Sicknote day v JJ O'Toole day (mtfc v ntfc)

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Big game on Saturday with what looks like to have a bumper crowd with Northampton bringing 1000+.

We are struggling heavily once again on the injuries front as we are down to only 20 senior players available and 3 of those are babies in the squad. We seem to be able to find something at the moment at home as we've only lost 1 in the last 6 but if Murray chooses 352 again then i can see a Northampton win.

1-0 win will do but i would take a point.
 

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This is a big game for us as we need to get back on the winning trail if we are going to make the playoffs. Hartlepool was a set back no doubt, but I fancy us to get back on the winning trail here.

We have nearly used the same starting line up for the last 7 games, but I think that showed in our last game with both wide men looking tired. That being said I would still like us to line up as:

Duke
Maloney Cresswell Collins Horwood
D'Ath Byrom Taylor Holmes
O'Toole
Richards

We have sold around 1100 tickets so far, I sure hope John-Joe starts!

2-0 win for us I am going with.

Mansfield are you still playing some of the best football in the league or should I dust off the old neck brace again?
 

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Murray has reverted to 352 past two games as the defence are being shockingly poor. Lost faith in his own way it would seem as he believes the 3 at the back gives security to the defence. I haven't got the foggiest to what he will pick on Sat but if Rhead is in the starting 11 expect hoofball.
 

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Looking forward to this one. 1,170 sold now so hopefully 1,300 will be there. Big game now after Tuesday, hope we can snatch a win
 

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Why did they have to do a John Joe O'Toole day against the team that sent us down last season! I bet he'll score this time though!
 

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Why did they have to do a John Joe O'Toole day against the team that sent us down last season! I bet he'll score this time though!
O'Toole is crapness personified, even in our troubles, I wouldn't have him here.

Should be a good atmosphere and we are really going to need to be at our best to get something from this.

With Northampton and Luton at home in 4 days it is vital we pick up a win against one of them
 

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O'Toole is crapness personified, even in our troubles, I wouldn't have him here.

Should be a good atmosphere and we are really going to need to be at our best to get something from this.

With Northampton and Luton at home in 4 days it is vital we pick up a win against one of them
He scored 15 goals for Brizzle Rovers last season, how many has your top scorer got this season, 5 maybe?

Hes a character but he clearly has footballing ability, he links our play really well. Your saying you would rather have Matt Rhead?!
 

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He scored 15 goals for Brizzle Rovers last season, how many has your top scorer got this season, 5 maybe?

Hes a character but he clearly has footballing ability, he links our play really well. Your saying you would rather have Matt Rhead?!
Right now, I'd want someone who had fight, bottle and someone who was a team player and got stuck in. When in Bristol at the end of last season, their fans (maybe the ones on here might have a different opinion) said that despite all his goals he wasn't a team player and didn't put in the effort and commitment needed in a fight down at the wrong end of the table.

So, when I say crapness personified I mean it in exactly that sense (not that he scored 15 goals) as a relegation fight isn't a place for those who don't give 100% or weak hearted - we already have a few of those.

So in relation to my original point, would I have him at Mansfield? No, I wouldn't
 
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Another tough game which I firmly do not expect us to win. Northampton are a decent side which they should be given the money they have spent, and if you can put any sort of corner anywhere vaguely near our goal you will most likely score. I'd take a point if you offered it me now which is entirely negative however I just know how hopeless we can be.

Riley and Dempster have to start for me, they played well tremendously in our play off season and know each other better than any other pairing at the club. Even on merit alone they deserve a crack given how inept every other defender has been, I'd include Marsden and Bingham in that who seem to not be getting a sniff under Murray.
 

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Another tough game which I firmly do not expect us to win. Northampton are a decent side which they should be given the money they have spent, and if you can put any sort of corner anywhere vaguely near our goal you will most likely score. I'd take a point if you offered it me now which is entirely negative however I just know how hopeless we can be.

