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Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 June, 2017 19:10
Contracted players, contract expires:

Goalkeepers:
Scott Davies June 18
Luke Pilling June 18
Patrick Wharton June 18

Defenders:
Mitch Duggan June 18
Evan Gumbs June 18
Steve McNulty June 18
Liam Ridehalgh June 19
Ritchie Sutton June 19
Adam Buxton June 19
Eddie Clarke June 18
Declan Drysdale none contract
Jay McEveley June 18

Midfielders:
James Wallace June 18
Jeff Hughes June 18
Adam Dawson June 18
Jay Harris June 18
Ollie Norburn June 19
Ben Tollitt June 19
Conner Jennings June 18
Jake Kirby June 18
Jack Dunn June 18
Elliot Rokka June 18
Larnell Cole January 18
Devarn Green June 19

Forwards
Andy Cook June 18
James Norwood June 19
Andy Mangan June 18 (on loan to AFC Fylde)
George Waring June 19 (on loan to Halifax)
James Alabi June 19 (season long loan to Dover)

Let me know if I've missed anyone off, I'll keep it updated as and when....



Edited 12 time(s). Last edit at 20/11/2017 23:22 by mini_andy.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 June, 2017 20:38
Pilling?



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MoanerLesser
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 June, 2017 20:55
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Pilling?

Out of contract as far as I am aware but has been offered one

 
mini_andy
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 June, 2017 21:18
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Pilling?

Out of contract as far as I am aware but has been offered one

That ^^

And unfortunately doing very well for wales U20's

 
Bebington Bear
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 June, 2017 22:20
What about Steve Jennings? There was no mention of him in the press release from the club recently when listing players released/retained etc. My next door neighbour sponsored his kit this year and he doesn't know either.

Can anyone shed any light please?

Thanks.

 
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Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 June, 2017 12:15
My concern, as with last season, is that our recruitment seems to be without too much forethought. Assemble a bunch of players and then figure out how to make team out of them. Dunn and Norburn hint at wide men and 442, but where do Rides, Norwood and Connor fit into that? I'd prefer to see an overall vision coming together with the signings. Maybe Micky has one, but I just can't see it at the moment.

 
roger mellie
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 June, 2017 13:38
Before Tollitt and Dunn were injured the preferred formation was 4-4-2.
Then we went to 3-5-2.
Before 4-3-3 against Aldershot.
It seems to me that we have a versatile squad who could play any of the above.

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 June, 2017 13:46
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My concern, as with last season, is that our recruitment seems to be without too much forethought. Assemble a bunch of players and then figure out how to make team out of them. Dunn and Norburn hint at wide men and 442, but where do Rides, Norwood and Connor fit into that? I'd prefer to see an overall vision coming together with the signings. Maybe Micky has one, but I just can't see it at the moment.

Out of those, who did Micky bring in......

 
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2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 June, 2017 16:30
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My concern, as with last season, is that our recruitment seems to be without too much forethought. Assemble a bunch of players and then figure out how to make team out of them. Dunn and Norburn hint at wide men and 442, but where do Rides, Norwood and Connor fit into that? I'd prefer to see an overall vision coming together with the signings. Maybe Micky has one, but I just can't see it at the moment.

Out of those, who did Micky bring in......
just Mangan I think

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 June, 2017 16:46
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My concern, as with last season, is that our recruitment seems to be without too much forethought. Assemble a bunch of players and then figure out how to make team out of them. Dunn and Norburn hint at wide men and 442, but where do Rides, Norwood and Connor fit into that? I'd prefer to see an overall vision coming together with the signings. Maybe Micky has one, but I just can't see it at the moment.

Out of those, who did Micky bring in......
just Mangan I think

And him ;0) the point is Micky couldn't change things overnight and when he tried to go wide, his two main wide men were crocked. The other thing is that other players mentioned have been tied to contracts leaving Micky with no option but to fit them in somehow, as paying them off is not practical.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
03 June, 2017 18:35
Very midfield heavy could do with offloading a few and recruiting a couple of forwards

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
04 June, 2017 11:01
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Very midfield heavy could do with offloading a few and recruiting a couple of forwards

They are all under contract until next June or the following June. How do you propose we get rid of any? Throw away a year's salary in compensation?

 
pez
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
05 June, 2017 15:47
The only realistic way is to make these players available should anyone enquire, as long as the player agrees to waiver any claim for compensation?

