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United Res 1-0 Blackburn Res

Striker Alan Smith, continuing a return from a horrible injury sustained in February turned in what has been described as a solid display against Blackburn Reserves at Ewen fields.

The goal came from Phil Marsh, against a side that contained the likes of Tugay and Franny Jeffers (ok so not that strong). Marsh followed up a penalty which was saved, tapping in the rebound on 14 minutes.

This was also a competitive (if you can call it that) debut for Tomasz Kuszczak, who will no doubt be looking to put pressure on van der Sar soon.




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Date:Friday September 1 2006

Time: 8:54AM

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hopefully smith can regain match fitness asap. it was a bad injurey and he deserves to be in the first team!
swanzboichris
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01/09/2006 09:43:00

well done to alan smith good to see him back on the pitch again, best of luck with the recovery
green giant 12
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01/09/2006 11:02:00

good luck smudge get back in the team soon
carrickisours
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01/09/2006 16:05:00

Good to see him coming back to fitness. Nobody wants to see that sort of horrific injury, no matter what you think about the team they play for.
NeilBaker
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01/09/2006 18:42:00

This is true. Intresting to see where he plays though. I think he may be reverted back to a forward role.
topkop
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01/09/2006 20:02:00

yeah probally forward but maybe put back in midfield if no one is doing good there
carrickisours
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01/09/2006 21:18:00

The worry is, I would imagine, is that he'll always be scared of it happening again - so he might avoid tackles, blocks etc, which would make him less of a player.
NeilBaker
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01/09/2006 22:21:00

come on smudger we desperately wanted u back...
rosh16
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02/09/2006 06:32:00

Good to see Smithy on his way back.
sandgroanun
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02/09/2006 11:39:00

Nice to see Smith return. No matter who the player is you never wish an injury like that on anyone.
Tierney
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02/09/2006 14:13:00

smudge scared i dont think so
carrickisours
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02/09/2006 14:30:00

 

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