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Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2020/2021

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Ron took part in Supporters meeting last night and confirmed Ranger has signed but not quite fit so that's why he hasn't played. Clueless as to why it hasn't been announced by the club probably avoiding the attention he brings.

We saw first hand what he can do when he was here previously, he's big, good with his feet, can run at defenders with power - everything we need atm. He had a kid 7 weeks ago maybe that will make the penny drop, not holding my breath but then he could singlehandedly keep us up.
When you're in a situation like you are it's just about getting in all the help you can. I remember Marlon Harewood being instrumental in keeping Hartlepool up a few seasons back. Not that there were any questions over Harewood's attitude like you have with Ranger, but he was still a middling striker, unfit and well past his best.

Of course it can also backfire, like when we brought Gary Madine back in a desperate attempt to avoid relegation from League One, only for him to get convicted of assault and given an electronic tag and curfew that made it impossible to play him.
 

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When you're in a situation like you are it's just about getting in all the help you can. I remember Marlon Harewood being instrumental in keeping Hartlepool up a few seasons back. Not that there were any questions over Harewood's attitude like you have with Ranger, but he was still a middling striker, unfit and well past his best.

Of course it can also backfire, like when we brought Gary Madine back in a desperate attempt to avoid relegation from League One, only for him to get convicted of assault and given an electronic tag and curfew that made it impossible to play him.
Yeah I couldn't agree more. It's a position we massively needed to strengthen. Emile Acquah our current target man is young but he should be playing in Conference South or Isthmian Prem.
 

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Ricky Holmes is signing also. Expect a double announcement on Ranger and Holmes Saturday morning and they'll both be on the bench Sat afternoon

EDIT Holmes now announced on a deal till end of the season
 
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Nile Ranger announced on an 'incentivised month-to-month contract'.
 

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Ricky Holmes is signing also. Expect a double announcement on Ranger and Holmes Saturday morning and they'll both be on the bench Sat afternoon

Ricky Holmes is signing also. Expect a double announcement on Ranger and Holmes Saturday morning and they'll both be on the bench Sat afternoon

EDIT Holmes now announced on a deal till end of the season
make a change from in front of the bench
 

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If he wasn't an absolute weapon Nile Ranger would be way too good for league 2. When we had him in 2013/2014 it was clear how good a footballer he was. Sadly he just couldn't behave and we were forced to terminate his contract. Oddly enough, on the pitch his discipline was exemplary, I don't think he got a yellow card for us. (that could well be wrong) Sadly his 'demons' led to us parting ways.

I know he has had a child and has vowed to amend his ways, but how many times have we heard it before? Fair enough that Southend have provided his contract in an incentivised way, it will be interesting to see how that works and how long/if the wheels come off for him.
 

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If he wasn't an absolute weapon Nile Ranger would be way too good for league 2. When we had him in 2013/2014 it was clear how good a footballer he was. Sadly he just couldn't behave and we were forced to terminate his contract. Oddly enough, on the pitch his discipline was exemplary, I don't think he got a yellow card for us. (that could well be wrong) Sadly his 'demons' led to us parting ways.

I know he has had a child and has vowed to amend his ways, but how many times have we heard it before? Fair enough that Southend have provided his contract in an incentivised way, it will be interesting to see how that works and how long/if the wheels come off for him.
Yea he was class here before when we had him he ended up getting sacked because of him being late all the time. It created a divide in the team and he had to go but it was nothing to do with what he did on the pitch.
He's just had a kid so hoping providing for another can wake him up literally. If that can't nothing will
 

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Ricardo Santos put pen to paper to be at Bolton until the end of the 22/23 season
Best defender in the league period
 

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Ricardo Santos put pen to paper to be at Bolton until the end of the 22/23 season
Best defender in the league period

Haha. Rodney would have 100 goals this season if he was.
 

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Hull City want Elliot Watt, according to Alan ‘I’m never wrong, but if I am I’ll block you’ Nixon.

