Shedboy, fair does, u did hit a sore point though as there are so many people out there who have such a low opinion of ressie football, and it annoys the sh1te out of me.... i think the standard has slipped, but if you look at teams in the capital league, they are effectively u'19 sides, and you cant prepare for 1st team action playing aainst toddlers!!
It think you will find at all levels of football there are players who can step up, in my opinion i know 7 or 8 players at conf/ryman level who i think could easly cut it in the championship, 1 who already has with ease, and one more who should soon be leaving a ryman side for league 2. there are plenty of players in bor comb sides that could play Essex Herts, would it not be worth Ians while to go looking for these guys?
but i do think if you watch ressie games like heybridge-leyton, GWR-Barking, you will see some great football, reminescent of the days when you played, before my time though i must add lol.
Richard sparkes, i know there are loads of players in the ryman playing sunday football, if i was'nt managing a youth side this year i still would be, as i was last year. and 1 player in a team does not make a difference, so i fail to see ur point about the GWR player.......
one point that has been raised in many a dressing room and bar this year is how many of Canvey's ressie side are from Canvey/Benfleet/Bas etc, the side of 3 years ago were mostly local(ish) lads who were proud to play for a club such as Canvey, even at ressie level, admittedly at Conf level, but i'm sure there is plenty of talent around who would jump at the chance to push for a place, at a club who to be fair are still a 'big' club.
Why not use a few ressie games to trial some new talent... nothing to lose?