We did this last year, just put out the xi that you would have to put out if the season starts tomorrow. This time last year it was pretty bleak, and got worse for a bit with the likes of Sweenz etc. leaving.Too many possible player movements to start naming a team for the first game.
Nombe (when fit) is an upgrade on Bowman. Brown will be fine. We just need some back up.My neck of the country is now Shropshire and spend time watching Shrewsbury in league 1. I agree there is nothing to fear about league 1 but would emphasise that the difference between success and mediocracy remains the ability to score goals ( ask Ryan Bowman). Hence the need for real creativity and drive in midfield plus the ability to put away chances created. Same as anywhere else in reality but the challenge is greater given the increased power of opposition defences.
Thought the No9 post the Stanno period was going to be for a young youth team forward? Would imagine its nailed on to be Sonny Cox's shirt?With Seymour gone what re the chances of Nombe being No.9?
Diabate would make a good 5.On shirt numbers the ones available include 1,4,9 and 11. Nombe for 9 surely, which would free up 10 for Brown
1 for a new keeper and possibly 4 for the new central midfielder unless Dieng bags it. George Ray has 5 so if he goes Stubbs (or Diabate?) could grab it - if Stubbs gets 5 that frees up 6. Sweenz to determinedly cling on to 26.