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 Post subject: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:21 pm 
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Please see below the first people to commit to The Tudors, including skipper Jordan Parkes.

New signing Joe Howe is 29 years of age and finished last season at Ryman League side Leatherhead. Joe made over 200 appearances for Ebbsfleet United over 6 years before moving on last year to National League side Bromley, in turn moving to Leatherhead.

Re-signed for next season are:

Kyle Connolly
Ben Greenhalgh
James Kaloczi
Jonathan McNamara
Jordan Parkes
Matt Saunders
Mitchell Weiss

I am sure you would all like to join me in welcoming both Joe and the returning players, to or back to the club and wish them a relaxing 6 weeks off before pre-season starts on 24th June.


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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:26 am 
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Updated with signings (and departures) announced so far:

Laurie Walker

Kyle Connolly
Joe Howe
Callum Driver
Tom Hamblin
Phil Walsh

James Kaloczi
Jonathan McNamara
Jordan Parkes
Matt Saunders
Taylor Miles

Ben Greenhalgh


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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:20 pm 
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cir350 wrote:
Updated with signings (and departures) announced so far:

Laurie Walker

Kyle Connolly
Joe Howe
Callum Driver
Tom Hamblin
Phil Walsh

James Kaloczi
Jonathan McNamara
Jordan Parkes
Matt Saunders
Taylor Miles

Ben Greenhalgh


Looking a bit light up front to say the least.

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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:13 pm 
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we had limited options up front for most of last season though. we seems to notch goals from all over the place, just get that defence in order and use it as a foundation to move on, develop the attacking options from there.


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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:56 pm 
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25 of our 74 league goals came from Robbo, so you could argue we need to go out and get a top quality striker before the season starts. However, I think with the signings we've made so far maybe all we need to concentrate on now is getting a top striker, and we're still only in early June, so it's looking quite positive. Charlie Sheringham is a free agent...

Anybody heard if Potts is resigning again?


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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Had a chat with Potts at the presentation evening and he said he was going to have a chat with Dave in the next week or so. He'd like to sign but has got the travel bug so I dont know if he'll be off in the near future. That could be a sticking point.

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Had a little late night chat with the "Management" on Thursday. The big problem with Potts is that he wants to go on his travels again so I'm not sure he'll be here next season but they will be having a chat with him. Ed Asafu-Adjaye has signed which is great if he can stay fit. He said he felt the best he has in two years and didn't want the season to end so good luck to him. He has had two really serious injuries and hopes this will be the end of his bad luck. All the best to him, very approachabale guy and loves it at Hemel.
We have three more incomings this week hopefully, one is a defininate but cant be named due to red tape and stuff and the other two look positive.They include (in no particular order) a centre half, a winger and a striker.
Dean and Stuart are determined to get the recruitment right this season, there will be no selling of players and the intention is to stop the revolving door policy, with fewer loanees, if any.
Sheringham remains a target but there are the obvious complications, the player is on holiday at the moment so its a case of waiting for him to get back and they can have a conversation. He enjoyed his time here and it could happen, you never know. Maybe the Beard Tax will have to come into play somehow or a sponsor will be asked to chip in.
They offered deals to Butler and Diagne but neither player has got back to them.
The players have volunteered for an extra nights training in pre season, which is quite a commitment for some of them, with work and family etc but they want to be in the best possible condition to get off to a more positive start this season.
D & S admitted they made some poor signings last time out, some players who they thought would bring a positive attitude to the club ended bringing a negative one, Rosey being an obvious example, a player they had high hopes for and somewhat started the rot with the Cheshunt "incident". It all went down hill from there.I mentioned that it didn't look right in the pre-season games, there was something missing and they agreed, saying it was all down to their recruitment and they take full responsibility for that.
They addressed the situation after the poor start with Parkes being a massive help with that, lifting the club and supporters. They are confiident they can make a challenge for the title this season, that is the aim as in every season but they seem very focused on getting it right. I said that I'd noticed they (Dean and Stuart) weren't their usual selves at the start of the last campaign and they admitted that there were issues on and off the pitch. The approach from Chelmsford and another (National League Premier) club had unsettled them a bit but they were always focused on the job in hand and were, as always determined to get the club into a play off place at the very least but it just didn't happen. They lost a lot of points by conceding late goals and the defence was an issue from day one. A settled squad with good experience, mixed with some young players is the aim this season, they think supporters will be impressed with the squad they have assembled, with Taylor Miles and Tod Hamblin getting singled out as massive signings. Driver is another player who they are very pleased to get back into the fold, with several clubs showing an interest in the player. With at least four more to come we should have a squad that is more than capable of mounting a challenge in this campaign.

