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Merthyr Town FC Challenge 2019

Getting my local club to the Champions League
Started on 11 September 2019 by stigzee / First Post
Latest Reply on 15 September 2019 by stigzee / Last Post
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stigzee's avatar Group stigzee
4 daysEdited
So first couple of days into the challenge have proved difficult

Challenges on day 1
  1. There's no recognised Goalkeeper in the squad

  2. We are paying Lee Lucas £1,300 out of a wage budge of £2,750


  3. Bank Balance is £4,945


  4. The next issue we face is with a local philosophy we can't sign anyone outside of South Wales which will limit us in Staff as well as players

stigzee's avatar Group stigzee
3 daysEdited
so quick update

Lost to Altrincham 2-1


Fast start but we have half a squad at the moment so i'm concentrating on squad building,

I have been trying to sell Lee Lucas for anything around £50k loan him back for the 5 months of his contract and have some sell on clause.

We have had an offer from Partick Thistle, a lot of League One and Two clubs have chose not to bid so hopefully we can get a few offers now we have a concrete offer



I know he's a quality player at this level but we need to be bigger than the sum of our parts and spread our quality better

Whats your thoughts am i gambling too quickly here?
stigzee's avatar Group stigzee
1 dayEdited
okay update 1

We sold Lee Lucas and loaned him back this has freed up the wage budget moving forward, and will secure the finances better.

Preseasonwent okay nothing to write home about really, we plugged holes and signed a 41 yr old Goalkeeper to try and give us one by the quota, Billy O'brien was seriously considered until he asked for £550pw and he came from Bury in England so that meant it became complicated

Preseason odds


I think we are far worse than the odds suggest mainly due gaps in the team.

First game was 2nd Favourites Salisbury City and Hendon 3rd favourites were a few games later so a tough start


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