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Demetri Mitchell is out for 9 months with an ACL injury.

Oh well, I’ve missed Sutton and Harrogate so will be nice to go back.
 

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Demetri Mitchell is out for 9 months with an ACL injury.

Oh well, I’ve missed Sutton and Harrogate so will be nice to go back.
Pretty awful news isn't it. Another position in the shopping list for January
 

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So our “temporary” stand has been recommended for planning approval, with counsellors ruling next Wednesday. Rumours we’re aiming for it to be open for Cheltenham 9th December
 

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So our “temporary” stand has been recommended for planning approval, with counsellors ruling next Wednesday. Rumours we’re aiming for it to be open for Cheltenham 9th December
We are rumoured to be playing you on the 5th December, which i hope is just a rumour
 

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We are rumoured to be playing you on the 5th December, which i hope is just a rumour
If clubs truly get to choose the fixtures, I’d imagine we’d both prefer that stand open for this one. Although I suspect Christmas fixture list is prioritised over a few extra fans for us both
 

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If clubs truly get to choose the fixtures, I’d imagine we’d both prefer that stand open for this one. Although I suspect Christmas fixture list is prioritised over a few extra fans for us both
No idea when we will play Fleetwood and likely Leyton Orient, with the cup fixtures its left us very few Tuesday's and the one's that are generally free are International weeks so can't play them then.

Think Pizza Cup 2nd round is the 5th of December and we've Middlesborough in the Carabao on the 19th so only have the 12th December to fit one in but wouldn't be ideal.

Assume we'd have to play them two in the new year (add in possibly Charlton getting P-P for third round day if one of us gets that far).

The International thing has really caused a mess, especially when your likely to have a couple of games P-P for weather Jan/Feb and potentially Burton Away in Martch, probably need to look at the schedule for League One to just leave the International Weekends free like the Prem and Championship now so it can be planned in better.

As good as our cup exploits have been this season it's also really clogged the calender with an injury hit squad.
 

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Callum Guy out for the season after doing his ACL at Orient last week.

Huge blow to our already slim survival hopes.
 

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Callum Guy out for the season after doing his ACL at Orient last week.

Huge blow to our already slim survival hopes.
Good timing for us, but you probably wont need him as we are playing awful at the moment. I bet your ball boys arent liking the multiball system :whistle:
 

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Game with Posh on Saturday week off due to call ups.

Oh well
 

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Ours v Orient should be called off tomorrow, Josh Thomas called into Wales U-21 today and England U-20 is announced in the morning so expect Alfie Devine and Ollie Arblaster to be called up as previously. Annoying England wait until so late to announce squads though!
 

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Our game v Fleetwood if off due to call-ups as well. Dont count loan players and we wont have this problem
 

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Our game v Fleetwood if off due to call-ups as well. Dont count loan players and we wont have this problem
FFS it feels like we never play league games anymore
 

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Arblaster and Devine have been called up to the Elite Squad (U-20's) so thats our three, cant imagine we'd play it with the injury crisis we have on top of losing three loan players so expect this will be P-P shortly v Orient.

Going to be a right backlog, played 10 out of 13 Tuesday's and have more to fit in with a replay and fighting on four fronts, dreading next season when we have to fit in European fixtures too... away in Latvia on the Thursday, Lincoln on the Sunday!
 

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FFS it feels like we never play league games anymore
I'd be more than happy if loan players didn't count towards the 3 needed to call the game off, even though that will mean a few of ours are missing. Either that or keep the international weeks free and extend the season/start it earlier.
The number of stockpiled young players on loan from Prem/Champ clubs is enormous these days especially given the number of players you can loan at one time and lower league sides have become too reliant on other teams players.
ST holders who cant always get to midweek games get bent over as well. Already in November and had 3 games called off due to this, and bad weather looms for the winter when im sure even more are called off.
 

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Arblaster and Devine have been called up to the Elite Squad (U-20's) so thats our three, cant imagine we'd play it with the injury crisis we have on top of losing three loan players so expect this will be P-P shortly v Orient.

Going to be a right backlog, played 10 out of 13 Tuesday's and have more to fit in with a replay and fighting on four fronts, dreading next season when we have to fit in European fixtures too... away in Latvia on the Thursday, Lincoln on the Sunday!
Confirmed as off. Think I might tick Dorking Wanderers off that day instead now.
 

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Confirmed as off. Think I might tick Dorking Wanderers off that day instead now.
Its a bit ridiculous that England give such short notice as I see a lot of your fans have been worried about booking train tickets etc. Would make sense to announce the squads two weeks in advance surely? A few countries must do as a lot of fixtures have been postponed a week or two ago.
 

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Just increase the number of internationals from 3 to say 5. Most clubs should be able to handle 3 missing.
Maybe it will encourage clubs, including my own, to concentrate on their own youngsters instead of someone elses that they have no chance of ever signing
 

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Its a bit ridiculous that England give such short notice as I see a lot of your fans have been worried about booking train tickets etc. Would make sense to announce the squads two weeks in advance surely? A few countries must do as a lot of fixtures have been postponed a week or two ago.
Yeah I know their timing isn’t the best, proper screws both sets of fans up.

Not everyone is as clued up as say myself and my mates, to understand all the call ups League One has in international windows and the affect it has. Once I saw you had 3 call ups in the first window we knew what was going to happen, so we decided to arrange a plan b.
 

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Yeah I know their timing isn’t the best, proper screws both sets of fans up.

Not everyone is as clued up as say myself and my mates, to understand all the call ups League One has in international windows and the affect it has. Once I saw you had 3 call ups in the first window we knew what was going to happen, so we decided to arrange a plan b.
It is rare for us to have 1 call up let alone 3 in fairness, last season we didn't have any off home or away but seems to be a lot more games this season affected, possibly down to more younger International players at top flight/Champ comes filtering down to get game time maybe?

The first one was for a training camp which seemed ridiculous!
 

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Both teams can still agree to play though, if they both have players missing then fair game I say get on with it
 

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Both teams can still agree to play though, if they both have players missing then fair game I say get on with it
We were never going to do that with 7 already missing with injury then throw in 3 more of which 2 are probably our best players though!
 

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We were never going to do that with 7 already missing with injury then throw in 3 more of which 2 are probably our best players though!
Yeah that's fair enough in your case. Like I said before the best option is to leave the international weekends free for all leagues and extend the season slightly
 

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Yeah that's fair enough in your case. Like I said before the best option is to leave the international weekends free for all leagues and extend the season slightly
Definitely as we’ve lost three home games to it so financially is a blow as well.

I don’t recall so many games off last season but might be worth extending it to league one, if two teams are free then that weekend with available players they could move Tuesday games etc at their will but saves this messing about certainly for away fans who want to get train tickets etc when cheaper
 

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International breaks are fucking tripe. Missing Charlton (a) next weekend because of it, rescheduled for a Tuesday in January.

At least with us and Pompey having been knocked out of the FA Cup we’ve rescheduled that game that fell by the wayside for December 2nd
 

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Why should sides with players good enough to play for their national sides be punished by having to play weakened teams.
 

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Most clubs should be able to handle 3 missing.
We couldn't.
Its not called off because of us next week but losing Sinisalo, Harper and Wildschut would have been a big blow against you.
 

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As has been said before, just play the Pizza games on those Saturdays. If clubs are without a few players for that who cares?
 

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