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Wimbohatter

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  1. Yes on the books until their contracts run down plus the usual mixture of main stand attendance punishment, loans and possible re-evaluation by Jones successor.
  2. Fair point Ders: I have cut and pasted my response as per the contracts thread & totally agree with your analysis of the listing: I feel sorry for Gray who even after showing a touch of decent form, something Cook never did, he just used to get dropped by NJ. Again on the blind NJ/Cook theme, had Smith have been brought on in that last 10 minutes against Blackpool last Thursday, then just maybe we would be heading for a good day out this coming Sunday. In the case of McQuoid, definitely the right decision: I wish all three of them well as they seek new clubs. Now that some of the dust has settled on the departures list, we can bask in the summer sunshine in the knowledge that once again our midfield destroyer, Olly, and creative genius Cook, will both be able to leave an impression on numerous games next season.
  3. I feel sorry for Gray who even after showing a touch of decent form, something Cook never did, he just used to get dropped by NJ. Again on the blind NJ/Cook theme, had Smith have been brought on in that last 10 minutes against Blackpool last Thursday, then just maybe we would be heading for a good day out this coming Sunday. In the case of McQuoid, definitely the right decision: I wish all three of them well as they seek new clubs. Now that some of the dust has settled on the departures list, we can bask in the summer sunshine in the knowledge that once again our midfield destroyer, Olly, and creative genius Cook, will both be able to leave an impression on numerous games next season.
  4. Agree, Sercombe would be a really good capture for us.
  5. An additional departure PH74 may well be Paul Hart as I understand the insomniac’s society have commissioned him to do a special late night version of A Book At Bedtime on Radio 4. Sky are offering a free sports subscription for anybody who remains awake after the third minute.
  6. Ok, being more serious now, if I were to bet Lizard's money on it, I would say McQuoid, Smith & either a disillusioned Gray or Mullins.
  7. Well I suppose it’s a case of “thank you and good luck at your new club Jordan, Olly & Glen”.
  8. One of our would be stars that left the Kenny, Alex Lacey, rejects a reportedly fantastic deal to remain at Huish Park and moves on to L1 Gillingham. I am very pleased for Alex, a quality defender IMO. I will always remember the last seconds of the game at Braintree when he made one of the most brilliant tackles I have seen from a Luton player to deny Braintree an equaliser: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40015713
  9. Bernard, in a recent interview by GS he did infer that a mild enquiry had been made about Nathan earlier in the year and yes, I suppose getting him to commit to a longer term contract would indeed protect our financial position in terms of compensation. The converse is that should Nathan fail to improve despite having one of the greatest backings & support in the division, let’s say by Christmas time, then the board have little alternative than to plough on with our little wizard. Incidentally, I do hope that GS has been smart enough to include some performance milestones in Nathan’s contract that would enable us to jettison in a fairly pain-free way should things not go to the board’s expectations. Having said that, firstly I don’t know what the board's expectations are and secondly, I do hope Nathan does improve & I would simply like to see: A formation used that the players equally understand and are comfortable with. Player selected based on form and not “he is my boy he plays”. Taking advice from a L2 savvy assistant when we tactically need to make changes Finally just a touch of entertainment, please. All boils down to a reasonable ask in my view. In terms of other clubs seriously seeking Nathan's service, at his current stage of career progression/success, I strongly doubt that is a realistic starter. Maybe that would change with a really successful 2017/18 season but that's surely something for the future & not now.
  10. PH74, great summary of our season's failings; my thoughts exactly and the reason why I was so underwhelmed when GS needlessly extended NJ's contract instead to logically waiting until December 2017.
  11. Yes, Lee did play more forward in that 0-0 away to Exeter but he was not very good: my notes from that game and sadly our play did not significantly improved as the season progressed. One thing that did change of course was the later form of our opponents, Exeter. The thinking man's midfield trio of McGeehan, Cook and Lee looked as if they had just been introduced to each other as they really struggled to link anything at all together. In fact Cook again in his undercover role could hardly be noticed, just the odd sporadic decent pass and Lee was hardly effective in his more forward role if that was what it was meant to be; it simply was not working as planned and we drifted to half time with little excitement or promise of a goal. Hell, that was a truly boring first half with nothing at all to excite and warm up the cold supporters of both sides. The second half did little to lift the spirits and I don’t know what other supporters felt but I struggled to get a feel for the whole picture, the whole plan: what was Lee’s role, what did we expect from Cook etc. Later in the second half, Nathan made the Gilliead+Pelly change we did start to look a little better but really nowhere near the threat that we need to be against clubs like Exeter if we are to achieve our promotion ambitions this season.
  12. Ickle, I would settle for a squad of decent quality L2 players playing in their natural positions within a formation they understand and feel comfortable with. That would be one hell of a starting point.
  13. Andrew Petterson a keeper from Fremantle (lovely place and have the excellent Little Creatures brewery in an ex-crocodile house) back in late 80's.
  14. I always had NJ's team selection approach down to a scratch card approach with the multi-appearance, in the style of cherries, given to Cook, Lee & Rea. Sadly I just don't think that the stubborn little wizard will be capable of learning or changing quickly enough to get us promoted to L1. Strange you know, I thought Richard Money was one of the most stubborn managers after PavelBestaGate but our little wizard has trumped that with CookGate & GoalieGate.
  15. Good list there PH74 and one I would add is young Ben Kennedy of Stevenage but currently under contract; although a touch young, just what we need in midfield in terms of a tenacious midfield player.

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