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Ourselves and Bolton have been linked with Ex Peterborough CB Rhys Bennett - Bolton apparently have cooled interest though as they now have four CBs I think?
 

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Ourselves and Bolton have been linked with Ex Peterborough CB Rhys Bennett - Bolton apparently have cooled interest though as they now have four CBs I think?
Got 8 CB think we may be loaning one or two out.....Good solid pro Bennet-started at Bolton as a kid
Played a lot of his football in lge 1
 
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Rhys Bennett should be a good signing, happily take him back.

Prosser has signed for Stevenage? Surely he had options at this level? Maybe that’s the budget cap coming in to play.....

Mitch Rose is alright to be fair, think it’s a steady signing.
 

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He used to go around telling everybody he’s played in the champions league when he’s on the lash. He’s had trouble with the law before, and only last year him and another player got in trouble downtown on a night out. To be fair to him, Donohue got criminally charged and sacked(Swindon shamelessly took him)Mellis was proven innocent but still received a fine and what not for poor behaviour.
Talented but very very lazy. Need either two CM next to him or someone that plays enough for 2 players.
 

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We've signed ex Lincoln and Grimsby midfielder Elliott Whitehouse.

Looks a decent signing, albeit still banned for calling Alan McCormack a pikey.
Whitehouse the most un-Cooper signing you're likely to make.

Can't add too much other than what SoC has already said. Solid if unspectacular, but very much suited to games that are chaos and 100mph rather than controlled and calm.
 

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Jacob Mellis signs for Gills, any thoughts Mansfield or Bolton fans?
Didn't play much for us really, but from what we saw he's just tidy. Not particularly good at any one thing but can get about and do a job.
 

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Didn't play much for us really, but from what we saw he's just tidy. Not particularly good at any one thing but can get about and do a job.
Yeah I saw he only really came off the bench for you guys, bit of a worry considering how light on numbers you were
 

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Nobody has left since we sold CJ, also the Jamille Matt stuff isn’t a Mansfield town fan thing, I only seem to remember me and Adam saying we rate him, there’s plenty of L2 fans that appreciate he’s a decent player at this level.
Didn't it just get mentioned that Mellis and Khan have both just gone somewhere?

Also, a direct quote from the Mansfield fans on Matt: "Jamille matt would be an excellent signing for anyone in L2".
Rumours we're trying to bring in Mitch Rose, Cox coached him at Notts County.

He just got released by a conference club so he can't be great. I do seem to remember him scoring what felt like a thousand penalties for Grimsby.
Hahaha yeah he scored four the season we almost went back down but three of them were in back to back to back games right in the middle of the run in so it seemed like loads more. Rose is alright, if a little frustrating at times. Lacks a bit of composure but puts a lot of effort in. He is however also capable of playing at right back, something we discovered when he kept Zaha in his back pocket as part of a ridiculously patched up defence that almost kept a clean sheet vs Palace.
 

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Didn't it just get mentioned that Mellis and Khan have both just gone somewhere?

Also, a direct quote from the Mansfield fans on Matt: "Jamille matt would be an excellent signing for anyone in L2".

Hahaha yeah he scored four the season we almost went back down but three of them were in back to back to back games right in the middle of the run in so it seemed like loads more. Rose is alright, if a little frustrating at times. Lacks a bit of composure but puts a lot of effort in. He is however also capable of playing at right back, something we discovered when he kept Zaha in his back pocket as part of a ridiculously patched up defence that almost kept a clean sheet vs Palace.
Mellis and Khan were released ages ago, in fact Mellis hasn’t been under contract since January. Jamille Matt is pretty widely regarded as a decent L2 striker that did quite well for Newport overall. I’m sure some Mansfield fans do rate him like myself, doesn’t translate in to a Mansfield town fan ‘thing’ though:bg:

Nobody is comparing him to Maynard or anything, but he can definitely do a job for anybody in this league because his hold up play and holding the line is pretty good, he’s not going to be the main goal scorer.
 

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Mellis was at Bolton after he left the mighty Stags
 

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Mellis and Khan were released ages ago, in fact Mellis hasn’t been under contract since January. Jamille Matt is pretty widely regarded as a decent L2 striker that did quite well for Newport overall. I’m sure some Mansfield fans do rate him like myself, doesn’t translate in to a Mansfield town fan ‘thing’ though:bg:

Nobody is comparing him to Maynard or anything, but he can definitely do a job for anybody in this league because his hold up play and holding the line is pretty good, he’s not going to be the main goal scorer.
Didn't realise that about Mellis and Khan, have now amended your file and re-instated your club's financial status as RECKLESS.

Not sure I agree about Matt being widely regarded as a decent L2 striker that did well for Newport. I'd have said he was a pretty poor L2 striker that did well for Newport, on the basis of his form pretty much post-Kiddy from what I saw, which admittedly wasn't loads until he went to us. He's probably regarded as a decent L2 striker now having had a few decent seasons at Newport, definitely not before that though.
 

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Find it strange that some of our bang average/poor players from last season are getting fixed up with lge 1 clubs.
 

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Rumour on our forum that we're after Mitch Clark on loan from Leicester. Any good vale fans?
 

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So, our fans lost their shit again last night - on Twitter etc. Basically, Vaughan liked this tweet which has caused our lot to speculate/panic/criticise board members again -Some are absolutely adamant he’s off. It wouldn’t make sense; surely if they wanted to sign him, it would’ve been done before the cap was implemented? Or, is Vaughan just on a wind-up?

The tweet was later taken down and Vaughan’s twitter account was disabled temporarily. I’m just sick of hearing about it, tbh.

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Rumour on our forum that we're after Mitch Clark on loan from Leicester. Any good vale fans?
Our LB, Connor Wood, also came from the Leicester setup. If this lad Clark is any good, let’s hope Wood puts in a good word.
 

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So, our fans lost their shit again last night - on Twitter etc. Basically, Vaughan liked this tweet which has caused our lot to speculate/panic/criticise board members again -Some are absolutely adamant he’s off. It wouldn’t make sense; surely if they wanted to sign him, it would’ve been done before the cap was implemented? Or, is Vaughan just on a wind-up?

The tweet was later taken down and Vaughan’s twitter account was disabled temporarily. I’m just sick of hearing about it, tbh.

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I suspect they'll be players already signed up but intentionally delayed to give the impression they've been done post salary cap.
 

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I suspect they'll be players already signed up but intentionally delayed to give the impression they've been done post salary cap.
...but why the smoke and mirrors?
 

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Rumour on our forum that we're after Mitch Clark on loan from Leicester. Any good vale fans?
Good player, can play either on the left or right and is good going forward also. His second spell on loan he looked as though he’d made a leap forward. Certainly be an asset for any team in this league though would have thought maybe Leicester would prefer him to go to League 1.

If we were to try for him again Askey has said it would be at the end of the transfer window.
 
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Bobby grant signed 12 month loan don’t know him that well but heard he can be troublesome any thoughts Scunthorpe Rochdale fans
Just nipping in to personally thank yourselves for taking him off our hands. Just a shame that it isn't a permanent deal as it means we are likely paying some of his wages still.

A lazy forward with a shocking attitude, who flipped our fans off earlier in the season. I wish you the best of luck but signing players like that will not prevent you from the drop.
 

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Maybe just maybe these players could perform much better in a more stable environment than a previous car crash sort of scenario?!
No i dont think that is the case..Our best player last year before he left was Liam Bridcutt. Ally Crawford awesome in the few games he played and Jason Lowe was steady most weeks.....Politic and Darcy had good seasons even though they were kids. Mathews our keeper had a decent season and will get better proberbly at Sunderland
 

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So, our fans lost their shit again last night - on Twitter etc. Basically, Vaughan liked this tweet which has caused our lot to speculate/panic/criticise board members again -Some are absolutely adamant he’s off. It wouldn’t make sense; surely if they wanted to sign him, it would’ve been done before the cap was implemented? Or, is Vaughan just on a wind-up?

