I'm trialing for the college team in a week! 150 people are giving it a go but only 75 people are accepted... I guess I'll just have to outdo my opponent on the wing if it's 2/1 chance I'll get in.
There was no were near 150, more around 60... I heard from the coaches that last time they let in every trialist and then cut the numbers down after the first year. I felt to start of with my touch wasn't there but as I got into it, I felt calm on the ball and just kept it simple while working my ass off up and down that flank. One problem though is the full-back behind me looks like he has never played football in his life, when the opposition has a goal-kick I should push up to mark their full-back? With the left back behind me marking their winger and our two centre backs marking their two strikers (both teams playing 4-4-2)? This Left Back is adamant I mark the winger while he drops off - I could do with some advice on positioning for a winger I guess... ie. when the full-back is running towards me, do I drop in a hole were he can give me a simple short pass or maybe run past the player marking me and ask for the ball over the top?
We go back for one more trial session Monday, three matches each being 30 minutes. Then I'll find out if I got in or not after two weeks.
The college team is linked with Havant & Waterlooville FC in the Blue Square South.
For the second day I was put in the top team in my favoured position, left wing, the team was great and so was the opposition... every player in both these teams was told after that they've made it and he'll get back to us with more details asap - cheers for this post it really did help