Chester game....

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Chester game....

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:41 am

The tough matches just keep on coming. Hopefully a good following there and the lads can rise to the latest challenge despite more injury niggles. Chester are boosted by the signing of winger John Johnston from Altrincham for a "substantial fee." He has a one-in-three goals ratio.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by AndyPark » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:06 pm

Seems to be a good interest for this game, fully expecting to hear that 350/400 made the trip down.

Come on Darlo, bring the points home :clap:

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Re: Chester game....

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm

They are fan-owned but have a rich backer pumping money in while saying he doesn't want to take over. We could do with one of them :D

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Re: Chester game....

Post by don'tbuythesun » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:28 pm

Looking forward to meeting up with the usual suspects. Following Tranmere on BBC last night someone said Watford's team and bench numbers added up to 688! Oh the luxury of all that money. You travelling then, Andy?

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Quaker Kopite » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 pm

I will be there looking forward to a better game than last year

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Rio Doherty » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:28 am

I have a compiled a matchday preview for today’s game on my YouTube channel which includes highlights from the most recent encounter between both sides, how both outfits have got on lately, plus lots more. If you are interested in watching it then just click on the link below. Hope you all enjoy the match this afternoon:
https://youtu.be/qCmuUvzK5Hc
Thanks, Rio Doherty.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:55 am

Another "six pointer" match, just when our squad is stretched to the limit. Hopefully, the lads can find enough to keep a clean sheet although with a makeshift defence, this will be very difficult. Wonder if AA has something up his sleeve to unsettle Chester & please the DAFTS

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Re: Chester game....

Post by banktopp » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:45 am

LoidLucan wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm
They are fan-owned but have a rich backer pumping money in while saying he doesn't want to take over. We could do with one of them :D
I am not too sure. Would love a rich backer to build us our own ground, but someone who is constantly pumping in money, we would lose our sustainability and become dependent on this backer. What happens should this backer gets divorced and his missus get half his money, he could die, or just get fed up and stop pumping.
Much prefer our model of 500 contributing to BTB. I know we need more and we need to each contribute more each year but should one of us
slip off the dish or have to stop contributing, at least the club won't go pop.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:46 am

When you do your match blog Rio you'll probably be happier than you were at Blackwell Meadows due to our foul record at the Deva Stadium.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by wellingaway » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:59 am

Was anyone there for the 4-4 a few years ago? I think Greg Blundell made his debut for them? Sodje scored a hat trick, we were 4-2 up with 0.653 seconds to play and managed to stuff it up.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:16 am

I mentioned this match after Everton v Newcastle mid-week as they did the same as us.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by divas » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:17 am

Will be 15 years ago that I’d imagine. Didn’t go to the game but followed the score updates in the days before social media. Not sure what I was more shocked by, Akpo scoring 3 of the capitulation

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Rio Doherty » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:25 am

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:46 am
When you do your match blog Rio you'll probably be happier than you were at Blackwell Meadows due to our foul record at the Deva Stadium.
Yes that is true haha. We put in one of our worst performances of the season at your place so I’m sure we will be fired up today to avoid a repeat.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:36 am

Lets hope the floodlights don’t go out unless we are losing of course.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:18 pm

Team news from club website:-
Darlington defender Louis Laing, who went off early in the Guiseley game with a hamstring injury, has passed himself fit this afternoon, but midfielder Will Hatfield is ruled out.

David Atkinson replaces Hatfield -- Atkinson's first full start since his recovery from injury-- while Stephen Thompson comes in for Jarrett Rivers.

Darlington: Elliott, Hedley, Watson, Wheatley, Laing, Storey, Thompson, Atkinson, Campbell, Reid, Donawa

Subs: Rivers, Connell, Holness, Bascome, Martin

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Spyman » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Disappointing to be missing Hatfield and quite surprised Atkinson comes straight in over Holness who you'd think might be a bit sharper.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by darlo reborn » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:50 pm

losing 1-0 at h-t

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Blackwell64 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:58 pm

Atkinson mistake for the first sounded like, think most people assumed it’d be a game or two early for his start and holness deserved a start.

Always going to be a difficult one with the midweek game though so free hit really.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by darlo reborn » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:19 pm

3-0 now

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Re: Chester game....

Post by JE93 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:02 pm

darlo reborn wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:19 pm
3-0 now
Take it on the chin. Was always going to be tough having had a tough game midweek. We weren't at our best by the sound of it, but despite the loss we're 7th which is testament to 8 game run before today which took us from mid table to being able to lose a game and still be in the playoff places.

On a positive note we now have a week without a game. Get those carrying knocks through training and refreshed ready for Guiseley next weekend. They've had top scorer Arron Martin sent off today so should be without him for next Saturday's game. Still well in the playoff race and plenty of points to play for, should be an interesting final third of the season.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:26 pm

We looked leggy, tired and below par and missed Hatfield's energy massively. The shame is that they were no great shakes although solid enough and the two set-piece second half goals settled it. We had been right in it until then and threatened a couple of times in the first half. Too many players had an off day to get anything out of the game.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Spyman » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:37 pm

I don't think we can complain or he particularly worried about the result - we've been on a terrific run and eventually were going to have an off day. The main thing is we pick back up next time and don't let one defeat derail what looks like it could be a really exciting second half of the season.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:27 pm

How did Atkinson play? Can’t of been easy for him after such a long time of been out injured.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by bga » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:33 pm

Spyman wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:36 pm
Disappointing to be missing Hatfield and quite surprised Atkinson comes straight in over Holness who you'd think might be a bit sharper.

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Only AA knows why he preferred Atkinson to Holness but it didnt work today! Should have brought him off sooner and brought Martin on earlier.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:46 pm

AA himself admits that he tries things and sometimes gets them wrong but I'm sure he'll know and will have thought about it. Like at Spenny, where some fans were saying we should have settled for a point. AA in his post-match interview said that he was agonising over it himself but decided not to.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Mario » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:54 pm

The players looked lethargic, tired and second-best.

The back 4 didn't play as a unit, the midfield and strikers did not link up and all in all it was a bad day at the office.

Armstrong kept the players out for quite a while after the match and it looked like he was letting them know how poor they were.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:06 pm

Perhaps a match too far for a number of them. A bit unfortunate that we had such a tough game again after Tuesday night. A number were playing with knocks and niggles. By all accounts if a couple recover as expected then apart from the 2 long term injuries we'll only have Lidds out for a couple more weeks in time for Guiseley next week.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by Magical Quakers » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:50 pm

We missed Hatfield as no one really replaced him.

Reid was ineffective in the first half, was playing too high up and didn’t make an impact. Second half he was more central and did better.

We let in two soft goals that went straight in without much of a fight.

Other than that we pretty much matched them, but then they were winning so didn’t have to chase it.

In saying that I was impressed by their desire for the ball and the win. Even when 3 up they chased us down for every ball, limiting the time we had.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by jjljks » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:55 pm

Would have been nice to take a point home, but on the day, we were never up to it. Missed Hatfield, Liddĺe, Galbraith et al, also a bit too early for Atkinson & Laing to take on a very lively side who seemed up for making the playoffs. Shame that the winning streak came tò an end, but time to regroup & recover. Need to treat every game as crucial if we want to keep in contention for promotion.

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Re: Chester game....

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:13 am

Disappointed but thought we played well in patches. Definitely missed Hatfield but thought Wheatley was excellent. Hope he's not out for long. Atkinson will improve and if we'd defended those two goals better, who knows. Probably a step too far for our part time, injury hit squad. Huge support (any idea of numbers) but at 2.40 I wondered where everyone was!

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