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With Ben Mansford now having started his role, Simon Grayson said player contracts “will take care of itself” - given 3 of the starting 11 from the weekend are out of contract in the summer (and 3 more on loan) - I’m hopeful that there will be some positive news this side of Christmas.
What do people think? Would we like to sign Alnwick Heneghan and Husband personally and which of the out-of-contract players should we renew?
Here’s how the squad is shaping up based on our preferred formation - it’s clear to see where the gaps are and therefore who Grayson is likely looking to bring in.
For reference, these are the players in their most suited position rather than first choice and second choice, hence why Heneghan is behind Edwards but Rocky and Notts aren’t for example.
GK- Alnwick, Howard, Mafoumbi
CB- Edwards, Heneghan
LCB- Tilt, NEW SIGNING
RWB- Feeney, Turton
CM- Spearing, Virtue, Thompson, Guy, Pritchard, NEW SIGNING
AM- Kaikai, Delfouneso, NEW SIGNING
CF- Gnandulliet, Nuttall, Hardie, Yussuf
I’d say we need a left footed centre half (Macdonald from Derby), a quality midfielder and another option going forwards for if Delfouneso or Kaikai are injured / off form. Would be good to know if Nuttall is capable of dropping in behind Gnands to provide another option in the two ‘second strikers’.
What are everyone’s thoughts?
A lot of noise has been around Tilt’s contract and rightly so as he’s our biggest asset. However, I’ve been looking at the other players whose deals run out at the end of the season and it makes for a concerning read. That said, now we’re Oyston free, even if we’re still in League One next year I back us to keep whoever we want.
There are some which have an option attached so I haven’t included these below. I’ve ordered them in my preference for who I want to sign a new deal.
Thanks to the previous regime, our squad is still prone to large changes year-on-year and that will take a few years to stabilise given the majority of the squad are on crap contracts.
Could we sing these lyrics to the tune of Glad All Over?
“we’ve got 👏🏼👏🏼 Simon Sadler, we’ve got 👏🏼👏🏼 Simon Sadler”
I know Man City do this with Guardiola and it sounds good. A nice way to bring in Glad All Over despite having no music after a goal, feels like a happy medium to me and everyone can join in
Appreciate the content which is good for us exiles and people who haven’t been able to travel away.
Those first 3 minutes were really cheesy, not sure how you get away with that in this day and age.
If you can stick to reporting on the match and the fans’ reactions then you’re onto a good thing here. If you start messing about and doing 80s crap TV then you’ll lose followers quicker than you can say ‘where’s the Ormerod Money’
How’s the ground looking currently? I know there have been a few TLC changes made.
The key one for me is the PA system, really hope that’s sorted for Saturday. Anyone got an update on whether it’s been replaced or if there are plans to?
If there are five players going in the Hall of Fame at the end of the year I would expect it to be:
Shame for the likes of Stephen Dobbie and I would’ve liked DJ, Ince or Phillips in there but each left the club under a cloud which has probably ruled them out.
Anyone think anyone other than the above stand a chance?