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 51 
 on: Yesterday at 16:09:53 
Started by GrangeParkCobbler - Last post by JollyCobbler
People who argue that we can sign better players than Oliver and Turnbull are missing the point.

Losing key players from the spine of the team inevitably leads to a loss of continuity and tactical cohesion. Any new centre forward will take time to build an understanding with Nicky Adams, for instance, and any new centre back will take time to learn Curle's zonal marking system. The team who triumphed at Wembley were more than the sum of their parts but now that collective strength has been diminished.

I don't doubt for a moment that we can, and hopefully will, sign replacements who are technically better footballers than Oliver and Turnbull. However, that has to be set against the loss of continuity and momentum.

Our slow start this season was largely attributable to a high turnover of players. (A quick glance at the lineup against Walsall shows 8 debutants!)

Of course, we got there in the end and Curle's approach paid dividends. However, we start next season in a very challenging division and in my opinion this level of 'squad churn' is an unnecessary risk.

Having said that, if he somehow manages to bring back Morton and/or Wharton then things will look a lot better. Also, Curle has already managed to defy conventional wisdom and my own dire predictions by overturning a 2-0 home play-off deficit. He has proved many people wrong in quite spectacular fashion and hopefully he will do so again. 

Spot on.

 52 
 on: Yesterday at 16:08:52 
Started by Shoemaker - Last post by Deepcut Cobbler
Per that article - Non-League not beginning until October. How will that affect the FA Cup ?

I normally officiate the qualifying rounds of the FA Cup, Vase and Trophy and we have been stood by to be appointed from 1 September as is in alignment with  these:
The FA Cup: http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/aug/03/emirates-fa-cup-2020-21-season-details-entries-round-dates-prize-fund-030820.
The FA Vase:  http://www.thefa.com/competitions/fa-vase/more/round-dates
The FA Trophy:  http://www.thefa.com/competitions/fa-trophy/more/round-dates

The non-league leagues don't start until October but the knock-outs start earlier.

 53 
 on: Yesterday at 15:25:05 
Started by GrangeParkCobbler - Last post by bungle
People who argue that we can sign better players than Oliver and Turnbull are missing the point.

Losing key players from the spine of the team inevitably leads to a loss of continuity and tactical cohesion. Any new centre forward will take time to build an understanding with Nicky Adams, for instance, and any new centre back will take time to learn Curle's zonal marking system. The team who triumphed at Wembley were more than the sum of their parts but now that collective strength has been diminished.

I don't doubt for a moment that we can, and hopefully will, sign replacements who are technically better footballers than Oliver and Turnbull. However, that has to be set against the loss of continuity and momentum.

Our slow start this season was largely attributable to a high turnover of players. (A quick glance at the lineup against Walsall shows 8 debutants!)

Of course, we got there in the end and Curle's approach paid dividends. However, we start next season in a very challenging division and in my opinion this level of 'squad churn' is an unnecessary risk.

Having said that, if he somehow manages to bring back Morton and/or Wharton then things will look a lot better. Also, Curle has already managed to defy conventional wisdom and my own dire predictions by overturning a 2-0 home play-off deficit. He has proved many people wrong in quite spectacular fashion and hopefully he will do so again. 

 54 
 on: Yesterday at 14:57:09 
Started by Shoemaker - Last post by CobblerForever
Per that article - Non-League not beginning until October. How will that affect the FA Cup ?

 55 
 on: Yesterday at 14:35:45 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by Shoemaker
One last thing any money gained by achieving promotion or bonus money from cup runs etc does not count towards the cap.

So theoretically this gives us an advantage if we choose to spend.

 56 
 on: Yesterday at 14:29:45 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by Shoemaker
Also any contracts signed will be allowed to run their course in the event of relegation but once run out you would be subject to the relevant divisions salary cap.
 

 57 
 on: Yesterday at 14:26:55 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by CobblerForever
1300 a week because all transfers done before the announcement can be put through as 1300 when in reality they may be on much more hence clubs trying to get deals done early to get around it not that it applies to us.

Useful bit of info that Shoey. I did wonder how clubs like Wigan, Sunderland and Ipswich would cope. A bit of an unfair advantage but I guess it's a reasonable compromise for the short term issues that arise.

 58 
 on: Yesterday at 14:23:59 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by lordjord
No I was just tempering the enthusiasm of anyone expecting us to compete for the finished article/quality signings which in fairness KC has stated today...
We will be shopping in Aldi despite the cup run and bonus money made last year....


The last big name wage player we brought in was who? Kevin Van Veen maybe? The half season he came in for he had the worst season output for goals or assists of any striker we have had in the last 5 years. Marvin Sordell, a recognisable name from his time in the championship is second worst.

Morton, Marquis and Collins are in the top 5 and yet were all loan signings, were they Aldi signings?

Can we please stop with all the unnecessary negativity, we just got promoted and the transfer window still has 2 months to go!

 59 
 on: Yesterday at 14:20:47 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by everbrite
1300 a week because all transfers done before the announcement can be put through as 1300 when in reality they may be on much more hence clubs trying to get deals done early to get around it not that it applies to us.

Surprised at this - any comments GPC?

 60 
 on: Yesterday at 14:16:42 
Started by Deepcut Cobbler - Last post by Shoemaker
So, I wonder how much of MK's budget has gone on Keogh. A **** if he still has injury problems.
1300 a week because all transfers done before the announcement can be put through as 1300 when in reality they may be on much more hence clubs trying to get deals done early to get around it not that it applies to us.

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