National League Fixtures- 18th September

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Bromley v Barnet
Halifax v Stockport
Grimsby v Eastleigh
Notts County v Maidenhead
Solihull v Boreham Wood
Torquay v Southend
Wealdstone v Aldershot
Wrexham v Dagenham
Yeovil v Chesterfield
Weymouth v Dover ( ko 5.20pm)

Usually one of these started by now so thought I'd get it up and running

Big game for us at home to Stockport. We've been inconsistent at times this season but we score plenty of goals only failing to net against Yeovil. At the other end we have abit of an injury crisis. However we are hoping to have our first choice left back and a centre back available in time for Saturday. The attack seems to be picking itself at the minute. With Waters bagging for fun in the early part of the season. Matty Warburton hasn't scored for us yet. Wouldn't surprise me if he bagged against his former club though.

How many can we expect from Stockport? Just incase any haven't seen the social media updates you'll be in the Skircoat stand the entrance to which is at the top of hunger hill and cash payments only on the turnstyles. We haven't moved into the 21st century clearly on that score haha

In other games not many of the clash of the titans this week but Wrexham v Dagenham could be tasty. Dagenham have been on fire so far this season but Wrexham are at home with probably a large and vocal crowd.
 

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Lose, somehow. Our October is tough, could be nasty
 

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Actually just remembering didn't Bromley have both their games postponed this week? It's not listed as off on bbc sport though, whereas the Altrincham game is
 

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I would have normally started it by now but the falllout from Tuesday’s huge Brotherhood derby was still rumbling on so thought I would leave it another day.

Amazed Maidenhead haven’t Covided off our game yet after they had two men sent off v Stockport, including their keeper. There is always tomorrow I guess. IF it goes ahead we *should* chalk up another home win.

Wrexham v Dagenham looks huge promotion six pointer even at this early stage. Surely massive pressure on Parky if the visitors claim all three points.
 

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Nice easy game against Dagenham.

Got to love our schedule.
 

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Our second relegation 6 pointer this week. Can see Wealdstone being more difficult than Southend, but still think we can go there and win.
 

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I've been meaning to ask this, is 6500 a sell out? I always thought Blundell Park was bigger than that? Wikipedia says around 9k
The home areas are roughly 7000 so seems a lot didn’t turn up on Tuesday night I guess maybe season tickets holders who can’t make night games.
 

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Our second relegation 6 pointer this week. Can see Wealdstone being more difficult than Southend, but still think we can go there and win.
Chill out, Aldershot will never drop lower than this level. No way.
 

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The home areas are roughly 7000 so seems a lot didn’t turn up on Tuesday night I guess maybe season tickets holders who can’t make night games.
Solid effort to be fair, regardless, on the pitch and off it.
 

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Another pretty kind fixture. Would like us to try and have a bit of control in this one, but presumably it’ll be a 4-3 win or something.
 

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Wrexham v Daggers the big one but tricky away ties for Boreham Wood , Chesterfield and Stockport.
We've as a good a chance as we'll ever have of beating Maidenhead on Saturday but we've been Devonshired before so not overly confident.
 

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Our second relegation 6 pointer this week. Can see Wealdstone being more difficult than Southend, but still think we can go there and win.
An important game for both sides a win either way will give confidence for the next few games.
 

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Wrexham v Daggers the big one but tricky away ties for Boreham Wood , Chesterfield and Stockport.
We've as a good a chance as we'll ever have of beating Maidenhead on Saturday but we've been Devonshired before so not overly confident.
Think you will have to much firepower for them.
 

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I've been meaning to ask this, is 6500 a sell out? I always thought Blundell Park was bigger than that? Wikipedia says around 9k
The numbers of the individual stand capacities don't add up to 9,052 so the conclusion is that this figure is wrong. It's circa 8,700 with 1,900 in the Osmond Stand. Home Stands are therefore circa 6,800 nominal capacity. The club aren't selling all seats atm though - areas for those wanting social distancing. Effective home capacity is probably circa 6.4 / 6.5k at the moment unless we are playing tinpotters and then the club allow part of the Osmond to be invaded...

