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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Old Git » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:56 pm

I was critical after last week’s defeat but credit where it’s due we were much better today.Well done lads we deserved that today and showed we can beat anyone in this league when we are on our game.Yes Gramps I have had a few celebrity drinks.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlogramps » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:20 am

Old Git wrote:I was critical after last week’s defeat but credit where it’s due we were much better today.Well done lads we deserved that today and showed we can beat anyone in this league when we are on our game.Yes Gramps I have had a few celebrity drinks.
But which celebrity?
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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlogramps » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:25 am

On the game itself, it is absolute epitome of Darlington typicality to be pummelled at Brackley, implode against Telford, be woeful against Leamington and then outplay title challengers Chester.

But we looked good, a vast improvement on the last few weeks. At the risk of speaking too soon, our home form looks to have drastically improved this season compared to previous years. I think it was only about 12-18 months ago we actually looked to prefer playing away (I remember the Nuneaton farce of this time last year as an example).

So a good start to a tough few weeks of games but we’ll need to maintain that improvement and step up our away form with trips to York, Blyth and Spennymoor coming up in the next month or so.
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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Old Git » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:31 am

I’m a celebrity get me out of here !
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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by uncovered » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:00 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:Thought we played excellently, despite the best efforts of the floodlights. Scott comes out with a classic, 'looks like we're ready to start' & a second later all the floodlights go out, it was superb timing Scott. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:06 am

uncovered wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:00 am
Darlo_Pete wrote:Thought we played excellently, despite the best efforts of the floodlights. Scott comes out with a classic, 'looks like we're ready to start' & a second later all the floodlights go out, it was superb timing Scott. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I don't know how people can call me a jinx, I think Scott takes my title after today's effort, well done Scott. :clap:

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by jjljks » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:45 am

Well, you had to be there to believe that game. Gutsy performance all round despite missing key players & thanks to 2 chances taken well. Chester were a good footballing team & we matched them in nearly every department.
Thought we were going to lose the points as the lights failed repeatedly, then realised it must have been a cunning plan to give our lads a prolonged rest at half time, worthy of Baldrick. Just pleased for the 3 pts & proves nothing is impossible if we keep playing good football. :clap:

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:16 am

I think we finally got the cup run out of our system. Bernard Morley was right yesterday when he said that a cup run can subconsciously effect a team for a while afterwards. Once you've had a big day out and publicity it becomes hard to motivate yourself for trips like Leamington away. Look at Altrincham yesterday - Portsmouth one week, then lose at rock bottom BPA the week after.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by lo36789 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:12 am

Positives...thought we outplayed Chester when we had the ball. Donawa, Holness and Wheatley particularly impressive.

I thought Liddle was immense at the back. He was up against their danger man and he won every tackle - he was also one our best outlets.

We still miss a CB who can clear the ball. We needed two / three attempts to clear the ball out of our box we were able to get something on it but didn't get the trajectory to get it out of danger. It certainly wasn't comfortable in that second half.

All in all a good performance and illustrated that we absolutely have the quality in our team to trouble most teams in this division.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Breedon » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:26 am

What a great result that is after 2 really disappointing ones last week, great answer by the lads. You could tell they were absolutely having none of it when Chester piled on the pressure for that spell in the middle of the second half. Beating 3rd place and keeping a clean sheet without Galbraith and Hatfield as well as our other long term injured lads was a great shift. We rode our luck at times, couple of daft moments that could have cost us, but probably deserved the win on the football we played and the constant graft.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:48 pm

Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
That was a very entertaining vlog & a very fair & honest summary of the game. You obviously jinxed it saying how the form of Chester was so good & Darlo's was so bad & that we also played midweek & you had a full weeks rest. Good luck at Hednesford next week in the Trophy, you've certainly got an easier game on paper than us.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:31 pm

Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
Ha Ha - the match was not called off at halftime. :thumbup:
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:41 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
Ha Ha - the match was not called off at halftime. :thumbup:
I didn’t say it was.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
That was a very entertaining vlog & a very fair & honest summary of the game. You obviously jinxed it saying how the form of Chester was so good & Darlo's was so bad & that we also played midweek & you had a full weeks rest. Good luck at Hednesford next week in the Trophy, you've certainly got an easier game on paper than us.
Thank you for the nice words. We seem to have a habit of underperforming when we play teams in poorer form than us, and yesterday shown that. I’m sure that you will climb back up the table again if you manage to go on another strong run like you did in October. Good luck against Solihull Moors next week too. If Wrexham can beat them, then surely you can 😉.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:53 pm

Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:41 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
Ha Ha - the match was not called off at halftime. :thumbup:
I didn’t say it was.
I didn’t say you did. But you said a number of times that you wanted it to be.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:01 am

Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
That was a very entertaining vlog & a very fair & honest summary of the game. You obviously jinxed it saying how the form of Chester was so good & Darlo's was so bad & that we also played midweek & you had a full weeks rest. Good luck at Hednesford next week in the Trophy, you've certainly got an easier game on paper than us.
Thank you for the nice words. We seem to have a habit of underperforming when we play teams in poorer form than us, and yesterday shown that. I’m sure that you will climb back up the table again if you manage to go on another strong run like you did in October. Good luck against Solihull Moors next week too. If Wrexham can beat them, then surely you can 😉.
No problem Rio, I really did enjoy watching your Vlog & I watched all of it & that's something I rarely do, keep up the good work Rio & thanks for making the effort to join our MB.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:12 am

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:53 pm
Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:41 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Rio Doherty wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Here is my match vlog from yesterday’s match. Feel free to watch if you wish:
https://youtu.be/zWdjMdtMKeA
Hope you enjoyed the game and best of luck to you for the rest of the season.
Ha Ha - the match was not called off at halftime. :thumbup:
I didn’t say it was.
I didn’t say you did. But you said a number of times that you wanted it to be.
Ok fair enough. An abandonment would have been a good result for us :D but you fully deserved the win.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:20 am

I enjoyed your Vlog Rio, especially the footage taken in transit, it must take a lot of work to put it all together.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:31 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:20 am
I enjoyed your Vlog Rio, especially the footage taken in transit, it must take a lot of work to put it all together.
Thank you! It usually takes me about an hour to edit it all so yes it does take a bit of time.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 pm

Nice vlog Rio. The sort of thing I'd have liked to do when I was younger but we didn't have the internet in the 80s. Instead I wrote match reports in an exercise book and showed them to my mates.
I would think the vlog at the Deva stadium will be much more pleasant for you. Our record at Chester is truly terrifying. Who could forget our 6-0 defeat in 1987? Also, hot off knocking Middlesbrough out of the FA Cup in 1985, we got tonked 5-2.
In 95-96 we only lost one game away all season. Guess where we lost? That's right - 4-1 at Chester.
And last season when we somehow only lost 3-1, our manager after the game Tommy Wright admitted that some players had not been turning up to training. So Chester away really does bring out the worst in us.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:10 pm

I remember the year Chester got relegated out of the Football League & we won at the Diva stadium that year.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Mister e » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:57 pm

......I also remember one year being 4 1 up under hodgy 4 2 going into stoppage time and somehow ending up drawing 4 4 I'm sure Greg blundell scored chesters last gasp equaliser that afternoon.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:23 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Nice vlog Rio. The sort of thing I'd have liked to do when I was younger but we didn't have the internet in the 80s. Instead I wrote match reports in an exercise book and showed them to my mates.
I would think the vlog at the Deva stadium will be much more pleasant for you. Our record at Chester is truly terrifying. Who could forget our 6-0 defeat in 1987? Also, hot off knocking Middlesbrough out of the FA Cup in 1985, we got tonked 5-2.
In 95-96 we only lost one game away all season. Guess where we lost? That's right - 4-1 at Chester.
And last season when we somehow only lost 3-1, our manager after the game Tommy Wright admitted that some players had not been turning up to training. So Chester away really does bring out the worst in us.
Thank you I appreciate it! I also write match reports too and post them on our forum, DevaChat. We do seem to have a decent record against you as prior to Saturday we had a 100% winning record since reformation. Hopefully the match at the Deva next month will be an entertaining one 👍.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:53 pm

