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Bit of a reality check against a very good Lincoln side who could and probably should have had 3 or 4.
Small consolation but any of last seasons first 11’s would definitely have shipped the four. Kept working and trying which is a step forward. Agree with Tonka the keeper will be disappointed with their second but made a couple of decenter saves as well.
Disappointing to see Millen injured within 5 minutes. Davis went off injured after 44 minutes improving Taft’s reputation.
Agree goals are going to be hard to come by against decent sides.
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Injuries to Beeston and or Kenyon together with the sadly almost inevitable Hallam injuries would leave us dependant on youngsters in midfield.
I am discounting Hippolyte as he has had chances without ever looking the part.
Unless one of our youngsters or trialists morphs into a Ryan Yates type we need some more experience in the midfield.
Tuesday against Lincoln is probably the last good chance for trialists to impress.
You would think Cox would want a near starting 11 to play most of the Wimbledon game. Second 11 to play Grantham on the following Tuesday but with respect to Grantham not a real test.
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Not in the know NI but the OWS states we have 25 in the first team squad.
I usually sit in the East stand but have stood in Donny Road for the friendlies. Easier to manage keeping distance.
Saw some familiar faces so I’m probably not the only one doing this.
Have moved to the West stand for my season ticket this year. My thinking was just in case Swann starts building his apartments over the East stand and closes it. Now thinking with infections soaring again moving to the busiest part of the ground might not be a smart move even for us double jabbed.
At my age I’m one of Boris’s dispensables.
Another encouraging performance for me. Had some decent chances and played a bit of football. Probably just shaded the game but sucker punched with a cracking shot for their goal.
To be fair Hull didn’t have many Championship quality players in their team on that showing. A fairly unfit looking Huddleston showed the most quality for them first half.
2 trialists in centre midfield. Dont know who they are. Both did OK. The taller dark haired guy hit 2 or 3 quality crossfield passes and was probably the pick of the 2.
Wide left trialist came on for 2nd half and showed some neat touches. Watson’s kicking still poor and way too quiet for me.
Most of our own young lads did well.
Apologies BLT. I thought his solitary appearance was a cup game but just checked and you are correct.
Blows my theory then!
I think so Cass. Members of the Covid five I suspect.
It could be that players that have not played an efl league game are excluded from the 23 and therefore from the 1 year contract rule.
Millen and O’Neil have not played an efl league game.
There’s quite a few of us with a similar view over here TW.
Although to be fair your lot make our lot look like saints.
We can only do hopeful punts on our budget.
At least someone with professional football experience and qualifications is seeing them train and play before taking the punt.
Last year we seemed to hand out 2 year deals based on agent recommendations and you tube videos.
Rather have hopeful punts than useless cnuts.
I am hopeful we might end up with a better team than the one we had the previous season for the first time in at least 5 years.
Maybe not much better but just enough to keep our league status.
Still not one that I would choose but the kit doesn’t look so bad in the flesh.
I thought Pugh was a midfielder as well. Played well at right back both with and without the ball. Didn’t let himself be rushed like a lot of the young lads that came on later did (understandably given lack of experience).
Would like to see him get some time in midfield when Millen is available.
Rowe came on as centre back as I believe he did against Barton. I think that’s maybe where they see him long term. Played OK there when he came on.
Agree with Cass. It was great to see 2 up front.
Only a friendly but a better watch than 80% of games last season.
Bunn played wide right in the first half. Looked lively and put in some good crosses including the one for Tafts goal.
After a good 30 minutes Burton started to dominate the ball for the rest of the first half.
Bunn played more centrally (midfield) in the second half and was not as effective but helped Kenyon and Beeston get the midfield back. Kenyon looks an upgrade on Spence on that showing. More forward intent and braver passes. Of course it was only an early pre season friendly. Trialist B worked very hard and took is chance well when it came.
Loft worked hard as usual and put in a cracking air shot when his best chance came.
Young lads came on after 65 mins. All 11 for us changed and 5 or 6 in 2 hits for them and the game petered out although all the young lads did well.
Borthwick Jackson came on at half time for them and still hasn’t found his level yet. Still got a way downward to go – maybe the Cods next.
Told you that Trialist B was good.
Forgot to mention. Trialist A is Bunn I assume. No idea who B is.
Trialist A impressive.
B not so much so far.
2 up front though which is a bit of a novelty.
Unsubscribed after the first pointless email detailing poor offers on stuff I didn’t want.
It is a bit strange though that SUFC offers 10% on their own stuif and 70% of Liverpool’s.
If you have access to a printer Vader you can buy your ticket online and print it out.
Also if you have a smartphone then the confirmation email has the code which you can use to get in.
Unfortunately if you have neither then your in the queue anyway so no point buying online.
I must be old fashioned. I just want a team of players trying to win football matches and at least occasionally succeeding.
The rest of it is nice to have but not worth much without the football.
We have had precious little of that for 3 years now.
Probably wouldn’t survive on a bag of toffees a week.
Not sure when it was that right wing racists became the self appointed voice of the working class.
They certainly don’t represent me.
Must have had at least 4 trialists for both to be true.
Both things potentially good news. Surely the purpose of having trialists is to make a judgement on ability and character. It seemed last year judgements were based on agent recommendations and you tube clips.
Except Bunn and Thompson expected to sign.
Certainly doesn’t make you guilty. I think it means the charge or charges have been dropped.
I wouldn’t make a judgement myself as I wasn’t there.
I found out about Colclough’s arrest on (un)social media.
Doncaster local paper then reported the facts of the arrest. Not sure what they could/should have done differently.
Strictly speaking he has not been found guilty or innocent. Not sufficient evidence to secure a prosecution apparently. This happens many times every day and if the fault lies anywhere it is probably with the police for persusing the case without sufficient evidence.
On a football note the extremely talented footballer that is Ryan Colclough had long since stopped contributing anything positive to the team before this incident. In truth he didn’t contribute very much in his whole Iron career – relative to his talent.
Hopefully he can put this behind him and get his life and his football into a better place.
Careful NI. Could be construed as racist!
A bit rich from someone spouting obscenities in this thread.
What are you basing that on Smudger?
Not the most skilful of players but I always had him in the top 2 or 3 for effort when he played.
Jumped ship. Can’t say I blame him.