Mariners Squad - 2020-2021

turbo

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Birighitti
Fox
Gordon
Ruiz-Diaz - scholarship
Simon
Im not exactly a Simon fan but as long as the offer is sensible I can live with it. RD we should lock in with transfer fees on the horizon.
Ziggy and Fox are a difficult situation especially when you bring Rowles and Miller in to the picture. I really believe we need a proper Visa CB to lead the backs and I want to see more of Miller. I don’t know how to balance all the pieces of that puzzle and it feels like there’s one too many in that list.
 

FFC Mariner

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I'd say (guess) That we will see Simon, Gordon and Ruiz Diaz. Fox will go I reckon and who knows about Birra
 

Melange

New Member
So with the 5 announcements made today 2020 - 7 of the 12 that had contracts expiring this year have gone.
Duric - gone
Eun-sun - gone
Harold -gone
Jair - gone
McGlinchey -gone
Melling -gone
Oar - gone

Those with no word
Birighitti
Fox
Gordon
Ruiz-Diaz - scholarship
Simon

Harold definitely gone out just on leave of absence? I thought there was some mention post COVID of him being allowed to sit out the end of the season to complete his degree.
 

Pirate Pete

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Harold definitely gone out just on leave of absence? I thought there was some mention post COVID of him being allowed to sit out the end of the season to complete his degree.
I think he's gone. Originally I thought he'd signed for longer.
But when he didn't come back after the shut down I looked it up & I'm 99% sure it was only till the end of this season.
Just checking and wiki said it was a short term contract with us. To me that would be until the end of this season.
 

RECKY

I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit
Well saw Birraz at Erina Fair the other day,so his definately still in the area :vhappy:
this didn’t help at all did it ?
 
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pjennings

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So 11 signed and we can field a side.

Miller, Kuol and Silvera meet the 3 under 20 rule.
No visa players signed.

I expect Birraz(hopefully), DRD (I would sign as a pro contract not a scholarship), Ziggy and Matty will be announced soon. That will take us to 13 players, 1 visa player and one scholarship player.

Given the reduced budget how many do we sign? Ideally 22 - but more likely 20 or 21. Possibly 20 plus 2 scholarships.

For me then I think I would go for an extra 7 players including 4 visa players, a scholarship player and 2 others.
I would target LB, CB, AM and Striker as Visa spots.
I'd consider Dan Hall as a CB scholarship player.
We then need a Harold replacement on the left and an Aussie DM/CM
 

nikko

Active Member
. so he could afford to buy our entire club once a week ... I think we need to change our pitch

. new owner ... with a guest stint of a couple of matches a year to fund any income shortfall
please stick to the topic of discussing the Mariners
 

pinklady

Active Member
So 11 signed and we can field a side.

Miller, Kuol and Silvera meet the 3 under 20 rule.
No visa players signed.

I expect Birraz(hopefully), DRD (I would sign as a pro contract not a scholarship), Ziggy and Matty will be announced soon. That will take us to 13 players, 1 visa player and one scholarship player.

Given the reduced budget how many do we sign? Ideally 22 - but more likely 20 or 21. Possibly 20 plus 2 scholarships.

For me then I think I would go for an extra 7 players including 4 visa players, a scholarship player and 2 others.
I would target LB, CB, AM and Striker as Visa spots.
I'd consider Dan Hall as a CB scholarship player.
We then need a Harold replacement on the left and an Aussie DM/CM
Dan Hall cannot be signed as a scholarship player - he has already turned 21. DRD has not done anything to warrant a full contract - before his 2 goals (which were quality finishes from quality through balls) he had scored one goal in 21 games in A League, NYL and NPL in the last 15 months. Should be scholarship at best.
Ziggy has signed but not announced.
 
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