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Actually I think Izzie McLeod would be a good signing for us at the moment, despite the 3 year stain on his CV.
3rd Jan 2013 12:57:09 
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Wasn't there a DT motion to veto signing ex-Franchise players at one time? Or did that die years ago with the not using agents thing?
Where is Louis Harris these days, anyway?
3rd Jan 2013 12:49:03 
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Town or fast food restaurant he's now working in will do
I think Neal Ardley is the manager for the future. And anyway we haven't seen his main signings yet, what i mean is that he has time to see what the team need so therefore now can get the right players in. Anyway his loan players he brought in Meads, McCallum, Sully and Reeves for a short while weren't that bad at all.
3rd Jan 2013 12:45:04 
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aidan the womble
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Bit tough on the few female posters.
3rd Jan 2013 12:44:29 
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Brighton Don - I think that's probably right and I doubt that many of the players we brought in over the summer were 'first choice' (despite what the management may have said). Although, given how quickly we signed Harris I suspect that may have been one of our first choices! The difficulty for whoever is our manager is that you have to make decisions to let go of players (to make space in the budget) before you know for sure who you are going to be able to bring in.
3rd Jan 2013 12:43:25 
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OI other clubs don't have such a stark choice as we do , are we happy to have all the politics and crap at the expense of a football lge place , and if we are how many will stop going ? and how will that effect revenue and as such how will we attract players , we could I guess be the Corinthian casuals of non lge MK 2
3rd Jan 2013 12:43:23 
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NickJ - indeed. In every sense of the word.
3rd Jan 2013 12:41:43 
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cybersheppey
Personally, I think Ratty's post of 12.17 is extremely pertinent.
3rd Jan 2013 12:40:36 
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I don't want to play non-league again but we're like any other set of fans, we have to put up with what the owners want. Are Manure or Chelski likely to have a referendum soon?
3rd Jan 2013 12:40:04 
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the last such thing I remember with Citeh resulted in the Bell End
Presumably in pre-season we had a list of 50 players and started from the bottom
3rd Jan 2013 12:39:52 
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"Recommended from the worst Wolves manager ever". "Right on the money"
And if cant afford a decent manager or team how can fit out a ground ?? Ummmm
3rd Jan 2013 12:38:48 
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My bollocks are bigger than yours
3rd Jan 2013 12:38:34 
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seems to be the essence of this place these days
There be the truth or fiction chres , we either accept our model is non lge and that's what we are and stick it a referendum or we accept we are football lge and move away from this model . If we can't afford a decent manager we won't get any decent players so we are non lge . But are we happy with that . Personally I don't want to be non lge again
3rd Jan 2013 12:36:15 
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yet we still managed (imo) to get a better manager, something some of us said a while back!
3rd Jan 2013 12:35:17 
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Not critical of Club Board, just a staement of the (bledin) obvious that many on here chosse to ignore - we ain't got the budget to attract an experienced management team, something that myself & Biggles warned a while back
3rd Jan 2013 12:34:03 
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new = knew?
interesting chapter in I Am The Secret Footballer, about all clubs having a list of players they have targeted and how they simply order the preference and work through the list. If you are a top club, you tend to get the players at the top of your list. So if this is true NA will be working through his list. First player may not be interested, second on the list demands too much money etc. So i imagine the person we sign is often quite a way down the list. So when clubs say that their new boy was the first choice , that is often a load of balls. So I do get Neil Cox's comment about having 50 players, if they want to sign 5 players, that's 10 per position. This may also explain why some clubs have already made signings (top of the table Gillingham getting their first choice) whilst there is no news from other clubs just yet.
3rd Jan 2013 12:29:36 
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wonder where Drew Broughton was on 'the list'. ;-)
Just new Ratty would be critical of the club board ;-)
3rd Jan 2013 12:21:23 
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Kyle - you mischief-maker you! I had to provide some context ;-)
3rd Jan 2013 12:20:38 
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OI - don't disagree there.
3rd Jan 2013 12:19:35 
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SB-I love how you shoe horned that TB reference in, made me smile :)
3rd Jan 2013 12:17:51 
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40+ serious applications and we ended up with a short-list including our coach, an assistant manager at Port vale, an U16 academy manager at Cardiff and a bloke who's currently at Havant & Waterlooville. Says a lot about the other 36+
3rd Jan 2013 12:17:35 
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Simmie,KRE is seats and John Smiths is standing with a well dodgy view
3rd Jan 2013 12:16:48 
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OI - some might have suggested you should have posted ".... the same old faeces".
3rd Jan 2013 12:16:23 
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Of course, I would not be among them ;-)
LP - precisely! And, it was similar in respect of managers when getting rid of Brown was being suggested. "Who would want to come to us etc" - did Erik not say he had received 40+ serious applications. As I said the other day, the likelihood is that most of us will be battering Google (OK some may be fisting Google) when the few names start to get announced.
3rd Jan 2013 12:14:59 
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not expecting more than 3/4 - and that depends on how many we can ship out
Elder's firing them in for Ebbsfleet/Gravesend these days
3rd Jan 2013 12:14:46 
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