League Two Fixtures - 29/02/2020

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Bradford (9th) vs Plymouth (4th)
Cambridge (11th) vs Carlisle (20st)
Colchester (6th) vs Cheltenham (5th)
Exeter (3rd) vs Crawley (12th)
Forest Green (10th) vs Leyton Orient (18th)
Grimsby (14th) vs Northampton (7th)
Macclesfield (23rd) vs Salford (13th)
Mansfield (21st) vs Swindon (1st)
Morecombe (22nd) vs Crewe (2nd)
Oldham (19th) vs Newport (16th)
Port Vale (8th) vs Scunthrope (17th)
Stevenage (24th) vs Walsall (15th)

Two games to keep an eye on are Colchester vs Cheltenham, another playoffs six-pointer similar to the game on Tuesday between Cheltenham and Northampton, as well as Bradford vs Plymouth - can Plymouth make it into the automatic spots, and can Bradford make it back into the playoffs?
 

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Morecambe away for us. We spanked them 5-0 back in November. Expecting a much tougher game here though. I was surprised to see they have a good recent home record, only 1 defeat in 10. We have a great record Vs the teams towards the bottom, so have to be targeting 3 points here, with a tough game away at Exeter to come next Tuesday. My main worry is we expect a good away following of around 1000, we virtually always lose when we take big numbers.

Morecambe 1-2 Crewe (Leitch-Smith, Walker, Porter) 2,720 (1050 Crewe)
 

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Huge game for us against lowly Scunthorpe who did a number on us at their place.

We’ve been flying at home so hopefully three points to get back in the top 7
 

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Looks like we're going to be without Brisley for a while now after getting injured at Walsall. Real shame for him as after a shaky start at Swindon (understandable given his lack of football previously) had done really well for us since. Luckily for us it's a relatively easy fix with Smith moving to his natural position in the middle and Gibbons returning at right back.

Be a test for us this, as has been well documented we have struggled all season to put teams away in games where we are favourites.
 
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Interestingly I had Bradford down as being in poor form, but apparently at home they've only lost twice all season and haven't lost at home since October, sounds like a fairly big ask to go there and win but I feel that's probably what we need to do
 

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If anyone wants to make an easy few quid stick it on Grimsby v Northampton both teams to score, we must be a gamblers dream at the minute our last 8 games have all had both teams scoring.
A bit of a turnaround from Jolley’s 9-1-0 formation away at Cambridge to try and hold them to a bore draw.
 

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No excuses, got to be winning a game like Morecambe away. They'll make it tricky for sure and the games between us at their place are usually tight, but we've got a good record, haven't lose since they moved to their new place. A scruffy, messy win will do me.
 

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If we win at Cambridge and Stevenage fail to beat Walsall I’m declaring us safe. That’s a big fucking if though given the fact we haven’t even been ahead in a match in the past month.

The sooner we’re safe the better then the manager can use the remaining games to try and fix this poor poor team into something much less boring and ineffective for next season.
 

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Our first ever visit to Forest Green, expecting around 700 of us to make the trip as its a new ground.

Both sides have been shit since they beat us 4-2 in the reverse game. We don't keep clean sheets so this could be another high scoring game.

Thinking of going for lunch before the game in Cirencester, as it has more there than Nailsworth, trains up the spout so a rare outing in the car for me to this one.
 

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If we win at Cambridge and Stevenage fail to beat Walsall I’m declaring us safe. That’s a big fucking if though given the fact we haven’t even been ahead in a match in the past month.

The sooner we’re safe the better then the manager can use the remaining games to try and fix this poor poor team into something much less boring and ineffective for next season.
You’re already safe, you know it, and we all know it.
 

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If we win at Cambridge and Stevenage fail to beat Walsall I’m declaring us safe. That’s a big fucking if though given the fact we haven’t even been ahead in a match in the past month.

The sooner we’re safe the better then the manager can use the remaining games to try and fix this poor poor team into something much less boring and ineffective for next season.
Stevenage aren’t catching you. They won’t even get your current points total.

So, would you kindly roll over for us to keep our ludicrously ambitious hopes of a play off spot alive? Ta muchly.
 

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Don’t think Mr. Cooper is going to enjoy our fans coming down. Hopefully we’ll have one of our rare good days and it’ll be the loss that gets him sacked.

Consolation prize if Ebou gets sent off or does his cruciate.
 

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Our first ever visit to Forest Green, expecting around 700 of us to make the trip as its a new ground.

Both sides have been shit since they beat us 4-2 in the reverse game. We don't keep clean sheets so this could be another high scoring game.

