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The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby harryboy » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:45 pm

Has Mal Bennington left the building or is he injured .
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby yorkshire stag » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:54 pm

harryboy wrote:Has Mal Bennington left the building or is he injured .


ummmm or now not playing as already sorted his move to Lincoln
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby BH_Stag » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:57 pm

yorkshire stag wrote:
harryboy wrote:Has Mal Bennington left the building or is he injured .


ummmm or now not playing as already sorted his move to Lincoln


Vale park surely!
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby The One » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:57 pm

who is Mal bennington
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby harryboy » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:11 pm

So so sorry I of cause mean Mal Benning I had a senior moment
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby bellwhiff » Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:40 pm

harryboy wrote:Has Mal Bennington left the building or is he injured .


Bennington gone to Chester
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby HitchcocksShins » Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:27 pm

The One wrote:who is Mal bennington


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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby Martin Shaw » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:39 pm

Clough explained afterwards that "Mal Benning wasn't in the 18 so we could include Jaden Charles and James Clarke. We want to get the youngsters involved between now and the end of the season."
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby ParisStag » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:40 pm

Think that may mean we've seen the last of Mal, unless he's contracted.
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby frt1987 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:23 pm

7 subs on the bench, 5 used, but the two that weren’t used were the two young full backs??
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby gazza1988 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:25 pm

frt1987 wrote:7 subs on the bench, 5 used, but the two that weren’t used were the two young full backs??


With Quinn and Maris taking knocks and Rawson pretty much done for the season then it makes the defence interesting.

Mclaughlin will likely play DMC, Perch at CB, J.Clarke/Gordon at RB. Charles/Benning at LB (depends on whether he wants to start them both, 1 or both come on from the bench.

It'll be interesting. Plus with a week between the games those that took knocks could recover so all that may be irrelevant.
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby Bradders » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:36 am

Benning was in good form before disappearing, so if he's not injured I'm not sure why he's not in the squad. It's tempting to think that he's unhappy with Clough dropping him and has refused to cooperate, but I don't remember him being prone to histrionics.
He's not perfect, but works hard and does his job well. Even if out of favour I'd expect him to be in the squad.
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby yorkstag » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:12 am

I think it’s as Nigel says - he had to leave someone off the bench to make way

The reality is if we are to create space for new signings all those out of contract are potentially vulnerable - and that obviously includes Mal. It’s not always about could someone do a job , the issue is really whether or not the manager thinks he could do better.

I think it will be a v interesting close season with tough negotiations and decisions.
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Re: The Whereabouts of Sir Mal.

Postby Bros » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:29 am

Mal has recently got married. His wife ptobably wanted him to take her round IKEA for some new flat pack furniture. It's a nightmare trying to get those packs into the back of the car on your own
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Benning farewell

Postby Chadman » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:00 pm

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Re: Benning farewell

Postby The One » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:03 pm

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Re: Benning farewell

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Re: Benning farewell

Postby lifestags » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:10 pm

Bit gutting to be honest, I think it was always going to be because of how good a player he has been for us. I do think its right for both parties though and I am sure he will go on to have a good career.

I appreciate that we have made a special announcement for this and its annoying he wont get the applause that he deserves from us.

Good luck Mal
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby grufti » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:10 pm

Sad to see him go, he has been a great servant and scored some amazing goals, but he's not been the same player since his first 2 seasons.
Great to have a Sikh player on our books too.
All the best Mal, hope you have a great career elsewhere.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby HitchcocksShins » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:12 pm

I've become so numb
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Amber Andy » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:22 pm

He has been a great servant for the club. Will always remember his goal against Cheaterfield.

I think it's the right decision. I wish him well for his future.

Thanks Sir Mal.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby yorkstag » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:24 pm

I genuinely believe this suits both parties.

I would think Mal has a club sorted. Thanks for the memories Mal and good luck in whatever you do next
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Sedgwick » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:29 pm

One of the best left backs the club has had, will follow his career and wish him all the best in what comes next

Fresh start will do him good, someone is about to get one hell of a player

Edit: Someones just said he's probably going to port vale... near his home in Birmingham so makes sense!
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby yellowstagsfan » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:32 pm

Thanks for the memories Mal You’ve been a great and loyal servant. All the best for the future.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Stoney » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:34 pm

This is the right call at the right time I think. We both need a fresh start.

Thanks for the memories Sir Mal!
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