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Think ours is still at risk as Posh have two on international stand by with two already called up.

First of three extremely tough games on paper, all be it Peterborough are level on points with us and lost their last four so maybe one we should be more confident in.

They are a good side though and away from home this will be tough so would take a point!

After a promising second half against Barnsley and probably our best performance of the season yesterday with key players back hopefully we can attack these tougher games with some confidence and see if we can pick up the odd point or three over these three games.
 

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Off think we have 7 in total called up....v Portsmouth
 

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Think our game at Plymouth will go ahead. We’ve had two call ups to far. We have an appalling record on sky so I wouldn’t mind it being cancelled!
 

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Assuming the game goes ahead I do struggle to see us getting anything at Peterborough. I just can’t believe a side that has Clarke-Harris and Marriott up top can keep losing like they have. Would think their manager will be on a short leash if they lose again.

We looked pretty decent yesterday with the ball but still prone to a defensive lapse so going there and shithousing a 0-0 is not really an option for us. I think that’ll play into their hands and can see something like a 3-2 defeat for us.
 

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Assuming the game goes ahead I do struggle to see us getting anything at Peterborough. I just can’t believe a side that has Clarke-Harris and Marriott up top can keep losing like they have. Would think their manager will be on a short leash if they lose again.

We looked pretty decent yesterday with the ball but still prone to a defensive lapse so going there and shithousing a 0-0 is not really an option for us. I think that’ll play into their hands and can see something like a 3-2 defeat for us.
Really amusing that a carthorse like Santos can keep Clarke-Harris in his pocket for 90mins as he marshals the best defence in the league
 

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Fuck me, im still processing the latest defeat without having to think about the next one.

Hardly any fit defenders available and one of the few that is will be with Wales. It only pours...
 

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Definite Wednesday win. I don’t think we’re consistent enough to beat a top side right now.
 

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Can FGR find some internationals in the next week please? The arse has fallen out of our squad
 

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I'd love Moore-Taylor to get a hattrick in our forthcoming 6-0 home victory over the Grecians, televised on Sky TV.....with the flying pigs kept off-shot the whole time, please.

Not expecting a very pretty result for us, for numerous reasons: we have too many injuries, a questionable approach to team selection even from who is available, and now O'Keefe suspended. Probably Exeter are the nearest thing we have to a bogey team in this league right now, so a home victory would be little short of miraculous.
 

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I'd love Moore-Taylor to get a hattrick in our forthcoming 6-0 home victory over the Grecians, televised on Sky TV.....with the flying pigs kept off-shot the whole time, please.

Not expecting a very pretty result for us, for numerous reasons: we have too many injuries, a questionable approach to team selection even from who is available, and now O'Keefe suspended. Probably Exeter are the nearest thing we have to a bogey team in this league right now, so a home victory would be little short of miraculous.
Two 0-0s last season, wasn't it? Hardly a bogey side.
You will score next week, we had defensive problems before Saturday and then Grounds limped off at half time. No chance of getting any one in either as apparently we have already overspent.
Incredible how we can go from looking at playoffs to looking at relegation in just two games
 

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Two 0-0s last season, wasn't it? Hardly a bogey side.
You will score next week, we had defensive problems before Saturday and then Grounds limped off at half time. No chance of getting any one in either as apparently we have already overspent.
Incredible how we can go from looking at playoffs to looking at relegation in just two games
You will be fine.

Most of our squad is out injured/suspended and we have a very questionable Manager in place.

2,0 to the Grecians would be my guess.
 

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Two 0-0s last season, wasn't it? Hardly a bogey side.
You will score next week, we had defensive problems before Saturday and then Grounds limped off at half time. No chance of getting any one in either as apparently we have already overspent.
Incredible how we can go from looking at playoffs to looking at relegation in just two games

I think those two games last year were among the most satisfying to watch, result apart, of our season: the game at St James's Park, in particular, really was chesslike: what turned out to be two of the best teams in the league trying to probe each others defences, without much giving away.

As for the bogey-team thing, if my records are right, in our EFL and Conference years, we've played 20 league games against you. We've won precisely two of them, in March 2007 and October 2018, you've won eight, and ten matches were drawn. It's been quite a while since we beat you....
 

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Sky have picked a real whopper of a game next Saturday, fuck me it won't be pretty.

If we keep playing like we did on Saturday, most teams are going to be our bogey team this season, nevermind Exeter.
 
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Two 0-0s last season, wasn't it? Hardly a bogey side.
You will score next week, we had defensive problems before Saturday and then Grounds limped off at half time. No chance of getting any one in either as apparently we have already overspent.
Incredible how we can go from looking at playoffs to looking at relegation in just two games
Pretty common at this time of the season when there aren't many points on the board. I'm currently concerned, but not overly worried. Not sure many teams would be able to cover the loss of 3 CBs at once. Goals are a concern, but they were last season as well and that turned out alright (albeit costing us the title).
 

