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Saturday 24th Oct; The Fixture Thread

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I think Rochdale may have dodged a bullet in not appointing (as was rumoured) Evatt to replace Hill 18 months ago...

If Bolton picked a team where players played in positions they were comfortable and competent in playing in, it might be a start. A 4-4-2 of Gilks: Jones/Brockbank/Delaney/Gordon : Kioso/White/Darcy/Sarcevic : Doyle/Defonouso is not world beating, but ought to get some points in. Crellin/Hickman/Taft/Miller/Tutte/Crawford and one of Faal/Amaoteng on the bench.
He was never ever going to Rochdale though - that rumour only ever came about as someone saw him filling up with petrol in Rochdale when we trained at Hopwood Hall....
 

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that’s putting it mildly. Our record against them is woeful, probably one of the worst records we have against any team.

No mate our record against them is pretty even I just looked it up.

So there is hope yet
 

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Surprised at that. Raws usually booted ball out of stadium whenever FGR goal was under threat.

He’s not been the biggest liability so we’ve got that. We need him to be more commanding if he’s playing in the middle.
 

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No mate our record against them is pretty even I just looked it up.

So there is hope yet

Even you say?

Carlisle United record v Grimsby Town:
Games won: 11
Games drawn: 12
Games lost: 24
 

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Our Chairman has confirmed we couldnt call the game off today. It really is a lottery on who the EFL let's postpone games
 

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Yes the is a Reason our club was mismanaged. We started last season on -12points with kids
Only one of that midfield 4 played in lge 1 last season......Darcy and he excelled in many games
Two are from championship teams on loan with bright futures....And Sarcevic who was player of the year last year with Plymouth.
Darcy is good, agreed.

Kioso and White have played well in the National League. They may or may not be able to make the step up. No reason why they shouldn't - Alex Newby and Jake Beesley haven't disgraced themselves in L1 this year.

Sarcevic to me is a bit of a curate's egg - very good in parts, but apart from maybe last season hasn't done it consistently - or if he has, I've not noticed.

The four Dale players I've mentioned have made 600 league starts between them. Lund and Ryan have played for N Ireland and Ireland U21 respectively, and might have played higher but for injuries, Rathbone was signed from Manchester United's youth/U21s and we recently turned down £200k plus from Hull for him, Morley is a youth product, now 20, and potentially a Championship or higher player (possibly as a ball-playing centre back, as he seems to be filling out). Nothing against the Four Bolton players I mentioned, but they'd struggle to displace any of the four Dale lads at the moment.
 

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Well we managed to keep them out for longer than a thought, huge credit to the lads for lasting that long really
 

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Darcy is good, agreed.

Kioso and White have played well in the National League. They may or may not be able to make the step up. No reason why they shouldn't - Alex Newby and Jake Beesley haven't disgraced themselves in L1 this year.

Sarcevic to me is a bit of a curate's egg - very good in parts, but apart from maybe last season hasn't done it consistently - or if he has, I've not noticed.

The four Dale players I've mentioned have made 600 league starts between them. Lund and Ryan have played for N Ireland and Ireland U21 respectively, and might have played higher but for injuries, Rathbone was signed from Manchester United's youth/U21s and we recently turned down £200k plus from Hull for him, Morley is a youth product, now 20, and potentially a Championship or higher player (possibly as a ball-playing centre back, as he seems to be filling out). Nothing against the Four Bolton players I mentioned, but they'd struggle to displace any of the four Dale lads at the moment.
Si in effect you have 3 journey men and Morley
White and Kioso will play football in the championship or higher....They are not our players Blackburn,Luton respecfully
Politic who is out for the season and Regan Riley will step in for them next season

Sarcevic is at his level now
 

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Good effort from what is essentially our reserve team, don't deserve to be 2-0 now but that's what happens when you're down.

Keep it to 3-0 max and think we will all be happy.
 

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Not a convincing performance. Should have been one down early on, then a defensive mistake and a goalkeeping howler give the scoreline a false look.
Lost our best player in Page though so this is a heavy price.
We never win easily, expect the next goal for Scunthorpe
 

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Amoo returns that is a boost
 

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Holy shit we actually scored.

Our 5'9 RB playing at CB towering for the header before Bowman randomly poked it home for us.
 

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Told you.
No surprise, you are playing well. Green is causing problems.
We can still screw this up
 

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Comley gone thank F,,, yet Baptise stays shocking defender Evat his legs have gone jesus wept
Brockbank a right footed defender playing lwb and two lwb on the bench with no reserve keeper....Sorry Evatt thats inexcusable even in any form of football.
No Darcy in again.......Dont know what players have to do to get a game
Same Ex Blackpool old boys shite week in week out
 

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I can't believe our best performance of the season is coming with our entire team out and our goalkeeping coach managing, just need to get level
 

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Even you say?

Carlisle United record v Grimsby Town:
Games won: 11
Games drawn: 12
Games lost: 24

There must have been a mistake.

Well anyway it's about time that awful record changed don't you think?

It's obviously not the most glamorous place to visit just by hearing the name so it's understandable why we normally have a poor time there.
 

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Due to Covid, no LB or RB today, not ideal.
 

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Looks like a bad injury to Ward. 15 year old keeper coming on.
 

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we've 4 more missing from Tuesday;-
Scott Quigley not in the 17
Chris Taylor and Zouma only fit enough to make the bench
Josh Lillis (sub keeper usually and acting manager last Tuesday) - self isolating as his Mrs has Covid.

dunno what's gonna happen - could get stuffed - could win, will probably draw (again)...
 

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We might have actually won this if we had our proper team available
 

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Can't fault the lads at all today. What a fantastic effort considering the circumstances.

Shameful that the EFL wouldn't let us call it off yet other teams can.
 

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Only 1 up front again for Rovers, the returning from absence James Vaughan. Hmmm
 

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Phew. Not the best from us and I feared when Ward was injured. However from that point on we controlled the midfield and nothing came into our box.
I've seen a lot worse sides than Scunthorpe this season, just hinged on a few mistakes in the box.
 

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Ref just missed a blatant pen for us and likely a red card too, useless
 

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