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Kernow Yellow
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New signings

Post by Kernow Yellow » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:37 pm

So Ryan Williams is the first new name through the door (not counting keeping hold of McGuane).

I liked him when he was with us before, but haven't been overly impressed when he's played against us in more recent times - I expected him to trouble us more than he did. As a winger, he's no Brandon Barker going forwards, but he's a lot more solid, which is no bad thing. I wonder if he'll ultimately replace James Henry? He's probably more reliable, but possibly less capable of brilliance.

As for McGuane, he got rave reviews in pre-season, was terrible in the first dozen or so league games (when he played) and then started really bossing matches shortly before his injury. His reputation then grew with every game he didn't play. Great potential, but still a bit unproven I reckon.

Still, good to get some business done early. Now, about this defensive cover (and first choice left back presumably)...

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Re: New signings

Post by OtmoorYellow » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:30 pm

I kind of agree about Williams.

First time with us, he was exceptionally quick and used his pace well to get past defenders.

When I’ve seen him against us more recently, the pace doesn’t seem so exceptional, but presumably that will have been replaced by experience.

Wasn’t it Williams that got sent off in our last match before relegation to the conference, or am I getting mixed up?

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Re: New signings

Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:01 am

I think it was the match at Northampton that Williams got sent off in, which completed Wilder's miraculous turnaround and saved them from relegation to the Conference, while ending Waddock's miserable managerial reign for Us.

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Re: New signings

Post by OtmoorYellow » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:30 pm

Ah that explains it.

I can remember the sending off, but I remember it from behind the goal, and I’ve only ever seen 1 game at the Kassam from behind the goal, which wasn’t that one. And I remember the last game before relegation at home to Orient, which I watched from my usual SSU seat and stayed there in shock and tears for some time after the final whistle. My mind couldn’t marry up the two games and now we know why.

Feeling old now….

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