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« Reply #2300 on: August 03, 2021, 08:52:49 am »

The budget has clearly been restrictive and it would be interesting to know what people would see as success this season .
i think anything above 10th is over performing, considering resources available .
The problem is , people are expecting top 6 and our spending power is nowhere near that .

My assessment respective teams budgets would be different, I see a group of around half to two thirds of teams with probably very close budgets with some of the smaller teams at the bottom a bit adrift of that. I think it will all come down to recruitment, which at present Iím still on the fence about, I donít see a reason if recruitment is good this year why we couldnít finish in the top 6 but just as easily if itís poor we could struggle at the bottom half of the table. So for me success is getting in the top 7.
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« Reply #2301 on: August 03, 2021, 08:56:32 am »

Feel a little bit sorry for Brady, from what Iím hearing itís one of the lowest budgets weíve had in this division for some time.
Still looking forward to the first game.

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« Reply #2302 on: August 03, 2021, 09:13:36 am »

It's a bit of a tough one to call. We haven't signed anyone that makes people sit up and take notice, a la the Gabbiadini/Forrester era, but a couple of marquee signings don't bring you success, which is more likely to come from a carefully assembled squad that complement each other. I'm quietly confident that Brady and Co have done a decent job on that front.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating though, and we should have a better idea about that come Saturday evening. At the very least I think we've got a side that can give anyone else in this league a good run for their money and play some exciting, attacking football in doing so. If we can get a measure of consistency while doing that then I think a tilt at the playoffs could be on the cards.

Either way, bring it on!
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« Reply #2303 on: August 03, 2021, 09:21:11 am »

itís good to see some sensible expectation on here with talk of building for the future and playing attractive football .
Hopefully people remember that come Christmas if we are mid table .
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« Reply #2304 on: August 03, 2021, 09:24:40 am »

Everybody keeps going on about us signing Marquis again. This obsession with signing ex-players is unhealthy, virgin blood isn't for vampires alone.
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« Reply #2305 on: August 03, 2021, 09:31:03 am »

Everybody keeps going on about us signing Marquis again. This obsession with signing ex-players is unhealthy, virgin blood isn't for vampires alone.


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« Reply #2306 on: August 03, 2021, 09:31:32 am »

Everybody keeps going on about us signing Marquis again. This obsession with signing ex-players is unhealthy, virgin blood isn't for vampires alone.
A bit tenuous
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« Reply #2307 on: August 03, 2021, 09:39:47 am »

It's a bit of a tough one to call. We haven't signed anyone that makes people sit up and take notice, a la the Gabbiadini/Forrester era


But who has though? I see a few shrewd signings here or there but no marquee signings at the level of a Gabbiadini. Unless youíve got a chairman splashing some cash thinking heís getting a big payout down the line I think that level of signing is a bit of a blast from the past.
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« Reply #2308 on: August 03, 2021, 09:44:01 am »

Budget doesnít necessarily correlate with league position, otherwise the table would be decided at the start of the season.
Weíve made a big thing of our strong management team and support structure (on paper), so no reason why we have anything to fear in the bottom tier.
Not saying we should run away with the title but a bit early to be making any excuses up front.
Iím sure Brady wouldnít have taken the job, especially after asking for certain assurances. I doubt the bar is set as low as purely maintaining our league status.
There could be a comparison of what we have spent on our back room team compared to squad verses other clubs but weíll never know that.
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« Reply #2309 on: August 03, 2021, 10:43:04 am »

I think a top 10 finish with a more expansive style and some decent development of our young players (McWilliams, Pollock, Horsfall) would represent good progress after several years of sterile Curle-ball. Top 7 would be slightly above expectations and top 3 would be a truly excellent achievement.

I agree with Boot and Shoe: this looks like a balanced squad with cover and competition in key areas and the recruitment of the kind of wide players which we lacked under Curle.

Kion Etete looks like a good prospect. It will be interesting to see who emerges as our first choice front two and how the dynamics work. Despite his 6'6 frame, I think he'll prove to be more of a skilful-receive-the-ball and lay-it-off/run in behind type striker rather than an old-school Oliver-style battering ram targetman.

I think Brady will expect the front two to be quite mobile, quick and fluid. When this clicks  (c.f. the Birmingham friendly) we will be good to watch. However, this style is very much dependent on creative input from the midfield and I think it will take time for the likes of Flores and Pinnock to build an understanding with the front two.

We will need to be patient but I'm quietly confident that at the very least we will be more entertained than we have been for a few years.



   
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« Reply #2310 on: August 03, 2021, 10:48:48 am »

I think a top 10 finish with a more expansive style and some decent development of our young players (McWilliams, Pollock, Horsfall) would represent good progress after several years of sterile Curle-ball. Top 7 would be slightly above expectations and top 3 would be a truly excellent achievement.

I agree with Boot and Shoe: this looks like a balanced squad with cover and competition in key areas and the recruitment of the kind of wide players which we lacked under Curle.

