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  1. The matches at Burton and Harrogate have been called off, but none of you chose them for your jokers anyway. Hope not too many others are postponed.

    Here are mine:

     

    Blackpool 2-1 Middlesbrough

    Coventry City 0-2 Millwall

    Burton Albion P-P Bolton Wanderers

    Ipswich Town 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

    Morecambe 0-0 Crewe Alexandra

    Barrow 2-0 Oldham Athletic (joker)

    Crawley Town 3-1 Bristol Rovers

    Harrogate Town P-P Mansfield Town

  2. The results:

    Huddersfield Town 3-2 Blackpool
    Middlesbrough 2-0 Nottingham Florest
    Cheltenham Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle
    Fleetwood Town 0-3 Shrewsbury Town
    Mansfield Town 3-2 Hartlepool United
    Oldham Athletic 1-3 Scunthorpe United
    Aldershot 1-1 Woking
    Wrexham P-P Solihull Moors

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    This was probably the most comprehensive prediction league round ever, as it comprised two thirds (6 out of 9) of all Football League fixtures that actually went ahead! In terms of points it was all rather Scrooge-like, but this round's winner is @GrannyPie with five!

    @GrannyPie - 5
    @Dan, @Dripsey3, @magpiejue, @ARLukomski, @Megan_Elizax - 4
    @gtownjohnno, @super_ram, @DangerousSausage, @jimbob - 3
    @4everapie - 1

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    As we hit the half-way stage, we're comfortably on track to surpass last season's winning total of 233 points. @Dan holds a slender lead, and @super_ram and @ARLukomski both gain a position.

    Dan - 145
    Dripsey3 - 142
    gtownjohnno - 124
    super_ram - 115
    4everapie - 114
    magpiejue - 109
    DangerousSausage - 107
    jimbob - 104
    nottsnutter - 99
    ARLukomski - 97
    Chris - 95
    GrannyPie - 93
    Megan_Elizax - 90
    barnet11uk - 73
    KB1862 - 52
    liampie - 45
    Joshua - 34
    Feral Fox - 29
    allardyces tash - 21
    TheSkipper - 16
    CliftonMagpie - 10
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4

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    The next prediction league fixtures kick off on Wednesday at 7.45pm, and are already online. Get yourselves down there!

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  3. To kick off the second half of the season, we march on with the Christmas schedule, with the Proper Leagues playing on Wednesday. Like last time, all of these games are going ahead as of now, but to be on the safe side it's best to check for postponements before predicting. Kick off is 7.45pm on Wednesday, so get your predictions in by then!

    The results of the last round will be posted some time tomorrow :)

     

    Blackpool v Middlesbrough

    Coventry City v Millwall

    Burton Albion P-P Bolton Wanderers

    Ipswich Town v Wycombe Wanderers

    Morecambe v Crewe Alexandra

    Barrow v Oldham Athletic

    Crawley Town P-P Bristol Rovers

    Harrogate Town P-P Mansfield Town

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  4. Once all the presents have been opened and the disappointing TV specials watched, Boxing Day is all about turkey and stuffing sandwiches and football. Or is it? As I write this on Thursday night, more than half the games have already been postponed due to The Situation, so I feel like a hostage to fortune. But I'll try to squeeze a round out regardless - all of the fixtures below are going ahead at the time of writing, but it'd be a good idea to double-check them to see if the matches are actually going ahead before making your predictions. If your joker match is postponed, you're welcome to change it provided it's before kick-off time. The deadline for predictions (and changes) is 3pm on Boxing Day, and don't forget those jokers!

     

    Huddersfield Town v Blackpool

    Middlesbrough v Nottingham Florest

    Cheltenham Town v Plymouth Argyle

    Fleetwood Town v Shrewsbury Town

    Mansfield Town v Hartlepool United

    Oldham Athletic v Scunthorpe United

    Aldershot v Woking

    Wrexham P-P Solihull Moors

  5. Thanks for sharing @Piethagoram. It's worth clicking on the link as there's more, and it's quite informative.

    The owners are basically financing the club through loans, as the Trews did. This seems to be the done thing now. And this season they simply lent an extra 2 million to cover the losses. Their dad is apparently seriously minted, and that's probably where it's coming from.

    Irrespective of Covid, this league is awful for the finances. We're competing for a single automatic promotion spot with several big-spending clubs, yet at the same time the loss of the Sky money has ripped a big hole in our budget. 

  6. That's huge. Over a normal season we'd probably have gate receipts of around 1.5 million, which would have covered that in part. On the other hand, the club has made money from streaming and has received financial help from the league, although this hasn't plugged the gap.

