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Jordan Cook is a really weird signing, I’d just presumed he’d not play in the league again. He’s actually pretty decent, the very definition of ‘he’ll do a job’. The problem with Cook is that absolutely nobody knows his best position, even he probably doesn’t know. There’s clearly talent there and he’s well thought of here.
We're just taking punts on players and hope one or two come good. Weve now got a massive squad which on paper totally varies in quality. Hopefully most of these signings are on short term deals and can be scattered if they don't work out.
 

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Just seen Hartlepool have signed Jordan Cook, good signing in my opinions will run through brick walls for you.
Also once scored a cracking free kick at Salford which the referee gave, before then remembering it was Salford and they get to play by different rules so then disallowed it for fuck all.
 

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James Perch out for the season with a fractured skull - going to be a long slog to January. Really feel for him to he may never play again realistically.

Anybody aware of any half decent free agent CBs?

Nartey is out for 6-8 weeks now too. We are one injury away from playing a striker at CB.
 

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I forgot to mention ex Cobbler, ex Bradford, ex Swindon and a few others player Mark Marshall has signed for Crawley on a rolling monthly contract.

I presume we don't have enough money in the budget to sign him properly as he certainly looks good enough for league 2. Put a couple of good crosses in v Bradford on Saturday after coming on around the 70 minute mark.

Casey
 

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We've sold Ollie Crankshaw to Stockport.

We had 2 fit wingers including him with 5 forwards out injured. Now we're down to the useless Alex Gilliead and nobody else.

We are an absolute joke.
 

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What’s going on with you lot? Had you nailed on for an auto place.
 

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Crankshaw comes on, looks decent and provides an assist.

Interviewer: Thought Olly Crankshaw came on and did well.

Adams: Did you? Good for you. I didn't.

Bye Cranky :(
 

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Kicking off online because we’ve turned to sh*t this last month and it’s something else to moan about, not the fact Crankshaw was a not good enough bench warmer who (when everyone’s back fit) won’t really be missed.
 

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What’s going on with you lot? Had you nailed on for an auto place.
Shit tonne of injuries with little to no squad depth to cope due to poor recruitment (again).

CEO and manager far from on the same page despite what they say publicly. CEO has a philosophy that includes a recruitment director and blooding the youth. Adams has had the former kicked out and wants the youngsters shipped out on loan.
 

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Kicking off online because we’ve turned to sh*t this last month and it’s something else to moan about, not the fact Crankshaw was a not good enough bench warmer who (when everyone’s back fit) won’t really be missed.
Not arsed about crankshaw specifically. I agree he wasn't good enough, albeit has contributed more than Gilliead and Evans. But when you've got as many injuries as we have, you can't afford to let players leave outside a transfer window when you can't replace them. Amateurish behaviour and we've seen it all before.
 

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Don’t really see the issue here. Quite evident Adams didn’t rate him. After all, I trust his judgement given he’s worked with the player for the past few months.

Prior to Stockport putting in a decent offer, he would’ve continued to warm the bench. It wasn’t as if it was transfer listed, was it? Meanwhile, the player has been offered very good terms, the club is financially better off and Abo Eisa/Lee Angol are returning from injury quicker than initially first thought. Charles Vernam is also back fit, and is expected to start this weekend.

Our fans seriously need to chill out. Suggesting he was the next best thing when he couldn’t even get past United’s 18 year-old full-back last week.

Move on.
 

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What’s going on with you lot? Had you nailed on for an auto place.
Truthfully?

Injuries and poor luck/quality infront of goal - mixed with a shocking performance or two.

Need bodies back, and we desperately need some adequate support for Cook.

Since the season began, we’ve had lengthy injuries to the following: Threlkeld, Sutton, Songo’o, Watt, Eisa, Angol, Vernam, Lavery and Canavan (latter five players still out injured).

Hopefully, we replicate what Bolton did last season. I’m not overly concerned at the minute. Nothing is won in Sept.
 

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We’re all hoping to be this season’s Bolton!

It looks a right mish mash of a league, though, doesn’t it.
 

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Truthfully?

Injuries and poor luck/quality infront of goal - mixed with a shocking performance or two.

Need bodies back, and we desperately need some adequate support for Cook.

Since the season began, we’ve had lengthy injuries to the following: Threlkeld, Sutton, Songo’o, Watt, Eisa, Angol, Vernam, Lavery and Canavan (latter five players still out injured).

