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« Reply #460 on: January 14, 2021, 16:40:24 pm »

Just wondering where the supply is going to come from for these, or any other forwards we sign?
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« Reply #461 on: January 14, 2021, 16:49:08 pm »

Just wondering where the supply is going to come from for these, or any other forwards we sign?

A more mobile front line provides better targets, maybe it will improve the suppliers with an improvement in options?
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« Reply #462 on: January 14, 2021, 16:49:40 pm »

UPDATED

So as it stands for this season we have: 21 players over 21 years of age

Adams 34
Arnold 31
Ashley-Seal 22
Bolger 28
Harriman 28
Horsfall 24
Hoskins 27
Jones 25
Korboa 24
Marshall 33
Martin 32
McWilliams 22
Miller  25
Mills 31
Missilou 28
Mitchell 26
Rose 27
Sheehan 34
Smith 25
Sowerby 25
Watson 27

Outside the 22 man bracket but still available for selection....

Berry    17
Dyche   17
Flanagan  17
Pollock  19
Cross  17
Chukwuemeka  18
Edmondson 19

Out on Loan

Roberts  20
Warburton 28
Johnston  20


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« Reply #463 on: January 14, 2021, 16:51:05 pm »

Do you think operating at 30% will make much difference?  Grin

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« Reply #464 on: January 14, 2021, 17:24:59 pm »

Both sound good on paper, and are at the top level in terms of what we could realistically expect this window.

Unless KC is changing us to a back4, we need a wingback. Our lack of quality on both flanks has been our biggest issue in my opinion; especially in the 2nd half when Adams is shot to bits. We've got no creativity breaking from defence, and when you are spending 90% of the time defending, its kind of a weakness!  Grin

So Im guessing with these signings, it suggests that our tactics are likely to change as well.

A midfielder, someone experienced and who can pick a pass, would be good as well...

My expectations this window were about 4 incomings to spice things up a bit; so a good start to that!
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« Reply #465 on: January 14, 2021, 18:44:08 pm »

My expectations this window were about 4 incomings to spice things up a bit; so a good start to that!

If we stay 3-5-2 its a midfielder and a right wing back, although that would be strange considering the comments regarding Miller and his reasons for wanting away from Rotherham.

If we were to switch to 4-3-3 I would probably opt for an experienced midfielder who can keep possession and a Goal keeper.

4-3-3 I think would be a clever move as it would actually utilize Marshall, Adams , Korboa and Chuck better. 
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« Reply #466 on: January 14, 2021, 18:56:50 pm »

Nut - any news on Nugent?
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« Reply #467 on: January 14, 2021, 19:19:14 pm »

Just wondering where the supply is going to come from for these, or any other forwards we sign?

Indeed. While they may be good players and hopefully an improvement on what we've got, it really will only make a difference if they get decent service. BAS, for example, has not fully lived up to expectations, but I haven't seen him miss many chances, because he's hardly had any. The only one I can remember was created by his own run!

If these new players are to shine, they must get better service, which means we need a creative midfielder or a different system.
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« Reply #468 on: January 14, 2021, 20:00:55 pm »

Indeed. While they may be good players and hopefully an improvement on what we've got, it really will only make a difference if they get decent service. BAS, for example, has not fully lived up to expectations, but I haven't seen him miss many chances, because he's hardly had any. The only one I can remember was created by his own run!

If these new players are to shine, they must get better service, which means we need a creative midfielder or a different system.

