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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#307925
Something must have been agreed between Simmo and the club. He made the point over and over he didn't want to stay if nothing changed. What he's been promised and if it happens is another thing, but I don't think he will have been told we can only afford the bargain bucket otherwise I don't think he would still be here.
3 months ago
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#307922
I’m afraid without regime change, it’s the ‘yellow goods’ section again


I thought you were certain change was happening Laffy? That's a bit downbeat. You told us to sit back and enjoy the other day !


He's been saying that for 18 months Trevor. He's just enjoying seeing the custodians squirm, regardless of the impact on the club.
3 months ago
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#307921
Charters has been doing well at Gateshead , although "Well " at national north level is very different to league 2 . He'll be 21 next season , still young but if we do offer him a deal it will probably be his last season to try and break through.

Apart from the Walsall match last season I can't recall a good performance.
I’m afraid without regime change, it’s the ‘yellow goods’ section again


I thought you were certain change was happening Laffy? That's a bit downbeat. You told us to sit back and enjoy the other day !
3 months ago
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#307918
I’m afraid without regime change, it’s the ‘yellow goods’ section again


I doubt Simmo would have signed a 3 yr contract if he was told he had to shop in the yellow goods section.
Slowly but surely changes are going to happen.
3 months ago
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#307917
Charters had his chance today - Simmo was watching him v Chorley.

Lasted 45 min
3 months ago
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#307914
I’m afraid without regime change, it’s the ‘yellow goods’ section again
3 months ago
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#307913
Are Oldham paying their players? Hart, Vaughan and Luamba all well thought of according to their fans board. Would be in budget
3 months ago
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#307912
Barrow Fans Forum saying Matt Platt rumoured to be coming to Carlisle.
A defender and their best player, good news if true.
I'd offer deals to Howard, Riley, Charters & Devitt.

The rest can go really to allow Simpson the spaces to build a much better squad.

How anyone can argue for keeping the likes of Devine, McD
onald or Mellor is beyond me. If we keep them then we can expect similar results next season. They aren't dreadful but we should be aiming higher now.


We won the Euromillions or something? What are we going to pay all these higher calibre players with? We are still haemorrhaging £500K a year, Jenkins has turned off the taps, Day has left the phone off the hook and we haven't got a pot to pee in.

Yes Simmo may be good at polishing a turd but may be best to rein in expectations.
3 months ago
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#307899
Are people wanting to offer a deal to Charters because he’s Cumbrian or because they genuinely think he’s all of a sudden going to be a first team player?
3 months ago
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#307898
I'd offer deals to Howard, Riley, Charters & Devitt.

The rest can go really to allow Simpson the spaces to build a much better squad.

How anyone can argue for keeping the likes of Devine, McDonald or Mellor is beyond me. If we keep them then we can expect similar results next season. They aren't dreadful but we should be aiming higher now.
3 months ago
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#307895
Fair one, the truth is you’re a pillock.
3 months ago
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#307888
You're* boring me. Fixed that for you.

The truth might be boring, but it's still the truth.
3 months ago
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#307882
Piglet, have a day off. Your boring me.
3 months ago
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#307878
He's not right in saying everyone's had an opportunity.

Charters hasn't.
3 months ago
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#307875
Think there may be one or two surprises, but I won’t question any decisions as I have full faith in Simpson’s judgement.
3 months ago
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#307873
3 months ago
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#307501
Sounds like everyone has had their ‘chance’?



I feel that we're going to see a good number go but not a full clear out, from other statements made , it sounds like he feels that they are some underperforming players before he joined he can develop.
3 months ago
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#307500
Sounds like everyone has had their ‘chance’?

3 months ago
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#307343
Howard and Feeney are decent, I'd keep them. Riley and Mellor too, but more in a squad sense.
3 months ago
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#307334
Of those under contract I’d hope they’d move on Mellish, Whelan and Abrahams.

Of those out of contract keep Feeney and Riley and possibly Howard.
3 months ago
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#307151
Norman, Dickinson. Allesandra. McDonald. Mellor. I’d exit. I can’t see Riley sticking around. Those waves freed up should be enough to get in 3-5 good players.
3 months ago
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#306994
I don't know if Skelton needs to go but I would like to see another coach. We can definitely improve on set pieces.

What we need.

I think we need a keeper. Howard can't go on forever.

All the 4, armer, Mellor, Dickinson, Senior, full backs have struggled because of fitness. Dickinson, because of previous injuries. I'm worried about senior, I hope he will come back at 100%. A loanee who could play both sides with pace would be very useful.

Centre midfield. Devitt was good for half a dozen games. Guy has played well. The rest? Devine and whelan aren't up to much. Riley looks OK but no one plays him. I think we need 1 or two in. Someone who can pick the ball up, carry it 20 yards forward and lay off a paddy.

Gibson looks good on the right, need a copy on the left. If Patrick is going to play number 9, we need someone with pace on the left. Dickinson and armer are too slow to attack.

Up front Dennis is intelligent but not prolific. Toby gets in good positions but neither look great without Patrick. A target man would be a good variant.

Wighton is still on loan at arbroath and looking for a club. Colchester reserve keeper is well thought of. We need a target list. We have a good base in the squad, but we need the right balance.


Craig Wighton who I’ve seen play and is awful and the Colchester reserve keeper? Glad your not in charge of recruitment next season. If Simmo’s here next season we will be going for some established quality players.
3 months ago
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#306992
I don't know if Skelton needs to go but I would like to see another coach. We can definitely improve on set pieces.

What we need.

I think we need a keeper. Howard can't go on forever.

All the 4, armer, Mellor, Dickinson, Senior, full backs have struggled because of fitness. Dickinson, because of previous injuries. I'm worried about senior, I hope he will come back at 100%. A loanee who could play both sides with pace would be very useful.

Centre midfield. Devitt was good for half a dozen games. Guy has played well. The rest? Devine and whelan aren't up to much. Riley looks OK but no one plays him. I think we need 1 or two in. Someone who can pick the ball up, carry it 20 yards forward and lay off a paddy.

Gibson looks good on the right, need a copy on the left. If Patrick is going to play number 9, we need someone with pace on the left. Dickinson and armer are too slow to attack.

Up front Dennis is intelligent but not prolific. Toby gets in good positions but neither look great without Patrick. A target man would be a good variant.

Wighton is still on loan at arbroath and looking for a club. Colchester reserve keeper is well thought of. We need a target list. We have a good base in the squad, but we need the right balance.
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