Transfers in/outs 2019/20 and Retained list

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Players Retained

Pierce Sweeney
Craig Woodman
Aaron Martin
Jordan Tillson
Lee Martin
Nicky Law
Lee Holmes
Randell Williams
Ryan Bowman
Matt Jay
Dean Moxey
Jake Taylor
Joel Randall
Archie Collins
Harry Kite
Josh Key
Jack Sparkes
Alex Hartridge
Ben Seymour
James Dodd
Jordan Dyer
Will Dean

New Signings
Nigel Atangana. Central Midfielder. Aged 29. 2 year contract. From Cheltenham Town. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/05/20/nigel-atangana-signs-on-with-the-grecians/
Tom Parkes. Central Defender, aged 27. From Carlisle United. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/05/27/welcome-tom-parkes-to-exeter-city/
Lewis Ward. Goalkeeper, aged 22. From Reading. 2 year contract. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/06/21/keeper-lewis-ward-joins-the-grecians/
Alex Fisher. Striker, aged 28. Free, released by Yeovil. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/06/25/alex-fisher-signs-for-exeter-city/
Gary Warren. Centre-half, aged 34. From Yeovil. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/06/28/gary-warren-joins-exeter-from-yeovil/
Jonny Maxted. Keeper. Aged 25. From Accrington Stanley. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/06/28/accrington-stanley-keeper-signs-for-the-grecians/
Nicky Ajose, aged 27, previously Charlton. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/07/03/nicky-ajose-is-a-grecian/
Noah Smerdon, aged 18, from Gloucester City (fee to WBA) http://www.exeweb.com/2019/07/09/noah-smerdon-is-the-new-1931-player/

In on loan
Robbie Cundy. Defender, season long loan from Bristol City http://www.exeweb.com/2019/07/07/robbie-cundy-joins-exeter-city-on-loan/
Jayden Richardson. Loan from Nottm Forest,

Players offered new contracts




Players Left

Christy Pym - to Peterborough United, 29 May. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/05/30/pym-is-peterborough-united-bound/
James Hamon - signs for Truro City.
Jimmy Oates
Luke Croll - to Dagenham & Redbridge
Felix Norman
Max Smallcombe
Hiram Boateng to MK Dons. Await tribunal for fee. http://www.exeweb.com/2019/05/27/hiram-boateng-to-leave-exeter-for-mk-dons/
Troy Brown - 6 month deal with Dundee Utd https://www.dundeeunitedfc.co.uk/news/6214/TROY-BROWN-SIGNS-FOR-UNITED.html

Retired
Jonathan Forte
 
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A little surprised to see Smallcombe and Norman go, I thought people here considered them both to be fairly decent?

Boateng out of contract too, but replaceable. Would be disappointed to see him move on to a club in our division, but we should get compensation regardless if he does leave (only turned 23 this year).
 
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Nice words from Matt but he does not sound happy with the
Hiram Boateng situation.
 

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New goalkeepers is of the utmost priority. There seems to be plenty available, would be nice if we could get some news before the 2nd or 3rd week in June.

Need to be patient!
 

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New goalkeepers is of the utmost priority. There seems to be plenty available, would be nice if we could get some news before the 2nd or 3rd week in June.

Need to be patient!
As mentioned in the other thread, Frank Fielding is available. What a coup that would be (but rather unlikely I suspect).
 

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A little surprised to see Smallcombe and Norman go, I thought people here considered them both to be fairly decent?
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I wasn’t surprised at either and I think I posted an assessment a couple of months back which implied that both were in danger of being released.

Smallcombe had the obstacle of a crowded central midfield at the club. But also he had fallen behind two other central midfielders in Dean and Kite, both of whom are quite a bit younger than him. He had his contract extended in January to the end of this season with MT saying that he needed to start threatening to get into the first team; sometimes he wasn’t picked for the reserves. By then Dean and Kite had contracts for next year.

Norman is a surprise if you believed the post that said he was already contracted for next season (which was also wrong about Kite). However reading match reports of the U18s made me worry there were too many avoidable errors. Also when Christy was suspended Norman didn’t make the bench, so was plainly fourth choice. OK he is only 19, but at that age Christy was a league two regular.

PS should comments like this,as opposed to the list itself, be moved to another thread?
 
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Re: Transfers in/out 2019/20 and Retained list

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PS should comments like this,as opposed to the list itself, be moved to another thread?
There's never been any rules about what goes on these threads! Just so long as the first post is kept up to date!
 

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As mentioned in the other thread, Frank Fielding is available. What a coup that would be (but rather unlikely I suspect).
I’d suggest very unlikely. Someone like Slocombe would be more realistic.
 

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Shame to lose Pym and Boateng but both replaceable plus we will get some compo for Hiram. He needs to be far more consistent but he’s still a big loss.

Looks like we will need to wait a few weeks before signings get announced but I’ve turned on my twitter notifications for our official account just in case!
 

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Why do we have 2 retained list threads, Isn't one enough? Now we have to go back and forth all the bleddy time.
 

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Because one is a sticky which was meant ot show departures and arrivals and the other was for comments similar to the speculation about signings - I think
 

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Because one is a sticky which was meant ot show departures and arrivals and the other was for comments similar to the speculation about signings - I think
On any thread entitled "Retained list" clearly there will be discussion. Imo we didn't need Hants to start a second thread.
Is Hants the only bloke who can start a "sticky"?!
 

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On any thread entitled "Retained list" clearly there will be discussion. Imo we didn't need Hants to start a second thread.
Is Hants the only bloke who can start a "sticky"?!
Any Admin or Mod can sticky a thread. The problem is I can't make a post appear as the first post of a thread, unless it is the first post, and the first post I believe people like seeing as a reference point as to who's in the squad.
 

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Ironic that I've been saying for ages how missing out on the playoffs may be a blessing in disguise to allow MT more time to sort out deals etc and then in his interview re: the retained list he goes and says not much tends to happen transfer wise until June anyway! So basically, the playoffs don't really hinder deals because no one is moving until the leagues are officially decided. Which makes sense.

Might help the players to get a bit of extra time off this summer. No excuses come August next season. Although we started really well last season so who the hell knows what will happen (drunk)
 

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Ironic that I've been saying for ages how missing out on the playoffs may be a blessing in disguise to allow MT more time to sort out deals etc and then in his interview re: the retained list he goes and says not much tends to happen transfer wise until June anyway! So basically, the playoffs don't really hinder deals because no one is moving until the leagues are officially decided. Which makes sense.

Might help the players to get a bit of extra time off this summer. No excuses come August next season. Although we started really well last season so who the hell knows what will happen (drunk)
The most important thing is that the squad is in place for the start of preseason....we saw this year with Lee Martin signing two days before the start of the season how long it took him to get going
 
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Can't judge until he plays. But we do have Holmes, Williams and yes, Sparked to play wide left. Hopefully we're not just going to sign untried players and players who avoid the penalty area.
Loosen the purse strings a bit Taggy and sign up an established, mid-20' s goalscorer. : not untried or crocked.
 

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Can't judge until he plays. But we do have Holmes, Williams and yes, Sparked to play wide left. Hopefully we're not just going to sign untried players and players who avoid the penalty area.
Loosen the purse strings a bit Taggy and sign up an established, mid-20' s goalscorer. : not untried or crocked.
A tried and tested striker who scores goals, mid twenties, will cost £500,000+ and would probably want £7-8k per week and a three year contract. That's a £1.5m investment, for someone who could break their leg on day 1.
 
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