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Pierce Sweeney has rejected our contract offer and is probably odds on to join Stevenage with his best mate Jake Taylor.

He’d be a good signing for anyone at this level. Good luck to him.
 

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Pierce Sweeney has rejected our contract offer and is probably odds on to join Stevenage with his best mate Jake Taylor.

He’d be a good signing for anyone at this level. Good luck to him.

I think we might be announcing him as a signing today from what I have heard. You must have offered him buttons if he's coming to us!
 

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I think we might be announcing him as a signing today from what I have heard. You must have offered him buttons if he's coming to us!
Ah ok, fair enough. Yeah I get the feeling our offer may have been on reduced terms, so can’t blame him.

He’ll be a solid player for you. Better at CB than RB despite not being the tallest. Decent right foot too and will chip in with a few goals, which is handy for a defender.
 

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Ah ok, fair enough. Yeah I get the feeling our offer may have been on reduced terms, so can’t blame him.

He’ll be a solid player for you. Better at CB than RB despite not being the tallest. Decent right foot too and will chip in with a few goals, which is handy for a defender.

Cheers, now confirmed.

Sounds like we are going to play him at RB from what McGreal has said.
 

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Cheers, now confirmed.

Sounds like we are going to play him at RB from what McGreal has said.
He had a good spell at RB for us but just seemed to lose his way a bit. He got switched to CB this season and was much better. I’d say he’s best playing the right side of a back 3.

As I said, he’s got a good right foot so if he can get forward from RB he will set up quite a few chances with his crossing. The biggest problem he has is that he can get exposed for pace a bit, but not all the time.

All in all, he’s a decent signing for you.
 

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He had a good spell at RB for us but just seemed to lose his way a bit. He got switched to CB this season and was much better. I’d say he’s best playing the right side of a back 3.

As I said, he’s got a good right foot so if he can get forward from RB he will set up quite a few chances with his crossing. The biggest problem he has is that he can get exposed for pace a bit, but not all the time.

All in all, he’s a decent signing for you.

Thanks Moomin, I'm pretty happy with this signing. Over 200 games for you so he must be half decent. :)
 

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Cooney isnt our player though, We've Triggered extentions in Wildig, CMG, Freddie Price, Sam Lavelle is still under contract

Offered Contracts to Toumani Diagouraga, Cole Stockton, Liam Gibson, John O'Sullivan, Kyle Letheren and Kelvin Mellor

Released Alex Kenyon Great player adds steel to midfield can also play GK and CB, Harry Davis, Mark Halstead, Stephen Hendrie, Liam McAlinden, A-Jay Leitch-Smith, Ben Pringle and Jordan Slew.


Yann Songo'o has decided to pursue other opportunities, meanwhile Nathaniel Knight-Percival has signed for Tranmere Rovers.


Loan players, Ryan Cooney, Alex Denny and Brad Lyons have returned to their parent clubs.
Christ , Jordan Slew.
Is Pringle finished? Always impressed me when he’s played up here
 

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Is Pringle finished? Always impressed me when he’s played up here
He didnt play as a starter in games i dont know why but he's always class when he did, he doesnt have the pace but he's more like Pirlo though, slew actually performed well before getting ruled out for the season
 

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Jay Lynch (reasonably competent goalie) and Stephen Dooley (curates egg of a winger/midfielder) have accepted new one year deals at Rochdale. Still waiting to hear from the others.
 

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We are still waiting to hear news on 3 players. Blacket-Taylor, Woolery and Otis Khan. I would personally like to keep all 3 but would be very surprised if we did.
 

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We’re only waiting on Lewis Page now. L1 standard left back and from London so I can see him moving to someone like Wimbledon or Gillingham if they need players in that position. The only reason we had him last season is because of his shocking injury record at Charlton, but he played over 30 games for us, so he seems to be over his problems.

Orient seem to be having a strong recruitment drive so he may well interest them too.
 

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We are still waiting to hear news on 3 players. Blacket-Taylor, Woolery and Otis Khan. I would personally like to keep all 3 but would be very surprised if we did.

Woolery seemed to take an age when we offered him a deal before he signed for Tranmere. So he seems to have previous for angling for as good a deal as he can which of course is his right.
 

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We’re only waiting on Lewis Page now. L1 standard left back and from London so I can see him moving to someone like Wimbledon or Gillingham if they need players in that position. The only reason we had him last season is because of his shocking injury record at Charlton, but he played over 30 games for us, so he seems to be over his problems.

Orient seem to be having a strong recruitment drive so he may well interest them too.
I don't think he is good enough for league one. Will probably end up at some league two outfit like Taylor and Sweeney
 

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We’re only waiting on Lewis Page now. L1 standard left back and from London so I can see him moving to someone like Wimbledon or Gillingham if they need players in that position. The only reason we had him last season is because of his shocking injury record at Charlton, but he played over 30 games for us, so he seems to be over his problems.

Orient seem to be having a strong recruitment drive so he may well interest them too.
We have 2 left backs now, Conor Wood was signed from Bradford and we have a youngster in Shadrach Ogie whom will battle for our left back spot next season. Every chance we looked at Page though.
 

