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Two things I enjoyed,

 

Penney getting stuck in with a couple of slide tackles

 

Preston misplacing a pass that went out of play, only to be applauded by the fans and encouraged. 

 

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44 minutes ago, hugeowl said:

Hang on Penney couldn't get in the Mansfield team last season ...........so he must be crap right ? 

Probably not a good  enough fighter!

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Penney was really good. Never seen Fox play anywhere near as good as that. Preston was a bit in and out but looks promising. Reminded me a bit of Ross Wallace but with more pace. 

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Very impressed. Penny should be left back for a while. 

Dawson is class

we need some help at CB, RB and a CM

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penney let the winger get past him when he shouldn't have late on but that apart he did ok …..preston misplaced a few passes but worked hard and didn't look out of place . …...anyone who didn't know wouldn't have thought they were 2 lads starting for the 1st time ….promising debuts .

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6 hours ago, vulva said:

Why the frig has Penney not played before? He looked a class act in a position we have struggled with.

 

I also really like Thorniley; never lets us down. One thing these kids give us is legs. We might just have stumbled across a batch of really good kids. Just hope the off field stuff doesn't see it end in the same way as Grady, Quinn, Bromby, Haslam, Morrison etc who were alll very good at that age as well. 

 

We could have done with these kids in Carlos's first season. Throwing one in now and again, into a good side. Furthermore, they would have then been match ready last season, when we really needed them. And it would have stopped us throwing bonkers money at the duffers we have. 

 

 

 

 

 

A full 12 months ago. Mind you, I have played the game, and I’m hardly ever wrong about anything.

 

 

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Posted August 13, 2017

Observations on transfer matters...

 

1)It might be useful to bring in some defensive replacements now, else get the young lads warmed up instead of sitting in the shadows. Penney to left back, Pudil to CB? Is one option. The other is to get one of our development squad CBs prepared for a start.

 

2)There's no dishonour in trying to move on players who have only been here a relatively short period of time, if they're clearly not good enough.

 

3)A review of our player recruitment strategy wouldn't go amiss. All businesses have periodical reviews to see how operations may be improved.

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Work rate from both these lads were terrific, Preston caused problems up top. 

 

Penney was class. Strong, fast and no nonsense. Many a time last night he pelted in like a freight train on a Millwall attacker and booted the ball to safety. First choice left back 

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7 hours ago, MEGMAN82 said:

Very pleased to see both get a chance and also perform really well. Both start Saturday after tonight.

Fully agreed, but let’s remember young ins have to be given time and will make mistakes some times, we have got to stay off their backs when that happens, and expect them to be taken out of the team you can’t overplay them . Well done both though , nice to see us producing first y team players at this level, it’s been some time since we have, 

a positive for the future when there has been so much gloom 

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See a Penney pick him up put him at left back and we'll have a good luck 

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Penney got caught out of position a couple of times but that should hopefully come with coaching and experience. 

 

How refreshing is it to see a LB who’s comfortable on the ball, gets stuck in and provides an option going forward. 

 

After we went 1 up they all settled down and played with more confidence. The crowd need to help them out early doors. 

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9 hours ago, cockneyvillageowl said:

Penney was decent and makes sense to give a young lad a chance. Preston looked off the pace and wasn’t ready for the first team. 

 

9 hours ago, Royal_D said:

 

Looked off the pace ?  Towards the end maybe ... he gave us a bit of pace and energy and isn’t afraid to get forward and put balls in the box 

 

Used the wrong phrase, off the pace not accurate. Just lacking the quality at times with his distribution. Hopefully he gains from the experience anyway. 

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9 hours ago, ka58 said:

 

I think the exact opposite. Penney looks ready to challenge but I think Preston is still a bit off the pace cos of the step up.

 

Thought the same. Found Preston to be quite anonymous whereas Penney slotted right in. 

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Penny showed some great skill at times too.

 

Though the whole was fantastic last night, please please keep it up.

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Thought Penney had a great game,  looks very comfortable on the ball with some neat footwork at times and got properly stuck in with good tackles. In a flat back four

which we must stick with now,  the whole defence looked a lot better.  Penney has the shirt to lose now in my eyes. We haven't had a natural left back like him for a while.

 

Preston will get better,  decent debut looked lively- lets hope they get a decent run of games now.

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Anyone who was watched U23 for the last few years will realise Penney could have solved our left back issues long before we brought Fox in. Finally he had his chance.

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Penney looks to have benefitted from his loan last season. 

 

I think that that we should try and send some of the other youth players out on loan, the likes of Preston and Baker to give them a chance to develop and gain league experience

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53 minutes ago, S61 Owl said:

Penney looks to have benefitted from his loan last season. 

 

I think that that we should try and send some of the other youth players out on loan, the likes of Preston and Baker to give them a chance to develop and gain league experience

 

Is this sarcasm, or what ?! 

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