Registered: March 2012
Location: Belmar, NJ USA
|Players Message 43205||Thu, 20 July 2017 11:45 |
With the squad so light it got me looking around various forums and footy sites to see what certain clubs and players are doing etc. Though over the years I have become less familiar with the non league scene as I once was it does seem that there are less and less decent players available at this level, the the gulf between the finances available at conference level and above is massive, and the parity of what clubs are paying from step 7 downwards meaning I don't think players are that bothered about playing at a higher level these days.
Maybe we put all of our faith in the academy and focus on that for the next few years. My only fear being I think that was the idea in 2011 when Haylock was manager, we had some decent players then too (Callum Cobb etc) but got battered until we shelled some cash out on some older heads. We're not the only club in this position this year, but SD has a hell of a job on his hands these next three weeks