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Title: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 17, 2019, 01:11:20 PM
Well, I know this is a contentious issue for many........for those of you who believe we should just survive this year, a cup run will be important.
My stance is that staying up there in the league will keep interest and attendances high, which should cover the £15k or so to be made from 2 rounds of the cup... assuming we can get past the Reds. I believe we have a chance of being in the mix in the league at the business end.
I think most of the players could do with a break, so I would use all the squad and two ressies and go for:

Bastock/Street
Wing backs   Shipp (?)   and Barrows
Centre backs Fryatt,Jarvis, Smith
Midfield  Richards, Carey, Payne, Kelly
Forward Stewart
Subs Joeseph  Taylor, Jones, Marriott, Bastock/Street.

Would play 3 5  1 1 with Kelly the one behind Stewart.
Jones for one of the centre halves at half time, maybe include Gilbert on bench and give him 20 mins at end to give another centre half some time off.

There, said my piece, now you can all shoot me down in flames !! :laughcry:
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Wingwizzard on September 17, 2019, 02:43:58 PM
Agree with you that the players need rotating and if we get injuries and suspensions they will need game time  before that

so I cant see a problem. if there is a problem it will be the need to get to the next round to get more prize money
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Mallard on September 17, 2019, 03:02:51 PM
I agree we need to give some of the players a blow out and some players deserve a rest, however.
 We have no real replacements for

Street
Fox
Fryatt
Smith
Gash

So yep the midfield can get a rest as can the right back.  Marriott has a rest a couple of games ago. Gash is so instrumental in the way we play I really think we could look very lightweight without his presence up top
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 17, 2019, 04:36:34 PM
Might be a bit of a curve ball for the Alfreton defence... expecting a big physical battle and end up having to cope with the ball on the deck ?
Obviously Gashy is irreplaceable and a vital cog in the league team, but I just feel Alfreton who are direct and set up to enjoy a battle might be thrown by it. Also the natural supply line of the back post ball wouldn't be there, (ie likes of Fox, Clunan,Jones rested) so not a massive change of style for those involved.....would need some of the midfielders to hang onto the ball and hold it up some of the time, so it doesn't come back too quickly, but I think it might work as a one off.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: dillydilly on September 17, 2019, 05:32:36 PM
Havenít seen real problems against ďphysicalĒ teams so far, and donít recall Alfreton being particularly physical.  Even if they play it that way in the cup, either Alfreton will play some of the game with less than 11 men, or suffering from their stodgy physical lunks being danced round by Carey and Kelly, two players who must now play regularly...... So letís be too slick for them and head for the next round with some of our players having rested before the big clash with York City.....
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Linnet on September 17, 2019, 09:01:31 PM
From Alfreton website Concessions are 65 and over

No news yet on segregation or turnstile entrance


https://www.alfretontownfootballclub.com/news/saturday-admission-details-confirmed-for-fa-cup-2466468.html


Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Linnet on September 17, 2019, 09:04:01 PM
Normal arrangements for turnstiles and parking are on here
Presumably they will apply as normal for Saturday


https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/conference/conference-north/alfreton-town-impact-arena.html#adirections-and-car-parking
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: westlynnmike on September 17, 2019, 09:14:32 PM
As Posted on another Thread:

Defence:  Rory McAuley 1 x Red + 2 x Yellows  - Ryan Fryatt 1 x Y - Nathan Fox 1 x Y  - Jones 2 x Y

