I'm disappointed to see Sam and Taggs leave us, as I thought they were comfortably among our best XI last season. It remains to be seen whether the switch to morning training is worth the loss of such players.
Leroy had a great first half to 2011/12 but in the second half it did look as if age was finally catching up with him. I can understand his departure.
Fola did well for us in the Ryman but there were doubts about his contribution at the higher level and when the pitches soften up in the winter. Again, no surprise to see him go.
The other two didn't have much time to make an impact, and were both fairly obvious targets once a decision was made to trim the squad. Anwar got found out badly for pace a couple of times, but I thought Lewis looked a decent utility player.
Have to echo the thoughts about Pagey and Tags but if they can't fit into the new training regime, I suppose there was no chance of them staying. OS statement about Tags, IMO, is nonsense. He did some great things, was exciting on the ball & scored some good goals.
Not surprised about Leroy but to him, Fola & Pagey a massive thanks for their contributions to the club bearing in mind their value during our Ryman Championship season. And last season too. All 3 may have been at GGL a short time but they will be remembered in a positive vein.
Good luck to all those players who have left and I hope they find good clubs to play for & don't come back to haunt us too soon.
Dos in his notes mentions a squad of 16 +Telfs and Wayne.I'm not sure whether thats sufficient and do expect another one or two additions before the start of the season if the right players become available.
Only real surprise for me is Pagey. Great player and top bloke and must have been a tough call for him. Good luck to him and all the rest of the fellas. Leroy was immense first half of last season and helped set us up for the play offs. Hard to replace real characters like him. Anwar I dont reckon ever got up to full fitness and both him and Lewis game in to do a job and respect for that. Tags I can understand as he was playing that impact role off the bench and always gave it the full welly for us cheers mate and to Fola who will be in demand no question. Like the look of the balance but I reckon we will see one or two more in along with the mystery man
Devistated about Sam Page. Though he was one of the best non-league CB's i've ever seen Top fellah as well. I still thing Tags could do a job for us but then he doesn't fit in with Dos's plans to have youthful side. Fola was obviously going to happen and Leroy, well, I just wish he hadn't missed that pen in the cup, otherwise I think he would have continued his excellent form before hand and could stay with us.
Very best of luck to all the players that have gone. You've been part of some excellent memories which will stay in the mind of Sutton fans for years to come!
sad news about pagey but assuming our new signing isn't in major decline, and that our new left back really is league 2 standard we have pretty much got a football league quality back line with scrivs, downer and stuart. I doubt any team in the division would have a better rear guard than that, although obviously that would depend on our centre backs staying fit. Even if not Osa looks capable of providing cover. I have always felt that having a defensive unit that plays together week in week out is the absolute most important factor in any team, and we just didnt have that last year because of injuries etc.
Cant say Im surprised Hunt and Uddin have left, although Uddin started to show signs he could be a really commanding defender in the game against H&RB
georgieboy: Brilliant result especially after travelling up on day. Well done all.
Jan 6, 2018 22:11:33 GMT
moatsider29: is the match tonight on media?
Feb 27, 2018 20:10:47 GMT
dos: Alright pal buzzing about Sutton need to up the atmosphere
Mar 25, 2018 4:11:24 GMT
davef: 28th April v Aldershot Town: TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY. Season tickets are valid but if you need to buy a match ticket it MUST be purchased in advance.
Apr 12, 2018 9:07:23 GMT
tangerinedub: I live close to bohemians ground in Dublin and am a Blackpool supporter (used to live there) and Bohs are my Irish team.
Sept 12, 2018 14:41:42 GMT
tangerinedub: I can give you any info you want if travelling, pubs, food etc just let me know.
Sept 12, 2018 14:42:57 GMT
tangerinedub: hope you guys enjoy your trip to Dublin.
Oct 2, 2018 14:41:34 GMT
merchandiser: You guys make me laugh, have you been to many away grounds, I don't think so. When we travelled up north for most of the trophy rounds last season, you would not believe, it was like going back to the seventies.
Dec 13, 2018 17:28:58 GMT
scorpioeyes: It's time to scrap play-offs,they are ridiculous.
Apr 29, 2019 20:55:21 GMT
Stewart: The NL season starts on 3rd August The fixtures are due to be released on 3rd July.
May 21, 2019 13:01:32 GMT
scorpioeyes: I predicted a relegation struggle with a totally inexperienced manager. Hope I am wrong, but it doesn't look like it. MG is out of his depth,that's obvious.
Sept 3, 2019 22:59:54 GMT
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT