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Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2020/2021

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We are usually the prime target for signing decent players who are perpetually injured. Surprised we haven't put in a bid
 

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I do wonder if the club have made this calculation in terms of Manny if this might have some implications for Monty also. Let’s be honest his availability is rather questionable also and DC has implied before in his case it might be more psychological as well with him.
 

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I do wonder if the club have made this calculation in terms of Manny if this might have some implications for Monty also. Let’s be honest his availability is rather questionable also and DC has implied before in his case it might be more psychological as well with him.

It does make you wonder certainly, another who’s good when available, missed again at the weekend.

Will be a ride this summer thats for sure, I fancy we will invest in the squad fairly well this season. Got to get it right though.
 

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It does make you wonder certainly, another who’s good when available, missed again at the weekend.

Will be a ride this summer thats for sure, I fancy we will invest in the squad fairly well this season. Got to get it right though.

Yep, all signs point to this being a very different looking Vale squad in general. What it will look like I don’t know but should be interesting to follow.

Hopefully with the structure we now have in place some of the lazy recruitment of the past should be minimised. By that I mean not just searching Transfermarkt for former Macc players. If nothing else though hopefully no repeat of the Jamille Matt and Nicky Maynard saga from the summer. After hearing that on the Ale and the Vale pod I have to admit I did sour on Askey a bit.
 

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Yep, all signs point to this being a very different looking Vale squad in general. What it will look like I don’t know but should be interesting to follow.

Hopefully with the structure we now have in place some of the lazy recruitment of the past should be minimised. By that I mean not just searching Transfermarkt for former Macc players. If nothing else though hopefully no repeat of the Jamille Matt and Nicky Maynard saga from the summer. After hearing that on the Ale and the Vale pod I have to admit I did sour on Askey a bit.

What episode was that?
 

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Yeah but literally every 50/50 or somewhat firm challenge leaves you concerned how many this months off it'll be this time.

It's too big a threat when the aim is to build a promotion squad. Wasting money but more importantly a finite >21 years old squad place on a player who will go missing for 30 games in the blink of an eye from a seemingly nothing collision.
but i just love him so much
 

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It was from the Salford (a) review about 32 minutes in. Back during that time we could barely land a shot on target never mind score.

Yeah basically Matt was at the club and ready to sign but we held out for Maynard and by the time that didn’t happen he’d agreed to go FGR... so we got Theo instead.

Matt would have been perfect in the one up top role we were playing whereas Theo hasn’t been.

Safe to say Askey for all we have to thank him for last season which was memorable he balls up on recruitment and many other things last summer and into this season. Fitness levels crap, one CDM for a system he always plays that relies on it, no medicals apparently, none of the modern stuff.
 

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Yeah basically Matt was at the club and ready to sign but we held out for Maynard and by the time that didn’t happen he’d agreed to go FGR... so we got Theo instead.

Matt would have been perfect in the one up top role we were playing whereas Theo hasn’t been.

Safe to say Askey for all we have to thank him for last season which was memorable he balls up on recruitment and many other things last summer and into this season. Fitness levels crap, one CDM for a system he always plays that relies on it, no medicals apparently, none of the modern stuff.

Funny that, because our chairman also said we had Jamille Matt ready to sign on the dotted line before David Dunn pulled the plug on that deal.

I wonder how many other clubs nearly signed Jamille Matt?
 

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Yeah basically Matt was at the club and ready to sign but we held out for Maynard and by the time that didn’t happen he’d agreed to go FGR... so we got Theo instead.

Matt would have been perfect in the one up top role we were playing whereas Theo hasn’t been.

Safe to say Askey for all we have to thank him for last season which was memorable he balls up on recruitment and many other things last summer and into this season. Fitness levels crap, one CDM for a system he always plays that relies on it, no medicals apparently, none of the modern stuff.
i hate sticking the boot in on askey, and i also hate labelling things as non league just because they turn out a bit shit, but looking back his whole mentality was just that. he's perfect for a club without a pot to piss in. he'll over achieve on a nothing budget.

how can a league manager sign players without medicals and fail to recruit for a key position in the one formation you play?

it really wouldnt surprise me if it turned out kevan was driving the coach and washing the kits, thats how small time that set up was.
 

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i hate sticking the boot in on askey, and i also hate labelling things as non league just because they turn out a bit shit, but looking back his whole mentality was just that. he's perfect for a club without a pot to piss in. he'll over achieve on a nothing budget.

how can a league manager sign players without medicals and fail to recruit for a key position in the one formation you play?

it really wouldnt surprise me if it turned out kevan was driving the coach and washing the kits, thats how small time that set up was.

Aye, don’t get me wrong when I say soured a bit on Askey for me the good still outweighed the bad and I certainly will remember his time well overall. The Matt thing was infuriating to hear not least as he was always better suited to us than a past it Maynard anyway and just spoke to the kind of thing that was a hangover from the Smurthwaite era. I would bet the no medicals thing was from that as well so the old miser could save a few quid.

I do think however someone like Colchester could have done ok with him this year. A club whose owner has been looking to make savings etc Askey would have had them comfortably mid table I reckon rather than flirting with the drop.
 
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This Oyekele that we're signing any good Vale fans?
As a few have pointed out he is when fit. Has had a poor fitness record at Vale but we have generally gained points in the games he has played and struggled without him.
A class above league 2 when at his best.
 

