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General Discussion / Results tonight
« on: February 23, 2016, 10:35:07 PM »
Poole 1 - 0 Hitchin
Leamington 1 - 0 Dunstable
Stratford 0 - 3 Merthyr
Chesham 1 - 3 Cambridge City
Kettering 3 - 0 Dorchester
Cirencester 3 - 0 Paulton

So Leamington beating Dunstable keeps us in 5th place going into Saturday's clash, but they are now only three points behind us with games in hand. Defeats for Chesham, Dorchester, Hitchin and Stratford clocks off a game in hand for each of those sides.

Lots of twists and turns, but Saturday's a huge game for both sides.

General Discussion / Bedworth (h)
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:27:05 AM »
So looking on to Saturday, is this again a must win game to ensure we stay in touch with the top 5?

Bedworth have the worst defence in the league, having shipped 84 goals in 35 games, however they shut us out at their place. Perhaps another sign of how far we have come since then?

Of our remaining games, we have three against the current top eight - all at home. Eight wins from our remaining 13 games would get us to 76 points, which could well be enough to scrape into the top five.

General Discussion / Stratford (a)
« on: February 16, 2016, 09:55:08 PM »
Wasn't able to make the game tonight but I'd have been happy with a point before kick off. They've only lost at home twice this season. Another test of character by our players to rescue a point after going behind to a late goal.

Still very much in the hunt as we welcome Bedworth on Saturday!

General Discussion / Dunstable away on Saturday
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:24:04 PM »
Just thought I'd post because a few people have asked me what train they can get to Dunstable(!) on Saturday...

There is no train station in Dunstable. Closest station with reasonable transport links is Luton. Busway services C and F70 stop closest to the ground and pick up from outside the railway station. The C stops outside the ground itself on Brewers Hill Road, the F70 stops a couple of minutes walk away on the A5.

If using one of the town pubs it's about 20 minutes walk to the ground. There's a Wetherspoons (The Gary Cooper) across the road from Asda in the town centre, but no shortage of pubs in the High Street itself.

News of former Linnets / Dan Quigley
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:59:27 AM »
Announced that he has re-joined AFC Rushden & Diamonds this morning.

General Discussion / Chippenham 4 Linnets 1
« on: January 30, 2016, 09:53:46 PM »
Result was harsh on us I felt. We did play some good stuff at times. In the first half we were fairly solid defensively and pushed Chippenham into nothing more than hopeful punts up field. It was one of these up and unders that put Sandell through on goal to give them the lead in the 37th minute.

After going 2-0 down we gave it a real go and were unlucky not to get back in the game. Despite Stevo's strike going in we missed a few other chances, the most clear cut being Jacek somehow firing over from about two yards out at the back post with the keeper stranded.

Going into the last ten minutes I still fancied us to nick a point, but that was undone when Sandell scored an absolute scorcher out of nothing from about 30 yards out. It was a real moment of class and all but finished us off for the afternoon.

Chippenham put added gloss on the scoreline just a couple of minutes later when we failed to pick up a sub who had just come on at the near post who nodded home a corner.

Same story, we need to be taking our chances. We were still well in it at 2-1.

Just looking through the other leagues - and there seems to be a very real likelihood we could be moved again at the end of the current season.

In Conference South - all three teams currently in the relegation places are Southern territory teams (St. Albans, Havant and Basingstoke) and in Conference North Corby and Brackley currently occupy spots in the bottom three. This picture is not eased at all looking at the teams that currently occupy the top spots in the feeder divisions either. Obviously this league is only going to lose two teams going up, with up to five coming down, so where do the others go?

I know that a few seasons back Worcester were shunted into Conference South and were given assurances they wouldn't be moved again for two seasons (they ended up having clubs south of them playing in the North for the second year). Have we been given any assurances or is our future at this level going to consist of being shunted backwards and forwards between leagues each season?

General Discussion / The craziest own goal ever ??
« on: November 20, 2015, 02:15:40 PM »
I know the wind was a little strong in certain areas earlier this week, but this is absolutely insane !!

From the Romford v Thurrock game on Tuesday night.

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