League 2 fixtures 2nd and 3rd December

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Friday
Crewe v Newport
Doncaster v Walsall
Stevenage v Barrow

Saturday
Wimbledon v Grimsby
Gillingham v Salford
Leyton Orient v Bradford
Carlisle v Sutton nil
Crawley v Swindon
Hartlepool v Stockport
Mansfield v Colchester
Northampton v Tranmere
Rochdale v Harrogate

There isn’t much to look forward to for Sutton tomorrow, we’ve not won a game north of the Thames all season, and scored one goal in November. And we’re up against a Carlisle side with a decent home record.
 

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We will lose this evening's fixture, two goals to nil.
 

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Don’t fancy us at all away at Orient, would happily take a draw.
 

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Can't see anything other than a defeat here, despite our best performance of the season last Saturday these'll have too much for us.

If you asked me at the start of the season I'd of said DC would've got dog's abuse on this return to Pools, probably will from some quarters but perception has certainly shifted and the knives are out for the chairman instead for pushing DC into leaving.
 

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No idea which Donny team will turn up, the one that easily beat Grimsby or the one that fell apart at Hartlepool and Colchester. Normally after a break we don’t turn up so I’m expecting nothing but a loss
 

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Expecting a win - but we have a dreadful record at the Crypto Creepies.
 

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No idea which Donny team will turn up, the one that easily beat Grimsby or the one that fell apart at Hartlepool and Colchester. Normally after a break we don’t turn up so I’m expecting nothing but a loss
Miller is bound to score tonight fancy a draw 1-1.
 

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Tranmere at home. They look to be in poor form with a couple of senior centre backs out?

We’ve got Hoskins back which is an interesting selection dilemma with how well the whole team played at Bradford. Be interesting to see what we do.

2-1 Cobblers.
 

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Don’t fancy us at all away at Orient, would happily take a draw.

Same. We can pretty much draw our way to promotion at this juncture in the season, so with your excellent away record I’d take a point all day long.
 

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Can't see anything other than a defeat here, despite our best performance of the season last Saturday these'll have too much for us.

If you asked me at the start of the season I'd of said DC would've got dog's abuse on this return to Pools, probably will from some quarters but perception has certainly shifted and the knives are out for the chairman instead for pushing DC into leaving.
We beat Harrogate because they stood off & let us play,I can’t see that happening tomorrow.
I‘d imagine DC will have them pressing us,targeting the lumbering Featherstone & fragile defence.
I‘d be happy with a point,the Newport,Rochdale & Colchester games are of much more importance.
 

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I had this down as a game we could possibly win ahead of the upcoming horrendous run of fixtures we have, but having seen our latest injury situation (yes, breaking news, Carlisle have injuries) I’m not confident at all really.
All of our right sided defenders are out, other than one 18 year old youth player. No right backs, no right centre backs. More will have probably dropped by tomorrow. It’s just an absolute shit show.

Carlisle United 1-2 Sutton
 

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The usual new manager excitement is patently missing from the Crawley fan base.

The appointment of another youth coach with a stats driven approach has met with open hostility, resignation and a just a little hope that he can't be as bad as the last one.

If Swindon grab the first goal I can honestly see the crowd turning on the team.

Through no fault of his own Etherington is walking a minefield and I dont think he has the players in the squad to play u23 football successfully in league 2. His best hope is to grind out results and hope wagmi allow him to buy in January.

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Edit: If Swindon don't win I'll be surprised. Happy, but surprised.
 
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Our first home game for 5 weeks after 4 away games in a row in November. Managed 6 points from 9 out of that which I'd have taken at the start of he month.

Neither team had a game last week, so both will be ready to go.

We'll likely start with 4-3-3, not sure who will play the striker role, Kelman & Drinan not the most clinical of strikers but work and press well.

A draw here won't be a disaster, Bradford have a good away record and coming up against a side who will try to win the game will suit them.

The game is officially sold out, but with it being an early kick off means a few won't be able to make it. Hoping we can push the 8600 mark. Home end was more or less sold out against Salford 5 weeks ago apart from the 200 in the away end.
 

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I had this down as a game we could possibly win ahead of the upcoming horrendous run of fixtures we have, but having seen our latest injury situation (yes, breaking news, Carlisle have injuries) I’m not confident at all really.
All of our right sided defenders are out, other than one 18 year old youth player. No right backs, no right centre backs. More will have probably dropped by tomorrow. It’s just an absolute shit show.

Carlisle United 1-2 Sutton

Haha, we’re never scoring 2 in a single game!

I think we can out misery you with injuries- we’ve had 6 out on multiple month injuries since mid-October although one of those, Alistair Smith, could be in the squad tomorrow
 

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We haven't gained a point all season from a losing position, so I'm writing this one off now.
 

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Haha, we’re never scoring 2 in a single game!

