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Thought I'd put this up. Have your club released their retained list yet? I see Carlisle have and I suspect most will sometime this week. Well, those teams that aren't in play off action of course.

So, who has been kept and who has been let go? Interesting to see what names are hitting the free agency market.
 

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I know ours have been posted elsewhere on here, but I'll add them here too for the sake of this thread.

Released:
Dan Hanford
Troy Archibald-Henville
Bastien Hery
Antony Sweeney
Joe Thompson
Steven Rigg
Derek Asamoah
Angelo Balanta
Louis Pedro

A couple of those will probably find another club at this level. TAH will probably find a southern club in L2/Conf, Rigg possibly moving north of the border, Hery and Balanta may find a club at the lower end of League 2 and Thompson/Sweeney are decent squad players at this level.

Retained:
Mark Gillespie
David Atkinson
Mark Ellis
Michael Raynes
Danny Grainger
Patrick Brough
Luke Joyce
Jason Kennedy
Jabo Ibehre
Charlie Wyke

Curle has announced that none of these players are for sale. A decent core.

Offered Deals:
Tom Miller
Alex McQueen

I hope that these 2 will both accept their deals as they've both progressed very well in the past year.
 

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Cambridge have released Sam Beasant, Chris Dunn, Ryan Donaldson, Robbie Simpson and some youth players. The club is in talks with Jimmy Spencer about a new contract.
 

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For us it's as follows:
Already contracted
Harry Pell, CM
Jordan Cranston, LB
Signed new deals
Dan Holman, ST
Danny Wright, ST
Dan Parslow, CB
Asa Hall, CM
Kyle Storer, CM
Jack Munns, CM
Billy Waters, ST/Winger
James Dayton, Winger
Jack Barthram, RB
James Rowe, CM
Jordan Lymn, RB
Offered new deals subject to proving fitness
Aaron Downes, CB
Amari Morgan-Smith, ST
Offered new deal
George McLennan, LB
Invited to train
Bobbie Dale, ST
Adam Page, MF

We're also trying to get the loanees we had back in Dillon Phillips (GK), Rob Dickie (RB/CB) and Cameron Burgess (CB).

Looks like we'll have virtually the same squad minus McLennan (rumour is he's off to Gillingham) and any of the loanees we can't keep, plus 3 or 4 new faces.
 

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He was our best player as we were promoted and played really well the first half of last season. At that point I was convinced we'd end up selling him to a big L1 / Championship club.

For some reason his form has been terrible ever since. We've all been willing him to improve as there is definitely a talented player there but after 18 months grace it's the right decision for him to go.

He needs a fresh start but if someone can give him a kick up the arse they'll have a very good L2 attacking midfielder.

He'll always be remembered at United for scoring one of the most important goals in our history
 

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Louis Pedro not all he was cracked up to be then Carlisle fans?
 

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To quote Sean Derry:

Derry admitted it was a tough call to release Donaldson as well as let Simpson go by mutual consent, but he felt it was best for both players as well as United.

He said: "This is one of the hardest parts of the job when you're dealing with people who have given so much to Cambridge United, to come up with a sort of conclusion isn't ideal.

"But it's been done with honesty and gratitude and that's the overriding feeling I've got at this moment in time, that I can look them in the eye and they can look me in the eye because it's been done with respect for each other.

"If you look at Ryan and Robbie, every footballer I've ever known wants to play games.

"Robbie is an experienced professional, but he has to enjoy his career.

"I completely respect what he feels about this club, but he has to go and play games.


"Ryan has been at the club for three years and he has had some great times here, but if you asked Ryan for an honest opinion, he'd say since I've been here, he hasn't been fit enough to force his way into the team.

"Football moves on really quickly and the unfortunate thing is when one door closes, it opens for somebody else.

"The group evolved and I've got my own thoughts on what type of player I want to go forward with."


It seems that freedom from serious injury and ability to get properly fit has allowed Harrison Dunk to make the step up this season, whilst being played whilst injured (especially at the end of last season as we chased survival in the League) and inability to regain full fitness has held Ryan back.

They'll both remain legends but be better off finding a niche elsewhere.
 

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Cambridge have released Sam Beasant, Chris Dunn, Ryan Donaldson, Robbie Simpson and some youth players. The club is in talks with Jimmy Spencer about a new contract.

Must admit surprised you are releasing Donaldson as I have liked him a lot when I have seen Cambridge.

Think he will easily find a club in League 2.
 