Only joined in the summer from Wolves and has been a fantastic signing for us. I imagine he’ll command a decent fee; but I doubt we need to sell him either, unless it’s for stupid money.

 

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Love Watt Hull can piss off, especially with their Mauled by the tigers nonsense. Can’t do with that club punched above their weight for far too long and still hate their owners.
 

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You once had T.Watt lived up to his name scored against us every time he played
 

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Ricardo Santos put pen to paper to be at Bolton until the end of the 22/23 season
Best defender in the league period
Do you honestly believe that???

He's an absolute donkey - his performance at our place was arguably the worst I've ever seen from an opposition defender, and Saturday he spooned the ball out of play half a dozen times.
 

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Do you honestly believe that???

He's an absolute donkey - his performance at our place was arguably the worst I've ever seen from an opposition defender, and Saturday he spooned the ball out of play half a dozen times.
Best centre half in the league......The fact he is not playing in the premier league is down to games like Fgr, you and Port Vale.

Google lge 2 team of the week and see how many times he is in it.

Will win our player of the year and will get in the PFA lge 2 team of the year

Excellent signing


Those games where he had a bad game Crellin was in goal and we played 5 at the back
Baptiste was awful in that system
 

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Best centre half in the league......The fact he is not playing in the premier league is down to games like Fgr, you and Port Vale.

Google lge 2 team of the week and see how many times he is in it.

Will win our player of the year and will get in the PFA lge 2 team of the year

Excellent signing


Those games where he had a bad game Crellin was in goal and we played 5 at the back
Baptiste was awful in that system

Crellin wasn’t in goal against the Vale?

He was murdered by Dave that afternoon. Look forward to seeing how he does against him in a 4-4-2 maybe he will be better but by far the worst opposing player we’ve faced so far this season in terms of individual performance.
 

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Do you honestly believe that???

He's an absolute donkey - his performance at our place was arguably the worst I've ever seen from an opposition defender, and Saturday he spooned the ball out of play half a dozen times.

Crellin wasn’t in goal against the Vale?

He was murdered by Dave that afternoon. Look forward to seeing how he does against him in a 4-4-2 maybe he will be better but by far the worst opposing player we’ve faced so far this season in terms of individual performance.
you are correct....wont be a 4-4-2 but a 4-2-3-1
Our defence including Santos have had some shockers this season, but he growing in stature Forwards just bounce off him.
The question should be why has Dave only turned up for one game this season
 

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Best centre half in the league......The fact he is not playing in the premier league is down to games like Fgr, you and Port Vale.

Google lge 2 team of the week and see how many times he is in it.

Will win our player of the year and will get in the PFA lge 2 team of the year

Excellent signing


Those games where he had a bad game Crellin was in goal and we played 5 at the back
Baptiste was awful in that system
The fact he isn't playing in the Premier League is because the clubs there do not employ deluded idiots as scouts.
 

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you are correct....wont be a 4-4-2 but a 4-2-3-1
Our defence including Santos have had some shockers this season, but he growing in stature Forwards just bounce off him.
The question should be why has Dave only turned up for one game this season
You really don't have an off switch do you. The bullshit just flows endlessly.
 

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Just noticed you have him on a three year contract.........Askey did at least one thing right for you.
Think he will only get better in the coming two years

One rare bright point in a terrible failure of a season to be blunt.
 

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Do you honestly believe that???

He's an absolute donkey - his performance at our place was arguably the worst I've ever seen from an opposition defender, and Saturday he spooned the ball out of play half a dozen times.
That donkey just kept his fourth clean sheet on the run.......
 

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you are correct....wont be a 4-4-2 but a 4-2-3-1
Our defence including Santos have had some shockers this season, but he growing in stature Forwards just bounce off him.
The question should be why has Dave only turned up for one game this season

That's his entire game though, isn't it.
That donkey just kept his fourth clean sheet on the run.......
Yeah, even our shit bastards kept a clean sheet against Oldham.
 

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Looks like we are after tying up Dapo Afolayan for next season.
Will only get better and will cut lge 1 if we get promoted
 

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