Midfield:  Michael Clunan 2 x Y -  Sam Kelly 1 x Y - Chris Henderson 1 x Y

Strikers:  Michael Gash 2 x Y - Adam Marriott 1 x Y

We could do with "protecting" Jones, Clunan and Gash from FA Cup Yellows/Reds and keep them fresh and available for League Games.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: long suffering linnet on September 18, 2019, 01:34:21 PM
Havenít seen real problems against ďphysicalĒ teams so far, and donít recall Alfreton being particularly physical.  Even if they play it that way in the cup, either Alfreton will play some of the game with less than 11 men, or suffering from their stodgy physical lunks being danced round by Carey and Kelly, two players who must now play regularly...... So letís be too slick for them and head for the next round with some of our players having rested before the big clash with York City.....
Don't remember them being physical.You must have been watching a different game to me.If we play a weaker team and that means no Gash we will be out.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Coastal linnet on September 19, 2019, 09:55:19 AM
So the excitement of the FA cup looming. We have already met Alfreton once this season and hopefully the opposition will manage to stay on their feet this time!! and no Oscars awarded for play acting. We need to field our strongest team and as long as we deal with the long hoofed ball we should be fine. Play our passing game and keep our temperament!
The magic of the FA Cup e.g. Ronnie Radford's Hereford goal against Newcastle; Brighton beating Wisbech 10-1 in the sixties ( I was there!).
Next after the FA Cup a weekend in York. Steam railways, chocolate , historical buildings and a decent performance from Lynn.
Exciting Days!
p.s. there is a steam railway just down the road from Alfreton ( Midland railway centre at Butterley)
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Mark A Hearle on September 20, 2019, 07:39:06 AM
Entrance to the ground for Linnets fans tomorrow is on Alma Street.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: TonyM on September 20, 2019, 01:49:42 PM
I think IC may opt for a back 3 even without Ross being absent - Alfreton's front two caused problems in the home fixture and we did swap in the 2nd half albeit briefly as we then went down to 10 men.  As well as strengthening the midfield hopefully it should give a few more options as I thought we didn't move the ball quickly enough at the weekend vs Gloucester.  So my team would be:

Street
Fryatt, Jones, Smith
Clunan, Carey, Jarvis, Kelly, Fox
Marriott, Gash

Happy that you could bring in Burrows if Clunan or Jarvis needed a rest and possibly Payne for Fox.  Still think letting Toby go to Dereham was a mistake as there isn't much option up front, not that he is in anyway a like for like replacement for Gash (particularly in the form he is in) but he would be a more viable option than anything else we have in the squad.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Paulos on September 20, 2019, 01:55:23 PM
I think IC may opt for a back 3 even without Ross being absent - Alfreton's front two caused problems in the home fixture and we did swap in the 2nd half albeit briefly as we then went down to 10 men.  As well as strengthening the midfield hopefully it should give a few more options as I thought we didn't move the ball quickly enough at the weekend vs Gloucester.  So my team would be:

Street
Fryatt, Jones, Smith
Clunan, Carey, Jarvis, Kelly, Fox
Marriott, Gash

Happy that you could bring in Burrows if Clunan or Jarvis needed a rest and possibly Payne for Fox.  Still think letting Toby go to Dereham was a mistake as there isn't much option up front, not that he is in anyway a like for like replacement for Gash (particularly in the form he is in) but he would be a more viable option than anything else we have in the squad.

You wouldn't play henderson? Thought he showed on the little time that he was on against gloucester what we was missing in the midfield and that was someone that wants to attack from midfield, or you keeping him as a backup to the front two?
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 20, 2019, 02:30:30 PM
I see York are likely to rest a few for tomorrow's cup game to allow them to get over knocks and be ready for the Lynn game.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: westlynnmike on September 20, 2019, 05:27:28 PM
I think IC may opt for a back 3 even without Ross being absent - Alfreton's front two caused problems in the home fixture and we did swap in the 2nd half albeit briefly as we then went down to 10 men.  As well as strengthening the midfield hopefully it should give a few more options as I thought we didn't move the ball quickly enough at the weekend vs Gloucester.  So my team would be:

Street
Fryatt, Jones, Smith
Clunan, Carey, Jarvis, Kelly, Fox
Marriott, Gash

Happy that you could bring in Burrows if Clunan or Jarvis needed a rest and possibly Payne for Fox.  Still think letting Toby go to Dereham was a mistake as there isn't much option up front, not that he is in anyway a like for like replacement for Gash (particularly in the form he is in) but he would be a more viable option than anything else we have in the squad.

