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  • HORN
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    Number 16 in the series entitled “Don’t people check this stuff?”.

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  • adams house cat
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    There were high hopes from Meadow Lane. Now we just hope to avoid relegation. What the hell went wrong?

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  • RobW
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post
    No Harry Kewell bounce for Notts county,they look royally in the shit already
    He was sent off as well.

    Crawley deserved to beat us yesterday, we were absolutely awful in the first half, hoofing it aimlessly. Crawley on the other hand were neat, got behind us and deserved their half time lead. City looked sharper after the break but Frecklington was rightly sent off for a late tackle. We dominated possession but created little in the way of chances, though Mensah should have done better late on.

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  • elguapo4
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    No Harry Kewell bounce for Notts county,they look royally in the shit already

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  • HORN
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    Imp has a new book out?

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  • imp
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    Originally posted by RobW View Post
    Fingers crossed my order has been dispatched, so I can get you to sign it. Think my train gets in with plenty of time, and i've not really done the FanZone before.
    The publisher changed its distributor on September 1st, as a result of which sending out my books have been struck with considerable delays, I‘ve been told. So when will they be sent out? Maybe Friday (i.e. tomorrow), maybe Monday, but we can‘t make any guarantees... But sometimes they surprise me and get things done quicker than promised. Anyhow, please come by whether you have it or not.

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  • RobW
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    Originally posted by imp View Post
    Rob, if you come to the Crawley game this weekend I‘m flogging my book at a stand in the FanZone pre-game, so come by and say hello if you‘ve the time and inclination.
    Fingers crossed my order has been dispatched, so I can get you to sign it. Think my train gets in with plenty of time, and i've not really done the FanZone before.

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  • ad hoc
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    There's a FanZone in Crawley?

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  • imp
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    Originally posted by RobW View Post
    Thumping 3-0 will away at Exeter on Saturday. From what I can glean from the highlights, Akinde was a constant threat. I have no doubt now that Ollie Palmer will score against us in a 1-0 Crawley win this weekend.
    Rob, if you come to the Crawley game this weekend I‘m flogging my book at a stand in the FanZone pre-game, so come by and say hello if you‘ve the time and inclination.

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  • RobW
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    Thumping 3-0 will away at Exeter on Saturday. From what I can glean from the highlights, Akinde was a constant threat. I have no doubt now that Ollie Palmer will score against us in a 1-0 Crawley win this weekend.

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  • Simon G
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    We have today made our 16th signing since the end of last season - and we're still painfully short up front.

    We've got loads of attacking midfielders though.

    Oh, and out of nowhere Michael Duff is now evens favourite for our manager's position. I can't see it myself though.

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  • RobW
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    Originally posted by imp View Post
    I'm going to the Crawley game on the 8th., so my presence will probably screw it up.
    Thinking about that, and Macc away. Rather foolish of me given that I have zero money, but been to only one game so far.

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  • imp
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    I'm going to the Crawley game on the 8th., so my presence will probably screw it up.

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  • RobW
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    Originally posted by imp View Post
    It used to be a given that any team losing to Lincoln would immediately sack their manager. Even when we're top of the league and looking strong, the tradition seemingly continues - goodbye Kevin Nolan at Notts. Saw most of this on iFollow - much better home performance than against Bury on Tuesday. I'm inclining ever more towards optimism, but it's still an alien outlook. Why can't Lincoln be shit again and take me back to my comfort zone of misery and gloom?
    I give it a month.

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  • imp
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    It used to be a given that any team losing to Lincoln would immediately sack their manager. Even when we're top of the league and looking strong, the tradition seemingly continues - goodbye Kevin Nolan at Notts. Saw most of this on iFollow - much better home performance than against Bury on Tuesday. I'm inclining ever more towards optimism, but it's still an alien outlook. Why can't Lincoln be shit again and take me back to my comfort zone of misery and gloom?

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  • tee rex
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    If he'd left alone, applauded. But after taking several players, including the skipper on the cheap, and then joined by Perryman ... not now.

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  • Rogin the Armchair fan
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    Table topping Exeter City travel to see how the old boss is doing at Franchise this afternoon. I wonder if he'll get applauded or jeered.

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  • Simon G
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    They lost to us on penalties in the Carabao Cup, so I wouldn't bet on them just yet

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  • imp
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    It turns out that iFollow somehow managed to renew my subscription, even though the credit card was already out of date. But I didn't complain. I suppose I was secretly pleased. I only found out just before the Grimsby game, though, and when I turned it on there was no coverage of the first 20 minutes due to "technical difficulties". After that, though, there was a huge improvement over last season in the camera-work, plus the commentary is from Radio Lincolnshire, and Rob Makepeace and Steve Thompson are pretty good. 'Tommo' used to be awful when I last heard him years back, but he seems to have got over his habit of groaning loudly at every misplaced Lincoln pass.

