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6 minutes ago, mick26 said:

He's 5'4" according to Wikipedia - not really the presence up front we're lacking.

Wikipedia heights for lower league footballers are notoriously unreliable.

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3 hours ago, singe said:

Imagine losing out to Halifax for a striker.

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Imagine being outbid by Non League clubs for Maynard. . .  Now stop imagining-this is reality.

 

 Would also like to know if we were actually after this lad and were, once again, overlooked in favour of a non league team. I’m starting to think 97 years (or there abouts) in League 1 is going to seem like the Bovis days compared to the 2 or 3 we spend in this league before slipping away with barely a whimper into Non League. 

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6 hours ago, LittlePhilHill said:

Imagine being outbid by Non League clubs for Maynard. . .  Now stop imagining-this is reality.

 

 Would also like to know if we were actually after this lad and were, once again, overlooked in favour of a non league team. I’m starting to think 97 years (or there abouts) in League 1 is going to seem like the Bovis days compared to the 2 or 3 we spend in this league before slipping away with barely a whimper into Non League. 

We were in for him. 

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21 minutes ago, simplythemostimportantkick said:

I keep asking and asking. Not doubting just interested. What is the source of the rumour please ?

What you looking for fam, name and contact number?

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1 hour ago, simplythemostimportantkick said:

I keep asking and asking. Not doubting just interested. What is the source of the rumour please ?

 

We were ‘in for him’ according to @singe - that’s the source of the rumour. So we can only presume that he was either

a) The lad allegedly training with us recently  

b) Seen in Tescos

c) A mate of a mate who mentioned it down the pub

 

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1 hour ago, simplythemostimportantkick said:

I keep asking and asking. Not doubting just interested. What is the source of the rumour please ?

You know I can't reveal a source, but be reassured it was solid written evidence. 

And of course, even if its from the horses mouth, which this wasn't, then people can still cast doubt. 

But you know I have no history of wind ups. 

I don't blame you for chalking it up as poasible not proven, in your shoes I'd do the same. 

Despite our disagreements from time to time, I respect you have a slightly different viewpoint enough not to play games with you. 

If I could tell you, I would. But for me it's pretty strong evidence that we were. 

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55 minutes ago, LittlePhilHill said:

Sad times. Was this the lad with us last week or whenever it was?

I don't know. 

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2 hours ago, singe said:

We were in for him. 

 

1 hour ago, simplythemostimportantkick said:

I keep asking and asking. Not doubting just interested. What is the source of the rumour please ?

Who cares? Sad times? Nope. Hes a non league standard player. So wether we were in for him or not, I'm happy hes not come here. And it's most likely that we were in for him and he came in and dino realised hes shit so let him go. Hes small, not that much pace from what I've seen and has no record of ever being a striker who scores goals

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1 minute ago, Chris15Arm said:

 

Who cares? Sad times? Nope. Hes a non league standard player. So wether we were in for him or not, I'm happy hes not come here. And it's most likely that we were in for him and he came in and dino realised hes shit so let him go. Hes small, not that much pace from what I've seen and has no record of ever being a striker who scores goals

But is he better than we already have? 

Have we strikers queuing at that door to join us? 

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No hes not haha. Nowhere near. We have wilson who is quicker, stronger and even tho not firing, has a lot better goal ratio. Segbe has speed and determination and has only scored 3 goals all season, but still a better ratio lol. And it's his first season in english football. If we are to get a striker he needs to b a big man or theres no point in getting one at all

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16 minutes ago, Chris15Arm said:

 

Who cares? Sad times? Nope. Hes a non league standard player.

So are most of our squad and plenty of the players we’ve played against. Sad times was more so getting financially outmuscled, particularly for Maynard, by non league teams. And most other things to be fair.

3 minutes ago, simplythemostimportantkick said:

You after his credit card details or summat ? 

Yes. Particularly now considering his big move.

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2 hours ago, Chris15Arm said:

No hes not haha. Nowhere near. We have wilson who is quicker, stronger and even tho not firing, has a lot better goal ratio. Segbe has speed and determination and has only scored 3 goals all season, but still a better ratio lol. And it's his first season in english football. If we are to get a striker he needs to b a big man or theres no point in getting one at all

Which begs the question why were we in for him then? Who is driving that? Dino? Mo? Al? Al & Mo? Curly, Barry & Mo? All 4?

