Evans got a right tune out of Danny Rose, and I expect him to do it again.
Our rumour is Lincoln but they have just dumped their managerGoing back to Jan 2020 when Vernam joined Bradford from Burton, I believe we was also keen on signing him then and he was on our radar - We need another wide forward player now, not sure if we will go back in for him again though or if he is still on our radar NOW. I've heard no rumours, just putting this out there for discussion.
We've signed midfirld player Ryan East from Swindon. What's he like Robins fans?
I agree we have already said we are looking to sign players who fit possession based football, so even though he wasn’t a regular I suppose Swindon is a sensible club to look at even though he wasn’t a starter.Say this for Bradford they're clearly targeting certain players/characteristics and landing them while not falling into the "marquee" signing trap. As said earlier there's definite parallels with what we did last summer, may not be flashy but doesn't need to be.
I agree we have already said we are looking to sign players who fit possession based football, so even though he wasn’t a regular I suppose Swindon is a sensible club to look at even though he wasn’t a starter.
We’ve played 4231 all season yet only had one holding midfielder as the other had to play CB, that’s not acceptable the squad is totally imbalanced. So even if Elliot Watt leaves which won’t surprise me as he’s wanted higher up then we still need arguably 3 more holding midfielders as Watt had to play 90 minutes every week often with a winger out of position beside him.
This is meant as no disrespect but other than Proctor(because he’d played for us) and Wilson due to his fall from Man United I’d not heard of much of Vale’s business but you were in the top 3 sides we faced this season, and you are favourites for promotion imo it’s about more than flashy names at this level. But maybe that’s just a lack of lower league knowledge from me!
Plus the season hasn’t actually ended yet, our CEO has said we’ll be doing business right up to the wire. We’re still waiting on 3 key players to make their mind up on contracts that’s when I expect the first 11 to start taking shape, which wasn’t too bad when fully fit but we had to play Robinson as lone striker for about 10 week when Cook was injured!
Exactly what we’ve done for years now, try impress the fans with a name no actually system in place. Let’s be honest if any of us were an owner/CEO/Manager last thing we’d do is listen to fans who all have about 10 different opinions on how things should be done that’s when you get in trouble.Aye exactly, in amongst that the players signed so far are also ones they will have looked at in terms of what they project into maybe in terms of resale value etc. It's just being smart. It's the clubs who bring in a "name" with a view to season ticket sales etc that usually get it wrong. There's a reason a "name" would be a fourth division player and it's either that they're no good anymore or they are trouble off the field.
A number of our fans were wondering the same with one or two of them being brought in. Basically your usual Wikipedia scouts where they ignore everything else such as what role the club has in mind etc just their goal to game ratio and have I heard of him comes into it. Proctor when he signed wasn't exactly prolific beforehand but give him a defined role and a partner in Wilson who can do all the stuff he doesn't (and vice versa) and its worked. Not all of them may work but then it never does as it's not an exact science. Even those we moved on such as Ryan Johnson we made a profit out of.
Let's wait and see Cas. A few years ago we signed names that should have finished in the play offs. We finished 24th. MH seems to know what he wants and has clearly been working before the season endedYou'll be happy with Swindon's 9th choice midfielder and damn well like it.
Our almost certain player of the year was an Oldham reject who their fans said he was crap last season... he banged in 12/13 goals from midfield and has been outstanding so you never know!You'll be happy with Swindon's 9th choice midfielder and damn well like it.