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    Return of the Macc - Division 4 2018-19

    Just wanted to bag the thread title really, but in NEWS - we've appointed John Sheridan as our new manager.

    #2
    Should be an interesting season for us next season.

    Gary Johnson is having to work very hard to get the fanbase back on side and noises are being made about actually having a stab at the playoffs. To aid this we have made 7 new signings already and now have only one player who was on the books when we won the Conference in 2016 (Rhys Lovett, who was 3rd choice keeper).

    We've apparently turned down big fees for Mo Eisa, but he will be off at some point this summer so we're going to need to sort something up front. We've already missed out on Andy Williams to Northampton though, so it doesn't look promising.

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      #3
      At a time when Bury's board were saying we'd be preparing for life in the Championship, this thread title is a jolt down to earth.

      Looking forward to visiting the Railway View again though.

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        #4
        Sigh. It's this thread for me this year. Hopefully not the National League next year.

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          #5
          Bob Dorrian has stood down as Lincoln chairman this week. Cue lots of eulogies from fans about how wonderful he is, forgetting some of the dreadful managerial appointments he made before finally getting it right. In fairness he did eventually find investors willing to put money into the club but there has been an awful lot of revisionism going on.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Walt Flanagans Dog View Post
            Just wanted to bag the thread title really, but in NEWS - we've appointed John Sheridan as our new manager.
            I was a big fan of Sheridan as a player. Best wishes to him in the job.

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              #7
              He's been a player for us and our manager several times. Pretty much a club legend, and when things click he does very well.

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                #8
                Mad times at Blundell Park, as Grimsby flog this DVD in time for father's day... https://twitter.com/officialgtfc/sta...23865821716480

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RobW View Post
                  Bob Dorrian has stood down as Lincoln chairman this week. Cue lots of eulogies from fans about how wonderful he is, forgetting some of the dreadful managerial appointments he made before finally getting it right. In fairness he did eventually find investors willing to put money into the club but there has been an awful lot of revisionism going on.
                  Clive Nates been named as new Chairman, which is nice. May mean he stops attending away games in the terraces though, which is a shame. Seems to have a lot of time for the fans and has been crucial to the club the last 2-3 years with his own investment as well as encouraging others to do the same.

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                    #10
                    Newport have announced their new shirt sponsor. It's an online betting company - quite possibly the only online betting company without a website.

                    Watch this space.

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                      #11
                      That is an amazing level of Newportonianism even for Newport.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by RobW View Post
                        Mad times at Blundell Park, as Grimsby flog this DVD in time for father's day... https://twitter.com/officialgtfc/sta...23865821716480
                        Not quite as mad as trying to flog the training ground pool table on eBay. Seems to have ended without any bids.

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                          #13
                          Greg Leigh taking the Joe Jakub route of leaving Bury for the Dutch top flight, as it's looking like he'll sign for Breda. Whether he'll play with a future Manchester United manager as Jakub did at Alkmaar is anyone's guess.

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                            #14
                            NAC Breda have taken quite a few Man City youngsters on loan in recent years. If they're now signing their former youth players that suggests the relationship is becoming closer.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jobi1 View Post
                              Not quite as mad as trying to flog the training ground pool table on eBay. Seems to have ended without any bids.
                              It's a smoke screen to distract you from all the seemingly good and positive work that is going on on the field and off it with a bit more organisation and proper back room staff. Feel good factor creeping in around BP.

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                                #16
                                We have a new management team - Frankie Bunn as managed, Andy Rhodes as assistant.

                                We have an owner who's been outed by departing players as the tyrannical type - shouting matches in the dressing room, dressing down players he perceives as non-performing in front of the squad.

                                We've not been paying wages. For the nth time.

                                We've sold or released 11 players, including Craig Davies. Our signings have been very mixed - Jose "Josie" Baxter and Sam Graham, a promising young loan signing from Sheffield United, are positives; the rest are gambles or uninspiring: Giles Coke, Johan Branger-Engone (ex-Dieppe, French fifth [?] division), Christopher Missilou (ex-Le Puy Foot 43 Auvergne, god knows what division), and apparently Chris O'Grady.

                                Manager announced last night at a meeting that we have no money for transfers. So this'll be a fun season.

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                                  #17
                                  Itís not all bad news, Crusoe. Youíre at least sponsored by the same company as Newport.

                                  Oh, hang on.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by ingoldale View Post
                                    It's a smoke screen to distract you from all the seemingly good and positive work that is going on on the field and off it with a bit more organisation and proper back room staff. Feel good factor creeping in around BP.
                                    Horrible news about Elliot Whitehouse. Is it confirmed that he'll be missing the season? Poor sod.

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                                      #19
                                      We've cancelled a pre-season friendly in Kendal cos their pitch is too dry. That's Kendal in the Lake District, for the avoidance of doubt.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by RobW View Post
                                        Horrible news about Elliot Whitehouse. Is it confirmed that he'll be missing the season? Poor sod.
                                        Confirmed yesterday unfortunately. Bad luck for all involved.

                                        We also put a five figure bid - yes, five figures! - for the Motherwell forward who used to be at Gateshead but it was rejected.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Crusoe View Post
                                          We have a new management team - Frankie Bunn as managed, Andy Rhodes as assistant.

                                          We have an owner who's been outed by departing players as the tyrannical type - shouting matches in the dressing room, dressing down players he perceives as non-performing in front of the squad.

                                          We've not been paying wages. For the nth time.

                                          We've sold or released 11 players, including Craig Davies. Our signings have been very mixed - Jose "Josie" Baxter and Sam Graham, a promising young loan signing from Sheffield United, are positives; the rest are gambles or uninspiring: Giles Coke, Johan Branger-Engone (ex-Dieppe, French fifth [?] division), Christopher Missilou (ex-Le Puy Foot 43 Auvergne, god knows what division), and apparently Chris O'Grady.

                                          Manager announced last night at a meeting that we have no money for transfers. So this'll be a fun season.
                                          Dieppe are in National 3 and Le Puy are in National 2.

                                          These are the 5th and 4th tiers respectively. They are split into 4 groups at national 2 level and 12 groups of 14 (if I remember rightly) at National 3 level.

                                          It is basically non-league but the standard and level of support varies from club to club. Lots of B teams in those leagues. These levels replaced the old CFA and CFA2 set up a few seasons back. I have a feeling Jean-Marc Bosman may have turned out for Dieppe. Could be Dunkerque though.

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                                            #22
                                            Dunkerque was the club that Bosman wanted to sign for after his contract at RFC Liege ended.

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                                              #23
                                              But not Dunkirk?

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                                                #24
                                                Not Marseilles or Lyons, either

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                                                  #25
                                                  Lincoln are being tipped as direct promotion prospects. It's justified, I think, but I still don't like it.

                                                  I haven't renewed my iFollow subscription after a testy email exchange with one of their customer service reps. I asked him three questions, none of which he answered. When I pointed this out, he insisted that he had answered the questions. And so it went on.

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