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grimsby pete
September 19, 2014, 5:33pm

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When we were fairly successful in the league,

We had a group of players that stayed together for a few years,

In the summer we signed 2 or 3 players to improve the squad,

Now it seems we have to sign 10 or 11 players every season,

Then because the manager has not got the right players in, we need to sign 3 or 4 more players on loan,

The last 2 seasons we have made the play offs so you would have thought,

2 or 3 more good signings will see us over the line,

BUT

What happens, 10 in 10 out and more loan signings,

We have to get a settled squad before we can get out of this league imo.

Rant over !


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September 19, 2014, 5:44pm
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Quoted from grimsby pete
When we were fairly successful in the league,

We had a group of players that stayed together for a few years,

In the summer we signed 2 or 3 players to improve the squad,

Now it seems we have to sign 10 or 11 players every season,

Then because the manager has not got the right players in, we need to sign 3 or 4 more players on loan,

The last 2 seasons we have made the play offs so you would have thought,

2 or 3 more good signings will see us over the line,

BUT

What happens, 10 in 10 out and more loan signings,

We have to get a settled squad before we can get out of this league imo.

Rant over !


Pete, have you lost your prescription for John's happy pills? You're getting to sound as grumpy and cynical as us 'professional moaners'!
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LondonMariner43
September 19, 2014, 5:48pm
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I share your view on this but also managers kept their jobs longer so had more time to build and evolve a squad.

Actually this season is one of the best for a while in terms of continuity.  Barring injuries as form, we could well field a side that had McKeown, Thomas, Bignot, Pearson, Disley, Neilson, LJL and Hannah.  

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September 19, 2014, 5:50pm

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This is a change in football in general though, not just GTFC.


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I share your view on this but also managers kept their jobs longer so had more time to build and evolve a squad.

Actually this season is one of the best for a while in terms of continuity.  Barring injuries as form, we could well field a side that had McKeown, Thomas, Bignot, Pearson, Disley, Neilson, LJL and Hannah.  



Well there's three in that list who we could have happily managed without!
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September 19, 2014, 6:09pm
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Quoted from Abdul19
This is a change in football in general though, not just GTFC.


You could argue it's a change in employment right across the board for many..."flexible working" etc. means that lots have to take what they can wherever they can so I guess it's not just footballers who have to live for the day
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September 19, 2014, 6:17pm

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That's a good point foow.


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September 19, 2014, 6:35pm
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Gone are the days of 3 and 4 year contracts at this level.


"Falls to Arnold... Arnold! That's it! Thats it! He's sealed it! Grimsby Town are back in the football league!!! Just a minute to go and Nathan Arnold makes it 3-1! Look at the scenes behind the goal! Look at the relief! The agony is finally over!!!"

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Quoted from jimgtfc
Gone are the days of 3 and 4 year contracts at this level.


Exactly, it's the way of the world, especially at our level is shorter contracts. Not sure if Bosman has had an effect too........

As someone else said, football has changed.
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Quoted from grimsby pete
When we were fairly successful in the league,

We had a group of players that stayed together for a few years,

In the summer we signed 2 or 3 players to improve the squad,

Now it seems we have to sign 10 or 11 players every season,

Then because the manager has not got the right players in, we need to sign 3 or 4 more players on loan,

The last 2 seasons we have made the play offs so you would have thought,

2 or 3 more good signings will see us over the line,

BUT

What happens, 10 in 10 out and more loan signings,

We have to get a settled squad before we can get out of this league imo.

Rant over !


Not like you at all Pete,, but every word is so true
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