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« on: May 04, 2022, 12:47:55 pm »

So would any of the guys on loan with us worth a punt next season?

Any players at the club which we need to get shot of? 

Who could we keep? Or let go!

obviously all this depends on what league we are in.

Part of me doesnít want to go up but Iím a realist and know that if we have any chance of keeping hold of Roberts or Horsefall then league one is a must.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2022, 13:01:28 pm »

So would any of the guys on loan with us worth a punt next season?

Any players at the club which we need to get shot of? 

Who could we keep? Or let go!

obviously all this depends on what league we are in.

Part of me doesnít want to go up but Iím a realist and know that if we have any chance of keeping hold of Roberts or Horsefall then league one is a must.


You what. Why's that then?
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 13:23:02 pm »

Why? How many reasons would you like my friend.

Financial we donít seem to ever compete in Div one.
Then we sack the manager and the cycle starts again and so on.

I hope you understand where I am coming from with this.

Speaking to some Exeter fans on Saturday they now feel ready and stable with there club in the right place to go up and enjoy Div one. We are nowhere ready for the step up now in my opinion on or off the pitch currently.

Anyway back to the summer transfer window  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2022, 13:32:25 pm »

I look at the L1 Table and think I'd like to see the Cobblers play them much more than the L2 teams.

I agree we'll struggle with adequate resourcing as our owners will be very pleased with how they've got away with it this season. It's not as if they are interested in the art form (i.e. the actual football).
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2022, 14:22:39 pm »

Magiore is likely to be available as heís too old for Blackburn u23 next season and hasnít broken into their team and currently I donít think heís a championship player. Useful for us though when he played and real shame about his injury. Likely to need reinforcements in Centre backs. Nolan ? Who knows but canít fault his pedigree but heís not made an impact out on loan.

Similarly with Eppiah although he still has a year left on his Leicester contract. He hasnít forced his way into their first team plans despite being there a long time so I could see him being paid up. Again he has been a bright spark for us recently at our level.

 Kanu- no idea as we havenít seen that much of him.

 Zimba is under contract until 2024 so I canít see anything happening with him and havenít seen enough of a threat to justify paying a fee.

Lubala looks a player but hasnít featured recently so not sure whatís happening there.

Hopefully we are promoted but either way there will be some new faces needed and I think Brady will be ruthless with those out of contract. Iím fully expecting Harriman, Mills, Pollock, BAS, Nelson and Rose to go.
Not forgetting our loan player Kambamba and think heíll also go although a year left.

The yoof havenít really forced their way into match day line ups apart from Dyche and brief cameo from Abimbola.


Time will shortly tell regardless.

Letís enjoy Saturday. UTC
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2022, 15:29:28 pm »

Why? How many reasons would you like my friend.

Financial we donít seem to ever compete in Div one.
Then we sack the manager and the cycle starts again and so on.

I hope you understand where I am coming from with this.

Speaking to some Exeter fans on Saturday they now feel ready and stable with there club in the right place to go up and enjoy Div one. We are nowhere ready for the step up now in my opinion on or off the pitch currently.

Anyway back to the summer transfer window  Tongue

The trouble with most lower league clubs is come the end of the season half your squad is out of contract, with the other half out the year after. This means itís very difficult to stop players who have had great seasons getting picked off. You could offer lots of long contracts but that also brings problems with the possibility of large amounts of budget taken up by players who havenít lived up to expectations and arenít good enough but canít be moved on.

Most teams are only as good as their last few transfer windows and the trouble weíve had with our last couple of promotions is that weíve followed it up with some shocking transfers, the strikers weíd signed last time in league one have proved not good enough for league 2 this year. Exeter can think they are as ready as they like but should they lose a few top performers and have a shocking window they are coming back down, while on the other hand if we went up and had a good summer window there is no reason we canít stay up.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2022, 15:32:21 pm »

Hopefully the season is resolved on Saturday or it will extend into the already abbreviated close season, reducing our opportunities to recruit in or dispose of the players who would be required, for whichever division we are in.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2022, 15:50:43 pm »

Hopefully the season is resolved on Saturday or it will extend into the already abbreviated close season, reducing our opportunities to recruit in or dispose of the players who would be required, for whichever division we are in.

I think we are lucky this year in that the only dead wood we would have still contracted whatever league we are in is Kabamba
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2022, 17:15:02 pm »

Robertís is an absolute must stay if we are promoted.
Eppiah is the only loan Iíd make a bid for TBH.
Iíd like Horsfall to stay but wouldnít be that gutted if he left either.
All the out of contract players can go except Horsfall, I know Shaun is one of our own but he hasnít really kicked on and in L1 I think we need a playmaker and just a bit more composure and quality.

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2022, 17:33:29 pm »

Aaron Pierre released by Shrewsbury Iíd take him back in a back three with Horsfall and GuthrieÖ
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2022, 18:01:49 pm »


I know Shaun is one of our own but he hasnít really kicked on and in L1 I think we need a playmaker and just a bit more composure and quality.


