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youngchubby69

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Re: Pre - season friendlies
« Reply #45 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.
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« Reply #46 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.

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« Reply #47 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 .
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« Reply #48 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.

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« Reply #49 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.
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« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2018, 06:55:46 AM »
I see trialist Harry Middleton was at Portvale and left in May.
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« Reply #51 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.


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« Reply #52 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

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« Reply #53 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.....

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« Reply #54 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.

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« Reply #55 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.
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« Reply #56 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 ?

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« Reply #57 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.
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« Reply #58 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.

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« Reply #59 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