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Salford are the only team in the top 10 who are not selling but recruiting players. They will go up this season but how many are genuine lge1 players...They will more or less have to rebuild again in the summer
Too many chiefs and not enough indians will eventually see them implode
Easy to say they will go up because they are signing this player and that player. The managers job is to keep all those players happy and pulling in the right direction.

Ian Henderson everyone thought would rip up this league but he only has 6 league goals. They have no player in the top 10 of assists in the league, however what they do have is a top squad on paper.

I think Newport may drift away as they have lost two of their best players in Twine and Cooper but other than them I believe teams like Exeter, Forest Green and Carlisle will be there come the end of the season so it won't be a given they will go up.

Then you can throw us into the mix. A small squad of players all doing it for a manager who is able to get the maximum out of his players. We all thought it wouldn't last, Cambridge will fall away when Mullin stops scoring but it hasn't been the case yet. If Mullin doesn't score we are still winning games. Eve when we are awful and don't deserve it.

This isn't real life football manager and it's not a given Salford will go up.
 

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So, do clubs get independently audited to see if they are adhering to the salary cap?
 

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Again, not sure how you're so well informed to declare that a lad who hasn't made a first team appearance for Celtic in over a year and a half is streets ahead of Randall who you must have only seen play once at most? Bowyer won't go above 300k, but how much of that is determined by the budget constraints and recent financial difficulties at Charlton than it is by Randall's ability? I'm not saying whether he should be commanding a certain fee or not, I've never seen him play but Exeter will know how much he's worth better than Charlton do and they consistently get decent fees for their youngsters - which something you seem to have a bee in your bonnet about for some reason.

Edit: I have seen him play actually, he played against us earlier on in the season apparently but I don't remember him particularly.
Playing for Exeter in lge 2 at 21 is not really standout. [ by the way i think Randall is decent]. You are right Connell is not getting games at Celtic because he has been injured.
At 17 connell was playing in the Championship Randall was being loaned around Devon non league teams
 

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What are you trying to say

That your assertion of “Salford are the only club in the top ten who are buying not selling” is factually incorrect. All of the clubs in the division are seeing varying degrees of movement both in and out. Carlisle have signed three players that I can think of - who have they sold? Orient have let go of two fringe players and brought two new players in. FGR have signed Bailey Cargill and Newport nabbed Jack Evans from Swansea. Crawley sold Watters but have replaced him with some of the best hairstyles Brylcreem can create.

In other words, you are parlancing bowleaux, as per.
 

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Easy to say they will go up because they are signing this player and that player. The managers job is to keep all those players happy and pulling in the right direction.

Ian Henderson everyone thought would rip up this league but he only has 6 league goals. They have no player in the top 10 of assists in the league, however what they do have is a top squad on paper.
Yeah agree with this. You could make one of those flowcharts for Salford's transfer policy. Has he played in the North West before? Yes. Has he been decent in the second tier in the last 2-3 years? Yes. Sign him up.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of consideration of squad harmony. Eventually it will work and they'll go up, I'm sure. But it's not the failsafe way of going about things that a lot think it is. Especially when you chuck sacking Graham Alexander and replacing him with Wellens, who favours quite a different style of football, into the mix.
 

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Playing for Exeter in lge 2 at 21 is not really standout. [ by the way i think Randall is decent]. You are right Connell is not getting games at Celtic because he has been injured.
At 17 connell was playing in the Championship Randall was being loaned around Devon non league teams
And Jamie Vardy was playing for Stocksbridge...
 
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Easy to say they will go up because they are signing this player and that player. The managers job is to keep all those players happy and pulling in the right direction.

Ian Henderson everyone thought would rip up this league but he only has 6 league goals. They have no player in the top 10 of assists in the league, however what they do have is a top squad on paper.

I think Newport may drift away as they have lost two of their best players in Twine and Cooper but other than them I believe teams like Exeter, Forest Green and Carlisle will be there come the end of the season so it won't be a given they will go up.

Then you can throw us into the mix. A small squad of players all doing it for a manager who is able to get the maximum out of his players. We all thought it wouldn't last, Cambridge will fall away when Mullin stops scoring but it hasn't been the case yet. If Mullin doesn't score we are still winning games. Eve when we are awful and don't deserve it.

This isn't real life football manager and it's not a given Salford will go up.
I wont disagree with anything you say, but the facts are unfortunatly money talks. The teams you mentioned will all be weaker as FGR have lost players already this window...Exeter have offers in and i would expect Carlisle would take any offer for players that will be out of contract this summer.
You with a small squad will be hoping injuries dont have a impact as you play Saturday, Tuesday most weeks until the end of the season
 

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Easy to say they will go up because they are signing this player and that player. The managers job is to keep all those players happy and pulling in the right direction.

Ian Henderson everyone thought would rip up this league but he only has 6 league goals. They have no player in the top 10 of assists in the league, however what they do have is a top squad on paper.

