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Title: Chester
Post by: Coastal linnet on October 05, 2019, 10:06:21 PM
Should be a good attendance next week. Bazza on Twitter has issued a rallying call including the idea of bringing your dog. Is this a pooch for a pound initiative. Certainly with dogged performances Lynn win a lot!
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Stan on October 05, 2019, 10:10:13 PM
Dreadful puns there Coastal :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Grissles Oleary on October 05, 2019, 10:24:49 PM
Should be a good attendance next week. Bazza on Twitter has issued a rallying call including the idea of bringing your dog. Is this a pooch for a pound initiative. Certainly with dogged performances Lynn win a lot!

Would that make them Pound puppies? :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 05, 2019, 10:46:15 PM
Be good to take an early lead
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Grissles Oleary on October 05, 2019, 10:56:41 PM
Be good to take an early lead

Hope everyone comes with their chum and maybe a lassie ,just to remind people we winalot in front of their pal? :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Stan on October 06, 2019, 07:55:35 AM
Let's hope for another dogged performance against Chester: send them home with their tails between their legs.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 06, 2019, 04:53:27 PM
Look forward to this one.  Big crowd in.  Chester with their direct style, up against the passing, possession  game of Lynn.

Hope for a win, expect a draw.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Grissles Oleary on October 06, 2019, 10:25:55 PM
Would be great to see the crowd break the 1300 barrier,so if you are able to book online then please do,or turn up early to get your ticket,will the box office open early so people can pop and get their tickets and return later? Also with a bumper crowd expected could we see extra bar staff on duty at half time,many people walked away without being served? :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 09, 2019, 04:53:29 PM
Have a feeling the 1300 figure will be smashed. No Norwich game and curtailed Pro League Programme.

Are the Club doing anything as it’s Non League Day.  Maybe Mark Hearle could enlighten us.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Paulos on October 09, 2019, 11:12:23 PM
I suspect a large away following too so 1300 should easily be attainable. Hopefully a good bit of promo in the local papers on Friday.
The locals seem to come out when it's a team they've heard of and of course Chester were a well known league team for a long time.
Going to be a good test of our metal  :comeon: :scarf:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 10, 2019, 03:49:07 PM
Just seen in the local Chester newspaper ( The Standard)

They face a King’s Lynn side who boast an impeccable home record and are unbeaten at The Walks since September 1, 2018.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse, who was among the candidates interviewed for the Wrexham managerial vacancy, has overseen seven victories from 12 league fixtures to date.

Is IC looking to move on ?
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on October 10, 2019, 03:53:16 PM
Just seen in the local Chester newspaper ( The Standard)

They face a King’s Lynn side who boast an impeccable home record and are unbeaten at The Walks since September 1, 2018.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse, who was among the candidates interviewed for the Wrexham managerial vacancy, has overseen seven victories from 12 league fixtures to date.

Is IC looking to move on ?

I'm sure that many Clubs will be very interested in him. If he is interested or not in these other Clubs is an entirely different matter.   :dontknow:

Dean Keates has been appointed at Wrexham, so we are still ok at the moment.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 10, 2019, 03:57:41 PM
I’m sure IC is creating interest in him.  I thought there was a big togetherness in the dressing room with The Managerial team and the players.  If IC is happy in his surroundings why interview for a bottom 6 team from the League above.  Hardly Lincoln City is it.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: westlynnmike on October 10, 2019, 05:42:08 PM
Just seen in the local Chester newspaper ( The Standard)

They face a King’s Lynn side who boast an impeccable home record and are unbeaten at The Walks since September 1, 2018.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse, who was among the candidates interviewed for the Wrexham managerial vacancy, has overseen seven victories from 12 league fixtures to date.

Is IC looking to move on ?

I'm sure that many Clubs will be very interested in him. If he is interested or not in these other Clubs is an entirely different matter.   :dontknow:

Dean Keates has been appointed at Wrexham, so we are still ok at the moment.

Apparently 5 applicant were interviewed according to Wrexham website. Dean Keates was selected. No mention of who the other 4 were.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: KES80 on October 10, 2019, 05:53:35 PM
To my way of thinking it would all be about potential to move up the leagues and test yourself at that level. ie big crowds, big budget , large  full time squad...in a nut shell, all the things Lynn aspire to, but are currently a few years from.
We can see already that IC could take Lynn up again this season, if the club was more advanced off the pitch...(and its no slight on the Chairman that we are not ready yet, as the club have made huge strides while he has been at the helm.)
It is , however, what it is....I C is naturally ambitious....and the possibility of him going elsewhere is very real, I feel, while the club is not ready to progress thru the leagues.
It's why I have been keen to put most emphasis on the league fixtures, tho granted it's a bit chicken and egg at the mo...the club needs extra cash, so a cup run is deemed important.
I can imagine IC being a little frustrated by having a squad that at its best could win the league, but which without reinforcements, is already struggling a little to sustain the performance levels. Is he prepared, at his time in life, to wait for the club to catch up or will an offer too good to turn down appear.....only time will tell.
 
