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Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2020/2021

Bone Idle

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Kevin Ellison signs on as player/coach, pleased with that.
 

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Tbh, I don’t like slagging off departing players. But this fella takes the biscuit. His CV led us to expect a minimum of a competent defender. He’ll look solid enough for most of a game but every, and I mean every, game he’ll throw in a couple of horrendous errors.

I thought you were awash with cash this season!
Ffs! When I first saw he signed I thought it was a good signing but to hear what you’ve said makes me annoyed! Taylor said we’d be much stronger this season with a competitive budget but this signing now seems like it’s a bit of a panic signing after losing Lewis Page.

Overall I’ve been happy with our business but I think it’s a case of seeing how they bed in for the first 10-15 games.
 

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Horses for courses, mate. Sheridan turned the entire team to shit last season. Maybe he’ll thrive in a ‘normal’ environment.
 

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Sounds like more of coach/ squad player than a serious contender for the starting eleven.
I really hope Matt Taylor knows what he is doing, because my under is very whelmed
 

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Sounds like more of coach/ squad player than a serious contender for the starting eleven.
I really hope Matt Taylor knows what he is doing, because my under is very whelmed
Indeed. All we can do is see how things go. As I said the other day, a few of the more ‘jury’s out’ signings turn out to be excellent for us. There definitely seems to be a move towards playing a slick passing style and hopefully the new pitch will accommodate that.

A lot will hinge on keeping Jay, Randall and Key all season which looks unlikely as one of them will probably be picked up sooner or later. All three are superb and the likes of Nombe, Collins, Coley etc will see us being up there but whether we can go that extra step, I’m not sure.
 

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Funnily enough Moomin but had things been different our centre back pairing could have been Sweeney and Grounds this season. I know ID isnt a fan but I thought generally despite a shocking season Grounds had games where he looked competent. He's slow and prone to mistakes but can play football. (he's played most of his career in the Championship remember) Perhaps in a more confident professional team he may do ok?
 

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Fin Azaz on loan for the season fingers crossed - v good signing, was strong for Cheltnum last year.
 

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Funnily enough Moomin but had things been different our centre back pairing could have been Sweeney and Grounds this season. I know ID isnt a fan but I thought generally despite a shocking season Grounds had games where he looked competent. He's slow and prone to mistakes but can play football. (he's played most of his career in the Championship remember) Perhaps in a more confident professional team he may do ok?
Cheers mate, that’s made me feel slightly less pessimistic. It’s interesting you said that grounds can play football as both Taylor and Grounds, himself said in their interviews today that he likes to play good football and we’re looking to play a good footballing style this season. So perhaps he may fit in with how we play this season - time will tell, I guess!
 

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I guess when you look at his footballing CV you expect a little more. It will be interesting to see how he does for you guys. Will be checking in every now and then for updates!
 

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Don't oversell it - he was ok.
Fair enough, you saw him much more than me. Remember him having a good game against us last season and 40+ games in a league winning side bodes well. We needed a midfielder and hopefully Flynn can get a tune out of him.
 

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Class player but inconsistent, as is any L1/L2 winger. One of those players which gets you up off your seat though. I think he did okay at Hull but they weren't gutted when he was recalled and he seemed to be in and out of the team. I think if he got a steady run of games he'd be a top winger again in L1.
Thanks, signed last night. Looks a fairly tall and strong winger, which is unusual at these levels.
 

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If nothing else we can at least field a side with a keeper and a sub keeper on the bench this season.

Lewis Ward joins. Ex Northampton, FGR and Exeter custodian. Rare for us to have 2 permanent keepers at the club.
 

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Fair enough, you saw him much more than me. Remember him having a good game against us last season and 40+ games in a league winning side bodes well. We needed a midfielder and hopefully Flynn can get a tune out of him.

He's not a bad player - he's just a bit......flaky.

He rarely lasted 90 mins when he did start. He had his moments, and I think he'd be a lot better if he had more faith in himself.
 

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If nothing else we can at least field a side with a keeper and a sub keeper on the bench this season.

Lewis Ward joins. Ex Northampton, FGR and Exeter custodian. Rare for us to have 2 permanent keepers at the club.
Ironically we dont currently have any. Well, a couple of kids and an aging keeper/ coach.
I'm sure that will change this week, but it will be interesting to see if he is better than Ward.
 

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If nothing else we can at least field a side with a keeper and a sub keeper on the bench this season.

Lewis Ward joins. Ex Northampton, FGR and Exeter custodian. Rare for us to have 2 permanent keepers at the club.
If Ward stays fit, you’ve got a very good young ‘keeper. He was so unlucky in his time with us. Think he broke his arm about 15 games into his first season and then fucked his ankle about 15 games into last season!
 

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Ryan Stirk signs on loan untill the end of the season from Birmingham, midfield cover in all likelihood.

Still hoping for a CB before the season starts.
 

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We've signed Alex Perry following a successful trial period.

Still got room for two more players I think.
 

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Looks like we’re set to sign Sheffield Wednesday ‘keeper Cameron Dawson on a season long loan. 60 or so Championship games for them in the last 3 seasons so should be a good signing I think.
 

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Looks like we’re set to sign Sheffield Wednesday ‘keeper Cameron Dawson on a season long loan. 60 or so Championship games for them in the last 3 seasons so should be a good signing I think.

Only played so many because Westwood was frozen out by 2 different managers and had his fair share of injuries.

He really should have had this sort of move when he was younger. You can see the confidence he once had has gone and it’s resulted in him making error after error.

Hope it works out for him and yourselves though.
 

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Only played so many because Westwood was frozen out by 2 different managers and had his fair share of injuries.

He really should have had this sort of move when he was younger. You can see the confidence he once had has gone and it’s resulted in him making error after error.

Hope it works out for him and yourselves though.
Cheers. Seems like a good move for both parties.
 

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Rumour that Nicky Ajose is training with us. Was a great success before but was then subsequently crap everywhere else after we sold him to Charlton. We have 1 youth striker so very much a case of needs must. Other rumour is Norwood or Jackson from Ipswich.
 

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Well, according to Tractor Boys they are keeping Norwood and want money for Jackson.

So unless we can con a loan move for Jackson our DoF must have been looking at someone else last night.
 

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Well, according to Tractor Boys they are keeping Norwood and want money for Jackson.

So unless we can con a loan move for Jackson our DoF must have been looking at someone else last night.
Or someone from Colchester.
 

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