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Numanoid
January 23, 2018, 9:47pm Report to Moderator
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Was it really that much easier (or so it seems) to sign players that were decent i.e. Bogle,Amond,nNsala,Arnold, Disley,to name just a few,when we were non league.l just don't get it !
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Was it really that much easier (or so it seems) to sign players that were decent i.e. Bogle,Amond,nNsala,Arnold, Disley,to name just a few,when we were non league.l just don't get it !


We had a manager who sold the club then. Now we have a joke manager to go along with a non-league mentality.
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Clearly every player in that list and several more on top are better players than every current member of our squad (perhaps Dembele excluded).

Clearly league status isn't the be all when it comes to signing quality players.  
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Because we were one of the bigger clubs in non league with a good chance of going up and could probably pay enough for that level. A lot of players we took chances on and they worked out so we probably offered them a better deal than they were getting elsewhere. Was only after they did well with us that other teams wanted them. Some came from lower rungs of non league.


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Don't believe our wages on offer have increased much from when we were non league-e.g. Pearson etc. Are we really trying to attract new players in this window. Not many names are being touted,even on the Fishy. Normally 2-3 a day are suggested eg  who's legs are these [answer= Strakers ]
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Excellent point that man makes.

It's gone back to the lucky dip journey man side of doing things.

No one can argue because out if all the signings slade has made only one has turned out be decent.

I really really can't wait for slade to go, the whole way we are atm make me more depressed every day .


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Most of the players mentioned were either non League or they were League players in a rut.  When Pearson was signed did the Fishy declare it an amazing signing?  Also picking out those signings that turned out to be great ignores the many others that weren't.  For every Pearson there was a Church.

However, for players around this level, I'd say the chance to be in a team that was almost certain to be in the mix for promotion, a cup run and two chances at Wembley, it's more attractive than slugging it out mid table with only an outside chance of promotion.

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Excellent point that man makes.

It's gone back to the lucky dip journey man side of doing things.

No one can argue because out if all the signings slade has made only one has turned out be decent.

I really really can't wait for slade to go, the whole way we are atm make me more depressed every day .




I don't know how many signings he has made but I'd say Clarke, DJ, Dembele, Matt and Vernam all look like decent signings.  That must be about a 1 in 2 hit rate which is probably around the same as Hurst.  

Like many posters in here, you start from the position that Slade is useless and view everything through a negative lens.

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I don't know how many signings he has made but I'd say Clarke, DJ, Dembele, Matt and Vernam all look like decent signings.  That must be about a 1 in 2 hit rate which is probably around the same as Hurst.  

Like many posters in here, you start from the position that Slade is useless and view everything through a negative lens.



I think he's up to 15 signings now, so that would make it about 1 in 3. OP point stands though as those five players wouldn't imho have made our best conference 11. Clarke in reality is a stop gap signing, maybe one more season out of him and three of the other's mentioned are loan players, DJ can't hold down a starting slot for more than a couple of games running and Vernam has only played two games so far. As for Matt is he better than the much malinged LJL?
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I think he's up to 15 signings now,


since Slade arrived, he's signed 21 players including extending players like Collins and Davies, and including loans as well as contracts.

full list is -
Kean
Killip
Collins
Clarke
Davies
Dixon
Hall-Johnson
Keeble
Osborne
Clifton
Rose
Sawyer
Dembele
Jaiyesimi
Kelly
Woolford
Wright
Cardwell
Hooper
Matt
Vernam



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