Thank Alan Little for me. I'm so glad he's taken Tolson and Connelly off our hands. He may be giving them rave reviews right now but you'll be less than convinced when you see them in action, particularly Connelly. I was just reading Alan Little's comments about him. 'A direct and pacey winger who likes to go past people' - nothing could be much further from the truth I'm afraid. He ducks out of every challenge, can't cross a ball to save his life and the day he goes past someone is the day I eat my scarf. He's possibly Alan Little's worst ever signing for York City.
I don't think Tolson will get 20 goals a season. He's prone to injury and just isn't a natural goalscorer. As for 'he decided to turn down a new contract with City' - that was only whilst Little was at the helm. Everyone was sick of lazy Tolson and as soon as Neil Thompson was put in charge, we tried to sell him to Rushden and Diamonds and there was never any sign of a new contract coming.
All I can say is that I hope they do a damn sight more for you than they did for us, otherwise you're in trouble. That said, I wish you all the best for next season, and look forward to visiting Roots Hall and jeering the joker they call a 'manager' - Alan Little.
Alan Little did rake in £3 million or so for us but overall he also
spent £1 million which is the most money any City
manager has ever had to spend and he made some attrocious signings
within that period of time. As to whether he got us up, there is some
debate over that - he inherited an excellent team and took it apart and
with the money and players at his disposal, we should've been looking for more than survival. Still, to an extent, a lot of it comes
down to the chairman but Neil Thompson has shown he has the guts to
make big decisions and Alan Little never had that quality.
Anyway, at least we should be looking a solid
outfit in the third and I
think Southend should do okay, as long as they
don't sign too many more of our transfer listed players!
Tinkler is a completely different kettle of fish to Connelly. I would
love for him to stay at Bootham Crescent. He's a top class lower
division midfielder. He's a bit of a nut case but he's skillful, a
great passer of the ball, strong and good in the tackle - basically the
complete opposite of Connelly! He is probably one of the best signings
Little ever made for us, other than Alan Pouton who is now out of
contract. Why Thompson has put Tinks up for sale is a mystery but to be
honest, I trust Thompson - he's barely put a foot wrong so far. I just
hope what he's doing is right. City are asking £100k for Tinks but
they'd probably accept about £80k.