For me McWilliams has outshone Sowerby both seasons Jack has been at the club. I would like to see the club keep the current starting 11, pretty much get rid of everyone else, then use the remaining budget with the aim of improving on what we already have. The trouble weíve faced in our last couple of promotions is starting the new league 1 season with a far worse team than the one that went up.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2022, 18:46:53 pm »

Why? How many reasons would you like my friend.

Financial we donít seem to ever compete in Div one.
Then we sack the manager and the cycle starts again and so on.

I hope you understand where I am coming from with this.

Speaking to some Exeter fans on Saturday they now feel ready and stable with there club in the right place to go up and enjoy Div one. We are nowhere ready for the step up now in my opinion on or off the pitch currently.

Anyway back to the summer transfer window  Tongue

You've got to take your opportunities when they arise. It might be years, if ever, before we have the finances to start competing at the top end of league 1, but we've done it a couple of times in the the last 30 odd years. 87/88 we finished 6th, 97/98 4th. Admittedly, both times, we fell away the following season or 2 but I doubt our finances were a lot better than the teams we finished above, or our ground. We can only strive to "compete" in league 1 if we're in it and if we can hang on in there for a few seasons, our financial situation may improve, if off the field shenanigans can be sorted and any "developments", local or Asian come to any sort of fruition. 
 I know some of the teams I'd rather have the opportunity of playing next season and they don't include; Sutton, Harrogate, Salford,
Crawley, Stevenage etc, no offence.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2022, 19:20:36 pm »

Mcwilliams and Sowerby compliment each other very well as they have a contrasting skillset. McWilliams ability to break up play is unmatched in our squad but his ability on the ball is limited. Sowerby makes us tick and wants to get on the ball more. I would want another 2 CM next season to help them out but hope Shaun is retained whatever league we are in next season.

Obviously depending on which league we are in should adjust our targets etc. Would happily take Aaron Pierre back, was excellent here in a crap side and always good for some goals also. Wasnt amazing with his distribution but would go on the odd run forward which was always exciting. I think getting him to do the basics as we ask our defenders to do he would be a great addition.

What is great that as has been noted the deadwood can really be cleared and Brady can have truly his own squad which will be interesting to see. We are pretty unbalanced as a squad at the moment so hoping that gets addressed in the summer.

Anyways, lets get Saturday out the way and then ill return to thinking about this more!
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2022, 21:14:29 pm »

I know some of the teams I'd rather have the opportunity of playing next season and they don't include; Sutton, Harrogate, Salford,
Crawley, Stevenage etc, no offence.


Yeah! Bring on Accrington, Lincoln, Morecambe and Fleetwood. I'll be there, looking forward to it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2022, 21:29:04 pm »

Yeah! Bring on Accrington, Lincoln, Morecambe and Fleetwood. I'll be there, looking forward to it.

Not forgetting; Cheltenham, Forest Green, Exeter, Burton and Shrewsbury. All with massive budgets and none of them holding their own in league 1.
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2022, 21:20:45 pm »

We've got the following under contract
LB Ali Koiki CB John Guthrie CB Ryan Nolan CB Max Dyche RB Aaron McGowan LM Mitch Pinnock CM Jack Sowerby CM Paul Lewis RM Sam Hoskins FW Louis Appere FW Nicke Kabamba

Out of contract; GK Liam Roberts, GK Johnny Maxted , LB Joseph Mills, CB Sid Nelson, CB Fraser Horsfall, RB Michael Harriman, CM Shaun McWilliams, CM Scott Pollock, FW Danny Rose, FW Benny Ashley-Seal

For next year we've got decent quality at Left Back, Right Back, one Centre Back, LM, RM, one CM and on FW. Decent start where you'd want to keep 7 of the team and have them locked down under contracts. Priority is obviously trying to re-sign Roberts, Horsfall and McWilliams - think McWilliams is the one most getable and least likely to have higher suitors, but only because of his proneness for injuries. Could lose them all, might keep a few. No-one else on the out of contract list I'm too bothered for losing.

So, priorities are to strength the full-back depth, sort out the goalie situation again with either Roberts or an equal replacement, two new Centre-Mids if Shaun goes, and two forwards. Would be great to get Eppiah, and while it's unlikely on premier wages the fact the's quite injury prone might allows us to get him, a bit like when we managed to snag Bayo because he had repeat injuries. Otherwise we should probably go back to raiding Scotland again - Guthrie, McGowan, Pinnock, Appere and Kabamba, 4 out of 5 ain't bad.  Hopefully Foyle left a list before he left us.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2022, 01:12:32 am »

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2022, 01:22:23 am »

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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2022, 12:10:05 pm »

Someone said in the queue to the beam-back that Roberts has already signed for Ipswich and Horsfall has agreed terms with another club.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2022, 12:12:31 pm »

I wouldn't read too much into the ipswich rumour...they signed premier league Christian Walton in January and another keeper on a 3 year deal last summer.
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