Rachel Malloch – @RachelVillaVox
Rachel discusses her stand-out players from December
Armani Little – Player of the Month
A player who sets the bar for the rest of the team; our captain in Asa’s absence is quite the joyful player to watch. Stylish, there’s no disputing his qualities and a player who is the envy of most other NL clubs, indeed only recently a former centre half who lost his crown when defecting to a rival NL club remarked on his sartorial elegance in the black and white 3rd shirt. He’s had a tremendous season and with 10 goals to his tally with almost half the season gone, that’s an impressive return for any midfielder. Viva Armani!
Where Armani has the grace and creative style, Tom is the ankle biting terrier, combative and over recent games he has put in a shift and then some. Tom covers so much of the pitch and has been unlucky not to wade in with a few more goals of his own, often busily sweeping up in front of the defence, foraging forward and effectively doing the tidying up work enabling the likes of Armani and the Lemon to go about their subtlety while he gets stuck in with primal efficacy.
It’s been so good to have Danny back adding some grit and aerial authority to the attack. With his experience and maturity he’s the diametric to young Klaidi Lolos, who whilst working very hard, pressing forward and showing every one of his potential and ability, is still a youngster in comparison to many of the centre forwards in this league and still has a lot to learn. Certainly he has a great role model in Wrighty, the awareness of his team mates, a handful for most defenders and while he’s now 37 years old and a player that can’t be expected to maraud through defences every game, has looked equally as sharp as he did last season.
Another youngster who has already shown, like Lolos, much promise, his recent games have proved his worth and what he has to his game. Deceptive turn of pace, versatile and bringing width and some trickery to his wing play on the left side, he has grown into the season and is now showing us glimpses of what we always hoped he could bring to the team.
The loan signing from Exeter has blended into the team immediately. He has already shown the Torquay supporters what he can do with that left foot, scoring a corker against Yeovil on Boxing Day. A player who can vary from defensive duties or midfield, he’s caught the eye in the 3 or so games and another lad of 21 years, already showing great maturity and strength on the ball. Hopefully Torquay can extend his loan, as in such a short space of time he has impressed immensely.
COYY – Rachel
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL AT TORQUAYTALK
“Armani is a competitor, he never ‘hides’, he’s always trying to find a key pass and he wants to win football matches – there isn’t a million of them about” – GARY JOHNSON
TT TALKING POINTS – Eastleigh (a) by Tom Beddows
PROUD AWAY SPONSOR OF KLAIDI LOLOS