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Leveller

Taunton Town

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After a storming promotion last season, I see TT are now second in the higher league - albeit the top seven all have 14 points from 7 games. Only one defeat to leaders Weymouth, and a good win against local rivals Tiverton. It’s widened out geographically too, with a few London/Home Counties rivals now included.

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14 hours ago, Taunton_BCFC said:

Very good start! And safely through in FA Cup. Be interesting to see who comes in as manager.

Not sure if they will employ from outside, the two who have taken over were part of the same coaching staff as before. 

If it ain’t broke...................

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An update. Taunton are now top of their league, though Weymouth have games in hand.

Yesterday they won 7-0. Though it helped that the opposition had three red cards in the first half!!! The joys of non league football.

Could swap places with Weston at the end of this season though, at this rate.

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7 hours ago, Leveller said:

An update. Taunton are now top of their league, though Weymouth have games in hand.

Yesterday they won 7-0. Though it helped that the opposition had three red cards in the first half!!! The joys of non league football.

Could swap places with Weston at the end of this season though, at this rate.

How are Tivvy getting on? I can imagine those games get a bit spicy!

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7 hours ago, Leveller said:

 

Could swap places with Weston at the end of this season though, at this rate.

Could swap places with Rovers in a few seasons, at this rate..! 

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11 hours ago, Leveller said:

Could swap places with Weston at the end of this season though, at this rate.

Weston will stay up, the recent signings they have made have made a big difference to the team

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9 minutes ago, Kid in the Riot said:

Still a long way to go for the Peacocks but looking good so far. When was the last time they played at a level one below the conference?

In the late 70's they were in the "Southern League" but stepped down from the level in the early 80's due to the financial costs of being at that level

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11 hours ago, devoncider said:

How are Tivvy getting on? I can imagine those games get a bit spicy!

I watched Tiverton v Taunton earlier this season expecting what you say. None of it though, tbh it was a poor game with no real feel of a derby match.

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41 minutes ago, Gillies Downs Leeds said:

Fair play to Taunton, I thought that when the management team left to go to Truro, it might have affected them. They have gone from strength to strength and have really surprised me.

They are a totally no thrills team, very much a percentage football team, just about every ball goes long and very little ( basically nothing) gets played through midfield. But.... it works for them.

Not the sort of football I personally like to watch, but they are obviously happy with the results they are getting. 

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19 hours ago, Leveller said:

An update. Taunton are now top of their league, though Weymouth have games in hand.

Yesterday they won 7-0. Though it helped that the opposition had three red cards in the first half!!! The joys of non league football.

Could swap places with Weston at the end of this season though, at this rate.

How on earth do you get three red cards in that short a time? 

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24 minutes ago, Red Right Hand said:

How on earth do you get three red cards in that short a time? 

2 were for tackles and one for an "off the ball" incident

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Time for an update.

The chances of successive promotions into Tier 6 are still looking remarkably strong.

After a 2-1 home win against Farnborough today, Taunton are five points clear at the top, outperforming bigger more established clubs like Salisbury and Weymouth.

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14 minutes ago, Leveller said:

Time for an update.

The chances of successive promotions into Tier 6 are still looking remarkably strong.

After a 2-1 home win against Farnborough today, Taunton are five points clear at the top, outperforming bigger more established clubs like Salisbury and Weymouth.

Looking good, Met Police and Salisbury dropped points this week.

And the last West Country involvement in the Vase ended today with Willand  getting beat 3/1 at home in the quarters.

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Poor old Weston had a bad loss today at home to Chippenham. Away at Torquay next week. Need 7-8  wins from 12 to have a chance of staying up. Never been relegated before in their history.

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5 hours ago, MattWSM said:

Poor old Weston had a bad loss today at home to Chippenham. Away at Torquay next week. Need 7-8  wins from 12 to have a chance of staying up. Never been relegated before in their history.

Let’s be honest.. they have flirted with relegation from conference south for the last 10 years!!

shame really 

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Taunton have dropped off recently and are now second, with Weymouth five points clear at the top. Taunton have eight points from the last six games, including two recent wins, while Weymouth have sixteen.

Still, Taunton are guaranteed a play off place, so still have a fair chance of consecutive promotions, potentially replacing Weston in National League South.

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7 minutes ago, Leveller said:

Taunton have dropped off recently and are now second, with Weymouth five points clear at the top. Taunton have eight points from the last six games, including two recent wins, while Weymouth have sixteen.

Still, Taunton are guaranteed a play off place, so still have a fair chance of consecutive promotions, potentially replacing Weston in National League South.

Don’t they have to win two play offs tho? 

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36 minutes ago, Leveller said:

Taunton have eight points from the last six games

Are you sure @Leveller ?

From Taunton's website

Town made it 3 wins in the space of a week following a 1-0 victory at Chesham United yesterday afternoon (30 Mar).

