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Everything posted by Dripsey3

  1. Maidenhead at home is one of the easiest fixtures IMO. The rest of August is quite tricky. Boreham Wood away is always difficult. Gateshead away won't be easy. They'll be well up for that game. Chesterfield at home, Halifax away and Solihull at home are tough. We visit Dorking Wanderers in September. That will be a cup final for them! Oldham at home on Boxing Day and away on New Year's Day. I personally love that. 2 big clubs going head to head. We finish with a home game against York. Hopefully we'll be celebrating promotion!
  2. Andy Goram was an incredible keeper. He'll forever be associated with Rangers and rightly so given the success he had there. Andy loved the Old Firm games. He won a few of those single handily. He was in goal when Rangers beat Leeds in the Battle Of Britain in the Champions League. Rangers came very close to making the final that season. His nickname of The Goalie was perfect. R.I.P.
  3. Mooney is a fine addition. 12 goals in 36 games is pretty decent for a midfielder. He was named young player of the year in the NL for this season if I'm not mistaken. Southend are not as well run as Notts, there is no disputing that, but they are trying to put things right on and off the pitch. Mooney is a good place to start.
  4. Grimsby have had more of the ball in the first but didn't do much with it. Notts looked dangerous on the break. Notts have upped their tempo in the 2nd half and are putting Grimsby under slightly more pressure. Cal going off injured is a huge blow.
  5. It's not going to be a repeat of the last game. Notts will have learned from their mistakes in that game. You can't allow Grimsby to dictate the play. You have to close them down and force them into errors. Notts are more than capable of doing that. It might take 120 minutes but I feel Notts will prevail.
  6. The playoffs take on a life of their own in L1 & L2. Most teams are more concerned about not losing than actually trying to go and win games. They get the ball forward as quickly as possible and hope to force a mistake. It's not great to watch. I think Sunderland will try to play their way through Wycombe. Wycombe are more than likely to go direct, but they could do the opposite to catch Sunderland out. Mansfield are resilient. They are very hard to beat. I wouldn't like to play them at Wembley. They will grind Port Vale or Swindon down. I think Mansfield will go up.
  7. That's a pity. I thought Leigh did a good job. I understand why Leigh couldn't turn down the opportunity. It's career progression.
  8. So the first round of the playoffs are: Notts County vs Grimsby Town FC Halifax vs Chesterfield The NL will be delighted with Notts vs Grimsby. The attendance should be over 10K. Halifax could be a sell out as Chesterfield don't have far to travel. These could be the best playoffs in NL history. You have 4 decent sides in the first round. Any of those 4 are capable of winning promotion if things go their way. Then you have Wrexham and Solihull waiting in the wings. Obviously we hope Notts go up but I'd hate to be the one trying to predict the winners of these playoffs.
  9. Stockport got the job done with a minimum of fuss. Wrexham lost at Dagenham. Stockport deserved to win the league. They were the best team in the league.
  10. Stockport beat Torquay 1-0 last night. A gutsy win at this point of the season. They have gone 3 points clear at the top. They need a point at home to Halifax to seal the deal. Wrexham need to win and hope Stockport lose. They would go up on goal difference. I hope it is a final day full of drama. Except for Notts, I want that game to be over after 10 mins so I can focus on the title race
  11. Arbroath are a fantastic story. I keep an eye on Scottish football and I thought they'd fade away but no, they have kept going. They were unlucky not to go up automatically. They are up against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the semi final. The winners will most likely play St. Johnstone for a place in the Premiership. It would be one of the greatest achievements in British football if Arbroath make it to the Premiership.
  12. Jorge would be a decent addition. He'd be one of the best players in the NL or L2. I think he'll have a few offers from L1 clubs. I wouldn't be surprised to see him return to Lincoln.
