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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 09:20:11 am »

You've got to pick a team that will fight. We've survived with less talented squads in the past because of this.
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2018, 14:13:25 pm »

In my opinion O'Donnell, Facey, Taylor, Pierre, Crooks and O'Toole would all be superb players in League 2, amongst the best in their respective positions in the division. Whilst he has not set the world alight you could argue Kevin Van Veen belongs in this category too.

If they are used effectively and managed better than by JFH, then Hoskins, Foley, Powell, Turnbull, Barnett, McWilliams and Bunney will all be more than suitable as squad players in League 2.

That's a good squad for that league. What the new manager will need to do is identify how he can use the rest of the budget to bring in quality players for the way he intends to play - most likely a quality central midfielder, a couple of wide players, and a forward that fits in with our attacking play.

I don't see it being all doom and gloom provided we get the right man in, and the right new players in!
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2018, 16:59:09 pm »

Debatable who should be in our squad for next season but one this is for certain in my view. A smaller one might help (not in height before anyone gets the wrong idea)  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2018, 17:06:37 pm »

Debatable who should be in our squad for next season but one this is for certain in my view. A smaller one might help (not in height before anyone gets the wrong idea)  Wink

But surely larger squads create competition for places on matchday(that's assuming that we have players who really want to play and not just take our money).
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 17:10:56 pm »

But surely larger squads create competition for places on matchday(that's assuming that we have players who really want to play and not just take our money).

Lots of unhappy players unable to get any 1st team action----->bad vibe------>vibe spreads.
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 17:23:21 pm »

Lots of unhappy players unable to get any 1st team action----->bad vibe------>vibe spreads.

Fair point, but there are always going to be fringe players who would probably only get a game due to injury.
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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2018, 17:29:24 pm »

Fair point, but there are always going to be fringe players who would probably only get a game due to injury.

Yes, but we have enough players to field at least three totally different starting 11's, including those in on loan (and out on loan if needed/recalled). 38 listed in our squad on the offy.
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2018, 20:01:57 pm »

Id have Iciafano as a player on the bench every week next season and starting in the cup games.
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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2018, 08:28:22 am »

Donít expect too much difference from Austin and Brady in the last 5 games .
They canít radically change things over night .
I do think players will be allowed to express themselves more though .
My understanding is that Jimmy strangled players .
If we get a few wins , anything can happen .
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2018, 22:32:43 pm »

In my opinion O'Donnell, Facey, Taylor, Pierre, Crooks and O'Toole would all be superb players in League 2, amongst the best in their respective positions in the division. Whilst he has not set the world alight you could argue Kevin Van Veen belongs in this category too.

If they are used effectively and managed better than by JFH, then Hoskins, Foley, Powell, Turnbull, Barnett, McWilliams and Bunney will all be more than suitable as squad players in League 2.

That's a good squad for that league. What the new manager will need to do is identify how he can use the rest of the budget to bring in quality players for the way he intends to play - most likely a quality central midfielder, a couple of wide players, and a forward that fits in with our attacking play.

I don't see it being all doom and gloom provided we get the right man in, and the right new players in!

I agree.
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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2018, 23:15:14 pm »

Yet another cliche but the spine of any team is usually the bedrock of success. Ours has been fairly average and without JJ particularly poor. Not enough leadership, experience or tenacity in there all season Iím afraid?
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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2018, 13:25:25 pm »

It'll be interesting to see if any of our players have relegation clauses in their contracts. Difficult to predict until that becomes clearer.

In the first instance return all loan players and offload Cornell, Phillips, Barnett, Hanley, Kasim, Bowditch and Lobjoit

We need a good defensive midfielder who can screen the defence, a couple of wingers and a couple of strikers
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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2018, 17:48:13 pm »

We need a good defensive midfielder who can screen the defence.

Whose that bloke with long hair waving his arm in the air?
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2018, 18:20:17 pm »

I would prefer to use a telescope....   Evil
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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2018, 18:32:10 pm »

I would prefer to use a telescope....   Evil

Through which end?
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« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2018, 18:44:03 pm »

Through which end?

