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Bolton 2-0 Fleetwood.
 

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Huge six-point promotion thriller at the Abbey!!
 

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Has anyone seen Blackpool this season? Not sure what to expect from them other than they seem to be the most stable of the relegated clubs.

Much improved from Vale in the last two games but we have the second longest streak without an away win in the division I think. Won’t be able to go this one so it’s an iFollow job and prioritising going Charlton instead.
 

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Probably our toughest game so far vs Pompey, which is live on Sky. To be honest, I’d be delighted with a point as it’s going to be tough.

Expect us to make a couple of changes. Would be surprised if Tom Carroll plays 2 games in 3 days, but it’d be ideal if we can get at least 60 mins out of him as I think we’ll need his know how.

I’ll predict we’ll lose 2-1 but happy to be proven wrong, of course!
 

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No idea what Blackpool will be like but you'd assume pretty strong especially at home. Second half yesterday was excellent and a couple of the young lads we have on loan in the form of Thomas and Arblaster look real finds. It's no exaggeration to say it could and probably should have been 3 or 4-0 in the second half. We've got a bit of pace and quality going forward now at last but still a bit shaky at the back at times.

We have, however, been pretty shite away from home for a while and have thrown in some real horror shows. Not least Barnsley but also a few last season including Exeter, Oxford and Peterborough. Once again, we'll have to be at our absolute best to get anything.

Expecting a defeat but anything else a bonus. I expect that Blackpool will see this as a formality of a home win, which could work in our favour. We're 3 points ahead of where I thought we might be after 4 games, so the next 2 are free hits as far as I'm concerned.
 

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The chavs at home for us and I’m fully expecting evans to be at his annoying best, no doubt Stevenage will be falling all over place and wasting time from minute 1, hoping we have that extra bit of quality to see us get the 3pts.

Providing there’s no knocks I’ll expect an unchanged lineup from the first 2 lge games.

KTF
 

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Us v Orient - two sides who have started poorly and will be looking for a win to calm a possibly increasingly moaning fanbase - I'm sure Orient's fans are paragons of patience and tolerance, but ours, not so much.

But then circumstances like these often lead to nervousness and reluctance to attack and leave yourself exposed...so this could end up the mother of all dull 0-0s, given the apparent toothlessness of both sides in attack so far this campaign.
 

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Us v Orient - two sides who have started poorly and will be looking for a win to calm a possibly increasingly moaning fanbase - I'm sure Orient's fans are paragons of patience and tolerance, but ours, not so much.

But then circumstances like these often lead to nervousness and reluctance to attack and leave yourself exposed...so this could end up the mother of all dull 0-0s, given the apparent toothlessness of both sides in attack so far this campaign.

It will be 0-0 or 1-0 either way, we're actually not that bad when we have the ball but our final third decision making has hurt us so now we've stepped up. We tend to overplay a bit too much in both of our boxes.

We've also been letting goals in at set plays all pre season and let a soft one in yesterday, so thats another concern for ourselves.

We have injuries too which has hurt us, ideally need Darren Pratley back and now we need another goalkeeper as Sol Brynn is now out long term it seems. Heard we're bringing Charlie Kelman back on loan tomorrow so we'll have some pace up front at least if that happens.

Well, having been in the National League for two seasons and watched us totally capitulate into the National League in 2017, these League One battles when you first get promoted back into it and you're clearly a bit inferior than most of the teams are more than welcome!
 

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Has anyone seen Blackpool this season? Not sure what to expect from them other than they seem to be the most stable of the relegated clubs.

Much improved from Vale in the last two games but we have the second longest streak without an away win in the division I think. Won’t be able to go this one so it’s an iFollow job and prioritising going Charlton instead.
They are pretty good defensively but didn't break us down.
 

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Like Moomin, I'm expecting a few changes but mainly due to number of games. Maybe Scott to start and possibly the new Finn if we finally sign him.
We don't have a great record at Pompey, or on Sky, so I'll be amazed to get something from this, but you never know
 

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Blackpool have CJ Hamilton and Jake beesley as attacker's 2 very good players for this level.
 

