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Title: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on April 16, 2024, 17:31:20 pm
I'll get this started for another summer of specualtion and counter-specualtion.

First up, Jon Brady has today confirmed that both Marc Leonard and Kieron Bowie will play their last home game this Saturday and neither will return next season. I think we all thought this would be the case but held out some hope that we could tempt Bowie back when his contract ends at Fulham this summer.

These players are going to be very hard to replace and could make or break our chances next season.

I would like to thank both players for their efforts for the last two seasons, it has been a priviledge to watch them grow in to two superb players and I'm sure their careers will go from strength to strength. Thank you Marc and Kieron - probably two of the best loan players to ever represent the club and over TWO seasons to boot.         


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on April 16, 2024, 17:45:10 pm
Agree completely - 2 of the best loan players in our recent history.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 16, 2024, 18:02:03 pm
I'll get this started for another summer of specualtion and counter-specualtion.

First up, Jon Brady has today confirmed that both Marc Leonard and Kieron Bowie will play their last home game this Saturday and neither will return next season. I think we all thought this would be the case but held out some hope that we could tempt Bowie back when his contract ends at Fulham this summer.

These players are going to be very hard to replace and could make or break our chances next season.

I would like to thank both players for their efforts for the last two seasons, it has been a priviledge to watch them grow in to two superb players and I'm sure their careers will go from strength to strength. Thank you Marc and Kieron - probably two of the best loan players to ever represent the club and over TWO seasons to boot.         
Indeed and I would agree with this. I would also mention Matthew Rush as one our best loan players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on April 16, 2024, 18:07:33 pm
The return of a good old favourite thread albeit with the date moved on a year.

I too would like to thank Mark and Kieron for their efforts over the last two seasons and wish them well for the future. It would be great to see them both play for the same Scotland side in a major tournament.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Alfred on April 16, 2024, 19:32:13 pm
If we are taking rumours

Bowie to Hearts

Worth keeping a eye on Jack Diamond,  OOC at Sunderland in the summer i believe.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 16, 2024, 19:36:12 pm
Agree completely - 2 of the best loan players in our recent history.

Agree with Lizard and Irchy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 16, 2024, 19:37:06 pm
Indeed and I would agree with this. I would also mention Matthew Rush as one our best loan players.

Also Morton!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 16, 2024, 19:45:45 pm
Also Morton!!
Good call evers, I had forgot about Ginger.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 16, 2024, 20:37:02 pm
They’ll be a tough act to follow, big thanks to both of them for the last two seasons 👍


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on April 16, 2024, 21:17:48 pm
If we are taking rumours

Bowie to Hearts

Worth keeping a eye on Jack Diamond,  OOC at Sunderland in the summer i believe.

Good call about Jack Diamond, a player JB has always liked. However, he wasn't very impressive when he came on for Carlisle recently.

Others, John Marquis - not playing for Bristol Rovers.
Jayden Stockley  - if Fleetwood go down and seems to have fallen out of favour under Charlie Adam.













Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 16, 2024, 22:56:46 pm
It’s a no to John Marquis from me, only 4 EFL goals this season, he’s not getting into their 18 man match day squad and Rovers fans can’t get rid of him quick enough.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 17, 2024, 01:05:53 am
Currently in Glasgow enjoying the delights of this fair city, thank you Marc and Kieron your contribution has been wonderful you are a credit to yourselves, good luck for the future you will always get a warm welcome from the shoe army.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on April 17, 2024, 08:41:45 am
It’s a no to John Marquis from me, only 4 EFL goals this season, he’s not getting into their 18 man match day squad and Rovers fans can’t get rid of him quick enough.

I agree. Would be a backwards step.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Coolcat on April 17, 2024, 08:47:44 am
Are we going to have testimonials for them? 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on April 17, 2024, 08:47:59 am
I loved Marquis when we had him before and I think Page made a massive error in not signing him when we had the chance. I think we''d probably be a couple of seasons too late in going for him now though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: West Stand on April 17, 2024, 09:37:48 am
Good call about Jack Diamond, a player JB has always liked. However, he wasn't very impressive when he came on for Carlisle recently.

Others, John Marquis - not playing for Bristol Rovers.
Jayden Stockley  - if Fleetwood go down and seems to have fallen out of favour under Charlie Adam.













The fans who had complained about Simpson's lack of effort would have a field day with Marquis based on his lack of movement when he came on at Sixfields


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on April 17, 2024, 09:57:45 am
Matty Stevens from relegated FGR could be decent squad option...still only 26 & wages would probably be a third of what Hylton was/is being paid!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on April 17, 2024, 10:53:24 am
Luke Harris on loan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 17, 2024, 11:36:53 am
If Fulham are happy for Harris to go out on loan again in division 1 they will probably be happy to let him return to Exeter.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on April 17, 2024, 13:13:25 pm
I know we only have a small budget, but i dont think  getting players from relegated, or nearly relegated Clubs, or players who cant get into mid table teams is the way to go. Smacks of giving up and accepting we  are  favourites for relegation.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: southofthecounty on April 17, 2024, 13:27:36 pm
Would any of our more statistically minded posters like to see what percentage of posts on past Rumour threads actually became reality?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 17, 2024, 15:47:01 pm
Jonny le quesne.     ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on April 17, 2024, 16:02:56 pm
I know we only have a small budget, but i dont think  getting players from relegated, or nearly relegated Clubs, or players who cant get into mid table teams is the way to go. Smacks of giving up and accepting we  are  favourites for relegation.
I disagree with this somewhat, even teams that are not decent in the sum of their parts will have decent players with them. When we've been relegated we've lost both Aaron Pierre and Lloyds Jones to League one clubs and neither (in the peak of their powers) would have made us a weaker team if we had been the recipients of signing them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 17, 2024, 16:13:01 pm
Would any of our more statistically minded posters like to see what percentage of posts on past Rumour threads actually became reality?
Dunno, but I was the first to pluck Liam Moore out of thin air.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on April 17, 2024, 17:15:38 pm
Bowie and Leonard go down as my favourite loan players ever. I can't name any players that come close to giving so much passion and commitment. Without a doubt Brady bringing them back was best but if transfer business we did and he should take full credit for it

I will follow both their careers with a keen eye and wish them all the best for future.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 17, 2024, 17:25:20 pm
A bid for Tyreece perhaps?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on April 17, 2024, 18:21:06 pm
He could come good but with a year left on his Huddersfield contract why would he unless they paid him up?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 17, 2024, 18:22:03 pm
I would be surprised if we pursued Simpson, just don't think he has done enough over the season. After a bright start he went completely off the boil and plenty on here wanted him sent back in January, later he has produced a few good games but seems very inconsistent. I also think it is telling that JB currently has picked Bowie and Appere as his 2 strikers. I was expecting rather more from him after his loan spell at Swindon 2 seasons ago.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on April 17, 2024, 18:35:28 pm
We won’t pursue Tyreece.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 17, 2024, 18:37:46 pm
Jonny le quesne.     ;D

?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 17, 2024, 19:52:26 pm
It was just a thought re Tyreece, stranger things have happened!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on April 18, 2024, 07:17:18 am
A bid for Tyreece perhaps?

nope - not unless you are pulling a minimum 500k out your arse


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 18, 2024, 20:25:33 pm
I hope Tyreece doesn't stay. Apart from a few good games over Christmas I've not been impressed


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on April 19, 2024, 16:34:28 pm
Charlie Lakin from Sutton/Burton to replace Leonard please


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 19, 2024, 17:02:49 pm
I would be surprised if we pursued Simpson, just don't think he has done enough over the season. After a bright start he went completely off the boil and plenty on here wanted him sent back in January, later he has produced a few good games but seems very inconsistent. I also think it is telling that JB currently has picked Bowie and Appere as his 2 strikers. I was expecting rather more from him after his loan spell at Swindon 2 seasons ago.
Fcuk me you are at it again, he hasn’t played Simpson because he wanted to take a look at the useless Appere, and played him for the last 10 games, he hasn’t scored or even looked like it including a one on one at Reading.
I’d have Simpson back in a heartbeat, he’s strong, quick, and can score a goal, He was outstanding at Lincoln and Orient.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 19, 2024, 18:48:37 pm
But unfortunately those games have been too infrequent and as I said many were wanting him sent back in January. After his Swindon loan spell I was delighted when we signed him.
I made no mention of Appere but it would not surprise in the least if JB offered him a new deal.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on April 19, 2024, 19:07:02 pm
Thank the lord Jon Brady doesn’t share the same views as Manwork.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on April 19, 2024, 19:55:57 pm
Thank the lord Jon Brady doesn’t share the same views as Manwork.

in more ways than one, the bloody aussie foreigner.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Morleyhill on April 19, 2024, 21:39:35 pm
I would be surprised and somewhat dismayed if we came back in for Simpson.
For me he has been a major disappointment he didn’t appear to be the same player that was on loan at Swindon.
His goal involvement for a central striker in the league has been 3 goals and 1 assist (the same as Guthrie our centre half)
Appere in contrast has 5 league goals and 2 assists In fewer games.
I actually think Louis has struggled at the higher level but has a greater work rate than Simpson and often plays out wide not centrally.
Certainly with the excellent Bowie departing the forward department is one that will have to be strengthened in the summer but for me Tyreece isn’t the answer.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 19, 2024, 23:24:13 pm
Going to be controversial here but the way Leonard is being described he is coming across as the Zidane of L1. There’s no getting away from the fact that he has put in some outstanding performances and has been consistently very good, but he is not the best midfielder I have seen at the club by a bit of a stretch, same with Bowie really in his position. That being said it will be a challenge to replace them, as not only have the standard of performances been high, they have been injury free. A difficult combo to recruit and we have 2 in the spine of the side. I’m worried.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on April 19, 2024, 23:40:00 pm
Going to be controversial here but the way Leonard is being described he is coming across as the Zidane of L1. There’s no getting away from the fact that he has put in some outstanding performances and has been consistently very good, but he is not the best midfielder I have seen at the club by a bit of a stretch, same with Bowie really in his position. That being said it will be a challenge to replace them, as not only have the standard of performances been high, they have been injury free. A difficult combo to recruit and we have 2 in the spine of the side. I’m worried.
Not controversial at all. Couldn't agree more, we'll get over them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on April 20, 2024, 16:10:35 pm
Leonard to Coventry.

Rumour heard today.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on April 20, 2024, 16:41:55 pm
Leonard is Championship at best, already 22 and cant get near the Premiership.
Bowie is a League one player, will struggle any higher.
Both have been excellent for us over the two seasons.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on April 20, 2024, 17:00:25 pm
Going to be controversial here but the way Leonard is being described he is coming across as the Zidane of L1. There’s no getting away from the fact that he has put in some outstanding performances and has been consistently very good, but he is not the best midfielder I have seen at the club by a bit of a stretch, same with Bowie really in his position. That being said it will be a challenge to replace them, as not only have the standard of performances been high, they have been injury free. A difficult combo to recruit and we have 2 in the spine of the side. I’m worried.

Leonard I think has been very good, one of the best we've had but there have been others just as good in our midfield over the years. Bowie.....sorry but i've never got the love-in with him! I don't really know what he is...is he an out and out striker, a hold-up player or an attacking wideman....i'm not sure he really excels at any of them.
He often picks the wrong option and comes across as a bit greedy at times, preferring to shoot rather than lay off an easier pass. One goal in the last 14 games doesn't really put him in the "excellent" category for me!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on April 20, 2024, 17:08:16 pm
Leonard is Championship at best, already 22 and cant get near the Premiership.

Matt Grimes would be the comparison I'd make. Since being with us when he was 22ish he's played 273 games for Swansea City a Championship side. He's well regarded there. Leonard is a better player than he was when he was here and Leonard's spell has included the club easily surviving League One unlike Grimes spell.

My view - definitely Scotland, Rangers or Celtic. Definitely one of the better Championship sides and if he added a few more goals in his locker even higher.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 20, 2024, 19:53:05 pm
A busy summer ahead, I think without Leonard this season we would have been perilously close to relegation. We need at least 10,and a clear out of some of the contracted players


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 20, 2024, 21:10:44 pm
A busy summer ahead, I think without Leonard this season we would have been perilously close to relegation. We need at least 10,and a clear out of some of the contracted players
Spot on mate.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on April 21, 2024, 04:48:19 am
A busy summer ahead, I think without Leonard this season we would have been perilously close to relegation. We need at least 10,and a clear out of some of the contracted players

100% agree
I think he's been the difference if I'm honest


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on April 21, 2024, 06:56:45 am
If i had to bet £10 i'd suggest we'd be in for Port Vales attacking midfielder Ethan Chislett.
Absolute Mustard


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 21, 2024, 07:16:08 am
If i had to bet £10 i'd suggest we'd be in for Port Vales attacking midfielder Ethan Chislett.
Absolute Mustard
He was! A clear out of the injury prone is needed as well. I assume the retained list will be revealed the week after next?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 21, 2024, 07:40:30 am
Ethan Chislett is under contract for next season so a transfer fee would be needed, not out of the question but we do seem to go for out of contract players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 21, 2024, 07:42:48 am
He was! A clear out of the injury prone is needed as well. I assume the retained list will be revealed the week after next?

Jon Brady said the players will be told the Monday after the Barnsley game so I guess we'll know either then or the Tuesday


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 1HorshamCobbler on April 21, 2024, 07:42:55 am
Of the Out of Contract players I think the only one or two I would like to keep would be Sherring and possibly Burge. With Sherring I think he probably feels he is better than L1 and therefore unlikely to re-sign. Burge has been a good keeper for us in the past but he has been injury prone this season and of course will be a year older, possibly worth the risk providing he is not the No1.

For me the following would be a risk:

Apere, has not improved this season, Brady has given him a chance in the past couple of games and he has been woeful, can't head the ball, not strong enough to hold up play and not good at anticipating play, shows some good touches on occasion but that's insufficient.

Fox, too injury prone, not just in his time with us but with Grimsby previously.

Hylton, need I even go there.

Odimayo, not been good since returning from injury, may be worth keeping if on a lower package.

McWilliams, another who has not improved and in some respects has deteriorated, whilst he can still tackle and has some pace his distribution is imply awful and that is a key aspect of the game in L1.

Haynes, not good enough for L1.

Gape, Moore and Willis are all too injury prone, with a small squad we can't afford the risk, I don't think the injuries are so much to do with the Training and the Medical staff, Leonard has gone the whole season without injury and Bowie pretty much too, obviously the intensity of the game now punishes players more and with a smaller squad there is less rest but that's exactly why we should avoid players with a serious injury record.

Big job for Brady in the Summer just hope he isn't over sentimental when dishng out contracts.




Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on April 21, 2024, 07:59:56 am
There is a rumour Hylton will not be offered a new contract. Anyone who believes it must be a hatter.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 21, 2024, 09:48:46 am
There is a rumour Hylton will not be offered a new contract. Anyone who believes it must be a hatter.
Luton Dave Itk 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on April 21, 2024, 09:59:53 am
I think there is some overeactions on here (nothing new) based on the last couple of loses....in what has been our best ever season in recent years.

I would be offering contracts to Sherring, Willis, Odimayo, Fox, McWilliams and Appere.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on April 21, 2024, 10:04:55 am
There is a rumour Hylton will not be offered a new contract. Anyone who believes it must be a hatter.

This would be insanity. He's our most sellable asset and must be tied down to a long term contract.

If Brady fails to tie him down then as far as I'm concerned he can go too.

P.s. - I've recently had a blow to the head. I might rejoin the Trust later.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfc_kjd on April 21, 2024, 10:24:23 am
I’m interested to see how the assistant manager role plays out, will we stick with Sammo?



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 21, 2024, 10:36:39 am
Leonard I think has been very good, one of the best we've had but there have been others just as good in our midfield over the years. Bowie.....sorry but i've never got the love-in with him! I don't really know what he is...is he an out and out striker, a hold-up player or an attacking wideman....i'm not sure he really excels at any of them.
He often picks the wrong option and comes across as a bit greedy at times, preferring to shoot rather than lay off an easier pass. One goal in the last 14 games doesn't really put him in the "excellent" category for me!

Well considered opinion GPC; for me Bowie is the best of our centre forwards? Pity we cannot afford to sign him!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on April 21, 2024, 10:46:58 am
We need to ask on the Thursday evening about whether we will be getting in an assistant manager. Sampson has done well, but I think we need someone with more experience.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 21, 2024, 11:03:55 am
We need to ask on the Thursday evening about whether we will be getting in an assistant manager. Sampson has done well, but I think we need someone with more experience.
Too much of a drain on next years budget, Sammo has plenty of experience both as a manager, and assistant.
We are going to need plenty of quality players for next season, and they dont come cheap.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 21, 2024, 11:19:55 am
Too much of a drain on next years budget, Sammo has plenty of experience both as a manager, and assistant.
We are going to need plenty of quality players for next season, and they dont come cheap.
Thank goodness we’ve acquired the extra investment


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on April 21, 2024, 12:39:23 pm
Well considered opinion GPC; for me Bowie is the best of our centre forwards? Pity we cannot afford to sign him!

Can't we?  How much do you think he is worth?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 21, 2024, 12:54:03 pm
Can't we?  How much do you think he is worth?

At least 300k - IMO 8) Then a house in Corby plus his salary ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 21, 2024, 12:58:36 pm
Thank goodness we’ve acquired the extra investment
That phone call to your mate was productive then?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 21, 2024, 15:23:15 pm
That phone call to your mate was productive then?
I was with him earlier
If he bought the club we wouldn’t be yo yoing between league one and two , he wouldn’t be buying 25% either.
I’m just glad the club have finally got some extra investment to take us to the next level
There is no point selling 25% if it’s not going to improve the on field budget.
I’ve no doubt it’ll be an interesting off season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on April 21, 2024, 15:25:10 pm

I’ve no doubt it’ll be an interesting off season.

Hurrah!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on April 21, 2024, 16:05:42 pm
At least 300k - IMO 8) Then a house in Corby plus his salary ;)

Well done for putting a price to it. Nice to know someone is prepared to put their reputation on his value.


PS does the house in Corby add to the value or detract from it?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 21, 2024, 16:13:32 pm
Well done for putting a price to it. Nice to know someone is prepared to put their reputation on his value.


PS does the house in Corby add to the value or detract from it?

Will discuss with you at Barnsley, el inquistivo ;) Reputations my back side, on here as well! Shame on you :o


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on April 21, 2024, 16:19:26 pm
Will discuss with you at Barnsley, el inquistivo ;) Reputations my back side, on here as well! Shame on you :o

Looking forward to it Evers. I hope you won't be too sleepy from your early start.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 21, 2024, 16:56:59 pm
Looking forward to it Evers. I hope you won't be too sleepy from your early start.
Hes got his Horlicks and blanket ready.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 21, 2024, 17:05:19 pm
I was with him earlier
If he bought the club we wouldn’t be yo yoing between league one and two , he wouldn’t be buying 25% either.
I’m just glad the club have finally got some extra investment to take us to the next level
There is no point selling 25% if it’s not going to improve the on field budget.
I’ve no doubt it’ll be an interesting off season.
Theres an if and a wouldnt involved there, so, nothing really new then. I do hope that you correct about the off season though. There will be changes for sure.
Anyway, as an aside, hows that recommended wonder horse of yours getting on?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 22, 2024, 07:34:39 am
It has been purchased by emmett mulllins   ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on April 22, 2024, 09:07:29 am
The retained list will then give us more of an idea of what we are going to be doing. With so many players with such an extensive injury record will be interested to see how ruthless Brady is.

I have heard that there could be a slight rejig in the staffing which would potentially impact the recruitment process. Apparently a new role could be created for one of our existing staff members, dont know if it will happen but could impact things slightly.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 22, 2024, 09:15:22 am
Fulham have another young striker, 20 year old Olly Sanderson who has been on loan at lowly Sutton and has done well there. Don't know if he would be ready for the step up to division 1.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 22, 2024, 09:15:59 am
The retained list will then give us more of an idea of what we are going to be doing. With so many players with such an extensive injury record will be interested to see how ruthless Brady is.

I have heard that there could be a slight rejig in the staffing which would potentially impact the recruitment process. Apparently a new role could be created for one of our existing staff members, dont know if it will happen but could impact things slightly.

Care to share


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 22, 2024, 09:16:57 am
Fulham have another young striker, 20 year old Olly Sanderson who has been on loan at lowly Sutton and has done well there. Don't know if he would be ready for the step up to division 1.

This time last year I wasn't sure Bowie was ready but he's proved me wrong


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Pablo69 on April 22, 2024, 09:20:42 am
Could the change in staffing be following the government line that staff will not be able to sign off players as sick??🤣🤣


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 22, 2024, 09:33:25 am
Thank goodness we’ve acquired the extra investment
;D I think the only people to acquire extra investment are KT and DB.
NLQ has been brought in to fatten up the club ready for sale, I’m a bit surprised at the cost 25%, its a lot to give away but I guess there are some heavy caveats attached.
As I’ve said all along the sooner they are gone the better.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Harpole Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 09:38:23 am

As I’ve said all along the sooner they are gone the better.


Alternatively ... the longer the stay, the better.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 22, 2024, 09:40:06 am
Alternatively ... the longer the stay, the better.
Why?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Coolcat on April 22, 2024, 09:41:36 am
Fulham have another young striker, 20 year old Olly Sanderson who has been on loan at lowly Sutton and has done well there. Don't know if he would be ready for the step up to division 1.
Nearly all players these days are called 'Olly'...as annoying a millennial name as Josh!
Kieron will be just fine thanks!  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Harpole Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 09:48:54 am
Why?
'Cos
(a) I like going to watch the Cobblers more than before they arrived.
(b) the work we now do in and for the community makes me proud - very proud.
(c) I get the feeling they're sound people with sound instincts.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 22, 2024, 09:53:00 am
'Cos
(a) I like going to watch the Cobblers more than before they arrived.
(b) the work we now do in and for the community makes me proud - very proud.
(c) I get the feeling they're sound people with sound instincts.
OK, I agree about the community work, they are business people, this time next year they will be gone. FACT.
Is Sound another word for business?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Harpole Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 10:04:11 am

Is Sound another word for business?

No. It means 'grounded/reliable/dependable'.

And 'fact' refers to a present or past state of affairs.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on April 22, 2024, 10:07:26 am
Care to share

This could be wrong / may not come to fruition. But i have no reason to doubt the info. Due to the recent ill health of James Whiting someone mentioned some of the duties may be passed elsewhere and there is the potential we could see a DoF position put into place with one of our existing team filling that role.

Im told that Brady and the recruitment team dont regularly see eye to eye but I believe they report to KT directly, so would be interesting to see how, if at all it would change the recruitment.

Im not normally ITK, but this I have been told has been mooted.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 22, 2024, 10:15:31 am
No. It means 'grounded/reliable/dependable'.

And 'fact' refers to a present or past state of affairs.
😂 I like the use of the word grounded, of course they have kept things ticking along, they came for the land. FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 22, 2024, 10:15:50 am
OK, I agree about the community work, they are business people, this time next year they will be gone. FACT.
Is Sound another word for business?

Oooooh a FACT! I’ll be interested to see the retained list and contract offers as well


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on April 22, 2024, 10:27:49 am
;D I think the only people to acquire extra investment are KT and DB.
NLQ has been brought in to fatten up the club ready for sale, I’m a bit surprised at the cost 25%, its a lot to give away but I guess there are some heavy caveats attached.
As I’ve said all along the sooner they are gone the better.

I presume you haven't any FACTual evidence about who would buy the club and improve our future, only keyboard talk.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 10:51:42 am
;D I think the only people to acquire extra investment are KT and DB.
NLQ has been brought in to fatten up the club ready for sale, I’m a bit surprised at the cost 25%, its a lot to give away but I guess there are some heavy caveats attached.
As I’ve said all along the sooner they are gone the better.

I've asked you this before over on the redevelopment thread but you must have missed it, (last time you said "using his high end clients to deliver a juicy ROI") Genuine question, what does fatten it up for sale actually entail? What I mean by this, is what does a football club owner in the position of KT/DB (and now Nige) specifically need to do to achieve this? It implies they are to wring out the dregs of the club for the last drops of profit, but I'm not entirely convinced that anyone knows how our new friend is going to actually achieve this fattening up process? Makes a good headline though, and is certainly likely to add to the fury of the anti owner gang and the secret seven, you little scamp.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on April 22, 2024, 10:58:00 am
It hasn't taken long for this thread to go hopelessly off topic and become yet another arguefest. I shall be glad when there are some actual rumours/signings to discuss. I appreciate that won't be for a while though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 11:02:40 am
It hasn't taken long for this thread to go hopelessly off topic and become yet another arguefest. I shall be glad when there are some actual rumours/signings to discuss. I appreciate that won't be for a while though.
Good point, sorry grumpy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Coolcat on April 22, 2024, 11:25:12 am
No. It means 'grounded/reliable/dependable'.

And 'fact' refers to a present or past state of affairs.
To be fair, we are all going to die I think could be passed off as a fact or future state of affairs!  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Harpole Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 12:12:44 pm
To be fair, we are all going to die I think could be passed off as a fact or future state of affairs!  ;)

Rock on Coolcat.
Here's another - next season we'll either be relegated, promoted or remain as we are ... FACT!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on April 22, 2024, 12:15:32 pm
Rock on Coolcat.
Here's another - next season we'll either be relegated, promoted or remain as we are ... FACT!

Good news, we aren't going out of business!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 22, 2024, 12:31:10 pm
I've asked you this before over on the redevelopment thread but you must have missed it, (last time you said "using his high end clients to deliver a juicy ROI") Genuine question, what does fatten it up for sale actually entail? What I mean by this, is what does a football club owner in the position of KT/DB (and now Nige) specifically need to do to achieve this? It implies they are to wring out the dregs of the club for the last drops of profit, but I'm not entirely convinced that anyone knows how our new friend is going to actually achieve this fattening up process? Makes a good headline though, and is certainly likely to add to the fury of the anti owner gang and the secret seven, you little scamp.
Firstly we have to examine how football clubs are valued.
The Markham Method is probably the standard and most accepted way.
Tom Markham created a valuation method, that looks at revenues, the state of the balance sheet, profitability, stadium utilisation and importantly the ratio of wages to revenues.
Club Valuation =(Revenue + Net Assets) x ((EBITDA + Revenue)/Revenue) x (Stadium utilisation %) /((Amortisation cost + wages)/revenue).


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 13:25:22 pm
Firstly we have to examine how football clubs are valued.
The Markham Method is probably the standard and most accepted way.
Tom Markham created a valuation method, that looks at revenues, the state of the balance sheet, profitability, stadium utilisation and importantly the ratio of wages to revenues.
Club Valuation =(Revenue + Net Assets) x ((EBITDA + Revenue)/Revenue) x (Stadium utilisation %) /((Amortisation cost + wages)/revenue).

Ah, the fattening term was bollócks, got it 👍


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 22, 2024, 13:49:17 pm
Ah, the fattening term was bollócks, got it 👍
Oi I wasn’t finished, of course he’s bee brought in to help maximise the saleability of the club but the main thrust would be the land development and maximising the revenue.
You know I’m right, or do you think as a Spurs season ticket holder he wanted to own a football club? Now that’s bollócks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 14:00:18 pm
Oi I wasn’t finished, of course he’s bee brought in to help maximise the saleability of the club but the main thrust would be the land development and maximising the revenue.
You know I’m right, or do you think as a Spurs season ticket holder he wanted to own a football club? Now that’s bollócks.

When you eventually answer the question regarding the 'fattening up' can you do it on the Redev thread where it was originally posed? Thank you... ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Coolcat on April 22, 2024, 14:30:14 pm
When you eventually answer the question regarding the 'fattening up' can you do it on the Redev thread where it was originally posed? Thank you... ;)
Speaking of redevelopment...these new emojis are sh*te! Blurred and, well blurred!  :o  :(

See! 😛


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 22, 2024, 14:46:33 pm
Speaking of redevelopment...these new emojis are sh*te! Blurred and, well blurred!  :o  :(

See! 😛
My description was, someones wiped an oily rag on the screen.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 22, 2024, 19:04:36 pm
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on April 22, 2024, 19:06:50 pm
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep

Really?

I find that hard to believe considering the past 3 seasons and what they have done for him.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on April 22, 2024, 19:08:49 pm
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep

also so many players resigned last year?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 22, 2024, 19:16:26 pm
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep
Words like "pretty reliable" carry no gravitas on here. You should know that by now.  ;D  (sorry about the smuged emoji)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 22, 2024, 19:34:08 pm
Words like "pretty reliable" carry no gravitas on here. You should know that by now.  ;D  (sorry about the smuged emoji)
Trouble is I hear lots from various sources, but can't name people, I don't make them up like some


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 22, 2024, 19:58:17 pm
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep
“Not my type of man, not someone I'd go out for a drink with, but play for him? I'd cross the sahara desert to play for him.” John McGovern on Brian Clough.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 22, 2024, 20:09:44 pm
Trouble is I hear lots from various sources, but can't name people, I don't make them up like some
I recall giving you and FFP hairy Steve a lift up to Boro in the back of my van. And then waiting around for two hours after the game, checking out the local pubs, eventually to find you two muppets walking back down the road, with a can of Special Brew in each hand.
I did not hear that from various sources, can certainly name people, and did not make it up.
Hello Ian, do you still pounce upon people when you see that they have a newspaper?
Cheers, Pete.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Coolcat on April 22, 2024, 20:17:41 pm
I recall giving you and FFP hairy Steve a lift up to Boro in the back of my van. And then waiting around for two hours after the game, checking out the local pubs, eventually to find you two muppets walking back down the road, with a can of Special Brew in each hand.
I did not hear that from various sources, can certainly name people, and did not make it up.
Hello Ian, do you still pounce upon people when you see that they have a newspaper?
Cheers, Pete.
At it again!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on April 22, 2024, 20:45:46 pm
Trying to keep this thread on topic, are there any players anyone would like to see us have a go at getting or could see us wanting? For me i’d love us to try and sign Louie Barry from Aston Villa on loan. He’s been at Stockport this season and their fans want him back but i think he’d be another bowie like player. it’s most likely wishful thinking tho


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on April 22, 2024, 21:20:06 pm
These players who don't like Brady, are they the ones who have signed, the ones who want to sign on again or the ones being released ? Just wondering.

Strange that rumours of player unrest always seem to come from people who have an agenda against the Club / Owners  ::)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 22, 2024, 21:45:02 pm
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep


I appreciate you don't like Jon Brady and I understand you have a grudge against the Club going back a few years! Is this correct?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on April 22, 2024, 23:07:43 pm
Trying to keep this thread on topic, are there any players anyone would like to see us have a go at getting or could see us wanting? For me i’d love us to try and sign Louie Barry from Aston Villa on loan. He’s been at Stockport this season and their fans want him back but i think he’d be another bowie like player. it’s most likely wishful thinking tho

I'd quite like to sign Langstaff from Notts County but it's not going to happen.

I wonder if Brighton have another player they could loan us for next season as it worked so well with ML, maybe Fulham too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on April 23, 2024, 07:21:53 am
Callum Stead.
Scored a few in Non league and think he would be worth a risk. Currently with Barnet but helped Brackley get to the playoffs and scored a few for Kettering too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 23, 2024, 07:42:36 am
At it again!
Hardly. Because its true. I did indeed give Ian and Steve a lift in my van up to Boro.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on April 23, 2024, 07:47:46 am
There won't be a club or workplace in the country where a manager is universally popular. Some people don't like authority, some will see perceived favourites, unfair treatment, not getting what they want, thinking they aren't paid enough, not agreeing with decision making etc. I can imagine that more players disliked Fergie than were bezzies with him!



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 07:48:05 am
A pretty reliable source tells me many players don't like John Brady, so it could be that he may not even get the out of contract players he wants to keep

Are they the one's that have been left out when they've thought that they should have been playing, not been allowed to leave when a club has come in for them or those that aren't allowed to go and watch their favourite/home town club whenever they aren't in the match day squad? :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 07:54:48 am
Speaking of redevelopment...these new emojis are sh*te! Blurred and, well blurred!  :o  :(

See! 😛

Is that better?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Monkey on April 23, 2024, 08:14:50 am
Are they the one's that have been left out when they've thought that they should have been playing, not been allowed to leave when a club has come in for them or those that aren't allowed to go and watch their favourite/home town club whenever they aren't in the match day squad? :P

Yes exactly... given what has gone before and how many players we retained last season, I find it difficult to believe that it's an issue. 

I'm sure in any squad there will be a fair whack of players wanting a change of manager because they aren't playing as much as they should etc. When you aren't doing well/underachieving, its more prominent and the overall mood shifts towards the negative forces which is turn leads to "unrest".

The more successful managers/squads keep this at a minimum and clears out the whingers and disruptors. If you are wondering why there are so many talented journeymen and bang average stallwarts... this is why.
Same in any business... always seems to be the negative whingers who get "made redundant AGAIN".


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 23, 2024, 09:18:20 am
I know we only have a small budget, but i dont think  getting players from relegated, or nearly relegated Clubs, or players who cant get into mid table teams is the way to go. Smacks of giving up and accepting we  are  favourites for relegation.

Should imagine that a fair proportion of new players will be a loanee!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 23, 2024, 10:35:41 am
Should imagine that a fair proportion of new players will be a loanee!
Probably, I’d imagine like pretty much every team in the lower leagues.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 12:54:13 pm
Timothy Dieng - Ex Exeter, now at Gillingham is a name I've heard in passing


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on April 23, 2024, 13:17:32 pm
Yes exactly... given what has gone before and how many players we retained last season, I find it difficult to believe that it's an issue. 

I'm sure in any squad there will be a fair whack of players wanting a change of manager because they aren't playing as much as they should etc. When you aren't doing well/underachieving, its more prominent and the overall mood shifts towards the negative forces which is turn leads to "unrest".

The more successful managers/squads keep this at a minimum and clears out the whingers and disruptors. If you are wondering why there are so many talented journeymen and bang average stallwarts... this is why.
Same in any business... always seems to be the negative whingers who get "made redundant AGAIN".

On redundancy generally it's last in first out. Trust me I've been involved in those calculations for 40 years and worked closely with personnel - I've even witnessed the fists flying and the tears.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 23, 2024, 13:31:08 pm
Timothy Dieng - Ex Exeter, now at Gillingham is a name I've heard in passing

For Gillingham this season:

31 appearances, 4 goals and two assists. Plays as a defender/midfielder

May I ask where you get your info/details/sources from? Other wise thanks for the heads up!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Monkey on April 23, 2024, 13:35:57 pm
On redundancy generally it's last in first out. Trust me I've been involved in those calculations for 40 years and worked closely with personnel - I've even witnessed the fists flying and the tears.

When it's a cost cutting exercise, that's usually the case.
When it's an organisational reshuffle, it's about getting rid of the dead weight.

Anyway - Pete O'Rouke has reported that Brighton would accept £300k for Leonard. An abosolute steal for someone.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 23, 2024, 13:45:46 pm
When it's a cost cutting exercise, that's usually the case.
When it's an organisational reshuffle, it's about getting rid of the dead weight.

Anyway - Pete O'Rouke has reported that Brighton would accept £300k for Leonard. An abosolute steal for someone.

Blimey - we could negotiate a deal which includes 50%? of any received offer and reduce our fee proportionally!
Wearily expects an aggressive advice from Bangers!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on April 23, 2024, 13:49:00 pm
When it's a cost cutting exercise, that's usually the case.
When it's an organisational reshuffle, it's about getting rid of the dead weight.

Anyway - Pete O'Rouke has reported that Brighton would accept £300k for Leonard. An abosolute steal for someone.

That's a steal at that price. C'mon Nigel, show us ya cash.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on April 23, 2024, 13:53:25 pm
When it's an organisational reshuffle, it's about getting rid of the dead weight.

Anyway - Pete O'Rouke has reported that Brighton would accept £300k for Leonard. An absoolute steal for someone.

Yes, agreed on organisation reshuffle - I had a spell with a large logistics company (warehousing and distribution) where when they lost a big contract they would classify staff as follows;

A - keep and redeploy elsewhere.
B - worth keeping if similar positions available.
C - let go.

They also used LIFO for B if there were no similar positions available.

At that price Leonard is a bargain. His agent should be able to get him a bumper, life changing salary package.    


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 13:59:08 pm
Even if we offered 300K & offered him massive L1 wages, there is absolutely no way he would sign for us, he has far greater ambitions than playing in an almost guaranteed relegation battle with us next season...

He deserves the chance to showcase his talents at a much much higher level...

Good luck wherever you end up Marc...but please don't let it be at P#sh!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on April 23, 2024, 14:01:49 pm
he has far greater ambitions than playing in an almost guaranteed relegation battle with us next season...




Is that "almost guaranteed" by those who almost guaranteed it this season?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 23, 2024, 14:04:16 pm
Is that "almost guaranteed" by those who almost guaranteed it this season?

Precisely - good riposte


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on April 23, 2024, 14:06:01 pm
Good price for Leonard, Coventry?

Wonder what Bowie would command, assume we’ll find out when he goes up to Scotland.

I wouldn’t expect fireworks this summer, some free signings and loans as per usual.

To back Grove up, I think it’s relatively common knowledge about Brady/Players but same at almost every club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 14:26:21 pm
For Gillingham this season:

31 appearances, 4 goals and two assists. Plays as a defender/midfielder

May I ask where you get your info/details/sources from? Other wise thanks for the heads up!


A name I'd heard in conversation last week - no more, no less


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 14:31:00 pm
Is that "almost guaranteed" by those who almost guaranteed it this season?

Will be a much harder league next season imo...plus losing Leonard & Bowie this time round too...

Still, season ticket purchased as per usual :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on April 23, 2024, 14:36:16 pm
When it's a cost cutting exercise, that's usually the case.
When it's an organisational reshuffle, it's about getting rid of the dead weight.

Anyway - Pete O'Rouke has reported that Brighton would accept £300k for Leonard. An abosolute steal for someone.

If he is available for £300k I predict there will be at least twenty suitors, he’d have his pick of many clubs, some of them with more potential than us!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on April 23, 2024, 14:58:49 pm
If he is available for £300k I predict there will be at least twenty suitors, he’d have his pick of many clubs, some of them with more potential than us!

That's probably the starting bid to get the auction up and running... :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on April 23, 2024, 15:20:51 pm
On redundancy generally it's last in first out. Trust me I've been involved in those calculations for 40 years and worked closely with personnel - I've even witnessed the fists flying and the tears.

Heads up. If you are making redundancy solely on length of service there's a very good chance someone will put a claim in under age discrimination.
Any redundancy programme these days should have a robust set of selection criteria....which can be manipulated to get rid of any dead wood.  :P



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 23, 2024, 15:28:01 pm
Seems as the thread is going completely off track I’d just like to say that I’m having a curry for tea
Vegetable masala.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on April 23, 2024, 15:31:23 pm
Seems as the thread is going completely off track I’d just like to say that I’m having a curry for tea
Vegetable masala.

We're on page 7 and not had a rumour yet so not sure what you were expecting.  :)

Definitely throw some bhajis and a nan in, hold the rice.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 23, 2024, 15:53:33 pm
We're on page 7 and not had a rumour yet so not sure what you were expecting.  :)

Definitely throw some bhajis and a nan in, hold the rice.
I wasn’t expecting a thread regards redundancy advice on a summer transfer rumours thread


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on April 23, 2024, 15:54:01 pm
So NO rumours then, even from those wise people who pretend to be in the know!

Well done to the management team and club to keep it in house........even though I love a rumour like most fans.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on April 23, 2024, 16:17:27 pm
I wasn’t expecting a thread regards redundancy advice on a summer transfer rumours thread

Tip: steer clear of the redevelopment thread.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 23, 2024, 16:28:37 pm
These players who don't like Brady, are they the ones who have signed, the ones who want to sign on again or the ones being released ? Just wondering.

Strange that rumours of player unrest always seem to come from people who have an agenda against the Club / Owners  ::)
What's this agenda you speak of, any slight criticism of the owners you lot would be stalking me with pitchforks. I'm still proud to have organised the biggest pro ntfc March in history, of course I picked the wrong horse with cardoza but at that time nobody knew his intentions, I have every right to be somewhat cynical of a chairman that has had 8 years to finish the stand with ring fenced money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on April 23, 2024, 16:33:18 pm
What's this agenda you speak of, any slight criticism of the owners you lot would be stalking me with pitchforks. I'm still proud to have organised the biggest pro ntfc March in history, of course I picked the wrong horse with cardoza but at that time nobody knew his intentions, I have every right to be somewhat cynical of a chairman that has had 8 years to finish the stand with ring fenced money.

I'm sure you'll be there on Thursday to let him know how you feel.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 23, 2024, 16:36:12 pm


I appreciate you don't like Jon Brady and I understand you have a grudge against the Club going back a few years! Is this correct?
48 hours to find one anti Brady post I've written, I think he's done a fantastic job since he's been in charge and was brilliant when coaching my son at primary school, do you want to apologise again like you did when you accused me of threatening you on here but had absolutely no evidence to back it up. You are a wind up merchant or incredibly stupid to accuse people of things with no substance, furthermore naming yourself after a lidl cleaning product sums you up.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 23, 2024, 16:38:44 pm
I'm sure you'll be there on Thursday to let him know how you feel.
Stock answer from a happy clapper, I heard his bulls*** on day one and every year since. it's OK to have a different opinion bless you


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on April 23, 2024, 16:46:02 pm
Stock answer from a happy clapper, I heard his bulls*** on day one and every year since. it's OK to have a different opinion bless you

Not at all. Just saying if you, I, or whoever have anything to say you can do it on Thursday. Is that not the case then?     


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Coolcat on April 23, 2024, 16:59:48 pm
48 hours to find one anti Brady post I've written, I think he's done a fantastic job since he's been in charge and was brilliant when coaching my son at primary school, do you want to apologise again like you did when you accused me of threatening you on here but had absolutely no evidence to back it up. You are a wind up merchant or incredibly stupid to accuse people of things with no substance, furthermore naming yourself after a lidl cleaning product sums you up.
Learn something everyday...love etymology! 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 23, 2024, 17:28:52 pm
Not at all. Just saying if you, I, or whoever have anything to say you can do it on Thursday. Is that not the case then?     
Do you think he will change the east stand plans if you rock up on Thursday and say they are shît and not fit for purpose?
You happy clappers all go giddy when the man in the suit enters the room to fill your heads with spin, hilarious.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 23, 2024, 17:34:03 pm
Nothing wrong with happy clappers, they balance out the terminally toxic amongst us 😃👏


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 23, 2024, 17:35:33 pm
Nothing wrong with happy clappers, they balance out the terminally toxic amongst us 😃👏
Not when your KT anyway 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 23, 2024, 17:37:55 pm
😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on April 23, 2024, 17:56:46 pm
Nothing wrong with happy clappers, they balance out the terminally toxic amongst us 😃👏

It’s well established that people with a PMA live longer. Evers is 108 years old. FACT


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on April 23, 2024, 18:10:44 pm
It’s well established that people with a PMA live longer. Evers is 108 years old. FACT
He’ll be after you 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 23, 2024, 18:30:17 pm
It’s well established that people with a PMA live longer. Evers is 108 years old. FACT
You'd have thought he'd grown up by now  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 23, 2024, 18:34:22 pm
I recall giving you and FFP hairy Steve a lift up to Boro in the back of my van. And then waiting around for two hours after the game, checking out the local pubs, eventually to find you two muppets walking back down the road, with a can of Special Brew in each hand.
I did not hear that from various sources, can certainly name people, and did not make it up.
Hello Ian, do you still pounce upon people when you see that they have a newspaper?
Cheers, Pete.
Believe it or not that was 30 years ago Pete, not seen Hynesey for about 20, anyway that was your fault for picking me up late, I went in the elephant and you stopped on the way there. 😄


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on April 23, 2024, 18:39:27 pm
Hearing a National League striker is interesting us, has a release clause for EFL clubs which is seen as doable


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 23, 2024, 18:46:49 pm
Believe it or not that was 30 years ago Pete, not seen Hynesey for about 20, anyway that was your fault for picking me up late, I went in the elephant and you stopped on the way there. 😄
I havent seen Steve for about 15 years myself mate. Time flies.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on April 23, 2024, 18:54:36 pm
Hearing a National League striker is interesting us, has a release clause for EFL clubs which is seen as doable

Kabamba?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 23, 2024, 18:57:53 pm
If we sign somebody from the National League JB will accused of shopping at Aldi again.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on April 23, 2024, 18:58:26 pm
Blimey - we could negotiate a deal which includes 50%? of any received offer and reduce our fee proportionally!
Wearily expects an aggressive advice from Bangers!

£300k, come Evers, surely you can cash in your pension sell all your possessions to donate to KT and allow him to bid for Marc.


Or are you not a truly loyal supporter?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 23, 2024, 19:00:25 pm
Kabamba?

I'd say no but he's been superb for Barnet

Being serious though the national league really is his level


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on April 23, 2024, 19:00:44 pm
Really hope we go in for Will Evans at Newport.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 23, 2024, 19:01:13 pm
If we sign somebody from the National League JB will accused of shopping at Aldi again.

Other clubs do this and we say why aren't we

We do it and we lack ambition


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 23, 2024, 19:02:04 pm
Hearing a National League striker is interesting us, has a release clause for EFL clubs which is seen as doable

A proper rumour at last and would love to see something like this happen


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on April 23, 2024, 19:04:09 pm
Kabamba?

God no


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 23, 2024, 19:19:41 pm
Hearing a National League striker is interesting us, has a release clause for EFL clubs which is seen as doable

Just had a quick look at the top scorers list and there’s nobody that jumps out as someone that will score goals at league 1 level.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on April 23, 2024, 19:20:56 pm
God no

Conn-clarke or Tolaj?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on April 23, 2024, 19:27:30 pm
Conn-clarke or Tolaj?

Conn-Clarke is a midfielder I think.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 23, 2024, 19:29:22 pm
Conn-clarke or Tolaj?

Both of them are a good age and potential to improve.

Tolaj might have been my guess


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on April 23, 2024, 20:05:41 pm
I'm all for a decent non league striker but unfortunately we seem to pick the wrong ones in the past


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on April 23, 2024, 20:10:15 pm
Tolaj looks an interesting one.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on April 23, 2024, 22:29:20 pm
Tolaj looks an interesting one.

Has had a decent season for the Shots but has also had loan spells with league clubs in the past (Cambridge, Salford and also at Dundee in the Scottish second tier) and failed to trouble the scoresheets. Good age though.

Paul McCallum is the top scorer in the National League, 30 years old and made the England C team this season. Over 120 goals in the last 8 seasons including 31 this... proven goalscorer at that level.

Harry Cardwell at Southend, 27 years old and has had a couple of decent seasons with the Shrimpers, was linked with a move to Exeter in the January window, didn't materialise though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on April 23, 2024, 23:29:44 pm
Tolaj looks an interesting one.

Marc Leonard will know him well -same age, joined Brighton at the same time. Perhaps Leonard has put in a good word about him and the Cobblers as a decent side to join.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on April 24, 2024, 06:14:13 am
Who’s the lad from Crystal Palace we missed out on signing in January? Would he be available again? I hear Brady was very keen on him in.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on April 24, 2024, 07:38:32 am
Hearing a National League striker is interesting us, has a release clause for EFL clubs which is seen as doable
Callum Stead.
Been close to promotion a few times so if Barnet dont make it, it could be him that has a clause like that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on April 24, 2024, 07:41:37 am
Conn-Clark scored for Altrincham the other day when they were on the tele and the commentators were saying how good he was before the game. Alty are in the play offs so we will all be able to see him in action soon v Bromley on Sunday.

I'm not sure about him myself from what I saw.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on April 24, 2024, 08:48:42 am
Surprised that no one has mentioned Marcus Dinanga Nyamabu yet. He could fancy a move away from Gateshead, after they have been excluded from the play offs.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 24, 2024, 11:38:40 am
Of the National League strikers mentioned on here probably Callum Stead is more likely as he is still only 23. Can't see us going for McCallum who is 31 in July. Caldwell aged 27 and Dinanga aged 26 ought to have established themselves in the EFL by now.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 24, 2024, 11:42:02 am
Callum Stead.
Been close to promotion a few times so if Barnet dont make it, it could be him that has a clause like that.
I can’t see him joining as Barnet are posh’s feeder club


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 24, 2024, 14:49:09 pm
Callum Stead is more likely as he is still only 23.
Sorry to be pedantic but he’s 24


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 24, 2024, 14:57:54 pm
I can’t see him joining as Barnet are posh’s feeder club
It’s the Barry Fry-Up combination.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on April 27, 2024, 10:31:54 am
Hoskins left out again with a 'knock'... He's not really been on the team for a while now. Could he be on the move this summer becasue of a potential fallout with Brady?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 27, 2024, 10:42:46 am
Hoskins left out again with a 'knock'... He's not really been on the team for a while now. Could he be on the move this summer becasue of a potential fallout with Brady?
Or maybe been playing through a bit of injury, not fully fit so rested for a meaningless game?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 27, 2024, 18:23:24 pm
Hoskins left out again with a 'knock'... He's not really been on the team for a while now. Could he be on the move this summer becasue of a potential fallout with Brady?

He told me he's already planning his testimonial he's going no where


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 27, 2024, 18:24:41 pm
Most random rumour I heard today is Pinnock is leaving

Him leaving isn't the random bit it's the club he's going to which is random


I got told Milwall no way is he going to the championship


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on April 27, 2024, 18:46:02 pm
He is.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on April 27, 2024, 19:01:38 pm
where did you hear this?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on April 27, 2024, 19:36:52 pm
He is.


He's inconsistent at league 1 level he'd never cut it the league above


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on April 27, 2024, 19:48:24 pm
Wait and see.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on April 28, 2024, 06:38:43 am
Wait and see.

Not sure this addresses Cobbler123s question, unless wait and see is a venue I’m unfamiliar with?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on April 28, 2024, 11:27:00 am
You are the 2nd person to say this, and I feel I need to point it out again. By saying if he's still here next season we will be in a relegation fight, would imply that we were in a relegation fight this season. Because he played in 37 games this season. It's such a narrow opinion, there are so many more variables.

I like him, he's playing fairly regularly in our best team since 2008, working well in a solid front 3 alongside Bowie, Hoskins, Pinnock etc. He's 25 now, coming into what will hopefully be his best years, and I think he gets a new contract.

Not to mention the money he is likely on, I think he is an adequate squad player. With Bowie, Simpson and Hylton all leaving we already have three attacking players to replace (all who have worse goals per minute stats).
I think quite a few on here will be disappointed at the calibre of attackers we can and will bring in. I hope the club stay well clear of the ageing striker who’s done in the past model, a Slockley or Wickham for example. Of those out of contract Humphreys at Wigan could be a decent signing although I doubt there is any chance, Chilvers at Colchester as someone we can get the best of or Vada at Celtic though he will probably either stay or end up at a bigger club, so maybe a loan. Of those contracted in the leagues below, I know Ntfclad mentioned the conference rumour but there’s no player I see as realistically available that overly excites me. So it will probably be loans again, hopefully someone like Taylor although he’ll probably go to Lincoln again. One left field name is Fraser Hornby, not done anything in Germany and might just want to come home. Obviously there is the Lewis thing but the club now has a good reputation for developing players. I’m sure someone will moan that none of this is actually rumours.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 28, 2024, 12:05:24 pm
Not to mention the money he is likely on, I think he is an adequate squad player. With Bowie, Simpson and Hylton all leaving we already have three attacking players to replace (all who have worse goals per minute stats).
I think quite a few on here will be disappointed at the calibre of attackers we can and will bring in. I hope the club stay well clear of the ageing striker who’s done in the past model, a Slockley or Wickham for example. Of those out of contract Humphreys at Wigan could be a decent signing although I doubt there is any chance, Chilvers at Colchester as someone we can get the best of or Vada at Celtic though he will probably either stay or end up at a bigger club, so maybe a loan. Of those contracted in the leagues below, I know Ntfclad mentioned the conference rumour but there’s no player I see as realistically available that overly excites me. So it will probably be loans again, hopefully someone like Taylor although he’ll probably go to Lincoln again. One left field name is Fraser Hornby, not done anything in Germany and might just want to come home. Obviously there is the Lewis thing but the club now has a good reputation for developing players. I’m sure someone will moan that none of this is actually rumours.


