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Title: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 05, 2018, 07:57:04 PM
I see Grant Roberts is in our team tonight, along with Wafalu things had gone quiet regarding him.
Really good to see Grant playing again.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: C.B. on July 05, 2018, 08:09:40 PM
I might be wrong but Basford seem to have Greg Tempest playing for them...
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 05, 2018, 08:16:55 PM
They are funded by the chairman of Notts County, so they are spending big, l would imagine it's a feeder club to County.
So no Jonny Margetts tonight then ??
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Bostonshire on July 05, 2018, 09:31:47 PM
They had some good names in there. A few players that was good at this level and the one above so some big money spent to get them there
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: tom and jerry on July 05, 2018, 09:56:07 PM
Basford are nothing to do with Notts. That's Ilkeston
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Tash on July 05, 2018, 11:19:26 PM
See we lost 3-2 any one who scored for us?
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Crazy Neil on July 05, 2018, 11:36:21 PM
See we lost 3-2 any one who scored for us?

Trialist Penalty and Wafula
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 06:16:06 AM
Basford are nothing to do with Notts. That's Ilkeston
FYI
https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/notts-couny-chairman-alan-hardy-921298
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: tom and jerry on July 06, 2018, 07:35:19 AM
Hardy doesn't fund Basford. Notts may rent training facilities down there but that's all

Basford are self funding. They've got a couple of wealthy businessmen in the background but Hardy is not one of them

Their facilities are second to none at Step 3 level and with a little tweaking could get to Step 1 level. They pay big money out for that level (10k transfer fees and 400 plus a week) and if they get it right could well be in NLN next season but the Northern Prem is increasingly tough
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Pete B on July 06, 2018, 07:47:38 AM
Translation: Basford Utd will not exist by the 2023/24 season.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on July 06, 2018, 08:11:59 AM
Terrible defeat. Only to be expected after a shocking summer recruitment progeamme that has made us a laughing stock. Adam Murray was unbeaten in his first four friendlies last season. We need immediate changes - and a new ground.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Bodge on July 06, 2018, 08:56:59 AM
Bloody rubbish Boston. Relegation battle this season I’m afraid.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Dipdodah on July 06, 2018, 09:15:14 AM
Bloody rubbish Boston. Relegation battle this season I’m afraid.

 ;) A few more results like this and 25/1 will be on offer.lol.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 09:18:46 AM
Terrible defeat. Only to be expected after a shocking summer recruitment progeamme that has made us a laughing stock. Adam Murray was unbeaten in his first four friendlies last season. We need immediate changes - and a new ground.
I see you are full of positivity already, Adam Murray was a total joke, winning friendlies is all he could do, short memory you have, were did Murray leave us, was it second from bottom with a load of his summer recruitment shite.
You seriously need to get a grip of yourself, it's one friendly with new players and trialists against an promotion winning team.
If you actually get off your backside and take a trip down the A16 you will see that work is progressing on the stadium site.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 09:22:29 AM
Bloody rubbish Boston. Relegation battle this season I’m afraid.
Oh the positivity is amazing,, it's one friendly for god's sake.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Finchley Tiger on July 06, 2018, 09:48:20 AM
Hardy doesn't fund Basford. Notts may rent training facilities down there but that's all

Basford are self funding. They've got a couple of wealthy businessmen in the background but Hardy is not one of them

Their facilities are second to none at Step 3 level and with a little tweaking could get to Step 1 level. They pay big money out for that level (10k transfer fees and 400 plus a week) and if they get it right could well be in NLN next season but the Northern Prem is increasingly tough

Chris Munroe is one of Basford's backers, by his own admission he has spent £1.5 million on them as they have risen up through the leagues in the past few seasons.

https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/playing-front-15-fans-dreaming-1389111 (https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/playing-front-15-fans-dreaming-1389111)



Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: beefpilgrim on July 06, 2018, 10:08:45 AM
Terrible defeat. Only to be expected after a shocking summer recruitment progeamme that has made us a laughing stock. Adam Murray was unbeaten in his first four friendlies last season. We need immediate changes - and a new ground.
I see you are full of positivity already, Adam Murray was a total joke, winning friendlies is all he could do, short memory you have, were did Murray leave us, was it second from bottom with a load of his summer recruitment shite.
You seriously need to get a grip of yourself, it's one friendly with new players and trialists against an promotion winning team.
If you actually get off your backside and take a trip down the A16 you will see that work is progressing on the stadium site.
I think its all meant to be tongue in cheek Chubbs
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Pete B on July 06, 2018, 10:16:01 AM
Terrible defeat. Only to be expected after a shocking summer recruitment progeamme that has made us a laughing stock. Adam Murray was unbeaten in his first four friendlies last season. We need immediate changes - and a new ground.
I see you are full of positivity already, Adam Murray was a total joke, winning friendlies is all he could do, short memory you have, were did Murray leave us, was it second from bottom with a load of his summer recruitment shite.
You seriously need to get a grip of yourself, it's one friendly with new players and trialists against an promotion winning team.
If you actually get off your backside and take a trip down the A16 you will see that work is progressing on the stadium site.

Oh mate..... that's flown straight over your head!

(ps - the work is apparently just drainage works, not the stadium)
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: pieman pete on July 06, 2018, 10:35:59 AM
Bless you Youngchubby, calm down mate, it is only a bit of fun. UTP
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on July 06, 2018, 11:06:26 AM
Calm down Young Chubs - all tongue in cheek :) Glad the new ground is coming on. It's a bit far for me to pop down to have a look as I'm in Norfolk but I do commit to a season ticket and will be there come August.

TEP
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Fishtoft Crew on July 06, 2018, 12:16:24 PM
Chubbs you took those posts hook line and sinker,
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 01:02:56 PM
Terrible defeat. Only to be expected after a shocking summer recruitment progeamme that has made us a laughing stock. Adam Murray was unbeaten in his first four friendlies last season. We need immediate changes - and a new ground.
I see you are full of positivity already, Adam Murray was a total joke, winning friendlies is all he could do, short memory you have, were did Murray leave us, was it second from bottom with a load of his summer recruitment shite.
You seriously need to get a grip of yourself, it's one friendly with new players and trialists against an promotion winning team.
If you actually get off your backside and take a trip down the A16 you will see that work is progressing on the stadium site.

Oh mate..... that's flown straight over your head!

(ps - the work is apparently just drainage works, not the stadium)
I think it did a little, got seriously out of the bed with a sore head this morning, so apologies if my replies have been harsh and waspish.
Had a look at the stadium site yesterday, and there is a serious amount of hardcore and stone going down to form what I think is a compound / parking area.
The best view is from tritton lane.
I don't know if it is the start of the stadium works but  a positive to see work on the site.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 01:05:57 PM
Calm down Young Chubs - all tongue in cheek :) Glad the new ground is coming on. It's a bit far for me to pop down to have a look as I'm in Norfolk but I do commit to a season ticket and will be there come August.

TEP
Sorry TIPS
I hope the sun is shining in Norfolk, I will be heading out to sunny Hunstanton this evening myself.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Pilgrim86 on July 06, 2018, 01:35:33 PM
The best view is from tritton lane.

In Lincoln? I know the stadium is outside of Boston, but not that far...
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Ernie100 on July 06, 2018, 02:01:55 PM
The best view is from tritton lane.

In Lincoln? I know the stadium is outside of Boston, but not that far...

Don't start him off again ;)
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 03:15:49 PM
The best view is from tritton lane.

In Lincoln? I know the stadium is outside of Boston, but not that far...

Don't start him off again ;)
Sorry Tytton Lane East,  heading towards Boston from Kirton on the A16, take the second exit on the Quadrant roundabout,then take the next right turn on to Tytton Lane East, on your immediate right hand side there is an opening/access and you can view the works from there.
Hope this helps you find the location.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Boo on July 06, 2018, 03:39:20 PM
The best view is from tritton lane.

In Lincoln? I know the stadium is outside of Boston, but not that far...

