Late-era Darrell Clarke was partially characterised by the wildly inconsistent results of his forays into the transfer market. For every Billy Bodin there was a Tom Nicholls, for every Liam Sercombe there was a Stefan Payne. But a much less-heralded purchase has ended up providing a much more lasting legacy for the club. Step forward Tony Craig.
One big thing which has always been needed at Rovers is the use of loan players, both in and out the door. In the summer it was all about who we were able to bring in on loan, which turned out to be two notable additions to the squad in both Jack Bonham and Alex Jakubiak. Alongside this was Joe Martin, however the less said about him the better. Yet when it got to the January transfer window, it was all about who we could get out on loan to allow us to bring players in on permanent transfers. The players then sent out on loan were Kyle Bennett, Sam Matthews, Stefan Payne, Bernard Mensah and Rollin Menayase.
This year, we increased the frequency of our podcast, and hopefully the quality! We’re looking for feedback from our listeners on what they thought of the 2018⁄19 series! Please spare a few minutes to fill out this short form.
GasCast’s Max Alderson joined Walsall podcast “One Pod Beyond” to give his take on the appointment of former Rovers manager Darrell Clarke.
Off-the-pitch, GasCast surpassed the 50 episode mark this season, and we hope that you all enjoyed listening as much as we enjoyed making the podcast. On-the-pitch, however, it was a turbulant season. The whole point of the podcast is to share differing views, so we thought it would be a good idea to summarise our different takes on how the 2018⁄19 season went.
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