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gazza102
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How many more players are needed?
26 June, 2018 17:30
Looking at the squad currently we have 18 players signed 3 of whom are goalkeepers.Three maybe's with Gumbs, Drysdale and Wallace. I would reckon we need another 5 signings at least . Eight would take us to 26. Eighteen will be needed for matchday squads.

 
jonesy792
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Re: How many more players are needed?
26 June, 2018 18:00
Good article to read :
[footballleagueworld.co.uk]

Agree we need a sufficient replacement for Cook.

 
Shaumbra
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Re: How many more players are needed?
26 June, 2018 21:06
on rovers rearguard it did say "It’s expected that Micky Mellon will bring in at least another three players before the season kicks-off in August, while there is set to be a number of trialists training with the club in the coming weeks."

 
TimmySoft
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Re: How many more players are needed?
26 June, 2018 22:05
I’d like to see a veteran centre forward and two young centre mids, good enough to be substitutes but maybe not yet experienced enough for the start. On the whole I think we are looking decent and the signings so far have been very good.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: How many more players are needed?
26 June, 2018 22:53
Veteran striker eh. How about Tejada the Panamanian? Twenty two in his last forty domestic games and most of those were at his previous club which has a stadium with over 80,000 capacity,

His current club have a stadium about the same as Prenton park so the surroundings won't overwhelm him and at 36 plenty of experience.

He'd do a number in league 2 I reckon. Come on Micky get your finger out.

Probably won't get a guy like him though.



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mini_andy
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Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 06:00
It all depends on the system we’re going to play. As far as I’m concerned, waring can go, so if we can replace him with a big man then I would be happy

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 06:54
At least another goalscorer suspect Mullins will get about 12 goals and Connor Jennings about 6 Norwood about 20 .a younger version of Macnulty would be good .things coming together quite well

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 09:21
As many as MM decides.

 
borowhite
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Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 10:23
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At least another goalscorer suspect Mullins will get about 12 goals and Connor Jennings about 6 Norwood about 20 .a younger version of Macnulty would be good .things coming together quite well

Can't see any other CB's coming in with Ellis and Monthe already added

 
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TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 10:57
Another CM, another flair player, another striker

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 21:52
A flair player could be hard to come by, unless Micky knows anyone who can loan him a Colombian U-20, or some such player.



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Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 22:01
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A flair player could be hard to come by, unless Micky knows anyone who can loan him a Colombian U-20, or some such player.

One could say we’ve had few in the recent past

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: How many more players are needed?
27 June, 2018 22:10
Well I suppose Tollit qualifies and he's not Hispanic at all (Sm7)



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DevonExile
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 16:32
With 10 out and just 4 in so far we must be looking for at least 3-4 additional signings.I suspect that we will also be looking to loan out Waring.
Thus far the four recruited look better on paper than most brought in last summer.I wonder now that we can offer league football whether there is a chance of taking a young loan striker from either Everton or Liverpool

 
Higgosboots
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 17:09
A goalie which we won't sign but otherwise we are good too many additions can weaken morale, we've recruited good quality in key areas.

My starting team would be

Davies
Buxton Monthe Sutton Ellis Ridehalgh
Norburn Banks
Jennings
Norwood Waring



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28/06/2018 17:10 by Higgosboots.

 
DevonExile
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 20:27
If Waring who was not remotely close to playing last year is to be picked for us at a higher level then we really do need to sign a striker. Some have argued that Cooke was unproven at league level but there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that Waring is worthy a place

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 20:47
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Higgosboots
A goalie which we won't sign but otherwise we are good too many additions can weaken morale, we've recruited good quality in key areas.
My starting team would be

Davies
Buxton Monthe Sutton Ellis Ridehalgh
Norburn Banks
Jennings
Norwood Waring

No Mullin?

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 20:56
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My starting team would be

Davies
Buxton Monthe Sutton Ellis Ridehalgh
Norburn Banks
Jennings
Norwood Waring

If you want a back 5 with wing backs then Bucko's not your man. And Ridehalgh will be suspended for the opening game at least. I'd forget Waring too.

Think we'll try both formations (3-5-2 and 4-4-2) in the friendlies and start with whatever's looking best.

