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General Discussion / Re: End of Season Black tie dinner.
« on: March 07, 2020, 01:06:36 PM »
Coastal Linnet echoes my feelings about the Mail, and he did it with a cracking joke.  I read it to my wife and she hit on Coastal’s methodology to perhaps relieve the current mysterious shortage of toilet rolls !!!

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General Discussion / Re: End of Season Black tie dinner.
« on: March 07, 2020, 01:00:57 PM »
Yes KES, you ARE missing something obvious......  We are thankfully free of it here at the moment, but it only takes one before it’s a town or county problem, especially if some ill-informed carrier goes into a pub thinking “it’s only a sniffle”.  Let’s do everything to keep it out of our area, if that is possible.

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General Discussion / Re: Gateshead away
« on: March 07, 2020, 12:49:52 PM »
Thanks for that, Lindsay’s boot.  Good luck to IC and the team today.  Considering the serious stuff going on in the world today, particularly the current “nasty” that hasn’t yet hit our corner, talking in depth about our footy fix might be a bit trite.  So only a quickie from me - I just hope IC picks a strongly attacking line-up, because we don’t need the Gateshead form team all over our penalty area for 90 minutes ... COYL !

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General Discussion / Re: The Walks - Subbuteo Replica Build
« on: March 06, 2020, 07:58:34 PM »
Looks great so far...... but you won’t have too much building behind the goals !......

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General Discussion / Re: End of Season Black tie dinner.
« on: March 05, 2020, 07:58:04 PM »
I sincerely wish Mark all success in whatever policies he adopts in his rather important position.  I really do.  I also hope ticket sales for the Black Tie Dinner go extremely well.  However, not that my opinion matters, but I do think that he has been unlucky in that the period in which he intends to hold the event, in that it is on the receiving end of several attacks beyond the wit of man.  The two big ones are Brexit, with the pessimism it may induce in prospective attendees, in consideration of the possible risks to their income, despite the optimism being displayed to enthuse the public in the entire venture, plus the worrying virus currently scaring the pants off some us older and less fit individuals who in happier times might enjoy such an evening.  Again, I really hope Mark’s effort is a roaring success.
Finally, I’ve been asked to come clean on names, and can declare that Dilly dilly is in fact a pseudonym for “The Font - He who knows what others only think they know......”........  COYL!!

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General Discussion / Re: Leamington away
« on: March 03, 2020, 07:23:28 PM »
Just seen the team.  Do like Southwell coming in, but don’t like 3 Centre Halves because I think it enables the Opponents to have too much attacking time, brings them on to us rather than us defending at THEIR end .....  However - fingers crossed...

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General Discussion / Re: Leamington away
« on: March 03, 2020, 06:59:07 PM »
We’re apparently all agreed that Power needs space to run into.  I did put that as his problem against Kidderminster.  I just think Kiddie were good at ensuring they constantly had 22 legs as a forest that we couldn’t find a way through, and they flooded forward with menace on several occasions.  I keep thinking of this as the “Leipzig” game as I enjoyed watching their team of about 8 quick elusive “ forwards“ doing all the attacking and virtually all the defending against Spurs.  The GK and 2 CBS were the exception.  Point is, I don’t think many could do that as successfully against us as Kiddie did that day.  Agree with Mallard that Power would be ideal away for the reasons we’ve discussed....  Three points tonight, PLEASE, IC !......

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General Discussion / Re: Leamington away
« on: March 03, 2020, 02:29:57 PM »
That rather backs up my point then, KES....  Teams that play little football and regularly hoof up in the air don’t win very often, and certainly not as often as teams that play like ours, as shown by the respective league positions.  No, I agree, however, that the condition of the pitch will determine the type of game.  Can’t understand TonyM’s idea of not playing Powerat home - he’s been a revelation so far, except Kidderminster who played my favoured “22 legs” defensive system very well, and stopped not only Power running into spaces, but our team in general.  He’s too good for that to happen very often, IMO. Three points tonight, please !!

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General Discussion / Re: Leamington away
« on: March 03, 2020, 11:14:35 AM »
Tricky evening.  Leamington have no shock defeats at home.  Pitch obviously a factor.  We often hear that forthcoming opponents are “Big & Strong, physical and hoofers”, but I haven’t seen any yet.  Hopefully we’ll use an attacking line-up, force them back, and flood back to defend.  Let them commit the fouls, then we get unhindered opportunity to hit the danger area; other way round, we’ll have the extra defending to do.  We should have too much ability for them, but IC will remind them they must work to be able to use it.  Hope Brackley and Boston chip points off each other.  All IMHO, but would like to see Messrs Power and Southwell leading the break-outs......

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General Discussion / Re: York v Curzon Ashton
« on: February 29, 2020, 05:12:31 PM »
And another helpful result at Darlington, with Brackley dropping points....  A good Saturday, and the weather/ pitch will soon start improving.  If only the world could kill off that damn bug......

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General Discussion / Re: York v Curzon Ashton
« on: February 29, 2020, 05:04:41 PM »
Real pity York got that last minute equaliser, but still a great result for us !  I genuinely thought Curzon Ashton would be tricky for York, but it’s disappointing that they couldn’t hang on for the win.  But with a fitter and rested squad, plus now 4 games in hand over York, surely we can permit ourselves a degree of excitement about the end of this magnificent season ?!!

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General Discussion / League Fixtures
« on: February 28, 2020, 05:42:01 PM »
Chester, Boston, and Brackley all look to have tricky fixtures this weekend, and for a long-shot I think Curzon A. might frighten York.  They looked a good side at the Walks, despite the score, and although in a lowly position have had some surprising results.  I thought they looked good here earlier in the season....

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General Discussion / Re: Re: Southport Saturday POSTPONED
« on: February 28, 2020, 05:35:25 PM »
We are getting less cavalier now that things are tightening up in the table.  I think we need to get on the front foot again, going for the opposition rather than sitting back and letting them come on to us.  Would like in away games to see Southwell in place of MG, and one of Kelly, Payne or Carey in place of Jarvis, to give us more pace and mobility, so keeping the opposition on the back foot.  That also gives us a stronger defensive set-up. At home, we ought to dominate with whatever line-up, but we must use our excellent range of attacking midfielders much earlier if we find we need more goal-threat.  Power is very dangerous, but suffered, as all teams do against a 20-legs forest defence.  Forget systems, and try to outnumber them in all areas of the pitch, like Leipzig !  All IMHO, of course !

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General Discussion / Re: Atrincham on Saturday POSTPONED
« on: February 20, 2020, 07:43:33 PM »
I think Jarvis and MG could use a rest, with Carey and Southwell in to add mor pace and goal potential.  Those two to come back in at home, but away, we must attack more and attack (and defend) with numbers.  Leipzig showed the value of a whole team of quick and slippery players- obviously we’re not their level, but we do have the personnel to play that game at OUR level.....

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General Discussion / Re: Chester v Lynn
« on: February 19, 2020, 11:31:53 AM »
Good point, BB.....  disappointing nonsense like that always needs to be called out....

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