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National League news
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 14:39

Just been looking at Daggers away form so far this season ahead of our clash with them this Saturday at Prenton. They have only won once on their travels in the NL this season but they appear to be the away draw specialists. Their away form reads as,

won 1
drawn 6
lost 2

In other news, I see that its Chester v Wrexham this Wednesday and its live on BT sport. The game has been brought forward by 48 hours. Also read that the 'bubble match' safe travel restrictions for that game have ended and are no longer in force. loads of trouble in the chester pubs on Wednesday night then, lol.

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Posted by: dicko111 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 15:21

I can see a draw on the cards .That would suit TRFC !!

Re: National League news
Posted by: Yiggsy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 16:53

I read that they had taken Chester vs Wrexham off the bubble fixture list.

The reverse fixture is totally different with the train station and the bus station being close to the ground and I doubt the Chester boys would see Wrexham as a day out on the lash.

Chester at home to Wrexham is totally different. The ground is a 45 minute walk from the train station via the lure of the pubs by the station and in the city centre.

The Caia Park boys who wouldn't dream of going to a home game might look at this as a nice little night out if the police have taken it off their bubble list.

Hope all passes well.

Re: National League news
Posted by: Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)
Date: 07 November, 2017 04:53

In the words of the popular song "I see trouble ahead " it will never be any different with these 2clubs and they try to drag us into when we play them

Re: National League news
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2017 07:19

I woke up in the middle of the night to watch the chester v wrexham game live. See that wrexham went joint top with fewer goals scored than games played. Just sums up what a strange season this is. It was a pretty dull first half but livened up in the second half. Thought chester were the better side and they made a go of it after the Iinterval. Credit to the wrexham defence, they look strong and organized at the back and can see why they dont leak too many goals. Didnt think much of wrexham going forward though , they need a bit of creativity and its easy to see they need a decent out n out striker. But at the end of the day they got the result and thats what matters most.. didnt realise that the wrexham defender james jennings is the brother of connor.. there were a couple of nice touches from this jordan archer lad for chester. He looked ok but no more than that imo. Also agreed with the 2 match analysts michael owen n dean saunders that chester were hard done by to not be awarded 2 penalties in the game.



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Re: National League news
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2017 08:14

IF wrexham can get hold of an attacking midfielder in the mould of luke guttridge and also acquire a goalscorer in january then it pains me to say it that they have a good shot at promotion.



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Re: National League news
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2017 14:03

the ref for the chester v wrexham game was the ref in our home game vs wrexham back in september and he will be the ref tmrw for our game vs daggers. by the looks of it, he doesn't like giving penalties. his record this season so far is 19 yellows and 3 reds.



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Re: National League news
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2017 14:18

On the subject of referees, what an appallingly bad decision from the ref in lasts nights crucial world cup play off in Belfast between N.ireland v Switzerland. If he thinks that is handball then he REALLY must be blind.

Re: National League news
Posted by: dicko111 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2017 14:22

Or his body parts are in a right mess .Poor Ireland .Was it 8 years ago the ROI failed in the play off with Theirry Henrys hand ball ?

Re: National League news
Posted by: Phil65 (IP Logged)
Date: 10 November, 2017 19:13

Just waiting for someone to defend the referees; "It's a difficult job". Every job's difficult if you're f###ing incompetent (that'll be the swear police on to me now)! Damn two-bit authority! When they mess up, it should be like lines at school; make them watch their incompetency over and over again (they'll still insist they're right!). I'm going to rename the referee's association "The Teflon Quango". Over to you referees aplogists (we'll see if technology can help your maladjusted friends tonight). I'm not anti-authoritarianist; some of my friends are referees; not really, just trying to excuse my refereeist (new word for the old Oxford book there) behaviour. Some may think I've lost my marbles, but I'm still saner than the sociopathecal, tortured souls, masquerading as legitimate members of society; they're the vampires of the football world, sucking the lifeblood out of us and stealing our souls (apart from Pierluigi Collina-much respect to that legend of the dark art!).
Enjoy the game tomorrow chaps; my son and I are buzzin' as I've got four complimentary tickets for the Platinum Suite! I'll be filling my face and lording it up; I'll be the one getting ejected for abusing the referee smiling smiley (I promise be on my best behaviour!). I've got an adult and child's ticket for the Town Paddock going due to my fortutous acquisition of the complimentary tickets if anybody's interested providing that doesn't upset the policies and procedures boys (don't be put off by my rant, I am genuinely sane).

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Posted by: Tranmere69 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2017 00:00

Wow ! Poor old Ireland !Yes refs can be abysmal. But it's not just the Irish and Tranmere who suffer.Remember the "" HAND OF GOD"many moons ago. But much worse the "HAND OF JORDAN" at Anfield *. in the 70 'sNow that was a Real TRAVESTY. (That's when the cheating Scots knocked my beloved Wales out of the World Cup.)
But seriously guys what would we do on a Saturday afternoon with no refs and consequently no match.By no means is this an apology for refs it's just the facts.

