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First Pre-season game of the new campaign and I was somewhat impressed. If Hull had been any regular Ryman Premier Club 'both' of our teams would've been able to rip them apart at times.

I know that there was some confusion between some of the fans who hadn't heard the line-up as to which was Ty Gooden and which was Neil Midgley!!

Hull's goal came on 31 minutes after JK was caught in possession facing his own goal, and ex-Shrimper Danny Webb pinched the ball and slotted home past Danny Potter.

First Half XI
A VERY strange formation to say the least though...

1. Potter
2. Kennedy
3. Duffy
4. Chenery (Cpt)
5. Ward
6. Cowan
7. Gooden
8. Minton
9. Midgley
10. Boylan
11. Parmenter

Second Half XI
In a 4-4-2 formation
Mixed numbers were used including two 17s and two 16s!!!

- Harrison -
- Chenery - Ward - Theobald - Davidson -
- Protheroe - Thurgood - Dobinson - Forbes -
- Berquez - N. Gregory -


BTW - I am informed that Neil Midgley had signed for Canvey prior to tonight's game.


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Is that David Theobald who used to play for Ipswich, Matt?
He must have been that ginger guy who we thought was Neil Midgley.

Played alright tonight. OK we didn't create a lot but Hull will probably win Division 3 and we more than matched them.

Thurgood really got stuck on when he came on and I thought Midgley played too deep at times.

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I can't say anything about Theobald as I am under orders while other Clubs are currently interested in him. All hush, hush but I would definately sign him!.. Err, perhaps I shouldn't have said that! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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I see you took my advice and bought a programme, mate!
Will you be at the Daggers game on Tuesday?

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I was impressed with the way we played and felt hull would have been pleased with the result they got but not as happy with their performance.

On the players, particularly ggod to see Gav Cowan back and playing well, Midgeley impressed me with some good hold up play as did Gooden and Thurgood playing like Roy Keane and had it not been for a super save from Musselwhite Duffy would have scored.

To me though the defence did look a bit shakey at times in the first half but when we switched to 442 we looked more solid. Another concern was that Forbes was making some great runs from left to right but noone had the vision to pick him out.

However it was our first preseason game and to play that well against superior opposition was pleasing so all in all well done as against any opposition in our league we would have won.

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I was reading your column when I met you in the bar! I would like to make it to the Dagenham game but I can't garentee anything - One thing I predict with that game is that there will be more than one goal!!!


Now am I the only one who thought Thurgood only had an average performance? He and Forbes spent most of the second half running around like headless chickens!

I was disappointed with Protheroe too! Sorry Proths! <img src="/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />, but considering IT WAS the first game back I wasn't expecting anything fancy from anyone.

I still can't get what formation we were playing in the first half - We definately had one Goalkeeper: Potter. Three defenders: Chenery, Ward & Cowan & one Striker: Boylan!

Parms, (not his best game either) Duffy, Gooden, Minton, JK & Midgley were all inter-twined in the midfield with overlapping and all sorts! It really did look quite strange!!!


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Considering that Hull had already tucked away two friendlies before this game I thought we did exceedinggly well against them.
The first half Christmas tree formation did well for me and I feel we had the greater possession of the ball. First part of second half we looked a long time making some shape but started to get there in the end. A fair result would have been nil - nil but for a JK rare blunder. Over-all I was very impressed and am looking forward to the forthcoming competition should the quality of play continue!!

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Your right for once matt , thurgood is average.

all he does s run around like a headless chicken. he does good occasionley and he trys hard but really hes [******].

why cant u say nothing.? what about searle/whelo and how did webby play

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Thurgood to be totally honest is not the most skillfull of players but he was quick to close down the opposition when they had the ball.
Noticed Greggors was chasing after a few of the loose balls a bit more. Dobbo did well when he came on and Ash had a useful game.

A few things away from the football, good to see a good number of Hull supporters making the trip, and seemed like really nice people as well. Bar was packed at half time, took me 20 minutes to get a drink and I missed the first ten minutes of the second half.

See Spencer Knight is still around and did anybody see that blonde girl who was with Bertie Brayley tonight. I just have to say 'lucky guy!'



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Well after tonight's game I think I've already chosen my starting line-up for our next game!!


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I thought Thurgood played really well. He did run around alot as you say, but all the time this was forcing Hull to pass the ball much quicker or risk losing possession. I thought we played alright, but I do have to keep reminding myself that this was our first friendly against superior opposition. Their squad was full of talented players, especially Alton Thelwell who was a Premiership regular only a couple of years ago. If we were to pick a 'strongest squad' for the Daggers game, I would go for:

GK. Potter
RWB Kennedy
LWB Searle
CB Cowan
CB Whelan
CB Theobald
MC(L) Gooden
MC Minton
MC® Thurgood
ST Boylan
ST Berquez

Even though Searle and Whelan didn't play, I think that they would do a job. Searle slighty out of position in a Duffers role, but he should be able to cope with that.

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Dont know about Berquez I think he had a very poor game,and I dont believe he is up to the standard we need for a striker.We need someone tall and strong like the ones Hull had,thought Theobold looked the best of the new players,disappointed with Proths,Forbes and
Parms but early days yet.
Question- how come Greggors is half the size at the beginning of the season than he is at the end?

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I heard searle had left to join colchester united on trial or is that just a rumour.

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I spoke to someone at Purfleet v GNFC(sorry, Thurrock)today who reckoned you were dead unlucky against Hull. Do you think you'll do it next season? If you don't, can we have Boylan?!? Personally I'd love to see you in the Conference and have a replay of that Tuesday night at Stonebridge Road. (different result, though!)

By the way, it was 1-1 which was a result 'cos a 0-2 defeat by Purfleet is an annual tradition for Gravesend.

See ya on 31/7.

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No you can't have Boylan!
I think we'll do it this season. There's a different atmosphere around the club compared to this time last season and we are all really excited about the season ahead.

Good luck to Gravesend. You've lost alot of players this pre season and I think it'll be a real struggle for you but hopefully you'll do enough to stay up.

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Well for my starting line-up I think I'd have to go for 4-4-2. Unfortunately this means playing at least one player I would have in my starting line-up, (from the players that played against Hull) out of position.

GK - Potter
DR - Ward
DL - Chenery
DC - Cowan
DC - Theobald
MR - Kennedy
ML - Gooden
MC - Dobinson
MC - Minton
SC - Midgley
SC - Boylan

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Good luck to Gravesend. You've lost alot of players this pre season and I think it'll be a real struggle for you but hopefully you'll do enough to stay up.


To be perfectly honest, most teams who do not have a large bank account and are not full time will often struggle in the Conference. From what I've seen so far we could be upper mid-table, with a bit of luck and a top-notch striker ..go on, gis us Lee!!

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Well lets hope we can renew our rivalry in the conference the season after next.
It was an amazing night at your place last year and a fantastic atmosphere with both sets of supporters exchanging good natured banter. So different from the atmosphere we had to endure against Aldershot this year where the vast majority of their supporters were just interested in fighting and hurling missiles at innocent Canvey fans.
Good luck for this season especially against Aldershot.


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Cheers, mate. I reckon it'll be this year for you. Who else is there to give you a real challenge? Grays? St. Albans? Kettering? You'll p*ss it, no sweat.

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I went to Grays v Colchester yesterday and can confirm that Damon Searle was wearing number 12 for them. A shame as it looks as if we have now missed the chance to sign him. He was only on trial though so it's not over yet!

As for Grays, they were pathetic! I might have a few quid on them going down if you belive what their supporters were saying about the upcoming campaign.




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