

Apparently, Barnett 2nd year (if he agrees to it) will have clauses attached, don't quite know what that means.     


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Joes Sweet Left Foot on May 08, 2018, 18:23:08 pm
With so many players already under contract for next season there is little leeway for the new manager. I guess a few will be asked to look for new clubs however.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 18:25:28 pm
Don't understand why Cornell has a new contract even if O'Donnell wants too leave. Coddington seems perfect back-up especially in L2 where we need to cut the budget.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on May 08, 2018, 18:28:56 pm
I thought Leon Lobjoit & Barnett were under contract for next season, clearly not.

Apparently, Barnett 2nd year (if he agrees to it) will have clauses attached, don't quite know what that means.     

Probably an appearance related extension?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2018, 18:30:31 pm
Don't understand why Cornell has a new contract even if O'Donnell wants too leave. Coddington seems perfect back-up especially in L2 where we need to cut the budget.

I agree, strange one. Even Goff would be decent back up.  4 goalkeepers in league 2, a bit overkill.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Irchy cob on May 08, 2018, 18:31:18 pm
Iím not sure about moloney to be honest - a couple of years back he was superb but his form and fitness have been dodgy ever since. Iíd only be looking at him to be cover at right back - hopefully a fully fit and motivated facey will stay as first choice.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 18:49:14 pm
Maloney will be fine in lg2.

Cornell is the baffling one, why would you give him a 2 year deal the blokes pony and if either goff or Coddington are any good you are just blocking their development



Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 08, 2018, 18:55:24 pm
Maybe, Coddington will be leaving and Goff will be out on loan again.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 18:58:23 pm
Maybe, Coddington will be leaving and Goff will be out on loan again.

Maybe, you'd still hope for better Cornell even as back up tbh


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: EssTeeFree on May 08, 2018, 19:04:06 pm
Maybe, you'd still hope for better Cornell even as back up tbh

I think Cornell is ok as a League 2 back up, better off spending money elsewhere. I wonder how many teams will have better backup keepers than him in League 2 next year?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: tcobb on May 08, 2018, 20:48:37 pm
Surprising how many people are missing Cornell being number one with Coddington as back up.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 20:53:57 pm
I think Cornell is ok as a League 2 back up, better off spending money elsewhere. I wonder how many teams will have better backup keepers than him in League 2 next year?

95% at a guess would have a better back up. Is he is anywhere near the team we will struggle again next season.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Ed on May 08, 2018, 20:54:13 pm
Cornell deal was done months ago apparently. Just wasn't announced.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Irchy cob on May 08, 2018, 20:54:53 pm
95% at a guess would have a better back up. Is he is anywhere near the team we will struggle again next season.

This.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on May 08, 2018, 20:55:00 pm
Maloney will be fine in lg2.

Cornell is the baffling one, why would you give him a 2 year deal the blokes pony and if either goff or Coddington are any good you are just blocking their development


You have not seen him enough of him. For instance, his performances in the 'rubbish' cup were not too bad at all. As a number 2 he is probably ok especially when it comes to penalties. Still its all about opinions.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 21:03:17 pm
You have not seen him enough of him. For instance, his performances in the 'rubbish' cup were not too bad at all. As a number 2 he is probably ok especially when it comes to penalties. Still its all about opinions.

Nevers if Cornell is anywhere near our first team we will be in the bottom third of the table.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: The 12th Marquis of Sixfields on May 08, 2018, 21:03:57 pm
Well that will be handy then for the 5 times a season we face a penalty


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: EssTeeFree on May 08, 2018, 21:06:16 pm
Surprising how many people are missing Cornell being number one with Coddington as back up.

The optimist in me is telling me this ainít the case, donít sew that seed

95% at a guess would have a better back up. Is he is anywhere near the team we will struggle again next season.

You do like to throw the excessive % around  ;D

Iím sorry but thereís no way heíll be in the bottom 2 backup keepers in the league. A decent portion of the sides will have a kid on the bench. Itís fine to not rate him of course but thereís worse out there.

