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Title: Darlington
Post by: dillydilly on August 26, 2019, 07:55:30 PM
Another excellent result at Farsley.  Now for Darlington on Saturday.  Please have a word with all pals, relations, boyfriends, girlfriends, .etc., to come to the game..  we must be sending shockwaves to the league with this amazing start, but now is surely the time to shock many of our opponent clubs with a demo of the sort of crowd we can pull.  After all - all these games should now be as big a pull as the Slough game was.....
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on August 26, 2019, 08:00:23 PM
Darlo Manager is Ex Ipswich striker Alun Armstrong coming to do battle with ex Norwich legend Ian Culverhouse.  Nice angle there for the Norfolk public to get behind their man
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: KES80 on August 26, 2019, 08:30:51 PM
...and Norwich away at West Ham too which should help.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 27, 2019, 12:39:20 AM
Nothing else happening anywhere else around town either,so hopefully nice weather and the quality of football being served up at the moment will attract a large crowd? :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: m a hill on August 27, 2019, 01:02:21 AM
  :oldman" with the kind of football we are serving up I think at least a 1000  should be there
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: dillydilly on August 27, 2019, 05:03:38 PM
A thousand ?  We should be half-way to doubling that by now....  We have a healthy increase on last year, but are capable of many National League top division gates.  Steven Cleeve serves to see it, and the team deserve to hear it !......
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: westlynnmike on August 29, 2019, 08:56:52 AM
Darlington appear to have signed a whole new team for this season and they may just about have started to gel.

It has the makings of an interesting game.

Prediction:  Home Win 3-1 and 900+

 :scarf: :scarf: :comeon: :comeon: :comeon: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: KES80 on August 29, 2019, 08:06:18 PM
2-2 and 1250
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: TDA on August 30, 2019, 10:18:41 AM
I'm making the pilgrimage home from the West Midlands for this game.  This will be my first game of the season and looking forward to it. 
Score 3-1, gate 1205
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Les Smith on August 30, 2019, 09:37:56 PM
If Jones can keep Stephen Thompson quiet then 2-0 to Lynn. I think the club will be extremely disappointed with less than 1000. Let's hope Gloucester can do us a favour :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: TDA on August 30, 2019, 10:27:07 PM
Can anyone name a player who has played for Lynn and Darlington? I think I know of one from slightly before my time maybe v early 80’s.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Les Smith on August 30, 2019, 10:31:32 PM
I know that Tommy Taylor managed both Lynn & Darlington. Not sure about player(s).
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2019, 10:31:45 PM
Can anyone name a player who has played for Lynn and Darlington? I think I know of one from slightly before my time maybe v early 80’s.

Dale Anderson.

JJ.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Les Smith on August 30, 2019, 10:36:05 PM
Rikki Bains?
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: TDA on August 30, 2019, 10:37:44 PM
Good answers. I recall a nice free kick from Dale Anderson that he bent into the top corner. Not sure he did much else in a Lynn shirt though. The player I was thinking of was Les McJanet. Anyone remember him and whether he played for both teams?
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2019, 10:43:02 PM
Good answers. I recall a nice free kick from Dale Anderson that he bent into the top corner. Not sure he did much else in a Lynn shirt though. The player I was thinking of was Les McJanet. Anyone remember him and whether he played for both teams?

He played for Lynn 82-84 and Darlington 88-92.

