The League 1 General Chat Match Thread

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Absolutely shit in the first half, no shots on target. Romped the second half to come from behind.

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Yeah that was a horrible tale of two halfs, dominated the first and then lost all momentum. Credit to Gillingham though, they really brought it to us in both play and support in the second half.

Really disappointing and I imagine that’s our season pretty much over, but in general we seem to be on the upward trend. We’ve just been decimated by a string of crucial injuries. Tons of potential in the squad despite all that.
 

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PA started sound, but after their goal sat back, only after the equaliser did they put more effort in. Cods desperate for a win played some good attacking moves but the finishing was woeful. Surprised with PA being a good footballing team resorted to a fair amount of gamesmanship (cheating). On balance think PA would be relieved with a point, while Cods dissapointed with the draw. Like Portsmouth, a great deal of credit to the many Argyle fans who made the horrendous journey.
 

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How the f**k did we not win that today?
Northampton were woeful - can see why we beat them 6-0 at their place. Very fortunate to get a point.
Big game against Plymouth next week, will be very tough. Shame we didn't win today as we'd be just two points behind them.
 

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Well considering every single one of our fans expected to get smashed today, we will take a point.

Luck isn’t really going out way lately which isn’t helping. Wigan scoring two goals due to deflection just sums it up. A point is a good result at Wigan though. A bit less bad luck and it could have been 3 which is annoying.
 

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Yet Bradford park Avenue game at shitty Horsefall is on EMBARRASSING
My front lawn is in better nick than our pitch and I’m not exaggerating. Horsfall is probably a far better pitch as are many council pitches around the district. Is there another pitch in the football league that gets consistently as bad as ours around Feb/March every season? I doubt it.
 
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My front lawn is in better nick than our pitch and I’m not exaggerating. Horsfall is probably a far better pitch as are many council pitches around the district. Is there another pitch in the football league that gets consistently as bad as ours around Feb/March every season? I doubt it.
Newport?
 

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Not been in the same league as them while I’ve been around so can’t comment on that one. Would have to be some tinpotters who would have a worse one than us. Heard we were borrowing equipment this week from a local golf course to try get the game on. Non league levels of operation.
 

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Can't be worse than Rochdale's surely?
I know Dale’s has been bad this year but ours is shocking every year and we don’t have any peanut huggers playing on it. In fact Odsal probably has a better field than our shambles.

The issue is drainage as there is stuff under the pitch, apparently will cost half a million to sort so every summer it’s either sort it out or sign some players, players always win.
 

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Ours is very bad now after playing while it was pissing it down. The amount of rainfall that we get in the North-West just makes it impossible to keep it in a good way. Maybe we should invest in a roof rather than a fictional new ground.
 
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Well we won 3-0 without playing particularly well, which is always good. Could have easily been 1 down early on but the goal on half time changed things and we never looked back. Could have Chapman back in the next couple of weeks too, things are looking pretty good at the moment. :bg1:

PS: cheers Scunny :2thumb:
 

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My front lawn is in better nick than our pitch and I’m not exaggerating. Horsfall is probably a far better pitch as are many council pitches around the district. Is there another pitch in the football league that gets consistently as bad as ours around Feb/March every season? I doubt it.
Hey but you have cheap season tickets
 

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I know Dale’s has been bad this year but ours is shocking every year and we don’t have any peanut huggers playing on it. In fact Odsal probably has a better field than our shambles.

The issue is drainage as there is stuff under the pitch, apparently will cost half a million to sort so every summer it’s either sort it out or sign some players, players always win.
The forum the other night reckoned it’ll cost ‘as much as a Charlie Wyke’ to sort, so £250k, does that include his wages, bonuses? Christ knows, the show of hands when they asked would you rather have the money for the pitch or a striker must have been 95% in favour of the pitch, personally I think they were taken aback by the response. That and the current drainage has been in 30 years and has a life span of... 30 years so even what little drainage there is is no good (forgetting the old stand or whatever’s meant to be still under the pitch), I read somewhere we’ve spent £40k on equipment for the pitch? What an absolute waste of time and money that was.
 

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The forum the other night reckoned it’ll cost ‘as much as a Charlie Wyke’ to sort, so £250k, does that include his wages, bonuses? Christ knows, the show of hands when they asked would you rather have the money for the pitch or a striker must have been 95% in favour of the pitch, personally I think they were taken aback by the response. That and the current drainage has been in 30 years and has a life span of... 30 years so even what little drainage there is is no good (forgetting the old stand or whatever’s meant to be still under the pitch), I read somewhere we’ve spent £40k on equipment for the pitch? What an absolute waste of time and money that was.
Have sympathy with the club in that respect. I’m sure the hardcore 6-7000 and the people who attend the forums would take a season of mediocrity for 20 years of decent pitch (looks like a season of mediocrity anyway this year) but they’ve now got to appease 10k fairweathers on top of that. They still could have handled it better though.
 

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Well deserved win for Dale today. Looked sharper and played better throughout the game. Surely no chance of them buggers going down.
Too right, they had at least 6 glorious chances to our 1.

We had a goal disallowed which Salisbury has apologised for. Fat good that is now! But it would've been unjust if we'd got anything from that match.

Bit of a bogey team for us though Dale. Haven't beaten them at home in over 25 years
 

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Pompey having their arses handed to them in the second half. :gr:
Yeah that was a horrible tale of two halfs, dominated the first and then lost all momentum. Credit to Gillingham though, they really brought it to us in both play and support in the second half.

Really disappointing and I imagine that’s our season pretty much over, but in general we seem to be on the upward trend. We’ve just been decimated by a string of crucial injuries. Tons of potential in the squad despite all that.
Good to see someone else with this viewpoint, Bucket. Seem to be quite a few people calling for Kenny's head which is madness. It's clear that we're badly lacking the older, calmer heads who would know how to react to adversity. The youngsters showed promise but as soon as the equalizer went in you could see which way this was going. Could have done with Lowe putting away the 1v1 in the first half.

All credit to the Gills, though, They had a great second half. The equalizer from Wilkinson was absolute class. Superb third goal too. Thought McGee should probably have done better with the second.
 

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Gills v Rovers called off @ 11.30am.
Thats gonna be 1200 pissed off Rovers fans. Hopefully club will give free travel for those who can make the replay.
 

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