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Plymouth Argyle Transfer Rumour Round-up

JannerinCardiff

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I’m far more comfortable taking an opinion from a professional EFL league manager who a) knows more about the game of football than many on here and 2) trains the players of whom he has his opinions on and receives collective information through a magnitude of experienced Personnal within the community of football.

Totally agree
 
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I’m far more comfortable taking an opinion from a professional EFL league manager who a) knows more about the game of football than many on here and 2) trains the players of whom he has his opinions on and receives collective information through a magnitude of experienced Personnal within the community of football.
Missed the point completely!
 
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Isn‘t one of the characteristics of a lower league manager to adapt with the squad they have?

You will get injuries and suspensions. At this level you don’t have the money to replace players. So you utilise your squad. He has other options, than forwards.
Isn't that totally contradictory to your earlier posts about square pegs in round holes?
 

JannerinCardiff

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Most of our players fit into more than one position. Lowe puts on a replacement who either takes over from Garrick (RWB) or replaces a midfielder who goes RWB, which allows Garrick to go up front. Simples.
You are trying to make this too difficult.
Totally agree - we are a lower league club and it’s quite normal for players in our squad to have multiple positions:- off the top of my head in the current squad theres;- Garrick plays RWB and striker (just like Byron Moore did), Conor Grant plays LWB and RM, G Cooper plays LWB and midfield, Edwards RWB and holding midfield, Randell holding midfield and RM, Broom midfield and deeper forward number 10, Galloway CB and LWB.

I’d much rather save our money to invest into the January window when more players will be available rather than sign a free agent who doesn’t fit our club in terms ability or could threaten the good spirit of the squad.
 
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Sounds to me that it’s not that he can’t find the right fit.. it’s that he’s struggling to persuade the right fit to join us. Are we aiming to high or is it players not wanting to come here for what ever reason. Just a side note I think we were stronger last season when we had nouble and Telford on the bench, I don’t think either were good enough for our first team in league one but they seemed happy/positive players, provided competition and helped with game management, our season started to wobble without them, could have been a coincidence.
 

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I think that one problem was that, as the deadline approached, potential signings would have been looking at our results and wondering if they were just going to be bench warmers when they saw the early season scoring rates of Hardie and Jephcott.
Obviously, this would have, particularly, applied to anyone only being offered a short term contract.
Hopefully, their recent form and fitness will continue.
 
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No amount of dressing it up can disguise the reality. Despite an appalling run in 2021, complacency in the squad rebuild has left us threadbare in the forward positions, and there really is no excuse.

Lowe had all summer to recruit, and by his own admission money is available.

I appreciate the style of football Lowe’s brought in and will defend him when I think it’s justified, but the idea he’s beyond criticism is frankly, denial imo.

We’ve already dropped crucial points because of his complacency, and there’s a lot more points to lose between now and January, and yet Lowe says he’s relaxed about it.

That’s just adding insult to injury, no pun intended.
 
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RL cannot force players to sign on the dotted line he also does not have a magic wand to magic a player out of thin air- i get people are frustrated but what more can he do

None of us know the politics of a football transfer window because the way we go about our business is extremely private- maybe people see what another teams have done in the transfer window & thought i want a piece of that but other football clubs are probably run differently to us

RL has been honest regarding the transfer window what he has to work to - budget & fit yet some people still choose to bash him but it is the way it is

RL has probably spoken to numerous players but because we do everything privately people think he is not interested in player recruitment or would people rather know everything that is going on re player recruitment just to be kept in the loop

RL will know from the players he has spoken to the ones that will be fully committed & buy into Argyle & the ones that are only chasing the paycheck ( this is what he means by criteria & right fit)

He will not sign a player for the sake of it- he will only sign a player after they have ticked all the boxes & due diligence has shown they are not a k******d in character or would people rather we sign a exceptional player that has a bad character & could be a rotten apple in the dressing room

As i have said in previous postings- the players spent a lot of time together due to the amount of travelling they do- for the entire football season they are a family & RL will not jeopardise that by signing a player that he has not done is homework on

This all takes time & has i have said everything he does in regard to player recruitment is done privately & is not for public consumption- until it becomes an incoming then we will know about it

Lets just leave RL & his team alone to get on with it
 

JannerinCardiff

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I think that one problem was that, as the deadline approached, potential signings would have been looking at our results and wondering if they were just going to be bench warmers when they saw the early season scoring rates of Hardie and Jephcott.
Obviously, this would have, particularly, applied to anyone only being offered a short term contract.
Hopefully, their recent form and fitness will continue.
That’s a very good point. Looking at the form of Hardie and Jephcott - players probably don’t want to come to Argyle to get 15 mins from the bench and then be 4th choice and even less pitch time when Ennis returns.
 
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RL cannot force players to sign on the dotted line he also does not have a magic wand to magic a player out of thin air- i get people are frustrated but what more can he do

None of us know the politics of a football transfer window because the way we go about our business is extremely private- maybe people see what another teams have done in the transfer window & thought i want a piece of that but other football clubs are probably run differently to us

RL has been honest regarding the transfer window what he has to work to - budget & fit yet some people still choose to bash him but it is the way it is

RL has probably spoken to numerous players but because we do everything privately people think he is not interested in player recruitment or would people rather know everything that is going on re player recruitment just to be kept in the loop

RL will know from the players he has spoken to the ones that will be fully committed & buy into Argyle & the ones that are only chasing the paycheck ( this is what he means by criteria & right fit)

He will not sign a player for the sake of it- he will only sign a player after they have ticked all the boxes & due diligence has shown they are not a k******d in character or would people rather we sign a exceptional player that has a bad character & could be a rotten apple in the dressing room

As i have said in previous postings- the players spent a lot of time together due to the amount of travelling they do- for the entire football season they are a family & RL will not jeopardise that by signing a player that he has not done is homework on

This all takes time & has i have said everything he does in regard to player recruitment is done privately & is not for public consumption- until it becomes an incoming then we will know about it

Lets just leave RL & his team alone to get on with it
Now stop that!

This is a rumours thread strechting to over 100 pages without a credible rumour on it, and you go being reasonable. Sort yourself out man!:)