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Have to say that I wish Law well but I have my doubts. Randall however,is a real prospect and I hope that he gets plenty of game time.
 

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Before the matches I thought that Galloway and mc ( sorry for no full name I know I will get spelling wrong). Thought they would be playing in each others position to which they played.
 

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I am a bit concerned that Bolton’s absence has not been explained.
Ryan Lowe has explained that new signing James Bolton missed the first two pre-season games due to an ankle injury and doesn't know if the defender will be ready for the start of the season.
 
I am optimistic that Ryan Law could be a candidate for the LWB position this season.
He has good stamina and is capable of putting in decent crosses.
Also, there seems to be a reluctance to accept that Adam Randell’s involvement in the team is not imminent.
I am a bit concerned that Bolton’s absence has not been explained.
An ankle injury is why Bolton has not featured.

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Ottawa snuck in whilst I was gathering the link :LOL:
 
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Galloway has an excellent pedigree, albeit curtailed by injury. He is 6'2" tall and an accomplished elegant player, comfortable on either foot. His recovery pace is notable. He reminds me very much of Sylvain Distin in style and appearance. If signed he will be competitive with Gillesphey for the LCB spot. He did play briefly at LWB, last night, where his pace, recovery and height would be an asset. On the right contractual terms he could be a useful acquisition to complement the squad as he can play a variety of left sided roles.
 
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I am optimistic that Ryan Law could be a candidate for the LWB position this season.
He has good stamina and is capable of putting in decent crosses.
Also, there seems to be a reluctance to accept that Adam Randell’s involvement in the team is not imminent.
I am a bit concerned that Bolton’s absence has not been explained.
In my opinion, Law is at the stage of his development where he either has to play or has to go on loan again. If he doesn’t breakthrough this year it isn’t going to happen for him at Argyle. I think with a more experienced back 3 next to him, he will both have more license to attack and have someone to guide him through games positionally. His work rate is excellent so I have no doubts he has all the tools to be an excellent wing back, but it’s whether he’s good enough to a) be first choice from the start of the season and b) hold that place down against Grant, Cooper and potentially Galloway.

I think we also need to be cautious of our expectations with Adam Randell. Clearly a very talented lad, but to be starting in a League One side in the spine of the team at the age of 20 is quite uncommon and we saw the issues Fornah had last year. He’s just come off a very long, difficult season with Torquay and initially it is likely he will be a rotational option who starts all of the cup games. Again, this season is his chance to work towards breaking into the first 11 by the time the season ends, but I don’t think we should expect him to be controlling games of football in our starting XI all being asked to perform out of position (wing-back) from day one.
 

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Lowe was asked today about further signings.

Possibly one or two. They would appear to be loans. However, he also added might not get any more.

Personally, l think the lack of a CM to compete with Camara and Mayor is a concern. I don’t think Grant is good enough at CM.

To have only 3 forward options when you play two upfront is a concern too.

l think those two positions require two really top level players for league one if we are going to compete.

Very surprised at today’s comments. He must really think the youngsters are ready for league one football.
 
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Lowe was asked today about further signings.

Possibly one or two. They would appear to be loans. However, he also added might not get any more.

Personally, l think the lack of a CM to compete with Camara and Mayor is a concern. I don’t think Grant is good enough at CM.

To have only 3 forward options when you play two upfront is a concern too.

l think those two positions require two really top level players for league one if we are going to compete.

Very surprised at today’s comments. He must really think the youngsters are ready for league one football.
Lowe was asked today about further signings.

Possibly one or two. They would appear to be loans. However, he also added might not get any more.

Personally, l think the lack of a CM to compete with Camara and Mayor is a concern. I don’t think Grant is good enough at CM.

To have only 3 forward options when you play two upfront is a concern too.

l think those two positions require two really top level players for league one if we are going to compete.

Very surprised at today’s comments. He must really think the youngsters are ready for league one football.
I think it’s a ploy.

If agents and players know we are still looking for additions then they could use us as a bargaining tool.

if we aren't looking then any deal has to be on our terms with a ‘you need us more than we need you’ tactic.

Good move Lowe.
 
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Lowe was asked today about further signings.

Possibly one or two. They would appear to be loans. However, he also added might not get any more.

Personally, l think the lack of a CM to compete with Camara and Mayor is a concern. I don’t think Grant is good enough at CM.

To have only 3 forward options when you play two upfront is a concern too.

l think those two positions require two really top level players for league one if we are going to compete.

Very surprised at today’s comments. He must really think the youngsters are ready for league one football.
Asked by who MGM ?
 

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Asked by who MGM ?

