Jump to content

Summer transfer targets/rumours, retained list etc


Recommended Posts

9 minutes ago, Valiant62 said:

Wilson, mmmm not entirely sure. Conlon, not quite a given due to injury record 

🤨

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


I’ve criticised Smith but only in the position he is playing at the moment, it doesn’t work. 
As a proper centre back he is excellent at this level as a stopper but not when he is asked to be creative 

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, Valiant62 said:

Bearing in mind we may still go up, as gutted as I am at the moment, we aren’t too far off a very competitive league two squad. That said, I think we have a number of players who are more suited to 442: Worrall, Amoo on the wing, Hussey, Smith, Martin. For me Gibbo is too injury prone and Worrall is struggling through a long term problem.

I think the available personell the last few games would have made 442 a better option.

Anyway, I think preseason we need to have a proper look at Robinson and maybe start with him in August, I think if Hurst is still under contract we need a proper look at him as wingback. We need alternatives to both those of course. 
Benning has had 5-6 arguably MOTM performances but across the season, not enough. I think Hall and Charsley have been good additions. Proctor I’d keep on, Garrity vies with him for POTY.

I like Walker, Pett has blown hot and cold. Wilson, mmmm not entirely sure. Conlon, not quite a given due to injury record.

i think Brown was a better keeper than any of his replacements though Stone has been unspectacularly reliable.

When we finished in decent shape under Askey, we made the mistake of not keeping on moving forward, so, as well as we’ve done, still some surgery needed. As others have said, more pace throughout wouldn’t go amiss but especially at the back.

You cannot be serious about Conlon?

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we can't go into another season with willo, proc, walker, gibbo and conlon and expect anything other than the fill ins playing more games. the problem is they are going to be higher earners, so to get players of that calibre who actually play could raise the budget. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, werstayinup said:

This will be controversial Rob but i wouldn't be shocked to see Worrall leave,Amoo will certainly be let go imo

we've seen the best of worrall, so it makes sense to let him go. he signed an improved contract so that good money being saved.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


We definitely need more pace throughout the side and more creativity with a hardcore of fit, nasty and hungry players and a Reliable and Experienced Goalkeeper.


 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Vale Ball said:

Could be few surprises, one or two could be looking over their shoulders.

pity they don't do that to defend crosses at the back post.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, darren1810 said:

Agree with all of that apart from the horrible CM. He's already here, Brad Walker, ridiculous amount of bookings forever doing niggly fouls around the half way line. A fit Walker we don't capitulate. 

He's dirty, but also has a great passing range . Not played enough games due to injury and unable to break into a winning team. 

The last 3 games show his worth to the team. 

I like Brad,I really do and he would always be in my team if fit. He’s a great player, a niggly one who goes quietly about his business. I just don’t see him as a vocal player to galvanise those around him and set a tone.We need more personality in the midfield squad, without Conlon we are nice. Without Brad we are lightweight.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

My view for if we stay in league 2

Under contract
Sam Robinson (2023)
Harry Charsley (unknown - not mentioned in press release)
Connor Hall (unknown - not mentioned in press release)
James Wilson (2023)
Brad Walker (2023)
Dan Jones (2023)
Ben Garrity (2023)
Aaron Martin (2023)
Tom Pett (2023)
Tom Conlon (2024)

Under contract but make available
Chris Hussey (unknown - not mentioned in press release)
Lucas Covolan (2023)
Alex Hurst (2023)
Jake Taylor (2024)

Out of contract - Offer a contract
Aidan Stone
Jamie Proctor
James Gibbons - Difficult one this but I would offer "games available" based contract
Nathan Smith - In League 2 I would keep Smithy

Out of contract - Release
Mal Benning
David Amoo
David Worrall
 

Loanees returning - Let them all go back
Joel Cooper
Tomas Holy
Ryan Edmondson
Kiatt Harratt

 

Benning, Amoo and Worral, I would assume, are on big money and I would back Flickers and DC to go an find a gem in the summer when valuations are back to their normal levels vs the over inflated January costs.

I also agree we need to be more impactful with our loans

 

That would then leave us with a team (before adding some extra squad depth that may be better than the below) of:

New GK

New LWB

Hall
Smith
New RCB

Gibbo

Walker
Conlon
Garrity

Proctor
Wilson

Bench: Stone, Martin, Jones, Charsley, Pett, New Fwd/Att Mid, New Fwd

Edited by Iron Curtain
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, valefan16 said:


Bring back Lewis Cass on loan (or sign if available).

I’d love Piergianni, a proper old fashioned head everything centre half and a danger going forward from set pieces, would we have dealt with those far post headers we kept conceding earlier in the season with him in there? 

