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Post by Luton Roman on Thu 17 May 2018, 20:45

New keeper Ryan Clarke, 36, very experienced around the circuit. Matt Richards re signed. Waiting for that 20 goal striker.

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Post by Dusty Lynfield on Thu 17 May 2018, 20:59

Make that a 32-goal striker, now that we’ve lost Jack Compton........
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Post by sirkev on Thu 17 May 2018, 21:39

Dusty Lynfield wrote:Make that a 32-goal striker, now that we’ve lost Jack Compton........
I reckon Miles is next to go.....

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Post by LB on Fri 18 May 2018, 00:23

I see that we have also signed Kieron Hodges - presumably to understudy Clarke and play in the Somerset Cup - and that Jason Matthews has moved from Chippenham to be goalkeeper coach.

As for Miles, I can’t help but think that the deafening silence is ominous.

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Post by Luton Roman on Fri 18 May 2018, 09:42

Looking for that signing that attracts other players. Compton wouldn't have been it tho would have added to a decent basket. Agree that Miles is going to be an indicator. Given JGs relentless forensic analysis and game watching I'm confident he will deliver. Another factor is League contracts dont expire until end of June. So current business may be limited.

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Post by Roy D Hacksaw on Fri 18 May 2018, 15:12

There's been a lot going on over the last 24 hours.

Nat Jarvis, George Rigg and Ryan Case have been let go.

The goalkeeping news you know, and Matt Richards has had his contract renewed.

So the players we know we're getting back next term are: Watkins, Ball, Amankwah, Rigg, Richards, Hodges, Straker, Batten and Artus.

Anyone else must still be in negotiation.

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Post by BenE on Sat 19 May 2018, 21:58

I must admit I was surprised Hodges has re-signed as he needs game time. I wonder if in fact he is number 1.
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Post by Luton Roman on Tue 22 May 2018, 12:13

Klukowski signs for Chippenham, perhaps past his best by now but Chipp making the early pace on local deals.

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Post by Sir Ged Roddy on Tue 22 May 2018, 12:27

Luton Roman wrote:Klukowski signs for Chippenham, perhaps past his best by now but Chipp making the early pace on local deals.
I never rated him even when he was younger

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Post by SteveS on Tue 22 May 2018, 13:43

Chippenham are welcome to him. Seemed to spend most of last season injured at Torquay. Always seemed slow when he was younger so must only be about walking pace now.

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Post by Palms on Tue 22 May 2018, 16:18

BenE wrote:I must admit I was surprised Hodges has re-signed as he needs game time. I wonder if in fact he is number 1.
Probably go out on dual registration loan.
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Post by Beau Nash on Tue 22 May 2018, 20:11

Palms wrote:
BenE wrote:I must admit I was surprised Hodges has re-signed as he needs game time. I wonder if in fact he is number 1.
Probably go out on dual registration loan.

Jerry has said previously he always likes to have a keeper on the bench;  my question is why couldn't Jason Matthews do that job.  Question

I hope Kieran Hodges gets game time on another day as he spent all the league games on the bench and wasn't required to come on.  Question
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Post by Ashley on Tue 22 May 2018, 22:35

Perhaps he will use Matthews as sub? I’m sure Jerry has it sussed.
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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Wed 23 May 2018, 13:57

Ashley wrote:Perhaps he will use Matthews as sub? I’m sure Jerry has it sussed.

It will be interesting as it appears Clarke has not played too many games over the last number of years.... maybe he'll be the sub...

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Post by stillmanjunior on Wed 23 May 2018, 14:29

Why would Clarke move from Torquay’s bench to our bench? I can’t tell if some of those posts are intended as a wind-up. I live about a minute from Jason, if I see him wandering around PSJ I’ll demand an explanation. Or just say ‘hello’.
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Post by LB on Thu 24 May 2018, 17:10

According to Twitter there will be player news at 7pm today - at around about the same time it was announced that Newport County have released Ben Tozer (who is apparently a defensive midfielder once of Rovers). I wonder if this is just coincidence (while of course hoping it is Miles!).

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Post by Luton Roman on Thu 24 May 2018, 17:44

Tozer joined Cheltenham.

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Post by Ashley on Thu 24 May 2018, 19:02

Appears to be someone by the name of Stearn.
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Post by Luton Roman on Thu 24 May 2018, 19:04

2 year deal. Now that is a sit up and take notice signing. Jack who??

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Post by Dusty Lynfield on Thu 24 May 2018, 20:40

As buzzing as I am about getting Ross (big statement of intent), still think it’s a shame Compton couldn’t have stayed. As posters have said before, I thought their healthy rivalry brought the best out of each of them.
Looking forward to who we’ll get on the other wing.....But am sure Ross will get us at least as many goals that Compton did.
Good point from Jerry about Ross being a winner....think his mentality will be a positive influence on the team - particularly when playing the Top seven teams (of who we will hopefully be one!)
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Post by Marc Monitor on Thu 24 May 2018, 21:28

I am always cautious about old favourites rejoining clubs. Too often, the reality fails to live up to the promise. In this case, of course, I hope this is different and there are signs that it will be. Firstly, Ross isn't very old, he didn't appear to have lost any pace or technique form what we saw of him, he definitely still has a hunger about him and he can kick his team-mates up the arse. I would have loved to have seen him with Compton as they are both chopsy, types with a lot of belief in themselves but there you go.
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Post by kermit on Thu 24 May 2018, 22:22

Marc Monitor wrote:I am always cautious about old favourites rejoining clubs. Too often, the reality fails to live up to the promise. In this case, of course, I hope this is different and there are signs that it will be. Firstly, Ross isn't very old, he didn't appear to have lost any pace or technique form what we saw of him, he definitely still has a hunger about him and he can kick his team-mates up the arse. I would have loved to have seen him with Compton as they are both chopsy, types with a lot of belief in themselves but there you go.
Totally agree with you Marc, it quite often leads to disappointment, but hopefully Ross will prove to be a great signing.
Oh, and great to see chopsy used on the forum.....takes me back to my days working in Cardiff.
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Post by Freeview Joe on Fri 25 May 2018, 09:10

My heart cannot help be filled with optimism for a great coming season. The difference he made during his loan spell was tremendous, reinvigorating players and fans alike after that series of no score draws in December / January.

Looking forward to the Cruyff turns ... Welcome back Sterno !!!
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Post by pete mac on Fri 25 May 2018, 10:48

Unsurprisingly George Rigg has joined Chippenham.

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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Fri 25 May 2018, 11:03

pete mac wrote:Unsurprisingly George Rigg has joined Chippenham.

Do you mean Bath City Reserves?

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