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: long suffering linnet on October 10, 2019, 07:33:42 PM
I can't help thinking that Chester maybe putting a spanner in the works before a big game.Also if the club has not officially said who was interviewed I don't see how the Chester standard would know.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: TonyM on October 10, 2019, 10:23:50 PM
...big crowds, big budget , large  full time squad...in a nut shell, all the things Lynn aspire to, but are currently a few years from... while the club is not ready to progress thru the leagues...It's why I have been keen to put most emphasis on the league fixtures

OK, maybe I have been slightly selective in editing your post and this isn't a pop at you personally but how can you say 'the club isn't ready' (which is isn't) and then in the next breath say that is why you are keen to put most emphasis on league fixtures?  I have serious doubts that the club infrastructure can reasonably cope with part-time at step 2 so why would anyone want to risk what we currently have for moving into a full time league?

What we should all be wondering / working towards is what part each of us can play in helping things off the field move closer to matching the fantastic performances IC and his squad are giving on it. 
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: KES80 on October 11, 2019, 08:17:04 AM
?
Don't remember mentioning promotion this season as an achievable "goal" in the post.......as pointed out, club not ready for it , off the pitch....... just mentioned putting emphasis on the league to try and maintain a good position,
maintain crowd interest, maintain income streams, avoid the season becoming a long hard struggle for survival.....
I thought most people's take on the season at the start WAS ALL about the league.......
I also tend to think Tony, that Managers generally are more interested in which league they are in , rather than Cup runs.....so seeing how far we can go in the league this term is important as a marker
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: dillydilly on October 11, 2019, 12:24:21 PM
Unfortunately we are, at the moment, too small for the next level.  We are small in facilities and small in off-field finances and organisation.  Where we can compete, if our league challenge is maintained, is attendance potential.  It is decent, though disappointing, improvement this season, but as we have seen in modern era “big” games, from Nuneaton, through Oldham, to Slough, the club is more than capable of pulling in crowds that can compete well with even the big full-time clubs in top division of the national league.  And I remain convinced that the 120,000 or so in surrounding area villages are a big advantage to us that at present is untapped, but could well be a source of real attendance improvement if the club can keep improving.  Here’s to a large crowd vs Chester, and a well-behaved one !
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Paulos on October 11, 2019, 05:53:59 PM
You only have to visit other teams in this league and see the work that goes in at some of those clubs in sponsorship to see how far behind we are sadly.
Attendances...people were worried with the price increase that there wouldn't be a rise in attendances and I think most have been suprised in the rise, there's always potential to improve though like you say, apart from the local press how are we trying to attract people? I'm sure there's more people who don't buy newspapers than ever before so what else is or can be done?

Ps take it there's segregation tomorrow does that mean their fans will be out in the rain?!
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Rio Doherty Chester FC on October 11, 2019, 11:28:07 PM
Hello all, Chester supporter here.

I have a compiled a matchday preview for tomorrow’s game on my YouTube channel which includes my view on your side, form guides for both teams, plus loads more. If you are interested in watching it then just click on the link below.

I haven’t visited your ground before so I will be making the venture for the first time tomorrow. Hope you all enjoy the match tomorrow afternoon:
https://youtu.be/cgQgqXH8yzM
Thanks, Rio Doherty.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mick on October 12, 2019, 10:54:20 AM
I hope we give them a right good hiding. I've still not forgiven them for taking George Thomson off our hands
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Paulos on October 12, 2019, 01:55:47 PM
The ground getting busy already!
Good following from Chester as expected.
Bring it on!
Coyl!!
 :scarf:  :scarf:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on October 12, 2019, 03:14:09 PM
Hello all, Chester supporter here.

I have a compiled a matchday preview for tomorrow’s game on my YouTube channel which includes my view on your side, form guides for both teams, plus loads more. If you are interested in watching it then just click on the link below.