If heís first choice as tcobb suggests Iíd worry as a backup, less so.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on May 08, 2018, 21:07:53 pm
Well that will be handy then for the 5 times a season we face a penalty

Are you including shootouts in this?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Coolcat on May 08, 2018, 21:08:34 pm
Does Cornell have a clause in his contract to trigger an extension (like Buchs)?
Thought that was dependent on appearances...strange!

Just hope we keep hold of O'Donnell!


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on May 08, 2018, 21:09:35 pm
Surprising how many people are missing Cornell being number one with Coddington as back up.

 ;D


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 21:11:13 pm
The optimist in me is telling me this ainít the case, donít sew that seed

You do like to throw the excessive % around  ;D

Iím sorry but thereís no way heíll be in the bottom 2 backup keepers in the league. A decent portion of the sides will have a kid on the bench. Itís fine to not rate him of course but thereís worse out there.

If heís first choice as tcobb suggests Iíd worry as a backup, less so.

What happens if o donnell / 1st choice keeper breaks a leg in the 1st game heaven forbid?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 21:12:43 pm
Does Cornell have a clause in his contract to trigger an extension (like Buchs)?
Thought that was dependent on appearances...strange!

Just hope we keep hold of O'Donnell!

This might be the plausible reason for the contract?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: EssTeeFree on May 08, 2018, 21:18:48 pm
Surely he canít have made enough appearances to trigger a 2 year extension?

My guess is that heís willing to take a decent pay cut


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 21:21:38 pm
Surely he canít have made enough appearances to trigger a 2 year extension?

My guess is that heís willing to take a decent pay cut

Again maybe plausible, very unlikely to be any other league club that would sign him


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Coolcat on May 08, 2018, 21:26:11 pm
Wonder if he has a Boots Card!   ;)


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 08, 2018, 21:42:15 pm
He'll be one of the best no 2's in the division.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Mathius on May 08, 2018, 22:24:11 pm
Heard Cornell rumour a few weeks ago but didn't believe it for obvious reasons. Just can't understand it unless O'Donnell leaves and we make Goff No.1. Kasim's only included because they want a transfer fee. Loibjot - who admitted when he joined us that he caused problems for himself in the past but was now more grown up - caused problems for himself again and wore out his welcome.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: JollyCobbler on May 08, 2018, 22:53:40 pm
What happens if o donnell / 1st choice keeper breaks a leg in the 1st game heaven forbid?

You really are a bundle of joy, aint'cha  ;D


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: JollyCobbler on May 08, 2018, 22:58:44 pm
Surprising how many people are missing Cornell being number one with Coddington as back up.

Coddington couldn't even retain the jersey at Guisley, so I expect we'll be looking to ship him out.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: EssTeeFree on May 09, 2018, 09:48:20 am
Coddington couldn't even retain the jersey at Guisley, so I expect we'll be looking to ship him out.

Yet Wrexham fans are very keen to sign him on and they were pushing strongly for the play-offs when he was with them. Funny game!


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: claretparrot on May 09, 2018, 12:33:32 pm
Tweet from the club with a quote from JJ pretty much puts to bed any suggestion that he'll be off


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on May 25, 2018, 16:30:02 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Bunney.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams.

Offered new contracts; Moloney, Barnett & Phillips (invited for rehab).

All updated.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: threeinabed on May 25, 2018, 16:52:20 pm
All updated.

what a terrible squad when you look at it - relegation was no surprise.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 12, 2018, 15:52:34 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Bunney.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams.

Offered new contract; Barnett & Phillips (invited for rehab).

With Moloney leaving, does this mean Phillips will stay, if he can prove his fitness of course?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 12, 2018, 16:12:16 pm
With Moloney leaving, does this mean Phillips will stay, if he can prove his fitness of course?

I would say so, unless someone else comes up to sign. They would be a backup, Facey will be the first choice RB.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: OCoole on June 12, 2018, 16:56:38 pm
With Moloney leaving, does this mean Phillips will stay, if he can prove his fitness of course?

His player profile has been removed from the club website... I wonder if this is a cost saving measure? Hopefully Facey can play 90% of the games, and the rest could be deputised by Whaler. Extra money to bring in players in other positions perhaps?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 12, 2018, 18:08:20 pm
His player profile has been removed from the club website... I wonder if this is a cost saving measure? Hopefully Facey can play 90% of the games, and the rest could be deputised by Whaler. Extra money to bring in players in other positions perhaps?

