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jonesy792
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Players coming in
16 June, 2017 10:11
I'd hope are the following:

Right back capable of playing as a right wing back. (particularly considering Vaughan injury)

Holding central midfielder who can tackle. Hughes/Harris combo too lightweight , not sure Norburn is that kind of player, Wallace injury prone.

A winger with pace. Only have Tolitt and perhaps Dunn to inject pace and if he gets injured again, we look a very slow side.

Is this obvious to everyone ?

 
mini_andy
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Re: Players coming in
16 June, 2017 10:31
Surely Duggan will take the right back role, otherwise we wouldn't have signed him? Also Buxton can play there if need be

 
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Re: Players coming in
16 June, 2017 18:30
Don't we also need a 2nd keeper.Don't think Pulling has signed.Also a young,mobile CB.Even if Gumbs is in the squad he has little experience.Can't see McNulty playing a full season.He will be a great role model /coach for young defenders however.

 
kennyspint
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Re: Players coming in
16 June, 2017 23:52
I think ( its opinions) Gumbs will be better than Ihiehke and he was very good last season

 
DevonExile
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Re: Players coming in
17 June, 2017 12:40
It is fair speculation but we have not seen enough of him yet at first X1 level to be sure.

 
jonesy792
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Re: Players coming in
17 June, 2017 19:45
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It is fair speculation but we have not seen enough of him yet at first X1 level to be sure.

Agree

 
Winsford Rover
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Re: Players coming in
19 June, 2017 15:42
Jermaine pennant?

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Players coming in
19 June, 2017 17:17
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Jermaine pennant?


God I hope not.

 
Winsford Rover
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Re: Players coming in
19 June, 2017 19:01
Craig cairns who plays for Runcorn town has been rumoured to be on trail from Monday

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Players coming in
19 June, 2017 19:56
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Craig cairns who plays for Runcorn town has been rumoured to be on trail from Monday

I hope not, we need experienced players not chancers who may work out, look at Stephenson.

I'll be honest I'm a bit concerned at our lack of aquaistions, first pre season games are soon, the players will be reporting for training pretty soon.



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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Players coming in
19 June, 2017 20:54
Tranmere need players who will be good enough and fit in, which means means under 23's, over 23's and over 30's of the right quality and minimum fitness expectations.

Balking at potentially good players because they are from a lower division club is not very proactive and I mean no ill to you by saying that.

If that was the case Charlie Austin would still be in the Wessex Premier League and Dwight Gayle would be scoring hat-fulls surrounded by 20 or so fans per match.

Plus the club have signed inexperienced players like Dunn and Tollit, but if Tollit had not moved to Portsmouth and was still at Skelmersdale, would you be feeling that way about him?

Don't bring him in, After all his record says he scored 18 in 39 for Widnes, but then went up to Skelmersdale and bagged 1 in 13 and at Portsmouth 1 in 12, so at a lower and higher level, based on goals alone he could be considered not good enough for league 2 or NL, because he's not a very high scoring midfielder / striker, except for small clubs like Widnes, but are you disappointed he's on the rosters now when his loan and permanent spells combined have yielded 6 goals in 17? I suspect you're not.

I welcome bringing in the lad from Runcron if he is indeed coming and if he looks good, sign him up. If Tranmere possibly get another C Austin, D Gayle or K Phillips type quality great, but even if he's league 2 standard he's more than good enough.

Also here's his stats for last season.

2016/17 Games 39 (2) Goals 52 MOM 11 no red or yellow cards.



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



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TimmySoft
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Re: Players coming in
19 June, 2017 21:23
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Craig cairns who plays for Runcorn town has been rumoured to be on trail from Monday

Didn't he get 40+ goals last season, i know he was doing alright but i lost track of that league while concentrating on what we were/werent doing!

I think a striker that can bang in that many goals in a season in any league is probably worth a shot, he may not be a league 2 player but on the other hand if he contributes from the bench or as a squad player then he's worth having. I don't think Mickey will just sign anyone, he seems very fair and gives players opportunities and given those opportunities you often see players from lower leagues absolutely ignite.

 
pez
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Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 15:52
Cairns looks decent at his current level, but he's no spring chicken at 27?

If he's available and on a free, then why not give him a few pre season run outs to see if he can cut it in the team?

If he bags half of his last tally wed be lucky to keep hold of him.

