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Mandron gone to Crewe

LancsGordoRoad

Vital 1st Team Regular
#21
Always felt Mandron could cause problems for the opposition. Not shocked to be honest. But we could do worse .Be interesting to see how he does at Crewe. I would imagine he will play a fair bit more .Good signing for them.Definitely worth a punt.Only time will tell if this was the right call for us or them.The fact that Akindie and Mandron were unlikely to partner each other on a regular basis will possibly be a factor.
Think you`re right there, Chris. If he finds some consistency Mandron will be a great pick-up for Crewe.
 

EagerExile

Vital Reserves Team
#22
Not the worst we've had but no great loss. Evans clearly ends to build around Akinde and Mandron was similar in style. The key thing is - can the gaffer find a proper goalscorer? We've yet to replace Eaves.
 
#23
Akinde will be the guy. Can't blame Mandron for not wanting to sit on the bench.

If Evans can somehow convince Jordan Roberts to sign permanently, I'd feel really, really positive about a front three of him, Big John and Hanlan.
 

chris who

Vital 1st Team Regular
#25
Personally I would have liked if Mandron Had stayed , remember our best spell this past season included him in the team, but I’m sure Evans / Rayner will Have someone in mind COYG
You could be right we are looking at cover after all .Had Akindie been the one out of contact we might be letting him go.A player capable of hitting the net regularly is going to cost in wages even if it is a loan signing.
 

Rob_b100

Vital Reserves Team
#26
I liked Mandron, disappointed to see him leave actually. Although as others have said above Evans is clearly looking to build around Akinde so Mandron will only be backup to him. Due to that and the lure of more game time I don’t blame him for leaving.
He was much more effective second half of the season, with a run of games. First few months when SE was chopping and changing the strikers game by game didn’t help him at all and when he did get a rare chance back then, granted, he failed to impress.
 

chris who

Vital 1st Team Regular
#28
Gills fans on facebook are all pricks!
I am no doubt called the same by some on here.Football is about opinions. On here most have a view I am the odd one out so always the @#$%.There will be some on Facebook who will disagree with the majority therefore your statement is total rubbish delete the "All"and replace it with "Most" and you might be nearer the mark.
 

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#29
I am no doubt called the same by some on here.Football is about opinions. On here most have a view I am the odd one out so always the @#$%.There will be some on Facebook who will disagree with the majority therefore your statement is total rubbish delete the "All"and replace it with "Most" and you might be nearer the mark.
No worries, I will change the word!
 

SE1_Gills

Vital Squad Member
#30
Pretty good return off the bench, but we have Akinde now. Mandron probably thinks he can start at Crewe, who are now in our league of course.

It’s a shame, I wish he showed more last season. Should he have been given more opportunities first half of the season? That said he looked disinterested at times.
I thought that too- that he's gone because he has a better chance of starting.

Good luck to the lad.
 

Broncos77

Vital Youth Team
#31
Good luck to Mandron; looks like he's seen the writing on the wall from Evans - that SE does not have the time , or patience, to develop players; he prefers to bring in those who he thinks are 'proven' to him already, or loanees who others will do the developing. I think Hanlon who has so much talent and potential will also have to move on to realise it
 

markinkent

Vital 1st Team Regular
#34
Good luck to Mandron; looks like he's seen the writing on the wall from Evans - that SE does not have the time , or patience, to develop players; he prefers to bring in those who he thinks are 'proven' to him already, or loanees who others will do the developing. I think Hanlon who has so much talent and potential will also have to move on to realise it
I must be misunderstanding your post.

Loanees go to clubs to get game time and be developed. We developed the two soton lads because they got game time in men's football rather than U23.

Hanlan got more minutes than his goals return deserved. No wonder RCC left. in terms of goals return he should have played more than Hanlan. However I agree hanlan has potential but not as a goal scorer. I think evans is definitely trying to develop him otherwise he would be gone.

He can't afford to get proven players at gillingham so not sure we can point that at him.
 

Baghdad_Rob

Vital Squad Member
#36
Despite being on trial with us for what seemed like months, he only signed for us about a week before the season started and only on a one year contract. I did wonder if Evans was actually intending to sign another target but having fell through decided to sign Mandron as he at least had a proper pre-season and had been getting to know his team mates.

Considering Evans also signed a couple of strikers on loan which kept him out of the team and then in the January window took the opportunity to sign Akinde, I'm not convinced Evans will be too disappointed in him moving on beyond having one less player on the books when we don't have enough for a starting eleven.
 

markinkent

Vital 1st Team Regular
#38
Despite being on trial with us for what seemed like months, he only signed for us about a week before the season started and only on a one year contract. I did wonder if Evans was actually intending to sign another target but having fell through decided to sign Mandron as he at least had a proper pre-season and had been getting to know his team mates.
They were my thoughts as well. Mandron was plan B or C if we didn't get our first choices. We didn't and so opted for Mandron when Mandron himself started push for a decision either way.

Good luck. Its an easy few quid on first "goalscorer" when we play Crewe.
 

OneSirKeefy

Vital 1st Team Regular
#39
Good luck to Mandron; looks like he's seen the writing on the wall from Evans - that SE does not have the time , or patience, to develop players; he prefers to bring in those who he thinks are 'proven' to him already, or loanees who others will do the developing. I think Hanlon who has so much talent and potential will also have to move on to realise it
On the contrary, Id say SE has developed Tucker, Ogilvie and Hanlon, the loanees we’ve had especially the 2 young Sotton players.

Can also argue he’s developed Mika Mandron himself. Plenty of posters saying Mandron was better after the New Year with a run in the side.

I’m in the camp that thinks Mika has gone for a better chance of more minutes on the pitch. And good on him if that’s the case. Would also not surprise if they offered more money or a longer term. I think we’ve probably only offered both Mandron and Hanlon a minimal sum especially if SE thinks he can get better players in the next few weeks.