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No Money? No need...


Life President
Oct 25, 2003
Cold Norton, Essex
I keep reading on here people talking about making money available for Tilson's transfer fund, and people arguing there is no money available but do we really need to spend any money on transfer fees during this transfer window?

The reason I ask this is when you look at each individual position in the squad, the ones that need replacing, or adding two, there are still quality players available on free transfers.

Goalkeeping Department:

Mildenhall and Masters are both under contact, with Joyce yet to sign a new deal. Even if he doesn't sign we still have two goalkeepers so no money needs to be spent here.

Left Back:

Yes, we have Johnny Herd but in my opinion a 50 plus game season is beyond him at the moment. The likes of Dan Harding and Matt Richards, both released from Ipswich, are still available on a free. Wages may be an issue but thats for another discussion.

Right Back:

We have Francis and Sankofa under contract there. More than happy with that, but with Brighton being interested in Francis, Tilly may sell him on, in that case there is Danny Senda and Richard Duffy, both released from Millwall available on a free.

Centre Back:

Currently we only have Barrett so this is an area that needs new blood. Yes Michael Nelson would have been a good signing but his gone to Norwich. The centre half from Daggers, and Alan Bennett still haven't gone anywhere else so they are two options. Also avaliable is Michael Duberry and Sam Sodje. Again wages maybe an issue.

Left Wing:

We have the option of Moussa and at a push James Walker who can play there, but neither are natural left wingers. Two players we have had on trial recently are still available on a free, Ishmael Demontagnac and Robert Eagle.

Right Wing:

We already have Scannell and Betsy so we are well covered. Yes I'd rather have someone better in but we do have two right wingers available to us.

Centre Midfield:

Now we have Macca, Moussa, JFC and Granty who can all play in there. Something they lack is a creative spark, someone who can thread the ball through to the likes of Barney. One player definately on a free is David Noble who was released by Bristol City. Not 100% sure about Sawyer's contract situation at Chelsea.

Centre Forwards:

We have Barnard, Freedman, Laurent, Revell and Walker still at the Club. 5 strikers should be enough, but if Tilson decides to add another forward Billy Clarke is still available on a free.

What I'm getting at is you don't have to spend big to build a decent team. Look at our double promotion winning squad, no big bucks was spent on that team.

Keep the faith!