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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:25 am 
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mitchemelhammer wrote:
Had a little late night chat with the "Management" on Thursday. The big problem with Potts is that he wants to go on his travels again so I'm not sure he'll be here next season but they will be having a chat with him. Ed Asafu-Adjaye has signed which is great if he can stay fit. He said he felt the best he has in two years and didn't want the season to end so good luck to him. He has had two really serious injuries and hopes this will be the end of his bad luck. All the best to him, very approachabale guy and loves it at Hemel.
We have three more incomings this week hopefully, one is a defininate but cant be named due to red tape and stuff and the other two look positive.They include (in no particular order) a centre half, a winger and a striker.
Dean and Stuart are determined to get the recruitment right this season, there will be no selling of players and the intention is to stop the revolving door policy, with fewer loanees, if any.
Sheringham remains a target but there are the obvious complications, the player is on holiday at the moment so its a case of waiting for him to get back and they can have a conversation. He enjoyed his time here and it could happen, you never know. Maybe the Beard Tax will have to come into play somehow or a sponsor will be asked to chip in.
They offered deals to Butler and Diagne but neither player has got back to them.
The players have volunteered for an extra nights training in pre season, which is quite a commitment for some of them, with work and family etc but they want to be in the best possible condition to get off to a more positive start this season.
D & S admitted they made some poor signings last time out, some players who they thought would bring a positive attitude to the club ended bringing a negative one, Rosey being an obvious example, a player they had high hopes for and somewhat started the rot with the Cheshunt "incident". It all went down hill from there.I mentioned that it didn't look right in the pre-season games, there was something missing and they agreed, saying it was all down to their recruitment and they take full responsibility for that.
They addressed the situation after the poor start with Parkes being a massive help with that, lifting the club and supporters. They are confiident they can make a challenge for the title this season, that is the aim as in every season but they seem very focused on getting it right. I said that I'd noticed they (Dean and Stuart) weren't their usual selves at the start of the last campaign and they admitted that there were issues on and off the pitch. The approach from Chelmsford and another (National League Premier) club had unsettled them a bit but they were always focused on the job in hand and were, as always determined to get the club into a play off place at the very least but it just didn't happen. They lost a lot of points by conceding late goals and the defence was an issue from day one. A settled squad with good experience, mixed with some young players is the aim this season, they think supporters will be impressed with the squad they have assembled, with Taylor Miles and Tod Hamblin getting singled out as massive signings. Driver is another player who they are very pleased to get back into the fold, with several clubs showing an interest in the player. With at least four more to come we should have a squad that is more than capable of mounting a challenge in this campaign.


Great post Mitch, nice to get some insight into D & S's thinking. Think we have a realistic chance of being around the play offs come the end of season. If and it's obviously a big "if" we get Charlie Sheringham signed we could be capable of anything .


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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Now it's the top 6 for the play off's might help, can't wait


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 Post subject: Re: Squad so far........
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Why are some people a bit down on the new playoff format? At our level we often have teams ditching their expensive players when it looks like they aren't going to make the cut (we sort of did it too). I think its a great idea. Keeps the season going. Huge benefit to finishing 2nd and 3rd. All good I reckon. The problem will be the ground grading rules as many teams won't be able to take up the place.


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