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Re: Alfreton scorethread sponsored by debut thread post for

Postby MTFCMusings » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Stags 2002 wrote:
Captain Cunno wrote:Trialist forward in second half was Arthur Gnahou.
Ex macc Shrewsbury and Carlisle


Had a very good half, worth another look.


Thought he was ok, nothing special.

The trialist right back was awful.

Game as a whole was pretty poor, especially first half.
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Postby Captain Cunno » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:23 pm

Sedgwick wrote:
Captain Cunno wrote:Trialist forward in second half was Arthur Gnahou.
Ex macc Shrewsbury and Carlisle


Arthur Gnahoua*



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Postby yorkshire stag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:38 pm

Cook moans more than me lol
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Postby Sneag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:49 pm

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Sneag wrote:Macca looking lively after his career ending injury last week.


Should hope so against Alfreton... Don't understand people that get carried away by preseason.


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Postby Sneag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 pm

MTFCMusings wrote:
Stags 2002 wrote:
Captain Cunno wrote:Trialist forward in second half was Arthur Gnahou.
Ex macc Shrewsbury and Carlisle


Had a very good half, worth another look.


Thought he was ok, nothing special.

The trialist right back was awful.

Game as a whole was pretty poor, especially first half.


Arthur Gnocci started off well the faded a bit, but he had a hand in our goal.

Right back was okay, not great but certainly not awful.

Agreed very poor game.

Got to be a special kind of dickhead to want to let off smoke bombs at a PSF.
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Postby Sedgwick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Sneag wrote:
Sedgwick wrote:
Sneag wrote:Macca looking lively after his career ending injury last week.


Should hope so against Alfreton... Don't understand people that get carried away by preseason.


Wow you really do miss the point a lot don't you.


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Postby StagsFan83 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Hasn’t this Arthur chap been on trial with us before a few years ago? I recognise his name
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Postby arsene wengers coat » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Just seen the line ups. Time for Maynard and Cook to link up I think.
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Postby yellowstagsfan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:22 pm

Martin Shaw wrote:756 away fans. I was 6 out!

Another 50 including me in Alfreton end
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Postby Martin Shaw » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:28 pm

"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975
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Postby yellowstagsfan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:30 pm

Thought Preston and Macca were very good second half but as you say a poor game overall
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Postby MTFCMAD » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:48 pm

Right back was jack Hickman who’s just been fined two weeks wages and transfer listed for a video in which he was seen doing “drugs” and calling cov fans.
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Postby WVStag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:52 pm

MTFCMAD wrote:Right back was jack Hickman who’s just been fined two weeks wages and transfer listed for a video in which he was seen doing “drugs” and calling cov fans.


I was terrified it was him when I saw the picture. fgs.
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Postby yorkshire stag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm

WVStag wrote:
MTFCMAD wrote:Right back was jack Hickman who’s just been fined two weeks wages and transfer listed for a video in which he was seen doing “drugs” and calling cov fans.


I was terrified it was him when I saw the picture. fgs.


just seen the video on line, what a complete tool :roll:
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Postby cassellswasmagic » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:18 pm

Well judging by how poor he was he certainly wasn’t on speed.
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Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:20 pm

MTFCMAD wrote:Right back was jack Hickman who’s just been fined two weeks wages and transfer listed for a video in which he was seen doing “drugs” and calling cov fans.


We don't need bad eggs like him in the dressing room. Move on JD.
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Postby Martin Shaw » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:47 pm

Pre-Season Friendly
Alfreton Town 0 - 1 Mansfield Town
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Attendance: 1054 (756 from Mansfield)

Date: 13 July 2019

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Mansfield Town beat Alfreton Town from Conference North 1-0 in this afternoon’s pre-season friendly. The only goal of the game came after 82 minutes when Alistair Smith smashed into the net from close range after Otis Khan did very well to play in Mal Benning on the left, and Benning’s low ball for perfect for Smith. A very nice goal. The Stags had two trialists on show. One of them, an attacking midfielder, really caught the eye at the start of the second half, firstly with a run from the halfway line to the edge of the area on the right and his cross-shot across goal went just wide of the left post, then more good play to set up a shot for Alistair Smith from 22 yards which was blocked, and finally being involved in a super move, as he did well really well to set Alex MacDonald away on the right, MacDonald’s cross was delightful and Khan knocked over the bar from close range. The Stags’ other good chance of the second half came from another great cross from Benning and MacDonald’s flying header was tipped over. Really good see MacDonald back and playing well after the scare of his injury in Portugal but a scan showed he was ok. The trialist attacking midfielder faded after his promising start but after the game boss Dempster said that he’ll take a further look at him in training. Up front, Andy Cook showed strength to hold the ball up, but did give the ball away on a couple of occasions, and if I was picking my side for the first league game of the season, he would be behind Nicky Maynard and Danny Rose at this stage, but there are plenty of pre-season games to go yet. Matt Preston had a superb game at the back in the second half, totally dominant.

