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    Newport County V Tranmere Rovers - League 2 Playoff Final 2018/19

    I still prefer Wembley for historical and sentimental reasons. Wembley is the home of English football, not the other grounds mooted, plus it is genuinely neutral. The thought of having to play a final at Anfield or Goodison. Urgh.
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    Newport County V Tranmere Rovers - League 2 Playoff Final 2018/19

    10,000 sales for Newport now, with about 12,500 tickets sold by Rovers.
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    Club size in order

    FGR are definitely a bigger club than Salford, so I can understand the frustration of the Nailsworth contingent. It would be like comparing Tranmere to Chester. :fish:
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    Newport County V Tranmere Rovers - League 2 Playoff Final 2018/19

    Most Tranmere supporters who were at Wembley on 12th May 2018 describe it as their greatest day watching Rovers. So, for them and me, it was certainly 'brilliant'.
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    Newport County V Tranmere Rovers - League 2 Playoff Final 2018/19

    The atmosphere was brilliant at our final last season with 16,000 in the stadium. It is not the ground that makes an atmosphere, it is the people in attendance. I would be gutted if I was making a trip to the Britannia Stadium or the Madejski on Saturday, rather than Wembley.
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    Club size in order

    Orient have spent much more of their history in the second tier than Crewe, and probably have a better cup record, reaching the semi-final of the FA Cup as recently as the late seventies. I always view them as a bigger club than Crewe. However, I would say that Crewe and Cambridge are similar.
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    Club size in order

    The problem with that table is that it takes no account of cup successes, or when the points were won. So teams that accrued a lot of points in the late nineteenth century can be deemed 'bigger' than clubs that have been more successful in modern times. The reality is that the definition of the...
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    Club size in order

    Good to see we are already in League One.
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    Club size in order

    Yes, I see Oldham as being one of the biggest current League Two clubs. They spent a lot of time in the second tier, even before the boom years under Royle. I always think they are a slightly bigger club than us, although behind us in many respects at the moment.
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    2018/19 L2 Play-Off Semi-Final: Tranmere Rovers v Forest Green Rovers

    Just out of interest, where is (was) the Illy estate ?
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    Club size in order

    Wimbledon won an FA Cup before falling out of the League (MK Dons fans need not reply). In a different era, Spurs won the FA Cup as a non-league team.
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    FA Trophy 2018/19

    Ricky Miller scored more goals than Rowe in the National League but can't even hold down a starting place at a poor Vale side. There is a huge difference between the two levels.
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    Club size in order

    I wouldn't see Carlisle as bigger than Oldham, us, County etc. Although their glory years in the seventies were as good as most at this level. Bradford and Plymouth are big cities with good support, but they have not done any more historically than a number of League One / League Two clubs.
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    FA Trophy 2018/19

    Hmm, not convinced personally. I don't think he fits our style of play at all, and does not have the dynamism of Norwood.
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    Club size in order

    Prior to Shankley, Liverpool were marooned in the Second Division and on a par with present day clubs like Sheffield Wednesday or West Brom. They were very much the poor relations to Everton in the city. Which demonstrates that the size of a club is very much fluid and relative.