Summer Transfer Window Rumours and Discussion

sedgwick__7

Advisor to the Owner
We probably do need better cover and competition for Rudd, but I feel we have bigger and more important issues with other positions that take priority over a new GK.
I think it has to be a priority. As it stands any injury to Rudd is disastrous as Ripley would have to play. He seems to concede 3 goals every time he plays.
 

JJ_PNE

First Team
I mentioned him last summer. Went to Stoke and hardly played for whatever reason but then they're a club now where decent attacking players can't do anything.

He's an AM so that would suggest DJ will be moving on which I don't think would be a great swop given his age.
I think if anyone it will be Harrop, Get the feeling AN doesnt like him. Player of the month, then dropped after it, our form went downhill, lads confidence must be shot.

Personally i rate Harrop and believe he deserves game time, more so than the likes of Potts and Bodin
 

rem

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I’ll be surprised if we pay a fee for anyone over the next few windows. There are some good players available on free’s but it depends if they bring in the managers first choices. If you’re expecting the names some folk are suggesting you’re only going to be disappointed.
Who are the good players available on frees who are realistic targets and better than the players we have?
 

JohnPNE

Manager
To create a chance you need two things. Someone with the ability to supply the necessary ball be it a cross or a through ball and someone with the ability to be in the right place or create the necessary space to get on the end of it.

Which part of that equation do you think it is we are struggling with? We have one of the most talented midfields in the division and Fisher must have put about 10 balls into the box.

Yes we arent creating enough chances but it isn't down to the supply.
So the only reason we aren’t creating enough chances is because the striker isn’t in the right place at the right time.

Let’s forget about all them times the corner fails to best the first man or all the shit crosses. Putting aimless balls into the box isn’t the answer. I think out of fishers ten crosses on Saturday, 8 of them
Hit the first defender. So why is it stockley’s fault if our own players can’t cross the ball.

Also what the hell were our ‘talented’ midfield doing on Saturday if the only name you mention is fisher. Why weren’t they putting crosses into the box.
 

Michael

Manager
That Callum Morton (on loan at Northampton from West Brom) looks a propsect. 8 goals in 12 appearances including 3 in the play offs. Unlikely to get a look in if West Brom go up. Might be a fairly low cost gamble up front...
 

paddysr

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That Callum Morton (on loan at Northampton from West Brom) looks a propsect. 8 goals in 12 appearances including 3 in the play offs. Unlikely to get a look in if West Brom go up. Might be a fairly low cost gamble up front...
Can't see West Brom doing us any favours after the Alex Neil debacle. Would give him a go though.
 

65on

First Team
I think if anyone it will be Harrop, Get the feeling AN doesnt like him. Player of the month, then dropped after it, our form went downhill, lads confidence must be shot.

Personally i rate Harrop and believe he deserves game time, more so than the likes of Potts and Bodin
Harsh to have a go at Bodin when you take a very bad injury into account. We keep playing Maguire who has had more than enough chances .
 

65on

First Team
We’ve come to expect disappointment recently. Remember when we signed Harrop and Pearson from United. Pearson won the prestigious young player of the year at United. And now all we are doing is signing players from Exeter standard.

Joe Savage the recruitment manager who Neil brought in apparently has a wide knowledge of players; even abroad. Never seen us linked to a player abroad.

And it all comes down to the owner, no ambition nothing. I understand he makes a loss every year, but he tops that up with player sales. Our most expensive signing is 1.5 million. For a team that is 7th in the Championship, and who was top of the league after 15 games is abysmal. We have no U23 side, so we lose out on young players who go to other clubs. There is never any more news on the training ground.

Hemmings is holding this club back as he is fine with mediocrity and making sure this club just stays afloat. What’s the point? I’d much rather take a chance. And if it doesn’t work then so be it. But at least we tried.
What's this at least WE tried!!You're very good trying to spend HIS money. Who's the successful business man here YOU or HIM? We are all frustrated at what is going on
 

FredElseFlyer

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If I were any of these decent players of ours you are talking about I would see what recruitment was like this summer and if it was the usual I would not sign a new contract and would be away at the first decent chance.
 

Tino

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I think if anyone it will be Harrop, Get the feeling AN doesnt like him. Player of the month, then dropped after it, our form went downhill, lads confidence must be shot.

Personally i rate Harrop and believe he deserves game time, more so than the likes of Potts and Bodin
He scored 3 in 3 in January. He's started 4 games since then.

Harrop is in the bracket of "have a bad game and you're not seen again" like Stockley, Rafferty, Hunts whereas plenty of others are "be as bad as you like but i'll keep picking you" like Maguire and Hughes
 
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