Is it normal for a club to lose so many players during the summer?
Due to the success we had at the end of last season a lot of our players were in demand. Luke Gilhespy Dan Smith went to Benfield and Darlington 1883 respectively. Paul Wardle decided to go to Hebburn. We lost Jonny Evans and Alex Ryan to college football in America and Callum Patton to a Gateshead FC apprenticeship. James Fairley decided to have a go in Div 1 with Whitley Bay so we have lost over half a team. We have filled the gaps with good players like Marc Nixon Michael Robson Steven Buzzeo Stephen Turnbull Adam Strong etc etc and have retained good players from last season in Scotty Donaldson Luke Proctor Kieron McDonald and Scott Swanston but it is difficult to loose half your team and start again from almost scratch. But our management team will get there of that we have no doubt.