Also had a spell at Boston.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Les Smith on August 30, 2019, 10:48:55 PM
I don't remember him but he did play for both teams - Lynn first then Darlington. Right back.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 31, 2019, 12:23:58 AM
If Jones can keep Stephen Thompson quiet then 2-0 to Lynn. I think the club will be extremely disappointed with less than 1000. Let's hope Gloucester can do us a favour :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:


Anything less than 1000 would be  travesty,must be pushing for 1200,and another win to ush on for another big gate. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on August 31, 2019, 06:58:45 AM
Should be 1200 plus today.  I remember Mark Hearle in his opening Prog notes saying the club was looking for a min of 750/800 for each game.  I would say they are exceeding that by 40-50% after today.   Chairman must be delighted and starting to build a little ‘war chest’ for maybe later in the season.  Just shows if you put the entertainment on the fans will support it.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: m a hill on August 31, 2019, 07:40:02 AM
I know les Mac very well not seen him for a while
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Paulos on August 31, 2019, 02:43:45 PM
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on August 31, 2019, 06:48:07 PM
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: westlynnmike on August 31, 2019, 07:01:17 PM
a 2 - 0 Win at Home for The Linnets.

Adam Marriott was missing from the line-up cited with an ankle injury - Rumour Control (MA Hill  :watching:) started stories about a move to Rotheram FC, Adam being at Rotheram having a medical etc. Adam was actually at the game, in the Dug-Out. Resting  :dontknow: Injured  :dontknow: Not Playing before a Medical :dontknow:

Darlington, despite the hype, started very slowly and it appeared they had come for a "Defend in Depth and Grab a Goal on the Break" strategy. Lots of attacking from Lynn but not getting through a massed 4 and 4 double defensive line-up with 2 waiting to make a break. If they did get into Lynn's half and ball went through to Pedro they didn't make any effort to put any pressure on him - Michael Gash was always closing in on the Goalie and he had to make some desperate clearances (one was an unholy cock-up as he attempted to nutmeg Gashy and it nearly left Michael with a chance but he slipped and the moment was gone).

Some good wing work by Aaron Jones and Nathan Fox combined with Gashy's new strike partner Chris Henderson kept Darlington on their toes but any move to break out was closed down quickly by the midfield and backs. Rory McAuley, Ryan Fryatt and Ryan Jarvis were solid supported by the very mobile Wing-Backs (Fox and Jones). Darlington did not strike me as a very skilful side, lacking in any slick passing or attempts at getting the ball through to their forwards. In the 2nd half they improved, especially when their No14 came on and was more of a handful but often as not Nathan Fox was on hand to dampen his presence. No8 was a moody git and deserved more than a Yellow for his late and deliberate hacking down of Michael Clunan as he was well on the way forward. Handbags occurred just before that when No11 got upset and started 3-4 "in-your-face" body shoves with either McAuley/Fryatt. He got a Yellow for his aggression. Several other Yellows followed but none were not deserved even Michael Gash (who was not as vocal with the Ref as he can be) but he had been a bit physical on several occasions and Ref pointed to 2-3 spots and then showed Yellow.

Chris Henderson was all over the midfield and Darlington half, chasing down any 50/50 ball and he broke through twice and stroked home two delightful slotted home goals to give us a deserved win. Hendo was well worth the Man-of-the-Match. Pedro had little to do apart from two fine saves - tipping a cracker of a shot onto his crossbar and over and another palm stop on his left post. Otherwise soft ball came his way and he smothered them. We had a short session of Keep-the Ball and that, as usual, was a nervous time as passes went close to being intercepted.

We subbed 3 times with Carey, Richards and Barrows coming on for Clunan, Kelly and Payne

Overall, we bossed the game and broke through with two 2nd half goals from our make-shift striker (Hendo).Nobody had anywhere near a shocker and all played their part against a mediocre team who threatened little.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on August 31, 2019, 08:24:14 PM
Thought we opened up ok and for 20 mins prodded and probed without really creating anything in the final third.  Darlo grew in confidence and started to get a foot hold in the game, with Gashy dropping deeper and deeper as he was being isolated up top.  Certainly the Marriott option was badly missed with no being able to play balls in down the side that Marriot thrives on.  We came very one dimensional.  Pedro pulled off two massive saves with a finger tip
Save over the bar then a point blank block from inside the 6 yard box.

Culverhouse obviously changed things at the break and Hendo was pushed up in support of Gash.  Hendo notched the two goals with neat finishes with one on one chances against the keeper.  Gash was also unlucky when a trade mark far post header clipped the post.