Think we've another few to come through the door yet so too early for me to call the team.

 
mini_andy
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 21:01
Waring got dropped from Kidderminster, I doubt he’ll be remotely close to our team!

 
martyd12
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 21:08
I am hoping Tollitt will be fit and raring to go! I understand our signing today has pace and clearly as he has been given a 2 year contract must be highly thought of. Larnell Cole must be close to the team to give more width to the side. We will certainly have a useful bench!

 
martyd12
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 21:19
I would now be happy just to sign a proven goal scorer

 
jonesy792
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 21:34
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Higgosboots
A goalie which we won't sign but otherwise we are good too many additions can weaken morale, we've recruited good quality in key areas.
My starting team would be

Davies
Buxton Monthe Sutton Ellis Ridehalgh
Norburn Banks
Jennings
Norwood Waring

I think and hope we can do a lot better than that. No natural pace or width in midfield , and Waring starting?? Powderpuff attack

 
WWStandsure
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Re: How many more players are needed?
28 June, 2018 22:22
As of 28th June the team 'In's and Out's' - has been quite as one might have predicted very good transfers so far (Waring & Ridehalgh still with one year contracts if I am correct, otherwise I would have prefered not to have either in the side, plus I did not think much of Drysdale one performance towards the end of last season), I am still expecting to see another winger and a couple of forwards added to the squad, overall so far it all appears to be going well.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: How many more players are needed?
29 June, 2018 08:20
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jonesy792
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Higgosboots
A goalie which we won't sign but otherwise we are good too many additions can weaken morale, we've recruited good quality in key areas.
My starting team would be

Davies
Buxton Monthe Sutton Ellis Ridehalgh
Norburn Banks
Jennings
Norwood Waring

I think and hope we can do a lot better than that. No natural pace or width in midfield , and Waring starting?? Powderpuff attack

Wing backs. Norwood chasing stuff over the top, Waring in there to hold stuff up and bring Jenno/Banks wingback in when we just need to get rid from the back. Can be changed up bringing Cole, Tollitt, Mullin on from the bench and going 442

People forget your strikers aren't just in there to score 20 goals. Norwood has improved 10 fold under Mellon much more rounded player, imo of last seasons front 2 he is the more likely to impress and score 20 at this level. We have to have someone alongside who is capable of just holding the ball up and relieving pressure at the back.

 
AndyMase
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Re: How many more players are needed?
29 June, 2018 17:39
Agreed higgo. If we have to lose one of the 2 strikers i would prefer it was cook. I was always critical of Nors but I think he improved significantly last season and hopefully more to come.

Obviously, ideally we wouldn't have lost either striker

 
DevonExile
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Re: How many more players are needed?
29 June, 2018 20:34
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Agreed higgo. If we have to lose one of the 2 strikers i would prefer it was cook. I was always critical of Nors but I think he improved significantly last season and hopefully more to come.
Obviously, ideally we wouldn't have lost either striker
But few would see Waring as the replacement for Cook.That would be a Hugh step bacwards

 
rossb07
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Re: How many more players are needed?
29 June, 2018 20:56
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Agreed higgo. If we have to lose one of the 2 strikers i would prefer it was cook. I was always critical of Nors but I think he improved significantly last season and hopefully more to come.
Obviously, ideally we wouldn't have lost either striker
But few would see Waring as the replacement for Cook.That would be a Hugh step bacwards

Maybe, but maybe not as Waring has more League goals than Cook currently does so in some people's minds then he's the better ST.

Personally won't judge the lad if indeed he is the replacement as no-one is yet to see him play properly for a length of time.

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: How many more players are needed?
29 June, 2018 22:43
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rossb07
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DevonExile
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Agreed higgo. If we have to lose one of the 2 strikers i would prefer it was cook. I was always critical of Nors but I think he improved significantly last season and hopefully more to come.
Obviously, ideally we wouldn't have lost either striker
But few would see Waring as the replacement for Cook.That would be a Hugh step bacwards

Maybe, but maybe not as Waring has more League goals than Cook currently does so in some people's minds then he's the better ST.

