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Box_Man

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  1. Question: Does it honestly matter where we finish if we get promoted?

    It's all well and good squabling about who's first XI is better or which players we'd have from their squad, but why don't we let everyone else worry about us. I can't remember a season where I've had such optimism. If that means promotion through the playoffs and a trip to wembley, then so be it.

    I think the play-off are at Old Trafford this year....

  2. I don't see what the fuss is about, as long as the boxes get close to/fully subscribed what's the issue, i'd say well done SWFC for improving commercial revenues.

    I know for a fact two businesses that have boxes at S6 would pay 10k/20k/30k per year what ever it is because they always have and always will, the directors are wednesdites so it doesn't matter if its Carlise or Man Utd.

    How about mud slinging if the season starts and only half are full eh?

  3. I'd probably go with.....

    ........................................Grant

    Ostemebor........Purse........Beevers......Spurr

    Sedgwick...........Miller.......O'Connor.......Teale

    .............................Tudgay.......Mellor

    O'Donnell

    Buxton

    Jones

    Potter

    Coke

    Johnson

    Heffernan

  4. Over the last 6 months all these players have now left the club

    Simek

    Wood

    Gray

    McAllister

    Esajas

    Jeffers

    Clarke

    Sodje

    Loans returned:

    Soares

    Varney

    Nolan

    If you take our squad as it stands we would JUST be able to field a team and a bench and thats including Boden, Palmer and Modest

    we need at least 4 permanent signings and then as the season goes through no doubt a good few loans as well

  5. strikers..........Tudgay/ Heffernen / Modest (JJ)

    midfield.........JJ / Miller/ JOC / Potter/ Sedgewick / Boden / Palmer ( Jones / Hinds / Buxton / Tudgay )

    Defence........ Spurr / Jones / Beevers / Purse / Hinds / Buxton / Otsemabor

    GK ..................Grant./ O'donnell/ Jemeson

    Apart form up front, there is plenty of cover all over the team because we have players who can cover different positions. Also, there isn't enough room in midfield for all the senior players, so there should be enough competition there now. Of course there could be an injury crisis, but there is always the loan market in such an event.

    The way I see it, we need one more quality striker who is strong and can hold the ball up, another winger and maybe 1 back up striker.

    But I'd be happy with 2 more players of a higher standard rather than 4 players of a lower standard.

    The problem is all those players can't play different positions in the same game can they??

    look at it like this......

    ................................Grant

    .............................O'Donnell

    Ostemebor.......Purse......Beevers......Spurr

    Buxton................Hinds.......................Jones

    Sedgwick..........Miller.........O'Connor....Johnson

    ??????.............Potter.........??????.........??????

    ..........................Tudgay......Heffernan

    .........................??????.........??????

    You cannot use Palmer, Boden and Modest as regular first team sqaud members if we want to get promotion this season, they should play the odd 20mins in games or maybe the JP trophy games

    We MUST sign 2 more midfielders one being a winger and 2 more strikers.

    If JJ is used as a striker then we need 3 midfielders and 1 more striker in my opinion

  6. Isn't Jones a full back who can play in midfield? I'd rather have a real winger or forward in there.

    We aren't too bad in that position, Johnson, Jones and Sedgwick can all switch flanks through games

    Although we can't afford fee's at the moment, Darren Ferguson will get desperate to bring new faces in and cut the wage bill, i'm still hoping we sell Tudgay and can get Nolan, Parkin, Varney & Mellor into the club for nominal ammounts

    A squad like this would wee wee League 1

    .....................................Grant

    .................................O'Donnell

    Nolan................Purse.........Beevers.......Spurr

    Ostemebor.......Hinds.........Buxton.........Jones

    Sedgwick..........Miller........O'Connor......Johnson

    ...........................Potter.........Boden

    ...........................Parkin..........Varney

    ...........................Heffernan.....Mellor

    If we got Varney he could play left or right hand side at this level (allbeit only as a stop gap) Ostemebor/Jones could also be pushed into more attacking positions

    Tudgay and maybe Grant would have to go to bring these guys in but our squad would be stronger for it

  7. Would the sale of Tudgay be the key to our success this coming season

    If it meant the signings of Nolan, Parkin, Varney, Mellor who are all under contract for another year could be signed but would require a nominal fee would selling Tudgay for circa 1 million and getting his wages off the bill benefit the team.