    And Lincoln? They were poor against Grimsby, who easily deserved all three points. Can't comment on the penalty because I only saw it once in real time. They were only slightly better against a decent Bury team that also deserved at least a point, but another penalty turned the game around and then they bundled in a winner. And now we face co-favourites Notts County, bottom with one point. So at least we're favourites who are equal top, despite looking anything other than fourth division ordinary in these past two matches.

    Are Colchester the dark horse that no one tipped pre-season?

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  • Simon G
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    I wouldn't bank on it - who knows, it might just click tomorrow night against Col U, but I won't get my hopes up.

    Sadly, I won't be going to Cambridge as away games are rarer than rocking horse shit for me these days. I do remember going there in 2005 though. Easily the coldest game I ever attended. Cambridge were bottom of the league and managed to beat us 1-0. 10 days later we went to Aggborough and Kidderminster, who had replaced Cambridge at the bottom of the league, also beat us 1-0. Can't say we didn't play fair in the two games...

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  • Janik
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    I've got a ticket for Cambridge-Cheltenham on Saturday week. Cambridge were pretty uninspiring and rather gifted victory by poor defensive mistakes from Notts County on Saturday. Which sounds like luxury compared to that Cheltenham description above. I probably shouldn't get my hopes up of watching a fiesta of Football, then.

    The Cambridge-Notts County game produce what, for me, is an unusual post-match interview where for once a manager appears to have been watching exactly the same game as I have. Or at least the first minute or two of what Kevin Nolan had to say, I've not watched further than that as I'm not bothered about things from a Notts County perspective.
    Last edited by Janik; 13-08-2018, 10:37.

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  • Simon G
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    We're dreadful, don't be fooled by the scoreline, we could and should have lost by 4 or 5 goals on Saturday.

    A lot of Cheltenham fans have lost patience now and are stating unequivocally that Gary Johnson has to go. This isn't a knee-jerk thing to a new season though, this is off the back of a dreadful end to last season (1 win in last 7 games) which included a 6-1 defeat at home to Coventry and a defeat to a shockingly poor and demoralised Forest Green Rovers, an appalling pre-season and now an atrocious start. In both games we have been outplayed, out-battled, out-thought, frankly any aspect to measure a game we have been bettered by our opposition.

    Johnson has had a lot of issues over the past couple of years off the field, his heart problems in March 2017 and his brother passing away a few weeks ago, so it's understandable that his full focus is not going to be on the club, but he makes the same mistakes over and again, doesn't learn from them and simply doesn't accept when he's got things wrong. If we play poorly, it's the players not doing right (they're all players he has brought in). Not only that, but we knew all summer that our top scorer from last season would be going, the fact he went to his son's team means that he must have been somewhat aware of their interest for some time, and he knew the likely value we would sell for, so why wasn't a replacement sourced in good time - instead we are fed some crap about AFC Fylde (a club who don't need money) playing hardball for their striker - of course they're going to play hardball, he's their striker and they don't need to sell him!!!! It transpires, according to the club secretary on Radio Glos on Saturday that, in fact, we were nowhere near signing Danny Rowe anyway.

    The last time I remember there being this much disconnect at the club was in 15/16, and we know what happened then. It's hard to see two teams worse than us at the moment, a change may well be required, and soon so the new man can utilise the loan window properly.

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  • RobW
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    First game of the season for me on Saturday against Swindon and was bloody impressed by our front quartet. We were extremely lucky against Northampton the previous week and played a 3-4-3 formation. However, DC changed that against Swindon, playing a 4-2-1-3 with McCartan sat behind Akinde and Andrade and Anderson on the wings. Pretty ballsy stuff to drop Matt Green after he scored on the opening day.
    There was some very tidy link up play, Andrade and Akinde look a class above what we had last season. Should have been out of sight before HT but for a bizarre refereeing decision. Weathered a bit of a storm start of second half but Swindon didn't really test Vickers, and made 3 good subs, with Pett and Green linking up well in place of McCartan and Akinde respectively and Shackell making his first appearance. Delighted that Scott Wharton is back at the Bank.

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  • tee rex
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    Exeter fans will spend the whole season arguing about Tisdale, every counterfactual being "proved" one way or another. To resolve this, we not only need to go up ("would have happened under Tisdale") but Franchise have to fail. All very tiresome and not likely to end any time soon.

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  • Simon G
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    I agree about Morecambe, they're safety net usually comes in the first couple of months of the season before they fall off a cliff - if they start poorly it's difficult to see how they survive.

    As for Cheltenham, we were appalling on Saturday and I really hope it's just a gelling issue as we have so many new players. We had no creativity whatsoever and only some great stops from Scott Flinders gave the scoreline some respectability.

    Tranmere away on Saturday - any excuse to post this from the last time we played them:

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