It's not in Lincoln either.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Kirtonian on July 06, 2018, 05:35:04 PM
You are right Boo. It's Tritton Road.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: howmanynames2pick on July 06, 2018, 11:01:47 PM
Bloody rubbish Boston. Relegation battle this season I’m afraid.
Oh the positivity is amazing,, it's one friendly for god's sake.
come on Chubby... spot a bit of tongue in cheek banter
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 06, 2018, 11:18:45 PM
Bloody rubbish Boston. Relegation battle this season I’m afraid.
Oh the positivity is amazing,, it's one friendly for god's sake.
come on Chubby... spot a bit of tongue in cheek banter
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I will try harder next time.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Bodge on July 07, 2018, 05:52:31 AM
Sorry I caught you out on this one young chubbs. I’m a Farmer Dan fan, that most likely was well before your time as a BUFC fan.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Kirtonian on July 07, 2018, 07:43:40 AM
I've still got some copies of FBYF. Satire at it's best.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: lonegunman on July 07, 2018, 08:51:10 AM
My three favourite things, satire, sarcasm and sausages.  ;)
When I read the posts about relegation, I thought, hello someone's baiting a huge hook here!!
 ;D ;D ;D   
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 07, 2018, 12:23:02 PM
Sorry I caught you out on this one young chubbs. I’m a Farmer Dan fan, that most likely was well before your time as a BUFC fan.
So are you talking about the old Fanzine mag, if so l do remember it , that would be back in 80s when I started supporting Boston, I think it was the 83/84 season.
See l am not that young as youngchubby69 would lead you to believe .
I don't remember many of those magazines, but one did stick in my mind, It was an aerial photo of York Street and the caption said was something like this.
"A bird's eye view of a Martin Hardy clearance"
It made me chuckle at the time.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 07, 2018, 12:35:19 PM
Sorry I caught you out on this one young chubbs. I’m a Farmer Dan fan, that most likely was well before your time as a BUFC fan.
So are you talking about the old Fanzine mag, if so l do remember it , that would be back in 80s when I started supporting Boston, I think it was the 83/84 season.
See l am not that young as youngchubby69 would lead you to believe .
I don't remember many of those magazines, but one did stick in my mind, It was an aerial photo of York Street and the caption said was something like this.
"A bird's eye view of a Martin Hardy clearance"
It made me chuckle at the time.
Sorry it Said " Balls eye view, not Bird.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302785670225
This is on eBay.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 09, 2018, 06:36:26 PM
According to CE the trialists failed to impress him against Basford, and did themselves no favours.
He will be fielding much stronger teams in the rest of the game's.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Pete B on July 09, 2018, 07:18:25 PM
Having acquired a full set of the fanzines, and with Richard Smith's permission, I put a few FBYF bits up on impsTALK a few years back. They're still there...

http://www.impstalk.co.uk/fbyfonline/issue_fifteen/farmer_dan.htm
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 09, 2018, 09:47:26 PM
Having acquired a full set of the fanzines, and with Richard Smith's permission, I put a few FBYF bits up on impsTALK a few years back. They're still there...

http://www.impstalk.co.uk/fbyfonline/issue_fifteen/farmer_dan.htm
Great stuff Pete, thanks 😀
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: C.B. on July 12, 2018, 07:16:38 PM
No Margetts again tonight. Is he injured?
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 12, 2018, 07:24:20 PM
No Margetts again tonight. Is he injured?
A bit worrying  really that he has played no part yet, is he still with the us or not.
Perhaps someone  could shed some light on this.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: green hats mate on July 12, 2018, 07:34:53 PM
No Margetts again tonight. Is he injured?

Walker and Rollins missing again .    work commitments ?  illness ?
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 12, 2018, 08:09:26 PM
No Margetts again tonight. Is he injured?

Walker and Rollins missing again .    work commitments ?  illness ?
You would think that all the sqaud would be playing some part now.
Do you think CE has arranged these friendlies in these locations to have a look at trialists from different regions.
The home game this weekend should be interesting to see what team he puts out.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Champs next year on July 12, 2018, 08:18:37 PM
No Margetts again tonight. Is he injured?

A bit worrying  really that he has played no part yet, is he still with the us or not.
Perhaps someone  could shed some light on this.

Not me, all I would say of concern with him is that he never truly seems 2 settle anywhere? Remember that friendly was it a couple of seasons back when he scored that interesting hat Rick against us? Didn't the omps then sell him 2 scunny? Think that may have been only the start of a Johnny merry-go-round who knows?? Surely Craig will have laid down the law??
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Batistuta on July 12, 2018, 09:28:02 PM
Margetts took part in the warm up and then was sat on the bench watching, probably don't want to rush him and with trialists you have the luxury of building his fitness up more gradually and can give the trialists a good go rather than the odd 10 minutes. Expect a signing tomorrow too from what Elliott said to us
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 12, 2018, 09:29:58 PM
No Margetts again tonight. Is he injured?

