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by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 23:16
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23368

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I think the comment related to Obita making a full recovery which would mean we had four proven Championship quality full backs plus three with first team appearances who all show various degrees of significant promise. As I said, not up to the standard of Murty and Shorey or Griffin and Harte, but ...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 23:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Value the Squad

So an established international right back is worth nothing but a right back with 1 minute's first team experience is worth £1m+? If you read what I put at the bottom, I said I’d like to renegotiate Gunters contract. Failing that, yes, Gunter is being paid £1.25 million a year (I’d guess), the yout...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 18:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Value the Squad

I'd give McNulty a go alongside or in behind our main striker. I'd rather sell Baldock than McNulty tbh. Baldock's likely to be on higher wages. So would I. Gomes, however, plays a 4-3-3 system with a number 10 like Swift (or Barrett!), not a floating poacher like McNulty. He is absolutely not a Go...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 18:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Value the Squad

It's a weird one, because what actually is value?

What you'd be willing to sell someone for?
What you'd need to spend to replace them?
What you'd spend to sign them?
What another team would be willing to pay for them?

How much affect does contract length have?
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: Value the Squad
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Value the Squad

I'd give McNulty a go alongside or in behind our main striker. I'd rather sell Baldock than McNulty tbh. Baldock's likely to be on higher wages.
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 12:10
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23368

Re: Next Season's Squad.

If Obita can recover and refind his form I can't think of a time when we'd be better stocked at full back. Individual quality in first choice may not be up to our highest standards, but Yiadom and Obita with Gunter, Blackett, Richards, Watson and Howe is an overabundance of strength in depth worthy ...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 11:57
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Sammy Szmodics
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Rumour - Sammy Szmodics

Big step up from League 2 and we've got plenty of promising young attacking midfield talent already in Olise, Barrett, Frost and Holsgrove. For free probably worth a punt, double figure goals two seasons running is good from midfield and he's got a solid number of appearances behind him. But not som...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 11:49
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 133
Views: 7369

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

It's no big deal, but data migration is a very standard part of any IT development regardless of whether the two systems talk to each other. And duplicate / inactive account data deletion should be no problem as part of that. None of which means getting users to reregister isn't a valid thing to do...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 08:01
Forum: The Team
Topic: Rival Watch
Replies: 2858
Views: 342303

Re: Rival Watch

, I find it hard to understand Potter's reasoning Would ‘massive salary increase’ go some way to helping you understand ? Yeah, isn't the average manager tenure something stupid like 18 months now? Chances are decent he'd be sacked by the end of next season anyway. Clubs are just encouraging manage...
by Snowflake Royal
19 May 2019 07:56
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: STs for season 2019/2020
Replies: 133
Views: 7369

Re: STs for season 2019/2020

It's no big deal, but data migration is a very standard part of any IT development regardless of whether the two systems talk to each other. And duplicate / inactive account data deletion should be no problem as part of that.
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 21:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23368

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I can still see Gunter as a starter in the Championship in the right team. He's an established international, the right side of 30 (just) and has had a relatively injury free career. As you say, he's a safe player. Wouldn't surprise me if he went back to Cardiff. McCleary is 32 and is coming off 18...
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 19:53
Forum: The Team
Topic: 18/19 End of Season Awards
Replies: 41
Views: 1901

Re: 18/19 End of Season Awards

4 of the 6 - Walker, McNulty, Meyler and O'Shea didn't really play much, even under Clement. Even Baldock, even when fit, wasn't really his full-time every day starter? Last Summer we needed help sooner rather than later. If Clement was in here now, reckon he'd say he was disappointed with how it p...
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 18:13
Forum: The Team
Topic: 18/19 End of Season Awards
Replies: 41
Views: 1901

Re: 18/19 End of Season Awards

Loanee's are not signings. Take them out of that list and you'll see what's left. Walker - didn't disappoint. To disappoint, you need moderate expectations. Everyone had written him off before he'd joined so it's difficult to say he's "disappointed" - he's simply achieved what people thou...
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 16:31
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 67
Views: 4645

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

Not sure who wins if this transfer happens. Loader was starting to find his feet towards the end of the season and will likely get 20+ starts next year with us, to replace that we'd probably need someone on much higher wages and a decent transfer fee. I can't see him starting more than a couple of ...
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 10:43
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Safe standing progress
Replies: 105
Views: 37436

Re: Safe standing progress

Depending on the continued and future success of Club 1871, something will have to happen to accommodate the fans imho. Whilst assuming that we do well on the pitch I can only imagine that the demand will go past the small capacity at the moment so at that time what would be a solution? Safe standi...
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 10:37
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23368

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I can still see Gunter as a starter in the Championship in the right team. He's an established international, the right side of 30 (just) and has had a relatively injury free career. As you say, he's a safe player. Wouldn't surprise me if he went back to Cardiff. McCleary is 32 and is coming off 18...
by Snowflake Royal
18 May 2019 09:58
Forum: The Team
Topic: Next Season's Squad.
Replies: 526
Views: 23368

Re: Next Season's Squad.

I think you're spot on. I've been a fairly vocal critic of Gunter over the years. I think our reliance on him and his lack of competition has been symptomatic of our slip down the table and he just isn't right for a team that has its eyes on the top half, certainly the top six. And it's not because ...
by Snowflake Royal
17 May 2019 22:26
Forum: The Team
Topic: Promotion team 'must haves'
Replies: 21
Views: 1574

Re: Promotion team 'must haves'

Not really. Kept us up. The problems still remain though. If the summer intake doesn't gel. We'll be deeper into the mire than last year. There's a team in the making. Lacks experience and a battle hardened mentality. Retaining the likes of O'Shea is the key. He barely played and has gone. Not just...
by Snowflake Royal
17 May 2019 22:22
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 67
Views: 4645

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

We really need to be keeping hold of our youngsters and trying to build the club around our shining academy players. Loader is clearly going to be a star, he's still young and raw at the moment but we've all seen that there's a talented kid in there. He has great movement and the way he took that g...
by Snowflake Royal
17 May 2019 18:56
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Danny Loader
Replies: 67
Views: 4645

Re: Rumour - Danny Loader

You know 2m rates him as half way between Dave Edwards and Leandro Bacuna? Yeah, bizarre ends of the scale going on here. English youth International with Championship appearances and high potential has to put his starting price at at least £5m. I can't see us considering much less than that at all...
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