Earlier this month, Blackpool FC had to cancel their pre-season tour due to a lack of players. No, seriously, they only had eight on their active roster. Embarrassing, to say the least.
Blackpool — including five trialists — takes on Penrith. (Image: @BlackpoolFC)
But then on Saturday, the club faced Penrith in a preseason match, and things went from bad to absolutely knee-slapping hilarious. With only eight players, the Seasiders had to find a way to fill out their roster. So “Trialist” came to the rescue.
TEAM: Trialist, Waddington, Trialist, Perkins, McMahon (C), Dunne, Zenjov, Trialist, Trialist, Grant, Trialist.— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC)July 19, 2014
SUBS: Barkhuizen, Trialist, Highan, Telford, Moulden, Gregory, Trialist.— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC)July 19, 2014
Not only did Trialist dominate the starting lineup, he had a pretty stellar game. Well, at least one of them did. We’ve no idea who.
13: Waddington wins Blackpool a free-kick, which is taken by Grant and bundled home by a trialist.— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC)July 19, 2014
Grant does well to skip past his man and put a trialist through on goal - he calmly rounded the goalkeeper and rolled in his second.— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC)July 19, 2014
Well done, Mr. Trialist. We look forward to hopefully learning your name (and some of the other anonymous Blackpool players) soon.