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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2020, 21:55:19 pm »

Swindon and Plymouth look pretty nailed on for promotion IMO.

The 3rd automatic space though is very interesting, you could make a case for a few teams including ourselves. Not convinced by Crewe personally, although I see Daniel Powell has scored 7 in his last 9 appearances which is greater than his entire 2018/19 tally for us.
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 22:01:03 pm »

Swindon and Plymouth look pretty nailed on for promotion IMO.


Agreed, I’ve got a feeling Colchester will be up there and hopefully us too
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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2020, 22:03:59 pm »

Bradford, Crewe, Swindon & Exeter will all win not draw


Bradford on a poor run, Grimsby starting to pick things up.
Oldham really on an upsurge.
Carlisle OK recent form, not an easy place to go to, Swindon's form patchy of late.
Exeter poor form, Stevenage have got to be due something, if we can **** it up against lower teams so can they.
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2020, 22:45:06 pm »

As always , it’s about what we do and not what the others do . Particularly as we are playing the top teams .
The new players will definitely help us and we have Turnbull and McCormack to hopefully return.
Possibly only Swindon had a better window in our division.
We just need to keep the momentum going .
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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2020, 08:40:53 am »

Bradford, Crewe, Swindon & Exeter will all win not draw


And Grimsby...
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2020, 11:47:26 am »

So the top 3 get away a little, and there's now a 5 point gap between us and third placed Exeter. A few teams bunching up behind, with a four point cushion over the following pack.

We can't drop down any further on Tuesday even if we lose, but we could go 4th with a win.

Here are the midweek games that matter....

BRADFORD (8th) v Stevenage
Carlisle United v CHELTENHAM (7th)
CREWE ALEX (2nd) v Crawley Town
EXETER CITY (3rd) v Oldham
FOREST GREEN (10th) v PORT VALE (9th)
NORTHAMPTON (6th) v SWINDON (1st)
Salford City v PLYMOUTH (4th)
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2020, 14:07:18 pm »

Amazingly we would have been 4th if we'd gained three points yesterday...  Shocked
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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2020, 21:50:39 pm »

Couldn't really have gone any worse for us tonight, Bradford, Cheltenham, Crewe, Exeter, Port Vale, Swindon and Plymouth all winning.

We remain in 6th, but now a distant EIGHT points off third placed Exeter. Only inside the playoffs by a point now too, with the three teams immediately below us all on 51 points. Then there's a 6 point gap to Forest Green, with Salford a further 4 points back and seemingly out of contention already.

Moving on to Saturday then.....these are the games that matter.

Cambridge U  v  BRADFORD CITY (8th)
CHELTENHAM T (7th) v Leyton Orient
Macclesfield Town  v  EXETER CITY (3rd)
Oldham A  v  FOREST GREEN ROVERS (10th)
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (4th)  v  CREWE ALEXANDRA (2nd)
PORT VALE (9th)  v  COLCHESTER UNITED (5th)
SWINDON TOWN (1st)  v  Scunhtorpe United
Walsall  v NORTHAMPTON TOWN (6th)
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