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2020/21 League Two Final Table Predictions

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It was HG who said we'd become part time and we would end up going down with a team made up of Sunday league players etc.

All I said was that we may struggle if we failed to beat Southend in our second league match, which we won thankfully and it was onwards and upwards from there.

HG goes on at me for being overly optimistic when we're top of the league, yet if we lose 1 random match and drop down to 3rd he becomes overly pessimistic and goes way overboard with it.
Imagine what he'd be like now if he was a Grimsby or Southend fan....
 

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Imagine what he'd be like now if he was a Grimsby or Southend fan....

He be like..

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I was surprised how strong Carlisle's bench was given all the pre-season talk of them going part time. They could chuck on 3-4 good attacking players like Dickenson, Zanzala, Walker and Toure when chasing the game whereas our bench consisted of 4 right backs/right wing backs and a couple of youngsters.
 

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I was surprised how strong Carlisle's bench was given all the pre-season talk of them going part time. They could chuck on 3-4 good attacking players when chasing the game whereas our bench consisted of 4 right backs/right wing backs and a couple of youngsters.

We have strengthened in January and not lost any of our better players.

I'd say after having a poor team last season and at one point having almost no players in the summer months we were under the radar and no one was sure how our new signings would turn out as none of them were big names other than Furman the South African international who barely plays.

We made a few good bargain signings and our manager is a good coach who is getting the best out of them and for the most part playing an aggressive style.

It reminds me a bit of how Northampton were a few seasons ago when they won the league.
 

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Saturday Tuesday between now and April for Carlisle and given the geographical location I think you’ll fall away.
 

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Saturday Tuesday between now and April for Carlisle and given the geographical location I think you’ll fall away.
And the fact that they're not a very good side. They beat us recently when we had lots of key injuries and we genuinely dominated the game. They looked.medicore at best. There's zero chance of them getting top 3, and I'd happily make a charity bet with any Carlisle fan that they don't even finish in the play offs.
 

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And the fact that they're not a very good side. They beat us recently when we had lots of key injuries and we genuinely dominated the game. They looked.medicore at best. There's zero chance of them getting top 3, and I'd happily make a charity bet with any Carlisle fan that they don't even finish in the play offs.

Our team just came back from having Covid and no games for 4 weeks so what did you expect? Yet we still had enough to beat your toothless side.
 

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Saturday Tuesday between now and April for Carlisle and given the geographical location I think you’ll fall away.

We could be on 57 points right now you know.

Don't write us off yet and if we don't win the league by a mile it will be because Covid done us and whoever finishes above us will be lucky and unworthy of going up ahead of us.
 

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Up until Christmas i though both Carlisle and Crawley would fall away especially if they lost one or two players in the window.
I knew Exeter would suffer in the new year because of there cup runs.
My thoughts on this are Carlisle will finish above Exeter but Exeter are a lot better team.......Promotion was a given to Exeter from November onwards but they have put too many eggs in one basket......Carlisle have just gone for promotion and nothing else.
 
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I would be very surprised if Carlisle dropped out of the promotion effort. While they didn't have any stand-out star players, they played very well as a unit and if they had been more clinical would have got something out of the trip to Birkenhead. Agree their heavy fixture schedule as a result of postponements may make it harder for them to make the automatics but by no means impossible, as they're only a few points outside with games in hand.
 

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Up until Christmas i though both Carlisle and Crawley would fall away especially if they lost one or two players in the window.
I knew Exeter would suffer in the new year because of there cup runs.
My thoughts on this are Carlisle will finish above Exeter but Exeter are a lot better team.......Promotion was a given to Exeter from November onwards but they have put to many eggs in one basket......Carlisle have just gone for promotion and nothing else.
I thought Bolton won the league in November.
 

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Our team just came back from having Covid and no games for 4 weeks so what did you expect? Yet we still had enough to beat your toothless side.
Just saying you're not a very good side at all, yeah we were crap. Both our main players, Randall and Randell have been injured, we're a relegation team without them, and we still dominated the game against you, just couldn't score. No chance will Carlisle finish anywhere near the top 3. Might clinch the last play off place if you're lucky.
 

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Yes I agree. Dismissing a team when you've watched them once or twice at most seems to me to be the sensible and logical thing to do.

Now that I think of it, Bradford should be top because we couldn't beat them in two attempts, and their back line has got to be the best in the league too. And Morecambe and Scunny should be 23rd and 24th respectively cos we put 10 goals past them. And so on.
 

