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09/1/2020 11:05 AM  #31


Re: Hemel

As apparent head of the "Rose Tinted Specs Brigade" I will give an answer Personally I would NEVER choose relegation and given a choice between those two exact options then I would pick staying up under new management as opposed to going down and rebuilding with MC. However, this is purely in a straight choice between those two options given and neither are a guarantee so it renders the question rather moot. 

MC will keep us in the division, not only do I think the squad we have albeit slightly depleted and with massive room for improvement is good enough, I also think that there will be a couple of team below us that won't be good enough to save themselves. Everyone will always pick up odd results and we are no different. Between now and the end of the season I reckon we need about 5 wins to be safe, the odd draw here and there won't hurt the cause and that is predicated on Tonbridge, Welling and Hungerford also being able to match that target or we will stay up by virtue of their inadequacies. Is that how I want to stay up? No, of course not, I would want to stay up by narrowly missing out on the playoffs and applauding a valiant effort through the season to give us an outside shot at the end of season show but in reality, it doesn't really matter how we stay up. 8th is no different to 18th in retrospect, we would stay a NLS side either way.  

If we were to go down, then it would be bitterly disappointing. I am a big believer that at this level it's precarious at best and not a lot tend to do the whole up and down thing. Very few relegated teams bounce back at the first attempt and it would seem that very few come up to go down at the first attempt as well. Chippenham have become accustomed to the National League South and although the club is small fry at this level the challenge every year should be staying up, earning the money to improve as a club and trying to sustain ourselves ready for any potential "next step". To go back down to the Southern League, well that would be dreadful for the club that have worked so hard to be here and I think all would agree that winning more games, dominating more and having a better chance of success is not worth sacrificing our NLS status for. 

Get behind Collier, this man has led us here, taken us out of the Southern, given us moments to savour and cherish forever. We have had this season alone, moments of great elation and joy. Anyone of us who were present at Billericay early doors in the league with a 2-0 win and the chance to once again have a laugh at their expense, the extra time thriller against Cirencester when you didn't know which way the pendulum was going to swing but my god how exciting when it ended, the games against Slough particularly the replay and that feeling of knowing we were going to Whyteleaf big favourites to make Round 1 and then of course, Round 1 itself, a game against a team like Northampton who incidentally are still in the competition at the 4th Round Stage going up against Derby Country at home for a place in Round 5! There are Up's to every Down and sometimes there are more of one than the other but this is when supporters resolve is tested and given a chance to prove what good supporters are. There are clubs with more supporters and clubs with less but a football club is like a religion, a religion you share with a select few and the negativity and mood at the football club at present is absolutely toxic. It's making the place a real horrible environment to watch football in. A change in manager, personnel or otherwise won't help that, a change in attitude just might. The team will work their arse off to renew faith and restore a little optimism but let's give them the little boost they need whilst they could be feeling sorry for themselves and accepting the abuse and waiting for the end of the season. Let's encourage, people work better when they are happier in all walks of life, football as well. No one likes losing but even less when they feel they are losing alone. 15-20 men shouldn't shoulder the burden, it is the responsibility of all to carry a little of that around with them, lighten the load. Come on Chippenham we can and will do this.  

 

05/2/2020 8:04 PM  #32


Re: Hemel

Jack_Bluebird wrote:

Managed to make last nights game, personally, I think that was a good point against a big strong team. Yes it probably should of been 3 but every point is vital so not the end of the world to take just the 1! Created plenty of chances which is a big positive!

Cannot complain with the lads effort and desire last night, fighting tooth and nail for every ball!  Hopefully the squad and use this time to rest and recoupe and go again in a few weeks! A few positive results and turns the seasons around, long long way to go! As for the negative comments, let’s ignore them and remain positive. Football can be a very fickle game!

I won’t be able to make the next handful of games due to work commitments but rest assured I’ll be supporting from a far!

 
Jack_bluebirds last positive post coincidentally just before mark was sacked, I assure you I’m not who you I’m not Jason Applegate as you seem to think, if I was I would never have allowed some of the mediocre signings to transpire. Just a local guy watches his local team with his son and discusses the goings on. Would appear you are quite obviously a relation to mark of sorts, maybe his son?

 

05/2/2020 8:30 PM  #33


Re: Hemel

Jason, touched a nerve.

No relation unfortunately, however heavily invested in what he did for the club. In particular the time he spent with my little one prior to every single home game. Even if it was just a high five.

Happy to catch up in the bar at the next home game to put a face to my name.

 

05/2/2020 9:27 PM  #34


Re: Hemel

Jack_Bluebird wrote:

Jason, touched a nerve.

No relation unfortunately, however heavily invested in what he did for the club. In particular the time he spent with my little one prior to every single home game. Even if it was just a high five.

Happy to catch up in the bar at the next home game to put a face to my name.

I’ll be in the board room, I’ll have the tea ready

 

05/2/2020 11:19 PM  #35


Re: Hemel

Nice big wink and if I see it, I'll nod back.


Want a bare knuckle fight? I'll knock you out you Cnut.
 

06/2/2020 6:48 AM  #36


Re: Hemel

Bluebirds15 wrote:

Jack_Bluebird wrote:

Managed to make last nights game, personally, I think that was a good point against a big strong team. Yes it probably should of been 3 but every point is vital so not the end of the world to take just the 1! Created plenty of chances which is a big positive!

Cannot complain with the lads effort and desire last night, fighting tooth and nail for every ball!  Hopefully the squad and use this time to rest and recoupe and go again in a few weeks! A few positive results and turns the seasons around, long long way to go! As for the negative comments, let’s ignore them and remain positive. Football can be a very fickle game!

I won’t be able to make the next handful of games due to work commitments but rest assured I’ll be supporting from a far!

 
Jack_bluebirds last positive post coincidentally just before mark was sacked, I assure you I’m not who you I’m not Jason Applegate as you seem to think, if I was I would never have allowed some of the mediocre signings to transpire. Just a local guy watches his local team with his son and discusses the goings on. Would appear you are quite obviously a relation to mark of sorts, maybe his son?

Whose Jason Applegate ?? Clearly you do not know your board of directors.

 

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