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    National League fixtures 11/8/18

    I have seen him play six or seven games now, including pre-season against higher level opposition, and he has been excellent. He has got very good defenders alongside him in McNulty, Sutton and Bakayogo which he probably did not have previously, and he is well suited to Mellon's style of play...
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    Tranmere Rovers v Cheltenham Town

    The first two games have dispelled any fears I had about a relegation battle, unless we have a rash of injuries. We have been the better side in both matches and played some great football at times. Losing Norwood or Banks to injury is the real danger for us, as we don't have sufficient cover...
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    Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2018/2019

    Yes, the majority of the signings seem decent and the recruitment has been better than last summer's fiasco. But I still worry that we are light in a couple of key areas.
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    Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2018/2019

    I am not sure that is true about Ferrier as he moved to Walsall in the end, but I agree we were never going to match the Rowe fee. We know the owners' hearts are in the right place, but I'd have thought we would have made more progress financially after 3-4 years of their ownership than we seem...
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    Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2018/2019

    Loan signings are hit or miss and I would rather we had had a replacement lined up weeks ago. If we were hanging on until deadline day to squeeze another twenty grand out of Shrewsbury with nobody coming the other way, that does not look like good business to me. As it stands, our only two...
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    Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2018/2019

    I agree. We actually look weaker at centre midfield and centre forward than we did at the end of last season, so I have no idea why the chairman has been talking our chances up the whole summer. We clearly have not made the progress off the pitch that everyone has been led to believe. There is...
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    League 2 General Chat/Match Thread

    The players I am referring to have either played at this level before or were outstanding talents in the division below and probably will adapt. But yes, the gulf is big and most of us would be happy with consolidation this season.
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    League 2 General Chat/Match Thread

    There is quite a gulf between League Two and the National League on today's evidence. I would guess Stevenage are still mid-table standard at this level but they looked better than any team we played last season, with the possible exception of Macclesfield. That said, I thought eight or nine of...
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    Stickied League 2 Transfer Rumours/Confirmed Transfers 2018/2019

    I am actually pleased we have brought Stockton back. It does not surprise me that he did not impress at Carlisle, but I am not sure his spell there will have much bearing on how he performs for us. He is very much a confidence player who needs to be under the right manager, and he was excellent...
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    2018/19 League Table Predictions

    1. Lincoln 2. MK Dons 3. Notts County 4. Northampton 5. Exeter 6. Port Vale 7. Swindon 8. Mansfield 9. Crawley 10.Cambridge 11.Tranmere 12.Oldham 13.Newport 14.Grimsby 15.Colchester 16.Crewe 17.Carlisle 18.Stevenage 19.FGR 20.Cheltenham 21.Bury 22.Yeovil 23.Macclesfield 24.Morecambe
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    Pre season friendly thread

    God Only Knows it is about time he did.
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    Pre season friendly thread

    We beat a fairly decent Chorley side 1-0 last night. Most of our pre-season performances have been a bit patchy, but I think we have got enough quality in the squad to have a reasonable season.
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    Salford City

    Er, I think you will find that most club owners are wealthy and middle class, whatever ownership model they have. McGaul was and our current owners are. It does not mean they are bankrolling the club with ludicrous sums like Salford. As it happens, McGaul's major financial contribution to us in...
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    Salford City

    So what ? We were the most successful club, so we are the ones still hanging around today. Do you know what financial backing the other clubs received, what the quality of their players was, whether the local public took to them ? All you have proved is there has been more than one football...
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    Salford City

    McGaul did not bankroll us. He was just a bog-standard club chairman and, as I said earlier, it took us 35 years of steady growth to become a Football League club. Hardly indicative of being massively bankrolled. We have already been around for 134 years, ta very much. So we will see where...