    We're clearly not financially sustainable right now and should be grateful that the brothers are there to bail out the losses and keep the club running in the way we're accustomed to. 

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  7. The results:

    Bristol City 2-3 Huddersfield Town
    Coventry City P-P Stoke City
    Morecambe 0-0 Fleetwood Town
    Oxford United 2-3 Wigan Athletic
    Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Charlton Athletic
    Port Vale P-P Exeter City
    Sutton United 1-0 Harrogate Town
    Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Leyton Orient

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    This week's winner is @super_ram - congrats!

    @super_ram - 6
    @4everapie, @DangerousSausage, @GrannyPie - 5
    @Dripsey3 - 4
    @Dan, @jimbob - 3
    @gtownjohnno, @magpiejue, @Chris - 2
    @ARLukomski, @Megan_Elizax - 1

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    And so these are the standings after 22 rounds. Just one or two changes:

    Dan - 141
    Dripsey3 - 138
    gtownjohnno - 121
    4everapie - 113
    super_ram - 112
    magpiejue - 105
    DangerousSausage - 104
    jimbob - 101
    nottsnutter - 99
    Chris - 95
    ARLukomski - 93
    GrannyPie - 88
    Megan_Elizax - 86
    barnet11uk - 73
    KB1862 - 52
    liampie - 45
    Joshua - 34
    Feral Fox - 29
    allardyces tash - 21
    TheSkipper - 16
    CliftonMagpie - 10
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4

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    And that's how it stands this Christmas. The next round of fixtures is on Boxing Day (Sunday), so keep an eye out for the next prediction league fixtures here from Thursday onwards. Just in case I don't get a chance to say it again, have a great Christmas!

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  8. In another thread, @Chris mentioned that he'd like our next Wembley appearance to be in the play-off final, and it sent a shiver down my spine. The play-offs are our most likely route back to League Two, but I hate them. I joined the party too late for Neil Warnock's triumphs, but in time to see us get our bellies tickled by Bradford in 1996. On top of that, I follow a team in Germany with a pretty catastrophic play-off record themselves.

    1995-96 - Bradford 2-0 Notts, League One play-off final. There were three times as many Bradford fans there, and they knew they were going to win. We were pants.

    2015-16 - SV Waldhof Mannheim win the Regionalliga Südwest (fourth level), but miss out on promotion to the third division after losing the home leg 0-2 against a superior Sportfreunde Lotte side. I was there. The joy.

    2016-17 - Waldhof had a promotion play-off again, this time against SV Meppen. After two 0-0 draws, Meppen won on penalties.

    2017-18 - A double header! Notts were well beaten by Coventry (with a bit of help from the ref) and Waldhof made it a hat-trick of play-off defeats by losing at home to Uerdingen (the match was abandoned 10 minutes from the end with the score 3-1 to Uerdingen after home fans starting firing fireworks onto the pitch).

    2019-20 - Notts reached a first Wembley final since 1996 and I couldn't go because of The Situation. We lost.

    2020-21 - Torquay v Notts. We lost.

    It could be eighth time lucky, I know. And it's by no means certain that we'll make the play-offs at all. But if we're in the top seven, please let us be first!

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  9. Since Tuesday's match is off, I can definitely see the logic behind naming a stronger team to keep them in the flow. I wouldn't mind us naming a weaker team for the next round though - this could bring the added benefit of allowing some from the second string to push for a place in the first team.

    I don't mind the FA Trophy at all - it's certainly a more serious competition than whatever the Checkatrade Trophy is called nowadays. But the novelty has worn off for me. That's partly due to the fact that we're still in the running for the automatic promotion spot, whereas that ship had already sailed in both of the last two seasons.

  10. You know what do do by now - get your predictions in by 3pm on Saturday, and bask in the glory of all the points you win! And remember to include your joker, of course.

     

    Bristol City v Huddersfield Town

    Coventry City P-P Stoke City

    Morecambe v Fleetwood Town

    Oxford United v Wigan Athletic

    Plymouth Argyle v Charlton Athletic

    Port Vale P-P Exeter City

    Sutton United v Harrogate Town

    Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient

  11. The results:

    AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Blackburn Rovers
    Hull City 2-2 Bristol City
    Fleetwood Town 2-1 Gillingham
    Sunderland 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
    Bristol Rovers 4-2 Rochdale
    Stevenage 0-2 Carlisle United
    Grimsby Town 0-1 Chesterfield
    Yeovil Town 1-0 Barnet

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    Congrats to this round's winner, @magpiejue! @jimbob and @Dan also reached double figures, and I have a feeling our resident Stag will be happier with Chesterfield's result than the rest of us were :D

    @magpiejue - 11
    @Dan, @jimbob - 10
    @Megan_Elizax - 8
    @Dripsey3 - 7
    @Chris, @ARLukomski - 6
    @gtownjohnno, @4everapie, @super_ram, @DangerousSausage - 5

    @GrannyPie - 2

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    So here's the table. The top two are in a commanding position, but the "play-off race" (just humour me) is really hotting up...

