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Loyden1
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Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 18:39
Having a few games for us with a view to sign

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 18:57
Yes on bench..
Jonny Smith also on bench.
Another new triallist in Harvey Gilmour from Sheffield U and Kai Tonga??



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2018 19:00 by ADD.

 
rossb07
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 20:20
Not a scooby about Tonga, nothing about the kid (another unknown) online as far as i can see either...

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 21:56
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Not a scooby about Tonga, nothing about the kid (another unknown) online as far as i can see either...


ive been trying to get some info on this Kai Tonga too and cant find anything about him whatsoever lol... anyway its 5am here in HK , off to bed now.. thank god ive taken a couple of days off work to see these world cup semis.

 
rossb07
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 21:59
Let's hope they don't let you down tomorrow then!

Tonga looked quick and very tall, seemed to play on the left wing when he came on too.

 
aktrfc
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 22:00
Was he the dead tall lad with the pace second half

 
ming05
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 22:03
Aye that was tonga

 
paulbyron
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
10 July, 2018 22:26
early days but hopefully some of the trialists are an improvement on recent seasons

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 00:12
Maybe he's a guy called Kai and he's from Tonga?

I couldn't find anything about Kai Tonga, except he played in the 3-2 against Liverpool, but he could offer something possibly.



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

 
rossb07
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 01:46
Unless it's not his real name, only reason i could think for that is if he's a rated player that the club don't want scouts looking at and poaching.

That'd just be my cynical mind thinking at 2am though. Well that or this was literally his first match/ Mickey saw him in a park up in Scotland whilst taking a leisurely stroll.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 14:06
Does that make him Mactonga isn’t he on trial from Hinckley town ?

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 18:31
I’d have zoom back, not a massive fan of those whom return but if he was fit he’d be a good aquisition

 
DevonExile
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 21:48
No one ar Crewe seemed to make a case that he should have been retained.He is not the player he was 4-5 years ago.It would not be a positive for me and there are better options available than a player whose career has been going backwards

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 21:54
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No one ar Crewe seemed to make a case that he should have been retained.He is not the player he was 4-5 years ago.It would not be a positive for me and there are better options available than a player whose career has been going backwards

If he was in his peak he wouldn’t be on our radar, people are clammering for a CF what we actually need is the addition of some proven Football League experience inside the squad even if not as a starter because we are very lacking in that area, experince is vital.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 23:28
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No one ar Crewe seemed to make a case that he should have been retained.He is not the player he was 4-5 years ago.It would not be a positive for me and there are better options available than a player whose career has been going backwards

It would be interesting to see if you could name one or two of those "options" that might represent better and at the right price.

I feel his presence was positive and steadying, so he looked useful and it would be worth the gamble.



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

 
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TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 23:36
Yeah man! we can’t let a man with a haircut like his just zooom into the distance.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 23:39
However did his presence signal he would be bakayogo for good?



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

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
11 July, 2018 23:41
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However did his presence signal he would be bakayogo for good?

He looked baka please don’t yo go to me

 
WWStandsure
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
12 July, 2018 21:08
Interesting to note the 'Trialists' we have, Zoom for Left Back - interesting...... a 'few' forwards/wingers - well that's what we all have been suggesting it seems, and the quality 'seems' to be superior to those from the past few years. It all adds up of to a decent squad - so let us all keep the faith and lets stand by MM (yes I know 'several' MM's signings have NOT made it to become first teamers recently, but perhaps, just perhaps MM has the hang of the squad now). I think this just could be an interesting season (and don't forget Gumbs either - one to watch out for).

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
12 July, 2018 23:37
I feel like watching the friendly the other night our promotion players may not feature much apart from nors, Davies & Jennings

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
13 July, 2018 00:45
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the quality 'seems' to be superior to those from the past few years.

However the lure of league 2 not NL, could be a motivating factor for one or two of those players, so perhaps your comparison could be a bit lopsided, unless you compared now with last time, then it's arguable that players like Johnny Smith, Sokouna and Bakayogo represent more capability than players like George Donnelly, Gill and Odejayi.



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

 
WWStandsure
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
13 July, 2018 11:46
Matt34 you are correct with the latter part of your comment (initial part is obvious), I was just trying to highlight the fact that it is a much stronger side (with possibly a few more acquisitions), to face 'life in league 2, AND with one eye on a possible promotion..... It seems to myself (and others), that league 2 falls into three sections, Promotion hopefuls - midtable stability/reconstructing sides and those facing life trying to avoid the dreaded relegation. The way the team is forming up (and with 'departures - those being released' by MM),leaves one to have faith that MM is constructing a side that can become contenders. It is early days and not being carried away by 'friendly performances' so far, I feel it is so encouraging to be able to see a positive future for Tranmere (more so after the recent past 2010 - 2016 era when it was a downward spiral), I am starting to find a real 'Feel' for this forthcoming season, do you agree?

