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Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by nicholaldo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:56 pm

It seems we're playing a pre-season friendly against Atherton Collieries this afternoon.

The starting line-up is apparently as follows:

Crillen (rumoured to be signing on a season-long loan from Fleetwood Town)

Hickman, Santos, Delaney, Taft, Gordon

Comley, Thomasson, Crawford

(trialist), Doyle

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Post by nicholaldo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:24 pm

Politic has started the second half at right wing-back.

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:45 pm

Lion of Vienna Suite's estimation of the teams:
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Other notes, from the second half:

"Politic's scored. Playing cm now"
"Baptiste looking solid. Showcasing a good range of passing"
"A trialist striker just scored an absolute worldie. Baptiste played him in behind, took it round his man & cut back in. Top bins with his left foot."

Interesting to see Hickman (the ex-Cov lad) and Politic trialed at right wingback. Might just be filling spaces at the moment though. Brocky in midfield!

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Post by sonicthewhite » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:09 pm

Some interesting thoughts with the names on show today. What would be everyone's thoughts if we did re-sign Baptiste and Bunney? And a possible re-role for Politic?
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Post by nicholaldo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:25 pm

Evatt's verdict

"Am I happy? No. But I am a perfectionist."

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:49 pm

Ilesy's back, and here's his quick verdict. Chirpy.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... ton-colls/

...and the official site:

https://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/2020/august ... wanderers/

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Post by Worthy4England » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:53 am

A Trialist was all over in the second half. Boom. Boom

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Post by nicholaldo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:24 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:53 am
A Trialist was all over in the second half. Boom. Boom

He's not getting about as much as he used to. He was practically everywhere a few years ago... :)
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Post by Worthy4England » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 am

nicholaldo wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Worthy4England wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:53 am
A Trialist was all over in the second half. Boom. Boom

He's not getting about as much as he used to. He was practically everywhere a few years ago... :)
Maybe he's a bit older. Legs not what they were. :lol:

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:18 pm

Just like in the early 80s, TonyD will have to put those flares away: the game at FCUM has been called off.
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Post by General Mannerheim » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:46 am

Apparently the trialist who scored the screamer was a player who sports a ‘top knot’ in his barnet... Any lower league oracles know who that might be?

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Post by officer_dibble » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:01 am

Why has that friendly been called off? To stop people trying to go?

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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:20 am

officer_dibble wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:01 am
Why has that friendly been called off? To stop people trying to go?
They haven’t said, but COVID-19 restrictions aren’t suspected. (Yes it’s behind closed doors but people still turn up.)
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Apparently the trialist who scored the screamer was a player who sports a ‘top knot’ in his barnet... Any lower league oracles know who that might be?
Web guessers gonna guess and many have suggested Ben Stephens, late of (Phoenix’s) Macclesfield, although he’s nominally a midfielder...

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Post by nicholaldo » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:22 pm

We've beaten Bamber Bridge 7-0 this afternoon

Delfouneso, Doyle, Faal, Amoateng (twice), Politic (penalty), and Gordon were the scorers.

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Post by The_Gun » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:35 pm

This Amoateng is banging them in. Must be giving himself a good shot at getting a contract.

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Re: Pre-Season Friendlies

Post by TonyDomingos » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:40 pm

Match report
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/1 ... ch-report/

Wanderers first half: Crellin; Santos, Delaney, Greenidge; Hickman, Comley, Crawford, White, Trialist; Delfouneso, Doyle.

Wanderers second half: Alexander; Brockbank, Baptiste, Taft; Jones, Sarcevic, Politic, Darcy (Graham 79), Gordon; Trialist, Faal (King-Harmes 79).

When I read the report a few minutes ago, it had Bunney named as playing in the first half, but it's now been amended to "trialist".
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:47 pm

Nice to hear that Doyle 'n' Delfonce each set the other's goal up.

Also good balance in those XIs. (this nicked from LoV):
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First-half is the stronger, with first-choice front three, while I'd also expect Crellin, Santos and Comley to be initial first-choices. However, second-half XI isn't just "and the rest" - sprinkled with others I'd expect to score, like Sarce, Gethin Jones and maybe even Flash Gordon (who scored).

The fact it was 2-0 at half-time suggests he'll get them fit but also keep them motivated to plough on.

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Post by nicholaldo » Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:07 pm

I note Darcy played central midfield.

It seems Thomasson is on loan at Bamber Bridge as he apparently played against us.

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