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Doing pretty well to be fair, he puts himself about and for a big bloke he's got quick feet, we're hoping we can do something at the EOS to keep him.
Norwich extended his contract just before his loan to us, so may well have another year left from the start of next season.
Not sure we could have afforded his full wages TBH.
 

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Pretty much, the Gas hit the woodwork and missed a one on one in stoppage time. We created nothing last twenty minutes and were hanging on for the point.
I thought we deserved a draw, but they had the better chances.

I think lack of confidence is our biggest problem at the moment, after such a long run of defeats. We are hardly a side full of creativity, but we looked more threatening earlier in the season.
 
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I’m looking forwards to a day out on the ale in Rochdale on Saturday.
It will be my 14th ever visit to Spotland, one of my all time favourite away days. Although my last visit there was a Leyland Daf fixture back in 1989.
The pie and peas at Spotland were legendary and the Cemetery hotel was one of the finest ale houses in the country. No idea what either are like now though.
Barcadale gave us a real footballing lesson on the opening day of the season and the writing was on the wall for us after that defeat in what has been a totally deflating experience in L1 thus far. Were doomed.
I don’t think we’ll have much of an away following on Saturday and doubt whether we’ll take anything from the game, but please god let us score. Even if it’s a double deflection off someone’s backside let us score.
 

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It will be my 14th ever visit to Spotland, one of my all time favourite away days. Although my last visit there was a Leyland Daf fixture back in 1989.
The pie and peas at Spotland were legendary
That was my first visit to Spotland and is still the lowest away attendance I have ever been part of. There were only about 40-50 of us there that night, which was actually the first step on our path to Wembley and winning our first meaningful competition.

I completely agree about the reverse fixture on the opening day. I think we all realised it would be a struggle to survive after that game.
 

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Don't think there can be a worse away day when it's forecast heavy rain and strong winds than Accrington! Not sure it'll go ahead, mind.

If it doesn't, we're without Joe Morrell for two games due to his 10th booking in midweek. Bostwick back in training, though, which is a big boost.
 

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Hearing things about a possible protest about Evans tomorrow.

Can't stand these "fans". He's put £90m in - hearing people on social media try and simplify the situation by just saying "we need a new owner to come and invest" makes me cringe... like buying a L1 Club with £90m debts and running at a loss is in any way realistic.
 
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Hearing things about a possible protest about Evans tomorrow.

Can't stand these "fans". He's put £90m in - hearing people on social media try and simplify the situation by just saying "we need a new owner to come and invest" makes me cringe... like buying a L1 Club with £90m debts and running at a loss is in any way realistic.
Maybe they can go follow Manchester City in next season's champions league :2thumb:
Some are asking if a little resurgence by Forest might affect our gates next season, as a portion of our support are discovering what losing regularly feels like for the first time in their short tenure :wave:
 
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Big win for us vs doncaster thanks to 2 og's by Cameron john , keeps us in the mix and now 13 unbeaten, though donny were the better side until the deserved red card then after half time we were the much better side even though donny had a couple of chances to level.
 
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A thoroughly deserved win by Fleetwood, excellent performances all over the pitch and a second massive victory inside 5 days against two teams near the top. Heady days at the moment, confidence is sky high, the loan players such as Callum Connolly who scored a cracker today, Gibson who looks solid at the back and Mckay are doing the business
We look, and are a really good team, who knows where this will go........
 

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I thought we deserved a draw, but they had the better chances.

I think lack of confidence is our biggest problem at the moment, after such a long run of defeats. We are hardly a side full of creativity, but we looked more threatening earlier in the season.
Bang on. No one deserved to win that game, it was 2 terrible teams.

We should have seen the game off in the first 15 minutes tbh, as we should have in the last 15 minutes - but I think you guys definitely controlled the rest of the game.

Finally we won a game, last time was 14th December ffs! Now the draw at Tranmere doesn't look too bad within reason, a point on the road and 3 at home. We'll get battered against Sunderland (twice), Peterborough away and Ipswich at home in 4 of our next 6 games though.
 
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Got the job done against Shrewsbury in awful conditions and Jackett's subs made the difference in the second half.

