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Latest Rumours Transfer Rumours Thread (Potential New Signings)

Loan Shark Linda

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But it’s not the same as before though is it. We don’t have an embargo.
We were told that time it wasn't an embargo. We waited a whole transfer window for these 6/7 signings that were promised and the club never mentioned we couldn't sign anyone when they claimed we could. We (including me)believe anything the club say
 

Loan Shark Linda

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Not saying it's an embargo this time but just saying we have maxed the budget signing these players. From previous experience I don't believe what Ron is saying
 

BoyWonder2

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Not saying it's an embargo this time but just saying we have maxed the budget signing these players. From previous experience I don't believe what Ron is saying

We haven’t maxed the budget.

We aren’t under an embargo.

We don’t need to shift players before we bring anyone else in. If/When Akinola and ANG go we’d have additional room in the budget, but incomings aren’t solely reliant on out goings. People thought that was the case, and I said it wasn’t and we then signed Atkinson. It’s still the case.

I’ve said the positions PB wants to strengthen, he has even come out and said it on the zoom call and in interviews with CP. Left sided centre half is priority number 1, another striker is priority number 2, and if PB was to get all of his Christmas presents at once, it would be another wide player. However, that is in an ideal world, but he is happy with his options in that position, other than ANG obviously.

Talks are still ongoing behind the scenes, but now the games are coming thick and fast, that takes more of a priority. During pre-season, all the training sessions and players minutes in matches is mapped out before the players return so he, and the likes of CF, RD, RM & the recruitment guy (Whose name escapes me) can solely focus on bringing new players into the Club. It’s different once the games begin. Even more so when you can sign players as and when you wish.

I’ll say it again, we can sign absolutely anyone we want (Not names obviously). By that I mean free agents, loanees, permanent signings for money or “undisclosed” fees etc. Also, with free agents, for a EFL or PL Club to sign a free agent, they had to be a free agent when the window shut, whereas in the NL, a player can be released from his contract today and we could sign him later.

So, Akinola for example, couldn’t sign for Col Ewe in any capacity until January, even if he agrees to be released from his contract (We have offered various settlement deals to try this, but as of yet it hasn’t happened). However, he could sign for Barnet for example, on loan or pay us a minimal fee or if we were able to agree a package which meant we released Akinola at any stage in the season.

I hope that makes sense.
 

WestyReturns

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Ron promised us 6/7 players in January when we had Sol Campbell in league one. Then we had nothing but an embargo. I don't believe when he says we can sign more. It's just the same as before. We have to move players on first.
Spot on. The man is not to be believed. The list of promises unfulfilled is endless.

The man self relegated us 2 years in a row. You'd be an idiot to trust his words.
 

rigsby

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Ron promised us 6/7 players in January when we had Sol Campbell in league one. Then we had nothing but an embargo. I don't believe when he says we can sign more. It's just the same as before. We have to move players on first.

Sol never got his signings as by then Ron knew what a wrong'un he was.

In any business you don't fund someone who needs to be sacked for gross misconduct.
 

mfurok

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A crowd of over 6,000 for the draw against Wrexham would suggest that the income from gate receipts is holding up. And perhaps that holds the key to any funding.

I don't know what the club has budgeted for but it would have been prudent for the club to consider that attendances might be lower due to the lower division. Who knows.

Apparently we’re below budget on programme sales.
 
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fbm

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It's incredible to me how much time and energy is spent by so many people on here harping on about what has happened in the past as if in some way it defines what is happening now or what will happen tomorrow.

It's what happens from here on in that is crucial, not what happened last January, in 2018, in 2013 or whenever. We are where we are and there's naff all we can do about it.

@BoyWonder2 doesn't sound like he is posting his opinion, it all sounds proper information so I assume he is "in the know" and I'm happy to take his word as to how things actually are. We have no window in this league so players can come (and go - beware!) at any time.
 
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You've been in the North stand CaP, this is a screen shot just before they scored and there were more fans out of shot to the left. 581? I really don't think so.

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Hi RHB. Yes I have been in that stand several times and there does look more than 581 in there, but 581 was the offcial away attendance quoted by Wrexham themselves. If that figure is incorrect it would suggest the total attendance was more than Southend said it was, maybe 6500?
 

RHB

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It's incredible to me how much time and energy is spent by so many people on here harping on about what has happened in the past as if in some way it defines what is happening now or what will happen tomorrow.

It's what happens from here on in that is crucial, not what happened last January, in 2018, in 2013 or whenever. We are where we are and there's naff all we can do about it.

@BoyWonder2 doesn't sound like he is posting his opinion, it all sounds proper information so I assume he is "in the know" and I'm happy to take his word as to how things actually are. We have no window in this league so players can come (and go - beware!) at any time.
Well said @fbm. It's so much easier to dwell on what was and who's fault it is than looking out for how we are doing now.
 

RHB

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Hi RHB. Yes I have been in that stand several times and there does look more than 581 in there, but 581 was the offcial away attendance quoted by Wrexham themselves. If that figure is incorrect it would suggest the total attendance was more than Southend said it was, maybe 6500?
Us fabricate attendance figures? Wash your mouth out!! Actually Wrexham made a pig's ear of their ticketing for this game and their fans were waiting for their tickets to arrive right up to KO. So tickets were sold on the day for entry which a lot of their fans took advantage of.
 

sufc4life21

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That's fine to lie then!
No but if your going into the January window 15 points from safety looking like league 2 football for following season, surely it's better to just rebuild in the summer. That way you can clear the dead wood and be in stronger position to recruit the right players. Unfortunately for us covid happened and Ron didn't pay HMRC till last minute.
 
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@BoyWonder2 doesn't sound like he is posting his opinion, it all sounds proper information so I assume he is "in the know" and I'm happy to take his word as to how things actually are. We have no window in this league so players can come (and go - beware!) at any time.

Yes - this element hasn't been mentioned very much on here. Any Southend player attracting the attention of league clubs could be gone around Christmas ........ and the movement of players between Conference teams (from those in need of cash to those with cash) is not unheard of.
 

Magnum PI

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Sol never got his signings as by then Ron knew what a wrong'un he was.

In any business you don't fund someone who needs to be sacked for gross misconduct.
I'd imagine 90% of the fanbase could tell Campbell was a car-crash appointment. How on earth was that allowed to happen. And then I remember Bond and it all falls into place......
 

LennySUFC

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I'd imagine 90% of the fanbase could tell Campbell was a car-crash appointment. How on earth was that allowed to happen. And then I remember Bond and it all falls into place......
In hindsight you'd have just given it to Waddock for the season and accepted our fate. God knows how much money Ron wasted on Sol, Andy Cole and HH, plus the Arsenal fitness coach!!
 
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