I think we can out misery you with injuries- we’ve had 6 out on multiple month injuries since mid-October although one of those, Alistair Smith, could be in the squad tomorrow

I’ll raise you.
This season we’ve had 3 players out with cruciate knee ligament injuries. 9 months each. (Senior, Dixon, Dickenson)
We’ve had our captain (Feeney) out twice for about 4 weeks each time.
Another central defender (Barclay) out for 3 months, only to return and get injured again last week and out now for 6 weeks.
Our top scorer from last season (Patrick) was out for 2 months. Came back, got injured in his first match back, out for another 2 months.
Another striker (Edmondson) was out for a month at the start of the season, came back for 2 games, injured again and out for another month.
Another striker who you’ll know (Sho-Silva) inured in preseason, out for 4 months, came back a few weeks ago, now trying to build up fitness.
A midfielder (Devitt) out for 2 months, but should be back in the squad this week.
And most recently our first choice right back (Back) tore his hamstring… 4 months.
Plus the usual 1-2 week stuff. Too many of them to mention, it would be longer than this whole thread.

At one point we had a 1-11 of injured first team players. At the moment we’re at about 7 out I think which is as healthy as it’s been all season. It’s just shit that most of them are in the same position.
 

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Some strike that Stevenage goal.
 

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Not sure what Farman was doing, surely he saw it? We've just wasted a great chance as well.
He didn’t even move. I can only assume it had some wicked late swerve on it that totally deceived him.
 

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I’ll raise you.
This season we’ve had 3 players out with cruciate knee ligament injuries. 9 months each. (Senior, Dixon, Dickenson)
We’ve had our captain (Feeney) out twice for about 4 weeks each time.
Another central defender (Barclay) out for 3 months, only to return and get injured again last week and out now for 6 weeks.
Our top scorer from last season (Patrick) was out for 2 months. Came back, got injured in his first match back, out for another 2 months.
Another striker (Edmondson) was out for a month at the start of the season, came back for 2 games, injured again and out for another month.
Another striker who you’ll know (Sho-Silva) inured in preseason, out for 4 months, came back a few weeks ago, now trying to build up fitness.
A midfielder (Devitt) out for 2 months, but should be back in the squad this week.
And most recently our first choice right back (Back) tore his hamstring… 4 months.
Plus the usual 1-2 week stuff. Too many of them to mention, it would be longer than this whole thread.

At one point we had a 1-11 of injured first team players. At the moment we’re at about 7 out I think which is as healthy as it’s been all season. It’s just shit that most of them are in the same position.

Looking at that list you’ve included players who are back playing. We have a minimum 5 (with another possibly back tomorrow but it’s not definite) as of right now. As in currently injured for multiple months, with multiple months before they’re available again.

Not including players with knocks and niggles which may prevent them from playing for a couple of games
 

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Paul Farman has just made a carbon copy of the Killip mistake against us and achieved the same result.
 

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Looking at that list you’ve included players who are back playing. We have a minimum 5 (with another possibly back tomorrow but it’s not definite) as of right now. As in currently injured for multiple months, with multiple months before they’re available again.

Not including players with knocks and niggles which may prevent them from playing for a couple of games
Yeah as I said that list is the injuries this season. Some are back, some are not, some have been back and crocked again. As I say we currently have 7 out. With a bit of luck it might be down to 6 missing out tomorrow, but I’m not too hopeful.
 

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Paul Farman has just made a carbon copy of the Killip mistake against us and achieved the same result.
Our keeper Tomas Holy did it last week at Walsall. Must be a bug going round League 2.
 

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Barra implosion, the fine win against HUFC must've went to their heads..
 

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That was some schoolboy stuff indeed, heads completely went.
 

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Delighted with that. 5-0 against the side in fourth at the start of the weekend. First half was pretty even, took a bit of Jake Reeves magic to open the scoring, lovely strike from range that saw Farman rooted to the spot. Barrow probably should have levelled after an error by Ashby-Hammond, the attacker read the situation well but fortunately wasn't able to finish.

Second half was surprisingly comfortable, I think the second goal sort of killed the game from Barrow's perspective and we managed to turn a routine 2-0 into a dominant looking 5-0 thanks to a 10 minute spell towards the end of the game. That's the second week running we've managed to score 3 goals in a 5 to 10 minute window, I certainly won't be complaining if we start to make a habit of that.

The second goal is an error in their defense. Farman raced off his line to try and deal with a ball over the top, miscued his clearance and Jamie Reid was on hand to guide the ball into the back of the net to double our lead. After that the game became very bitty, lots of fouls and stoppages, really nothing much of note occurring. We got our third from a corner through Sweeney, Norris then converted a penalty for the fourth and one of their unfortunate defenders guided another corner into the back of the net for our fifth.

Big win for us that, I know it's still incredibly early in the season and I'm certainly not counting any chickens yet, but winning today is the difference between a 3 point gap over fourth and either a 7, 8 or 9 point gap, depending on the results, at the end of the weekend.

I could get used to this Friday night football, lovely start to the weekend, just need England to cap it off with a win on Sunday now!
 

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Does anyone need a centre back, I will gladly drive Ro-Shaun (I’m Marcus Rashford’s best mate) Williams, to you the useless cee u next Tuesday. Walsall well organised side, us a bunch of blokes who’ve been given an instruction manual in Japanese
 
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