Bit quiet this week

Insider

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Looking at this positively are the players we are still looking at harder to get because they are more sought after?
As opposed to the Oyston way of seeing who is left and desperate, then sign them at the last minute to minimise the wage bill.
 

HappyasLarry

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It seems a funny old time at the moment - no one really knows when we'll go back, when we'll start, when fans will be allowed back and for the first time ever I can't find any League One odds - usually they're up the day after the Play Off final.
 

Athers

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All I know is before the season starts we need another 5 in:

Back up keeper
Couple of centre backs
Couple of central midfielders

I have confidence in Sadler delivering
 

TKL_Seasider

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All I know is before the season starts we need another 5 in:

Back up keeper
Couple of centre backs
Couple of central midfielders

I have confidence in Sadler delivering
I read somewhere that there’s a vote/further discussion on salary cap this week? That might move things forward
 

Athers

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I read somewhere that there’s a vote/further discussion on salary cap this week? That might move things forward
Yep. Money from BOS sell on fee, compo for Weston and getting Hardie off the wage bill will be very useful.

Home shirts selling well, I’m sure away shirts and the Puma gear in general will generate much needed revenue for the club. All things considered we’re in a much better place than other clubs in this division
 

Marton Monorail

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All I know is before the season starts we need another 5 in:

Back up keeper
Couple of centre backs
Couple of central midfielders

I have confidence in Sadler delivering
I'm not sure we'll sign another keeper.......given the rules around homegrown players and potential salary caps etc I think they'll promote Jack Sims to no.2, with the option of an emergency loan if something like happened to Alnwick last year happens to Maxwell.
 

Athers

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Weston would’ve been ideal for home grown 🙄

Not the clubs fault. The rules on signing contracts between England and Scotland needs to be the same age to stop stuff like this happening
 

tangerine_neil

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Weston would’ve been ideal for home grown 🙄

Not the clubs fault. The rules on signing contracts between England and Scotland needs to be the same age to stop stuff like this happening
Agree. Yes we got compensation, but can’t shake the feeling we got done by the rules again.
 

Marton Monorail

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I agree completely agree re the rules but Sims is miles closer to be first team squad ready than Weston was I'd say.

Easy way to get round d the home grown rules also frees up pitential wages for others.

I could be wrong, just a feeling I've got
 

jta8

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All I know is before the season starts we need another 5 in:

Back up keeper
Couple of centre backs
Couple of central midfielders

I have confidence in Sadler delivering
Agree with keeper and centre backs, I’d say we need 3 more centre mids minimum. Wouldn’t say no to a new right back either but don’t think we’ll go for one unfortunately.
 

td53

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I agree completely agree re the rules but Sims is miles closer to be first team squad ready than Weston was I'd say.

Easy way to get round d the home grown rules also frees up pitential wages for others.

I could be wrong, just a feeling I've got
I dunno, if you have to bring on a young keeper it can really expose you but a young attacker getting ten mins here and there is less of a risk.

That said, I'd love to see us risk some kids and it's a total catch 22 in terms of young players as if you don't expose them to games, they never become battled hardened.

I think Nuttall is a great example of that. He's nearly 24 and has about 30 starts in his career with a big chunk of them for Stranraer and it shows in his play.

I'm happy to get behind Sims.
 

td53

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Also the lad Shaw did nowt wrong in his couple of appearances but they led nowhere last year. Hope he gets a chance somewhere as he looked from my very limited opportunity to see him to be a competent player who could cross a ball.

Not saying he should play 46 games, far from it, but if you come in to a FL Trophy game and do alright then you should get some further development opportunity somewhere
 
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