You are forgetting it’s all about opinions! Ignore the negative bottom feeders; they win nothing!Go with admins if in doubt?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on April 28, 2024, 15:06:32 pm
Most random rumour I heard today is Pinnock is leaving

Him leaving isn't the random bit it's the club he's going to which is random


I got told Milwall no way is he going to the championship

Well we have entered silly season 😀


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on April 28, 2024, 16:37:48 pm
Well we have entered silly season 😀

I'm not so sure. Much as I dont want him to leave, Millwall makes sense for Mitch. He's got the ability to hold his own in a mid table Championship side. He grew up in Gravesend, just down the road and played for Southend which is basically Millwall-by-the-Sea


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 28, 2024, 17:26:52 pm
I'm not so sure. Much as I dont want him to leave, Millwall makes sense for Mitch. He's got the ability to hold his own in a mid table Championship side. He grew up in Gravesend, just down the road and played for Southend which is basically Millwall-by-the-Sea

I hazard a guess that Blakeney is your top choice?   8) 8)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on April 28, 2024, 17:53:56 pm
I hazard a guess that Blakeney is your top choice?   8) 8)

The Gower for me


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on April 30, 2024, 09:52:42 am
Not sure where to put this but former Cobblers youth player Jay Williams just been named player of the season at Crawley. Thought he looked promising when he came through here, good to see him building his career following his release.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on April 30, 2024, 10:35:16 am
Not sure where to put this but former Cobblers youth player Jay Williams just been named player of the season at Crawley. Thought he looked promising when he came through here, good to see him building his career following his release.

and in the play-offs v MK. Don't really understand how those cryptos have managed to turn this around.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on April 30, 2024, 10:42:44 am
I notice that Jonson Clarke-Harris is being heavily linked with Mansfield - potentially a good signing for them and highlights the challenge that it is going to be for us with 3 big budget teams coming up from League 2.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on April 30, 2024, 10:43:39 am
Not a rumour at all, but Ronan Curtis is out of contract at AFC Wimbledon, in discussions over a new deal but suggestions he may be looking higher up. Seems to have proved his fitness after his big injury, playing 17 games since signing in January, in that time scoring 5 times and assisting twice. A proven, quality wide man at this level, think he will end up at a L1 side.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on April 30, 2024, 10:57:42 am
With all the questions about Burge, if he is good enough, if he will sign etc, I see De Gea is still without a club. He struggled a bit at Man U at the end but could probably still do a job in L1.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on April 30, 2024, 11:38:19 am
Interesting ratings of our GKs for the season in the Chron.

Burge       average match rating 6.47     squad rating 18th
Thompson                                6.80                          9th
Moulden                                   6.30                         21st

For those wanting Simpson to return next season he was rated 19th with only Monthe and Moulden below him in the 21 player ratings.

Interestingly Moore, who we have let go, was rated higher than Willis who has been made an offer.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on April 30, 2024, 11:48:22 am
I notice that Jonson Clarke-Harris is being heavily linked with Mansfield - potentially a good signing for them and highlights the challenge that it is going to be for us with 3 big budget teams coming up from League 2.

Can't see him going there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 1971cobbler on April 30, 2024, 12:13:39 pm
Matty Stevens from relegated FGR could be decent squad option...still only 26 & wages would probably be a third of what Hylton was/is being paid!

Been released by FGR.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on April 30, 2024, 13:14:54 pm
I reckon a fit Stevens would be a decent shout


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on April 30, 2024, 13:26:20 pm
The FGR fans have said unfortunately the ACL injury to Matty Stevens have absolutely ruined him. Will be interesting to see if he can regain his form / fitness fully but feel like his ability to excel at a higher level has been robbed of him because of it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on April 30, 2024, 13:59:08 pm
The FGR fans have said unfortunately the ACL injury to Matty Stevens have absolutely ruined him. Will be interesting to see if he can regain his form / fitness fully but feel like his ability to excel at a higher level has been robbed of him because of it.
Sounds perfect for our recruitment strategy  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on April 30, 2024, 15:18:24 pm
The FGR fans have said unfortunately the ACL injury to Matty Stevens have absolutely ruined him. Will be interesting to see if he can regain his form / fitness fully but feel like his ability to excel at a higher level has been robbed of him because of it.

Always got his Boxing career to fall back on if needed.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on April 30, 2024, 15:56:54 pm
I reckon a fit Stevens would be a decent shout
I reckon a fit Stanley Matthew’s would be a decent shout for a winger


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 30, 2024, 21:17:46 pm
Can we sign Manny as the stats man, he’s got potential.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on April 30, 2024, 21:28:00 pm
Can we sign Manny as the stats man, he’s got potential.
Think Marvo’s the man for stats.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on April 30, 2024, 21:29:31 pm
Think Marvo’s the man for stats.
I think there’s a challenger to the throne?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on April 30, 2024, 21:48:02 pm
I think there’s a challenger to the throne?

Go on Manny you can do it!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 01, 2024, 12:14:17 pm
Go on Manny you can do it!
Thanks Evers old chum 👍


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 01, 2024, 18:42:16 pm
GK Matt Macey released by Portsmouth.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 01, 2024, 19:19:30 pm
Is he a Portsmouth player ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: UTC on May 01, 2024, 20:19:18 pm
I reckon a fit Stevens would be a decent shout

10 goals in 2 years...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 01, 2024, 21:05:16 pm
Macey was in his second spell at Portsmouth. The first was on loan and they signed him again on a short term contract to the end of the season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 01, 2024, 22:28:02 pm
Is he a Portsmouth player ?
.

Yes  they only signed him in Jan window nothing about loans in recent profile.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 02, 2024, 07:29:56 am
.

Yes  they only signed him in Jan window nothing about loans in recent profile.

Yeah he was a free agent for the first half of the season. I would always pick up him and Jed steer for us as goalkeepers on football manager.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on May 02, 2024, 11:10:11 am
Twitter Rumour Summary! 📝

Not that these usually end up bearing too much fruit but interesting either way
 
Willis and Fox to sign new one-year deals, the latter had interest from Salford
Interest in Elliot Bennet from Shrewsbury (really can’t see this!)
Interest in Dan Happe and Joe Morrell, both negotiating their renewals
Competition in re-signing Bowie and Simpson from plenty of clubs
Ryan Haynes with a string of National League clubs interested since release


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 02, 2024, 11:35:16 am
JB was at Cambridge taking in their game with Wycombe, I wonder who he was interested in from that game.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 02, 2024, 12:32:47 pm
I see Matt Smith is leaving Salford, I suspect a Wrexham or Mansfield likely to be in for him - he is available, at 34 prob not a target of our's
 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 02, 2024, 12:33:40 pm
10 goals in 2 years...

Exactly not been fit and still had a similar return to our Louis


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 02, 2024, 14:35:24 pm
Exactly not been fit and still had a similar return to our Louis
I would like to think, that having had our fingers burnt with injury prone players in the past, this would not be a permanent option.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 03, 2024, 07:38:47 am
Matt Smith doesn’t fit into our system at all nowhere near mobile enough, Elliot Watt on the other hand I would take in a heartbeat.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 03, 2024, 08:52:12 am
Interesting to see Hoskins agent has spent a bit of time compiling a video of all his goals this season.

I wonder what he’s fishing for…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on May 03, 2024, 11:55:01 am
A bite on here?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 03, 2024, 12:02:06 pm
Our former loan GK Lewis Ward has been released by Charlton, he wasn't given a chance here and never played an EFL game. As he had only played 4 times his parent club cut short his season long loan to send him to another club. I saw him playing for Swindon in a Sky televised game and he had a very good game.
Charlton have also released Terel Thomas who I thought looked decent against us.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on May 03, 2024, 18:54:35 pm
These don’t look like rumours…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 03, 2024, 18:59:08 pm
These don’t look like rumours…

Every thread goes off topic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 04, 2024, 06:59:04 am
Every thread goes off topic.

I agree entirely. Thread amended. Keep it on topic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on May 07, 2024, 06:20:19 am
Wot no rumours?

Maybe the topic should be locked!

To praise the club, leaks are very rare and transfer business in rightly kept in house until concluded.................but I still love a rumour!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 07, 2024, 07:29:46 am
Wot no rumours?

Maybe the topic should be locked!

To praise the club, leaks are very rare and transfer business in rightly kept in house until concluded.................but I still love a rumour!
According to the manager we won’t be doing any early business as we are unable to compete financially at this level and will wait till later in the window to see what’s about…

Cue a signing  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 07, 2024, 09:17:10 am
We're going to snap up Vardy before Wrexham muscle in. AKA the new Hylton.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 07, 2024, 09:27:18 am
I’d imagine it’s quite a difficult period at the moment, not knowing if those offered deals will re-sign. Play offs still ongoing etc.

I assume it will ramp up from the back end of this month and June.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 07, 2024, 12:03:53 pm
I’d imagine it’s quite a difficult period at the moment,

Almost worth going on holiday and having a break from it all.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on May 07, 2024, 20:20:48 pm
We never make early transfers I bet it's June before we make a signing or a contract renewal


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 07, 2024, 21:35:08 pm
I see JJOT has been released by Mansfield. Jus' saying.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 07, 2024, 21:52:08 pm
I see JJOT has been released by Mansfield. Jus' saying.

Those were the days!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 07, 2024, 22:02:28 pm
Those were the days!

My friend, I hope they never end.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 08, 2024, 10:17:28 am
I see JJOT has been released by Mansfield. Jus' saying.

John Marquis released by Bristol Rovers. 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 08, 2024, 12:53:59 pm
I see JJOT has been released by Mansfield. Jus' saying.
35 years young, has been on loan at AFC Wombles racked up a load of yellow and red cards, unfortunately needs to hang up the boots.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on May 08, 2024, 12:55:57 pm
He's staying local but is working on a deal with Wimbledon


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 08, 2024, 12:57:23 pm
John Marquis released by Bristol Rovers. 
Maybe worth a punt has the right work ethic but wrong side of thirty now, not been exactly prolific in front of the goals either. Manny’s final thoughts….there’s better out there.
We should spunk all our budget on the spine of the team, Keeper, new Center half ( if Sherring doesn’t sign) Center mid playmaker and a couple of decent strikers, Little and Large.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 08, 2024, 13:03:47 pm
No to both, their best days are long past and Bristol Rovers couldn't get rid of Marquis quick enough.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 08, 2024, 13:19:09 pm
Maybe worth a punt has the right work ethic but wrong side of thirty now, not been exactly prolific in front of the goals either. Manny’s final thoughts….there’s better out there.
We should spunk all our budget on the spine of the team, Keeper, new Center half ( if Sherring doesn’t sign) Center mid playmaker and a couple of decent strikers, Little and Large.
I’d agree with that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 08, 2024, 13:34:25 pm
No to both, their best days are long past and Bristol Rovers couldn't get rid of Marquis quick enough.
Absolutely. And the "i would have him back in a heartbeat" brigade should move on.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 08, 2024, 13:49:36 pm
Please no old, immobile has been striker


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 08, 2024, 14:01:41 pm
Please no old, immobile has been striker

Marquis looked very mobile in his 20 mins against us at their place earlier in the season - Took his one chance beautifully, albeit him being a yard offside. I'd have him over Louis everyday of the week


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 08, 2024, 15:32:20 pm
Marquis looked very mobile in his 20 mins against us at their place earlier in the season - Took his one chance beautifully, albeit him being a yard offside. I'd have him over Louis everyday of the week
Yep,  me to but it’s not a very high bar, Louis runs around a lot and for some reason there’s a happy clapper love in with him, just don’t get it personally.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 08, 2024, 19:27:11 pm
I'd have him over Louis everyday of the week
Both had comparable goals and minutes per goals last year but the wages one commands is a fraction of the other, so it’s never going to be a straight choice between the two.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on May 08, 2024, 20:01:22 pm
What is it and wanting to sign former players there are 100s of players without signing someone from the past


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 08, 2024, 20:38:36 pm
What is it and wanting to sign former players there are 100s of players without signing someone from the past

A lack of knowledge and/or imagination?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 08, 2024, 20:41:15 pm
Yep,  me to but it’s not a very high bar, Louis runs around a lot and for some reason there’s a happy clapper love in with him, just don’t get it personally.

That goal at Barnsley was memorable!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 09, 2024, 07:02:49 am
That goal at Barnsley was memorable!

Because it was so rare..


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfc_kjd on May 09, 2024, 11:25:03 am
I’d be looking at Ronan Curtis & Lorent Tojal

Curtis may be leaving Wimbledon and looking for league 1 football, only 28 and proven at this level.

Tojal only 22, would require a fee. Captain for Aldershot and has scored 19 goals this season. Definitely a risk but sounds better than a journeyman.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on May 09, 2024, 14:06:27 pm
Miss the days of the PFA player lists. Is Omar Riza still available?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 09, 2024, 15:07:56 pm
Miss the days of the PFA player lists. Is Omar Riza still available?
Warsaw beat us to his signature in 1926 if I remember correctly.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 09, 2024, 15:14:30 pm
I’d be looking at Ronan Curtis & Lorent Tojal

Curtis may be leaving Wimbledon and looking for league 1 football, only 28 and proven at this level.

Tojal only 22, would require a fee. Captain for Aldershot and has scored 19 goals this season. Definitely a risk but sounds better than a journeyman.
Watt (Salford) and Chilvers (Colchester) are the two out of contract league 2 players that stand out for me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on May 09, 2024, 15:19:28 pm
I’d be looking at Ronan Curtis & Lorent Tojal

Curtis may be leaving Wimbledon and looking for league 1 football, only 28 and proven at this level.

Tojal only 22, would require a fee. Captain for Aldershot and has scored 19 goals this season. Definitely a risk but sounds better than a journeyman.

A couple of good shouts there - I really hope that Tolaj is the one that was alluded to previously, I can’t say that anyone else really sets the pulse racing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2024, 15:24:39 pm
Because it was so rare..

It’s how Hoskins started with that clincher goal v Burton in the FA cup. Away end loved it ; as he immaculately stroked the ball into right hand corner! I sensed greatness there and then!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: WasRambo on May 09, 2024, 15:28:49 pm
Anyone think we could tempt Clarke Harris? Could we afford him? Would we have him? Would he come?

Expecting a barrage of no no no no in response tbh!

Still only 29...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 09, 2024, 17:54:22 pm
Anyone think we could tempt Clarke Harris? Could we afford him? Would we have him? Would he come?

Expecting a barrage of no no no no in response tbh!

Still only 29...

Nope rejected Charlton so would be out of our range.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on May 09, 2024, 18:41:24 pm
Rumour from twitter
Liam Kelly seen at the ground shaking Jon Brady’s hand


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 09, 2024, 18:52:18 pm
Is that 34 year old Kelly from Coventry or the midfielder from Crawley, there is also a GK with the same name.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on May 09, 2024, 18:57:49 pm
Is that 34 year old Kelly from Coventry or the midfielder from Crawley, there is also a GK with the same name.
From coventry- seen we was linked with him in january too


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 09, 2024, 19:03:52 pm
I'm close friends with Liam Kelly's Cousin. I'll pop him a message now


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 09, 2024, 19:12:47 pm
I'm close friends with Liam Kelly's Cousin. I'll pop him a message now

I doubt it personally. He's 34 years old. Doesn't fit our profile apart from Hylton of course.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 09, 2024, 19:19:52 pm
I agree maybe we should be shopping in another market, but he is some needed experience. We need to strengthen the spine and adding a Championship captain who has taken his team to wembley twice would be a shrewd addition. Although i wouldn't rely on him to be fit all season and may require another fee midfielders


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on May 09, 2024, 19:20:40 pm
Experience wise Kelly is exactly what we need


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 09, 2024, 19:33:38 pm
If Kelly does sign, then we should be good for a semi at least.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GKlYnCvWgAAs7nb?format=jpg&name=small)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on May 09, 2024, 19:49:36 pm
Brilliant photo 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 09, 2024, 20:00:58 pm
Chap who ‘spotted him’ was apparently on the bus at the time and saw his initials on his trousers and then googled him…anyone reckon you could see that far to see initials on trousers from the road?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 09, 2024, 20:09:55 pm
Chap who ‘spotted him’ was apparently on the bus at the time and saw his initials on his trousers and then googled him…anyone reckon you could see that far to see initials on trousers from the road?

I think that's you saying it's a no to us signing Kelly 😉





Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 09, 2024, 20:14:33 pm
Ohhhh it was Iker Casillas


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 09, 2024, 20:36:20 pm
Rumour from twitter
Liam Kelly seen at the ground shaking Jon Brady’s hand

I’d welcome this.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 09, 2024, 21:00:02 pm
I think that's you saying it's a no to us signing Kelly 😉





Who knows! But the fella is saying he’s spotted his tracksuit bottoms from a bus 500 yards away! He’d be a cracking signing but just applying some logic!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 09, 2024, 21:09:09 pm
Chap who ‘spotted him’ was apparently on the bus at the time and saw his initials on his trousers and then googled him…anyone reckon you could see that far to see initials on trousers from the road?
If he was on the top deck of the bus, looking down to the north stand car park, then yeah probably.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 09, 2024, 21:12:47 pm
Who knows! But the fella is saying he’s spotted his tracksuit bottoms from a bus 500 yards away! He’d be a cracking signing but just applying some logic!

It is a cracking story. Saw him on a bus from 500 yards + and down a massive hill, read his initials, saw him shake hands then walk to the north stand car park  ;D ;D.

I wonder if Brady escorts everyone he meets out to the car park to shake hands?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 09, 2024, 23:28:50 pm
Watt (Salford) and Chilvers (Colchester) are the two out of contract league 2 players that stand out for me.

I thought that Elliott Watt signed for Brad City a couple of years ago, How time flies or I have the wrong Watt!

ps Unlike me to get it wrong ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on May 10, 2024, 06:51:42 am
Why would a random footballer be at  Sixfields in tracksuit bottoms with his initials on them? Unless said person is training there?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 10, 2024, 07:05:33 am
It’s how Hoskins started with that clincher goal v Burton in the FA cup. Away end loved it ; as he immaculately stroked the ball into right hand corner! I sensed greatness there and then!


Good for you. Any chance of a heads up on the lottery numbers.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 10, 2024, 07:46:58 am
Did the person on the bus get a good look at who JB was shaking hands with other than having the initials LK? it could have been Lenny Kravitz, Ludovic Kennedy, Lorraine Kelly, Lisa Kudrow, Liz Kershaw but most probably Laura Kuenssberg.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on May 10, 2024, 08:00:22 am
Did the person on the bus get a good look at who JB was shaking hands with other than having the initials LK? it could have been Lenny Kravitz, Ludovic Kennedy, Lorraine Kelly, Lisa Kudrow, Liz Kershaw but most probably Laura Kuenssberg.
I think we can rule out Ludo.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 10, 2024, 08:13:22 am
I think we can rule out Ludo.
CPR?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 10, 2024, 08:36:27 am
I can see Laura Kuenssberg as a tough tackling midfielder, once she's got her teeth into something she doesn't let go.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 10, 2024, 12:18:39 pm
My moneys on Lenny Kravitz.
We havent seen dreadlocks since the days of Jason Lee.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 10, 2024, 12:19:45 pm
Just driven past Sixfields, saw a new signing shaking hands with JB. Pretty sure the initials on his t-shirt said BMO, not sure what to make of it…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 10, 2024, 12:27:21 pm
Big Michael Owen!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 10, 2024, 13:42:01 pm
I’d be looking at Ronan Curtis & Lorent Tojal

Curtis may be leaving Wimbledon and looking for league 1 football, only 28 and proven at this level.

Tojal only 22, would require a fee. Captain for Aldershot and has scored 19 goals this season. Definitely a risk but sounds better than a journeyman.

Speaking to Aldershot fans, "he's top draw, excellent signing for us", they would obviously want to keep him but he's contracted until 2025 so there will be a fee, depends if it's too much.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 10, 2024, 14:53:46 pm
Hahah beast mode


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 10, 2024, 15:27:02 pm
I'm close friends with Liam Kelly's Cousin. I'll pop him a message now
How did it go? Any news for us?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 10, 2024, 16:17:07 pm
How did it go? Any news for us?
Kept it quiet. Didn't seem exactly confident but didn't rule anything out.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2024, 16:21:34 pm
Kept it quiet. Didn't seem exactly confident but didn't rule anything out.
Thanks very useful inside info.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 10, 2024, 17:00:25 pm
Just driven past Sixfields, saw a new signing shaking hands with JB. Pretty sure the initials on his t-shirt said BMO, not sure what to make of it…

You need to get your eyes tested, it was probably B&Q, didn't you know that there are some home improvements planned.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 10, 2024, 17:03:11 pm
Kept it quiet. Didn't seem exactly confident but didn't rule anything out.
Nice bit of fence sitting mate.  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 10, 2024, 17:15:39 pm
You need to get your eyes tested, it was probably B&Q, didn't you know that there are some home improvements planned.
Dave savage?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 10, 2024, 18:54:04 pm
I see Kylian is going to be a free agent soon, could he do a job in League One?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 10, 2024, 19:06:48 pm
I see Kylian is going to be a free agent soon, could he do a job in League One?
He’d spend most of it rolling around on the floor, he’d literally get the shyte kicked out of him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 10, 2024, 19:13:37 pm
Maybe Kylian Hazard instead then.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on May 10, 2024, 20:35:33 pm
Alan Hensen?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 10, 2024, 21:08:20 pm
Nice bit of fence sitting mate.  ;)

 ;D  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 12, 2024, 22:02:19 pm
He’d spend most of it rolling around on the floor, he’d literally get the shyte kicked out of him.
That’s a FACT, please can we stick to rumours, thanks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 13, 2024, 13:19:05 pm
Last year, the only permanent signings we made in pre-season came on the 15th June and 14th July, so might be waiting about for a bit. Probably want to repurpose the thread for a month. 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 13, 2024, 18:49:37 pm
Probably want to repurpose the thread for a month. 

You mean talk unrelated bølløcks for a bit? I'll give it a go, it's within my skill set. See my LinkedIn page if you don't believe me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 13, 2024, 18:54:31 pm
Some interesting players released,made available for transfer by Peterborough……


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 13, 2024, 18:58:00 pm
Some interesting players released,made available for transfer by Peterborough……

Don’t forget they will smell.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 13, 2024, 20:41:51 pm
Don’t forget they will smell.

Do we really want Barry Fry's sloppy seconds? Come on Shoemaker, let's have some standards.





Unless it's Phil Chard, I am more than happy to have him back.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2024, 04:36:04 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/every-league-one-retained-list-announced-so-far-4625875

Fill yer boots... :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2024, 07:08:23 am
Some interesting players released,made available for transfer by Peterborough……

Nothing there that would impress that much. Clarke-Harris out of our wage range and Fuchs too injury prone.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 14, 2024, 11:54:51 am
🦊


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 14, 2024, 11:56:48 am
🦊

So Fox has signed his new deal?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on May 14, 2024, 11:57:16 am
🦊
Is he off to pastures new, or is it a reference to Fuchs?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 14, 2024, 12:14:38 pm
🦊

He's in the hunt for something.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2024, 12:38:36 pm
Jamie Vardy?  :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 14, 2024, 12:51:47 pm
Ben Fox has signed a new deal which includes a spell as Clarence.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 14, 2024, 13:04:40 pm
Ben Fox has signed a new deal which includes a spell as Clarence.

Oh god.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 14, 2024, 13:13:49 pm
Not to sure how i feel about that, No doubt when he's firing he is a good option to have but it's another play on the wage bill who was injured for most of the season (although i imagine he's not on a big wage).


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 14, 2024, 13:17:26 pm
Seems like a sensible deal all around. No doubt he is L1 quality when he is fit, but he really struggled upon his initial return to the team in the later part of this year. The ankle injury seemed really unfortunate as it was the impact of blocking a shot, but he still seems to pick up other niggles also.

It says its a 1 year deal with a 1 year option (not sure if thats for the club or player) but as long as its not a huge wage I think he is a good player to have on board. The concern becomes relying on him, Sowerby and McWilliams as inevitable at least one of them will be injured throughout the season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 14, 2024, 13:50:19 pm
Would imagine it's a one year deal with the 2nd year based on appearances, good way to prove he can stay fit. Another injury hit season would restrict it to one year. Sensible deal.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2024, 15:57:58 pm
I would imagine that its Fox desperate for the security of a contract, rather than us desperate for him to sign. He has a lot to prove / improve in the future. This could be his chance.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on May 14, 2024, 16:15:01 pm
I would imagine that its Fox desperate for the security of a contract, rather than us desperate for him to sign. He has a lot to prove / improve in the future. This could be his chance.
Time to pay back what the club has invested in him over the last couple of years


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 14, 2024, 16:19:15 pm
Oh god.
+1.
Too injury prone and not that great when’s he’s not, way behind Sowerby and even McWilliams in the pecking orders.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3670 on May 14, 2024, 16:21:40 pm
+1.
Too injury prone and not that great when’s he’s not, way behind Sowerby and even McWilliams in the pecking orders.
A whipping boy for both of you 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Fred_NTFC on May 14, 2024, 17:04:58 pm
He's a good player with a great engine when fit, I think most folk still see the potential in him but you'd hope it's not a big drain on the wage bill with the potential risk.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 14, 2024, 17:14:30 pm
While he needs to prove himself post-injury, and play more times to justify the contract, and the end of the day the club wanted to keep him and they have managed to do so, so I see that as good thing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 14, 2024, 17:30:53 pm
A whipping boy for both of you 😉
Nah, he’s just not very good.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on May 14, 2024, 17:40:45 pm
Nah, he’s just not very good.
I prefer JB's opinion over yours!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 14, 2024, 17:52:17 pm
Fox is a decent player. Not a world beater but a good solid member of the squad.

He's been unlucky with injury, but it seems it's more a case of the original injury being misdiagnosed so wasn't healing properly rather than him having a succession of separate injuries.

Now the root cause has been identified and fixed he'll hopefully be available more.

The one year plus an option makes sense, just in case he does have a relapse.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2024, 18:20:57 pm
Regarding Fox - the fact that he's played for us for 2 years and we wanted to keep him is enough for me. The management team were in the best position to judge him.

It will be fascinating to see how well the midfield perform post Leonard not least because he hardly missed a game his entire time with us so we have little to go on. 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 14, 2024, 18:26:05 pm
Nah, he’s just not very good.

I think that's slightly harsh. Although I agree with you that he's behind Sowerby and McWilliams.

I would hope with injuries he's had l, we've offered him slight reduced term I do believe in continuity with squads and if he stays fit he's a good option who got great engine.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2024, 18:31:20 pm
If Fox can take a decision in a couple of weeks to stay with the club, how about the others?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2024, 18:52:59 pm
If Fox can take a decision in a couple of weeks to stay with the club, how about the others?
I imagine they don’t really want to sign but will if we are the only option.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 14, 2024, 18:54:34 pm
I imagine they don’t really want to sign but will if we are the only option.


Yes. That's what I was hinting at.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 14, 2024, 18:56:02 pm
If Fox can take a decision in a couple of weeks to stay with the club, how about the others?

Some like to get their futures sorted quickly, some like to see what other options are out there. Also, we have no info on the contract offers on the table. Burge for instance could be on reduced terms because of his patchy fitness over the last year or so. Same goes for McWilliams possibly.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2024, 19:05:07 pm
Some like to get their futures sorted quickly, some like to see what other options are out there. Also, we have no info on the contract offers on the table. Burge for instance could be on reduced terms because of his patchy fitness over the last year or so. Same goes for McWilliams possibly.
It all comes down to whether anyone wants them more than us and are prepared to pay more
I doubt any of them would leave us to earn less elsewhere…
I’d give them all another fortnight and then move on
If you’re not sure you want to sign for us in that timescale then you can go elsewhere…
We’ve got a massive rebuilding job on our hands and don’t need any self inflicted delays…
That’s my tuppence worth


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2024, 19:27:46 pm
It all comes down to whether anyone wants them more than us and are prepared to pay more
I doubt any of them would leave us to earn less elsewhere…
I’d give them all another fortnight and then move on
If you’re not sure you want to sign for us in that timescale then you can go elsewhere…
We’ve got a massive rebuilding job on our hands and don’t need any self inflicted delays…
That’s my tuppence worth
Spot on Shoey. I would take your tuppence, and chuck in a tanner as well. And I would chuck in a guinea for two new goalkeepers, three strikers, a genuine pacey wide man, and a creative no 10.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 14, 2024, 19:37:43 pm
To anybody saying that, hes just been a bit injury prone, and the management know best, I have two words for you. JOSH HARROP.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 14, 2024, 19:45:47 pm
Dear me some of the opinions on here. 

Fox is a decent player, is he good enough to play midfield in a promotion chasing L1 side, no.

Is he a decent squad player for mid table, yes.

He also offers a lot more than McWilliams and has a much better attitude.

Fox is about to become a dad so I’d assume that’s why he wanted it sorted quickly. Some players will want that others will want to test the market, nonsense to suggest you forget players and move on this early.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 14, 2024, 19:51:57 pm
To anybody saying that, hes just been a bit injury prone, and the management know best, I have two words for you. JOSH HARROP.


https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/players-who-left-the-cobblers-in-2023-where-are-they-now-4627262?page=1

Where are they now, from this time last year?
It appears JB knew best...  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 14, 2024, 19:53:40 pm
Dear me some of the opinions on here. 

Fox is a decent player, is he good enough to play midfield in a promotion chasing L1 side, no.

Is he a decent squad player for mid table, yes.

He also offers a lot more than McWilliams and has a much better attitude.

Fox is about to become a dad so I’d assume that’s why he wanted it sorted quickly. Some players will want that others will want to test the market, nonsense to suggest you forget players and move on this early.
Thanks for clearing all that up.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 14, 2024, 19:53:55 pm
Dear me some of the opinions on here. 

Fox is a decent player, is he good enough to play midfield in a promotion chasing L1 side, no.

Is he a decent squad player for mid table, yes.

He also offers a lot more than McWilliams and has a much better attitude.

Fox is about to become a dad so I’d assume that’s why he wanted it sorted quickly. Some players will want that others will want to test the market, nonsense to suggest you forget players and move on this early.
We’ve known we were safe for ages
I bet the contract offers have been on the table since April if truth be known
In appere case he readily admitted this.
By the end of may they’ve probably had two months to decide.
It’s not as if they’ve had the last two weeks.
Personally I’d be giving them till Monday
I’m very worried by JBs relaxed stance on this to be honest…
The same JB who will probably moan he’s had to get a brand new squad together and let them gel if we lose the first few games….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 14, 2024, 20:21:44 pm
Personally I’d be giving them till Monday
I’m very worried by JBs relaxed stance on this to be honest…
The same JB who will probably moan he’s had to get a brand new squad together and let them gel if we lose the first few games….

I don’t really see what we gain by giving them till Monday. So long as the club are already actively seeking replacements should they not sign there’s not a problem. We can withdraw the offers at any stage, so keeping it open is just an extra avenue for the club. The only issue would be if we started stringing along the replacements and risked losing them but otherwise I’m fine with it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 14, 2024, 20:42:20 pm
It all comes down to whether anyone wants them more than us and are prepared to pay more
I doubt any of them would leave us to earn less elsewhere…
I’d give them all another fortnight and then move on
If you’re not sure you want to sign for us in that timescale then you can go elsewhere…
We’ve got a massive rebuilding job on our hands and don’t need any self inflicted delays…
That’s my tuppence worth
I wouldn’t pay that for it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on May 14, 2024, 20:43:00 pm
Steady option and looks like we messed up on injury previously so harsh to call him on injury front. Wish him well in the coming season. Others need to make decisions now


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 14, 2024, 21:09:14 pm
If he can stay fit and have a consistent run in the side I expect him to go to another level. Great attitude and determination, has had the band aids out a bit too often, but would imagine that has been considered on the basis of current medical opinion. To date our decision making over recruitment has been so good I would always give our lot the benefit of the doubt.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 14, 2024, 21:30:47 pm
It has occurred to me that players that get signed early are probably being paid over the odds for. Additionally the longer you wait the better the deal for the club, although wait too long and you end up with the dregs. Personally I think this is all about timing and somewhere in the middle is probably about right. With regards to loan signings, the later the better probably applies when parent clubs have finalised their squads. Players sent out on loan at that point were perhaps closest to breaking into the first team squad.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 08:27:53 am
It has occurred to me that players that get signed early are probably being paid over the odds for. Additionally the longer you wait the better the deal for the club, although wait too long and you end up with the dregs. Personally I think this is all about timing and somewhere in the middle is probably about right. With regards to loan signings, the later the better probably applies when parent clubs have finalised their squads. Players sent out on loan at that point were perhaps closest to breaking into the first team squad.

Agreed. I'm sure the whole recruitment process is tricky at this time of year, but I think it's sensible to set a deadline for those offered new contracts, and stick to it. Last season Koiki had an offer and I think the club thought he wouldn't take it and so signed Brough. When Koiki ended up staying, I reckon the club had more left backs than they wanted (Koiki, Brough and Haynes). We need to try to avoid scenarios like that, especially as every penny counts in our case.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 08:29:54 am
By the way, I'm glad Fox has signed. Not a world-beater as has been said, but a decent L1 level player. If we manage to progress and he just becomes a squad player, he'll still be a useful option to have.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 15, 2024, 09:38:50 am
Fox is a player who could definitely really kick on.

No brainer, one year contract with the option of another year thereafter presumably if 'targets' are met.

He finished the season really strongly and offers something very different to our other midfielders. Reminds me a lot of Sean Parrish.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 09:55:54 am
Agreed. I'm sure the whole recruitment process is tricky at this time of year, but I think it's sensible to set a deadline for those offered new contracts, and stick to it. Last season Koiki had an offer and I think the club thought he wouldn't take it and so signed Brough. When Koiki ended up staying, I reckon the club had more left backs than they wanted (Koiki, Brough and Haynes). We need to try to avoid scenarios like that, especially as every penny counts in our case.

They already have a deadline, unfortunately for us that is 30 June, when their individual contracts expire. Unless they stipulated an earlier date when they offered the revised/new contract, they're going to struggle to get that changed without player agreement.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Robas on May 15, 2024, 11:07:30 am
The fixtures for next season actually come out on 27th June, which is before the date players contracts expire.

The training trip to Alicante is 21st to 25th July and the first League match is on 10th August.

Players may well leave it until the last minute to decide whether to sign up for next season (no reason why they shouldn't really). That then leaves a very short period when there will be considerable intensity as we, along with many other clubs, will be trying to sort out their squads.

It is hardly ideal, but that is the reality of player contracts in the Football League.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 11:33:45 am
They already have a deadline, unfortunately for us that is 30 June, when their individual contracts expire. Unless they stipulated an earlier date when they offered the revised/new contract, they're going to struggle to get that changed without player agreement.

Yes, all those offered contracts, are still contracted until 30th June 2024 no matter what but....

Regarding the new contracts offered, we can specifically state that they need to let us know by any given date (the end of May for example) otherwise the new contract offered by us will be withdrawn...

I personally like that, as by then they would have had plenty of time to asses other offers (if any) along with our offer...

Can't be going into late June hanging on al la Giles Coke scenario!

Plenty of players out there, so we should actively be targeting replacements for all those yet to sign imo


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 12:01:49 pm
Yes, all those offered contracts, are still contracted until 30th June 2024 no matter what but....

Regarding the new contracts offered, we can specifically state that they need to let us know by any given date (the end of May for example) otherwise the new contract offered by us will be withdrawn...

I personally like that, as by then they would have had plenty of time to asses other offers (if any) along with our offer...

Can't be going into late June hanging on al la Giles Coke scenario!

Plenty of players out there, so we should actively be targeting replacements for all those yet to sign imo

I'm not disagreeing because that's what I said.
Maybe the club has stipulated an earlier deadline, but if they haven't it'll be too late now to introduce it?

There'll be players at other clubs that we are targeting, who may also have the 30 June deadline and will want to wait before committing, with the possibility of another (better) offer may come in?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 12:45:49 pm
I'm not disagreeing because that's what I said.
Maybe the club has stipulated an earlier deadline, but if they haven't it'll be too late now to introduce it?

There'll be players at other clubs that we are targeting, who may also have the 30 June deadline and will want to wait before committing, with the possibility of another (better) offer may come in?
I wonder how often it happens that a player stalls on signing a contract to wait and see if a better offer comes in. The prospective club then gets offered a player they consider an improvement on the original player and withdraws their interest?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 12:50:15 pm
To anybody saying that, hes just been a bit injury prone, and the management know best, I have two words for you. JOSH HARROP.


1 Better Word  - Hylton


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 12:51:24 pm
Dear me some of the opinions on here. 

Fox is a decent player, is he good enough to play midfield in a promotion chasing L1 side, no.

Is he a decent squad player for mid table, yes.

He also offers a lot more than McWilliams and has a much better attitude.

Fox is about to become a dad so I’d assume that’s why he wanted it sorted quickly. Some players will want that others will want to test the market, nonsense to suggest you forget players and move on this early.

I'd assume we are his only option, especially at this level, hence why he's signed quickly


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 15, 2024, 13:09:08 pm
Yes, all those offered contracts, a
Plenty of players out there, so we should actively be targeting replacements for all those yet to sign imo

Surely we are doing this. There is no reason not to.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 15, 2024, 13:09:43 pm
I'd assume we are his only option, especially at this level, hence why he's signed quickly

I would be staggered if "about to become a Dad" (Observing's comment above) isn't very relevent here.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 15, 2024, 13:12:09 pm
Last season Koiki had an offer and I think the club thought he wouldn't take it and so signed Brough. When Koiki ended up staying, I reckon the club had more left backs than they wanted (Koiki, Brough and Haynes). We need to try to avoid scenarios like that, especially as every penny counts in our case.

I don’t see any reason why as soon as we decided to sign Brough we couldn’t have just withdrawn Kolki’s contract offer if we’d have wanted.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 13:17:02 pm
1 Better Word  - Hylton
Was Danny Hylton an injury risk before he signed for us?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 15, 2024, 13:42:53 pm
Was Danny Hylton an injury risk before he signed for us?

Yes.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 15, 2024, 13:49:23 pm
I wonder how often it happens that a player stalls on signing a contract to wait and see if a better offer comes in. The prospective club then gets offered a player they consider an improvement on the original player and withdraws their interest?
Clarke Carlisle and David Artell. Carlisle then spent six months sulking at York, before crawling back with his tail between his legs, on what I would assume were reduced terms from his original offer.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 15, 2024, 13:52:21 pm
1 Better Word  - Hylton
Hylton was known to be a potential injury risk, Harrop was already injured when we signed him. There is a difference.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 13:53:21 pm
I would be staggered if "about to become a Dad" (Observing's comment above) isn't very relevent here.

He mentioned that it was during his interview... ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 13:55:38 pm
I wonder how often it happens that a player stalls on signing a contract to wait and see if a better offer comes in. The prospective club then gets offered a player they consider an improvement on the original player and withdraws their interest?

I would assume that it would depend how legally binding the offer of a contract is? At least up until the'deadline'.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 13:56:11 pm
I don’t see any reason why as soon as we decided to sign Brough we couldn’t have just withdrawn Kolki’s contract offer if we’d have wanted.

I don't remember the exact circumstances, but he could have had an option to renew. Wouldn't that make it his choice rather than the club's?.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 15, 2024, 14:10:57 pm
Burge has signed a new contract. Wether or not its as a back up keeper remains to be seen.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 15, 2024, 14:12:29 pm
Lee Burge signs new deal. Same as Fox - 1 year with option for a 2nd year.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 15, 2024, 14:14:26 pm
Lee Burge signs new deal. Same as Fox - 1 year with option for a 2nd year.

Injury Prone Town FC


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 14:22:55 pm
Burge has signed a new contract. Wether or not its as a back up keeper remains to be seen.

Mmmmmm, was hoping for a proper new number one tbh, Burge possibly the most injury prone number one we've ever had...

Just hope we get in proper permanent competition for him, so that we are adequately covered when the inevitable happens!

Like Fox, The new contract is for an initial year with a year option

Would hope we'd have learnt from previous contracts & hope the "year option" is solely down to the club to activate...although slightly concerned they haven't clearly stated this.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 15, 2024, 14:33:22 pm
I would imagine they are both options for 1 year based on appearances


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 15, 2024, 15:12:29 pm
I wouldn’t pay that for it.
  ;D

Cut and thrust from Melly ….   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 15, 2024, 15:32:25 pm
Clarke Carlisle and David Artell. Carlisle then spent six months sulking at York, before crawling back with his tail between his legs, on what I would assume were reduced terms from his original offer.

Carlisle did very well for us and drew admirable compliments in a Cheltenham report on the game. The same game in which ex top fan Brian sat near to two ladies who left the vicinity due to Brian’s commendable grasp of the English language! In fact it was his performances first time here that saved us from relegation! Never forget his performance at Aldershot in a blizzard. Won us the game with a second half header. The 160 fans behind the goal went wild with Coolie leading the way! ‘Twas there as well. Went into a pub near the ground with hellish steps , full of Cobblers fans looking like a bunch of villains!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 16:29:47 pm
Carlisle did very well for us and drew admirable compliments in a Cheltenham report on the game. The same game in which ex top fan Brian sat near to two ladies who left the vicinity due to Brian’s commendable grasp of the English language! In fact it was his performances first time here that saved us from relegation! Never forget his performance at Aldershot in a blizzard. Won us the game with a second half header. The 160 fans behind the goal went wild with Coolie leading the way! ‘Twas there as well. Went into a pub near the ground with hellish steps , full of Cobblers fans looking like a bunch of villains!

142 of us out of 1191, I was also there with my daughter, but we didn't have so far to go... ;)
Snowballs coming over the top of the railway line stand, from outside and landing on the pitch.
Aldershot only wanted to play so their striker completed his ban and play against Middlesboro in the FA Cup on the Saturday, they got beat 3-0.  ;D

https://youtu.be/SA7rNdo7wEA?si=dUBfrJm2CF6Uy7kL


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 15, 2024, 16:31:11 pm
Lee Burge signs new deal. Same as Fox - 1 year with option for a 2nd year.
Pleased with this, decent keeper, we need another decent number one /two to compete with Lee, definitely not another Prem kid on loan, especially in goal, Moulden still gives me nightmares.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on May 15, 2024, 17:02:07 pm
Heard from someone appere looks to be set to sign.
Also seen on twitter or X that sherring has agreed a deal to stay but is waiting to see if there is interest from a higher division. Willis looking set to stay too


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 15, 2024, 17:28:50 pm
I really hope that Burge can put his injury problems behind him and he returns to the form of 2 seasons ago when he was excellent. However, we cannot repeat last seasons mistakes of having inexperienced youths as back up.

In other transfer news Jonson Clarke Harris has signed for Evans at Rotherham and Posh have had a bid for Conn Clarke rejected by Altrincham.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 15, 2024, 17:45:53 pm
Heard from someone appere looks to be set to sign.
Also seen on twitter or X that sherring has agreed a deal to stay but is waiting to see if there is interest from a higher division. Willis looking set to stay too
Rotherham get Clarke Harris we get Appere 😂
So Sherring has agreed a deal but is waiting for offers from the Championship, I hope he’s not holding his breath.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 15, 2024, 18:41:03 pm
But we don't want players who can't get into Peterborough's team. Last season JCH was heading for Bristol Rovers until the deal collapsed.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 15, 2024, 20:38:14 pm
But we don't want players who can't get into Peterborough's team. Last season JCH was heading for Bristol Rovers until the deal collapsed.

We would not be able to afford Clark-Harris. Bristol Rovers will probably have a decent budget after flogging Collins for around a million.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 15, 2024, 21:11:18 pm
I would assume that it would depend how legally binding the offer of a contract is? At least up until the'deadline'.
I thought it was the case that there is no legal obligation unless there is acceptance?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 16, 2024, 05:08:01 am
I thought it was the case that there is no legal obligation unless there is acceptance?

I'm not sure.
Would it be similar to 'normal' civilian employment Law, would it pass scrutiny at an Employment Tribunal?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 16, 2024, 05:27:47 am
I'm not sure.
Would it be similar to 'normal' civilian employment Law, would it pass scrutiny at an Employment Tribunal?
I was under the impression that unless the offer is accepted there is no obligation on either party.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 16, 2024, 08:41:13 am
Its just a rumour, and probably agents chat, but, Will Ferry?

https://twitter.com/efl_hub/status/1791010548152152566


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 16, 2024, 08:57:38 am
Its just a rumour, and probably agents chat, but, Will Ferry?

https://twitter.com/efl_hub/status/1791010548152152566

Unfortunately, can't compete financially with any of those other clubs allegedly interested...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 16, 2024, 08:59:39 am
Its just a rumour, and probably agents chat, but, Will Ferry?

https://twitter.com/efl_hub/status/1791010548152152566

I think he’s a left back, a position we are stacked in. If we were looking at bringing someone else in that position I’d be surprised some of those at the club weren’t made available


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 16, 2024, 09:14:21 am
Its just a rumour, and probably agents chat, but, Will Ferry?

https://twitter.com/efl_hub/status/1791010548152152566
I think we’ve missed the boat there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on May 16, 2024, 09:56:23 am
He will probably be shipped out to Blackpool.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 16, 2024, 10:02:14 am
He may prefer Tranmere so he can cross the Mersey.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 16, 2024, 22:14:22 pm
He will probably be shipped out to Blackpool.

More likely a bodged or mistaken move to Rwanda


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 17, 2024, 07:04:08 am
Its the silly season, so more Twitter nonsense.

https://x.com/efl_hub/status/1791088390017802351

https://x.com/efl_hub/status/1791074303867281582


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 17, 2024, 07:56:52 am
https://x.com/officialbantams/status/1791136220556284040

Replacement centre back if needed.  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 17, 2024, 08:25:43 am
https://x.com/officialbantams/status/1791136220556284040

Replacement centre back if needed.  :P
I bet that his missus had plenty to say about that!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 17, 2024, 10:20:16 am
Jack Diamond is becoming a free agent this summer. Brady has always had a long standing interest in him by the sounds. Wouldn't be surprised if we get him in for a year with an option for another.

Dan Kemp also released and will become a free agent. Ridiculous amount of goal contributions in the last 2 League Two seasons


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 17, 2024, 11:04:28 am
If Willis and Sherring both stay we will have 11 defenders for 4/5 positions so unlikely we will sign any more unless we ship some out and the money would be better spent at the other end of the pitch.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on May 17, 2024, 12:42:30 pm
Dan Kemp would be an incredible signing but I always fear that we never attract anyone that’s already proven themselves. I can’t see that he’ll be short of offers from League one and two.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on May 17, 2024, 13:34:07 pm
On another note I must of seen hundreds of X reminders for ST renewal, wondering if many have not renewed…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on May 17, 2024, 14:01:44 pm
Or there just pushing the advertisement as they should as a business.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 17, 2024, 16:53:35 pm
On another note I must of seen hundreds of X reminders for ST renewal, wondering if many have not renewed…

I've renewed mine.

I don't do Twitter but have had plenty of reminders by email and Facebook and it is a bit annoying.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 17, 2024, 18:38:05 pm
On another note I must of seen hundreds of X reminders for ST renewal, wondering if many have not renewed…

I went in on Monday and they said renewals had been very good and they were rushed off their feet


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 17, 2024, 18:59:54 pm
I think sometimes people like to look for dramas that are not really there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 17, 2024, 19:18:31 pm
I went in on Monday and they said renewals had been very good and they were rushed off their feet

More importantly, are there any transfer rumours that you've heard? As we're on the transfer rumour thread that's now the season ticket thread 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 17, 2024, 21:16:33 pm
More importantly, are there any transfer rumours that you've heard? As we're on the transfer rumour thread that's now the season ticket thread 😉

It’s gone a bit quiet as everyone is enjoying a well earned rest


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 18, 2024, 05:27:41 am
Liam Roberts please.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 18, 2024, 08:39:55 am
Liam Roberts please.
+1 now your talking.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on May 18, 2024, 08:43:21 am
Charlie Lakin released by Burton, a decent Marc Leonard replacement


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 18, 2024, 09:47:00 am
A player who couldn't get in a Burton team struggling in league one, who played for a team relegated from league 2, is a replacement for Leonard ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 18, 2024, 09:55:30 am
Roberts has been released from Middlesbrough but I doubt he will be back here. I imagine he will want first team football and not want to battle Burge for the shirt also unlikely that we will be paying for 2 potential first team quality GKs. I think Burge will again be first choice with a cheaper option again as back up, just hope it is not unproven youngsters like last season.

Larkin has been at Burton for 3 seasons and only played 36 games for them. We saw in both games last season how poor Burton were so it speaks volumes if he cannot get into their team and they send him out on loan to relegated Sutton. Not saying that I want him back but our former loanee Joe Powell is available having done well in his 3 seasons at Burton and is probably a better option than Larkin.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 18, 2024, 10:09:17 am
Roberts has been released from Middlesbrough but I doubt he will be back here. I imagine he will want first team football and not want to battle Burge for the shirt also unlikely that we will be paying for 2 potential first team quality GKs. I think Burge will again be first choice with a cheaper option again as back up, just hope it is not unproven youngsters like last season.

Larkin has been at Burton for 3 seasons and only played 36 games for them. We saw in both games last season how poor Burton were so it speaks volumes if he cannot get into their team and they send him out on loan to relegated Sutton. Not saying that I want him back but our former loanee Joe Powell is available having done well in his 3 seasons at Burton and is probably a better option than Larkin.
Battle with Burge for the number one shirt, I don’t think it would be much of a battle TBH.
If I was the chairman I’d snap him up.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Pablo69 on May 18, 2024, 10:28:27 am
I dont understand why some are so negative about Burge.
Previous season he had some really good perormances and saved us points on a number of occasions.
I agree that since  his injury his performances have slipped slightly but he has been playing constantly behind a "put together" back 4.
I believe that we just need a reasonable back up keeper in case he is injured again and spend the money on midfield/ attack.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 18, 2024, 10:30:02 am
Roberts has been released from Middlesbrough but I doubt he will be back here. I imagine he will want first team football and not want to battle Burge for the shirt also unlikely that we will be paying for 2 potential first team quality GKs. I think Burge will again be first choice with a cheaper option again as back up, just hope it is not unproven youngsters like last season.

Larkin has been at Burton for 3 seasons and only played 36 games for them. We saw in both games last season how poor Burton were so it speaks volumes if he cannot get into their team and they send him out on loan to relegated Sutton. Not saying that I want him back but our former loanee Joe Powell is available having done well in his 3 seasons at Burton and is probably a better option than Larkin.

I went down to Cardiff with my Cardiff supporting son in law when they played Middlesbrough in the last home game of the season and Roberts wasn't listed in the Boro squad list in the Cardiff programme , and they have four other keepers listed. I had therefore assumed that Barnsley had signed him in January but it appears not.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 18, 2024, 10:45:16 am
We are obsessed with ex players

FACT


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 18, 2024, 11:20:51 am
We are obsessed with ex players

FACT


Is it not just the case these are players we’ve seen the most and are best qualified to judge.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 18, 2024, 11:24:37 am
At the end of the season Roberts was coming in for some criticism on the Barnsley forum. We have to hope that Burge is over his injury problems and gets back to his form of 2 seasons ago when I couldn't fault him for a single goal conceded, unlike last season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on May 18, 2024, 11:57:20 am
A player who couldn't get in a Burton team struggling in league one, who played for a team relegated from league, is a replacement for Leonard ?

Had an excellent 2nd half of last season in a poor Sutton team, I think he’d do a good job for us. Would have thought it was a mutual decision for his to leave Burton rather than them releasing him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 18, 2024, 14:53:43 pm
Is it not just the case these are players we’ve seen the most and are best qualified to judge.
No. Its just the case that people cannot see beyond the end of their nose, and like to use cliches like "have him back in a heartbeat" or "any day nof the week" Forgetting the fact that its been a couple of years since that player last pulled on a claret shirt.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 18, 2024, 16:42:58 pm
No. Its just the case that people cannot see beyond the end of their nose, and like to use cliches like "have him back in a heartbeat" or "any day nof the week" Forgetting the fact that its been a couple of years since that player last pulled on a claret shirt.

