Macclesfield Town in Focus

New manager King has cleared the decks bringing in 14 :  7 midfielders –  Henry &  Kissock (both Luton Town),  Winn (Stevenage), Agombar (Grays) Costa (Dulwich),Yiadom (St Neots) plus Kieran Murtagh & Euloge Ahodikpe ;  4 defenders –  Braham-Barrett (Peterborough) Jackson (Wimbledon) Mackreth (Barrow)  Charnock (Fleetwood on loan); as well as keeper Cronin (Bristol Rovers) and striker Barnes-Homer (Ostersunds FK).  That’s 12 permanent deals and two loans in what has to be seen as a massive punt to get them back at the firast time of asking. Then again once the TV and transfer money has run out there would need to be a big readjustment if it all went pear shaped. 

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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STMI takes a look at The Silkmen. Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our  Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the preseason results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the  summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 5th August. 

Macclesfield Town FC.svg Pre-season friendlies

Nantwich Town 5-1 Macc
Witton Albion 1-1 Macc
Blackburn 3-4 Macc
Buxton 0-6 Macc
Colwyn Bay 0-2 Macc
New Mills 1-6 Macc
FC United 0-2 Macc

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IN-  Loan Striker Scott Brown from Everton
IN- Loan Striker Rob Edmunds from Dagenham
IN-Defender Carl Martin from Crewe)
Out- Ben Tomlinson to Alfreton (Undisclosed)
Out-Loan Colin Daniel to Mansfield (undisclosed)
IN- Loan deal until Jan for Kieron Charnock from Fleetwood
IN- LB Craig Braham-Barrett from Peterborough
IN-Andre Costa from Dulwich
IN-Junior Yiadom from St Neots 
IN- Midfielder Harry Agombar from Grays
IN- Midfielder Charlie Henry from Luton.
IN- Midfielder Kieran Murtagh
IN-Midfielder Euloge Ahodikpe  
Out- Ross Draper to Inverness Caledonian
IN- loan deal for Luton midfielder John Paul Kissock until 5/1/13
IN- Striker Matthew Barnes-Homer from Ostersunds FK 
IN-  Winger Peter Winn from Stevenage.
IN-  Keeper Lance Cronin from Bristol Rovers 
IN-  RB Ryan Jackson from Wimbledon 
IN-  Jack Mackreth from Barrow on a one-year deal.
OUT- Elliott Hewitt to Ipswich (£250k + addons)
21/5 Steve King appointed manager
18/5 Caretaker manager Glyn Chamberlain leaves 
OUT – Shaun Brisley to Peterborough Utd (7 figure deal)
OUT- George Donnelly to Rochdale. (£25K plus add-ons)

Released – Michael Bakare, Jon Bateson, Lewis Chalmers, Steve Collis, Jack Cudworth, Greg Daniels, Tom Fisher, Matt Hamshaw, Scott Kay,Jack Lane, Dwayne Mattis, Paul Morgan, Vinny Mukendi, Adam Roberts, Michael Thomas, Jose Veiga. Youth players released: Jay Burgess, Ryan Meredith, George Robertson, Jordan Trinci-Lyne, Jake Vernon.Offered deals: Ross Draper – turned down & joined Inverness Caledonian.

Contracted players (new boss expected most to leave the club)

James Bolton, Nat Brown, Colin Daniel, Tony Diagne, Waide Fairhurst, Arnaud Mendy, Andrew Mills, Ben Mills, Ben Tomlinson, Carl Tremarco, Sam Wedgbury.

Youth team players retained: Matt Dolan, Matt Harris, Tim Hughes, Kieron Kenny, Patrick Kilburn, Liam Leary, Paul Lewis, Niall Rhodes, Darnell Smith, Thomas Stott, Joel Swift.

  Macclesfield Town FC.svgSilkmen summer sound-bites 
Most recent first  – Silkmen have offered Lincoln defender Gowling a deal.  Colin Daniel set for Stags as STMI predicted 3 weeks ago. King confirms Tremarco will leave. Left back Craig Braham-Barrett signs from Peterborough. Released Clalmers joins Grimsby. Midfielders Andre Costa and Junior Yiadom join from from Dulwich & St Neots respectively. Eric Nixon joins as Keeper coach. Harry Agombar joins from Grays. Opening day game against Bulls picked for live TV (KO 5.15). Midfielder John Paul Kissock joins on loan from Luton until 5/1/13. Ross Draper turns down new deal and joins Inverness Caledonian.

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New training ground at Sandbach Community Football Centre. Striker Matthew Barnes-Homer joins from Ostersunds FK. Colin Reid joins as first-team coach from Bishops Stortford. Hayes Danny Wishart has snubbed the Silkmen. Former captain Paul Morgan seen at Barrow pre season training camp. Keeper Lance Cronin has arrived from Bristol Rovers and winger Peter Winn comes in from Stevenage.

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Arnaud Mendy could sign for Leyton Orient, Sam Wedgbury for Morecambe FC, veteran Paul Morgan for Barrow and Ben Tomlinson for Alfreton. Even Nat Brown with a year left on his contract and recently interesting Chesterfield and York City, is now available on a free transfer.A lucrative friendly with FC United of Manchester set for 4th Aug.

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1 Lance Cronin 13 Andrew Mills

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2 & RB Ryan Jackson, 5 CB Nat Brown, 22 & LB Craig Braham-Barrett, 23 CB Kieron Charnock (loan) 24 James Bolton,  Carl Martin (loan from Crewe), 14 Tony Diagne,   

Carl Tremarco (loan to Floriana for season),

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4 Euloge Ahodikpe,  7 Jack Macreth, 8 Kieran Murtagh, 11 Peter Winn, 12 Arnaud Mendy, 15 Andre Costa, 16 Junior Yiadom,  17 Sam Wedgbury,  18 Charlie Henry, 19 John Paul Kissock,  25 Harry Agombar, 

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9 Matthew Barnes-Homer, 20 Waide Fairhurst, 30 Rob Edmunds (on loan from Dagenham) Scott Brown (on loan from Everton), 29 Ben Mills (loan to Chester city)

Posted on August 7, 2012, in Blue Square Premier Squads & Transfers 2012-13, Blue Square zone, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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