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Latest Rumours Summer Transfer Rumours Thread (Potential New Signings)

palexander

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Mensah is eligible to play for Ghana or England but has yet to represent either country at any level.

Could make the England squad for the World Cup if he has a good run with us!!!!
 

Shrimper

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Phil Brown announcing that he doesn't have much budget left for the trialists ....

Does this mean, he has signed players that are yet to be announced or are we really only looking at 1 or 2 loan players through the door?

This sounds very worrying to me

It is slightly worrying as I feel we still need 4/5 players
 

Loan Shark Linda

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Looking at the contract tracker thread we have
2 x GK
2x RB
2x LB
3x CB (4 if Lennon stays)

3 x CM
4 x Wingers (5 if Holmes stays)

3 x CF

plus youth players

what positions do you still want to see bought in?
I think an attacking midfielder and a young loanee striker and then we should be ok
 

Chalky

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Loan Shark Linda

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Another permanent striker is needed to!
We need to be realistic we don't have a big budget compared to some of the teams in this division. Even Brown says we don't have much of a budget left. We might need to use that during the season for injuries etc
 

jackj13

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I do think we still need a few more reinforcements but I have to admit I do keep forgetting we have no set transfer window now.
 

Yorkshire Blue

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Looking at the contract tracker thread we have
2 x GK
2x RB
2x LB
3x CB (4 if Lennon stays)

3 x CM
4 x Wingers (5 if Holmes stays)

3 x CF

plus youth players

what positions do you still want to see bought in?



GK (2) Arnold, Seaden
RB (2) Demetriou, Howard
LB (2) Ralph, Clifford
CB (4+1) White, Coulson, Hobson (Lennon), Mitchell-Nelson
CM (6+1) Ferguson, Dunne, Ogogo, (Atkinson), Phillips, Gard, Benton
AM (6+1) Egbri, Bridge, (Holmes), Nathaniel-George, Walsh, Kinali
F (3+1) Murphy, Akinola, Rush, (Halford)

You then have O’Shane Stewart, Reiss Chandler and the third year scholars forming the u23s.


I’d expect another couple of forwards - at least one of them on loan and then I think we’re in a situation where there needs to be departures before there can be additions.
 
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Maroon Blue

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Phil Brown announcing that he doesn't have much budget left for the trialists ....

Does this mean, he has signed players that are yet to be announced or are we really only looking at 1 or 2 loan players through the door?

This sounds very worrying to me
Not at all worrying, it is Phil Brown speak to the trialists that you need to step up and make me sign you. I am not taking you all on so go the extra mile, do not sit in the comfort zone.
 

JAllen

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Not at all worrying, it is Phil Brown speak to the trialists that you need to step up and make me sign you. I am not taking you all on so go the extra mile, do not sit in the comfort zone.
Exactly this, people read into things too much, he has 3 strikers on trial, he can't sign all of them, they all need to prove themselves to want that spot.
 
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He is also trying to tone down the likely wage demands of players and agents, if they think the warchest is running almost on empty they might be happy to settle for a little less cash. It is tough out there this season, lots of league quality players will be playing in the National league next season because clubs will be reducing their squads and relying on the under 23s etc as cover.
 

flangejackrabbit

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There was a guy stood with our scout Anton Robinson at last nights game - looked like Mr Mensah
Mensah's foot is in a cast at the moment - that would probably be a good way of identifying whether it was him or not. I would be surprised if he stood up all game if so!
 

flangejackrabbit

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He is also trying to tone down the likely wage demands of players and agents, if they think the warchest is running almost on empty they might be happy to settle for a little less cash. It is tough out there this season, lots of league quality players will be playing in the National league next season because clubs will be reducing their squads and relying on the under 23s etc as cover.
Yep, if you go around saying "we have a decent budget to spend" every player and their agent will try and take you to the cleaners.
 

Jay_SUFC

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He is also trying to tone down the likely wage demands of players and agents, if they think the warchest is running almost on empty they might be happy to settle for a little less cash. It is tough out there this season, lots of league quality players will be playing in the National league next season because clubs will be reducing their squads and relying on the under 23s etc as cover.

Look, I don't mind you coming onto our forums, but can you stop posting sensible things like this.

It doesn't fit in with our moaning agenda ☺️
 
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