Fleetwood away next in the league and it's gonna be a tough one.
After a somewhat slow start to the season, and the inevitable calls for the manager to be sacked, Jackett has more than steadied the ship - fair play to him and the team. Similarly when the Black Cats were at Fleetwood in December the Roker 'faithful' were in full cry that Parkinson be removed, he has certainly turned things round. Down the road you have Grayson given the hoof last week, his credentials have been pretty descent over the years but he should be glad to be out from that load of s....
We will certainly give you a good examination next week and fingers crossed the weather is much improved Speaking of managers Joseph Barton deserves plenty of credit for the Fleetwood's continual improvement. He has lost 2 key midfielders in Jordan Rossiter and Kyle Dempsey, both out for the rest of the season,been playing local lad Jack Sowerby in midfield allowing Paul Coutts to get some rest. Coutts is now back and playing some great football, he shipped out Eastham to Salford along with loaning them Hunter and brought in Glen Whelan who despite his age looks real class in the middle. We also have our under 18's lying second in the Youth Alliance League or whatever its called...all of which means our Joey will more than likely be in a few more srcapes before the end of the season !!
 

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Fair play to the Blackpool fans that travelled to the game and especially to the poor bugger holding up the wall spewing his ring up about 5 mins before kick off. Don't know what time you and your mates arrived but you all seemed pretty pissed especially you fella. Doubt you got in either.
 

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A thoroughly deserved win by Fleetwood, excellent performances all over the pitch and a second massive victory inside 5 days against two teams near the top. Heady days at the moment, confidence is sky high, the loan players such as Callum Connolly who scored a cracker today, Gibson who looks solid at the back and Mckay are doing the business
We look, and are a really good team, who knows where this will go........
Actually thought you were far the weakest of all the teams at the top we've played recently. You may have had an off-day (and, yes, I know you won in the end) but don't think you're on a par with the pacesetters.
 
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After a somewhat slow start to the season, and the inevitable calls for the manager to be sacked, Jackett has more than steadied the ship - fair play to him and the team. Similarly when the Black Cats were at Fleetwood in December the Roker 'faithful' were in full cry that Parkinson be removed, he has certainly turned things round. Down the road you have Grayson given the hoof last week, his credentials have been pretty descent over the years but he should be glad to be out from that load of s....
We will certainly give you a good examination next week and fingers crossed the weather is much improved Speaking of managers Joseph Barton deserves plenty of credit for the Fleetwood's continual improvement. He has lost 2 key midfielders in Jordan Rossiter and Kyle Dempsey, both out for the rest of the season,been playing local lad Jack Sowerby in midfield allowing Paul Coutts to get some rest. Coutts is now back and playing some great football, he shipped out Eastham to Salford along with loaning them Hunter and brought in Glen Whelan who despite his age looks real class in the middle. We also have our under 18's lying second in the Youth Alliance League or whatever its called...all of which means our Joey will more than likely be in a few more srcapes before the end of the season !!
I'd take a draw on Saturday but I do wonder if we will hold some kind of psychological edge given we've already beaten you at Highbury in the cup, know how weak you are at set-pieces and generally have a good record at your place.
 

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13 unbeaten now after our second victory after being behind in a matter of days. Truth be told Donny were one of the best sides I've seen this season and probably deserved to leave with a point at least, but their first half sending off was arguably the reason they didn't - crass stupidity from the boy. Not that you'd believe that going by the Donny fans reactions on the net, who claim that Barry Fuller (one of the toughest, most honest players in the league) dived to get him sent off, and that the only reason it was a red was because Evans and Raynor reacted. Interestingly, watching the video of the incident back, not one member of staff or substitute from the Donny bench so much as reacts when the red card is brandished, telling you everything you need to know.

Anyway, bar the Yorkshire moaning, we played some ok stuff in horrendous conditions and could've scored 4 or 5 with Akinde and Roberts (twice) missing gilt-edged chances, before a late Donny rally saw them come close a couple of times, although Bonham wasn't seriously tested at any stage.

Onto Southend on tuesday, and it wouldn't surprise me to see the unbeaten record go there.
 

