Oh dear, what a shame - and I don't mean that sarcastically. The decision not to offer contract extensions to Bromby and Somma following their injuries is genuinely sad. But full marks to the club for keeping the door open to both players, giving them hope of redemption in this time of dejection. Bromby is staying on as a coach for the youth team and Somma will join in pre season training. So Nice Guy Brian is living up to his nickname!
Mind you, there's a harder edge to the axe for 8 other players - and the biggest loss is unquestionably Monty Gimpel. With a name like that, poor Monty was never going to go far in the game, but this blog has missed all sorts of headline opportunities because of the decision to release him. I was itching for him to make his debut so I could post "Bring out the Gimp"!
Haribo has also been shown the door after barely kicking a ball for the club. There was much excitement when the sherbet fountain was signed but it seems he was more of a jellybean than an allsort.
Still it means there's plenty of spaces in the squad for McDermott to fill - if GFH Capital will alow him!