28th November fixtures

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Barnsley v Wycombe
Blackpool v Northampton
Bristol Rovers v Leyton Orient
Burton v Portsmouth
Cambridge v Lincoln City
Charlton v Cheltenham
Exeter v Shrewsbury
Oxford Utd v Bolton
Port Vale v Derby
Stevenage v Peterborough
Wigan v Fleetwood
Reading v Carlisle

Should be a great* atmosphere at SJP. Really looking forward to it.

*sarcasm
 

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Blackpool away. Only the nutters will be off to that one, between 250 and 300 tickets sold.

After 2 good home wins I hope we don’t get thumped as that would kill the momentum, but Blackpool are clearly going very well at present. 2-0 Blackpool.
 

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Like Denzel said, Shrewsbury @ home. It’s gonna be interesting. Go 1-0 down and it’s going to get very toxic very quickly.

Salop will be laughing, won’t get a better chance to get a decent win away from home.

If we do lose, I can’t see GC being here come Wednesday afternoon, but then this is Exeter. And we aren’t a “normal club”
 

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Pompey at home. Shudder to think which bingo formation the clown puts out for this game.
Perhaps Stockton at right back - seen as he has pissed him off enough already to reportedly ask to leave in jan.
We will lose this 3-0.
I won’t be there. But sack him Wednesday morning and get rowett back, or even warnock and I’m there with my mates again.
 

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Alfie May is going to score and be a c*** isn't he!

Joyous!

about time you knew the feeling to be fair.

Still, at least you got a decent price for him...oh wait.

Anyhoo.

We are poor at the moment and I'm fully expecting a routine Barnsley win. I'd take anything better than a 2-0 defeat if offered right now.
 

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Pompey at home. Shudder to think which bingo formation the clown puts out for this game.
Perhaps Stockton at right back - seen as he has pissed him off enough already to reportedly ask to leave in jan.
We will lose this 3-0.
I won’t be there. But sack him Wednesday morning and get rowett back, or even warnock and I’m there with my mates again.

It'll be interesting to see how we respond to our first league defeat since March tomorrow, but we're not in great form having only won one of our last four league games and also been knocked out of the cup by Chesterfield too. There'll be a meltdown if we don't beat you tomorrow as the sense will be we've thrown away all our good work and we've been sussed out.
 

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Alfie May is going to score and be a c*** isn't he!

Joyous!

Bumped into him late on Saturday night in a pub at London Bridge station after we all got back from Carlisle, speaking for about an hour or so over a beer, along with George Dobson, Conor McGrandles and Lucas Ness.

What a down to earth, top bloke.
 

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It'll be interesting to see how we respond to our first league defeat since March tomorrow, but we're not in great form having only won one of our last four league games and also been knocked out of the cup by Chesterfield too. There'll be a meltdown if we don't beat you tomorrow as the sense will be we've thrown away all our good work and we've been sussed out.
I’m sure you will be ok. We are in freefall at the moment, so if you score early we will implode. Can see a 3-0 or more.
You can recalibrate your goal difference after Saturday.
 

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Do you think he would celebrate against you guys if he did?

He's got a reputation to uphold so I doubt it. There will be a portion of our fans cheering him more than Cheltenham tomorrow night.

Turns out the down to Earth shit is all a front. By all accounts he was an absolute twat in January, threatening to down tools if we didn't allow him to move to Gillingham (I mean, fucking Gillingham). The club, for some reason, decided to take the flack for him and let him keep his hero status in tact.

Forced into a Gentleman's agreement, they then let him go for a bloody pittance.

The board will still get the majority of the grief, and rightly so, but Alfie has gone way down in my estimations (like he really gives a shit what I think).

Talking seriously about tomorrow's game - the only hope I have is that we've played Charlton five times now and still haven't lost, including two wins at The Valley.
 

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Do you think he would celebrate against you guys if he did?

We had Lewis Wing (who left us in summer) celebrate against us when he scored for Reading on Saturday.

He actually said that he wasn't going to celebrate, but that there were some tw@ts in the home end giving him grief so then he thought, "what the hell, why not" and celebrated.

Certainly don't have any problem with that, some of our fans are such d1cks and pull out the "Wycombe reject" chant for anyone who's ever left us, regardless of whether they've gone to better things or not - don't get me wrong, I'm not sure Reading are truly "better" than us at the moment but they certainly pay more.
 