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For us it's as follows:
Already contracted
Harry Pell, CM
Jordan Cranston, LB
Signed new deals
Dan Holman, ST
Danny Wright, ST
Dan Parslow, CB
Asa Hall, CM
Kyle Storer, CM
Jack Munns, CM
Billy Waters, ST/Winger
James Dayton, Winger
Jack Barthram, RB
James Rowe, CM
Jordan Lymn, RB
Offered new deals subject to proving fitness
Aaron Downes, CB
Amari Morgan-Smith, ST
Offered new deal
George McLennan, LB
Invited to train
Bobbie Dale, ST
Adam Page, MF

We're also trying to get the loanees we had back in Dillon Phillips (GK), Rob Dickie (RB/CB) and Cameron Burgess (CB).

Looks like we'll have virtually the same squad minus McLennan (rumour is he's off to Gillingham) and any of the loanees we can't keep, plus 3 or 4 new faces.

I have watched Cheltenham a lot this season and really like the new team that Gary Johnson has put together.

Glad that Harry Pell has rediscovered his form as on his day he is an excellent League 2 player.

Fancy Cheltenham to finish in top half next season personally.
 

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He's contributed absolutely nothing since January 2015, either through being injured or by being utter fucking shite (or by being too big for his boots if rumours are to be believed). Deserves his place in history for that goal but mighty relieved that he's gone, I don't think he'll contribute much to League 2 if he's in it next season.
 

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Fair enough.

Always interesting how other fans see their own players.

Are Cambridge planning to splash out more money during the summer?
 

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We've made four players available to move on:

Tom Champion
Ben Tomlinson
Shaun Batt
Mauro Vilhete

Champion is a bit of a surprise as he's done well enough when given a chance but I don't think the manager fancies him. Signed a two year deal so won't be going anywhere unless someone is prepared to take him. Same for Ben Tomlinson but I'd have more hope of him moving on as he did quite well at Barrow on one of his many loans to the National League.

Vilhete will always be remembered as the guy that scored the goals to win promotion, but another that was sent out on loan and never really in the manager's plans. I think he, like Champion and Tomlinson, will find themselves clubs at National League level next year.

Batt when he signed was reported to have signed on a two year deal, so if he has one year to go, then there is more chance of getting a fat bloke to leave the buffet, than there is of him leaving.
 

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Crawley have released

Della Verde
Andy Bond
Roarie Deacon
Callum Preston
Lee Barnard.

It seems some have run away so they can't be told they have been released so this is not a full list.

I am so pleased that Barnard has gone. I don't think I've seen a player who epitomises turning up for the pay packet more. He jogged through games trying to get fouls and pushing people.

On a slight side step I hear that Ipswich have released Yorweth who has been on loan with us. When he first came to us he was a decent centre back. I think we may have ruined him.

Casey
 

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Are Cambridge planning to splash out more money during the summer?

We should have a competitive budget but (and it's a massive but...) will likely need to get shot of several contracted players, most of whom are on a serious wedge I'd imagine:

Mark Roberts, Keith Keane, Elliott Omozusi, Jeff Hughes, Danny Carr. I reckon that could be the £7k+ a week right there.

Any takers?
 

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We should have a competitive budget but (and it's a massive but...) will likely need to get shot of several contracted players, most of whom are on a serious wedge I'd imagine:

Mark Roberts, Keith Keane, Elliott Omozusi, Jeff Hughes, Danny Carr. I reckon that could be the £7k+ a week right there.

Any takers?

So are you trying to cut your wage budget then by offloading Roberts, Keane etc.

Haven't they only just signed?
 

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Not necessarily cutting the wage budget, just not splashing cash we don't have. They were Money's signings and haven't played under Derry but all are on a contract for next year.

Derry will likely have to move at least some of them on to free up wages for new players.
 

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I'd be surprised if clubs at this level don't try to sign Derek Asamoah. He's getting on towards the back end of his career but he's still lightning quick and makes an impact nearly every time he plays.

He's the only one on our released list that I would have kept.
 

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Players Offered Contracts

Zoumana Bakayogo

Option Taken To Extend Contract By One Season

David Richards & Perry Ng

Players In Ongoing Discussions

Bradden Inman

Players Out Of Contract & Released
Marcus Haber, Lauri Dalla Valle, David Fox, Chris Atkinson, James Baillie, Liam O'Neill, Fraser Murdoch, Joe Kearns, Joe Howell, Toby Mullarkey & Andre Brown

The Following 20 Players Are Under Contract At Gresty Road For The 2016/17 Season

Ben Garratt, David Richards, Jon Guthrie, George Ray, Harry Davis, Ben Nugent, Oliver Turton, Perry Ng, Ryan Wintle, James Jones, Oliver Finney, Callum Ainley, Billy Bingham, Tom Lowery, Harry Pickering, Owen Dale, George Cooper, Charlie Kirk, Callum Saunders, Daniel Udoh

Read more at http://www.crewealex.net/news/artic...ed-list-2016-3106825.aspx#xB7VxzOWYcKButJm.99

No great surprises there. There's no chance of Inman staying though. I'm not sure if Murdoch ever got fit but I don't remember him even playing for the under-21s. Mullarkey, Kearns and O'Neill never even seemed to get near to the first team and Howell made a couple of sub appearances but there might well be better coming through.

