Smith was fine. He just isn't a goalscorer and kept being played on his own up front. He was brilliant at bringing others into play but there wasn't anyone arsed. If we kept Smith and had Miller next to him I would guarantee that we'd have given more of a fight.
Can’t argue with that at all. Forte has been great the last few weeks but Nolan obviously doesn’t trust him fully and there has to be some underlying reason as to why he’s had such an underwhelming career with his ability.
The big one is Tootle signing a two year deal straight up, though. What a guy.
Would prefer we didn’t go for Dicko in all honesty. Would just be a lazy signing going back to one of the old guard. Not doubting that he is a solid pro etc but he was never that good for us before. Any winger with a bit of pace tended to make mincemeat out of him not to mention how often he was caught out of position.
Collin is a surprise given he played most of the season. Forte and Milsom (if fit) will make decent signings in this league. V pleased with our list tho, a lot of large earners gone and lots of room in the budget to rebuild with a back five already in place. Strikers and wide players look to be the priority
Agree , surprised but happy with that cull. Collin is a surprise as I thought KN loved him but I’m not upset although he got unjustified shit from some sections of our crowd.
Milsom I was always a fan of so that’s a shame but his injury record hasn’t helped matters. Good signing for someone.
Dicko, delighted far too limited. All effort no legs or final quality. Not needed.
Forte although superb at the tail end of the season , coincidentally when he knew his contract was coming to an end hasn’t done enough for me. Earlier in season looked uninterested.
Oh, he is a total character. He’s spoken at length over the last couple of years about his mental health issues and done loads to raise awareness of it in football. Always comes across as totally approachable to the fans and is always front and centre of our community stuff, the kind of person that we need as many of as possible in football.
The fact that he signed a two year deal immediately on the day Nolan met with the players says a lot, as well. I’ve no doubt he’d have got offers from League One.
Surprised like others that Collin has gone, but not disappointed.
Forte I think is unlucky. Nolan took the piss out of him until the 42nd game of the season when he at last played him with Ameobi and gave him some physical support rather than making him play alone or with Allessandra. He's good for 15-20 with the right partner.
Milsom should get a deal somewhere if he passes the medical, good honest player for us, the only one who maintained a decent standard last year when we were doing the ten straight defeat thing.
Always liked Curtis Thompson but that's based on a promising player three seasons ago, can't argue with the manager over his or the rest of the players released really.
Yeah, if anything the one criticism you could have of Toots is that he dives in early up the pitch a bit too much and can be done that way, never really backs off. Probably just developed as a player, Nolan’s best attribute as a manager seems to be his ability to organise and improve defensive players as well.