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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 20:42:30 pm »

Proved me wrong this season. Id have him all day long for another season. His finish against Sheff United proves hes got it. If he had decent wide men this season he would scored more no doubt.
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 21:38:38 pm »

I know from speaking with Rico, he is very settled and wants to stay at the club. From what was said, I got the feeling he would be happy to take a coaching roll when it comes to it. I think we will get one more playing year (I dont think money is really an issue), and he will then move to be one of our coaches.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 21:56:29 pm »

Keep him on a reduced wage/coaching role/etc if we can.

Still has something to offer, has been our best striker this season.

Revs isn't going anywhere, I'd be happy with them plus Hoskins, Lobjoit and Iaciofano next season. Gives us four out and out strikers and one who can play wide or at the top of the diamond (hopefully).

In the middle of the park is where we need strengthening first, people who can play in the diamond.


Well Laciafano hasn't pulled up trees at Corby and Lobjoit has played for Buckingham so I wouldn't put too much pressure on those two .
Hoskins is not a goal scorer .
I'd keep rico on a reduced deal
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 08:53:01 am »

Proved me wrong this season. Id have him all day long for another season. His finish against Sheff United proves hes got it. If he had decent[/s] wide men this season he would scored more no doubt.

For the record I'd keep him too and am confident he'll be here. He speaks to Black Army and others frequently in the Melbourne Arms and is very settled in Northants.
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 09:21:37 am »

Depends on what is ambitions are. Maybe he wants to be a coach or a manager or perhaps neither.

Also depends on Justin Edinburgh's appetite for having a club stalwart and strong character on the coaching staff.

As a player he'll score goals for eternity but will keeping him allow us to kick on next season? A difficult one.
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2017, 10:45:35 am »

 This is a tricky one, Perhaps a one-year deal with wage reduction? He could choose to go elsewhere ie Eastleigh, where he could still be a hero He would still bang in goals at this level I feel, but no player lasts forever. Good luck to him whatever happens.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2017, 17:09:20 pm »

I hope he's gone. I like the bloke, but he's days as a striker are done.
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2017, 17:19:51 pm »

I hope he's gone. I like the bloke, but he's days as a striker are done.
Not really sure if that's a serious comment, his goals this season show he is still a more than capable striker, my guess is there would be plenty of league clubs more than happy to take him should he leave us.
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2017, 18:11:12 pm »

I think he would be good doing a coaching role.
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« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2017, 20:59:13 pm »

I hope he's gone. I like the bloke, but he's days as a striker are done.

 There is a good chance that you are right.
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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2017, 21:10:20 pm »

He guarantees  15 goals that we cant afford to lose..
Worthy of another year even as an impact off the bench. as for next season we cant afford to struggle for goals..
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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2017, 21:15:50 pm »

I'd keep him over Revs, he's been so disappointing this season. But saying that everyone has with page ripping the squad to bits in first half of season but defo keep Rico
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« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2017, 21:52:37 pm »

Sentiment plays a part in this but he should stay purely based on his professionalism and loyalty when he could have been off. It's not going to bankrupt us giving him a contract so just double it up as a coach and we get double the money's worth anyway.
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2017, 09:25:32 am »

Sentiment plays a part in this but he should stay purely based on his professionalism and loyalty when he could have been off. It's not going to bankrupt us giving him a contract so just double it up as a coach and we get double the money's worth anyway.

how do you know it wont?! he was given a 3 year deal on very good money to convince him to come here
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2017, 10:39:04 am »

I thought at the time it was the length of the contract that was meant to have enticed him here, not the wages itself? Im sure he was offered more money else where but on shorter contracts.

He's worth a 2 year deal on sensible money as a player/coach. For sure.

As for Revs…he started the season brilliantly and looked to be a decent upgrade on Rico. A year younger as well. I remember everybody being very impressed with his work rate in particular, comparing him to Neil Grayson.

I think his head possibility went down with his personal issues, its recently been reported how he lost his Dad a short while ago and that the last time he saw him play was against Man UTD. Then he got injured in January and kept having relapses. Its become a nightmare season for the bloke.

Give him a pre-season and he will be back on it, Im sure of it. Him, Rico, Hoskins,Lobjolt or whatever his name is and a 'marquee quick fox in the box' would be my preference. If we can't agree a deal with Rico, Id take a punt on Michael Smith but with him being 'similar' to Rico/Revs it wouldn't make much sense having all 3! But I really rate Smith, theres a player in there somewhere. (17 goals for Swindon at this level a couple of years back don't forget and he's still very young)

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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 10:43:58 am »

Whilst we badly need a fox in the box striker (Keshi Anderson has not been the solution although he has been played out of position) I think our biggest problem is in midfield where we have no pace and little creativity.
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2017, 11:51:45 am »

to be fair, there are issues all over the pitch - but, goals win games.
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« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2017, 12:59:21 pm »

Very strange to say he will make a good coach. He might, he might not, is it worth tieing up money on a player for two years when the only justification is that he is a "good bloke "
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« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2017, 13:14:07 pm »

Very strange to say he will make a good coach. He might, he might not, is it worth tieing up money on a player for two years when the only justification is that he is a "good bloke "

apparently so..............it's the same philosophy as "x is our best player because they run around the pitch more than everyone else"
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 13:25:01 pm »

Very strange to say he will make a good coach. He might, he might not, is it worth tieing up money on a player for two years when the only justification is that he is a "good bloke "

Whose said/assumed he will make a good coach?

I think most people see him as a decent stalwart (5 years he's played for us in total), one of our most successful goal scorers in the last 20 odd years, he's been captain for a big chunk of that time (which suggests he's a good leader and well respected) and speaks well/sounds intelligent when he's interviewed.

You then add to the equation that he's this season (and last seasons) top goal scorer so from a playing perspective he's worth keeping.

Finally, you consider that if he's doing his badges its something that he wants to get into and has a passion for. He lives locally, kids attending local schools etc. So money *might not be his biggest short term objective allowing for a compromise agreement which works out well for both him and the football club as a whole.

There are many justifications in keeping him here.  Not just because he's a 'good bloke' which according to you is the only one!!
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