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Today in the National League

Post by Nigel Bamford » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:04 pm

Defeats for Torquay, Chester and Hartlepool, a win for the improving Solihull (who are now 4 points behind us but one more game played) and Gateshead. Away from the bottom - whisper it - AFC Fylde stuff Macclesfield 6 - 0.


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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Suffolk Blue » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:25 pm

Stuff Fylde you mean. Actually not a bad set of results. No Halifax, Orient or Guiseley today. Solihull are undoubtedly improving but won at the expense of a seriously weakening Woking who haven't won in more than ten games. Neither have Maidstone. Maidenheads form is also pretty patchy and Hartlepool unless Jeff Stelling can wave his magic wand look in serious shtuck. Chester v Hartlepool on Wednesday now looks a rather interesting fixture.

The Guiseley postponement means that the long trip to Torquay (hammered at home today) can take place on a Saturday rather than during the week. All the tams around us with games in hand lost (apart from Gateshead who have too many games in hand to be seriously worried) and we are now back on a level playing field. Even Solihull who won and look a threat have now played a game more. I could even suggest that after a midweek outing and a few signings, the team could have done with a brief break.

Always the optimist I guess. But not a particularly bad day.

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Hitthebar22 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:23 pm

Sure, but still in a serious relegation battle, even at this stage.
I feel genuinely sorry for Hartlepool, but if they are docked 10 points (which is the penalty for going into administration), it can’t do Barrow any harm.
A good run by anyone (including us) makes the season more than interesting. Still very much full on - not by any means over.

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Fazered » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:47 am

Also the table shows just how bad the result against Solihull was for us. We must start beating the the teams around us
Sometimes you just need to hoof it :scarf:

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by xerxes » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:40 am

Suffolk Blue wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:25 pm

The Guiseley postponement means that the long trip to Torquay (hammered at home today) can take place on a Saturday rather than during the week.
Please explain? The Torquay game is already on a Saturday. What is the relevance to Guiseley?

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Jim » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:58 pm

xerxes wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:40 am
Suffolk Blue wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:25 pm

The Guiseley postponement means that the long trip to Torquay (hammered at home today) can take place on a Saturday rather than during the week.
Please explain? The Torquay game is already on a Saturday. What is the relevance to Guiseley?
Puzzled me too!

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Suffolk Blue » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:31 pm

Apologies. I was getting my Brackleys and my Guiseleys mixed up. Just trying to stay positive on a cold wintry afternoon.

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by McMark » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:51 pm

Tonight's games didn't cause us too much pain.
Chester 1-1 Hartlepool
Gateshead 1-1 Woking
AFC Fylde 3-0 Maidstone U
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Re: Today in the National League

Post by AugustusCorpa » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:07 pm

That’s Fylde into the play-off positions. They could finish top the way they’re playing now. Hard to believe they were down near the bottom just a few weeks ago.

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Wintergreen » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:13 am

AugustusCorpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:07 pm
That’s Fylde into the play-off positions. They could finish top the way they’re playing now. Hard to believe they were down near the bottom just a few weeks ago.
Reminiscent of us last season maybe?

And will EFL teams come in for their star players in the summer ?

There is a heavy price to pay for success at our level.
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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Suffolk Blue » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:17 am

Wintergreen wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:13 am
AugustusCorpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:07 pm
That’s Fylde into the play-off positions. They could finish top the way they’re playing now. Hard to believe they were down near the bottom just a few weeks ago.
Reminiscent of us last season maybe?

And will EFL teams come in for their star players in the summer ?

There is a heavy price to pay for success at our level.
Star players including Andy Bond and Simon Grand? Andy Bond was apparently past it and not good enough for a contract with us last season. Regular in the Fylde team this season and scored in the last two games. And here's us with a serious weakness in midfield. Seems to me that there is also a heavy price to pay for managerial stupidity too.

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by PerthBluebird » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am

Which team was it that put the bomb up the arse for Solihull’s confidence yerp us.
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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Jim » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:13 am

PerthBluebird wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am
Which team was it that put the bomb up the arse for Solihull’s confidence yerp us.
Actually, the team was Tranmere Rovers, who lost 2-0 to Solihull on 18th December. Solihull have only lost one league game since then.

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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Wintergreen » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:16 am

Suffolk Blue wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:17 am
Wintergreen wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:13 am


Reminiscent of us last season maybe?

And will EFL teams come in for their star players in the summer ?

There is a heavy price to pay for success at our level.
Star players including Andy Bond and Simon Grand? Andy Bond was apparently past it and not good enough for a contract with us last season. Regular in the Fylde team this season and scored in the last two games. And here's us with a serious weakness in midfield. Seems to me that there is also a heavy price to pay for managerial stupidity too.
I think it's more naivety than stupidity which comes from the very top unfortunately and is frustrating to endure as a supporter. I don't know much about Fylde's players but Rowe is now top of the goal scoring pops for the league which will always attract attention of course. However he does seem to be naturally lazy and unambitious but no doubt someone will come calling.
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Re: Today in the National League

Post by Lancaster Branch » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:10 am

Jim wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:13 am
PerthBluebird wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am
Which team was it that put the bomb up the arse for Solihull’s confidence yerp us.
Actually, the team was Tranmere Rovers, who lost 2-0 to Solihull on 18th December. Solihull have only lost one league game since then.
Pfft! Coming on here with your facts - it’s not right Jim! This place is for half baked conspiracy theories and personal vendettas. Stick to the programme, man.

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