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28 games to go.

You know the most ridiculous thing? I probably wouldn't make more than 1 change for this game and that being Kingsley out for Guthrie. Would have preferred to switch to a 5-3-2, but with Kingsley off shortly, that is pretty pointless. So yeah, get smashed 5-1 and probably only make 1 change. Go figure.

As for Col U, they are conceding goals like nobody's business. Scoring a few, but conceding shed loads. But don't worry Col U fans, we'll make you look like the best defensive unit in the country.

Home win. Next.
 

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If any more than 50 Crewe fans go this, itll be a good following.
 

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We always lose to Crewe. We're in a real rut at the moment, and the defence desperately needs sorting out or else it will spell our downfall.

On paper, we should be half decent this season and we've shown at times that we can be. But the attacking players must get so disillusioned when we ship goals left, right and centre through stupid mistakes every five minutes. Saturday was probably the perfect example where we pull ourselves back into it, start to apply some pressure and, just as you think we could get something, concede another Sunday League goal to kill it off again. It must be infuriating if you're one of the attackers and I think it's showing that the goals we were scoring for fun are starting to dry up too.

Crewe are in a right state though and if we don't win tomorrow night then we've got a serious problem. We should be comfortable midtable fodder this season but, as I said elsewhere, we're on course to concede over 100 goals this season and any team that does that will be going down, I'm sure.
 

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I'm sticking with my prediction from start of month. We'll win. And suddenly no-one will care that the club is one its arse, as if Saturday was a blip. Yeah, just like Sheff Utd.

I don't mind if Colchester smash us though. We've got 24th sewn up so the more spectacularly we go down, the more likely something will happen at the club (management side and board side).
 

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If Colchester dont get 3 points I'll go the next Crewe home game. In punishment.
 

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Not a go at the Alex but have a good mate who sits behind the goal ( away end when we come ) , he reckons no way in a million years will Davis get sacked, amazed after Eastleigh and Saturday that he didn,t resign. Ryan Lowe good scorer but at 37 is he what you need?
 

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The more I hear and the more I read, the more it's evident Davis will not go until there's bigger changes behind the scenes. It just seems like he can't be sacked (due to money?) even if the board wanted to. So we're stuck with him for the foreseeable future, regardless of results and performances.
 

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Davis didn't and won't resign because he deludedly believes that he is the right man for the job. He also didn't and won't resign because he thinks 50% of managers don't get another job in management. But he is foolish if he believes this. If he was to resign, it would look better on his CV. He would have a promotion, no relegations, a JPT win and he could say that he did his best(which he did) under very difficult circumstances(which they are). He could easily get another job at his age with his CV. I wouldn't blame him for walking away at all. He has been given a very tough job and there probably aren't many that could do a better job than Davis.

I just think that the way he makes his transfers, the way he selects his teams, the philosophy he likes(defensive style) and the way he coaches and trains the players are all woefully inadequate. He's been let down by his coaching staff and his scouting network, but he still should walk away. It'll look better if he does it of his own accord rather than wait for the board to sort themselves out, scrape together some money and fire him.
 

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Davis would walk into any job in the bottom half of L2 and beyond tbf. Plenty will see him keeping us up as an achievement (lol) and add it to promotion, JPT win and his success at Nantwich, he's hardly struggling to fill his CV. I think he will go on and be an impact manager too, in the same way he was for us. He'll go to clubs, kick a few butts and put a run together. Sustaining it, delving into the transfer market and building on it, not his forte yet.

I think (personally, imho, tbh) the only reason he won't go, on both sides, is money. 1) Why would he give up a £80k pay off? 2) We don't have £80k to pay him off.
 
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Davis would walk into any job in the bottom half of L2 and beyond tbf. Plenty will see him keeping us up as an achievement (lol) and add it to promotion, JPT win and his success at Nantwich, he's hardly struggling to fill his CV. I think he will go on and be an impact manager too, in the same way he was for us. He'll go to clubs, kick a few butts and put a run together. Sustaining it, delving into the transfer market and building on it, not his forte yet.

I think (personally, imho, tbh) the only reason he won't go, on both sides, is money. 1) Why would he give up a £80k pay off? 2) We don't have £80k to pay him off.