Here's the details of the match Mister e remembers courtesy of 11 v 11

Chester City v Darlington, 27 August 2005




Score 4-4
Referee Gary Sutton
Competition League Two
Venue Saunders Honda Stadium, Chester
Attendance 2,469


4 Chester City 4 Darlington



Goals:

Marcus Richardson 47 G
Gregg Blundell 55 G
Gregg Blundell 89 G
Marcus Richardson 90 G

Goals:

Simon Johnson penalty 6 P
Akpo Sodje 34 G
Akpo Sodje 49 G
Akpo Sodje 81 G



Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Chris MacKenzie
Defender/Right back Carl Regan
Defender Phil Bolland
Defender Luke Dimech
Defender/Centre back Scott McNiven
Midfielder Ben Davies
Midfielder Stewart Drummond
Midfielder Justin Walker
Midfielder/Forward Leo Bertos
Forward Gregg Blundell
Forward Michael Branch

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Bertrand Bossu
Defender Jonjo Dickman
Defender Joey Hutchinson
Defender/Centre back Shelton Martis
Defender/Forward Matthew Clarke
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Valentine
Midfielder Carlos Logan
Midfielder Anthony Peacock
Midfielder Neil Wainwright
Forward Simon Johnson
Forward Akpo Sodje

Substitutions:

Tom Curtis for Stewart Drummond 46
Sean Hessey for Carl Regan 46
Marcus Richardson for Leo Bertos 46

Substitutions:

David Duke for Shelton Martis 46
Adrian Webster for Anthony Peacock 71
Nathan Jameson for Neil Wainwright 83

Cards:
Phil Bolland 8
Y
Scott McNiven 24
Y
Tom Curtis 71
Y
Cards:
Jonjo Dickman 45
Y
On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Sean Hessey
Midfielder Tom Curtis
Forward Marcus Richardson

On the bench:
Midfielder David Duke
Midfielder Nathan Jameson
Midfielder Adrian Webster

Comments:
League position: 11th
Unused substitutes: Stephen Vaughan and David Artell

Comments:
League position: 7th
Unused substitutes: Clive Wijnhard and Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by ron-harbertson-hero » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:13 pm

Who remembers 1960/1 season, mid December in the fog at Feethams. DFC won 5-1 but only a few people actually witnessed the goals. Five thousand plus in the ground so moving from end to end was not possible.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Alfie » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:45 pm

ron-harbertson-hero wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Who remembers 1960/1 season, mid December in the fog at Feethams. DFC won 5-1 but only a few people actually witnessed the goals. Five thousand plus in the ground so moving from end to end was not possible.
You must be as old/older than me!!!

I think the guidance then was that the game went ahead if the ref could see both goals from the centre spot - he probably was the only one who saw the whole game.

I was stood about the half way line in the paddock front bit of the old west stand. People were asking the linesman what was happening.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:52 pm

I remember when we played I think Doncaster at Feethams & you could barely see the halfway line. We were shouting through the fog to find out what was happening at the other end, haha.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Old Git » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:52 pm
I remember when we played I think Doncaster at Feethams & you could barely see the halfway line. We were shouting through the fog to find out what was happening at the other end, haha.
Pete you must be older than I thought if you are referring to the same game played in 1960/61 season!

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:52 pm

Old Git wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:52 pm
I remember when we played I think Doncaster at Feethams & you could barely see the halfway line. We were shouting through the fog to find out what was happening at the other end, haha.
Pete you must be older than I thought if you are referring to the same game played in 1960/61 season!
No I only moved up here in 1974, it was probably in the late 70's.

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