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Nick Bassett

Friday February 25: City are staying at The Bull Hotel in Gerrard’s Cross before the game at Hayes & Yeading the following afternoon. An evening for York City South to meet Gary Mills. By the time Gary left us, it was gone 10. Still time for Nick Bassett to carry on chatting for well over an hour until the bar called last orders

Other managers are envious of the strength of City’s squad

Couldn’t understand why Richard Brodie had made the move to Crawley when they already had better strikers than him and he hadn’t had any significant pay rise. Brodie was aware of prior offers for him and only asked for a move immediately after the Fleetwood game

Martyn Woolford move to Bristol City came out of blue, he was whisked to Bristol by helicopter to complete the deal netting City a nice sell on fee

Believed there was an element of teams like Luton and Crawley buying up the best players to stop them playing for other clubs

Questioned the tactics of Lawless’ move to Luton but also believed the player may have wanted to move on for personal reasons

A long debate ensued over the merits of anyone wanting to sign for Luton given the treatment some of their players get from the own fans

Scathing of one player who Mills noted had put on around one stone since he signed for City and then failed to lose much weight when given an ultimatum by Mills

Martin Foyle believed this season would be difficult considering the Wembley hangover and money in the Conference (at the likes of Luton, Crawley, Newport and Fleetwood) and had given himself 10 games to make an impact. He resigned after the tenth game despite Bassett and Jason McGill spending the best part of whole day trying to make him change his mind

Revealed how Martin Foyle paid a professional company a fee to scout our opposition. Quite different to Gary Mills’ approach

As Nick got up to leave, he made a joke about not boring us by repeating what he’d just said when he comes down to London in 3 weeks time to talk to the branch. No chance of that.

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