Match Day Thread - 7th/8th March 2015

GEORGE

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Been in touch with the club today regarding tickets and just under 6000 had been sold as at 12 pm today.Hopefully at least another 2k on the pay on the day. ie looking at an 8+ gate for tomorrow.
 

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Diamonds are playing away at Eynesbury, which is obviously the game you mean since every match for us is a cup final right now...

Eynesbury are 11th and a side who were rivals for us for promotion from UCL Div 1 two seasons ago, and by all accounts doing reasonably well on very little money. Every game is "must win" to keep the pressure on our opponents and hope that they drop some points.

Our ground-share hosts Wellingborough Town could do us a favour if they get a result at home against Wisbech in the race for the title. Holbeach in the race for promotion look to be dropping their noses. This weekend they play in the UCL KO cup at home to div. 1 side Potton, role reverasl on Tuesday however when Diamonds take to cup action and Holbeach play a league fixture.
 

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Expectation is rising adding to the pressure on the team....

Great to hear!
The expectation was to win the league back in August and its the same now. Plus most of our squad played in bigger crowds last year so shouldn't put much pressure on them.
 

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The expectation was to win the league back in August and its the same now. Plus most of our squad played in bigger crowds last year so shouldn't put much pressure on them.
Look what that pressure did last year. How did they perform in the last game of the season?
 

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Big game for us tomorrow, what with being the team everyone's chasing for the final play-off spot it's important we keep getting points on the board to put pressure on those playing catch up with their games in hand.

Expect an unchanged side, with Norwood and Wedgbury still out injured. Both will be big misses but at least Marwood should be back fit and most likely on the bench, with Parkin and Fleetwood continuing what looks a promising partnership up front.

Battle of the leading scorers tomorrow, with big John Akinde up against even bigger Jon Parkin, be interesting to see who comes out on top.
 

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Big game for us tomorrow, what with being the team everyone's chasing for the final play-off spot it's important we keep getting points on the board to put pressure on those playing catch up with their games in hand.

Expect an unchanged side, with Norwood and Wedgbury still out injured. Both will be big misses but at least Marwood should be back fit and most likely on the bench, with Parkin and Fleetwood continuing what looks a promising partnership up front.

Battle of the leading scorers tomorrow, with big John Akinde up against even bigger Jon Parkin, be interesting to see who comes out on top.
To be fair, Parkin's fat, Akinde is muscle. We have big units at the back in Stephens and Ngala so, assuming they don't continue this trend of clumsiness they've begun to show lately, it won't be a pushover for him.
 

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#MaccMachine2015/#TeamMacc/#whatever will be the big winners tomorrow at 5pm. And Grimsby too. Watch this space ;)
 

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Expecting a very difficult game against Eastleigh and their squad of ex-Football League players. They will give us a good game and will try to score goals.

That should work in our favour, though, as 99% of the time we play at The Mem the opposition are content to stick 10 men behind the ball and defend. We usually find it difficult to break teams down when they do that, so if Eastleigh decide to attack we will have more space to utilise on the break.

I'm going into every game nervous these days, but I quite like it given the sheer terror I felt going into games last year!
 

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Suppose a win for us tomorrow would be decent. ;)

About 25 buses set for the 13 mile trip, but we're leaving 2 hours prior to kick off for a nice little tour of North Wales first. Looking forward to be treating like royalty once more with the roads shut and bridges guarded to let us pass through safely.
 

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To be fair, Parkin's fat, Akinde is muscle. We have big units at the back in Stephens and Ngala so, assuming they don't continue this trend of clumsiness they've begun to show lately, it won't be a pushover for him.
To be even fairer, I reckon that JP has lost some weight, he certainly looks a little more slimline than he did when he joined us...though I won't deny that Akinde is a muscular bloke. Stephens and Ngala were immense when Barnet played at The New Lawn, having a pairing like that in the centre of defence gave their team an edge, and it was a pretty thin one.

Important game for both teams tomorrow, the home side must try and find some momentum to stop Bristol Rovers heading over the hill and Rovers need to maintain their fine form of 2015 to keep the pressure on the other teams chasing a play-off spot. I would happily take a point before a ball has been kicked in anger.
 

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To be even fairer, I reckon that JP has lost some weight, he certainly looks a little more slimline than he did when he joined us...though I won't deny that Akinde is a muscular bloke. Stephens and Ngala were immense when Barnet played at The New Lawn, having a pairing like that in the centre of defence gave their team an edge, and it was a pretty thin one.

Important game for both teams tomorrow, the home side must try and find some momentum to stop Bristol Rovers heading over the hill and Rovers need to maintain their fine form of 2015 to keep the pressure on the other teams chasing a play-off spot. I would happily take a point before a ball has been kicked in anger.
Please win
 
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Suppose a win for us tomorrow would be decent. ;)

About 25 buses set for the 13 mile trip, but we're leaving 2 hours prior to kick off for a nice little tour of North Wales first. Looking forward to be treating like royalty once more with the roads shut and bridges guarded to let us pass through safely.
A win which I personally think you'll get, your players always have fight and desire in these games ours never turn up. As for the bus routes this bubble match is a farce! Needs to be done with
 

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A win which I personally think you'll get, your players always have fight and desire in these games ours never turn up. As for the bus routes this bubble match is a farce! Needs to be done with
Ditching the bubble is something we can both safely agree on, we'll get sent all the way around Deeside tomorrow just to avoid the centre of Chester, effectively doubling the journey. Easier for them to close the slip roads than trouble the shoppers!
 
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Ditching the bubble is something we can both safely agree on, we'll get sent all the way around Deeside tomorrow just to avoid the centre of Chester, effectively doubling the journey. Easier for them to close the slip roads than trouble the shoppers!
I didn't got home until about 12:15am after the last game bubble restrictions are a joke and not needed, just a way for North Wales and Cheshire police to make some dosh £££
 

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Hopefully a big crowd today, we're playing well and just signed a CB on loan, got good hopes for today. COYC
 

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Looking forward to todays game. Think its going to be a tight affair. Kidderminster have been in poor form over the last 6 games and dont score or concede many. With it being at home though I fancy us to have enough to take all three points. It feels like I keep repeating myself but t depend on how we defend again. Can we make it too clean sheets in a row for the first time this season?
 

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Think it will be 1-1 today, we're good enough for a win the way we're playing but we never get results against Grimsby.

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Got a feeling Eastleigh will be our Forest Green today. Could be one of our toughest tests in recent gamea
 

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One of the hardest games of the season for Forest Green, Barnet are probably the best side I have seen this season but our players will be keen to avenge a 2-1 injury time defeat in the game at our place. I am going for an optimistic 1-1, to keep our unbeaten run going, but think it will be a very close game. Sad I can't make it as I know a lot of fans have made an extra effort to get to the game to roar on the Rovers.
 

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