There are still some who would like Cliff Holton back .. ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 18, 2024, 17:37:57 pm
We are obsessed with ex players

FACT


Liam Roberts / Lee Burge from what I’ve seen (and that’s a bloody lot of games between them both) is no contest.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 18, 2024, 19:19:46 pm
There are still some who would like Cliff Holton back .. ;D
Does he wear a baseball cap, and refuse to smile for photos?  (https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/xenforo/smile.png)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 18, 2024, 20:51:36 pm
Does he wear a baseball cap, and refuse to smile for photos?  (https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/xenforo/smile.png)

Who, Cliff Holton??


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 18, 2024, 20:52:55 pm
Liam Roberts / Lee Burge from what I’ve seen (and that’s a bloody lot of games between them both) is no contest.

I don't know what that's got to do with people constantly posting about x players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 18, 2024, 22:07:23 pm
I don't know what that's got to do with people constantly posting about x players.

Did Roberts play for Barnsley(on loan) v Cobbs - if so he didn't look very confident, no better than Burge!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 18, 2024, 23:11:44 pm
There are still some who would like Cliff Holton back .. ;D

Someone like him would be great, he is the best centre forward we ever had. Pity he didn't stay long.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 19, 2024, 07:46:36 am
No. Its just the case that people cannot see beyond the end of their nose, and like to use cliches like "have him back in a heartbeat" or "any day nof the week" Forgetting the fact that its been a couple of years since that player last pulled on a claret shirt.

Is it not any different to when fans clamour for someone who has done it a higher level but is now well past it (Nugent for instance), or someone who scored a load of goals a while ago but there is a reason their club want rid (Marriott). I would imagine most of us fans have little frame of reference to comment on potential signings other than those playing in cobblers matches, stats, what they read in the press and maybe an odd match on tv. Like you say though and with the two examples I mentioned this can often be out of date and not relevant to players current ability.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on May 19, 2024, 20:43:10 pm
Is it not any different to when fans clamour for someone who has done it a higher level but is now well past it (Nugent for instance)

Or you might get another Ian Taylor.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 20, 2024, 07:27:54 am
Liam Roberts / Lee Burge from what I’ve seen (and that’s a bloody lot of games between them both) is no contest.

The comment from me was nothing to do with football ability, it was regarding how there is alot of comments on here about resigning ex players. Which to me, ether shows they don't know many lower league footballers or are overly nostalgic.

Roberts came here, signed a one year contracted, was superb and left. He knew he wasn't here for long haul, fair play, he knew what he was doing. He and Goode have not set the world alight since leaving and I so far think Bradys done a great job, so I trust him whatever he's doing (apart from Brough) and if that's keeping Burge on, it is what is.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 07:48:20 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/every-former-cobbler-who-has-been-released-so-far-this-summer-4620123

Can we get them all back?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2024, 07:51:46 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/every-former-cobbler-who-has-been-released-so-far-this-summer-4620123

Can we get them all back?
More Chronic click bait.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 10:08:16 am
What percentage of signings has to be considered a success for a clubs recruitment to be considered acceptable?  (Man U are running at less than 10% over the last couple of seasons if the pundits are to be believed.) There's not a club out there that could claim 100% success, so I'm wondering what peoples thoughts on this are?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 20, 2024, 10:41:49 am
Someone like him would be great, he is the best centre forward we ever had. Pity he didn't stay long.

You tell ‘em Grumpy. The reason we had such a poor start in the now Prem was we lost Don Martin  with  a broken  jaw for  several games in a training ground incident.  I feel sorry for those who never saw Holton he was powerfully built with a cannon ball shot.  Easily our best centre forward  -  ever!  Him and  Alec  Ashworth were a deadly pair .  Ashworth was forced out of a Div 2 Club as he had an affair with Club Chairman wife and left under a cloud. Notts County moved in to sign him but Dave Bowen thwarted  them with a signing on fee. You guys missed some great times with crowds over 15000, even then the HE was sardine mode! There is some worthwhile comparison with Bowen and Brady.



 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 20, 2024, 11:31:25 am
What percentage of signings has to be considered a success for a clubs recruitment to be considered acceptable?  (Man U are running at less than 10% over the last couple of seasons if the pundits are to be believed.) There's not a club out there that could claim 100% success, so I'm wondering what peoples thoughts on this are?
51%


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 20, 2024, 11:58:53 am
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/every-former-cobbler-who-has-been-released-so-far-this-summer-4620123

Can we get them all back?

James (the third Baldock) is treating my tennis elbow. The three boys have done well. Didn't remember George being here on loan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2024, 12:01:37 pm
51%
Way too low, with the analytics from the likes of Opta around I’d say it’s more like 2/3rds 66.6%.
Where it will massively drop is with unknown young players Prem kids and the like, also recruiting from non league into L1 has a massive potential risk.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 20, 2024, 12:09:00 pm
What percentage of signings has to be considered a success for a clubs recruitment to be considered acceptable?  (Man U are running at less than 10% over the last couple of seasons if the pundits are to be believed.) There's not a club out there that could claim 100% success, so I'm wondering what peoples thoughts on this are?

I tend to set the bar relatively low. Mainly because I am keen to judge Brady and the squad within the parameters under which they operate. With a relatively modest budget and little chance of record breaking signings, we are what we are. We need to deal with the reality of of our position, rather than investing time in hoping something busts the mould.

Brady will need to conjure up some of his magic, with a squad which will be relying more on heart than pure talent. Who knows. We might get a pleasant surprise. But don't bank on it, then bleat about when it doesn't happen. Enjoy it for what it is.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 20, 2024, 13:04:54 pm
It's a bit of a chicken of an egg scenario really, as the performance of the team skewers your perception of a player. A mediocore player in a succesful team might be better regarded than a good player in a struggling team. Recruitment is always seen through the lens of how good the team has done as a whole, and it makes it far more difficult to tell on an individual basis whether someone is a good or bad signing other than the really obvious good and bad ones (Leonard/Hylton for example).


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 20, 2024, 13:09:33 pm
Way too low, with the analytics from the likes of Opta around I’d say it’s more like 2/3rds 66.6%.
Where it will massively drop is with unknown young players Prem kids and the like, also recruiting from non league into L1 has a massive potential risk.
Was meant a bit tongue in cheek. 51% means more have succeeded than failed so is therefore positive.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 20, 2024, 14:36:16 pm
I don't think Manwork does positive  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2024, 15:04:07 pm
I don't think Manwork does positive  ;D
Wait till your my age, you’ll be a miserable c*** as well.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 20, 2024, 15:24:28 pm
I think im already your age  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 20, 2024, 17:26:07 pm
Bit of a shock departure coming soon


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on May 20, 2024, 17:29:41 pm
Could it be Pinnock I wonder? Could be anyone I suppose.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 20, 2024, 17:30:11 pm
A big fat bastard has got his man


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on May 20, 2024, 17:33:01 pm
A big fat bastard has got his man

McWilliams to Rotherham then, fair play - it was probably a time for a change all round.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 20, 2024, 17:33:53 pm
In that case McWilliams is my guess. Rotherham do seem to be splashing the cash.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 20, 2024, 17:45:24 pm
Shame that, difficult to lose pretty much one of the only homegrown playeds


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 20, 2024, 17:48:25 pm
Although in better news I think we’re close to signing a Leonard replacement but waiting on a couple of things to happen


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 17:48:43 pm
big loss losing both McWilliams and Leonard this summer. Hope Hondermarck can step forward.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tom on May 20, 2024, 17:52:04 pm
Although in better news I think we’re close to signing a Leonard replacement but waiting on a couple of things to happen

Any clues?

Perm or loan?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 20, 2024, 17:52:21 pm
I wouldn't miss Mc Williams.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 20, 2024, 17:53:04 pm
McWilliams to Rotherham then, fair play - it was probably a time for a change all round.

This been confirmed?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 20, 2024, 17:55:42 pm
Although in better news I think we’re close to signing a Leonard replacement but waiting on a couple of things to happen

If Leonard's replacement is close to being signed already, that is very reassuring.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on May 20, 2024, 18:18:47 pm
heard dan kemp is the replacement


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 18:31:59 pm
Apparently, McWilliams wanted silly money to remain, we've obviously made him a sensible offer based on last season's performances... completely agree with our stance & was actually surprised we even offered him something as he was a shodow of his former self last season imo...seemed to have lost his edge.

He's been a decent servant though & fat boy Evans is obviously paying inflated wages at Rotherham, so can't blame him for taking the offer...

If anyone can put the nasty streak back into Shaun's game, then it's Evans.

Good luck Shaun, except against us of course!



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 20, 2024, 18:34:33 pm
With the Leonard replacement i cannot imagine that it will be a free agent if we are waiting for a few things to happen. Implies maybe a loan or a fee


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 20, 2024, 18:38:53 pm
George Byers will have much bigger offers than us.

Dan Kemp, MK Dons don’t seem upset to see him leave.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 20, 2024, 18:45:29 pm
Assume its McWilliams with Evans wanting him at Stevenage but does seem a bit of a leap for him to be a top end L1 player / Championship player. At his best he can get about the pitch better than most making tackles and interceptions galore. But I personally have always been skeptical of his ability on the ball and with his passing range. Been a fantastic servant for us though so goes with many positive memories!

Rotherham have a load of units up top, Hugill, Eaves, Clarke-Harris. They need deliveries into the box and I am guessing will not be relying on liquid football which makes a bit more sense on targeting Shaun. If they wanted balls in the box a better version of Pinnock is what they need.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on May 20, 2024, 18:50:59 pm
heard dan kemp is the replacement

As a replacement for McWilliams or Leonard - I wouldn’t have said that Kemp is anything like either of them? If MK Dons don’t rate him that’s good enough for me.  I wonder if Liam Kelly from Coventry has legs as that would be a replacement for McWilliams? On the subject of McWilliams I would rather lose him than Sowerby so I’m not massively bothered - why anyone would want to play for Evans is beyond me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 20, 2024, 18:51:48 pm
I understand that word on the street in Yorkshire is Rotherham are due to announce a signing tonight or tomorrow.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 20, 2024, 18:53:17 pm
Wow transfer rumours instead of assorted bølløcks, isn't this exciting.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 20, 2024, 19:06:43 pm
With the Leonard replacement i cannot imagine that it will be a free agent if we are waiting for a few things to happen. Implies maybe a loan or a fee
Or maybe one in / one out at said players club. Or a points deduction. Who knows?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on May 20, 2024, 19:14:46 pm
Its a shame about McWilliams but he is only worth a set amount and I wouldn't give him more than his last contract he isn't worth it good luck to him


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on May 20, 2024, 19:16:07 pm
As a replacement for McWilliams or Leonard - I wouldn’t have said that Kemp is anything like either of them? If MK Dons don’t rate him that’s good enough for me.  I wonder if Liam Kelly from Coventry has legs as that would be a replacement for McWilliams? On the subject of McWilliams I would rather lose him than Sowerby so I’m not massively bothered - why anyone would want to play for Evans is beyond me.

To be fair to Evans he seems to do well where ever he goes


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2024, 19:25:27 pm
To be fair to Evans he seems to do well where ever he goes
Shame he’s such a c0ck.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2024, 19:27:52 pm
McWilliams was decent but TBH it’s no great loss, I’ll caveat that by waiting to see who we get to replace him, loans and cheap Prem kids then I’d reverse the statement.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 20, 2024, 19:33:14 pm
My Rotherham contact tells me it has just been announced.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 20, 2024, 19:44:13 pm
My Rotherham contact tells me it has just been announced.

Yes, all confirmed.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on May 20, 2024, 19:45:40 pm
Mcwilliams off then. I really wish him well, he's been a great servant for the club, and played brilliantly in our league 2 campaign, but last season I thought he was off it... big time. Not a big loss, if I'm honest. UTC


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 20, 2024, 19:47:19 pm
I am always happy to see one of our own do well and establish in the first team. Lots of good memories of Shaun, good luck for the future except the two obvious occasions.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 19:49:39 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY07dHiT2-s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY07dHiT2-s)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 20, 2024, 19:50:50 pm
Yes, all confirmed.
Indeed.

https://x.com/ntfc/status/1792639179119046659/photo/1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 20, 2024, 19:51:29 pm
I think he needed a move for his benefit. He was definitely becoming stale at Sixfields and probably needs a new challenge.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 20, 2024, 20:07:36 pm
https://www.themillers.co.uk/news/2024/may/signing--mcwilliams-arrival-makes-it-a-double-monday-swoop-for-evans/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 20, 2024, 20:37:43 pm
I agree  with the above sentiments , he held out for a bigger payday and has joined a very ambitious club….
Mind you let’s see what we can muster given the new investment  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 21:02:54 pm
Genuinely wish him well, but worry for him. A club that has massively underachieved given the levels of investment, playing for an outspoken manager who’s had his issues at that club, and will probably last 2 seasons maximum. A gamble that’s got turmoil written all over it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 20, 2024, 21:13:41 pm
f*** that’s a big loss. McWilliams has been huge for us over the years.

Will be interesting to see who comes in to fill the Leonard & McWilliams void.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 20, 2024, 21:16:23 pm
Genuinely wish him well, but worry for him. A club that has massively underachieved given the levels of investment, playing for an outspoken manager who’s had his issues at that club, and will probably last 2 seasons maximum. A gamble that’s got turmoil written all over it.

But a yo-yo club that could potentially head back up to the Championship. That is a gamble worth him taking, even if he doesn't play many games there, he'll have it on his CV when he looks for his next club, plus when he looks back on his career, he'll know that he played second tier football. Would he have done if he stayed with us?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 20, 2024, 21:22:31 pm
The previous season McWilliams had added surging forward runs to his game and had started chipping in with a few goals but has not progressed this season. Since his injury he has been a shadow of his former self and he was rarely making the starting 11.
Thank you for your service here Shaun but I think we are capable of signing an equivalent replacement.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 20, 2024, 21:29:40 pm
I'm not sure how Rotherham have under-achieved. As a small fish in a big pond with the likes of Leeds and the Sheffield clubs on their doorstep, a club that achieved back to back promotions in 2013 and 2014 to end up in the Championship and a club who have spent nine of the last 12 seasons in the second tier i'd say they've done pretty well!

TBH though I won't mourn the loss of McWilliams who has pretty much stood still in terms of progress in the last few seasons. Its a good move for him, on more money and playing for a bigger club.

Note that some clubs are getting their business done nice and early!!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 20, 2024, 21:34:49 pm
The previous season McWilliams had added surging forward runs to his game and had started chipping in with a few goals but has not progressed this season. Since his injury he has been a shadow of his former self and he was rarely making the starting 11.
Thank you for your service here Shaun but I think we are capable of signing an equivalent replacement.

I can only assume both parties knew the writing was on the wall towards the end of the season. Let’s face it, there’s no other reason Fox would start ahead of him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 20, 2024, 21:36:50 pm
Genuinely wish him well, but worry for him. A club that has massively underachieved given the levels of investment,
I dont think that they have massively underachieved. A couple of seasons in the championship and a possible quick return is about their limit. As we know there are some big teams, and big wannabees in our division next season. He will soon regret swapping the delights of Abington Park, for a town full of scrap yards and razor wire.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 20, 2024, 21:43:45 pm
Too be honest I think we have seen the best of McWilliams, he wasn't that good this season, far too many mistakes compared to the player he was a couple of seasons ago. Best of luck to him though, hope it works out for him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 20, 2024, 21:47:24 pm
Too be honest I think we have seen the best of McWilliams, he wasn't that good this season, far too many mistakes compared to the player he was a couple of seasons ago. Best of luck to him though, hope it works out for him.

He may kick on...new challenge etc, he's a good age and probably needed a fresh start!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 20, 2024, 21:50:38 pm
I dont think that they have massively underachieved. A couple of seasons in the championship and a possible quick return is about their limit. As we know there are some big teams, and big wannabees in our division next season. He will soon regret swapping the delights of Abington Park, for a town full of scrap yards and razor wire.
I reckon given the eye watering amount Tony Stewart has spent he will be disappointed to be in L1. If they are considered to be doing ok given that, we are fúcked.

According to his comments he seems to think they should be holding their own in the Championship, and is ready to pump in more money to get them to the Prem when they do.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 20, 2024, 22:16:42 pm
I'm not sure how Rotherham have under-achieved. As a small fish in a big pond with the likes of Leeds and the Sheffield clubs on their doorstep, a club that achieved back to back promotions in 2013 and 2014 to end up in the Championship and a club who have spent nine of the last 12 seasons in the second tier i'd say they've done pretty well!

TBH though I won't mourn the loss of McWilliams who has pretty much stood still in terms of progress in the last few seasons. Its a good move for him, on more money and playing for a bigger club.

Note that some clubs are getting their business done nice and early!!  ;D
Tbf, Evans did this last year with Stevenage as well. Obviously how he does things.

There's lot to like with Shaun, but he struggled to pick a pass, and I think he'd fair far better in an Evans set up. I think he'd fit that style of play really well.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 20, 2024, 22:56:52 pm
Although in better news I think we’re close to signing a Leonard replacement but waiting on a couple of things to happen
Have you been given any hints for names that you could share?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 21, 2024, 05:03:42 am
McWilliams is nowhere near the player he was. And what he “was” is a lower than average league one player. When he's not injured, he hardly manages a forward pass. Hopefully Evan’s will get a better tune out of him. But I can’t see him enjoying up there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 21, 2024, 05:11:23 am
Think it's bit harsh on McWilliams, his attributes are by no means irreplaceable and having Fox as a like for like does not give me the fear

One thing I am confident on is Evans will certainly get a tune out of him. He's made it very clear he's been a fan for a while, which I'm sure will build a platform for a good relationship and I can see him adding goals to his game


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 21, 2024, 06:39:49 am
Think it's bit harsh on McWilliams, his attributes are by no means irreplaceable and having Fox as a like for like does not give me the fear

One thing I am confident on is Evans will certainly get a tune out if him. He's made it very clear he's been a fan for a while, which I'm sure will build a platform for a good relationship and I can see him adding goals to his game

I'm hoping for McWilliams sake, that he still has some of the raw aggression and hunger that we "used" to see from him. That will be the sole reason Evans has snapped him up. Don't forget. Every crunching tackle made by him these days, results in a decent few weeks lay off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 07:01:39 am
Morecambe have released their retained list, it contains four players plus one academy player.
All others have been released or their offer wasn't accepted...  :o

https://www.morecambefc.com/news/2024/may/shrimps-confirm-retained-list/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 21, 2024, 07:02:25 am
It’s an interesting one. For me McWilliams at his best and his ceiling is a lot higher than the other three central midfielders (Sowerby, Fox & Hondermarck) but for whatever reason he is far too injury prone and inconsistent .If Evan’s can keep him injury free and bring the best out of him they will have a top end league player, but that is a big if. We will need to bring in replacement with potential as for me Sowerby is a solid middle to lower end league one player while Fox & Hondermarck are cover players at best and we will need better is we are to progress.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on May 21, 2024, 07:22:00 am
McWilliams was really good for about 10 games last season. The spell before Christmas when we had him, Sowerby and ML all fit and singing from the same hymn sheet. It coincided with easily our best run of form.

Since then though (coinciding with the injury at Charlton) he's not been on it, at all.

We've seen this pattern over the last few years. An excellent player during spells, but overall an average bottom end league1/top end league2 player. Basically our level.

Like a few others have said, a move is definitely what he needs. Whether or not Rotherham works out, time will tell. But its a good club for him and Evan's style of play should suit him. His wages will most likely have been doubled as well. I think its a good move for him and a good bit of business from Evans. He's still only 25 so his best years should be ahead of him. He definitely has the potential and desire to play at the next level up, but many players have that potential and few achieve it. This move should give him the opportunity because I reckon Rotherham will be there or thereabouts next season.

As for us. He wasn't worth a budget busting offer. He'd become (almost) 2nd choice. Whist Im certain he'd have got over that blip and been picked regularly again next season if he'd stayed, I think the time has come for us to try and find someone more suited to Brady ball. He often got found wanting with the ball at his feet (outside of his sporadic good spells which were at times exceptional) - lets just hope it works out for all parties.

He's a good lad and deserves nothing less than an ovation when he comes back to Sixfields.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 07:46:01 am
Could Hoskins be next 🙏


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 21, 2024, 08:20:05 am
Could Hoskins be next 🙏

😂😂 Not to Steve Evans I don't think.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 21, 2024, 08:58:07 am
McWilliams has been a great player for us and last time his contract was up I was really worried we'd lose him to a top end L1 side, or even a Championship team might take a punt on him.

I think the only reason he didn't go then was because no one was prepared to pay the development fee we'd be entitled to but even so I was really pleased when he extended his time with us. The following season in L2 he was great and as others have said seemed to add lung busting runs up the pitch to his repertoire, which really saw him kick on.

Last year in L1 though, not so much. I know he was in and out through injury which may have stopped him building up much momentum, but there was only a relatively brief spell where I'd say he was playing well and on occasions he was awful. It could have been fitness related, but either way he didn't show enough at L1 level to justify us pushing the boat out to try and keep him.

Don't get me wrong, I'd have been pleased to see him stay, but equally I'm not overly bothered that he's gone either.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 21, 2024, 09:01:17 am
McWilliams was a good servant for us, and a half decent player, but he never developed as much as I thought he would, just never really got much better in his time here. He looked off the pace last season, so hopefully it's a move thats good for all parties.................and why wouldnt you go to a club who will be challenging for promotion for more money when you arent even guaranteed a starting place in our team.

Good for both parties i think.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 21, 2024, 09:01:25 am
Could Hoskins be next 🙏

Yes 35 goals in 2 seasons.

Definitely get rid


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 21, 2024, 09:28:36 am
Do you think our change in style under Brady, especially this last season, didn’t suit Shaun?

Passing is not his best attribute by a long shot and he’s much better in a blood and thunder environment.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 21, 2024, 09:42:59 am
I did notice the last couple of games where players were playing for contracts that he popped a fair few short simple passes miles wide of where they needed to be. A passing team would not work for him at all, an Evans team like the Stevenage team we played at Christmas would suit him to the ground.

That said, we did offer him a new contract, albeit on lower wages, so Brady obviously thought he offered us something.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Saint Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 09:46:57 am
McWilliams was decent but TBH it’s no great loss, I’ll caveat that by waiting to see who we get to replace him, loans and cheap Prem kids then I’d reverse the statement.
I disagree, he's a good player at the right age, and he's one of our own. I doubt we'll get an equal or better replacement.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Saint Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 09:50:47 am
But a yo-yo club that could potentially head back up to the Championship. That is a gamble worth him taking, even if he doesn't play many games there, he'll have it on his CV when he looks for his next club, plus when he looks back on his career, he'll know that he played second tier football. Would he have done if he stayed with us?
Or will he, with Rotherham? Both less than evens chance.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 09:53:09 am
I disagree, he's a good player at the right age, and he's one of our own. I doubt we'll get an equal or better replacement.

you and me both.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 21, 2024, 10:11:21 am
For the likes of McWilliams there is never a truer adage than 'it's a short career'.

He could be going from £2k to £4k a week (made up figures) but either way could really bolster his pension, still doing the thing he loves.
I'm pretty sure that it was for reasons that were difficult to turn down, or hard for us (or reluctant) to match.
It'll be the exact reason we improved Hoskins' contract, so that the same didn't happen there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 21, 2024, 11:00:16 am
For the likes of McWilliams there is never a truer adage than 'it's a short career'.

He could be going from £2k to £4k a week (made up figures) but either way could really bolster his pension, still doing the thing he loves.
I'm pretty sure that it was for reasons that were difficult to turn down, or hard for us (or reluctant) to match.
It'll be the exact reason we improved Hoskins' contract, so that the same didn't happen there.

The main issue with McW has been his form this season. The Club made him an offer which was not good enough to keep him. Evans has history in his appraisal of McW and decided to sign him; whether it will be successful one has yet to be proved! If said player current form and injury prone as well, continues ……Mr Evans judgement will be questioned!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 21, 2024, 11:02:17 am
For the likes of McWilliams there is never a truer adage than 'it's a short career'.

He could be going from £2k to £4k a week (made up figures) but either way could really bolster his pension, still doing the thing he loves.
I'm pretty sure that it was for reasons that were difficult to turn down, or hard for us (or reluctant) to match.
It'll be the exact reason we improved Hoskins' contract, so that the same didn't happen there.

Definitely made up figures!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 11:06:13 am
With the Leonard replacement i cannot imagine that it will be a free agent if we are waiting for a few things to happen. Implies maybe a loan or a fee

Jack Diamond?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 21, 2024, 11:25:42 am
Definitely made up figures!


The difference is they are labelled as made up and not 'made up' and passed off as FACT, like 99.9% of stuff posted on here.
I'd imagine Hoskins is our highest earner by some distance now, maybe followed by Pinnock.

A safe assumption that McWilliams hasn't left for a pay cut, especially to live in Rotherham!  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 11:28:49 am
Yes 35 goals in 2 seasons.

Definitely get rid

How many since Xmas - 1 maybe 2?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 11:55:44 am
I disagree, he's a good player at the right age, and he's one of our own. I doubt we'll get an equal or better replacement.
I said he was decent??


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 11:56:48 am
Yes 35 goals in 2 seasons.

Definitely get rid
We play waaaayyyy better football without him FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 21, 2024, 12:03:24 pm
How many since Xmas - 1 maybe 2?

That Ivan Toney fella is proper sh*t too. No goals in 12 and only 4 this season. He’s an actual centre forward unlike ours.
Can you imagine our impotency relying on Hylton, Simpson and co?!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 12:18:03 pm
That Ivan Toney fella is proper sh*t too. No goals in 12 and only 4 this season. He’s an actual centre forward unlike ours.
Can you imagine our impotency relying on Hylton, Simpson and co?!

Sweet Jesus are you seriously comparing Ivan Toney and the Imp?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on May 21, 2024, 12:24:16 pm
Joe Sbarra joined Doncaster. Someone we were supposedly linked to online.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 21, 2024, 12:26:11 pm
Sweet Jesus are you seriously comparing Ivan Toney and the Imp?

Nah, 'the Imp' is far superior. Mitchy Pins would have Foden on toast too. FACT


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 12:29:30 pm
It’s always darkest before the dawn…….
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/wigan-athletic-northampton-sam-hoskins-stephen-humphrys/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 21, 2024, 13:01:03 pm
Manny hates McWilliams. Pass it on.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 13:31:23 pm
Joe Sbarra joined Doncaster. Someone we were supposedly linked to online.

Matty Stevens has joined the real Wombles


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 13:57:20 pm
Sad to see him go, but I don't think he offers much that can't be covered by our other midfielders. However, on his day he was the best midfielder at the club (excluding Leonard of course). Has become injury prone and that has stifled his progress in the last year or so, in my opinion. I think staying fit will be the key to his success at Rotherham. Steve Evans has been after him for years, so it's no surprise he's ended up there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 21, 2024, 13:59:37 pm
It’s always darkest before the dawn…….
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/wigan-athletic-northampton-sam-hoskins-stephen-humphrys/

Credit: Robot.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 15:12:57 pm
Credit: Robot.
Don’t spoil it…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 21, 2024, 15:13:46 pm
Manny hates McWilliams. Pass it on.
😵😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 21, 2024, 15:21:38 pm
How many since Xmas - 1 maybe 2?

This is one of your better pronouncements but you still manage to come out with some outlandish opinions!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 19:03:51 pm
See the scum have just signed Abraham Odoh...

He was quality for Rochdale against us & I hoped we'd sign him when they got relegated...

Instead he ended up signing for Harrogate & they've now sold him for a 6 figure fee to the scum

Grrrrrrrrrr!  >:(



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 21, 2024, 21:24:15 pm
It’s always darkest before the dawn…….
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/wigan-athletic-northampton-sam-hoskins-stephen-humphrys/
Having read that we need to get him on an improved deal pronto.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Battery Man on May 22, 2024, 06:32:29 am
It’s always darkest before the dawn…….
https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/wigan-athletic-northampton-sam-hoskins-stephen-humphrys/

Can't see this happening as Wigan don't have the funds for players needing a transfer fee. Interestingly though Wigan do have a supporters bond whereby they pay in £25 per month and have a choice of 4 or 5 different funds that money can be allocated to such as Youth set up, Ground improvements, player transfers and the like. Might be something we could look at.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on May 22, 2024, 06:55:31 am
Can't see this happening as Wigan don't have the funds for players needing a transfer fee. Interestingly though Wigan do have a supporters bond whereby they pay in £25 per month and ha⁸ve a choice of 4 or 5 different funds that money can be allocated to such as Youth set up, Ground improvements, player transfers and the like. Might be something we could look at.

Maybe this is something that should be put to Tom


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Battery Man on May 22, 2024, 07:05:07 am
Maybe this is something that should be put to Tom

Thanks I have just emailed him with it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 22, 2024, 08:11:13 am
Liam Sercombe is the latest X rumour...

Rejected a new contract at Cheltenham...

Us, Blackpool & Stevenage allegedly interested.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 22, 2024, 08:23:16 am
Liam Sercombe is the latest X rumour...

Rejected a new contract at Cheltenham...

Us, Blackpool & Stevenage allegedly interested.
34 years old but could fill the Leonard role and add bite and experience to the midfield
Despite his age I wouldn’t be against him signing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 22, 2024, 08:29:15 am
34 years old but could fill the Leonard role and add bite and experience to the midfield
Despite his age I wouldn’t be against him signing.

Agree, but would certainly prefer someone like Elliot Watt or Dan Kemp, to fill the Leonard void...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 23, 2024, 08:07:26 am
Did this page crash for anybody else yesterday?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on May 23, 2024, 08:43:43 am
Did this page crash for anybody else yesterday?
Yep it was down for me for 2 days


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 23, 2024, 09:10:07 am
I would have posted the latest rumour yesterday...   ;D


https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/huddersfield-town-sam-sherring-michael-duffs-backline-northampton-town/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 23, 2024, 09:10:37 am
Yep it was down for me for 2 days

It was very selective!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 23, 2024, 09:20:14 am
I would have posted the latest rumour yesterday...   ;D


https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/huddersfield-town-sam-sherring-michael-duffs-backline-northampton-town/

Wow, Sherring’s agent has Chat GPT…….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 23, 2024, 09:44:29 am
Its all getting busy on the rumour front..

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/northampton-town-barnsley-and-blackpool-louis-appere/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 23, 2024, 09:50:39 am
I would be staggered if promotion contending sides are after him. I know he splits opinion but I have never rated Appere outside of his workrate. I would mainly keep him on the basis we literally have no other strikers at the moment!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 23, 2024, 09:53:14 am
Its all getting busy on the rumour front..

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/northampton-town-barnsley-and-blackpool-louis-appere/
Saw this, No offence to the lad but he has been quite underwhelming for us in years. Off the bench - Fantastic. Starting - Rubbish. Won't be the end of the world but image Brady will be disappointed to lose someone who he was trying to build a 'project' around.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 10:00:44 am
there isn't anything in that article we didn't know already... guy out of contract considering his options from 'random' clubs including Northampton.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 10:17:24 am
If someone wants him more and is prepared to pay more he will be off.
A decent offer from a northern club may be very tempting as it’s closer to his roots.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 23, 2024, 10:19:04 am
Had heard an OOC player had signed elsewhere…I assume Sherring as wasn’t given a name but suppose it could be Appere?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 23, 2024, 10:31:14 am
Had heard an OOC player had signed elsewhere…I assume Sherring as wasn’t given a name but suppose it could be Appere?
It’s all about the money…….hopefully Appere, Sherring would be a blow.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 10:32:23 am
Previous loanee Joe Powell set to sign for Evans at Rotherham, they ain't messing about!

Honestly not fussed about Appere going if it's him, runs around alot, his best trait...

Need some proper power & pace up front!

Sherring will defo be off elsewhere, so pointless even contemplating that he might be staying & actively look for a suitable replacement imo...

Any news on that possible Leonard replacement ntfclad, or have we missed out?



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 10:39:17 am
You’d assume with Nigel’s billions we would be able to re sign current players if we wanted to.
I imagine we are getting players out of the door who are dithering before spending big bucks on the new players required
Nigel’s definitely got the cash and connections to take us to the next level so it would be telling if we have to rely on frees and loans again.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 23, 2024, 10:50:32 am
You’d assume with Nigel’s billions we would be able to re sign current players if we wanted to.
I imagine we are getting players out of the door who are dithering before spending big bucks on the new players required
Nigel’s definitely got the cash and connections to take us to the next level so it would be telling if we have to rely on frees and loans again.
Even the Shaq aint worth that much!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 10:52:26 am
Joe Powell would have probably been one of the only previous players (and realistic option) I'd have wanted back.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 10:57:27 am
Even the Shaq aint worth that much!
Granted
It’s interesting that we haven’t heard anything from Nigel regards transfer plans.
The chap who has purchased a share in Man Utd seems to update on a daily basis !!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 23, 2024, 10:59:16 am
Joe Powell would have probably been one of the only previous players (and realistic option) I'd have wanted back.
Based on the few games that he played for us? I had nearly forgotten about him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 23, 2024, 11:01:53 am
Granted
It’s interesting that we haven’t heard anything from Nigel regards transfer plans.
The chap who has purchased a share in Man Utd seems to update on a daily basis !!!

We’ve already been told the budget will be the same as last year, not sure Nigel Havers is going to spunk much of his hard earned on players, but you knew that anyway. 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 23, 2024, 11:07:23 am
Looks like over 3,700 STs sold already so that should help.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 11:09:51 am
Based on the few games that he played for us? I had nearly forgotten about him.

no (apart from that goal he scored) - based on 4 seasons where he was a regular for a L1 team, at a good age and with a team where he was a playmaker where everything good went through him. While also being the type of player we now need in midfield with Leonard gone.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 11:13:27 am
We’ve already been told the budget will be the same as last year, not sure Nigel Havers is going to spunk much of his hard earned on players, but you knew that anyway. 😉
I wouldn’t be so sure
Which club would garner extra investment but then not increase the playing budget ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 23, 2024, 12:02:49 pm
Appere gone. Best for both parties.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 23, 2024, 12:25:49 pm
I wouldn’t be so sure
Which club would garner extra investment but then not increase the playing budget ?
And which club would announce to the football pyramid that they have loads of cash to spend.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 12:29:27 pm
And which club would announce to the football pyramid that they have loads of cash to spend.
None if they had any sense….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 23, 2024, 12:32:40 pm
Appere off for more ££

Leonard replacement not heard anything new on


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 23, 2024, 12:35:36 pm
Did this page crash for anybody else yesterday?

Yes, was down all day.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 23, 2024, 12:43:54 pm
Appere off for more ££

Leonard replacement not heard anything new on

Understandable for both parties. He was not a nailed on starter last season with Bowie and Simpson both taking his place at times and there are too many holes in his game to push the boat on a big offer for him.

Huge amount of work to do for Brady this summer though in terms of numbers.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 23, 2024, 12:49:20 pm
Can’t say it’s a huge loss really, Appere worked hard but outside of that, not sure he’s ever going to be a 20 goal a season striker.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 23, 2024, 12:58:03 pm
Can’t say it’s a huge loss really, Appere worked hard but outside of that, not sure he’s ever going to be a 20 goal a season striker.

Shall we take a screenshot of this now...?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 12:58:41 pm
Shall we take a screenshot of this now...?
;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 23, 2024, 12:59:14 pm
Shall we take a screenshot of this now...?

Yes please. Will be more of a shot than Appere takes.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on May 23, 2024, 13:04:26 pm
Appere gone. Best for both parties.
I read this but can't see confirmation anywhere. Where has he gone if he has?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 23, 2024, 13:23:49 pm
I read this buyt can't see confirmation anywhere.

Please don't dash my hopes so quickly.. 🤞🏼🤞🏼


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on May 23, 2024, 13:25:22 pm
Understandable for both parties. He was not a nailed on starter last season with Bowie and Simpson both taking his place at times and there are too many holes in his game to push the boat on a big offer for him.

Huge amount of work to do for Brady this summer though in terms of numbers.

I agree completely with this.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 13:41:48 pm
I read this buyt can't see confirmation anywhere. Where has he gone if he has?

One of Lincoln, Blackpool, Mansfield, Barnsley or Stevenage...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on May 23, 2024, 14:10:31 pm
One of Lincoln, Blackpool, Mansfield, Barnsley or Stevenage...
So he hasn't gone yet, unless anyone has seen the fat lady singing?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 23, 2024, 14:14:47 pm
Brand new front line, unless we are going to do that thing again when we play with no strikers.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 14:27:53 pm
So he hasn't gone yet, unless anyone has seen the fat lady singing?


ntfclad stated earlier Appere off for more ££ so that's good enough for me that he'll soon be off...

Just glad we have a value of him & ain't breaking that value to try to keep him or any of the other ooc players...

I'm quite excited by a new forward line tbh & also being even bigger underdogs to survive  in L1 next season...

Bring it on!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on May 23, 2024, 14:33:47 pm
Reading the couple of articles I could find it sounded like his agent was throwing names around trying to get him a better offer. I'm a bit sad to see him go. His last goal (in perhaps his last minute played for the club) was very good. He's still quite young and it'd be a shame to see him go being out of contract and getting no cash for him.
Signing 2 strikers this summer wont be easy, even if we can get a couple of loanees in it will still leave us short handed if Appere goes.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on May 23, 2024, 14:40:26 pm
How the fck do Mansfield have more money than us. Joke


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Quintonside on May 23, 2024, 14:50:34 pm
I have a feeling we are getting Max Sheaf


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 23, 2024, 14:51:10 pm
Mansfield have had a sugar dady owner for years, since they came out of the conference. They've just signed Keanu Bacchus who was the one guy I wanted for us last year as a Leonard replacement.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 23, 2024, 14:54:48 pm
How the fck do Mansfield have more money than us. Joke
Because someone with more money than our owners bought them. Not really that complicated or funny.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 14:58:31 pm
Because someone with more money than our owners bought them. Not really that complicated or funny.
Or have determined a higher valuation than we have for said player?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 23, 2024, 14:58:38 pm
I have a feeling we are getting Max Sheaf
What makes you say that?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 23, 2024, 14:59:04 pm
How the fck do Mansfield have more money than us. Joke

Doesn't have to be someone with more money, could be someone willing to pay someone more than us for certain players. The same with McWilliams.
We have the advantage of actually knowing how good these players are.  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on May 23, 2024, 15:07:49 pm
Because someone with more money than our owners bought them. Not really that complicated or funny.

Wasn't asking you


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 23, 2024, 15:10:58 pm
I have a feeling we are getting Max Sheaf
Thats a good shout.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 15:13:39 pm
For sides looking to play the fashionable high press Appere would be one of the best choices in the division. If he can convert a few more goals he would be worth serious money IMO.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on May 23, 2024, 15:14:01 pm
Thats a good shout.

Sssshhhh! At the moment it's only a whisper :-X


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 15:19:14 pm
Reading the couple of articles I could find it sounded like his agent was throwing names around trying to get him a better offer. I'm a bit sad to see him go. His last goal (in perhaps his last minute played for the club) was very good. He's still quite young and it'd be a shame to see him go being out of contract and getting no cash for him.
Signing 2 strikers this summer wont be easy, even if we can get a couple of loanees in it will still leave us short handed if Appere goes.
So we only have to replace 4 strikers
Hylton
Appere
Simpson
Bowie


That’ll cost a fair bit if we hope to bring in anyone decent.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 15:21:51 pm
I have a feeling we are getting Max Sheaf

Well he has been injured so fits our requirements  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 23, 2024, 15:23:22 pm

Well he has been injured so fits our requirements  ;D
And player Step 3 Non League before this season!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 23, 2024, 15:24:25 pm
Shall we have a mass panic? We’ve not had one for a few weeks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 15:27:48 pm
So we only have to replace 4 strikers
Hylton
Appere
Simpson
Bowie


That’ll cost a fair bit if we hope to bring in anyone decent.
With the benefit of hindsight how many marks out of 10 would people give for that line up going into next season?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on May 23, 2024, 15:30:17 pm
Appere off for more ££

Leonard replacement not heard anything new on

Is he definitely off ntfclad or just a hunch? Sherring is the one I’d really like to sign, any news on him?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 23, 2024, 15:30:32 pm
With the benefit of hindsight how many marks out of 10 would people give for that line up going into next season?

Hylton - 0
Appere - 6
Simpson - 5
Bowie - 8


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 23, 2024, 15:47:08 pm
So we only have to replace 4 strikers
Hylton
Appere
Simpson
Bowie


That’ll cost a fair bit if we hope to bring in anyone decent.
In reality, thats only three strikers to be replaced, as one was never properly here in the first place.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 23, 2024, 15:47:30 pm
Hylton - 0
Appere - 6
Simpson - 5
Bowie - 8
4.75 out of 10, exactly my score although I had 0, 6, 6, 7. Room for improvement then.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfc_kjd on May 23, 2024, 16:24:40 pm
Like others on here I get frustrated with Appere’s lack of shooting but I’d have him as an option off the bench just for the pressing.
He’s still young and he’s one I think could bite us in the bum in a few years.

If he’s gone, good luck to him he scored a few big goals for us (Sutton) & always gave 100%

Big summer ahead  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 23, 2024, 16:35:58 pm
Just remember that if Appere goes on to get 20+ a season he hasn’t shown that he was about to do that for us. He’s hardly a kid either. Unless we hold onto every player as long as Hoskins to see if they come good.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 23, 2024, 16:49:11 pm
I'll be very sorry to see Appere go. He is a bit like Sammy was; Sam would shoot from anywhere but lacked composure, Louis has composure but won't shoot half the time. He also needs to be more aggressive. He has the physicality, he just doesn't use it.

Like Sammy, the potential is there though if you can find a way to unlock it.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 23, 2024, 17:38:25 pm
I always felt he was a bit like Billy McKay. Not an outstanding player, potentially to go somewhere. If we were to improve on our league position (tough job), we'd have wanted someone with a higher current ability to be 1st choice anyway. Part of the appeal of keeping him would have been the fact he wasn't a big earner and could offer depth, I don't think he would have been worth breaking the bank for if someone is able to offer him a much better wage packet. Good for him if he has managed to get it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 23, 2024, 17:53:41 pm
I'll be very sorry to see Appere go. He is a bit like Sammy was; Sam would shoot from anywhere but lacked composure, Louis has composure but won't shoot half the time. He also needs to be more aggressive. He has the physicality, he just doesn't use it.

Like Sammy, the potential is there though if you can find a way to unlock it.


I ambivalent to the fact he’s gone, too slow for an out and out striker and more importantly slow in thought, that’s why he doesn’t get his shots away but I could see some potential.
Anyway he’s gone, Jon’s got one hell of a recruiting exercise in front of him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 23, 2024, 18:05:47 pm
In fairness to Louis he’s only had eleven weeks to sign the deal we offered him.
Let’s not rush him…. ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 23, 2024, 18:08:43 pm
Appere isn’t L1 standard. Couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo but runs around a fair bit.

We could sign a golden retriever for half the price.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 23, 2024, 18:09:41 pm
Hylton - 0
Appere - 6
Simpson - 5
Bowie - 8
Harsh on Simpson, once Jon worked his magic he was a solid 8 as well.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 23, 2024, 18:39:28 pm
Harsh on Simpson, once Jon worked his magic he was a solid 8 as well.

Worth spunking the budget on, Comrade?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 23, 2024, 18:42:44 pm
Is he definitely off ntfclad or just a hunch? Sherring is the one I’d really like to sign, any news on him?

It’s my usual reliable source so I’m minded to believe it

Sherring I’m hearing conflicting things - apparently not in a massive rush to leave but not signing just yet either


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 23, 2024, 19:01:55 pm
One of Lincoln, Blackpool, Mansfield, Barnsley or Stevenage...

Do you not think it could be a Scottish club?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 00:04:52 am
Worth spunking the budget on, Comrade?
Ifirmative comrade spunk the lot on Simpson.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Peter Frost on May 24, 2024, 06:06:35 am
Harsh on Simpson, once Jon worked his magic he was a solid 8 as well.

Yes……but in the latter games seemed to revert back to type.

As for Hylton it’s a minus score, contributing FA but taking an awful lot from the club


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 24, 2024, 06:34:12 am
For sides looking to play the fashionable high press Appere would be one of the best choices in the division. If he can convert a few more goals he would be worth serious money IMO.

Doesn't have enough ability to make it higher up the pyramid. Running around a lot can only take you so far.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 24, 2024, 07:29:51 am
Wasn't asking you
You ok hun?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 24, 2024, 08:13:14 am
Saw someone mention Max Sheaf yesterday, so i had a deeper dive. A handful of our players follow him on instagram. Maybe he's been on trial.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 24, 2024, 09:05:36 am
Not sure if we've given up with data driven money-ball signings then, because his stats last year in the Scottish premiership did not look great.

We'll probably sign him and I'll feel bad about judging him without knowing anything about him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on May 24, 2024, 09:14:18 am
You ok hun?

Yeah, I'm good. Just another keyboard warrior thinking he's smart.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 24, 2024, 09:18:26 am
Yeah, I'm good. Just another keyboard warrior thinking he's smart.
Me or you or both?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 10:00:15 am
Not sure if we've given up with data driven money-ball signings then, because his stats last year in the Scottish premiership did not look great.

We'll probably sign him and I'll feel bad about judging him without knowing anything about him.
More BS from the club, data driven, FFS most of our players should be in an episode of Casualty.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 24, 2024, 10:28:05 am
Do you not think it could be a Scottish club?

Good point Bangers!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TownOwl on May 24, 2024, 10:52:54 am
Saw someone mention Max Sheaf yesterday, so i had a deeper dive. A handful of our players follow him on instagram. Maybe he's been on trial.

His brother Ben would be a better signing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 24, 2024, 11:37:08 am
Actual goals scored by our strikers in the EFL were Bowie 9 in 44 appearances (a goal every 5 games), Appere 6 in 37 appearances (a goal every 6 games) and Simpson 3 in 40 games (a goal every 13 games) yet some want Simpson back who only impressed in a handful of games (he also scored 3 in the Mickey Mouse Trophy).
Clearly Bowie's goals return is the best as often he was played out wide but a total of 18 goals from the 3 strikers is well below par and whoever replaces them need to do better. They were out scored by our wide men Hoskins and Pinnock who totalled 22 goals.
As for Max Sheaf I think he should have made the breakthrough to playing in the EFL at age 24 and he only has 9 goals in 104 career appearances.
What has happened to the National League striker we were supposed to be interested in?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 24, 2024, 11:47:13 am
24 year old George Lloyd reported to have rejected a new contract offer from Cheltenham and is poised to move to a division 1 club, not prolific 22 goals in 188 games.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 24, 2024, 11:52:57 am
Louis to Stevenage


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 11:57:38 am
24 year old George Lloyd reported to have rejected a new contract offer from Cheltenham and is poised to move to a division 1 club, not prolific 22 goals in 188 games.

Heard he was a possibility, but perhaps Barnsley now, seeing as his former gaffa has now gone there?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 11:59:10 am
Louis to Stevenage

Confirmed...

https://www.stevenagefc.com/news/2024/may/louis-appere-signs-stevenage-football-club-sky-bet-league-one-efl-english-football-league-new-signing/ (https://www.stevenagefc.com/news/2024/may/louis-appere-signs-stevenage-football-club-sky-bet-league-one-efl-english-football-league-new-signing/)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 24, 2024, 11:59:58 am
Doesn't have enough ability to make it higher up the pyramid. Running around a lot can only take you so far.

 Brave words 3Beds  -  when we have had a player or two prove us wrong! Judging by the goal  Appere scored at Barnsley; thought it had a touch of class!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 24, 2024, 12:15:40 pm
Brave words 3Beds  -  when we have had a player or two prove us wrong! Judging by the goal  Appere scored at Barnsley; thought it had a touch of class!


nothing brave about it - he has shown nothing in his time here to suggest otherwise and has been signed by a non footballing side as well now.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 12:21:44 pm
"Appere, who made 16 starts and 21 substitute appearances last season, was made an offer at the end of the season but the club couldn’t reach an agreement as the requested level of contract would have made Appere the highest paid player at the club."   ::)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 24, 2024, 12:33:15 pm
"Appere, who made 16 starts and 21 substitute appearances last season, was made an offer at the end of the season but the club couldn’t reach an agreement as the requested level of contract would have made Appere the highest paid player at the club."   ::)

Im staggered that the club made the statement about him wanting money that would have made him the highest earner, although I appreciate the insight. I am glad we parted ways as at best Appere is a squad player, let alone wanting star player levels of cash.

Interestingly who do you think our top earner is? Hoskins I assume, if not perhaps Guthrie?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on May 24, 2024, 12:33:40 pm
Good, hopefully it means we can now sign a goalscorer..........or 3 !


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on May 24, 2024, 12:33:49 pm
Im staggered that the club made the statement about him wanting money that would have made him the highest earner, although I appreciate the insight. I am glad we parted ways as at best Appere is a squad player, let alone wanting star player levels of cash.

Interestingly who do you think our top earner is? Hoskins I assume, if not perhaps Guthrie? Absolutely no idea what they earn though, guessing around 3.5k as purely a figure plucked out of air.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 12:43:25 pm
when hoskins signed his new contract didn't they mention it then?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 24, 2024, 12:50:49 pm
Good luck in the future Louis
You didn’t score loads of goals but always put the effort in.
I can’t blame anyone for going after the better money Stevenage can offer as football is a short career.

I just hope we are prepared to pay decent wages for the right strikers because with respect if we can’t step up to the plate wage wise where strikers are concerned then things will look grim….



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 12:53:49 pm
I predict a decision that from a football perspective Appere will regret more than us. Still, he’ll have a slightly bigger house, slightly better car and add a couple of inches to his TV, but the novelty will soon wear off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 24, 2024, 12:55:23 pm
Our highest earner is on between 3 and 3 and a half. Is Appere worth that? No.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 12:59:51 pm
I would have thought either Sammy or Mitch but I wouldn't be surprised if Jordan Willis wouldn't be far off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Peter Frost on May 24, 2024, 13:03:16 pm
Decent lower division player, worked hard and quite strong on the ball but decision making and control skills definitely lower league - so ultimately not that good - never mind what I saw but if you listened to some of the co-commentators on our games (& I mean ex footballers not toggle Tim) they were frequently saying he should have done better in that situation so for me just a squad player at best and the suggestion that to stay he would be our highest paid player is frankly ridiculous and shows the madness of football finances - it’s a signing that suggests to me Stevenage will struggle next season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 24, 2024, 13:08:32 pm
Fair play to the lad, he did OK for us, but at times it was like watching a puppy dog chase a crisp packet around. And he certainly hasnt been signed for his ability to head the ball.
Enjoy yourself Louis, lifes too short to have regrets. Stevenage is a bit of a dump though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Rook Raven on May 24, 2024, 13:12:00 pm
If losing McWilliams and Appere means we can strengthen our offer to keep Sherring then it’s brilliant business by the club.

Lose 2 squad players to keep a definite starter with a high resale value.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Rook Raven on May 24, 2024, 13:19:37 pm
24 year old George Lloyd reported to have rejected a new contract offer from Cheltenham and is poised to move to a division 1 club, not prolific 22 goals in 188 games.

A shorter less prolific version of Appere.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 24, 2024, 13:38:46 pm
If losing McWilliams and Appere means we can strengthen our offer to keep Sherring then it’s brilliant business by the club.

Lose 2 squad players to keep a definite starter with a high resale value.

don't think it will work like that - we will need to replace both of them, and 3 other strikers first and leonard - if willis signs, we dont really need sherring.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 24, 2024, 13:39:34 pm
I predict a decision that from a football perspective Appere will regret more than us. Still, he’ll have a slightly bigger house, slightly better car and add a couple of inches to his TV, but the novelty will soon wear off.

football wise he isnt going anywhere big so got to take the money whilst its on offer.

id move to stevenage for 3.5k a week for 2 years.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 24, 2024, 13:52:14 pm
THE prime example that it isn’t all about money.
A club who were said to have done better and have more money than us….end up paying more money for the same mediocre player.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tom on May 24, 2024, 13:53:34 pm
I liked Louis, sad to see him depart.