Or we could just ship them out on loan and recover some or all of their wages from the other clubs?

The players involved should really be pushing themselves to get into the match day squad.

Dawson, Stephenson and Almond could become decent with the right attitude and effort.

We've only seen glimpses of these 3 and if fit, they should be chomping at the bit in the pre season to win a place in Micky's plans.

We need a right sided midfielder/winger with pace, to compliment Tollitt on the left. Maybe one of these 3:could be that player?

Mangan showed pace when he was brought on in the last couple of games, maybe he will be used in that role more in the next season?

 
bheadlad
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
09 June, 2017 07:59
So with 22 signed and Drysdale,Pilling and Vaughn still on the fence and Steve Jenno?? This could mean 26 players but is there any more in the budget for any other players

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
09 June, 2017 23:01
There should be as Mekki, Turner, Omatola and Stockton have left and only Dunn and Norburn have signed so far.



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PeteTRFC
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
10 June, 2017 07:11
And ihiekwe and Maynard gone too
We may already have been paying some of Dunn's wages
I'm hopeful we may be able to offload some more yet too, if only on loan

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
10 June, 2017 22:41
I would think it likely there would have been some wage paying involved, unless Liverpool told Tranmere they could have one or two lads on loan for nothing, if they agreed to a cut price charge to use Prenton Park for U23 games.

Paying let's say £300 a week for a kid, if the deal was done month to month for 9 months would be roughly £11,000.

Knocking that off your bill for the U23 matches could be a shrewd move, or even just negotiating it in percentage terms like say 10% reduction, whether the payments happen per match, or in one lump sum to cover an entire season depending on how it's financed.

As for signing Dunn, one or two more Liverpool youth might be a way to boost match averages, as more Liverpool fans might come or come more often to see how their ex-players get on.

These two might be worth consideration, as they have both been released.

Toni Gomes

Scored a hat-trick against a Mansfield team apparently

Adam Phillips

Whether either would consider Tranmere is a different matter though, but if Tranmere had a midfielder with even the passing capability of Gerrard and a touch of pace, even if he offered nothing else and barely scored a goal, the number of assists alone could make him valuable.



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Hoots Mon
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
11 June, 2017 08:28
Turner's still here.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
11 June, 2017 09:58
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Turner's still here.

The official site said he was released?

 
DevonExile
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
11 June, 2017 12:14
Almond was always an odd signing anyone who was not an automatic starter for a dreadful Southport side is unlikely to be of value for a team aiming at automatic promotion.Look at Dawson's career and he seems to have issues about commitment.Compound that with injuries and it is easy to see why Eastleigh quickly let him go.Both are candidates for loan or available for transfer.
Pilling may sign quickly once back from international duty but I do hope that we have have put a clear limit on decisions so that MM still has a full range of options from the available players pool

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
11 June, 2017 23:02
"A clear limit on decisions"? What do you mean? For example don't sign over 35's? Don't sign more than 1 released Liverpool or Everton kid, Don't loan out Pilling or Gumbs?

I'm not entirely sure to what extent or what context your comment relates. Maybe it's just me not seeing what's directly in front of me, but feel free to indulge me if you wish smiling smiley.



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bheadlad
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
12 June, 2017 04:22
If Turner is still here then Pilling may not be?

 
mini_andy
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
12 June, 2017 05:47
He was definitely released, he might have re-signed I guess with pilling stalling on the offer:

"Adam Mekki, Iain Turner, Erico Sousa, Tolani Omotola, Sam Ilesanmi and Daren Askew have been released and are able to sign for new clubs."

What always struck me with Turner, was the shear lack of games he played. In a 15 year career, he played around 120 matches, for 15 clubs I think. Is he the ultimate journeyman?

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
12 June, 2017 08:10
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mini_andy
He was definitely released, he might have re-signed I guess with pilling stalling on the offer:
"Adam Mekki, Iain Turner, Erico Sousa, Tolani Omotola, Sam Ilesanmi and Daren Askew have been released and are able to sign for new clubs."

