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Red Bill

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Dec 9, 2011
As long as we are not in serious danger of relegation Matt's job is totally secure. Since the Trust took over in 2003 we have never sacked and manager and it wont start any time soon. I know a lot of people don't agree with (in football terms) a job for life. Knee jerk reactions can have a short term improvement with the new manager bounce. However they tend to be short lived and without doubt expensive. Paying off the previous manger and in most cases quite a few of his backroom staff. Then promising the new manager money for new signings, relocation expenses for the new manager and his own backroom team. It could quite easily run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. Our Board have not chosen this path and instead invested heavily in our infrastructure at the C&F, SJP and our youth set up. I know a lot of people find that boring and safety first and it always causes fierce arguments on here. I'm someone who is fairly risk adverse in life, so unsurprisingly, it's one that I support.
You don't have to sack them, just not offer new contracts when their's run out. So it sort of depends on the length of contract given.
Like you I also support the spending on infrastructure as I think its creating the stable base we'll need under our model in order to make progress on the field. I don't believe you can have a revolutionary business model but continue to operate as if you have a traditional model. Therefore you need a lot of planning, creative thinking and realism to make it work successfully and in my opinion that's what's been happening at the club over the last 4 or 5 years. I do hope however that that kind of thinking also goes into contracts that facilitate making necessary changes without it costing too much.

SEA Grecian

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Oct 14, 2018
Walsall have signed Monthe from Tranmere, another decent signing for Saddlers, who are building strong
Depends which Monthe they are getting. If it's the one who played against us in Tranmere's promotion season then it's a very good signing but if it's the one who played against us last season than they will be very disappointed; his performance in the 5-0 defeat was as bad as I can remember seeing. I see they've also signed Labadie who is one of those players who seems to get talked about a lot but never stands out against us. On paper these signings look good but I'm not sure I'd be getting over-excited just yet if I was a Walsall fan.

Red Devon

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Apr 1, 2004
Mansfield picked up Stephen Quinn from Burton yesterday maybe ageing a bit now could be really good deal.


May 30, 2020
LEAGUE TWO TRANSFERS first half of June:
02 Nicke Kabamba Kilmarnock - Northampton free
02 James Daly Bristol R - Stevenage free
03 Brad Walker Shrewsbury - Port Vale free
04 Ben Garrity Blackpool - Port Vale undisclosed
04 Cameron Norman Walsall - Newport free
04 Tom Parkes Exeter - Livingston free
07 James Wilson Salford - Port Vale free
07 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson Oldham - Burton free
07 Offrande Zanzala Carlisle - Barrow no fee
07 Josh Sheehan Newport - Bolton free
08 Paul Farman Carlisle - Barrow free
08 Tom White Blackburn - Barrow free

08 Josh Coley Maidenhead U - Exeter City undisclosed
08 Lloyd Jones Northampton - Cambridge U free
08 Scott Twine Swindon - MK Dons undisclosed
08 Mitch Pinnock Kilmarnock - Northampton free
09 Omari Patrick Carlisle - Burton A free
09 Scott Brown Port Vale - Exeter City free p/coach
09 Aaron Martin Hamilton - Port Vale free
09 Jack Payne Eastleigh - Crawley free
09 Darren Pratley Charlton - Leyton O free
09 Tom Davies Bristol R - Tranmere R free
10 Dan Jones Salford - Port Vale free
10 Nick Knight-Percival Morecambe - Tranmere free
10 Paul Lewis Tranmere - Northampton free
10 Chris Merrie Wigan - Tranmere undisclosed
10 Danny Johnson Leyton O - Mansfield free
10 Dan Scarr Walsall - Plymouth free
10 Luke Hannant Cambridge U - Colchester free
10 Luke Chambers Ipswich - Colchester free
11 Harry Ransom Millwall - Crawley free
11 Donovan Wilson Bath City - Sutton United undisclosed
11 Joe Day Cardiff - Newport free
11 Conor Wilkinson Leyton O - Walsall free
11 Jojo Wollacott Bristol C - Swindon T free [sell on clauses]
11 James Brophy Leyton O - Cambridge U free
11 Pierce Sweeney Exeter - Swindon free
12 Andy Cook Mansfield - Bradford free
12 Joss Labadie Newport - Walsall free
12 Louis Morison Exeter - Tiverton free
12 Theo Simpson Exeter - Tiverton free

? Josh Coulson Leyton O - Southend free
14 Stephen Quinn Burton - Mansfield free
14 Manny Monthe Tranmere - Walsall free
14 Tom Clarke Salford - Fleetwood free
14 Tristan Abrahams Newport - Carlisle free [tribunal?]
15 Omar Beckles Crewe - Leyton O free
15 Joseph Anang WHU - Stevenage [L]
15 Dylan Connolly St Mirren - Norrthampton free
15 Max Ehmer Bristol R - Gillingham free
15 Freddie Sears Ipswich - Colchester free
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