The 18/19 squad...so far

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The 18/19 squad...so far

Postby Willthiswork » May 9th, 2018, 11:38 am

https://www.newport-county.co.uk/news/2 ... =hootsuite
Joe DAY (GK)
David PIPE
Dan BUTLER
Joss LABADIE.......?
Mark O'BRIEN
Mickey DEMETRIOU
Robbie WILLMOTT
Matt DOLAN
Padraig AMOND
Josh SHEEHAN
Scott BENNETT
Fraser FRANKS
Jamille MATT
Keanu MARSH-BROWN
Andrew CROFTS
Tyler HORNBY-FORBES
*** 2nd Choice Goalkeeper ***...?
Mamadou TOURAY
Jay FOULSTON
Charlie COOPER (season long)
Loan No.2 – as required
Loan No.3 – as required
Loan No.4 – as required
Loan No.5 – as required
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Postby Willthiswork » May 9th, 2018, 11:40 am

Under Contract

Joe Day
David Pipe
Dan Butler
Robbie Willmott
Matty Dolan
Padraig Amond
Lamar Reynolds
Scot Bennett
Jay Foulston
Momodou Touray
Tom Owen-Evans
Mark O’Brien
Mickey Demetriou
Josh Sheehan


Discussions are currently ongoing with Joss Labadie, Ben Tozer and Frank Nouble in relation to the extension of their contracts. James Bittner is also in talks with regards to his coaching role at the Club.

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James Bittner
Paul Hayes
Marlon Jackson
Calaum Jahraldo Martin
Jamie Turley
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Postby Bush » May 9th, 2018, 12:52 pm

You can pretty much remove Reynolds,foulston, tourey and probably owen-evans from that list. I highly doubt any of them will be involved next season. So we have a squad of ten, two possible players who will sign a contract. And one who could sign. But won’t be fit till new year. Still looking at a big turnover in players this summer again.
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Postby Loyalfoot » May 9th, 2018, 3:13 pm

A very busy time for M F to get in the new lads.........depends on the budget I guess
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Postby aberexile » May 9th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Defence looks ok, need midfielders and attackers. Think TOE may come back into the reckoning - he didn't sulk and got on with his loan spell and did well, by all accounts. He's still young and must be stronger for playing in the National League South. Let's hope so.
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Postby daftasfxxx » May 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Willthiswork wrote:Under Contract

Joe Day
David Pipe
Dan Butler
Robbie Willmott
Matty Dolan
Padraig Amond
Lamar Reynolds
Scot Bennett
Jay Foulston
Momodou Touray
Tom Owen-Evans
Mark O’Brien
Mickey Demetriou
Josh Sheehan


Discussions are currently ongoing with Joss Labadie, Ben Tozer and Frank Nouble in relation to the extension of their contracts. James Bittner is also in talks with regards to his coaching role at the Club.

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James Bittner
Paul Hayes
Marlon Jackson
Calaum Jahraldo Martin
Jamie Turley

I can see three of them being loaned out before the season starts
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Postby wattsville_boy » May 10th, 2018, 11:47 pm

Actually releasing Bittner as a player but stating keenness he stays as GK coach moves his wages from the playing budget to the Managerial/coaching budget (if he agrees to stay on in that position).

On the youngsters I would be keen on Flynn playing at least one of them in every team. I believe doing so could see more youngsters attending games, as they want to see people they can identify with - kids that live in their area, or went to their school.

It won't happen but surely it should be an aspiration for a League 2 side to try out some of the better Academy players and see whether they could cut it. It could save some money or even make some money...
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Postby Skate Exile » May 11th, 2018, 4:03 pm

The loan signings will be crucial to where we finish. We will struggle to find another Ben White.
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Postby County ranger » May 12th, 2018, 4:07 pm

wattsville_boy wrote:Actually releasing Bittner as a player but stating keenness he stays as GK coach moves his wages from the playing budget to the Managerial/coaching budget (if he agrees to stay on in that position).

On the youngsters I would be keen on Flynn playing at least one of them in every team. I believe doing so could see more youngsters attending games, as they want to see people they can identify with - kids that live in their area, or went to their school.

It won't happen but surely it should be an aspiration for a League 2 side to try out some of the better Academy players and see whether they could cut it. It could save some money or even make some money...

Moving budgets is just shifting deckchairs on the titanic there is a finite amount of money. It would be great if we had academy players that were any good - I think Flynn made it clear towards end of season that they were not yet good enough / fit enough.
Academies play a volume game we have had some luck in recent years Evans / Poole but they were not County academy players from scratch they were other clubs cast offs that we got lucky with. Few academy players make it in the professional game.
Next season is a big season for Foulston and Touray if they are not in squad / team from start then clearly in Flynn’s opinion not good enough.
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Postby Amberexile » May 12th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Talking of Poole, is his contract up this summer?
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Postby County ranger » May 12th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Amberexile wrote:Talking of Poole, is his contract up this summer?

Could not near the Northampton first team highlights problems for young players Man U buy him just in case and then no doubt will cast him off. He may have been better staying in L2 but was he in same league as Ben White?
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Postby Percy plunkett » May 13th, 2018, 10:57 am

It's good to know that MF took my advice on the keeper situation.
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Re: The 18/19 squad...so far

Postby lowandhard » May 13th, 2018, 7:19 pm

County ranger wrote:
Amberexile wrote:Talking of Poole, is his contract up this summer?

Could not near the Northampton first team highlights problems for young players Man U buy him just in case and then no doubt will cast him off. He may have been better staying in L2 but was he in same league as Ben White?


No, not in my estimation but looked a decent defender. Perhaps he has improved since he last played for us, he wasn’t that bad even then iirc. The question is a) do we need him?,and b) can we now afford him?
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Postby neilcork68 » May 14th, 2018, 11:18 am

County ranger wrote:
Amberexile wrote:Talking of Poole, is his contract up this summer?

Could not near the Northampton first team highlights problems for young players Man U buy him just in case and then no doubt will cast him off. He may have been better staying in L2 but was he in same league as Ben White?


As much as I rated White when he first came he progressively got worse as the season progressed . That's not saying he was a poor player but he seemed to struggle more and got found out a few times..Whether that was down to having too many games or the fact that MF kept using him as a right back ??
Poole won't be as good as White in some aspects of his game but better than him in others but IMO he will easily be good enough to cope in League 2 going by what he looked like before he left us. he has almost a full year of coaching at Man Utd behind him and one year at a higher level than we play at.
I don't believe he would have been on silly money even at Man Utd as a 'Youth team player 'so yes I would take a chance if he was available.
Poole, Demetriou and AN Other with Pipe / AN Other and Butler as wing backs will be a good defence for us next year.......( I haven't said O'Brien or Pipe as first choice because of their injury / career/ age history of last season ) - O'Brien missed loads of games injured and Pipe wont play as much next season.
MF need to sort the midfield out because that is our Achilles Heal.....We miss a creative ball playing midfielder and a tough tackling ball winner who plays regularly with the other players we have as back up / support ...Sorry IMO we wont achieve much with players like Tozer , Dolan , Willmott , Owen-Evans and Bennett as your first choice midfielders...Slot one or two of them in with better players but not using four out of the five as your midfield unit...
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Re: The 18/19 squad...so far

Postby owlsabout » May 14th, 2018, 2:05 pm

Foulson /touray /tom Owen evans must be in mikes plans this season why else wd he sign them on 2 year contract s surly not to loan them out ?
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