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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2018, 12:36:02 PM »
People was up in arms regarding Barnes and not giving our kids a chance & look how he's turned out.

Mears will simply provide cover till January...low cost wage. Not like ward was coming here..

This signing might keep funds for a midfielder

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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2018, 12:42:26 PM »
Lots of assumptions that this might be to free up money for a CM ... let's wait & see what they pull out of the bag!

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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2018, 12:43:03 PM »
Welcome to the voice of reason, great post which has made my knees stop jerking.  And, if as also suggested it is so Darren Moore can divert our seemingly very meagre recourses to elsewhere (ie CM) then all good :)  We ill see come the 31st.


For goodness sake let's see what happens. The negativity is staggering. It is a short term deal and he has surely been signed as back up only?

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« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2018, 12:44:37 PM »

Can't get a game at Walsall.
So neither would Mears . Whats the point of signing him and leaving Wilson out on loan not to play ????
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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2018, 01:28:48 PM »
Strange signing, even as a last resort back up. Why not just get Cranie in on a 1 year deal seeing as he played the whole pre season here? Mears has been a journeyman for his whope career and is now 35 having got too old to get a deal at another MLS clubs after a diminishing number of appearances year in year.

While I get that he will hardly be used, and that this reinforces the fact Moore and Jones see our main formation being a 3512 (meaning a specialist full back is less of a requirement), you still have to ask why Mears?

We would be better served bringing in a youngster from somewhere who we can slowly develop. More proof there is no scouting structure at the club at present, other than who Moore knows.
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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2018, 01:33:03 PM »
I'm struggling to understand this signing. Going to play in the MLS is like being put out to grass - it's very rare for players to come back and start playing over here again afterwards.

People are saying that Mears has only been signed as a back-up, but a back-up to who exactly? We don't have a right-back (please don't mention Dawson, who needs and wants to play exclusively as a centre-back). We've tried a new formation with wing-backs for 2 games (we didn't line up like that in pre-season), but everyone expects us to carry on playing that way all season.

Finally, Darren has been telling us all season that Dawson has been left out because his fitness levels haven't been up to scratch (by inference because he missed the pre-season training camp) and yet Mears arrives as a free agent at the end of August and goes straight into the squad for tonight's match!

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« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2018, 01:44:05 PM »

For goodness sake let's see what happens. The negativity is staggering. It is a short term deal and he has surely been signed as back up only?
This is the sort of statement that I have associated with our fans in the last 10 transfer windows, I am STILL waiting to see what happens, since 2013!!!

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« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2018, 01:47:35 PM »
Disgraceful signing. Complete waste of a squad place.

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« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2018, 01:47:53 PM »
I guess he's a gap filler until we can buy a permanent player in January. He's certainly not ideal, but he can act as cover for 4 months. Hopefully wont be needed. Seems that DM's hands are tied when it comes to spending money.

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« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2018, 01:53:52 PM »
 :-\Awful signing, should have just got cranie in

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« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2018, 02:07:02 PM »
Albion do conduct their business in secret. Never saw this one coming bet we surprised all his other suitors.

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« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2018, 02:07:58 PM »
As somebody said above, the reality is i doubt we will see Mears play much anyway.

I think Jones said last week that we are going ahead with the 3-5-2 but will switch if need be, as we are still only a few games into this 3-5-2 i imagine they will give it a go for quite a period of time to allow people to settle, get used to it, etc so i dont think we will be seeing much of any right back.

Mears will probably be on the bench, one of those who can cover anywhere, a chris baird type, maybe after having Crainie train and play preseason they decided he wasnt upto it and instead Big Dave has gone with somebody he knows and trusted.

His old club in the MLS also said they agreed a mutual termination and they believed he was signing for a championship club so not sure he was not good enough.

If we were signing him as a main first team player i would be concerned but its a short term deal, somebody Moore knows and trusts, its not exciting but its not the end of the world.

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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2018, 02:08:06 PM »
Would have preferred not to have signed anyone
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« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2018, 02:09:22 PM »
I guess he's a gap filler until we can buy a permanent player in January. He's certainly not ideal, but he can act as cover for 4 months. Hopefully wont be needed. Seems that DM's hands are tied when it comes to spending money.

Tend to agree that he's a gap filler, & signed to buy a bit of time.

Any of the other options would have meant at least a 12 month commitment.

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« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2018, 02:24:24 PM »
Short term rolling contract which will roll on if jerkins has anything to do with it. Bloke should never have been brought back to club, what next Alan Irvine as DoF   :o

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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #67 on: August 28, 2018, 02:37:38 PM »
Joke signing, are we that skint already
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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #68 on: August 28, 2018, 02:43:08 PM »
Making me smile that Cranie is now being seen by some as a "better" option!  :o

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« Reply #69 on: August 28, 2018, 03:03:43 PM »
As ever I will judge him if he plays but unless this is to allow us to get other players in its desperate .
Other than wages there was no point letting Nyom go , all adds up to my theory a while back there is no cash flow in the club due to the big hitters not moving on other than Evans.
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« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2018, 03:08:36 PM »
As ever I will judge him if he plays but unless this is to allow us to get other players in its desperate .
Other than wages there was no point letting Nyom go , all adds up to my theory a while back there is no cash flow in the club due to the big hitters not moving on other than Evans.
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« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2018, 03:23:57 PM »
What the hell is happening to our club? I thought the intention was to reduce the average age - not raise it.

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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #72 on: August 28, 2018, 03:27:21 PM »
Another case of replacing higher wages with lower wages, well done Mr Jenkins.

I'll give the bloke a chance but its not the sort of signing a recently relegated club should be making when they are trying to get back up.
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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2018, 03:27:54 PM »

Other than wages there was no point letting Nyom go


All conjecture on my part however I feel like it may have been more of a personality decision more than anything else. The press report alluded to him moving back to play in Spain as if it was preferable for him and he did seem to have a clique with the other Spanish speakers Rondon and Yacob who have now obviously gone so he may have been happier away from us.

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Re: Tyrone Mears signs official
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2018, 03:42:06 PM »
this is embarrasing