With little noise coming from Sincil Bank at the moment, here is a chance to see what is happening around the other sides in our division.
- We’ll start with my favourite other side, The Stags. They’ve signed keeper Bobby Olejnik, a former loan signing of Peter Jackson’s. Steve Evans claimed to have scouted him in the play-off final when in fact, Olejnik didn’t play. I suppose it’s easy to lose track of who you are meant to have scouted and who you haven’t when you’ve spent so much money.
- Cheltenham striker Billy Waters, rumoured at one point to be interesting City, has signed for League One side Northampton. The Robins were resigned to losing the player, and he’s taken the opportunity to step up to League One with the Cobblers. He’s a decent player with a bit to prove, and stepping up a division does seem like a natural move.
- Cambridge have signed the ‘biggest shirt sponsorship deal in their history’ with Mick George, the current sponsors. Mick George have been involved with Cambridge for many years, and it brings an additional stability to the club. I’m tipping Cambridge to be dark horses next season, things are going very well for them, both off the field and in terms of recruitment.
- Crawley have made Dulwich striker Panutche Camara one of their first signings of the season. I read it too quickly, twice, and thought they’d signed a Dutch striker, but no. Camara is a former Barnsley trainee who bagged four goals in 15 outings for the Ryman League side last season.
- Crawley have signed Dutch midfielder Moussa Sanoh from RKC Waalwijk after he was released by the second division side. This time I read it right, he is Dutch. He’s a former PSV trainee and he was the first signing of the season for Harry Kewell.
- Newport County continued their tactic of early recruitment by bringing in Matt Dolan from Yeovil on a two-year deal. I fear a bit for Yeovil, they seem to be losing players they wanted to keep, and after finishing 20th last term they need to strengthen, not weaken. They had offered Dolan a new deal, but evidently he felt he needed a change.
- Luton manager Nathan Jones has spoken of how he feels striker (and wanker) Danny Hylton is unfairly targeted by referees. Hylton, who will never be forgiven for his reaction in helping to relegate us, picked up fifteen yellow cards and two red cards last season. Jones added; “Danny’s wonderful and he trains like he plays every day. He’s on edge all the time, he wants to smash our centre halves and our centre halves want to smash him. Then he’s out there with his kids and he’s exactly the same again.” Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but is that saying he likes to smash kids? That’s not right, surely?