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Looking ahead with our squad...

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« Reply #100 on: April 17, 2018, 10:24:09 am »

Did his agent tell you this himself?

Several players planning an exit -  how do you know this Mr Mathius?
Sounds like typical EoS rumours from an unreliable source?
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« Reply #101 on: April 17, 2018, 12:44:09 pm »

Several players already planning their exit. The one who is probably most desperate to depart is KVV. His agent has been working on finding his next club for some time. Would suggest he regrets coming here in the first place. Don't think too many will be sorry to see him go though.
This wouldn't surprise me, he pratically said in his interview when he joined he come for job security not the club. He never wanted to leave Scunny. Maybe if we appoint Alexander that might change..??
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« Reply #102 on: April 17, 2018, 12:57:48 pm »

Couldn't say, Shadowstorm. Anything is possible. I hope so because he is a better player than he's looked so far.
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« Reply #103 on: April 17, 2018, 13:44:08 pm »

This wouldn't surprise me, he pratically said in his interview when he joined he come for job security not the club. He never wanted to leave Scunny. Maybe if we appoint Alexander that might change..??

Sounds like he joined for the money. He could have easily re-signed with Scunny and possibly be playing Championship football next season.
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« Reply #104 on: April 17, 2018, 15:18:15 pm »

This is all rather silly (the title of this thread) because  there will be no looking ahead with our squad.

1. Wage bill - circa 3 - 3.5million p/a
2. T/over in league2 - 4 million tops.

Now that the Chinese money that was never there in the first place isn't there anymore to pay for these players, where exactly do people expect the money to come from?

Unless our director who is propping things up at the moment (after initially selling out a few months ago) has had a change of heart and fancies spending a chunk of his kids (if he has any) inheritance on the Cobblers OR we find new rich investors who will be happy to take on a large loss making concern out of pure love for NTFC, Im fully expecting a mass exodus come early May onwards!
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« Reply #105 on: April 17, 2018, 15:35:54 pm »

This is all rather silly (the title of this thread) because  there will be no looking ahead with our squad.

1. Wage bill - circa 3 - 3.5million p/a
2. T/over in league2 - 4 million tops.

Now that the Chinese money that was never there in the first place isn't there anymore to pay for these players, where exactly do people expect the money to come from?

Unless our director who is propping things up at the moment (after initially selling out a few months ago) has had a change of heart and fancies spending a chunk of his kids (if he has any) inheritance on the Cobblers OR we find new rich investors who will be happy to take on a large loss making concern out of pure love for NTFC, Im fully expecting a mass exodus come early May onwards!

I think that would suit everybody.
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« Reply #106 on: April 17, 2018, 16:30:23 pm »

There are some players who will be out of contract plus a couple of short term/ loan players to leave. Still think we have a strong nucleus with the addition of the players coming through. Don't think we will need to add many to be successful. Of course that changes if we lose players we'd rather keep.
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« Reply #107 on: April 17, 2018, 16:44:00 pm »

There are some players who will be out of contract plus a couple of short term/ loan players to leave. Still think we have a strong nucleus with the addition of the players coming through. Don't think we will need to add many to be successful. Of course that changes if we lose players we'd rather keep.

Only Cornell, Moloney, Phillips (?) and Luckassen are out of contract.

Plus the three loan players - Poole, Long and Grimes.

Everyone else are under contract.     
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« Reply #108 on: April 17, 2018, 16:45:18 pm »

Always makes me laugh when people state "we have a strong nucleus",really ? such a strong nucleus it is third bottom of the League. Then this base of players will be good enough for promotion? How ? Who ?
 At the most there are 3 or 4 players who might do the bussiness next season. The rest are awful. As Drilling has stated, where is the money coming from to strengthen the squad ? When a team is built on loan players, there is no basis for building the squad for the following season. What money was available KT gave it to JFH to keep the club in League One. If,as it looks, that risk has failed,i doubt with reduced TV monies and lower attendences next season then success will be forthcoming. More a season where the budget is reduced, players are released and more poor quaility loan signings as the Club slowly spirals downwards.
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« Reply #109 on: April 17, 2018, 16:56:41 pm »

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« Reply #110 on: April 17, 2018, 16:58:33 pm »

Hanley also out of contract. Never may be others. Some players - out of favour - enter final year, so they might chose to cut their loses.
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« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2018, 17:03:58 pm »

Hanley also out of contract. Never may be others. Some players - out of favour - enter final year, so they might chose to cut their loses.

Oh yeah I forgot about Hanley, how could I forget such a great player  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #112 on: April 17, 2018, 17:07:55 pm »

I think teams at the top of League 2 are stronger than lower League 1 teams.

The current squad would need a lot of investment to mount a Top 7 finish next season. The current squad would struggle at the wrong end of the table.

We know the blue print of what is needed to compete in League 2 however I don't know what levels of investment would be put in the team.

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« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2018, 20:08:29 pm »

Don't forget we'll still have Bowditch and Waters and Smith back from their loan spells so that could be 3 more under contract that we can't get rid of. Oh and Kasim.
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« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2018, 20:13:17 pm »

Only Cornell, Moloney, Phillips (?) and Luckassen are out of contract.

Plus the three loan players - Poole, Long and Grimes.

Everyone else are under contract.     
It doesn’t really matter who is in contract because if they want to leave the club can nullify them
If a player doesn’t want to stay , let him go
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« Reply #115 on: April 17, 2018, 20:14:49 pm »

Don't forget we'll still have Bowditch and Waters and Smith back from their loan spells so that could be 3 more under contract that we can't get rid of. Oh and Kasim.

Not George Smith - he signed a permanent deal at Chesterfield.

Bowditch, Waters, Lobjoit, Iaciofano and Hanley all out on loan, but Hanley is out of contract at the end of the season in any case.

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« Reply #116 on: April 17, 2018, 20:19:24 pm »

Not George Smith - he signed a permanent deal at Chesterfield.

Bowditch, Waters, Lobjoit, Iaciofano and Hanley all out on loan, but Hanley is out of contract at the end of the season in any case.



Add to that list Coddington.
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« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2018, 20:23:17 pm »

I forgot Smith sign a permanent deal - hard to keep up the amount of players we have coming and going!!
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« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2018, 20:53:24 pm »

I think teams at the top of League 2 are stronger than lower League 1 teams.

I'm not convinced looking at the players who occupy the top 3 places. Wycombe are playing a front three of Mackail-Smith, Bayo and Tyson as an example.

The likes of O'Toole, Crooks, Pierre and Taylor will be star players at that level.
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« Reply #119 on: April 17, 2018, 21:09:02 pm »

Mass clearout except Kasim
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