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#21 oldrover

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:33 AM

saw a lot of charlie at under 18s and he looked like he was gonna be something special, but for whatever reason it didn't happen. he's a good athlete and i hope does well at Batley.


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#22 stevieb

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

If there are no affordable backs of sufficient quality currently available, Kear can't sign them, can he?

If there are no affordable backs of sufficient quality currently available, Kear can't sign them, can he?

he's had since nov 2013 to find replacements for our two banned players, and there's been ample players out there & players that we could of kept so yes he could of

#23 stevieb

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

If there are no affordable backs of sufficient quality currently available, Kear can't sign them, can he?

If there are no affordable backs of sufficient quality currently available, Kear can't sign them, can he?

he's had since nov 2013 to find replacements for our two banned players, and there's been ample players out there & players that we could of kept so yes he could of

#24 silverback

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

he's had since nov 2013 to find replacements for our two banned players, and there's been ample players out there & players that we could of kept so yes he could of

??? go on then,who could we a kept. i rather have players who WANT to play for us and fight for a shirt.



#25 Nick07

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

Yes we are all aware we need back replacements.

Have we got a large budget....no

Are there many free agents around with the season now a month underway....no

Can we afford to pay club's transfer fees as well as player wages....no

If a coach with JK's reputation can't find suitable players at this level, then I suspect it's because there's few out there within our budget.

Yes it's frustrating for fans, me included, as we are only a couple of players off a very decent side again IMO, but people constantly saying the same things every day and arguing with each other isn't going to change that.

Let's back the players we have and cross our fingers that we can find some three quarter cover in the next few weeks.

#26 TheTerminator

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:02 PM

It's unfortunate that, due to finance, the cream of the talent in this league is concentrated at three clubs. It's an even sadder state of affairs that some players who would undoubtedly boost our squad aren't even regulars for those clubs - and, in reality, aren't even really needed.

Although we need threequarters, there's absolutely no point in recruiting someone who isn't an improvement on what we already have simply to boost numbers. In mitigation, the club have made moves to bring quality to the club. It's not John Kear's fault that we were royally shafted over the both the Hardman and Saxton deals, and were unable to meet the avaricious and ridiculous wage demands of a 32 year old, unemployed Australian with whom a deal had been virtually agreed.

Re the Charlie Martin signing; we have to try and recruit any available player of sufficient quality when they become available at a price within our bracket - regardless of position. I'd have thought that concept would be recognised as simple common sense by most people.

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#27 Keep The Faith

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:26 PM

It's unfortunate that, due to finance, the cream of the talent in this league is concentrated at three clubs. It's an even sadder state of affairs that some players who would undoubtedly boost our squad aren't even regulars for those clubs - and, in reality, aren't even really needed.

Although we need threequarters, there's absolutely no point in recruiting someone who isn't an improvement on what we already have simply to boost numbers. In mitigation, the club have made moves to bring quality to the club. It's not John Kear's fault that we were royally shafted over the both the Hardman and Saxton deals, and were unable to meet the avaricious and ridiculous wage demands of a 32 year old, unemployed Australian with whom a deal had been virtually agreed.

Re the Charlie Martin signing; we have to try and recruit any available player of sufficient quality when they become available at a price within our bracket - regardless of position. I'd have thought that concept would be recognised as simple common sense by most people.

well said tom

#28 greavesy

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

It's unfortunate that, due to finance, the cream of the talent in this league is concentrated at three clubs. It's an even sadder state of affairs that some players who would undoubtedly boost our squad aren't even regulars for those clubs - and, in reality, aren't even really needed.

Although we need threequarters, there's absolutely no point in recruiting someone who isn't an improvement on what we already have simply to boost numbers. In mitigation, the club have made moves to bring quality to the club. It's not John Kear's fault that we were royally shafted over the both the Hardman and Saxton deals, and were unable to meet the avaricious and ridiculous wage demands of a 32 year old, unemployed Australian with whom a deal had been virtually agreed.

Re the Charlie Martin signing; we have to try and recruit any available player of sufficient quality when they become available at a price within our bracket - regardless of position. I'd have thought that concept would be recognised as simple common sense by most people.

Agree with what you have said Tom, Martin is a good signing but today we were able to play 2 forwards in the centre positions it worked against kells who visibly tired as the game progressed but there are a lot of good sides in the championship who will exploit our weak backline. A gree now is the wrong time to try and sign threequarters but as is the feeling among supporters the players involved in the betting scandel were almost certainly going to be banned we should have expected this and not included them in the pre season games. Then was the time to recruit



#29 Lone Drinker

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:39 PM

Walton and Faal are both forwards really, it's not a new thing.




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