I think Newport may drift away as they have lost two of their best players in Twine and Cooper but other than them I believe teams like Exeter, Forest Green and Carlisle will be there come the end of the season so it won't be a given they will go up.

Then you can throw us into the mix. A small squad of players all doing it for a manager who is able to get the maximum out of his players. We all thought it wouldn't last, Cambridge will fall away when Mullin stops scoring but it hasn't been the case yet. If Mullin doesn't score we are still winning games. Eve when we are awful and don't deserve it.

This isn't real life football manager and it's not a given Salford will go up.
Hoping the loss of Cooper won't be too hard felt. David Longe-King, who we signed from St Albans last summer and has been injured up until now, looks like he will be able to plug the Cooper gap. Not so good on the ball but with a few games under his belt that might come. Playing out from the back at Dave is not really possible now due to the pitch. DLK has been very solid so far.
Losing Twine is going to be a problem and a v hard act to follow. Thought Devitt may have stepped up but wasn't to be. Need a midfield link between defence and attack, which Twine provided with goals and assists. Luke Gambin is a good signing but not as a replacement for Twine.
 

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Sam Stubbs arrives on a 2.5 year deal from Fleetwood. Hopefully the CB we’ve been missing all season. Very happy with this signing.
 

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Gambin is not a terrible signing but Twine with 7 goals and 7 assists is going to be very hard to replace.
You are a good footballing side but are you a good long ball side?

Easy to say you’ll go long because of the pitch but unless you are a big physical team and make it work it’s just not as affective. Time will tell.
 

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Sam Stubbs arrives on a 2.5 year deal from Fleetwood. Hopefully the CB we’ve been missing all season. Very happy with this signing.
This looks like a great signing and addresses the area where we are weakest.
 

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Reports emerging that carlisle are getting Ethan Walker back from Preston. I’d be happy with this as he looked really promising, but we aren’t half going to be stacked in attacking areas.

We currently have Kayode, Patrick, Toure, Alessandra, Scott, Dickenson, Zanzala and now possibly Ethan Walker all competing for a starting spot in the front 3.
 

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We've brought Preston loanee Ethan Walker back to the club. I guess with the most important additions to the squad being made without the need for loans we're more free to use the loan market to bring in players we would like to have rather than just players we need.
 

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Reports emerging that carlisle are getting Ethan Walker back from Preston. I’d be happy with this as he looked really promising, but we aren’t half going to be stacked in attacking areas.
Ohno, that must be tough. Hope you manage to deal with that.

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We’ve signed 19 year old midfielder Jay Matete from Fleetwood. Played 13 times this season for them so it looks like a decent signing.
 

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Fleetwood wont have any players left at this rate....
 

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We had Gambin at Crawley. It seemed to me that every time he started playing he would get injured or get a call up from the Maltese national side and be out for a few games and have to start over again.

I think he has the ability to play league football but I don't think his managers trust him or feel they can rely on him.

Casey

This is exactly what happened to him here. He would just be about to get a run in the side, only to be called up by Malta and lose his place, Jones eventually lost patience with it as he couldnt be reliably available for us, which isnt great when you are rotation option. Got good ability and in the right set up he could do very well, you just cant trust him to be available for it though.
 

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We’ve signed 19 year old midfielder Jay Matete from Fleetwood. Played 13 times this season for them so it looks like a decent signing.

We thought that about Harrison Biggins who made 40 appearances for them in League One...
 

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Nicky Adams supposedly signing for Oldham.

I can’t think of a more consistent proven player at this level than him. Great signing.
 

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Nicky Adams supposedly signing for Oldham.

I can’t think of a more consistent proven player at this level than him. Great signing.
He’s never really done it against Vale (hatrick incoming!) but always gets rave reviews.

Sounds a decent signing for Oldham mind. Get a big lump to fire the crosses into jobs a good un.
 

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Nicky Adams supposedly signing for Oldham.

I can’t think of a more consistent proven player at this level than him. Great signing.

Feel bad for the guy, no disrespect to Oldham but he's been promoted from League Two so many times in recent years and never managed to remain there for long. Don't know much about his performances in League One earlier on but I'm sure he expected to kick on more in the prime of his career. In fairness he left Northampton the first time to move back up north and that may be the case this time around too, but he's also been unfortunate to be part of the Bury team that never got to play following promotion.
 

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He’s never really done it against Vale (hatrick incoming!) but always gets rave reviews.

Sounds a decent signing for Oldham mind. Get a big lump to fire the crosses into jobs a good un.
He's not a goalscorer, only scored 3 goals total in his entire time with us, but think he topped the league assists chart almost every time he's completed a full season at this level.
 

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He's not a goalscorer, only scored 3 goals total in his entire time with us, but think he topped the league assists chart almost every time he's completed a full season at this level.
Similar to Dave Worrall maybe, our fans moan he doesn’t score enough despite having the most assists in the 92 in 2020 apart from De Bruyne!
 

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