A bit worrying  really that he has played no part yet, is he still with the us or not.
Perhaps someone  could shed some light on this.

Not me, all I would say of concern with him is that he never truly seems 2 settle anywhere? Remember that friendly was it a couple of seasons back when he scored that interesting hat Rick against us? Didn't the omps then sell him 2 scunny? Think that may have been only the start of a Johnny merry-go-round who knows?? Surely Craig will have laid down the law??
The forward line was missing tonight no Rollins and Walker either.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 12, 2018, 09:33:41 PM
Margetts took part in the warm up and then was sat on the bench watching, probably don't want to rush him and with trialists you have the luxury of building his fitness up more gradually and can give the trialists a good go rather than the odd 10 minutes. Expect a signing tomorrow too from what Elliott said to us
Thanks for the information, that does explain why he has not played yet, was Rollins and Walker there also.
Did Grant play tonight, and do you think any of the trialists are any good, one of them got the winning goal for us according to Twitter.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Batistuta on July 12, 2018, 09:40:17 PM
Rollins and Walker weren't there from what we saw. One of the trialists is Lamin Colley and another is Ben Middleton's twin brother. Roberts played in the second half and nearly replicated his Stalybridge worldie hitting the bar. The number 9 trialist Andre looks decent too, he scored the goal which was a finish from a couple yards out. Bit rusty tonight on the whole but got the job done.

The squad looks good, some of the players look like good pick ups and there feels like a good balance to the squad too. Think the game tonight was recorded too so dunno if it will appear on YouTube.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 12, 2018, 09:44:32 PM
Rollins and Walker weren't there from what we saw. One of the trialists is Lamin Colley and another is Ben Middleton's twin brother. Roberts played in the second half and nearly replicated his Stalybridge worldie hitting the bar. The number 9 trialist Andre looks decent too, he scored the goal which was a finish from a couple yards out. Bit rusty tonight on the whole but got the job done.

The squad looks good, some of the players look like good pick ups and there feels like a good balance to the squad too. Think the game tonight was recorded too so dunno if it will appear on YouTube.
Thanks for report, things looking positive then .
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Batistuta on July 12, 2018, 09:56:14 PM
Willis - Made a good save one on one, didn't have much to do other than that.
Trialist Sam RB - Looked solid
McCombe - Tough tackler and decent on the ball
Qualter - Good in the air but had a couple lapses in concentration
Gough - Need a bit more time to form an opinion on him, has good moments but not consistent so far
Jackson - Looks a very astute pick up with a good engine
Wafula - Had an okay game, maybe over complicated it a few times but made some decent runs and won the majority of his headers
Abbott/Thanoj - bit off the pace tonight but had flashes of class
Harris - given time could be a solid pick up, played better last game than tonight but solid combative midfielder
Arnold - came into it more in the second half and his first touch is class
Trialist Andre ST - very good player and pacey, good poachers finish tonight
Roberts - nearly scored a worldie and looks like hes never stopped playing.
Trialist Harry  CM - very tidy player and can spot a pass
Parkin - not very vocal but a very good shot stopper, distribution was a bit off at times tonight
Trialist Jack CM - got stuck in and played some useful passes, played RB last match
Trialist Lamin Colley - Good run to set up the goal but not completely convinced by him.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 13, 2018, 05:50:42 AM
Willis - Made a good save one on one, didn't have much to do other than that.
Trialist Sam RB - Looked solid
McCombe - Tough tackler and decent on the ball
Qualter - Good in the air but had a couple lapses in concentration
Gough - Need a bit more time to form an opinion on him, has good moments but not consistent so far
Jackson - Looks a very astute pick up with a good engine
Wafula - Had an okay game, maybe over complicated it a few times but made some decent runs and won the majority of his headers
Abbott/Thanoj - bit off the pace tonight but had flashes of class
Harris - given time could be a solid pick up, played better last game than tonight but solid combative midfielder
Arnold - came into it more in the second half and his first touch is class
Trialist Andre ST - very good player and pacey, good poachers finish tonight
Roberts - nearly scored a worldie and looks like hes never stopped playing.
Trialist Harry  CM - very tidy player and can spot a pass
Parkin - not very vocal but a very good shot stopper, distribution was a bit off at times tonight
Trialist Jack CM - got stuck in and played some useful passes, played RB last match
Trialist Lamin Colley - Good run to set up the goal but not completely convinced by him.
Fantastic report, so all in all with the players that didn't play, Johnny,Jay and Nicky, with a few of the trialists signed up, we could have a promotion chasing side.
Saturday will be interesting against decent opposition to see how they perform, with probably more time and space on the ball.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 13, 2018, 06:55:46 AM
I see trialist Harry Middleton was at Portvale and left in May.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: jelangley on July 13, 2018, 10:19:23 AM
Lamin Bloody Colley? How on earth have we got this joker back - he was awful when with us last time he played, totally out of his depth.

Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Ernie100 on July 13, 2018, 12:28:16 PM
Lamin Bloody Colley? How on earth have we got this joker back - he was awful when with us last time he played, totally out of his depth.



Come on jelangley, don't beat about the bush, say exactly what you mean!! ;D
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: jelangley on July 13, 2018, 12:38:31 PM
Lamin Bloody Colley? How on earth have we got this joker back - he was awful when with us last time he played, totally out of his depth.



Come on jelangley, don't beat about the bush, say exactly what you mean!! ;D

You will see what I mean if he makes the team.....
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on July 13, 2018, 12:49:11 PM
Colley - I reckon one of those players that probably looks ok in training but can't deliver when it comes to matches. He wasn't good at all last time around.

TEP
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 13, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Colley is not one for me either, unless he dramatically improves, but I think money can be spent better somewhere else.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: green hats mate on July 13, 2018, 02:38:11 PM
Agree with above comments re Colley.

But...…….many older fans will recall a former striker on trial who had been rejected by other clubs including the Imps , we did likewise ,
What happened to Devon White ?
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 13, 2018, 03:46:01 PM
Good point, and perhaps CE can bring the best out of him.
Have we ever had Twins play for us before??
That could be the case if Ben's brother gets a deal with us.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Dipdodah on July 13, 2018, 03:50:14 PM
Good point, and perhaps CE can bring the best out of him.
Have we ever had Twins play for us before??
That could be the case if Ben's brother gets a deal with us.

The late Don Donovan  and the late Arthur Mann ;D ;D   Twins.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Batistuta on July 13, 2018, 04:42:52 PM
https://youtu.be/VSFlyOJzkvA highlights from last night, 3 mins for Roberts' strike and then 4 mins for Colleys run leading to the goal
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: The Third Twin on July 13, 2018, 08:23:02 PM
Agree with above comments re Colley.

But...…….many older fans will recall a former striker on trial who had been rejected by other clubs including the Imps , we did likewise ,
What happened to Devon White ?
if I'm right he went to QPR via Bristol Rovers and played in their first team squad in the first ever Premier League season.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: The Third Twin on July 13, 2018, 08:39:28 PM

Have we ever had Twins play for us before??

I can't remember any twins, but I can remember some brothers who have both played for us, Micky and Derek Nuttell, Clive and Dave Worthington, Mark and Richard Jones. Also related and both played for us, father and son Pedro and Jordan Richards.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Bostonshire on July 13, 2018, 08:51:27 PM

Have we ever had Twins play for us before??

I can't remember any twins, but I can remember some brothers who have both played for us, Micky and Derek Nuttell, Clive and Dave Worthington, Mark and Richard Jones. Also related and both played for us, father and son Pedro and Jordan Richards.

Simon and Ross w
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 13, 2018, 09:14:06 PM
I can remember Del Boy & Rodney were on the touchline for one match only lol.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Pilgrim86 on July 13, 2018, 09:39:03 PM
Nathan and Zema Abbey, Ryan and Ewen Clarke, Harry and Sam Vince...
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: green hats mate on July 13, 2018, 10:03:01 PM
Don and Geoff Hazledine .
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: airsbufc on July 14, 2018, 07:00:22 AM
Wes and Liam Parker
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: York Street Pilgrim on July 14, 2018, 07:20:35 AM
Steve and Leroy Chambers.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Ken Fox on July 14, 2018, 07:57:46 AM
Have we ever had Twins play for us before??

