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post Nov 20 2011, 12:39 AM
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We are just two games off completing half of the full season of Evostik North Premier League games and I got to thinking about our future games with the other championship contenders. I am discounting Chorley, BPA and FC United unless they can turn things around - but I doubt it. That leaves Northwich Victoria, Hednesford Town and ourselves as the main contenders.

We play the Vics away over Christmas (26 Dec) and if we beat them we would then go top on goal difference. Then in the four weeks later (21 Jan) we play Hednesford at home and that is must win game. But supposing we do win that one then Henesford would still have two games in hand on us. So the question is: who is going to knock them off? Hednesford haven't lost a game at home and have only lost two games away. For us to get the league championship WE will need someone else to beat Hednesford in my view. Who can do that for us? They have already beaten us twice this year - once in the league and once in the Doodson Cup. So they must be a very good side.

What do you think? Who is going to beat Hednesford for us so we can win the League from them? Their games in hand are a real worry!
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post Nov 20 2011, 12:56 AM
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There was a cheer at half time when it was announced that Hednesford were beating Chorley, which was a bit misguided really. I think Hednesford will end up as our main title rivals
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post Nov 20 2011, 08:36 AM
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Put it this way if we finish above Hednesford then we have won it. I just don't see see Northwich winning it apart from Chorley i don't think they have really played anyone yet so they have some real tests in November/December starting with Chorley again on Tuesday
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QUOTE (XWWB @ Nov 20 2011, 12:56 AM) *
There was a cheer at half time when it was announced that Hednesford were beating Chorley, which was a bit misguided really. I think Hednesford will end up as our main title rivals

Agreed with this. I couldn't care less about our so called rivalry with Chorley. I wanted them to win yesterday, draw at worst, as that would be the best result for Chester FC. Simple as that. Rivals are those sides that we immediately compete with, not those sides we have fallen out with in the past.

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post Nov 20 2011, 09:56 AM
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With the recent additions to strengthen our squad, if anyone can stay with us, they'll be a good side!


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post Nov 20 2011, 10:51 AM
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QUOTE (3mm @ Nov 20 2011, 08:26 PM) *
With the recent additions to strengthen our squad, if anyone can stay with us, they'll be a good side!


I agree with what you and others above have written BUT we have only got one shot at beating Hednesford and two at beating Northwich. My point is that no matter how good our team is or how good it becomes, there MUST BE other teams who can beat Hednesford besides us beating them at home in January. That is, IF we are to have the opportunity of getting more points than they can. What other teams are going to beat them and who are they? Who can you see beating them?
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post Nov 20 2011, 10:54 AM
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QUOTE (JamesDee @ Nov 20 2011, 10:51 AM) *
Who can you see beating them?

Don't know specifically, but they'll have funny results and off days like all teams do, and I think we'll have less than most smile.gif


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post Nov 20 2011, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (GingerNads @ Nov 20 2011, 08:37 AM) *
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There was a cheer at half time when it was announced that Hednesford were beating Chorley, which was a bit misguided really. I think Hednesford will end up as our main title rivals

Agreed with this. I couldn't care less about our so called rivalry with Chorley. I wanted them to win yesterday, draw at worst, as that would be the best result for Chester FC. Simple as that. Rivals are those sides that we immediately compete with, not those sides we have fallen out with in the past.

People need to look at the bigger picture!


A lot of people dont like chorley so.as long as they're losing, it doesnt matter.

As skem proved in the second half of last season, its far too early to be assuming title credentials on certain teams. we could see a late charge from an unexpected source. remember fc united were mid table half way through last season and ended up finishing 2nd.

worrying about other teams is a unneccesary distraction at the moment in my view.
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post Nov 20 2011, 11:14 AM
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There was a cheer at half time when it was announced that Hednesford were beating Chorley, which was a bit misguided really. I think Hednesford will end up as our main title rivals

Agreed with this. I couldn't care less about our so called rivalry with Chorley. I wanted them to win yesterday, draw at worst, as that would be the best result for Chester FC. Simple as that. Rivals are those sides that we immediately compete with, not those sides we have fallen out with in the past.

People need to look at the bigger picture!


A lot of people dont like chorley so.as long as they're losing, it doesnt matter.

As skem proved in the second half of last season, its far too early to be assuming title credentials on certain teams. we could see a late charge from an unexpected source. remember fc united were mid table half way through last season and ended up finishing 2nd.

worrying about other teams is a unneccesary distraction at the moment in my view.