 
Kennel
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
13 July, 2018 11:57
Standsure I will get a real feel if we could replace Andy Cook.

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
13 July, 2018 19:50
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It seems to myself (and others), that league 2 falls into three sections, Promotion hopefuls - midtable stability/reconstructing sides and those facing life trying to avoid the dreaded relegation.

To be honest you could argue any league system in the world with more than one division, could fit those descriptions below the top level, but in regard to league two it's hard to argue against that.

I have felt optimistic about every season recently, but I feel a bit more positive about this one, then the last League 2 season, because it comes with a promotion fueling it, not the need to rebound from a relegation.

I do think though there is no reason why getting consecutive promotions isn't possible.



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

 
WWStandsure
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
13 July, 2018 21:36
Kennel, I agree 100%. Hence the comment above (with possibly a few more acquisitions....CF and inside forward and a winger would round off the squad nicely - as long as they can fit into the team's pattern of play). I think we are all looking at the same objective with the same thoughts here - just the venacular a little different. Still three weeks until the season starts - does anyone know when the 'transfer deadline is?...

 
velico
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
13 July, 2018 22:11
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Standsure I will get a real feel if we could replace Andy Cook.
we may have, in the shape of the French lad if we sign him. You just don’t know how good a season a player will have until the seasons end. I remember the Liverpool, Arsenal saga trying too sign Charlie Nicholas from Celtic he was class for the jocks,but turned out a joke for the @#$%&.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
14 July, 2018 12:27
Apparently we have signed/offered Zoom a Contract

 
DevonExile
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
14 July, 2018 13:30
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No one ar Crewe seemed to make a case that he should have been retained.He is not the player he was 4-5 years ago.It would not be a positive for me and there are better options available than a player whose career has been going backwards

If he was in his peak he wouldn’t be on our radar, people are clammering for a CF what we actually need is the addition of some proven Football League experience inside the squad even if not as a starter because we are very lacking in that area, experince is vital.
Certainly agree that league experience could be important especially if we have some loan youngsters playing. We are perhaps better off than some clubs promoted in recent years
Players with at least 50 league games on their CV include Davis,Ridehaigh,Banks,McNulty,Sutton,Harris,Norborn,Mullins,Ellis and Monthe and even have played in the league

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
14 July, 2018 21:55
If Bakayogo signs then that's a player with considerable league experience and at a higher level than league 2.



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

 
rossb07
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
15 July, 2018 00:18
Had a fairly solid game against Wigan in my book.

Even if for cover, he can do a job. Just depends what sort of wages he'd be after.

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
15 July, 2018 09:46
Not even backup. He's ahead of Rides in every department imho.

 
cintraman
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
15 July, 2018 10:05
I fully agree with the last comment. If I was Rides I would be seriously worried about getting my place back. My only concern is that Zoom has had a couple of serious injuries that might potentially reoccur.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
16 July, 2018 19:42
Give him a 12 month contract see how he goes ,if we kept Wallace for god knows how long with no lnput we can give the Lad 12 months contract and a lot more input that’s for sure

 
Higgy and Yozzer
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
16 July, 2018 23:10
Agreed we need pace at left back especially as our two centre half’s won’t be speed merchants. Zooooooooommm would be a good fit and offer more than Rides

 
trfc-boi
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 17:32
Signed by Tranmere today smiling smiley

 
Kennel
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 17:35
Great news...all we need now is a proven centre forward...time is running out.

 
jonesy792
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 17:47
Great news. A big fan of Zoom and he’s not past it yet. Easily worth a 1 year deal.

And Rides injury makes this even more important.

Agree now just waiting for us to land the big CF and I think we’re looking like a team

 
cintraman
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 18:19
Very good news indeed. He hardly seems to have changed in the last five years. Just hope his fitness holds up. !!

 
roversoffspring
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 18:21
zooooooooooooooooooooooum! we have a good squad i am confident we can do alright this season now with the additions we have made MUCH better then last summers recruitment and we have a great base to build for the following season. However the right target man being brought in could make us go from average to top 10/ play-offs? we released 3 strikers lost 1 but have only brought in one so far and he's more a RF then a CF so i await to see what CF we sign on loan or permanent.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 18:43
Another great signing, Rides has given a lot for us but he does have a habit of errors in the big games. I’m convinced more than ever we will go 5 3 2 with one Norwood up top and Mullen in behind playing with pace on the break and wing backs.



