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darren gregory

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Got a horrible feeling about tonight. No Sweeney/Preston apparently which means Turner who is not even close to being fit. Seen him for 90mins over 2 games so far and he’s been utter toss.

Walker back though which is a boost, We need to win. With Lincoln coming up next and MK playing away at Morecambe tonight we can’t afford to lose any ground on them.

Still can’t believe that shite we turned out on Saturday so soon after the crap at Notts.
Obviously don't know that much about you lot apart from the ' name' players but good grief Turner was hideous, gave a brilliant impression of a new born foal or had put his boots on the wrong feet ?
I wouldn't want him anywhere near the Vale starting X1 and we are toss
 

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Erm Flitcroft has made 5 changes, including the goalkeeper - Christ this is potential disaster if we don’t win this tonight.

He’s had to play Turner due to severe shortage of CBs but dropping Tomlinson and Smith in net seems bizarre - neither have done much wrong at all.

I’ll let ya know if he’s lost the plot by 10, but we have only have one defender left that got us this far for tonight.
 

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Baffled as to why Logan has come back into the side. Looks 4411 to me with Hamilton and Macca on the wings and Grant playing behind Walker.

Hope it pays off.
 
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What has happened ? i've missed something .
Hopefully whatever it is continues till you visit us :woo: No offence !!!
Well, blow me over, it looks like they really have kissed and made up. A very sensible team selection tonight. It helps we have Shepherd back, he's a very effective wing back.

I'm sorry but i think the revival starts tonight!!

I've already had one bit of luck today when Benie Des Dieux fell at the last in the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham allowing Roksana to get up. (Saved me from a complete wash-out :whistle:)
 

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Erm Flitcroft has made 5 changes, including the goalkeeper - Christ this is potential disaster if we don’t win this tonight.

He’s had to play Turner due to severe shortage of CBs but dropping Tomlinson and Smith in net seems bizarre - neither have done much wrong at all.

I’ll let ya know if he’s lost the plot by 10, but we have only have one defender left that got us this far for tonight.
He loves a change of keeper for no reason.
 

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Love all the fake news that floats around our club lol. Have good sources that say there was no fall out, Reid wasn't deemed fit enough and Rawson played poor for a few games and got dropped. Both trained well so back in tonight.
 

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He loves a change of keeper for no reason.
He’s done it once before this season after a keeper mistake and it turned out to be brilliant, but then Ojenik broke his leg, but instead of making Logan #1 he brought in a goalkeeper so it’s strange to play Logan tonight.
 

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Baffled as to why Logan has come back into the side. Looks 4411 to me with Hamilton and Macca on the wings and Grant playing behind Walker.

Hope it pays off.
Could work. I'm more worried about Turner in a 4 than a 5. Logan also immobile so could be interesting if they knock any balls over the top.

Midfield looks good though even without Tomlinson.
 

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Erm Flitcroft has made 5 changes, including the goalkeeper - Christ this is potential disaster if we don’t win this tonight.

He’s had to play Turner due to severe shortage of CBs but dropping Tomlinson and Smith in net seems bizarre - neither have done much wrong at all.

I’ll let ya know if he’s lost the plot by 10, but we have only have one defender left that got us this far for tonight.
Really? your surprised at Flitcroft playing goalkeeper roulette? honestly?
 
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0-3 crazy win, and back up to sixth! With the right line-up we did so much better. Looks like both wing backs were limping though towards the end. Shepherd's return must of inspired to make the difference, plus a kick up the backside for a few who have been underperforming.
 

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Don't know if we'll score another goal again this season. Absolutely terrible going forward. Should've easily beaten Cambridge tonight but we were toothless.
Can’t score won’t score lower mid table bores Crewe Alexandra are back in full swing. It has been a running theme all season, with brief intermission in Jan/Feb.

We’d have 10th completely wrapped up by now with even a bang average L2 striker. Porter struggles if it’s not a penalty, Miller and Bowery are just wank.
 

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Both sides created some good chances tonight, draw probably would have been fair. Late stunner from our loanee wins the game and keeps us sniffing at the playoffs. Off to Costa Del Cleethorpes Satdee.
 

