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6 minutes ago, UpInTheAyr said:

So fair chance we're trying to get majority of the squad on 2/3 year deals. Really could go one of two extreme ways.

I'm still hoping for some more releases.

Hopefully, some who have offers have been told they would be backup at best and will opt to move elsewhere for regular football.

I'll also feel a lot more confident if Adeloye signs. 

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So this is the state of play so far:

Currently signed:

Goalkeepers: McAdams, Albinson

Defenders: Houston, McGinty, Ecrepont*, Bilham*, Jeannes*

Midfeilders: McAllister, Smith, Hewitt

Forwards: McKenzie, Ashford, Bryden

Waiting to hear from:

Reading, Murdoch, Dempsey, Moffat**, Baird, O'Connor, Muirhead, Adelyoe, McInroy

*Reserve/youth players

**Coaching role/reserve player

I wouldn't be surprised to still see McAllister leave unless he was to have a good season, and still think we will bring in a right back if Hosuton is out for 8 weeks.

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Hopefully Ashford is used more as a wide player cause his finishing is up there with Martyn Campbell but he's quite effective out wide. 

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3 minutes ago, Superhursy7 said:

It's quite nice to have the goal keeping situation sorted early it's not that long ago we were brining on Ross Doohan the day before the first league Cup game.

Speaking of Doohan, I find it quite amusing that he's now at Tranmere, who were originally known as... Belmont.

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25 minutes ago, Thumper said:

Speaking of Doohan, I find it quite amusing that he's now at Tranmere, who were originally known as... Belmont.

Tranmere Rovers were actually founded by people from the Belmont area of Ayr.

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1 hour ago, Superhursy7 said:

It's quite nice to have the goal keeping situation sorted early it's not that long ago we were brining on Ross Doohan the day before the first league Cup game.

Even just last season we started the League Cup opener without a keeper on the bench so had to finish it with an injured McAdams.   

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10 hours ago, itzdrk said:

Hopefully Ashford is used more as a wide player cause his finishing is up there with Martyn Campbell but he's quite effective out wide. 

I can only hope this is the case too since as I have said before Ashford is abysmal as a centre forward. I am looking forward to seeing who they have lined up to play alongside Tomi.

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8 hours ago, rgreig said:

I can only hope this is the case too since as I have said before Ashford is abysmal as a centre forward. I am looking forward to seeing who they have lined up to play alongside Tomi.

I think that’s harsh tbh. He isn’t an out and out finisher but he is a good support striker as he makes good runs, makes space for others  and creates opportunities for others. I do prefer him wide but wouldn’t call him abysmal just he isn’t a clinical finisher 

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Signing up the majority of this squad on two year deals really gives me the fear going forward, week to week you didn’t know what team was turning up particularly at home. Hope to be proved wrong but I think we will be struggling unless there is some quality signed in the summer.

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Mathie saying we’re looking to bring in around five new players to add to the squad and we remain in talks with everyone out of contract. No mention at all of Maxwell so I’m guessing we’re either not pursuing him or he’s away somewhere else. Can’t say I’m overly fussed with that.

We’re also trying to get a pre season friendly sorted with Sheffield Wednesday.

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Today?

Aye, if you head down to Somerset they should let you in at around 3 ish. Need to just shout really loudly so they can hear you and know that you’re there.
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1 minute ago, D'Jaffo said:


Aye, if you head down to Somerset they should let you in at around 3 ish. Need to just shout really loudly so they can hear you and know that you’re there.

Is there a code word I should use?

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1 hour ago, Lochwood said:

Signing up the majority of this squad on two year deals really gives me the fear going forward, week to week you didn’t know what team was turning up particularly at home. Hope to be proved wrong but I think we will be struggling unless there is some quality signed in the summer.

The one thing Bullen  has emphasised (and the backroom in general since they started getting their act together) is professionalism and continuity. Bullen will have been used to working at Wednesday where there was money to avoid three quarters of your team leaving for free every season, and I expect that's where the club wants to be. And you have to start somewhere, s a good place to start is with the players you already have signed up for next season anyway.

Step two is getting them to be good at football of course.

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2 hours ago, Lochwood said:

Signing up the majority of this squad on two year deals really gives me the fear going forward, week to week you didn’t know what team was turning up particularly at home. Hope to be proved wrong but I think we will be struggling unless there is some quality signed in the summer.

It is a perfect formula if the players you have signed are good enough and will get better. On that basis I have no concerns about signing the majority of last seasons squad on three year deals.

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Another point is that plenty of clubs around this level are run by imbeciles. If your players are in contract, then opponents who think they're being clever by poaching them will have a pay a fee. And then this happens.

Joe Chalmers scored an own goal

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