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Matt Done has also signed on for another year. Can play anywhere on the left or up front. Getting on a bit but a more than useful option.
 

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And another one confirmed - Eoghan O'Connell signs on for another year. Excellent news, more than capable at L1 level - been our best (and occasionally only) defender for the last 2 years.
 

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We've only got 5 contracted for next season and that includes 2 youngsters and a winger signed from FC Halifax who played about one game then never seen again. We've got options on some for another year though.

Lots of work to do for us as they'll be asking to be paid what they're (rightly) worth. We did everything on the cheap last season so we'll need a significant budget increase to be competitive.
 

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We've only got 5 contracted for next season and that includes 2 youngsters and a winger signed from FC Halifax who played about one game then never seen again. We've got options on some for another year though.

Lots of work to do for us as they'll be asking to be paid what they're (rightly) worth. We did everything on the cheap last season so we'll need a significant budget increase to be competitive.

Josh McDonald and his agent have played a blinder here, the lad has featured in about 7 minutes of play so far in his Pools career and now finds himself in the EFL.

I'm hopeful we keep most of this starting 11 together but having Challinor tied down is paramount.
 

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Just from the outside looking in this seems like it’s going to be one hell of a job for Hartlepool in terms of the turnaround to next season. Vale are returning for pre-season training this week by comparison so that’s a lot of stuff to get through including the retained list and recruitment.
 

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Just from the outside looking in this seems like it’s going to be one hell of a job for Hartlepool in terms of the turnaround to next season. Vale are returning for pre-season training this week by comparison so that’s a lot of stuff to get through including the retained list and recruitment.

We're in pre season training next week. The players have been given a week off on the sesh.

Could work in our favour in one way though, they won't be rusty, team already gelled (if we keep them) match sharpness etc etc. But we could seriously run out of steam later on and run into injuries. Like I said this year I'll be happy just to stay up without a dogfight.
 

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Kgosi Ntlhe who was out of contract has signed a new 1 year deal with us.
 

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Kgosi Ntlhe who was out of contract has signed a new 1 year deal with us.
Frustrating player, whose form varied from Roberto Carlos-esque to "what am I supposed to do with this round thing?" on a random weekly basis during his time with Dale. Like him, because he always put a shift in, even on his crap days.
 

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We're in pre season training next week. The players have been given a week off on the sesh.

Could work in our favour in one way though, they won't be rusty, team already gelled (if we keep them) match sharpness etc etc. But we could seriously run out of steam later on and run into injuries. Like I said this year I'll be happy just to stay up without a dogfight.

One week off is crazy stuff considering the length of the NL season we’ve just had. You’d surely be better off accepting a slow start and at least leaving it a bit longer!?!
 

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One week off is crazy stuff considering the length of the NL season we’ve just had. You’d surely be better off accepting a slow start and at least leaving it a bit longer!?!

Really depends though on what they’re going to be doing I suppose. If it’s just stuff like bleep tests etc I doubt that would be too onerous as with it being their paid profession would imagine most would be trying to keep some level of fitness even if they had a break.
 

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One week off is crazy stuff considering the length of the NL season we’ve just had. You’d surely be better off accepting a slow start and at least leaving it a bit longer!?!

It is what it is, not sure how rigorous our pre season will be.
 

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We're in pre season training next week. The players have been given a week off on the sesh.

Could work in our favour in one way though, they won't be rusty, team already gelled (if we keep them) match sharpness etc etc. But we could seriously run out of steam later on and run into injuries. Like I said this year I'll be happy just to stay up without a dogfight.
That’s mental. As you say, you could run out of steam but time come the winter. I still expect you to have more than enough to stay up, though.
 

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That’s mental. As you say, you could run out of steam but time come the winter. I still expect you to have more than enough to stay up, though.

If we keep the majority of the starting XI we should be fine, we are very well drilled and can play a bit. A lot depends on what kind of new contracts we can offer. From what I hear most want to stay as they've said its the happiest they've been in football playing here. But we'll need a bigger squad as the lack of time off could be an issue.
 

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We're in pre season training next week. The players have been given a week off on the sesh.

Could work in our favour in one way though, they won't be rusty, team already gelled (if we keep them) match sharpness etc etc. But we could seriously run out of steam later on and run into injuries. Like I said this year I'll be happy just to stay up without a dogfight.

That was what happened with Harrogate last season - carried over the momentum and started well, but by spring they were getting dragged down the table.
 

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If we keep the majority of the starting XI we should be fine, we are very well drilled and can play a bit. A lot depends on what kind of new contracts we can offer. From what I hear most want to stay as they've said its the happiest they've been in football playing here. But we'll need a bigger squad as the lack of time off could be an issue.
the main thing it depends on is keeping DC - if he goes you'll be deep in the shit.... you'll be in the same place we were when Evatt jumped ship to Bolton last summer. you lose 2+ weeks getting a new manager in, then you're panicking getting players in whilst trying to keep hold of the ones you want to stay
 

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