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Notice we have loaned a player from Lutons youth team.We play Grays on Saturday and if I'm not mistaken they will have 2 players on loan from Braintree.Also he is a centre forward not a position in which we are short.We have used an incredible number of players this season most of our signings haven't been very good.in fact several have played 1 or 2 games and then it has been decided they are not good enough.I have seen a lot of these signings play for their previous teams and to be honest wouldn't have signed any of them not even if I was a ryman 1 or 2 manager.i am an advocate that a player that you loan has to be better than the player he replaces.Can anyone name one that was or is.I hope the kid turns out to be better than what we have and rattles in goals galore however throwing a youth team player into a relegation battle isn't the answer to me.Sorry to be so negative but I think we will need our most experienced players to get us out of the mire.
Re: loan players
Agreed. I think you would have to go back to when we had Messrs Morais and Angol for the most successful loans. The only other one to make an impact was that Dagenham left-back, Jack Connors.
We have players that can potentially score goals but no supply line. I know some supporters criticised him but I was very sorry to see Federico leave as he gave us such good width and his pace meant there was always danger to the opposition.
With Oliver Sprague gone we don't have any wing backs as our present backs are out and out defenders.
Re: loan players
The very same thought crossed my mind. We've had at least one decent frontman all season. Presently we have enough fire-power to sink a battleship, yet through-out we seem to muster two or three half chances per game.
Something is clearly fundamentally flawed. Our SJP form is pathetic, we have struggled every week to gain any passing and movement of the ball of any purpose. Last Saturday reminded me of dark days at Earlesmead, I thought we had gone backwards. The players themselves have remained upbeat but they themselves have to question the outcome. On that front, I think they deserve a huge compliment.
Other teams play one-two's and neat little triangles around us and it creates havoc. With our fire-power I would prefer a traditional two man partnership, then I think about a conventional 4-4-2 and my head explodes. I genuinely don't think we have the right type of players. Ironically, the approach which many slated last week, may well be the solution in the conditions you would envisage Saturday.
I think it's a fascinating game Saturday - we could win or lose 4-0 and I still don't know if we would be any the wiser.
Just get a result - give us something to work with.
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