Match Day National League Fixtures 15/02/2020 and (possibly) 18/02/2020

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AFC Fylde v Maidenhead United
Aldershot Town v Boreham Wood
Barnet v Harrogate Town
Barrow v Dagenham & Redbridge
Easteigh v Calais
Ebbsfleet United v Chorley
FC Halifax Town v Sutton United
Notts County v Woking
Solihull Moors v Hartlepool United
Stockport County v Bromley
Wrexham v Torquay United
Yeovil Town v Chesterfield

The biggest games this weekend are arguably Barnet v Harrogate and Ebbsfleet v Chorley.

Barnet v Harrogate;-
Barnet have W3 D1 L1 in their last 5 home games and despite the loss at Solihull midweek still have a good shot at getting in the play offs. Similarly Harrogate have W3 D1 L1 of their last 5 away games. The big unknown here is how Harrogate will fair on Barnets bog of a pitch which cut up badly in their match against Barrow last week.

Ebbsfleet v Chorley;-
If Chorley lose this it's season over for them - but if they win and Fylde fail to win at home to Maidenhead then they could be only 3 points from the AGM cup place. I can see Chorley getting something out of the match - but can they win it?
 
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Pools have been here every other week of the season. We win to get within site of the top 7 then go and shit ourselves. We’d be comfortably in the top 7 if we hadn’t bottled away 17 points from winning positions.

We’ve actually got a 100% record at Solihell, and they’ve got the same at ours. Can we really go there and win? If we do, then next Saturday at home to Notts will be very tasty.

Having Molyneux fit is a massive boost and we now have a reasonable defence thanks to DC’s loan signings. I’m predicting us to self immolate once again but it was nice to have a bit of optimism for a week.
 

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Pools have been here every other week of the season. We win to get within site of the top 7 then go and shit ourselves. We’d be comfortably in the top 7 if we hadn’t bottled away 17 points from winning positions.

We’ve actually got a 100% record at Solihell, and they’ve got the same at ours. Can we really go there and win? If we do, then next Saturday at home to Notts will be very tasty.

Having Molyneux fit is a massive boost and we now have a reasonable defence thanks to DC’s loan signings. I’m predicting us to self immolate once again but it was nice to have a bit of optimism for a week.
Summed it up to a tee, we haven't had back to back wins since October, Challinor is wanting 8 wins from 12 if we are to get in the playoffs, big ask especially since our next three games are the Rugby Club, Notts then Boreham Wood, need to get at least two wins from them three before I'm convinced, too often we've been hyped up after an impressive home win only to shit our keks in the following away game.

Due for windy pissing down rain Saturday, wonder if their tatty field pitch will be up to it.
 
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Saturday's game seems like a crucial one for us - a convincing win sends out a message that our heads are still with it and we're nicely refreshed; draw or defeat and it blows everything wide open.

Haven't really heard a lot about Dagenham lately - looks like their away form is dreadful, but they're obviously at the stage where they need to be fighting hard to stay up. It won't be a straightforward win, I'm sure.
 

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Saturday's game seems like a crucial one for us - a convincing win sends out a message that our heads are still with it and we're nicely refreshed; draw or defeat and it blows everything wide open.

Haven't really heard a lot about Dagenham lately - looks like their away form is dreadful, but they're obviously at the stage where they need to be fighting hard to stay up. It won't be a straightforward win, I'm sure.
any win that doesn't involve injuries or suspensions to key players will do....
 
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Think our issue could be the wind, barring freak torrential downpours.
If we do play we do have a few team selection issues. With Thomas added to Doyle banned and 6 others out injured we might struggle.
 
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Think our issue could be the wind, barring freak torrential downpours.
If we do play we do have a few team selection issues. With Thomas added to Doyle banned and 6 others out injured we might struggle.
There is enough there for a decent starting XI but unless we sign someone between now and Saturday we won’t have a striker on the bench.
 

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There is enough there for a decent starting XI but unless we sign someone between now and Saturday we won’t have a striker on the bench.
Worst comes to worst, I reckon Enzio could be interesting as an option up top. Quick, strong and a good finisher, and we’ve got reasonable options out wide still with Shields, Roberts and Osborne.

Could definitely do with a loanee or something though.
 
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I'd say there's a good chance ours will be as well
Pitch has been covered since yesterday. Also considering there are 50-55mph winds forecast for the whole of Saturday across the country I doubt many games will be played.

That could be a blessing in disguise for us. We'd lose the tv revenue (meh) but a break could be what we need to get us out of the rut we're in.
 

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Summed it up to a tee, we haven't had back to back wins since October, Challinor is wanting 8 wins from 12 if we are to get in the playoffs, big ask especially since our next three games are the Rugby Club, Notts then Boreham Wood, need to get at least two wins from them three before I'm convinced, too often we've been hyped up after an impressive home win only to shit our keks in the following away game.

Due for windy pissing down rain Saturday, wonder if their tatty field pitch will be up to it.
Sorry, your historic shiteness has re-established itself now, you won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Welcome to your new home. :fl:
 
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It's reached that point of the season where you have to be consistent to win anything. We need to win on Saturday to get back into the play offs and to keep winning to stay there.
Away trips to Hartlepool, Barrow and Stockport coming up pretty soon so it won't be easy.
I think Yeovil, Solihull and Bromley also need to be winning as Dover Barnet and Hartlepool all look like they could take advantage.
 
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Saturday's game seems like a crucial one for us - a convincing win sends out a message that our heads are still with it and we're nicely refreshed; draw or defeat and it blows everything wide open.

Haven't really heard a lot about Dagenham lately - looks like their away form is dreadful, but they're obviously at the stage where they need to be fighting hard to stay up. It won't be a straightforward win, I'm sure.
Our away form is truly dreadful, sure we’ve only scored 9 away goals all season and 1 goal in the last 7-8 away games. I give us no chance if Balanta does not start, came on as sub last week but not sure he will be risked from the start.
 
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Fairly sure County's game against Bromley should be on, bad weather predicted same as everywhere else but the EP pitch drains well, would take a horrendous downpour in the hours ahead of the game to put it in real doubt.

As for the result, no idea what'll happen, I am somewhat excited to see this Maynard bloke in action though, sounds like he made a big difference last weekend.
 
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Our away form is truly dreadful, sure we’ve only scored 9 away goals all season and 1 goal in the last 7-8 away games. I give us no chance if Balanta does not start, came on as sub last week but not sure he will be risked from the start.
Our ground is more susceptible to the wind than most, and that's often a leveller. So if you've got a team full of big bastards, you have a chance.
 
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Fairly sure County's game against Bromley should be on, bad weather predicted same as everywhere else but the EP pitch drains well, would take a horrendous downpour in the hours ahead of the game to put it in real doubt.

As for the result, no idea what'll happen, I am somewhat excited to see this Maynard bloke in action though, sounds like he made a big difference last weekend.
excellent player
 

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