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Ins and Outs - Summer 2018

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« Reply #320 on: July 11, 2018, 13:22:43 pm »

I don't know how many will leave - a fair number I hope - Of those signed in Jan, Facey would be the only one I hope stays.

Austin himself has said tho, that some of the players signed have got Relegation release contracts so I wouldn't be surprised to see a fair number of those mentioned go (If as others have said someone wants them).

I think he actually said 1 or 2 have contract clauses. And one has already left (O'Donnell). DA also suggested that it was down to the player/s concerned to get a move sorted otherwise they will be staying put.
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« Reply #321 on: July 11, 2018, 13:26:56 pm »

Pleased I bought a season ticket.
Glad I gave it a miss as I could see this developing.
Il take in the odd game but wonít commit to a season ticket until such time as this ongoing farce comes to an end.....
When/if the redevelopment is finished and we have a stable ownership with a blueprint for the future il splash the cash.
Iíve no idea when that will be......
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« Reply #322 on: July 11, 2018, 13:49:31 pm »

Don't be too downbeat - As I've said all along we do need a massive clear out!! - So if it happens this way then it may not be the worst thing in the world. We want people who will play for the badge, give 110% and be better quality than what we have.

As I've said before through choice along I would only keep ...

Buchs
Ash Taylor
Facey
Pierre
O'Toole
McWilliams
Powell (As squad Player)
Hoskins (As squad player)
Young Joey

The rest IMHO can go jump as they are not good enough for league 1 and I couldn't care less seeing them play for us again.

I think Andy Williams will prove to be a decent addition.

Total facelift is required - Hopefully despite what Austin says we may just get it!

Ridiculous. Barnett, Foley, and Crooks are more than good enough to excel in L2. Waters will also be more than useful to have in and around the team this season. We don't know how Bridge is going to turn out yet as he hardly featured last year due to injury, and could well turn out to be a gem. Back-up RB already signed. Cornell good enough for a back-up L2 keeper.

Though I've said that I'm not too bothered if Turnbull and VV leave, unless someone comes in they will be staying and they are also more than good enough to compete in L2, especially if Turnbull is no more than 4th choice centre-back.

That's 9 players to go with the 9 you've listed, 18 in all. Hardly a complete face-lift. New winger and/or striker for added pace/goals, new GK, back-up LB and preferably a 'leader'-type player, whether that be a centre-back or centre midfield player isn't as important as getting in a player with the right personality. That's 4-5 players, pretty usual for summer transfer activity.
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« Reply #323 on: July 11, 2018, 14:43:20 pm »

Ridiculous. Barnett, Foley, and Crooks are more than good enough to excel in L2. Waters will also be more than useful to have in and around the team this season.

In your opinion - In my opinion Barnett is a carthorse who may well do a job as back up (but would be nowhere near my 1st choice pairing), Foley I've seen a fair bit of and has lots of mates who support Yeovil (No one rates him) - He will put a bit of a shift in, but there is no quality there - similar to Hoskins in that respect.

Your possibly right about Crooks - but he comes with attitude and won't be here so its pointless discussing.

I've not seen enough of Waters to make judgement really - but from what I have seen he looks a total carbon copy of Hoskins - his also done bugger all at Cambridge whilst on loan
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« Reply #324 on: July 11, 2018, 15:05:08 pm »

In your opinion - In my opinion Barnett is a carthorse who may well do a job as back up (but would be nowhere near my 1st choice pairing), Foley I've seen a fair bit of and has lots of mates who support Yeovil (No one rates him) - He will put a bit of a shift in, but there is no quality there - similar to Hoskins in that respect.

Your possibly right about Crooks - but he comes with attitude and won't be here so its pointless discussing.

I've not seen enough of Waters to make judgement really - but from what I have seen he looks a total carbon copy of Hoskins - his also done bugger all at Cambridge whilst on loan

Flippin'eck, are there any players you think are good enough for league 2.
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« Reply #325 on: July 11, 2018, 15:18:51 pm »

To be fair they weren't good enough for League one last season, so a good chance most of them will not be good enough to mount a challenge in League 2 this Season.
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« Reply #326 on: July 11, 2018, 15:31:11 pm »

I've not seen enough of Waters to make judgement really - but from what I have seen he looks a total carbon copy of Hoskins - his also done bugger all at Cambridge whilst on loan

Yet scored goals for Cheltenham. Im sure we've all had this arguement before. How about you just stop.
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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 #327 on: July 11, 2018, 16:03:27 pm »

Yet scored goals for Cheltenham. Im sure we've all had this arguement before. How about you just stop.

I think Cambridge fans were also keen to have him back. Very much a case of seeing the headline without reading the article regarding the judgement of most of the players I think.
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« Reply #328 on: July 11, 2018, 16:20:03 pm »

He'll be on fire for us this season. Just wait
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Okay, I give up. I don't want to be part of this anymore.
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« Reply #329 on: July 11, 2018, 16:23:31 pm »

In your opinion - In my opinion Barnett is a carthorse who may well do a job as back up (but would be nowhere near my 1st choice pairing), Foley I've seen a fair bit of and has lots of mates who support Yeovil (No one rates him) - He will put a bit of a shift in, but there is no quality there - similar to Hoskins in that respect.