Shame if both Phillips and Moloney leave. Both decent players and certainly would provide decent back-up to Facey.

Moloney was one of the first players signed by Wilder and one of his best signings IMO. Not quite the player he was, but still deserves a big thank you for what he helped the club achieve.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Boot and shoe on June 12, 2018, 18:34:41 pm
My suspicion is ROD will go and whether Cornell is number one or two .
Heís a good two but not one


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: EssTeeFree on June 13, 2018, 10:59:15 am
His player profile has been removed from the club website... I wonder if this is a cost saving measure? Hopefully Facey can play 90% of the games, and the rest could be deputised by Whaler. Extra money to bring in players in other positions perhaps?

Isn't Whaler a winger? I think we'd need someone a bit more experienced as a backup, albeit a younger, cheaper option. Phillips would be perfect but the problem is his injury record, no point keeping him to backup Facey if he isn't going to be fit to step in.

I'd guess the fact we offered Moloney a contract would mean there is money there for a second right-back.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: clarkeysntfc on June 13, 2018, 12:34:23 pm
My suspicion is ROD will go and whether Cornell is number one or two .
Heís a good two but not one

No chance we'll go up if we have Cornell as #1 goalie.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: memyhead on June 13, 2018, 12:42:16 pm
I don't think Phillips has been offered a new contract anyway....

He's just been invited back for pre-season training where DA can asses his recovery & see if he's worth another contact

No panic...plenty of right backs out there (DA was one so he'll see us right)


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on June 13, 2018, 12:58:06 pm
His player profile has been removed from the club website... I wonder if this is a cost saving measure?

You'd expect so. Moloney was signed to be first choice, as was Phillips and the same with Facey. 3 first team wages to fill one spot really isn't well thought out and is the end result of having new managers with new ideas.

Hopefully Phillips can prove his fitness and have a contract more suited to his new squad status. Barnett and McWilliams can both fill in... although neither are ideal.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 13, 2018, 13:17:17 pm
You'd expect so. Moloney was signed to be first choice, as was Phillips and the same with Facey. 3 first team wages to fill one spot really isn't well thought out and is the end result of having new managers with new ideas.

Hopefully Phillips can prove his fitness and have a contract more suited to his new squad status. Barnett and McWilliams can both fill in... although neither are ideal.

Barnett is still to sign his new contract offer.

Cameron McWilliams apparently is a good prospect at right back. Better than his brother in that position.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 13, 2018, 16:54:51 pm
No chance we'll go up if we have Cornell as #1 goalie.

I may have missed something, but I do not see the downer on Cornell from a number of posters.
I have seen him a number of times and he hasn't caused me any major concern.

I agree that we should be looking for a better first choice tried and tested keeper if RO'D departs however I wouldn't be overly phased if he was given that appointment.
He hasn't been given the opportunity to play for any length of time.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 13, 2018, 17:35:38 pm
No chance we'll go up if we have Cornell as #1 goalie.

Every time except Bury away end of 2017 season he has been ok for me. Played well against Posh ETC. What worries me is the standard of judgment exhibited by some on players like Archer and perhaps even vV. It's almost like a grudge thing!


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: barton cobbler on June 13, 2018, 17:46:23 pm
I may have missed something, but I do not see the downer on Cornell from a number of posters.
I have seen him a number of times and he hasn't caused me any major concern.

I agree that we should be looking for a better first choice tried and tested keeper if RO'D departs however I wouldn't be overly phased if he was given that appointment.
He hasn't been given the opportunity to play for any length of time.
He's 27 years old, been a professional footballer for over 10 years and in that time he's made 55 appearances of which 24 were for Hereford in the season they got relegated from the Football League. He had a season long loan to St Mirren which they cancelled before Christmas, followed by a season at Oldham, where they declined to take up the option of another year and he's been with us for 2 years making 14 appearances. Sorry to disagree Rim, but if he's our number one I would be amazed if he's not replaced in the January window.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: memyhead on June 13, 2018, 17:54:05 pm
No reason for ROD to leave - Still on a 2 year contract - He is our number 1

However, if someone bids & he wants to leave, we replace him with a new number 1 - IT WON'T BE CORNELL

Cornell adequate (cheap) back up, also does lot's for the community (won an award at the annual dinner)


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Irchy cob on June 13, 2018, 18:22:12 pm
Is he the reigning reading champion?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on June 13, 2018, 18:58:48 pm
Every time except Bury away end of 2017 season he has been ok for me. Played well against Posh ETC. What worries me is the standard of judgment exhibited by some on players like Archer and perhaps even vV. It's almost like a grudge thing!