Re: National League news
Posted by: DCTRFC (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2017 08:22

The problem is a lot of these refs haven’t played the game to a decent standard, or in my case based in Cornwall a lot of the new recruits haven’t played any men’s 11 a side it seems to be the kids that got into football late or the armchair fans that can’t do 3 kick ups. Means a lot of them are officiating in an environment they have little or no experience of on the other side. Another massive issue is the ones that want to progress seem to be concerned about their marks which determine their progress along the food chain. The passive ones take abuse from players and let things slide and the jobs worths apply little common sense to situations and tend to be too card and whistle happy. Definitely a case for fast tracking ex pros to the higher spectrum of refs

Re: National League news
Posted by: Phil65 (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2017 11:39

Quote:
Tranmere69
Wow ! Poor old Ireland !Yes refs can be abysmal. But it's not just the Irish and Tranmere who suffer.Remember the "" HAND OF GOD"many moons ago. But much worse the "HAND OF JORDAN" at Anfield *. in the 70 'sNow that was a Real TRAVESTY. (That's when the cheating Scots knocked my beloved Wales out of the World Cup.)
But seriously guys what would we do on a Saturday afternoon with no refs and consequently no match.By no means is this an apology for refs it's just the facts.

You could say the same about having no corner flags. Got to respect those flags, such discipline holding their position for 90 minutes with no histrionics and no "look at me" or "It's all about me" attitude. Referees are not volunteers, unlike the flags, but well paid individuals who surely must have to adhere to some semblance of a competency framework. Let's just weed out the most incompetent ones.

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Posted by: Jack of all Trades (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2017 12:05

Taking up the theme of ex professionals as referees, I can only ever recall one.

It was Steve Baines (I think) ex Colchester centre half. Steve did a few games at PP and his handling of players was the most noticeable difference having a quiet word over a tackle or a bit of gamesmanship without, continually resorting to yellow/red cards.

Obviously he started late after finishing playing and only made in to League 1 (Championship) I believe.

The point I am trying to make is that, referees who have not played football ,even a decent amateur level, are at a distinct disadvantage but, applying a bit of common sense might help.

Re: National League news
Posted by: the kav (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2017 17:48

The major problem is the officials dont work as a team, the ref gives all the decisionsvand the linesman rubber stamps it with his flag .

On a seperate subject did the lino make a ' masterbator' gesture at norwood today? It looked it from the town paddock, lino was in front of the borough road

Re: National League news
Posted by: Hoots Mon (IP Logged)
Date: 11 November, 2017 19:11

Quote:
Jack of all Trades
Taking up the theme of ex professionals as referees, I can only ever recall one.
It was Steve Baines (I think) ex Colchester centre half. Steve did a few games at PP and his handling of players was the most noticeable difference having a quiet word over a tackle or a bit of gamesmanship without, continually resorting to yellow/red cards.

Obviously he started late after finishing playing and only made in to League 1 (Championship) I believe.

The point I am trying to make is that, referees who have not played football ,even a decent amateur level, are at a distinct disadvantage but, applying a bit of common sense might help.

Steve Baines was very poor when I saw him. I thought today's ref did well-kept his cards in his pocket and was consistent when others would have brandished a few

Re: National League news
Posted by: hong kong rover (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2017 18:50

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hong kong rover
On the subject of referees, what an appallingly bad decision from the ref in lasts nights crucial world cup play off in Belfast between N.ireland v Switzerland. If he thinks that is handball then he REALLY must be blind.

so that disgraceful refereeing decision in the 1st leg has cost N.Ireland a place at the world cup finals. if it hadn't been for that decision it would have ended scoreless after the 2 legs and anything could have happened in extra time and penalties on that heavy pitch in Basel tonight. they toiled for 14 months thru their qualifying group and they are eliminated in circumstances like that!!! SHAME on that referee and its instances like this where refs deserve every ounce of criticism that is thrown their way.



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Re: National League news
Posted by: Yiggsy (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2017 19:02

Switzerland... what a hateful and despicable team that will "grace" the World Cup next year. They are celebrating like anything but everybody knows they squeaked through due to an appalling decision.

I am an ex-referee and i try to argue the case for them because it is an almost impossible job but there was no excuse for that. Sheer incompetence.

Absolutely unlovable team Switzerland who no-one will want to progress and they bring nothing in terms of fans or amiability.

Re: National League news
Posted by: Loyden1 (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2017 19:23

Cuckoo clocks going crazy

Re: National League news
Posted by: Tranmere69 (IP Logged)
Date: 12 November, 2017 23:19

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Phil65
Quote:
Tranmere69
Wow ! Poor old Ireland !Yes refs can be abysmal. But it's not just the Irish and Tranmere who suffer.Remember the "" HAND OF GOD"many moons ago. But much worse the "HAND OF JORDAN" at Anfield *. in the 70 'sNow that was a Real TRAVESTY. (That's when the cheating Scots knocked my beloved Wales out of the World Cup.)
But seriously guys what would we do on a Saturday afternoon with no refs and consequently no match.By no means is this an apology for refs it's just the facts.


You could say the same about having no corner flags. Got to respect those flags, such discipline holding their position for 90 minutes with no histrionics and no "look at me" or "It's all about me" attitude. Referees are not volunteers, unlike the flags, but well paid individuals who surely must have to adhere to some semblance of a competency framework. Let's just weed out the most incompetent ones.
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Now it's getting a bit silly .We probably could play without corner flags.And dispense with 4th and 5th officlals.At a push we could do without nets,goalposts etc and use coats instead.But you still need a ref.I agree that we have had some shockers but they will be just as bad everywhere they go thus balancing it all out.No matter what someone has to do it.

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