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mariner91
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Northampton have released their keeper (Adam Smith) who has played 94 games in 2 seasons.


Zander Diamond wouldn't be a bad signing either although probably not the most mobile centre back.


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Some of the names being touted on here are pie in the sky stuff sorry to break it to you... Jay O'shea has spent the second half of the season on loan at Sheff U and only been released by Chesterfield because they're in the shite financially and Bostwick has interest from the Championship according to a posh mate of mine, they tend to transfer list players in the final year of their deals to make a bob or two from them.

Lee Angol from posh wouldn't be a bad shout though although I suspect we'd be competing with the Gimps for his signature.
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Some of the names being touted on here are pie in the sky stuff sorry to break it to you... Jay O'shea has spent the second half of the season on loan at Sheff U and only been released by Chesterfield because they're in the shite financially and Bostwick has interest from the Championship according to a posh mate of mine, they tend to transfer list players in the final year of their deals to make a bob or two from them.

Lee Angol from posh wouldn't be a bad shout though although I suspect we'd be competing with the Gimps for his signature.


That makes more sense, did wonder why he was transfer listed!


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Grantley, I can't see the problem in recruiting good players from L2. Makes sense doesn't it, and shows ambition coupled with pragmatism, and poses a lower risk - Collins and McCartan are proven at L2 level and provide qualities we don't currently posess. Plus, plus neither are playing for big or rich clubs at this level in Crawley and Accrington. We are a big hitter in L2 in terms of our size, support and history and ought to have a good chance of promotion next season if we project enough actual ambition to back that. Maybe said players would consider it a step up to sign for Grimsby from their current clubs. I can't see why we should confine our signings strategy to promising conference players or youngsters/released players from higher levels. Mix it up a bit. They are both great ages for their respective roles.

Actually, both are still under contract and likely to attract a fair bit of attention I reckon.

You misunderstand me. I'd love to sign the best players from League 2, my argument was that it's highly unlikely we'll get them due to contract length/wages/interest from higher clubs. I'm not saying we shouldn't try and sign them. I just don't want us going over the odds for them.  


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Mariner91 mentioned Michael Bostwick, saw him in a few games when he was at Stevenage decent player then as long as his legs have not gone he would be a decent addition


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Played golf in Nottingham today and the Bar Steward (no pun) is a former footballer, Mike Galloway, who played for RS as a junior at Notts County & has been employed by RS in the past to do Pro-zone reports on opposition and he told me he will be doing this for GTFC next year.

Interesting to hear him talk about RS, especially his time at Orient, & he explained what a great motivator & man manager he is & how players loved playing for him, stating Kevin Lisbie refused moves to higher placed clubs as he enjoyed his time with RS. Also re his time at Cardiff ho the reduced playing budget by £2M per annum whilst achieving 8th place & how there were 50+ back room staff including 3 goalkeeping coaches when RS arrived.

Made me feel a little more confident re the future & also suggests that RS is likely to go back for players he knows & they are likely to want to play for him again. I await announcements on player front with interest.
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Good insight LM. Let's hope we get a few gems signed.
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Just doing some research in to players that RS has worked with before and a possible would be Jamie Ness? Had him on loan whilst at Leyton Orient and Ness has spent the last two seasons at Scunny so is local to the area. Unlikely to be offered a new contract as he's only played 15 times this season.


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Just doing some research in to players that RS has worked with before and a possible would be Jamie Ness? Had him on loan whilst at Leyton Orient and Ness has spent the last two seasons at Scunny so is local to the area. Unlikely to be offered a new contract as he's only played 15 times this season.


Not good enough for Crew, Orient or Scunthorpe, doubt he would be on Slade`s shopping list IMO
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