In the past, we've had temporary seats in the open corners to bring the nominal capacity to about 10k- in the good old days there were terraces there that contributed a few thousand of the old capacity of 24k (22k on the terraces).
 

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We are playing some good stuff at the moment and the refs appear to be leaning our way currently, so I expect us to beat The Spitfires on Saturday at Blundell Park. Feel Good Factor around the town helps too.
 

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The numbers of the individual stand capacities don't add up to 9,052 so the conclusion is that this figure is wrong. It's circa 8,700 with 1,900 in the Osmond Stand. Home Stands are therefore circa 6,800 nominal capacity. The club aren't selling all seats atm though - areas for those wanting social distancing. Effective home capacity is probably circa 6.4 / 6.5k at the moment unless we are playing tinpotters and then the club allow part of the Osmond to be invaded...

In the past, we've had temporary seats in the open corners to bring the nominal capacity to about 10k- in the good old days there were terraces there that contributed a few thousand of the old capacity of 24k (22k on the terraces).

I see, that makes sense.
 

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I've been meaning to ask this, is 6500 a sell out? I always thought Blundell Park was bigger than that? Wikipedia says around 9k

Think home areas is around 6800 but with some covid separation area in main stand and empty seats behind dugouts it's probably closer to 6500.
Away end is about 1800

So probably around 8.5k would be max capacity right now.

Edit. Helps if I read all replys before posting then realise someone else already answered!
 

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Chill out, Aldershot will never drop lower than this level. No way.
Don’t be so sure of that, we are haemorrhaging fans weekly therefore money. Last nights fans forum wasnt overly positive, with the Chairman seemingly accepting this level or the one below may where we are for the next few years whilst (if) the new stadium development is done. Add to that Searles continuous comments about us punching above our weight and the poor budget condemning us to a bleak future that hardly fills me with confidence.
 
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Free hit for us at Hollywood Dragons and their magic money tree, with the points we have on the board already and I won’t be too worried if we lose. We go behind early for fun just to test ourselves so bet on a Wrexham goal in the first 10. We can’t deal with set pieces long ball merchants so expecting a defeat.

Expect no more than 50 to travel.
 

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Free hit for us at Hollywood Dragons and their magic money tree, with the points we have on the board already and I won’t be too worried if we lose. We go behind early for fun just to test ourselves so bet on a Wrexham goal in the first 10. We can’t deal with set pieces long ball merchants so expecting a defeat.

Expect no more than 50 to travel.
Our set pieces have been pretty dreadful, corners rarely beat the first man and the Tozer throw currently sits at -1 goals created after we were counter attached on it.

We should win at home, expect nuclear hysterics on RP and Facebook fans chat if we lose!
 

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Our set pieces have been pretty dreadful, corners rarely beat the first man and the Tozer throw currently sits at -1 goals created after we were counter attached on it.

We should win at home, expect nuclear hysterics on RP and Facebook fans chat if we lose!

Yeah if we lose we are awful and Jay Harris/Theo Vassell/Tommy Bamford should be re-signed. The flip side is that if we win we are suddenly the greatest side in the world again.

Neither statement is true.
 

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Our start seems a bit too good to be true and this isn’t the National League experience we knew so well last time. So I’m absolutely expecting something to go wrong and Eastleigh look like the perfect opportunity. Wouldn’t be all that surprised to see us drop points and it’ll be interesting to see how we react when we do at some point.

Our fans have stupidly thought that we’re playing Wrexham again and we’re heading for another sell out.
 

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Yeah if we lose we are awful and Jay Harris/Theo Vassell/Tommy Bamford should be re-signed. The flip side is that if we win we are suddenly the greatest side in the world again.

Neither statement is true
Cheers for clearing that up.
 

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