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    Ray on his way

    Two bits of good news today the Crewe result but more the performance was very pleasing, and to add to the good news George Ray has apparently signed a pre contract agreement with another league 2 club, if this Was to prove ultimately to be the case it would be a relief to get that absolute clown off our books. A poor center half with an arrogant attitude to boot. Good bye and good riddance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wartman View Post
    Two bits of good news today the Crewe result but more the performance was very pleasing, and to add to the good news George Ray has apparently signed a pre contract agreement with another league 2 club, if this Was to prove ultimately to be the case it would be a relief to get that absolute clown off our books. A poor center half with an arrogant attitude to boot. Good bye and good riddance.
    I think that is a little harsh. He is not a poor centre half at all. He is a good league 2, possibly league 1 centre half. He is perfectly entitled to sign for another club when his contract runs out and whilst he let the club and himself down against Cheltenham in picking up a ridiculous red card, he has actually played his part in our defence looking better this season. Rather than bidding good riddance, I prefer to wish him well except when he plays against us

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    Can’t agree a poor center half

    Gets caught out of position
    Switches off
    Makes reckless challenges

    All Of the above contribute to his poor disciplinary record, the number of needless penalties he gives away, the number of needless fouls in and around the box that lead to us conceding.

    And when I said poor I meant dreadful. The only thing that has made Ray look good this season is Nolan. GOOD RIDDANCE !!

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    Never thought I would ever ever agree with Wartman, but, and although I don't agree with all his criticisms, I won't be sorry to see him go.
    Another L2 club, if true, says it all.

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    P.s Wartman.
    Has you opinion of Lowery changed?

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    Certainly have he has looked very good last few games, just a little surprised he has not featured more often than he has. I have no worries about the midfielders the club currently has, however our forward line needs serious investment. A full back would be good and Hunt to sign another 12 month deal and I think top 10 next season is achievable.

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    I don't think Hunt should be offered another deal. Too slow to be a fullback these days and not effective enough as a CB. Surely the writing was on the wall for him when Taylor Sinclair came in as cover for a position he was already covering? Great pro though , i heard he's doing his coaching badges so hopefully stay on as a coach.

    With Ray if he's turned us down for another league 2 club i'd be massively disappointed in him. The club stood by him when he was allegedly one of those accused of sexual assault (and only him, everyone else was gone pretty much immediately) and Artell rescued his career when Davis left. To leave on a free to a club in the same division is a bit of a let down by him.

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    Is it Notts County? Hope for him it is one that will pay his wages on time

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    Ray not even in the squad today and Wintle playing center half, the rumour is he is signing for Vale !!!!

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    Hearing today that Artell going to let Ray play some part of the final home game. WHY ? who gives a flying f**k what that useless t**t is doing in the future he has always been average at best and quite frankly should have been let go 2 seasons ago. Not sure there is too much affection for him in the stands either so why replace better players with that average show pony just so he can wave goodbye to a stand full of people who probably couldn’t give two S**ts. Mr Artell please don’t think you are doing us a favour by letting him play we would prefer that he did not shame the club shirt a second longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wartman View Post
    Hearing today that Artell going to let Ray play some part of the final home game. WHY ? who gives a flying f**k what that useless t**t is doing in the future he has always been average at best and quite frankly should have been let go 2 seasons ago. Not sure there is too much affection for him in the stands either so why replace better players with that average show pony just so he can wave goodbye to a stand full of people who probably couldnít give two S**ts. Mr Artell please donít think you are doing us a favour by letting him play we would prefer that he did not shame the club shirt a second longer.
    I for one will not be clapping due to his disgraceful behaviour v
    Cheltenham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wartman View Post

    And when I said poor I meant dreadful. The only thing that has made Ray look good this season is Nolan. GOOD RIDDANCE !!
    Can:t agree at all with the idea that Nolan is apoor player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazan View Post
    Can:t agree at all with the idea that Nolan is apoor player.
    Come on Gazan. Think. Read the post. Wartman is not saying Nolan is a poor player!

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    I get it now! Could have been expressed a differently. On the other hand, I suppose I could have anticipated the meaning better🤪
    However, in terms of the general topic, I would suggest that George is potentially a good L1/Championship player but his personality gets in the way. We also have to remember that he can, quite literally, put his body on the line for the team.
    I am sad that he never quite fulfilled his potential but I am also quite happy that we have finished with him
    I hope that he doesn't play as I think a substantial group of fans will display their disapproval of his past antics. There are undoubtedly negatives but don't forget the times he has thrown his body in front goalbound shots and that he has always shown his appreciation of the fans' support.

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    Spot on, gazan. I don’t think he should play unless the manager thinks it’s the best way to win the match of course. And my reason for saying that is, as you say, that a proportion of the crowd will use it as an excuse to boo and heckle him. Unfortunately his last action in a Crewe shirt is likely to be the ridiculous challenge against Cheltenham, and that’s all that some fans will remember.

    He has failed, thus far, to live up to the potential he showed early in his career but has, nonetheless, always given of his best and his bravery cannot he called into question. I prefer to think of him getting elbowed and bullied by a decent Bristol City side about 5 or 6 years ago when, like all Cotterell sides, they were sending long balls into the box for their big, rather thuggish, players to get on the end of and George led by example, shoving the likes of Ayling and Flint out of the way to get his head on the ball - and help us hang on to 3 points against the Champions elect.

    George isn’t perfect but he has played for us for the best part of 10 years and, if he does get a run out on Saturday, he should be given the sort of warm reception that ANY Alex player should. Still remains the only player from any club to make his debut at Wembley!!

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    I am afraid Ray was devoid of any real ability and was extremely lucky to get another deal 2 years ago. As I have said earlier his lack of skill and concentration lead to his poor disciplinary record and dare I say it poor tackling led to his miserable injury record. He did entertain me on occasions when partnering the other equally inept Crewe center half Harry Davies quite frankly the worst center half partnership for Crewe in many a year. I won’t be clapping and showing my appreciation for George Ray should he play tomorrow I will be glad to see the back of one of the worst center half’s ever produced by the club rank awful and a detestable individual.

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    Speaks very highly of you lol

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