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Title: Triallists
Post by: JD on September 15, 2020, 10:13:04 AM
Who were the triallists at Nantwich....and were they any good?


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: AltyFan101 on September 15, 2020, 12:57:12 PM
Named as Nyapombe and Hall on Twitter, playing rb and cb respectively.  Can't comment on performance and also do not know anything about them 🤷‍♂️

Anyone?


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: Steve from Sale on September 15, 2020, 01:01:25 PM
Both acquited themselves well, but unsure if they are better than what we already have, but worth another look.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: AltyFan101 on September 15, 2020, 01:04:30 PM
Both acquited themselves well, but unsure if they are better than what we already have, but worth another look.

Hopefully given another opportunity at Curzon tonight.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: Alty Bri on September 15, 2020, 01:16:59 PM
It's hard to say in 45 minutes when the overall team performance was so low tempo. Yes, hopefully they'll get another chance v Curzon (maybe another trialist or two as well.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: JD on September 15, 2020, 05:43:16 PM
I can't help but think that, if they are looking at using Mullarkey as a defensive midfielder, we might need another defender.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: oneedham on September 15, 2020, 06:10:51 PM
I can't help but think that, if they are looking at using Mullarkey as a defensive midfielder, we might need another defender.

That won't be a permanent position. They will be just trying him, just incase Moult gets injured.
Desperately need a Lundstram midfielder, unless we can get Willo further up the field.
Possibly another wide player.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: AltyFan101 on September 15, 2020, 07:44:38 PM
Three trialists today:

Ashley Smith-Brown (24) - LB - released from Plymouth in January after spell on loan at Oldham
Joel Senior (21) - RB - released from Burnley in July after loan spell at Curzon last season
Will Hall (-) - Midfielder - No data


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: AltyFan101 on September 15, 2020, 07:46:09 PM
Will Hall not actually referred to as a trialist so might not be????? Really not sure about him.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: oneedham on September 15, 2020, 09:26:13 PM
Appreciate it is only our second pre season but not great at all.

Need another wide player, centre mid, full back at least.



Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: GolfRoader on September 15, 2020, 10:00:01 PM
Appreciate it is only our second pre season but not great at all.

Need another wide player, centre mid, full back at least.



2 completely different XIís each half and a sprinkling of new players and trialists in our second pre season match.
I doubt the performance or result means anything in relation to how we will fare this season.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: AltyFan101 on September 15, 2020, 10:14:13 PM
Can't judge the team based off a pre-season friendly against opposition that has been playing for many weeks now with virtually two different lineups, with a mix of three trialist players and five new singings.  Not to mention that we are trying out a new system Parky is working on!  The only slight concern I have coming from that match is we conceded from a cross which was definitely one of our main weaknesses last year.  Nonetheless, plenty of time to work on it and improve.  Good run out overall against a tough Curzon outfit.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: robininstockport on September 16, 2020, 04:49:02 AM
Unless we sign someone of Lundstrams standard we wont reach the level of last season


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: distancetraveller on September 16, 2020, 08:29:31 AM
Unless we sign someone of Lundstrams standard we wont reach the level of last season

Iím assuming, by your post that a Lundstrum loan opportunity isnít on the cards anymore . If so that will be a big miss.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: Timperley The Best on September 16, 2020, 08:56:27 AM
Unless we sign someone of Lundstrams standard we wont reach the level of last season

Have to agree


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: robininstockport on September 16, 2020, 09:02:00 AM
I've  no idea where we stand with Lundstram or any other potential loanees


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: Saughall Robin on September 16, 2020, 09:10:41 AM
We usually get kept in the loop on things but I'd be very surprised if we learned anything substantial until PP has run the rule over them properly. I'd expect to know definitely before the Fylde or the Salford game when Parkie's first choice eleven should be on display.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: Andrew Flynn on September 16, 2020, 10:11:16 AM
I'm not actually sure Lundstram was ever on the cards for 2020/21 to be honest, it was only hope that kept his name in the mix really? Fair play to Crewe for allowing him to come back and complete the job here, but he's a great young prospect for them and they clearly want to have him around the first team squad - at least for now. Time to move on I think.

That said, I agree there appears to be a Lundstram shaped hole in our squad. He took us up a level and without him I do fear we may miss what he provided for us. Then again, it's on Willo now to step up and make that role his again. We're 180 minutes into pre-season. Let's see what happens and how we progress.

