You are currently browsing the football forums as a guest. Sign up now for free and benefit from totally ad-free browsing. Logged in members see no ads.

Pre Season Friendlies 21/22 Thread

SuperHans

Active Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2018
Messages
291
Reaction score
73
Points
28
Location
London
Supports
Chesterfield
Vale at home today - another decent test, hoping for more of the same from Tuesday.
 

EnglishRed

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2015
Messages
5,065
Reaction score
2,281
Points
113
Location
Flintshire UK
Supports
Wrexham
Tamworth away today. First time our fans have been allowed to go and watch a game of football in what feels like 10 years.
 

kieran_vale

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,847
Reaction score
683
Points
113
Supports
Vale / New England Patriots
Vale at home today - another decent test, hoping for more of the same from Tuesday.

Thinking of spending the tenner on the stream Chesterfield are putting on. Just beforehand though is this of decent quality and stable?

Other than that we will probably give an hour to the team that will start opening day. Be nice for us to win but more than that hopefully both teams get out unscathed injury-wise.

Good stuff as well for the minutes applause for Ernie Moss before kickoff too.
 

BeeSting

Active Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
200
Reaction score
59
Points
28
Supports
Barnet
Our goalkeeper has been injured in the warm up with no keeper on the bench. Sutton’s sub goalkeeper has gone in goal for us. Considering we still need a number one goalkeeper and to not have at least a trialist on the bench is pretty poor.
 

jacobncfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
1,287
Points
113
Supports
notts county
We’ve got Derby at home tomorrow. Ordinarily you’d expect a tough one and presumably this had been put in to give us a rare game where we don’t dominate possession so as to test the fitness, but with the state they’re in it might be more competitive than we’d anticipated.
 

nuffsaid

Active Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
144
Reaction score
40
Points
28
Location
stockport
Supports
Stockport County
We’ve got Derby at home tomorrow. Ordinarily you’d expect a tough one and presumably this had been put in to give us a rare game where we don’t dominate possession so as to test the fitness, but with the state they’re in it might be more competitive than we’d anticipated.
We had a young striker on loan from Derby last season Jack Stretton who looked a real good prospect, would love to have him back but I doubt whether that will happen.
 

jacobncfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
1,287
Points
113
Supports
notts county
We had a young striker on loan from Derby last season Jack Stretton who looked a real good prospect, would love to have him back but I doubt whether that will happen.

I think any young kid who has shown even a tiny bit of potential or played any senior games is in and around their first team at the minute. Ravel Morrison looks likely to play for them on trial - keeps jokingly being linked to us as Burchnall managed him at Ostersund and they got on well apparently.
 

SuperHans

Active Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2018
Messages
291
Reaction score
73
Points
28
Location
London
Supports
Chesterfield
Thinking of spending the tenner on the stream Chesterfield are putting on. Just beforehand though is this of decent quality and stable?

Other than that we will probably give an hour to the team that will start opening day. Be nice for us to win but more than that hopefully both teams get out unscathed injury-wise.

Good stuff as well for the minutes applause for Ernie Moss before kickoff too.
Sorry just seen this - yes the stream is good quality.
 

JaredSUFC

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,088
Reaction score
700
Points
113
Location
Swansea
Supports
Sutton United FC
Twitter
@suttonjared
Our goalkeeper has been injured in the warm up with no keeper on the bench. Sutton’s sub goalkeeper has gone in goal for us. Considering we still need a number one goalkeeper and to not have at least a trialist on the bench is pretty poor.

You don’t have the best with goalkeepers in games against Sutton really
 

EnglishRed

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2015
Messages
5,065
Reaction score
2,281
Points
113
Location
Flintshire UK
Supports
Wrexham
After 15 minutes against Tamworth Mullin has two assists.

I think there is something backward about our gameplay there...
 

SuperHans

Active Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2018
Messages
291
Reaction score
73
Points
28
Location
London
Supports
Chesterfield
Wouldn't be a game against Vale without numerous yellow cards and a sending off (even if it is a pre-season friendly).
 

kieran_vale

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,847
Reaction score
683
Points
113
Supports
Vale / New England Patriots
Thought that was somewhat of dare I say an over competitive game between us and Chesterfield there. Some tough challenges going in and Covolan getting red carded for an elbow. Must have been bad if the ref didn’t even invite us to make a sub.

For Chesterfield thought their number 3 Miller looks a really good player. Was up against Worrall who is one of the best in our division and did well. Good luck to Chesterfield anyway. I think you could do with a genuine striker up top leading the line but other than that a good team.
 