I haven’t visited your ground before so I will be making the venture for the first time tomorrow. Hope you all enjoy the match tomorrow afternoon:
https://youtu.be/cgQgqXH8yzM
Thanks, Rio Doherty.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: jossmandarin5 on October 12, 2019, 05:44:24 PM
listen to the Lynn Chester game on radio Norfolk; this team has the potential to make its mark in the national vanarama. The referring was very much to be desired of; the boys showed guts and determination ;I really thought by the way nick Boulger got so excited that we actually clinched the 3 points; I think perhaps Gareth Southgate aught to call up our Adam; could not do any worse. Listen to Adam's interview; he said this team loves to play in front of a great crowd; that put our confidence quite high with the return game at the deva stadium, let us get another good win next week; and get this :scarf: :scarf: :cup2: :cup2: :come-on: :come-on: :clap: :clap: :cup: :cup: stadium buzzing with a 4000 crowd in the ist round proper with the television cameras there
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Nigel1505 on October 12, 2019, 05:45:49 PM
Good result against a team who have a pedigree of higher leagues. WLM, I'm with you on some of the doom and gloom merchants. We are finding our feet in this league and up to to now we haven't been found wanting. To the the best of my memory we haven't been beaten 6-0 yet. We are THIRD,yes THIRD as I write this, not second from bottom. :scarf:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: jossmandarin5 on October 12, 2019, 06:06:31 PM
our dear old friends in Northampton shire are now ;kettering
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: jossmandarin5 on October 12, 2019, 06:26:40 PM
Unfortunately we are, at the moment, too small for the next level.  We are small in facilities and small in off-field finances and organisation.  Where we can compete, if our league challenge is maintained, is attendance potential.  It is decent, though disappointing, improvement this season, but as we have seen in modern era “big” games, from Nuneaton, through Oldham, to Slough, the club is more than capable of pulling in crowds that can compete well with even the big full-time clubs in top division of the national league.  And I remain convinced that the 120,000 or so in surrounding area villages are a big advantage to us that at present is untapped, but could well be a source of real attendance improvement if the club can keep improving.  Here’s to a large crowd vs Chester, and a well-behaved one !


this out of town potential can be targeted; but go for the top non-league prize of the national vanarama; sponsorship will roll in, gates will increase; we had 1637 today against Chester of course there were a few Norwich fans here and a contingent of Chester fans. the potential is there and we have the best two in Ic and Paul; to see us there so go for it; the rest will come when there is solidification in the top notch of non-league football; quite a few of the clubs in that league are not all that far from Lynn to warrant an increase in away fans to bolster up the Gates;
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Westlandallstar on October 12, 2019, 08:11:34 PM
Would just like to say, how disappointed I am with some of the behaviour of ours and Chesters fans today. 99% all well behaved but the other 1% not only shamed the club but also in the middle of it all, a steward was Injured. This isn't acceptable at any level of football. You paid to watch what turned out to be a cracking game of football then some ruin it by their stupid behaviour.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Bluboy on October 12, 2019, 08:42:49 PM
Would just like to say, how disappointed I am with some of the behaviour of ours and Chesters fans today. 99% all well behaved but the other 1% not only shamed the club but also in the middle of it all, a steward was Injured. This isn't acceptable at any level of football. You paid to watch what turned out to be a cracking game of football then some ruin it by their stupid behaviour.
 
Unfortunately with the big games this is usually the case , I personally didn’t see any altercations just over exuberance celebrations ,hopefully injured steward recovers asap
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Bluboy on October 12, 2019, 09:05:22 PM
What a cracking game today , thought we was superb against a very good Chester side ,everyone put in a shift and a half , felt for foxy today just didn’t happen for him at times against  a tricky pacey forward line , but he kept at it and kept his head much credit to him , shame to lose smithy early on and hopefully soon be back .
 The way we play this season so far is a credit to all at the club and certainly has the place watching some entertaining football ... I prey they all stick together and just see where this season takes us and who knows with an addition or 2 .....??
Hopefully the extra fans attending today came away today realise how good and entertaining non league football can be ... please comeback soon the club needs you  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on October 12, 2019, 10:37:17 PM
Would just like to say, how disappointed I am with some of the behaviour of ours and Chesters fans today. 99% all well behaved but the other 1% not only shamed the club but also in the middle of it all, a steward was Injured. This isn't acceptable at any level of football. You paid to watch what turned out to be a cracking game of football then some ruin it by their stupid behaviour.
 
Unfortunately with the big games this is usually the case , I personally didn’t see any altercations just over exuberance celebrations ,hopefully injured steward recovers asap

From the stands I could see people pushing against the fence, crushing the stewards in the middle. Saw at least two cans being thrown from Lynn fans at Chester fans, and one going the other way.

