Something a bit different tonight, in addition to the usual round up you can find links to my work with Football League World too. I’m not covering news twice, so anything I’ve already covered for them I shall just link at the bottom.
- Newport have cancelled the contract of the fascinatingly named Jazzi Barnum-Bobb by mutual consent. The 22-year-old made 51 appearances for the Exiles after first arriving on loan from Cardiff City before switching permanently. Barnum-Bobb scored three times last season, but has found himself frozen out by Mike Flynn. He moved to Torquay on loan before Christmas and is likely to appear in the National League shortly.
- Coventry will be at the Ricoh Arena for at least another season, despite fans staying away. They’ve agreed a one-year extension with stadium owners Wasps, who benefit from the match day revenue generated at the soulless ground. The debacle has even been called “A stain” in parliament today. Julian Knight, MP for Solihull and member of the government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said the group consider it “a stain on football what has happened at Coventry and it needs to be resolved”. Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones told his fellow MPs that “the future of this famous club is at stake”. Strong words.
- Our old friend Mark Cooper is making friends once more. FGR defender Manny Monthe has agreed to join National League club Tranmere Rovers on loan. He is one of seven players who have been banished to training with the youth team in recent weeks, along with goalkeeper Sam Russell, experienced defender Mark Roberts, midfielder Drissa Traore and attacking trio, Shamir Mullings, Keanu Marsh-Brown and Olly Mehew. Cooperman losing yet another dressing room? Is he on a three-month cycle or something?
- Notts County have decided against bringing in former Newcastle man Nile Ranger. Ranger has been without a club since being released by Southend, but despite Nolan’s interest it is alleged that owner Alan Hardy has blocked the move, fearing dressing room disruption. Notts County are having a tough time at the moment and introducing such a volatile character could be incredibly dangerous.
- Yeovil have picked up experienced keeper Stuart Nelson after he left Gillingham earlier this season. The 36-year-old arrives having most made over 220 appearances at Priestfield and was once a rumoured target for Peter Jackson. He has also enjoyed spells with Brentford, Orient, Norwich and Notts County, as well as Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.
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