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The Business
Oct 25, 2003
In a world of my own.
I was talking with DoDtS last night and I think PB has made some pretty decent moves so far.

I love Freddy but I think his best days were behind him. Phillips and Lairdy were players I really liked too but I think time had caught up with Phillips and Lairdy was going to struggle to get ahead of the midfield that is Leonard, Atkinson and Timlin.

Straker is no loss in my opinion. Liked him to a point but for every good (or occasional great) thing he does he does ten bad things. He is not really a left back and yet I am not that sold on him as a wide man. Great athlete and cannot fault his commitment but as a technical player I don't rate him much. Had we wanted to keep him that much I think we would have made moves to do so earlier in the year like we did for Hurst, Bentley etc.

So when you consider you have move Freddy, Laird, Phillips, Straker, Gomis (I am guessing Bennett too) etc all of the wage bill then I reckon we must have scope to bring in some decent players. All the released players were squad players really and I don't think any were going to challenge long term due to ability of fitness for a regular starting slot.

Only thing I might have done different personally was move Paul Smith on but I think we might do that later in the pre-season if we do hold Bentley. Seems an expensive sub to me.

If we can (please god) add Sokilik and Myles Weston to the squad then I think they are both great signings for us. Personally buzzing to see who we get ready for next season.