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southend4eva

First XI
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
359
Location
Newman, East Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
A week or two ago I was really concerned and was one of the doomsday posters.
It really looked like we would struggle to get anyone of note in.
A week later and a quick comparison to around this time last year (21-08-2012) and I feel we measure up ok.
Of course there where quite a few changes throughout the season to the 2012 squad, with a few moving on and few loan signings.
All things being equal, I am much happier with where we are now than then. Though one more striker would top it of for me:smile:
Quite a relief really and am staring to believe promotion could be realistic.



GK:
Paul Smith 2014
Dan Bentley 2013
Luke Chambers 2014 (loaned out)
Cameron Belford (one month loan)


DEF:
Sean Clohessy 2013
Chris Barker 2013
Mark Phillips 2014
Luke Prosser 2013
Anthony Straker 2014
Ryan Cresswell 2014


MID:
Michael Timlin 2013
Kane Ferdinand 2013
Alex Woodyard 2013
Dave Martin 2013 (on transfer list)
Ryan Hall 2013
Kevan Hurst 2014
Ryan Leonard 2013
John Spicer 2013


FWD:
Elliot Benyon 2013
Neil Harris 2014
Barry Corr 2013
Gavin Tomlin 2013
Freddy Eastwood 2014
Britt Assombalonga (one month loan)
Bilel Mohsni 2013 (in France)


Total Under Contract: 23 (one transfer listed, one Mohsni) plus Assistant Manager

GK
Paul Smith 2014
Dan Bentley 2016
Luke Chambers 2014


DEF:
Chris Barker 2014 (might be leaving)
Mark Phillips 2014
Luke Prosser 2015 + option until 2016
Anthony Straker 2014
Ryan Auger 2014
John White 2015
Ben Coker 20XX (not released info)
Julian Bennett 2014 with option of 2nd year based on a number of clauses


MID:
Michael Timlin "Short Term" (option to 2015)
Kevan Hurst 2014
Ryan Leonard 2014
Marc Laird 2014
Mitchell Pinnock 2015
Will Atkinson 2015
Jack Payne 2014
Conor Clifford 2015


FWD:
Barry Corr 2015
Freddy Eastwood 2014
Seedy Njie 2014
Craig Reid 2014 + further year option depending on various clauses
 

WESTY_SUFC

Guest
Still think the squad last season has more quality although last year we started the season with an unfit squad which can make a huge difference at this level.
 

kentblues

Director⭐
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
Messages
6,338
Still think the squad last season has more quality although last year we started the season with an unfit squad which can make a huge difference at this level.

For the real comparison you have to delete those last who were on the way out. This years def better, midfield def so. Forwards Corr & Freddy were both unfit for much of last season- so this could be a key diff plus we have Reid (tbh if we get Forte then I would say forwards at least as good too). You should compare to the below

DEF:
Sean Clohessy 2013
Chris Barker 2013
Mark Phillips 2014
Luke Prosser 2013
Anthony Straker 2014
Ryan Cresswell 2014


MID:(no central midfield!!!)
Michael Timlin 2013
Alex Woodyard 2013
Dave Martin 2013 (on transfer list)
Kevan Hurst 2014
Ryan Leonard 2013
John Spicer 2013


FWD:
Elliot Benyon 2013
Neil Harris 2014 (injured)
Barry Corr 2013 (injured)
Gavin Tomlin 2013
Freddy Eastwood 2014 (injured/not fit)
Britt Assombalonga (one month loan)
 
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