The first half was a quiet affair. CJ Hamilton looked dangerous for Mansfield on the left, but on the other side Omari Sterling-James didn’t get into the game much after he had impressed at Bradford PA. Nicky Maynard hardly had a touch up front, Danny Rose did well in the air, but had little to feed off. Young left back Kian Sketchley, from last season’s youth team, did well, growing into the game nicely after being called up late to replace the ill Jason Law. As the half time whistle blew, boss Dempster was straight over to young Sketchley to shake his hand. In central defence, both Krystian Pearce and Ryan Sweeney looked good. Jacob Mellis showed some flashes of quality with a few nice passes and set pieces. The other trialist today played at right back, and played the first 66 minutes of the game. He didn’t especially catch the eye but may get more opportunities to impress in training.
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Postby I am Spartacus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 pm

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:
MTFCMAD wrote:Right back was jack Hickman who’s just been fined two weeks wages and transfer listed for a video in which he was seen doing “drugs” and calling cov fans.


We don't need bad eggs like him in the dressing room. Move on JD.


Freddy Flintoff realised, as a young man, that he had become a ‘raspberry head’ when he bought a Porsche; Peter Crouch tells a similar tale. Maybe this might be the moment that an entitled young man grows up.

If he is good enough, applies himself enough, sorts himself out, changes his attitude and Dempster things he is worth it should we not give the young man a second chance? How many young men have done something they regret and gone on to better themselves as a person?
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Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:06 pm

JD probably only has this one chance to make it as a League manager. He needs to bring in players who are ready to hit the ground running otherwise he could be out of a job in 6 months time. He does not have time to be trying to sort out players with issues/problems.

There is an excellent interview with Nathan Jones on D3D4 where he says that most managers do not have time to work with players with problems because if the manager does not get instant results then he could be gone within 3-6 months (or even shorter). I thought it was a fair point to make. He said this is why he researches a player's character in depth before signing them.

Players with problems suit managers who know they have a bit more time to get results e.g. John Coleman at Accrington. He was prepared to take a punt on Billy Kee which worked well for him although I think Billy has been having a few problems again recently. Clubs with lower budgets might also take a punt on signing a quality player with problems who they would not normally have a chance of signing if the player was problem free.

Jack Hickman might be better off dropping down into non-league where he may find a manager who has a bit more job security to risk working with problem players.

We've already had to get rid of players like Adam Chapman who had drug problems and were deemed to be a bad influence. As the All Blacks say, "No Dickheads!"
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Postby Beano » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:22 pm

Did anyone use the Notts County turnstile ?
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Postby NG17_stag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:46 pm

Overall a very poor game today. They didn’t trouble us but we didn’t create much. Nobody really stood out for me. Khan did ok, the trialist up front was ok. No chance of any of the other trialists improving what we currently have or even being able to do a job when the first 11 are unavailable. In terms of Hickman, let’s stay well away.
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Postby AlanStag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:09 pm

In terms of the trialists I'd rather us look at players being released by Champ/Prem sides who are struggling to find a club. Think we're much more likely to pick up a gem that way, than the non-league route were going.

Quigley, Hickman and Gnahoua are all Conference standard players IMO. Gnahoua has had good reports from the second half but he did well at Conference North level with Kiddy so was likely to stand out against Alfreton so it will be more telling against the Champ sides coming up.

Not meant to be a dig, I just don't see any other sides going for promotion giving the same players a run out.
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Postby Dan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:46 pm

Stoney wrote:Not good enough is it?

Last pre season Flitcroft had us seeing off the likes of Derby and Sheffield Wednesday. Look how far we have fallen under Dempster already. Youngest manager in the football league and it is showing already.


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Postby Big yella » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:18 am

I am Spartacus wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:
MTFCMAD wrote:Right back was jack Hickman who’s just been fined two weeks wages and transfer listed for a video in which he was seen doing “drugs” and calling cov fans.


We don't need bad eggs like him in the dressing room. Move on JD.


Freddy Flintoff realised, as a young man, that he had become a ‘raspberry head’ when he bought a Porsche; Peter Crouch tells a similar tale. Maybe this might be the moment that an entitled young man grows up.

If he is good enough, applies himself enough, sorts himself out, changes his attitude and Dempster things he is worth it should we not give the young man a second chance? How many young men have done something they regret and gone on to better themselves as a person?

There speaks Spartacus circa 1996. ;)
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