The League 2 Promotion thread

Indian Dan

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Just a bit! And your beloved neighbours.

And don’t mention the yellow peril!

Too old for all that nonsense for a while.
 

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Still confused as to why an exeter fan is posting in the promotion thread.

There’s always the mid table thread where you’ll be bigger and more important.
 

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Still confused as to why an exeter fan is posting in the promotion thread.

There’s always the mid table thread where you’ll be bigger and more important.
T'was funny when we were outside the play offs, we're not now.

Joke dried up when it was repeatedly used then.
 

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T'was funny when we were outside the play offs, we're not now.

Joke dried up when it was repeatedly used then.

Not really I want to know what’s going on with sides who genuinely have a chance of going up and not lots of nonsense about Exeter
 

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Not really I want to know what’s going on with sides who genuinely have a chance of going up and not lots of nonsense about Exeter

In which case, let's both head over to the Mid Table thread together. You've got Flitcroft as manager don't forget.
 

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Appears to me finishing top 3 is now in our own hands.

Bury looking over their shoulder next?

We're much stronger at home, we've got two home games next so let's see what happens. We could be 10 points ahead of you. We're unbeaten in 2019. Let's see if you overtake Mansfield and MK Dons first.
 

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We're much stronger at home, we've got two home games next so let's see what happens. We could be 10 points ahead of you. We're unbeaten in 2019. Let's see if you overtake Mansfield and MK Dons first.

Don't Tranmere have to face MK Dons as well?
If the standings remain in a similar position to how they are now then said fixture will be a win win for us.
 

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Shaping up nicely for a chance to piss on Tranmere's chips at Wembley again :D You can quote this back to me as we fade away/get spanked in the semis.
 

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Forthcoming fixtures:

1st Lincoln(39) - 79 points. Macclesfield(H), MK Dons(A), Cheltenham(H), Carlisle(A), Tranmere(H), Newport(A), Colchester(H)
2nd Bury(38) - 71 points. Swindon(H), Cambridge(H), Carlisle(A), Colchester(H), Newport(A), Northampton(H), Tranmere(A), Port Vale(H),
3rd MK Dons(39) - 69 points. Forest Green(A), Lincoln(H), Tranmere(A), Notts County(A), Port Vale(H), Colchester(A), Mansfield(H)
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4th Mansfield(39) - 66 points. Exeter(A), Cambridge(H), Northampton(A), Morecambe(H), Oldham(A), Stevenage(H), MK Dons(A)
5th Tranmere(38) - 64 points. Carlisle(H), Oldham(A), Newport(A), MK Dons(H), Forest Green(H), Lincoln(A), Bury(H), Crawley(A),
6th Forest Green(39) - 61 points. MK Dons(H), Crawley(A), Macclesfield(H), Tranmere(A), Cambridge(H), Crewe(A), Exeter(H)
7th Exeter(38) - 61 points. Mansfield(H), Cheltenham(A), Macclesfield(A), Port Vale(H), Crawley(H), Stevenage(A), Oldham(H), Forest Green(A)
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8th Carlisle(39) - 58 points. Tranmere(A), Bury(H), Stevenage(A), Lincoln(H), Grimsby(A), Crawley(H), Yeovil(A)
9th Colchester(38) - 57 points. Cambridge(A), Mansfield(A), Bury(A), Grimsby(H), Yeovil(A), MK Dons(H), Lincoln(A)

That's it boys, I'm calling it. We're compressing this table down to the top 9. Yes, I know Swindon just humped Morecambe at home, but I'm not seeing anyone from 10th downwards thats looks anywhere near capable of making a top 7 push. Too much ground to make up, not enough games to do it. It's open to adding a team back in, but for now, it's the top 9 only.

Could well be the top 7 saying that. Carlisle drop more home points against Cambridge and Colchester's slump continues. Both fall a clear distance behind the top 7 after those results and they'll need to pick it back up very quickly, tough ask given their run ins.

Good wins for Exeter and FGR in tricky away games, both against relegation stugglers. Exeter's is especially noteworthy given they had 10 men for 67 minutes and won it right at the end. Both not only won, but saw the 2 below them drop points. Both teams have nice run ins as well, in their hands to lose now.

Tranmere though, wow do they keep on surprising. Definitely in the race for the top 3 the way they are going. But still, they have to drop points eventually. Another promotion contender in Carlisle at home next weekend, then a tricky trip to Boundary Park. Still some tough tests to come.

Mansfield are having a bad run at the worst time, with Tranmere closing in and MK Dons still grinding out wins. Need to pick it up quickly otherwise the lottery of the play-offs will be the best they can hope for.

MK Dons had a good day and move back into the top 3, but Tranmere are suddenly a threat. Some tough games coming up for them in the next few weeks, so beating the strugglers like Yeovil is vital.

Bury see their title ambitions suffer a setback, but still look strong for the top 3. Couple of winnable home games should see them pretty much confirm a top 3 spot, barring any surprise collapses.

As for Lincoln, they are just about there. Yes, you can't rule out the mother of all collapses, but I very much doubt it's coming. The Cowleys have been there and done it before and they have a grizzled, veteran team. It might be premature, but let me be the first to say congrats to Lincoln fans on promotion to League One.

I know we rip on them for all coming out when the team started winning, but for those that suffered through years of bottom half L2 finishes and conference strugglers, to see them in L1 is nice. Reckon one more win confirms their top 3 spot, also looking like shoe ins for the title as well. Fair play.
 

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As for Lincoln, they are just about there. Yes, you can't rule out the mother of all collapses, but I very much doubt it's coming. The Cowleys have been there and done it before and they have a grizzled, veteran team. It might be premature, but let me be the first to say congrats to Lincoln fans on promotion to League One.

I know we rip on them for all coming out when the team started winning, but for those that suffered through years of bottom half L2 finishes and conference strugglers, to see them in L1 is nice. Reckon one more win confirms their top 3 spot, also looking like shoe ins for the title as well. Fair play.
On behalf of about 2000 of us, many thanks.
 

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Plenty of twists and turns still to come. Rovers continuing our winning run was more than I'd hoped for, but most of the results today went as expected, Mansfield losing to Crewe being the surprise. Bury's point at Grimsby was more than we managed. Think Lincoln are as good as up, but after that hard to call.
 

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We're now in a position that if we win all our remaining games we're guaranteed the last auto spot, regardless of how anyone else does. Obviously that's totally unrealistic, but I'd had snapped your hand off if you'd offered me this position a year ago!
 

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Well bury Bury next week. I guarantee it.

Do us no good, but it’s the sort of game we’d play well and win.
 
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Still confused as to why an exeter fan is posting in the promotion thread.

There’s always the mid table thread where you’ll be bigger and more important.
He wants to get to know you before your 2 leg shootout
 

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