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Thread: A very tough October coming up....

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    A very tough October coming up....

    Just when we thought we weren't ticking over okay, well up comes a very demanding set of fixtures. These will show just how much we intend to get back amongst the front runners. Of the 5 league games we simply have to be looking to take at least 9 of the 15 points on offer if we want to be up or around the leading bunch running towards the Xmas period.

    5th October Coventry (h)

    12th Blackpool (a)

    19th Oxford (h)

    23rd Ipswich (a)

    26th Wycombe (h)

    Throw in the EFL trophy game against Doncaster at home on the 8th October and I think you'll agree this is a very tough month indeed.

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    Its a downer to think what calibre of player we had in evans's wembley side compared to this..tavernier, frecks, pringle, morgan, agard to name a few, and even alex revell who used to get slated for not scoring enough but had a workrate that would put this lot to shame...ah well time will tell...

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    On Saturday's form we'll lose the lot and be looking for a new manager by the end of October !!

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    IF Warne has any sense, he will surely go with two up front with both Hastie and Osolunde on the wings. Yes Osolunde on the right wing.

    Drop Crooks and have McDonald and Lindsay in the middle.

    Back four of Mattock, Robertson, Ike and Jones.

    Wiles as first sub and for crying out loud, give Lamy a bloody run if only for one half.

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    What about going with 3 centre backs. Robertson, Icky and have Wood in a sweeper role like we did with Ajayi last season, that would give Mattock and Olusunde free range to get forward and make us more solid at the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loyalmiller View Post
    What about going with 3 centre backs. Robertson, Icky and have Wood in a sweeper role like we did with Ajayi last season, that would give Mattock and Olusunde free range to get forward and make us more solid at the back.
    Oh oh, you've probably alerted IBS' sensors to the 'Wood' name, get ready for the abuse.

    Good call though Loyal.

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    Olasunde went on wing Saturday for most of time he was on pitch

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    All winnable but obviously that depends on the team selection etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Oh oh, you've probably alerted IBS' sensors to the 'Wood' name, get ready for the abuse.

    Good call though Loyal.
    Nothing against Wood but Sweeper,heís too slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertop View Post
    All winnable but obviously that depends on the team selection etc
    Does not matter about team selection if we run about like head less chickens & donít have a plan.

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    I think these next few games are an opportunity to get our season back up and running.
    We,ve played the most difficult fixture already and got a point from it. None of the teams listed are Barcelona standard so we,ve got every chance of doing well.

    I think we,ll do better than people think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Just when we thought we weren't ticking over okay, well up comes a very demanding set of fixtures. These will show just how much we intend to get back amongst the front runners. Of the 5 league games we simply have to be looking to take at least 9 of the 15 points on offer if we want to be up or around the leading bunch running towards the Xmas period.

    5th October Coventry (h)

    8th Doncaster (h) EFL Trophy

    12th Blackpool (a)

    19th Oxford (h)

    23rd Ipswich (a)

    26th Wycombe (h)

    Throw in the EFL trophy game against Doncaster at home on the 8th October and I think you'll agree this is a very tough month indeed.
    Well so far so good with 3 out of 6 won if you want to count the Donny win. Can this be a clean sweep with a solid show of intention?
    Next up free scoring Oxford United....

    5th October Coventry (h). 4-0

    8th October Doncaster (h) EFL Trophy. 3-2

    12th Blackpool (a). 1-2

    19th Oxford (h)

    23rd Ipswich (a)

    26th Wycombe (h)
    Last edited by Brin; 12-10-2019 at 05:24 PM.

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    That's now 9 points out of the 12 league points played so far. I said we would need 9 and to do it with a game to go surely shows intention. This has been a very demanding month as all these 5 clubs have at some point been in the top six.

    Wycombe up next? Should be a good one!


    5th October Coventry (h). 4-0

    12th Blackpool (a). 1-2

    19th Oxford (h) 1-2

    23rd Ipswich (a) 0-2

    26th Wycombe (h)
    Last edited by Brin; 24-10-2019 at 01:04 PM.

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    1-2 v Oxford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nardendee View Post
    1-2 v Oxford
    Correct....

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    A win against Wycombe and thats a very good return from some difficult fixtures

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    I was having a look at the teams in our division yesterday and so far it shows Wycombe and Accrington are in false positions. Wycombe have played teams at the right time and most of the teams near the bottom. Accrington on the other hand have played most of the top teams and with the exception of last night have held there own. Both Wycombe and Stanley are strong physical sides.
    Fingers crossed for another 3 points Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertop View Post
    All winnable but obviously that depends on the team selection etc

    Like I said

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