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Just saying you're not a very good side at all, yeah we were crap. Both our main players, Randall and Randell have been injured, we're a relegation team without them, and we still dominated the game against you, just couldn't score. No chance will Carlisle finish anywhere near the top 3. Might clinch the last play off place if you're lucky.

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You see this graph Devon_Lad? A team who isn't a good side would not have had so many more shots on goal than the rest of the league and also pointlessly passing the ball around and not doing anything with it does not make you a good side.
 

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You see this graph Devon_Lad? A team who isn't a good side would not have had so many more shots on goal than the rest of the league and also pointlessly passing the ball around and not doing anything with it does not make you a good side.
And (currently) actual goals scored per game:
Exeter 1.85
Carlisle 1.48
"Shots on target" are all well and good, but count for nothing if they don't go in!

Of course, we might have spent so far this season "pointlessly passing around"......into the opponents' net.
 

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And (currently) actual goals scored per game:
Exeter 1.85
Carlisle 1.48
"Shots on target" are all well and good, but count for nothing if they don't go in!

Of course, we might have spent so far this season "pointlessly passing around"......into the opponents' net.

Oh whatever!

We beat you last.
 

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You see this graph Devon_Lad? A team who isn't a good side would not have had so many more shots on goal than the rest of the league and also pointlessly passing the ball around and not doing anything with it does not make you a good side.

Carlisle fans may look at this is a positive graph, however I see it as quite negative. 34 goals scored and your top scorer is on 7. Lack of a decent goalscorer is going to cost you an automatic spot.
 

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Carlisle fans may look at this is a positive graph, however I see it as quite negative. 34 goals scored and your top scorer is on 7. Lack of a decent goalscorer is going to cost you an automatic spot.

Plymouth’s top scorer has 10 goals (so say expected 12/13 if season had finished)

Crewe’s had only 14.

If you get goals from everywhere it can work. Mind you what happened to Melish? He was banging them in early season.
 

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You see this graph Devon_Lad? A team who isn't a good side would not have had so many more shots on goal than the rest of the league and also pointlessly passing the ball around and not doing anything with it does not make you a good side.
The graph means next to nothing. Is that your evidence that you're going to walk the league? You looked more than awful against us, and on the highlights I've seen. I understand you post on here with rose tinted glasses on, but I'm entitled to my opinion that you're not a very good side, and I seriously cannot see you getting anywhere near the promotion spots.

You're rightly not in them now and it'll stay like that - You'll no doubt say 'BUT WE HAVE GAMES IN HANDS', which is the exact argument you rubbished just a few pages back when you were top and other teams below you had games in hand.
 

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The graph means next to nothing. Is that your evidence that you're going to walk the league? You looked more than awful against us, and on the highlights I've seen. I understand you post on here with rose tinted glasses on, but I'm entitled to my opinion that you're not a very good side, and I seriously cannot see you getting anywhere near the promotion spots.

You're rightly not in them now and it'll stay like that - You'll no doubt say 'BUT WE HAVE GAMES IN HANDS', which is the exact argument you rubbished just a few pages back when you were top and other teams below you had games in hand.

Yes.

That's DAMN RIGHT the graph is enough evidence we're gonna walk the league.
 

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Carlisle fans may look at this is a positive graph, however I see it as quite negative. 34 goals scored and your top scorer is on 7. Lack of a decent goalscorer is going to cost you an automatic spot.

We don't just rely on 1 player banging the goals in like you do with Mulin, because when his goals dried up you went on a bad run didn't you.
 

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We don't just rely on 1 player banging the goals in like you do with Mulin, because when his goals dried up you went on a bad run didn't you.
If your going to post anything at least be accurate!

KTF
 

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We don't just rely on 1 player banging the goals in like you do with Mulin, because when his goals dried up you went on a bad run didn't you.
We're unbeaten in the last 6 league games and Mullin has only scored in 2 of those games. If we rely too much on one player it's Hoolahan.
 

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We don't just rely on 1 player banging the goals in like you do with Mulin, because when his goals dried up you went on a bad run didn't you.

Very lazy post Carver. As mentioned above, Mullin has been on a bit of a drought of late. Hadn't scored in 6 until Saturday. Over those 6 games it's been a 14 point return.

Our blip at the end of autumn/early winter was when Boateng got injured.

Joe Ironside also has 11 goals.
 

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We're unbeaten in the last 6 league games and Mullin has only scored in 2 of those games. If we rely too much on one player it's Hoolahan.
agreed on that Hoolahan was a class above anyone else on the pitch against us on Saturday.
 

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We've had 19 different scorers in the league. Twine is top scorer with 6.
 

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