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So current squad is (per website):

Goalkeeper Adi Connolly, defenders Ryan Kirwan and Josh Urquhart and forwards Larry Asare and Ebrima Sawaneh have also signed on the dotted line.

These are in addition to Nathan McDonald, Rian Bray, Lee Chappell, Jerry Gyebi, Harold Joseph,  Manny Maja, Sam Youngs, Percy Kiangebeni,  Scott Thomas, Lewis Taffe, Adam Cunnington and Neville Nzembela. 

On paper, looks heavy on forwards (especially if Bricknell does make himself available) and light on midfielders.

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Let me pass on what I know

Connelly- Academy keeper

Kirwan- North Greenford 

Bray - Tonbridge,  was at Hendon on loan

Maja - Welling 

Asare - been with us before

Sawaneh - not 100% sure, but I think he was at Kidderminster last season

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But what I want to address this time is that there seems to be a suggestion in AL's recent report that it could be possible that Billy might be available sometime in the future.  Once his business affairs have been dealt with. You may remember Billy was a bit late in playing when he first signed up. Presumably for the same reason. We can only wait and see!!!

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41 minutes ago, 4wembleyfinals said:

But what I want to address this time is that there seems to be a suggestion in AL's recent report that it could be possible that Billy might be available sometime in the future.  Once his business affairs have been dealt with. You may remember Billy was a bit late in playing when he first signed up. Presumably for the same reason. We can only wait and see!!!

That was because he was injured and only played 10 minutes in his debut season 

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We are all allowed to comment on the games weather they are good or bad, if you don’t want to read them don’t.

The forum is here so we can air our views praise where needed moan where needed.

As you are also an expert how about give us your comments on Tuesdays game and about the goal we let in, how the game changed from football on the ground and the long ball to our tall forward that didn’t win the ball when he came on, the long ball doesn’t work we need to play on the ground it was nice to watch when we did

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1 hour ago, old towner said:

We are all allowed to comment on the games weather they are good or bad, if you don’t want to read them don’t.

 

The forum is here so we can air our views praise where needed moan where needed.

 

I agree you are allowed to comment but my point at the time was that some of the comments were over the top.

We all want to win every match and you certainly don't want to be losing any match 7-1 but if you're going to lose 7-1 let it be a meaningless friendly! In pre season you've got to show a bit of patience as it's mainly about fitness and for the manager to find the right blend of players, which is why I said let's see where we are after 10 games.

You probably wouldn't have heard from me if we had been 18th! But we're not 18th, we are top, so here I am 😉 So don't get too confused about me pointing out that maybe everyone should have calmed down a bit in pre season.

COYT

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I’m glad I never posted pre season cause I’d have looked a right berk… if I could have got odds on bottom three I would have lumped on… I saw every game and we were that bad… now if we don’t get top three I will streak round the athletic track.. let’s hope we start acting and believing we are the best… looking at the characters in our team I can’t see confidence being a problem… this could be our season I hope we can get the crowds our position deserves…..

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Good one Theo. Glad you to see you are still in the betting game. Mind you I am not sure I subscribe to either of your options. But I agree with your sentiment.

If you remember I did say some time ago,  "what our stadium needs is a winning team to fill it". However, from what I have read recently we may be well on our way to achieving that. Although this may always be hard for us to do, because of the proximity of Premier League clubs, it is good to see that our average crowd is currently up on last year.

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Very interesting how this season is panning out.   Long season though.   Back when we were having those friendlies, obviously we had a mixture of players and others trying to impress.

Now we look settled, have strength in depth....Muleba and Bricknell in the wings and some players who could easily start.

Have to hold my hands up Andy, Mario and the new assistant have proved me wrong.   Seem to have a strong nucleus of players and also a good atmosphere amongst the squad.

Let's hope we can keep it up on Saturday and what should prove to be a tough fixture.

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1 hour ago, Theodopolous said:

I’m glad I never posted pre season cause I’d have looked a right berk… if I could have got odds on bottom three I would have lumped on… I saw every game and we were that bad… now if we don’t get top three I will streak round the athletic track.. let’s hope we start acting and believing we are the best… looking at the characters in our team I can’t see confidence being a problem… this could be our season I hope we can get the crowds our position deserves…..

Things did not look good pre-season. I stand by my concerns at the time. I'm not sure many could've predicted that Mo, Billy and Lyle were going to return. I'm delighted that they have!

Very few things would make me happier than for ETFC to win the league. I'd be just as delighted if we won the play-offs! But, with my glass still half empty at this early stage, in reality I can't quite see it. I still think that over the season Worthing, Lewes and Hornchurch will finish above us. Lets hope I'm eating my words come May!

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We're in a decent run of form at the moment but there are going to be plenty of ups and downs during the season.

We're not going to win every game and it will certainly get tougher during the winter months but we've got a decent squad and AL will definitely have to rotate at some stage plus he needs to try and keep everyone happy.

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