When did he play against Peterborough?


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: barton cobbler on June 13, 2018, 20:29:47 pm
Wasn't it Coddington playing against Posh, but Cornell played at boro in the mickey mouse cup I think


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 13, 2018, 21:05:32 pm
Wasn't it Coddington playing against Posh, but Cornell played at boro in the mickey mouse cup I think

Pretty sure that is correct! I think the game went to penalties in which he did well. I think he did well against Southampton- come in Alan Patridge to confirm please.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 13, 2018, 22:18:18 pm
He's 27 years old, been a professional footballer for over 10 years and in that time he's made 55 appearances of which 24 were for Hereford in the season they got relegated from the Football League. He had a season long loan to St Mirren which they cancelled before Christmas, followed by a season at Oldham, where they declined to take up the option of another year and he's been with us for 2 years making 14 appearances. Sorry to disagree Rim, but if he's our number one I would be amazed if he's not replaced in the January window.

Hereford and St Mirren was when he was 19-22 years old.  He has only played 14 games for us because he has been behind Smith, Ingram and RO'D which is understandable.  I go on what I have seen when he has played for us, where he hasn't let us down.  I wouldn't have an issue him playing for us to give him the opportunity, however as I said we could do better if we went with a proven GK.
Anyway, is RO'D leaving?  Or if he is long term injured just after the loan period ends on the 31st August we will not have a choice until January when, if he isn't good enough, he would be replaced? 
All I am saying is, rather than slaughter him for what he hasn't done, if the chance arises give him the opportunity.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on June 13, 2018, 22:41:05 pm
Hereford and St Mirren was when he was 19-22 years old.  He has only played 14 games for us because he has been behind Smith, Ingram and RO'D which is understandable.  I go on what I have seen when he has played for us, where he hasn't let us down.  I wouldn't have an issue him playing for us to give him the opportunity, however as I said we could do better if we went with a proven GK.
Anyway, is RO'D leaving?  Or if he is long term injured just after the loan period ends on the 31st August we will not have a choice until January when, if he isn't good enough, he would be replaced? 
All I am saying is, rather than slaughter him for what he hasn't done, if the chance arises give him the opportunity.

Cornell is pants and as others have said if he is our number 1 come august we will finish bottom half


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 13, 2018, 23:50:22 pm
When did he play against Peterborough?

October 2017 - got you there!


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on June 14, 2018, 09:17:53 am
October 2017 - got you there!

So he looked good in a reserve match?

The guys a disaster waiting to happen in every match. Every fan at every club have said it.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: sxcobbler on June 14, 2018, 13:57:39 pm
I may have missed something, but I do not see the downer on Cornell from a number of posters.
I have seen him a number of times and he hasn't caused me any major concern.

I agree that we should be looking for a better first choice tried and tested keeper if RO'D departs however I wouldn't be overly phased if he was given that appointment.
He hasn't been given the opportunity to play for any length of time.

There is not much that we disagree about, Richard, but as per our conversation at Charlton, way back, this is clearly one area.

Cornell, Imo, is barely adequate as a back up / Cup GK and despite his excellent record on penalty kicks........I have never seen anything to change my mind. He clearly is a disaster just waiting to happen and fills his back line with jitters too.How he has blagged a living so far amazes me, but good luck to him anyway.

If he somehow ends up as our No. 1 ! GK ...then I can't see us being anywhere near the top end of the table. Hopefully this is just conjecture.

Apparently he is good to have around the squad and is popular with the Welsh contingent , as was, and a regular good guy.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 14, 2018, 14:19:28 pm
So he looked good in a reserve match?

The guys a disaster waiting to happen in every match. Every fan at every club have said it.

