- Jan 19, 2015
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- Bradford 'Massive' City
We have 3/4 friendlies pencilled in. All against higher opposition, starting with one this weekend.
Players are normally on the fringes of the team because they are shit, or at best not very good.No mention of friendlies at Crawley.
I, personally, enjoy a friendly or two. Especially the ones against lower rated teams where we get to see the players on the fringes of the team get a run out. I'd never get to see them otherwise.
Likewise, we usually arrange games against Shortwood (local rivalry, they are the other team in Nailsworth), Brimscombe and Thrupp (think a Stroud version of Brighton and Hove Albion, where two distinct places collaborated to put out a football team), Swindon Supermarine or Cirencester and a few games at home against league opposition from the West Country or Midlands. The games are usually pretty meaningless from a competitive point of view but it is an opportunity to see new players turn out, build up a bit of match fitness, and for the fans to catch up with friends they probably haven't seen since last May.I, personally, enjoy a friendly or two. Especially the ones against lower rated teams where we get to see the players on the fringes of the team get a run out. I'd never get to see them otherwise.
I am avoiding pubs at the moment, don't want to mix with brainless idiots who forget about social distancing once they have a couple of scoops inside them!Don't need to spend a fiver or more to watch our us play a pointless game to catch up with my 'football friends'.
Just go down the pub.
Anyway apparently we've got games at Plymouth and Swansea coming up in 2 or 3 weeks.
i'm guessing our one at them might go the same way* - i think it's them that announced both the matches against you and us.Bolton away all week at a training camp. Spent three weeks on conditioning and fitness Evatt now coaching specifically how he wants the team to be set up....No clue about pre season games. The only one that leaked out was supposed to be against FC United of Manchester this Saturday.......This game was cancelled when news of it leaked out
Looks like a knee injury, ligaments more than likely, think it was non-contact.Unfortunately for our Bolton maniac, one of the young players he has mentioned, Politic, has broken his leg today. Hope he recovers soon.
yep - Carlisle's new captain Nick Anderton has broken his leg twice (not sure if it was the same one or different one) - once when on loan with us (from Preston) and once after we sold him to Blackpool - and he's come back strong each time.Broken leg would be better
might affect Bolton's squad salary cap too - If he's as good as you were making out they'll probably need a replacement and as he was 20 his wages wouldn't have gone against the cap - but any replacement 21 or over would count - and at their full wage as we are after the rule came in.Conflicting reports from bad knee injury to broken leg.......A player in the making that lad will be a miss
He'll certainly want replacing, I'd imagine though with a hope that he could return later in the season we may just look to loan a replacement. We'll be a long way under the cap as of now though, estimates from local journos have us just under the £1m/yr mark.might affect Bolton's squad salary cap too - If he's as good as you were making out they'll probably need a replacement and as he was 20 his wages wouldn't have gone against the cap - but any replacement 21 or over would count - and at their full wage as we are after the rule came in.