You are currently browsing the football forums as a guest. Sign up now for free and benefit from totally ad-free browsing. Logged in members see no ads.

League 2 General Chat Thread

masi51

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 8, 2020
Messages
3,755
Reaction score
364
Points
83
Location
bolton
Supports
Bolton
Pubs in Morecambe packed out on this glorious Saturday morning
 

RLC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 3, 2017
Messages
1,448
Reaction score
500
Points
113
Location
Birkenhead
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
He used to need about 5 chances to score for us. We used to count his attempts to see if he was due a goal. Once missed over 40 1 on 1s on the run. He found his happy place at Tranmere but now fully understands the meaning of 'the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the tracks' i reckon.
Not really true to be honest.

He was very raw when he first arrived from Forest Green, but his finishing had improved massively by the time he left in 2019, largely due to the work of Mellon and the coaching staff. You don't score thirty plus goals in a season at any level if you are spurning that proportion of chances.

I don't blame him for moving to Ipswich either. They trebled his wages and it was impossible for him to turn down that kind of money, having spent most of his career in non-league.

A cracking player who scored the most important goal in our history, and I would have him back here in a heartbeat.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Boz

Son of Cod

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,259
Reaction score
4,044
Points
113
Location
London
Supports
Grimsby Town
Stan Collymore’s offer of help lasted less than a week and after a rubbish statement by Ron Martin he has said he’s out because he’s a 50 year old man that doesn’t need to be chasing around a football club. If he can’t get past one statement then there was never a serious offer of help in the first place!
Sounds like Ollie's investment in us. Like Aunties on Facebook. Completely unaware that there is the option to not be sounding off and making themselves look like absolute dickheads.
 

Luke Imp

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
10,179
Reaction score
2,411
Points
113
Location
Lincoln
Supports
Lincoln City
This club could be in a really bad way very soon. If we get relegated next season I am not sure we will ever return.

I have no idea what Swann's intentions are but the minute he wants to sell it's going to get ugly.
Is it just the stadium or is it the car park and surrounding land as well?

I wasn't sure it was worth £11m but past valuations suggest it's probably not too far off.
 

Bottega Don

Lenging Man Down
Joined
Jan 23, 2015
Messages
4,161
Reaction score
1,338
Points
113
Supports
Scunthorpe United
Is it just the stadium or is it the car park and surrounding land as well?

I wasn't sure it was worth £11m but past valuations suggest it's probably not too far off.
It's everything, he owns it all now.

The land is worth quite a lot, assuming due to it's location next to the motorway.
 

Super_horns

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2014
Messages
8,177
Reaction score
727
Points
113
Supports
WATFORD
That is awful news.

RIP.

One day celebrating your birthday , the next dead.
 

Robshep

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2020
Messages
1,291
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
Wallasey
Supports
Tranmere Rovers
Not really true to be honest.

He was very raw when he first arrived from Forest Green, but his finishing had improved massively by the time he left in 2019, largely due to the work of Mellon and the coaching staff. You don't score thirty plus goals in a season at any level if you are spurning that proportion of chances.

I don't blame him for moving to Ipswich either. They trebled his wages and it was impossible for him to turn down that kind of money, having spent most of his career in non-league.

A cracking player who scored the most important goal in our history, and I would have him back here in a heartbeat.
It wasn't criticism. If you check most strikers goal to shot ratio he actually does very well.
 
  • Like
Reactions: RLC

Son of Cod

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,259
Reaction score
4,044
Points
113
Location
London
Supports
Grimsby Town
We've confirmed in a board statement that we had the 12th highest budget this season in League Two.

 
Last edited:

Chris FGR

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
8,535
Reaction score
3,667
Points
113
Supports
Forest Green
You could argue it was Grimsby's limp start to the season that cost them, which at least makes a change from the premature ejaculation that used to happen in August.

Seriously though, 12th placed budget surprises me looking at their squad. Can't really see where that moneys gone.
 