Personally won't judge the lad if indeed he is the replacement as no-one is yet to see him play properly for a length of time.

I will judge him particularly based on his short cameo non performance in the 0-0 draw at Ebbsfleet. He was only on for a few minutes but couldn't even be bothered running for the ball or putting any pressure on their defence. Disgraceful attitude and I was quite happy not to have seen much of him after that.

 
rossb07
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Re: How many more players are needed?
29 June, 2018 23:19
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rossb07
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DevonExile
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AndyMase
Agreed higgo. If we have to lose one of the 2 strikers i would prefer it was cook. I was always critical of Nors but I think he improved significantly last season and hopefully more to come.
Obviously, ideally we wouldn't have lost either striker
But few would see Waring as the replacement for Cook.That would be a Hugh step bacwards

Maybe, but maybe not as Waring has more League goals than Cook currently does so in some people's minds then he's the better ST.

Personally won't judge the lad if indeed he is the replacement as no-one is yet to see him play properly for a length of time.

I will judge him particularly based on his short cameo non performance in the 0-0 draw at Ebbsfleet. He was only on for a few minutes but couldn't even be bothered running for the ball or putting any pressure on their defence. Disgraceful attitude and I was quite happy not to have seen much of him after that.

I remember that game and agree with the sentiment.

I honestly don't think he'll lead the line come August 4th but if he does then he'll have impressed those who pick the side.

Definitely want to see something from him in pre-season though...



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DevonExile
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Re: How many more players are needed?
30 June, 2018 08:12
He was found wanting at Ha.ifax and even at Kiddiminster.How much more evidence do we need that he is inadequate.It was a poor signing and I hold to my point that if he had not been given a two year contract he would now be out of the door.We need another strikerand the best that we can do with Waring is to find some other mug to take him on loan



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mrGr33n13
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Re: How many more players are needed?
30 June, 2018 09:48
So wedded to having a big man any lump will do? The lumpiest lump at the club has to be the lump up front as there must be a lump to lump to?

And we're a club with king and Worthington in our DNA.

lol football fans

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: How many more players are needed?
30 June, 2018 10:54
Can't see anyone saying "any lump will do"...quite the opposite in fact, given the comments about Waring.

Kingy is indeed in the club's DNA. The same Kingy who brought in Jim Steel to partner Muiry because trying to play through teams with Muir and McKenna up front wasn't working, and the same Kingy who preferred the "lump" (and he was called far worse at the time) Malkin rather than Muir alongside Aldo. Two big (but not lumpy ;-)) factors behind Kingy's success, and why he became part of the club's DNA in the first place.

We're short of strength, height and ability to hold the ball up front at the moment. Hopefully that'll be addressed soon.

 
mrGr33n13
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Re: How many more players are needed?
30 June, 2018 12:06
King signed very few forwards over 6ft tall, Malkin maybe his only one (if he did sign malks, I can't remember) He did everything he could to implement a different way of playing through coyne(The coyne aldo partnership is a frightening prospect to consider) and cooper.

his last seasons he had moved away completely from the having a target man and all his forwards were under 6ft

Pragmatically he played with malks who was also lightening quick. But he tried his best to sign forwards to partner Muir and aldo that were actual players. There's nothing to suggest that he simply stuck with the tallest players he had around. Quite the opposite.

The idea that we have to play our tallest striker even if he's a lazy oaf who didnt look like wanting to break a sweat when the going gets tough is lollers.

 
mrGr33n13
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Re: How many more players are needed?
30 June, 2018 12:10
Also perhaps one of the very best players at holding a ball up and leading a line in recent times was Kevin Davis was was barely 6ft. Mark hughes, shearer come to mind as well. Height is way overrated in football.

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: How many more players are needed?
30 June, 2018 13:43
When I said height I more accurately meant aerial ability. Aerial ability, strength and ability to hold the ball up are what we're lacking up front at the moment and, assuming Warng isn't good enough to give us that, I'd expect MM to address it before the season starts.

Seemed to be a buzz on social media last night that a deal to get Rowe had been done. Who knows, but it'd be good to get somebody in before they head up to Scotland for the training camp next week.


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