Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Published 30th June 2012
.....Peninsula League are offering players to sign for them.
Edwards, trying to rebuild the squad at The Mill after taking over only a few weeks ago, had found it difficult to recruit some of his transfer targets.
But he said: "We won't be throwing stupid money around like some clubs are doing at this level. It's crazy money, and at the end of the day what is it achieving?
"These clubs are using money to get players to their clubs. I would rather attract players who want to come and play for me and for Torpoint Athletic, rather than for the money they think they can get.
"We always seem to be fighting for signings against teams who want to pay money for players, sometimes as much as £60 to £70 a game, and we are not going to compete with that.
"They are paying that sort of money to finish second in the table, probably, because I think Bodmin will win the league again.
"I'd rather finish in the top six with a squad who want to be at Torpoint for the right reasons."
Edwards has made several signings, including four from his former club Liskeard Athletic. Both goalkeepers from his Blues squad last season, Sam Borthwick and Dan Batten, have joined, along with midfield man Dean Smith and striker Paul Baker. Darren Hicks is another addition.
Central defender Shane White, who played for several teams last season including Saltash, Falmouth and St Blazey after leaving Torpoint, has been back training with his home-town club, although there has been interest in him from Truro City.