Signing Season

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  1. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

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    When does it normally start?

    We’ve got McFadzean in insanely early, last year we were late because of playoffs, league two I can’t remember, the year before that Mowbray waited forever. My internal calendar is all off.
     
  2. Nick

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    I think its usually June / July when contracts expire?
     
  3. fernandopartridge

    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    The year before last summer, we signed a load of players quite early from what I recall. McNulty signed on 18th May. Kelly on 22nd May. Doyle on 11th May.

    Robins does appear to plan for the transfer window way in advance, unlike Mowbray who waited til we got there.
     
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    2017: We got Doyle in very early on May 11th. McNulty on May 18th, Rod McDonald May 19th and Kelly wasn't far behind either on May 22nd, Liam O'Brien and Dom Hyam on 24th May. Vincenti was 21st June, Biamou 27th June, Grimmer 5th July but Andreu and Davies were early-mid August. All the ones prior to 1st July are not registered until then.
    2018: Brown 6th June, Clarke-Harris 13th June, Ogogo 26th June, Sterling loan 27th June, Mason 6th July, Hiwula 2nd August, Baka 7th August, Thomas loan 16th August, Chaplin 30th August

    Doubt there'll be such a long delay this year as we know what division we're in.
    In 2017 I think the George Thomas saga affected the Andreu signing and I think Willis got an injury which was feared worse than it was which prompted the Davies signing.
    2018 our forwards were all signed late. Hiwula and Baka both thrown in immediately after signing.

    Our squad for the 1st match of next season will be vastly different to the loss to Scunthorpe:

    Liam O'Brien - Gone
    Dujon Sterling - Returned to parent club
    Brandon Mason
    Jordan Willis - Expected Gone
    Dominic Hyam
    Abu Ogogo - Gone
    Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila
    Michael Doyle (C) - Gone
    Tony Andreu - Gone
    Tom Bayliss
    Maxime Biamou
    - Long term Injury

    Substitutes
    Corey Addai
    Junior Brown

    Jack Grimmer - Gone
    Jordon Thompson - 6th choice now?
    Jordan Shipley
    Jonson Clarke-Harris - Gione
    Jordan Ponticelli
     
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    Robbins is no mug when it comes to getting players and i don't want to see them on here before they are signed as some other turkey shoot will be looking then s this is where it all comes out not the Sky Transfer centre
     
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    Agreed. It's shocking how many other clubs do no scouting themselves and just read SBT to decide who they want to sign.
     
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    I wonder if we are working on bringing back both thomas and sterling on double loan?
     
  8. hill83

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    Well we do all know more than trained professionals with years of experience.
     
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    Thomas I could see, but Chelsea will definitely want Sterling to have a go in the Championship next year.
     
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    To put Summer 2016 into it's utterly shocking context and to show just how well Robins organises his business:

    Kwame Thomas - 1st July 2016
    Marvin Sordell - 4th July 2016
    Kyel Reid - 28th July 2016
    Loan: Chris McCann - 2nd August 2016
    SEASON STARTS - 6th August 2016
    Loan: Lewis Page - 9th August 2016
    Loan: Dan Agyei - 18 August 2016
    Loan: Jack McBean -19 August 2016

    Jordan Turnbull - 19th August 2016
    Gael Bigirimana - 26th August 2016
    Loan: Jamie Sterry - 31st August 2016
    Loan: Andre Wright - 31st August 2016


    (Jodi Jones and Ghadzev signed in March 2016)
     
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    The writing really was on the wall in 6ft neon letters
     
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    Why haven’t we made any more signings yet? Robins out.
     
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    would you have sordell back?
     
  14. Nick

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    I prefer Hiwula.

    I can't see Sordell playing much league football any more, sadly as he seems a decent bloke.
     
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    I remember the excitement when he signed.
     
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    I rated him. He was the only attacker we had capable of producing anything. And we swapped him for beavon...
     
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    To be fair, he was a good signing until he was shunted out to the wing and sold within 6 months to be replaced by goal machine Beavon.
     
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    It wasn't even really the wing like Hiwula players, it was straight up left midfield.
     
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    As fans we can be guilty of assuming we know more than the experts at times. But I can confidently say I know far more about recruitment at League One level and below than Tony Mowbray. Many say Slade's poor recruitment in the January window that season was the final nail in the coffin in guaranteeing our relegation but it was Mowbray's lack of knowledge and snobbery of the lower leagues that truly cost us.
     
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    Mowbray was buzzing about his three up front as well and how he had the perfect players for it. Fucking hell.
     
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    Selling Vincelot so we could bring in turnbull relegated us
     
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    Yes, that was mental.
     
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    I still can't understand what TM saw in Turnbull, one of the worst centre halves I've ever seen play for us. His decision to bin off Aaron Martin as well, by no means a world-beater but someone who had improved and was a competent league 1 defender at the time, made it even more baffling as he would have given us some cover and a bit more experience.
     
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    He was a regular starter in Swindon's top 6 push in League One during their 2014-15 season where they finished 4th. However, he was partnered beside Jack Stephens the entire campaign who made Turnbull look far better than he actually was. Joins a long line of 'Premier League talent duds' brought in by Mowbray who showcased yet again his lack of experience at League One level alongside his inability to scout properly
     
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    Fuck me that was a shite seasons signings hope youve blocked cc4l because he still wants to shag Tony
     
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    He was garbage and only came here as there was no other offers on the table and he would have been stacking shelves in Tesco-he said this himself.
    Went down with Burton too which is all the proof needed really-not forgetting that he also had his off field issues to contend with to be fair.
     
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    He would have looked good turning up to stack shelves in his Maserati
     
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    If he would have stayed longer than 2 hours he’d have got a ticket!
     
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