Blue Saturday (Cheltenham v Crewe)

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After two weeks off, we're finally playing again this week.

The club has decided to make it a charity day as well in aid of the British Lung Foundation. Our fitness coach's fiancé was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer and naturally the club have rallied round. As a result, the club will be wearing a one-off blue home kit for the day with the shirts being auctioned off. The club has also got a limited number of replica shirts going on sale today and all of the money raised will go to the British Lung Foundation.

Details: https://www.ctfc.com/news/2017/december/blf2/
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As for the game - we're so hit and miss I really can't call it. Our home record is decent though, so there's no reason we can't win.
 

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Nice cause.

We're more miss than hit but this is a huge month. It's a relatively easy month, if we don't pull away by new year then I dread to think what awaits.

Like you though, can't call it. We can actually be half decent when we want to be but default position is absolutely horrendous and so, so easy for the opposition. No getting away from the first half hour at Blackburn, it was a horror show.
 
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No Brian Graham, which (imo) means goals are going to be hard to come by. Mo scored two weeks ago in a game where we should have scored four of five. Defence is stilly main concern but seemed pretty tight against fgr. A game we should be winning especially at home.
 

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Artell out. Bowler out. Hassall out. Burn the white elephant academy down.

When George Cooper is the best of the crop, it’s time to pack up. Most over rated twat to come from the academy. All of them need packing off to do a real days work in a proper fucking job.
 

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I know, lets drop 2 of our consistent performers in Stubbs and Richards for.....reasons. Apparently Richards has been poor in the last few weeks, I disagree. People pinning the goals from last week on him bizarrely. Walker keeps his place, Dagnall keeps his place, in midfield again hilariously. Go 4-3-3, which has been proven doesn't work time and time again. Far too clustered, no width. Hence it's easy for Cheltenham to limit us to a few half chances.

First half we were dominated, but restricted them to half chances and we had a stonewall penalty denied, clear trip on Lowery by Flinders. 2nd half, they get a soft goal, keep us out relatively easy bar some shaky moments towards the end.

We're going down if Artell remains in charge, not a shadow of doubt about it. Can't pick up points anywhere near often enough. Don't care if its Lunt, Morris, Bell, whoever. Keep Artell in charge and we'll be in the National League come May.
 
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Not the best of games and our centre back scoring shows we need our strikers to pull their fingers out. Crewe put us under the cosh when we scored and but apart from that and the last few minutes Town didn't look to uncomfortable.
 

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A very comfortable 1-0 win for us - Crewe were awful.

If we had any semblance of an attack at the moment then we would have had 3 or 4. Brian Graham needs to get fit soon, I love Danny Wright, and he'll run through walls for us, but you honestly couldn't tell he was on the pitch yesterday.
 

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As for Crewe's 'stonewall' penalty, looked live a dive to me at the time and having seen the highlights I haven't changed my mind. If there is contact, their player does very well in subtracting any credibility from the appeal with a magnificent swan dive (30 secs):

10/10.
 

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Artell was furious on Radio Stoke, blasted the referee and will possibly get in trouble for his comments. Referee told him he felt it was a dive and he forgot to book him for it.

Hard to say on that video either way mind.
 

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