Darlington v Chester

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Old Git
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Darlington v Chester

Post by Old Git » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:40 pm

It’s been a tough week but we have a chance to get back on track tomorrow.Not sure if Hadfield is banned for this game. If so will be a big miss.
Hopefully we will get a positive response from the players and get something out of the game.Chester will be a hard nut to crack but we are capable of playing well and with a bit of luck in front of goal who knows what could happen.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Mister e » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:05 pm

Strange enough has it is we nearly always do better against the stronger clubs. Alun Armstrong has form against Chester his Blyth Spartans team trounced them 8 1 at the beginning of last season wouldn't mind seeing a repeat of that drummed up has a pre Christmas treat.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by 50 years » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:30 pm

I have decided tomorrow to have a bet on us winning this game, (may be stupid I know), not sure what the odds are but should be reasonable I assume. A bet on us to win and another one for us to win 3-1, (and no I haven't had a drink). Think we deserve a bit of luck and Sat may just be that day😉

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Old Git » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:36 pm

Bookies not taking any chances we are currently best price of 2/1 with Bet 365 to win the game. Shorter elsewhere.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by bga » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:48 pm

Old Git wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:40 pm
It’s been a tough week but we have a chance to get back on track tomorrow.Not sure if Hadfield is banned for this game. If so will be a big miss.
Hopefully we will get a positive response from the players and get something out of the game.Chester will be a hard nut to crack but we are capable of playing well and with a bit of luck in front of goal who knows what could happen.
I don't understand these comments about "having a bit of luck." If we are totally honest, isn't our recent poor goal scoring record more about not converting the chances we seem capable of creating, that is not down to no luck but poor finishing? I really hope we can get a result tomorrow.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 pm

I think he means what I've always called a 'rebound goal'. During the promotion season under Cyril Knowles we were experts at them. It's where a shot gets deflected in the box and someone else is on hand to score from the rebound. You need a bit of luck for the ball to drop favourably.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Mister e » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:01 pm

We do need luck but the harder you work the luckier you get. And for heavens sake shoot lads stop trying to walk the ball in

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by bga » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:04 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 pm
I think he means what I've always called a 'rebound goal'. During the promotion season under Cyril Knowles we were experts at them. It's where a shot gets deflected in the box and someone else is on hand to score from the rebound. You need a bit of luck for the ball to drop favourably.
I guess every team could bemoan not having any luck. I have always believed it evens out over a season. Look at that Telford miss in the first half!

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 pm

As Mister e says, it's simple probability. The more shots you have, the more chances of rebounds you have.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by tdk1 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:24 pm

Mister e wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:01 pm
We do need luck but the harder you work the luckier you get. And for heavens sake shoot lads stop trying to walk the ball in
We were so shot shy on Tuesday. We didn't get many clear chances, but surely a couple of half decent efforts from outside the box would have dragged some of their defenders in to the ball in future attacks and created a bit more space in behind?

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by 50 years » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:25 pm

Old Git wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Bookies not taking any chances we are currently best price of 2/1 with Bet 365 to win the game. Shorter elsewhere.
Thanks for that, I don't bet on line so expect I will have to settle for shorter odds😕.

Thought given our respective positions and recent results it would be better but still having the bet.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Rio Doherty » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:54 pm

Hello all, Chester supporter here.

I have a compiled a matchday preview for tomorrow’s game on my YouTube channel which includes previous matches between The Quakers and The Seals, form guides for both teams, plus much more. If you are interested in watching it then just click on the link below.

I haven’t visited your ground before so I will be making the venture for the first time tomorrow. I was just about to get on the coach for last season’s game only for it to be postponed, so sadly I couldn’t make the Tuesday night match due to exams. Hope you all enjoy the match tomorrow afternoon:
https://youtu.be/w2VGdojESK4
Thanks, Rio Doherty.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:39 am

Rio Doherty wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Hello all, Chester supporter here.

I have a compiled a matchday preview for tomorrow’s game on my YouTube channel which includes previous matches between The Quakers and The Seals, form guides for both teams, plus much more. If you are interested in watching it then just click on the link below.

I haven’t visited your ground before so I will be making the venture for the first time tomorrow. I was just about to get on the coach for last season’s game only for it to be postponed, so sadly I couldn’t make the Tuesday night match due to exams. Hope you all enjoy the match tomorrow afternoon:
https://youtu.be/w2VGdojESK4
Thanks, Rio Doherty.
Good stuff, welcome from a fellow Doherty.

Cant make the game today but its a tough call for Darlo who are still in a transition season.

Hope you go up, had some good days at Sealand Rd.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:38 pm

1 up Holness

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by darlo reborn » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:50 pm

2 up ht Donowa

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlopartisan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:53 pm

Problem with the lights, if they can’t fix it will probably be abandoned

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by darlobaz791 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:57 pm

I said at 0-0 I bet we are winning when the lights fail... hope I wrong! :o :o

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo Dodger » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 pm

I find myself wondering if the lighting is the responsibility of the landlord or the tenant, but at least they are working well enough to get the second half under way.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by bga » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:35 pm

Darlo Dodger wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 pm
I find myself wondering if the lighting is the responsibility of the landlord or the tenant, but at least they are working well enough to get the second half under way.
You could not make this up if you tried are they back on yet?

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by bga » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:44 pm

Or is this a cunning plan to avoid a repeat of last week?

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo Dodger » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:22 pm

2-0 win at long last

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by darlobaz791 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:33 pm

Great team performance. Every player played well. Special mention to Holness and Wheatley. We didn’t miss Hatfield which says a huge amount. Donawa clearly is hugely talented and deserves a run of games now. Well done Darlo!

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:43 pm

Important 3 points. We were just starting to slide down the table a little too much. Could we actually have a Boxing Day fixture where we're not looking over our shoulders?
In a way, and I know this is with hindsight as we won, but Will Hatfield's suspension could be a blessing. I think he needed a rest and this will have done him the world of good.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by 50 years » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:47 pm

Lads played really well, campbell did a sterling job as a number 9, best I think I have seen him. Whole team were immense, not sure I would change that starting 11 for the next game.

And won the win bet on the team at 6/4👍

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:07 pm

Campbell did play well until he ran out of steam. I just wish we wouldn’t keep hitting long balls his way as he’s never going to win any against big centre halves.

Shame Tommo couldn’t finish his chance as this 100 goal thing has dragged on for far too long now.


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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Darlo Dodger wrote:I find myself wondering if the lighting is the responsibility of the landlord or the tenant, but at least they are working well enough to get the second half under way.
I imagine it would depend on what’s in the tenancy agreement but given the way the rugby club like to run things I’m guessing it’s their responsibility. Another question would be who’s responsible for the costs in an abandonment as we would have to compensate our opponents travel costs.


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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by loan_star » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:38 pm

50 years wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:47 pm
not sure I would change that starting 11 for the next game.
We will have no choice. Connell is missing next week as its a trophy game.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:04 pm

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 onewayup » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:20 pm

:thumbup: thought it was a good game end to end , darlington at last put away the chances, Chester couldn't
Do the same, much improved on last couple of games.
I said it before you don't become a bad the overnight,
Keep the faith lads we will be ok.

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Re: Darlington v Chester

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:45 pm

Darlo Dodger wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:30 pm
I find myself wondering if the lighting is the responsibility of the landlord or the tenant, but at least they are working well enough to get the second half under way.
THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU “ALWAYS WRONG CLOCK” ........

NOW BRINGS TO YOU ........ “FAULTY FLOODLIGHTS”
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"

Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011

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