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16th/17th April Match Thread

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Posh vs Northampton tonight, the rest are playing tomorrow - two of which are 5.30pm KO's.

We're at Bristol Rovers, a team we have a very poor record against. No Grant, Hopper or Bridcutt. Archibald and Howarth probably out as well after missing Tuesday's game. Jones, Jackson and Walsh are rated 50/50.

We probably wouldn't miss Jones because he's spent most of the second half of the season on the bench but Jackson and Walsh would leave us with only Montsma as a CB. That said, I think them two are always 50/50 and don't really train between matches!

Good news is that Jorge Grant could be back next weekend, which will be a boost heading into the final handful of games.
 

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Another derby day defeat coming up the Cobblers
 

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We’ve got Charlton away. Expecting a heavy loss. Cook has said he doesn’t trust the team, doesn’t care how they feel and they’re not good enough. None of them will be here in August so we’ll float to the finish line without really bothering to turn up. 3-0 loss
 

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Not too much chance of an upset tomorrow playing Hull away. We've played them twice at their place already , a 2-0 loss in the FA Cup ( and losing two players to injury inside the first 30 miniues ) and then in the Caraboa Cup squandering a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2. Btw we thumped them at home 4-1

With our strong defensive record we go in with a fighting chance and a draw will be an excellent result. Take nothing for granted in this league
 

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Big game for the Imps tomorrow. Managed to get a little momentum going after a rough 6-8 weeks. Rovers turned us over at home earlier this season so will be nice to return the favour. I expected Rovers to be up there this season but instead they languish, not heard too much about them.

Jackson and Walsh are concerns, 1 will have to play unless they do a half each. Jorge Grant returning next week will give everyone a boost and if we somehow keep Walsh fit and add Bridcutt and Hopper, we have a chance.
 

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Don't win and we're down, it's as simple as that tbh
 

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Neither Jackson or Walsh made it for the game which is a huge blow. Not a huge amount on the bench. Rovers have a decent chance today.
 

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Ouch. Nothing on the bench really either, bar Anderson.
 

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The back four (five including GK) haven't played together before I don't think. Only two in midfield and four attackers! Best form of defence is to attack...
 

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Don’t worry, we have nothing on the pitch. Score 1 goal and you’ll be fine
 

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Referees yet again stealing the show.

Red card for us but a yellow for the Lincoln player. Absolutely pathetic, it’s a yellow for both but of course we get a red
 

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Gas 0 - 1 Imps

I thought we were really poor and the game is not over despite going down to 10 men. As poor as we've been in possession all game, struggled to complete a throw in never mind a pass. When we have put a passage of play together we scored a lovely goal but well off it. Defensively shaky and Eyoma not confortable playing on the left hand side.

As for the red card, I will disagree with Gassy. Upson used his hand to push Johnson's face to floor and when Johnson reacted, Upson lent on his neck with his forename. In writing it sounds much worse than it was, but for me it was a red. A player cannot touch an oppositions face with any kind of force which Upson did. I couldn't understand why Johnson got a yellow card!

Half ended with what looked like Joey Barton offering David Kerslake outside! Funny he didn't pick on Appleton.

Need to improve in the 2nd half. Rovers still well in it. Unfortunately for us we don't have anything on the bench other than Anderson.
 

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I can accept a red, but it needs to be 2 reds. It’s the inconsistency that gets me.

Now in the 2nd half Westbrooke gets a swinging elbow into his neck and not even a free kick.

Couldn’t make it up
 

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FT: Gas 0 - 1 Imps

That was an inexperienced team and performance I thought. Really sloppy with the ball and invited pressure. Rovers had a real go, went direct and put bodies up there. Had opportunities to finish it but failed to convert. Rogers the most glaring, 90th minute him and Anderson through with only the GK to beat, instead of a simple sideways pass for Anderson to tap in, Rogers balooned a shot high and wide.

At this stage it's the points that matter. Will be a few bruised bodies for sure.
 

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We are a weird team. Tonked by Lincoln on our last outing but beat Portsmouth who I expected to do one on us today especially with the 'managerial bounce'. Oh well, I'll take it.
 

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Just awaiting our impending defeat at Wimbledon. And that result will cement the bottom 4. Tbh, relegation is the least of our problems.
 

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Just awaiting our impending defeat at Wimbledon. And that result will cement the bottom 4. Tbh, relegation is the least of our problems.
Jack Payne at left back. Classic tactical nous from the Shez.
 

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Absolute gutless performance already 3-0 down and it’s not even half time. In some ways I don’t blame the players. Who’d want to play for a pissed up, clueless, c*** like Sheridan.
 

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Absolute gutless performance already 3-0 down and it’s not even half time. In some ways I don’t blame the players. Who’d want to play for a pissed up, clueless, c*** like Sheridan.
It's beyond parody at times.

Don't think I've seen such a bad performance and that's saying something this season. How on earth Sheridan warrants a pay check is beyond me. Worst manager for us statistically ever and he gets to keep his job.
 

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