Disappointed that it's ended this way for James Baillie - he has so much talent. I hope that he can recover somewhere else and make a career for himself. I had hoped that Andre Brown would get a bit more time, he's another clearly talented one. Maybe Owen Dale has just moved ahead of him in the reckoning.
 

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Crewe Alexandra Football Club has issued it's 2016 retained list following the climax of the 2015/16 season, details below.

Players Offered Contracts

Zoumana Bakayogo

Option Taken To Extend Contract By One Season

David Richards & Perry Ng

Players In Ongoing Discussions

Bradden Inman

Players Out Of Contract & Released
Marcus Haber, Lauri Dalla Valle, David Fox, Chris Atkinson, James Baillie, Liam O'Neill, Fraser Murdoch, Joe Kearns, Joe Howell, Toby Mullarkey & Andre Brown

The Following 20 Players Are Under Contract At Gresty Road For The 2016/17 Season

Ben Garratt, David Richards, Jon Guthrie, George Ray, Harry Davis, Ben Nugent, Oliver Turton, Perry Ng, Ryan Wintle, James Jones, Oliver Finney, Callum Ainley, Billy Bingham, Tom Lowery, Harry Pickering, Owen Dale, George Cooper, Charlie Kirk, Callum Saunders, Daniel Udoh

Read more at http://www.crewealex.net/news/artic...ed-list-2016-3106825.aspx#xB7VxzOWYcKButJm.99

Inman will be gone and in my view good riddance, too much of a passenger but can't help but think Davis has stifled his development. 50:50 on Bakayogo, want him to stay but can see a League One club after him.

Delighted to see the back of Haber, him and his dodgy clobber can do one back to Canada. Gutted for Baillie who was the victim of a brutal character assassination by Steve Davis and the injury prone LDV will be sad to lose but an understandable decision given the circumstances.

Assuming Steve Davis is sacked and we later stay up, next year's release list will see the end of Turton, Ray, Davis Jnr and Bingham. I cannot wait for that wonderful day in the future.
 

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Retained:
Lenell John-Lewis, Joe Day, Tom Meechan and Liam Angel all remain at the Club for a further year in accordance with their existing contracts.

Contract extensions:
One-year contract extensions for youngsters Tom Owen-Evans and Kieran Parselle.

First-year professional introductions into the first team squad:

Academy graduates Ben Jones, Dafydd Jones and Lewis Bamford.

The follow will not be offered new contracts:

Yan Klukowski, Matt Partridge, Seth Nana-Twumasi, Rhys Taylor, Joe Green, Nathan Ralph, Scott Barrow, Dean Morgan.

The following players return to their parent clubs:
Janoi Donacien, Ben Davies, Souleymane Coulibaly, Tommy O’Sullivan, Deanne Smalley.

The following players have been offered new contracts:
Mark Byrne, Andrew Hughes, Alex Rodman, Danny Holmes, Darren Jones, Scott Boden, John-Christophe Ayina and Medy Elito.
 
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Who is he...?
Young left-back, got him from Reading last summer. Been very good for us though don't think he'd be ready to start in League 1. Not sure if there's any truth to the rumour at all, just seen it mentioned on Twitter and our forum.
 

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No surprises on our retained list. LDV never got played in the right system, mostly played upfront by himself for some stupid reason. I think under a decent manager, he could be a good pickup for a team at this level. Haber is a poor mans Pogba in that he looks terrible for the most part, yet still scores goals. Scored 10 this season amazingly, he is another that could be a good signing at this level if used properly. Fox was awful from the second half of the season onwards. Atkinson....erm...nope, got nothing. Can't think of a single positive thing he did. What a waste of space he was for 2 years.

I'm not arsed about Baillie, think some got carried away with the strong start he had. Didn't look up to much. Murdoch looks a talented player, just can't stay fit unfortunately. Brown is a shame, I can see him having a reasonable non-league careers.

Like TNO, I hope Inman clears off. 3 years and over £250k worth of investment and he's never had more than 1 good month of form. Caused issues in the dressing room, often looked disinterested. Probably the managers doing, but I'm fed up of Brad. He won't stay, could easily find himself a L1 gig.
 
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Is that LDV the same one that was on loan at Bristol Rovers last season? Would have him in a heartbeat, caused carnage in his stint with them
 

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Is that LDV the same one that was on loan at Bristol Rovers last season? Would have him in a heartbeat, caused carnage in his stint with them
No. We had Lauri Dalla Valle. The guy you are thinking of is Lyle Della Verde who has just been released by Crawley.
 

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