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Y Ddraig Goch

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We are flying! First half was awful and Gloucester were by far the better team, second half was a completely different game. Hemmings with a great strike, Penny picking up his 4th of the season from RB after Morgan-Smith hit the bar. And Sammy Austin is just on amother level. Runs past half the Gloucester defence and rounded the keeper before finishing.

Another 3 goals and that's 8 unbeatan in all comps with 22 scored in that time and only 4 conceded.
How is Carrington doing?
 

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Chester really is becoming a graveyard for decent managers. They seem to have ruined Steve Burr, Marcus Bignot, and now these two, all NLN winning managers.

I'm guessing the problem isn't the managers. Football has moved on a lot since Chester reformed, and this league really is a tough league containing well-supported sides who have played at higher levels (in current or former guises), bankrolled shit-or-bust merchants, and established well-run non-league stalwarts. Only two sides can go up, and being mid-table in this league isn't a bad achievement despite what fans of some clubs will think.
 

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Danny livsey may be worth giving a go if you think season is going no where.

inexperienced but he has one heck of a lot of playing experience down here, seen his beginnings in the conference with Carlisle back in 2004, he’s been almost ever present between L1-conf north ever since 16-17 years worth.

he could do with some experienced help, he should ask his old manager Paul Simpson to come in as assistant for short while.
 

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Chester really is becoming a graveyard for decent managers. They seem to have ruined Steve Burr, Marcus Bignot, and now these two, all NLN winning managers.

I'm guessing the problem isn't the managers. Football has moved on a lot since Chester reformed, and this league really is a tough league containing well-supported sides who have played at higher levels (in current or former guises), bankrolled shit-or-bust merchants, and established well-run non-league stalwarts. Only two sides can go up, and being mid-table in this league isn't a bad achievement despite what fans of some clubs will think.
Well said.
 

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Chester really is becoming a graveyard for decent managers. They seem to have ruined Steve Burr, Marcus Bignot, and now these two, all NLN winning managers.

I'm guessing the problem isn't the managers. Football has moved on a lot since Chester reformed, and this league really is a tough league containing well-supported sides who have played at higher levels (in current or former guises), bankrolled shit-or-bust merchants, and established well-run non-league stalwarts. Only two sides can go up, and being mid-table in this league isn't a bad achievement despite what fans of some clubs will think.
Love Bern and Jono but they won NLN with a massive buget with Salford which has not been the case with us covid or non covid, you have seen how bad we are this season and it’s been getting worse Baring Boston who came and committed suicide. As for Burr and Bignot getting sacked is part of being a manager and you can rate a manager on how they bounce back, they have both faded since leaving us but I hardly think we ruined them.
 

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Love Bern and Jono but they won NLN with a massive buget with Salford which has not been the case with us covid or non covid, you have seen how bad we are this season and it’s been getting worse Baring Boston who came and committed suicide. As for Burr and Bignot getting sacked is part of being a manager and you can rate a manager on how they bounce back, they have both faded since leaving us but I hardly think we ruined them.

I've seen how bad you are, and in comparison to other recent sides of yours it was poor. This season, however, is basically a free hit: only one relegation place but a bumfight for promotion in which most teams will fail. It was perfect for a transitional season for you where you could have let the old guard run down their contracts and recruit appropriately for 2022/23. Were you honestly expecting to be challenging for promotion with an ageing back line and without a decent striker? What do you expect your next manager will achieve this season?
 

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We gave some players a relative rest today (by relative rest I mean dropped them to the bench, but still had to bring them on because others were either going to hobble off or be sent off!). You'll probably just face whoever we've got fit!
 
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We gave some players a relative rest today (by relative rest I mean dropped them to the bench, but still had to bring them on because others were either going to hobble off or be sent off!). You'll probably just face whoever we've got fit!


Let's just hope both sets of players put on a good show for the fans. And may the best team win :thumbs:
 

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Absolutely immense, fans love him as he gives his all and has unlimited energy even at 34. He's added much needed experience into midfield as he plays alongside a younger cm.
That's great! Such a good pro, great guy and a very good player.

I was gutted when we had to let him and Pearson (Although we offered him a year) go but they just weren't going to be right for the clubs progression I guess.
 

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I've seen how bad you are, and in comparison to other recent sides of yours it was poor. This season, however, is basically a free hit: only one relegation place but a bumfight for promotion in which most teams will fail. It was perfect for a transitional season for you where you could have let the old guard run down their contracts and recruit appropriately for 2022/23. Were you honestly expecting to be challenging for promotion with an ageing back line and without a decent striker? What do you expect your next manager will achieve this season?
It didn’t help the cause that The managers kept saying that this current squad is the best we have had since they have been at the club, which is clearly not the case, put that with the fact we haven’t won a away game in over 6 months and as you know we travel with good support so that didn’t go down well.
 

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Chester really is becoming a graveyard for decent managers. They seem to have ruined Steve Burr, Marcus Bignot, and now these two, all NLN winning managers.

I'm guessing the problem isn't the managers. Football has moved on a lot since Chester reformed, and this league really is a tough league containing well-supported sides who have played at higher levels (in current or former guises), bankrolled shit-or-bust merchants, and established well-run non-league stalwarts. Only two sides can go up, and being mid-table in this league isn't a bad achievement despite what fans of some clubs will think.
All those managers did it with wealthy owners, i.e big budgets. The only time we had a biggish budget (£750k boosted by the Sam Hughes money) McCarthy got us relegated and we've not really recovered from that.
 

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Most National League North clean sheets so far this season:

-Danny Lewis, Brackley Town, 10
-Matt Urwin, Chorley, 6
-Brandon Hall, Hereford, 6
-Chris Neal, AFC Fylde, 5
-Chris Renshaw, Curzon Ashton, 4
-Luke Simpson, Kidderminster Harriers, 4
-Jake Weaver, Leamington, 4
 

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