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Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
3,360
Location
Little Oakley
As it stands we have just 8 players signed to the club for next season with options on a further two. PB had better get talking soon to those he wants to keep around the place. We have two keepers no centre backs two full backs two wingers one young attacking centre mid a striker who hasn't set the world alight by any means with options on Tims and 25 minute Ranger. Not a lot and not balanced at all

GK
Oxley
Smith

Def
Coker
Demetriou

Mid
McLaughlin
McGlashan
Bridge

Att
Cox

Options
Timlin
Ranger

Out of contract
Sokolik
White
O'Neill
Barrett
Thompson
Ferdinand
Kyprianou
Wordsworth
Leonard
Atkinson
Mooney
Williams
Jordan Williams
Matzusaka
Cotton
Bedford
Batlokwa
 
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JD

Resident Jinx
Joined
Aug 5, 2006
Messages
1,161
Location
Brentwood
Surely this will be Lenny's last season with us? Cannot see how we can keep him......
 

mfurok

Manager⭐
Joined
Mar 6, 2008
Messages
3,365
Not if we don't offer him a new contract.

Like Payne and Worrall, this should have been done towards the end of the season before The season in which his contract expires.

Perhaps it has but Brown talks enough in the press about his concerns so it seems unlikely that this is one of them.

Madness again if this hasn't happened.
 

Mad Cyril

Proud sponsor of Mark Molesley's white trainers⭐
Joined
Oct 29, 2003
Messages
19,736
Location
Flavour country
As it stands we have just 8 players signed to the club for next season with options on a further two. PB had better get talking soon to those he wants to keep around the place. We have two keepers no centre backs two full backs two wingers one young attacking centre mid a striker who hasn't set the world alight by any means with options on Tims and 25 minute Ranger. Not a lot and not balanced at all

GK
Oxley
Smith

Def
Coker
Demetriou

Mid
McLaughlin
McGlashan
Bridge

Att
Cox

Options
Timlin
Ranger

Out of contract
Sokolik
White
O'Neill
Barrett
Thompson
Ferdinand
Kyprianou
Wordsworth
Leonard
Atkinson
Mooney
Williams
Jordan Williams
Matzusaka
Cotton
Bedford
Batlokwa

I don't think any of those are going to cut it in The Championship.
 

Jai

President ⭐
Joined
Nov 27, 2003
Messages
6,452
Location
Witham
To be fair that's not a bad core available for next year. It might be being harsh but the only one of the out of contract players we should be busting a gut for is Lenny. Plus Wordsworth if his newly injury-free status (he admitted in his interview he was struggling for the whole of last season with this problem) means he gets back to his best.
 

Gt Yarmouth Shrimper

President⭐
Joined
Aug 19, 2008
Messages
4,091
As it stands we have just 8 players signed to the club for next season with options on a further two. PB had better get talking soon to those he wants to keep around the place. We have two keepers no centre backs two full backs two wingers one young attacking centre mid a striker who hasn't set the world alight by any means with options on Tims and 25 minute Ranger. Not a lot and not balanced at all

Welcome to life in the lower leagues.
 

brigg blue

Newbie⭐
Joined
Nov 25, 2011
Messages
1,113
of that lot there is not many you'd offer a new contract to this early in the season, maybe Kyp and controversially Mooney as he seems to put a shift in.

as for the others they need to make a decent fist of this season. I for one don't mind players not getting long term contracts early, firstly the club has to honour it if we go down and secondly it might keep them hungry and eager to impress, just look at adebayor as to what that kind of motivation can do
 

amsemp

Director⭐
Joined
Jan 11, 2013
Messages
4,252
Ferdy, Kyp and Lenny you would want here next season. As for the rest, not overly bothered. Would like to see Batlokwa and any other under-21's with decent potential signed up too.

Having said that, I wouldn't really have much faith in Brown at all if we were going to do a big rebuilding job next summer. If this summer was anything to go by then it would be a disaster.
 
Joined
May 12, 2015
Messages
2,393
Barrett will retire and Ferdinand will sign for a Championship club probably. I can only see him being in League One for one season to get regular football. Which leaves us with Sokolik and Thompson... Inniss I read will be out of contract and could be a possibility.

It's going to be interesting. I think we'll be lucky to have three centre backs, being Sokolik, Thompson and Inniss. But that depends on Brown and whether he thinks they're worth a contract.

We could have no centre backs. Scary. It was hard enough replacing one!
 
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