What always struck me with Turner, was the shear lack of games he played. In a 15 year career, he played around 120 matches, for 15 clubs I think. Is he the ultimate journeyman?

I thought I'd read something else elsewhere.Obviously I hadn't. Thanks

 
DevonExile
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
12 June, 2017 18:12
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Matt34
"A clear limit on decisions"? What do you mean? For example don't sign over 35's? Don't sign more than 1 released Liverpool or Everton kid, Don't loan out Pilling or Gumbs?
I'm not entirely sure to what extent or what context your comment relates. Maybe it's just me not seeing what's directly in front of me, but feel free to indulge me if you wish smiling smiley.
I mean set a deadline by which an offer must be accepted so that planning for next season is not blocked by agents trying to play clubs off.A take it or leave approach

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
12 June, 2017 19:53
Fair enough smiling smiley.



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Dave28
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 July, 2017 18:42
Please get your facts right before you post anything again almond was out with a hamstring injury

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
01 July, 2017 21:23
I'm not sure who you're referring to, as I never made references to anyone having any injuries on this discussion.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
kennyspint
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 July, 2017 22:25
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He was definitely released, he might have re-signed I guess with pilling stalling on the offer:
"Adam Mekki, Iain Turner, Erico Sousa, Tolani Omotola, Sam Ilesanmi and Daren Askew have been released and are able to sign for new clubs."

What always struck me with Turner, was the shear lack of games he played. In a 15 year career, he played around 120 matches, for 15 clubs I think. Is he the ultimate journeyman?

I thought I'd read something else elsewhere.Obviously I hadn't. Thanks
Kevin Hitchkock, Chelsea reserve keeper in the 80's was on a contract for something like 10 years with less then 10 first team appearances. Turner always looked to motivate our keeper at half time I thought.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 July, 2017 22:50
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He was definitely released, he might have re-signed I guess with pilling stalling on the offer:
"Adam Mekki, Iain Turner, Erico Sousa, Tolani Omotola, Sam Ilesanmi and Daren Askew have been released and are able to sign for new clubs."

What always struck me with Turner, was the shear lack of games he played. In a 15 year career, he played around 120 matches, for 15 clubs I think. Is he the ultimate journeyman?

I thought I'd read something else elsewhere.Obviously I hadn't. Thanks
Kevin Hitchkock, Chelsea reserve keeper in the 80's was on a contract for something like 10 years with less then 10 first team appearances. Turner always looked to motivate our keeper at half time I thought.

+1

 
AndyMase
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
12 July, 2017 19:40
Wasn't he goalkeeping coach as well as registered Player?

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
13 July, 2017 21:53
Yes, Turner was registered to play, same as Simon Miotto who used to be a pole vaulter that was at Tranmere a few years ago. He was a coach and registered player.



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AndyMase
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
16 July, 2017 08:23
So was he released from both positions or just is playing career finished and he is still with us as a coach?
If I remember wasn't his coaching stated as a reason for staying by Scotty?

 
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
16 July, 2017 10:26
Nixon is the coach now

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
16 July, 2017 12:08
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So was he released from both positions or just is playing career finished and he is still with us as a coach?
If I remember wasn't his coaching stated as a reason for staying by Scotty?

Turner signed (as a player) for Southport last week.

 
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
19 August, 2017 15:58
Stockton come back please!

 
DevonExile
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
31 August, 2017 16:38
See that one time target Davis has today joined Coventry.Cannot help feeling that he would have been a far better signing than McEverley, but can only assume that he would not step down to this level

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 September, 2017 22:59
This point has been made on other threads.

Surely some of the youngsters who played at Maidstone were worth contracts and certainly would have brought enthusiasm pace and commitment to the team, attributes sadly lacking in a number of players at the moment.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
02 September, 2017 23:08
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This point has been made on other threads.
Surely some of the youngsters who played at Maidstone were worth contracts and certainly would have brought enthusiasm pace and commitment to the team, attributes sadly lacking in a number of players at the moment.