LOL!

Burger....  You've managed to completely confuse me, now that I realise that there is a choice!   Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2018, 07:47:44 am »

Based on our current squad, assuming we drop in to league 2.

1. David Cornell  - Goalkeeper Get rid
2. Brendan Moloney - Right back Keep
3. David Buchanan - Left back Keep
4. Yaser Kasim - Centre midfield Get rid
5. Leon Barnett - Centre back Get rid
6. Ash Taylor - Centre back Keep
7. Billy Waters - Forward/Winger (on loan to Cambridge United) Possibly keep
8. Sam Foley - Centre midfield Keep
10.Kevin Van Veen - Forward Possibly look to move on
11.Daniel Powell - Winger/Forward Get rid
12.Leon Lobjoit - Forward/Winger (on loan to Banbury United) Get rid
13.Richard O'Donnell - Goalkeeper Keep as number 1
14.Sam Hoskins - Winger/Forward Keep
15.Dean Bowditch - Midfield/Forward (on loan to Stevenage) Get rid
16.Aaron Pierre - Centre back Keep
17.Shaun McWilliams - Centre midfield Keep
18.Aaron Phillips - Right back Get rid
19.Chris Long - Forward (on loan from Burnley) Try and sign permanently
21.John-Joe O'Toole - Centre midfield Keep
22.Matt Crooks - Centre midfield Keep
23.Joe Iaciofano - Forward (on loan to Brackley Town) Out on loan?
24.Shay Facey - Right back/Centre back Keep
25.James Goff - Goalkeeper Keep as no.2
26.Regan Poole - Centre back/Midfield (on loan from Manchester United) Try and sign permanently -unlikely
27.Raheem Hanley - Left back/wing (on loan to FC Halifax) Release
29.Matt Grimes - Left/Centre Midfield (on loan from Swansea City) Release
30.Luke Coddington - Goalkeeper (on loan to Guiseley AFC)Release
31.James Gillard - Striker/Winger (Youth Team)
32.Cameron McWilliams - Right back/Midfield (Youth Team)
33.Sean Whaler - Midfield/Winger (Youth team)
34.Prudence Anaele - Centre back (Youth team)
36.Jack Bridge - Winger/Attacking Midfield Possibly release?
37.Jordan Turnbull - Centre back/Left back Keep
39.Joe Bunney - Left back/Midfield Keep
42.Kevin Luckassen - Forward Get rid
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« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2018, 08:17:24 am »

Just can't see the love in with Buchanan and Moloney, let them go and replace with players more mobile. Buchanan is very lucky to still be at the club.
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« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2018, 10:17:59 am »

Its not really a case of just keeping our best players is it? Crooks etc will surely want to force a move away. A la Crowe, Hughes etc did last time.
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anybody that knows the slightest inclination about the game of football knows that O'Toole should be in the team. We really do have some idiotic fans.
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« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2018, 10:26:18 am »

2. Brendan Moloney - Right back Keep
3. David Buchanan - Left back Keep
10.Kevin Van Veen - Forward Possibly look to move on
11.Daniel Powell - Winger/Forward Get rid
19.Chris Long - Forward (on loan from Burnley) Try and sign permanently
26.Regan Poole - Centre back/Midfield (on loan from Manchester United) Try and sign permanently -unlikely
36.Jack Bridge - Winger/Attacking Midfield Possibly release?
42.Kevin Luckassen - Forward Get rid

Not sure I'd sell VV, depends if he wants to play at a higher level still and/or if we can afford him still. Been injured pretty much the entire time with us and doubt we could get better at L2 level.

I'd be looking to get rid of Buchs and Moloney if possible, they are both on good wages but there best days are behind them. No time for sentiment, need younger and quicker players in these spots. Not sure on ditching Powell either, he was showing decent form before his hamstring injury and would be decent at L2 level.

We have no chance of signing Poole or Long I wouldn't have thought. Bridge hasn't even played a game, I would like to see him get at least a preseason run.

I think Lucky deserves a contract, we don't have a striker like him on the books but depends again on what we are paying him.
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