Moving on to last night's trialists, I thought the right back, Joel Senior, was really impressive particularly in the first half. I'd like to see him again.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: RageAgainstTheFirstTeam on September 16, 2020, 10:17:12 AM
I'm not actually sure Lundstram was ever on the cards for 2020/21 to be honest, it was only hope that kept his name in the mix really? Fair play to Crewe for allowing him to come back and complete the job here, but he's a great young prospect for them and they clearly want to have him around the first team squad - at least for now. Time to move on I think.

That said, I agree there appears to be a Lundstram shaped hole in our squad. He took us up a level and without him I do fear we may miss what he provided for us. Then again, it's on Willo now to step up and make that role his again. We're 180 minutes into pre-season. Let's see what happens and how we progress.

Moving on to last night's trialists, I thought the right back, Joel Senior, was really impressive particularly in the first half. I'd like to see him again.

Senior was really impressive in local football for a while before his move to Burnley. He played for Maine Road in the counties from about 16 and was considered one of their best players. He moved up to FCUM and was pretty good for them too, though I think he was sometimes deployed at wing back which didn't suit him at the time. I'd imagine the year of professional football will have done him the world of good.

What position did he play last night, do we know? I think he's mostly played right back, and I can't imagine we need a third.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: Andrew Flynn on September 16, 2020, 10:28:16 AM
I'm not actually sure Lundstram was ever on the cards for 2020/21 to be honest, it was only hope that kept his name in the mix really? Fair play to Crewe for allowing him to come back and complete the job here, but he's a great young prospect for them and they clearly want to have him around the first team squad - at least for now. Time to move on I think.

That said, I agree there appears to be a Lundstram shaped hole in our squad. He took us up a level and without him I do fear we may miss what he provided for us. Then again, it's on Willo now to step up and make that role his again. We're 180 minutes into pre-season. Let's see what happens and how we progress.

Moving on to last night's trialists, I thought the right back, Joel Senior, was really impressive particularly in the first half. I'd like to see him again.

Senior was really impressive in local football for a while before his move to Burnley. He played for Maine Road in the counties from about 16 and was considered one of their best players. He moved up to FCUM and was pretty good for them too, though I think he was sometimes deployed at wing back which didn't suit him at the time. I'd imagine the year of professional football will have done him the world of good.

What position did he play last night, do we know? I think he's mostly played right back, and I can't imagine we need a third.

He played the first 45 minutes at right back, and the final 20 or so minutes at left back, where he did seem less comfortable.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: One Foot in the Grave on September 16, 2020, 10:31:17 AM
I'm not actually sure Lundstram was ever on the cards for 2020/21 to be honest, it was only hope that kept his name in the mix really? Fair play to Crewe for allowing him to come back and complete the job here, but he's a great young prospect for them and they clearly want to have him around the first team squad - at least for now. Time to move on I think.

He played for most of the EFL Cup win at Bolton, and came on in 75th minute for his League debut against Charlton on Saturday (replacing Owen Dale) so it's not remotely likely we will see him back at Alty. The lad did us proud, so let's hope he moves on to big things. I'm sure there'll be more quality loanees to come from Crewe in due course, but for now I'm hoping either Toby or Willo will step up to the plate.


Title: Re: Triallists
Post by: AltyFan101 on September 16, 2020, 11:18:14 PM
I'm not actually sure Lundstram was ever on the cards for 2020/21 to be honest, it was only hope that kept his name in the mix really? Fair play to Crewe for allowing him to come back and complete the job here, but he's a great young prospect for them and they clearly want to have him around the first team squad - at least for now. Time to move on I think.

That said, I agree there appears to be a Lundstram shaped hole in our squad. He took us up a level and without him I do fear we may miss what he provided for us. Then again, it's on Willo now to step up and make that role his again. We're 180 minutes into pre-season. Let's see what happens and how we progress.

Moving on to last night's trialists, I thought the right back, Joel Senior, was really impressive particularly in the first half. I'd like to see him again.

Before, I was quite hopeful about Josh returning because I think if he was to be loaned out again this season, we'd have been first choice for Crewe.  However, clearly he's impressed in pre-season and they know see him in their short-term plans at the club so fair play to the lad.  Quality player and seemed a nice guy as well.  Let's hope to see him starting regularly for them by the end of the season and maybe see him in the prem one day.  Plus, he'll be a class loanee for my Harrogate Town Fifa 21 Career Mode 😁