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That's two hours of my life I'm never getting back. Terrible game between two poor sides. Could've been worse had Crewe not missed an absolute sitter on 85 mins or so, but that would've been undeserved as neither side did enough to win the game.
 

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Really? your surprised at Flitcroft playing goalkeeper roulette? honestly?
So you keep saying. This is the first time he’s dropped a keeper without making a fault in a game for us anyway.

Logan had a decent game, Didn’t do anything wrong anyway, Turner also steady. Grant and Walker have to score the chances they had first half.

Back into the top 3 though so will take it as a positive, 2 home games now. Need to be winning them really.
 

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Don't know if we'll score another goal again this season. Absolutely terrible going forward. Should've easily beaten Cambridge tonight but we were toothless.
We created nothing at all. I’ve never been so bored at a game in my life. Only positive is we didn’t lose and we’re one point closer to safety. It was so dire.
 
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Another big win tonight, the wind was horrible for both sides but we got used to it a lot better, MK looked like they didn't want to be here at all until Agard came on. Bennett and Collins have totally changed us, Vadaine who? Another massive game on Saturday.
 

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I know the majority of the league can say the same thing, but we're a goalscorer away from being a promotion contender. Sounds silly, but defence and midfield aren't rubbish for this level, just a shame that the forwards are mostly mediocre. Like Timey says, away from penalties Porter isn't a great finisher, Bowery is a massively streaky player and Miller has been dogshit since signing permenantly. And let's not even mention Alex Nicholls.

Ainley, Jones and Kirk(dropped and not even used last night) also not in great form, good luck trying to sell one of them for good money in the summer. Some big improvements to the forward line needed in the summer.
 

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A very comfortable win for us against an incredibly poor Oldham side.

Slow first 5 minutes or so but got into the game from there. A well worked second phase goal from Toffolo and a red card for Baxter meant we completely dominated the second half.

Rhead off, Rowe on (who ended up as MOTM) and they couldn't get near him. Attack vs defence, great play down both flanks and in truth, it was a 4-0/5-0 kinda game. Their 'keeper kept the scores down.

Lovely second goal. We've scored some great goals this season - probably the highest level in the 18+ years of watching us.

Bar the Exeter game, we've responded well to those run of draws and seem to have clicked again.
 

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Another big win tonight, the wind was horrible for both sides but we got used to it a lot better, MK looked like they didn't want to be here at all until Agard came on. Bennett and Collins have totally changed us, Vadaine who? Another massive game on Saturday.
Morecambe just have the know how and do it every season. We are turning into the same it seems.
Agard surely was injured and sub as a precaution, if not that's shocking management .
 

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I think we could still be playing now and wouldn't have scored. Porters misses were as bad as Shaun Miller's Vs Tranmere and nearly as bad as Miller at Exeter. We're a ruthless striker away from being a decent side. Cambridge I thought looked poor and were there for the taking, I can see why they've struggled without being in immediate danger of the drop. They're effective without having much of a spark.

Oh well at least it put an end to the losing run. Going forward if like to see Green dropped and Lowery has to start.
 

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At work so had to miss our fascinating 0-0 draw at home to Mansfield. I did think we would be definitely safe now but teams below us are picking up points in the oddest places I still keep glancing at the table.

From the sound of it we had Morris, our keeper, to thank for keeping it to nil with a good save towards the end of the match. If he could sort out his punching he would be a cert to play higher.

Casey
 

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Seems Morecambe are doing okay just now.
Two wins in two games against teams in promotion push.

Sat 9th Mar [H] v Forest Green Rovers [6th] League Two 3-0
Tue 12th Mar [H] v Milton Keynes Dons [4th] League Two 4-2
What a weird team they are, do it year in year out.
Without question until Yeovil last night the poorest side we've played, they fluked a 1-0 win recently at our place but have found the knack to win.

Lincoln would of been happy with those 2 results so fair play to Morecambe.
I'd say a draw or better at Notts and they are virtually safe which given their resources is a great achievement
 

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