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Postby Ant76 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm

Far be it from me to read too much into this, but I think it’s worthy of a post...

The numbers allocated to players may give some indication as to the remaining recruitment?

I notice tonight that Collins wore 10, having previously been 9. I wonder if this means the number 9 shirt is being held for another centre-forward... perhaps Stevens?

Taylor Allen didn’t feature tonight; can anyone tell me what number he wore at Supermarine?

Based on the numbers worn tonight, it looks like this:

1 Smith
2 Shephard
3 Bernard
4 James (although confirmed as not in MC’s plans)
5 M.Mills
6 Rawson
7 Winchester
8 Grubb
9
10 Collins
11 Williams
12
13 Montgomery
14 Adams
15 Morton
16
17
18 Dawson
19 McGinley
20 Kitching
21 McCoulsky
22 Godwin-Malife
23 J.Mills
24 Thomas
25 Mondal

Charlie is on his way out, as confirmed by MC this evening. Assuming Allen takes 12, 16 or 17... I wonder if that means there are a couple more signings to come? The squad looks ok; add Stevens as another option in the centre-forward role and we are pretty well-covered, although I am worried about cover at LWB if Millsy were to be unavailable... not sure that McGinley offers the same threat moving forward?

Anyway, as I say, I’m probably over-thinking this, but it’s a topic of conversation, I think?
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby FGRinUSA » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:18 pm

From a picture I’m pretty sure Taylor Allen wore 12. Wasn’t even on the team sheet tonight I hope he isn’t injured already :|
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby FGRinUSA » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:21 pm

Also I was hoping we would sign someone who would be handed the 10 shirt rather than 9, but after seeing the lineups in these PSFs I can see us playing a 3-4-3 a lot so the central midfielders won’t really be in creative roles. Wide players will have to create which they have done so far!
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby It is now » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:48 am

It was definitely 343 for the game last night and lots of wide play. At one stage in 2nd half I thought J Mills had been subbed off until I spotted him as our furthest forward player wide left! that Zebra kit camouflage certainly works! Agree Morton Dawson & co fit well but no-one made the killer pass into the box a la Reece Brown so we did recycle the ball too many times - usually until we lost it. We were more direct in the second half and we certainly have some speed merchants. Junior looked very sharp. I swear McGinley has grown 2" and got 1/2 yard faster during the summer !
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby michael » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:53 am

It is now wrote: I swear McGinley has grown 2" and got 1/2 yard faster during the summer !


It seems you are right-McGinley even said so himself in his interview from the training camp on the official site


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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby michael » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:21 pm

Ant asks : I wonder if this means the number 9 shirt is being held for another centre-forward... perhaps Stevens?


Or does it simply confirm that Mr Cooper is going to play with one of those false number nine type formations ?
(whatever one of those is )
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby Foggy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:00 pm

This could be a stroke of tactical genius, not having a player allocated the number nine shirt, our opponents are then lulled into a false sense of security in thinking we don't have a striker...but we have several players, wearing different numbers, who are capable of that role and score goals for fun!
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby paulK » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:13 pm

Yes, probably over-thinking it IMO Ant ;)

I know I've been asleep, but has Digby left?
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby DominicH » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:16 pm

Yeah, Digby signed for Stevenage. Swapping Quorn for Burger King. And the Cotswolds for, well, Stevenage.
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby Ant76 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:39 am

paulK wrote:Yes, probably over-thinking it IMO Ant ;)

I know I've been asleep, but has Digby left?


I thought I probably was :D

Digby has gone. My 11-year old is gutted, Digby was his favourite player.
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby paulK » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:37 pm

DominicH wrote:Yeah, Digby signed for Stevenage. Swapping Quorn for Burger King. And the Cotswolds for, well, Stevenage.



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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby twoguns » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:21 pm

DominicH, not sure you ever been to Stevenage Old Town but I have several times and can confirm it's very good. Excellent bars and restaurants.
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Re: Squad Numbers

Postby DominicH » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:20 pm

Twoguns, it's funny, I do know Stevenage a bit - I've relatives there and visited the town regularly when I was a child, and occasionally since.

As new towns in the UK go, I'd say that there are far worse around. Agree about the Old Town, but even a lot of the newer districts, at least, are very green. And I like the attitude and enthuisasm of their team's fans - as a cockney in exile myself I know where they're coming from .

The main problem I tend to find with that area (let's say Hertfordshire in general, but other similar places too) is that the overwhelming presence of London nearby tends to suck a lot of the life out of even the very nicest towns there.
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