Ok we are down, the chairman and manager say we dont have to sell anyone.
But will the players want to play in the CCC getting less money?
Outs for me...
Kanu, is at end of contract, will be sort of sad to see him go, been worthwhile signing him I feel. He wont want to play in CCC.
Tomaz Cuszczak, a real class keeper, and if he want to stay in the Polish squad will have to move to a top flight side. I dont think there will be any shortage of potential suitors for his signature. 4m+
Paul Robinson, just cant see him leaving, makes too many mistakes in defence, but is a good tackler, so if a Prem team was desperate and offered us enough money, maybe we would sell. But cant see him leaving really. 2m+
Jonathan Greening, a very good left sided player holds the ball well and puts in good crosses, was touted for an England role. Has been one of our more consitent performers, would be sad to see him go, but I would imagine there would be several takers for his signature. 3m+
Zoltan Gera, top bloke last season, been injured most of this. I'm sure a lot of Prem clubs would want to sign him, but maybe detered by his injury all season. I would say he'll probably stay till Jan, if we aren't looking like geting promotion then we'd let him go, also will give time to other clubs to ensure he has recovered from his injury properly. Close season 5m+, Jan 5m+
Curtis Davies, a centre back that has all of the right attributes to be a International player. However he shows a fair few lapses in concentration and surrenders possession in dangerous places. Once those are erradicated from his game he'll be a top, top, player. Maybe too early in his career for a move to Man U or Arsenal. If he went would demand 10m+
Martin Albrechtsen, will want to go, but I hope he doesn't as I think hes a great right back. We would only sell for 2.5m+ (what we paid for him)
Junichi Inamoto, will want to leave no doubt, and I think Robson will let him go for peanuts. 500K+
Kevin Campbell will retire (or at least I hope he does!)
Ellington, no one is going to sign him at present.
Kozak and Martinez will not be signed and will return to their respective clubs.
We can but hope that someone comes in for Darren Carter, but I very much doubt it.
Kamara, unless we play him as a winger then he can go, will probably want to go, unsure if he'll be bid for.
Others on loan ...
Jason Koumas, currently on loan at Cardiff, he wants to go, and we want to sell, but Cardiff wont pay £3m. So unless someone else wants him, he could be stuck here, unless a new manager comes in and Robbo goes, then he may get back into the squad.
Richard Chaplow, currently at Southampton, but I'd love to see him back, looked very good when I have seen him. Should be good for us in the CCC.
That leaves us wanting at least 2 strikers and probably a wide midfielder.
I expect our first game next season to be shaping up like this...
Kamara Quashie Wallwork Chaplow
Robinson Clement Davies Albrechtsen
Sold/gone TK, Gera, Greening, Kanu, Campbell, Inamoto, Koumas
Watson, "striker", Carter, "winger", Hoult, Gaardsoe