Wednesday, 02 March 2022
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That time of year, where decision’s will start to be made soon etc…

Squad as it stands come Summer:

UNDER CONTRACT FOR 2023
GK - Breeze*, Simons*.

DEF - Senior, Armer, Whelan, Mellish.

MID - Guy, Dixon.

WIDE - Gibson, Patrick, Bell.

STR - Dennis, Sho-Silva, Abrahams, Fishburn*.

(*Indicates 1st Year Pro)


OUT OF CONTRACT IN SUMMER
GK - Howard, Norman.

DEF - Mellor, Feeney*, McDonald.

MID - Riley, Devine, Devitt, Charters.

WIDE - Dickenson, Toure.

STR - Alessandra, Mampala.

(*Indicates Club Option available)


LOANEES BACK TO PARENT CLUB
GK - Jensen.

DEF - Roberts, Simeu.

STR - Omotoye, Windsor.


Thoughts folks?

I’d be offering deals to Howard (Though could see him saying no?), Riley, Charters and Devitt. Also using Feeney’s option (Or better longer term deal!)

I’d look to move Abrahams on of those signed up too.

The rest of those out of contract just haven’t performed consistently enough…

(Updated Feeney & Dixon)
3 months ago
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#308245
Definitely need to get some stronger personalities and leaders in the squad, we’ve got a lot of quiet players whose heads go down when they make a mistake or things aren’t going well. It’s something all three managers this season have commented on.

Simeu has stood out a mile in the latter stages of the season in this respect, partly because the rest of them are so quiet.
3 months ago
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#308242
I think the change in recruitment is quite simple - moving from reactive to pro-active. Previously we had no scouting network so we reacted to agents' lists of players and phone calls. Simmo wants to take a long term view, watching players at other clubs develop and target those who would do a job for us. It makes it easier to put the phone down on agents if their players aren't already of interest. I can see Jakey Blain having an important part to play and maybe getting a junior assistant number cruncher.
3 months ago
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#308240
If Howard goes Kieran Westwood might be an option if he fancies continuing playing.
3 months ago
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#308238
I stand corrected read the article on the official site - didn’t sound like that in the post match Hall interview I’ll need to listen to that again


Listened to the YouTube interview again and to me it’s not clear in that he meant a Carlisle player. Only the written article on the official site indicates that.

Hopefully if it’s against the rules action is taken by the EFL against the club concerned. Otherwise what’s the point. As for the player if he doesn’t want to be here fine [censored] off. No big loss in any case from the poor standard of the squad.
3 months ago
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#308237
Simpson's comments about a recruitment manager are concerning. My fear is that he is saying he doesn't know the division and he doesn't have contacts. We were saved by Howard, Simeu and Patrick. It might not be the worst idea to use Millen for scouting, I believe he is still unemployed.

We can't compete with Salford, Mansfield etc for players. I would look at national league loanees looking to move up a division


It’s because he’s not going to recruit under the scatter gun approach of our previous esteemed DoF it’s going to be a longer term strategy so will probably to build up a database to sign players of interest in the longer term. So hopefully doesn’t end up with the shambles of a squad we have currently.
3 months ago
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#308236
Simpson's comments about a recruitment manager are concerning. My fear is that he is saying he doesn't know the division and he doesn't have contacts.


No Contacts?! Good grief!

He’s been Coaching for nearly 20yrs, been involved in the England set-up, as well as at Clubs across all Divisions - He’ll have a Contact list bigger than anyone since Greg Abbott!!!
3 months ago
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#308233
Simpson's comments about a recruitment manager are concerning. My fear is that he is saying he doesn't know the division and he doesn't have contacts. We were saved by Howard, Simeu and Patrick. It might not be the worst idea to use Millen for scouting, I believe he is still unemployed.

We can't compete with Salford, Mansfield etc for players. I would look at national league loanees looking to move up a division
3 months ago
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#308226
I stand corrected read the article on the official site - didn’t sound like that in the post match Hall interview I’ll need to listen to that again
3 months ago
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#308225
I don’t think Simpson said a Carlisle United player he wanted to keep was off he said you can’t approach players until they are released and a player he was interested in despite that had already been tapped up. So he was talking about a player at another club
3 months ago
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#308224
Our recruitment was abysmal - but we need to take a step back…

Our biggest problem was player retention and some idiot selling Tanner and Hayden before the start of the season…
3 months ago
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#308222
Simpson saying post match that one of the players has agreed to go elsewhere. My immediate thought was Feeney but he played today and we have an option so I would guess Riley. No loss at all in my view.


Could be Howard (Closer to Home), Charters (Heed offered him with Promotion), maybe even Abrahams to Grimsby (Please!)…


I suspect it is Charters because Simpson has only just been able to watch him. He said in his interview that the player has just told him about the offer even though it happened a few weeks ago. Simpson did say that he doesn't know who the Club is so that could mean that it isn't Gateshead. (Probably Wrexham...)

If it is and Wrexham go up , deal on better terms and they have to pay compensation due to his age
3 months ago
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#308220
Simpson saying post match that one of the players has agreed to go elsewhere. My immediate thought was Feeney but he played today and we have an option so I would guess Riley. No loss at all in my view.


Could be Howard (Closer to Home), Charters (Heed offered him with Promotion), maybe even Abrahams to Grimsby (Please!)…


I suspect it is Charters because Simpson has only just been able to watch him. He said in his interview that the player has just told him about the offer even though it happened a few weeks ago. Simpson did say that he doesn't know who the Club is so that could mean that it isn't Gateshead. (Probably Wrexham...)
3 months ago
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#308219
Whatever happens we are going to be Donald ducked if the recruitment isn't better this year than last. Whelan, Abrahams, clough, dinzeyi, young. At least the 2 lads looked half decent. Whelan was solid enough on occasion, but Abrahams was just shite and clough looked like he never wanted to come here. We have to get a couple of decent incomers
3 months ago
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#308217
The only players really worth keeping in an ideal world are Feeney, Senior, Gibson and Patrick


I’d add Mellish, Howard, Armer, Dennis, Guy, Devitt to that list
3 months ago
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#308214
The only players really worth keeping in an ideal world are Feeney, Senior, Gibson and Patrick
3 months ago
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#308209
Simpson saying post match that one of the players has agreed to go elsewhere. My immediate thought was Feeney but he played today and we have an option so I would guess Riley. No loss at all in my view.


Could be Howard (Closer to Home), Charters (Heed offered him with Promotion), maybe even Abrahams to Grimsby (Please!)…


sadly has another Year , could imaging on a good wage as well .
3 months ago
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#308207
Who would that be..maybe Howard, Riley or Feeney. Outside chance Charters. Shows a lack of respect or Intelligence from the player. I am thinking Riley as I would have not played Feeney or Howard today if it was the case. Thoughts anyone.
3 months ago
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#308206
I thought players were allowed to talk/negotiate with other clubs once they get into the final 6 months of their contract.


International moves only. Officially anyways…
3 months ago
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#308205
I thought players were allowed to talk/negotiate with other clubs once they get into the final 6 months of their contract.

Or maybe they aren’t allowed to if they have a club option in their contract?
3 months ago
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#308202
I don't believe Zanzala wanted what we offered. We know he talked to Bradford after us and asked for 5k, so he must have had an expectation of that, at least being an opening gambit.

Is there anyone we want to stay desperately, we couldn't afford? Riley, Howard? Both unlikely to get unbelievable offers elsewhere. Riley might get the promise of regular football. Howard closer to home. The rest can go
3 months ago
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#308200
Zanzalas deal was within our structure - if it was clibbens negotiating he’d of stayed.

Anderton had started looking because of when we offered deals - Barrow, Accy and Bristol offered far more money.

Patrick had an option which expired - if someone then offered me a deal I’d think they didn’t want me….

Bennett was going no matter what - wanted L1 football can’t blame the lad…

Farman took a two year deal and more money - he was on big money so don’t think there was scope for increased terms.
3 months ago
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#308190
Yep, Anderton’s offer blew ours away…
3 months ago
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#308185
If you look at 2021 Anderton wasn't offered was he? He was mince and disappeared off doing everyone a favour.
I don't think Farman was offered either as we had Captain potential, Norman waiting to become number1.
Patrick already knew he was off to League 1, so no discussion there.
Zanala was after £5ka week, ridiculous and hugely more than he ever got.
So the only player we had any conversations with who we didn't get was Bennett, a player who lasted 6 months at a team relegated and 6 months at a team that did its best to join them.
Scott and Furman both dropped into non league. So the one we really wanted was Feeney, and he is still with us.

We were also accepted, unfortunately, by Alessandra and Toure.


Anderton was offered a contact The offer from Bristol Rovers was too good to turn down even though he enjoyed it here and thought about staying

Farman was offered on less money and turned it down he was told he would be number 2
3 months ago
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#308184
Simpson saying post match that one of the players has agreed to go elsewhere. My immediate thought was Feeney but he played today and we have an option so I would guess Riley. No loss at all in my view.


Could be Howard (Closer to Home), Charters (Heed offered him with Promotion), maybe even Abrahams to Grimsby (Please!)…
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