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Do you know anyone who has ever had a trial at a football club?

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I knew a guy eho once had a trial at Leyton Orient...before subsequently having a trial at County Court...for fraud.
 
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My housemate from last year had a trial for Luton Town and also played for Ebbsfleet Reserves.

Knew another lad from my work who played for the Shrewsbury youth setup as well before he started doing dope late in high school. Was very good mates with Andre Gray of all people.
 

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I've known Gareth Evans since he played for Macclesfield Town. Known him long enough that Bebo was still around (cringe!).
 

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I had trials at a few clubs and played for Rovers for 2 years and North End for 1. I was only like 11 though so doesn't really count.
 

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Lad who i went to school with was a keeper in the Cov youth set-up. He then played for Mansfield Town, Nuneaton and Leamington.
 

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A mate of mine from high school plays for Oldham. Also one lad who is a regular starter for Fleetwood was in the year below.
 

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Yes JoeJoeJoeJoe had a trial at BSC Young Boys. He is now captain there for obvious reasons I don't need to explain...
 

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My next door neighbours son was a goalkeeper in the youth team of Vale and then West Brom before being released by both for not being tall enough. He then went college in the USA and played over there and is now playing in the Portuguese top flight having being linked with moves to Southampton and Newcastle a couple of summers ago.
 

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One of my good mates from high school is in and around the Sheffield United first team, and another was at Bolton til 18 years old and scored against United u18s at Old Trafford, but broke his leg and was released
 

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I used to play junior cricket with Luke Wilkinson who plays for Luton
 

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Played at a high level myself. You lose enjoyment though as the years go by and when the realisation of the cruel nature of football hits you.
 

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I had a trial for Charlton many years ago, I was wearing a Donny top, one of the coaches asked who the fuck are they? To which I replied who the fuck are you? Needles to say it was a very short trial.
 

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I went to school with Gareth Grant (who you say?)

made 1 appearance in the PL for Bradford City before moving on , think he ended up at Farsley Celtic then Frickley?

Bradford fans might know more if they remember him, he was a striker
 

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Was at school with a lad called Leigh Walker, played for Sheffield Utd, Barnsley and Scarborough, played in the FA Cup v Chelsea, they lost 1-0 and he was MOTM.
 

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Briefly dated the sister of ex Peterborough and Ebbsfleets Scott Ginty. Other than that no one, my sister went school with Paul Anderson now at Bradford and my other sister knows Forests Oli Burke.
 

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I know Billy Whitehurst as my wife his friends with both his sister and wife and I know Johnny Parkin as my daughter is friends with his wife. Means buggier all really.
 

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Didn't personally know the guy, but I went school with Aston Villas Ashley Westwood. He was several years above me and left soon after I entered in year 7.
 

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One of my good mates from high school is in and around the Sheffield United first team, and another was at Bolton til 18 years old and scored against United u18s at Old Trafford, but broke his leg and was released

Louis Reed?

Went to school with a couple that got pro contracts with Chesterfield but never got any game time.
 

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Louis Reed?

Went to school with a couple that got pro contracts with Chesterfield but never got any game time.

I'd imagine it's Harrison McGahey if he's from Preston.
 

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I'd imagine it's Harrison McGahey if he's from Preston.

Ah yeah, completely forgot about him. Seems to have vanished off the face of the earth...rumours hes in with a bad crowd, ben :p (just kidding but didn't he injure himself on a night out or sumat?)
 

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I'm in between the school years of Diego di Girolamo and Harry Maguire (didn't really know them personally, but have played with them at some point). Vaguely friends with Jonny Giles at Oxford.
 

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