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I reckon he was just here to try out. And the club said have a go son. But then said no to him. Clubs up and down the country get players in for training that are nowhere near good enough. Theres no need to make such a big deal out of it

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1 hour ago, LittlePhilHill said:

So are most of our squad and plenty of the players we’ve played against. Sad times was more so getting financially outmuscled, particularly for Maynard, by non league teams. And most other things to be fair.

Yes. Particularly now considering his big move.

1. Maynard didn't go to a non league team. Nor have any of our other targets. They've all gone to teams that have a budget high enough for league 1 top end. AL or Mo have a lot to answer for and a lot of our players are below standard. BUT dino has frozen those players out. And I'd rather AL scrimp and save and we have a club than pay Maynard or Mayor 10 grand a week and it go tits up. Menig, Byrne, Bryan, doyle, gerrard all examples of splashing out and then they're not performing and get relegated

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2 minutes ago, Chris15Arm said:

I reckon he was just here to try out. And the club said have a go son. But then said no to him. Clubs up and down the country get players in for training that are nowhere near good enough. Theres no need to make such a big deal out of it

If he is as shit as you say, and nowhere near what we want why waste easch others time? Who invited him? Dino or Curly, Barry & Mo?

whatever the answer it tells us quite a lot of the current situation. Either they are still interfering or Dino has managed to wrestle control. One is obviously much better news than the other.

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Just now, singe said:

If he is as shit as you say, and nowhere near what we want why waste easch others time? Who invited him? Dino or Curly, Barry & Mo?

whatever the answer it tells us quite a lot of the current situation. Either they are still interfering or Dino has managed to wrestle control. One is obviously much better news than the other.

It doesn't work like that. During the season the chairman doesn't go out and look for players all the time. Might get the odd one but that's it. 90% of trials come from agents ringing 20 clubs saying I have a player who wants to try out. And the clubs saying we've nothin to lose come join in training

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2 minutes ago, Chris15Arm said:

It doesn't work like that. During the season the chairman doesn't go out and look for players all the time. Might get the odd one but that's it. 90% of trials come from agents ringing 20 clubs saying I have a player who wants to try out. And the clubs saying we've nothin to lose come join in training

I know how it works, obviously, but we wouldn't bother with a load of midfielders would we. Nor crap strikers we had no interest in.

We were in for him, I'm very satisfied with the evidence, which contradicts your assertion that it was just a speculative trial.

Up to you whether you believe it or not. Those that have been on here a decade or more know my MO.

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Sounds to me that now it's looking like dino has control and AL has gone quiet that your looking for an excuse to complain. Even if it was a proper trial, we didn't sign him. Not because Halifax outbid us. Itl be because hes not better than what we have. And I'd take 20 midfielders on trial if it meant I might find one better than we have already. 

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3 minutes ago, Chris15Arm said:

1. Maynard didn't go to a non league team. Nor have any of our other targets. They've all gone to teams that have a budget high enough for league 1 top end. AL or Mo have a lot to answer for and a lot of our players are below standard. BUT dino has frozen those players out. And I'd rather AL scrimp and save and we have a club than pay Maynard or Mayor 10 grand a week and it go tits up. Menig, Byrne, Bryan, doyle, gerrard all examples of splashing out and then they're not performing and get relegated

I agree with all you are saying although Byrne and Doyle seem to doing alright. Just pointing out that the deal we offered to Maynard was the lowest he received including deals from a couple of non league clubs. I do not blame him for choosing Mansfield. But we cannot talk about scrimping and saving when we have Vera, Sefil, Maouche, et al on our books and our sporting director thinks he’s doing a good job.. I would rather have the likesof one Maynard than all of the . Yet I also agree that Dino has frozen them out and is, in my opinion, weeding the likes of them out.

 

Bottom line: I too would rather have a club than splurge money on players but I am also realistic about the potential for twenty years (if we’re lucky enough to stay in the division) of L2 football if this is to be the case.

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4 minutes ago, singe said:

Up to you whether you believe it or not. Those that have been on here a decade or more know my MO.

 

Unfortunate use of just the initials for Modus Operandi there @singe 😉

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