I agree. A lot of games to go yet there will be ups and downs for most teams. I think we have the best chance of consistancy in the second half of the season.
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post Nov 20 2011, 11:31 AM
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We need the injury list to shrink, can't believe how many players have had major injuries so far this season!
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post Nov 20 2011, 11:37 AM
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I can see that it will be bottom clenching time again at the end of season ,My heart beats were an all time high,I will go into training for the last push!
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post Nov 20 2011, 11:42 AM
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I think by some margin, we have the strongest squad, in our division.
It would be interesting to see how Hednesford and Northwich , would cope with similiar injuries, to the ones we have had to face.
The simple answer is that, they probably coundn't. Keep the faith.
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post Nov 20 2011, 01:08 PM
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As above. Cliché it might be but the saying 'Teams win matches, Squads win Leagues' is generally true. You have a very good management team, by far the best squad in terms of quality in this league plus you have the means of bringing in more quality players as and when needed. In response to the question I'd start with their two games against Northwich as possibilities. Actually all teams will drop points when on paper they shouldn't. As another old football saying goes,' The problem with consistency in this league is that it's so bleeding inconsistent'.
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post Nov 20 2011, 01:16 PM
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No doubt we have a strong squad but we could still do with an extra defender. We face a big test with Horan due to miss 4 games and when we get to the business end of the season we need to know that we are equipped to face any suspension or injury problems and still go out and win games with confidence. We really dont want a repeat of last season where our form dipped at the worst possible time and we are all left checking our phones rather than watching the game during the final match of the season.
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post Nov 20 2011, 04:49 PM
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?
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QUOTE (1midfield general @ Nov 20 2011, 11:42 AM) *
I think by some margin, we have the strongest squad, in our division.
It would be interesting to see how Hednesford and Northwich , would cope with similiar injuries, to the ones we have had to face.
The simple answer is that, they probably coundn't. Keep the faith.


Exactly.Amidst our injury problems NY is talking about thinning our squad down.


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QUOTE (West Hampshire Blue @ Nov 20 2011, 04:49 PM) *
Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.
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post Nov 20 2011, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE (greentime @ Nov 20 2011, 08:12 PM) *
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Well they did the exact same yesterday, 4-5-1 and came for the draw, and we completely outplayed them, only thing is we had the quality to score 4 and we could have had many more if it wasnt for their keeper an the post.


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post Nov 20 2011, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (Mike Griffiths @ Nov 20 2011, 08:26 PM) *
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Well they did the exact same yesterday, 4-5-1 and came for the draw, and we completely outplayed them, only thing is we had the quality to score 4 and we could have had many more if it wasnt for their keeper an the post.


I wouldn't even say they had a striker when they played us, they were well prepared having only faced us 2 weeks before
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QUOTE (greentime @ Nov 20 2011, 08:12 PM) *
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Quick question Greentime, how many tickets will we be given for boxing day?
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QUOTE (sealandkopite @ Nov 20 2011, 10:44 PM) *
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Quick question Greentime, how many tickets will we be given for boxing day?

I've heard it will be around 1,500.


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QUOTE (sealandkopite @ Nov 20 2011, 10:44 PM) *
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Quick question Greentime, how many tickets will we be given for boxing day?

Hard to say, you will get the away end and half of the Danebank stand I would assume, and some seats. It depends on how many you say you'll bring.
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QUOTE (greentime @ Nov 20 2011, 10:49 PM) *
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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Quick question Greentime, how many tickets will we be given for boxing day?

Hard to say, you will get the away end and half of the Danebank stand I would assume, and some seats. It depends on how many you say you'll bring.

I think we could potentially bring 2,000 for this one. Surely your club isn't in a position to knock back any fans???


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Both teams have drawn at home with Matlock (I believe). Need I say more?

Fair point however we drew to Matlock at home after completely outplaying them 2 weeks previous, they came to the Victoria Stadium and set up for the point without mustering a single shot on target, we just failed to take our chances. We play llkeston in the FA Trophy on Saturday and if we win we won't be playing Hednesford on the 10th. Can't wait for boxing day when you visit us though, its looking like it will be a cracking game and a cracking atmosphere.

Quick question Greentime, how many tickets will we be given for boxing day?

Hard to say, you will get the away end and half of the Danebank stand I would assume, and some seats. It depends on how many you say you'll bring.

I think we could potentially bring 2,000 for this one. Surely your club isn't in a position to knock back any fans???

I couldn't accurately say how many you will get but I imagine if you sell all the tickets we give you originally you will get more
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QUOTE (Hugh Jass @ Nov 20 2011, 08:36 AM) *
Put it this way if we finish above Hednesford then we have won it. I just don't see see Northwich winning it apart from Chorley i don't think they have really played anyone yet so they have some real tests in November/December starting with Chorley again on Tuesday


Northwich can't be a bad side. I thought there was a decent chance they would drop points at Rushall last weekend, they went there and won 3-0 against what was the stingiest defence in the league at the time.
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