I did a "Mindbender" about twins and noted the ones that had played for Boston United:

http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/puzzle36.html (http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/puzzle36.html)

Non-identical twins

Approximately one in every seventy births produces twins. As children they are usually raised together and share a very similar environment as they grow up. But one third of all twins born share much more than this – identical twins have exactly the same genes. Twins have always been interesting, but in recent decades they have become seriously hot property. Scientists would like to study twins. The reason for the interest is the chance to find out how our environment and our genes interact to influence our lives. Non-identical twins have genes which are as different as any normal brother or sister but their environment as they are growing up is very similar. They allow the effects of any genetic difference to be studied very accurately. Identical twins share the same genes and, more often than not, the same environment. Some identical twins, however, find themselves separated at a young age and brought up in different homes. They share all the same genes but experience a very different environment. If there are differences between them it is likely to be because of their different environments. The only twins who have played for Boston United are the Dagg brothers in the 1949/50 (http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/seas49.html) season. Harry Dagg went on to play for Lincoln City but his brother John never followed him to the Imps.

Here is a puzzle about twins.

The puzzle

One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How come?

No time machines are required to come up with the solution! This puzzle won the Game Magazine competition for the best "How Come" puzzle in 1992.

Click here (http://www.bufc.drfox.org.uk/solution36.html) for the solution.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Pilgrim86 on July 14, 2018, 11:28:44 AM
I believe trialist Jack is Jack Vann, from Harrogate - was on loan at Trinity last season
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 14, 2018, 05:55:20 PM
Good result today 1-1, I thought we looked very good in spells.
Marriott's goal was pure class and he will get a bucket full this season.
Grant Roberts had a good game and I would like to see him get a deal.
Wafula played well and looked a handful.
Ben Middleton not so good today though.
But overall I was impressed.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 14, 2018, 06:00:11 PM
Now can someone please confirm what day next week, that we are actually playing Lincoln Utd.
I have it down as Wednesday but the announcer today said Tuesday.
Both clubs fixture list say Wednesday the 18th.
Confused now l am.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: oxo on July 14, 2018, 08:06:54 PM
That was an excellent pre-season friendly with plenty of tasty tackles and a good test. Certainly Marriots goal had class written all over it a real joy. Arnold showed what a great first touch he has and plenty of tackling when not in possession. Wafula was the outstanding player whilst on the field hardly missing a header and the perfect out ball, Craig new what he was doing in retaining him. Margetts coming on for second half had little support but showed his potential to be the leader in a lethal strike force. Think we certainly need a left back and Ryan looks like he could do with losing a pound or two. Thought Harris looked good and very industrious and our captain Brad Abbot was very good. All in all a very encouraging performance by the boys which left me very confident with an injury free run we can be right up there. EVERY ONE GO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AND SHOW THE BOARD AND MANAGER WE ARE RIGHT BEHIND THEM.    UTP.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: chris b on July 14, 2018, 09:16:45 PM
Now can someone please confirm what day next week, that we are actually playing Lincoln Utd.
I have it down as Wednesday but the announcer today said Tuesday.
Both clubs fixture list say Wednesday the 18th.
Confused now l am.
Lincoln Utd’s game against Lincoln City on Monday has been postponed due to the condition of their pitch. So I assume our game there must be in some doubt?
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: oxo on July 14, 2018, 10:10:47 PM
Game now at York Street on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 15, 2018, 02:15:44 AM
Game now at York Street on Wednesday.
Thanks for the info, that will save me some penny's in petroleum.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Tipps End Pilgrim on July 15, 2018, 06:55:18 AM
Do we still need someone up front with more pace ? And maybe someone with more height too ?

