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Notts play off squad and released players

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No issue with any of that. Strong looking 24 imo. I know some will be saying about Tootle and Bird, but Tootle’s contribution was a lot earlier in his contract and hasn’t been able to crack a first team place for a while now. Bird...potentially a good CB, but for the first time in years, central defence isn’t an issue. Rumours of his poor training and laziness has been around for a long time now.

That 24 sort of wrote itself imo. Would cope easily in L2 as well imo.

Wow. Nice to talk about football at Notts again! 😂

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Pierce Bird is the only one who surprises me in the released list. He seems to have a lot more natural ability than, say, Hollis (who made more than 100 appearances!), but he never forced himself into the first team and NA has his reasons to let him go, maybe for the reasons mentioned above. The rest are predictable.

It's certainly sensible to have a smaller group training for the play-offs, as we're probably only talking two matches tops - as the third-placed team, a semi-final at home and hopefully the final.

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first time i agree with the released list, its sad to see some of the young players go but in terms of their careers it will be better for them.

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The retained list largely makes sense.

However, I am disappointed that Owen Betts who looked a good young defender and, Leo Marshall have been released without giving them longer. Notts needs to get our youths into a good loan system with local clubs and allow them to develop properly.

Jorge Grant for example shown he could handle League Two, yes, he went missing once his flair had died down but League One was a good step up for him.

Notts should look at getting youths into a level where the following season they could step up, without us continually losing talent.

Like I said, the retained list does make sense but does leave a saddening impression on the future for 95% of our youth academy players.

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12 hours ago, allardyces tash said:

I am curious as to if any more will end up being released once the playoffs are concluded.

No complaints from me.

I wouldn’t expect too many off that list to leave tbh. I suppose it depends on which league we finish on. To be fair to the players on the list, to judge them on the next two games would be harsh, win or lose. It’s got to be quite surreal for them stopping for so long then coming back for two vital games.

Full backs might need looking at and the centre of midfield possibly.

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