National League Fixtures - 10/08/19

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Fylde v Ebbsfleet
Barrow v Eastleigh
Boreham Wood v Chesterfield
Bromley v Torquay
Dover v Wrexham
FC Halifax v Dagenham
Maidenhead v Pools
Solihull v Aldershot
Sutton v Chorley
Woking v Harrogate
Yeovil v Stockport
Notts v Barnet (17:20)

Two games two defeats for us, need to get a win on the board here or things might start to look a little panicky with two tough looking home fixtures to come, I already know Jake Cassidy is gonna have the game of his life and more than likely score, probably with a cupped ear celebration the big shite hawk.
 

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I was expecting very little from Cassidy but he's looked decent in our first two games. Clearly not the most gifted, but he does work hard. I have no doubt he'll go all out to piss you off tomorrow.
 

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if Wrexham's manager has some tactical ability, they should win.
We look very exposed at the back, but maybe Hess has changed his plans after Tuesday.
 

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Fully expect a difficult game against Barnet tomorrow. Think a draw is our best bet given we've lost our main goal threat and we continue to integrate a new team.

We just need to sort out the basics like scoring from, or defending set pieces. That in itself will be progress
 

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If we play like we did against Ebbsfleet, we should have more than enough to beat Torquay.
 

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If we play like we did against Ebbsfleet, we should have more than enough to beat Torquay.
If we play like we did against Solihull, you could field your u-13s and still win.

Hopefully Gary Johnson has shoved a rocket up their collective arses and we'll see a decent performance tomorrow.
 

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Hard to see where our next point is coming from.

After some reflection on Tuesday, for the level the squad we have is technically good, some of the passing and combinations were decent but there was no cutting edge and defensively we are a worry. Slow and error prone and to be honest not very well set up on Hignett's part. The keeper also needs to get better and fast, culpable for at least one if not both goals on Tuesday and Saturday he had a mare. We also badly miss Hawkes and Molyneux.

Can see a similar game on Saturday, Theresa Maydenhead will sit back, we'll have all the ball, never cut them open, counter us, get crosses in and Cassidy will score. 2-0 to the home side.
 

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We have shown glimpses of being a decent side over our two games so far but we don't look capable of scoring too many, especially if we have to continue starting games without any strikers on the pitch.

I'm expecting a difficult game and would definitely take another point if I'm honest.
 

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You've gone in early on that line - it's usually reserved for February time when people get squeaky bums about relegation!
I'm not going all Barnet yet but tough run of games coming up and we're still stuck in pre season.
 

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Are Barnet any good? Someone on our Twitter claims they have ‘three of the best players in the division’. Hopefully we can squeeze a 1-0 win, if they intend on playing with no strikers.
 

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Yeovil away for us tomorrow. Managed to beat them 3-1 in the FA Cup last season but that was a completely different team in the midst of a slump. They got a good home win against Eastleigh on Tuesday so will no doubt be favourites.

Our lads will go out and give it their all and hopefully that'll be enough to bring home some points!
 

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Are Barnet any good? Someone on our Twitter claims they have ‘three of the best players in the division’. Hopefully we can squeeze a 1-0 win, if they intend on playing with no strikers.
It's not really an intention, we have to! We don't have any that are healthy/fit - or suitable to play a lone striker role.

We play decent looking football and if we had a full strength squad we would trouble any team down here - but we're ravaged by injuries so it literally depends on who turns up on the day.

I'm expecting your attack to give us one of our sternest tests of the season, so it should be interesting.
 

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Are Barnet any good? Someone on our Twitter claims they have ‘three of the best players in the division’. Hopefully we can squeeze a 1-0 win, if they intend on playing with no strikers.
We probably do have a number of the better players at this level. The trouble we have continually had for the past three seasons is keeping our better players fit, and finding the right balance to score enough goals.

We will try to play good football and probably create a few very good chances but I wouldn't count on us scoring very many.
 
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Boreham Wood away it is then.

Would be delighted with a win but with Spyrou and Denton currently our injured I feel we’re too over reliant on Boden to score the goals at the moment, so a draw is probably the best we can hope for in this one.
 

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It's not really an intention, we have to! We don't have any that are healthy/fit - or suitable to play a lone striker role.

We play decent looking football and if we had a full strength squad we would trouble any team down here - but we're ravaged by injuries so it literally depends on who turns up on the day.

I'm expecting your attack to give us one of our sternest tests of the season, so it should be interesting.
We are more likely to bore you then attack you
 

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Ebbsfleet at home. Hopefully we pick up 3 points and put Tuesday night behind us. On the betting front, looks a tough week. Just solihull at 4/6 for me
 
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Tough game for Shots tomorrow. Great resilience on Tuesday at Woking; I expect a similar aerial bombardment at Solihull tomorrow, but they are a lot more drilled and experienced. Will be pleased with a good performance, but expecting 2-0 loss. Fingers crossed,anyway.
 

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We are so huge that we are treating this league like the Checkatrade trophy and playing our under 23's!
Canny thinking that from Gary Johnson. Saving the senior pros for the Real Brotherhood league Table fixtures is a winning strategy.
 

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If Eastleigh have some big lads like they usually do and we defend like we have been doing it'll be three points for them.

We had a 3-0 home reverse to them last season come to mention it.
 

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