Hopefully, we replicate what Bolton did last season. I’m not overly concerned at the minute. Nothing is won in Sept.
Where's the money coming from to do what Bolton did last January?
 

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Where's the money coming from to do what Bolton did last January?
Their playing budget wasn’t much higher than ours, last season.

I can’t recall a winter transfer window where Rupp hasn’t backed the manager? I’m not sure why anyone would think this wouldn’t be the case this time round?
 

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Their playing budget wasn’t much higher than ours, last season.

I can’t recall a winter transfer window where Rupp hasn’t backed the manager? I’m not sure why anyone would think this wouldn’t be the case this time round?
I think that's being generous to Rupp. The Januarys under Bowyer and Hopkin were a disgrace. Players like Guthrie, DMH, Clarke, Anderson etc were signed for example.

You may be right, and I hope you are, but personally the idea of us 'doing a Bolton' is fanciful without further investment.
 

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you've got to give Theo a chance to get up to speed, don't write your season off yet.
 

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you've got to give Theo a chance to get up to speed, don't write your season off yet.
Team photo on the pitch this afternoon and he’s not there, wouldn’t surprise me if he’s gone already at this rate!
 

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We've sold Ollie Crankshaw to Stockport.

We had 2 fit wingers including him with 5 forwards out injured. Now we're down to the useless Alex Gilliead and nobody else.

We are an absolute joke.
You're playing Gilliead on the wing?

He was by far at his best last year in a free role in midfield, would glide forward with the ball it's just a shame his end product was poor.

He wasn't good here when playing RM, struggles to beat a man down the wing.
 

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You're playing Gilliead on the wing?

He was by far at his best last year in a free role in midfield, would glide forward with the ball it's just a shame his end product was poor.

He wasn't good here when playing RM, struggles to beat a man down the wing.
Yeh, RM in a 4-2-3-1 and whilst a good dribbler his end product is woeful. Only place he really fits as he isn't dislodging Cooke in the 10 role.
 

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I think that's being generous to Rupp. The Januarys under Bowyer and Hopkin were a disgrace. Players like Guthrie, DMH, Clarke, Anderson etc were signed for example.

You may be right, and I hope you are, but personally the idea of us 'doing a Bolton' is fanciful without further investment.

Hmm, not entirely correct.

The year we were relegated, Rupp invested heavily in Jack Payne. We were paying around £4-£5k per week up to January. When he was set to return to Hudders, everyone panicked. He was on £13k per week, and it was reported that we started to cover the vast majority of his remaining salary. We also signed Jacob Butterfield on loan, of whom was on £15k per week at Derby. Paid fees for Paudie O’Connor from Leeds, too.

The season after, we paid fees for DMH, Guthrie and Lee Novak. Latter was on very good wages for what was a L2, injury-prone journeyman. We also signed Glenn Middleton on-loan from Rangers. Another player who couldn’t justify his mega high wages.

What we learn here is, recruitment is most definitely questionable, but once again, Rupp always backs the club. Some fans are quick to question his commitment to the club, and yet he throws money at it every season - with nothing in return. If only we had Mark Lawn in charge, eh. I wonder if he’d request interest to paid on any future club loans as per before - and somehow we were somehow financially better off under the previous custodians.
 

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I forgot to mention ex Cobbler, ex Bradford, ex Swindon and a few others player Mark Marshall has signed for Crawley on a rolling monthly contract.

I presume we don't have enough money in the budget to sign him properly as he certainly looks good enough for league 2. Put a couple of good crosses in v Bradford on Saturday after coming on around the 70 minute mark.

Casey
He was a good player with us, quality at this level.
 

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He was a good player with us, quality at this level.

Yep he was very impressive at Vale, probably not got the same pace any more but as an option off the bench at least he is a really good addition for Crawley I reckon.
 

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I don't understand. How are Stockport signing players outside of the transfer window?
 

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….a Marshall goal compilation. He won POTY that year, too. Not sure whether he still has it, after all, this was 4/5 years ago now.

 

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Think the transfer window doesn’t operate in the NL for English teams?
Yeah, could hand Stockport a real advantage over Wrexham, who are affected by the window. Assuming those two big-spenders end up in a title race, but neither have had a rip-roaring start to the season exactly
 

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