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13 hours ago, MBE said:

With JA at them helm I would tend to agree however depending on the new manager and how he wants to play, Tom could be quite pivotal for the reminder of the season.

I could certainly see Tom as captain and the 1st name on the team sheet in a Cowley or Parkinson led team playing the ball from back to front very quickly. 

Back to Alehouse stuff do you mean?No thanks.

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12 hours ago, valefan16 said:

Issue with Pope to Scunthorpe is obvious, let’s say we can’t slow the slide down do we really want to risk Pope going to a relegation rival and boosting them?

Good luck to any club who think the current  Pope can boost them.By the time next season starts Tom will be a 36 year old in the body of a 46 year old.We need to be looking to the future not the stale present or past.Young and eager to learn is my idea of that.

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Taylor signing is of no concern to me. He's a good player.

The new manager won't have much time to make the signings he needs. A midfielder who can score will inevitably be on the list, and we'll take some pressure off the new man in scrambling to assemble improvements to the squad.

I believe Sproson said Forest were looking to sell him permanently; was that just agent talk, or legitimate? I'd be surprised if we do sign him permanently (think he said the initial price wouldn't be much but with a large sell-on), but very pleased. He's the sort of signing the club should be making.

We'll then then need to focus on a centre half with a crumb of mobility.

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1 hour ago, Iron Curtain said:

If you are looking for a conspiracy it does... I agree there have probably been some people throwing theor 2 pence worth in  around signings, but I cant see Carol doing anything that the manager doesnt sign off on.

The Taylor one is interesting, I would also prefer if the new manager was given complete control. But this seems relatively low risk, he is a young, goal scoring midfielder (If played correctly and not at wing back) whose fee will be majority sell-on and after his half season at Scunny isnt going to be commanding a massive wage.

If he has come here at the start of the season like he should have rather than his agent tarting him around to try and make a buck, then the new manager would had to have dealt with him anyway.  

The interesting thing is that he counts as a squad member, so who is going to drop out to accommodate him.

I note that Colchester sold their last remaining recognised striker yesterday.... a potential return for Theo?

Who knows... pure speculation.

Yeah probably looking into too much, at least with Taylor it’s a player we blatantly need and performed exceptionally well last time for us. I think who will drop out may become clearer after the Grimsby game. Will mckirdy and Robinson get another go?  
 

Re Taylor. I don’t usually listen to the rubbish on the Facebook page however there are a couple of people who post on there and are generally spot on. One of which seems pretty certain he will sign shortly. Again pure speculation. 
 

Interesting that on colchester. Would be a very good move all round I think. 

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21 hours ago, MBE said:

Interesting to see Luke Norris has signed for Stevenage. A player who I thought would have been just the type we needed to replace Pope playing in JA's system. Not prolific but a good mobile presence.

Stevenage have also signed Chris Lines and Matty Matty Stevens from Northampton and FGR respectively.

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15 hours ago, valiant_593 said:

Basically a done deal isn’t it?

Do find a bit odd that we’re signing a player with no manager. Does put into question who’s been signing players recently...

I think it is yes

Not really all carol would do is let potential managers know that he was about to join and ok with them,i doubt she would bring anyone in to the club a potential manager wouldn't want

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6 hours ago, Joe B said:

Taylor signing is of no concern to me. He's a good player.

What if the new manager doesn't rate him or fit into the way he wants to play? 

No doubt he is a good player with a ceiling to player at a higher level than L2. He has energy, is a good passer of the ball and a very good finisher. Certainly an upgrade from Whitehead. What he lacks though is what we desperately need in our midfield at the moment which is physicality.  I don't think its a deal the club should be doing unless a new manager has signed off on it.

Would be a fabulous signing in JA's midfield.

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2 hours ago, For Us All said:

Stevenage have also signed Chris Lines and Matty Matty Stevens from Northampton and FGR respectively.

Both lads the manger has previously played with... would expect them to pull away from the drop zone.

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Both lads the manger has previously played with... would expect them to pull away from the drop zone.
This is my concern others around us are strengthening while we are entering another January managerless with Danny Pugh in charge of a transfer window. I think we can all remember how that went last time.

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7 minutes ago, dishydave said:

This is my concern others around us are strengthening while we are entering another January managerless with Danny Pugh in charge of a transfer window. I think we can all remember how that went last time.

To be fair we do have a little buffer, plus there is still a long way to go in the season. You have to remember we still have a pretty good 1st eleven when everyone is back fit which is expected soon. We should be OK.

Hopefully Danny Pugh is only in charge of the 1 or 2 games max before we bring the new manager in.

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