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Compared to the squad this time last year, what is your opinion of this squad?


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southend4eva

First XI
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
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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.
Though one more striker would top it of for me. :smile:
Quite a relief really and I am staring to believe promotion could be realistic.

August 2012
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

August 2013
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
 
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