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Last minute loss at Accrington. You shouldn't go away from home and get in front 3 times and get pegged back and certainly shouldn't score 3 and lose. Both teams made a decent game of it on Saturday despite the conditions, but the wind apparently picked up further in the second half as we were kicking into it. Horrendous defending from both sides at times looking at the highlights.

Appleton hung the experienced defenders out to dry at the weekend (more so Shackell, I think), which makes his selection at the weekend interesting. Wouldn't be a massive surprise to see a different back four, although part of that down to Edun not being an out and out LB.
 

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13 unbeaten now after our second victory after being behind in a matter of days. Truth be told Donny were one of the best sides I've seen this season and probably deserved to leave with a point at least, but their first half sending off was arguably the reason they didn't - crass stupidity from the boy. Not that you'd believe that going by the Donny fans reactions on the net, who claim that Barry Fuller (one of the toughest, most honest players in the league) dived to get him sent off, and that the only reason it was a red was because Evans and Raynor reacted. Interestingly, watching the video of the incident back, not one member of staff or substitute from the Donny bench so much as reacts when the red card is brandished, telling you everything you need to know.

Anyway, bar the Yorkshire moaning, we played some ok stuff in horrendous conditions and could've scored 4 or 5 with Akinde and Roberts (twice) missing gilt-edged chances, before a late Donny rally saw them come close a couple of times, although Bonham wasn't seriously tested at any stage.

Onto Southend on tuesday, and it wouldn't surprise me to see the unbeaten record go there.
Doubt it... Now Oxley is injured the average age of our matchday squad tomorrow could be below 12.
 
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Doubt it... Now Oxley is injured the average age of our matchday squad tomorrow could be below 12.
We haven't got a great record at your place, though. 5-0 defeat a couple of years back, I remember, and I think 2-0 defeat last season?

Our set piece delivery is still pretty poor although we are more potent in attack. Either a draw or a narrow win for us, I would predict optimistically.
 
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Actually thought you were far the weakest of all the teams at the top we've played recently. You may have had an off-day (and, yes, I know you won in the end) but don't think you're on a par with the pacesetters.
I know when we played at you place we were somewhat battered by you early on, I remember saying that was the kind of win we needed, on the back foot struggling at times but managing to sneak a win. There are any number of a dozen or so teams who can go up, which makes league 1 a very good league in its own right
 
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I'd take a draw on Saturday but I do wonder if we will hold some kind of psychological edge given we've already beaten you at Highbury in the cup, know how weak you are at set-pieces and generally have a good record at your place.
We have played Wycombe/Posh and now yourselves coming up in the space of 12 days, I said before these games I would take 4 points from these games. Well are are 2 points ahead of this forecast so yes a draw wont be bad against you. The challenge of course is how to deal with the set pieces and having recently lost to you, all fascinating stuff which makes the game all the more intriguing. Are you coming up to the game yourself ?
 
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We have played Wycombe/Posh and now yourselves coming up in the space of 12 days, I said before these games I would take 4 points from these games. Well are are 2 points ahead of this forecast so yes a draw wont be bad against you. The challenge of course is how to deal with the set pieces and having recently lost to you, all fascinating stuff which makes the game all the more intriguing. Are you coming up to the game yourself ?
Not this time, I've only been the once and that was back in League 2!
 

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We haven't got a great record at your place, though. 5-0 defeat a couple of years back, I remember, and I think 2-0 defeat last season?

Our set piece delivery is still pretty poor although we are more potent in attack. Either a draw or a narrow win for us, I would predict optimistically.
I think I've seen us win three times at Roots Hall - 1-0 with Tommy Black scoring about 13 years ago, another 1-0 in the title season (12/13) with I think Whelpdale scoring, and the 3-1 on the opening day a few years ago when we all thought JET was the missing link to a promotion charge. Seen a fair share of dismal showings there too over the years, but think it's more or less evened out by now. Wouldn't be stunned if we dropped points again tomorrow, but a win sets us up very nicely.

Bonham
Fuller - Ehmer - Tucker - Ogilvie
O'Keefe - O'Connor
Hanlan - Pringle - Graham
Akinde​

Walsh, Jones, Lee, Charles-Cook, Mandron, Willock and Roberts

Decent side that.
 

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