Tuesday 24th January 2023

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Shite from the club. Feel for Barnsley fans
 

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You could be bottom of the league after tonight’s fixtures. Surely better to get games played rather then piling up a load to fit in late in the season?
If we played tonight, we’d like lose so we’d be bottom anyway.
 

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Will be interesting to see if we can improve on Saturday’s performance. If we can at least defend as a unit and not have our right back wondering out of position leaving a gap down the side of our defence, we might be able to contain Bolton and hit them on the break.

They will most likely have about 70% possession but maybe we can force them to pass it sideways a lot and frustrate the home crowd. If we can do that we might nick something.
The pitch is knackered so we’ll probably be a bit more direct than normal (which I think makes us better)… we were looking really decent until Bodvarsson got injured.

Players got read the riot act after Derby game and you’ve already beaten us this season so I think we will be bang up for this. Not usually confident going into games but think we will be really after you tonight. We haven’t conceded in our last 4 home games and have 8 or 9 clean sheets in the 14 home games this season. If we score early I think we’ll get a few. Home form is good … it’s our away form that’s the issue.
 

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Long night ahead… we’ve actually started with no striker at all! Politic, Massey and Butterworth as a front three!

On the plus side Proctor is on the bench after months out which bodes well for future games.

Still no Wilson or Harrison.
 

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We're screwed. We're not Spain 2010! The ball won't stick and we can't really play it along the floor on our pitch.
 

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We’ve got lots of knocks/injuries. Aimson, Johnston not starting and Nlundulu missing tonight. We’ve rested Kieran Lee. No striker on the bench. Suddenly I don’t feel as confident as I did before …
 

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We're screwed. We're not Spain 2010! The ball won't stick and we can't really play it along the floor on our pitch.
Surely Mipo starts tonight unless we are writing it off with Cheltenham in mind.
 

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And Bakayoko starts… thought we’d have done an under the table handshake that he wouldn’t play otherwise why did we sell him before this game. He’s gonna score isn’t he.
 

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Bakayoko hattrick incoming….

We’ll need him to because we certainly won’t be keeping a clean sheet.
 

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FGR not actually too bad on the ball between the boxes but defensively all over the place and final ball at the other end has been pretty poor.
 

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What’s that red for? Nothing happened? They’ve shown a replay and nothing happened at all!?
 

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Money well spent. He’ll get the rest of his payment when he gives us a pen.
 

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Looks like Kachunga was getting held and he slapped him in the midriff. Maybe a punch. But definitely wasn’t Charles?
 

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Yeah Kachunga seemed to hit Cooper in the stomach. Would rather see Charles off though tbh, more of a threat.
 

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Yeah Kachunga seemed to hit Cooper in the stomach. Would rather see Charles off though tbh, more of a threat.
Yeah seen it again. Definitely a punch. Absolutely brain dead. Charles ban better get overturned and as you say he’s our biggest threat. It’s his work rate too especially with 10 men.
 

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Sounds like Bolton will be able to get the ban overturned...at least judging by the comment they made on the radio about footage of what happened already being shared on social media...mind you punching an opponent is probably considered violent conduct and a three game ban.
 

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Derby don't look up to much, but without strikers on the pitch our final bit is often lacking. Better than last Monday though.
 

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Sounds like Bolton will be able to get the ban overturned...at least judging by the comment they made on the radio about footage of what happened already being shared on social media...mind you punching an opponent is probably considered violent conduct and a three game ban.
Yeah Charles will get overturned and Kachunga will be banned. Doesn’t help us now though. After doing something like that he should be released. It wasn’t even that bad from your defender he was just pulling his shirt a bit… which happens all the time. These are the games that could cost us a playoff place if we don’t win.
 

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Derby don't look up to much, but without strikers on the pitch our final bit is often lacking. Better than last Monday though.
Similar first half to last week, plenty of play but no strikers to put it away. Hopefully we come out better than last week. If we can get through to 65-70 and get Mipo and Procs on would be ideal.

We do seem to be taking risks though at the back which nearly cost us.
 

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Yeah Charles will get overturned and Kachunga will be banned. Doesn’t help us now though. After doing something like that he should be released. It wasn’t even that bad from your defender he was just pulling his shirt a bit… which happens all the time. These are the games that could cost us a playoff place if we don’t win.
Bonkers that. The mistaken identity and the actual incident!
 

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Yeah seen it again. Definitely a punch. Absolutely brain dead. Charles ban better get overturned and as you say he’s our biggest threat. It’s his work rate too especially with 10 men.
Why didn’t the player who actually committed the offence admit it was him and be honest rather than let a team mate get sent off ?

Or too much to ask for .
 

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Why didn’t the player who actually committed the offence admit it was him and be honest rather than let a team mate get sent off ?

Or too much to ask for .
It looked like he did tell the linesman but didn’t change the decision. Absolute farce all around. Why’s he doing it anyway. 1-0 up and fairly comfortable and the FGR defender was barely doing anything. Didn’t warrant the punch at all
 

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How’s cooper not been sent off there for a second yellow!??! What is actually going on
 

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If I were a Bolton fan I wouldn't be too worried...we were 2-1 up at Burton, they had a player sent off, and we lost 3-2.
 

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If I were a Bolton fan I wouldn't be too worried...we were 2-1 up at Burton, they had a player sent off, and we lost 3-2.
You’ve brought in virtually a new team since that though haven’t you?
 
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