    I'm guessing to bring the players in mentioned above you'd need close too if not a touch more than 1 million in 'undisclosed' fees to get Preston/Derby to part with them

    I think a front 4 of Parkin, Varney, Mellor and Heffernan would put us well in the frame for automatic promotion and it would probably be enough to be midtable in the championship upon our return

    As long as Irvine gets the money from any sales I say we would be better trying to con Laws back into signing him, we might even get the 1.5 million quoted last year if Brian is daft enough

    This all depends on the players from Preston actually wanting to play in this division but if what we believe is true and they all sectretly love irvine and want his babies maybe they will drop a divison to link back up with him

    Bottom line sell Tudgay equals better squad in my opinion

  8. I think we will play with a front 3 most of the time ie Tudgay, Johnson and fingers crossed the beast or Varney

    Irvine will want JOC as a holding player with Potter/Sedgwick and Miller either side of him

    .......................Grant

    Nolan.....Purse.....Beevers....Spurr

    .......Sedgwick....JOC....Miller

    Johnson......Parkin.....Tudgay

    Thats a fantastic first 11 for league 1 (obviously based on us signing Nolan, Parkin etc etc)

  9. Who's left on the list....maybe we'll sign one a day until they're all in

    Ostemobor

    Nolan

    Sedgwick

    Jones

    Varney

    Parkin

    Heffernan

    If all these do sign we will be right up there and fingers crossed should shift a few more season tickets if not we should see big matchday walk ups if we're challenging

  10. I'd be amazed if Johnson, Miller, O'Connor and Potter get anywhere near those numbers.

    JJ scored 5 goals in 29 games last season in the Championship....

    Miller has scored double figures when he's been fit and playing 40+ games he is a quality player and if he's fit for the whole season he'll bag 10 goals

    O'Connor got 3 last term why not in league 1???

    Potter got 3 goals in the championship and was absymal for 90% of the season if he finds some form he'll chip in with 5-6 goals this season

    League 1 is bobbins, we have some good players who need to get their attitude right if that happens and it usually does if you start winning games and are in the top 3 or 4 in the division wins breed confidence and all the players mentioned above will be in the goals

  11. If we sign the players that are rumoured we will have alot better squad than last season.....in league 1!!

    Yep

    Can't see all the players coming BUT

    Nolan, Chilvers, Ostemobor, Sedgwick, Jones, Parkin, Heffernan, Counago and Varney

    Compared to Simek, Gray, McAllister, Esajas, Clarke, Jeffers, Sodje

    Has to be said our squad would be a lot better than last year and an excellent summers worth of recruitment from Irvine

    Believe it when I see it tho....

  12. Mainly talks about Sedgwick

    BUT does talk about the complexities in negotiating free transfers as well as securing players for a fee.....

    Said its to early to say everything will slot into place with all his targets but the signs were very encouraging

    Said he was hopefull of signings very soon possibly in the next day or two but wouldn't count his chickens...

    That was pretty much it

  13. As I said, I know I'm in the minority on this one. The thought of us lumping the ball up to this guy does not inspire me with much confidence at all. As for us needing two 20 goal a season players, well evidence points to us needing to score 80+ goals. I certainly could not see Parkin and Heffernan getting fifty of those thats for sure

    I know this is like predicting the lottery but the team would have goals in it

    Nolan 2 (if he signs)

    Purse 4

    Spurr 2

    Johnson 8

    Miller 10

    O'Connor 4

    Potter 6

    Sedgwick 4

    Tudgay 15 (if he stays)

    Heffernan 15 (if he signs)

    Parkin 10 (if he signs)

    There's your 80 goals if Tudgay left and we got someone like Varney he's another who can/should score 15+

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