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James Norwood.. we take that won't we.
at 16:04 17 Mar 2019

We've needed a goalscorer all season long. Jackson has looked sharp recently, hasn't scored enough goals all season. Harrison has spent too much time being injured. Keane well out of our price range.

Norwood is a finisher, there is no doubt about the fact that he knows where the back of the net is.
23 goals in conference last season.
Stepped up to League 2:
25 goals in 36 games already, would imagine he'll break 30 goals which is a hell of a return.


Going to watch him at Col U next week, also a player from Col U named Courtney Senior somebody has told me to go and watch.
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Courtney Senior
at 05:28 10 Mar 2019

Anyone know much about him, looks to be having a fine season at Col U, from the Brentford academy but he looks a hell of a player, real star in the making apparently, massively bright future ahead of him. Wouldn’t mind Town snapping him up in the summer, only 21.

His assist here is unreal:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Super6/status/1096106949001822209
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Watch this...
at 21:20 5 Mar 2019




Whilst flicking through some stuff on Carey, this came up v Portsmouth last night.
This is Graham Carey's world and we are just guests.
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TTB1878 rebuild
at 20:23 5 Mar 2019

TheTrueBlue rebuild. As much as anyone absolutely devastated with the way this season has unfolded, but there is a part of me that is looking forward to the rebuild, especially the summer overhaul that looks certain to happen allow Lambert to build his own squad. As you may know I love looking out for players that Town could snap up on our shoe string budget, and have identified a few players Town imo will lose in the summer, some that imo will be sold, and some Town imo could get.

Out of Contract players:
* Luke Chambers
* Myles Kenlock
* Grant Ward
* Josh Emmanuel
* Tom Adeyemi
* Simon Dawkins
* James Collins
* Alan Judge
* Jordan Spence
* Dean Gerken
* Jonas Knudsen
11 players out of contract, in my opinion Kenlock and Emmanuel will be offered new deals even if they’re perceived as cover next year. Not 100% convinced Judge will be here next year.

Expiring loans:
* Matthew Pennington
* Will Keane
* Trevoh Chalobah
* James Bree
* Colin Quaner
* Calum Elder
Expect to see none of these at Town next year.

Possible sold players:
* Bartosz Bialkowski
* Janoi Donacien
* Kayden Jackson
* Jordan Roberts
* Danny Rowe
Bartosz on too big wages for League 1 budget, following 4 I personally think have no room in Lamberts plans.


Leaves a current squad of:

Goalkeepers:
Harry Wright

Defenders:
Luke Woolfenden (CB)
Toto Nsiala (CB)
Corrie Ndaba (CB)

Midfielders:
Cole Skuse (CDM)
Brett McGavin (CDM)
Flynn Downes (CM)
Tristan Nydam (CM)
Jon Nolan (CM)
Teddy Bishop (CM)
Andre Dozzell (CM)
Emyr Huws (CM)
Gwion Edwards (RM/LM)
Jack Lankester (RM)

Strikers:
Ellis Harrison (ST)
Freddie Sears (ST)
Ben Morris (ST)


Looking at that squad you can see the key areas of recruitment are a Goalkeeper, a Right-Back, a Left-Back, a Centre-Back, a Winger, a Centre-Attacking midfielder, a Striker.

Here on some options on our budget: (All free)

Goalkeeper:
Frank Fielding (Bristol City)
Simon Moore (Sheffield Utd)
Adam Davies (Barnsley)

Right Back:
Conor McLaughlin (Millwall)
Adam Matthews (Sunderland)

Left Back:
Lee Wallace (Rangers)

Centre Back:
Patrick Bauer (Charlton)
Jason Shackell (Lincoln City)
Jake Wright (Sheffield Utd)


Centre Attacking Midfielder:
Sammie Szmodics (Col U)
Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) - unbelievable footballer.

Strikers:
Conor Washington (Sheffield Utd)
Danny Hylton (Luton Town)


Other:
Graham Shinnie (CDM - Aberdeen)
Gary Mackay-Steven (LM - Aberdeen)
Hiram Boateng (CDM - Exeter City)




Nothing more than a little something to read.



[Post edited 5 Mar 20:29]
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Anybody watching Aberdeen v Rangers
at 21:21 6 Feb 2019

Entertaining game, 3-2, 2 red cards, fiery encounter.

But Graham Shinnie, what a player by the way, a central anchoring midfielder, hell of a player.
FREE AGENT IN THE SUMMER.

As in Gary Mackay-Steven for Aberdeen.
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Players out of contract we could look at?
at 17:45 3 Feb 2019

Adam Davies (GK) - German born Barnsley keeper, 26 years old, club captain at Barnsley. Contract up int he summer after 5 years. Bart will definitely be moving on so need to find a replacement and not Gerken!

