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Congratulations to Tilly et al

CC51DAS

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Still buzzing after watching a scintillating match at Ipswich last night .Great skill , commitment and some great goals from both teams

Congratulations are due to Tilly Brushy Deano and his team for producing a Southend United RESERVE side that can play such quality passing football , on comparitively small resources.

It really shows how far we have come and the effort that is being put in behind the scenes .

Pass it on please Scriv , if you can .
 

duncan bulgaria

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I didn't see the game last night but i can remember all to clearly some of the sides we used to put out under Newman , full of trialists who could barely pass a ball , one paper it does look a though we have got some decent strength in dept for this standard which is pleasing seeing as Ipswich won the res league last season.

Congrats boys
 

Shrimper James

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I didn't see the game last night but i can remember all to clearly some of the sides we used to put out under Newman , full of trialists who could barely pass a ball , one paper it does look a though we have got some decent strength in dept for this standard which is pleasing seeing as Ipswich won the res league last season.

Congrats boys

Isn't the whole idea of the reserves to give trialists a go though?
 

duncan bulgaria

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Isn't the whole idea of the reserves to give trialists a go though?



Yes but it was as though they just pulled anyone of the street to see if they wanted a game , hence why we was sitting pretty in the bottom half of league 2
 

SUFCEssex

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Isn't the whole idea of the reserves to give trialists a go though?

That's what i thought. Does it really matter how the reserves do, mostly it must be about players get match practise or Tilly having a look at trialists.

Do remember one game where Eastwood was just back from serving a ban and we started with Freddy and Wayne Gray up front against Stevenage.
 

duncan bulgaria

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That's what i thought. Does it really matter how the reserves do, mostly it must be about players get match practise or Tilly having a look at trialists.

Do remember one game where Eastwood was just back from serving a ban and we started with Freddy and Wayne Gray up front against Stevenage.



IMO having a strong reserve set up and squad is very important, as if the players in the First 11 think that one bad performance can mean that they end up getting replaced by a squad player that is performing well for the stiffs then surely it will keep them on their toes.

Back in the Newman days it didn't matter how bad our first 11 played as they knew that there was no player in the reserves capable of taken their place , and like i said earlier it showed !!!!
 

londonblue

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Back in the Newman days it didn't matter how bad our first 11 played as they knew that there was no player in the reserves capable of taken their place , and like i said earlier it showed !!!!

That's because Newman never found anyone "better than we already have". That included Leon Knight who we had on trial, and was easily the best player on the pitch away at Millwall. And even if Newman didn't think he was better, so long as he wan't worse then he was worth having so that he created competition.
 

The Big Shrimp

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So what happened to trialist, Albert Jarrett? One brilliant reserve game & nothing more is heard?
 
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