Dutch Youngster on Trial Thursday, 23rd Feb 2012 22:31
TWTD understands that Dutch youngster Jordy ter Borgh was the trialist who played for Town’s reserves in
Tuesday’s 1-0 behind-closed-doors victory over Crystal Palace.
Attacking midfielder ter Borgh is a youth player with Almere City, who play in the Eerste Divisie, the second tier of Dutch football. His father René is the club’s chairman.
Speaking about the trialist at Thursday’s press conference, although without naming him, manager Paul Jewell said: “He’s still here, just a kid, a 17-year-old lad we’re having a look at for a week.
“He played some part of the [reserve] game, which was why it was behind closed doors and we’ll monitor his progress.”
The paperwork involved in playing friendlies with spectators present is more complicated if trialists, particularly those with overseas clubs, are involved.
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BlueinBrum added 22:37 - Feb 23
Good. Would like a bit of Dutch influence at ITFC no matter how young.
Sindre94 added 22:44 - Feb 23
Dutch players havent been poor have they!?
Thijssen, Muhren and Reuser! Zuiverloon wasnt AWFUL either but he never settled during his short loan spell
Sindre94 added 22:58 - Feb 23
I forgot about Wilnis...
Garv added 22:58 - Feb 23
A Dutch player whose name I can't pronounce? Give the boy a 10 year contract!
Tractorog added 23:04 - Feb 23
Jordy ter Borgh? Surely a Star Trek influence there?
jas1972 added 23:30 - Feb 23
Sindre - I don't think you should forget Romeo Zondervan, either
NITFC added 23:36 - Feb 23
or gus uhlenbeek
NITFC added 23:38 - Feb 23
MInd you, remember Marco Holster?
mmm - matbe Dutch footballers are rubbish!!!
Sindre94 added 23:42 - Feb 23
My gosh! Im 17 years of age, I dont remember everything :P
Guthrum added 23:44 - Feb 23
More excited that we're looking to develop a future in attacking midfielders. Bullard was spectacular (while on loan), Andrews scored goals, Martin is a driving force. Flanked left and right with a poacher up top, a four-strong attacking force is the way to go at the moment.
adamisablue added 00:08 - Feb 24
how could you forget bobby petta? pim balkestein? think thats got them all covered...
Vexorg added 00:29 - Feb 24
No, there's super Cor Lems yet
Sospiri added 02:20 - Feb 24
Er, we've had a few Dutchmen when you think about it
Arthur_Hayes added 04:14 - Feb 24
Er...there was also Ulrich Wilson....lest we forget.
froudy added 07:15 - Feb 24
ShefTractor added 07:47 - Feb 24
Wasn't Bobby Petta dutch too?
DiamondGezzer added 07:55 - Feb 24
Yes, but other than those, what have the Romand's ever done for us ?
Seriously, I wonder if he gave a good account of himself ?
DiamondGezzer added 07:56 - Feb 24
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^or even the Romans !
algarvefan added 09:55 - Feb 24
OMG some of you need to get out more LOL
Tractamatt added 11:57 - Feb 24
It's great we are looking at youth from abroad but i'm a little bit concerned at the lack of movement in bringing in another centre back. Anything happening on that front?
Surco72 added 14:29 - Feb 24
We could have added Ruud Gullit to the dutch list if Sir Bobby had had an eye for a player !!!
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