That said, to make him the highest paid player in the club would have been ridiculous so I think it's the right call.

Can you imagine how the other players in the squad would feel if they'd have made him the highest player? I recon the there would be a few annoyed people in the dressing room.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 24, 2024, 13:54:22 pm
If losing McWilliams and Appere means we can strengthen our offer to keep Sherring then it’s brilliant business by the club.

Lose 2 squad players to keep a definite starter with a high resale value.

There's nothing to suggest that even keeping hold of Sherring and paying him good money will improve his injury/fitness record. Good player to have, but a bit of a liability if you don't have him very often. The Hylton scenario!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 45Yearsandstillsupporting on May 24, 2024, 13:56:33 pm
In short, any players that have a good season will go to other clubs if money is main driver, let's be honest it is.  Few may stay out of loyalty but not a lot of that left in football or generally in the workplace.
We couldn't match Appere's offer from Stevenage, he may even have gone if we had.
I'm resigned to losing any of the players who have been offered new contracts and not signed yet.

Lets hope Brady and Co have some replacements lined up that will improve on those leaving, personally Bowie excepted our strikers last season were s***e at finding the net.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 24, 2024, 14:07:19 pm
The thing you got from Appere was work rate but you need a lot more than that. A goal every 6 games for a player who played mostly down the middle is not good enough.
The concern is if we cannot afford a player like Appere who can we afford.

I would not be surprised to see Stevenage struggle this season and was surprised that they gave Revell the managers job again after they sacked him before when he was taking them back to the National League.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 14:08:17 pm
Also certainly wouldn't pay over the odds to keep an injury prone Willis...

Plenty of decent defenders out there (bar Ash Taylor  ;D)

Just need to trust in the recruitment team to do their job!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 14:12:37 pm
Louis have never been and never will vbe gpod enough sadly. 5 goals last season, simply not enough. Great oppertunity for JB try to bring in some quality


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 14:18:46 pm
I would say our top 3 strikers in recent times were Bowie, Morton and Etete, all loan signings. Tells you everything you need to know.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 24, 2024, 14:25:32 pm
I agree that Appéré did not score enough goals to justify a high earner status. I am surprised that he turned down a deal the Club offered. If Stevenage offered more so be it! As Melly suggests he might regret  leaving us . Deepcuts  comments are very telling. I still feel that losing Appéré is a loss! Seems to me he might have been wrongly advised by his Agent by asking for more! Impressed by CLub holding its nerve!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 14:46:31 pm
The key in this game is deciding what you feel is a players true worth and stick to it. If someone else wants to pay over the odds and spunk their budget then so be it, and it could possibly work in your favour. We will only truly know when we can compare who we end up with against who we let go. If we don’t end up with someone who can score more goals and be credited with more assists than Appere then we deserve all we get. That’s not to totally discredit the lad as he has some good qualities, but if Stevenage have paid the equivalent of what would make him our highest earner they must have had a bang on the head.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 24, 2024, 14:48:28 pm
I have a feeling the way some are talking that they are going to be hugely disappointed by this summers transfers. Whether they turn out to be good signings is a different matter but I don’t see them being ready made league 1 quality.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 24, 2024, 15:07:19 pm
I have a feeling the way some are talking that they are going to be hugely disappointed by this summers transfers. Whether they turn out to be good signings is a different matter but I don’t see them being ready made league 1 quality.

Clearly the way to go is Loan signings; this wont please the purists! All we need to do is be patient and hope for the best. This is because our buying power does not appear to match our expectations or at least some of us!
Also bad form to make 'snide' (not you W) comments on the newly appointed Shareholder Director IMO!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 24, 2024, 15:21:14 pm
We were 17th in Budget last year, and with the three coming up from the lower division we'll be 20th/21st (Not sure about Crawley, but Jay Williams was a mainstay centre-back, so don't think there's a flush with cash as they used to be). Equally, attendance wise I'd expect us to be around 18th.

When we were talking about whether it was worth keeping Appere earlier on the in the year, and who was better between him and Simpson, the reason I thought he'd be the better option is because he wouldn't cost anywhere near what Simpson did in wages for similar contribution level. If he would have costed Simpson level of wages to keep him, then the value argument disappears.

We've got Hylton money to spend, but we'd be hoping for someone who was likely to be 1st choice name on the team sheet for that now (not that you can ever be sure about anyone before they play).


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 24, 2024, 15:55:28 pm
Admiral muskwe who we tried to buy last year is now on a free…..


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 24, 2024, 16:04:52 pm
Same with Charlie McNeil, Reckon we'll take a go on both


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Monkey on May 24, 2024, 16:08:38 pm
"Appere, who made 16 starts and 21 substitute appearances last season, was made an offer at the end of the season but the club couldn’t reach an agreement as the requested level of contract would have made Appere the highest paid player at the club."   ::)

Interesting quote, but see why the club did it. Getting the fanbase on board with a common message as nobody would have been happy with Louis being the highest paid player.
I liked him and thought he was a decent option at this level, but far from being our most valuable player. Goes to show that strikers carry a premium in both transfer fees and wages which is why we usually rely on loans. The reality is that it is unlikely we will be bringing in anyone with a proven scoring record at this level - I imagine even a player on the way down is off the cards given the Hylton debarkle. Lets hope we find a couple more gems like Bowie/Etete, and not a Yengi.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 16:29:12 pm
Sweet Jesus, we can’t even compete with Stevenage when it comes to wages, Appere wasn’t good enough at this level, however if we can’t match those wages I’m a bit worried what we will bring in TBH.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 24, 2024, 16:37:41 pm
Sweet Jesus, we can’t even compete with Stevenage when it comes to wages, Appere wasn’t good enough at this level, however if we can’t match those wages I’m a bit worried what we will bring in TBH.

We can match those wages but would you want to spend it on him?
Imagine how much we were paying Hylton.

Fair play to the guy for getting a well paid contract at an important age for him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tom on May 24, 2024, 16:38:33 pm
Sweet Jesus, we can’t even compete with Stevenage when it comes to wages, Appere wasn’t good enough at this level, however if we can’t match those wages I’m a bit worried what we will bring in TBH.

Nobody said we can't match them, just that we wouldn't.

Louis is not the guy to make our highest paid player, anyone with a shred of common sense would know that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 24, 2024, 16:48:13 pm
Remember Manny just likes to put the Club down every chance he gets.
Don't mind Appere  leaving, never progressed last year at all, if somebody is looking to pay him higher wages for that level of output then best of luck with that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on May 24, 2024, 16:57:50 pm
Brave words 3Beds  -  when we have had a player or two prove us wrong! Judging by the goal  Appere scored at Barnsley; thought it had a touch of class!


It was a good goal but the key was he had no time to think. Any time he had longer than 0.3 seconds to ponder a chance he’d miss/get tackled/lose the opportunity.

The one that springs to mind is Reading, he went through on goal and me and my mate both turned to each other after the expected tame effort and said a variant of ‘didn’t even bother getting excited there’ etc.



One thing that does concern me is that we’ve got a lot of work to do in the transfer market now and whispers of not much to do it with (these whispers do seem to come every summer mind and JB is always whinging about the budget)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on May 24, 2024, 16:59:57 pm
Sweet Jesus, we can’t even compete with Stevenage when it comes to wages, Appere wasn’t good enough at this level, however if we can’t match those wages I’m a bit worried what we will bring in TBH.

So he is worth 3.5 k per week!  You swing constantly.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 17:12:46 pm
Admiral muskwe who we tried to buy last year is now on a free…..

One of the worst ever signings for Exeter by all accounts...

Injury prone with absolutely no work ethic...

Glad we dodged that bullet last summer...

No thanks!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 24, 2024, 17:16:05 pm
https://x.com/SportsPeteO/status/1794048997016936692


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on May 24, 2024, 17:28:07 pm
https://x.com/SportsPeteO/status/1794048997016936692
Player is Accringtons Tommy Leigh
Last year Lincoln tried to buy him so now he's out of contract it would make sense if it was Lincoln who had signed him.
The twitter article says "have agreed a fee for"...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 24, 2024, 17:30:33 pm
I thought I'd flesh out the speculation about wages by looking at accounts releaesd for the clubs who have released employee costs, in 2023 in the League 2 promotion year our wages were £4.6m (somewhere between £800k of that a promotion bonus for that year, it was £3.8 million the year before w/o promotion bonus pay-out) - https://www.ntfc.co.uk/siteassets/image/202324-season/ntfc---accounts-copy-website.pdf.

Same year Exeter wages bill was £4.9m (this rose from £3.9m to after promotion from League 1, so we might be looking at a comparative jump in wages, especially with the around £450,000 extra EFL funding and slightly higher crowds, I'd guess outs this year would be somewhere between £4.5m and £5m based on the increase in Exeter's bill), Burton £4.8m, Carlisle £3.4m (League two wages, probably nearer £4m this year before the take-over where they went up a lot after Christmas). Way ahead of us was Lincoln at £6.2m, Wrexham on £7m. No staff costs I could find in the accounts of Port Vale, Stevenage, Cheltenham, Fleetwood, Bristol Rovers, Leyton Orient, Oxford, Wycombe, and past that I ran out of interest as we're only talking about the clubs with 10k fans per year left.

Most teams are losing around £1mish a year, outside of the teams like Oxford and Lincoln who are losing 3 or 4 million.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 17:48:15 pm
So he is worth 3.5 k per week!  You swing constantly.
That’s not what I said, obviously we wanted to keep him hence we offered a new contract we wouldn’t match Stevenage offer so they out bid us.
Personally I wouldn’t have offered him a new contract, but by the sounds of it we will be scrambling around in the bargain barrel yet again.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 24, 2024, 17:48:36 pm
https://x.com/SportsPeteO/status/1794048997016936692
We all love a good rumour, but im not convinced by this one. But hey, who knows?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 17:51:59 pm
I thought I'd flesh out the speculation about wages by looking at accounts releaesd for the clubs who have released employee costs, in 2023 in the League 2 promotion year our wages were £4.6m (somewhere between £800k of that a promotion bonus for that year, it was £3.8 million the year before w/o promotion bonus pay-out) - https://www.ntfc.co.uk/siteassets/image/202324-season/ntfc---accounts-copy-website.pdf.

Same year Exeter wages bill was £4.9m (this rose from £3.9m to after promotion from League 1, so we might be looking at a comparative jump in wages, especially with the around £450,000 extra EFL funding and slightly higher crowds, I'd guess outs this year would be somewhere between £4.5m and £5m based on the increase in Exeter's bill), Burton £4.8m, Carlisle £3.4m (League two wages, probably nearer £4m this year before the take-over where they went up a lot after Christmas). Way ahead of us was Lincoln at £6.2m, Wrexham on £7m. No staff costs I could find in the accounts of Port Vale, Stevenage, Cheltenham, Fleetwood, Bristol Rovers, Leyton Orient, Oxford, Wycombe, and past that I ran out of interest as we're only talking about the clubs with 10k fans per year left.

Most teams are losing around £1mish a year, outside of the teams like Oxford and Lincoln who are losing 3 or 4 million.

There is no way our player wage bill is anything like £5m 😂 I led to believe it’s £3m


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 24, 2024, 17:57:51 pm
It was £3.8m in the first League Two year, and £4.6m in the second League two year, and these are the documented accounts. With the £450k extra EFL League one funding, if we didnt put anything extra at all it'd be £4.3m.

These are player and staff costs, so maybe you're just being told player budgets and we spend £1.3m in non-playing staff, but those other figures for Exeter and Carlisle are all staffing costs too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 24, 2024, 18:02:44 pm
Confirmed...

https://www.stevenagefc.com/news/2024/may/louis-appere-signs-stevenage-football-club-sky-bet-league-one-efl-english-football-league-new-signing/ (https://www.stevenagefc.com/news/2024/may/louis-appere-signs-stevenage-football-club-sky-bet-league-one-efl-english-football-league-new-signing/)

Glad it’s now out in the open.

Pleased to see the back of him.

A golden retriever in football boots.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 24, 2024, 18:04:04 pm
Has anybody seen that guy videoing a 'New Signing' on Facebook. Looks like a load of rubbish🤣


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 24, 2024, 18:04:38 pm
"Appere, who made 16 starts and 21 substitute appearances last season, was made an offer at the end of the season but the club couldn’t reach an agreement as the requested level of contract would have made Appere the highest paid player at the club."   ::)

What a deluded little f*** wit.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 24, 2024, 18:18:45 pm
No concern of ours anymore, but surely Leonard can do better than this?  (just as many adverts as the Chronic)

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/24343860.marc-leonard-linked-move-brighton-oxford-united/



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 18:32:37 pm
No concern of ours anymore, but surely Leonard can do better than this?  (just as many adverts as the Chronic)

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/24343860.marc-leonard-linked-move-brighton-oxford-united/



I'd be disappointed for him if he ends up there .. :(


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 24, 2024, 18:36:52 pm
Sweet Jesus, we can’t even compete with Stevenage when it comes to wages, Appere wasn’t good enough at this level, however if we can’t match those wages I’m a bit worried what we will bring in TBH.

Or maybe Jon offered him what he's perceived he's worth and wouldn't go higher?



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on May 24, 2024, 18:51:35 pm
Well we know we can afford that because that's in line with our highest paid players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: UTC on May 24, 2024, 18:54:45 pm
I thought I'd flesh out the speculation about wages by looking at accounts releaesd for the clubs who have released employee costs, in 2023 in the League 2 promotion year our wages were £4.6m (somewhere between £800k of that a promotion bonus for that year, it was £3.8 million the year before w/o promotion bonus pay-out)

and that is playing and non playing staff

We have probably got the lowest budget in the division


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 24, 2024, 18:57:53 pm
Well we know we can afford that because that's in line with our highest paid players.
I don't think it's a matter of we can't afford that wage, I think it's more we can't afford to spend that wage on that quality of player. I think we are trying to keep the big wages open to a better quality striker/forward.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on May 24, 2024, 19:10:41 pm

One thing that does concern me is that we’ve got a lot of work to do in the transfer market now and whispers of not much to do it with (these whispers do seem to come every summer mind and JB is always whinging about the budget)

If our budget is better than last season (I think KT confirmed that was the case) and we've lost high wage earner Hylton and others. Surely, we should have a decent budget available to do something this summer. If not, this 2nd season could be a long and difficult one. I can see us picking up some good loan players from prem teams, given out reputation in helping young players develop.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: bringbackbroadhurst on May 24, 2024, 19:13:33 pm
A shame to see Louis go, but as others have said, his is a position where you can find other options at this level.

However, I can't help but feel the club have handled this poorly by sharing these alleged wage demands. It would have been enough to wish him well on his way and thank him for his contribution. It would also have been enough to simply say he accepted a higher offer... I think most of us would see it for what it is.

Making it read like he demanded to become the club's highest paid player makes his departure seem, to my mind, needlessly bitter... and maybe a bit paranoid. Plus, we'll probably never know how true that statement is...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 19:17:25 pm
A shame to see Louis go, but as others have said, his is a position where you can find other options at this level.

However, I can't help but feel the club have handled this poorly by sharing these alleged wage demands. It would have been enough to wish him well on his way and thank him for his contribution. It would also have been enough to simply say he accepted a higher offer... I think most of us would see it for what it is.

Making it read like he demanded to become the club's highest paid player makes his departure seem, to my mind, needlessly bitter... and maybe a bit paranoid. Plus, we'll probably never know how true that statement is...
It’s a bitter as fcuk, they threw him under the bus, basically calling him greedy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 24, 2024, 19:19:44 pm
and that is playing and non playing staff

We have probably got the lowest budget in the division
It is playing and non playing staff, but that's the same for Exeter and Burton and Carlisle who were all around the same or under (in Carlisle's case). It'll be in the bottom 5 I'd have thought though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 24, 2024, 19:23:06 pm
If Appere expected to be our highest paid player greedy is the right word, several of our contracted players deserve better terms than him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on May 24, 2024, 19:33:33 pm
A shame to see Louis go, but as others have said, his is a position where you can find other options at this level.

However, I can't help but feel the club have handled this poorly by sharing these alleged wage demands. It would have been enough to wish him well on his way and thank him for his contribution. It would also have been enough to simply say he accepted a higher offer... I think most of us would see it for what it is.

Making it read like he demanded to become the club's highest paid player makes his departure seem, to my mind, needlessly bitter... and maybe a bit paranoid. Plus, we'll probably never know how true that statement is...

I guess it’s a shot across the barrels to Stevenage.

He got an offer from them, came to us and said pay me this, I want to stay. We’ve said no thanks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 19:46:24 pm
I guess it’s a shot across the barrels to Stevenage.

He got an offer from them, came to us and said pay me this, I want to stay. We’ve said no thanks.
No one likes having the joker played on them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on May 24, 2024, 20:12:32 pm
I think if he got what he wanted it's phat.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 24, 2024, 20:15:59 pm
No one likes having the joker played on them.

Absolutely. You’ve probably been there like me at times Manny. You’d need to be a fùcking lot better than him to put me on the spot.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 24, 2024, 20:25:00 pm
It was a good goal but the key was he had no time to think. Any time he had longer than 0.3 seconds to ponder a chance he’d miss/get tackled/lose the opportunity.

The one that springs to mind is Reading, he went through on goal and me and my mate both turned to each other after the expected tame effort and said a variant of ‘didn’t even bother getting excited there’ etc.

One thing that does concern me is that we’ve got a lot of work to do in the transfer market now and whispers of not much to do it with (these whispers do seem to come every summer mind and JB is always whinging about the budget)

He was young enough to improve and we have history of letting players go, who then do well! Your 'nano second' to think is not really relevant to L1 Player!. Any way near that he would be Prem standard. As a counter to your argument he showed a natural strikers technique with that goal at Barnsley. He also had a further few nano seconds left to fluff the chance!
Neither of us can say he wont develop a la Sammy!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 24, 2024, 20:31:34 pm
If the club hadn't 'thrown him under the bus' there might have been some on here and elsewhere claiming that our budget was so small, we couldn't even match Stevenage for a middle of the road player ...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 24, 2024, 20:37:14 pm
If the club hadn't 'thrown him under the bus' there might have been some on here and elsewhere claiming that our budget was so small, we couldn't even match Stevenage for a middle of the road player ...
It is…FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 24, 2024, 20:55:15 pm
It doesn't necessarily follow that Stevo are paying him what we wouldn't.

Let's say we offered him £2k a week.
Him/his agent says no, we want £3.5k.
We say no, £2k, take it or leave it.

If he backs down and takes it, he lost all negotiating power in the future because we know  he'll break, so if you give an ultimatum you have to have the courage of your convictions and be prepared to walk away if you don't get what you want.

Then Stevo pop up with an offer of £2k a week and his agent says oh well, we tried, might as well take that.

I'm not saying that's what has happened, just that it doesn't mean we couldn't compete with them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 24, 2024, 20:59:34 pm
Every summer we have rumblings about the budget.

Proof will be in who we sign.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 24, 2024, 21:02:36 pm
I think two things can be true... out budget will be in the bottom 4, and Appere isnt worth to us the sort of wages we were paying Hylton.

I also very much doubt if Stevenage were only offering 2k a week and we turned down a 3.5k ask from him, he wouldnt have stayed if we offered a deal in between, paticularly with the irritation of up rooting a family. He'll be on around the 3k a week mark with Stevenage, either because their chairman is willing to cover losses, or because Revell thinks he is worth paying first name on the team sheet wages form.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Peter Frost on May 24, 2024, 21:19:59 pm
I'm not sure why people think the club's statement is out of order.

An average player makes an unrealistic salary bid and the club declines it - he gets a better offer elsewhere and good luck to him. The club explains why, which keeps fans informed as to the reasons - it's the fans the club should have loyalty to and not an ex player - no one believes the best wishes platitudes trotted out for departing players (with a few notable exceptions)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 24, 2024, 21:46:35 pm
I think two things can be true... out budget will be in the bottom 4, and Appere isnt worth to us the sort of wages we were paying Hylton.

I also very much doubt if Stevenage were only offering 2k a week and we turned down a 3.5k ask from him, he wouldnt have stayed if we offered a deal in between, paticularly with the irritation of up rooting a family. He'll be on around the 3k a week mark with Stevenage, either because their chairman is willing to cover losses, or because Revell thinks he is worth paying first name on the team sheet wages form.
Hes not "uprooting" a family though. Theres him, his partner and his dog. And according to their forum, he is renting a place in Buntingford.
At his age moving around should not be a problem, its only when you get older, that you get "dun roaming" put on your house name plate.
And to be fair moving down from Scotland seemed easy enough, Stevenage should be a breeze.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on May 25, 2024, 04:43:43 am
I'm not sure why people think the club's statement is out of order.

An average player makes an unrealistic salary bid and the club declines it - he gets a better offer elsewhere and good luck to him. The club explains why, which keeps fans informed as to the reasons - it's the fans the club should have loyalty to and not an ex player - no one believes the best wishes platitudes trotted out for departing players (with a few notable exceptions)
and

+1

I find it laughable that some posters solution to our future is to spend other people's money!
Isn't life easy hiding behind a keyboard.

In JB and KT I trust.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 25, 2024, 07:19:33 am
Every summer we have rumblings about the budget.

Proof will be in who we sign.
The club have managed to acquire some extra investment in the form of a new owner.

I doubt DB and KT have got a new owner on board who has said ‘I’d like a quarter of the club but I’m unwilling to put any of my money into the club playing budget’

He would be the only multi millionaire to buy into a club and not invest.

I think the past has told us that one thing DB and KT are not is stupid when it comes to business




Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on May 25, 2024, 07:33:37 am
Exactly this, the club can't win, be clear and transparent and they are shoving him ubder the bus, dont say this and they and criticised for us not having a competitive budget.

I know which I'd rather and Louis is beibg greedy, a very average player looking to be paid more than Guthrie and Sammy, no chance!

I'm not sure why people think the club's statement is out of order.

An average player makes an unrealistic salary bid and the club declines it - he gets a better offer elsewhere and good luck to him. The club explains why, which keeps fans informed as to the reasons - it's the fans the club should have loyalty to and not an ex player - no one believes the best wishes platitudes trotted out for departing players (with a few notable exceptions)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on May 25, 2024, 07:35:08 am
The club have managed to acquire some extra investment in the form of a new owner.

I doubt DB and KT have got a new owner on board who has said ‘I’d like a quarter of the club but I’m unwilling to put any of my money into the club playing budget’

He would be the only multi millionaire to buy into a club and not invest.

I think the past has told us that one thing DB and KT are not is stupid when it comes to business

More likely they will reduce their input into the budget by 25% and put it into their project. However I'd like to think a selling point for the new 'pitch facing boxes' would be a decent product on the pitch



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 25, 2024, 08:02:12 am
I'm not sure why people think the club's statement is out of order.

An average player makes an unrealistic salary bid and the club declines it - he gets a better offer elsewhere and good luck to him. The club explains why, which keeps fans informed as to the reasons - it's the fans the club should have loyalty to and not an ex player - no one believes the best wishes platitudes trotted out for departing players (with a few notable exceptions)

Fully agree with this, I think it is important to the club to come out on issues of finance and transfers as otherwise if people start repeating the same spurious information enough some will just accept it as true.
Also I don’t see it as a slight on Appere, he like all of us has every right to maximise our income, if anything the interest and wage he has been able to get show some of the derogatory stuff from his detractors was a bit over the top.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 25, 2024, 08:20:40 am
Fully agree with this, I think it is important to the club to come out on issues of finance and transfers as otherwise if people start repeating the same spurious information enough some will just accept it as true.
Also I don’t see it as a slight on Appere, he like all of us has every right to maximise our income, if anything the interest and wage he has been able to get show some of the derogatory stuff from his detractors was a bit over the top.
+1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 25, 2024, 08:36:10 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/articles/cx77vevxn9zo.amp
Sounds good, are we putting in a bid?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on May 25, 2024, 08:42:19 am
The club have managed to acquire some extra investment in the form of a new owner.

I doubt DB and KT have got a new owner on board who has said ‘I’d like a quarter of the club but I’m unwilling to put any of my money into the club playing budget’

He would be the only multi millionaire to buy into a club and not invest.

I think the past has told us that one thing DB and KT are not is stupid when it comes to business




They already ruled out any  Investment,would be spent on an increase in the players budget.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 25, 2024, 08:45:02 am
Thomas said on the wireless that our budget would be the same as last years. FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: capcob on May 25, 2024, 08:47:15 am
Bye bye Louis. He made a good contribution but never central to Brady's team.
If Stevenage have made him a better offer, then obviously Steve Evans rates him more highly. Good luck for the future.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 25, 2024, 08:49:12 am
Bye bye Louis. He made a good contribution but never central to Brady's team.
If Stevenage have made him a better offer, then obviously Steve Evans rates him more highly. Good luck for the future.

If he (Steve Evans) did, he'd probably have taken him to Rotherham? ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 25, 2024, 09:05:45 am
Thomas said on the wireless that our budget would be the same as last years. FACT.
I highly doubt that KT has banged on about getting extra investment into the club to help the budget for god knows how long and then manages to bring in the only new football investor on the planet who won’t invest…
Let’s be honest he’d look a right nana.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 25, 2024, 09:13:49 am
Matty Stevens from relegated FGR could be decent squad option...still only 26 & wages would probably be a third of what Hylton was/is being paid!

Please examine his recent injury record which was a serious one!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 25, 2024, 09:18:41 am
11 weeks to go to the start of the next season…….⏰


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 25, 2024, 10:28:59 am
Our first signing last year was 16th June.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 25, 2024, 10:52:20 am
Player is Accringtons Tommy Leigh
Last year Lincoln tried to buy him so now he's out of contract it would make sense if it was Lincoln who had signed him.
The twitter article says "have agreed a fee for"...
It looks like burton have won the race to sign him for £100,000


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 25, 2024, 10:58:46 am
I can't see half this stuff. Alan Nixon blocked me on X🫤


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 25, 2024, 11:28:35 am
Looking on the Stevenage forum some of them seem to think they have signed a target man.

They could afford to pay him more than us because last year we lost £1m and are £9m in debt whereas they made a profit and are debt free. They get lower crowds than us so is whoever is bankrolling them gifting the money instead of loaning it?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 25, 2024, 13:34:35 pm
Please examine his recent injury record which was a serious one!

Keep up  ::)

He will join AFC Wimbledon on 1 July 2024


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 25, 2024, 15:44:39 pm
I highly doubt that KT has banged on about getting extra investment into the club to help the budget for god knows how long and then manages to bring in the only new football investor on the planet who won’t invest…
Let’s be honest he’d look a right nana.



Where do you think the money to finish the stand is coming from? That’s the ‘investment’….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 25, 2024, 16:11:48 pm
Where do you think the money to finish the stand is coming from? That’s the ‘investment’….
So when Nigel said he’d been actively looking to invest in a few clubs but chose the cobblers we can assume they all had stands that needed finishing ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 25, 2024, 16:26:05 pm
Our ex-loanee Ryan Edmondson scored 2 goals today for Central Coast Mariners to help them beat Melbourne Victory 3 - 1. He scored a 91st minute goal to make it 1 - 1 and take it into extra time and then scored in the 122 minute to make it 3 - 1 - to be fair that was a good goal. That means he has scored 4 goals in half a season and tbh has looked out of his depth most of that time. The game was the final of their championship - they do it like the rugby except the top 6 teams are in the play offs. Central Coast won the league so justice was done. It was typical of TNT (BT) that they missed the first 15 minutes due to live badminton from Malaysia running over time. Why they had to schedule the game after a live event I do not know, they have 4 channels to chose from. They really are amateurs.

I am not suggesting we sign him by the way.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 25, 2024, 17:00:41 pm
f*** me shut up Shoey.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 25, 2024, 17:01:34 pm
So when Nigel said he’d been actively looking to invest in a few clubs but chose the cobblers we can assume they all had stands that needed finishing ?

No, you can assume there were clubs looking for investment, he paid in, got 25% of the holding company and now the club has the money to finish the stand. Do you think Nigel was only looking for clubs who needed money to boost their wage budget?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on May 25, 2024, 17:15:07 pm
No, you can assume there were clubs looking for investment, he paid in, got 25% of the holding company and now the club has the money to finish the stand. Do you think Nigel was only looking for clubs who needed money to boost their wage budget?

Shoot me down but it could be owners that are looking for a clean exit.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 25, 2024, 17:16:00 pm
Shoot me down but it could be owners that are looking for a clean exit.

I suppose there is a possibility that is the case.....  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 25, 2024, 17:51:14 pm
Shoot me down but it could be owners that are looking for a clean exit.
AKA a "glory wipe". (https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/styles/smilies/wink.png)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on May 25, 2024, 18:09:29 pm
Rumours...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 25, 2024, 18:23:04 pm
Rumours...

Rumours are either someone else's Second Hand News or another person's Dreams. In the case of App3r3, he is Never Going Back Again, you should Go Your Own Way.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on May 25, 2024, 18:59:36 pm
No, you can assume there were clubs looking for investment, he paid in, got 25% of the holding company and now the club has the money to finish the stand. Do you think Nigel was only looking for clubs who needed money to boost their wage budget?

But didn't KT say he had money put away for when the east stand was to be finished?
I swear he mentioned this.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 25, 2024, 23:07:16 pm
But didn't KT say he had money put away for when the east stand was to be finished?
I swear he mentioned this.

I thought he said when he first took the club over back in Wilders days there was £4 million to finish the stand. It could of course have been eaten up by expenses since though, especially during the Covid times.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 26, 2024, 10:07:13 am
It is normal for departing players to post on leaving but unless I have missed it I have not seen anything from Appere which is very poor.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 26, 2024, 10:14:29 am
He did post on there yesterday


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 26, 2024, 12:51:29 pm
I thought he said when he first took the club over back in Wilders days there was £4 million to finish the stand. It could of course have been eaten up by expenses since though, especially during the Covid times.
All EFL clubs had a massive hand out during Covid buddy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2024, 08:19:25 am
Wrexham are rumoured to be buying Marc Leonard. (As oxford are too).

If this happens, I genuinely will feel a bit gutted.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 27, 2024, 08:29:01 am
Wrexham are rumoured to be buying Marc Leonard. (As oxford are too).

If this happens, I genuinely will feel a bit gutted.
Good luck to them if they do , they are ambitious and want to progress.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2024, 08:33:30 am
Sitting a wage bill that's almost double ours, it's hard to really even put up a fight against it. That said, the gap between Championship and League 1 finances is so huge, a Rotherham/Peterborough future is probably as high as they can go even hemorrhaging money like that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 27, 2024, 08:45:00 am
Sitting a wage bill that's almost double ours, it's hard to really even put up a fight against it. That said, the gap between Championship and League 1 finances is so huge, a Rotherham/Peterborough future is probably as high as they can go even hemorrhaging money like that.
I’m more concerned with where we will go to be honest.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2024, 08:47:08 am
Hitting above out weight like we've just done under Brady for the last three years will be avoiding relegation, I think you're looking at a miracle for anything else.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 27, 2024, 09:00:52 am
Hitting above out weight like we've just done under Brady for the last three years will be avoiding relegation, I think you're looking at a miracle for anything else.
That’s a shame as the support from fans has been at its highest level for years
It’d be a shame to see it all go to waste and support drop off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2024, 09:05:23 am
Even with the support being the highest it's been in years, it'd be 18th best next year. League One average attendances have sky rocketed since even the year under Curle in League one, 6.5k is not good enough support any more for anything other than a relegation battle.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2024, 18:29:24 pm
Quote
heard from a friend who knows one of the coaches at Northampton Town. Northampton are trying to sign a player who used to play for them for two season on loan from a premier league club and is now a free agent or available for free. He was previously on £3k a week, they offered £3.5k a week, and Wrexham have just come in and offered £10.5k a week. Personally I think its agent talk to drive up the wages of their client.

The two players that Northampton have had on loan for two seasons are Kieron Bowie from Fulham and Marc Leonard from Brighton. It was suggested it was a striker so that would be Bowie at Fulham.

This was a post on the Wrexham forum from a week ago. The thing that was interesting is that in the post match interview in either our ultimate or pen-ultimate game of the season, Tim O asked about Leonard's future and Brady said he'd had a chat with him and been told that there were League one and Championship clubs interested in him, and if the prices being quoted to buy him were true, we'd have to have a look at him. I think people would be more than happy to take Leonard at 300k on Hyltons old wages, not sure how people would feel if we took Bowie in return for being the top earner at the club... but if Wrexham are paying 10.5k a week for him kinda a non starter.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 27, 2024, 18:37:52 pm
This was a post on the Wrexham forum from a week ago. The thing that was interesting is that in the post match interview in either our ultimate or pen-ultimate game of the season, Tim O asked about Leonard's future and Brady said he'd had a chat with him and been told that there were League one and Championship clubs interested in him, and if the prices being quoted to buy him were true, we'd have to have a look at him. I think people would be more than happy to take Leonard at 300k on Hyltons old wages, not sure how people would feel if we took Bowie in return for being the top earner at the club... but if Wrexham are paying 10.5k a week for him kinda a non starter.
Wrexham would probably sniff around everybody, but I think that he is better than League one.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/wrexham-join-hull-plymouth-and-preston-in-brighton-transfer-race-for-marc-leonard/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 27, 2024, 18:51:18 pm
Wrexham would probably sniff around everybody, but I think that he is better than League one.

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/wrexham-join-hull-plymouth-and-preston-in-brighton-transfer-race-for-marc-leonard/
He definitely is better than League One. He has better stats than all of their midfielders, while playing in the league above, I don't think their fans are aware how good he is because they all seem to think he'd be cover option but he'd obviously be a starter for them, but I guess depends if there's Championships teams willing to pay 10.5k per week for him or not.

I mean, if it's Bowie they've offered 10.5k a week for, then that's almost amusing.

Either way, it's interesting that there's is a reasonable chance we were trying to bring one of them back on permanent and that we're equally just being blown out of the water for wage demands at the moment.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 27, 2024, 18:57:49 pm
Keep saying it, but if the football governance bill goes through then we can’t pay some of these quoted wages, rather than won’t. Whilst we are on it I doubt Wrexham would realistically be able to pay that wage either. Anyone who thinks otherwise doesn’t understand the legislation.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 27, 2024, 19:24:51 pm
Keep saying it, but if the football governance bill goes through then we can’t pay some of these quoted wages, rather than won’t. Whilst we are on it I doubt Wrexham would realistically be able to pay that wage either. Anyone who thinks otherwise doesn’t understand the legislation.

Sorry Melly, but I think that one got dropped because of the election.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 27, 2024, 19:30:14 pm
not sure how people would feel if we took Bowie in return for being the top earner at the club...

I wonder how much Bowie is worth in transfer fees?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on May 27, 2024, 19:44:56 pm
Sorry Melly, but I think that one got dropped because of the election.
Sorry, didn’t know that. As you were.

Edit: hang on a minute, just seen this quote.

"Shadow ministers have gone on the record to suggest that, in their view, the current Bill does not go far enough and so we may see additional powers being granted to the regulator if and when the Bill is re-introduced into the next Parliament."

Please disregard my original post.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 27, 2024, 20:53:12 pm
Keep up  ::)

He will join AFC Wimbledon on 1 July 2024

The question was - ‘have you investigated his recent injury record? ‘ Not the club he has signed for! Glad we stayed well clear!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 28, 2024, 07:22:34 am
Sorry, didn’t know that. As you were.

Edit: hang on a minute, just seen this quote.

"Shadow ministers have gone on the record to suggest that, in their view, the current Bill does not go far enough and so we may see additional powers being granted to the regulator if and when the Bill is re-introduced into the next Parliament."

Please disregard my original post.

There is definitely a push by some to make hay whilst the sunshine's. Wrexham and a few others are in a race against time. So I wouldn't be surprised to see them push the envelop as much as they can, in the hope that they can assemble a near on championship side to future proof their aspirations.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 28, 2024, 07:43:07 am
There is definitely a push by some to make hay whilst the sunshine's. Wrexham and a few others are in a race against time. So I wouldn't be surprised to see them push the envelop as much as they can, in the hope that they can assemble a near on championship side to future proof their aspirations.
I’m more looking forward to our clubs future and what efforts we are making to progress upwards rather than downwards.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 28, 2024, 08:46:16 am
I’m more looking forward to our clubs future and what efforts we are making to progress upwards rather than downwards.

I doubt that is an exclusive club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 28, 2024, 09:04:29 am
I doubt that is an exclusive club.
;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on May 28, 2024, 10:47:17 am
Marc definitely has his sights set higher than Wrexham. And I think he was definitely on more than 3k as well

So I would concur that the rumour from the Wrexham forum would be about Bowie if it was about anyone and had any truth

Definitely the more realistic signing of the 2 of them

What will be interesting is what Marc wants to do around Brighton with a new manager coming in.
Potter loved him, the loan and development team there loved him. He got first team minutes and was invited on the pre-season tours previously.
He might just want to try his luck in pre-season there before he rushes into a plan elsewhere for next season


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 28, 2024, 10:50:30 am
Marc definitely has his sights set higher than Wrexham. And I think he was definitely on more than 3k as well

So I would concur that the rumour from the Wrexham forum would be about Bowie if it was about anyone and had any truth

Definitely the more realistic signing of the 2 of them

What will be interesting is what Marc wants to do around Brighton with a new manager coming in.
Potter loved him, the loan and development team there loved him. He got first team minutes and was invited on the pre-season tours previously.
He might just want to try his luck in pre-season there before he rushes into a plan elsewhere for next season
That is a very good point


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on May 28, 2024, 11:01:29 am
Marc definitely has his sights set higher than Wrexham. And I think he was definitely on more than 3k as well

So I would concur that the rumour from the Wrexham forum would be about Bowie if it was about anyone and had any truth

Definitely the more realistic signing of the 2 of them

What will be interesting is what Marc wants to do around Brighton with a new manager coming in.
Potter loved him, the loan and development team there loved him. He got first team minutes and was invited on the pre-season tours previously.
He might just want to try his luck in pre-season there before he rushes into a plan elsewhere for next season

Brighton's financial position looks very strong as well. So no need to make rash short term decisions for financial reasons;

https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com/news/3949063/albions-annual-accounts


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 28, 2024, 11:42:55 am
Theirs is no chance Leonard’s good enough for the Prem, he is however ready for a go in the championship.
I believe it when I see it with the Wrexham rumours.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 28, 2024, 19:32:02 pm
Theirs is no chance Leonard’s good enough for the Prem, he is however ready for a go in the championship.
I believe it when I see it with the Wrexham rumours.

Did you see Toney or DCL being prem standard they are now? Leonard is miles better than Grimes imo and he's a solid championship player.

He's still developing, it could go ether way.
Look at Ette I thought be develop a lot more than he has and Morton


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 28, 2024, 19:49:49 pm
Did you see Toney or DCL being prem standard they are now? Leonard is miles better than Grimes imo and he's a solid championship player.

He's still developing, it could go ether way.
Look at Ette I thought be develop a lot more than he has and Morton
If he was Prem quality, guess what, Brighton would have kept him.FACT


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on May 28, 2024, 20:48:19 pm
If he was Prem quality, guess what, Brighton would have kept him.FACT

Must be why Man City got shot of Cole Palmer.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on May 28, 2024, 20:49:22 pm
I'm so proud seeing our boy Ivan scoring regularly in the famous black and white stripes.

oh wait.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 28, 2024, 20:51:12 pm
Any actual bl00dy rumours?!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 28, 2024, 21:36:59 pm
Any actual bl00dy rumours?!

Just the one, it seems Fenners might be off on a free to Boro. Likes blue apparently. Shame really, I used to quite like him. Just like I did The Flame Haired One and Bobby Barnes before he acquired a tatters hat.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 28, 2024, 22:07:27 pm
Did you see Toney or DCL being prem standard they are now? Leonard is miles better than Grimes imo and he's a solid championship player.

He's still developing, it could go ether way.
Look at Ette I thought be develop a lot more than he has and Morton

I saw Etete play a few times for Cardiff last season and he really isn't up to Championship level.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 28, 2024, 22:20:58 pm
New pitch, does that count as a transfer?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 28, 2024, 22:56:05 pm
If he was Prem quality, guess what, Brighton would have kept him.FACT

Like Newcastle did with Toney?
Like Chelsea did with KDB or Salah?
Like Sheff Wednesday did with Vardy

The list is endless


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 29, 2024, 07:05:37 am
I saw Etete play a few times for Cardiff last season and he really isn't up to Championship level.
Had thought about him as an option for next season with things not working for him at the moment at Cardiff. (cue moans about fans only looking at old players) he’s still only 22 so Cardiff might decide to loan him out in the hope a full season at a lower standard might bring him on. The profile of player for me would fit well in our system, so if they would do us a deal on wages it could work out well for all parties.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on May 29, 2024, 08:03:57 am
Had thought about him as an option for next season with things not working for him at the moment at Cardiff. (cue moans about fans only looking at old players) he’s still only 22 so Cardiff might decide to loan him out in the hope a full season at a lower standard might bring him on. The profile of player for me would fit well in our system, so if they would do us a deal on wages it could work out well for all parties.

He was injured for the last couple of months but I assume he will be fit before the season starts.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 29, 2024, 08:28:55 am
Had thought about him as an option for next season with things not working for him at the moment at Cardiff. (cue moans about fans only looking at old players) he’s still only 22 so Cardiff might decide to loan him out in the hope a full season at a lower standard might bring him on. The profile of player for me would fit well in our system, so if they would do us a deal on wages it could work out well for all parties.
I’d imagine they’d be prepared to cut their losses


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2024, 08:38:51 am
Todays twitter nonsense has us linked with Ryan Croasdale, Malachi Boateng, and Owen Goodman.
Cant say that I have heard of any of them myself.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 29, 2024, 08:39:06 am
Owen Goodman Ryan croasdale  malachi boateng the latest rumours with the latter looking likely to sign for stevenage


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 29, 2024, 09:57:07 am
Charlie Goode coming back?

Just passing on a rumour, no idea to the substance of it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 29, 2024, 09:59:17 am

He was injured for the last couple of months


Could be a perfect fit and take over the mantle from Hylton.  :P

He definitely showed promise for us but doesn't sound as though his development has gone too well. At 22 he's no kid anymore and unless he is a late bloomer should have started to do the business by now. 11 career goals doesn't bode well. Same with Morton, never looking as though he is going to be prolific and should be approaching his prime.
I think it would be a frustrating season with the likes of those two up front.

I hope that JB has some irons in the fire.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on May 29, 2024, 10:45:38 am
Could be a perfect fit and take over the mantle from Hylton.  :P

He definitely showed promise for us but doesn't sound as though his development has gone too well. At 22 he's no kid anymore and unless he is a late bloomer should have started to do the business by now. 11 career goals doesn't bode well. Same with Morton, never looking as though he is going to be prolific and should be approaching his prime.
I think it would be a frustrating season with the likes of those two up front.

I hope that JB has some irons in the fire.

Oh, you mean Hegyi and Chesters? I did wonder where they would end up.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on May 29, 2024, 11:25:46 am
Charlie Goode coming back?

Just passing on a rumour, no idea to the substance of it.

Wouldn't mind that at all but would mean a no wo Willis and Sherring


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 29, 2024, 11:30:41 am
Basically there are no real rumours so we are reduced to fantasising about past players who were good.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2024, 11:56:16 am
Basically there are no real rumours so we are reduced to fantasising about past players who were good.
That rules out Charlie Goode. How on earth we ever conned Brentford into paying a million squid is beyond me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 29, 2024, 12:06:54 pm
That rules out Charlie Goode. How on earth we ever conned Brentford into paying a million squid is beyond me.

Tend to agree, wouldn’t particularly welcome him back.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 29, 2024, 12:08:36 pm
That rules out Charlie Goode. How on earth we ever conned Brentford into paying a million squid is beyond me.

Another career decimated by serious injuries the past few seasons, he'd fit right in.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2024, 13:22:13 pm
Another career decimated by serious injuries the past few seasons, he'd fit right in.
Perhaps his tendency to throw himself violently to the floor contributed to this?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 29, 2024, 14:24:43 pm
Pretty sure on the end of season Cobblers Show, Brady said he was off on holiday during the late May Bank Holiday, so might not hear anything for a couple of weeks anyway.

Also...

The summer transfer window will open from 14 June 2024 and close on Friday 30 August 2024 at 11pm.

So, even though you can announce signings, they don't actually become official until 14th June 2024...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on May 29, 2024, 14:53:51 pm
Pretty sure on the end of season Cobblers Show, Brady said he was off on holiday during the late May Bank Holiday, so might not hear anything for a couple of weeks anyway.

Also..

The summer transfer window will open from 14 June 2024 and close on Friday 30 August 2024 at 11pm.

So, even though you can announce signings, they don't actually become official until 14th June 2024...
As Spalding United found out this week. Announced their top scorer had re signed, then 2 weeks later had to say he had got a better offer!

https://x.com/SpaldingUnited/status/1795383679365079126


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 29, 2024, 15:02:46 pm
Latest twitter rumour Jamie lindsay


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on May 29, 2024, 15:10:19 pm
As Spalding United found out this week. Announced their top scorer had re signed, then 2 weeks later had to say he had got a better offer!

https://x.com/SpaldingUnited/status/1795383679365079126


Gazumped by Harborough Town!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on May 29, 2024, 15:40:31 pm
Just for clarification, what's the difference between a Rumour and a Real Rumour ?
If its a Rumour is that just exactly that, a Rumour, not known if true or not ?
 If its a real Rumour that suggests its going to happen, if its definitely going to happen then by definition surely its not a Rumour ?  ??? ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Peter Frost on May 29, 2024, 15:42:43 pm
That rules out Charlie Goode. How on earth we ever conned Brentford into paying a million squid is beyond me.

That made me smile - probably the best bit of business we had ever done - but then again we have also paid Danny Hylton for 2 seasons which would have significantly eroded the profit


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 29, 2024, 15:50:48 pm
Just for clarification, what's the difference between a Rumour and a Real Rumour ?
If its a Rumour is that just exactly that, a Rumour, not known if true or not ?
 If its a real Rumour that suggests its going to happen, if its definitely going to happen then by definition surely its not a Rumour ?  ??? ;D

I’m not sure you can have a ‘real rumour’.

Rumour (doubtful truth) vs inside information/leak of truth.
Most on here for the former or a list of available players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2024, 16:11:03 pm
Just for clarification, what's the difference between a Rumour and a Real Rumour ?

Theres no difference at all. Every football fan loves a bit of gossip. If you nudge someone in the Tavern pre-match, and say "dont tell anybody, but ive heard.." than you can guarantee that it will be round the pub in ten minutes flat. Give it a try, its great fun.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 29, 2024, 16:31:46 pm
Theres no difference at all. Every football fan loves a bit of gossip. If you nudge someone in the Tavern pre-match, and say "dont tell anybody, but ive heard.." than you can guarantee that it will be round the pub in ten minutes flat. Give it a try, its great fun.

Well there is ;  a proper rumour posted  on here has source attached to it. In fact that was one of the admin rules some years ago! At the end of the day still a rumour!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 29, 2024, 19:04:26 pm
Well there is ;  a proper rumour posted  on here has source attached to it.
And what is that source? Twitter, Facebook, or any form of social media, or my mates uncle says, or some random mischevious bloke down the Tavern tipping the wink?
Anyway, it would be a boring forum at the moment, without some nonsense to discuss. Join in mate, give it a try.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: yayo bayo on May 29, 2024, 20:40:36 pm
Bobby Duncan


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 29, 2024, 21:42:51 pm
Bobby Duncan

That would be very left field.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2024, 08:30:12 am
And what is that source? Twitter, Facebook, or any form of social media, or my mates uncle says, or some random mischevious bloke down the Tavern tipping the wink?
Anyway, it would be a boring forum at the moment, without some nonsense to discuss. Join in mate, give it a try.

Link to the media source!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 30, 2024, 09:12:54 am
Link to the media source!
Top tip for you mate, rarely should you believe what you read on social media!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2024, 09:30:31 am
Top tip for you mate, rarely should you believe what you read on social media!


Top tip for you ‘only speak when spoken to’!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 30, 2024, 10:33:59 am


Top tip for you ‘only speak when spoken to’!

Then nobody would ever speak ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2024, 11:16:49 am
Then nobody would ever speak ?

Why not Einstein?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 30, 2024, 11:26:55 am
Sheffield Wednesday now being linked to Charlie Goode.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on May 30, 2024, 11:35:13 am
Sheffield Wednesday now being linked to Charlie Goode.

Good(e)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 30, 2024, 12:10:51 pm
Top tip for you mate, rarely should you believe what you read on social media!

Should I believe that?








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Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 30, 2024, 12:11:42 pm


Top tip for you ‘only speak when spoken to’!
As you quoted my post, I assumed that you were talking to me! Never mind. ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on May 30, 2024, 12:24:07 pm
Why not Einstein?

Chicken and egg. Which came first?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on May 30, 2024, 12:35:46 pm
Should I believe that?

I have total trust in your ability to establish the difference between FACT and fiction.  ;D






 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2024, 13:12:18 pm
Chicken and egg. Which came first?

God


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on May 30, 2024, 13:37:40 pm
Where’s ntfclad we need some concrete rumours to get us excited, anything, come on ntfclad? 😀


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on May 30, 2024, 14:21:40 pm
I have total trust in your ability to establish the difference between FACT and fiction.  ;D


 ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on May 30, 2024, 15:07:32 pm
Where’s ntfclad we need some concrete rumours to get us excited, anything, come on ntfclad? 😀

I suggest you sit on your hands for a month.......... unfortunately!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on May 30, 2024, 15:17:20 pm
When the clubs with higher budgets have had most of their chats with players and agents and the dust has settled then we’ll do our business. Fact.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 30, 2024, 23:02:09 pm
That would be very left field.

For a  CF he has scored very few goals and at 5’ 8” he is on the small side., What I found interesting was your description of Bobby Duncan as being left field. Is it possible for clarification on this’ label’ please?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on May 31, 2024, 07:26:16 am
God


At last we're on to rumours! Probably one that should be in General Chat section, rather than anything Cobblers related.

I'll try and make a link though. IF there was such a thing as God, they would be a Cobbler and now we would be discussing how long a contract we should offer to Jude Bellingham if we want to make it 10 Champions League titles in a row.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on May 31, 2024, 07:54:40 am
For a  CF he has scored very few goals and at 5’ 8” he is on the small side., What I found interesting was your description of Bobby Duncan as being left field. Is it possible for clarification on this’ label’ please?

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/left-field (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/left-field)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on May 31, 2024, 09:24:20 am
For a  CF he has scored very few goals and at 5’ 8” he is on the small side., What I found interesting was your description of Bobby Duncan as being left field. Is it possible for clarification on this’ label’ please?

No.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 31, 2024, 09:41:03 am
At last we're on to rumours! Probably one that should be in General Chat section, rather than anything Cobblers related.

I'll try and make a link though. IF there was such a thing as God, they would be a Cobbler and now we would be discussing how long a contract we should offer to Jude Bellingham if we want to make it 10 Champions League titles in a row.

You take things too seriously !


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on May 31, 2024, 09:53:43 am
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/left-field (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/left-field)


Thks BON!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 31, 2024, 10:35:40 am
Zak Joules twitter rumour...

Us, Cov, Millwall & Huddersfield interested...

Might be b0llox & probably absolutely no chance of us actually getting him in, but at least it's related to the topic!!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 31, 2024, 10:38:48 am
Zak Joules twitter rumour...

Us, Cov, Millwall & Huddersfield interested...

