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
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
scorpioeyes: It certainly would be 'convenient' for Dover to have the season washed out. if they fail to turn up tomorrow,we should be awarded the game and 3-0 to our goal difference.Why should we be inconvenienced by any attempts to rearrange the game?
Feb 15, 2021 10:45:15 GMT
Burtie: Hello chaps. Is there any intelligence about the crowd situation for the game vs Hartlepool on 22 May? Does the club have a position on supporters?
Apr 24, 2021 17:02:01 GMT
scorpioeyes: I think these odds are quite amazing. If I was a neutral looking at the recent form and upcoming fixtures,I'd make hartlepool or perhaps Torquay as fave for the title. To have 'pool at 9s and us as evens is bizarre.
Apr 30, 2021 17:21:02 GMT
scorpioeyes: yes,'arrogant' is the right word. No objectivity allowed!
May 8, 2021 12:10:13 GMT
brownyellow60: Congratulations lads on superb season on winning league.Got a bit rocky recently but stuck to it and got over the winning line.Cant wait to new season.Wow what a feeling Sutton in football league
May 23, 2021 15:41:30 GMT
valiant: Hello again! Can you tell me where the away seating is please? I thought it was behind the goal next to the away terrace but looking at the film on Quest I can't see it! Thanks.
Oct 5, 2021 11:00:22 GMT
pinewalker: There is a temporary stand at 45 degrees to the pitch behind the NE corner flag, and there is more away seating at the east end of the main stand both accessed via the away turnstiles.
Oct 5, 2021 14:33:57 GMT
neil: My father used to take to watch Queens Park Rangers back in the late 60's (I recall he knew one of the Directors at the club). I still have many programmes from that time through the 70's. Happy Days !
Nov 22, 2021 9:42:42 GMT
davef: Due to the levels of demand the rest of Level 1, blocks 112 round to 122 for all categories have now been opened up for sale.
Mar 17, 2022 11:37:17 GMT
nikred: I am wondering if there is a site where all the results of the team since its inception can be found?
Apr 21, 2023 5:06:57 GMT
davef: nikred: No, but it is something we may do eventually
Aug 18, 2023 21:15:20 GMT
davef: And for those that don't:-
Aug 22, 2023 14:17:39 GMT
holmesdale96: Sorry to hear of Danny's death, a real loss. I saw him regularly during the 90's at his home in Streatham, always charged the same small fee for years, an absolute gentleman with his dear wife Rose. RIP Danny
Sept 13, 2023 21:01:09 GMT
newboy52: Above post should read Milton Keynes Dons, not as computer has printed It !!
Sept 24, 2023 13:54:16 GMT