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Latest Rumours Transfer Rumours Thread (Potential New Signings)

danbowen

Youth Team
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Jan 11, 2014
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313
Looks like hes lost the dressing room?
I don’t think he has lost the dressing room. Players need to accept they haven’t been good enough and use the criticism as a way of improving their performances. Why should brown put his arms around the players and say it’s ok blah blah blah when they have been absolutely sh*t. Players need to stop being so precious.
 

Shepshead

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2020
Messages
139
Any ideas as to who these identified players may be?
No but from my experience of watching football regularly in this league all the better/experienced players have found clubs by the start of the NL season. Those that arrive prior to January, tend to be loan players and can be very much hit or miss. There usually young under23 players that the parent club want to gain experience of men’s football. Also the parent club will want to observe that their player is regularly in the match day squad. In my view Brown’s best bet this side of the new year is to prize away a current NL player from his club with a transfer fee. That will obviously depend on him being able to pinch the owners cheque book while he’s looking the other way.
 

tallboyblue

First XI
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
1,125
Location
Hockley
I don’t think he has lost the dressing room. Players need to accept they haven’t been good enough and use the criticism as a way of improving their performances. Why should brown put his arms around the players and say it’s ok blah blah blah when they have been absolutely sh*t. Players need to stop being so precious.
Problem is I suggest that the players are simply not good enough and are unable to cope in this awful division.
 

Shepshead

Well-known member
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Nov 14, 2020
Messages
139
Problem is I suggest that the players are simply not good enough and are unable to cope in this awful division.
Let’s not forget that we are currently 16th in this awful league. Just hope that come May that there are 3 other teams below us.
 

Barry.C

Manager⭐
Joined
Jul 9, 2011
Messages
3,169
Location
Gillingham
Sorry to repeat, the average number of loanees to the top 12 teams last year was 7

The number of loanees coming in to this league continues to rise. Not sure what opportunities Kargbo looks like getting and very sorry to see Dennis hamstringed. Classic outcomes for us.

However it is bleedin obvious we need some energy and the equivalent of 3 Olayinkas

FAST
 

kentblues

Director⭐
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
Messages
5,944
Just back from holiday. With some trepidation as far as coming on here is concerned...
As much as we hark back to days gone by preferring 442, the big problem for me is that most of the opposition play systems that don't accommodate us when we do...shame on them. Most play a system that gives them 3 in midfield against our two. We then struggle to control the centre of the park, then start bypassing it with hoofball, and it goes wrong. The solution previously was playing one out and out winger, and one tucked in wide midfielder.

We also need ideally two upfront given we would want Dalby and Murphy on the pitch (so out goes 4231), so to me we need 352 and the right personnel to play it. That to me screams the need now for the best creative/attacking midfielder we can find first and foremost. 2 in the middle against 3 most of the time means the midfield is playing headless chickens. With Agogo and Dunne behind a Wordsworth, Olayinka, Payne or similar pushing into the 10 areas would enable us to get on the front foot.
 

kentblues

Director⭐
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Problem is I suggest that the players are simply not good enough and are unable to cope in this awful division.
The problem actually is its not an awful division- half the teams would probably comfortably survive in L2. The issue is that its as tough as was predicted and we have a much reduced budget to boot. We will get out of this league not because we have a big budget (a few clubs ahead of us comfortably on that) but because we adapt, stabilise and start moving forward. Next years wage cap will help not hinder us (that tells you where we sit amongst the big spenders in this league!!!!)
 

RHB

Super Moderator ⭐
Staff member
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Aug 14, 2009
Messages
22,432
Location
Westcliff riviera
This thread is about transfer rumours and potential new signings. It has absolutely nothing to do with Sam Barrett's departure, Molesley's capabilities, losing the dressing room or anything else you may feel like chucking in for good measure. Please keep the thread on track, or start a new one if its a different topic. If you can't be arsed to follow that guidance then deletions will eventually follow, or offending posters will be thrown under the bus that is circling Roots Hall at the moment. Thanks ever so much.
 

stewart

Well-known member
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Dec 26, 2018
Messages
1,428
Akinola will go to another NL club and make PB eat his words ,hopefully not against us though .
 

LennySUFC

Director⭐
Joined
Dec 15, 2010
Messages
2,912
Location
Hockley
Daggers or Bromley. He'd be silly not to go to the side top of the league averaging nearly three goals a game. He'll get more chances in 3 games than he did in 25 for us last season.
 

The Dirty One

Newbie⭐
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
304
Location
A Mess
This thread is about transfer rumours and potential new signings. It has absolutely nothing to do with Sam Barrett's departure, Molesley's capabilities, losing the dressing room or anything else you may feel like chucking in for good measure. Please keep the thread on track, or start a new one if its a different topic. If you can't be arsed to follow that guidance then deletions will eventually follow, or offending posters will be thrown under the bus that is circling Roots Hall at the moment. Thanks ever so much.
Didn't think there was any room left
 

Blues4LifeDan

Manager
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Nov 19, 2012
Messages
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I think it's crazy that Akinola can be deemed good enough to be on Daggers' radar who are smashing it at the moment, yet can't get near our team when we've been awful!

It gets to a point where the manager has to be more of a coach and surely work with what he has got. The problem with Brown is he is from the old era when you 'manage' the club. Nowadays it's about coaching the team. You're given a squad of players and you have to get the best out of them. Just binning them off immediately without giving them a chance to redeem themselves isn't good enough in my opinion, especially when the current crop that he has assembled have been dreadful!
 

MattE

Manager⭐
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Aug 8, 2005
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I think it's crazy that Akinola can be deemed good enough to be on Daggers' radar who are smashing it at the moment, yet can't get near our team when we've been awful!

It gets to a point where the manager has to be more of a coach and surely work with what he has got. The problem with Brown is he is from the old era when you 'manage' the club. Nowadays it's about coaching the team. You're given a squad of players and you have to get the best out of them. Just binning them off immediately without giving them a chance to redeem themselves isn't good enough in my opinion, especially when the current crop that he has assembled have been dreadful!

this is what Stan was trying to convey to Ron - the ethos of the team should be set at club level not by the manager. You recruit the manager/players to fit into your ethos.
 

Justleavingwork

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 29, 2018
Messages
130
I think it's crazy that Akinola can be deemed good enough to be on Daggers' radar who are smashing it at the moment, yet can't get near our team when we've been awful!

It gets to a point where the manager has to be more of a coach and surely work with what he has got. The problem with Brown is he is from the old era when you 'manage' the club. Nowadays it's about coaching the team. You're given a squad of players and you have to get the best out of them. Just binning them off immediately without giving them a chance to redeem themselves isn't good enough in my opinion, especially when the current crop that he has assembled have been dreadful!
That is the problem with Brown
this is what Stan was trying to convey to Ron - the ethos of the team should be set at club level not by the manager. You recruit the manager/players to fit into your ethos.
That is what I have expressed on many threads it what is the club culture throughout the whole setup and why I never thought Brown would work as he is a poor coach as he does not develop and needs square pegs for square holes for his plan A without a B. And this is why I thought Mark should have been kept but that ship as passed.

Now who are these possible players?
 
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