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Turns out the down to Earth shit is all a front. By all accounts he was an absolute twat in January, threatening to down tools if we didn't allow him to move to Gillingham (I mean, fucking Gillingham). The club, for some reason, decided to take the flack for him and let him keep his hero status in tact.

Obviously take everything with a pinch of salt but when I asked him on Saturday about Gillingham and whether he was ever really that interested in dropping a level he said no.

He said he went to Derby and was wowed by them before Dean Holden made contact and decided he wanted Charlton.

He said he was offered something by Cheltenham which was insulting.
 

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Away at Cambridge.

Can't really get a good feel of where we're at with Skubala yet because of the Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday schedule but after tomorrow we have a free weekend and then Accrington in the Pizza Cup, so really it's 10 days of being able to get some good training into the squad.

We're still without several players but O'Connor and Hamilton are back from suspension and Bishop also returned to the squad on Saturday. Sorenson went off injured though, and Roughan came back from international duty injured so in terms of numbers we're pretty much as you were.

Cambridge are in similar form to us over the last few games and neither team score or concede many so I can't imagine it's going to be a big draw to the paying public on a Tuesday night!

The top third for us is still proving difficult and a bit of a mish-mash in terms of numbers and players out of position bar Mandroiu. Not fluid at all but we've spread the goals around and had 17(?) different members of the squad score this season so far.
 

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Obviously take everything with a pinch of salt but when I asked him on Saturday about Gillingham and whether he was ever really that interested in dropping a level he said no.

He said he went to Derby and was wowed by them before Dean Holden made contact and decided he wanted Charlton.

He said he was offered something by Cheltenham which was insulting.

He was in the car on the way to discuss things with Gillingham at one point apparently.

He was offered nothing by Cheltenham because we knew that we couldn't match anything yourselves, Derby or Gillingham could. The board knew from the moment his agent told them about what Gillingham were offering (more than triple his wage with us) that we had no chance of keeping him.

Apparently Charlton's first offer was something like £50k - which blows my mind.

I don't begrudge him a move for life-changing amounts of money - he certainly wasn't one of our highest paid players when he signed his deal in January 2022 - but there are ways of doing things and, by all accounts, he decided the Ben Tozer way was the way to go.
 

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I’m sure you will be ok. We are in freefall at the moment, so if you score early we will implode. Can see a 3-0 or more.
You can recalibrate your goal difference after Saturday.

We don't do heavy victories despite our lofty league position. Only once have we won by more than two goals all season and that was Matchday 2 away at an injury ravaged Orient.

Any kind of win will do for us but at the same time, we need to be convincing.
 

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We had Lewis Wing (who left us in summer) celebrate against us when he scored for Reading on Saturday.

He actually said that he wasn't going to celebrate, but that there were some tw@ts in the home end giving him grief so then he thought, "what the hell, why not" and celebrated.

Certainly don't have any problem with that, some of our fans are such d1cks and pull out the "Wycombe reject" chant for anyone who's ever left us, regardless of whether they've gone to better things or not - don't get me wrong, I'm not sure Reading are truly "better" than us at the moment but they certainly pay more.
Yeah I noticed Wing celebrated that goal, i take note of ex players scoring against their old clubs. You can certainly see who left with a chip on their shoulder.
The weirdest one was Luke Leahy, seems to really enjoy giving it large to our fans who supported him. He didnt even send any goodbye message on social media, which is unheard of for a captain.
 

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One of our most played fixtures tomorrow away at Bristol Rovers, Saturday we looked alot more ourselves than we have done in previous games.

The squad will likely have one or two rotated, I reckon Darren Pratley will 100% come back in and maybe Ethan Galbraith too.

Big bonus on Saturday to finally get Dan Agyei back from his injury he suffered in the last pre season game back in July and making his debut - albeit for 10mins. If he does feature it will likely again only be for 10/15mins, as he slowly gets up to speed.

Rovers still without a manager and despite Saturdays loss had been going on ok still.
 

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Pivotal game for our season and for GC’s future. Win and he’ll probably last a while longer, lose and surely he goes…particularly if it’s another insipid display. A draw is simply not enough.

But I just don’t see where the win is coming from. Please don’t play Diabate (a CB) up front on his own again, as that’s mental and a sign we’ve really lost the plot. For me, I’d play Wildschut as he’s looked pretty good and he’s got some pedigree. But as Hutch says, we go behind and it’s going to be horrific…

I’m not going, just can’t be arsed to rush after work to watch a team who are completely off it. Hope we get a win but I predict 2-0 Shrewsbury. Udoh will probably have a field day and even Bowman could get a goal.
 

