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by Matthew Parry
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 13817

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

It's not quite that bad; they can beat us with skill (obviously not what I would ideally like!!) to ensure that they have two points, the luck boils down to one match only. At the end of the day it is what it is; if you'd like me to make a formal proposal for a change, Joey, by all means send me a p...
by Matthew Parry
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 13817

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

Naturally we will be treating this as the first match of the season, which in essence it is- well the second anyway- and forgetting all that has gone before. Please do not be dissuaded from having a rest this weekend, Loz; I understand Telford has lots of lovely distractions that I am sure you would...
by Matthew Parry
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Weekend 3
Replies: 16
Views: 2711

Re: 4NCL Weekend 3

Mike, I would happily do a report on Division 3S and 4 save for the fact that my lack of chess knowledge and skill would unquestionably lead to the focus being on the bar, playing conditions, pool table, and score-sheets for my own team (fortunately all would be positive reviews this year). My analy...
by Matthew Parry
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 13817

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

LawrenceCooper wrote:
I suspect that you are already in the promotion pool but with only two teams going up you probably can't afford to ease off, except maybe in round 7 :wink:
How about a deal; we both rest our captains for that round?! Then you and Alex can both take it easy...
by Matthew Parry
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 13817

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

Div 3SA is pretty tight in the middle and it is good to see that the MM 1 and WIB 1 have probably the youngest teams and find themselves in the top 2 places. However, the fight to scrape into the promotion pool is likely to be very close. Demotion to Div 4 may be very penalising for player retentio...
by Matthew Parry
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 13817

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

Having missed the first weekend at the 4NCL this year, I can fully endorse Paul in his view of the Telford playing conditions. Other than tables that seemed to be a little uneven for the Div 4 teams, everything else was excellent; the rooms, service, facilities, water, and convenient shops nearby. V...
by Matthew Parry
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 13817

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

Thanks (on behalf of WiB). Last season we started with 2 wins and went on to get relegated, though... And the match score for the Sunday really doesn't do justice to how close The Rookies came to beating us, in spite of being outrated 150+ points a board. That's the confidence I look for from my pl...