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''We are in a situation where we have too many players.'' revealed Ford. ''I'll be trying to get rid of some.''

''The players have given me everything but it is a sad fact of football that sometimes players have got their levels and you saw that against Scarborough last Saturday that some of them are not good enough.''

''I may have to be ruthless and get rid of players who have given everything for us over the years but that is the way it is.''

''I've got some money now and it's going to be difficult. All the better players are on contract and you may have to pay money for them or you have to wait until they become free agents in the summer.''

''However, I know that we need to stay in the Conference and those are decisions that I need to make.''

Strong words - interesting times ahead?

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''I may have to be ruthless and get rid of players who have given everything for us over the years but that is the way it is.''

Over the years? are we gonna be saying goodbye to some G&N veterans?

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Andy is 100% spot on. Problem is i disagree with Super Daz, i think we have very few players who are good conference standard in our present squad.




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Over the years? are we gonna be saying goodbye to some G&N veterans?


Not many 'veterans' left. Only 4 players with over 100 appearances...Lee, Skinner, Owen and Duku



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I can only suggest that he waits till after Saturday

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Based on the Scarborough game in Fordy's words, though, Duku and Skinner weren't playing. So that would only leave Lee, McKimm and Owen as veterans... who I think are good enough for the Conference.

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I can only suggest that he waits till after Saturday


Totally agree. The comments do seem a bit ill timed.



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Andy is 100% spot on. Problem is i disagree with Super Daz, i think we have very few players who are good conference standard in our present squad.


There are a few who are not but several who are!

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The veterans are all good enough for the Conference, it's the newish players, no names 'cough Ben abbey cough'. Still, we'll have the funds to invest in quality!

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I find this thread quite strange as the players have aquited themselves very well playing the top teams but have not faired so well against the lesser sides
this suggests nto me that it might be somethinwrong with the way these matches are approched by the whole set up from the manager down to the ball boy,s perhaps somebody can do a study (one of you youngsters on a degree course as part of a thesis) then we get a well motivated team at all times playing the right tatics for each given occasion and one of you gets a degree
and a future pratice as a sports phsycologistearning lots of dosh to invest in G& N and on that note i think i better go back to the ward before they miss me

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I have a feeling this might also be a phsychological trick by Fordy with the Notts County game ahead of us. He might be trying to motivate some of the usually average players into putting in some top quality performances to keep their place in the squad. Or... what I've just said could all be a load of tosh and he's just got exceedingly bad timing. <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

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I have to agree with the observation that if anything it's some of the newer additions to the squad that haven't looked up to it,certainly Owen,McKimm and Duku(who may be regaining some of his form )have looked OK,doesn't leave many more long serving players,so it's a rather puzzling statement,perhaps there is more to it.

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I just reaslised I forgot to include Lee,who has been one ofthe better defenders this season.

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Diver Barnes is available from Doncaster!

We'd never get him - he only plays for clubs 'oooop north'?

Guaranteed goals if you ask me - Tamworth are hot on his heels for his signature.....

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See Westley Borough are interested in Chris Giles .

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See Westley Borough are interested in Chris Giles .


Is Chris calling himself a defender or a striker this year?

Whichever he is definitely conference class.

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Super Daz said:Diver Barnes is available from Doncaster!

We'd never get him - he only plays for clubs 'oooop north'?

Guaranteed goals if you ask me - Tamworth are hot on his heels for his signature.....


How about Tristram Whitman? He used to play for Doncaster too, but has just been released by Dagenham, so he shouldn't mind playing for another club in the south.

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Ye gods, we couldn't sign a player called Tristan !! Next thing we would have a back four with names like Cardew, Warwick, Torquil and Humphrey !!!!! It's bad enough with having Robbies or Jamies these days. Whats wrong with plain old Bob, Jack or Jim.

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Or even Tristram !!

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Agree with Dr Evil but also think it's time for big changes ahead. The ol' loyalty, good ol' chap, supporters/manager favourite thingy has gotta go. Should a clean out of so called
'veterans' go all the way to the top???




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