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Exeter away.

We currently have eight players out injured, six of them would have been certain to start this match and two on the bench or even starting also. It’s a minor miracle as to how we are currently sitting in 12th place. A testament to how garbage League One is this year.

Exeter might be on an atrocious run of form, but Salop are horrendous on the road. Just 4 points from a possible 27 available away from home for us which puts us 23rd in the away league table, 1 point more than Reading.

If we were at home then I’d be confident as we’ve made the Meadow a fortress this season thus far, however, we’re away. I’ll be watching in more hope than expectation.

Exeter 1-0 Salop

(Also a massive shoutout to Exeter City for this, class football club)

 

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Turns out the down to Earth shit is all a front. By all accounts he was an absolute twat in January, threatening to down tools if we didn't allow him to move to Gillingham (I mean, fucking Gillingham). The club, for some reason, decided to take the flack for him and let him keep his hero status in tact.
Ah, so that’s why Barton was interested. Makes sense now
 

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Bristol Rovers were the only other club to match Charlton's bid, but he apparently turned them down without even speaking to the club.

I've heard Derby was his number 1 choice, but they were unable to put up the money for him due to their financial rules.

We had a massive debate on our podcast about it a couple of weeks back - our local journo thinks the club did everything right and are immune from criticism because of Alfie's attitude. In his opinion no-one was trying to bid more for him so they had to accept £250k. The club were banking on a bidding war once the fee got above that amount. My argument is that when the club let it be known how much they will accept, there is no incentive for any other clubs to go above that. The simple fact is, we set the minimum price too low and had we started at akin to £350k-£400k then it would have been a more reasonable figure and we wouldn't still be banging on about it now.
 

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Bristol Rovers were the only other club to match Charlton's bid, but he apparently turned them down without even speaking to the club.

I've heard Derby was his number 1 choice, but they were unable to put up the money for him due to their financial rules.

We had a massive debate on our podcast about it a couple of weeks back - our local journo thinks the club did everything right and are immune from criticism because of Alfie's attitude. In his opinion no-one was trying to bid more for him so they had to accept £250k. The club were banking on a bidding war once the fee got above that amount. My argument is that when the club let it be known how much they will accept, there is no incentive for any other clubs to go above that. The simple fact is, we set the minimum price too low and had we started at akin to £350k-£400k then it would have been a more reasonable figure and we wouldn't still be banging on about it now.
Know how you feel mate. We let Tom Lockyer (captain of Luton), Bodin & Matty Taylor go for £750k because we poorly negotiated contracts..
 

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Blackpool away, cant see us getting anything from it. Would be absolutely delighted with a point but cant see past a fairly comfortable 2-0 Blackpool win as Eric suggested also.
 

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Lincoln at home which I’m really not looking forward to, we’re playing poorly at the minute and bonner needs a win to appease the fans, struggling to see it being this game though.

No digby though through suspension and wouldn’t surprise me to see more changes, interested to see if janneh is anywhere near the squad, if not can see him being bombed out come jan.

Need a result

KTF
 

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Garner and McCalmont available along with new signing Josh Emmanuel gives us a bit more strength to choose from.
Two inconsistent teams leads me to think this could be a draw, and a point away from home is never a bad thing.
I was pleased to see Edmondson appeared to have the right attitude when he came on against Charlton, hopefully he's gonna start getting his act together for us.
Almost 500 away fans making the journey, brilliant support again.
 

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Can’t see us getting more than a point at Rovers. Feel like we’re not getting much luck at the moment and could even take a hammering if we’re too open too early on.
 

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Like Denzel said, Shrewsbury @ home. It’s gonna be interesting. Go 1-0 down and it’s going to get very toxic very quickly.

Salop will be laughing, won’t get a better chance to get a decent win away from home.

If we do lose, I can’t see GC being here come Wednesday afternoon, but then this is Exeter. And we aren’t a “normal club”

Genuinely think Salop are the worst side in the division. You can turn them over, surely?
 

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We're desperate for a victory from anywhere in any form. Derby seem to have picked up a bit, so again we need to play at our maximum. Let's not do what we did against Bolton and sit back and admire them for 45 minutes.

Undoubtedly we'll get another "they're one of the best sides we've played this season but nothing up front ". We'll create loads of situations around the box and do nothing with them and then concede a Sunday league goal at the other end.

Some of the football we play is as good as it's been for a long time but we're just dreadful in both boxes. I can't see Crosby lasting until January if he doesn't find a way to sort it.
 

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