  13. In summary, Bristol Rovers needed to beat Scunthorpe by 7 goals to clinch promotion on Saturday. They won 7-0 and pipped Northampton on goals scored. Northampton have to settle for a playoff place. This is where it gets interesting. In January, Ryan Loft moved from Scunthorpe to Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee. Loft didn't play against Scunthorpe. He was an unused sub. It's being reported that as part of the deal, Scunthorpe would get an extra 50K if Bristol Rovers achieved promotion. Scunthorpe have been awful all season, but last Saturday they were absolutely awful. They rolled over and played dead. The circumstances around the game will certainly raise questions about why Keith Hill felt he shouldn't play his strongest side.
  14. Well Wrexham made it interesting with their 3-0 win over Stockport yesterday. They are now top on goal difference but Stockport have a game in hand. That game is against Torquay at home next Wednesday. No matter what happens in that game, the title race will go down to the last game of the season. Wrexham are at Dagenham. Dagenham could snatch the final playoff place from a reeling Chesterfield. Stockport are home to Halifax. Halifax are guaranteed a home semi final. Will they rest players for that or will they play their first team? That's the big question. I'm looking forward to this. Squeaky bum time. Love it.
  15. I couldn't let a Mansfield fan win it @Dan and @super_ram did brilliant. It was a great competition. I'll do my best in the Champions League
  16. AFC Bournemouth v Millwall 2-1 Sheffield United v Fulham 2-1 Exeter City v Port Vale 2-1 Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Mansfield Town v Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 (Joker) Wealdstone v King’s Lynn 1-1 Yeovil Town v Boreham Wood 1-2 P.S. Squeaky Bum Time just went into overdrive........
  17. One point seals a place in the playoffs for Notts. We are hanging on to the home playoff spot at the moment. Ideally we need to win this game by a couple of goals. Our home form is the 3rd best in the division. We haven't been at our best in the last 2 games. A defeat at Aldershot and a 1-0 win over a poor Dover side doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Altrincham aren't great away from home but they are dangerous opponents. It will be interesting to see how they approach the game. If they try to play, Notts will win I think. If they sit back, it will be a whole different ball game. I think it will be another 1-0 win and immediately checking how Grimsby have gotten on at home to Maidenhead. It may well come down to goal difference to see who gets the home tie.
  18. Yep, squeaky bum time right up to the end of the season!
  19. We beat Aldershot 3-2 at home back in September. Aldershot are 8 points clear of the drop zone. They are not safe yet so they have something to play for. This could be a tricky tie for Notts but you'd expect Notts to win if they approach the game in the right manner. I'll go for a nervy 1-0 win for Notts.
  20. Squeakier Bum Time!!!! Blackburn Rovers v AFC Bournemouth 1-2 Cardiff City v Birmingham City 2-1 Cambridge United v Cheltenham Town 2-1 Gillingham v Rotherham United 1-2 (Joker) Crawley Town v Leyton Orient 1-1 Northampton Town v Exeter City 2-1 Bromley v Chesterfield 1-2 King's Lynn v Eastleigh 2-1
  21. The odds of Notts winning their last 4 games are pretty good. That will leave us on 85 points. I think we'll have a superior GD as well so that means Halifax will need 9 from their last 4 to finish above us.
  22. It's fitting that a team that wear black and white saved me this week! Thanks Grimsby.....
  23. Project 21 points is still on track. 6 down, 15 to go!
  24. Squeaky Bum time....... AFC Bournemouth v Fulham 1-2 Hull City v Reading 2-2 Fleetwood Town v AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Bristol Rovers v Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Harrogate Town v Carlisle United 1-2 Boreham Wood v Bromley 2-1 Grimsby Town v Torquay United 2-1 (Joker)
  25. Weymouth are going down, it's just a matter of when. They haven't scored in 5 games but 2 of those were 0-0 draws against Grimsby and Yeovil at home. Weymouth have picked up 8 from 57 away from home. Notts have picked up 41 from 57 at home. Notts will be odds on favourites. 3-0 I reckon.

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