But surely it would cost us more than £80k if (when) we go down in season ticket sales alone, I am not great at maths but if on average season tickets were £280 then we would only need about 280 not to renew and there is £80k, and thats before sponsorship, general match day income, merchandise sales down etc etc, but I guess if that was a really pressing fact then the board would have acted ages ago. Fucking arseholes, and it is arseholes as opposed to arsehole, as even if that snake Hassall is holding us to ransom then why has nobody else had the balls to speak out, even come out and say they back Davies, just say something, don't fucking kill our football club. It's time to act boys and girls, it's time to get on these fuckers cases in a serious way, if they get some serious verbal, and I don't encoruage anything that breaks the law, but if they got some serious verbals while they were sat in the directors box then one of then would sqeaul, c*** like them soon turn on each other, booing the team and Davies is pointless now, they are fucked and down, but those shithouses who are directors still pull the strings, it's up to us to cut the strings and expose them and get shot of them.
 

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You'd think they realise that brammer.

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I fancy an away win tonight and no,I haven't been drinking or smoking funny fags.
 

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Saunders dropped and Wilson starts. Am I wrong when that to me smacks of not giving our own a chance?
 

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Incredible!!!

Who said Lowe wasn't an inspired loan signing then?!
 

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Oh dear, here comes all the "turning it round" bullshit from Davis, McGarry and fans.
 

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I'm actually getting a tiny bit excited about next Sunday now.
 

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Best game ever hahaa
 

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End of the day, Davis is here for the forseeable future. So there is no point hoping for losses because they won't decide his fate.

I'm chuffed the team have won. Fantastic comeback. Really pleased for the players, they have grafted their bollocks off in almost every game bar Saturday. They deserve better than the shit management and coaching they are subjected to. The fans who keep turning up every week, like the 100-120 who braved the cold tonight to watch them, especially those that headed down from Crewe. The fans who see through the bullshit peddled by Davis and the mafia media. They deserve better than what they've had to sit through these last 2 1/2 seasons. Made up for them.

Got to follow this through on Saturday at home to Oldham though. They look just as shit as us and Colchester, so we have to make this win tonight count. Ryan bloody Lowe eh? Couldn't make it up.
 

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Fuck you Colchester. I now have to go the next home game.
 

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Well done to the players and more importantly our fans from coming down from a 2-0 deficit to win a great game of football it seemed 3-2. Ryan Lowe knows where the goal is after all!

What I don't appreciate is the sheer arrogance of our own manager allegedly cupping his ears and telling his own fans to shut up just because a miraculous result makes him gods gift. I truly despise the man and still wish for his sacking, I laugh at those idiots on Twatter who gain eternal optimism every time we win a game (at the rate of one a month this season) and I can't believe a man who knows deep down he's lucky to be in a job would treat his own supporters with such contempt. They have to pay to watch this shambles and 7 wins in 39 means they had every right to call for his sacking at 2-0 down.

Ah well, if we get relegated I hope Colchester join us, thanks guys for our annual 3 points and we'll really need them next season!
 

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Useless Flitcroft loaning out goalscorers, I'd sooner have this Davis bloke.
 

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Christ. Shit game between two shit teams. Absolutely awful and bloody freezing.

Crewe should have been a couple ahead before we opened the scoring, Colclough was lively in the first half. I recall him hitting the post, before also roasting Frankie Kent to tee up Haber I think it was who missed a sitter by hitting the post too. To begin with, Crewe were happy to sit back and let us have all of the ball, we'd make about twenty passes before eventually skewing one out for a throw. When Colclough hit the post it seemed to give them a bit of belief to actually try and attack, but that also let us look a little more dangerous as it opened up.

Our opening goal was a brilliant strike, although it moved a bit in the air as otherwise Garratt should have had it. When the second went in even I thought we couldn't throw this one away but I guess that was optimistic. That at 2-2 we were sitting back and playing out for a point at home to the division's bottom side was a disgrace. We will both be getting relegated this season it would seem.

Tony Humes has then also come out in his post-match interview accusing the fans of wanting the team to fail. Words fail me.
 

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Colclough was the best player on the pitch. By a country mile. The rest had no quality. We did deserve the win, but we still looked poor.

Got to sing Davis out for 45 mins. Enjoyed that. Especially enjoyed singing it after our winner went in. Didn't enjoy so much the ear cupping and shusshing at the end. What a complete bellend the guy is.
 

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