Was very much a 7/10 performance with MOM between Street, Jarvis and Hendo ( of course.

Marriot a massive miss ( could be fit for Tuesday?ankle).  A clean sheet, 3 more points despite not really being at our best.  Great crowd of 1200 plus. 
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 31, 2019, 10:02:55 PM
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.


My solution would be to run a line of fencing down the stand at the Tennyson Road end level with the end of the terrace,and mirror that in the small stand. This would give visitors cover,use of the cafe and toilets,leaving the home fans the rest of the ground and the bar? :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on August 31, 2019, 10:29:59 PM
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.


My solution would be to run a line of fencing down the stand at the Tennyson Road end level with the end of the terrace,and mirror that in the small stand. This would give visitors cover,use of the cafe and toilets,leaving the home fans the rest of the ground and the bar? :scarf: :scarf:

The only issue I could see with that, is that the away fans would have to go in through the main entrance, which would miss some of the point fof those games that need strict segregation.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 31, 2019, 10:33:26 PM
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.


My solution would be to run a line of fencing down the stand at the Tennyson Road end level with the end of the terrace,and mirror that in the small stand. This would give visitors cover,use of the cafe and toilets,leaving the home fans the rest of the ground and the bar? :scarf: :scarf:

The only issue I could see with that, is that the away fans would have to go in through the main entrance, which would miss some of the point fof those games that need strict segregation.


And the home fans would enter either through the bar or the walks end? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: m a hill on September 01, 2019, 12:42:09 AM
Mike I didn’t start the rumour I was just passing on what I had heard, I hope it is just B S I wouldn’t like Adam not to be in the team
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on September 01, 2019, 07:48:22 AM
Goals and the pen incident are on a link to be found on Darlo’s Twitter page
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: westlynnmike on September 01, 2019, 09:41:49 AM
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.


My solution would be to run a line of fencing down the stand at the Tennyson Road end level with the end of the terrace,and mirror that in the small stand. This would give visitors cover,use of the cafe and toilets,leaving the home fans the rest of the ground and the bar? :scarf: :scarf:

The only issue I could see with that, is that the away fans would have to go in through the main entrance, which would miss some of the point fof those games that need strict segregation.


And the home fans would enter either through the bar or the walks end? :dontknow:

Anything to get more people into the Bar Grissles  :dontknow:  Leave it out  :banghead;
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: westlynnmike on September 01, 2019, 09:46:10 AM
Mike I didn’t start the rumour I was just passing on what I had heard, I hope it is just B S I wouldn’t like Adam not to be in the team

You have Past-History on the Rumour Mill MA Hill  :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Not blaming you, just saying I heard it from a little birdie and that was you  :gossip: :gossip:

See you Tuesday Malcolm  :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: birch95 on September 01, 2019, 10:21:42 AM
Understand a number of darlo fans bought tickets for the main stand, although vocal were very good mannered but having said that where does the segregation come in......got away with it this time...
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on September 01, 2019, 10:36:51 AM
As we only have one BoxOffice how is it segregation when fans are all queuing at the one outlet ?  Thought Darlo fans were no problem and have great support to their team. 
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mark A Hearle on September 01, 2019, 10:38:40 AM
To answer a few points raised here on the segregation issues.

The permanent area when erected will include an area of covered terrace for bad weather and will have entrance/ exit which will be used only by visitors. The permanent area, as most of you know, will be at the Tennyson end of the ground. the area will also include catering and toilets so all will be self contained.

Visiting supporters in the main stand will be housed at the Tennyson End of the Main Stand in a small area of seats divided by a net mesh. The Darlington fans who were in the stand Saturday were senior shall we say and had been arranged with the visitors ahead of the weekend that they would be ok to sit mixed for the afternoon.