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Really do feel for the Ipswich fans this weekend. midday KO on a Sunday is a right kick in the teeth for anybody attending. Thanks as always Sky
 

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Shrewsbury away. Have a decent record here. Whether we can back up last weeks win is another matter. Be happy with a point and feel we might get it.
1-1
 

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Really do feel for the Ipswich fans this weekend. midday KO on a Sunday is a right kick in the teeth for anybody attending. Thanks as always Sky
Not sure how many we’ve sold but I can’t make Sunday but would have gone if it was on the Saturday. Would have been sold out too. Shame.
Think we’ll be bang up for this though. Not sure of the exact number but we’ve won 2 of the last 34 matches we’ve played live on tv! Have you got many players out?
 

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Not sure how many we’ve sold but I can’t make Sunday but would have gone if it was on the Saturday. Would have been sold out too. Shame.
Think we’ll be bang up for this though. Not sure of the exact number but we’ve won 2 of the last 34 matches we’ve played live on tv! Have you got many players out?
Should be a great test for both sides after decent points a piece on Saturday. Yeah its a shame as im sure our attendance will also be affected, just as easy to sit at home on your sofa and save £24 with it being on Sky. We are missing Finn Azaz to the ROI U21’s unfortunately, Azaz has been a consistent starter in the number 10 role and will be a big miss. I expect to see Morgan Whittaker take his place. Other than that we have pretty much a full squad discounting the long term injuries before the season even started. How many have you lost through the Internationals?
 

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Shrewsbury away. Have a decent record here. Whether we can back up last weeks win is another matter. Be happy with a point and feel we might get it.
1-1

You'll beat them. They're absolutely awful. Comfortably beat them with our first team on Saturday when playing against their San Marino-like defence second half and smashed their second string with our reserves tonight.

Their fans reckon they're class though for some bizarre reason.
 

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Should be a great test for both sides after decent points a piece on Saturday. Yeah its a shame as im sure our attendance will also be affected, just as easy to sit at home on your sofa and save £24 with it being on Sky. We are missing Finn Azaz to the ROI U21’s unfortunately, Azaz has been a consistent starter in the number 10 role and will be a big miss. I expect to see Morgan Whittaker take his place. Other than that we have pretty much a full squad discounting the long term injuries before the season even started. How many have you lost through the Internationals?
We’ve been scoring a couple of goals in each game and you haven’t conceded at home so something has to give. We’re a totally different side to the one that came to home park last year. Much more organized. We’ve got Burns out at RWB and our left sided second choice wing back missing. Other than that we’re at full strength besides Camara who we haven’t yet seen. Tell you one thing though, stick a fiver on Morsy to be booked in this one. Printing money!
I can see a tight 1-1 here to be honest
 

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You'll beat them. They're absolutely awful. Comfortably beat them with our first team on Saturday when playing against their San Marino-like defence second half and smashed their second string with our reserves tonight.

Their fans reckon they're class though for some bizarre reason.
£20 charity bet with you right now that we’ll finish above you come May.

Put your money where your mouth is?
 

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Really do feel for the Ipswich fans this weekend. midday KO on a Sunday is a right kick in the teeth for anybody attending. Thanks as always Sky
I was supposed to be going. But Sky have literally made it impossible as no train makes kickoff. And I had to work one of the two weekend nights. So would’ve done the game on the Saturday and then come home and worked Sunday. But alas it’s not to be. Not sure how many we’ve sold but it’ll be around 1500 final figure I’d hazard a guess. Would’ve been a sellout but for the ridiculous kickoff time.

As always.. the fans come last.
 

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I know xG isn’t everything but it can be a useful guide to how you are playing and I think the below table is a little eye-opening on a few counts. Firstly it seems to indicate Oxford and Burton are playing a lot better than their record indicates as are Accy. Ours is up there too.

 

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It will be a good test for us this one, we've seemingly started to click, 1 loss in 7 in all competitions and now have the majority of the squad signed, fit and available.

Didn't realise but Mipo is away on International Duty.

If we can get out these next 3 games with 2-3 points and then we've played all of the top sides except Plymouth and Ipswich once so would at least get those games out of the way early doors.

Hopefully Ellis can keep firing and push us on.

Peterborough have hit dire form so from that point we should go there looking to pick up points but they have some dangerous players so if they do click back into gear it will need us to be at our very best to get anything.

Looks like its on ifollow with it being International weekend.
 

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