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Breaking News Nathan Ralph signs new deal

Napster

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Interesting comments from PB about competition for full backs. No mention of Elvis either.
 

Westcliff Shrimper

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Interesting comments from PB about competition for full backs. No mention of Elvis either.

Exactly my first thoughts. Not a bad set of full backs - onto the wide positions and strikers now...
 

southendkid

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If he can stay fit this is great news, unless Clifford leaves unexpectedly that's the left backs sorted.
 

Yorkshire Blue

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Interesting comments from PB about competition for full backs. No mention of Elvis either.
Good news as I think Ralph can contribute next season.

As for Elvis, I don't believe he's ever been in the club's plans for this coming season and the contract offer was a token one in order to secure compensation rights. I also think we may see Hobson at right-back before Howard.
 

RHB

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I needed something to lift my spirits after last weekend and this certainly fits the bill. If he can regain his full playing strength then I see Ralph as an integral part part of the left mid of the team.
 

Shrimpergarry

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Good news, Ralph was in the form of his life before he got injured. Decent left back, with a good jump on him too which is useful at both ends. At 28 he's a good age and settled in the area so this is a good signing. Clearly PB hasn't seen him play in the flesh, but has been impressed by his hard work to get himself fit. That's good enough for me.

 

Chalky

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Good news. I would say that's the back line sorted? Other than maybe what happens if Seaden goes out on loan and Emmanuel Idem signs.
 

flangejackrabbit

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Steve Arnold
Rob Howard
Miles Mitchell-Nelson
Ashley Nathaniel-George
O'Shane Stewart
Rhys Murphy...
Nathaniel-George is an especially good one - three first names.

I'm not convinced Murphy or Howard are more common first names than surnames though. Neither that spelling of Stewart.
 

lillyblue

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Apr 21, 2021
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I think this is great news. I believe Nathan is a very good player on his day and him and Tom Clifford will push each other very well in vying for that left-back berth.
 

wiggy

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Exactly my first thoughts. Not a bad set of full backs - onto the wide positions and strikers now...
Now that is a brilliant signing👍🍺
At least 2 divisions higher than where we are playing he should be….I’m amazed, Phil’s loyalty cobblers worked😷
 
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