SuperHans

Active Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2018
Messages
291
Reaction score
73
Points
28
Location
London
Supports
Chesterfield
Thought that was somewhat of dare I say an over competitive game between us and Chesterfield there. Some tough challenges going in and Covolan getting red carded for an elbow. Must have been bad if the ref didn’t even invite us to make a sub.

For Chesterfield thought their number 3 Miller looks a really good player. Was up against Worrall who is one of the best in our division and did well. Good luck to Chesterfield anyway. Ithink you could do with a genuine striker up top leading the line but other than that a good team.

Agreed Kieran - I thought it was a pretty even game which is a good sign for us considering we are a league below.

The striker situation is a tricky one - we have Asante and Denton both injured who would between them be one of our starting front 2 alongside Danny Rowe - and probably can't justify bringing in another striker on a permanent basis to play until those 2 return from injury.

It will either be a case of making do with what we have or bringing in someone cheap / on loan.
 

Hollywood Red

Active Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2021
Messages
244
Reaction score
34
Points
28
Supports
Wrexham
Results are not important in pre season games but a satisfying win against Tamworth today. Still a few players to come in yet as squad not ready for title challenge
 

EnglishRed

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2015
Messages
5,065
Reaction score
2,281
Points
113
Location
Flintshire UK
Supports
Wrexham
Nice to get a few goals. Good run outs for some of our players, including a first appearance for McAlinden and a half for Mullin who sounded incredibly sharp. Some encouraging trialist performances too.
 

Steve_Wafc

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2016
Messages
1,086
Reaction score
248
Points
63
Location
Shropshire
Supports
Wrexham AFC
I think any young kid who has shown even a tiny bit of potential or played any senior games is in and around their first team at the minute. Ravel Morrison looks likely to play for them on trial - keeps jokingly being linked to us as Burchnall managed him at Ostersund and they got on well apparently.
Is that where Burchnall came from? I’d never heard of him before. Did he take over from Potter?
 

Stocky

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2015
Messages
919
Reaction score
458
Points
63
Supports
Stockport County.
Beat Curzon Ashton 4-0. Bulk of the first team came on around 60 minutes by the looks of things.

I can announce that Scott Quigley is Off The Mark™
 

nuffsaid

Active Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
144
Reaction score
40
Points
28
Location
stockport
Supports
Stockport County
Sneaked a win at Curzon Ashton with goals from Whitfield, Collar, Barclay (oops sorry that should say trialist) & Quigley.
 

nuffsaid

Active Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
144
Reaction score
40
Points
28
Location
stockport
Supports
Stockport County
Sneaked a win at Curzon Ashton with goals from Whitfield, Collar, Barclay (oops sorry that should say trialist) & Quigley.
So I start my comment, break to answer a phone call then complete the comment only to find out a comrade has already posted.
 

jacobncfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
4,522
Reaction score
1,287
Points
113
Supports
notts county
Is that where Burchnall came from? I’d never heard of him before. Did he take over from Potter?

Yeah - he’d previously managed in Norway and Ostersunds brought him in to be a continuation of Potter’s style of football and general approach. He actually beat Potter’s record finish in his first season, but then the owner got jailed for fraud or something and the club imploded.
 

BornUnderTheElmslie

Active Member
Joined
Aug 18, 2020
Messages
190
Reaction score
161
Points
43
Location
Hertfordshire
Supports
Wealdstone
1-1 today away at full strength Colchester United, a week before the League 2 season starts. Alot of work still to do in the final third, but we seem to have significantly improved at the back. Cook and Tavares smart signings.
 

iesty wfc

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
1,493
Reaction score
192
Points
63
Supports
Wrexham
The 5-0 sounded extremely comfortable on commentary, and the goals were shared around too
 

Like a Glove

Active Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2017
Messages
157
Reaction score
112
Points
43
Location
Yeovil
Supports
Yeovil
Lost 1-0 to forest green, decent performance and probably deserved to win. But unless we get a striker in we aren’t going to be scoring many this year.
 

