I think its fair to say Woodburn wont be signingAlso not thrilled with this one - a L1 rival - appreciate they have more cash than us but if not even good enough to be a squad player for them I will be surprised if he does that much with us.
More importantly though I assume also that means Woodburn is not coming here which is very disappointing.
In the interview posted by ADD, Palios says there are still more 'exciting, quality loan signings to come', presumably from PL / Championship clubs. So our transfer business is probably not done yet.While I was always doubtful we'd get Woodburn, or someone of his calibre in, the expectations from recent remarks from Mark was of reasonable quality loans. The recruitment of forwards since Micky joined us has been generally disappointing; Alabi, Waring, McDonagh, Stockton, although I don't know whether it's the manager or someone else doing the recruiting. Are the Norwoods and Cook's no longer out there to take a punt on?
Whatever his ability, Ponticelli does not fall into the exciting loan category and his quality is uncertain, so I don't see this signing matching the MP description. Like you, I'm hoping to see some of the suggested exciting quality loans Mark promised coming in.In the interview posted by ADD, Palios says there are still more 'exciting, quality loan signings to come', presumably from PL / Championship clubs. So our transfer business is probably not done yet.
In fairness, we hardly 'took a punt' on Norwood or Cook. They were two of the best strikers in non-league football and we were the biggest club in non-league football, and therefore in a position to sign them. However, there was no guarantee that they would adapt to the Football League. It would be a risk to sign a player directly from that level now (although in a sense that is what we have done with Ponticelli) and the outstanding talents in that division like Bonne are targeted by bigger, wealthier clubs.