Not the one just gone, but the short summer break during which all sorts of comings, and mainly goings will be happening in SE7. It is widely known that 14 players contracts are up this summer, but here as a reminder is a run down of who is on what contract, and what I think may happen to them.
Contract End 2010
Of these, I would expect Basey, Solly, and Wagstaff to be offered new deals. I would also like to see Burton, Dailly, and Randolph offered one year extensions as well. I am unclear as to whether Sinclair and Stavrinou are good enough to warrant a new deal, and I believe the rest will go, either as not good enough, or in the case of Sam because somebody else can afford to pay him more than we can.
Contract End 2011
From a financial perspective, the removal of McLeod and Moutaouakil is an imperative. I would expect the others to stay, with the possible exception of Bailey who might command a fee worth releasing him for. The reality is that if anybody came in with a semi sensible financial offer for any of these players, the club are more likely than not to take it. The exception here is of course Sodje Jnr who we have apparently signed. A deeply uninspiring start to the summer transfer window. He didn't do it, or even remotely look like doing it this season, so why on earth does Parkinson think he will do it next season?
Contract End 2012
Will stay unless somebody comes in with some money to spend on buying him.
First Pro Contract
I believe that Parkinson has a deal to the end of next season, so I expect him to stay, although I don't believe he is good enough quite frankly. As for behind the scenes, can we get rid of the ineffective Waggott please? I also expect to see Rick Everitt leave as well, but that is more down to what he has been reported as saying about the management of the club rather than anything else. Who knows, maybe he already knew he was going when he made those statements, and I for one agree with them wholeheartedly.