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General Discussion / Re: Nantwich FA Cup
« on: October 19, 2019, 02:43:31 PM »
Good looking midfield - all mobile and forward thinkers.  Would hope and expect us to dominate with that line-up.  Good luck today to KLFC to build on this excellent season. But get back behind that ball when they have it !

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General Discussion / Re: Nantwich FA Cup
« on: October 16, 2019, 08:00:17 PM »
 We don’t need another Central defender.  Loanees block games for regulars.  Ok, we haveFryatt and Smith injured (real pity, in both cases), but we have Barrows, Jones, and McCauley who all look comfortable there...  Barrows was superb last week.  Still only need 2 against Nantwich, though all 3 should be in the team, Jones or Barrows at Right back...But we must try to win this, to add to the building of this excellent season.....

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General Discussion / Re: Post match
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:13:26 PM »
So true, birch....  excellent midfield, both sides.  I’m always pleased to see a mobile and “slippery” midfield instead of all these “Holding” player cliches.  Home and away because while the opponents are holding us off, they’re not attacking so often in our half.  We also need Clunan’s alertness in the mix as well.  We have such a good mix in midfield, including those taking a turn on the bench.

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General Discussion / Re: Chester
« 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. 

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General Discussion / Re: Chester
« 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.

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General Discussion / Re: Our Chairman
« on: October 13, 2019, 12:38:42 PM »
Dazza spot on to give SC due congratulations.  Wonderful job and progress so far.  Such a good performance yesterday and could have had it won by half-time.  One thing, I don’t understand these football cliches like “Long ball team”, “physical team”, ...  None of the teams that have visited the Walks have put “physicality” above skill.  Chester proved that it’s only a cliche that they are one of those teams, for example, because they showed they are a very good side indeed, especially in the second half, and our team can be so proud of the equal part they played in such an excellent game.  If our crowd continues to increase, as it certainly should, we may be in for a very special season indeed.

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General Discussion / Re: Chester
« 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 !

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General Discussion / Re: FA Cup draw
« on: October 08, 2019, 12:02:16 PM »
Not a weakened team at all, IMHO.  One that would be likely to keep the opponents under more pressure than us, and a goal threat throughout the line-up.  I would be happy to see that team sheet at Nantwich, but whatever team IC picks won’t be weaker than any other because we week-stocked throughout the squad.
All IMHO, of course !!

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General Discussion / Re: Leek
« on: October 05, 2019, 03:00:41 PM »
Looks a good selection for today’s game.    A team to go at them, then retreat en bloc to defend.  We should be OK, but , like all teams that top their table, they will have one or two very dangerous attackers.........

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General Discussion / Re: York
« on: September 30, 2019, 04:59:00 PM »
We are playing the way that will mostly brings success.  Teams that try to “win ugly” don’t win very often.  No need to alter style for Home or Away.  We have speed and guile in midfield, any 2 from 3 in central defence, and goal scoring front men.  That’s all we need to make the play-offs, IMHO.  We’ll lose some, of course, but not many if we attack in numbers, and get 10 behind the ball (including the GK) to produce a “forest of legs”. Ask Gash to be one of that 10, and get two quicker ones to be ready to counter.  Have faith in our on the ground style - we look too good for most and therefore capable of promotion....  If we mainly defend away, we’ll lose more often....

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General Discussion / Re: York
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:46:46 PM »
I’ll be very interested to see what team IC picks today.  We now have enough fluency to keep the hosts in their half, but our embarrassment of midfield riches means we can’t play them all.  Apart from the regulars, Carey and Kelly have shown their real ability, and on Tuesday night Barrows and Smith were excellent.  Over to you IC - my only wish is that if we need change to go for a win you don’t leave substitutions too late, because we have so much ability on the bench, whichever line-up you go for......  Good luck to all this afternoon....

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General Discussion / Re: Windfall
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:31:15 PM »
Good news indeed, and thanks to the organiser(s).  We’ll all have ideas for ground improvements, so here’s my two penneth......Better terrace at Tennyson Avenue end, and cover for one of the ends.  Perhaps catering or toilets at corner-ends of Walks terrace.  Then, of course, the turnstiles.  At last we have various opportunities for real progress as a club and a team, and I sincerely hope IC, SC, the groundsman, ( big thank you there), and the admin team, volunteers, and the Trust maintain the interest and ambition that have brought us this far....

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General Discussion / Re: Leek Town
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:40:53 PM »
Actually they haven’t lost at all this season, not just at home....  I’m not being pessimistic, just vigilant ......

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General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Replay v Alfreton Tuesday Evening
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:10:23 PM »
Agree with most of that, but feel Kelly had too much of a left-wing role and would be very threatening inside as it’s more of his natural position.  Don’t know how IC will pick the team for York.  All 16 give us real advantages in different ways, but rather than a “Carragher/Neville” diatribe of tactics and formations I suggest the team personnel should be picked to produce last night’s slipperiness with added Gash !

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General Discussion / Leek Town
« on: September 25, 2019, 10:23:18 AM »
Can’t have any over-confidence vs Leek Town.  They are joint top of their league and haven’t lost a home game all season.  ALSO - Sutton Coldfield, who are 2nd from bottom of the same league, last night knocked Kettering Town out of the FA Cup, so playing at Leek’s home ground may be problematic.  Our regular performance will be needed, and ought to be enough......

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