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2 new players

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:44 pm
by Ian Livesey
Ex-Wigan youth players Josh Gregory (midfielder) and James Barrigan (forward) have signed today.

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:07 pm
by Tempie
Good luck to them. Working hard will be a good start.

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:43 pm
by Paul Brennan
Tempie wrote:Good luck to them. Working hard will be a good start.


Absolutely Tempie -put themselves "in the shop window" while doing CFC proud and introducing competition for places -COYM

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:14 pm
by Prodigal son
Let's just hope they get the opportunity to show what they are capable of. COYM

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:28 pm
by Away days
on a different note.....has anyone seen or heard from Mooney?...... seems to have slipped down the pecking order

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:13 am
by Tempie
Away days wrote:on a different note.....has anyone seen or heard from Mooney?...... seems to have slipped down the pecking order


Yes he’s slipped all the way to Ashton Utd!

To repeat what I’ve just said on Facebook I hope these two are firstly good enough, then fit enough and that they get to play because two more bench warmers like Mooney or sub standard/unfit like Brewster is only going to make things worse. I’m always sceptical when clubs release players early from contracts. Hopefully it’s because they were desperate to play football and not because Wigan saw them as a lost cause.

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:49 am
by Paul Brennan
Tempie wrote:I’m always sceptical when clubs release players early from contracts. Hopefully it’s because they were desperate to play football and not because Wigan saw them as a lost cause.


As long as they realise they need to rebuild their careers in football and that CFC have given them an opportunity to do just that, (I hope they are at least on the bench re FCUM), they should be good signings.

We all know that EFL clubs get shut of loads of players year after year (Nick Haughton for example) and some make it back to the "big time" after shining in non league. But it's still a blight on the game.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/12/21/youth-players-left-scrapheap-thanks-exorbitant-compensation/

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:29 am
by Tempie
Paul Brennan wrote:
Tempie wrote:I’m always sceptical when clubs release players early from contracts. Hopefully it’s because they were desperate to play football and not because Wigan saw them as a lost cause.


As long as they realise they need to rebuild their careers in football and that CFC have given them an opportunity to do just that, (I hope they are at least on the bench re FCUM), they should be good signings.

We all know that EFL clubs get shut of loads of players year after year (Nick Haughton for example) and some make it back to the "big time" after shining in non league. But it's still a blight on the game.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/12/21/youth-players-left-scrapheap-thanks-exorbitant-compensation/


I agree Paul. I think some come with the attitude that they are above non league but that’s most definitely not the case! Spending 3 years walking around all day in a Wigan tracksuit counts for nothing and it gets harder once they have to train in the own time. That’s why most of the time I’m not a fan of signing kids out of academies. We shall see there are always exceptions. Nick haughton is a different case because he started in non league and moved up to fleetwood.

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:13 am
by Prodigal son
Agree a Paul and Tempie, however someone did say on Facebook tharpt these two lads had been training with first team squad for a few weeks, so hopefully that should gave given the Management an idea of their attitude etc, however, time will tell, as I said before lets hope they are given a run to see what they are capable of.

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:59 pm
by andrewa
Hopefully Nick Haughton's very successful loan period will illustrate to young ex league players that there is a pathway to rebuild and progress their faltering careers. It would be nice to think that Chorley could become known as a "stepping stone" club that becomes attractive to players in this position.
It always seems a bit sad to me that some young players don't recognise opportunities when they are offered, they don't appear to have a love of football, just an unrealistic dream of an easy path to fame and fortune. Of course a very small number do succeed on the glittering path to the top. The reality for most involves hard work, acquiring skills, learning from others, committing to a team ethic, "turning up" on matchdays and a bit of luck on the way.

Re: 2 new players

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:57 pm
by Ed
Interesting that ows mentions fourth new player Molyneux as going straight into squad presumably for FCUM.