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The chavs at home for us and I’m fully expecting evans to be at his annoying best, no doubt Stevenage will be falling all over place and wasting time from minute 1, hoping we have that extra bit of quality to see us get the 3pts.

Providing there’s no knocks I’ll expect an unchanged lineup from the first 2 lge games.

KTF
Yeah Evans normally has our number so I’m expecting it to be really tough. But we’re playing very well at the moment and should be a cracking atmosphere - gutted to miss it.
 

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Our tough start to the season continues with an away trip to Charlton. If we can pick up at least a point there, its a pretty good start remaining undefeated to Pompey, Barnsley & Charlton, two of which were away.

Then its supposed to be onto the easier game at Cambridge away, who just so happen to be in the top 2 :lol:
 

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Blackpool have CJ Hamilton and Jake beesley as attacker's 2 very good players for this level.
Hamilton played as a winger, Beeley was taken off early as he didn't do much on Saturday.
 

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Our tough start to the season continues with an away trip to Charlton. If we can pick up at least a point there, its a pretty good start remaining undefeated to Pompey, Barnsley & Charlton, two of which were away.

Then its supposed to be onto the easier game at Cambridge away, who just so happen to be in the top 2 :lol:
I’ve said this for the last two years since we got promoted. Apart from our blip between oct-April where we couldn’t buy a win and a injury list as long as your arm, the abbey is a really tough place to come and get a result.

I fancy us against every team at home in this league. Should be a good contest.
 

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I honestly don't know what to expect from our trip from Reading.

Like us, they've neither won nor scored yet in the league this season, but it sounds like they've at least played some football.

It's my son's 4th away game though and we've drawn all 3 of the previous ones, so I'll go 1-1.
 

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Not sure what to expect from Oxford - they were tipped by our manager to be title contenders this season after their summer transfer window, but were beaten in the first game they were heavily tipped to win and then complete dismantled by Bristol City the following game. A little reprieve in playing a Carlisle side at home without their best player, but only managed an unconvincing 1-0 win. I believe this was their third win in the last seven months in competitive football. 3 wins, 6 draws, 14 losses in that time so obviously something isn't quite right there.

There doesn't look to be a ton of goals in their side, to me, but our defence does like giving out a freebie so there is that to give them a little bit of confidence. As well as not knowing what to expect of Oxford, similarly I don't know what to expect of ourselves. Warne likes to turn every match into a bit of a basketball game: relentless pressing, overloads in the wide positions, bodies and balls into the box. It just leaves us open to opposition counters and our efficiency infront of goal is still in question.

I'll go for a 2-1 Derby win - a performance that still leaves more questions than answers but a back-to-back victories after it looked like the world was falling in on itself.
 

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I honestly don't know what to expect from our trip from Reading.

Like us, they've neither won nor scored yet in the league this season, but it sounds like they've at least played some football.

It's my son's 4th away game though and we've drawn all 3 of the previous ones, so I'll go 1-1.

Can only go off what I saw on Saturday but they are the exact sort of team that would irritate me immensely if I was a fan of them. Have lots of possession but mostly for the sake of it rather than in dangerous areas. By all accounts our game followed a similar pattern as their one with Peterborough where they had lots of the ball first half then their performance dipped a lot second half. Keep it tight at the start and I can see you getting something there.
 

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Can only go off what I saw on Saturday but they are the exact sort of team that would irritate me immensely if I was a fan of them. Have lots of possession but mostly for the sake of it rather than in dangerous areas. By all accounts our game followed a similar pattern as their one with Peterborough where they had lots of the ball first half then their performance dipped a lot second half. Keep it tight at the start and I can see you getting something there.
They looked really poor fitness wise. Second half a few of them looked knackered. If you can keep them doing that possession for possession sake nonsense for half an hour or so, they'll tire themselves out.
 

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Tough game this one against Blackpool, we have bounced back well from Barnsley but those games came at Vale Park so a test to see if we are able to hit those levels now on the road, should be buzzing after a domination of a second half against Reading, what may be encouraging is we set up and were very good on the counter which is generally more of an away set up but we've been awful on the road and not won since NYD at FGR!

Expected 0 from 4 games and have 3 already so pressure is off a bit but if we can grind out a solid point or something then it would turn a dire start into a very good start to the season.
 

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Tough game, they've had a great start and our ex player Charlie Wyke looks as if he's on top form.
Be interesting to see if Moxon plays, fans will draw their own conclusions if he doesn't.
I'd be happy with a point.
 

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Burton at home.

They’ve lost all three of their games so far and we’re coming off the back of a stinker at Stevenage. Can’t see this being a classic, especially if the weather stays as miserable as it is currently.

We’ll most likely make some changes this game, we certainly need to. Dunkley and Bennett will most likely come into the starting 11. Hopefully Mata is available but I doubt it with how incompetent the Home Office is. We should find out more at some point this afternoon on that situation when Taylor’s pre match interview comes out.

I’m confident we’ll just about edge this one…

Salop 1-0 Burton (Udoh)
 

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At home to Lincoln who have both won and lost 3-0 so far this season. We could and should have got something out of both our games so far but need to get off the mark in this one to get off of 0. No idea on Lincoln's personnel at the moment but they strike me as a stable L1 club who will probably finish mid table. Heart says 2-1 win, head says 1-1.
 

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Tough game, they've had a great start and our ex player Charlie Wyke looks as if he's on top form.
Be interesting to see if Moxon plays, fans will draw their own conclusions if he doesn't.
I'd be happy with a point.

Any game Moxon doesn't play for us right now is a guaranteed defeat.
 

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Carlisle fast becoming Moxon FC.
 

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Always makes me chuckle when I read opposition forums. Yes, Blackpool have a more illustrious history and a lot of which was more than 70 years ago and yes, they've had a recent stint in the Premier League, but in the past 30 or 40 years they haven't had many seasons with an average attendance over 7000. They're not what I would class as a 'big' club. Yet some of their fans are saying things like 'We should easily beat teams like Port Vale '. Nobody has got any given right to beat anyone else. We're all at this level for a reason.

Should be backed by a sell out away end of nearly 2k, which is great for a night match in the middle of August.
 

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Always makes me chuckle when I read opposition forums. Yes, Blackpool have a more illustrious history and a lot of which was more than 70 years ago and yes, they've had a recent stint in the Premier League, but in the past 30 or 40 years they haven't had many seasons with an average attendance over 7000. They're not what I would class as a 'big' club. Yet some of their fans are saying things like 'We should easily beat teams like Port Vale '. Nobody has got any given right to beat anyone else. We're all at this level for a reason.

Should be backed by a sell out away end of nearly 2k, which is great for a night match in the middle of August.
Even when they were illustrious they got done at Vale Park in a famous giant killing…
 

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Always makes me chuckle when I read opposition forums. Yes, Blackpool have a more illustrious history and a lot of which was more than 70 years ago and yes, they've had a recent stint in the Premier League, but in the past 30 or 40 years they haven't had many seasons with an average attendance over 7000. They're not what I would class as a 'big' club. Yet some of their fans are saying things like 'We should easily beat teams like Port Vale '. Nobody has got any given right to beat anyone else. We're all at this level for a reason.

Should be backed by a sell out away end of nearly 2k, which is great for a night match in the middle of August.
All about perception though. Myself, I see Blackpool as a bigger club than Port Vale, and actually see Port Vale more akin to a club the size of say Cambridge. But thats me growing up with football, will differ from the next person. I do think Port Vale fans see themselves higher/bigger than any other League 1 fan would.
 

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Sorry Vale, but Blackpool are definitely bigger. More trophies, played in the Premier League, Stanley Matthews.
Also they brought 750 on Saturday which is 200 more than you brought on the same weekend last season, and its a lot further
 
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