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Hardly Irons
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 19:41
Happy to say I called this in May! Never thought it'd actually happen but glad that it has!

 
AndyMase
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 20:43
Happy, but let's see how this works out. Crewe seemed happy to let him go so i hope it's a case if coming home, feeling happier so turned into better performances rather than playing for a contract and will tail off now signed

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
18 July, 2018 21:11
Even if he does tail off he's a good enough pro for Rides to know he'll need to stay on top of his game. We're looking well covered in all areas of the defence now.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 00:05
He also feels like the sort of signing Tranmere wouldn't have gotten if they were still in the NL.

There was nothing wrong with the initial 2-3 signings, but from the onset I wanted to feel like the recruitment was more top 10 league 2 than top of the NL and I feel Bakayogo certainly helps me to me feel like the overall recruitment is the former, rather than the latter.



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

 
WWStandsure
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 09:23
Crewe's loss is Tranmere's Gain. A welcome addition to the squad. Like several other fans, I think another CF and a Winger will just about 'Tick ALL the boxes' right now. Am I the only one with a return of the 'Feel Good Factor' Again......

 
Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 13:27
As with most of this speculation - that's all it is - educated guesswork, tinged with the eternal optimism (read self-delusion) of the newly promoted fan.

However, I think we all liked Zooom when he was here before, and there is a precedent for aging wing-backs resurrecting their careers successfully - just look at Ashley Young.

A bright start to the season is essential - 30 points from the first ten games, say...

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 14:41
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Another great signing, Rides has given a lot for us but he does have a habit of errors in the big games. I’m convinced more than ever we will go 5 3 2 with one Norwood up top and Mullen in behind playing with pace on the break and wing backs.

It very much looks that way to me as well. It makes Zoom a good signing as that really plays to his strengths.

 
rossb07
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 15:14
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Another great signing, Rides has given a lot for us but he does have a habit of errors in the big games. I’m convinced more than ever we will go 5 3 2 with one Norwood up top and Mullen in behind playing with pace on the break and wing backs.

It very much looks that way to me as well. It makes Zoom a good signing as that really plays to his strengths.

Have we set up in that formation yet?

Only game i've missed is Warrington and we've been set up in a 4-4-2 and 4-4-1-1 for the majority of the other games.

We do have enough CBs to play 3 at the back and a 3-5-2 can easily become a 3-4-1-2, some of the best football i've seen Tranmere play in the last 5-10 years was using that setup at the backend of the season before last.

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 16:00
I hope he is still a Zoooooooom and not a Zoooooom putt putt putt putt bang

 
Reremnart
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 16:38
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Very good news indeed. He hardly seems to have changed in the last five years. Just hope his fitness holds up. !!

EXcept for the Simon Phoenix type hair cut. All joking aside I thought he had a very solid game against Wigan and based on that he is well worth a contract. Welcome back Zoooooom !!!!!

 
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 17:48
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Another great signing, Rides has given a lot for us but he does have a habit of errors in the big games. I’m convinced more than ever we will go 5 3 2 with one Norwood up top and Mullen in behind playing with pace on the break and wing backs.

It very much looks that way to me as well. It makes Zoom a good signing as that really plays to his strengths.

Have we set up in that formation yet?

Only game i've missed is Warrington and we've been set up in a 4-4-2 and 4-4-1-1 for the majority of the other games.

We do have enough CBs to play 3 at the back and a 3-5-2 can easily become a 3-4-1-2, some of the best football i've seen Tranmere play in the last 5-10 years was using that setup at the backend of the season before last.

I took 532 to be a fairly generic way of saying wing backs and 3 man central defence as we were talking about Zoom. It doesnt much matter whether it is 532, 3421 or any other variant really. I agree 100% about the end of the season before last but I always got the impression Connor and Nors were playing behind Stockton rather than Connor behind a front 2. Not that it matters really. We have plenty of CBs don't we?

 
rossb07
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Re: Zoom with a view ?
19 July, 2018 19:18
Aye we do, not going to complain as it's a while since we've had some decent depth in any position let alone a few.

I do like a 3/5 man back line, offers more fluidity than a rigid 4-4-2. Feel MM and his team may want to not lose games more than anything this term though so we may just get 4-4-forking 2.

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Zoom with a view ?
20 July, 2018 00:21
Mellon might surprise people and use a sweeper or use a christmas tree formation. Then again I think he might be a little out of his comfort zone if he tried that.

However if he adopts the Brendan Rodgers and several others approach, he could be experimenting with "little triangles".



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


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