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Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:02 am
by poppyfield
Really looking forward to this match, not least because of all the mess the league has created over the past few months, a time now just to concentrate on the football.
Anyone know how our injured players are getting on? Hopefully Magurie and McMahon are going to be fit.
Had a look at Hornchurch playing against Maidstone, looked a tidy side, video below.

https://www.hornchurchfc.com/media-centre/videos/

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:58 am
by banktopp
poppyfield wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:02 am
Really looking forward to this match, not least because of all the mess the league has created over the past few months, a time now just to concentrate on the football.
Anyone know how our injured players are getting on? Hopefully Magurie and McMahon are going to be fit.
Had a look at Hornchurch playing against Maidstone, looked a tidy side, video below.

https://www.hornchurchfc.com/media-centre/videos/
Sam Higgins who scored Hornchurch's third goal does remind me of Liam Hughes.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:50 pm
by Maurice_Peddelty
I wouldn't describe Hornchurch as a 'tidy side'. I thought the defending by both teams was calamitous at times. I think if Alun Armstrong watched that video he would be quite encouraged.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:51 pm
by Old Git
Pleased we are at home after listening to the commentary for their game against Maidstone.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:36 pm
by spen666
Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson won the Trophy as a player.

Then won it 3 years running as a manager with Grays & Stevenage.

Not surprising they have had a decent run in Trophy, he like Alun Armstrong can obviously get sides up for big cup games

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:56 am
by Darlopartisan
Hopefully the lads will be training Tuesday and Thursday night’s to get them ready for Saturday

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:52 pm
by eddie-rowles
Understand Premier league West Ham owner is funding their stay in Darlington on Friday night to better prepare which is generous of them. I would like to see Hedley keep his place ahead of Mcmahon and keep Omar in from the start

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:14 pm
by spen666
eddie-rowles wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:52 pm
Understand Premier league West Ham owner is funding their stay in Darlington on Friday night to better prepare which is generous of them. I would like to see Hedley keep his place ahead of Mcmahon and keep Omar in from the start
Sullivan has donated £500 to the costs

https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/202 ... ch-hammers

127 donors to the appeal

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:21 pm
by tezza
Should we be good enough to reach the final and the Government Covid-19 escape plan hold water, then a real possibility fans will be watching live at Wembley.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:47 pm
by Marv
That would be awesome! C'mon Darlo. 2 more wins

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:29 pm
by spen666
tezza wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:21 pm
Should we be good enough to reach the final and the Government Covid-19 escape plan hold water, then a real possibility fans will be watching live at Wembley.
At present final is on 6 May, but fans not allowed back until 17 May


I wonder if these dates will change. The Trophy Finals seem to be good opportunities for test events for future bigger events at Wembley

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:38 pm
by tezza
Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 pm
by spen666
tezza wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:38 pm
Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you
Really? As I go to the Final every year fans are allowed I think it will

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:50 pm
by tezza
In that case let us both keep our fingers crossed we are there .. and there is a delay

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:54 pm
by Darlogramps
tezza wrote:Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you
Has that been said anywhere official?

I’d hope they would try and push it back so fans could attend, although I suspect that’s unlikely given they’ll need to hand it over for the Euros at the end of May, and there’s still the FA Cup final and various play-off finals to be held there.

I’d think the best we can hope for is Non-League Finals Day is a test event.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:12 pm
by bga
Darlogramps wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:54 pm
tezza wrote:Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you
Has that been said anywhere official?

I’d hope they would try and push it back so fans could attend, although I suspect that’s unlikely given they’ll need to hand it over for the Euros at the end of May, and there’s still the FA Cup final and various play-off finals to be held there.

I’d think the best we can hope for is Non-League Finals Day is a test event.
I am confused (not hard at my age!) Do you mean National League play off final i.e the one game?

Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:15 pm
by Darlogramps
Non-League Finals Day is the FA Trophy and FA Vase finals which happen on the same day.

Championship/League One/League Two play-off finals take up the last weekend in May.

The FA Cup final is on the 15th (although again it wouldn’t surprise me to see a rejig to try and get fans to that). Or that too could be a test event.

So if you want fans in, there’s only one weekend (22nd/23rd). Not sure if Wembley is available that weekend anyway.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 pm
by darlobaz791
Darlogramps wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:54 pm
tezza wrote:Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you
Has that been said anywhere official?