Ben Dickenson (LB/LM) - Col U left sided was brilliant last year and was set to move but elected one more year at Col U, contract up in the summer and presume with Knudsen moving we'll need another LB.

Hiram Boateng (CDM) - The most important player we should get, former Palace man is probably the best in his role at Exeter City. Quotes about the player probably sums him up: "Integral to that has been Boateng. His link up play on that left-hand side with Nicky Law and Dean Moxey has been outstanding, he's assisted many goals and created openings" & "At 22, people forget how young Boateng is still, but he is blossoming into a fine footballer. ".

Gary Mackay Steven (LM) - Would be a stretch to think we could get him in L1, but wages I think we could fund, but imagine there will be good options for the trickster.

Sammie Szmodics (CAM) - Col U starman, 10 goals, 4 assists, the main man at Col U, geographically we will have the edge on other competition. He's having a brilliant season, no doubt will leave in the summer.
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Realism of transfer dealings...
at 18:28 29 Dec 2018

We and Lambert want real talent to get us out of this mess, but its going to be same old same. Some Austrailian lad from Leicester U23's and a 31 year old free agent who couldn't get a contract at Luton in the summer.

Just a reality check, the club is an average League 1 club.
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Get rid of this fecking squad
at 16:36 29 Dec 2018

So much sh1t that has seen us drop into L1. Nothing we do in January will keep us up.
Boring football club. Don’t blame anyway for not turning up next year unless they see investment.

Get Rid:
Gerken
Spence
Chambers
Pennington
Knudsen
Ward
Adeyemi
Huws
Nolan (don’t dislike him but don’t need him: Dozze/Bishop/Downes/Nydam)
Nsiala
Donacien
Jackson
Harrison
Roberts
Rowe



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SUCH A SHlT FOOTBALL TEAM
at 15:42 29 Dec 2018

Become a boring football club. Just Burton Albion with a bigger stadium.
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ROTTEN AWAY DAY
at 17:47 26 Dec 2018

From the London traffic, to the parking, and then that performance. Wow, just wow. Good number of Town fans travelled their just to see that pile of dross. Weak, feable, uninspiring, no creation, pathetic. Players should be ashamed of themselves, didn’t deserve to wear the shirt today!

Deserve to be relegated with performances like that, fans deserve better.
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Murphy won’t be coming to Town
at 18:07 20 Dec 2018

Apparently very happy at Forest, no truth in the rumour what so ever.
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Leigh Griffiths stops playing football.
at 16:42 12 Dec 2018

Taking months off for personal issues. He was a target for Lambert but health comes first.
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James Corden applied of the ITFC job
at 13:24 12 Dec 2018

on behalf of Jamie Redknapp in the summer, absolutely brilliant stuff
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Just spoke to an agent...
at 23:45 11 Dec 2018

Just a close friend of mine for years, has said Lambert is absolutely desperate to get in a veteran striker but is finding wages a big problem already.

Just a reality of how far behind we are with our wage structure. Even though Evans is the seventh richest owner in the football league and the number 1 millionaire ahead of Derby, Forest, Sheff Wed, Leeds, Sheff Utd, Middlesbrough.
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Just got back from the u23's
at 15:43 10 Dec 2018

Incredibly entertaining game, finished 3-3, I thought QPR were a very very good side, played the game with real intensity, quick and slick in attack, suspect in defence. Thought Nsiala looked poor, Donacien not sure is a centre half. Dozzell, Mizouni looked ok, Bishop shone especially in the second half. Folami and Rowe showed glimpses of brilliance, Drinan worked tirelessly throughout.

Side note: Barry Fry was just wondering about literally smoking a cigar for the entire second half.
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Out of Favour Derby players....
at 10:23 10 Dec 2018

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/12/08/tt-frank-lampards-latest-comments-suggest-

Ikechi Anya
Alex Pearce
Jacob Butterfield
George Thorne
Nick Blackman
Chris Martin

Would take Alex Pearce. Proper experienced central defender, would imagine could get him for a snip price with his contract over in the summer.
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Team for Tomorrow
at 17:04 7 Dec 2018

---------------------Bialkowski---------------------
Donacien - Chambers - Pennington - Knudsen
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------- Downes -- Chalobah -- Bishop ----------
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-- Edwards ------- Roberts ----------- Sears --

SUBS: Gerken/ Spence / Nolan / Harrison / Lankester / Ward / Jackson

Thoughts?
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I trust ‘Sky Sports Understands’ a lot more
at 13:33 6 Dec 2018

Although what they’re reporting isn’t anything new.
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