Your possibly right about Crooks - but he comes with attitude and won't be here so its pointless discussing.

I've not seen enough of Waters to make judgement really - but from what I have seen he looks a total carbon copy of Hoskins - his also done bugger all at Cambridge whilst on loan


Barnett has spent the vast majority of his career playing at Premiership/Championship level. Only 2-3 years ago he made 20 appearances for Wigan as they won L1. I thought he played well when Austin bought him back into the team for the tail end of the season also, and Austin seems to rate him. To suggest he's not good enough for L2 is - IMO of course - absolute nonsense.

Waters is good enough for L2, scored plenty of goals for Cheltenham the season before last, no reason he can't do well at that level again.

You agree about Crooks being good enough, and he may go this window, but nobody knows yet so until then you should assume he's part of the squad.

Regards Foley, I thought he was a useful player last year, and can be a good player in L2. If Hasselbaink had used him more in central midfield rather than, for example, Pereira (!) then the team might have done better in some of the matches prior to JFH's sacking. Might have provided a bit more cover for the defence as well.
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« Reply #330 on: July 11, 2018, 16:42:30 pm »


Barnett has spent the vast majority of his career playing at Premiership/Championship level. Only 2-3 years ago he made 20 appearances for Wigan as they won L1. I thought he played well when Austin bought him back into the team for the tail end of the season also, and Austin seems to rate him. To suggest he's not good enough for L2 is - IMO of course - absolute nonsense.

Waters is good enough for L2, scored plenty of goals for Cheltenham the season before last, no reason he can't do well at that level again.

You agree about Crooks being good enough, and he may go this window, but nobody knows yet so until then you should assume he's part of the squad.

Regards Foley, I thought he was a useful player last year, and can be a good player in L2. If Hasselbaink had used him more in central midfield rather than, for example, Pereira (!) then the team might have done better in some of the matches prior to JFH's sacking. Might have provided a bit more cover for the defence as well.

I agree with all of this.
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« Reply #331 on: July 11, 2018, 16:56:29 pm »

I like Foley as well. Don't think he was given a fair chance last season.
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« Reply #332 on: July 11, 2018, 16:56:58 pm »

In your opinion - In my opinion Barnett is a carthorse who may well do a job as back up (but would be nowhere near my 1st choice pairing), Foley I've seen a fair bit of and has lots of mates who support Yeovil (No one rates him) - He will put a bit of a shift in, but there is no quality there - similar to Hoskins in that respect.

Your possibly right about Crooks - but he comes with attitude and won't be here so its pointless discussing.

I've not seen enough of Waters to make judgement really - but from what I have seen he looks a total carbon copy of Hoskins - his also done bugger all at Cambridge whilst on loan

You appear to be living in dreamland mate. Which players would you bring in, that you deem worthy of League 2? Please do list some names, as it would be interesting to understand your perspective better!
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« Reply #333 on: July 11, 2018, 18:41:11 pm »

To be fair they weren't good enough for League one last season, so a good chance most of them will not be good enough to mount a challenge in League 2 this Season.

This is all I am saying
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« Reply #334 on: July 11, 2018, 18:48:31 pm »

You appear to be living in dreamland mate. Which players would you bring in, that you deem worthy of League 2? Please do list some names, as it would be interesting to understand your perspective better!

Nathan Thomas from Sheff u - Gone to Notts County
Nicky Law - Bradford gone to Exeter - He's have been one of my Prime targets
Danny Hylton at Luton would be another top target
Mcglashan -gone to Swindon

Those just off the top of my head, would all improve what we have.
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« Reply #335 on: July 11, 2018, 19:02:14 pm »

Nathan Thomas from Sheff u - Gone to Notts County
Nicky Law - Bradford gone to Exeter - He's have been one of my Prime targets
Danny Hylton at Luton would be another top target
Mcglashan -gone to Swindon

Those just off the top of my head, would all improve what we have.


I agree with those players if we're playing fantasy football (I'd add akinde to Lincoln) but it's blatantly obvious (although the silence is deafening) that KT/Bower have put the brakes on in terms of funding so the only way we are going to have any kind of budget to strengthen with quality is if we have a similar scenario to when the Chinese came in and we then ended up with the lopsided squad and ridiculous contracts that we're paying for now.
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« Reply #336 on: July 11, 2018, 19:20:51 pm »

We don't have the money to sign players like that unless the squad is thinned out a bit. It's quite obvious.
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« Reply #337 on: July 11, 2018, 19:23:03 pm »

I think Cambridge fans were also keen to have him back. Very much a case of seeing the headline without reading the article regarding the judgement of most of the players I think.

Look mate if Cambridge or anyone for that matter in this league had wanted him, he would be gone by now. He only played about 50% for a poor cambridge team - tells you everything you need to know
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« Reply #338 on: July 11, 2018, 19:23:55 pm »

Look mate if Cambridge or anyone for that matter in this league had wanted him, he would be gone by now. He only played about 50% for a poor cambridge team - tells you everything you need to know

Injured wasn't he?
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« Reply #339 on: July 11, 2018, 19:28:51 pm »

Injured wasn't he?

He was for a short period - but not all the time a lot of the time he was just on the bench.

Look I hope I'm wrong and Waters comes good!
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