Can't believe we haven't seen him before now as he's played for Lairds in the past.

52 goals in 41 games is impressive at any level of the game.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 16:29
It's the 9th tier of English football, if he was good enough he'd have been discovered already. Comparing him to Tollit a young lad who had been discovered by Portsmouth isn't the same thing. This smacks of desperation and a lack of funds. I don't care what anyone says to reason it, but we NEED proven talent up front not a chancer. Lad in work scored 67 goals last season in his pub side, give him a shirt. Take a chance on a guy from the Northern Counties if your playing in the Conference North having been promoted and have little expectation of staying up, not if you demand promotion into the ranks of the professional game.



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pez
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Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 17:42
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Higgosboots
It's the 9th tier of English football, if he was good enough he'd have been discovered already. Comparing him to Tollit a young lad who had been discovered by Portsmouth isn't the same thing. This smacks of desperation and a lack of funds. I don't care what anyone says to reason it, but we NEED proven talent up front not a chancer. Lad in work scored 67 goals last season in his pub side, give him a shirt. Take a chance on a guy from the Northern Counties if your playing in the Conference North having been promoted and have little expectation of staying up, not if you demand promotion into the ranks of the professional game.

Andy Robinson, Ged Brannon & Chris Malkin all came to Rovers from non league clubs and we were a football league club then, so why not give this player a trial? Nothing to lose really, he will either crash and burn or could be a great discovery.

Can't dismiss lower league talent, were a conference team and why not look at what's around the north west?

 
the kav
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Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 20:08
Vardy, morrison and gray are 3 names that also spring to mind

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 20:21
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Higgosboots
Comparing him to Tollit a young lad who had been discovered by Portsmouth isn't the same thing.

Oh but in some ways it is, because on paper any attacking type player scoring 1 goal in more than 10 games, for a club lower down then NL would seem an illogical choice to sign for a league 2 club on face value.

Also implying he might be a chancer is uncalled for. If the club wanted him on trial why would he say no? He'd be stupid to turn round to a club who could give him professional football, more than £500 a week probably and say you should have called me 3 years ago, but if I come now I'll be mistrusted and seen as a chancer so I don't want to sign.

Look at Ian Woan, he signed for Nottingham Forest in the premier league and played over 200 games, but why would they want to sign a 23 year old who's CV already included 4 clubs all of which were outside the football league.

Frankly I don't care what league they play in if they come to the club and are decent enough to be signed after a trial period. Your argument against not signing him is to me illogical and looks a bit limited. The best way to approach a transfer window is to be very open minded, not saying this player has played in lower league X, or only played 32 times last season not 42+, or is over 35, or has recovered from a cruciate ligament injury, so I won't sign him.

That attitude might be something that doesn't cost some managers at league 1 or below, to have a weaker than possible season, but for some it will and as long as having a limited approach to transfers can potentially cost people top spot, the playoffs or survival, which it definitely could, then it's not in any managers interest to think like that.



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

 
Loyden1
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Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 20:32
There's been dozens of players from minor non leagues that's made the grade .going right back to dixie Dean and pong waring up to beamish davenport malkin. Just to name a few and that's just wirral.

 
trfc-boi
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Re: Players coming in
20 June, 2017 22:31
Listening to talk sport tonight, plenty of young prem league players never make it, fall down to league footballl if lucky, a coach being interviewed used this saying "hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard".

 
bheadlad
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Re: Players coming in
25 June, 2017 22:07
I guess players contracts end this week so we will hopefully see more activity in bringing players in or learning about pilling ,Vaughn and Drysdale

 
WWStandsure
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Re: Players coming in
27 June, 2017 12:20
I would expect to hear in the next few weeks of four or five 'new signings' to expand the squad / re-signings, a lot of work is currently happening - I suggest everyone sits back and waits for the details to emerge when they are finalised.
My own opinion is that the midfield is 'over subscribed' - several players who do not contribute to the 'goals for' by scoring, should be aware that activity is noted (Mangan for one). This coming season will be rather interesting as most players contracts will be up at the end of it - so if that is not something to suggest they should 'play their socks off' for their positions then one could easily see them being replaced before the 2018-19 season commences.
Watch for signing activity after 1st July.

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Players coming in
27 June, 2017 15:23
New signing announcement due at 3.30 today!


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