Might be b0llox & probably absolutely no chance of us actually getting him in, but at least it's related to the topic!!!
We’ve tried to sign him before


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on May 31, 2024, 10:55:11 am
Zak Jules has just rejected his contract offer from his Exeter, but I think our name has just been plucked out of the air there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 31, 2024, 11:12:10 am
Probably nothing to the rumour as we have 9 defenders already and offers with 2 others. Our needs are at the other end of the pitch.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2024, 11:37:28 am
Probably nothing to the rumour as we have 9 defenders already and offers with 2 others. Our needs are at the other end of the pitch.
Absolutely this, unfortunately they are the most expensive members of any team, I see Wrexham had been trying to sign Jay Rodriguez from Burnley but he’s decided to stay, the money in and around L1 is completely ridiculous at the moment, I think we will have to wait to sign anyone of a forward nature.
Personally I’d be trying to sign Simpson either on loan agin or on a perm, after June all players contracts end so it will be a bit of a free for all.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 31, 2024, 11:52:55 am
I wouldn't be surprised if we tried to get Springett back on loan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on May 31, 2024, 12:07:17 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if we tried to get Springett back on loan.

that would be a shame


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on May 31, 2024, 12:42:54 pm
At last we're on to rumours! Probably one that should be in General Chat section, rather than anything Cobblers related.

I'll try and make a link though. IF there was such a thing as God, they would be a Cobbler and now we would be discussing how long a contract we should offer to Jude Bellingham if we want to make it 10 Champions League titles in a row.
They'd be a Cobbler and a DJ but if as according to Evers they came first, would they be a chicken or egg?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on May 31, 2024, 17:50:42 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if we tried to get Springett back on loan.
Would be a fantastic signing. I feel for any players who join on loan in Jan, as Brady always seems to neglect them. I thought he was fantastic but would be surprised if he wanted to return


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on May 31, 2024, 18:03:04 pm
Would be a fantastic signing. I feel for any players who join on loan in Jan, as Brady always seems to neglect them. I thought he was fantastic but would be surprised if he wanted to return

Wow, funny how we can all see things differently...

Certainly wouldn't class him as fantastic!

In his brief cameos never stood out or even got that involved...

Bar the goal at Oxford, nothing else remotely memorable about his performances imo...

Not for me!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 31, 2024, 18:29:55 pm
Springett didn't get much of a chance, only once did he start a game and the rest were very limited minutes as a substitute. I thought he looked bright and would not be averse to giving him another chance. Derby obviously thought something of him to have also taken him on loan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2024, 19:12:04 pm
Wow, funny how we can all see things differently...

Certainly wouldn't class him as fantastic!

In his brief cameos never stood out or even got that involved...

Bar the goal at Oxford, nothing else remotely memorable about his performances imo...

Not for me!
+1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on May 31, 2024, 19:37:51 pm

Personally I’d be trying to sign Simpson either on loan agin or on a perm, after June all players contracts end so it will be a bit of a free for all.

Absolutely agreed, only saying this to my mate other day. Has all the natural attributes to be a handful at this level. Miles ahead of Appere.

Would be happy if we got him back


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on May 31, 2024, 20:25:58 pm
Absolutely agreed, only saying this to my mate other day. Has all the natural attributes to be a handful at this level. Miles ahead of Appere.
Might have all the attributes but rarely uses them. Definitely wouldn’t say he’s miles ahead of Appere, 592 minutes per goal compared with Louis 294. Appere had more assists too and was far more consistent last season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on May 31, 2024, 21:03:56 pm
I think his goal return of 3 goals in 40 games  tells us all we need to know. You could count the number of good games he had on the fingers of 1 hand which was a pity because when he applied himself he could be useful but it was not often enough.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on May 31, 2024, 21:42:26 pm
Liam Kelly who was touted on here has been spotted from the top deck of a bus signing for Rotherham  ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on May 31, 2024, 22:17:02 pm
Liam Kelly who was touted on here has been spotted from the top deck of a bus signing for Rotherham  ;)
Hope Shaun’s got a cushion otherwise he’s going to get splinters in his arśe sitting on Rotherham’s bench.
Fat boy doesn’t mess around that’s for sure.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 01, 2024, 01:25:20 am
Hope Shaun’s got a cushion otherwise he’s going to get splinters in his arśe sitting on Rotherham’s bench.
Fat boy doesn’t mess around that’s for sure.

Former Cobblers loanee Joe Powell has also joined the party.... seven signings for Rovrum already!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Peter Frost on June 01, 2024, 06:46:41 am
Steve Evans is an interesting character but almost every position starts with success and ends up imploding - he is a deeply unpleasant character and takes his yes man Reynard everywhere he goes - Shaun is a decent hardworking pro and unlikely to have a happy time working for those two.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 01, 2024, 07:46:44 am
Joe Powell has been decent for Burton but somehow I don't see him and Shaun in a division 1 promotion winning side.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 01, 2024, 17:31:25 pm
Liam Kelly who was touted on here has been spotted from the top deck of a bus signing for Rotherham  ;)

He would have been a great signing but not a chance he was coming here.

The guy that saw him from 500 yards signing a contract is a fibber.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 01, 2024, 17:45:48 pm
Former Cobblers loanee Joe Powell has also joined the party.... seven signings for Rovrum already!

Steve Evans always does this, loves spending other people's money. He did it at Mansfield, Gillingham, Stevenage and Rotherham (twice) and others too. When the money dries up he'll be on to the next one. He certainly won't be coming here any time soon 😃


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 01, 2024, 17:46:14 pm
He would have been a great signing but not a chance he was coming here.

The guy that saw him from 500 yards signing a contract is a fibber.
We’d need a chairman who was interested for a start.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 01, 2024, 19:18:04 pm
We’d need a chairman who was interested for a start.

Interested in what exactly?

Living beyond our means? I think I’m okay thanks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 01, 2024, 19:48:17 pm
They’re basically angry our owners aren’t richer than they are.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 01, 2024, 20:13:16 pm
They’re basically angry our owners aren’t richer than they are.
Nigel’s richer than a lot of owners in this league to be fair


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 01, 2024, 20:15:11 pm
Interested in what exactly?

Living beyond our means? I think I’m okay thanks.
You do know as soon as the land is sold they’re leaving or will it be a surprise?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 02, 2024, 04:28:21 am
You do know as soon as the land is sold they’re leaving or will it be a surprise?
Of course fans have the intelligence to be aware the possibilities of future options but they have a life and do not feel the need to post over a thousand repetitive anal anti-chairman comments!

KT has backed up words with actions instead of others pontificating and hiding behind a keyboard.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 02, 2024, 08:00:38 am
To be fair to Manwork he's not the only one obsessed with his  anti owners rhetoric.
The majority of supporters are fully aware the the current owners will depart in the future, they just dont feel the need to keep repeating the same bile over and over.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on June 02, 2024, 08:19:59 am
To be fair to Manwork he's not the only one obsessed with his  anti owners rhetoric.
The majority of supporters are fully aware the the current owners will depart in the future, they just dont feel the need to keep repeating the same bile over and over.

It's been a while, have you thought of what my agenda against the club is yet?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 02, 2024, 10:23:59 am
Why, have you forgotten?  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 02, 2024, 11:41:25 am
You do know as soon as the land is sold they’re leaving or will it be a surprise?

Really? That comes a complete surprise if true.

I thought these business men were in it for the love of the town.

Which planet do you live on out of interest?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 02, 2024, 16:52:16 pm
Zut alors! Now we've missed out on Mbappe. Our owners have got no ambition. At this rate we'll have to wait until the Euros are finished as all our reserve targets are going to be concentrating on that until 14th July. We'll not be able to field a team at Sileby!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 02, 2024, 19:16:14 pm
Really? That comes a complete surprise if true.

I thought these business men were in it for the love of the town.

Which planet do you live on out of interest?
You asked me the context of “interested” in my earlier post, I’ve just given you the context, and now your wittering on about planets, you seem a bit dull?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 03, 2024, 05:30:36 am
You asked me the context of “interested” in my earlier post, I’ve just given you the context, and now your wittering on about planets, you seem a bit dull?

I can’t see where you confirmed what they’re not interested in?

You don’t appear to be the full ticket. I think what you’re trying to claim is our owners have no interest in investing in the team?

For context, they’ve taken us from 12th in league 2 to 14th in league 1 so far.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on June 03, 2024, 11:40:35 am
I can’t see where you confirmed what they’re not interested in?

You don’t appear to be the full ticket. I think what you’re trying to claim is our owners have no interest in investing in the team?

For context, they’ve taken us from 12th in league 2 to 14th in league 1 so far.

Where were we when they took over ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 03, 2024, 11:48:29 am
League 2 ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 03, 2024, 12:00:57 pm
Where were we when they took over ?

We’d just finished 12th in league 2…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 03, 2024, 12:07:25 pm
We’d just finished 12th in league 2…
Were they in charge then?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 03, 2024, 12:26:21 pm
We’d just finished 12th in league 2…

Strictly speaking, we were in the top3 of league2 when they took over. I don't think you can credit them for Wilders summer recruitment (or indeed flogging Toney for 500k) - Id say on the pitch they've achieved the same level of success/failure as our recent owners have...albeit during a period of time when it seems that there are many more clubs about that are prepared to make substantial losses year in year out than there ever has been before!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 03, 2024, 13:59:03 pm
Meanwhile.

I understand that there is due to be some news very soon...



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 03, 2024, 14:06:14 pm
Meanwhile.

I understand that there is due to be some news very soon...


Let’s hope it’s good news  :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on June 03, 2024, 14:54:08 pm
Meanwhile.

I understand that there is due to be some news very soon...



When you say very soon how very soon


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 03, 2024, 16:12:28 pm
When you say very soon how very soon
Patience is a virtue…….sooner than quite soon.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 03, 2024, 16:31:00 pm
I see burton albion have new owners.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 03, 2024, 16:50:54 pm
Let’s hope it’s good news  :)
Hello Ted! Long time no see.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 03, 2024, 16:52:52 pm
Hello Ted! Long time no see.  ;D
;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on June 03, 2024, 17:49:57 pm
Any news in the pipeline ntfclad?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 04, 2024, 05:49:48 am
Todays twitter rumour

Jack Payne


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 04, 2024, 06:19:12 am
Strictly speaking, we were in the top3 of league2 when they took over. I don't think you can credit them for Wilders summer recruitment (or indeed flogging Toney for 500k) - Id say on the pitch they've achieved the same level of success/failure as our recent owners have...albeit during a period of time when it seems that there are many more clubs about that are prepared to make substantial losses year in year out than there ever has been before!

Taking us from the top end of L2 to middle table L1 without any investment or interest is a great achievement!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 04, 2024, 07:27:04 am
Taking us from the top end of L2 to middle table L1 without any investment or interest is a great achievement!
You really do talk utter bollox, it was your best mate Jon Brady that did that against all odds.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 04, 2024, 16:28:31 pm
You really do talk utter bollox, it was your best mate Jon Brady that did that against all odds.


You might be interested in his reply 😂🤣


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on June 04, 2024, 19:21:09 pm
Meanwhile.

I understand that there is due to be some news very soon...


Anything to follow…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 05, 2024, 16:12:41 pm
I know there will be some activity at some point... more than likely in the next few weeks when contracts tick down... but what an absolute snooze fest of a window so far... barely any credible rumours and no signings yet...

I know we like to take our time to "get the right type of player" it's annoying watching other clubs pick up good players early on.

Would be nice to get a couple of players in early. Makes me think that were missing out on our main targets.

This is of course based on nothing but my own opinion!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 05, 2024, 16:40:25 pm
There is a rumour going round that we may sign someone in the next few weeks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 05, 2024, 16:54:30 pm
I really do wish we put in deadlines for the 3 offered contracts to sign...

It's been over a month now so surely we should just retract & move on...

If any of them signed now anyway, it would only be because they couldn't get better deals elsewhere!

Anyway, anything at all ntfclad? I guess if we missed out on Jonny Williams, the Jacobs deal could still be happening...

Deja vu...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 05, 2024, 16:56:06 pm
Deja vu...
And we ended up with Brough…….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 05, 2024, 16:59:17 pm
There is a rumour going round that we may sign someone in the next few weeks.

That soon? You gotta be kidding.

If I was a betting man...I would bet a first signing during next week. The reason I say this is I'm off on my hols next week (this Friday) and every year we've made a signing while I've been away. You heard it here first, next week is the time.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 05, 2024, 17:56:54 pm
That soon? You gotta be kidding.

If I was a betting man...I would bet a first signing during next week. The reason I say this is I'm off on my hols next week (this Friday) and every year we've made a signing while I've been away. You heard it here first, next week is the time.
Was there any correlation between where you went and who we signed? If this year you went to Brighton, Bournemouth or maybe Scotland that could prove interesting. As could most of Europe. (Austria didnt work out too well though). If youre going to Sarfend or Hartlepool though, please dont bring back any stragglers.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 05, 2024, 18:00:50 pm
I’m going to Marseille next week so will see who I can scoop up. Either way I’m confident we’ll make a
signing or two in the month of June.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 05, 2024, 18:05:36 pm
First signing last year was on the 15th, so just ten more days to go.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: West Stand on June 05, 2024, 19:13:20 pm
Six League One clubs have made a signing so far, 18 haven't.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 05, 2024, 19:16:38 pm
Was there any correlation between where you went and who we signed? If this year you went to Brighton, Bournemouth or maybe Scotland that could prove interesting. As could most of Europe. (Austria didnt work out too well though). If youre going to Sarfend or Hartlepool though, please dont bring back any stragglers.

Lovely Pembrokeshire in sunny Wales.

By the way last year it was Patrick Brough. The year before Ben Fox. Need I go on?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 05, 2024, 19:25:48 pm
If youre going to Sarfend or Hartlepool though, please dont bring back any stragglers.

I've been to Hartlepool today. Anybody interested in their top scorer last season? Emmanuel Dieseruvwe. 23 goals. I didn't bring him back, but I am up there again in a week or two.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 05, 2024, 20:25:54 pm
Lovely Pembrokeshire in sunny Wales.

By the way last year it was Patrick Brough. The year before Ben Fox. Need I go on?
Have a lovely time. I do like South Wales, but the locals can be a bit feisty though.
I dont rate Brough at all, and Fox is injury prone, so probably not the best comparisons. If you can find some random Brazilian strutting his stuff on Pendine Sands though, he might be worth a shout. Remember this, next weeks signings are now dependent upon yourself. (no pressure)  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 05, 2024, 20:36:07 pm
Have a lovely time. I do like South Wales, but the locals can be a bit feisty though.
I dont rate Brough at all, and Fox is injury prone, so probably not the best comparisons. If you can find some random Brazilian strutting his stuff on Pendine Sands though, he might be worth a shout. Remember this, next weeks signings are now dependent upon yourself. (no pressure)  ;D

😃 Thanks mate. I'm hopeful JB is lining up a good one for next week 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 05, 2024, 21:23:36 pm

I've been to Hartlepool today.


I’m really sorry to hear that Bingers.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 05, 2024, 21:35:58 pm
I’m really sorry to hear that Bingers.

Thank you for your sympathy. A bit nippy in the wind. It is June after all.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 06, 2024, 07:08:14 am
First signing last year was on the 15th, so just ten more days to go.
Difference between this year and last year is we only needed 3 or 4 additional players last year whereas this year we need at least 8 to 10 players depending on contracts being signed. ⏰


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 06, 2024, 09:10:36 am
A lot of business will be done late this year.
Prem and Championship teams will want to see what happens to their players at the euros before agreeing to sell, that will then have a ripple effect through the leagues. Be even later for loans.

Enjoy the summer (when it arrives), cheer on the England team or the Scottish Mannschaft, and refocus on Cobblers after the group stages (Scotland) or following a semi (England).
Here's to a summer of its coming home and sweet caroline, followed by the usual bi annual anger and frustration.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 06, 2024, 09:17:48 am
There’s no rush
If we sign players now we have to start paying them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 06, 2024, 09:30:23 am
There’s no rush
If we sign players now we have to start paying them.


No we don't, all contracted players are still being paid by their parent club until 30th June.

However, you can sign them before, with the official transfer date being 1st July, which is when the new club starts paying them...

Bar Rotherham, there has been very little movement...

Hopefully, the Sherring & Willis situations will become clearer imminently, with us already having identified replacements for when they both inevitably sign elsewhere.

Shaun Hutchinson ex Millwall defender latest twitter rumour to be linked...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 06, 2024, 09:45:59 am
No we don't, all contracted players are still being paid by their parent club until 30th June.

However, you can sign them before, with the official transfer date being 1st July, which is when the new club starts paying them...

Bar Rotherham, there has been very little movement...

Hopefully, the Sherring & Willis situations will become clearer imminently, with us already having identified replacements for when they both inevitably sign elsewhere.

Shaun Hutchinson ex Millwall defender latest twitter rumour to be linked...
Does that apply to those under contract?
Surely if we buy someone tomorrow we are his new employers or is it a case that the window isn’t open until the first of July.
Ie) are we still paying McWilliams and appere?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 06, 2024, 09:51:36 am
No we don't, all contracted players are still being paid by their parent club until 30th June.

However, you can sign them before, with the official transfer date being 1st July, which is when the new club starts paying them...

Bar Rotherham, there has been very little movement...

Hopefully, the Sherring & Willis situations will become clearer imminently, with us already having identified replacements for when they both inevitably sign elsewhere.

Shaun Hutchinson ex Millwall defender latest twitter rumour to be linked...
You don't need to start paying them on July 1st if you don't sign them until Aug 1st.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 06, 2024, 10:39:00 am
Does that apply to those under contract?
Surely if we buy someone tomorrow we are his new employers or is it a case that the window isn’t open until the first of July.
Ie) are we still paying McWilliams and appere?

Yes, still paying them until 30th June when their contract ends. The ones released also will be paid until 30th June, so Hylton is still being paid unless they've come to some sort of agreement.   


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 06, 2024, 11:14:21 am
No we don't, all contracted players are still being paid by their parent club until 30th June.

However, you can sign them before, with the official transfer date being 1st July, which is when the new club starts paying them...

Bar Rotherham, there has been very little movement...

Hopefully, the Sherring & Willis situations will become clearer imminently, with us already having identified replacements for when they both inevitably sign elsewhere.

Shaun Hutchinson ex Millwall defender latest twitter rumour to be linked...
Why is it that Twitter rumours never have us linked with strikers?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Monkey on June 06, 2024, 11:18:34 am
Does that apply to those under contract?
Surely if we buy someone tomorrow we are his new employers or is it a case that the window isn’t open until the first of July.
Ie) are we still paying McWilliams and appere?

Not sure if you've ever been offered a job, but typically in any industry you get offered a job and sign a contract with an agreed start date.
The start date on the contract isnt usually the same day.

In football, there are universal dates (similar to teaching) that apply across the board.

Without this, the equivilent is me employing someone and then paying their notice period at their current employment.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 06, 2024, 11:41:26 am
Looks like Marc Leonard could be on his way to Birmingham according to Alan Nixon.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 06, 2024, 11:52:52 am
Yes, still paying them until 30th June when their contract ends. The ones released also will be paid until 30th June, so Hylton is still being paid unless they've come to some sort of agreement.   
Thanks for that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 06, 2024, 12:03:08 pm
Looks like Marc Leonard could be on his way to Birmingham according to Alan Nixon.
It’s a shame he’s going on loan to another league one club and we couldn’t persuade him for a further loan but to be fair you can’t blame him as Birmingham will have ambitions of a quick return to the championship whereas all the noises I hear from supporters and the club are that our expectations are league one survival.

It’s a no brainer I guess.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 06, 2024, 12:18:57 pm
Brum would be a very decent move for him. They would give him huge profile (compared with any of the bottom half of the championship), huge wages and the chance to bed himself into a team who should be easily promoted....


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 06, 2024, 12:30:29 pm
I think he is making a mistake if he goes to Bham, he needs to go to a Championship club IN the Championship.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 06, 2024, 12:57:17 pm
I think he is making a mistake if he goes to Bham, he needs to go to a Championship club IN the Championship.

I agree.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on June 06, 2024, 13:11:32 pm
Im shocked he has not been linked to clubs fighting for higher spots in the championship. Birmingham, Oxford, Wrexham, Preston, Cardiff. I thought he would attract interest from some clubs with bigger budgets overall, a huge coup for any of those clubs if they can get him, seemingly for a relatively small fee.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 06, 2024, 13:27:33 pm
Im shocked he has not been linked to clubs fighting for higher spots in the championship. Birmingham, Oxford, Wrexham, Preston, Cardiff. I thought he would attract interest from some clubs with bigger budgets overall, a huge coup for any of those clubs if they can get him, seemingly for a relatively small fee.

I assume you mean higher spots in L1.

I'm sure Leonard is being linked with everyone. Here's a Wrexham link:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5477328/2024/06/04/wrexham-transfer-dealsheet-latest/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on June 06, 2024, 13:30:03 pm
I assume you mean higher spots in L1.

I'm sure Leonard is being linked with everyone. Here's a Wrexham link:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5477328/2024/06/04/wrexham-transfer-dealsheet-latest/


I think he will end up at Sheff United - They have been linked with him, that's prob a really good move for him - Certainly top end of champ if not there


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on June 06, 2024, 13:50:59 pm
I assume you mean higher spots in L1.

I'm sure Leonard is being linked with everyone. Here's a Wrexham link:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5477328/2024/06/04/wrexham-transfer-dealsheet-latest/


Sorry I worded my post poorly, i meant those are the clubs I have seen him linked too. Being honest I thought he would be attracting interest from clubs who finished higher last season. Certainly think he needs to make the step up to the championship at the very least and not at a club likely to come straight back down.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Pablo69 on June 06, 2024, 14:10:34 pm
As regards Leonard he is easily championship standard. JB has done well for him and brought him on but if I was his agent or club I would be keen for him to play for a different team and mentor/manager to enable him to progress further still.
Championship or a high profile league 1 club that are likely automatic promotion candidates would be my choice.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 06, 2024, 14:27:35 pm
I’d imagine if Birmingham do appoint Lampard, that would be quite a big draw for some players, despite his managerial record.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 06, 2024, 14:40:02 pm
I’d imagine if Birmingham do appoint Lampard, that would be quite a big draw for some players, despite his managerial record.
Given their recent managerial record, I would find that nearly as hysterical as the local accents.
Anyway, da word on da street says Chris Davies from Spurs.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 06, 2024, 15:41:27 pm
I agree.


So do I !


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 06, 2024, 15:41:35 pm
Given their recent managerial record, I would find that nearly as hysterical as the local accents.
Anyway, da word on da street says Chris Davies from Spurs.

Much better choice than Fat Frank!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 06, 2024, 15:51:10 pm
I understand the rule is that new signings can't kiss the badge or make heart shapes with their fingers till July 1st. They can however accept brown envelopes for bookings etc well before that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 06, 2024, 16:29:29 pm
I assume you mean higher spots in L1.

I'm sure Leonard is being linked with everyone. Here's a Wrexham link:

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5477328/2024/06/04/wrexham-transfer-dealsheet-latest/


Fat look of good that link does on here; especially when they ask for money!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 06, 2024, 16:47:53 pm
Given their recent managerial record, I would find that nearly as hysterical as the local accents.
Anyway, da word on da street says Chris Davies from Spurs.
That was quicker than I thought.  ;D

https://footballleagueworld.co.uk/birmingham-city-confirm-39-year-old-as-new-boss/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 06, 2024, 22:32:34 pm
I understand the rule is that new signings can't kiss the badge or make heart shapes with their fingers till July 1st. They can however accept brown envelopes for bookings etc well before that.

Oh Lord, the dreaded duo now posting in unison 😎👌 Stormy weather ahead


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 07, 2024, 07:37:08 am
Apparently we've lost out to Shrewsbury for George Loyd from Cheltenham.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 07, 2024, 07:40:00 am
Apparently we've lost out to Shrewsbury for George Loyd from Cheltenham.

Lloyd George knew my father.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 07, 2024, 08:10:20 am
Apparently we've lost out to Shrewsbury for George Loyd from Cheltenham.

Not sure that’s a bad thing going by Cheltenham fans comments. Sounds like Appere, works hard, doesn’t score enough and not L1 standard.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2024, 09:20:43 am
I think this sets expectations of the sort of player we are going for and who we are loosing out too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 07, 2024, 09:23:59 am
In Nigel we trust


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 07, 2024, 10:06:39 am
Mental how one random rumour can turn into FACT.

Don’t panic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 07, 2024, 11:00:07 am
Purpose of this thread seems to be :
Wait for a rumour (Real Rumours preferred)
Rumour doesn't turn into reality
State other Clubs are better for pinching said rumour
Slag off NTFC for lack of ambition in not making the rumour happen
Repeat.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 07, 2024, 11:04:04 am
I don't think either Shrewbury or us would have been offering 1st team starter wages for him, not sure it says too much about the budget. Would have been a project player rather than a maquee signing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: PurelyCobblers92 on June 07, 2024, 11:56:00 am
Purpose of this thread seems to be :
Wait for a rumour (Real Rumours preferred)
Rumour doesn't turn into reality
State other Clubs are better for pinching said rumour
Slag off NTFC for lack of ambition in not making the rumour happen
Repeat.


Haha very accurate in fairness!

For me however it's....

Log in to see if anyone with any credibility has posted something worth reading (NTFCLad for example)
Proceed to see that they haven't
Start to read over the general posts
Become sick of seeing people bicker over unrelated topics to the thread
Sign out

 ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2024, 11:57:46 am
It would be nice just to start the ball rolling and sign someone, after all the season starts in eight weeks with pre season starting in a couple of weeks and we need to sign at least 8-10 players if Willis and Sherring don’t put pen to paper.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 07, 2024, 12:23:03 pm
It would be nice just to start the ball rolling and sign someone, after all the season starts in eight weeks with pre season starting in a couple of weeks and we need to sign at least 8-10 players if Willis and Sherring don’t put pen to paper.

Does this mean you now think we're going to invest in some signings?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2024, 16:39:56 pm
In Nigel we trust
You’re obsessed with the Haversmeister.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 07, 2024, 16:59:20 pm

Wait for a rumour (Real Rumours preferred)


What's the difference between a rumour and a Real Rumour?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 07, 2024, 17:58:51 pm
What's the difference between a rumour and a Real Rumour?
Just write FACT after it. FACT


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 07, 2024, 19:24:04 pm
What's the difference between a rumour and a Real Rumour?

Graham Parker.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 08, 2024, 09:00:19 am
In Nigel we trust

Drip by drip explicit personal negativity ! Flaming is generally not allowed on forums!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 08, 2024, 10:05:25 am
Drip by drip explicit personal negativity ! Flaming is generally not allowed on forums!
Nothing personal I’m just excited that we may be able to bring in some slightly better players whatever the negative posters on here say.
I see Nigel as our Jim Radcliffe an extra owner on our board who is very much richer than the other board members.
There is absolutely no need for anyone to spin this in a negative way.
I’m very positive about Nigel becoming an owner and only our fans could put a negative spin on a new board member joining the club with a reported wealth of around £90 million pounds according to business websites.
Where do you stand on him joining our board?
Do you see it as a good or bad situation?
I’ve given you my opinion on it so you’ve got it from the horses mouth and I’m interested how you view Nigel’s position on the board.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on June 08, 2024, 12:03:06 pm
https://x.com/transfers_intl/status/1799355582245486707?s=46&t=CnlRIrveh669O4Few4WWqg


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 08, 2024, 12:14:11 pm
Nothing personal I’m just excited that we may be able to bring in some slightly better players whatever the negative posters on here say.
I see Nigel as our Jim Radcliffe an extra owner on our board who is very much richer than the other board members.
There is absolutely no need for anyone to spin this in a negative way.
I’m very positive about Nigel becoming an owner and only our fans could put a negative spin on a new board member joining the club with a reported wealth of around £90 million pounds according to business websites.
Where do you stand on him joining our board?
Do you see it as a good or bad situation?
I’ve given you my opinion on it so you’ve got it from the horses mouth and I’m interested how you view Nigel’s position on the board.

Thank you for the reply. From my POV I definitely welcomed his appointment . Presumably his acceptance on the Board of NTFC  meant purchase of Shares. As to the personal cost to him of purchasing shares is unknown but  probably at a cost!  He is new on the job and prefer to allow him time to settle in.  I also believe he deserves our support. No ambiguous remarks to cast doubt on his involvement.  I know you from old Shoemaker and at times like this (transfer situations) you appear often with snide remarks against NTFC management He deserves our support for purchasing shares in the Club alone! It’s not too late to purchase a ST as an active supportive supporter?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 08, 2024, 13:50:23 pm
I had a season ticket last year but wasnt well enough to be able to attend a match unfortunately, even so I still purchased one this season knowing that it may be the same situation.
Is that enough dedication for you?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 08, 2024, 13:55:14 pm

I’ve given you my opinion on it so you’ve got it from the horses mouth and I’m interested how you view Nigel’s position on the board.


You dont usually see someone describing their own opinion as coming from the horse's mouth.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 08, 2024, 15:23:00 pm
You dont usually see someone describing their own opinion as coming from the horse's mouth.
How lucky you are to have read it then.
Do you think we will sign anyone in the next week (to get the thread back on track)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 08, 2024, 19:34:23 pm
Thank you for the reply. From my POV I definitely welcomed his appointment . Presumably his acceptance on the Board of NTFC  meant purchase of Shares. As to the personal cost to him of purchasing shares is unknown but  probably at a cost!  He is new on the job and prefer to allow him time to settle in.  I also believe he deserves our support. No ambiguous remarks to cast doubt on his involvement.  I know you from old Shoemaker and at times like this (transfer situations) you appear often with snide remarks against NTFC management He deserves our support for purchasing shares in the Club alone! It’s not too late to purchase a ST as an active supportive supporter?

Do you use moisturiser?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 08, 2024, 20:06:39 pm
How lucky you are to have read it then.
Do you think we will sign anyone in the next week (to get the thread back on track)

Charlie Goode


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 08, 2024, 20:16:36 pm
Charlie Goode
The biggest stitch up, and waste of money that I can recall.  (https://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/Smileys/default/slap.gif)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 08, 2024, 20:48:06 pm
The biggest stitch up, and waste of money that I can recall.  (https://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/Smileys/default/slap.gif)
Shame it wasn’t Luton instead of Brentford, pay them back for Hylton.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 08, 2024, 22:30:51 pm
Do you use moisturiser?

No - you haven't been a Cobblers supporter for very long have you?

PS Saints did well today


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 08, 2024, 22:52:31 pm
I thought Saints were very lucky to win against Bath who played 3/4 of the game with 14 men and still looked more likely to win. Even Courtney Lawes said they couldn’t have played worse.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 08, 2024, 23:17:24 pm
I thought Saints were very lucky to win against Bath who played 3/4 of the game with 14 men and still looked more likely to win. Even Courtney Lawes said they couldn’t have played worse.
 

I'm not a rugby fan and have never seen the Saints but nevertheless they represent my town. They won the league and therefore they deserve to be champions no matter how they played today.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 09, 2024, 07:53:42 am
They deserved to be champions because they finished top of the table but rugby has the silly end of season play offs which allows the team finishing 4th to become champions.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 09, 2024, 09:55:22 am
McGowan in talks with Carlisle according to fans up there...would make total sense really.
Nearly left last summer, easier to travel and a bit closer to Merseyside, while also allowing Brady to maximise the budget as much as possible by keeping 2 RB's only.
Hopefully Lintott can step up and Odimayo can stay fit.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 09, 2024, 10:03:21 am
REAL RUMOUR ALERT!!

Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Burton, Bradford AFC Wimbledon and Northampton are eyeing moves for former Wycombe goalkeeper Nathan Shepperd on a free transfer.  [ Pete O'Rourke ]


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2024, 10:10:08 am
 

I'm not a rugby fan and have never seen the Saints but nevertheless they represent my town. They won the league and therefore they deserve to be champions no matter how they played today.

To me they had that extra bit of class when it was desperately required.As shown by the red headed Morton look alike who carved a path thru Bath before passing  to Mitchell. We were at times 3/4 points better off. Unusual for OAP to get his match summary out of tune!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 09, 2024, 10:49:06 am
All a matter of opinion Evers. I thought that even with a man short Bath looked more likely to cross our line in the second half than we looked like crossing theirs other than that one superb try because when we got near their line we turned the ball over. With 15 men on the pitch in the first 20 minutes Bath were the better side and we got nowhere near their line and opted to take the dropped goal because we could not break them down. Without the sending off I think Bath would have won quite comfortably and as I said in the earlier post Courtney Lawes thought Saints performance was awful.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 09, 2024, 12:16:23 pm
All a matter of opinion Evers. I thought that even with a man short Bath looked more likely to cross our line in the second half than we looked like crossing theirs other than that one superb try because when we got near their line we turned the ball over. With 15 men on the pitch in the first 20 minutes Bath were the better side and we got nowhere near their line and opted to take the dropped goal because we could not break them down. Without the sending off I think Bath would have won quite comfortably and as I said in the earlier post Courtney Lawes thought Saints performance was awful.

Agreed...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 09, 2024, 12:34:23 pm
McGowan in talks with Carlisle according to fans up there...would make total sense really.
Nearly left last summer, easier to travel and a bit closer to Merseyside, while also allowing Brady to maximise the budget as much as possible by keeping 2 RB's only.
Hopefully Lintott can step up and Odimayo can stay fit.
I think McGowan fairly won his place back over the course of year, so a little surprised to see him surplus to requirements again.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 09, 2024, 13:21:55 pm
I think McGowan fairly won his place back over the course of year, so a little surprised to see him surplus to requirements again.

for the reasons i mentioned, I don't really think its about that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 09, 2024, 13:40:56 pm
for the reasons i mentioned, I don't really think its about that.
Maybe it’s a case of using the savings to offer a better contract to other players


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 09, 2024, 16:42:39 pm
All a matter of opinion Evers. I thought that even with a man short Bath looked more likely to cross our line in the second half than we looked like crossing theirs other than that one superb try because when we got near their line we turned the ball over. With 15 men on the pitch in the first 20 minutes Bath were the better side and we got nowhere near their line and opted to take the dropped goal because we could not break them down. Without the sending off I think Bath would have won quite comfortably and as I said in the earlier post Courtney Lawes thought Saints performance was awful.

Really? It was 3-3 when Obano got the red card and whilst Bath started brightly it wasn't as one sided at the time as you suggest. You are right in that Smith's drop goal was because Saints were struggling to break down Bath but that's the point, Saints were big favourites at the start and they were expected to overwhelm Bath. The sending off screwed it all up and put more pressure on the Saints to push home the advantage. They did exactly that and were leading comfortably for much of the game. Even though Bath surprisingly took the lead for 7 minutes in the second half it never felt that Saints would lose. Lawes is right, they were awful but still good enough to win the final.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 09, 2024, 16:56:06 pm
No - you haven't been a Cobblers supporter for very long have you?

PS Saints did well today

Nearly 3 years.

Did they?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on June 09, 2024, 17:39:32 pm
I'd be sorry to see McGowan go best right back we have in the squad and a genuinely nice guy


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 09, 2024, 18:03:40 pm
I'd keep hold of him too. Even if he isn't first choice his versatility across the back line makes him a useful player to keep around.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 09, 2024, 18:45:05 pm
Yes Larry really, and it seems that Deepcut agrees. As I said in replying to Evers it is a matter of opinion and after Bath went a man down we ran in 2 tries, went 12 points in front and should then have run out comfortable winners. But despite being a man down Bath outscored us by 15 points to take the lead and always looked more likely to cross our line than we looked to cross theirs. Despite having a man advantage other than our late excellent try we did not look like scoring because whenever we got near their line we either lost possession or gave away a penalty. We were not "leading comfortably for much of the game" but just for a few minutes before HT and by then our lead had been reduced to 5 points. You may not have felt that we were ever in danger of losing but if we had not conjured up that 1 good late move we would have lost.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on June 09, 2024, 18:50:43 pm
McGowan in talks with Carlisle according to fans up there...would make total sense really.
Nearly left last summer, easier to travel and a bit closer to Merseyside, while also allowing Brady to maximise the budget as much as possible by keeping 2 RB's only.
Hopefully Lintott can step up and Odimayo can stay fit.


If we are counting on lintott being anywhere near our staring 11, we really are in trouble.





Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 09, 2024, 20:01:59 pm
Yes Larry really, and it seems that Deepcut agrees. As I said in replying to Evers it is a matter of opinion and after Bath went a man down we ran in 2 tries, went 12 points in front and should then have run out comfortable winners. But despite being a man down Bath outscored us by 15 points to take the lead and always looked more likely to cross our line than we looked to cross theirs. Despite having a man advantage other than our late excellent try we did not look like scoring because whenever we got near their line we either lost possession or gave away a penalty. We were not "leading comfortably for much of the game" but just for a few minutes before HT and by then our lead had been reduced to 5 points. You may not have felt that we were ever in danger of losing but if we had not conjured up that 1 good late move we would have lost.

We did though and won
Enjoy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 09, 2024, 20:13:42 pm
F*cking eggchasers, who cares!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 09, 2024, 21:23:40 pm
We did though and won
Enjoy.

Absolutely. Fùck Bath. We had already legitimately won the league before it even kicked off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 09, 2024, 22:25:16 pm
We did though and won
Enjoy.

In the TNT report  on the game (Somerset Media) it stated :

Key Facts
Northampton gained 356 metres in attack compared to the 233 of Bath. In attack Saints also beat 18 defenders compared to their opponents' four.

For all their power display Bath had nobody with match winning class as exhibited by Hendy! That is, when it was needed most! Northampton had the class to win in adversity!



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 10, 2024, 07:46:52 am
Evers those stats look very good in the Saints favour but I felt they were a bit lucky to win given their under par performance. Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased they won as they deserved to be champions after finishing top of the table albeit with the same number of points as Bath and as I said before I consider it silly to have play offs which decide who will be champions when it can be the team that finishes 4th. This is even sillier than the team finishing 7th (Crawley) in division 2 winning promotion.
As we know stats don't always mean too much, look at the number of times in football where the team has around 70% possession and loses. That team will have a lot of other stats in their favour like most successful completed passes but they are irrelevant when a lot of them are backwards or across the back line in the defensive half and are non threatening, how many times did we see that last season? That team could have 15-20 shots and lose to their opponents having only 2.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 10, 2024, 08:00:41 am
Please for the love of God keep this thread on topic, some of us click on here to read about rumours when there's a new notification, not to read about rugby or anything else you lot waffle on about.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 10, 2024, 08:12:58 am
Please for the love of God keep this thread on topic, some of us click on here to read about rumours when there's a new notification, not to read about rugby or anything else you lot waffle on about.

Absolutely. I'm guilty on this occasion as well. I'll keep an eye on it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 10, 2024, 10:02:08 am
Dan kemp who we were rumoured to be linked to and one of about half a dozen or more on this the ‘summer transfer rumour thread 2024 ‘has joined Stevenage.
A very good signing for them imo and I think they could have a good season


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2024, 10:07:25 am
Dan kemp who we were linked to has joined Stevenage.
A very good signing for them imo and I think they could have a good season
It’s all very well not paying the money but at some point you have to splash some cash FFS the players are back in pre season in a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2024, 10:12:04 am
Please for the love of God keep this thread on topic, some of us click on here to read about rumours when there's a new notification, not to read about rugby or anything else you lot waffle on about.

You don’t live in Northampton do you? I was proud of the way Northampton handled a difficult situation and ensure the better team won. Any Northampton team which exhibits class to win a game in the manner they did last Saturday has my support.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 10, 2024, 10:15:02 am
You don’t live in Northampton do you? I was proud of the way Northampton handled a difficult situation and ensure the better team won. Any Northampton team which exhibits class to win a game in the manner they did last Saturday has my support.

This is the very last post on the Rugby, there is a thread already on the Other Football and Sports which I have already merged with the original thread on here.
The next post that mentions the oval game here will be deleted, not moved.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on June 10, 2024, 10:34:29 am
Dan kemp who we were linked to has joined Stevenage.
A very good signing for them imo and I think they could have a good season

Don’t know if we were ever in for him but if he’s ended up at Stevenage then we surely had a great chance to have secured him if we’d wanted to. Think it’s a great signing for them and one that could have offered us a lot of creativity :(


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 10, 2024, 10:38:52 am
Don’t know if we were ever in for him but if he’s ended up at Stevenage then we surely had a great chance to have secured him if we’d wanted to. Think it’s a great signing for them and one that could have offered us a lot of creativity :(
Snooze you loose.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 10, 2024, 10:41:03 am
I'd be sorry to see McGowan go best right back we have in the squad and a genuinely nice guy

This time last year I thought he'd go and I wouldn't have minded, because I thought he was just a solid L2 player, but his performances last season were outstanding. I don't consider him a particularly talented player but he's effective and gives anything. Most importantly, he's a genuine leader and makes others play better. I can't think of anyone else who has so much impact on the rest of the team. For those reasons, I really hope he'll stay at least one more year to help us establish ourselves in L1.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 10, 2024, 10:49:20 am
Is there a link to state the Club were interested in Kemp ? Is was it just a rumour that people can now use as a fact to knock the Club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 10, 2024, 10:56:26 am
Is there a link to state the Club were interested in Kemp ? Is was it just a rumour that people can now use as a fact to knock the Club.

Probably... ::)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 10, 2024, 11:16:53 am
Is there a link to state the Club were interested in Kemp ? Is was it just a rumour that people can now use as a fact to knock the Club.
It was just a rumour like everything on the rumours site


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 10, 2024, 11:36:40 am
I have just amended my original Dan kemp post to help those who are under the impression that we will sign every rumour on here or have scouted and submitted bids for various players.
I wouldn’t like to be accused of personally linking every player on this thread with a concrete interest as I am not a current football agent , I am not the manager of the club and I am not one of the current board.

I would just like to clarify that situation for those in doubt

In future if any rumours are posted on here and the said player moves to a club other than Northampton town football club I will assume it was only a rumour and state it as such unless a concrete interest was intimated or heaven forbid stated by a football agent acting on behalf of said player, the manager of Northampton town football club , any of the current board of Northampton town football club or their spouses or pets .

I hope this gives clarity on my part as regards the summer transfer rumours thread 2024 and once again my sincerest apologies to anyone struggling with this concept.

Just to get the thread back on track I heard a rumour myself last night that we were interested in Harry kane but he is currently away on international duty and I must once again stress it is only a rumour and I have no cast iron confirmation that the club has been in talks with Bayern Munich at this stage.

Thankyou

Has anyone else heard any rumours that cannot be substantiated at this time?



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 10, 2024, 12:31:23 pm
This is the very last post on the Rugby, there is a thread already on the Other Football and Sports which I have already merged with the original thread on here.
The next post that mentions the oval game here will be deleted, not moved.

I am born and bred Northampton, but it still has nothing to do with rumours in relation to the Cobblers. There's other sections for that.

Thank you Terry, much appreciated.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 10, 2024, 12:46:16 pm
Going on past practice, there have been very few, if any, rumours of players prior to their actual or immediately prior to their signing.
IMO it's a good and tight practice and long may it continue, however it makes this thread almost redundant unless the 'rumour' comes from ntfclad... :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 10, 2024, 13:46:10 pm
Shoemaker, thank you for amending your post where you stated NTFC were interested in signing Kemp. thats better,  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on June 10, 2024, 15:11:02 pm
Is there a link to state the Club were interested in Kemp ? Is was it just a rumour that people can now use as a fact to knock the Club.

No one said we were 100% linked to him, we’re discussing it because it’s a transfer rumours page kinda specifically for that kind of comment. No one also knocking the club just saying he would have been a good player to go after, they might have someone even better lined up who knows. Either way it’s a rumour page and we can talk about it ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 10, 2024, 17:05:20 pm
I have just amended my original Dan kemp post to help those who are under the impression that we will sign every rumour on here or have scouted and submitted bids for various players.
I wouldn’t like to be accused of personally linking every player on this thread with a concrete interest as I am not a current football agent , I am not the manager of the club and I am not one of the current board.

I would just like to clarify that situation for those in doubt

In future if any rumours are posted on here and the said player moves to a club other than Northampton town football club I will assume it was only a rumour and state it as such unless a concrete interest was intimated or heaven forbid stated by a football agent acting on behalf of said player, the manager of Northampton town football club , any of the current board of Northampton town football club or their spouses or pets .

I hope this gives clarity on my part as regards the summer transfer rumours thread 2024 and once again my sincerest apologies to anyone struggling with this concept.

Just to get the thread back on track I heard a rumour myself last night that we were interested in Harry kane but he is currently away on international duty and I must once again stress it is only a rumour and I have no cast iron confirmation that the club has been in talks with Bayern Munich at this stage.

Thankyou

Has anyone else heard any rumours that cannot be substantiated at this time?



Unmhh! Admit I followed TCobbs line of thinking but I take your explanation with a tiny pinch of salt . I sometimes wonder if you post such rumours in haste. You might have taken the time to advise that Kemp was with MKD*; and seems to have played a lot of his football in League 2. He does appear to be injury free! Happy to be corrected!
* or Swindon!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 10, 2024, 17:10:32 pm
Unmhh! Admit I followed TCobbs line of thinking but I take your explanation with a tiny pinch of salt . I sometimes wonder if you post such rumours in haste. You might have taken the time to advise that Kemp was with MKD*; and seems to have played a lot of his football in League 2. He does appear to be injury free! Happy to be corrected!
* or Swindon!
Why would I want to advise who he played for?
The infos is out there for anyone to check players careers.
As regards posting rumours in haste , again they are in the public domain on various forums so as with most rumours they are only reposted.
Ie) I have read them elsewhere before reposting on here so it can hardly be in haste when it is second hand info.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 10, 2024, 17:23:04 pm
Alan Nixon on twitter reporting we've moved ahead of the competition to sign a midfielder from Crystal Palace... doesn't say which one though as you have to pay to read the article on his patreon.

Apparently we were linked with Jack Wells-Morrison in January so could be him, I've also seen Malachi Boateng's name being linked with a load of League One clubs on twitter, so that's another option...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 10, 2024, 17:41:13 pm
Alan Nixon on twitter reporting we've moved ahead of the competition to sign a midfielder from Crystal Palace... doesn't say which one though as you have to pay to read the article on his patreon.

Apparently we were linked with Jack Wells-Morrison in January so could be him, I've also seen Malachi Boateng's name being linked with a load of League One clubs on twitter, so that's another option...

A stevenage fan on twitter reckons it's Malachi Boateng, we've beaten them to him according to the article.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 10, 2024, 17:42:30 pm
Alan Nixon on twitter reporting we've moved ahead of the competition to sign a midfielder from Crystal Palace... doesn't say which one though as you have to pay to read the article on his patreon.

Apparently we were linked with Jack Wells-Morrison in January so could be him, I've also seen Malachi Boateng's name being linked with a load of League One clubs on twitter, so that's another option...

Another X rumour confirms it's Malachi Boateng...

Guess as Stevenage got Dan Kemp they've perhaps cooled their interest in this fella...

Hoping ntfclad posts an update here soon.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 10, 2024, 18:07:18 pm
Looking at this stats, his closest match compared to last years squad is Sowerby. Compared to McWilliams, he tackles less and dribbles less, but intercepts more and a bit more accurate with passing... overall still more of a defensive player or all rounder than a creator. Certainly not quite the leonard replacement, but he is also very young. Wonder if that's another loan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 10, 2024, 18:44:20 pm
Hiram Boatengs brother who we also had on loan from Palace in 2017 who is now at Mansfield.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 10, 2024, 18:58:25 pm
The Boateng rumour has been on Twitter since the end of May. I have to admit, that I didnt think that it was a very reliable source.
Its nice to see that something could be happening though. Just need a few strikers for the excitement to start.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on June 10, 2024, 19:56:43 pm
Rumours that we have missed a few targets by offering league 2 wages (don't shoot the messenger) it's a rumour I heard.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 10, 2024, 20:07:34 pm
If we’ve gazumped someone to get Boateng then I assume everyone will celebrate as much as they moan when we “miss out”


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on June 10, 2024, 20:10:58 pm
If we’ve gazumped someone to get Boateng then I assume everyone will celebrate as much as they moan when we “miss out”
Celebrate signing a player most wouldn't have heard or even see play, are you back with the podcast massive now?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 10, 2024, 20:13:33 pm
Celebrate signing a player most wouldn't have heard or even see play, are you back with the podcast massive now?

Brap.

We may not even sign him! Just a comment on people moaning on us missing out on targets that we have no idea if they were even targets.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 10, 2024, 20:23:36 pm
Rumours that we have missed a few targets by offering league 2 wages (don't shoot the messenger) it's a rumour I heard.

Did you hear this from Manwork?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 10, 2024, 20:28:52 pm
Rumours that we have missed a few targets by offering league 2 wages (don't shoot the messenger) it's a rumour I heard.

It doesn't surprise me. This is something the club would do and then start spending loads in January when we're in the bottom four - and still get relegated. Sounds familiar.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 10, 2024, 20:48:16 pm
https://insidefutbol.com/2024/06/10/league-one-side-pushing-for-crystal-palace-starlet/647800/ (https://insidefutbol.com/2024/06/10/league-one-side-pushing-for-crystal-palace-starlet/647800/)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 11, 2024, 07:18:49 am
Rumours that we have missed a few targets by offering league 2 wages (don't shoot the messenger) it's a rumour I heard.
Great to see the club being sensible and not paying over the odds for players and sticking to their own valuation. All these other clubs signing players just to please a few of their fans and keep the GIF department busy.
Better to be the tortoise than the hare. Better to wait for the decent players to be available.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2024, 07:23:01 am
Great to see the club being sensible and not paying over the odds for players and sticking to their own valuation. All these other clubs signing players just to please a few of their fans and keep the GIF department busy.
Better to be the tortoise than the hare. Better to wait for the decent players to be available.

You mean cheap players to be available  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on June 11, 2024, 09:29:40 am
https://insidefutbol.com/2024/06/10/league-one-side-pushing-for-crystal-palace-starlet/647800/ (https://insidefutbol.com/2024/06/10/league-one-side-pushing-for-crystal-palace-starlet/647800/)

This one as a loan I presume?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 11, 2024, 09:38:36 am
You mean cheap players to be available  :P
Everyone loves the middle aisle at Aldi!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 11, 2024, 10:47:39 am
Went in for a bottle of wine and came out with an Ashley Corker.

Mo Eisa anyone?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 11, 2024, 10:59:57 am
Is Mo Eisa in the middle isle at Aldi?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2024, 11:28:12 am
Everyone loves the middle aisle at Aldi!
What’s Aldi?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 11, 2024, 11:31:26 am
A german car


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2024, 11:38:42 am
A german car
Not a fan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 11, 2024, 12:08:00 pm
What’s Aldi?
Its where they put security tags on the beans.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 11, 2024, 13:38:07 pm
You mean cheap players to be available  :P

Or expensive ones...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 11, 2024, 13:41:33 pm
What’s Aldi?
You know all those rotten peasants you have to trample on when going to Waitrose or M&S food. They are queuing up outside Aldi.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 11, 2024, 14:25:46 pm
You know all those rotten peasants you have to trample on when going to Waitrose or M&S food. They are queuing up outside Aldi.

He goes to the food bank.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 11, 2024, 14:30:01 pm
 ;D
We really need to make a signing soon!! 8)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: PurelyCobblers92 on June 11, 2024, 18:57:28 pm
From the ever reliable Fabrizio Romano - not often (or ever) you see a tweet of his related to us in any way!

Surely Leonard can do better than this though and I’m surprised Brighton are prepared to let him leave on a permanent, I thought he showed enough over the last two seasons for them to loan him out again and monitor his progress!

https://twitter.com/fabrizioromano/status/1800553603079500080?s=46


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 11, 2024, 19:33:49 pm
From the ever reliable Fabrizio Romano - not often (or ever) you see a tweet of his related to us in any way!

Surely Leonard can do better than this though and I’m surprised Brighton are prepared to let him leave on a permanent, I thought he showed enough over the last two seasons for them to loan him out again and monitor his progress!

https://twitter.com/fabrizioromano/status/1800553603079500080?s=46
Be a great signing for any of those clubs especially for that little money
Whoever buys him will certainly get a massive return on investment imo

At least we can say we developed him but unfortunately as I’ve stated before with loan players he has added £0 to the bottom line and it is others who will reap the rewards…,

Sorry for the negative post but I do consider it factual.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on June 11, 2024, 20:42:51 pm
Be a great signing for any of those clubs especially for that little money
Whoever buys him will certainly get a massive return on investment imo

At least we can say we developed him but unfortunately as I’ve stated before with loan players he has added £0 to the bottom line and it is others who will reap the rewards…,

Sorry for the negative post but I do consider it factual.



