Matchday Thread - 22/09/15

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Good afternoon, I'm CrazyImp, and in the forum news today....

Wrexham fans get a little bit too excited after yet another regulation win:

Some images have entered public circulation of Woking fans attending Scott Rendell's funeral at the start of the season:

And one member of Boreham Wood's "firm" decides to step it up a notch after their recent escapades at Sincil Bank:


Without further ado, let's crack onto the matches:

Braintree vs. Woking
Bromley vs. Kidderminster
Eastleigh vs. Dover
Halifax vs. Gateshead
Forest Green vs. Cheltenham
Guiseley vs. Southport
Lincoln vs. Altrincham
Macclesfield vs. Barrow
Torquay vs. Boreham Wood
Tranmere vs. Aldershot
Welling vs. Chester
Wrexham vs. Grimsby

Firstly, the forum is in mourning this afternoon.....a once proud Football League club has been brought to its knees far enough that it gets defeated 7-3 at home by a near-fictional side at home. Questions that have echoed through the ages....what is a Bromley? What are its mating habits in the Autumn? Does it like digestives or rich tea with its coffee? All queries that will have haunted Torquay fans for hours last night, and they get another taste of the high life in the Conference when they host the Mother Theresas of the division, Boreham Wood on Tuesday. The mysterious Bromley meanwhile will continue under their cape at home to another crisis side Kidderminster, whose culinary delights will be sorely missed in this division next season. Tears all round.

Let's lighten the mood a little. Everyone will have been a little cheered by EcoRoverz aka TopLadz FC and their sudden loss of momentum, after all, no-one likes a runaway leader, much like the fat kid at the table who has just a little bit too much Madeira Cake. It could come full swing at home to Cheltenham on Tuesday at a summit meeting in every sense - the night that Cheltenham's defence tower above Jon Parkin's sizeable gut and slay the green beast? Quite possibly. The pre-season summit meeting of Wrexham vs. Grimsby is also happening, where some kind of weird ritual between 4000 sheep and 1500 fish will take place in the centre circle, with lighted candles, almost seance-esque.....that'll be the highlight, because the match has 0-0 written all over it.

Tranmere have also been a little disappointing recently, but don't tell that to any of their fans, who couldn't quite believe the forum's prediction of 17th place by December after the appointment of a thug dragged off the streets of Birkenhead with a sub-80 IQ. They host an improving Aldershot at home who will look to induce more Scouse squeal and phlegm, a fully appetising dish even to the most ardent of football fans. Another pre-season favourite, Eastleigh, are also standing by their man, akin to cruelly hanging onto a relationship as a comfort blanket, despite continual disappointment and unfulfillment. Dover at home for them, who continue to look comfortable at this level, to the chagrin of the more northern clubs in this division.

Elsewhere around the grounds......my club Lincoln hope to string TWO SUCCESSIVE VICTORIES together at home to lowly Altrincham - who knows, maybe a SECOND SUCCESSIVE CLEAN SHEET too....Braintree have defied the laws of shitness to somehow reach the cusp of the play-offs, and hope for more points as they host fellow contenders Woking....the King is dead, long live the King eh Halifax fans, as the division's most overrated manager finally takes his leave from the Shay, with the first fixture in the era after against a mercurial Gateshead side, who can't quite whether to be good or tripe yet.....The Macc Machine is starting to show signs of life in its engine, particularly at home, and will look for another conquest as they host faux Scotlanders Barrow at the Moss......Welling come off the back of a bona fide coupon buster first win against Gateshead at the weekend, and hope to double their caravans at home at Chester......and finally, Guiseley host Southport in the most high-profile match of all this midweek, with a crowd of around 30,000 expected through the turnstiles - they'll be struggling to hold all afficionados back as residents in this quiet Leeds outpost prepare for a feast of football.

And now time for the final headlines....

Lincoln's defence makes a bold statement to the rest of the Conference by keeping one clean sheet:

Braintree come up with a novel idea for a stand extension:

And the forum reacts with sadness to GTFC1979's announcement of indefinite leave:


Exit, to view a Bromley in its natural habitat.
 

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Love that first Gif!

Grimsby v Wrexham has to be the biggest Match on Tuesday and eagerly contested too.

No midweek game for us other than possible Cup replays and County County shite now till the end of the season! Hurray!
 

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Local derby, first vs second, us on the back of six wins from seven, Forest Green's bubble having been burst with two losses in a row, and a win would take us top - fantastic game in prospect. I'd love us to go there and turn them over but to be honest I'd probably take a draw despite the contrasting form of the two sides.
 

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El Glossico, easily the biggest game of the season in this league so far.
I thought El Glossico was when we played Gloucester City in the FA Cup last season...this game should have a completely different name, plus a lot of Cheltenham fans think they are in a completely different county to us!
 

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Love that first Gif!

Grimsby v Wrexham has to be the biggest Match on Tuesday and eagerly contested too.

No midweek game for us other than possible Cup replays and County County shite now till the end of the season! Hurray!
We're not playing midweek so you might be right ;)

FGR vs Cheltenham was big given their positions, but it's even bigger as FGR need to find a way to come back from this mini-losing streak, plus missing some players. Cheltenham can take the top of the table on GD with any win, and really put some stink on the early leaders.
 

