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offline CIFC - Y.A

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The Club have signed Joe Dolan from Leyton Orient on a two and a half year contract. He is a 25 year-old defender who previously played for Millwall.

Thoughts? Previous clubs sound promising, can't say I've heard of him though personally.

offline YELLOW

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Very big lad. Is 6ft 3 apparently. Was training down the club on Thursday.

offline ronin

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He was on loan at Crawley last season, recently been playing at Fisher


Will we be letting anyone go? We seem to be overloaded with centre-backs at the moment

offline seano ctfc

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I've just registered simply to tell you guys how lucky you are.

Joe is a brilliant player and even though he only spent 3 months with us last year he would of won my vote for pos any day.

Just so long as you put someone along side him with a bit of pace to mop up on the rare ocasion that he does get beaten, then you've got yourselfes a great buy.

... lucky b*******

offline A Non E Mouse

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Great - sounds like a good capture.

Personally I would like to have seen a more central midfiled player brought in to give us a bit more competition. Someone more solid - Stimmo type of player.

offline Yellow Bungle

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Hope he's a right back. we seem to have loads of centre halves (all the back 4 v Accy) and a couple of left backs.

offline seano ctfc

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lol Dolan is no right back... unless you want a right back with a big clumsy kick and no pace.

Joes talents lie with reading the game/ball. You'll see him stood a good metre behind a striker and think 'why isn't he going for it?' but he'll win it (don't think I ever saw him beaten in the air) simply because he reads the flight of the ball perfectly.

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A good aquisition I feel.

I've just read up on his stats, 6'2, 25 years old and plenty of experience at Orient, Stockport, Crawley and Brighton. Does anyone know if he has signed as part or full-time?

It does indeed seem the end for Bunce, I expect him to probably be shipped out on loan again somewhere soon.
Not wishing to get shouted down yet again, but I may also speculate that perhaps due to the length of his contract he may be here as cover for Wardy as well should he wish to concentrate on his teaching once his contract is up this season and maybe even McGhee too if the Club do not wish to renew his deal, (can't see that not happening at the moment though).

Can you possibly imagine if things hadn't of turned out as they had a defence consisting of any line-up from: Sterling, Cowan, McGhee, Dolan and Ward? That's a mouth watering prospect isn't it?

I do agree that there should be competition for Chenery at right-back though. If Conroy is going down the same path as Bunce then it's quite likely au revoir to him too.

But having said all that it is good to see we're getting active in this transfer window

offline Ribbit

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I think we need all the defenders we need at the moment. We're leaking far too many goals and too many late on. Somebody who isn't going to let himself be pushed around is the sort of player we need.

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