He’s been an integral part of a team that won automatic promotion from L2 and our highest L1 finish in 16 years, neither I’m sure were possible without him. Others may reap financial rewards but we’ve certainly gained something from him being here, even if it is only short term.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 11, 2024, 21:59:04 pm
KT was on the wireless stating that if the rumours about the fee £300k where true we’d be interested, well it seems as though it is, so time to put your money where your mouth is !
More chance of me and Angela getting it on….😏


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 11, 2024, 22:20:18 pm
I’ve no doubt we could afford the £300k fee.

We’d have zero chance on wages though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 11, 2024, 23:04:52 pm
He’s been an integral part of a team that won automatic promotion from L2 and our highest L1 finish in 16 years, neither I’m sure were possible without him. Others may reap financial rewards but we’ve certainly gained something from him being here, even if it is only short term.

I think that comprehensively answers what was a bizarre point.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 12, 2024, 04:45:55 am
I’ve no doubt we could afford the £300k fee.

We’d have zero chance on wages though.
I agree about wages but I haven’t seen it reported anywhere that we were even in talks with him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 12, 2024, 06:12:23 am
I think that comprehensively answers what was a bizarre point.
Sorry tel I should have made my point clear.
As I’ve said and been proven correct , the loan system is of no long term benefit to the club financially as regards re investment into the squad as we never speculate to accumulate.

Unfortunately this strategy only ends one way with a short stay in league one as history repeatedly shows.

Hopefully the board have now realised this and after many false dawns we can maybe change under the new set up.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 12, 2024, 06:37:00 am
Sorry tel I should have made my point clear.
As I’ve said and been proven correct , the loan system is of no long term benefit to the club financially as regards re investment into the squad as we never speculate to accumulate.

Unfortunately this strategy only ends one way with a short stay in league one as history repeatedly shows.

Hopefully the board have now realised this and after many false dawns we can maybe change under the new set up.

Not much different to Jean Marc Bosman.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Fabbiadini on June 12, 2024, 06:53:22 am
Sorry tel I should have made my point clear.
As I’ve said and been proven correct , the loan system is of no long term benefit to the club financially as regards re investment into the squad as we never speculate to accumulate.

Unfortunately this strategy only ends one way with a short stay in league one as history repeatedly shows.

Hopefully the board have now realised this and after many false dawns we can maybe change under the new set up.

I don't see why you can't do both.

Realistically there's only 2 or 3 loanees in the squad per year, which leaves plenty of room for contracted players who could be potentially sold on. McWilliams still had plenty of playtime over the last two seasons with Leonard the club, yet ultimately we still didn't get any fee for him despite being easily our best academy player of the last 10 years.

In the end we've had a very good player for two seasons, better than anyone we'd attracted on a permanent deal, who's only cost is his wages. I fail to see why anyone would look back in regret on that deal.

It's fair to criticise the club for failing to generate much transfer revenue in comparison to the rest of the league, but I think that's a separate issue from having a couple of loan players in the squad each season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 12, 2024, 07:47:22 am
I agree about wages but I haven’t seen it reported anywhere that we were even in talks with him.
Wrexham fan on their forum said they knew one of our coaches, and we had been talking to a player we had on loan last year on signing on permanently, and had been offering around 3.5k to match his  old wages, but Wrexham had swooped in were willing to offer £10.5k. I posted it in the thread a few pages ago.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 08:11:36 am
I don't see why you can't do both.

Realistically there's only 2 or 3 loanees in the squad per year, which leaves plenty of room for contracted players who could be potentially sold on. McWilliams still had plenty of playtime over the last two seasons with Leonard the club, yet ultimately we still didn't get any fee for him despite being easily our best academy player of the last 10 years.

In the end we've had a very good player for two seasons, better than anyone we'd attracted on a permanent deal, who's only cost is his wages. I fail to see why anyone would look back in regret on that deal.

It's fair to criticise the club for failing to generate much transfer revenue in comparison to the rest of the league, but I think that's a separate issue from having a couple of loan players in the squad each season.

Shoemaker has been against the Loan system for years. We cannot expect to have our cake and eat it! We did well to get Leonard for a second time but probably at a cost! I personally hope we can still do a deal with his Club with/on Leonard even though it is unlikely. Pity really as Leonard has been the most effective midfielder since Kiernan and that was 40 years ago! I support Brady on his use of the loan system if he can bring in a couple more gems


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 12, 2024, 08:37:56 am
It's fair to criticise the club for failing to generate much transfer revenue in comparison to the rest of the league, but I think that's a separate issue from having a couple of loan players in the squad each season.

+1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GlosCobbler on June 12, 2024, 10:31:37 am
Pity really as Leonard has been the most effective midfielder since Kiernan and that was 40 years ago! I support Brady on his use of the loan system if he can bring in a couple more gems
Richard Hill was a more effective midfielder - albeit attacking - as he was a prolific goalscorer. As a defensive midfielder I would agree with your comments.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 10:45:49 am
Richard Hill was a more effective midfielder - albeit attacking - as he was a prolific goalscorer. As a defensive midfielder I would agree with your comments.

Kiernan was effective in the now Championship and perhaps the old 3rd Div. RHill ionly played  for us  mainly in the 4th Div!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 12, 2024, 12:02:16 pm
As much as I loved seeing Leonard play for us and he was without question the most successful loan player we have ever had (given the longevity of his stay in particular), Id argue that a fully fit Roy Hunter and also Bradley Johnson stood out slightly more in the roles they each played.

Hunter was poised to go to the premiership/division1 (cant remember what it was then) - whilst BJ ended up playing for a few years in the top flight.

So for me, he was our 3rd best midfielder during the last 30 odd years.

I vividly recall being gutted when we sold Johnson to then 3rd tier Leeds UTD for 250k or whatever it was...that was crazy. Almost 20 years later and at a similar age, Leonard is being valued by his parent club for around 300k so I guess Im looking at it the same way as the 'experts' do.

I also recall Hunter being touted for a 500k move to Wimbledon. Then he got injured.

Leonard was a fantastic player for us but unlike many of us, I don't feel he is irreplaceable. More a case that we may have to find a slightly different way of playing next season without him being in the team. Which may mean that other players actually do better for us. I think a more direct style of play is on its way, so power and pace up top will be even more important.

If we are going to throw some wedge around with a view of 'investing' in players who we might be able to make a profit from, Id suggest the forward positions are totally prioritised and its in that department where the recruitment committee should focus in during the early stages of the transfer window.

Midfielders and defenders are much more readily available and unlike forwards, command less in way of salary. (generally speaking)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 12, 2024, 12:05:48 pm
Burton are signing/signed Elliott Watt...who would have been a decent Leonard replacement imo...

Leonard was never going to stay with us, even if we paid the alleged 300K asking fee...

Wages & competition from higher/richer clubs would simply blow us out the water...

Perspective needed.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 12, 2024, 12:10:23 pm
Burton are signing/signed Elliott Watt...who would have been a decent Leonard replacement imo...

Leonard was never going to stay with us, even if we paid the alleged 300K asking fee...

Wages & competition from higher/richer clubs would simply blow us out the water...

Perspective needed.


I agree he is a decent player.
Some of the smaller clubs in this league are making some shrewd signings this season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 12, 2024, 13:19:20 pm
Ryan Haynes is rumoured to be joining Cheltenham
I’m glad he’s got a league club because when we were down to the bare bones he stepped up and played his part in our promotion squad.
Il never knock any of that squad who somehow got us over the line against all odds
Good luck Ryan


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 12, 2024, 13:20:07 pm
Burton are signing/signed Elliott Watt...who would have been a decent Leonard replacement imo...


Completely agree, I put his name out there a few times as someone I’d like to see us sign.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 13:32:18 pm
Completely agree, I put his name out there a few times as someone I’d like to see us sign.
Was he on our Radar? Just because you mentioned him doesn’t mean we have been gazzumped!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 13:41:03 pm
Wrexham fan on their forum said they knew one of our coaches, and we had been talking to a player we had on loan last year on signing on permanently, and had been offering around 3.5k to match his  old wages, but Wrexham had swooped in were willing to offer £10.5k. I posted it in the thread a few pages ago.

£10.5k,  did you believe him? That’s lower Prem or Championship level. Actually I don’t believe him too much of big jump. Sounds like a billy big boots!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 13:47:38 pm
As much as I loved seeing Leonard play for us and he was without question the most successful loan player we have ever had (given the longevity of his stay in particular), Id argue that a fully fit Roy Hunter and also Bradley Johnson stood out slightly more in the roles they each played.

Hunter was poised to go to the premiership/division1 (cant remember what it was then) - whilst BJ ended up playing for a few years in the top flight.

So for me, he was our 3rd best midfielder during the last 30 odd years.

I vividly recall being gutted when we sold Johnson to then 3rd tier Leeds UTD for 250k or whatever it was...that was crazy. Almost 20 years later and at a similar age, Leonard is being valued by his parent club for around 300k so I guess Im looking at it the same way as the 'experts' do.

I also recall Hunter being touted for a 500k move to Wimbledon. Then he got injured.

Leonard was a fantastic player for us but unlike many of us, I don't feel he is irreplaceable. More a case that we may have to find a slightly different way of playing next season without him being in the team. Which may mean that other players actually do better for us. I think a more direct style of play is on its way, so power and pace up top will be even more important.

If we are going to throw some wedge around with a view of 'investing' in players who we might be able to make a profit from, Id suggest the forward positions are totally prioritised and its in that department where the recruitment committee should focus in during the early stages of the transfer window.

Midfielders and defenders are much more readily available and unlike forwards, command less in way of salary. (generally speaking)

I think Hunter was signed from WBA and came with a known injury issues. So it proved as by the Wembley PO he  was a spent force. When he he was good he was very good!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 13:56:49 pm
I agree he is a decent player.
Some of the smaller clubs in this league are making some shrewd signings this season.

And we’re not I suppose?
It’s a pity you are at it again particularly after your lucid explanation!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 12, 2024, 14:16:58 pm
And we’re not I suppose?
It’s a pity you are at it again particularly after your lucid explanation!
We will make signings I’m sure of that
What’s your opinion on the signings made by Shrewsbury and burton?
Do you think they are good players?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 12, 2024, 15:03:59 pm
We will make signings I’m sure of that
What’s your opinion on the signings made by Shrewsbury and burton?
Do you think they are good players?

The Ex Cheltenham player who has signed for Shrewsbury, appears at best L2 standard . As for the Burton signing up until he was mentioned on here recently but have no previous knowledge to speak of!
Perhaps your opinion is more relevant based on your previous comments  as to why they are shrewd


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 12, 2024, 15:14:25 pm
The Ex Cheltenham player who has signed for Shrewsbury, appears at best L2 standard . As for the Burton signing up until he was mentioned on here recently but have no previous knowledge to speak of!
Perhaps your opinion is more relevant based on your previous comments  as to why they are shrewd
In the case of Elliott watt I think he was very similar to Leonard in style and il be interested in seeing how he performs in the league above.
I think George Lloyd may do ok if played out wide for Shrewsbury as he can put in a wicked cross imo and I was very impressed with Harrison biggins when I’ve watched him for Doncaster as he can pick a pass and adds energy to what seemed a slow midfield for shrews last season.
I’m hoping we sign a dynamic midfielder or two as whilst we have different holding midfielders I think as we stand we are lacking a player with creativity and an ability to play the killer pass and chip in with goals.
Sowerby and hondermark are not that sort of player imo



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 12, 2024, 15:49:14 pm
Still need 10 new signings ⏰


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 12, 2024, 16:15:28 pm
Ryan Haynes expected to sign for Cheltenham.

Leonard is a long way from Kiernan’s class but has youth on his side and will develope into a very good player. Probably not as good as Kiernan was who stood out when we were in the top flight and the ball appeared to be attached to his boot with string. Everton bid £65,000 for him in 1965, what is the equivalent value today?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 12, 2024, 16:30:01 pm
We will make signings I’m sure of that

We had better as we currently have no strikers.

JB has been quiet for about a month - is he on holiday? Not that I begrudge him one I hasten to add.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on June 12, 2024, 16:48:34 pm
His goalscoring record,2 goals in nearly a hundred appearances ,all in Division2, over the last 2 seasons,suggests he is a defensive midfielder. We already have Jack and our other first choice appears to be the lad from Crystal Palace.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 12, 2024, 16:56:31 pm
I think Hunter was signed from WBA and came with a known injury issues. So it proved as by the Wembley PO he  was a spent force. When he he was good he was very good!
He would be in my all time list of favourite Cobblers players. Genuinely quick feet and an eye for a short but effective pass. Its just a shame that under Atkins, the ball spent most of the time sailing over his head.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 12, 2024, 17:23:26 pm
Was he on our Radar? Just because you mentioned him doesn’t mean we have been gazzumped!
I never said we were gazzumped, just someone I think would have been a good signing for us, no more than that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 12, 2024, 21:31:57 pm
Ryan Haynes expected to sign for Cheltenham.

Leonard is a long way from Kiernan’s class but has youth on his side and will develope into a very good player. Probably not as good as Kiernan was who stood out when we were in the top flight and the ball appeared to be attached to his boot with string. Everton bid £65,000 for him in 1965, what is the equivalent value today?

£65,000 in 1965 is worth £1,577,292.08 today ( according to a calculator on google)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 1971cobbler on June 13, 2024, 05:41:11 am
£65,000 in 1965 is worth £1,577,292.08 today ( according to a calculator on google)

£1.5m now is peanuts in the PL.

Would probably be the signing on fee for the next "wonderkid" up in Manchester?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 13, 2024, 07:10:32 am
£1.5m now is peanuts in the PL.

Would probably be the signing on fee for the next "wonderkid" up in Manchester?

15 years ago, £1m was the Man Utd 'signing on fee' for one of my players (he was 16).
He never played a first team game for them, but did play a few League One and Two games on loan before dropping out of professional football.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 13, 2024, 07:32:53 am
Trevor Francis was the first £1million footballer in 1979.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 13, 2024, 07:41:38 am
Stick to bl00dy actual rumours in here please...

Thank you  :-*

Pinnock back to Wombles latest X rumour


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 13, 2024, 09:11:55 am
Stick to bl00dy actual rumours in here please...

Thank you  :-*

Pinnock back to Wombles latest X rumour
Dont believe a word that you read from that site. He/she constantly refers to ex players returning to former clubs. Its just a kid in their bedroom.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 13, 2024, 09:26:39 am
Almost all of these rumour accounts are kids in their bedrooms.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on June 13, 2024, 09:37:46 am
Well they are not even rumours. They are largely players that someone thinks they could do us a job,though there is no interest from  our club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 13, 2024, 09:47:02 am
This whole situation is quite bizarre, we are six weeks from the season starting and have no strikers at the club, moreover not even a rumour from the likes of ntfclad.
I think there could be movement on the ownership front hence the delay in signings of any kind.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gen.Disorda on June 13, 2024, 10:06:55 am
This whole situation is quite bizarre, we are six weeks from the season starting and have no strikers at the club, moreover not even a rumour from the likes of ntfclad.
I think there could be movement on the ownership front hence the delay in signings of any kind.

We are only looking at players who will be at the Euros and Copa America. Patience


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: itsme on June 13, 2024, 10:27:14 am
This whole situation is quite bizarre, we are six weeks from the season starting and have no strikers at the club, moreover not even a rumour from the likes of ntfclad.
I think there could be movement on the ownership front hence the delay in signings of any kind.


Now is that a rumour or do you know something


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: FatPunk on June 13, 2024, 10:44:09 am
Hopefully all will become clearer tomorrow when the transfer window opens

 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 13, 2024, 10:48:44 am
Now is that a rumour or do you know something

It’s his thoughts.

I wouldn’t be hugely surprised though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 13, 2024, 10:52:34 am
I wonder if some of Nigel’s business associates may be interested?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 13, 2024, 10:54:09 am
I heard a rumour that there will be transfer rumours flying around in the coming weeks. Remember you heard it here first.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 13, 2024, 10:55:24 am
I wonder if some of Nigel’s business associates may be interested?

That’s why he’s here right, to find us a very rich new owner. Read between the lines on that part.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 13, 2024, 10:57:09 am
I heard that for our first pre season friendly our strikers are going to be trialist a, b, c and d.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 13, 2024, 11:05:47 am
That’s why he’s here right, to find us a very rich new owner. Read between the lines on that part.
Yes, at last someone who thinks for themselves, Havers prime role is to flog what’s left.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 13, 2024, 14:49:36 pm
I was told today:-

Sherring won't be signing
Willis is looking for a better offer
We've had an offer for Guthrie
McGowan is off to Carlisle
Pinnock is going to Wimbledon

Anyone know if there is any truth in any of that?

Where's ntfclad?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 13, 2024, 14:54:29 pm
I was told today:-

Sherring won't be signing
Willis is looking for a better offer
We've had an offer for Guthrie
McGowan is off to Carlisle
Pinnock is going to Wimbledon

Anyone know if there is any truth in any of that?

Where's ntfclad?

I’d imagine if that’s all true we may struggle to field a team


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 13, 2024, 15:06:16 pm
I’d imagine if that’s all true we may struggle to field a team
We will sign players to field a team


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on June 13, 2024, 15:12:12 pm
We would have a few quid to play with because 3 of these will command a transfer fee. 2 probably substantial as we turned offers fdown for them last year.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 13, 2024, 15:22:48 pm
Good point Shoey, phew, no need to panic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 13, 2024, 15:56:44 pm
The silence from ntfclad is deafening...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 13, 2024, 16:42:57 pm
Something is definitely going on, not even a sniff from anyone, Brady has disappeared.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 13, 2024, 17:16:06 pm
My friend met Jon Brady at Sixfields this morning, he had just got back from his holiday. Might hopefully liven up a little. Not too much panic though, only about 8-10 League One clubs have made signings.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 13, 2024, 17:51:11 pm
Good point Shoey, phew, no need to panic.

 ;D



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 13, 2024, 18:06:24 pm
My friend met Jon Brady at Sixfields this morning, he had just got back from his holiday. Might hopefully liven up a little. Not too much panic though, only about 8-10 League One clubs have made signings.
Was that an imaginary friend, you’ve just made that up haven’t you?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 13, 2024, 18:17:28 pm
My friend met Jon Brady at Sixfields this morning, he had just got back from his holiday. Might hopefully liven up a little. Not too much panic though, only about 8-10 League One clubs have made signings.
Was he on the top deck of the bus?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 13, 2024, 18:21:18 pm
😂😂 No but he genuinly saw Jon.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 13, 2024, 18:36:53 pm
Was he on the top deck of the bus?

Used to enjoy a can of Top Deck as a kid pretending it was beer like my brother and his punk mates over the park with their McEwans and Hofmeister.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 14, 2024, 09:07:51 am
A slightly more reliable Twitter source, has us sniffing around Stephen Negru from Oxford.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 14, 2024, 09:18:30 am
Latest reports suggest he’s off on loan to Salford as they can guarantee him game time


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 14, 2024, 09:21:05 am
Yet another defender and it's Stephan not Stephen.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 14, 2024, 09:29:39 am
So, the transfer window officially opens today...

Sherring & Willis need to decide if they are staying or going pronto imo...

Sherring i can understand giving more time to, but we took Willis off the scrap heap & gave him a chance when no one else would...

Calling ntfclad, are you still here, any info whatsoever would be most appreciated.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 14, 2024, 09:46:51 am
Yet another defender and it's Stephan not Stephen.
That all depends upon who is leaving us.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 14, 2024, 09:50:28 am
I think if they haven't signed by now they aren't going to unless whatever else they are looking at collapses.

(Cue the news they have both re-signed this afternoon)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 14, 2024, 10:21:03 am
I think if they haven't signed by now they aren't going to unless whatever else they are looking at collapses.

(Cue the news they have both re-signed this afternoon)
Carlisles forum has mentioned Mcgowan recently. Could be three.  :D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 14, 2024, 14:45:45 pm
I see the Cobblers have announced a pre-season friendly against Norwich on July 13th. Will we have a team by then?

I rarely ever go to pre season friendlies but I think I may go to this one, Norwich are a decent side and we may be able to play spot the trialist.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 14, 2024, 14:48:31 pm
Harry Pell joints Cheltenham. I believe the Cobblers offered him a deal.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 14, 2024, 14:50:52 pm
Harry Pell joints Cheltenham. I believe the Cobblers offered him a deal.
Now even teams in L2 are out bidding us, something is definitely going on.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 14, 2024, 15:01:20 pm
We are a day away from the date we made out 1st signing last year.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 14, 2024, 15:14:14 pm
We are a laughing stock. Even burton are splashing the cash now. Teams that are level and below us  are overtaking us.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 14, 2024, 16:14:49 pm
While I would like us to make signing, 7 clubs including the biggest boys in the league Birmingham, and cash rich Wrexham have yet to make any signings, so that sounds a little hyperbolic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on June 14, 2024, 16:15:01 pm
Harry Pell joints Cheltenham. I believe the Cobblers offered him a deal.

A 32 year old journeyman who played only half the maximum games in the league below last year? Certainly doesn’t fit the usual profile of players we sign. Makes me laugh when certain fans take it as gospel we’ve been outbid by a L2 club based on one comment on here. I don’t believe for a second we were in for him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 14, 2024, 16:17:07 pm
To be fair, Cheltenham fans are fuming on the forum for how bad a signing this is, it would definitely not have landed well here if we had signed him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 14, 2024, 16:31:53 pm
A 32 year old journeyman who played only half the maximum games in the league below last year? Certainly doesn’t fit the usual profile of players we sign. Makes me laugh when certain fans take it as gospel we’ve been outbid by a L2 club based on one comment on here. I don’t believe for a second we were in for him.

Yes it was completely made up bollocks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 14, 2024, 16:39:49 pm
Jack Diamond signs for Stockport. Suspect he was one we actually were in for.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on June 14, 2024, 17:04:52 pm
Jack Diamond signs for Stockport. Suspect he was one we actually were in for.

Another name plucked out of thin air. The sad thing is people will believe we are in for him and moan when we don’t sign him!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 14, 2024, 17:11:04 pm
To be fair, Cheltenham fans are fuming on the forum for how bad a signing this is, it would definitely not have landed well here if we had signed him.

Looks like some on here would have been happy with him though. Its a strange old world.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on June 14, 2024, 18:28:30 pm
Another name plucked out of thin air. The sad thing is people will believe we are in for him and moan when we don’t sign him!

Not sure its plucked out of thin air as brady himself has admitted he's keen in the past


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 14, 2024, 18:36:26 pm
While I would like us to make signing, 7 clubs including the biggest boys in the league Birmingham, and cash rich Wrexham have yet to make any signings, so that sounds a little hyperbolic.
I wonder if they have any strikers in their club?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 14, 2024, 18:43:44 pm
Not sure its plucked out of thin air as brady himself has admitted he's keen in the past
Thats not much of an endorsement, coming from somebody who started a "Brady out" thread in the past.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: A view from afar on June 15, 2024, 03:27:44 am
A fascinating article from SKY sports on the potential premier league academy players which could become available this summer and the reasons behind it.
Bun fights all round in June 30th and doubtless negativity if we haven’t signed a load of them by July 1st….
Or…..
Why have why signed this kid from Everton who the hell is he? We’re doomed if we only sign Calvert Lewin, Marc Leonard, Kyle Walker type players we’ve never heard of 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on June 15, 2024, 09:09:20 am
A fascinating article from SKY sports on the potential premier league academy players which could become available this summer and the reasons behind it.
Bun fights all round in June 30th and doubtless negativity if we haven’t signed a load of them by July 1st….
Or…..
Why have why signed this kid from Everton who the hell is he? We’re doomed if we only sign Calvert Lewin, Marc Leonard, Kyle Walker type players we’ve never heard of 😂

Bowie and Etete were good too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: A view from afar on June 15, 2024, 10:00:16 am
Bowie and Etete were good too.

Indeed they were mate, further emphasising my point that we need to trust the people in charge of building the team.
Sometimes we get duds but overall I’d say we’re pretty good in picking up known gems!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 15, 2024, 10:03:58 am
Sometimes we get duds but overall I’d say we’re pretty good in picking up known gems!

It's the unknown ones that are harder to find.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 15, 2024, 15:35:14 pm
Harry Pell joints Cheltenham. I believe the Cobblers offered him a deal.

Harry Pell very much a lower league players. So he chose Cheltenham a League 2 outfit which makes sense. Do you post rumours which appears to be unfounded!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 15, 2024, 16:17:17 pm
Pell very much a lower League player, would be very disappointed to find out that NTFC offered him any type of a deal.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 1971cobbler on June 16, 2024, 06:48:30 am
Ryan Haynes is rumoured to be joining Cheltenham
I’m glad he’s got a league club because when we were down to the bare bones he stepped up and played his part in our promotion squad.
Il never knock any of that squad who somehow got us over the line against all odds
Good luck Ryan

+1

Move confirmed.  Good luck Ryan.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 16, 2024, 08:26:49 am
Good luck Ryan , thanks for being a Cobbler.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 16, 2024, 08:58:32 am
Good luck Ryan , thanks for being a Cobbler.

Agreed, he played his part in one of the better seasons in our history and it's always good to see a local lad making a living in the professional game. Good luck in the future.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 16, 2024, 12:49:09 pm
Yes it was completely made up bollocks.

Why?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 17, 2024, 08:23:22 am
Here we are then, I'm expecting (hoping) some news this week. Right?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2024, 10:12:22 am
Here we are then, I'm expecting (hoping) some news this week. Right?

I thought that it was the end of June when contracts expire. Why this week Parkie?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 17, 2024, 13:07:21 pm
I thought that it was the end of June when contracts expire. Why this week Parkie?

It is, but I imagine players won't want to not be paid for too long, I imagine there will be some movements either this week or next week.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 17, 2024, 14:17:53 pm
It is, but I imagine players won't want to not be paid for too long, I imagine there will be some movements either this week or next week.

Not sure if that fits in with my understanding of the situation! If a contract ends on the 31st 30th* June then the player is covered financially?  After their legal contract expires the player can negotiate terms to suit his personal circumstances providing the player has a new offer/contract.

* Top effort Pally


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 17, 2024, 15:17:43 pm
We have movement...

Dyche joins Woking on a season long loan deal.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: lordjord on June 17, 2024, 15:24:04 pm
We have movement...

Dyche joins Woking on a season long loan deal.

Makes sense for all parties. Dyche is still young but as this stage of his career is not ready for L1 level football. Hopefully he can go injury free for a while and continue to develop.

Despite having a lot of numbers at CB (depending on Willis and Sherring) I think we needed Dyche and/or Monthe to move on to improve in this department.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 17, 2024, 15:34:12 pm
We have movement...

Dyche joins Woking on a season long loan deal.
Logical seeing as he played nine games for them last season.
https://www.wokingfc.co.uk/news/article/8586/max-dyche-returns-on-loan/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 17, 2024, 16:17:44 pm
Nowhere near good enough for L1, last year of his contract fully expect him to join Woking or be released.
Sweet Jesus, we need players in not out.
We currently have 15 first team players. 😵⏰


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 17, 2024, 16:41:26 pm
Not sure if that fits in with my understanding of the situation! If a contract ends on the 31st June then the player is covered financially?  After their legal contract expires the player can negotiate terms to suit his personal circumstances providing the player has a new offer/contract!

Interesting. Isn't 31st June the same date as your matriculation?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 17, 2024, 16:58:34 pm
Nowhere near good enough for L1, last year of his contract fully expect him to join Woking or be released.
Sweet Jesus, we need players in not out.
We currently have 15 first team players. 😵⏰

Stop worrying will ya... That's 4 more than we can field anyway.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 17, 2024, 17:25:11 pm
! If a contract ends on the 31st June then the player is covered financially?  After their legal contract expires the player can negotiate terms to suit his personal circumstances providing the player has a new offer/contract!

If ever I was given a contract expiring on 31st June, I would claim it wasn't legally binding. Or if it so met my needs, I would claim that it never expired. 54 years I have been on this earth and whilst I have seen a few 29th Februarys, I am still awaiting my first 31st June. If only was some little rhyme to help me remember about length of months.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 18, 2024, 10:51:50 am
Nowhere near good enough for L1, last year of his contract fully expect him to join Woking or be released.
Sweet Jesus, we need players in not out.
We currently have 15 first team players. 😵⏰

The plan is probably to help Dyche find a way out of the club at the end of the season. I agree he's not currently L1 standard, but useful to have the option of a recall if injuries rear their ugly head once again. However, it seems strange to use this news to criticise lack of recruitment, when you obviously think it's a good idea to loan Dyche out.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 18, 2024, 10:54:27 am
Before anyone starts my last comment doesn't mean I'm not impatient to see new signings. However, I trust JB's track record on signings and am staying calm..... for the moment.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 18, 2024, 11:07:48 am
I think we are being very smart here
Let everyone else do their business and then we can see what’s left over.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 18, 2024, 11:51:39 am
Good to see you coping well Shoey.

ntfclad is at the Euros so I wouldn’t expect much from him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 18, 2024, 11:52:21 am

ntfclad is at the Euros so I wouldn’t expect much from him.


Noooooooo!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 18, 2024, 12:20:57 pm
Good to see you coping well Shoey.

ntfclad is at the Euros so I wouldn’t expect much from him.
I feel it’s best to be relaxed about transfers.
The main thing is that we have 11 players on the pitch for the first league game and barring injuries we already have enough
If we can put a few subs on the bench it’s a bonus.

If we turn up at brackley with only seven fit players who really cares anyway , it’s only a friendly.

Who cares if we lose the first few league matches because we need to see if some other clubs will loan us players at the end of august so we can have some strikers?

Let’s just all relax and hope that it’s alright on the night.

Just because other clubs are getting their squads in shape I’d say it’s good to go against the grain and be different.
I bet we’ve still got some different players in by the time the first match kicks off so let’s not worry or become disheartened , let’s just be thankful we can put a team on the pitch with claret shirts on

Hurrah.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2024, 12:25:42 pm
Interesting. Isn't 31st June the same date as your matriculation?

Good point and silly error on my part - should read 30th June. Thanks for subtle reminder!👍


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 18, 2024, 12:40:01 pm
It's not just the lack of signings it's the total silence from the club about transfers. Normally JB will at least let us know that he is working on things and we have our targets, irons in the fire, waiting to hear from and all that stuff. The only info from the club has been about players leaving or not signing new contracts etc or news that doesn't affect the playing side.

I have enough emails about the Carlton Cole night thank you, I'm not interested so please don't send anymore. Hope those that go enjoy their evening but not for me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 18, 2024, 12:48:36 pm
It's not just the lack of signings it's the total silence from the club about transfers. Normally JB will at least let us know that he is working on things and we have our targets, irons in the fire, waiting to hear from and all that stuff. The only info from the club has been about players leaving or not signing new contracts etc or news that doesn't affect the playing side.

I have enough emails about the Carlton Cole night thank you, I'm not interested so please don't send anymore. Hope those that go enjoy their evening but not for me.
I bet they are working on signings.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2024, 12:54:59 pm
If ever I was given a contract expiring on 31st June, I would claim it wasn't legally binding. Or if it so met my needs, I would claim that it never expired. 54 years I have been on this earth and whilst I have seen a few 29th Februarys, I am still awaiting my first 31st June. If only was some little rhyme to help me remember about length of months.

Good effort ! Love it!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 18, 2024, 12:58:36 pm
Good to see you coping well Shoey.

ntfclad is at the Euros so I wouldn’t expect much from him.

Scouting the next Lumbardh Salihu


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 18, 2024, 13:18:39 pm
Good effort ! Love it!

My pleasure Evers. Nice to see you happy. Hope you're enjoying the Euros.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2024, 13:28:54 pm
Makes sense for all parties. Dyche is still young but as this stage of his career is not ready for L1 level football. Hopefully he can go injury free for a while and continue to develop.

Despite having a lot of numbers at CB (depending on Willis and Sherring) I think we needed Dyche and/or Monthe to move on to improve in this department.

In defence of Max Dyche and judging by his  performance at Tranmere, a crucial game by any standards I thought he did ok. Can’t quite understand why some have a hard faced opinion on him. At the latter end of the promotion season he played ok and was consistent in his form/displays. He did not let the side down! I would be happy to see him given First team opportunities?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 18, 2024, 15:51:02 pm
Yet a year on and he hasn’t secured a regular starting spot. Wish him well but don’t think he’ll get the opportunity after all this time.
Maybe regular time will help him at Woking.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 18, 2024, 16:14:51 pm
Dyche certainly played his part at the end of the promotion season, he and Sherring both came straight back into the side after injuries for the game at Sutton several games before the end of the season.
We had a patched up back line of Linton, Sherring, Dyche and Haynes and they performed admirably to ensure promotion.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 18, 2024, 17:33:27 pm
Don’t forget David Norman who came from nowhere, performed admirably in at the deep end.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 18, 2024, 17:47:49 pm
Rotherham have signed Zak Joules who we we're loosely linked to.... competing with teams such as Rotherham is never going to end well for us as we simply can't financially compete...

The boro scum are snapping up all the bl00dy non league talent as per usual...

Either our recruitment team are going to be pulling some rabbits out the hat pronto or we've lost out on all our targets so far...

Sherring & Willis need to commit or leave this week imo...

Pre season starts late next week I believe, just testing initially, but would be nice to have a few new faces in by then...

Without the inside knowledge of ntfclad it's horrendous as no one else knows fvck all!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemender on June 18, 2024, 19:06:20 pm
I feel it’s best to be relaxed about transfers.
The main thing is that we have 11 players on the pitch for the first league game and barring injuries we already have enough
If we can put a few subs on the bench it’s a bonus.

If we turn up at brackley with only seven fit players who really cares anyway , it’s only a friendly.

Who cares if we lose the first few league matches because we need to see if some other clubs will loan us players at the end of august so we can have some strikers?

Let’s just all relax and hope that it’s alright on the night.

Just because other clubs are getting their squads in shape I’d say it’s good to go against the grain and be different.
I bet we’ve still got some different players in by the time the first match kicks off so let’s not worry or become disheartened , let’s just be thankful we can put a team on the pitch with claret shirts on

Hurrah.

 ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 18, 2024, 19:07:47 pm
Why is it horrendous? We will sign people as and when. Have Birmingham City signed many yet ? They're the favourites so must have completed  their signings by now. ::)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 18, 2024, 19:41:19 pm
Why is it horrendous? We will sign people as and when. Have Birmingham City signed many yet ? They're the favourites so must have completed  their signings by now. ::)
Perhaps they have more than 15 players in their entire squad and a striker or two  ::)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 18, 2024, 19:48:53 pm
Can’t wait for the first pre season game so we can all guess who the next Curtis Yebli is.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: corno_ntfc on June 18, 2024, 20:07:51 pm
I have enough emails about the Carlton Cole night thank you, I'm not interested so please don't send anymore. Hope those that go enjoy their evening but not for me.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D - I thought the same - mustn't be selling too well, had way too many emails about it.

As for transfers - not fussed. It's very early, and the Euros are on.

I don't think hearing from the Club about transfers helps either, unless we are announcing fully confirmed signings.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: JeanGenie on June 18, 2024, 22:49:26 pm
Ben Woodburn?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2024, 23:08:27 pm
Ben Woodburn?

Looks our type of player!! :

Attacking Midfield
Other position:
Left Winger
Right Winger

Thanks Jean decent rumour for me!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 18, 2024, 23:13:19 pm
Good to see you coping well Shoey.

ntfclad is at the Euros so I wouldn’t expect much from him.

 ;D ;D No wonder there was some isolated trouble in a Pub; well after the game!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 19, 2024, 00:18:17 am
Many,  how do you think Birmingham will get on with 15 players who got them relegated ? Or maybe they are like us and biding their time ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 19, 2024, 06:44:15 am
Many,  how do you think Birmingham will get on with 15 players who got them relegated ? Or maybe they are like us and biding their time ?
At least they have 2 strikers 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 19, 2024, 09:05:07 am
At least they have 2 strikers 😂

Stop worrying.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 19, 2024, 09:39:19 am
5 other L1 clubs without a signing so far that I've seen... Rovers, Crawley, Exeter, Orient and surprisingly Wrexham.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 19, 2024, 11:23:56 am
Wouldn't get too excited by the Woodburn rumour, it's the same unreliable twitter page that is today linking us with Anthony Scully from Portsmouth...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 19, 2024, 11:43:46 am
Wouldn't get too excited by the Woodburn rumour, it's the same unreliable twitter page that is today linking us with Anthony Scully from Portsmouth...

Sadly, without ntfclad, it's all we've got to go on!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 19, 2024, 12:22:13 pm
Sadly, without ntfclad, it's all we've got to go on!

Shame he's not a Scotland supporter. He'd be back tomorrow.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 19, 2024, 12:34:32 pm
Leyton Orient defender Tom James is set to sign a new deal at the club. James was a target for the likes of Bristol Rovers, Stevenage and Northampton. #lofc #orient

From Pete O'Rourke on twitter...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 19, 2024, 12:39:45 pm
Stop worrying.

Exactly this, contracts are still running. If I was a half decent player, unless someone was offering over the odds I'd keep any offers alive.

Expect movement at the end of the month.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 19, 2024, 12:50:31 pm
Maybe the club have already signed a load of players and are just waiting until the 1st July to announce them all at the same time to maximise impact. Like they did back in the day (Forrester, Hargreaves, couple of others if I recall)?




































I am of course not optimistic that this is the case  ;D



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 19, 2024, 13:27:07 pm
The management team have a good track record on past signings so what are the Jonah's going on about?

Have the faith!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 19, 2024, 13:58:28 pm
Maybe the club have already signed a load of players and are just waiting until the 1st July to announce them all at the same time to maximise impact. Like they did back in the day (Forrester, Hargreaves, couple of others if I recall)?




































I am of course not optimistic that this is the case  ;D



I think social media has a lot to answer for with the need for announcing signings. I think some people prefer it to the actual football. It's not like when you had to go on the website or Teletext to find out you made a couple of signings a few days ago. I remember turning up to watch the game against Boston in like 2004 and Eric Sabin was on the Boston team sheet but walked out wearing claret. I had no clue.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 19, 2024, 14:11:05 pm
I think social media has a lot to answer for with the need for announcing signings. I think some people prefer it to the actual football. It's not like when you had to go on the website or Teletext to find out you made a couple of signings a few days ago. I remember turning up to watch the game against Boston in like 2004 and Eric Sabin was on the Boston team sheet but walked out wearing claret. I had no clue.

Tuesday night game, 1-0 - Gavin Johnson. Remember it well...I think!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 19, 2024, 14:17:31 pm
Tuesday night game, 1-0 - Gavin Johnson. Remember it well...I think!

I think that might have been a later game, maybe 2005?...it was bright sunshine, which was appropriate considering what a ray of light he was.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 19, 2024, 14:29:42 pm
Tuesday night game, 1-0 - Gavin Johnson. Remember it well...I think!

My Br-in- Law was there pleased as punch they won that night. Said it was bitterly cold too! February game - bet Saucy was there!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 19, 2024, 14:47:02 pm
https://www.espn.co.uk/football/match/_/gameId/195507/northampton-town-boston-utd

This is the game I was on about. Sabin long gone, I think by then!

Scrappy game. Very scrappy. I recall it very well, strangely.

Took me about 20 minutes of googling between calls - trying to work at the same time whilst recalling football matches from 20 years ago isn't easy!!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on June 19, 2024, 14:50:56 pm
https://www.espn.co.uk/football/match/_/gameId/195507/northampton-town-boston-utd

This is the game I was on about. Sabin long gone, I think by then!

Scrappy game. Very scrappy. I recall it very well, strangely.

Took me about 20 minutes of googling between calls - trying to work at the same time whilst recalling football matches from 20 years ago isn't easy!!  ;D

Got a feeling this was the re-arranged fixture as the initial game was called off due to snow or heavy rain?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 19, 2024, 15:46:39 pm
Was it blowing a gale? I remember that one.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 19, 2024, 15:55:23 pm
Jordan Willis signs a new 2 year contract. Just waiting on Sherring now.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 19, 2024, 16:17:01 pm
My Br-in- Law was there pleased as punch they won that night. Said it was bitterly cold too! February game - bet Saucy was there!
I was. I recall it was 1-0, and Martin Smith had a belting game cutting in from the left of midfield. (outside left to you Evers)
Nice little away day was Boston, good little old school ground, and a decent pub stop in Spalding.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 19, 2024, 16:48:37 pm
https://www.espn.co.uk/football/match/_/gameId/195507/northampton-town-boston-utd

This is the game I was on about. Sabin long gone, I think by then!

Scrappy game. Very scrappy. I recall it very well, strangely.

Took me about 20 minutes of googling between calls - trying to work at the same time whilst recalling football matches from 20 years ago isn't easy!!  ;D

this was the one... https://www.11v11.com/matches/northampton-town-v-boston-united-13-march-2004-19078/ he'd been on loan at boston up until the saturday morning I think. Morison scored from outside the area with a keeper error and a barnstorming run and finish from sammo.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 19, 2024, 17:00:56 pm
Jordan Willis signs a new 2 year contract. Just waiting on Sherring now.

Good, we now have 15 players. Come on Sam, make it 16.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 19, 2024, 17:44:18 pm
Jordan Willis signs a new 2 year contract. Just waiting on Sherring now.
Phew.
#nolongerworried


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 19, 2024, 18:00:19 pm
Good, we now have 15 players. Come on Sam, make it 16.

Don’t forget that includes a number of very injury prone players!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 19, 2024, 18:32:47 pm
Forrester, Hargreaves, couple of others if I recall)?


By a couple of others, you do of course mean Marco Gabbiadini. Fully deserving of being remembered.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 19, 2024, 18:34:48 pm
Don’t forget that includes a number of very injury prone players!

How could we forget, some of them are bound to be injured before the season starts, and we have no idea whether Magloire will be fit enough to start the season.

We will need extra players just to cover the what if's, but we are used to it now.

League 1 looks a lot stronger this year.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 19, 2024, 18:43:23 pm
Jordan Willis signs a new 2 year contract. Just waiting on Sherring now.
Good news, quality defender.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 19, 2024, 18:48:16 pm
Jordan Willis signs a new 2 year contract. Just waiting on Sherring now.

Good news, I wonder if it was the threats from some on here to pull the offer that forced him to put pen to paper!?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: West Stand on June 19, 2024, 19:15:34 pm
I think it may have been Paul McGregor that was announced at the same time as Hargreaves..

If my memory is not playing tricks on me, we also announced Jess,Taylor, Dyche and Doig on the same day.

I highly doubt that would happen these days. The club would want to announce any signing as soon as it has happened, to stop the whining on here and social media.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 19, 2024, 19:22:19 pm
I think it may have been Paul McGregor that was announced at the same time as Hargreaves..

If my memory is not playing tricks on me, we also announced Jess,Taylor, Dyche and Doig on the same day.

I highly doubt that would happen these days. The club would want to announce any signing as soon as it has happened, to stop the whining on here and social media.

It would have been Hargreaves, Forrester and Gabbiadini. The others would have been years later. But yes re. social media. Edit. sorry just saw bingers post.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: West Stand on June 19, 2024, 19:49:43 pm
It would have been Hargreaves, Forrester and Gabbiadini. The others would have been years later. But yes re. social media. Edit. sorry just saw bingers post.

Yes, in 2005 i meant Jess, Dyche, Taylor and Doig were announced on the same day in 2005, not the same day as Hargreaves, Forrester, Marco.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 19, 2024, 20:15:12 pm
In '78 if I had been born in '45 I would have been 33⅓.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on June 20, 2024, 19:25:21 pm
I heard from a reliable source we missing out on targets/players because we can't compete with wages.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 20, 2024, 19:44:21 pm
I heard from a reliable source we missing out on targets/players because we can't compete with wages.
If that’s the case then it’s best not to bother and accept relegation and play in a league we can compete in.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 20, 2024, 19:56:51 pm
I heard from a reliable source we missing out on targets/players because we can't compete with wages.

I heard from the most reliable source, that we already have three new players signings secured.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 20, 2024, 20:05:07 pm
I heard from the most reliable source, that we already have three new players signings secured.
Hurrah
I knew the doom rumours couldn’t be true what with nige’s investment and Jim saying only a couple of days ago that it’s an exciting time for the club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 20, 2024, 20:27:11 pm
I heard from the most reliable source, that we already have three new players signings secured.

Are you ntfclad in disguise 😉 😃


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on June 20, 2024, 20:49:01 pm
I heard from a reliable source we missing out on targets/players because we can't compete with wages.

You don't need to hear that from a reliable source.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: everbrite on June 20, 2024, 22:40:29 pm
I heard from the most reliable source, that we already have three new players signings secured.

 
Put that in your pipe and smoke it 151………..look forward to your defence of that prophecy or will report you to Shoemaker for 6 of the best!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 08:26:36 am

 
Put that in your pipe and smoke it 151………..look forward to your defence of that prophecy or will report you to Shoemaker for 6 of the best!
Grass..


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 21, 2024, 08:40:10 am
Good morning from Frankfurt…I bring bad news, meltdowns on the way…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 08:43:58 am
Good morning from Frankfurt…I bring bad news, meltdowns on the way…
Thanks mate, that’s a great start to a mid summer Friday.
What’s happening?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 21, 2024, 08:47:03 am
Thanks mate, that’s a great start to a mid summer Friday.
What’s happening?

When I’ve had it double confirmed I’ll drop some more hints


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 21, 2024, 08:49:36 am
Either Guthrie or Pinnock going then I'm guessing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 08:50:41 am
Good morning from Frankfurt…I bring bad news, meltdowns on the way…

Ahhhh it's lovely to hear from you & hope your enjoying watching the free flowing attacking football from England!  ;D

It must be something pretty big, as i'm sure it can't be Sherring related, as we all know he's off anyway...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 21, 2024, 08:56:31 am
One of ours has chosen to fly the nest and they’re not flying too far


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 21, 2024, 08:58:07 am
Sherring to Peterborough?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 09:12:43 am
Sherring to Peterborough?
More like Coventry.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 09:13:20 am
Sherring to Peterborough?

If it is, it would be such a boro signing, and they'll sell him for a million.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 21, 2024, 09:18:29 am
Sherring to Peterborough?

Not Peterborough…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on June 21, 2024, 09:20:07 am
Sherring to Peterborough?

Seems like this is the logical one - never expected him to resign in the first place, so wherever he goes doesn't really matter.

He isn't in the same class as the young lad who played CB for them last season though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 21, 2024, 09:21:15 am
If it's stevenage i might just quit supporting football


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 21, 2024, 09:23:48 am
It'll be someone like Brum.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 09:24:56 am
Not Peterborough…

Oh its oxford isn't it. (just to complete the list of teams)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 09:25:33 am
Could it be MK dons
They’re ambitious and pay decent wages…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 21, 2024, 09:27:21 am
Oh its oxford isn't it. (just to complete the list of teams)
That would make sense


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 09:29:57 am
Could it be MK dons
They’re ambitious and pay decent wages…
I very much doubt he’s going to L2 but like you say money talks, my money is on Rotherham or Stevenage, I think the latter would be unforgivable.
Sam is a talented player who will only get better with time, and be a sound investment for a team like the Wobbs with a sell on value.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 09:41:15 am
I very much doubt he’s going to L2 but like you say money talks, my money is on Rotherham or Stevenage, I think the latter would be unforgivable.
Sam is a talented player who will only get better with time, and be a sound investment for a team like the Wobbs with a sell on value.
I imagine we will be letting him go because we will be signing a much better standard of player this year what with Nigel’s investment and as new director Jim has said
‘Exciting times ahead’

I don’t call not re signing decent players as exciting for the club so I’m hoping that if Jim isn’t deluded we will be signing better players than we already have.

I hope I’m not being deluded thinking this way.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 21, 2024, 09:42:53 am
Maybe Norwich if ‘flying the nest’ and ‘not too far’ are clues!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 09:43:24 am
I imagine we will be letting him go because we will be signing a much better standard of player this year what with Nigel’s investment and as new director Jim has said
‘Exciting times ahead’

I don’t call not re signing decent players as exciting for the club so I’m hoping that if Jim isn’t deluded we will be signing better players than we already have.

I hope I’m not being deluded thinking this way.
Think you’re spot on Shoey, I fully expect John Stones to be announced in the near future, big up the Havers.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 09:44:50 am
Think you’re spot on Shoey, I fully expect John Stones to be announced in the near future, big up the Havers.
He might be coming here as he is injury prone


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 09:46:25 am
Maybe Norwich if ‘flying the nest’ and ‘not too far’ are clues!
On that basis, Swindon are the Robins..   ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 09:52:23 am
No need to worry
As per chron interview with KT
The wages players want have increased but the club are working at trying to sign players and although the club can’t compete with the likes of Birmingham and Wrexham the ownership group are reviewing things (I’d assume it’s not to decrease the budget)
He adds ‘we are very comfortable with where we are’

Hurrah

No need to worry at all then…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 09:52:33 am
Sherring was always gonna leave so we'd have been expecting it, plus he's only technically "one of ours" for the next 9 days anyway...

Standard that we don't get a fee for him though, due to him turning 24 last month...grrrrrrrrrrrr!

If he does go to MK then it's solely for the money, as he was touted to be attracting top end L1 / lower Championship clubs...

With his frequent injuries, certainly wouldn't be moving heaven & earth just to keep him to be honest.

Hopefully, the recruitment team knew he was never going to stay, so have a capable replacement earmarked.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: A view from afar on June 21, 2024, 09:54:43 am
One of ours has chosen to fly the nest and they’re not flying too far
Walsall ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 21, 2024, 10:04:47 am
I wouldn't have thought Sherring leaving would cause meltdown as most of us had written him off anyway.

Maybe Hoskins to Peterborough, that would cause meltdown to me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 10:55:14 am

Maybe Hoskins to Peterborough, that would cause meltdown to me.
Or MK.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 21, 2024, 11:04:14 am
Confirmed that Sherring has gone.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 21, 2024, 11:04:57 am
Sherring gone.

He said it's not financial.......time will tell!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 21, 2024, 11:06:21 am
MK Dons on the same money


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 21, 2024, 11:08:35 am
MK Dons on the same money
That does not make sense financially or career judgement!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Its_nice_to_michu on June 21, 2024, 11:09:16 am
Bollox on the same money!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 21, 2024, 11:12:55 am
What is he even thinking???


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 11:14:16 am
Obviously, no confidence in his own ability to play at a higher level, else he would have gone higher for less money to further his career...

Same money my arris! The old child catcher is obviously paying well above what we were offering...

There for the money, your only there for the money!

Still, we knew he was off at the end of last season, so no real surprise...



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 21, 2024, 11:15:57 am
There would have definitely been plenty of League one teams interested in him on a free, seems sort of laughable it would be on the same money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 21, 2024, 11:21:46 am
No ones going to believe he's gone to mk for the same money!

"There's only one greedy bastard"...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 11:24:06 am
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=878759067624459&set=a.632952625538439


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemender on June 21, 2024, 11:29:26 am
Fcuk him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Monkey on June 21, 2024, 11:30:34 am
What a bizarre decision... personal reasons obviously not a location thing and if it's NOT more money as touted, then the only other things I can think are:

- MK offered to make him their main man/captain etc and generally made him feel more wanted?
- We weren't prepared to offer him what he wanted to he got the hump... but if nobody else is offering him better than surely that shows him his value?
- Yellow clashes with his fake tan
- He's got a fetish for creepy old men

Odd indeed - or probably just more money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 21, 2024, 11:31:59 am
Quite obviously the “same money” line is being pushed by the Cobblers.

Shambles.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 21, 2024, 11:36:19 am
Goodbye Sam, hope you do well there, but make sure MK stay down.