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I thought El Glossico was when we played Gloucester City in the FA Cup last season...this game should have a completely different name, plus a lot of Cheltenham fans think they are in a completely different county to us!
My 5 year old will tell you we're from Cheltenhamshire, and he would be dead right. He'd also tell you we're quite adept at driving tractors as well. El Glossico is the most cringeworthy thing I've ever heard of in my life.

As for the game, I think a few CTFC fans are starting to get ahead of themselves. Yes, we could go top, but it doesn't mean we're going to win the league. I think we're going to be looking at a wounded animal on Tuesday, they haven't lost at home yet. It's going to be bloody difficult, and right now, I'd snap your hand off for a point.

EDIT: Also, well done Crazy on a fantastic opening post
 

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Been to Macclesfield twice: the first time Helen Skelton smiled at me in the queue for a hot dog (her brother was our full-back), and the second time Macc's laughable EDL contingent started fighting each other and chanting "Racist and you know you are" at Barrow fans. Think we got beaten both times...
Not too many former players on show for us to look out for: Danny Rowe (the good one) was one of my favourites here, but didn't play enough, Neill Byrne played a couple of games on loan, and Efe Sodje (now retired?) donned the blue and white head scarf of Barrow in our relegation season.
Shouldn't think that any of our players have played for Macclesfield before.

First away game I can manage this season, but not too hopeful. Never know which Barrow will turn up, but our away form is dire. I'm saying another 1-3.
 

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Tranmere have also been a little disappointing recently, but don't tell that to any of their fans, who couldn't quite believe the forum's prediction of 17th place by December after the appointment of a thug dragged off the streets of Birkenhead with a sub-80 IQ. They host an improving Aldershot at home who will look to induce more Scouse squeal and phlegm, a fully appetising dish even to the most ardent of football fans.
Hadn't realised we'd changed our manager; Brabin isn't that clever. Though can't see many Scousers squealing if the Shots beat us.

When I did the start of the month predictions for September,this was the only game I put down for a Rovers win. However the visitors are in decent form and I expect a tough battle with the points shared.
 
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Hadn't realised we'd changed our manager; Brabin isn't that clever. Though can't see many Scousers squealing if the Shots beat us.

When I did the start of the month predictions for September,this was the only game I put down for a Rovers win. However the visitors are in decent form and I expect a tough battle with the points shared.
Hardly blessed with looks either - in the away end at Grimsby before kick off, I overheard two blokes talking about a bald guy in a suit on the touchline and one asked the other if it Brabin. His mate replied "no, that bloke's not a fat and ugly c*nt." Turned out to be Mark Clemmit.

As for this game, we seem to be improving of late, as do Aldershot. Here's hoping two long trips in a week are too much for them, 2-0 Rovers.
 

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I see Boreham Wood have decided, from today, to change their training pattern from two evenings a week to three days a week.

http://www.borehamwoodfootballclub.co.uk/news/
Works well if you've got the right management and squad.

Under Jamie Day and Steve Brown, it didn't seem to help us one bit.

Under our current management it seems to be working wonders. Daryl McMahon really has changed things for us. Feels so strange saying that.
 

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This will arguably be our first big test if we were to not include Tranmere. We won't be comfortably beaten I'm pretty certain of that but Wrexham will be confident to maintain their 100% home record. Two teams with a wealth of goals and I'd be happy with a 0-0.
 

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Hadn't realised we'd changed our manager; Brabin isn't that clever. Though can't see many Scousers squealing if the Shots beat us.

When I did the start of the month predictions for September,this was the only game I put down for a Rovers win. However the visitors are in decent form and I expect a tough battle with the points shared.
Hardly blessed with looks either - in the away end at Grimsby before kick off, I overheard two blokes talking about a bald guy in a suit on the touchline and one asked the other if it Brabin. His mate replied "no, that bloke's not a fat and ugly c*nt." Turned out to be Mark Clemmit.

As for this game, we seem to be improving of late, as do Aldershot. Here's hoping two long trips in a week are too much for them, 2-0 Rovers.
You should win, we don't do 3 wins in a row and our players will probably knackered after travelling over 1500 miles in 10 days!
 

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Yep, I'm with SF93 above. I think this may be a bridge too far, a third 500 mile round trip in 10 days will take it's toll. The lads were in good spirits in training today though, so hopefully the good feeling being generated in the camp with the upturn in form may carry us through.

Gutted to be missing it, had to choose between Barrow and Tranmere, went for Barrow for the nostalgia as it was my first game away from the Rec. in 1968 when I was 7. Would like to think we could pick up a point, but I feel after a battling performance for 70 minutes we will run out of steam and succumb 2-0.
 

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No team has scored more goals than us this season, we've scored in our last 29 away league games. It's 38 games since Wrexham had a 0-0 draw in the league and 45 games since we did.

We all know what the scores going to be tomorrow!
 

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No team has scored more goals than us this season, we've scored in our last 29 away league games. It's 38 games since Wrexham had a 0-0 draw in the league and 45 games since we did.

We all know what the scores going to be tomorrow!
Just 3 of the Record of 32 by Kidderminster Set between the 17/9/1985 and the 21/2/1987
 

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