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    The Lounge

    I’ve decided to spruce up the web-site a wee bit (even with our new logo – any comments?). Another new feature is the single thread forum, so you can jump on and have your say, ask a question or just read what is being said. As I always say the forum is only as strong as what you make of it, so I would urge you to contribute and regularly to keep it all worthwhile. BTW, if you want to check something in the old forum it is now archived and the link is below… Okay let’s hear from you …

    Looking for the old forum? You can view the read-only archived version here.

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    I don’t know how I feel going into this season. I’ve watched the Bristol friendly and feel that for this coming season I’m a little sceptical of trott , feel the defence is strong enough for us, I feel we need a centre midfielder to still come in personally I’d like a real nasty player who isn’t afraid to put a foot in but I’m most concerned with our strikers as appiah will play about 5 games, I don’t feel roscrow has the ability as of yet and pig and folivi both need to play off a target man. I have heard however that three more will most likely come in so hoping we get a target man as I feel that would make or break our season.



    Not long until the season starts. I think the goal again is survival. Defence looks solid, midfield OK without being outstanding, but reckon we might struggle up front.
    As always, it will be interesting.
    Currently in the UK so got 3 home games and possibly Ipswich away.



    Having watched two of the friendlies to date (Brentford and Bristolll City) here’s my observations to date.

    Guinness-Walker has caught the eye. What I particularly like is his first thought is to get forward, but he’s also eager to get back and defend. He could be a good find.

    Adam Roscrow by contrast hasn’t done a lot. To be fair against Brentford he played up front with Appiah, so was never going to get any help there. Against Bristolll he had The Pig, but still disappeared for long periods. It was only late on with him playing in a more central role that he won a few headers, but for me I think he will be a late substitute at best.

    The returning Favoli did well when he came on, looking very lively. Maybe he’ll be used more this season than last. The trouble is that to get the best out of him, you need an old fashioned No.9. Will we get one before the season starts, and will he keep fit? Time will tell and probably ultimately define our season.

    At the back the likes of Nightingale, Thomas, and Kalambayi continue to look solid. The midfield looks good, if it struggled with superior opposition at times. The same old issues up front, so the arrival of Tom Elliott or Danny Kedwell would be a major boost.

    Of the other youngsters, Reuben Collins and Jack Rudoni look very sharp. Also from what I’ve seen of Stabana and O’Neil is promising without being stand out.

    All in all things look fairly positive. What’s interesting for me is the level (or lack of) compared to previous seasons. Gone is the talk of playoffs, and rightly IMHO, is talk of staying in League One when we move back to Plough Lane.

    It was good to catch up with Liam at the Bristolll game, even if he did insult my choice of shirt 🙂 No doubt we’ll have plenty of opportunity to keep the banter going when he returns permanently to the U.K. next year.

    Early days, but COYDs.



    Again also while I’m logged in I may as well try plugging the WhatsApp group chat again incase people missed it the link is here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/BPVyraoQXTdALtm0f5PrG1



    Thanks for the welcome windlesham, I’ve been hearing that surridge has apparently signed along with trott and a couple other players but the only thing stopping most of ours is the players wally wants out aren’t budging. I got told earlier today that there are a few clubs sniffing around championship quality appiah and we are trying to offload him, surridge I imagine would be Hanson’s replacement and I’ve heard one of the two Irish players we’ve been linked with for ages is a striker so could be appiahs replacement, also got told we are looking at other Irish players as wally has got Stephen kelly (I imagine they we’re together at reading) scouting for us over there. Exciting times but don’t expect much transfer news as of incomings till we see some more departures!!

    At least that’s what I’ve been told so take all the above with a pinch of salt


    Windlesham Don

    Good to have you back, Rumours!

    Colum, I understand that Hanson struggled to settle down south with his family still up north, so the club agreed to cancel his contract. A shame as he seemed a good guy, but Wally could probably do better with his wages to spend.

    As far as Sam Surridge is concerned, he looked good at Oldham for the first half of last season, but I understand that he then had some personal issues related to a girl he was seeing from up north. He wanted to go back up north (to Sunderland), but it fell through and he kicked his heels for the second half of the season apart from a couple of first team appearances at the death of the season. For my part he certainly fits the bill of a young, hungry and physical striker, but Wally would need to be convinced that his mind would be 100% on the job. There may also be some bigger League 1 sides sniffing around him, so I rate the chances of him coming to us as 30-40%.

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