It's about time we had some good news, where's Marvo?, wasn't he the good news man ?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Super shoe on June 21, 2024, 11:38:50 am
I’ve made an account today although I always read but I can’t not put my thoughts  in after this announcement. This is so frustrating because I can’t see a valid personal reason to move to that hell hole for the same amount of money. League two clubs beating us. I know people will be like trust the process but the club needs to be open with the fans here and not just cover it up with personal reason.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 11:39:15 am
Charlie Austin now being linked to us on X

One for the future perhaps!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 11:39:34 am
Northampton Town officially a laughing stock, one of our best players goes to the league below, it’s obvious it’s for the money, shame on you Thomas.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Super shoe on June 21, 2024, 11:41:54 am
Charlie Austin now being linked to us on X

One for the future perhaps!  ;D

Hylton replacement. Great idea that


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 21, 2024, 11:42:24 am
Strange to choose to drop down a league but these guys have a short window and not on massive wages, so a decent pay rise is always going to be appealing. More so if he doesn't have to relocate.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 11:43:13 am
Northampton Town officially a laughing stock, one of our best players goes to the league below, it’s obvious it’s for the money, shame on you Thomas.

Yeah, of course it's Thomas who offers the contracts to players on wages he thinks their worth, not the actual manager Jon Brady!

 ::)

He wanted to move on for a fresh challenge of s***e L2 hoofball & urmmmm loads more money...

Don't want ANY player here who doesn't want to be!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 21, 2024, 11:43:47 am
Manwork you're such a drama queen.
 He's gone because he doesn't have the belief in his own ability to perform in League One.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 21, 2024, 11:44:39 am
It's not always just wages is it? There are signing on fees, bonuses and agents fees on top.

I always expected him to leave, I'm just disappointed if it is mk and not a real football club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 11:46:07 am
Manwork you're such a drama queen.
 He's gone because he doesn't have the belief in his own ability to perform in League One.
He’s gone for the child catchers gold, at least the plastics have a chairman that backs the team.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 21, 2024, 11:46:50 am
The thing that confuses me is while there was very little chance of him staying, there would have been plenty of League One clubs interested with better wage options than us, how much have MK thrown at him to get promoted?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 11:48:54 am
Yeah, of course it's Thomas who offers the contracts to players on wages he thinks their worth, not the actual manager Jon Brady!

 ::)

He wanted to move on for a fresh challenge of s***e L2 hoofball & urmmmm loads more money...

Don't want ANY player here who doesn't want to be!
Of course it’s the chairman, otherwise Brady wouldn’t be moaning about the budget all the time.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 21, 2024, 11:49:26 am
Northampton Town officially a laughing stock, one of our best players goes to the league below, it’s obvious it’s for the money, shame on you Thomas.

Worth remembering that the Manager has a budget to work with, it's then up to him how much he spends on any one player.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 11:50:00 am
Worth remembering that the Manager has a budget to work with, it's then up to him how much he spends on any one player.
Has to be sanctioned by Thomas FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on June 21, 2024, 11:50:03 am
There was just a hint last season. Sammo was on the radio and stated that at times they had to get onto Sherring to play through a niggle. He implied he wanted to come off far too easily when we needed bodies on the line. He moved here for the Calderwood connection.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 21, 2024, 11:50:07 am
Assuming its MK, its very much an odd one. Especially given he's just turned 24.

That said, I've said it before...I didn't think he'd secure a club any higher than league1 whereas a lot of people seem to think he's championship standard and could have a big sell on value.

We've had better and more reliable centre backs over recent years with similar profiles in terms of age etc that never got any higher than teams around us. Aaron Pierre was a better player. Rod McDonald was comparable. Im sure there's more if I thought about.

Sherring is decent. So no bitterness that he's leaving. If he does end up at MK, I cannot wish him any luck whatsoever though. That would go against my religious beliefs.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 21, 2024, 11:51:03 am
Of course it’s the chairman, otherwise Brady wouldn’t be moaning about the budget all the time.

He’ll set the budget not how it’s spent.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 21, 2024, 11:54:41 am
Has to be sanctioned by Thomas FACT.

Maybe JB could have offered more but didn't think he was worth it.

I was told Appere was happy with what we offered but Stevenage offered more.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 11:55:28 am
Great signing for MK a good age to turn a decent profit too.
I’m quite surprised that he hasn’t bought into our clubs vision.
Hey ho

As Jim says ‘exciting times’
As Kelvin says ‘I’m comfortable with where we are’

Given the above I can’t wait to see some better quality signings appear in the next few weeks.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 11:56:17 am
Assuming its MK, its very much an odd one. Especially given he's just turned 24.

https://x.com/SportsPeteO/status/1804112105353683233/photo/1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 11:59:25 am
He’s gone for the child catchers gold, at least the plastics have a chairman that backs the team.
So have we and we’ve also got Nigel and Jim on board
Exciting times


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 21, 2024, 12:02:23 pm
It was always going to be the case he was going to be fair, we'd all been resigned to him going albeit up to a higher level and it all depends on who we've been working in to replace him as this will have been known for ages. It just feels s***ter now tbecause it's getting close to June and we've haven't made a single signing, and we lost two in Appere and McWilliams who we didn't expect to leave. Just a series of missing out all month long without any positive news the other way yet.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 21, 2024, 12:02:30 pm
Great signing for MK a good age to turn a decent profit too.
I’m quite surprised that he hasn’t bought into our clubs vision.
Hey ho

As Jim says ‘exciting times’
As Kelvin says ‘I’m comfortable with where we are’

Given the above I can’t wait to see some better quality signings appear in the next few weeks.

No guarantee they'll earn a profit, he could walk away at the end of his contract, just as he has from us.
If only Sherring had been a loanee, he'd have saved us good money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 12:12:20 pm
No guarantee they'll earn a profit, he could walk away at the end of his contract, just as he has from us.
If only Sherring had been a loanee, he'd have saved us good money.
Don’t worry I’m sure we will have a plethora of more loanees to develop so other clubs can reap the benefit
Mind you we can only name five in a squad and we’d probably like a dozen.

Let’s just trust KT
As he says in his interview he thinks he’s won the trust of the fans and he’s comfortable where we are.

If you believe his statement then you should relax
If you think having a multi millionaire invester and a former tv sports commentator is not going to make one jot of difference and we can’t afford league one players then by all means panic.

Each to their own.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 21, 2024, 12:16:08 pm
You already know Nigel isn't here to put any money into the club, because you have been told it multiple times by everyone, so you can drop the stupid f***ing sarcasm act for one day please, you're irritating the s*** out of me with it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 12:20:46 pm



If you think having a multi millionaire invester and a former tv sports commentator is not going to make one jot of difference and we can’t afford league one players then by all means panic.

Each to their own.
And what difference is "Jim" going to make? John Motson once read out the team sheet at Sixfields, and that didnt make any difference.
Im like you Shoey, I am optomistic for the future but Rosenthal doesnt inspire me. Neither did the Shaq.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 21, 2024, 12:21:21 pm
You already know Nigel isn't here to put any money into the club, because you have been told it multiple times by everyone, so you can drop the stupid f***ing sarcasm act for one day please, you're irritating the s*** out of me with it.

Absolutely - well said that man, it’s doing my head in as well all this knicker wetting.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 12:22:18 pm
You already know Nigel isn't here to put any money into the club, because you have been told it multiple times by everyone, so you can drop the stupid f***ing sarcasm act for one day please, you're irritating the s*** out of me with it.
He will be putting money into an increased budget.
You don’t seek extra investment into a club and not increase the playing budget.

It’s all very well having a meltdown but the chairman has come out in a published interview today stating he’s comfortable with where we are.
He’d know more than you or me.
I’m honestly very relaxed about signings.
If we stay up great , if we go down hey ho.
It’s just football at the end of the day and I’m sure once we make some quality signings everyone will be very relaxed like me.
I followed the same mantra last season and remained very relaxed.

Each to their own


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 21, 2024, 12:23:05 pm
And what difference is "Jim" going to make? John Motson once read out the team sheet at Sixfields, and that didnt make any difference.
Im like you Shoey, I am optomistic for the future but Rosenthal doesnt inspire me. Neither did the Shaq.

Oh yes it did! I could hear every word he said! ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 12:26:25 pm
And what difference is "Jim" going to make? John Motson once read out the team sheet at Sixfields, and that didnt make any difference.
Im like you Shoey, I am optomistic for the future but Rosenthal doesnt inspire me. Neither did the Shaq.
Jim will have a vast contact book and raise the profile of the club.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelvin does finally get his friend shaq on board what with the growing American investment in football
If he does we will be the new Wrexham.

Maybe Jim also knows shaq


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 21, 2024, 12:30:49 pm
He’s on the same money at Dons. My comment about the meltdown was because he clearly feels MK is the place to develop and in a years time he’ll be a league above us


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 12:32:45 pm
He’s on the same money at Dons. My comment about the meltdown was because he clearly feels MK is the place to develop and in a years time he’ll be a league above us
That has spiked my optimism.
Are you suggesting we are worth a bet for relegation?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 21, 2024, 12:39:41 pm
He’s on the same money at Dons. My comment about the meltdown was because he clearly feels MK is the place to develop and in a years time he’ll be a league above us

Very intresting. Let’s hope he is wrong!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 21, 2024, 12:50:02 pm
He’s on the same money at Dons. My comment about the meltdown was because he clearly feels MK is the place to develop and in a years time he’ll be a league above us
So he doesn't have a lot of confidence in NTFC then. Troubling.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 12:50:45 pm
Jim will have a vast contact book and raise the profile of the club.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelvin does finally get his friend shaq on board what with the growing American investment in football
If he does we will be the new Wrexham.

Maybe Jim also knows shaq
Thats just pure hyperbole Shoey.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 12:54:16 pm
Same salary plus massive life changing signing on fee?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 12:57:59 pm
Thats just pure hyperbole Shoey.
It is , but I’m just trying to find a reason for adding Jim to the board.
If he isn’t investing there must be some reason and I can only think of contacts.

If there isn’t any other reason can I myself join the board without investing money.
I have very wealthy contacts who could buy the cobblers with their loose change (honestly)
I actually asked one a while ago and it was something he’d be open to in the future (honestly)

He is a multi billionaire….
I could easily be the cobblers Amanda staveley  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 21, 2024, 13:51:24 pm
Interested in Charlie Goode apparently….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 21, 2024, 13:55:06 pm
Its probably wrong to read between the lines of someones interview but a few things jumped out at me from Sherrings one about joining MK Dons.....

"its been a long time coming" and "its been a difficult summer for me" yet apparently he's had a good offer on the table from us throughout?

"I came here, spoke with the manager, saw the plan, the facilities"...... do we not have a plan? What about our "improving" facilities?

"where he thinks he can take me" when talking about their manager... doesn't feel the same about JB then?

"The style of play is massive for me as well, it's attractive and will really suit me."...... wasn't our style of play that good then? We all believed it was and are told the same? Did our style not suit Sam? If not why not?

Like I say, you can perhaps read too much between the lines, but when a decent player is basically saying that MK Dons are above us on every level then its a little bit of a worry!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 21, 2024, 14:05:47 pm
Interested in Charlie Goode apparently….

Would be really pleased with that but I suspect that wages will continue to be an issue.  I really can’t understand all of the people who don’t rate him or turn their noses up at him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on June 21, 2024, 14:08:08 pm
Its probably wrong to read between the lines of someones interview but a few things jumped out at me from Sherrings one about joining MK Dons.....

"its been a long time coming" and "its been a difficult summer for me" yet apparently he's had a good offer on the table from us throughout?

"I came here, spoke with the manager, saw the plan, the facilities"...... do we not have a plan? What about our "improving" facilities?

"where he thinks he can take me" when talking about their manager... doesn't feel the same about JB then?

"The style of play is massive for me as well, it's attractive and will really suit me."...... wasn't our style of play that good then? We all believed it was and are told the same? Did our style not suit Sam? If not why not?

Like I say, you can perhaps read too much between the lines, but when a decent player is basically saying that MK Dons are above us on every level then its a little bit of a worry!

i think your first line is probably the only genuine one on here - you can copy and paste most players interviews when they join a new club.....................he can't say "the signing on fee was really big"


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 21, 2024, 14:12:10 pm
Its probably wrong to read between the lines of someones interview but a few things jumped out at me from Sherrings one about joining MK Dons.....

"its been a long time coming" and "its been a difficult summer for me" yet apparently he's had a good offer on the table from us throughout?

"I came here, spoke with the manager, saw the plan, the facilities"...... do we not have a plan? What about our "improving" facilities?

"where he thinks he can take me" when talking about their manager... doesn't feel the same about JB then?

"The style of play is massive for me as well, it's attractive and will really suit me."...... wasn't our style of play that good then? We all believed it was and are told the same? Did our style not suit Sam? If not why not?

Like I say, you can perhaps read too much between the lines, but when a decent player is basically saying that MK Dons are above us on every level then its a little bit of a worry!

Interesting quotes but probably similar quotes when he signed for us 2 years ago. Players trot out the same old stuff time and time again. I pay no attention to it, he's not going to say - actually I don't like MK I would have much preferred to stay at Northampton but the signing on fee was too good to turn down, is he?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 14:21:22 pm
Its probably wrong to read between the lines of someones interview but a few things jumped out at me from Sherrings one about joining MK Dons.....

"its been a long time coming" and "its been a difficult summer for me" yet apparently he's had a good offer on the table from us throughout?

"I came here, spoke with the manager, saw the plan, the facilities"...... do we not have a plan? What about our "improving" facilities?

"where he thinks he can take me" when talking about their manager... doesn't feel the same about JB then?

"The style of play is massive for me as well, it's attractive and will really suit me."...... wasn't our style of play that good then? We all believed it was and are told the same? Did our style not suit Sam? If not why not?

Like I say, you can perhaps read too much between the lines, but when a decent player is basically saying that MK Dons are above us on every level then its a little bit of a worry!
I look at it this way. If somebody wants to leave, let them go. They can say all sorts of nice things about their new employer, but they didnt want to stay. Let them go.
I recall people having kittens when around about this time two years ago, Fraser Horsfall announced that he was off. We coped without him.
Life moves on. Maybe Magloire is properly fixed this time. JB is comfortable with the situation otherwise he would have kept Dyche as back up.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 14:24:13 pm
Whether he’s on the same money or not, anyone who signs for that atrocity has sold their soul. Should never have been allowed in the first place, and under the proposed legislation it won’t. Don't mind people going pretty much anywhere for more money, I get that. However to move to that disgrace of a club, the division below, on the same money is right up there with one of the most insulting things a player has done to us. If that’s true he can fúck off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 14:36:13 pm
He'll have a better chance of getting another promotion onto his CV with them, albeit in a lower division.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: tcobb on June 21, 2024, 14:52:21 pm
Blimey Grange, what do expect him to say when signing for a new Club ?
The wages are poor.
The facilities are not happening.
I dont like the Managers type of play.
I cant see me improving here.
But I thought I would sign anyway .
Really?



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 21, 2024, 14:52:58 pm
Whether he’s on the same money or not, anyone who signs for that atrocity has sold their soul. Should never have been allowed in the first place, and under the proposed legislation it won’t. Don't mind people going pretty much anywhere for more money, I get that. However to move to that disgrace of a club, the division below, on the same money is right up there with one of the most insulting things a player has done to us. If that’s true he can fúck off.
+1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: capcob on June 21, 2024, 15:23:46 pm
So this time last year, or thereabouts, I said here that I was confident we would survive comfortably because of continuity of squad, specifically young players like Leonard and Bowie, who were only going to get better. An so it proved.

As is usual with the Cobblers, after a successful second season, this time in L1, the squad gets dismantled for financial reasons.

We then bring in players who just aren't up to L1 standard; at least not at the time of recruitment, and this time there is no season in L2 for them to develop. So we go down to L2 and start again.

Relegation, or a struggle near the bottom is the most likely outcome this year.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 21, 2024, 15:27:44 pm
What's the betting we get MK in the Fairy Liquid Trophy or whatever the hell it's called these days.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shadowstorm on June 21, 2024, 15:29:24 pm
Hopefully with the contract now sorted, we can move full steam ahead with the incomings.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 16:11:06 pm
All this on the back of record season ticket sales and record crowds last season, not to mention Bower has got what he came here for.
As for Sherring he can just fcuk off.
Let’s see who we sign to replace the 10 players we need to bring in.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 21, 2024, 16:22:03 pm
All this on the back of record season ticket sales and record crowds last season, not to mention Bower has got what he came here for.
As for Sherring he can just fcuk off.
Let’s see who we sign to replace the 10 players we need to bring in.

My god you're miserable


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 21, 2024, 16:27:29 pm
Blimey Grange, what do expect him to say when signing for a new Club ?
The wages are poor.
The facilities are not happening.
I dont like the Managers type of play.
I cant see me improving here.
But I thought I would sign anyway .
Really?



Yeah I get it....soundbites!! How would he know what MK's style of play was anyway?!  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 21, 2024, 16:44:50 pm
He has been nicknamed Amorphophallus titanum. He stinks of a rotten corpse and only blooms for a few days every few years.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 17:45:10 pm
I have heard the name Ethan Ingram mentioned. Please dont quote Wiki back at me though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Saint Cobbler on June 21, 2024, 17:46:20 pm
That has spiked my optimism.
Are you suggesting we are worth a bet for relegation?
A certainty, I reckon


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 21, 2024, 18:05:08 pm
My god you're miserable
We’ve just lost one of our best players to a franchise that is despised throughout football, spin me a positive mystery boy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 21, 2024, 18:31:58 pm
I wonder if we will bring Page back.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 21, 2024, 19:12:20 pm
My concern is less about the player who has left. More about his reason for leaving and the statement it makes about our intent. I don’t do nervous. But I pride myself on motives. I kinda get Manny's point.

Imagine you are at a league one club. And you are very familiar with the manager. You are equally familiar with your fellow players. But most importantly you have your finger on the pulse of the underlying feeling and culture of and around the club. What exactly would motivate you to drop down to an inferior league, for exactly the same money. Whichever way I look at it. It doesn’t sit easy with me. Not one bit.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 21, 2024, 19:12:25 pm
We’ve just lost one of our best players to a franchise that is despised throughout football, spin me a positive mystery boy.

Is it just me that didn't really rate him that much. He was okay, but nothing more than that in my opinion. If he was that good he would of got an offer on the same( or more) money by another league 1 club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 21, 2024, 19:17:21 pm
We’ve just lost one of our best players to a franchise that is despised throughout football, spin me a positive mystery boy.

We’ve known months he’s leaving, you’ve even said the same yourself most days.

Is he replaceable? 100%.

Am I going to lose sleep over it, absolutely not.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 21, 2024, 19:25:03 pm
Maybe the gaffer needs to meet the media to explain our strategy.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 21, 2024, 19:36:01 pm
My concern is less about the player who has left. More about his reason for leaving and the statement it makes about our intent. I don’t do nervous. But I pride myself on motives. I kinda get Manny's point.

Imagine you are at a league one club. And you are very familiar with the manager. You are equally familiar with your fellow players. But most importantly you have your finger on the pulse of the underlying feeling and culture of and around the club. What exactly would motivate you to drop down to an inferior league, for exactly the same money. Whichever way I look at it. It doesn’t sit easy with me. Not one bit.

A £50k signing on fee?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 21, 2024, 19:42:18 pm
A £50k signing on fee?

It could well be. Do you know that to be true? I am in no way attacking the club. It could be as much an issue around his motivation. But until I get concrete evidence of a signing on fee. I will keep a cautious perspective….


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 21, 2024, 19:42:31 pm
My concern is less about the player who has left. More about his reason for leaving and the statement it makes about our intent. I don’t do nervous. But I pride myself on motives. I kinda get Manny's point.

Imagine you are at a league one club. And you are very familiar with the manager. You are equally familiar with your fellow players. But most importantly you have your finger on the pulse of the underlying feeling and culture of and around the club. What exactly would motivate you to drop down to an inferior league, for exactly the same money. Whichever way I look at it. It doesn’t sit easy with me. Not one bit.
How about he feels more comfortable in league two? He likes to be a bigger fish, in a smaller pond? Nicky Adams certainly did.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 21, 2024, 19:55:36 pm
He is looking forward to filling Stadium MT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 21, 2024, 20:23:10 pm

It could well be. Do you know that to be true? I am in no way attacking the club. It could be as much an issue around his motivation.


No I don’t. I know that you don’t move for the same money for no reason if you are happy.
It’s either money, a fall out, or he’s been sold the MK dream.
I’d be amazed if there isn’t a financial benefit involved.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 21, 2024, 20:38:01 pm
FWIW I believe the budget HAS increased over the last week or two, obviously not on the level of Wrexham etc but a recognition of the input from Nigel Havers.

Maybe we should hold strong for another week or so and see where we are then.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 21, 2024, 20:42:14 pm
No I don’t. I know that you don’t move for the same money for no reason if you are happy.
It’s either money, a fall out, or he’s been sold the MK dream.
I’d be amazed if there isn’t a financial benefit involved.

Maybe he has negotiated a good promotion bonus. Even if it is the same as his promotion bonus with us, he is more likely to achieve it with them than us. Gaining promotions are a success and something to look back on at the end of your career.

Other bonuses could be win bonuses or clean sheet bonuses. More achievable in a successful team than a struggling or mid table team, whichever division they are in.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 21, 2024, 21:01:18 pm
Maybe nobody knows…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 21, 2024, 21:05:17 pm
Maybe nobody knows…

And we have no right to, it's between the person and their employeer, unless it is public money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 21, 2024, 21:13:02 pm
Perhaps Sherring finds playing at Morecambe, Barrow and Harrogate more appealing than playing at Birmingham, Huddersfield and Bolton.

Personally I am not too bothered about the 3 players who have chosen to leave. McWilliams form went backwards last season and he was not making the starting 11 at the end of the season. I don,t see him as a division 1 promotion winning midfielder although Evan’s has been a long time admirer.
Appere could not be faulted for his work rate but he was a striker and his goal scoring record was poor. He regularly hesitated about getting a shot off and I never felt confident when he had a 1 on 1. I think the club was right in not concede to his financial demands.
Sherring while being decent was not outstanding and was culpable for a number of goals conceded last season. As another poster pointed out we were disappointed when Horsfall left but have coped without him and we will do the same without Sherring. A fit Magloire would be a more than adequate replacement and probably better.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shadowstorm on June 21, 2024, 21:15:59 pm
I Say, Its Done, he's gone, we move on!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemender on June 21, 2024, 21:35:05 pm
I Say, Its Done, he's gone, we move on!

Exactly. Can't believe there's been 4 or 5 pages about an average league 1 player leaving since it was announced. If he wants to go
to a despised pariah of a football club it's up to him. As I said earlier, fùck him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 21, 2024, 22:23:07 pm
And we have no right to, it's between the person and their employeer, unless it is public money.

Which was my point. 🙄


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 22, 2024, 06:50:50 am
When Horsfall left his Instagram page was hammered by his mates/players on the money 💰£€$!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 22, 2024, 07:33:26 am
When Horsfall left his Instagram page was hammered by his mates/players on the money 💰£€$!
Maybe because he boasted about his salary increase to them. If Sherring however, has denied any knowledge of a decent signing on fee..
Anyway, back in the days of pub gossip instead of keyboards, I remember a meltdown when Warburton defected to R&D. We coped and moved on. And we will do the same again. Just as long as Magloires BUPA payments are up to date.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 22, 2024, 07:42:59 am
Maybe because he boasted about his salary increase to them. If Sherring however, has denied any knowledge of a decent signing on fee..
Anyway, back in the days of pub gossip instead of keyboards, I remember a meltdown when Warburton defected to R&D. We coped and moved on. And we will do the same again. Just as long as Magloires BUPA payments are up to date.
Woke up this morning, my Razor was gone,
Oh wee, chirpy chirpy cheep cheep.
Sang the West.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 22, 2024, 08:17:01 am
Which was my point. 🙄

Exactly, we are always in complete agreement. Me and you Fenners, we're like peas from the same pod.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 22, 2024, 08:33:27 am
Exactly, we are always in complete agreement. Me and you Fenners, we're like peas from the same pod.
More like balls from the same bag. 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 22, 2024, 08:49:50 am
More like balls from the same bag. 😉

I'd take that Comrade, but never mind the bølløcks, we're......


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 22, 2024, 09:17:54 am
Exactly, we are always in complete agreement. Me and you Fenners, we're like peas from the same pod.
🤮🤮🤮 You’re a bloody northerner. And you like the French. A bit of Welsh and you'd have the full set of afflictions. 😁


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 22, 2024, 09:28:35 am
I see Thomas has been forced to come out and list the excuses why our best players are choosing lower league clubs on the same money  ;D and the fact we need 10 new players with only a few weeks until the season starts.
KT also states he’s had to increase the budget to keep us in the same position as last year, my particular favourite is to trust him and we will have a team for the start of the season.  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 22, 2024, 09:34:55 am
More like balls from the same bag. 😉
(https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/xenforo/smile.png)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 22, 2024, 09:52:56 am
I see Thomas has been forced to come out and list the excuses why our best players are choosing lower league clubs on the same money  ;D and the fact we need 10 new players with only a few weeks until the season starts.
KT also states he’s had to increase the budget to keep us in the same position as last year, my particular favourite is to trust him and we will have a team for the start of the season.  :P

Budget has increased more than previously planned. FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 22, 2024, 09:53:38 am
🤮🤮🤮 You’re a bloody northerner. And you like the French. A bit of Welsh and you'd have the full set of afflictions. 😁

Come on Fenners, don't be like that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 22, 2024, 10:15:23 am
Budget has increased more than previously planned. FACT.
He’s had too FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 22, 2024, 10:59:10 am
He’s had too FACT.

That my friend is a FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 22, 2024, 11:23:20 am
All this talk about not being able to afford players
I said months ago they should put £50 on the price of a season ticket but they knew best.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 22, 2024, 11:35:37 am
"Last season there was a lot of nonsense spoken about budgets and us making signings late. I think this year there is more trust in us. We are very comfortable with where we are, we will be ready for the start of the season."
FACT!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 22, 2024, 11:37:07 am
 This is not a new phenomenon, we have the same debate and the same level of panic every year. That is apart from the pre season where we did have the money and signed loads of quality players like kids in a sweetie shop, only to then subsequently implode. Our lot have a fantastic track record of recruiting the right players to be competitive. There will be 1 or 2 duds as befalls the best of clubs, but in the main I have every faith we will have some quality coming in. Patience young Jedi.

Edit: I don’t know who this new bloke Sabater is, but I like the cut of his jib.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 22, 2024, 11:50:47 am
I see Thomas has been forced to come out and list the excuses why our best players are choosing lower league clubs on the same money  ;D and the fact we need 10 new players with only a few weeks until the season starts.
KT also states he’s had to increase the budget to keep us in the same position as last year, my particular favourite is to trust him and we will have a team for the start of the season.  :P

Players? Or a player?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 22, 2024, 11:55:45 am
I thought the majority of our best players seem to re-sign on longer contracts when they are up? A fact that seems to contradict the current ongoing assumptions/accusations.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Jim Hall Fixit on June 22, 2024, 12:38:46 pm
Good luck Sam. Thx for everything. Don’t get why you’ve gone to MK but it’s obviously a good decision for you.
In moments like this, you cant do any better then go to Norma Jean for some inspiration and reason …

“A girl doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t need her”
Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 22, 2024, 12:46:13 pm
I thought the majority of our best players seem to re-sign on longer contracts when they are up? A fact that seems to contradict the current ongoing assumptions/accusations.


;D

Incorrect they’ve all signed for L2 outfits apparently!



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 22, 2024, 12:57:17 pm


;D

Incorrect they’ve all signed for L2 outfits apparently!



They obviously weren't good enough for us in League One then?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 22, 2024, 13:10:31 pm
This is not a new phenomenon, we have the same debate and the same level of panic every year. That is apart from the pre season where we did have the money and signed loads of quality players like kids in a sweetie shop, only to then subsequently implode. Our lot have a fantastic track record of recruiting the right players to be competitive. There will be 1 or 2 duds as befalls the best of clubs, but in the main I have every faith we will have some quality coming in. Patience young Jedi.

Edit: I don’t know who this new bloke Sabater is, but I like the cut of his jib.
I do. Might even be a previous nom de plume, there's been a few.
Welcome back Mr Sabater.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 22, 2024, 14:32:06 pm
I do. Might even be a previous nom de plume, there's been a few.
Welcome back Mr Sabater.



Catalan for Shoemaker... ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 22, 2024, 14:52:22 pm
Ja soc aqui!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 22, 2024, 14:52:49 pm
Catalan for Shoemaker... ;)
Indeed.
I dont know why he ever gets off the bus. Must be a city hopper.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 22, 2024, 14:54:13 pm
Oops, he's back in the room  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 23, 2024, 11:01:09 am
Jayden Shockley who we tried to sign has gone to port vale


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on June 23, 2024, 11:08:45 am
Jayden Shockley who we tried to sign has gone to port vale

This is a theme my reliable source says keeps happening


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 23, 2024, 11:20:24 am
A 30 year old who have scored 10 in 41... I wonder how well that would have gone down here.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 23, 2024, 11:43:49 am
A 30 year old who have scored 10 in 41... I wonder how well that would have gone down here.

.......In a struggling Fleetwood side last season. 23 in 67 for Charlton before that, 41 in 76 for Exeter a few seasons back, form which earned him a £750k move to Preston.

6ft 3" forward who has been more prolific over his career than Bowie, Hoskins, Simpson et al.

We could have done worse!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemender on June 23, 2024, 12:13:04 pm
.......In a struggling Fleetwood side last season. 23 in 67 for Charlton before that, 41 in 76 for Exeter a few seasons back, form which earned him a £750k move to Preston.

6ft 3" forward who has been more prolific over his career than Bowie, Hoskins, Simpson et al.

We could have done worse!!

We certainly could. Appears that some players would rather sign for league 2 clubs than us. Wonder why?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 23, 2024, 12:26:01 pm
Kinda wonder who we're planning to allocate the Hylton money towards. If the budget has been increased, should be a good wage available for the right player.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 23, 2024, 12:47:31 pm
the right player.

That being the difficult bit.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 23, 2024, 13:32:47 pm
We certainly could. Appears that some players would rather sign for league 2 clubs than us. Wonder why?
Money


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 23, 2024, 18:48:44 pm
Money
Never fear Havers is here to save the day.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Rushdencobbler on June 24, 2024, 07:09:26 am
Sherring was always going to go, sending Dyche out on loan we have to be fairly confident we have the replacements sorted. ( hopefully we aren't that naive )

As for the budget debate and being competitive and the blaming of the Thomas for the poor budget, I'm not sure what we expect as a fanbase for as long as I remember we have always spent more time in League  2 / Div 4 than anywhere else, small stadium we have only just started to fill ( improvement) East stand finally moving (improvement ) slowly that will filter into the playing budget.

I'm sure loads of clubs at our level have more season ticket holders than our stadium capacity, hotels, conference facilities etc all bringing in income, lets face unless we have someone who is willing to invest millions in everything associated with the club we will always have to settle for the Yo Yo life, and as proved a few years back a bigger playing budget doesn't mean instant success.

I'm not worried about signings and players leaving that is part and parcel of the game, im sure JB knows his budget and letting a few go means he can make better use of it.

It would be nice for some good news though.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 24, 2024, 11:46:31 am
Sherring was always going to go, sending Dyche out on loan we have to be fairly confident we have the replacements sorted. ( hopefully we aren't that naive )

As for the budget debate and being competitive and the blaming of the Thomas for the poor budget, I'm not sure what we expect as a fanbase for as long as I remember we have always spent more time in League  2 / Div 4 than anywhere else, small stadium we have only just started to fill ( improvement) East stand finally moving (improvement ) slowly that will filter into the playing budget.

I'm sure loads of clubs at our level have more season ticket holders than our stadium capacity, hotels, conference facilities etc all bringing in income, lets face unless we have someone who is willing to invest millions in everything associated with the club we will always have to settle for the Yo Yo life, and as proved a few years back a bigger playing budget doesn't mean instant success.

I'm not worried about signings and players leaving that is part and parcel of the game, im sure JB knows his budget and letting a few go means he can make better use of it.

It would be nice for some good news though.
It’s that simple, and has been the case since day one, and all the shouting, stomping and hand wringing won’t change it. Until someone buys the club and pumps in literally 10’s of millions (assuming legislation doesn’t prevent it) people will struggle to get their aspirations met.
Not a word of complaint when the owners stated they were prepared to put in 4 million at the front end when we were in the s*** though. Or is this the point that we are going to be subjected to the usual claptrap about that being solely for the stand, making it necessary to put up “that video” yet again.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 24, 2024, 11:52:26 am
Any football incoming rumours to get the thread back on track


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 24, 2024, 12:01:54 pm
It’s that simple, and has been the case since day one, and all the shouting, stomping and hand wringing won’t change it. Until someone buys the club and pumps in literally 10’s of millions (assuming legislation doesn’t prevent it) people will struggle to get their aspirations met.
Not a word of complaint when the owners stated they were prepared to put in 4 million at the front end when we were in the s*** though. Or is this the point that we are going to be subjected to the usual claptrap about that being solely for the stand, making it necessary to put up “that video” yet again.

We don't need 10's of millions. We have a competitive budget for L1, probably with the exception of the top 8-9 teams. Then when it comes down to a few hundred grand here and there it comes down to recruitment, injuries, management and a whole load of luck.
We must be in a more precarious position than most at the minute with the volume of players required before the start of the season but offloading Hylton is a massive boost.

As for some aspirations, totally agree they are unrealistic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 24, 2024, 12:35:18 pm
We don't need 10's of millions. We have a competitive budget for L1, probably with the exception of the top 8-9 teams. Then when it comes down to a few hundred grand here and there it comes down to recruitment, injuries, management and a whole load of luck.
We must be in a more precarious position than most at the minute with the volume of players required before the start of the season but offloading Hylton is a massive boost.

As for some aspirations, totally agree they are unrealistic.
If we had a middle of the road budget, do you would think there would be any need to increase it?
We had the lowest budget in the league and we’re offering L2 wages hence no takers and Sherring leaving for MK “for the same money”.
The season starts in 5 weeks and we still need 10 players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Rushdencobbler on June 24, 2024, 12:37:01 pm
Any football incoming rumours to get the thread back on track
We haven't had many yet!!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 24, 2024, 12:52:58 pm

We had the lowest budget in the league


FACT?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 24, 2024, 12:58:25 pm
If we had a middle of the road budget, do you would think there would be any need to increase it?
We had the lowest budget in the league and we’re offering L2 wages hence no takers and Sherring leaving for MK “for the same money”.
The season starts in 5 weeks and we still need 10 players.
Just stay calm and relax
Kelvin is comfortable and Jim is excited.

What could fill you with more confidence than that?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 24, 2024, 13:02:07 pm
Manny is having a panic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 24, 2024, 13:33:52 pm
K S at club today. Likely a big job for him to turn things around.
https://x.com/ntfc/status/1805229963898974510?s=46&t=u7Y-71UW8bj6jSt3EiAOKA


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 24, 2024, 13:36:51 pm
K S at club today. Likely a big job for him to turn things around.
https://x.com/ntfc/status/1805229963898974510?s=46&t=u7Y-71UW8bj6jSt3EiAOKA
This could be a good caption competition while we wait for some new players.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 24, 2024, 13:38:19 pm
Il go with
We’ve been priced out of a few wide players , are you a left winger?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 24, 2024, 13:42:08 pm
Il go with
We’ve been priced out of a few wide players , are you a left winger?

he'll be a modern winger, cutting in from the wing looking for the ball and getting it. Just what we need. But he will need to work hard on his progression stats.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on June 24, 2024, 13:58:33 pm
I reckon he could arrive in the box unseen.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 24, 2024, 13:59:04 pm
I hear the Cobblers missed out on Isaac Hutchinson.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gen.Disorda on June 24, 2024, 14:16:12 pm
Il go with
We’ve been priced out of a few wide players , are you a left winger?

"Have you considered cutting costs by letting your players die on an NHS waiting list because it is the right thing to do?"


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 24, 2024, 15:08:38 pm
Il go with
We’ve been priced out of a few wide players , are you a left winger?

He'd be in front of goal with the ball and then flip flop and go the other way.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 24, 2024, 15:48:50 pm
Old dame kweer looks really interested  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 24, 2024, 18:25:21 pm
I hear the Cobblers missed out on Isaac Hutchinson.

Must be a long list of players we've missed out on.

I can't believe that in the last week of June we've not managed to agree terms with one new single player...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 24, 2024, 18:39:41 pm
Must be a long list of players we've missed out on.

I can't believe that in the last week of June we've not managed to agree terms with one new single player...
Yes it must be some sort of record
I’m sure we will have eleven players on the pitch for the first game


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 24, 2024, 19:03:19 pm
Yes it must be some sort of record
I’m sure we will have eleven players on the pitch for the first game
Round pegs in square holes, heard a rumour Adam is up front.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 24, 2024, 19:16:34 pm
Round pegs in square holes, heard a rumour Adam is up front.

Excellent, he always manages to find the back of the net pre-match. Maybe not the paciest, more of a Micky Quinn style of striker - he's fat, he's round, he's worth a million pounds.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 24, 2024, 19:53:23 pm
Marc Richards might have to get his boots back on.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 24, 2024, 20:01:02 pm
Marc Richards might have to get his boots back on.

I was thinking about the possibility of him coming on during a number of games last season... ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 24, 2024, 20:17:14 pm
Very interested to see what we do for the next couple of days….the non league striker we want has had his release clause triggered by a L2 club with the expectation more will follow suit. A test of ambition.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 24, 2024, 20:19:39 pm
Based on our recruitment over the last 4 or 5 seasons, would you rather buy a striker or bring one in on loan? For me the smart move is the latter. Additionally I would suggest loan signings tend to become available later in the window. However, those of a nervous or timid disposition will invariably have a propensity to be pressing the panic button like a rat in a Skinner box. FFS grow a backbone, there seems to be the same hysterical flapping every year. Thats unless, god forbid, there’s an ulterior motive behind all this angst?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on June 24, 2024, 20:27:25 pm
Perhaps we're planning on playing a non existent No 9 next season rather than a false one. 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 24, 2024, 20:30:09 pm
Very interested to see what we do for the next couple of days….the non league striker we want has had his release clause triggered by a L2 club with the expectation more will follow suit. A test of ambition.

What, you mean pay money? For a player? A striker?



Ah, non league, that will disappoint a few if it comes off.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 24, 2024, 20:40:18 pm
What, you mean pay money? For a player? A striker?



Ah, non league, that will disappoint a few if it comes off.
Stick with Adam comrade, no need to fritter good money away when we’ve got better at home.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Greek73 on June 24, 2024, 20:49:00 pm
You..of course could always get your money out ...oh wait a minute you don't have any so you can continue to spout  your vitriolic nonsense about the owners non of wish is actually true in the slightest......FACT !!!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 24, 2024, 21:01:21 pm
All the 20+ non league goal scorers are old men…or have signed for P*sh.  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 24, 2024, 21:04:05 pm
You..of course could always get your money out ...oh wait a minute you don't have any so you can continue to spout  your vitriolic nonsense about the owners non of wish is actually true in the slightest......FACT !!!!
Is that right 😂
You seem like you have learning difficulties.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 24, 2024, 21:18:52 pm
Southend could definitely do with the money but Harry Cardwell would be a loss.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 24, 2024, 21:34:07 pm
I'd still like us to sign Michael Cheek of Bromley, yes he's 32 but scored 21 goals last season and is a regular goal scorer at National League level.

He is of course now in League 2 and will undoubtedly cost money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: olivernt on June 24, 2024, 23:27:05 pm
Think Will Evans would be a great pick up/signing, also Danny Johnson would be good.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on June 24, 2024, 23:51:07 pm
Based on our recruitment over the last 4 or 5 seasons, would you rather buy a striker or bring one in on loan? For me the smart move is the latter.

You'd think the larger pool of talent would be lads made available on loan from sides further up in the league pyramid. We improved and added value to the likes of Etete and Bowie. Let's hope we have been keeping tabs on this pool.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 25, 2024, 00:28:39 am
What, you mean pay money? For a player? A striker?



Ah, non league, that will disappoint a few if it comes off.
Not if they manage to sign him.
He looks a proper player who would be worth a lot of money if he performs for us.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 25, 2024, 05:55:39 am
Not if they manage to sign him.
He looks a proper player who would be worth a lot of money if he performs for us.
Who?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 25, 2024, 06:16:19 am
Who?
The non league striker.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 25, 2024, 06:31:21 am
Our non league talent scouting and signings haven’t born much fruit in recent years.

Korboa, Warburton, Lobjoit, probably more.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 25, 2024, 06:44:25 am
The non league striker.
Who is it though?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 25, 2024, 07:14:59 am
Who is it though?
He doesn’t know.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 25, 2024, 08:08:20 am
Kinda really struggling to look through that list to see someone who has a decent goal scoring record and young enough to justify paying a fee for.

Lorent Tolaj only one I can see in the top 15 goal scorers who isn't 27+.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TheShoeArmy1897 on June 25, 2024, 08:08:26 am
Couldn't be Lorent Tolaj no?

I know he's likely to move this summer but I would imagine L1 clubs also sniffing around him.
Definitely would be an ambitious signing and one of intent


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 25, 2024, 08:11:00 am
Good minds think a like there I guess.
Don't know anything about him mind other than almost all of the other top scorers are in their 30s.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 25, 2024, 08:13:56 am
Couldn't be Lorent Tolaj no?

I know he's likely to move this summer but I would imagine L1 clubs also sniffing around him.
Definitely would be an ambitious signing and one of intent
Just been looking at him. He likes a contract clause..

https://www.theshots.co.uk/club-option-triggered-in-lorent-tolajs-contract/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1vqLCEQ0V8n0_17RFWZYi_ZItmgj1R7rT7VdJta8LXqMruqaayuDjCKzs_aem_oEjjURU6htGzrk_lAlSd6Q


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Terryfenwickatemyhamster on June 25, 2024, 09:10:47 am
Could we tempt Troy Deeney out of retirement. He'd be good for a couple.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 25, 2024, 09:30:51 am
🎣


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 09:42:34 am
Never mind bringing in one striker....we need 4!

Still, I'm sure the "recruitment team" are dotting i's & crossing t's as I type  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GlosCobbler on June 25, 2024, 09:49:17 am
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1234039802?-37854:24931


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 25, 2024, 10:05:46 am
69 pages with nothing incoming. This thread will be a hive of activity in the coming weeks.
Exciting innit?!

Fingers crossed whoever lines up in claret hits the ground running and that Super Sammy has a good pre-season.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 10:13:17 am
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1234039802?-37854:24931

He's been linked since the start of the window, so if he was coming, pretty sure he would have signed by now...

Again, probably going to the club willing to pay the highest % of his Palace wages...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 25, 2024, 10:33:57 am
We've lost 8 first teamers or squad players since last year, so we're looking at almost two a week now.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 10:46:58 am
Couldn't be Lorent Tolaj no?

I know he's likely to move this summer but I would imagine L1 clubs also sniffing around him.
Definitely would be an ambitious signing and one of intent

Only really started scoring this past season at the Shots, they like him and has the potential to be a very good striker. Unselfish with his assists as well.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 25, 2024, 10:59:42 am
You get the feeling that this striker is going to be make or break - JB must be pulling his hair out. It’s noticeable that he hasn’t provided any updates in the close season, it must be soul destroying to keep missing out on targets.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 25, 2024, 11:10:26 am
You get the feeling that this striker is going to be make or break - JB must be pulling his hair out. It’s noticeable that he hasn’t provided any updates in the close season, it must be soul destroying to keep missing out on targets.


I think Jon Brady's photo on the NTFC website on the "Teams" section probably explains how he's feeling...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 25, 2024, 11:54:51 am
Boateng will probably not go anywhere soon, most loan signings are made late in the transfer window.

What is this obsession with getting 4 strikers? we had 4 last season and they totalled 18 EFL goals. Whoever the 4 are that we eventually do sign have a pretty low ceiling to beat. All clubs are looking for that elusive 20 goals a season striker but our 4 didn't manage that between them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 25, 2024, 12:38:30 pm
You get the feeling that this striker is going to be make or break - JB must be pulling his hair out. It’s noticeable that he hasn’t provided any updates in the close season, it must be soul destroying to keep missing out on targets.
Reading ntfclads post I'm not sure we've even decided if we're going to make a bid here, just monitoring it as he's a target, I doubt he'll be the only iron in the fire. Or, it's going to be that awkward feeling of playing 5 trialists again who we aren't interested in the slightest, just to allow us enough players to field a team which looked very odd when we did it last year as well.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 25, 2024, 12:42:45 pm
 Bring back JJ Hooper


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 25, 2024, 13:03:26 pm
There is actually somebody who has Hooper's name on the back of their shirt.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 25, 2024, 13:26:48 pm
69 pages with nothing incoming. This thread will be a hive of activity in the coming weeks.
Exciting innit?!

My Bingo card

f***ing hell is that the best we can do.
Told you KT has just given them change from his pocket
Other teams would have bought better
See we are left with the s*** that no one else wanted
Lowest budget in the league
Definetely getting relegated.
Something to with a warehouse




Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 25, 2024, 13:35:16 pm
Always look on the bright side of life.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 14:02:16 pm
Our non league talent scouting and signings haven’t born much fruit in recent years.

Korboa, Warburton, Lobjoit, probably more.

I'd agree with that. I always look at this option through rose tinted specs because of 86/87, but it appears the hidden orchard of fruit has been well and truly scrumped these days.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 25, 2024, 15:12:18 pm
I do enjoy people saying we’ve missed out on targets.

Truth is, nobody has a f***ing clue.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 25, 2024, 15:14:17 pm
I do enjoy people saying we’ve missed out on targets.

Truth is, nobody has a f***ing clue.
+1 👍


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 25, 2024, 16:00:46 pm
Rather frustrating all this waiting. ⏰


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 25, 2024, 16:14:41 pm
No need to worry Burton have only made 9 signings so far, mostly players we would not want.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on June 25, 2024, 16:19:17 pm
Everyone just needs to chill out. At no point in our history have we failed to have a team come the start of the season, even if it's a s*** one.

Pretty much everyone is in agreement that Brady is doing a good job, so I think it's unlikely he hasn't realised we need a few players and will have it in hand.

All will be well. Patience.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 16:30:05 pm
Everyone just needs to chill out. At no point in our history have we failed to have a team come the start of the season, even if it's a s*** one.

Pretty much everyone is in agreement that Brady is doing a good job, so I think it's unlikely he hasn't realised we need a few players and will have it in hand.

All will be well. Patience.

Yes. That's exactly what I've been saying and I'm still hoping you're right. Must admit though that I would have expected at least a couple of signings by now and am starting to get impatient for news.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 25, 2024, 17:05:26 pm
Maybe we’re going to announce 10 in one day just for a laugh to send us off the edge.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobbler151 on June 25, 2024, 17:31:36 pm
I do enjoy people saying we’ve missed out on targets.

Truth is, nobody has a f***ing clue.

I dispute this. Like I said I've heard it from a very, very reliable source we are missing out on targets because we can't compete with wages.

The man has no reason to lie.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 25, 2024, 17:50:04 pm
I dispute this. Like I said I've heard it from a very, very reliable source we are missing out on targets because we can't compete with wages.

The man has no reason to lie.



Dispute away.

I’m not saying we haven’t either. But then it’s the same every window and for every club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 18:08:11 pm
All players who's contracts expire on Sunday, will be making decisions sharpish, as they will no longer be receiving their wages from their parent clubs from next Monday...

Gonna be a hectic & hopefully exciting next few weeks...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 25, 2024, 18:37:36 pm
I’ve lost track of how many of the starting 11 we already have.
It feels more like a revolution this time around, so we”ll hear the dreaded cliche ‘they’ll need time to gel.’


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 25, 2024, 21:14:57 pm
I’ve lost track of how many of the starting 11 we already have.
It feels more like a revolution this time around, so we”ll hear the dreaded cliche ‘they’ll need time to gel.’

Give this a try:

                              Burge

Willis           Magloire   Guthrie   Brough

Odimayo     Sowerby    Fox       Pinnock

                     Hoskins    Koiki

Subs- Dadge, McGowan, Lintott, Monthe, Tomlinson, Hondermarck, Wyatt



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 25, 2024, 21:31:56 pm
Give this a try:

                              Burge

Willis           Magloire   Guthrie   Brough

Odimayo     Sowerby    Fox       Pinnock

                     Hoskins    Koiki

Subs- Dadge, McGowan, Lintott, Monthe, Tomlinson, Hondermarck, Wyatt



Excellent, we've got this League in the bag.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 25, 2024, 21:36:16 pm
Give this a try:

                              Burge

Willis           Magloire   Guthrie   Brough

Odimayo     Sowerby    Fox       Pinnock

                     Hoskins    Koiki

Subs- Dadge, McGowan, Lintott, Monthe, Tomlinson, Hondermarck, Wyatt


Theres at least a couple there, that have yet to prove that they are match fit. Or have not picked up a "knock" in training. I suspect that we may see the use of the word "knock" quite a lot in the next six months.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 25, 2024, 22:10:05 pm
So no strikers and buggered when at least 6 are injured.
Yeah, we’re gonna sign a lot of players in July.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 25, 2024, 22:29:34 pm
The interest in Marc Leonard has gone global with at least two MLS sides being linked with him (LAFC and Vancouver Whitecaps) as well as FC Copenhagen in Denmark.

Looks to be a bargain at 400k when you consider what he could eventually be worth......


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 25, 2024, 22:30:50 pm
Shayne Lavery latest X rumour


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 25, 2024, 22:33:15 pm
Excellent, we've got this League in the bag.
Champions by Christmas comrade.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BlackpoolCobbler on June 26, 2024, 05:52:54 am
Shayne Lavery latest X rumour

I really hope not,another one who's legs have gone after his bad injury.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 26, 2024, 10:55:49 am
I see the club have revamped the website, hopefully they will revamp the squad next.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 26, 2024, 11:27:49 am
I dispute this. Like I said I've heard it from a very, very reliable source we are missing out on targets because we can't compete with wages.

The man has no reason to lie.


Can't or won't? Appere for example. Probably could have. Chose not to. Right decision.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 26, 2024, 11:49:02 am
At what point in the future do people accept we are missing out on targets if this dearth of signings continue?
Next week, mid July, Aug 1


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 26, 2024, 11:54:47 am
At what point in the future do people accept we are missing out on targets if this dearth of signings continue?
Next week, mid July, Aug 1

When we kick off against Rovers with Hoskins as a lone striker?  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 26, 2024, 11:55:53 am
It’s warm and sunny outside, fret not!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on June 26, 2024, 13:11:40 pm
At what point in the future do people accept we are missing out on targets if this dearth of signings continue?
Next week, mid July, Aug 1
We are definetely missing out on targets! I would be amazed if we sign everyone we have identified, doesn't work that way. I imagine a few other clubs 'missed out' on Sherring.

Hopefully we have 90% of the squad by 21st July and 100% of the squad by 3rd August


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 26, 2024, 14:02:52 pm
I really hope not,another one who's legs have gone after his bad injury.

Sounds perfect JB signing


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 26, 2024, 14:18:58 pm
We are definetely missing out on targets! I would be amazed if we sign everyone we have identified, doesn't work that way. I imagine a few other clubs 'missed out' on Sherring.

Hopefully we have 90% of the squad by 21st July and 100% of the squad by 3rd August

Of course we are... what manager doesn't want the majority of his squad in place for when they return for pre season?

The first signing needs to be worth the wait. If we get another Manny Monthe type signing after waiting this amount of time then I can feel the fan base getting restless.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 26, 2024, 14:50:23 pm
We are definetely missing out on targets! I would be amazed if we sign everyone we have identified, doesn't work that way. I imagine a few other clubs 'missed out' on Sherring.