I would go for a 4 - 4 - 2 dropping Fox or Jarvis back to allow either Fox or Jones to venture forward as the situation allows. Keeping Barrows and Henderson as prime subs makes sense. Also got Richards, Stewart and Payne staying fresh for York.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 20, 2019, 05:57:40 PM
We have been keeping Stewart fresh all season WLM.... can't see him being used v York , so that makes no sense at all to me..how many of our best starting 11 are you suggesting we actually rest.......we seem to be trying to play the whole season with a squad of 15......sooner or later, due to suspensions or injuries, Stewart will be the only forward available and then maybe he will get a game. I don't see any point in having people in the squad if you are not going to use them sometimes in rotation.....otherwise get them out on loan and bring in someone we are going to use regularly. Stewart has looked sharp when I have seen him play... let's put some more faith in him and play the lad on Saturday.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Coastal linnet on September 20, 2019, 07:09:04 PM
On FA Cup theme Irlam v York City on BBC red button tomorrow 1230
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Realist on September 20, 2019, 09:16:56 PM
This is so basic...these are young fit men who have not played for 7 days and will not play, again for 7 days...surely you older guys recall being young and fit..A game every 3 days is reasonable, so why are you suggesting resting? To much TV watching, there is no risk of fatigue in this sequence of fixtures, injuries a different story.  How to protect against injury and fatigue are two very different things . One is not possible, the other not required just now . Play the game with the team!!!!!
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Mallard on September 21, 2019, 08:55:41 AM
Realist, I think the game today is a lot different to football of say 20 years ago.  Players seem much fit and itís played at a higher tempo with many adopting a high pressing game. I agree players like goalkeeper can play and play.  Iím not sure a 30 something like Gash can keep
Performing at a high standard week after week throughout a season.  He is the one player we most need back up for and we havenít got it.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 21, 2019, 11:58:12 AM
Think you also have to factor in 11 games in 6 weeks before this, training, significant travel and the fact that they all are working in other jobs 5 days a week !
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Stan on September 21, 2019, 01:06:36 PM
I see York are likely to rest a few for tomorrow's cup game to allow them to get over knocks and be ready for the Lynn game.
York are more or less playing the same team against Irlam as they did last week against Darlington.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Realist on September 21, 2019, 05:16:54 PM
Nice to see the team out in full...the replay not ideal , but match fitness should be strong now , and barring injuries this team can maintain momentum. The FA cup is very prestigious at this level, and must be treated as such, win this tie and the next round, you have sponsored another decent player without adjusting the budget.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 21, 2019, 06:52:13 PM
As you are a "realist", you will doubtless recognise that it wasn't quite the full team as some (per I C interview) were rested. As posted earlier, I see  playing most of the first eleven as a gamble , which now hopefully, since the club have gone down this route, will pay off. Hopefully Gash's ankle injury isn't too bad. There is still the replay to negotiate and another round before the club gets its £20k or so .
It will then need decent results at York and at home to Chester to back it up, to keep the momentum and to keep crowds at The Walks increasing. With 15/16 league matches to come at the Walks and say for arguments sake, £15 admission, then the £20k pot equates to just 85 people per each remaining home game. So should as a consequence of overstretching the squad, form dip and crowds fall (or not increase, as they might as the season moves on), by just 85 people per game, then the pot would be completely eroded.
That's the reality of the situation as I see it.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Realist on September 21, 2019, 07:27:28 PM
KES80..Reality is, the club is managing resource, the starting line up was within the expectations of most, as best available. This is good for the club and players, as I said FA Cup funds might be very useful if the squad frailties you refer are real. What do you want and expect? another Gash on the Bench? another Marriott on the Bench, Get real. The club is doing so well , but still not good enough for you. I understand your passion, but the concerns you have are not valid or realistic.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Coastal linnet on September 21, 2019, 07:31:35 PM
Nice day out in Alfreton. Friendly town. Good ground and pitch. Draw a fair result with Alfreton's missed penalty and Adam hitting the post near the wnd. Lots of commitment from both sets of players. Looking forward to Tuesday and then the trip to York. Come on you Linnets!
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 21, 2019, 07:55:12 PM
KES80..Reality is, the club is managing resource, the starting line up was within the expectations of most, as best available. This is good for the club and players, as I said FA Cup funds might be very useful if the squad frailties you refer are real. What do you want and expect? another Gash on the Bench? another Marriott on the Bench, Get real. The club is doing so well , but still not good enough for you. I understand your passion, but the concerns you have are not valid or realistic.
You neither understand my concerns or position and don't seem to have really read my post.It is for the very reason that the club cannot afford another Gash, that I offer the alternative stance that I do.
Yes there is the carrot of money and exposure from a good cup run....but it is not quite the draw that many believe. Just look at today's attendances e.g. Hereford 1115 (league average 2,500) Telford 700 odd (1100) Alfreton 355 (450).
So as I have said, the revenues from good league attendance can be much more valuable.
If you wish to have a reasoned discussion, then I am all for it........
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Coastal linnet on September 21, 2019, 08:28:42 PM
I would have been disappointed if I had gone today and seen a weakened team fielded by either side. I think Ian and the boys want to win every game and play with pride and passion. I have not been disappointed so far this season . I pay my admission enjoy ALL games and wouldnt have the audacity to tell Ian how he should select his teams.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 21, 2019, 09:09:29 PM
KES80..Reality is, the club is managing resource, the starting line up was within the expectations of most, as best available. This is good for the club and players, as I said FA Cup funds might be very useful if the squad frailties you refer are real. What do you want and expect? another Gash on the Bench? another Marriott on the Bench, Get real. The club is doing so well , but still not good enough for you. I understand your passion, but the concerns you have are not valid or realistic.
You neither understand my concerns or position and don't seem to have really read my post.It is for the very reason that the club cannot afford another Gash, that I offer the alternative stance that I do.
Yes there is the carrot of money and exposure from a good cup run....but it is not quite the draw that many believe. Just look at today's attendances e.g. Hereford 1115 (league average 2,500) Telford 700 odd (1100) Alfreton 355 (450).
So as I have said, the revenues from good league attendance can be much more valuable.
If you wish to have a reasoned discussion, then I am all for it........