    Dan - 138
    Dripsey3 - 134
    gtownjohnno - 119
    4everapie - 108
    super_ram - 106
    magpiejue - 103
    DangerousSausage - 99
    nottsnutter - 99
    jimbob - 98
    Chris - 93
    ARLukomski - 92
    Megan_Elizax - 85
    GrannyPie - 83
    barnet11uk - 73
    KB1862 - 52
    liampie - 45
    Joshua - 34
    Feral Fox - 29
    allardyces tash - 21
    TheSkipper - 16
    CliftonMagpie - 10
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4

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    So that's yer lot for another week. The next round - the last one before Christmas - is on Saturday, so I'll be posting the fixtures on Wednesday night. Until then, take care of yourselves!

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  12. Thanks for the ratings, I followed it on the radio but that always gives you a much more limited impression of individual performances.

    I was initially really frustrated that Rodders will be missing for Chesterfield, but going by this, being forced to give him a rest and play Roberts further forward could prove to be a blessing in disguise.

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  13. On 02/12/2021 at 13:43, Fozzy said:
    Europe returning to Totalitarianism...….

    Certain occupations should be mandatory, but to remove freedom of choice across the board would be unbelievable.

    The German Thatcher doesn't really have any say over this. In Germany, the powers that be want to do it - get vaccinated or get fined. Not sure what would happen if people didn't pay their fines - there won't be any forced vaccinations, so how many people can you drag through court at the same time? Apart from the logistics of it I'm not overly keen on the idea, but during a pandemic the choices you make are not just your own - they affect a LOT of other people. 

    It would be easiest if people just got jabbed, as unvaccinated people make up the thumping majority of ICU patients right now. Unfortunately, here in Germany there is a pronounced tendency for people to think they know better than the experts. 

    I got boostered at the weekend. Felt slightly hungover the next day but it was worth it. 

  14. Another Saturday, another prediction league round, another chance for unparalleled glory (or at least some points). You know what to do - send in your predictions by 3pm on Saturday, and remember your jokers!

     

    AFC Bournemouth v Blackburn Rovers

    Hull City v Bristol City

    Fleetwood Town v Gillingham

    Sunderland v Plymouth Argyle

    Bristol Rovers v Rochdale

    Stevenage v Carlisle United

    Grimsby Town v Chesterfield

    Yeovil Town v Barnet

  15. The results:

    Accrington Stanley 0-2 AFC Wimbedon
    Charlton Athletic 2-0 Ipswich Town
    Cheltenham Town 0-5 Cambridge United
    Portsmouth 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
    Exeter City 1-2 Northampton Town
    Leyton Orient 4-1 Swindon Town
    Newport County 3-2 Sutton United
    Southend United 1-1 Maidenhead United

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    Some strange results there, but a handful of you had a very good round - best of all @gtownjohnno and @GrannyPie! Some of the rest of us were held back by Southend's lamentable failure to beat even Maidenhead at home and Cheltenham's decision to roll over and have their bellies tickled by Cambridge. A plague on both of their houses.

    @gtownjohnno, @GrannyPie - 8
    @4everapie, @Chris - 7
    @magpiejue - 5
    @Dan, @ARLukomski - 3
    @Dripsey3, @Megan_Elizax - 2
    @super_ram, @DangerousSausage - 1

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    We've got some movement this week! @Dan edges ahead, @4everapie moves into the top four and is there any stopping the @Chris juggernaut?

    Dan - 128
    Dripsey3 - 127
    gtownjohnno - 114
    4everapie - 103
    super_ram - 101
    nottsnutter - 99
    DangerousSausage - 94
    magpiejue - 92
    jimbob - 88
    Chris - 87
    ARLukomski - 86
    GrannyPie - 81
    Megan_Elizax - 77
    barnet11uk - 73
    KB1862 - 52
    liampie - 45
    Joshua - 34
    Feral Fox - 29
    allardyces tash - 21
    TheSkipper - 16
    CliftonMagpie - 10
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4

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    The next round is on Saturday - so the fixtures are online now! See you over there...

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