Hopefully we have 90% of the squad by 21st July and 100% of the squad by 3rd August
My post was in response to the one on the previous page which said no one has as clue if we are or not. I agree with you.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 26, 2024, 14:51:01 pm
When we kick off against Rovers with Hoskins as a lone striker?  :P
That's about the strength of it!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 26, 2024, 15:11:08 pm
Keep calm and relaxed like me
No need for any panic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 26, 2024, 17:42:57 pm
My post was in response to the one on the previous page which said no one has as clue if we are or not. I agree with you.


Oi you, pipe down and go back to being worthless.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 26, 2024, 18:12:00 pm
No need to panic we are waiting for the summer sales.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 26, 2024, 19:04:05 pm
No need to panic we are waiting for the summer sales.
The window will be open again in Jan


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 26, 2024, 19:37:47 pm
Heard we’re signing F Brierley just negotiating terms.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Another Pedj on June 26, 2024, 19:44:22 pm
I was in his store when I heard JFK had been shot.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on June 26, 2024, 20:01:57 pm
If the worst came to the worst and we are still looking for a striker at the very beginning of the season I'd try Manny up front. Both Hoskins and Pinnock, in particular would welcome the loose balls falling just outside the penalty area from his physical presence. He'd give any central defender plenty to think about with high balls into the box. He's not the worst ball to feet either.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Bingers on June 26, 2024, 20:15:50 pm
Champions by Christmas comrade.

How come that isn't a FACT?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 26, 2024, 20:17:19 pm
We'd sign a out of favour journeyman before that happens. There is 0% chance we'd start the season with no-one, the worst case scenario is there 10th or 11th choice and pretty crap.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 26, 2024, 21:04:58 pm
Deano Trott Trott Trott


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Super shoe on June 27, 2024, 08:34:54 am
Baris Altintop rumour I heard


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 27, 2024, 09:23:39 am
Baris Altintop rumour I heard

Cracking name - on that alone get him in!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Trotty on June 27, 2024, 09:39:48 am
Deano Trott Trott Trott

Aww what a guy! 😀


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 27, 2024, 10:43:29 am
Cracking name - on that alone get him in!
Absolutely
There’s only one baris altintop.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 27, 2024, 10:59:22 am
In the current climate a centre half from Dartford would probably generate some excitement.  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 27, 2024, 11:01:08 am
In the current climate a centre half from Dartford would probably generate some excitement.  :P

Or one from Braintree 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on June 27, 2024, 11:08:05 am
Superb name and superb prospect , young enough to develop and sell on, a central defender without a long history of injury, get in.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 27, 2024, 12:28:57 pm
Or one from Braintree 😉

I read this:

https://www.dartfordfc.com/new-signing-baris-altintop/

They must have offered him another tenner.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on June 27, 2024, 13:02:13 pm
We are now only 1 of 5 clubs! (i think)...to have not made a signing in the 48 L1 & 2 teams.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 27, 2024, 13:15:41 pm
We are now only 1 of 5 clubs! (i think)...to have not made a signing in the 48 L1 & 2 teams.

Players only back in for pre-season testing today…nothing to worry about, there’s still ages until the summer camp in Spain!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on June 27, 2024, 16:25:31 pm
Just us and Reading not to have signed anyone yet in this division after Leyton Orient announce their first signing...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 27, 2024, 16:38:33 pm
“KT is comfortable “ with the situation, so just relax.  :P


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 27, 2024, 16:40:15 pm
Players only back in for pre-season testing today…nothing to worry about, there’s still ages until the summer camp in Spain!!

The official site have really gone to town on this news, just 6 pictures and hardly any text. Did all 15 players turn up?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 27, 2024, 16:43:02 pm
“KT is comfortable “ with the situation, so just relax.  :P

Just over two weeks to the pre-season friendly v Norwich, we are going to have a lot of trialists in the team at this rate.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 27, 2024, 16:59:35 pm
The official site have really gone to town on this news, just 6 pictures and hardly any text. Did all 15 players turn up?

I think they do it over two days. One batch of players today another set tomorrow.

Todays players included Hoskins, Hondermarck, Burge (with new haircut) and Magloire. 


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 27, 2024, 17:01:21 pm
Just over two weeks to the pre-season friendly v Norwich, we are going to have a lot of trialists in the team at this rate.

The return of Triallist K.....can't wait!!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 27, 2024, 20:04:42 pm
Crawley selling off all their assets by the looks of it...

Hopefully, we're in for Liam Kelly (not the one from Cov with the semi 🍆), now he'd be decent

Only us & Reading yet to sign anyone...

All very strange we've not even got one in yet.

Surely the first time we've started our season without any new signings...



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 27, 2024, 22:57:42 pm
Crawley selling off all their assets by the looks of it...

Hopefully, we're in for Liam Kelly (not the one from Cov with the semi 🍆), now he'd be decent

Only us & Reading yet to sign anyone...

All very strange we've not even got one in yet.

Surely the first time we've started our season without any new signings...


Especially when we’ve let 10+ go.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 28, 2024, 07:30:46 am
Cheer up Manny, there's at least one team in the league with a smaller budget now that Crawley have had every single player picked clean from them.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 28, 2024, 07:59:54 am
Struggling to remember the players we are short of:

Hylton
Bowie
Leonard
McWilliams
Simpson
Appere
Sherring

Decent chunk of the budget to play with, £1m+ I'd imagine. Out of those Leonard is the only one who is tough to replace for an equal/higher standard. We're only missing about 25 goals across the lot of those.

The biggest challenge will the fact that they have very little time to settle in before the new season. I already think it will be an impressive achievement to embed ourselves comfortably into L1.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 28, 2024, 08:11:59 am
I don’t understand what the delay is TBH?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 28, 2024, 08:16:49 am
I don’t understand what the delay is TBH?
What do you think it could be?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 28, 2024, 08:26:16 am
Struggling to remember the players we are short of:

Hylton
Bowie
Leonard
McWilliams
Simpson
Appere
Sherring

+ Haynes, Moore, Abimbola, Springett, Gape, Moulden and Dyche (on loan). Most of those were of course bit players but nevertheless still available when fit.

The last programme I bought was the Port Vale one on 1st April and that listed 31 first team players which included Tomlinson and Dadge who have never played a league match to my knowledge, so we have a way to go if we want to match that.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on June 28, 2024, 08:28:48 am
Lets be honest, there isn't many big hitters in that list of players who have gone.

its a big number, but sherring is already replaced by willis.

leonard as mentioned will be hardest to replace, but players like mcwilly, appere, simpson i think wont be difficult to replace.

just need to crack on with it


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 08:53:07 am
The delay in signings is clearly part of a brilliantly orchestrated plan where we get 6-8 top players at bargain prices a week before the season starts.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 28, 2024, 09:16:08 am
Fear not, all is not lost. An absolute coachload of signings are on their way.
They must be as we are scheduled to play both Market Harboro, and Kings Lynn on july 30th in friendlies.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 28, 2024, 09:19:58 am
Struggling to remember the players we are short of:

Hylton
Bowie
Leonard
McWilliams
Simpson
Appere
Sherring

+ Haynes, Moore, Abimbola, Springett, Gape, Moulden and Dyche (on loan). Most of those were of course bit players but nevertheless still available when fit.

The last programme I bought was the Port Vale one on 1st April and that listed 31 first team players which included Tomlinson and Dadge who have never played a league match to my knowledge, so we have a way to go if we want to match that.

I always thought our pro squad was far too big. I don't see the point of having so many that either are never going to break through or get near the first team. I reckon we should see 7 or 8 through the door soon, hopefully a couple of good quality loanees.
Maybe we are waiting for silly season to pass by so we don't pay over the odds for mediocrity.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 28, 2024, 09:20:35 am
The delay in signings is clearly part of a brilliantly orchestrated plan where we get 6-8 top players at bargain prices a week before the season starts.
I'd be putting my prices up if Northampton came knocking, desperately short of players. The closer to season kick off the higher they'd go.
Just saying.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 09:45:36 am
I can’t see us paying for players. Of the list that has gone did we actually pay for one of them? Our list will probably be made of out of contracts and loans, like the majority of other clubs to be fair. On a positive note the club could just be signing any old out of contract from L1 etc, to appease the nervous amongst us. We are clearly sticking to the policy of bringing in the right players or not at all, which is encouraging.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 28, 2024, 10:03:24 am
I can’t see us paying for players. Of the list that has gone did we actually pay for one of them? Our list will probably be made of out of contracts and loans, like the majority of other clubs to be fair. On a positive note the club could just be signing any old out of contract from L1 etc, to appease the nervous amongst us. We are clearly sticking to the policy of bringing in the right players or not at all, which is encouraging.

Why go early and sign any old out of contract L1 players, when you can panic later and sign any remaining old out of contract L1 players.  :P

I think our key will be a couple of genius high quality loanees. How we raved about Leonard, you'd think he'd be in the Brighton first team squad or going for millions. There are others out there.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 10:17:51 am
Why go early and sign any old out of contract L1 players, when you can panic later and sign any remaining old out of contract L1 players.  :P

I think our key will be a couple of genius high quality loanees. How we raved about Leonard, you'd think he'd be in the Brighton first team squad or going for millions. There are others out there.
Or not panic at all Tone? For me if we shift Kolki up front the only 2 we really need to replace are Bowie and Leonard. If we sign those replacements directly it would be highly unlikely they would be of the standard of either, so the loan route remains our best option for me. The right loan opportunities probably open up as clubs higher up the ladder add more and more players to their squads as the window progresses (Kieron Bowie originally signed for us on the 12th July 2022 & Marc Leonard originally signed for us on 25th of July 2022 FACT). Additional signings would just be cover for what we already have, as far as I am concerned. Like I said some of us need to grow a backbone.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 28, 2024, 10:57:09 am

Or not panic at all Tone?


I rarely panic about anything that life throws my way Dale but I certainly wouldn't panic about my football team.
I find the late influx exciting if anything. We know that we bounce around the bottom two divisions, so you pretty much know what you're gonna get.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 11:12:06 am
I rarely panic about anything that life throws my way Dale but I certainly wouldn't panic about my football team.
I find the late influx exciting if anything. We know that we bounce around the bottom two divisions, so you pretty much know what you're gonna get.
You might not mate, but some are. Or maybe not, but keeping up the rhetoric to serve a purpose?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on June 28, 2024, 11:17:56 am
The bottom line for me;

We had Etete on loan, played him regularly, coached him well and passed him back a better player and a better prospect with real world experience and evidence of success at League Two level.

We had Bowie on loan, played him regularly, coached him well and passed him back a much better player and a better prospect with real world experience and evidence of success at League One level.

We had Leonard on loan, played him regularly, coached him well and passed him back a significantly better player and a much better prospect with real world experience and evidence of success at League One level.

That's just three recent successes I can remember.

We are in an ideal position to improve players already of a standard higher than we might be able to attract otherwise.

This is the ideal approach for a side of our financial clout. Modest means but a very solid base to the club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on June 28, 2024, 11:22:47 am
Not even heard a jot from JB either, presume he’s still here…


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on June 28, 2024, 11:25:48 am
Not even heard a jot from JB either, presume he’s still here…

Probably busy on the phone.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 28, 2024, 11:30:32 am
Why would we here from JB?  We play our cards close to our chest and never know about incoming transfers until they are announced or shortly before if ntfclad has info and gives some cryptic clues.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DrillingCobbler on June 28, 2024, 11:42:07 am
I've got a gut feeling we are gonna announce a couple today. My logic would suggest this.

I reckon we've had a few come in to meet the lads being given their fitness tests and ready to sign their contracts...so they can join in full pre-season training next week.

Personally, Ill get a bit edgy if nothing is forthcoming. I'm pretty realistic and not in any way demanding as a few on here would testify.

Lets say we need 8-10 players. 3 will be loans (much later in the window). A couple will be trialists who impress. So that's 3-5 players we need quickly to maximise the pre-season. If 2 of them sign up today I will be 'appy. If they don't then Id struggle to put any positive spin on it. It would be a bit concerning! Fingers crossed for a good afternoon and some bloody news!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on June 28, 2024, 11:50:33 am
Anyone not slightly confused as to why Akin Odimayo is the only player we’ve seen in the new away kit


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on June 28, 2024, 12:04:52 pm
Why would we here from JB?  We play our cards close to our chest and never know about incoming transfers until they are announced or shortly before if ntfclad has info and gives some cryptic clues.

He normally does a couple of video updates with Gareth during the summer


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Monkey on June 28, 2024, 12:31:33 pm
Struggling to remember the players we are short of:

Hylton
Bowie
Leonard
McWilliams
Simpson
Appere
Sherring

+ Haynes, Moore, Abimbola, Springett, Gape, Moulden and Dyche (on loan). Most of those were of course bit players but nevertheless still available when fit.

The last programme I bought was the Port Vale one on 1st April and that listed 31 first team players which included Tomlinson and Dadge who have never played a league match to my knowledge, so we have a way to go if we want to match that.

Have to remember that the number of players we end the season with is always inflated to how many we started with. We realistically need 8-10 players incoming to match what we started last season with. We always want 2 players for every position with a bit of extra cover, so the gaps realistically are:

                                             Burge/TBC
Odimayo/McGowan    Magloire/Willis     Guthrie/Monthe  Koiki/Brough

                                  Fox/TBC    Sowerby/Hondermarck

                     Pinnock/TBC      TBC/TBC           Hoskins/TBC

                                            TBC/TBC


Lintott and Youth Teamers add a bit of extra cover. With injury records in that team, I imagine we will ideally want at least 1 more CB and another CM... but only if they are upgrades on Monthe/Hondermack who are probably bottom of the pecking order in their respective positions.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 28, 2024, 12:54:33 pm
We'll need more cover than most teams due to our injury record. Six of the players on that team sheet are injury prone and will likely miss a decent amount of the season.

The silence from the club about signings is deafening, we haven't heard a peep from JB since the season ended other than to announce players leaving or signing new contracts.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on June 28, 2024, 13:29:17 pm
We'll need more cover than most teams due to our injury record. Six of the players on that team sheet are injury prone and will likely miss a decent amount of the season.

The silence from the club about signings is deafening, we haven't heard a peep from JB since the season ended other than to announce players leaving or signing new contracts.

And to wish the Saints good luck.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 14:02:23 pm
Why would we here from JB?  We play our cards close to our chest and never know about incoming transfers until they are announced or shortly before if ntfclad has info and gives some cryptic clues.

That's the modus operandi usually employed by the club, but the 'rumours' and 'fantasies' help keep up the post count during the close season... ;)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: MCHammer on June 28, 2024, 15:08:49 pm
Just my opinion but looking at the post a few back from Monkey you can see that the majority of signings we need are in the attacking areas and midfield.  Those have in the past always been the ones that are most expensive and much harder to achieve.  I've always felt we can easily pick up defenders or goalkeepers of decent quality within budget.

That's what has me concerned more than I usually would be at this stage.  Clearly there's a decent chunk of budget available having lost some high earners.  Some of those areas will be filled with quality loan players however we really are going to have spend some money to get any kind of quality in those attacking areas.  That's the obvious challenge though isn't it and probably why it's taking so long.

Tough situation though and no easy answers as we can't just magic up a bigger budget without consequences.

   


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 28, 2024, 16:28:00 pm
Assuming we tried to sign laurent tolaj, Port Vale have signed him.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 28, 2024, 16:29:57 pm
More photos of pre-season testing today and in the Chron. Most players present with photos, the only ones missing are young goalkeeper James Dadge, Harvey Lintott and more interestingly a certain Aaron McGowan 😲. He was rumoured to be in talks with Carlisle earlier in the summer, so has he left? If he has why haven't there been any confirmation?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 28, 2024, 16:37:56 pm
Assuming we tried to sign laurent tolaj, Port Vale have signed him.

Another one bites the dust - assuming we were in for him. I see that these players are getting 3 year deals, I wonder if we are offering the same.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 28, 2024, 16:48:02 pm
I did hear a rumour that we are holding open trials.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 28, 2024, 17:05:21 pm
Another one bites the dust - assuming we were in for him. I see that these players are getting 3 year deals, I wonder if we are offering the same.

"Strong interest from clubs at this level and above".......according to the Vale official site.

So that's Stockley, Tolaj and Ronan Curtis who is a decent winger at our level.... Vale going for it!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 28, 2024, 17:11:49 pm
"Strong interest from clubs at this level and above".......according to the Vale official site.

So that's Stockley, Tolaj and Ronan Curtis who is a decent winger at our level.... Vale going for it!
Shame we aren’t.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Out Of Towner on June 28, 2024, 17:12:54 pm
More photos of pre-season testing today and in the Chron. Most players present with photos, the only ones missing are young goalkeeper James Dadge, Harvey Lintott and more interestingly a certain Aaron McGowan 😲. He was rumoured to be in talks with Carlisle earlier in the summer, so has he left? If he has why haven't there been any confirmation?

McGowan & Dadge were both in pictures on Twitter, or X as it's known now.
McGowan on the bike machine:- https://x.com/ntfc/status/1806615733129949196
Dadge in the background, behind Koiki:- https://x.com/ntfc/status/1806666941005959281


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 28, 2024, 17:17:04 pm
McGowan & Dadge were both in pictures on Twitter, or X as it's known now.
McGowan on the bike machine:- https://x.com/ntfc/status/1806615733129949196
Dadge in the background, behind Koiki:- https://x.com/ntfc/status/1806666941005959281

Good spot. I was going to add the names of Jack Sowerby and Ben Fox but I've probably missed them too  :)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 28, 2024, 17:17:40 pm
Shame we aren’t.
Maybe we are in the midst of a takeover hence the inactivity.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 17:31:18 pm
I see Huddersfield are splashing 750K on a striker from the same division (Alfie May)  :o

With our almost 4K season tickets plus an increased budget from the start of last season plus the release of the highest earner from the last two seasons (Hylton) plus all the other released players, we've somehow still not managed to sign one new player yet...

There's usually one of the local reporters saying we're close on one or two new signings, but absolute silence. Have they all been gagged!?

This is all very strange imo.

Only ntfclad can tell us if there's real cause for concern.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 28, 2024, 17:31:59 pm
Maybe we are in the midst of a takeover hence the inactivity.
Wouldn’t surprise me because this level of inaction is pretty unprecedented TBH.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 28, 2024, 17:40:10 pm
Danilo Orsi, Crawley Town playoff hattrick hero v MK Dons and a scorer in the final against Crewe has signed for Burton Albion FFS! 25 goals in 50 games for the Reds but turns down a new deal to move to the Brewers for an undisclosed fee signing a 3 year contract.

Good business by one of the little fish in the division!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 17:46:40 pm
Danilo Orsi, Crawley Town playoff hattrick hero v MK Dons and a scorer in the final against Crewe has signed for Burton Albion FFS! 25 goals in 50 games for the Reds but turns down a new deal to move to the Brewers for an undisclosed fee signing a 3 year contract.

Good business by one of the little fish in the division!

They've signed some belters, I think they were taken over recently or had new investment...

They might be a little fish but they're budget doesn't equate to that this summer


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 28, 2024, 18:06:18 pm
English Language Protection Society here, it is their budget not "they're (they are) budget".


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 28, 2024, 18:13:18 pm
They've signed some belters, I think they were taken over recently or had new investment...

They might be a little fish but they're budget doesn't equate to that this summer

Yes, taken over by the Nordic Football Group around three weeks ago, long-time chairman Ben Robinson sold up to the new group, the manager Martin Paterson also left a few weeks back to be replaced by former AFC Wimbledon boss Mark Robinson.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 28, 2024, 18:15:46 pm
There’s so many 3 year deals now - it’s almost become the norm, I don’t know if there’s a reluctance on our behalf to offer these?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 28, 2024, 18:22:20 pm
New owners you say?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 28, 2024, 18:25:52 pm
Without stating the obvious - the Summer, when you’re trying to build a squad is not the greatest time for uncertainty or upheaval.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GrangeParkCobbler on June 28, 2024, 18:29:31 pm
There’s so many 3 year deals now - it’s almost become the norm, I don’t know if there’s a reluctance on our behalf to offer these?

Clubs keen to protect their assets and maximise future resale value..... the norm for a certain type of player I guess. When you're shopping in the bargain basket those types of players are not "worthy" of 3 year contracts.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 28, 2024, 18:36:40 pm
Clubs keen to protect their assets and maximise future resale value..... the norm for a certain type of player I guess. When you're shopping in the bargain basket those types of players are not "worthy" of 3 year contracts.

I agree completely - longer term contracts for highly rated youngsters is the way to go but we never seem willing to do this.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on June 28, 2024, 18:56:16 pm
Wonder if this was the non league striker.. ntfclad?

https://twitter.com/officialpvfc/status/1806719608574837216?s=46&t=W94W8d5dYddjge3rylorUg


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 28, 2024, 19:09:48 pm
Wonder if this was the non league striker.. ntfclad?

https://twitter.com/officialpvfc/status/1806719608574837216?s=46&t=W94W8d5dYddjge3rylorUg

Good chance it was the player in question. Port Vale have signed some good players on paper.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 28, 2024, 19:18:26 pm
I really feel for JB - he must be tearing his hair out.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 28, 2024, 19:22:23 pm
NTFC lad said a League two team had bid for him on Monday, so I'd say it's 80% chance it was him. Don't confirm we had put a bid in, just that he was someone we were watching.  But it absolutely feels like it'll be us and Crawley fighting over the bottom position of the table at the moment.

Only hope I have is that last time I remember everyone going as f***ing mental about how long we were taking to do something, it was when we brought Wilder in on the 27th of January after everyone going balistic for us to make an appointment before the window closed. So maybe we're just queuing up the greatest signing in our history.

Got nothing left but hope now.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Gustavo Palcrice on June 28, 2024, 19:27:49 pm
Good chance it was the player in question. Port Vale have signed some good players on paper.

I guess paper is the best place for a signature?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 28, 2024, 20:05:14 pm
I think I can safely say tolaj was the striker we have been trying to sign for a couple of months.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 28, 2024, 20:18:50 pm
I really feel for JB - he must be tearing his hair out.

Why’s that?

Because accordingly to Twitter we’ve missed out on around 600 players that we’ve been supposedly linked with?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 28, 2024, 20:29:11 pm
Whilst I’m in no way panicking I’d like to know if Kelvin is still comfortable with where we are and if Jim is still excited.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Greek73 on June 28, 2024, 20:37:16 pm
Would imagine KT is more then comfortable as he hasn't had to put his hand in his pocket. The longer we continue to over achieve the less likely they are to want to spend any money.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 28, 2024, 20:59:45 pm
Whilst I’m in no way panicking I’d like to know if Kelvin is still comfortable with where we are and if Jim is still excited.

Kelvin’s very comfortable, he’s shortly going to get his cut of the land money and disappear into the sunset.
Meanwhile we still don’t have a striker.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 28, 2024, 23:38:56 pm
What the hell have the recruitment committee actually been doing since we've known we were guaranteed another season in L1?

Disband them I say, bring back someone who specialises in recruitment like what Martin Foyle did for us, as this current set up ain't fit for purpose!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Mysterious Curle on June 29, 2024, 05:53:42 am
What the hell have the recruitment committee actually been doing since we've known we were guaranteed another season in L1?

Disband them I say, bring back someone who specialises in recruitment like what Martin Foyle did for us, as this current set up ain't fit for purpose!

Probably too early to judge?

6 weeks today until out first game.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 29, 2024, 08:45:02 am
Probably too early to judge?

6 weeks today until out first game.
We have a friendly against Norwich in 2 weeks 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Davidntfc83 on June 29, 2024, 09:28:16 am
If we go down, KT's time is up in my eyes.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 29, 2024, 09:43:28 am
How do you propose that we get rid of him?  Not as easy as supporters turning against the manager as it is with the chairman.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 09:54:36 am
If we go down, KT's time is up in my eyes.
Sack them all 🤡


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Davidntfc83 on June 29, 2024, 10:33:30 am
How do you propose that we get rid of him?  Not as easy as supporters turning against the manager as it is with the chairman.

Make our voices known at games and so on. We need to let him know that we don't want him here anymore. Football fans find ways of doing this if they really have to.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 29, 2024, 10:35:40 am
Trying to push Kelvin out the club would be ridiculous. He's taken us from the bottom end of League Two to League One. He's stabilised the club and has completed most the tasks people wanted him to do. He's been very clever as a chairman with limited funds, so with some external investment i think we might be onto something.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 29, 2024, 10:38:19 am
Nothing ever seems to happen transfers wise at the weekend so I guess Monday is the next time we might hear news of a new signing. Monday is the 1st July, have we ever made our first signing this late?

No doubt the club will now announce 8 new players later today.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 29, 2024, 10:57:15 am
Make our voices known at games and so on. We need to let him know that we don't want him here anymore. Football fans find ways of doing this if they really have to.
We?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 11:00:48 am
We?
Our name is legion, for we are many! 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 29, 2024, 11:03:22 am
We have a friendly against Norwich in 2 weeks 😂
Trialist A,B,C,D & E.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 29, 2024, 11:03:52 am
Make our voices known at games and so on. We need to let him know that we don't want him here anymore. Football fans find ways of doing this if they really have to.

Who is this 'we' you talk about?

Our group of 10 season ticket holders are ALL happy KT is still here, especially after financing the club over recent years.

Nobody has come up with a viable alternative!



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on June 29, 2024, 11:09:40 am
Who is this 'we' you talk about?

Our group of 10 season ticket holders are ALL happy KT is still here, especially after financing the club over recent years.

Nobody has come up with a viable alternative!



I don't want him out either, but would be quite happy with some extra investment. Maybe Nigel will be that person, we don't really know yet.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 29, 2024, 11:18:56 am
Our name is legion, for we are many! 😉

For a minute, I attributed that quote to the movie 300, and lots of burly men in leather underpants. Best if I dont mention it though, in case it triggers the easily offended. (https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/xenforo/smile.png)


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: CobblerForever on June 29, 2024, 11:24:38 am
One thing that is certain is that Nigel is doing his Due Diligence in a very professional manner. I can't think of a better way to truly understand how a business works than to get involved with it on a day to day basis, having ease of access to all ports, asking questions as you go, spotting issues that might not be apparent unless you are actually physically on site and involved. Long term planning is vastly superior to short term excitement followed by grim reality.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 11:27:46 am
For a minute, I attributed that quote to the movie 300, and lots of burly men in leather underpants. Best if I dont mention it though, in case it triggers the easily offended. (https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/xenforo/smile.png)
Biblical innit! Mark 5:9


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 29, 2024, 11:53:04 am
Make our voices known at games and so on. We need to let him know that we don't want him here anymore. Football fans find ways of doing this if they really have to.
Fear not, the wheels may already be in motion……


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Zen Master on June 29, 2024, 12:56:56 pm
Are you Beds, Vintage and Duston planning a pitch invasion?

 We want answers?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 29, 2024, 13:16:11 pm
I know i mentioned it yesterday but we definitely lost out on Lorent Tolaj to Port Vale. Aldershot announced Port Vale activated his release clause


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 29, 2024, 13:36:41 pm
Who is this 'we' you talk about?

Our group of 10 season ticket holders are ALL happy KT is still here, especially after financing the club over recent years.

Nobody has come up with a viable alternative!


This is the issue that causes the division. There are a number of people on social media that are vocal regarding their disapproval of the ownership. Yet those of us who know scores of supporters personally are struggling to find a voice of descent between us. Therefore there is a perception that minority are trying to force their will on the majority. That is at the root of most of the trouble, as people aren’t going to stand for that obviously.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 29, 2024, 13:47:08 pm
This is the issue that causes the division. There are a number of people on social media that are vocal regarding their disapproval of the ownership. Yet those of us who know scores of supporters personally are struggling to find a voice of descent between us. Therefore there is a perception that minority are trying to force their will on the majority. That is at the root of most of the trouble, as people aren’t going to stand for that obviously.
That is a problem with society, not just football.
Was it not the great philosopher Spock, who once said that the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 13:50:00 pm
Emptiest vessels make the greatest noise!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Davidntfc83 on June 29, 2024, 13:59:18 pm
Trying to push Kelvin out the club would be ridiculous. He's taken us from the bottom end of League Two to League One. He's stabilised the club and has completed most the tasks people wanted him to do. He's been very clever as a chairman with limited funds, so with some external investment i think we might be onto something.

But if we go down he would of taken us nowhere, as we would of been in the same position we have been since even cardoza was here. Limping between the two divisions. I would rather us have more investment from somewhere, cos it's better having the 'DEVIL YOU KNOW'.

Everyone seems to be moving with the times, Mansfield, burton, wycombe, Stevenage even. These clubs shouldn't be pipping us to anything.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 14:15:27 pm
But if we go down he would of taken us nowhere, as we would of been in the same position we have been since even cardoza was here. Limping between the two divisions. I would rather us have more investment from somewhere, cos it's better having the 'DEVIL YOU KNOW'.

Everyone seems to be moving with the times, Mansfield, burton, wycombe, Stevenage even. These clubs shouldn't be pipping us to anything.

Is that you Derek?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 29, 2024, 14:24:37 pm
But if we go down he would of taken us nowhere, as we would of been in the same position we have been since even cardoza was here. Limping between the two divisions. I would rather us have more investment from somewhere, cos it's better having the 'DEVIL YOU KNOW'.

Everyone seems to be moving with the times, Mansfield, burton, wycombe, Stevenage even. These clubs shouldn't be pipping us to anything.

Again you use small words dismissively, IF we go down.

Plus you cannot say who the investment will come from.

In other words BULLSH*T!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Madrid Cobbler on June 29, 2024, 14:28:37 pm
Maybe we are in the midst of a takeover hence the inactivity.

Must admit this had crossed my mind. If so, it would need to be completed soon otherwise it could cost us our place in L1 before we've played our first match.

Bit concerned that Tolaj would choose Port Vale over us. They're not exactly a big club and are now a division below us.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on June 29, 2024, 14:30:47 pm
Must admit this had crossed my mind. If so, it would need to be completed soon otherwise it could cost us our place in L1 before we've played our first match.

Bit concerned that Tolaj would choose Port Vale over us. They're not exactly a big club and are now a division below us.

££.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Greek73 on June 29, 2024, 14:31:17 pm
Again you use small words dismissively, IF we go down.

Plus you cannot say who the investment will come from.

In other words BULLSH*T!
I don't think that is a big IF.. I think it's a good shout that we will go down. You can only over achieve for so long and with a much much tougher division this year I can't see any other outcome at the moment


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 29, 2024, 14:36:29 pm
Difference between Tolaj choosing Vale and us deciding not to get involved. As of right now, I don’t know which happened…but it’s been hinted at it’s the latter


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 29, 2024, 14:38:00 pm
Of course something is going on, it’s 2 weeks to the first friendly and we still haven’t signed anyone.
I think my prediction with regards to the ownership may come to fruition sooner than I had foreseen. FACT.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 14:39:34 pm
Of course something is going on, it’s 2 weeks to the first friendly and we still haven’t signed anyone.
I think my prediction with regards to the ownership may come to fruition sooner than I had foreseen. FACT.
Thoughts aren’t FACTS!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 29, 2024, 14:40:51 pm
Let's change the subject everyone, please?

I don't think none of us know how much we have to spend, but I do hope we have abit more since nigel has come in.


Any news ntfclad? :)
.



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 29, 2024, 14:50:16 pm
Sorry but for the umpteenth time the term “invest” almost certainly distorts the reality.

Definitions from Oxford Languages
verb
1.
put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit.

In our case a gift or donation is in all probability the correct term, and that clearly presents a slightly different challenge for us. An individual or entity with the willingness to provide that is yet to transpire in our entire history. Other than the current owners obviously, but that may well be addressed in the near future regarding the land deal. Yet the perception amongst a minority is that once our owners leave Sixfields will somehow turn into Shangri-La and all their aspirations for the club will be met. At this point in time it is equally possible that the club may regress or even implode. Where’s the evidence to refute that little scenario from those with a clear vision of our alternative future?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: St Edmundsbury Cobbler on June 29, 2024, 14:59:56 pm
But if we go down he would of taken us nowhere, as we would of been in the same position we have been since even cardoza was here. Limping between the two divisions. I would rather us have more investment from somewhere, cos it's better having the 'DEVIL YOU KNOW'.

Everyone seems to be moving with the times, Mansfield, burton, wycombe, Stevenage even. These clubs shouldn't be pipping us to anything.


You do know that since the dawn of time we've yo-yo'd between the bottom two divisions with the exception of four years in the 1960s no matter who has owned us?  Why would someone who currently doesn't exist have the means or desire to make it any different?

And you do know that Mansfield have a similar history of yo-yoing between the bottom two divsions with the exception of five years in the 2000s-2010s?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on June 29, 2024, 15:01:06 pm
Let's change the subject everyone, please?

I don't think none of us know how much we have to spend, but I do hope we have abit more since nigel has come in.


Any news ntfclad? :)
.




Hoping for a couple this week


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 29, 2024, 15:20:16 pm

Hoping for a couple this week

Cheers! I'm hoping they are worth the wait!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Grove on June 29, 2024, 15:28:44 pm
Trying to push Kelvin out the club would be ridiculous. He's taken us from the bottom end of League Two to League One. He's stabilised the club and has completed most the tasks people wanted him to do. He's been very clever as a chairman with limited funds, so with some external investment i think we might be onto something.
Have a look at our league position when he took over, we had a better squad then too


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 29, 2024, 15:47:44 pm
Thoughts aren’t FACTS!
Not yet 😉


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on June 29, 2024, 16:01:04 pm
Sounds like there may be some movement on the transfer front next week, thank you ntfclad 🙏


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 29, 2024, 16:10:15 pm


Bit concerned that Tolaj would choose Port Vale over us. They're not exactly a big club and are now a division below us.
You could say the same about Sherring and MK. Or Horsfall and Stockport. Or Nicky Adams and Oldham. And there are others.
The common link is nearly always financial. Im not buying anthing about location. If the salary is good enough, then they will come.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 29, 2024, 16:37:26 pm
Almost all of the teams in the bottom 2 divisions have been “limping” between the 2 for many seasons so their owners have taken them nowhere either. Plenty of those teams have never been out of the bottom 2 divisions.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 29, 2024, 19:29:26 pm
Sam Hughes - out of contract at Burton?

Daniel Udoh - out of contract at Shrewsbury?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on June 29, 2024, 19:48:08 pm
Sam Hughes - out of contract at Burton?

Daniel Udoh - out of contract at Shrewsbury?

Do you have inside knowledge or just a guess?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 29, 2024, 19:58:00 pm
Do you have inside knowledge or just a guess?

No inside knowledge but they are names that have been mentioned to a friend of mine. Could be correct, could be totally wrong.

Both players have been offered contracts by their clubs but so far haven't signed. In the case of Udoh - Wycombe also interested.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on June 30, 2024, 09:25:35 am
Sorry but for the umpteenth time the term “invest” almost certainly distorts the reality.

Definitions from Oxford Languages
verb
1.
put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit.


I’ve been saying this for a while. It obviously sounds far more sensible, palatable and less selfish to distort the meaning of the word ‘invest’ rather than demand the owners spunk away even more of their own money running the club at bigger loses than they do already.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 30, 2024, 10:02:19 am
Udoh would not be a bad signing but Shrews fans expect him to go to a club chasing promotion rather than another low budget div.1 club.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Peter Frost on June 30, 2024, 10:21:01 am
Have a look at our league position when he took over, we had a better squad then too

Sounds a bit like a Manny Fact there - when he took over we were in L2, position in or just outside the playoffs depending on the actual date you define the take over - from there on in we rose up the table to reside in first place for the rest of the season

I know he is not the perfect owner we as fans would  like but give the man a bit of credit on at least the maintenance of the club & the actual fact is, if he leaves the club tomorrow we are in a better position than the day he took over.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 30, 2024, 10:31:50 am
Udoh would not be a bad signing but Shrews fans expect him to go to a club chasing promotion rather than another low budget div.1 club.
Better than Sherring then?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on June 30, 2024, 11:19:25 am
Reliable source 'Footy Insider' Has said we are weighing up a move for Winger Omari Patrick.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 30, 2024, 11:28:45 am
Melly, I imagine Udoh is a better striker that Sherring but not as good as a central defender.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 30, 2024, 11:36:45 am
Sam Hughes who was mentioned earlier in the thread is expected to sign for Stockport from Burton.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 30, 2024, 11:44:50 am
Melly, I imagine Udoh is a better striker that Sherring but not as good as a central defender.
Sorry mate, I meant their expectation about where Udoh should go is better than the reality of where Sherring went. In other words where they think he should go doesn’t bare much relevance to where he may end up, if that makes sense?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 30, 2024, 11:58:23 am
Reliable source 'Footy Insider' Has said we are weighing up a move for Winger Omari Patrick.

We could have signed him last summer on a free from Carlisle after he scored their winner in the play of final v Stockport that season... But we didn't so he joined Sutton!

So rather than getting him then, we're now looking at bringing him in a season later from a side who've been relegated to the National League...

Things just not adding up at the moment regarding recruitment...







Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on June 30, 2024, 12:34:09 pm
So had we signed him last season he’d have been fine and a good signing but now if we sign him he’ll be rubbish because he ended up at a team that dropped out the league? 🤯 So had we got relegated last season would Leonard not have been such a good signing for someone else? Theres just no logic there. He could still have something to offer the team if the rumour is even true!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Ragdoll Cobbler on June 30, 2024, 12:41:22 pm
So had we signed him last season he’d have been fine and a good signing but now if we sign him he’ll be rubbish because he ended up at a team that dropped out the league? 🤯 So had we got relegated last season would Leonard not have been such a good signing for someone else? Theres just no logic there. He could still have something to offer the team if the rumour is even true!

Not saying he's a bad signing whatsoever, just that we declined signing him last summer, after he'd just helped his then club get promotion!

Yet with the new pool of available players out there, we're possibly going in for the same player, we deemed not good enough to sign last summer!

Still, anyone rather than no one at this stage I guess!

Most clubs have an A, B or C list of potential signings going into the summer...

We must have already exhausted those lists not to have signed anyone to date...

Still, contracts are up today, so hopefully several in from tomorrow onwards...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: razorntfc on June 30, 2024, 13:03:08 pm
Busy week ahead - John Marquis and a host of other signings from
Monday through this week


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on June 30, 2024, 13:23:38 pm
Not saying he's a bad signing whatsoever, just that we declined signing him last summer, after he'd just helped his then club get promotion!

Yet with the new pool of available players out there, we're possibly going in for the same player, we deemed not good enough to sign last summer!

Still, anyone rather than no one at this stage I guess!

Most clubs have an A, B or C list of potential signings going into the summer...

We must have already exhausted those lists not to have signed anyone to date...

Still, contracts are up today, so hopefully several in from tomorrow onwards...
Whilst I was understand the sentiment, given the length of time negotiations take why do you assume that? For example, had a club had Sherring as option A, would you have assumed they had exhausted attempts at recruiting option B or C at this point in time, given he signed for MK a week ago. Additionally do you believe that scenario to be unique? Because, I’m not buying either as being a reasonable assumption. If this club is truly bringing in the right players at the right cost, be that contractually or via a fee, then I am neither alarmed or concerned by our position. I would be far more concerned by a club spunking their budget prematurely. In recent history we have done the trigger happpy scatter gun approach under Andy Melville bringing in over a hundred players during his time, and it was pretty much a disaster. That was a total fallacy, and we were determined to eradicate that nonsense moving forward. If that results in the inevitable and predictable discontent and concern amongst the supporter base then so be it. Reverting to the proven failures of the past achieves nothing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 30, 2024, 13:24:36 pm
Reliable source 'Footy Insider' Has said we are weighing up a move for Winger Omari Patrick.
Thats one of the better Twitter sources, there may be something in it.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on June 30, 2024, 14:20:29 pm
If Omari Patrick is the answer then I no longer understand what the question is.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on June 30, 2024, 14:28:43 pm
Please god no!
So if we've waited this long to sign someone and we sign him -  I'll be livid.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on June 30, 2024, 14:34:21 pm
John Marquis is also not the answer, Bristol Rovers fans couldn’t get rid of him quick enough.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on June 30, 2024, 14:44:48 pm
So to sum up 1558 postings, nobody has a bloody clue who we are signing!

Personally I have continued faith in our management so whilst I am impatient, like most fans, no panic.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Larry on June 30, 2024, 14:46:32 pm
John Marquis is also not the answer, Bristol Rovers fans couldn’t get rid of him quick enough.

Cobblers fans wanted to get rid of Ian Taylor, John-Joe O'Toole and Sam Hoskins amongst many other subsequent heroes.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on June 30, 2024, 14:51:36 pm
So to sum up 1558 postings, nobody has a bloody clue who we are signing!

Personally I have continued faith in our management so whilst I am impatient, like most fans, no panic.
No panic here
Very relaxed
UTC


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on June 30, 2024, 15:13:08 pm
No panic here
Very relaxed
UTC
Me too. I've already accepted our fate.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Lizard68 on June 30, 2024, 15:27:00 pm
John Marquis is also not the answer, Bristol Rovers fans couldn’t get rid of him quick enough.

I'd certainly take John Marquis given the chance and Patrick also, both work hard for the team and Patrick has pace, an important attribute and something we lack.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: GlosCobbler on June 30, 2024, 15:33:31 pm
Thats one of the better Twitter sources, there may be something in it.
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1234706614?-37854:24931


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on June 30, 2024, 16:22:42 pm
https://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1234706614?-37854:24931
Pete O Rourke writes for footyinsider. He normally tweets just before the official announcement. That should be about 14.45 tomorrow then.  ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Welly Cobb on June 30, 2024, 17:33:02 pm
Not that it isnt going to happen, but that article is AI written.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Glastonbury Cobbler on June 30, 2024, 20:39:43 pm
John Marquis is also not the answer, Bristol Rovers fans couldn’t get rid of him quick enough.

I think we could do a lot worse than marquis, looked very sharp the 20 mins he had at their place early on in the season, is exactly tge type of high press forward our game needs.

If where him replacing Apere, we would be better off with John imo


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on June 30, 2024, 21:44:04 pm
Jesus you lot are panicking, hoping to sign players that have failed.
KT is comfortable, so I’m with Shoey and let’s see who we sign before the start of the season, after all it’s not long to wait.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Melbourne Cobbler on July 01, 2024, 07:07:33 am
As he hasn’t signed for anyone yet, it’s a bit of a surprise that Marc Leonard has done no better than option C or D on anyone’s list of preferred signings?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on July 01, 2024, 09:46:54 am
everyone's favourite guessing game, guess the trialist in the pre-season photos...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on July 01, 2024, 10:00:00 am
Pedro Sanchez


Vote Pedro


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on July 01, 2024, 10:04:22 am
Pedro Sanchez


Vote Pedro

all our wildest dreams are coming true


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: the grumpy old man on July 01, 2024, 10:26:12 am
Did someone say the players return for pre-season training today? There's no mention of it on the official site.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: EB Claret on July 01, 2024, 10:36:56 am
everyone's favourite guessing game, guess the trialist in the pre-season photos...

Neo Dobson?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on July 01, 2024, 10:41:19 am
Neo Dobson?

Well I've been shown up to not going to the Papa Johns games haha. Is he the new Ivan Toney?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on July 01, 2024, 10:41:37 am
Did someone say the players return for pre-season training today? There's no mention of it on the official site.
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/2024/june/28/players-undergo-pre-season-testing-at-university-of-northampton/

"The hard work only continues, as Monday will see players return to Moulton for the start of pre-season training"

Posted on social media this morning too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on July 01, 2024, 10:49:56 am
Perhaps we have a self imposed transfer embargo, I’ve just checked and we don’t have an EFL one, only Morecambe

https://www.efl.com/governance/embargoes/


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on July 01, 2024, 11:45:23 am

"The hard work only continues, as Monday will see players return to Moulton for the start of pre-season training"


Guaranteed that one of the training pervs will be hiding in the bushes this morning.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on July 01, 2024, 11:54:50 am
Shayne Lavery who I saw a rumour for has signed for Cambridge. Not sure if we were ever in for him 🤷🏼‍♂️


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on July 01, 2024, 11:57:48 am
Guaranteed that one of the training pervs will be hiding in the bushes this morning.
Insider. And I dont think that he posts on here anymore.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 606 Parklands_Cobbler on July 01, 2024, 12:04:43 pm
Shayne Lavery who I saw a rumour for has signed for Cambridge. Not sure if we were ever in for him 🤷🏼‍♂️

well I don't really pay much attention to those twitter accounts but cambridge were also mentioned....
but then again, if you throw enough darts at the wall...


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: wazzacobbler10 on July 01, 2024, 12:22:34 pm
well I don't really pay much attention to those twitter accounts but cambridge were also mentioned....
but then again, if you throw enough darts at the wall...

Yeah absolutely! Trouble is when you don’t hear much in terms of transfer updates from anywhere else those sources are all you have and they are mostly rubbish 😂


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: FatPunk on July 01, 2024, 12:36:25 pm
Big concern for me at the moment is that I haven't seen or heard ffrom Jon Brady recently. Could this be why there are no signings?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on July 01, 2024, 13:31:55 pm
Big concern for me at the moment is that I haven't seen or heard ffrom Jon Brady recently. Could this be why there are no signings?

Do you think he's been kidnapped or something?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: BackOfTheNet on July 01, 2024, 14:26:43 pm
Do you think he's been kidnapped or something?

Thomas and Bower have probably killed and eaten him in one of their satanic rituals. You know what they're like... ;D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: DavCobb on July 01, 2024, 14:46:38 pm
Insider. And I dont think that he posts on here anymore.

Finally caught?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on July 01, 2024, 14:49:22 pm
Thomas and Bower have probably killed and eaten him in one of their satanic rituals. You know what they're like... ;D
Sacrificed to appease the ACV gods 👹


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on July 01, 2024, 16:11:28 pm
Thomas and Bower have probably killed and eaten him in one of their satanic rituals. You know what they're like... ;D
Wouldn’t surprise me.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on July 01, 2024, 16:16:21 pm
Finally caught?
To be honest mate, I did find it a little odd that a man of his age, would spend his time watching his favourite team train, and then boast about it online.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Doddy87 on July 01, 2024, 21:33:53 pm
Club have shut up shop apparently and no comment to The Chron on the sale. Expect news any day now...




Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on July 01, 2024, 22:10:31 pm
are you saying the clubs being sold?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on July 01, 2024, 22:48:00 pm
are you saying the clubs being sold?
Havers is the man apparently.
Just as I had foreseen 😎


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on July 02, 2024, 06:02:26 am
Club have shut up shop apparently and no comment to The Chron on the sale. Expect news any day now...

Right, and who are you, newbie?



Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Tabasco Kid on July 02, 2024, 07:25:10 am
Club have shut up shop apparently and no comment to The Chron on the sale. Expect news any day now...



Says the egg chaser...  and another s*** song...


https://www.rugbynetwork.net/boards/read/s99.htm?101,17515048




Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on July 02, 2024, 08:02:23 am
Manny Monthe not in the training pics???


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on July 02, 2024, 09:04:43 am
Yes he is, was in first set of pics


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on July 02, 2024, 09:35:12 am
Manny Monthe not in the training pics???


He gone!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on July 02, 2024, 09:38:15 am
Yes he is, was in first set of pics

testing or training?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: west stand oap on July 02, 2024, 10:13:22 am
Day 1 testing.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on July 02, 2024, 10:57:58 am
Fûck worrying where MM is, where is Jon Brady?
Hopefully the ownership change will give Jon? More budget?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on July 02, 2024, 11:23:05 am
Fûck worrying where MM is, where is Jon Brady?
Hopefully the ownership change will give Jon? More budget?
Let’s stop worrying about things and all relax
There’s bound to be some news soon
Whatever it is.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on July 02, 2024, 11:25:15 am
Fûck worrying where MM is, where is Jon Brady?
Hopefully the ownership change will give Jon? More budget?
'ownership change' - FACT, rumour or Manwork bollocks?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on July 02, 2024, 11:30:24 am
'ownership change' - FACT, rumour or Manwork bollocks?
Yes


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on July 02, 2024, 11:30:48 am
At this moment in time it’s conjecture, nothing more!


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Deepcut Cobbler on July 02, 2024, 11:33:30 am
'ownership change' - FACT, rumour or Manwork bollocks?

They all amount to the same thing really?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Worthless Recluse on July 02, 2024, 11:49:47 am
Let’s stop worrying about things and all relax
There’s bound to be some news soon
Whatever it is.
That's quite profound.  :D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Shoemaker on July 02, 2024, 11:51:08 am
That's quite profound.  :D

I get like that when I’m relaxed  :D


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Letchworthcobbler93 on July 02, 2024, 12:03:00 pm
Let’s stop worrying about things and all relax
There’s bound to be some news soon
Whatever it is.

How soon is now?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on July 02, 2024, 12:03:23 pm
Day 1 testing.

so, not in the training pics then?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on July 02, 2024, 12:13:41 pm
KLAXON KLAXON KLAXON


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on July 02, 2024, 12:16:22 pm
KLAXON KLAXON KLAXON
woop woop
hitting refresh a lot right now


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: TVOR on July 02, 2024, 12:16:45 pm
KLAXON KLAXON KLAXON

My Bingo card

f***ing hell is that the best we can do.
Told you KT has just given them change from his pocket
Other teams would have bought better
See we are left with the s*** that no one else wanted
Lowest budget in the league
Definetely getting relegated.
Something to with a warehouse





Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: AYelvertoftCobbler on July 02, 2024, 12:20:54 pm
KLAXON KLAXON KLAXON
2pm 3pm or 5 pm?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Risdene on July 02, 2024, 12:32:07 pm
Is it Goode news?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ntfclad on July 02, 2024, 12:38:59 pm
2pm 3pm or 5 pm?


Hoping to announce today but may be a bit later in the week. Also expecting more than 1 this week.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ClaretCobbler on July 02, 2024, 12:43:06 pm
Hoping to announce today but may be a bit later in the week. Also expecting more than 1 this week.

What positions are they likely to be?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: just.reading on July 02, 2024, 12:45:21 pm
What ever happened to Leshabela who we’d supposedly signed last January but was never announced?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Cobbler123 on July 02, 2024, 12:51:21 pm
any names? clues?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: guest3684 on July 02, 2024, 12:52:08 pm
What ever happened to Leshabela who we’d supposedly signed last January but was never announced?
He went back to South Africa, plays for a team in Cape Town I believe


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: 1971cobbler on July 02, 2024, 12:56:10 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-hoping-to-sign-a-fair-few-as-jon-brady-confirms-budget-increase-to-compete-with-league-one-rivals-4687733

Truth, or a bit more "spin"?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: ajp on July 02, 2024, 13:05:16 pm
https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-hoping-to-sign-a-fair-few-as-jon-brady-confirms-budget-increase-to-compete-with-league-one-rivals-4687733

Truth, or a bit more "spin"?

To me that reads as though it’s a substantial increase..


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on July 02, 2024, 13:11:46 pm
Won’t be spin, Brady usually hammers the budget.

It will be why things are taking longer though as I’m not sure the increase was pre planned.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Manwork04 on July 02, 2024, 13:14:13 pm
Won’t be spin, Brady usually hammers the budget.

It will be why things are taking longer though as I’m not sure the increase was pre planned.
Why the fcuk would you come out in the press to tell the world you’ve upped the budget?


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: cobblerscoombsy on July 02, 2024, 13:14:25 pm
Goode in and Monthe To Oldham? Seems to make sense


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Winslow Lee on July 02, 2024, 13:17:14 pm
KLAXON KLAXON KLAXON
This must be the clue so it is clearly American actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on July 02, 2024, 13:17:21 pm
If it is Goode then I honestly see him as an upgrade on Sherring - I know this might be an unpopular view for some (remember he didn’t set the price tag that Brentford paid and he is very clever with his gamesmanship which you need to be in this day and age). It would be nice to be a threat from corners again too.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: threeinabed on July 02, 2024, 13:20:06 pm
goode - only played 31 games in 4 years since he left us, according to wikipedia


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Irchy cob on July 02, 2024, 13:21:46 pm
He should be raring to go for us then - injuries permitting. Plenty more left in the tank.


Title: Re: Summer Transfer Rumour Thread 2024
Post by: Observing on July 02, 2024, 13:21:52 pm
Why the fcuk would you come out in the press to tell the world you’ve upped the budget?

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t on this one I think.


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