Hardly a reserve match both sides had regular players selected. Both sides wanted to win; our 175 support wanted a win. Any decent result against Peterboroí is always welcome and that includes me! Frankly he is better than your assessment and he saves penalty kicks. I have seen him play regularly and yes he does make some mistakes but so did Ingham! Not everybody on here supports your opinion on Cornell and I remain firmly in the non judgemental camp.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on June 14, 2018, 14:29:18 pm
Hardly a reserve match both sides had regular players selected. Both sides wanted to win; our 175 support wanted a win. Any decent result against Peterboroí is always welcome and that includes me! Frankly he is better than your assessment and he saves penalty kicks. I have seen him play regularly and yes he does make some mistakes but so did Ingham! Not everybody on here supports your opinion on Cornell and I remain firmly in the non judgemental camp.

I think reserve team cup competitions I'll be happy with him playing in (I don't bother attending these games).

Actual league games? Nah. Oldham saw him play in the league more than us I believe: http://www.owtb.co.uk/topic/48159-cornell/


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: sxcobbler on June 14, 2018, 15:09:12 pm
Hardly a reserve match both sides had regular players selected. Both sides wanted to win; our 175 support wanted a win. Any decent result against Peterboroí is always welcome and that includes me! Frankly he is better than your assessment and he saves penalty kicks. I have seen him play regularly and yes he does make some mistakes but so did Ingham! Not everybody on here supports your opinion on Cornell and I remain firmly in the non judgemental camp.

You're not putting Cornell on a par with Ingram , are you Tony???


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 14, 2018, 15:09:25 pm
I think reserve team cup competitions I'll be happy with him playing in (I don't bother attending these games).

Actual league games? Nah. Oldham saw him play in the league more than us I believe: http://www.owtb.co.uk/topic/48159-cornell/

That Oldham link really impresses me: :) Its a situation reminiscent of Archer. At the time Oldham was having a poor spell and as you know we quickly find a scapegoat to vent our frustrations; a la vV. Every game I have seen him play he has not been responsible for the loss or draw. He impressed me against Blackburn, Soton U23 and P'boro(Oct 2017); if he has to play as a No 1 for whatever reason I won't be too unduly worried. In fact, we have defensive players who I worry about more! Finally, I am surprised that you express such a downer on a Cobblers player particularly one who has had limited opportunities here. Give him a first team run and then perhaps we may come up with a balanced viewpoint.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 14, 2018, 15:17:12 pm
You're not putting Cornell on a par with Ingram , are you Tony???

Actually Boss I slowly became disenchanted with Ingram towards the end of his tenure here. Whether we like it or not Ingram was part of a defense which shipped goals for fun! Until Cornell has a run of games to prove himself I am not prepared to down him unfairly. I shall report you to 'Richard' for an unsporting opinion. ;)


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on June 14, 2018, 16:03:02 pm
That Oldham link really impresses me: :) Its a situation reminiscent of Archer. At the time Oldham was having a poor spell and as you know we quickly find a scapegoat to vent our frustrations; a la vV. Every game I have seen him play he has not been responsible for the loss or draw. He impressed me against Blackburn, Soton U23 and P'boro(Oct 2017); if he has to play as a No 1 for whatever reason I won't be too unduly worried. In fact, we have defensive players who I worry about more! Finally, I am surprised that you express such a downer on a Cobblers player particularly one who has had limited opportunities here. Give him a first team run and then perhaps we may come up with a balanced viewpoint.

Archer at that moment in time was not good enough (was he late teens/early twenties?). Not what you want from a short term loan (same goes for Roofe).

Cornell at this moment in time is not good enough. At the age of 27, you wonder if he'll ever make it as a No. 1 at league football.

Besides that, I think we actually agree that he has put in some good performances at reserve level cup football - for which he is more than adequate for.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: just.reading on June 15, 2018, 11:18:44 am
So you can add Barnett for another year (with the option of extending by a further 12 months).

The sooner we can shift Kassim + Bowditch (and Buchs if he's not in DA's plans) the better.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Poggy on June 15, 2018, 11:30:04 am
I heard that Kasim wasn't turning up to training last season trying to force the club to pay him off.

