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Starting line up based on players under contract

Devon Red

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Agreed we're potentially on par with those teams but being fan owned we always work within our own means so maybe the word "obviously" is a bit strong but I do honestly feel they have on similar if not slightly more cash to throw around.
That's the thing, it's not like Caldwell can twist the arm of the Trust, if the money isn't there it isn't there. With an owner it could be there, it's just a case of whether he/she wants to dig deep and pay.
 

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Calm down, calm down...
There were a lot of people having kittens last summer right up until the deadline actually, so forgive me if I'm not too bothered in June. In Hartridge, Mitchell and Nombe we have three of the best players in the division in my opinion. I know you'll all agree!
 

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Why is it harder for us than the likes of Burton, Cheltenham, Carlisle, Stevenage, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge, Port Vale, Northampton, Leyton Orient?

We are now averaging nearly 7k attendances, financially we're in the black, we've drastically improved our training facilities, and our stadium is tidy and creates a good atmosphere. All of these things show we can easily support a L1 club. We can't compete with the wages that 12 of the clubs can offer but to say its obvious it'll be harder for us than any other club simply isn't true.
I agree with that although if I were being picky I would suggest Orient are geographically a better draw for many players and I understand relatively well financed. Notwithstanding that we ought to compete financially with the rest for sure
 

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Why is it harder for us than the likes of Burton, Cheltenham, Carlisle, Stevenage, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge, Port Vale, Northampton, Leyton Orient?

We are now averaging nearly 7k attendances, financially we're in the black, we've drastically improved our training facilities, and our stadium is tidy and creates a good atmosphere. All of these things show we can easily support a L1 club. We can't compete with the wages that 12 of the clubs can offer but to say its obvious it'll be harder for us than any other club simply isn't true.
This is a wiki page, so take with a pinch of salt, but nevertheless its interesting to note the (speculated) net worth of the owners of L1 clubs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_owners_of_English_football_clubs
 

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Why is it harder for us than the likes of Burton, Cheltenham, Carlisle, Stevenage, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge, Port Vale, Northampton, Leyton Orient?
I reckon you could probably add Shrewsbury and Fleetwood to that list as well.
The former have reported they’ll be operating with a reduced budget next season and are currently without a Manager (which possibly explains why their last one recently walked).
And the latter, who’s Owner/Chairman (although I think he may have stepped down) is on remand, awaiting sentence for fraud convictions.
 

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This is a wiki page, so take with a pinch of salt, but nevertheless its interesting to note the (speculated) net worth of the owners of L1 clubs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_owners_of_English_football_clubs
And to think we did the double over Barnsley last season!
 

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The line up based only on players already contracted for next season could be

Woods/Lee
Sweeney Aimson Hartridge
Caprice Kite Borges Mitchell
Coley
Nombe Cox

Subs Lee/Woods Diabate James King Billington Beardmore Scott

In reserve/out on loan - O'Connor
Hurrah! Vincent Harper's signing means that the line up suggested in the OP now - at last - gets amended.

But Harper plainly isn't going to replace Demi Mitchell anytime soon. So I'd include him on the bench in place of Billington (I still haven't included Kyle Taylor - for me that awaits him actually getting on the pitch in pre-season)
 

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Can see a 442 with Mitchell on the LW. Hartridge and Aimason/Diabate in the centre with Sweeney covering RB until someone comes in.
 

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Can see a 442 with Mitchell on the LW. Hartridge and Aimason/Diabate in the centre with Sweeney covering RB until someone comes in.
I hope Pierce isn’t put in that position.
Away at Ipswich, admittedly against a good team, he was terribly exposed as our widest defender on the right.
Out of our current players, assuming Josh Key leaves, I imagine we’d use Jake Caprice there if no-one else arrives at right back before the season starts.
 

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I hope Pierce isn’t put in that position.
Away at Ipswich, admittedly against a good team, he was terribly exposed as our widest defender on the right.
Out of our current players, assuming Josh Key leaves, I imagine we’d use Jake Caprice there if no-one else arrives at right back before the season starts.
True. If we have a dynamic left wing then can be more solid down the right and effectively defend as a back 3 if needed. Forgot about Caprice if I am honest
 
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