Thinking of going for lunch before the game in Cirencester, as it has more there than Nailsworth, trains up the spout so a rare outing in the car for me to this one.

If you decide to eat in Cirencester, I recommend the Black Horse in Castle st, a Marstons pub with great deals on the food front, further down there is a whetherspoons type pub called Porters, been in there a couple of times, both times food has been pretty good.
If your a real ale fan couple of pubs might attract your attention, The Marlbrough, just down the road from Porters, or across town in Lewis lane the 12 Bells used to have their own micro brewery, not sure if they still brew now.
In Cricklade st. There is the Wheatsheaf, The Landlord is a great sports fan, has a couple of TVs n the bars and in the skittle alley a huge projection TV, always shows any football or rugby games , also they do the usual pub grub.
Hope that helps, have a good day.
 

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Cooper has done a good job of taking the spotlight off Ebou for Saturday, as most of the O’s fans abuse will now be targeted at him instead. We’re back on form now though after ending our 8 match winless run by destroying Cirencester 3-2 in the Senior Cup on Tuesday, with B Trialist stealing the show.

Having lost our last 5 at home and having only won 1 in our last 11 at TNL Orient will probably feel confident of getting something. I’m thinking we might win this though, Orient are one of the few teams I’ve seen tactically naive enough to let us play to our strengths.
 

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A bit nervous about our match with Crawley. They are one of those teams who on occasion pull out a result which defies their league position. We should win, but I've got a nagging doubt about this one. We've got Argyle, Crewe and Cheltenham to come, so really need to pick up points on Saturday
 

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Interestingly I had Bradford down as being in poor form, but apparently at home they've only lost twice all season and haven't lost at home since October, sounds like a fairly big ask to go there and win but I feel that's probably what we need to do
Don't let that home form fool you! We're absolutely fucking shite. Easy Plymouth win.
 

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Apparently we have only beaten scunthorpe once in the last 34 years. Unsure on how many times we have played them in that period but got be at least 10 times.
14 times although we did register a couple of penalty wins in the Football League Trophy and didn’t meet for 19 years at one point.

Did win the last home game though when Alex Jones bagged a couple.
 

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Away at the Stags. With their poor home form it seems like the 3 points are a mere formality.

But I remember how impressed I was with them at the CG where only dreadful finishing by Maynard saw us win.

Could be a banana skin.
 

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The first goal will determine how the game goes from our point of view tomorrow. If we get it then we will stand a chance, if we concede first then we will fall apart and the team will throw the towel in.
 

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The first goal will determine how the game goes from our point of view tomorrow. If we get it then we will stand a chance, if we concede first then we will fall apart and the team will throw the towel in.
Didn't work that way in November to be fair?

Brisley out is disappointing but means Smith has to play in his natural position and allows Gibbons back in, assume Amoo will come in for Browne who was poor at Walsall.

Important we win this really, if we can keep the remarkable home form ticking over for the last 6 home games we've got a real chance.
 

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Pitch inspection at our place at 8am tomorrow, which suggests to me that there is already serious doubt about the game going ahead. We have had a few issues with drainage on the pitch this season and almost continual rain since our last home game won't have helped things.

Oh, and wishing a player a serious injury, such as doing their cruciate, makes the person look a complete twat.
 

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Didn't work that way in November to be fair?

Brisley out is disappointing but means Smith has to play in his natural position and allows Gibbons back in, assume Amoo will come in for Browne who was poor at Walsall.

Important we win this really, if we can keep the remarkable home form ticking over for the last 6 home games we've got a real chance.
A lot has changed for both teams since then though. We don't have the same manager, only four or five who started that game will start tomorrow.

Our team very easily gives up, you may see that tomorrow.
 

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A lot has changed for both teams since then though. We don't have the same manager, only four or five who started that game will start tomorrow.

Our team very easily gives up, you may see that tomorrow.
Reading your website your players and manager seem quite buoyant at the moment? Never get an easy game against you guys and regardless of our great home form I am sure it will be a toughy.
 

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E10rifle faux outrage at an unproven comment by Cooper is strange given he then follows it by wishing serious injury on someone, which is a lot worse then anything allegedly said by Coops. Can’t take the moral high ground whilst at the same time behaving like that.
 

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Reading your website your players and manager seem quite buoyant at the moment? Never get an easy game against you guys and regardless of our great home form I am sure it will be a toughy.
Well certain players seem to be enjoying their football but others don't seem to care. Will be interesting to see how we set up tomorrow, we played 5 at the back last week with only one actual CM playing but I can't see that working at a team that will attack us.
 

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