Were we not led to believe that the budget was based on average gates of 750/800 over the league games? So any extra revenue for all cups including prize money is a bonus? :dontknow: :bankrupt:
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: macfleetwood1 on September 21, 2019, 09:10:29 PM
Lynn fans love a cup run, last time was 2006, as well as making money it also puts the club on the map, with business and more fans will come out of the woodwork, £6500+ is not to be sniffed at, ask SC.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 21, 2019, 09:22:49 PM
Evening Coastal. Firstly congratulations on the trip to Alfreton....glad you enjoyed it......a true supporter obviously.
As you say, a friendly part of the world.
The thread is certainly not about telling IC who to pick (as well you understand, I suspect) and in any case why on earth would IC pay any heed to me. If memory serves me you contributed to the thread earlier advocating a strong starting eleven, so you have done the same as me, albeit on the othet side of the fence.
I started the thread because I think it is important to actually look at the situation of a cup run from a clear financial perspective......there seems to be a general consensus that a run will generate extra revenue come what may.....I am just trying to show that this may not be the case if it adversely affects league form and related attendances. It is my view that the last two seasons have seen the main focus being on league results over cup runs. I personally believe that IC would do the same this year if he could. Hopefully the sorts of calculations I put forward here, are being done within the club, before they embark on a certain course of action ..it is in my opinion vital, so that the club makes the best use of its opportunities going forward, especially when it is currently a small fish in a big sea. I appreciate that many will find this a bit "cold", but it makes sense to me at least
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 21, 2019, 09:40:32 PM
Lynn fans love a cup run, last time was 2006, as well as making money it also puts the club on the map, with business and more fans will come out of the woodwork, £6500+ is not to be sniffed at, ask SC.
Hi Mac and thanks for joining the discussion.
It will certainly bring money in. £6,500 is the reward for winning this round. There is over £2k just for competing in the round, so I believe the win 'bonus' is closer to £4k.
Just to put into perspective, the average Walks gate of around 1050 at £15 gives £15,750.



Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 21, 2019, 09:44:17 PM
KES80..Reality is, the club is managing resource, the starting line up was within the expectations of most, as best available. This is good for the club and players, as I said FA Cup funds might be very useful if the squad frailties you refer are real. What do you want and expect? another Gash on the Bench? another Marriott on the Bench, Get real. The club is doing so well , but still not good enough for you. I understand your passion, but the concerns you have are not valid or realistic.
You neither understand my concerns or position and don't seem to have really read my post.It is for the very reason that the club cannot afford another Gash, that I offer the alternative stance that I do.
Yes there is the carrot of money and exposure from a good cup run....but it is not quite the draw that many believe. Just look at today's attendances e.g. Hereford 1115 (league average 2,500) Telford 700 odd (1100) Alfreton 355 (450).
So as I have said, the revenues from good league attendance can be much more valuable.
If you wish to have a reasoned discussion, then I am all for it........



Were we not led to believe that the budget was based on average gates of 750/800 over the league games? So any extra revenue for all cups including prize money is a bonus? :dontknow: :bankrupt:
Yes provided the cup run doesn't affect league performance and attendances... important to keep the attendance well above the 750/800 break even figure.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 21, 2019, 10:38:01 PM
Lynn fans love a cup run, last time was 2006, as well as making money it also puts the club on the map, with business and more fans will come out of the woodwork, £6500+ is not to be sniffed at, ask SC.
Hi Mac and thanks for joining the discussion.
It will certainly bring money in. £6,500 is the reward for winning this round. There is over £2k just for competing in the round, so I believe the win 'bonus' is closer to £4k.
Just to put into perspective, the average Walks gate of around 1050 at £15 gives £15,750.

After factoring Concessions and season ticket holders, Iíd imagine the figure from an attendance of 1050is closer to £12,000.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Realist on September 22, 2019, 06:43:38 AM
You started the thread because you believe a cup run could be negative for the club, and that you feel the players need a rest. This is just silly, as confirmed by the more positive responses available here. A cup run can only be good, even the potential of TV rights if the run gets going.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 22, 2019, 08:36:43 AM
Yes, fair point L L. Probably better to put it, that by maintaining the attendance  at 1050 or better for league games, if the budgets are based on say 800, then that's 250 extra people per home game. They won't be season ticket holders, some will be concessions, some £15, some £17.
If I said on average £14 (?) that would equate to £3,500 per home game , plus any extras on drink or food. Of course the figure would be higher if crowds increase, as I certainly hope they do. So, at a conservative estimate, £3500 x 15 remaining home games gives £52,500 extra rev...say £50k as a rough fig. So important to maintain that if poss.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 22, 2019, 08:37:44 AM
You started the thread because you believe a cup run could be negative for the club, and that you feel the players need a rest. This is just silly, as confirmed by the more positive responses available here. A cup run can only be good, even the potential of TV rights if the run gets going.
If the run really gets going, then the pay off would undoubtedly be ' game changing' in terms of what the club might be able to do in future seasons. Let's hope it does.
We can return to the situation as it unfolds.
At this moment in time, nothing has really happened ....ie no extra revenue and one (hopefully) minor injury.... let's see how it unfolds. The thread is not meant to be overly negative Realist, but to strike a word of caution, that cup runs are not always as beneficial as first thought.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on September 22, 2019, 11:01:06 AM
Evening Coastal. Firstly congratulations on the trip to Alfreton....glad you enjoyed it......a true supporter obviously.
As you say, a friendly part of the world.
The thread is certainly not about telling IC who to pick (as well you understand, I suspect) and in any case why on earth would IC pay any heed to me. If memory serves me you contributed to the thread earlier advocating a strong starting eleven, so you have done the same as me, albeit on the othet side of the fence.
I started the thread because I think it is important to actually look at the situation of a cup run from a clear financial perspective......there seems to be a general consensus that a run will generate extra revenue come what may.....I am just trying to show that this may not be the case if it adversely affects league form and related attendances. It is my view that the last two seasons have seen the main focus being on league results over cup runs. I personally believe that IC would do the same this year if he could. Hopefully the sorts of calculations I put forward here, are being done within the club, before they embark on a certain course of action ..it is in my opinion vital, so that the club makes the best use of its opportunities going forward, especially when it is currently a small fish in a big sea. I appreciate that many will find this a bit "cold", but it makes sense to me at least
:oldman" Well KES, have sat back and read this thread as it progresses, have to say I can not agree with you on this one,  I would always take a winning settled team to every match you could in a season. I agree we have a squad to use but in realism, we have a very small squad of players compared to many, an odd change is ok but keep that winning side together. Whether it be a cup game or league game, I have always wanted any team I have represented or supported to go out and win. The money from any cup run must be a bonus and the further you can progress the financial rewards are vast to clubs of our stature, I really do not think a cup run will affect league attendances at the Walks. Our current level of support is verging on the maximum we can realistically hope for at this moment in time, and personally I feel will wain when the weather changes.  :farmer:
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 22, 2019, 11:19:12 AM
Thank you Dazza for your considered and well put reply and I respect your opinion and can see where you are coming from. I just feel, that maintaining a highish position in the league would have a significant impact on attendances and income, even during the winter.
The Alfreton encounter has already in someways had more thrown at it than the York game. I was advocating giving key players effectively 2 weeks break to recharge and a clear week to train and plan for York.  Now the players will have played twice in that time, with limited time for preparation for York. I just hope there aren't further complications arising from Tuesday.
As we have said before, it's all about opinions, this game of football.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Stan on September 22, 2019, 12:01:42 PM
Mallard/KES80/Dazzarugby65: three is, apparently, the magic number. :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 22, 2019, 12:20:23 PM
Been listening too much to that neighbour Stan !
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: westlynnmike on September 22, 2019, 01:09:41 PM
Income from all league games, FA Cup runs, FA Trophy (?), League Cup and Friendlies combined with profits from various enterprises (refreshments, 50/50, programmes etc.) comes to ......... X.

