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grays player gary hooper is on trail with reading according to there website ! is it me but do grays seem as far as they can go and getting rid of alot of there best players it could well be a struggle for them this season

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I know a Grays Ath. fan and they are starting to get a tad nervous. You can see by their forum.

They are concerned that some players have left and they have not replaced them. Like many clubs at the moment they have loads of trialists, but Stimpson and the club have given absoultey no details, although this is similar to many clubs. They didn't even know about Cole until Southend fans informed them and someone found details of Hooper training at Reading.

Some of the players that are left such as Aaron Mclean are not rated as highly and they feel a bit of fresh blood is required, but no details are forth coming.

Some of the more realistic ones are starting to realise that the coming season may not be as easy as they first thought.

The guy I know was also moaning (yes - a Grays fan moaning)about being charged full wack for friendlies.

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small clubs at this level need a good mix of players on the way up, on the way down and at their peak.. good youngsters will always fk off to league clubs and so they should ..
being part time isnt always a bad thing for clubs our size at this level if the players can get fit enough..
if you look at the stats for last year we were much better in the second half than the first...
i think we will do better this year than last

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The Grays forum is always worth a read but the last couple of weeks there has been some classic posts, there are some level headed people on there but most are in for a nasty shock this season.

As for the cost of the frendlies, have a look at the Crawley and Dagenham forums, it`s the same story at most clubs.

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I think they are probably doing the right thing, changing lots of players seem to be the way to get forward in the league.

It was discussed on a thread last season and quite a few teams thought they had done better with a clean sheet, it certainly didn’t do Crawley any harm

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CANV EFM said:
small clubs at this level need a good mix of players on the way up, on the way down and at their peak.. good youngsters will always fk off to league clubs and so they should ..
being part time isnt always a bad thing for clubs our size at this level if the players can get fit enough..
if you look at the stats for last year we were much better in the second half than the first...
i think we will do better this year than last


Your correct as usual Canv EFM. I also think we will do better this season and a lot of oppo fans have written us off for relegation already. I'm not saying we will finish in the top half of the table but I think a few other clubs may struggle more than us.

Like your point about us being better in the second half - does that mean we commited sicide in the first half so it couldn't get any worse?? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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Sorry chaps but we actualy did better first half of last season.First fifteen games we drew seven,won five and only lost three times,which included a close 0-1 home defeat against champions Barnet.
After this we went twenty four games only picking up thirteen points!
I agree though we will do better this year having survived a dreadful injury blighted season and of course gained a lot of knowledge about life in the Conference which Grays will soon find out about, hopefully to there peril.

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It was our performance at the beginning of the season that allowed us to cling onto our place in the Conf. Nat. IMHO

I read it as first/second half of a game rather than first or second half of the season.

Going by last years results, and who I think are going to be the pace setting clubs, it seems as though we will be in the thick of it all from the off. Hopefully we will have that dogged determination that we showed at the beginning of last season - but without the injuries.

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From what I heard Grays played very well in beating a full strength Colchester side 2-1 on Saturday.

Michael Kightly is on trial there and scored the opening goal and they have former Spurs youngster Jamie Slabber who is a decent player.

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yes it was first half of the game v second half...
i have blanked out all memory of the second half of last season.. is it over yet?

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Did you see who scored Southend's goals last night in a 2-0 win over Millwall?

Mr. M Cole & Mr. F Eastwood

Think what they could have done this year if they had kept them two at Grays.

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i can see southend doing well again this season..
thanks to tilson of course.. lots of young players, quite a few local and no superstars to fk up team morale




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