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Everything posted by TheSkipper

  1. Good signing I think, Peterborough are the type of team that can take a player to the next level, whilst they will have in mind the following season. I wish them well in their upcoming campaign.
  2. Some good names dropped by multiple members, If Notts could sign Liam Walsh, as mentioned by Chris I would be well happy. I have no idea if he's signed a new deal or joined someone else though.
  3. Chasing promotion? I wouldn't leave him as backup. If Jake Kean plays as the backup and Tiernan Brooks as the optional keeper than I am happy with that, as @Chris pointed out. I think it would be easier to answer if we had seen him play in goal for the first-team, that might be enough to sway my opinion in favour but because getting out of this league is of great importance. Playing a rookie keeper could cost us those points that might make all the difference come the season.
  4. Well done @Piethagoram, keep up the good work.
  5. Tidy! The Pride of Nottingham also makes the shirts look very stylish. I'm liking these concepts!
  6. I think Sam Slocombe is the better of the likely names, he has experience with leading by example and will be starting every game unless injured. This is why I feel it's a shame Jake Reeves left, as he would've been my choice!
  7. I am glad that Notts hasn't gone up, as League Two teams are strengthening well IMO. Whereas the National League is getting the scraps at the moment or players from one rival team in the same league.
  8. Richard Brindley might add cover to the back three, or Jamie Sterry might be preferred in this role. I wouldn't be against such signing, establishing a link down the right would benefit Notts and when Cal Roberts returns this could work out well.
  9. I watched his interview, he comes across as a passionate player that just wants to do as well as possible. I think he will be stronger knowing what Ian Burchnall wants and obviously getting settled in the role. Connell Rawlinson is a rock at the back, very happy with this.
  10. Commonly a club and player would agree a release fee, so I would assume it was for something but probably not much.
  11. Enzio made the team of the season last year, god knows how. Chestefield are welcome to him, they'll end up back in the money troubles if they over spend.
  12. Crucial extension, pleased that Sam Slocombe has agreed to a 2-year-deal. By time that expires he should be around 35-years-old, so I think him remaining longer provided Notts hasn't moved on at the time is quite likely to happen.
  13. The England game wasn't boring, I thought Czech Republic played well despite losing but England should have been 3-0 up easily
  14. Big loss IMO, quality midfielder who did much of the work and everything in between. Underrated in his ability to get Notts going.
  15. Most keepers can be replaced, something Notts tends to do well is in this department. Have we had a terrible first team goalkeeper in the last 10 years? I don't think we have.
  16. It's a big commitment for me, I am not sure how many home games I will make now that I am working full time and have my course still to finish. I am still tempted to renew,
  17. I fail to see what's wrong with Solihull Moors? They're on the up and building strong. Most League Two teams like Crawley, Stevenage, Morecombe aren't sides I would gamble my managerial career with.
  18. @Piethagoram has contributed a lot this season.
  19. Without Sam Slocombe we could kiss any chance of reaching the playoffs goodbye, none of the other keepers seemed good enough.
  20. Smooth football, nice and neat passing. It ticks the boxes, if it continues fans will warm to Ian Burchnall. Just how many will say they got it wrong to call for his head so early? Its quite daft.
  21. At the time I weighed up the options of hiring a new assistant coach and Michael Doyle filling in the gaps. I didn't question that he can do both roles without impacting the other, I also thought it would help bridge the gap between the manager and players. If the players start to buy Ian Burchnall's way of thinking which always does take time, I do feel Doyle deserves some credit for the support. As to next season, if IB wants Doyle to remain then I hope he hangs up his boots. The decision is the best of both worlds right now. It also looks like Jake Kean is being more hands on during games, so its not like Doyle's missed on the touchline. He's needed on the pitch due to the lack of cover, although Jim O'Brien could easily come in.
  22. He never seemed bothered about playing, one of those players who took it for granted and it makes you wonder if he actually wanted to play. Poor signing due to all things considering, if he remained for another 10 games I don't think it would've worked out. Right call it would seem.
  23. I don't believe anything has gone wrong massively, the only issue I can name is the amount of loan players introduced over a short period of time. Neal Ardley had tried to fill the spaces with players who was out of favour, DKE for example did enough at left back. Could Notts do more about the injury risk? I don't think so. I do feel the manager should've tried to afford bringing in so many players, I also disagree that Ardley panicked to bring them in but I do feel he wasn't as mindful about potential injures. Better recruitment in the loan market might have saved his job, this season was always going to be a difficult one to manage though.

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