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Sturrock on Aldershot

palexander

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Key points from PS interview today...

* Wolves good draw, money spinner and exciting for club and players. Should keep players on their toes before that game.

* Aldershot will be very tough - considering played ET Tuesday. May make changes to keep fresh.

* Want to be 'miserly' defensively and nick a goal from confident forwards

* Bilel and Bouzid should be cleared Today... French FA pulling their feet. Bouzid family speaking to Morroccon FA today.

* Gonna use the upcoming reserve games to have a look at fringe players and trialists - probably going to loan out younger players (would imagine Herd/Crawford/James what he means).

* Could possibly strengthen after those games before the deadline if required.
 

ozzy-shrimper

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Would love to get Barker in permanently, he's quality and would be a great tutor for players like Herd.
 

Rob1920

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Do feel a bit sorry for Herd, after the Chelsea games he really must have felt he'd arrived but seemed to slip out of favour with Tilly & now he's hardly had a mention under Sturrock. when you consider he was one of the 'loyal' few it must be hard to take. Wonder why, maybe they all think he's just too small?
 

Yorkshire Blue

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Do feel a bit sorry for Herd, after the Chelsea games he really must have felt he'd arrived but seemed to slip out of favour with Tilly & now he's hardly had a mention under Sturrock. when you consider he was one of the 'loyal' few it must be hard to take. Wonder why, maybe they all think he's just too small?

Not when we signed Gilbert as his replacement.
 

EastStandBlue

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Do feel a bit sorry for Herd, after the Chelsea games he really must have felt he'd arrived but seemed to slip out of favour with Tilly & now he's hardly had a mention under Sturrock. when you consider he was one of the 'loyal' few it must be hard to take. Wonder why, maybe they all think he's just too small?

A defender that can't defend isn't much use...
 

southendkid

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Herd makes too many mistakes for me, and being small doesn't really help when your a defender, how is he supposed to win headers?
 

haveaguiness

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Herd just needs games and I think sending him out on loan for a season in the BSP where he will be able to play week in week out will benefit him far more than playing the occasional cameo appearance for us. He is still only 20 and has got another couple of years to learn how to defend. He is still very much one for the future for me, he has the composure on the ball and the attacking threat to be a very solid league one player, but he needs games.

The same goes for Crawford, a season at a BSP team will benefit his game vastly, helping to give him the feel for the physical side of the game that he probably didn't get a youth and reserve level. Neither of them are currently good enough to hold down a first team place, but I feel with another year or 2 years work they will be pushing hard for regaular first team football.
 

JD

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Key points from PS interview today...

* Wolves good draw, money spinner and exciting for club and players. Should keep players on their toes before that game.

* Aldershot will be very tough - considering played ET Tuesday. May make changes to keep fresh.

* Want to be 'miserly' defensively and nick a goal from confident forwards

* Bilel and Bouzid should be cleared Today... French FA pulling their feet. Bouzid family speaking to Morroccon FA today.

* Gonna use the upcoming reserve games to have a look at fringe players and trialists - probably going to loan out younger players (would imagine Herd/Crawford/James what he means).

* Could possibly strengthen after those games before the deadline if required.



Have visions of someone in the club having a very painful conversation with the Moroccan FA but due to language barriers getting absolutely nowhere!!

"er 'ow do we sayz - er bouzid er er releasez from er er moroccan er cloob - er play in er er southend now er er zis ok?!!"
 

Mad Cyril

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Why can't Sturrock tell it like it is and say something along the lines of:

"Aldershot? More like ****ing Alders**t"
 
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JD

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Why can't Sturrock tell it like it is and say something along the lines of:

"Aldershot? More like ****ing Alders**t"


or "I sign my son, even though he's not great, for all my clubs I manage because I can - gotta look after your own!!!"
 

shrimperhosk

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to be fair to Sturrock junior he done what was asked of him he isnt here to score 20 goals he is here to work the back for and creat for other players which he did, i wasnt a big fan of him but cant fault his efford and until we see 6months of him i think its unfair to get on the guys back
 

JD

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to be fair to Sturrock junior he done what was asked of him he isnt here to score 20 goals he is here to work the back for and creat for other players which he did, i wasnt a big fan of him but cant fault his efford and until we see 6months of him i think its unfair to get on the guys back

Freddy Eastwood was great, as was Sir S V Collymore. Sturrock isn't great, he's not bad either! Tongue in cheek........
 

sufcnum1

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He was a midfielder as a youngster
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Originally Posted by EastStandBlue
A defender that can't defend isn't much use...
a diffrent league i know, and he is welsh, but look at mr bale at spurs another left bac that couldn't defend to save is life, look at him know
 

EastStandBlue

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Originally Posted by EastStandBlue
A defender that can't defend isn't much use...
a diffrent league i know, and he is welsh, but look at mr bale at spurs another left bac that couldn't defend to save is life, look at him know

The difference being, of course, that Bale is a supremely physical player with all the attributes to play that position well... So much so, that he tore our right hand side to threads single handedly in the Championship.

Herd has a decision to make. He's either a diminutive full-back, in which case he'll have to prove himself to Sturrock by going out on loan, or he's a defensive left winger, and he can be a useful tool to come of the bench and defend a lead for us. Either way, you can't build a career on a long throw.
 
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