I completely agree about the lack of service. Whether they are better than what weíve got already Iím not convinced I would guess on a similar level, time will tell though as I would have never thought Morton would have turned out to be as great as he was.
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« Reply #469 on: January 14, 2021, 20:32:38 pm »

On being linked with Harry Smith comment on the Motherwell forum last night " great that the first rumour is an experienced player with proven pedigree".
This evening somebody posted that they are expecting a signing to be announced tomorrow, will it be our Harry?.
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« Reply #470 on: January 14, 2021, 20:44:08 pm »

Well done NTFC. Looks like a concerted effort to keep us up.
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« Reply #471 on: January 14, 2021, 20:44:45 pm »

On being linked with Harry Smith comment on the Motherwell forum last night " great that the first rumour is an experienced player with proven pedigree".
This evening somebody posted that they are expecting a signing to be announced tomorrow, will it be our Harry?.
Letís hope so.
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« Reply #472 on: January 14, 2021, 20:45:45 pm »

Well done NTFC. Looks like a concerted effort to keep us up.
Agree, finally we get some quality, I think we need some midfield nous as well.
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« Reply #473 on: January 14, 2021, 21:06:41 pm »

Really they bed in quickly we have some tough games coming up
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« Reply #474 on: January 14, 2021, 21:49:11 pm »

I would be tempted to keep Harriman for his versatility. Iím surprised that other than Korboa non of the summer signings are on the list, Missilou & Horsfall have been poor, Bolger, Sowerby and Rose have all been a bit disappointing.

Little bit harsh on Rose given that he's our top scorer (If I'm not mistaken?)

I think both Missilou and Horsfall have more to them than they've have shown. Missilou actually I think would improve us in midfield currently as he likes to press and win the ball back. He should have covered the 3 game absence of McWilliams IMO. Horsfall hasn't been great but I think he has the potential to succeed at this level, his raw physical attributes are impressive and his technique is better than Bolger's. Needs time to improve - which perversely I think will be aided by not actually being in the team week in and out.

I agree with you about Bolger and Sowerby being disappointing.

Final point on Harriman, I'd be interested to see our won/drawn/lost stats with him in the starting eleven versus not. Just a hunch but it feels like we've lost most games he has started in. Seems a good pro but I'm convinced he's not good enough for this level, despite playing well enough in L2 - perhaps why Wycombe eventually replaced him with Jack Grimmer?
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« Reply #475 on: January 14, 2021, 22:14:51 pm »

Little bit harsh on Rose given that he's our top scorer (If I'm not mistaken?)


You are right, joint top scorer with Smith & Hoskins, all 3 have 4 goals (3 league 1 cup). I will accept though that the service has been atrocious this season although that hasnít stopped Smith getting a load of abuse.
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« Reply #476 on: January 15, 2021, 07:19:12 am »

The question is , how is our leader going to integrate both Mills and Miller who both play wide left . One is a wing back and one is a wide forward player. It is possible he may play Miller in the front two but i would have thought he has been brought in to create chances as opposed to finish them .
On the other hand , we have no pace on the right hand side at all unless Hoskins plays right wing back / midfield .
The next signing could well be a right sided player with pace and defensive ability . This would explain the interest in the Luton player and the potential release of Adams .
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« Reply #477 on: January 15, 2021, 08:47:25 am »

On being linked with Harry Smith comment on the Motherwell forum last night " great that the first rumour is an experienced player with proven pedigree".
This evening somebody posted that they are expecting a signing to be announced tomorrow, will it be our Harry?.

I've watched every minute of Smith this season and it's safe to say I'm absolutely amazed.

I'm surprised KC hasn't already driven him to one of these interested clubs to push a deal through!
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« Reply #478 on: January 15, 2021, 08:48:17 am »

Just wondering where the supply is going to come from for these, or any other forwards we sign?

Doesn't one play out wide?

I'm assuming one has come in to supply the other.
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« Reply #479 on: January 15, 2021, 08:59:02 am »

I've watched every minute of Smith this season and it's safe to say I'm absolutely amazed.

I'm surprised KC hasn't already driven him to one of these interested clubs to push a deal through!
There were some games early season where he was the only player coming out with any credit. When he's full of confidence, he can hold the ball up and he's ok with the feet, though he's obviously slow and not half as good in the air as he should be, and as soon as we struggle he dissapears from the game.
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