- Apr 3, 2015
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The players we bring in will be on higher end National League contracts but the overall squad wage bill won't be in the top 7. Maybe in a year or two when the squad has fully evolved, we'll be near the top.Rooney will be on more than the £1,300 wages that he'd have gone up to after promotion.
There is no single less reliable indicator of where a team is at than friendlies. We've had awful pre-seasons ahead of our two title wins at this level and some great pre-season wins in seasons where we've gone down.I suppose standards might have changed in the last 40 years, but...
In 1979/80, Rochdale beat Den Bosch 7-0 in a pre season friendly.
In 1979/80, Rochdale finished comfortably bottom of the 4th division.
In 1979/80, Den Bosch finished 4th in the Eerste (2nd) Division in the Netherlands...
Agree, we seem to be building a much more robust squad this season, and with many clubs holding off making signings right now altogether things are looking up.Been very impressed with Maidenhead’s business. Parry, Blissett and Donnellan are an upgrade on some of the donkeys they’ve signed in recent time. All 3 will suit Dev’s football to a tee.
Sparkes is perfect for Maidenhead too. Can’t beat a man but can whip a ball. Perfect for set plays to the giants.
Keeping Josh Kelly is huge for them as well - great ball carrier.
Early evidence suggesting they should be fine and comfortable this season
Any chance that can you change your named to Magpiebot from Beebot as you only seam to post about Maidenhead these days?Agree, we seem to be building a much more robust squad this season, and with many clubs holding off making signings right now altogether things are looking up.
That will upset our current set piece "expert" James Comley.A team that has Sparkes on the pitch for 90 mins will benefit hugely from his set pieces - he’s one of the best I’ve seen from a dead ball at this level.
We often had better options but he was always pretty dangerous. Lovely guy too and will always be remembered for the free kick against Brentford. My voice only just recovered last week.