Arranz Released

Monday, 30 July 2001, 0:00
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It is also quite ironic that this time last week we had Mike Lewis slating Rotherham for the way they had treated Stuart Roberts and now we have the boot on the other foot. We keep someone on trial for a few weeks, request international clearance and then send him back.
Apparantely, according to some of the players, Arranz was also the best of the trialists that we had at the club which must beg the question why he was sent back. We have not replaced Steve Jones and no disrespect to Leigh DeVulgt but he is not yet the finished article.
John Hollins claims that we have what we have and he is happy with it. On paper, the first eleven is just about string enough to mount a decent campaign but the back up players do not seem enough. We will be back in the same position we were last season with players being played out of position which is no use to anybody.
So who’s decision was it to release Arranz. In true Lloyd Grossman style, we examine the facts. Arranz was presumably playing for his contract on Friday night at Tiverton. John Hollins has been in London since then and it was Mike Lewis who broke the news to him today that he would not be getting the contract to play for the club. A money issue would again be suggested? We have seen two players released since Stuart Roberts was released by Rotherham and now we have David Arranz not getting the contract that must have been prepared when the club requested international clearance.
The way it is looking is that Mike Lewis still does not have any investors lined up. This football club is in serious trouble at the moment, we have no money and the desperate stakes of charging £15 for the Jamaican friendly show this. We must group together as supporters behind the trust to make sure that the club survives this period which is rapidly turning into 1985 all over again.
The club has done itself no favours in it’s treatment of Arranz and Hypocrisy is the first word that springs to mind here. Arranz by all accounts would have been a useful addition but it appears that it was not to be.

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