January 06, 2017

Moving On

Moving On


WAGGA MOON considers the unexpected




There has been a few goings from the Vic and not the one everyone was expecting. Curtis Fleming, Toto Nsiala, and Peter Goldberg (although this has to be confirmed) all leaving while Craig Hignett battles on and oversees a slight upturn in form.

While there are probably a few more going out of the exit door there appear to be a few replacements on their way. There has been some more alarming news on the club's finances with the taxman being paid late on more than one occasion and a loan from the business community's equivalent of Wonga. News that Trevor Carson was missing from Monday's game at Accrington was quickly translated into rumours that he was talking transfer terms with Huddersfield for a fee of £250,000, although the club pointed out that the reason was a shoulder injury picked up in the game against Cambridge United.
"If Nathan Thomas can get fit before the end of the month it looks nailed on he will be on his bike"

If Nathan Thomas can get fit before the end of the month it looks nailed on he will be on his bike but not at some of the prices being quoted on the message boards. As for any newcomers at The Vic, it appears they will be loan signings and youngsters. We are in need of about four journeyman pro's but whether we can raise enough money to pay for them remains to be seen. Dean Whitehead has been mentioned and while it would be impossible to pay him his wages, a player/coach position might suit him as he appears keen to live in the area.

Centre back David Mirfin is not playing regularly for Scunthorpe and might fancy regular first team football. Another Scunthorpe player, midfielder Neil Bishop from Stockton, would be more than welcome to bring Pools' midfield up to scratch.

I have no doubt our chief scout Tommy Miller has got some interesting players in mind and if he can find any more players like Liam Donnelly we won't go far wrong. We still haven't seen anything of the two youngsters we signed a few months ago, Harly Wise and Isaac Assensso which seems a bit strange as we could do with some decent reinforcements.

Whether the recent upturn in form has anything to with Sam Collins and Rob Jones being involved more in the coaching or is just a coincidence remains to be seen. But there doesn't appear any rush to employ more coaching staff.

Good to see Scott Harrison making a big improvement in recent matches. Now I am far from being his biggest fan but appreciate he has been working hard lately. I remember when Ronnie Moore was here he reckoned Harrison had the hardest shot in the squad and could maybe do something up front. The way he thumped home the equaliser at Accrington would have made any striker proud. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am if you please!