Doesn't sound like a new team, just the youngster fringes of last years flop! Where's your experience, where is your battling gonna come from? It's looking grim to me! Players like Brayson going to the terriers and Mick tait going to Whitby! Surelly players that you would want and are proven!
I don't have much faith in TC I though he offered very little at Whitby and the club didn't progress! Hopefully I'm wrong thou as actually like Blyth do well!
Bannister had horrendous injury problems last season but when he played he usually scored. Glad we're keeping him so he can have a better run of games and see just what he's got. Rumour was he'd be going to Whitley Bay if we signed Dale so glad we've got both.
Vipond is a very key player, absolute class act until he broke his leg last season. I know Workington were keen to try and tempt him back. Presuming the injury hasn't taken anything from him he'll be one of the best midfielders in the league.
Mason was an under-used player last season, came off the bench on a few occasions and turned games around in our favour. Plenty of pace and a great strike of the ball on him.
Mellish is a pretty fierce defender.
Hunter will probably be back up keeper, young but shown enough in the games he's played to suggest he'll be good to have.
Birdsall is a pretty decent keeper, kicking is lacking though.
I've not yet seen in Utterson what it is Cassidy sees in him.
Brayson wanted more money than we could afford and more money than we would want to pay someone that age. Tait, well I like Tait and would like to see him back. But there's been fallings out so couldn't see that one happening.
I am quite certain we need to some quality new additions, at least four more in my mind. If we don't get them then yeah, we'll struggle. If we do, then we might surprise a few people, including ourselves.