If that was the case surely the club could just fine him his wages


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: memyhead on June 15, 2018, 11:37:29 am
Buchs in L2 will be fine...L1 not so


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Wolvo on June 15, 2018, 12:28:04 pm
I heard that Kasim wasn't turning up to training last season trying to force the club to pay him off.

If that was the case surely the club could just fine him his wages

That won't be true. He'd be sacked for gross misconduct like we all would.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Irchy cob on June 15, 2018, 12:52:16 pm
So you can add Barnett for another year (with the option of extending by a further 12 months).

The sooner we can shift Kassim + Bowditch (and Buchs if he's not in DA's plans) the better.

Not massively thrilled with Barnett re-signing, heíll do as cover I suppose but hopefully we can keep hold of Taylor and Pierre and they can have a good pre-season and hit the ground running for the new season. Itíll be interesting to see what happens to Turnbull and bunney now - turnbull especially looks surplus to requirements.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2018, 13:20:47 pm
Not massively thrilled with Barnett re-signing, heíll do as cover I suppose but hopefully we can keep hold of Taylor and Pierre and they can have a good pre-season and hit the ground running for the new season. Itíll be interesting to see what happens to Turnbull and bunney now - turnbull especially looks surplus to requirements.

Thought that Barnett played well in the last few games of the season.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 15, 2018, 14:02:29 pm
I reckon Barnett is just the type of 'character' the team missed last season. He may lack a bit in ability, but he makes up for that in other areas.

The reason why we did so well 2 years ago was more down to team spirit, and having the right individuals in the team more so than actual ability. They blended well and together they were formidable. History has shown us that only Ricky Holmes kicked on after leaving us, the rest either dropped down the leagues or are playing for mid level league1 teams.

Someone liked VV wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes in that side. Not one shirked a challenge, and not one went into hiding when the chips were down. Bunney and Powell let the latter happenÖgood players, but not players you want in a battle.

Next season I want to see a team packed with players who will keep it going all the way until the final whistle, regardless of what the score is. You can rely on Barnett to do just that for sure.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 15, 2018, 14:12:27 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Bunney.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams.

Phillips (invited for rehab/training).


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Zen Master on June 15, 2018, 18:08:09 pm
Austin states that no contact made from any other clubs for any of our players.

Surprised? No not really


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: The Rauldinho on June 15, 2018, 18:39:45 pm
Austin states that no contact made from any other clubs for any of our players.
Surprised? No not really

Agree, most of them were awful last season with only a few exceptions.

Unless we find a club that is desperate to sign just about anyone, I think most of the squad we have so far will be here at the start of the season.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Zen Master on June 15, 2018, 20:01:32 pm
Probably on wages that are too high to take on.

Defenders from a team that leaked goals and forwards that couldnít score. Form an orderly queue please.

That said we are going to smash teams this coming season.

Yes I have been drinking.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 25, 2018, 17:56:00 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, O'Donnell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams.

Phillips (invited for rehab/training).

Bunney (season loan Blackpool)

Down to 25 contracted players (21 outfield, 4 goalkeepers) plus Phillips.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on June 27, 2018, 19:19:05 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams.

Phillips (invited for rehab/training).

Bunney (season loan Blackpool)

Still 3 goalkeepers and 1 to come in. Probably Coddington will also be on his way then.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on July 09, 2018, 20:46:59 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Odoffin.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams.


Bunney (season loan Blackpool)

Defence seems sorted - unless someone leaves.


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: threeinabed on July 10, 2018, 08:03:38 am
Defence seems sorted - unless someone leaves.

at least 2 of them i would think


Title: Re: Players under contract 18/19 season
Post by: Teachers Pet on July 13, 2018, 18:45:12 pm
GOALKEEPERS; Cornell, Goff, Coddington.

DEFENDERS; Buchanan, Barnett, Taylor, Pierre, Facey, Turnbull, Odoffin.

MIDFIELDERS; Kasim, Foley, Powell, Bowditch, McWilliams, O'Toole, Crooks, Whaler, Bridge, Roberts.

FORWARDS; Waters, van Veen, Hoskins, Iaciofano, Williams, Morias.


Bunney (season loan Blackpool)

Welcome Junior and good luck.