TEP
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: lonegunman on July 15, 2018, 08:33:48 AM
That was an excellent pre-season friendly with plenty of tasty tackles and a good test. Certainly Marriots goal had class written all over it a real joy. Arnold showed what a great first touch he has and plenty of tackling when not in possession. Wafula was the outstanding player whilst on the field hardly missing a header and the perfect out ball, Craig new what he was doing in retaining him. Margetts coming on for second half had little support but showed his potential to be the leader in a lethal strike force. Think we certainly need a left back and Ryan looks like he could do with losing a pound or two. Thought Harris looked good and very industrious and our captain Brad Abbot was very good. All in all a very encouraging performance by the boys which left me very confident with an injury free run we can be right up there. EVERY ONE GO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AND SHOW THE BOARD AND MANAGER WE ARE RIGHT BEHIND THEM.    UTP.
Really enjoyed the game, agreed, Wafula was my stand out player worked very hard. Grant Roberts had a good game, pleased to see he's back to full fitness. The trialist who came on at right back looked good too. Another trialist, I think his number was 19, looked hard working too.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Ken Fox on July 15, 2018, 08:58:36 AM
I popped over to Boston yesterday for the match to take a few snaps of the new players. Think I got most of them. Here's a link to the usual public Facebook Album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156547727049282.1073742013.570994281&type=1&l=623b5f23d9 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156547727049282.1073742013.570994281&type=1&l=623b5f23d9)

Here's the teamsheet to help you identify the players:

1 George Willis (Dylan Parkin 46), 2 Ben Middleton, 3 Jordan Gough (15 Ashley Jackson 46), 4 Andi Thanoj (16 Spencer Harris 46), 5 John McCombe, 6 Ryan Qualter (19 Triallist H 46), 7 Jonathan Wafula (17 Grant Roberts 46), 8 Brad Abbott (14 Triallist A 46), 9 Triallist B (12 Triallist G 46), 10 Adam Marriott (18 Jonny Margetts 59), 11 Nathan Arnold (20 Triallist D 66).

Triallist D - No 20 was Lamin Colley. Triallist B was the same one that scored the two goals in the previous two pre-season games.

Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Batistuta on July 15, 2018, 09:32:13 AM
That was an excellent pre-season friendly with plenty of tasty tackles and a good test. Certainly Marriots goal had class written all over it a real joy. Arnold showed what a great first touch he has and plenty of tackling when not in possession. Wafula was the outstanding player whilst on the field hardly missing a header and the perfect out ball, Craig new what he was doing in retaining him. Margetts coming on for second half had little support but showed his potential to be the leader in a lethal strike force. Think we certainly need a left back and Ryan looks like he could do with losing a pound or two. Thought Harris looked good and very industrious and our captain Brad Abbot was very good. All in all a very encouraging performance by the boys which left me very confident with an injury free run we can be right up there. EVERY ONE GO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AND SHOW THE BOARD AND MANAGER WE ARE RIGHT BEHIND THEM.    UTP.

Well summised Oxo, agree with pretty much everything especially combined with performances from other pre season games. Only disagreement would be the left back comment, having two options already contracted in Jackson and Gough. From what I've seen so far Jackson could be a real good find so excited to see who wins that battle for the starting LB berth
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: oxo on July 15, 2018, 09:52:05 AM
That was an excellent pre-season friendly with plenty of tasty tackles and a good test. Certainly Marriots goal had class written all over it a real joy. Arnold showed what a great first touch he has and plenty of tackling when not in possession. Wafula was the outstanding player whilst on the field hardly missing a header and the perfect out ball, Craig new what he was doing in retaining him. Margetts coming on for second half had little support but showed his potential to be the leader in a lethal strike force. Think we certainly need a left back and Ryan looks like he could do with losing a pound or two. Thought Harris looked good and very industrious and our captain Brad Abbot was very good. All in all a very encouraging performance by the boys which left me very confident with an injury free run we can be right up there. EVERY ONE GO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AND SHOW THE BOARD AND MANAGER WE ARE RIGHT BEHIND THEM.    UTP.
Really enjoyed the game, agreed, Wafula was my stand out player worked very hard. Grant Roberts had a good game, pleased to see he's back to full fitness. The trialist who came on at right back looked good too. Another trialist, I think his number was 19, looked hard working too.

Sorry forgot to mention Grant who I agree proved his fitness and should certainly be signed.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: beefpilgrim on July 15, 2018, 10:51:51 AM
I popped over to Boston yesterday for the match to take a few snaps of the new players. Think I got most of them. Here's a link to the usual public Facebook Album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156547727049282.1073742013.570994281&type=1&l=623b5f23d9 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156547727049282.1073742013.570994281&type=1&l=623b5f23d9)

Here's the teamsheet to help you identify the players:

1 George Willis (Dylan Parkin 46), 2 Ben Middleton, 3 Jordan Gough (15 Ashley Jackson 46), 4 Andi Thanoj (16 Spencer Harris 46), 5 John McCombe, 6 Ryan Qualter (19 Triallist H 46), 7 Jonathan Wafula (17 Grant Roberts 46), 8 Brad Abbott (14 Triallist A 46), 9 Triallist B (12 Triallist G 46), 10 Adam Marriott (18 Jonny Margetts 59), 11 Nathan Arnold (20 Triallist D 66).