Riley and Dempster have to start for me, they played well tremendously in our play off season and know each other better than any other pairing at the club. Even on merit alone they deserve a crack given how inept every other defender has been, I'd include Marsden and Bingham in that who seem to not be getting a sniff under Murray.
Personally I would rather see Fish given a chance after watching the shower of shite which was the combo of Oliver amd Bingham at Bury.

We're crying out for a leader out there at the moment, In Murray taking the job we lost our biggest asset in terms of passion and leadership. I think some of the lads think they can take a free ride and expect to just go back to their parent clubs or find another league club without giving a toss whether we go down.
 

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Your obvious weakness at set pieces augers well for Ryan Cresswell and his massive head
 
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Personally I would rather see Fish given a chance after watching the shower of shite which was the combo of Oliver amd Bingham at Bury.

We're crying out for a leader out there at the moment, In Murray taking the job we lost our biggest asset in terms of passion and leadership. I think some of the lads think they can take a free ride and expect to just go back to their parent clubs or find another league club without giving a toss whether we go down.
I'd play Bingham on the wing as I posted on Stagsnet, just think we have to give him a chance as he's got something different.

Your obvious weakness at set pieces augers well for Ryan Cresswell and his massive head
Depends which side shows up, one week we're impeccable defensively the next we can't do the basics. But I wouldn't put you off having him as first goalscorer.
 

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My brainchild has earned me a place on the bbc website, which I'll be honest, has been pretty surreal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31439814

The away end is going to be in full on party mood, and I really hope it spurs the lads on to an away win. I can't wait.
I've made three new songs up for Saturday, where's my spot on the BBC Sport website
 

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It makes me laugh when I see bitter Bristol rovers fans criticising having the day.

How dare we want to have a laugh and support a player? I've got a john-joe flag arriving tomorrow I will be sporting on Saturday. Looking forward to the game!
 

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I am sadly not on twitter, but have been given regular updates haha. I like their bitterness. It must be a bit hurtful that he is well liked here.

This has shown that we are right behind John, and deservedly so after his performances in the last couple of months. You're also on the Hotelend aren't you Jord, I think I saw your flag plans :D
 

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Ahh NTFClad on thehotelend then :) We gave your Moloney song a run out on Tuesday.
Geddin, hope I got full credit! Im @Nails94 on twitter en all Finished a 4,000 word uni assignment today and have a difficult exam tomorrow, I'm gonna be so trollied with relief on Saturday.

Reckon I follow LordJord on Twitter too

I think we are gonna do another along the lines of #gavinitlarge too. As one of the founder members of that, there have been musings of #Sabinitlarge at Stevenage later in the year
 

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It makes me laugh when I see bitter Bristol rovers fans criticising having the day.

How dare we want to have a laugh and support a player? I've got a john-joe flag arriving tomorrow I will be sporting on Saturday. Looking forward to the game!
What do you expect? It isn't just our fans laughing at his it's most of the Country. What a massive cringe for a massive ****
 

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What do you expect? It isn't just our fans laughing at his it's most of the Country. What a massive cringe for a massive ****
Wow bitter much.

If rovers fans had done it they would be going on about how good there fans are.

Enjoy the conference
 

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Wow bitter much.

If rovers fans had done it they would be going on about how good there fans are.

Enjoy the conference
I am enjoying the conference actually. It's much better then our previous season so thanks. You enjoy the rest of your boring dead end of the season and we'll see you next year
 

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The Gas, whether you were intending to be funny or not, that was all superb. You're welcome here any time xx

Dave, we did indeed credit you. It took us many drunken rehearsals before we for the Moloney song fully correct haha. Saturday will be a great release for you mate :) The whole away end is going to be hammered I think. #Sabinitlarge will definitely get my support, because #JJOTDay has been so well received!
 

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Hope you got the tune right Dan and I don't have to correct you on Saturday! My old mans a dust man is the tune, the chorus of course
 

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