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The B-Ark / Re: Funny ok game
« on: Today at 12:21:05 PM »
Well, I wanted Elliott to be given all of last season, so it would be wrong of me to treat Cox any differently!

What's worrying me is the recruitment strikes me as being a bit slapdash - we've got a surplus of right-sided defenders, we haven't adequately replaced Byrne, the goalkeeping situation seems as fluid as it always has, and I still don't know why we signed a left-winger to play in a system that uses wing-backs!

Plenty never wanted him though, and this poor start is the perfect chance for them to express their dissatisfaction with the appointment.

I think his biggest crime is not being Ian Culverhouse............

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The B-Ark / Re: Nightmare
« on: August 12, 2022, 10:39:28 AM »
We always seem to get the '2nd best' players in the league or players just past their best, yes money and location are big factors but if we are serious about trying to get out of this league we've got to be liberated from the caution that DN (righty) exercises. Just a couple of marquee signings, not advocating going mad but signings to make people sit up and take note.

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The B-Ark / Re: Twitter silence
« on: July 20, 2022, 09:30:18 AM »
Having a dedicated matchday social media admin might be a start at relieving some of Craig's stress! Between tweeting, commentary and Club 85 hosting duties, I honestly don't know how he does it....

We all have increased workloads, its up to him to delegate and manage things. Get Statto to do the SM matchday duties, he'll love it.

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The B-Ark / Re: Season tickets
« on: May 30, 2022, 03:48:33 PM »
Yeah, Clare is very nice and that's a proper gesture as I'd expect from DN but again this should have been sorted in the many months during Covid with no fans. Common sense says give a block of seats for the corporate customers but I don't work at a football club so I don't know what the thinking was. 

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The B-Ark / Re: Season tickets
« on: May 30, 2022, 09:29:34 AM »
Shame I have been told today that I have to move my 2 season ticket seats to make way for corporate…3 more rows needed :(

Shows exactly where the real fans are in the clubs priorities.For all the soundbites about the great support over the season we're a very distant second in priority to the corporate brigade.

Soon the whole middle section will be given over to corporate.

Have they offered you anything by way of a sweetener for the inconvenience?

I honestly don't know why you think like this - those corporate seats will be bringing in the cash to fund a promotion bid, that's exactly why York Street was never going to help us move on in the world. Just think of the sweet sweet $$$$! Also every fan I've met in Club 85 is a "real" fan - many of them are old boys who've been going since the 50s!

I think like this because once again the match going fan is shunted aside in the pursuit of a few extra quid.

why should this guy give up his seat for a once a season supporter?

Reminds me of Man Utd the other year moving long time season ticket holders to appease the demand for more corporate seats.

Its such poor form and if it were me I'd be down The JCS making my feelings known.

 

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The B-Ark / Re: Season tickets
« on: May 30, 2022, 08:23:24 AM »
Shame I have been told today that I have to move my 2 season ticket seats to make way for corporate…3 more rows needed :(

Shows exactly where the real fans are in the clubs priorities.For all the soundbites about the great support over the season we're a very distant second in priority to the corporate brigade.

Soon the whole middle section will be given over to corporate.

Have they offered you anything by way of a sweetener for the inconvenience?

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The B-Ark / Re: Departures
« on: May 26, 2022, 08:25:27 AM »
I see Pidge has been snapped up by Stevenage.

not good enough for here
Good enough for Div 2 though, even if it is playing for the fraud!

Relegated with Oldham, a decent bloke by all accounts but a pretty bang average footballer according to their fans.

Looks like another case of McFraud signing the name, not the player he is now.

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The B-Ark / Re: Departures
« on: May 25, 2022, 02:42:26 PM »
I see Pidge has been snapped up by Stevenage.

not good enough for here

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The B-Ark / Re: Departures
« on: May 24, 2022, 02:43:58 PM »
I'm sorry that Green isn't staying on in a coaching/playing role, as the last three games have shown that his experience could be useful. But time moves on....

So am I, of all the outfield players he was the one I was hoping would stay and do his coaching badges while chipping in with hour and half hour cameo's, you can't put a price on his experience.

The 2 Blades will probably, like you say, be in The EFL next season but trust me, there's a lot of very good lads in their academy system, I'm sure we'll see more lads down here next season.

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The B-Ark / Re: AFC Fylde Tickets and Car Parking
« on: May 13, 2022, 11:56:43 AM »
I often sit/stand away from the bulk of the Boston fans at bigger games for the simple reason we tend to attract some proper dickheads to these sort of games.

I'm with our fans on Sunday on the terrace though, I got a ticket this morning. 

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The B-Ark / Re: Prediction League - Farsley Celtic vs Boston United
« on: May 09, 2022, 09:53:44 AM »
never 790....... there must have been 400+of us to start with.

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The B-Ark / Re: Gloucester City
« on: May 04, 2022, 08:05:15 AM »
I know it was to get in the playoffs, my predictions

Farsley  1 - 5 Boston
Kidderminster 0 - 2 Boston
Brackley 0 - 1 Boston
Fylde 0 - 0 Boston- Boston win 9 - 8 on penalties

National League here we come!

can I have some of what your on please?!!!!!!

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The B-Ark / Re: Watering pitch
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:07:42 AM »
The soil profile of the JCS pitch is likely contain a high proportion of sand, watering helps the surface maintain structure and stability. Sand pitches are far superior to soil based, and I doubt we will see a fixture off for waterlogging under normal conditions. I think the days of managers trying to "trick a pitch up" due to watering, or having the grass cut imperceptibly higher to slow the ball down as it runs to the corners are long gone. Players at our level are more likely to slip, even on a dry pitch.
Gutted about Tom's injury though, anyone know how bad it's likely to be?

If you're remotely interested in stuff like this and aren't already, Jim Portas and FineTurf are interesting to follow on Twitter. FineTurf are always posting about their various projects, which includes aftercare for our pitch. Reps will often pop down to take core samples of the grass and they post photos of them - you can clearly see the sandy layer.

Interestingly, water collected by our drainage system isn't filtered and retained - it's simply dumped into a nearby ditch. Jim posted a pic of that once and it's was amazing to see how much water the drains were collecting flushing out the ditch. It's a complete change to the old York Street days.

But its not is it?

The rainwater is still not getting harvested, its been wasted.

I can't believe that given how much has been spent on the stadium another few thousand wasn't spent on harvesting the rainwater that falls on the pitch and the stand roofs. For the initial outlay the savings over the years would be enormous. 

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The B-Ark / Re: Blyth[H]
« on: April 05, 2022, 04:29:41 PM »
It seems apathy has taken over. I'm not surprised. After the York win I thought things were looking up.WRONG. We were lucky to get away with 2-1 at Darlington[ no comments passed on this forum by people who went]. Today, as usual this season, in open play we couldn't score. In 3 hours this season against Blyth, we have managed a comical own-goal and an injury time equalizer at home. I had planned to go to Curzon next Saturday[overall cost £70+], but unless a radical improvement at Chorley happens, I won't bother.

I was going to go too but in light of Saturday's performance I think I'll stay at home and save £50+

Its just not good enough is it?

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The B-Ark / Re: Covid v Blyth
« on: April 01, 2022, 03:05:20 PM »
Had it a few weeks ago.

Not a barrel of laughs but I'm triple jabbed so it was no worse than a heavy cold

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