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I know things have improved down there but Brett Pitman's one year deal with Swindon expired this summer and there has been no word at all as to whether he's extended or signed elsewhere (rumours he's left).

A proper lower-league bagsman who would be a lovely complement to our existing strikers. 

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12 minutes ago, Joe B said:

I know things have improved down there but Brett Pitman's one year deal with Swindon expired this summer and there has been no word at all as to whether he's extended or signed elsewhere (rumours he's left).

A proper lower-league bagsman who would be a lovely complement to our existing strikers. 

he's about as mobile as a statue - we can do better

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The one thing we need in this team is pace, other than Rodney we have none. We need a pacey striker & winger to come in, whether that be permanent or now more likely on loan. Side is too one paced at the minute. We also already have proctor to provide the height and be the target man, were desperate for someone with a bit of pace. 

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After watching last nights game I think we need another Rodney/Sodje type striker.

I'm not a fan of 3-5-2 for the lack of width so I think we need strikers running the channels to stretch play. It felt like everything was played in front of Sheffield Wed night without really turning them round and getting them running towards their own goal.

Proctor is a good target man but not too mobile, and Wilson looks like someone who comes short to link up play a lot.

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Tshimanga is said to be pacey and likes running at defenders and seemingly still hasn't signed for anybody had two league one trials which might have been a step too far and has just turned 24 so could be a free transfer....and wasn't young Swan quick and might be worth another loan....need more firepower because one injury to Rodney or Wilson and we are mid-table.

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Is Tshimanga actually out of contract though? Appears he played in a friendly for Borehamwood yesterday and scored. Would be worth a look but seems like a lot of clubs have been mentioned but none pulled the trigger and does make me wonder what they are seeing when looking at the video on him or if the asking price is just too much.

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Tshimanga is back doing pre-season training at Borehamwood and played in that friendly but hasn't signed yet....seems to have failed in two league 1 trials but maybe a step up too far and maybe league 2 would be a better next move....out of contract and just turned 24 and some say therefore a free transfer others that it is the players age last april so a tribunal fee....a little confused so if anyone knows the score on this....any fee now must be nominal like a mini bus with an MOT.

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There is a clammer for pace in the team at the moment, which I would also like, as it is exciting to watch… but my question is whether we actually need it.

And this is a genuine question because I can’t remember… but who were the players at Cambridge, Cheltenham and Morcambe that provided game changing pace?

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Iron Curtain said:

There is a clammer for pace in the team at the moment, which I would also like, as it is exciting to watch… but my question is whether we actually need it.

And this is a genuine question because I can’t remember… but who were the players at Cambridge, Cheltenham and Morcambe that provided game changing pace?

 

 

Good shout 

Certainly wasn't Mullin, Ironside or Hoolahan at Cambridge !! 

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26 minutes ago, Iron Curtain said:

There is a clammer for pace in the team at the moment, which I would also like, as it is exciting to watch… but my question is whether we actually need it.

And this is a genuine question because I can’t remember… but who were the players at Cambridge, Cheltenham and Morcambe that provided game changing pace?

 

 

Good point however I would argue the league was extremely weak last season. Even with those promoted sides having a lack of pace it’s still something that could be a real asset for us to have on the bench. Personally I do think we need at least one pacey player to sign either LW or up top. 

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On a question of pace there was a youtube clip of Wilson up against Nani and Valencia in a sprint challenge and Wilson was "the fastest man at old trafford" also not only is Rodney quick but also both Hurst and Amoo are very quick.....but another pacey player is always welcome.....Worrall isn't exactly slow.

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52 minutes ago, Iron Curtain said:

There is a clammer for pace in the team at the moment, which I would also like, as it is exciting to watch… but my question is whether we actually need it.

And this is a genuine question because I can’t remember… but who were the players at Cambridge, Cheltenham and Morcambe that provided game changing pace?

 

 

Without wishing to sound negative, it's not a question of naming names, you could see it several times last night our midfield had to haul down Owls players as they simply ran past us.  OK, so they'll have a bit more pace throughout the side than many we'll play against next season, but, as I remember it, last season numerous teams were able to break in numbers on us in games and we had no answer.  We didn't carry the same threat ourselves.  I don't see Pett and Walker being all that athletic and I think if they get caught upfield they'll be treading water.  Also, I don't see any real pace apart from Rod.  Amoo won't figure much at a guess and Hurst and Wozz aren't real speed merchants.

Perhaps the 2 signings talked about will add some pace to the attack.

I don't think it's a major issue, more an observation.

Edit: having just read the comment above, I'll add Wilson to the list but still not enough in my book.

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28 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:

Good point however I would argue the league was extremely weak last season. Even with those promoted sides having a lack of pace it’s still something that could be a real asset for us to have on the bench. Personally I do think we need at least one pacey player to sign either LW or up top. 

Dont get me wrong, I would love a bit of pace to sign.

Lets not forget that Amoo is rapid and Wilson, although he is a bit older used, to be labelled one of the fastest player at United when he was there (There is an official video of him being shown off as such somewhere that I saw recently)... EDIT: Just seen that BA has referenced the same video.

One thing I would say about Wilson is he looked knackered at Kidsgrove then missed a few games due to a knock... I think we will see a faster player when the season starts.

Benning is also no Slouch.

I would back our new players to beat the old players in a foot race.... I cant think of many speed merchants out of:

Cullen, Pope, McKirdy, Joyce, Robinson, Whitehead, Burgess, Guthrie or even Crooks who Sproson laughably claimed was the fastest at the club.

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2 minutes ago, Guitar Ray said:

Without wishing to sound negative, it's not a question of naming names, you could see it several times last night our midfield had to haul down Owls players as they simply ran past us.  OK, so they'll have a bit more pace throughout the side than many we'll play against next season, but, as I remember it, last season numerous teams were able to break in numbers on us in games and we had no answer.  We didn't carry the same threat ourselves.  I don't see Pett and Walker being all that athletic and I think if they get caught upfield they'll be treading water.  Also, I don't see any real pace apart from Rod.  Amoo won't figure much at a guess and Hurst and Wozz aren't real speed merchants.

Perhaps the 2 signings talked about will add some pace to the attack.

I don't think it's a major issue, more an observation.

I would struggle to name a genuinely pacey player in league 2 that plays in the defensive midfield role.

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