Darlington V Alfreton

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Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Darlopartisan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 pm

Looking forward to this one, team should be well rested , and AA should have selection options.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by quakersfan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:26 pm

Me to it should be a good game and another win. Added bonus I’m a guest in hospitality.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:46 pm

A real possibility if we get the 3 points we will be in a playoff position.No idea on AA's starting lineup with Reid,Atkinson, Tez,
Wheatley and Martin available, strongest squad we have had this season.
Big test against another big, direct side and have a feeling it will be Thommo's big day.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:50 pm

Away at Alfreton was the match when our players finally got it together. They took the battering that Alfreton gave out - then outplayed them.

Liddle in particular was brilliant. :clap:
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 Alfreton

Post by Darlopartisan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:01 pm

How is Liddle? Anyone

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by JE93 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:26 pm

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:46 pm
A real possibility if we get the 3 points we will be in a playoff position.No idea on AA's starting lineup with Reid,Atkinson, Tez,
Wheatley and Martin available, strongest squad we have had this season.
Big test against another big, direct side and have a feeling it will be Thommo's big day.

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Personally I'd go for (if Liddle has done his Hamstring and isn't fit):

------------------------ Elliott ------------------------
Hedley ------ Storey ------- Laing -------- Watson
-------------- Wheatley --- Hatfield ---------------
Donawa -------------- Reid --------------- Rivers
--------------------- Campbell ----------------------

Subs: Connell, Galbraith, Holness, Thompson, Martin

Could easily move Campbell to the left and bring in Martin for Rivers. As others have said above the strength of the starting 11 and the bench is a million miles away from where we were from last season and even the start of this season. Loved watching what Alun has been building this season. Would be good to get a win and give our goal difference a nudge on Saturday. We've been good at home this season, but maybe haven't scored as many as we should have.

We all know what Alfreton's threat will be. But to be honest if we can get the ball down and play at the pace we know we can, not sure they would be able to live with us.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by jjljks » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:40 pm

First of a run of games against teams in the play-off mix, and could be a vital 6 pointer. If we can get a win here, it will be a great boost.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Darlopartisan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:41 pm

Looks like Liddle is out for 6 weeks with a grade 2 hamstring injury ☹️

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Breedon » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm

Liddle will be a big miss for that long, a loan will probably be looked at longer term, but I'd expect Watson to slot in on Saturday or us to go 3 at the back if Alun is uneasy with playing 2 unnatural full backs.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:44 am

Cant see a loan myself. Watson more than capable, Galbraith can play there, or go three at the back as you say.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by jjljks » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:49 am

Breedon wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Liddle will be a big miss for that long, a loan will probably be looked at longer term, but I'd expect Watson to slot in on Saturday or us to go 3 at the back if Alun is uneasy with playing 2 unnatural full backs.
Agreed Liddle will be a big miss, but AA has a number of options to cope with a big physical side like Alfreton. Tez Galbraith could slot in and wondered whether Atkinson is ready to come in for at least a spell on Saturday. Have faith in AA to do the right thing.
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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by divas » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:46 am

HarryCharltonsCat wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:44 am
Cant see a loan myself. Watson more than capable, Galbraith can play there, or go three at the back as you say.
I think we’ve already had the discussion about Galbraith at LB at this level. It’s a no from me.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Old Git » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:04 am

Might well play 3 at the back against Alfreton to try to negate their long ball tactics. That would mean we could use our best midfield 3 of Hatfield Holdness and Wheatley,2 wide players and 2 strikers.
Elliott
Storey Laing Galbraith

Holdness Hatfield Wheatley

Donawa Reid Martin Rivers

Subs. Watson Lambert Bascombe Campbell Thompson.
Shows how far we have come to consider having Thompson and Campbell on bench duty.
Not put a sub keeper in as AA doesn’t normally name one.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by My opinion » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:24 am

I like that line up. But I would put Campbell in from the start and have Reid on the bench.. I just think that Campbell would be better playing off Martin, and I think his pace would worry the Alfreton backs.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by D_F_C » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:28 pm

I think Armstrong has said that Watson will play, but he'll struggle to do 2/3 games a week, so he might look to bring someone in. He's also stated that Tez is a CB and not a LB. I like Armstrong more and more

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by jjljks » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:39 pm

Whole thing may be academic unless this rain stops. Just been out walking near BM & all the fields have some standing water in. It will be a tester for our drains but forecast good for tomorrow, so fingers crossed the game is on.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:55 pm

Old Git wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:04 am
Not put a sub keeper in as AA doesn’t normally name one.
I wish he would!
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 Alfreton

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:25 pm

Clear and frosty overnight with a minimum of -2 so I hope we get the pitch covers on
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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:17 pm

I am going to go with no we won't be putting the covers on and it will be fine.

Fingers crossed but I wouldn't expect any issues tomorrow.

Now I have wrote this it will automatically be worse tonight and the game called off :sick: :lol:

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:58 pm

If we leave it, then the match will be postponed tomorrow. And it's not because you have jinxed it.

The forecast is clear and the Met Office don't get stuff wrong just hours ahead.

We are fools if we have ignored the forecast. Expect a nice sunny, crisp white morning, and a day with nothing to do.
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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:11 pm

Met Office have updated their forecast, not quite as cold tonight with a frost in "some places" rather than "most places"
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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:33 pm

Tomorrow will be the 8th game in a busy sequence that started V York on the 21st of last month. I will have seen them all - all being well, and we've hd some good results during this period. That's 8 games in less than a month.
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 Alfreton

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:01 pm

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 pm

I think there will be a light frost, the game shouldn't be under threat.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by lo36789 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:06 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 pm
I think there will be a light frost, the game shouldn't be under threat.
And with that the game is off

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by LoidLucan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:28 pm

And just to put the tin hat on it, I forecast a possible deep depression settling over Billy Heath come ten to five on Saturday :D

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by D_F_C » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:52 pm

Haven’t seen any forecast to suggest it’s as low as -2. Seen 1 degree


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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:48 pm

Apparently 4 degrees at the moment in Darlo, so not even a frost yet.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by onewayup » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:06 am

Game day let's get behind the team today make 12th man count, we can make a playoff place our own.

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Re: Darlington V Alfreton

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:27 am

So where is all the frost people were worried about?

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