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Aye I still remember playing curtain raisers for Derwent Park Rangers and having my photo taken with Lynn Hopkins and Billy Patt. It must have stuck somewhere with me!
We were asked to train against the first team one night and I remember jumping for a high ball against Brian Edgar and I caught my little finger in his jersey and dislocating it. I tell you I went round telling everyone for years after that I did it on Brian Edgar's shoulder. Haha happy days.
You are right ivans82 we do need to get the kids more involved but I think we have to offer them more than just coming along to watch Town. Until they reach a certain age they very rarely stand and watch a game and just want to run around or have a bag of chips, etc. Maybe if the club had junior teams playing against the local amateur clubs juniors at various age groups then they would start to feel much more a part of the Town set-up. I played at DP from age of 16 in the Town B Under 19's team, alongside Bill Kirkbride and Rodney Smith, etc, and we got to mix with the star players we had in those days which made us feel ten feet tall.
He's big alright, a big ball of candy floss lol.Barring currier (as he got injured) I always thought Aston was the worst player to ever wear a fev shirt but this kid wins it hands down and Aston cost a bucket load more too lol.
Thundergaz, if those remarks were made by another Fev fan I might be a little concerned but as I recall you stopped going to watch Fev play halfway through last season, or so you were spouting on these forums, so I can't put any store on your comments and as I say I hope Rhino makes you and others eat your words.
Rhino couldn't play here last year as he didn't get his passport until mid May. He made 4 starts and 3 subs appearances for Fev before going on loan to Donny where he had 3 starts and 4 subs.
One of his sub appearances for Donny was against us and on the day he looked better than Groat who was also on loan with Donny. Let's give the lad a bit of time to settle and hopefully have some eating their words.
I'm starting to question the value of having the Ike match as a pre-season game. Last nights attendance must be one of the worst in recent years and whilst the weather was atrocious there was many comments before the game about the price of entry for a friendly match, etc. The coaches at both clubs just look on the fixture as another training exercise and invariably the teams consist of many fringe players and with frequent changes with unlimited substitutions.
With the Summer Bash we are more or less guaranteed 3 games with our neighbours plus the chance of a Challenge Cup tie with them as we did two seasons back. I would like to see the Ike Trophy game amalgamated with the league game of whoever's turn it was to host the Ike game and let's give it a bit of meaning again.
How can Haven claim they were missing Brooks? That's like us saying we were missing Jy Hitchcox!!! If they are counting on him coming on DR then we should add 5 from Wigan on DR. Donald last year at DP I was knocked flying by a drunken bum from Haven and injured my thumb. You've just got to move on mate. S**t happens.
So with 8 missing from our squad of 25 that will mean we will be putting out the only 17 players we have available. There are bound to be some playing out of position as well so if we do pull off a win it will probably be one of our best results over the past few years.
At the last World Cup in OZ in 2008 we stayed at the Travelodge at Garden City at 8 Mile Plains, Brisbane. Bus stop right outside the hotel and then straight on to the bus motorway straight in to the city centre with only 1 stop. After the game bus right from the ground back to the hotel and match ticket got us free travel on the buses.
We play the first of 3 pre-season games on Sunday and we are starting from a base of about 18 fit players. Some of our injured are not expected to be fit by our first league game on 7th Feb. It just takes one or two others to pick up injuries in these 3 games and we will be starting the league as we usually end it, looking for bodies to put on the field.
Of course Jarrod Sammut makes us tick as a team that's why we have signed him but what no-one else seems to have considered or mentioned is the fact that we have another lad who makes us tick who didn't get to play with Sammut last season - Graham Mattinson. I can't wait to see these two together for Town.
I'm sure we have a pack of forwards quite capable of handling any in our league when they are all 100% fit and if we can get the likes of Sam and Tee up to speed and work on Perry's defence, I'm sure we won't be too far off 5th or 6th place.
My New Year wish is that the people of Workington actually get out of the pubs and clubs and get down to ZCS and support the team this year. We should be aiming from the start to get 1,000 through the turnstiles and build on that match by match.
I don't think anyone is saying that players will get better by playing at a lower level Anonymouse but they will certainly benefit from game time. The alternate view, which you seem to be suggesting, is to play the young inexperienced players just for experience. I would rather one of our young lads went and played at Barrow say and got rave reviews than sit around waiting for these games to gain experience.
I don't think one person on here has mentioned either Workington or Whitehaven. It's as if they don't exist in this league with some but they could both make their mark in the Championship this year. Town have tonight announced the signing of Jarrad Sammut on a 2 year deal and we have a pack of forwards that will cause problems for all the so called top teams. Haven will nnot be the pushovers some seem to think.