The next fixture needing segregation will be Chester in October or any possible FA Cup fixture that may occur.   
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on September 01, 2019, 10:44:35 AM
Thanks for that Mark.  Who determines which games warrant segregation?  As yesterday seemed a rather futile exercise.    Hope you were well pleased with the attendance after your gripe at only 800 odd having turned up for the Curzon game, even though this was above your suggested min requirement of 750-800
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mark A Hearle on September 01, 2019, 10:54:10 AM
Not a problem. I just thought that after the two home wins and the general ' feel good' factor we should have had a few more for Curzon. The 750 - 800 figure I touted was based on the start I thought we may achieve in our early games with ' average form. I'm really happy with gate figures at present - the best football I have seen in 30 years from a Lynn team IMO.

Segregation is decided after consultation with the visiting club, Police intelligence and council officials. Our initial contact with Darlington suggested around 300 supporters would travel yesterday to support their team. In fact  all estimates from the visiting clubs have fallen short of the levels predicted where we have used segregation, resulting in what appears ' overkill' on the day.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Mallard on September 01, 2019, 11:04:30 AM
100% agree with you Mark.  Those not attending won’t know what they are missing.  This squad is ‘special’ And the brand of football is certainly something  to behold.  The place is really taking off and even yesterday when not at our best it was still a decent performance.

I was on the understanding, rightly or wrongly  that maybe the 750/800 was the break even figure.  I guess for some of the fans back to back home games within 3 days can be challenging, but hopefully as many as possible will rock up to get behind IC and the team on Tuesday night.  Having a feeling 2nd v 3rd is gonna be a corker.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: westlynnmike on September 01, 2019, 11:53:59 AM
Any "under achievement" by Lynn might be due to the Darlington mediocre style of play they demonstrated. Thought they were average in skills and teamwork. Best player for them was No14 when he came on as Right Wing - certainly put some spark back into them and they suddenly woke up to the fact that they were 2 - 0 down and needed to do something.

We had quite a few Darlo fans in The Stand and they were on good form and behaved as real fans should (appreciative of their team and good moves/saves from the opposition).

I had a quick count of fans at Hospital End at approx 200 and poss 60+ in Stand.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: westlynnmike on September 01, 2019, 11:57:53 AM
To answer a few points raised here on the segregation issues.

The permanent area when erected will include an area of covered terrace for bad weather and will have entrance/ exit which will be used only by visitors. The permanent area, as most of you know, will be at the Tennyson end of the ground. the area will also include catering and toilets so all will be self contained.

Visiting supporters in the main stand will be housed at the Tennyson End of the Main Stand in a small area of seats divided by a net mesh. The Darlington fans who were in the stand Saturday were senior shall we say and had been arranged with the visitors ahead of the weekend that they would be ok to sit mixed for the afternoon.

The next fixture needing segregation will be Chester in October or any possible FA Cup fixture that may occur.   

Tennyson Road End Mark  :dontknow: :dontknow: :dontknow:

Darlington fans were at The Hospital End.
Title: Re: Darlington
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 01, 2019, 12:07:17 PM
To answer a few points raised here on the segregation issues.

The permanent area when erected will include an area of covered terrace for bad weather and will have entrance/ exit which will be used only by visitors. The permanent area, as most of you know, will be at the Tennyson end of the ground. the area will also include catering and toilets so all will be self contained.

Visiting supporters in the main stand will be housed at the Tennyson End of the Main Stand in a small area of seats divided by a net mesh. The Darlington fans who were in the stand Saturday were senior shall we say and had been arranged with the visitors ahead of the weekend that they would be ok to sit mixed for the afternoon.

The next fixture needing segregation will be Chester in October or any possible FA Cup fixture that may occur.   

Tennyson Road End Mark  :dontknow: :dontknow: :dontknow:

Darlington fans were at The Hospital End.

I don't think Mark was referring to yesterday, but future arrangements when new turnstyles are fitted.

Anyone know when that will be? Have they arrived yet?