Gumbs should be given his chance now-I would have kept Lucy too

 
Davey Jones
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
24 September, 2017 06:54
I have been following The Rovers for 40+ years, and I have to say this is the worst performing side I have ever seen at Prenton Park. MM keeps coming out with the same @#$%& every week, working hard, show some belief, keep on going, blah blah blah and then we play the same @#$%& every week. For years we complained that the football was good but the people in charge let us down, this has now completely reversed. We have a chairman that is trying to make us self sufficient but players who are quite honestly a joke.
I have got to the point now were I refuse to pay money to see this@#$%&when I can go to the park and watch it for free.
Palios should cut his losses and sell the ground for houses, and leave us with some good memories before they are gone in a wave of pure mediocrity and then these so called players can go and hide somewhere else, because they have been hiding all season.

 
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
24 September, 2017 07:12
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I have been following The Rovers for 40+ years, and I have to say this is the worst performing side I have ever seen at Prenton Park. MM keeps coming out with the same @#$%& every week, working hard, show some belief, keep on going, blah blah blah and then we play the same @#$%& every week. For years we complained that the football was good but the people in charge let us down, this has now completely reversed. We have a chairman that is trying to make us self sufficient but players who are quite honestly a joke.
I have got to the point now were I refuse to pay money to see this@#$%&when I can go to the park and watch it for free.
Palios should cut his losses and sell the ground for
houses, and leave us with some good memories before they are gone in a wave of pure mediocrity and then these so called players can go and hide somewhere else, because they have been hiding all season.

I agree with you that we are playing poorly and not scoring. But closing the club down and building houses is a little bit of an over reaction to a poor a start to a season IMO.

 
Davey Jones
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
24 September, 2017 07:54
It is a bit of an over reaction I agree, but its not just this season it has been 7 or 8 seasons, if not more. Filling the club with under achievers off and on the pitch. Supporters turning up week after week paying hard earned money to be told this is the @#$%& your money goes to and these players want whats best for us. Then the manager telling us they are working hard all week. ON WHAT? They play the same way every game, even with a personnel change yesterday.
I pay to see my team have a go, if we lose so be it, but when we don't even turn up game after game and are told we know the problems and we are working on it, then do the same @#$%& the next game.
They are getting nothing more out of me.

 
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Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
24 September, 2017 08:10
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It is a bit of an over reaction I agree, but its not just this season it has been 7 or 8 seasons, if not more. Filling the club with under achievers off and on the pitch. Supporters turning up week after week paying hard earned money to be told this is the @#$%& your money goes to and these players want whats best for us. Then the manager telling us they are working hard all week. ON WHAT? They play the same way every game, even with a personnel change yesterday.
I pay to see my team have a go, if we lose so be it, but when we don't even turn up game after game and are told we know the
problems and we are working on it, then do the same @#$%& the next game.
They are getting nothing more out of me.

That's completely your choice of course. But I feel we are in a different place than 7 years ago, were we were in terminal decline with the club up for sale. We have new owners, new facilities, new training facility. We operate on a tight budget, we can can't just go out and buy league 1 players. And so injuries hurt the squad badly. It will definitely get worse if people stop supporting the club by turning up. Feel it's best to take the rough with the smooth, weve had good times, great times and awful times. I love my local club, and like something I love I'll always stick by them and support them. We have to much going for us to just give up. SWA.

 
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sparky100 (IP Logged)

Re: Tranmere Rovers Squad
24 September, 2017 11:52
I did not attend yesterday's farce as I have with a very heavy heart decided that I can not and will not pay to travel up from down South to see this bunch of misfiring misfits anymore. On average it costs me approx £100.00 per game which includes train fares, match day ticket and something to eat and drink! Instead I went to watch Hampton and Richmond Borough managed by Alan Dowson and Ian Dyer. The football played put our lot to shame and perhaps this is where we should be looking for a manageable change, the lower leagues. Fast attacking football, players who can actually cross the ball and take a throw in. All basic stuff initiated from the management. I have travelled back and forth for well over 40 years but my time is up even if we do manage to improve, which I can not currently see happening in the immediate future. Lastly, I can't get my head around those that say we have the best footballers in this league. Must be watching a different game to me each week as hey are all well down the pecking order. Good luck SWA.


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