Son of Cod

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,259
Reaction score
4,044
Points
113
Location
London
Supports
Grimsby Town
You could argue it was Grimsby's limp start to the season that cost them, which at least makes a change from the premature ejaculation that used to happen in August.

Seriously though, 12th placed budget surprises me looking at their squad. Can't really see where that moneys gone.
I'm assuming it was much lower, but that Paul Hurst coming in and bringing in a load of new players is what's bumped us up. The one bit of solace we can take from that statement is this...

"We have paid all of our VAT, PAYE and NI and are completely up to date with these payments. We have not applied for any EFL loan monies. This is in contrast to many League 2 clubs who have deferred the tax payments and others who in addition have had to take up loans. We will complete the financial year with a healthy bank balance to cover expenditure over the summer and to start rebuilding the squad. We will also have the benefit of the parachute payment to assist in this."

We played it safe by gambling on finishing 22nd and it backfired. But still, we go down in fairly decent financial shape by the sounds of it.
 

chipmunx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 4, 2015
Messages
4,217
Reaction score
784
Points
113
Location
United Kingdom
Supports
Barrow AFC
I'm assuming it was much lower, but that Paul Hurst coming in and bringing in a load of new players is what's bumped us up. The one bit of solace we can take from that statement is this...

"We have paid all of our VAT, PAYE and NI and are completely up to date with these payments. We have not applied for any EFL loan monies. This is in contrast to many League 2 clubs who have deferred the tax payments and others who in addition have had to take up loans. We will complete the financial year with a healthy bank balance to cover expenditure over the summer and to start rebuilding the squad. We will also have the benefit of the parachute payment to assist in this."

We played it safe by gambling on finishing 22nd and it backfired. But still, we go down in fairly decent financial shape by the sounds of it.
i don't know what we've done tax wise - but i think we also turned down the EFL loan
 

dedwardp

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2015
Messages
2,012
Reaction score
487
Points
83
Supports
Colchester United
I'm assuming it was much lower, but that Paul Hurst coming in and bringing in a load of new players is what's bumped us up. The one bit of solace we can take from that statement is this...

"We have paid all of our VAT, PAYE and NI and are completely up to date with these payments. We have not applied for any EFL loan monies. This is in contrast to many League 2 clubs who have deferred the tax payments and others who in addition have had to take up loans. We will complete the financial year with a healthy bank balance to cover expenditure over the summer and to start rebuilding the squad. We will also have the benefit of the parachute payment to assist in this."

We played it safe by gambling on finishing 22nd and it backfired. But still, we go down in fairly decent financial shape by the sounds of it.

Sounds the same as what we were saying the other week, only our gamble has just about paid off. Hopefully we can see some benefit of that next season.
 

shoddycollins

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
9,779
Reaction score
2,948
Points
113
Location
In the Chris Beech wonderland
Supports
Carlisle United (P)
We've confirmed in a board statement that we had the 12th highest budget this season in League Two.

Whoever heard of a club claiming to have a top-half budget? Maybe that's why you went down, get with the programme and start claiming that your budget is 'bottom six for this level' like everyone else does and maybe you'll not sign so many duds.
 

Son of Cod

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
5,259
Reaction score
4,044
Points
113
Location
London
Supports
Grimsby Town
Whoever heard of a club claiming to have a top-half budget? Maybe that's why you went down, get with the programme and start claiming that your budget is 'bottom six for this level' like everyone else does and maybe you'll not sign so many duds.
I don't think 12th is bad considering we brought in about 10/11 players in Jan.
 

Chris FGR

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
8,535
Reaction score
3,667
Points
113
Supports
Forest Green

Not great if true, especially after the incident in the Tranmere v Morecambe game earlier this season.
 

denzel ecfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,679
Reaction score
327
Points
83
Supports
Exeter City

Not great if true, especially after the incident in the Tranmere v Morecambe game earlier this season.
A points deduction is the only fair punishment in such circumstances...
 

Forum statistics

Threads
15,463
Messages
994,871
Members
5,761
Latest member
bill55bill
Top