I can't see Day going anywhere since he has the benefit of two years left of the daft 3 year contract we gave him. He won't do better than that.
Some interesting points there DeePee. Like the ideas but I think your last sentence is a bit of wishful thinking. Tony Pulis is a big name and obviously a Newport boy. However, I don’t think that his and JR style of play and management are compatible. He is of the old fashioned school and likes the long ball whilst JR is a ‘new’ type of manager. However, whilst they appear to be opposites in their style of play, you never know, it could work. Hmm.DeePeeNCAFC wrote: May 10th, 2022, 3:43 pm If I was Dom, and the contract offer was right, I’d want to stay at County as something obviously clicked for him this season, personally I think it was his attacking relationship with CBR and I hope both stay. He’s had one superb season after a few years where he was either inconsistent or in/out of the team.
If he did leave, depending on where he lives, Exeter might be a good option.
On the others -
I’d want Haynes to stay as, when on form, he gets forward and isn’t afraid to have a shot from distance, something we lacked in previous seasons.
I’d prefer to retain Townsend and release Day, if Walsall or others show an interest.
Mickey and Benno are a dilemma - both good, reliable senior pros but are either good enough to form part of a promotion seeking team? Mickey gets too many OGs for my liking, but his strengths outweigh this. Dolan has also been a good servant to the club and is the best at dead-ball situations.
Both Bristol City and Cardiff will be making wholesale squad changes in the summer - BCFC forced because of FFP and Cardiff have growing debts. There will be some experienced and younger players released who will be worth a look.
Definitely worth nurturing the relationship with Stevie G at Villa also, seeing how well Azaz developed this year he may want to send another player our way.
I also hope we’ve taken a look at some NI talent - several other teams have bought some cheap stars from across the water so there are stars out there who would love the chance of a pro career.
Finally, onto coaching - I hope we can make use of Fraser Franks, MoB, Podge, Pipey or Kev, but not all of them. All have something different to offer in terms of strength and conditioning or training ground coaching. It’s obvious we have an inexperienced management duo and while this hasn’t held back FGR or MK Dons this season, it won’t always be successful. Pulis in as a Lennie-type consultant may help.
Yes that’s obvious, but it still doesn’t stop Stevie G and his academy loan manager recognising the progress Azaz has made this season at our club, so are possibly more likely to send another one our way.Justanordinaryfan wrote: May 10th, 2022, 7:04 pm Azas deal with us was struck long before SG went to Villa.
Yes it's the academy loan manager that is likely to be advising Stevie G on teams to send players out to. But the loan players are likely to be the last to be sorted out. Having said that County seem to have a decent relationship with Brizzle City, Swansea and hopefully Liverpool and Villa after this season. If you're talking loans though Forest seem to be a decent place to look at the moment and with Steve Cooper there could be amenable.DeePeeNCAFC wrote: May 11th, 2022, 12:09 amYes that’s obvious, but it still doesn’t stop Stevie G and his academy loan manager recognising the progress Azaz has made this season at our club, so are possibly more likely to send another one our way.Justanordinaryfan wrote: May 10th, 2022, 7:04 pm Azas deal with us was struck long before SG went to Villa.
On Mr Day, if he gets the nod that MF is interested in taking him to Walsall on a 2 year deal on the same money (because MF will know what he earns) and he’s told he’s not guaranteed a first team spot at County, then my guess is he’ll want the guaranteed playing time elsewhere, particularly after he spent 2 years at Cardiff barely even making the bench.
Saw that. And if he wants to possibly be in a World Cup squad would need to be playing regularly...UPTHEPORT wrote: May 11th, 2022, 1:58 pm Chris Gunter just been released
Would Rowberry and the SD want him in the collective ?Percy plunkett wrote: May 11th, 2022, 5:17 pm I would think he could still get a gig at L1 so,there would be plenty of offers.He is a Newport boy,would he like to finish back home,could we afford him,probably no to both questions.