Kion Etete looks like a good prospect. It will be interesting to see who emerges as our first choice front two and how the dynamics work. Despite his 6'6 frame, I think he'll prove to be more of a skilful-receive-the-ball and lay-it-off/run in behind type striker rather than an old-school Oliver-style battering ram targetman.

I think Brady will expect the front two to be quite mobile, quick and fluid. When this clicks  (c.f. the Birmingham friendly) we will be good to watch. However, this style is very much dependent on creative input from the midfield and I think it will take time for the likes of Flores and Pinnock to build an understanding with the front two.

We will need to be patient but I'm quietly confident that at the very least we will be more entertained than we have been for a few years.


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« Reply #2311 on: August 03, 2021, 10:53:26 am »

I think a top 10 finish with a more expansive style and some decent development of our young players (McWilliams, Pollock, Horsfall) would represent good progress after several years of sterile Curle-ball. Top 7 would be slightly above expectations and top 3 would be a truly excellent achievement.

I agree with Boot and Shoe: this looks like a balanced squad with cover and competition in key areas and the recruitment of the kind of wide players which we lacked under Curle.

Kion Etete looks like a good prospect. It will be interesting to see who emerges as our first choice front two and how the dynamics work. Despite his 6'6 frame, I think he'll prove to be more of a skilful-receive-the-ball and lay-it-off/run in behind type striker rather than an old-school Oliver-style battering ram targetman.

I think Brady will expect the front two to be quite mobile, quick and fluid. When this clicks  (c.f. the Birmingham friendly) we will be good to watch. However, this style is very much dependent on creative input from the midfield and I think it will take time for the likes of Flores and Pinnock to build an understanding with the front two.

We will need to be patient but I'm quietly confident that at the very least we will be more entertained than we have been for a few years.



   
good post and i agree with all that you say here .
I think Kabamba will start as the first choice front player and we will play 3 central midfield players in a 4 3 2 1 formation .
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« Reply #2312 on: August 03, 2021, 12:07:58 pm »

good post and i agree with all that you say here .
I think Kabamba will start as the first choice front player and we will play 3 central midfield players in a 4 3 2 1 formation .
I thought Brady was a 4-4-2 man with two strikers?
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« Reply #2313 on: August 03, 2021, 14:20:42 pm »

I thought Brady was a 4-4-2 man with two strikers?

You're right, he is.
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« Reply #2314 on: August 03, 2021, 15:07:16 pm »

I thought Brady was a 4-4-2 man with two strikers?
We will see .
We havenít played a game that means anything this season with his choice of players .
4 at the back , yes but it depends on the opposition i would say .
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« Reply #2315 on: August 03, 2021, 16:23:32 pm »

In fairness to Boot and shoe this is a transfer rumours thread and he has supplied rumours and also some correct information.

If we stop everyone from giving information, right or wrong, there will be no point having a forum at all.

Keep going B&S, ntfclad, even Shoemaker  Evil

No problems with rumours or pure speculation. They are welcome.

Fair play to NTFC Lad, a genuinely reliable source. Shoey is just doing his thing, but never pretends to be informed / something he isnít.

But this other dude? And he called me a warrior when all Iíve done is try to help him. If you had a bogey hanging from your nose, would you rather somebody told you so that you gained some self awareness and knew what everyone else sees,  or would you rather they said nothing and left it hanging there making you look silly?
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« Reply #2316 on: August 03, 2021, 16:34:34 pm »

Feel a little bit sorry for Brady, from what Iím hearing itís one of the lowest budgets weíve had in this division for some time.
Still looking forward to the first game.

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Where did you hear that? A reliable source?

I think the general discourse on here tells you that we are all pretty unsure about this team. Lots of unproven players, lot of talk of potential, a bit of pre-season optimism.
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« Reply #2317 on: August 03, 2021, 16:49:08 pm »

I think itíll give me a further insight into the standard of the SPL compared to the 4th Division
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« Reply #2318 on: August 03, 2021, 18:03:01 pm »

Where did you hear that? A reliable source?

I think the general discourse on here tells you that we are all pretty unsure about this team. Lots of unproven players, lot of talk of potential, a bit of pre-season optimism.
A reliable source, but that was compared to others seasons Cobblers budgets not the rest of the league.
Salford are trying to spend their way out.
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« Reply #2319 on: August 03, 2021, 21:41:13 pm »

No problems with rumours or pure speculation. They are welcome.

Fair play to NTFC Lad, a genuinely reliable source. Shoey is just doing his thing, but never pretends to be informed / something he isnít.

But this other dude? And he called me a warrior when all Iíve done is try to help him. If you had a bogey hanging from your nose, would you rather somebody told you so that you gained some self awareness and knew what everyone else sees,  or would you rather they said nothing and left it hanging there making you look silly?
for the second time , iím not a dude .
I would be interested to learn what part of the American ghetto you are from though and what street gangster life is like .
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