We can never be sure what X will be, until the last game of the season and stock-check is done. We will now have Y.

How close to the expected X is Y?

Lots of factors and variables will affect X or Y. Good Gates, Bad Gates, Good Cup runs, Bad Cup Runs, Grissles in the Bar, Grissles not in the Bar  :laughcry:
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Mallard on September 22, 2019, 01:19:45 PM
Mallard/KES80/Dazzarugby65: three is, apparently, the magic number. :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Like 3 wise Monkeys Stan.  Have all 3 ever been seen in the same room at the same time Stan ?  Maybe you should organise it.  In the same way as has Stan and Stephen Cleeve ever been seen in the same room together ?   :laughcry:
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: KES80 on September 22, 2019, 02:29:06 PM
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/sport/17918749.not-many-positives-take-york-city-says-steve-watson/


The York perspective.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Stan on September 22, 2019, 07:09:48 PM
Mallard/KES80/Dazzarugby65: three is, apparently, the magic number. :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Like 3 wise Monkeys Stan.  Have all 3 ever been seen in the same room at the same time Stan ?  Maybe you should organise it.  In the same way as has Stan and Stephen Cleeve ever been seen in the same room together ?   :laughcry:
I'm happy to meet that challenge.
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 23, 2019, 10:28:50 AM
A cup run can only be good, even the potential of TV rights if the run gets going.

That would certainly put the Club and the Town "on the map" again!
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: dillydilly on September 24, 2019, 10:14:22 AM
Lots of posts bemoaning our ďsmallĒ squad, but in terms of people up to first team level we are well off because none of the squad are fill-ins ...  they are all real assets and itís now difficult to pick a team because to do so you would have to leave out potential match-winners.  Iíve mentioned Carey and Kelly before, and they MUST play regularly so that the team benefits from their talents and also that they are happy to remain.  But I donít envy IC, because it must be very difficult to settle on a line-up at the moment.  I personally hope the game gets postponed tonight because the pitch is in for a flood, and we donít want injuries vs York....
Title: Re: Alfreton FA Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 24, 2019, 10:46:58 AM
Lots of posts bemoaning our ďsmallĒ squad, but in terms of people up to first team level we are well off because none of the squad are fill-ins ...  they are all real assets and itís now difficult to pick a team because to do so you would have to leave out potential match-winners.  Iíve mentioned Carey and Kelly before, and they MUST play regularly so that the team benefits from their talents and also that they are happy to remain.  But I donít envy IC, because it must be very difficult to settle on a line-up at the moment.  I personally hope the game gets postponed tonight because the pitch is in for a flood, and we donít want injuries vs York....


Probablt still have the sprinklers on before kick off. :laughcry: :laughcry: :rain: :rain: