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Least Favourite Blueprint Summertime Nonsense?

Flaxman's Alibi

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Nobody has to suffer such a regular pattern of summertime misery more than the lower league football supporters - perhaps hayfever sufferers?

Certain reoccurring actions and behaviours that every single club has to endure for months, that we can all point to and accept - 'yep, that happens at our club'. And there's no regular summer comment that irritates me more than the post signing chest thumper that brags that your club has fought off interest from other clubs for the players signiture
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We've all heard it a thousand times when a new player signs for us, or any other club. When, as a fan, you should be reminding yourself that the least that you hope for is to be signing players that had interested other clubs too.
The last thing you want to hear is that Johnny Nobody came to your club without a whisper of attention from any other soul.

"Beaten off competition from sides in a higher division for his signiture" boasts the club.

"Yeah, I had some interest from sides in League 1 and the Championship, and even some interesting options abroard" quotes the player, giddy to be signing for a 'huge' League 2 club.

Yet, how refreshing would it be to hear for a change.

"We've seen off competition from a couple of Conference sides, not to mention a few very half hearted attempts by clubs in the same division as us" underwhelmingly remarked the clubs manager.

"My agent had to deal with some, frankly, derisory and somewhat insulting offers from clubs in higher divisions before I just settled for what they were offering here" informed the gloomy right back, unhappy to be sliding down the divisions quicker than a fish on a freshly waxed deck during a tsunami.

Any other Blueprint Summertime Nonsense that's worse?
 

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Probably not worse, and certainly not better written, but on just about every clubs twitter feed over the summer you can get minute by minute updates of the ground staff laying the pitch for next season.
 

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Well for us fake accounts seem to pop up more often on our forum at the end of the season. We had a guy who was supposedly scouting for Walsall who stayed on for about a month, and then we had a guy a week or so ago who claimed to be a fan from abroad who liked the 'raper' (don't ask) we had playing in net.

We did sign Michael Raynes the other day and he straight up said that we were the best offer he was likely to get. Some might see that as refreshing honesty; I thought it was a bit depressing because obviously it indicates the quality of player we'd just signed.
 

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Probably not worse, and certainly not better written, but on just about every clubs twitter feed over the summer you can get minute by minute updates of the ground staff laying the pitch for next season.
"pitch work has now started" thread on the Barrow forum has now got to 4 pages. Not in the same league as "Bingham" but not bad for non-league.
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When my dad ploughed and re-seeded that pitch in the 1960's (his boss on the farm got the contract) he said he was pulling up tin cans an cinders from the tip it was built on. Perhaps he ploughed a bit deep.
 

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