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Post by Luton Roman on Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:24 am

It did rain a lot around here last night. I might be on my own for the eventual Tuesday rearrangement. And still the Rigg suspension carries on.


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Post by A36 on Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:50 pm

Just got to the pub near the ground (Crabtree). It's not particularly wet around here.

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Post by A36 on Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:53 pm

So, the first mention that there was any potential for the game being in danger was at 10:15 this morning, after we had already set off. Hmmmm.

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Post by Micawber on Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:07 pm

They must have a particularly rubbish pitch. No other games in the area seem to be off.

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Post by Marc Monitor on Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:47 pm

That's unbelievable. I see Concord Rangers is called off as well but that is more understandable.
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Post by A36 on Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:32 pm

Went to see St Albans lose at home to Truro. The pitch at Clarence Park was absolutely fine, no trace of any waterlogging there.

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Post by kermit on Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:49 pm

After an abortive trip to Hemel, went to see Bradford Town beat Clevedon Town 3-1.
A few City regulars on the terraces, and Sekani playing number 3 for Clevedon. Alex Russell on the bench for them as well.
Nice afternoon, local Kettlesmith ales in the bar served by another City regular....cheers Timboa.
Nice to see Hilly and Brother Brush as well.
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Post by Ashley on Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:13 pm

Went to Paulton 3 Shortwood 2. Not many City links, but an enjoyable game and local to home.
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Post by comrade powell on Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:44 pm

Already in London when news of the postponement came through, so went to the Den to see the Lions beat Brentford. Scored in the first minute then spent the rest of the game desperately holding on to the lead.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:11 pm

I saw Bristol Telephones 0-1 Portishead Town, ticked off a new ground.

Not a classic. Portishead won it with a hotly disputed penalty on the half hour (well, Western League players object every decision. I thought the foul was just inside the box). Same player missed another penalty a few minutes later, again this was argued over but I thought it was nailed on. Phones then had a player sent off just before half time for kicking out during a tangle. Wasn’t surprised. Their players complained. Second half was surprisingly tepid with Phones having most of the ball but didn’t look like scoring. Neither team helped by a poor playing surface, but these clubs don’t have the funds to maintain a good pitch.

Think Alan Walsh was sat in the dugout for Portishead.

Five red cards I’ve seen in four Western League matches this season, with the other ending in a mass brawl at full time. Anyone assigned to officiate a match at that level has my sympathy. Second half both teams behaved themselves better, but overall compared to our level the abuse the officials face is fierce.
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Post by Luton Roman on Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:16 pm

Now Tuesday 27th March, That will be Saturday, Tuesday and Good Friday games for both teams.

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Post by comrade powell on Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:25 pm

And 3 very tough ones for us. Let's hope they are still meaningful when they come round...
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Post by Steve Whites Missus on Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:37 pm

At least we won’t be rusty.

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Post by stillmanjunior on Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:29 pm

kermit wrote:A few City regulars on the terraces, and Sekani playing number 3 for Clevedon

Sekani was booked six times for us in 300+ games. He's been booked twice this season. That's what the Western League does to you...
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Post by Luton Roman on Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:18 pm

Only £5 admission at Hemel tomorrow, £1 for under 18.

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Post by Luton Roman on Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:26 pm

Good start. Cracker from Rigg. Sloppy error let them back in. Rigg missed 1 on 1. They got stronger. 2nd half mostly them but us on the counter. Couple of goalmouth scrambles. Good City following in a good mid week crowd for Hemel.

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Post by Palms on Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:52 am

and the best 'offside' goal this planet has ever witnessed, probably
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Post by comrade powell on Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:53 pm

While Compton is not a great scorer of goals he is certainly a scorer of great goals!

I thought that last night's match was a great advertisement for Conference South and with admission at just £5, an excellent alternative to staying in and watching our turgid national team.
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Post by Luton Roman on Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:15 pm

Stand out moment last night, apart from Riggs goal, Jacks offside worldy.........

Me – See Wealdstone lost in semi of FA Trophy on Saturday;
Comrade – Yes, their fans are quick to the fans forum to comment;
Fan close by – Yes, they like a good moan !
Me - yes they already think Wilkinson is s**t.
Fan close by – I know ! I’m Wilkinson !
Comrade (whispering)- That looks like Bobby Wilkinson.

And so it was Bobby Wilkinson their manager, scouting both teams who they play soon! I was mortified. Went and shook his hand. He was ok. Couldn’t make it up.

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Post by LB on Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:26 pm

I was a bit surprised (but only a bit in view of Jerry's reticence in that area) that we didn't use any of the substitutes last night.

It seems to me that there are two aspects to this. The first is that if we really want to make the play-offs it was a game we needed to win so I would have thought it was worth putting at least one of the strikers - probably Semenyo - on. If we had lost as a result we would be one point worse off, whereas three would have made a lot of difference, especially in the context of other recent results.

The other is the fact that we have another game on Friday. Jerry has referred a few times to managing the players' 'loads' so I would have thought that he might have wanted to use the subs to give some of those who had also played on Saturday a bit of a rest, especially someone like Andy Watkins with the amount of travelling he has to do.

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Post by Luton Roman on Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 pm

I asked him that on Twitter and he said:


It was a tight game for experienced players the longer it went on. They all looked strong physically and we were still creating chances so no need to change things. It was discussed at length but tactically we had it right last night

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Post by stillmanjunior on Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:52 pm

LB wrote:If we had lost as a result we would be one point worse off, whereas three would have made a lot of difference, especially in the context of other recent results.

True, but it would have left us further adrift of Hemel and, realistically, relying on chasing one team for a play-off spot, rather than two. Hemel have a favourable run-in so I think we'll do well to catch them regardless. It was important to win last night, but also important to not lose.

My interview with Jerry, including a discussion on the no subs, has been uploaded.
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Post by BenE on Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:01 pm

comrade powell wrote:I thought that last night's match was a great advertisement for Conference South and with admission at just £5, an excellent alternative to staying in and watching our turgid national team.

I was able to watch the turgid rubbish and listen to the excellent commentary at the same time. And Stillman did say Watto joined in 2003.
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Post by stillmanjunior on Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:10 pm

Only ten years out. I called him Marley Watkins in one of the friendlies as well, Bob correcting me both times. Might just keep quiet when he’s on the ball from now on.
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Post by daven on Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:52 am

Don't worry Mark, you and your team do a marvellous job and is very much appreciated!

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