Kim Mitten

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2015
Messages
920
Reaction score
336
Points
63
Supports
Southend United
I went to Dartford 2-2 Southend today, quite an entertaining game. We put out a very young side for the first 60 minutes or so, 5 youth team players, 4 of which have never been in the first team squad. One of them, O'Shane Stewart, was just about the best player on the pitch, really took control of centre of midfield and scored a screamer from 25 yards, he's been talked up for a while now in the youth side, on this evidence I'd say he should be in the first team squad.
We still have Covid issues with the keepers so Harry Seaden was back in goal, the keeper Brown is trying to get rid of. Today we saw why, at fault for both goals, firstly he's rushed out and just clattered a player, penalty. (Brown reckons it wasn't, looked blatant even from the other end of the ground). Then their 2nd he's come rushing out again to a ball he was never going to get near on the right side of the box, their player has just cut it back for another to put it in an open goal.
Got a bit disjointed after that as Brown put on players who you'd expect to be first team regulars, we had the majority of the play when they came on though and Ricky Holmes set pieces were just outstanding, one of them causing an own goal for 2-2.

Quite encouraging from the point of view of how well the kids did and then how comfortable the first team players stepped up the pressure and intensity when they came on.
 

MrGloverLover

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,912
Reaction score
606
Points
113
Location
East Staffs.
Supports
Yeovil Town
An interesting reason for a player missing our friendly today.

The manager said that summer signing defender Morgan Williams missed the game because he was “adapting to his new footwear that allows him to not have one leg longer than the other.”
 

TUFCfan

Member
Joined
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
35
Reaction score
7
Points
8
Location
Devon
Supports
Torquay
Lost 3-0 at home to Plymouth in what should be our toughest game in pre-season.

First 40 minutes we looked decent. Pressed well from the front, and defended really well. Unfortunately our CB Ali Omar had to go off injured, and he had been excellent, and after a reshuffle at the back we went through a spell where we no longer looked confident defensively. Our ex-loanee from last season Adam Randell looked excellent all game in their midfield.

Nothing overall to worry about at the moment as we were playing a League One side who start their season next week, and we've still got a few weeks to go. The one concern so far would be that we lack a bit of pace in the side overall, although we do look leggy at times as well which doesn't help.

Imagine we'll be strengthening the side with some loan signings (we haven't made any so far) once the EFL season starts next weekend.
 

Steve_Wafc

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2016
Messages
1,086
Reaction score
248
Points
63
Location
Shropshire
Supports
Wrexham AFC
An interesting reason for a player missing our friendly today.

The manager said that summer signing defender Morgan Williams missed the game because he was “adapting to his new footwear that allows him to not have one leg longer than the other.”
If his speciality is getting on the end of low fast crosses in front of the goal, then you’re gonna be sorry..
 

GTFCfish

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
10,106
Reaction score
6,630
Points
113
Location
Grimsby
Supports
Grimsby Town
Wouldn't be a game against Vale without numerous yellow cards and a sending off (even if it is a pre-season friendly).

Thought that was somewhat of dare I say an over competitive game between us and Chesterfield there. Some tough challenges going in and Covolan getting red carded for an elbow. Must have been bad if the ref didn’t even invite us to make a sub.

For Chesterfield thought their number 3 Miller looks a really good player. Was up against Worrall who is one of the best in our division and did well. Good luck to Chesterfield anyway. I think you could do with a genuine striker up top leading the line but other than that a good team.
Getting a red card in a pre season friendly deserves a place in the tinpot thread.
 

Spire1866

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,336
Reaction score
418
Points
83
Supports
Chesterfield
Thought that was somewhat of dare I say an over competitive game between us and Chesterfield there. Some tough challenges going in and Covolan getting red carded for an elbow. Must have been bad if the ref didn’t even invite us to make a sub.

For Chesterfield thought their number 3 Miller looks a really good player. Was up against Worrall who is one of the best in our division and did well. Good luck to Chesterfield anyway. I think you could do with a genuine striker up top leading the line but other than that a good team.
Fair assessment. Thought it was a decent game for a friendly although we weren’t quite as good as midweek against Bradford but we did start what I think is our second string midfield - with Clarke, Khan and Oyeleke on the bench.

Didn’t see the red card as it happened seconds after the ball went dead so no idea what he’s done but red and lino instantly flagged and sent him off without thought. Bit of a stupid thing to do but it was a bit niggly like you say.

Definitely missed Asante and we will until the new year unless we bring someone in but can’t see that as still think we need a centre half - we played a centre mid and right back there second half due to injuries so need to sort that out
 

Spire1866

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
2,336
Reaction score
418
Points
83
Supports
Chesterfield
Getting a red card in a pre season friendly deserves a place in the tinpot thread.
It was a proper red by all account, non of this two yellows or last man bringing someone down rubbish. A full on forearm smash off the ball

interestingly it was the Torquay keeper who scored in the play off final adding reds to his game on top of his goals
 

Forum statistics

Threads
15,657
Messages
1,029,848
Members
6,103
Latest member
CasaBrisa
Top