The Peacocks started the brightest and dictated the tempo early with Josh Nelmes almost opening the scoring in the 21st minute when he headed Ryan Brett’s free kick wide of the post. As the game became even, Taunton’s skipper Matt Wright rose to meet Lewis Hall’s cross with a powerful header to break the deadlock one minute before half time.

The second half was a tight affair with neither side able to grab a goal thanks to some great goalkeeping from both men in between the sticks at either end meaning Town returned from The Meadow with all 3 points and another clean sheet.

Town have now mathematically secured a Play-Off position with 5 games remaining of the campaign.

Rob Dray remarked, “That was a proper performance against a very good side who have only been beaten just the once in the last 17 games. The boys were superb in every way on a difficult pitch. We had bodies missing and had made a long journey but from the off we looked sharp and did the basics better than we have done for a while. All in all it’s been a good week, 6 points , 2 clean sheets and we made it through to a cup final.”

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On 04/04/2019 at 14:35, phantom said:

Are you sure @Leveller ?

From Taunton's website

Town made it 3 wins in the space of a week following a 1-0 victory at Chesham United yesterday afternoon (30 Mar).

The Peacocks started the brightest and dictated the tempo early with Josh Nelmes almost opening the scoring in the 21st minute when he headed Ryan Brett’s free kick wide of the post. As the game became even, Taunton’s skipper Matt Wright rose to meet Lewis Hall’s cross with a powerful header to break the deadlock one minute before half time.

The second half was a tight affair with neither side able to grab a goal thanks to some great goalkeeping from both men in between the sticks at either end meaning Town returned from The Meadow with all 3 points and another clean sheet.

Town have now mathematically secured a Play-Off position with 5 games remaining of the campaign.

Rob Dray remarked, “That was a proper performance against a very good side who have only been beaten just the once in the last 17 games. The boys were superb in every way on a difficult pitch. We had bodies missing and had made a long journey but from the off we looked sharp and did the basics better than we have done for a while. All in all it’s been a good week, 6 points , 2 clean sheets and we made it through to a cup final.”

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I believe I’m right. The three wins include a Cup game. Also, Weymouth won their game in hand - your table is a bit behind - and are five points clear (37 games each).

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On 06/04/2019 at 10:44, Leveller said:

I believe I’m right. The three wins include a Cup game. Also, Weymouth won their game in hand - your table is a bit behind - and are five points clear (37 games each).

Oops my bad, the table was off Taunton's website lol

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The Somerset Cup Final between Taunton and Weston scheduled to be played at Huish Park on Tuesday 7th May has been postponed until next season.

“Due to the possible commitments of Taunton Town in the play-offs, Somerset FA have agreed to stage the final between Weston and Taunton Town during the 2019/2020 preseason.

“The date is still yet to be agreed between the two clubs, and will be staged at either Weston's Optima Stadium or Taunton Town's Viridor Stadium, at the toss of a coin.”

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13 minutes ago, phantom said:

The Somerset Cup Final between Taunton and Weston scheduled to be played at Huish Park on Tuesday 7th May has been postponed until next season.

“Due to the possible commitments of Taunton Town in the play-offs, Somerset FA have agreed to stage the final between Weston and Taunton Town during the 2019/2020 preseason.

“The date is still yet to be agreed between the two clubs, and will be staged at either Weston's Optima Stadium or Taunton Town's Viridor Stadium, at the toss of a coin.”

Would it be that difficult to find a neutral venue for the cup final ? 

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5 minutes ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Would it be that difficult to find a neutral venue for the cup final ? 

That was my reaction too, does seem a bit odd

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1 hour ago, The Horse With No Name said:

Would it be that difficult to find a neutral venue for the cup final ? 

Ashton Gate would be good. Free entry to SC holders would create a bigger crowd and occasion than either club would expect.

Trains for both to Parson Street too - easier than bloody Yeovil

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On 18/04/2019 at 10:12, phantom said:

That was my reaction too, does seem a bit odd

Bridgwater? 1 junction up from Taunton, 2 down from WSM, Southern League standard ground with a capacity of 2,500. No brainer for me. 

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Gutted for them. A fantastic season and a difficult one to repeat next year. It's crazy how you can finish 20 odd points above your play-off opponent, batter them all game and then go out on penalties!

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14 minutes ago, Coppello said:

Gutted for them. A fantastic season and a difficult one to repeat next year. It's crazy how you can finish 20 odd points above your play-off opponent, batter them all game and then go out on penalties!

Leeds v Bristol City, Tuesday 14th May 2019 :laughcont:

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2 minutes ago, cidercity1987 said:

Leeds v Bristol City, Tuesday 14th May 2019 :laughcont:

Shh - we don't talk about it if it relates to City. 

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