Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2018/2019

valefan16

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Seems we dodged a bullet when we sold Josh Yorwerth to Posh in the summer. Undisclosed fee but rumoured to be £100k. Four year ban for deliberately missing a random drugs test. He then admitted to taking cocaine in the fa hearing.

I would expect the ban to be reduced on appeal or it effectively ends his career which is very harsh.

Casey
He was a right cock for you against us at our place in April. Tried to get Pope sent off.
 

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He was a right cock for you against us at our place in April. Tried to get Pope sent off.
He had a few issues with being wound up by other players but is generally a good league two centre back. I do recall him being given the run around by Danny Hylton who got to him so much he forgot to play and just went on and on at the ref all day. Could Pope have got to him too?

All moot now as he will not be playing for a while.

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Good news from Crawley. Craig Brewster is back as a first team coach. He was actually our manager when we got promoted from League two a couple of years back and has something like a fifty % win rate for us.

Previously at Plymouth and is well thought if in coaching circles...which begs the question what's he doing at Crawley.

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Looks like our 17 year old striker Kion Etete might be off to Spurs. Has been on trial there and scored two for their youth team at the weekend, made a handful of sub appearances for us earlier in the season.

We’ve got him signed to a professional deal, which is good and means we can demand a proper fee, but it’s slightly dispiriting that he’ll follow Jack Bearne and Dongda He in becoming clearly outstanding players from our academy to disappear off to big Premier League clubs before making any impression here at all.
 

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Yep, happening all too often.

The big clubs hoover up all the talent dotted around the smaller clubs because they can entice them with massive financial offers. They then get lost in the meat grinder that is the big PL academies and most end up wasting away playing year after year on loan with no consistent development or in a clubs U23s playing pointless training matches.

They then get released in their early 20s and either drop out of football altogether, or occasionally make a comeback later in their careers. I wonder how much talent has been wasted by sitting youngsters in the big PL academies over the last decade or so.

We've lost a handful of players over the years to this issue. Seems a few other clubs are getting picked clean as well.
 

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We’ve lost four kids to big prem clubs and Stoke this year alone. Paid big money so we can’t afford to turn it down. They’d be better surely trying to get into a first team at this level than top clubs!
 

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We usually lose ours to Villa, Leicester, Forest or the Sheffield clubs and probably lose two or three a season.

Seems we lost an U18 to Huddersfield this week, who I think we only signed in the summer.
 

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We usually lose ours to Villa, Leicester, Forest or the Sheffield clubs and probably lose two or three a season.

Seems we lost an U18 to Huddersfield this week, who I think we only signed in the summer.
The other Akinola! :ffs:

Seems you'll never gonna get any use out of that Akinola shirt eh Luke? :fl:
 

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Jamie Sterry has gone back to Newcastle after a few weeks of warming the bench. All a bit odd as Artell didn’t know where he was on Monday, Newcastle then said he’d been recalled and today Artell says the club haven’t had any contact from Newcastle.

Don’t know what to make of it as Artell did make it clear when he signed that he wouldn’t get in the team straight away but we were desperate for the numbers. But when he did get in the team, Artell played him out of position. Can’t see it helping our reputation when we try for loans in the future but wouldn’t want a situation again where we’re playing crap loan players because we’re forced to.
 

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