That’s not exuberance. It’s reckless, dangerous and damaging the club they say they support.

Which is a shame as it really was cracking game.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 13, 2019, 08:10:56 AM
Just as a little food for thought ( 4* rating at the Club now).  Yesterday’s programme puts in prospective what we are coming up against in this League.
Chester had 29 ( yes twenty nine) names players on their list.  Kings Lynn had 18 which included Harry Limb plus the injured pair of Jarv and Fryatt.

Makes you realise  what IC and the boys are achieving.  As for the game yesterday.  Wow! How many emotions can you go through in 90 odd minutes.  £15 for that.  Bargain !
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: macfleetwood1 on October 13, 2019, 10:59:09 AM
Just when I thought the football on the Walks could not get much better, we were served up a treat yesterday. Superb entertainment. There were 2 Chester fans sitting behind me and they agreed that was the best match they had seen this season. It was remarkable because the ref did his best to spoil it, with some shocking decisions on both sides. I felt for Smith, he has been unlucky with injuries because he looks a more than capable defender, but lets give credit to Burrows who looked like he was born to play in the centre of defence. It was hard to tell who were the full timers because at the end  Lynn looked the fitter. Well done both teams, but shame on you ref. 
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: westlynnmike on October 13, 2019, 11:36:49 AM
Big and physical team, not downright dirty but crafty. Gash was being climbed on, going for the high ball, by his marker. Chester No10 was at the centre of quite a lot of the fouls. No7 was a handful on the right wing and Nathan Fox had his work cut out but did OK most of the time (can't win 'em all). Pedro commanded his area and I cannot remember any header of note by Chester forwards towards goal.

Our first goal proves that forwards need to put goalie's under pressure on 50/50 balls. Goalie mi**** his attempted clearance which fell to Adam Marriott who surged forward and took his shot calmly into the net. 66seconds and Chester rattled and their fans shocked into silence.

The game ebbed and flowed, end to end, but no real chances for either side in the rest of the 1st Half.

Where Chester's first goal came from I am not sure - it was not looking dangerous and then ... 1 - 1.

Chester's 2nd came from No7 crossing into the box and ball arrived on the far side of the penalty area and was beautifully taken by Ashante who smashed it past Pedro who had no chance. 2 - 1.

Chester appeared to sit back a little and try to hold their lead - Lynn attacked and Adam Marriott took the ball on his chest, pivoted and smashed home on the turn. Even the Chester report on Twitter link said it was a well taken goal. 2 - 2.

Both teams spent the rest of the game attacking the other goal looking for a winner, neither side willing to settle for a draw.

Both Lino's did a good job but the Referee made some awful and questionable decisions and lost control. Two penalty shouts were waved away, obvious fouls ignored and some decisions given "the other way" when it was blatantly obvious to anyone that it should have been in our favour. That aspect of the match spoilt an otherwise hard fought and well contested game. All in all a fair result where the points were shared. Either team could have won the game.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 13, 2019, 12:37:54 PM
The Chester no7 (Jackson) gave Foxy a bit of a doing yesterday, started by taking him on his inside, his weaker foot, then did him a couple of times on the outside.  In end not sure Fox knew which way to show him.  Decent player Jackson, that’s the standard in this League.  Chester were doubling up down the right which caused us the problems.

Thought McAuley was immense for us.  Smith was having a decent game before the injury. Barrows did a fine job filling in.  Gash was a handful, as always and Marriott our fox in the box yet again. So composed and never seems to snatch at anything.  Thought Richards put in a real shift as well.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: dillydilly on October 13, 2019, 12:53:27 PM
Good post, Westlandallstar....  there’s always a danger that a small number of idiots can spoil the whole show.  Of course injury is the big danger, but there is also the worry of points deductions, even “closed doors” penalties.  We have to stay right on top of this nonsense, especially as attendances increase.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: dillydilly on October 13, 2019, 01:03:54 PM
Enjoyed Westlynn’s post, but don’t agree that no other real chances in the first half.  We could have gone in at ht 3-0 up if Adam M and Rory Mc had been luckier with their two efforts that just cleared the bar and the far post respectively. 
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Rio Doherty Chester FC on October 13, 2019, 08:06:57 PM
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/O1mAiDkDt9k
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Chester
Post by: Mallard on October 14, 2019, 04:55:05 PM
Just watched the highlights of the game from Saturday.  Great coverage again from Bev Asher. Top job.  Was great to re-live (some) the game again.  Marriott 2nd looked even better than it seemed on the day.  The control and quick execution never gave the keeper a sniff.  Some finish that.