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Transfer Rumours Shrewsbury Squad 2018-19

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  1. Matster

    Matster Well-Known Member
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    This is the Town squad as of Craig Macgillivray leaving.

    Goalkeepers:
    A bit sparse:
    Cameron Gregory

    Defense:
    RB - James Bolton
    CD - Toto Nsiala
    CD - Mat Sadler
    CD - Kieran Kennedy
    CD(/LB) - Omar Beckles
    LB - Junior Brown gone to Coventry
    Utility - Luke Hendrie
    RB - Ryan Sears
    ? - Zac Jules
    CD/RB - Christos Shelis

    Midfielders:
    DCM - Abu Ogogo
    CM - Bryn Morris
    ACM - Sam Jones
    ACM - Jon Nolan
    LW - Shaun Whalley
    LW - Abo Eisa
    RW - Alex Rodman
    Utility - Luke Hendrie
    CM - Ryan Barnett
    CM - George Hughes

    Forwards:
    Stefan Payne
    Arthur Gnahoua
    Fejiri Okenabirhie
    Lenell John-Lewis
    John McAtee
     
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    What players do we need? Obviously a couple of keepers would be the starting point!
     
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  3. Zenfootball2

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    two keepers , defensive midfielder a sweeper if rumours of godfrey going to rotherham are true ,two forwards who give us more options than payne and lewis .a midfield player who can take free kicks and a right back to replace riley , i know we have bolton and hendrie but hendrie was disapointing .
    i would say that is the minimum
     
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    lost Junior Brown

    Doesn't look like the club knew much about it either.
     
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    it is a bit disappointing but this is modern football
     
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    so add a left back
     
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    How the other half live.......................

    There is a thread on the Sunderland board entitled "6 players incoming". It's basically about who they have and recruitment to top up. If you count up the professional players they already have and then add in the 6 expected then they could probably put out 3 teams with subs. Most of us can just about muster a team and a half and spend most of the season praying that nobody of note gets injured. I love a level playing field. Funnily enough they reckon they will p*** this league next season as well. Don't know how they worked that one out.
     
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    there was a gap in the second division ,in the first it becomes more noticeable and as you say it is far from a level playing field.we just have to do the best we can with what we have ,one thing that was a novelty last season was we could fill a bench with players who could make an impact, in previous season whilst no disrespect intended we had youth players warming the bench
     
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    There are some worrying spending patterns in the league. Worthwhile looking at the whole twitter thread.

     
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    Keep saying this but I'm sure that anytime soon a club, don't know which one or which league they are in, will go tits up and disappear. There seems to be this thought process that if the current owner of a club in trouble has to walk away then there will always be somebody else there to pick up the baton and run. Sooner or later that won't happen. There is absolutely no incentive for anyone to buy into a lower league club unless they are very rich and a fan. When you look at the cost even at our level or running a club then there cannot be any profit in it. Why would you risk your wealth if there was already a certainty that you would never increase it and may well lose a large chunk of it. The new influx of foreign owners in the Championship are even being stretched. Villa being a prime example. It's ok if the premiership becomes a reality for these clubs but if they don't make it then that is yet another season to prop up the outgoings. Then another then another etc etc. Out of 24 teams only 3 can make it and there are another 3 who drop. The odds on failure are quite high.
     
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    it again highlights the financial prudence of our chairman and yes you are right from a pure business point of view as an individual owning a club makes no financial sense
     
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    There is an old saying something along the lines of "if you want to get a million pounds out of owning a football club, then start with £15m"
     
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    it is like anything market forces,demand and confidence .the tulip mania is a good example how quickly of things can collapse

    in the Dutch Republic of the 17th Century , this was the age of the so-called ‘tulip mania’, when speculators traded the flower’s bulbs for extraordinary sums of money, until, without warning, the market for them spectacularly collapsed. Ever since, the cautionary tale of tulip mania has been held up as the first example of an economic bubble.
     
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    We seem to pick up a lot of players with a medical history for some reason. A lot have proved to be good signings even if a little fragile at times. It could be to do with our policy of short term contracts mostly and them being grateful for a contract at all. Still, not complaining.

    He does sound and look like a decent signing but I always say the same whenever we sign a player. Judgement reserved until I've seen them kick a ball in anger for us whoever they are.
     
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    Two new town signings today
    Fejiri Okenabirhie, forward, from Dagenham and Redbridge on a two year deal.

    Kieran Kennedy, central defender, from Macclesfield on a strangely one year deal
     
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    Joe Riley signs for Shrewsbury on Sea, I mean Plymouth! How many ex Shrewsbury players now? Sarcevic, Ladapo and Riley.
     
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    Welcome to the two new lads - at least we are continuing the strategy of signing young and hungry lower league players and developing them. I am amazed that John-Lewis has been offered another year - nothing against him, has been a good player in the past, but surely we need a bit more upfront than he can offer based on his cameos this season.
     
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    As clubs go we are absolutely enormous so it's not shocking is it......................got anymore you don't want? (I wish)
     
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