In today press conference video and asked by Errington.

l don’t think it’s a ploy Tugboat. He said if the right one comes along then fine but he is genuinely happy with what he has. He feels the youngsters have been impressive so far and they may give competition needed.

He added that this gives them an opportunity to see if they need something before the August deadline but also room to do things in January.
 

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That’s a little disappointing.
Nice to have some of the youngsters involved but I still think we are short of st least 3/4.

Injury's/suspensions and match fitness/fatigue will ravish this thin squad very quickly.
 
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I am optimistic that Ryan Law could be a candidate for the LWB position this season.
He has good stamina and is capable of putting in decent crosses.
Also, there seems to be a reluctance to accept that Adam Randell’s involvement in the team is not imminent.
I am a bit concerned that Bolton’s absence has not been explained.
RL has now explained his absence. See today's Club news items
 

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That’s a little disappointing.
Nice to have some of the youngsters involved but I still think we are short of st least 3/4.

Injury's/suspensions and match fitness/fatigue will ravish this thin squad very quickly.
I reckon he's just keeping his cards close to his chest. I expect a couple more signings before the end of the August deadline.
 
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I reckon he's just keeping his cards close to his chest. I expect a couple more signings before the end of the August deadline.
I agree but this is a mid covid pandemic squad. I think most clubs will have less 'reserves' and use their youngsters. The youngsters are already here, are settled locally. Players may be less inclined to move here (poss. away from family during a pandemic) if they may not be playing a lot of football. Different times chaps!
 
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Bumped into Schumacher in town today and put him on the spot about transfers. Said 'we have one or two irons in the fire'.

You just lost 15 seconds of your life you will never get back. You're welcome.
 
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I would have serious concerns about our prospects this season if we do not see at least a few more new faces before the start of the season and I’d be amazed if the management team cannot see the need for this. That is not a slight on our first choice 11, more a comment on the lack of depth in the squad. I hope we don’t leave things until January as indicated above - the season will be more than half over by then and deals are often difficult to do in January anyway. RL says that we have recruited more new players than many other clubs but that’s not necessarily relevant - perhaps they didn’t have as many leavers at the end of the season as we did.

16 players left at the end of last season (10 released, 5 loans ended and Sawyer retired). Even with the number of players that we had, we were down to the bare bones towards the end of the season. Yes, it was an exceptional season, with extra players needed to cover for COVID absences and to deal with the compressed season. So far, those 16 have been replaced with just 6 new senior players (7 if Galloway signs).

George Cooper won’t be ready for the start of the season and it seems Bolton is doubtful. Apparently there were only 16 senior pros at Saltash last night and there are another 5 friendlies to play before the league season begins.

Obviously 18 players are needed for each match day squad and we need substitutes who are potential game changers, not just making up the numbers. It’s right that our young players be given an opportunity but they need to be used sparingly, not playing twice a week and ideally just one or two starting at a time.

Galloway and Wilson both have a history of injuries. Can we be confident that they can play 40-50 games this season?

The likes of Randell, Law, Pursall and Tomlinson (who we were told may go out on loan) have very little experience of L1 football between them.

Surely a team that plays 2 up front needs at least 4 forwards, ideally 5 if possible (perhaps 1 that can play in a wide position or just behind the main striker as well rather than just an out and out forward). I’m a fan of Jephcott but he went a long time without a goal at the end of last season.

I would also like to see an attacking midfielder who can chip in with some goals to help out the forwards otherwise I’m not convinced we will score enough. We lacked goals from midfield last season and this so far hasn’t been addressed. We may not be able to rely on so many goals from Edwards this coming season.

I hope I’m wrong but the squad looks paper thin at the moment to me. If we go with what we‘ve got I think we may be desperately looking around for loans at the end of August. I guess we will have a better idea of the strength of the squad after the forthcoming friendlies against better opposition.
 

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I’m out if breath reading that but you have made some relevant observations. Perhaps, there will be a couple of trialists at Bristol on Saturday.
 
Feb 8, 2005
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I am optimistic that Ryan Law could be a candidate for the LWB position this season.
He has good stamina and is capable of putting in decent crosses.
Also, there seems to be a reluctance to accept that Adam Randell’s involvement in the team is not imminent.
I am a bit concerned that Bolton’s absence has not been explained.
He has an ankle injury, Davie.
 
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I am optimistic that Ryan Law could be a candidate for the LWB position this season.
He has good stamina and is capable of putting in decent crosses.
Also, there seems to be a reluctance to accept that Adam Randell’s involvement in the team is not imminent.
I am a bit concerned that Bolton’s absence has not been explained.
Yeah I’d like to know what has happened with Bolton too..