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« Reply #30150 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 14:17:27 »

I think fans would be generally happy to sign Theo, on the back of what we've seen.  Not a 20 goal striker mind, but having said that sometimes, front men do improve with age. Steve White was one who got more prolific after 30.

If he did come, that he's still under contract at Sarfend would be a good sign, that he wants to play rather than sit on his arse taking the wage.

I've said already that signing Robinson would be a good move, provided we add something else as well.  What we showed is potential, but we also showed there are games where it didn't work - so we need another option for getting goals in the team as well.  Robinson could easily get between 15-20 in a full season with us.

On White, didn't someone have a word in his ear with us around not worrying about being a footballer and just concentrating on shooting - something along the lines of accepting he'd never be technically much kop, but he could score, so just do that.  I am sure I remember him quoting such a conversation in an interview.
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« Reply #30151 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 14:45:52 »

I've said already that signing Robinson would be a good move, provided we add something else as well.  What we showed is potential, but we also showed there are games where it didn't work - so we need another option for getting goals in the team as well.  Robinson could easily get between 15-20 in a full season with us.

On White, didn't someone have a word in his ear with us around not worrying about being a footballer and just concentrating on shooting - something along the lines of accepting he'd never be technically much kop, but he could score, so just do that.  I am sure I remember him quoting such a conversation in an interview.

As said before goals from other sources is a good way to go.... look at Man City, newspaper pundits by way of having something to say, rate them the GOAT of English club sides.... scored 95 Prem goals.... leading scorer Aguero on 21, so 74 goals from other sources.

Chalkie also credited Eileen Drewry, with prolonging his career.
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« Reply #30152 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 14:57:39 »

Aguero's actual or sub replacement got close to 20 in all Comps, and he got 32 in all.  So from a single position, they garnered 51 goals in all competitions.  I think that might be a club benefiting from having a decent goalscorer!

Then the two positions either side of Aguero brought 62 goals to the table - the players being largely rotated among four individuals for two slots.
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« Reply #30153 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 15:36:25 »

Aguero's actual or sub replacement got close to 20 in all Comps, and he got 32 in all.  So from a single position, they garnered 51 goals in all competitions.  I think that might be a club benefiting from having a decent goalscorer!

Then the two positions either side of Aguero brought 62 goals to the table - the players being largely rotated among four individuals for two slots.


But we mainly talk league football on here as we tend to go out of cups early these days, so that is what mainly interests us.   For example, I've no idea who the last STFC player to have 10 cup goals to tiheir name might be.

However you try to warp the point,, it is an inescapable fact that Man City scored 95 league goals of which their maiin central striker scored 21. Hence 74 from other sources, which to my mind backs up te point that you can be successful by getting goals from a variety of sources.
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« Reply #30154 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 16:07:52 »

And Robinson would be perfect if Anderson and Woolery were 10-15 goal a season + players, but they aren't.  City still got loads of goals from the front players, we don't have the squad to provide the necessary cover, so you'd want a goalscorer brought in, no?  Another way would be a 10+ defender, we don't have them either.
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« Reply #30155 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 16:18:58 »

And Robinson would be perfect if Anderson and Woolery were 10-15 goal a season + players, but they aren't.  City still got loads of goals from the front players, we don't have the squad to provide the necessary cover, so you'd want a goalscorer brought in, no?  Another way would be a 10+ defender, we don't have them either.

Hence the point that Woolery and Anderson need to up their game, and get up to say at least 8 goals a season if not 10. Further we could have s bit more in terms of numbers up front.... remember this time roughly last year, we lost Norris and Mullin, and only replaced with Bayo, a kid.... predictably it didn't end well.   N and M got 19 between them, Bayo and then his replacement Theo got 12. Those 7 goals lost perhaps cost us a PO place.
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« Reply #30156 on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 16:19:15 »

He's not still banging on, is he? (Reg)
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« Reply #30157 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10:16:41 »

According to Wellens, 2-3 of the players he is trying to sign have played against us. One assumes he means during his time as manager here.

Get your chops around that.
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« Reply #30158 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:09:58 »

According to Wellens, 2-3 of the players he is trying to sign have played against us. One assumes he means during his time as manager here.

Get your chops around that.

As you say, his suggested approach seems likely to be picking off good players from other sides in our league, potentially from smaller clubs or those less likely to challenge.

Sounds like he wants those 2-3 in the door sooner rather than later too. All sounds good.....
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« Reply #30159 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:14:24 »

He's not still banging on, is he? (Reg)

I am thinking about starting a crowd funder?
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« Reply #30160 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:28:57 »

I am thinking about starting a crowd funder?

Is that for your sponsor a waif, to go in my stead scheme?
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« Reply #30161 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:13:03 »

According to Wellens, 2-3 of the players he is trying to sign have played against us. One assumes he means during his time as manager here.
Ah, the PdC approach. If they’re the best(ish) in their positions in L2 it’s better than buying blind.
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« Reply #30162 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:16:11 »

As you say, his suggested approach seems likely to be picking off good players from other sides in our league, potentially from smaller clubs or those less likely to challenge.

Sounds like he wants those 2-3 in the door sooner rather than later too. All sounds good.....


Didn't he also say that if Conroy and Knoyle didn't sign contracts by a certain point they would be leaving. That was a few weeks ago now wasn't it?
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« Reply #30163 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:19:47 »

Here’s a few for PV - being a local lad!

Bevis Mugabe and Alex Fisher released by Yeovil.

Boateng released by Exeter - think he’d be a decent signing.
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« Reply #30164 on: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:34:41 »

Didn't he also say that if Conroy and Knoyle didn't sign contracts by a certain point they would be leaving. That was a few weeks ago now wasn't it?

Wellens is inexperienced, I'm sure he says a few things which reflect that.  Players will be advisd by their agents to wait for cut off dates on contracts, to see if they can get better. It's a nice place to be, a bit of security in knowing there's something for next season and the possibility of something better..... enjoy your holiday.
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