The tweet was later taken down and Vaughan’s twitter account was disabled temporarily. I’m just sick of hearing about it, tbh.

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It's possible of course that there's no smoke and mirrors at all and he simply liked a post by an old friend and teammate - and that people, as is so often the case these days, are reading so much into nothing.
 

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It's possible of course that there's no smoke and mirrors at all and he simply liked a post by an old friend and teammate - and that people, as is so often the case these days, are reading so much into nothing.
It’s certainly plausible. I think the main gripe from our lot is that he is liking every Tranmere post and not one post from our official account.

Sounds pathetic, doesn’t it? That’s nowt, take a look at our forum - complete meltdown from a set of melts.
 

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...but why the smoke and mirrors?
It is odd how this has played out. It certainly isn't anything either Tranmere or Bradford have done wrong at all and just seems to be Vaughan engineering a move. We've made a point of keeping everything under wraps from deciding who the new gaffer would be to the signings we've made so far.

I liked Vaughan last season. Him and Ferrier really started to link up well and were exceptional in our win at Blackpool in the last game before lockdown so would like for us to sign him. However we wouldn't want to break the bank for him and with the wage demands, I'm really struggling to see how we'd get it done!
 

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Was Vaughan even good enough last season to justify all this? Two more goals in L2 than "fucking pants" James Hanson suggests not.
 

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It is odd how this has played out. It certainly isn't anything either Tranmere or Bradford have done wrong at all and just seems to be Vaughan engineering a move. We've made a point of keeping everything under wraps from deciding who the new gaffer would be to the signings we've made so far.

I liked Vaughan last season. Him and Ferrier really started to link up well and were exceptional in our win at Blackpool in the last game before lockdown so would like for us to sign him. However we wouldn't want to break the bank for him and with the wage demands, I'm really struggling to see how we'd get it done!
Exactly, unless the signing has been completed before the cap was implemented - which, for me, doesn’t make any sense to delay the announcement.

As I have touched on before, signing Vaughan would have cost your club in excess of £700k just in fees/wages alone. If you’re planning an approach now, he will have to accept a significant drop in wages.
 

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Was Vaughan even good enough last season to justify all this?
There was a notable change in how we played last season when he did arrive after a few games and he had settled. His partnership with Ferrier had the potential to grow into a formidable pairing and as a front two for League 2, it would certainly be up there.

I think a lot from Vaughan's side is that he's a Merseyside lad who might prefer playing his footy close to home. He was received very well by our supporters and had a good relationship with the other players and staff. The question is what the finances around any deal would be. We've started off being fairly clever regarding our player recruitment and doubt we'd want to hamper any future good signings by breaking the bank on one player.
 

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Was Vaughan even good enough last season to justify all this? Two more goals in L2 than "fucking pants" James Hanson suggests not.
14 in 35 league appearances (8 games in L1).

Gary Bowyer played him out of position, hence the fall out and move to Tranmere. He’ll easily manage 20 goals next season.
 

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Exactly, unless the signing has been completed before the cap was implemented - which, for me, doesn’t make any sense to delay the announcement.

As I have touched on before, signing Vaughan would have cost your club in excess of £700k just in fees/wages alone. If you’re planning an approach now, he will have to accept a significant drop in wages.
Yep agreed. That all said for some reason we have been announcing a few things later than they were officially completed.

I think he would take a wage cut. He'd be starting day in day out and he'd be closer to home so from a personal view it might work out. The only issue I see is the fee that would be paid to Bradford unless you guys really want rid of him. But that also makes no sense because despite all this, he is still a decent player to have at this level.
 

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I cannot see Tranmere paying anything like 700k to bring Vaughan in....They have pushed the boat out to get spearing.
 

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