Exactly my thoughts, can’t see Piergianni wanting to be playing National League next season. That would bolster the central defence and particularly if we could get Cass signed-up as well. Don’t see Benning or Hussey being the number 1 choice on the left so both wing back positions may need strengthening. A lot depends on Gibbo’s situation.

Walker, Garrity & Conlon would be my first choice midfield. Add a creative midfielder to offer cover / plan B.

Proctor & Wilson are fine if they get the proper service, too much dropping off to get the ball. A nippy, horrible pacey striker in the mould of McKirdy / Telford to offer a plan B.

Easy isn’t it. 😄

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


The season isn't over yet summer targets fair enough players who you would release on the basis on sat they have the biggest game of there lives the ones selected that is .

Leave it till end of season with your why you would release players we have 4 Cup finals left win them all then we will talk after .

UTV 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, MBE said:

I have been told the same. Players have not been told or had any negotiations on new contracts yet, even those you would want to keep.

Well i do know that one player at least has certainly had talks 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, valefan16 said:

It depends on lot on which league we are in I guess, let’s base this on being in league two which is more likely than not based on odds.

Of the four loanees I would be tempted to look at keeping Edmundson, I think he does offer something but depends on Leeds plans for him.

Of the out of contract I would keep Smith, Gibbons (not sure clubs will gamble on him with his injuries just yet so should stand a chance), Benning, Proctor is a must and I would be tempted to keep Woz (assuming his hip is the problem and can be worked out over the summer).

Stone I would keep as a number 2.

I would release Amoo.

I would transfer list Covolan if the club don’t want him, Hurst and if they don’t plan on using him Taylor.

Replace Covolan with a decent number one. The Colchester keeper if available George would be a decent signing.

Bring back Lewis Cass on loan (or sign if available).

I’d love Piergianni, a proper old fashioned head everything centre half and a danger going forward from set pieces, would we have dealt with those far post headers we kept conceding earlier in the season with him in there? Possibly would see Martin make way.

If funds allowed a reliable centre forward to allow us to cope with losing Proctor or Wilson through injury and rest, ideally someone with a bit of pace. Maybe Simpson from Villa?

Creative midfielder to replace Taylor.

Maybe see what the Politic situation is in Italy as well.

Wouldn’t want to see another rebuild just the tweaks to push us that one step further, depth to the quality we have, sort the keeper situation.

I think Cass will be released by Newcastle so we might be in with a chance as he loved it here

I dont know but i wouldn't be shocked to see Gibbo now sign a 12mth or 2yr deal with a buy out option as imo clubs who were in for him will want to see him play a fair few games in a row first with no risk to them financially.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, 1 said:

we've seen the best of worrall, so it makes sense to let him go. he signed an improved contract so that good money being saved.

He has done a job for us but clearly doesn't fit into a system that DC wants to play,so i agree no shock for me if he leaves but he has been a tremendous player for us over the time he has been here

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would anyone take Lloyd back from Cheltenham??

 

Shrewsbury have released Shaun Whalley,Defenders Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Aaron Pierre(rated when  at Wycombe) and midfielders David Davis and Josh Daniels

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


25 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

Well i do know that one player at least has certainly had talks 

Ooh you’re such a tease😂

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

Would anyone take Lloyd back from Cheltenham??

 

Shrewsbury have released Shaun Whalley,Defenders Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Aaron Pierre(rated when  at Wycombe) and midfielders David Davis and Josh Daniels


I thought Lloyd showed a good workrate and attitude but I just don’t think he’s enough of a goal threat. As the fourth choice striker wouldn’t be the worst though.

Crewe done their retained list today. Only couple of names that particularly recognised were Porter, Kashket and Luke Murphy. Maybe Murphy could be looked at depending what he has left?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

Would anyone take Lloyd back from Cheltenham??

 

Shrewsbury have released Shaun Whalley,Defenders Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Aaron Pierre(rated when  at Wycombe) and midfielders David Davis and Josh Daniels

Whalley even 3 years ago would of been fantastic. He's 34 now. Not so sure on him. Pierre always a bit of a beast at CH. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Reporting Posts and Ignoring Users

    Admin don't read everything. Don't assume we'll spot rule breaking. Please report posts and we'll act on ASAP. If you're logged in use the orange report post button. If you're not logged in, please use the contact form

    If you can't get on with another user you can "ignore" them. Follow the link, type in their username and save - Click here

    Check with admin if you wish to sell/auction any items. We're happy to support good causes but check first - Contact us here

  • Friends of OVF




×
×
  • Create New...