Triallist D - No 20 was Lamin Colley. Triallist B was the same one that scored the two goals in the previous two pre-season games.
Trialst B was Andre Johnson
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Finchley Tiger on July 15, 2018, 11:01:00 AM
Dre Johnson joined Worksop after leaving Derby County 4 or 5 seasons ago. Since then he has played for several clubs including Matlock Town, Heanor Town, Stamford, Halesowen, Frickley, Corby Town and Alfreton Town(where I think he finished last season).

Pacey striker.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: lonegunman on July 15, 2018, 03:25:40 PM
Number 9, I thought he had an excellent first half. Shame he couldn't slot the chance he had home.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 15, 2018, 05:33:47 PM
That was an excellent pre-season friendly with plenty of tasty tackles and a good test. Certainly Marriots goal had class written all over it a real joy. Arnold showed what a great first touch he has and plenty of tackling when not in possession. Wafula was the outstanding player whilst on the field hardly missing a header and the perfect out ball, Craig new what he was doing in retaining him. Margetts coming on for second half had little support but showed his potential to be the leader in a lethal strike force. Think we certainly need a left back and Ryan looks like he could do with losing a pound or two. Thought Harris looked good and very industrious and our captain Brad Abbot was very good. All in all a very encouraging performance by the boys which left me very confident with an injury free run we can be right up there. EVERY ONE GO GET YOUR SEASON TICKET AND SHOW THE BOARD AND MANAGER WE ARE RIGHT BEHIND THEM.    UTP.
Really enjoyed the game, agreed, Wafula was my stand out player worked very hard. Grant Roberts had a good game, pleased to see he's back to full fitness. The trialist who came on at right back looked good too. Another trialist, I think his number was 19, looked hard working too.

Sorry forgot to mention Grant who I agree proved his fitness and should certainly be signed.
Very much agree that Grant should get a deal, he is a proven player at this level and has a lot of quality about his play.
Nice to say hello to you today, but you probably wouldn't remember who I was, sat not far away from you.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: lonegunman on July 16, 2018, 08:42:40 AM
According to Twitter we have Andre Johnson a striker, Harry Middleton midfielder, (Bens brother) Sam Topliss defender and utility man, Jack Vann.
Will see if any make it to the season ahead.

The Striker looked good, Sam Topliss, I think played second half at right back, looked ok too.
The other two, I can't work out which was which!!
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: York Street Pilgrim on July 16, 2018, 09:53:31 PM
The other two, I can't work out which was which!!

Middleton's brother was the one which looked like Middleton.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: Dipdodah on July 17, 2018, 09:16:05 AM
The other two, I can't work out which was which!!

Middleton's brother was the one which looked like Middleton.

Quote of the year ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 18, 2018, 10:37:44 PM
So we lost tonight to Lincoln Utd.
I am a bit confused by it all and it just goes to show how much work is to be done with this team yet.
I am sure that things will come together, Garry Mcsheffrey from Grimsby was playing for us tonight and I thought he played well as did Grant Roberts and Andre Johnson who both scored for us.
Topliss and Mcsheffrey were both named as players tonight instead of trialists, does that mean they have signed.
Title: Re: Pre - season friendlies
Post by: youngchubby69 on July 18, 2018, 10:41:44 PM
So we lost tonight to Lincoln Utd.
I am a bit confused by it all and it just goes to show how much work is to be done with this team yet.
I am sure that things will come together, Garry Mcsheffrey from Grimsby was playing for us tonight and I thought he played well as did Grant Roberts and Andre Johnson who both scored for us.
Topliss and Mcsheffrey were both named as players tonight instead of trialists, does that mean they have signed.
I thought Jackson was outstanding tonight and looks like a very good player and find.
Harry Middleton was also named as a player.
Wafula was not here tonight but Jay was and having a run around the pitch.