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Crewe Alex 1-5 Peterborough

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One more step closer to relegation. Only 29 games to go until this nightmare ends.

Got no confidence whatsoever for this game. Haber and Wilson will be back, not sure if Haber will be in any condition to play though. Doesn't sound as though LDV will recover and be fit to play either. Another week, another time to get my hopes up that Adam King won't start. Still, what more can SD do eh? I mean, starting inept footballers every week is entirely down to his low budget, can't blame him for that. Anyway, team will stay pretty much the same as the last 3 I'd imagine. Garratt, Turton, Ray, Nugent, Guthrie, Jones, Bingham, Colclough, Inman, Saunders and 1 other, most likely King.

As for Posh, they seem to be back to their old ways of scoring and conceding bucket loads. Got some serious firepower in their squad and from all sources as well. Their front line is fast becoming one of the strongest in the league. Defence looks a bit ropey, conceded more than us. Is Westley still employing his same embarrassing Stevenage tactics or has MacAnthony made him stamp that shit out?

Not looking forward to this one bit. Didn't think Bradford would be that bad scoreline wise, but this one could be.

Put money on Coulibaly to score. 4-1 Posh.
 

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To be fair to Westley he's been decent.

None of this shit we heard (or expected to be honest) from Preston/Stevenage. Free flowing, attacking, balls on the line football. We've had to grund once or twice, but we're fine with that.

Oztumer is tiring a bit so Maddison's return is most welcome.
 

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Happy 3 Points Peterborough.
 

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Crewe should be too strong for the plucky ex-Midland Leaguers.
2-0 to The Railwaymen.
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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha that's it for me. Not going Crewe Alex again this season unless Davis goes.
 

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Steve Davis the miracle worker at it again
 

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How does Davis have a job? Crewe have been shit for about 4 years. I feel for the fans.
 
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I feel sorry for Davis, he has no funds to buy players and the academy ain't popping out players as it used to. No manager would do much better with what he has at his disposal.


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How does Davis have a job? Crewe have been shit for about 4 years. I feel for the fans.

It's felt like forty but actually, it's only been two and half solid years of shite. Since the JPT win, the whole club has been falling apart. The Cornwall debacle was probably the turning point for Davis, he completely lost it there and he hasn't had a cohesive team since. Seeing as his biggest asset was the team spirit he created when he first took over, he's been on a hiding to nothing since.

There was a tiny part of me that felt sorry for him today. He's a human shield for the board of directors, they haven't and will not speak up when there's clearly something wrong. Instead they take the piss out of fans, like a caller on RS said tonight, we aren't even acknowledged and I genuinely think the club would plod along without any reaction if the gate fell into the hundreds next week. We aren't expecting good news, or even a tell-all exposure, but we've heard nothing upon nothing for years now whilst the budget is slashed year on year. It wouldn't be so bad if we didn't know the chairman is all over the place when there's a bit of success.

That said, the rest of me still thinks he's an absolute arsehole whose best before passed some two years ago. He's made far too many digs at fans. He's never once acknowledged his own faults (see again today), leaving everyone else hanging out to dry. He lies through his back teeth. He basically treats us like idiots. I don't expect him to resign (I wouldn't if I was him) but he's gone the wrong way about maintaining respect fans had for him.

We saw this season coming a mile off. Actually, we are probably better off at this stage than I expected us to be. Yet the club is silent. Whilst Davis and Baker feed us absolute bullshit, propaganda even North Korea would be proud of. It's an absolute kick in the bollocks every time I hear Vale fans mention Anthony Grant, that situation epitomises the absolute circus we have become. Manager telling us he wanted to move back south (all 13 miles) but an assistant manager having the audacity to tell fans who watched him week in, week out that he wasn't value for money. It's the bullshit lies, the disrespect for fans.

The club is rotten to the core right now and fans are frankly powerless. The club is a shut up shop and the ones who can make a difference (e.g. Radio Stoke, the papers) are toeing the club's line and refuse to acknowledge the club is on its arse. So the average fan hasn't got a say, instead they're just going to walk away and I don't blame them.
 
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Yeh,I was a bit out with that one-it was actually 4,094 with 318 fans supporting the plucky ex Midland League outfit.
 

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Damn, I had 4-1 Posh. Wasn't pessimistic enough. Shambles, as per.

Jon Guthrie being dropped is an absolute disgrace. He has been our most consistent since stepping in for Kingsley, yet he gets chopped for no reason. Whats worse, Kingsley is a loanee and is off soon. Not to mention the fact 3 of the goals came down his side. Fantastic decision by Steve "Got to give our own a chance" Davis. He is a liar and a hypocrite. Adam King dropped, which is good. Only issue is, it should have happened 1-2 months ago. Haber starts despite clearly not being fit after his trip to Canada whilst Wilson gets splinters on his arse yet again.

The tactical genius then decides to bring King on for Haber to shut up shop in midfield. Problem was, we were 4-0 down at that stage. The goals were laughably easy for Posh, we handed them on a plate. The team selection and formation was all wrong in hindsight. 4-4-2 played right into Posh's hands, gave Oztumer and Anderson the freedom Crewe to roll the ball about in midfield. Just a pathetic performance from start to finish.

Fair play to Posh, they turned up in the mood and capitalised on our utter ineptness. Got loads of tidy players in that team and should easily make a push for the top 6.

As for us, 90 minutes closer to the end of the season, thank god.
 

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90 minutes closer to non-league football at this rate.
 

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Turns out we're reasonably decent now.

Top scorers I think in all 4 divisions, scored 5 on three separate occasions away from home, and the goal difference is finally starting to look healthy.

If we can put a decent run together over the Christmas period and get ourselves inside the top 6 by new year, I fancy ourselves to have a run at the top 2 by the end of the season.
 

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The way I see it and how it looks from the outside is that there simply isn't anyone coming off the production line at Crewe, is there? You used to always have a few players in your side that were playing below their level and that would enhance your team ten fold.
 

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