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‘Our best ones gone’ – Dover release seven players

Dover Athletic have decided to release seven players, but it has left fans disappointed with some big names among those being axed.

Many wait for a decision to be made on whether the 2019/29 season’s league table will be based on PPG or not.

The Whites finished 12th after 38 games played, picking up a total of 54 points, though were just four points behind Stockport who occupy the final playoff place.

? The Club can today announce the list of retained players following the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.


Posted by Dover Athletic FC on Monday, June 15, 2020

The club stated: “Dover Athletic can today announce details of our retained and released list at the end of the 2019/20 National League campaign.

“The following players remain contracted to the club for season 2020-2021:

Yusif Mersin
Lee Worgan
Josh Passley
Bobby-Joe Taylor
Will De Havilland
Michael Woods
Nassim L’Ghoul
Jack Munns
Kurtis Cumberbatch
Paul Rooney
Joe Bedford
Oscar Gobern
Steven Rigg
Bilel Hinchiri
Marshall Wratten

“The following players have returned to their parent clubs on conclusion of their respective loan deals:

Ashley Maynard-Brewer (Charlton)
Dominic Poleon (Newport County)
Shadrach Ogie (Leyton Orient)

“We thank them all for their contributions this season and wish them well for the future.

“The following first team players are out of contract and have left the club:

Kevin Lokko
Inih Effiong
Anthony Jeffrey
Ricky Modeste
Aaron Simpson
Jai Reason
Ade Yusuff

“We would like to thank each and every one of our departing players for their efforts on behalf of the club and extend our sincere best wishes for the future.”

As mentioned, fans weren’t so happy with the seven players Dover Athletic have decided to release…

Laurence Marsh: I’d say that the players leaving could well be the highest paid . In the current climate there is no other option. All clubs will be in the same boat.

Lee Bowman: Quite possibly looking to revert to part time football again next season? Real shame if so but better than not having a club to go back to. Big surprise the names on the list departing but players always come and go. Certainly going to be a lot different after all this when we’re back at Crabble

Graham Goddard: Let go as maybe the contract offered was not enough cash… mr tamplin would be after a few I am sure

Calvin Carter: Lost some good players but I’m sure we will add good players, we go again

Mike Faulkner: So….. top goalscorer goes, captain and player of the season goes….. ☹️

Simon Scott: Seems every season the player of the season leaves. Crazy. We need to do more to keep them

Terry Prett: A couple of big departures there however clubs will have to cut costs to adjust to the new financial reality.

Matt Smart: Inih, Lokko and Modeste big losses but we’ll have to bounce back somehow. Sure lots of clubs are suffering with departures COYW ❤️

Graham Goddard: That retained list looks very poor bench players at the most…will need some quality players signed that’s for sure…

At Stockport, they have said goodbye to Dan Cowan, Frank Mulhern, Ian Ormson, Connor Dimaio, Szymon Czubik, Tyler Garrett and Liam McAlinden as they haven’t been offered new deals.

Solihull surprised fans when they axed 16 players. They were Nathan Blissett, George Carline, Callum Coyle, Harry Flowers, Terry Hawkridge, Luke Maxwell, Jordan Murphy, Ryan Nesbitt, Jamie Reckord, Shaun Rowley, Matt Stenson, Dan Sweeney, Lee Vaughan, Danny Wright and Andy Wycherley.

Eleven has departed Notts County, they are: Ross Fitzsimons, Max Culverwell, Matt Tootle, Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain, Pierce Bird, Declan Dunn, Owen Betts, Tyreece Kennedy-Williams, Alex Howes, Nathan Tyson and Remaye Campbell.

Leaving Hartlepool are Myles Anderson, Fraser Kerr, Michael Raynes, Niko Muir, Jason Kennedy, Adam Bale, Ryan Catterick, Mitch Beeney, Brooke Miller and Gime Toure.

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