I’d hope they would try and push it back so fans could attend, although I suspect that’s unlikely given they’ll need to hand it over for the Euros at the end of May, and there’s still the FA Cup final and various play-off finals to be held there.

I’d think the best we can hope for is Non-League Finals Day is a test event.
As I understand it last years and this years finals days may be used as ‘test events’ therefore can happen before the 17th May with fans.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:29 pm
by bga
Darlogramps wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:15 pm
Non-League Finals Day is the FA Trophy and FA Vase finals which happen on the same day.

Championship/League One/League Two play-off finals take up the last weekend in May.

The FA Cup final is on the 15th (although again it wouldn’t surprise me to see a rejig to try and get fans to that). Or that too could be a test event.

So if you want fans in, there’s only one weekend (22nd/23rd). Not sure if Wembley is available that weekend anyway.
Thanks for Clarifying I told you I got confused easily!

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:30 pm
by Darlogramps
darlobaz791 wrote:
Darlogramps wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:54 pm
tezza wrote:Scheduled 8th May, however as last seasons final is still outstanding it remains likely this seasons final will be delayed.

either way it will not affect you
Has that been said anywhere official?

I’d hope they would try and push it back so fans could attend, although I suspect that’s unlikely given they’ll need to hand it over for the Euros at the end of May, and there’s still the FA Cup final and various play-off finals to be held there.

I’d think the best we can hope for is Non-League Finals Day is a test event.
As I understand it last years and this years finals days may be used as ‘test events’ therefore can happen before the 17th May with fans.
Yeah I think that’s probably the only way there would be fans.

Can’t see there being a delay until after the 17th if I’m honest, but who knows.

Got two more matches to win before we can think about trips to Wembley.

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:12 pm
by jjljks
Yes, let's take it one match at a time. Hopefully AA will have a decent number of players available as the pitch will be fairly heavy & rotating in players from the bench will be vital. Any news on those recovering from injury?

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:39 pm
by Darlopartisan
Going to be a bumper 50/50 for this match :thumbup:

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:26 pm
by JE93
Positive news from NESN interview with Danny O'connor. Looks like Maguire will be fit to play atleast some part at the weekend.

Guess the big question is whether to stick or twist with the 4-4-2 that worked against Weymouth and Wealdstone if we don't have Charman to play in the forward line. Plenty of mobility if we played Maguire and Campbell and plenty of pace down the channels and in behind. Or potentially a move to 4-3-3 and bring in Holness to play more advanced of the midfield 3.

Rest of the team is fairly easy to pick. Not sure if McMahon will be 100% fit. But Hedley is an able replacement if not. Think I'd be tempted to keep two strikers and go with:

--‐------------------------ Saltmer ---------------------------
Hedley -------- Hunt --------- Storey ------- Liddle
Sousa -------- Hatfield --- Wheatley ----- Rivers
--------------- Campbell --- Maguire ------------------

Subs: Watson, Holness, Reid, Atkinson, Hudson

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:46 pm
by darlobaz791
4-3-3 for me with Holness in for Campbell. Rivers, Sousa and Maguire up top

Re: Darlington V Hornchurch Trophy Quarter Final

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:56 pm
by Lallacab
JE93 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:26 pm
Positive news from NESN interview with Danny O'connor. Looks like Maguire will be fit to play atleast some part at the weekend.

Guess the big question is whether to stick or twist with the 4-4-2 that worked against Weymouth and Wealdstone if we don't have Charman to play in the forward line. Plenty of mobility if we played Maguire and Campbell and plenty of pace down the channels and in behind. Or potentially a move to 4-3-3 and bring in Holness to play more advanced of the midfield 3.

Rest of the team is fairly easy to pick. Not sure if McMahon will be 100% fit. But Hedley is an able replacement if not. Think I'd be tempted to keep two strikers and go with:

--‐------------------------ Saltmer ---------------------------
Hedley -------- Hunt --------- Storey ------- Liddle
Sousa -------- Hatfield --- Wheatley ----- Rivers
--------------- Campbell --- Maguire ------------------

Subs: Watson, Holness, Reid, Atkinson, Hudson

I’d go with that team unless McMahon is fit , if he is he starts before Hedley for me