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Latest Rumours Transfer Rumours Thread (Potential New Signings)

rigsby

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How you have spun that to defend Ron is hilarious.
I was firmly in the 90% group that Magnum PI mentions above. I had heard from good sources about Sol's previous interviews etc......Even if I hadn't, like most of you, the gut feeling was this will end in tears. After Bond and sitting adrift at the foot of L1, is was never the time for a'risk' appointment.

I had also heard about his antics well before Christmas and there are posts on here to prove it. So thats not spinning anything to defend Ron. However to act immediately would mean certain players and staff splashed in the tabloids and they certainly wouldn't want that.

What ever your opinion of Ron no transfers January 2020 was the right decision. The real crime was not using the money saved in January wisely that Summer or even the following January 2021.

In December 2019 relegation from L1 was a cert. Last December relegation from L2 was not a dead cert. We had a good chance but our performances on and off the pitch in the first 3 months of this year, including resigning Ranger etc.....Thats what sealed our fate.

Still as FBM says thats in the past, right now Ron has said he will stretch the budget. You might not believe him but PB is certainly the right man to help to keep Ron on his toes and help 'stretch' that budget.

Good attendances and support will also allow Tom to find money for some January signings. Yes i know it can be any time but thats when players move and that is when the Club will be in a position to act with reasonable certainty....If their is such a thing in football.
 

Leigh_Seasider

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I’m confused, are we signing Wrexham’s away attendance, Embargo, Sol Campbell or Gary Waddock.

Can we get this back on topic because I’m bored of ready all of this rubbish from the past!
To be fair, Waddock keeping us up is a new one. Not heard that before. I don’t think Tuchel, Klopp or Guardiola could’ve kept us up. But hey, as you say. Any Ray Parlour sightings of late?
 

RHB

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To be fair, Waddock keeping us up is a new one. Not heard that before. I don’t think Tuchel, Klopp or Guardiola could’ve kept us up. But hey, as you say. Any Ray Parlour sightings of late?
As @Ricey says, this thread is about New signings rumours and absolutely nothing to do with the past.
 

RobQ

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You've got to feel sorry for Kypers. He comes back from a long term injury to find MM clearly didn't fancy him, so wasted a season not playing. How frustrating. You can imagine PB, who liked him first time around, being honest with him and saying he would be a squad player only. Not what you want to hear having rarely played for two years.
Anyway back to the main thread let's throw a name out there Zeki Fryers. Prodomently a LB, but often played left CB at his last club Swindon. He's only 28, so guess he may still have EFL ambitions, but would do the job we are looking for.
 

flangejackrabbit

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Anyway back to the main thread let's throw a name out there Zeki Fryers. Prodomently a LB, but often played left CB at his last club Swindon. He's only 28, so guess he may still have EFL ambitions, but would do the job we are looking for.
Always injured though which is probably an unlikely one given we are trying to get away from players with that sort of record. He was on trial at Donny a few weeks ago and word is he is training with Stockport at the mo.
 

dusterman

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and yet we have more exspensive self indulgent bell end in charge now with players that were his first choice to buy. I really don't get the MM haters, the man made some mistakes but had the cards stacked against him.
I think the majority of us were excited when we first saw Sam play. Deserved a chance to be the creative player we desperately needed and wouldn’t have blown the budget either. I can’t see how MM judged him unworthy of a chance at that time tbh over someone like Goodship.

MM had his hands tied, yes. But Barratt was worthy of a second chance and that decision sits at his door.
 

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

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and yet we have more exspensive self indulgent bell end in charge now with players that were his first choice to buy. I really don't get the MM haters, the man made some mistakes but had the cards stacked against him.
I was naive enough to think when we appointed MM we had brought in a young manager with new ideas and knowledge of all the lower league gems that some claim are out there. I'm sure I wasn't the only one who thought that at the time. Yes, the cards were stacked against him but he should have been well aware of that when he took the job. Yes, Ron probably spun him a web of lies about the embargo being lifted and not selling Humphreys & Kelman but again he should have suspected that from Ron's past track record. For all that if he had kept Sam Barratt he may well still be in the job. He would almost certainly have the got the goals that would have kept us up.
 

FarmdogSUFC

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I think the majority of us were excited when we first saw Sam play. Deserved a chance to be the creative player we desperately needed and wouldn’t have blown the budget either. I can’t see how MM judged him unworthy of a chance at that time tbh over someone like Goodship.

MM had his hands tied, yes. But Barratt was worthy of a second chance and that decision sits at his door.
He didn't
 

Yorkshire Blue

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I think the majority of us were excited when we first saw Sam play. Deserved a chance to be the creative player we desperately needed and wouldn’t have blown the budget either. I can’t see how MM judged him unworthy of a chance at that time tbh over someone like Goodship.

MM had his hands tied, yes. But Barratt was worthy of a second chance and that decision sits at his door.
It sits at Ron’s door as we were under embargo at the time. See also Bridge, who waited around before having to sign elsewhere for a year. Players don’t hang around for that length of time unless there is genuine interest.
 

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

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It sits at Ron’s door as we were under embargo at the time. See also Bridge, who waited around before having to sign elsewhere for a year. Players don’t hang around for that length of time unless there is genuine interest.
We were under an embargo and squad size limit but Barratt was already our player and we could have accommodated him within those restrictions if we had really wanted to. I'm not a MM hater by any means. I thought he conducted himself with dignity during what must have felt like a baptism of fire. But at the same time I think letting Barratt go was a serious and avoidable error.
 

Yorkshire Blue

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We were under an embargo and squad size limit but Barratt was already our player and we could have accommodated him within those restrictions if we had really wanted to. I'm not a MM hater by any means. I thought he conducted himself with dignity during what must have felt like a baptism of fire. But at the same time I think letting Barratt go was a serious and avoidable error.
If we’d signed him that would have been a squad place less and we wouldn’t have been able to sign Hobson.

Plus we need to remember the context: Barratt was coming off a major career threatening injury. We needed players we could rely on and Barratt (fitness wise and unproven at that level) was a gamble you can take when you aren’t working within the limitations of an embargo. Had there been no embargo I re-sign Barratt no question. But with the embargo there were other priorities that needed to be addressed first.
 

Leigh_Seasider

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I think the majority of us were excited when we first saw Sam play. Deserved a chance to be the creative player we desperately needed and wouldn’t have blown the budget either. I can’t see how MM judged him unworthy of a chance at that time tbh over someone like Goodship.

MM had his hands tied, yes. But Barratt was worthy of a second chance and that decision sits at his door.
Pretty sure the decision to leave was Sam’s, not down to Molesley.
 

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot

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If we’d signed him that would have been a squad place less and we wouldn’t have been able to sign Hobson.

Plus we need to remember the context: Barratt was coming off a major career threatening injury. We needed players we could rely on and Barratt (fitness wise and unproven at that level) was a gamble you can take when you aren’t working within the limitations of an embargo. Had there been no embargo I re-sign Barratt no question. But with the embargo there were other priorities that needed to be addressed first.
Could we not have kept and played Barratt instead of signing the winger on loan from Barnsley?
 
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