Stickied League 1 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 18/19

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In addition to Franck Moussa, we have Dean Cox on trial. Those two 3 or 4 years ago would've been superb in the same side, but an awful lot has happened since. If they can prove fitness and we can get a decent deal then I'd happily take both.
Most Crawley fans will not be able to hide their disappointment over the Dean Cox affair. He was by far our biggest wage and it was never justified.

Cruciate ligament kept him out of the Orient side that were relegated to the National league. He had a pre-season and then released by Orient in September. Crawley sign him but can't play him until January. He plays the remainder of the season but is not really as good as he once was. Another pre-season and we all think he will definitely do the business but a couple of lack lustre displays and he disappears. Sitting in the stands and asked if he is fit and he says yes but he doesn't even make the bench. Rumours circulate of a stress related illness and apart from a FL trophy game he is never seen again.

Apparently, he now has a therapist now who is "brilliant". I don't wish him ill but he was a complete waste of money from a Crawley point of view.

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Now confirmed we have signed Ali Crawford from Hamilton... also got Paul Taylor playing for us in a friendly tonight. Think he was at Bradford last season. Another player who looks injury prone.
 
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Now confirmed we have signed Ali Crawford from Hamilton... also got Paul Taylor playing for us in a friendly tonight. Think he was at Bradford last season. Another player who looks injury prone.
Football wise he’d walk into a lot of L1 sides, it’s his ‘personal problems’ that are the issue, scored about five worldies for us last season.
 
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Paul Taylor is fucking magic! He’ll ping at least 3-4 absolute worldies in per season.

As previously mentioned, he seems to be fighting a lot of demons - and by NO means am I referring to his widely speculated drug habit, as this powder is lush.

Did I really say that...

Anyway, decent player, and I suspect GM is the type of manager who could quite possible keep him in line......

Sorry.
 
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Seems like a few moves are going to trigger some movement. We are looking to sell Chaplin to Coventry. We are apparently interested in Mo Eisa from Cheltenham, although Peterborough, Barnsley are looking at him too. With the Chaplin money and sell on from Webster we may have enough cash to to the deal.
 
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Wagstaff was a big disappointment in his 2 years with us. Injury problems did not help, but even when he had a run in the team he offered little in terms of goals and assists. We had 2 forwards who scored a lot of headers last season, but I don't think any were after after a Wagstaff Cross. He worked hard so have no issue with him. I was so pleased when we signed him, so the reality was a big let down.
 
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Seems there's going to be a bit of movement this week. Chaplin to Coventry has been bubbling for a while, but now Colin Doyle has been training with us. Luke Mcgee not happy at being replaced as number 1 and a bid has been made for him. Possibly using the Chaplin and the McGee money to buy Eisa from Cheltenham
 
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I thought you lot rate McGee highly? Doyle is what I would call your bog standard league 1 keeper, not the best or worst. Decent guy though and I wish him all the best. But at 33 he hasn't played the most football and I'd think he'll be a downgrade for you, I'm more than happy with our replacement.
 
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I thought you lot rate McGee highly? Doyle is what I would call your bog standard league 1 keeper, not the best or worst. Decent guy though and I wish him all the best. But at 33 he hasn't played the most football and I'd think he'll be a downgrade for you, I'm more than happy with our replacement.
I think he's got a massive future. Just have to go back to to both Wigan games last season. He he incredible. I think he had a few losses of form last season and without a proper 2nd keeper to drop him for he continued playing. We bought in stephen henderson on loan and dropped mcgee. Think he took it badly. We've got in Macgillvery who'd I expect to be number one. Think KJ and McGee have fallen out over it. Could all be rubbish and Doyle is just training for fitness. We will see.
 
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I think he's got a massive future. Just have to go back to to both Wigan games last season. He he incredible. I think he had a few losses of form last season and without a proper 2nd keeper to drop him for he continued playing. We bought in stephen henderson on loan and dropped mcgee. Think he took it badly. We've got in Macgillvery who'd I expect to be number one. Think KJ and McGee have fallen out over it. Could all be rubbish and Doyle is just training for fitness. We will see.
Long way to go for fitness, he lives up here and has 3 children to care for with his wife.
 
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Long way to go for fitness, he lives up here and has 3 children to care for with his wife.
Jackett has said he knows Doyle's agent so he's training with us. Smells like more than that. Unfortunately Pompey are so closely watched in Portsmouth. There are some fans who are constantly near the training ground due to the location in the city and anyone they don't recognise is instantly googled!
 
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Doyle’s proper meh, makes mistakes and doesn’t command his box well, but he’d be a decent back up keeper. Problem is he will want to be playing so he’s got a chance of being in the Ireland squad.
 
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Doyle’s proper meh, makes mistakes and doesn’t command his box well, but he’d be a decent back up keeper. Problem is he will want to be playing so he’s got a chance of being in the Ireland squad.
We had this last season with our academy goalie. He's gonna be a very good keeper, but very tall and skinny so was never going to challenge McGee. MacGillvery from Scunny only played 14 times last season so was not a number 1. Doyle looked like a goodun at Blackpool. What happened to him last season? Was the 2nd choice not up to taking over?
 
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MacGillvery from Scunny only played 14 times last season so was not a number 1
MacGillvery was with us not Scunny. He was a very competent replacement for Dean Henderson when he came in for cup games or when Henderson was with England U21s, but I think was pretty annoyed about his lack of action - he'd probably have been our number 1 if he had stayed, but Pompey is a great move for him - I think it helped his move that he had his best performance of the season at Fratton Park....
 

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