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McDonald was only offered a year by Gillingham. We were willing to pay for an extra year for (you have to assume) diminishing returns.
10th Jan 2018 13:36:48 
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We seem to have become a bit of a retirement home
I think Cody has been great and will only get better if and when he gets the service. Appiah being injured may not have been so bad if we did have a 4th striker which we desperately need now. Who know's with Appiah out we may go for 2?
10th Jan 2018 13:34:09 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Cole and Piggot
Ardley had 5 years to build a decent team and we are still waiting!
10th Jan 2018 13:33:16 
[81.lo.gg.ed] 
spit the dog
Matt smith on loan please
I understand that NA was close to signing Michael Smith before his agent got him a better deal at Bury. Thing is, it happened late in the window, so too late to get another one in that he woud have wanted/was available by then.
10th Jan 2018 13:30:09 
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I hope that NA is speaking with Chris Wilder over Sheff Utd plans for George Long when his contract runs out. Would be good to get him signed up if we stay up.
Saying Cody is a has been is a bit harsh. I've been quite impressed with him
10th Jan 2018 13:29:21 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
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Appiah and McDonald.
10th Jan 2018 13:26:42 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
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KD who?
10th Jan 2018 13:26:04 
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lurker2012
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It's a pity those top targets were a 'Championship quality' sicknote and a has-been
10th Jan 2018 13:20:59 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Both on two-year deals, I believe
Sorry should read the only position that does carry the label of tried many and failed.
10th Jan 2018 13:20:07 
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lurker2012
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I have mixed views in Ardley got it wrong. He is a good man manager. A good man manager doesnt say yeah we got Liam Trotter, bang average player and we had 6 others turn us down. Noticeably the only position that really doesnt carry the we looked at many first label is the one we didnt fill, the target man. I suspect we got some wrong, got sold a pup on a couple and some werent what we wanted but we needed to fill a gap (real or perceived gap). Unless our aim is low I suspect we rarely get our first option on a full signing. Where we seem to have, Long on loan, Darius and Deji perm, they seem to have been pretty good.
10th Jan 2018 13:19:21 
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lurker2012
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Given Ardley apparently got all his top targets in the summer Im not too worried if he cant get more top targets in January.
10th Jan 2018 13:12:30 
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Loan market or internal players
10th Jan 2018 13:09:14 
[192.lo.gg.ed] 
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Absolutely agree about challenges of January signings and pointed this out a couple of weeks ago. Previously Ardley has got away with dodgy signings through the loan market of internal players stepping up (see Shea last season).
10th Jan 2018 13:08:37 
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"Ardley's biggest mistake was getting his recruitment wrong last Summer." As he admitted he also did the previous Summer as well
10th Jan 2018 13:06:55 
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Oo er missus!
Thinking about it though formation can be used to make up for the resources. As an example we tend to play with 2 up front but in a line with one pushing wide and one central. Because our midfield doesnt get forward we dont have options to cut the ball behind the front player, hit late runs into the area or to pick up loose ball outside penalty area. Whereas a player like Forrester, playing slightly deeper and coming late into the area/sweeping up around it changes our approach.
10th Jan 2018 12:56:22 
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lurker2012
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The problem with January window signings is that there are very few good players available (certainly with our budget) and those that are available will be in high demand and want top dollar contract. Ardley's biggest mistake was getting his recruitment wrong last Summer.
10th Jan 2018 12:45:38 
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it is what it is, but we are in a bit of a hole IMO
ncw yeah after original post it dawned on me the options in that position are really down.
10th Jan 2018 12:32:47 
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lurker2012
Considering the chances of him being used for more than 15-20 mins are limited why wouldnt Cole be able to be in match squad for the scum?
Don't know the answer to your question.
10th Jan 2018 12:23:19 
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ncw
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That's my thinking too Hash
10th Jan 2018 12:19:54 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
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What about David Wheeler?
10th Jan 2018 12:17:50 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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Probably both Kyle!
10th Jan 2018 12:17:08 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
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How come he came back ncw? Who couldn't find a better option-him or us?
10th Jan 2018 12:15:40 
[78.lo.gg.ed] 
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Nah I doubt it. he is not match fit and needs a few more games.
10th Jan 2018 12:10:06 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
ncw
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Cole signing will be announced on the OS this Friday morning. 'Cole is ready to join the squad for tomorrow's visit to....'
10th Jan 2018 12:07:01 
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kt2
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Lurker we currently have one fully fit striker in lyle and one with a possible stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal in Cody. We do need to sign a striker!
10th Jan 2018 12:05:21 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
ncw
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