[ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by Dazzler » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:43 pm

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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by sussexdiamond » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:37 am

I don't usually do predictions but I'm full of optimism and am going for a 1-1 draw, followed by a 2-1 win on Tuesday and another draw next Saturday. Wind could play havoc with today's match. COYD. I will be listening to Radio Diamonds but hope to be at next couple of games.

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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by STAGMAN » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:57 am

Totally agree Sussex Diamond i think the wind is going to make all games a lottery today, going to be some freakish goals scored. With the wind behind i would tell he players to have a pop all the time

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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by Dazzler » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:36 pm

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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by sussexdiamond » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:19 pm

Great result. Just the start we needed. Just one more goal and we would have been top of league tonight. :drinks:

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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by BartonRaz » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 pm

A very good win to start the season. I'm not sure Barwell will prove to be much cop over the course of the next 8/9 months, but any away win is a good win in this league and it's a little bit sweeter coming on the opening day. Not a great deal of quality generally, not helped by the wind, but we did create chances throughout the game which was a positve.

I mentioned in a post last week that I think Ben Acquaye could be crucial for us this season and he was certainly important for us today. A lot of our best work at the top end of the pitch went through him. Hopefully we can keep him fit. We've got Reynolds and Johnson to come back in to that XI too at some stage.

Had to mention Liam Dolman though who was brilliant throughout although in truth it was only what we've come to expect. I wouldn't have wanted that chance to fall to anyone else at the back post.
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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by Three Nips » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:24 pm

BartonRaz wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 pm
A very good win to start the season. I'm not sure Barwell will prove to be much cop over the course of the next 8/9 months, but any away win is a good win in this league and it's a little bit sweeter coming on the opening day. Not a great deal of quality generally, not helped by the wind, but we did create chances throughout the game which was a positve.

I mentioned in a post last week that I think Ben Acquaye could be crucial for us this season and he was certainly important for us today. A lot of our best work at the top end of the pitch went through him. Hopefully we can keep him fit. We've got Reynolds and Johnson to come back in to that XI too at some stage.

Had to mention Liam Dolman though who was brilliant throughout although in truth it was only what we've come to expect. I wouldn't have wanted that chance to fall to anyone else at the back post.
Agree with all of this, a bit like we encountered with Redditch last season, Barwell weren't up to much but at least it gives us a bit of confidence at the start of the campaign.

Bully and Collard were excellent throughout, not just through their play but the way in which they marshalled the game, very vocal and a great organisational help for the new, young players in the team.

Overall a pretty enjoyable game despite the diva of a referee who thought everyone was there to watch him. I've become used to the officiating being highly questionable but that chap was a completely clueless clown!
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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by Dazzler » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 pm

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Man of the Match @liamdolman and manager Andy Peaks following the 2-0 opening day victory at @BarwellFC1992


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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by Dazzler » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:58 am

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Liam Dolman is mobbed by his team-mates after he opened the scoring in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-0 success at Barwell.
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Re: [ Sat 10th Aug ] v Barwell FC, KO 3pm AWAY SLPDC

Post by Adrian » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:37 am

It shocks me that Dolman never became a conference north/south defender, he's still young ish but he's been here a few years and in all honesty you can't say he's got better since we signed him because back then when he was younger he was already a fine defending talent. Even as a back up or on a dual reg deal I would have thought a lot of those clubs could do worse than a consistently brave defender like him.

I would also like to know who the joker is that keeps changing some of our players Wiki pages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liam_Dolman
Dolman went on loan to Southern League side Aylesbury United in 2005–06, where he made a real impact leaving a huge dent in the pitch.

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