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Aye, don’t get me wrong when I say soured a bit on Askey for me the good still outweighed the bad and I certainly will remember his time well overall. The Matt thing was infuriating to hear not least as he was always better suited to us than a past it Maynard anyway and just spoke to the kind of thing that was a hangover from the Smurthwaite era. I would bet the no medicals thing was from that as well so the old miser could save a few quid.

I do think however someone like Colchester could have done ok with him this year. A club whose owner has been looking to make savings etc Askey would have had them comfortably mid table I reckon rather than flirting with the drop.
Memories of last season will last, up there with the promotion and 2003/04 levels and Askey is a lovely bloke but thats part of the problem, hes too nice, hes great in a skint side over achieving or like us last season with lower expectation but give him a decent budget and say get us up and it was a different story.

Wish him well though.
 

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Confirmed that Manny Oyeleke (inj) has joined chesterfield.
Unconfirmed reports that he got injured in the car on the way.
Good luck with him
 

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Confirmed that Manny Oyeleke (inj) has joined chesterfield.
Unconfirmed reports that he got injured in the car on the way.
Good luck with him
2 year deal so a good deal for him, decent for us to a get a fee for a player whos free in four weeks.
 

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Seems everyone wanted a bit of big Jamma, and who can blame them. Without him we’d have been fucked.
 

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Regarding montano he tends to play 30 odd games A season for us so even though he picks up injuries they only tend to be slight knocks and ends up only missing a few games. Manny you only get 15 games A season out of him and for half of those 15 games he won't be at his best due to not being match fit and having that sharpness you need. Yes he's a decent player but I'm glad he's gone as there's no point keeping a player that's injured for more than half a season.
 

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Danny Rowe signing for Chesterfield having only signed here in January, can’t say I’m at all bothered.

Edit: Confirmed now, also the unsurprising news that we’ll try being Andy Cook in on a permanent deal.
 
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That is a weird transfer.

I thought Rowe was doing alright at Bradford having bagged some goals since his January move. Bit surprised he’s dropped back out of the league so quickly having taken so long to get here. Does he have the desire for the game and ambition that a professional footballer needs? Considering he expressed the desire to drop down to the conference it smacks of a losers mentality. Doubt we’ll see him back at this level again.
 

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Stockport sign another FTFC player, Ryan Rydel a product of our academy. Undisclosed fee, very promising lad so wish him well , hope he has a successful career with his new club
 

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Ajose is leaving! Thank f for that
Well that’s that then.

Doubt we’ll ever find out what happened but it’s clear Ajose will probably not get a good deal anywhere else. A wasted talent.

Taylor confirmed we will be #goingforit in the summer with some serious squad strengthening. He’s shown his hand early which is a bold move...If he doesn’t get it right there will be nowhere to hide.
 

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That is a weird transfer.

I thought Rowe was doing alright at Bradford having bagged some goals since his January move. Bit surprised he’s dropped back out of the league so quickly having taken so long to get here. Does he have the desire for the game and ambition that a professional footballer needs? Considering he expressed the desire to drop down to the conference it smacks of a losers mentality. Doubt we’ll see him back at this level again.
Strange one. Lasted 5 months at Oldham and 3 with us, now back in non league.

Comes across as a player who throws his toys out of the pram if not playing.

Also unsubstantiated rumours that he had a training ground bust up with one of our players soon after arriving and then was unavailable for a few matches with 'a heavy cold'.

Not bothered about todays news to be honest
 

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Danny Rowe is a luxury player if left to play his own game didn’t suit the lone striker role for us and by the sound of it hasn’t played the loan striker roll well for Bradford needs to play in a front two or just behind strikers in a no10 roll to get the best out of him
 

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Strange one. Lasted 5 months at Oldham and 3 with us, now back in non league.

Comes across as a player who throws his toys out of the pram if not playing.

Also unsubstantiated rumours that he had a training ground bust up with one of our players soon after arriving and then was unavailable for a few matches with 'a heavy cold'.

Not bothered about todays news to be honest
I'm sure us Barrow fans warned people about him when he moved into the EFL....
undoubtedly talented - but a sometimes awful attitude to match...
The sort of player that someone like Ian Evatt would get the best out of IF anyone could.
But i'd say he's blown his EFL chances now - unless he's here next season with Chesterfield.
 

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Hi all, just writing to let you know I've agreed a deal with the Non-League forum and as such I'll be ramping down my content in this section over the coming weeks.
 

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Danny Rowe signing for Chesterfield having only signed here in January, can’t say I’m at all bothered.

Edit: Confirmed now, also the unsurprising news that we’ll try being Andy Cook in on a permanent deal.

Not sure how the Cook thing will go, he’s out of contract but we have a option, problem is the big wages he’s on might not be worth risking getting a fee for him.
 

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That's cruel. Very cruel. Funny but very cruel.

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Not sure how the Cook thing will go, he’s out of contract but we have a option, problem is the big wages he’s on might not be worth risking getting a fee for him.
it will go like this;-
You will take up the option on his contract - to try to get a decent fee for him
early in June/July you will turn down an offer from Bradford hoping to get an improved offer.
Bradford will then sign someone else.
Early/Mid August you will let him sign on loan for Barrow* for the season and you will end up paying most of him wages....

*might not be Barrow - but the same scenario with any club
 
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