Padraig Amond in on a season loan

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Podge was the right striker for the situation we were in today. Sounded like we were creating enough chances but just needed that penalty box experience that Podge has made a career out of along with his hard running.

Next season will be different if we do indeed go up. We will have Sam and Jevani with Sonny possibly waiting in the wings but maybe out on loan again. The last time we went up we got in Barry Corr and a young James Norwood to go with what we had. Harley ended up top scorer although Stanno was probably having his best season for us before his illness came. We stayed up on the last day of course.

The following season Nardiello, O'Flynn and Cureton came in and we looked like a L1 outfit up front. Curo obviously top scoring but being joined in double figures by Logie, Nards and Harley. Getting the right quality up front in depth is an area we can look to improve with this squad.
Unless players leave, goalkeeper and up front look like the only positions we really need to strengthen. And even if players do move onwards and upwards we have promising youngsters who could be pushing for first-team opportunities next season in defence, midfield and out wide.
 

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What price his goal today 😆
A very valuable goal today. However, the points I made with just this one goal since January kinda proves the point I was making that I believe his wages may have been better utilised getting another striker in on loan in the New Year
 

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Loved Podge's 'that's so disrespectful' sotto voce response to Jed's interview question about 'rolling back the years'. Can understand how MT thinks Podge will make not only a top notch coach but also manager.

Hasn't played so much this season mainly because our system wants/needs a Sam/Oz style centre forward rather than Podge/Kieran (who both have strong attributes, but different playing styles).

Next season he'd not get enough game time to justify a full playing contract. And I don't think a player coach role usually works well. Next season Podge can earn more being a player elsewhere than as a coach for us. A season or two later however...
 

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Loved Podge's 'that's so disrespectful' sotto voce response to Jed's interview question about 'rolling back the years'. Can understand how MT thinks Podge will make not only a top notch coach but also manager.

Hasn't played so much this season mainly because our system wants/needs a Sam/Oz style centre forward rather than Podge/Kieran (who both have strong attributes, but different playing styles).

Next season he'd not get enough game time to justify a full playing contract. And I don't think a player coach role usually works well. Next season Podge can earn more being a player elsewhere than as a coach for us. A season or two later however...
I’ve just looked his details up.
Seems like he’s on 199 career goals and it’s his 34th birthday on Friday.
Be nice to celebrate that with another winner to make it 200.
 

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I’ve just looked his details up.
Seems like he’s on 199 career goals and it’s his 34th birthday on Friday.
Be nice to celebrate that with another winner to make it 200.
Wiki has 15 April for his birthday but both Newport County and Soccerbase had him turning 34 on 15 January.


 

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Wiki has 15 April for his birthday but both Newport County and Soccerbase had him turning 34 on 15 January.


Depressing that the first thing I think is "34, old veteran hang up the boots" in football context, but then remember I'm 35 😭
 

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Wiki has 15 April for his birthday but both Newport County and Soccerbase had him turning 34 on 15 January.


Perhaps he’s got 2 birthdays like the Queen and she hasn’t scored almost 200 career goals.
 
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