Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 10th, 2018, 11:32 pm

Based on the most recent programme I've bought (Notts County) we have issued 35 squad numbers. Then deduct players who have been paid off (two), the manager, those out on loan (three) and youth teamers (five) and we have one of the smallest usable squads in the league.

And the 24 left include Bittner, Jahraldo who I don't think has played a league game and Reid who the manager has said doesn't currently have 90 minutes in him.
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Postby southernfan » March 11th, 2018, 12:40 am

so, 35 -10 = 24?
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby Percy plunkett » March 11th, 2018, 12:58 am

We now have a first team squad of 24.The fact that Touray and Foulston are academy lads,it was MF's decision to promote them,and Jahraldo never features is immaterial.We pay 24 players and the squad is as large as tottenham's so is not small.Even with Pipe and OB injured,Osabade didn't make the squad.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 11th, 2018, 9:30 am

southernfan wrote:so, 35 -10 = 24?


Read it again. Flynn has a squad number, five youth teamers, Turley, Reynolds and TOE out on loan, Jazzi and Rigg.have been paid up.

I'm not sure what positions all the youths play but from the 35 squad numbers you could put together the bulk of a starting XI which reads
Bittner
Reid, Foulston, Press, Jahraldo
Flynn, Taylor, Hillman, A.N. Other
Touray, L Collins.

They all have squad numbers so it works superficially, but I think among them they only have one league start all season (Reid at Colchester when he blew up).

Notts in the same programme had two fewer players but I would say maximum four who, on paper, couldn't readily step up to the bench without weakening it. If you look at squads on that basis - which is what I was doing - we have one of the smallest in the division.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby Harps62 » March 11th, 2018, 10:02 am

What's the problem
We have more than enough
Yesterday's bench plus Pipey OB Osadebe
Jay and Touray will get a run before end of season also plus Jahrsldo
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 11th, 2018, 10:10 am

It's not a problem, but it might be the difference between teams finishing in the playoffs and those just outside, which is what I expect and would be satisfied with.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 11th, 2018, 10:24 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:
southernfan wrote:so, 35 -10 = 24?


Read it again. Flynn has a squad number, five youth teamers, Turley, Reynolds and TOE out on loan, Jazzi and Rigg.have been paid up.

I'm not sure what positions all the youths play but from the 35 squad numbers you could put together the bulk of a starting XI which reads
Bittner
Reid, Foulston, Press, Jahraldo
Flynn, Taylor, Hillman, A.N. Other
Touray, L Collins.

They all have squad numbers so it works superficially, but I think among them they only have one league start all season (Reid at Colchester when he blew up).

Notts in the same programme had two fewer players but I would say maximum four who, on paper, couldn't readily step up to the bench without weakening it. If you look at squads on that basis - which is what I was doing - we have one of the smallest in the division.


George,

I am not disagreeing with your analysis. Be it that they are too young, not good enough, or a combination of both. However if they are in the squad they are in the squad. The squad is plenty big enough but if a number of them are not ready to even occupy the bench then the squad is just not good enough.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 11th, 2018, 10:29 am

But define "not good enough"? Self-evidently the squad is good enough to be in 11th place with 10 games left, which is one way of measuring it. It's not over-dependent on loanees or players on their last legs, which is another.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 11th, 2018, 10:37 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:But define "not good enough"? Self-evidently the squad is good enough to be in 11th place with 10 games left, which is one way of measuring it. It's not over-dependent on loanees or players on their last legs, which is another.


George I am clearly describing the individuals who are not good enough. Not the squad.

Do you ever stop to think before you post?
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 11th, 2018, 11:28 am

Always.

What makes a squad "good enough" is by definition the proportion of players in it who are "good enough". And it's all indivisible from the question "Good enough to achieve what?"

Merthyr lost a game 12 or 13 nil, but the squad was still good enough to save them being penalised for not fielding a team.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 11th, 2018, 11:37 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:Always.

What makes a squad "good enough" is by definition the proportion of players in it who are "good enough". And it's all indivisible from the question "Good enough to achieve what?"

Merthyr lost a game 12 or 13 nil, but the squad was still good enough to save them being penalised for not fielding a team.


George,

I am having difficulty understanding what you are on about. You initially said that Newport County had a small squad. A number of us pointed out just how many players are in the squad. You then said that a number of these players either weren't good enough or were too young. As I said I agreed with that but that it was inaccurate to say the squad was small.

It was at that point that I simply failed to comprehend what you are on about. What Merthyr losing twelve or thirteen nil has to do with the size of the County squad is a complete mystery to me.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 11th, 2018, 11:47 am

/Bangs head/

Go back to my post near the foot of page 3. I'm thinking more subtly than mere numbers.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby mad norm » March 11th, 2018, 11:48 am

:sleepy1:
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby George Street-Bridge » March 11th, 2018, 11:50 am

The usual dazzling insight from Norm.
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Re: Is Flynn morphing into Feeney.

Postby Stan A. Einstein » March 11th, 2018, 12:05 pm

George Street-Bridge wrote:/Bangs head/

Go back to my post near the foot of page 3. I'm thinking more subtly than mere numbers.


Interesting. When talking of size of squad it is difficult not to think that the greater the number the bigger the squad,

You're far too subtly for me. :grin:
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