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#41

Part of the problem is that anyone who casually likes football in this country is encouraged more to learn about the likes of Barca, PSF et al from different countries rather than teams that exist in this one. If I hadn't heard of Farsley Celtic I'd want to know where it was. A problem of the Premiership age I guess.

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#42

I think people are clinging way too much onto what your regular football fan thinks. Even if they have happened to have heard of Scunthorpe how appealing is it going to be to go and watch them? I think of Scunthorpe and I think of shithole. If we had drawn them in the fa cup when we were in the league I’d be a little disappointed. People of Gloucester won’t care if we are playing Scunthorpe or St Ives.
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#43

(19-01-2024, 12:46 AM)Darran Wrote:  I think people are clinging way too much onto what your regular football fan thinks. Even if they have happened to have heard of Scunthorpe how appealing is it going to be to go and watch them? I think of Scunthorpe and I think of shithole. If we had drawn them in the fa cup when we were in the league I’d be a little disappointed. People of Gloucester won’t care if we are playing Scunthorpe or St Ives.
I think you're taking a leaf out of James Cleverly's book and should apologise to the fair folk of Scunthorpe.

Re your point about team locations; on that basis they're not going to get excited about Eastleigh in NL, Barrow in L2, or for that matter Wycombe Wanderers in L1 either. But, I'd rather play Scunthorpe, Hereford or Chester than Barwell or Leiston (no disrespect to clubs at the level below), because like it or not, they come from places with a known football history, granted perhaps not to plastic PL club fans, but certainly to anyone with an interest in wider English football.
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#44

I don't want to go down, but I don't fear it either. It's not the end of the world - 4 clubs go down every year. If we do go, I'd say we take a look at clubs that have done well in the league below and bounced back, and see what they did with their squads, managers, etc. I see Telford are doing well for example after being absolutely terrible when we beat them 4-0 away in spring time.

That said, the most important thing we can do is beat Southport tomorrow. That's an absolutely massive match.
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#45

(19-01-2024, 07:28 AM)Joe Wrote:  I don't want to go down, but I don't fear it either. It's not the end of the world - 4 clubs go down every year. If we do go, I'd say we take a look at clubs that have done well in the league below and bounced back, and see what they did with their squads, managers, etc. I see Telford are doing well for example after being absolutely terrible when we beat them 4-0 away in spring time.

That said, the most important thing we can do is beat Southport tomorrow. That's an absolutely massive match.
Got some bad news for you Joe…

“There’s a mole. Right at the top of the circus. He’s been there for years.”
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#46

I'm going for a 2 all draw
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#47

(19-01-2024, 08:16 AM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Got some bad news for you Joe…
Big Grin

Sticking around a while yet, thanks to a gift from a generous angel.
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#48

(19-01-2024, 08:16 AM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Got some bad news for you Joe…

Blyth!

Although if we can somehow beat Southport too on the same day that will be ideal.
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#49

(19-01-2024, 12:46 AM)Darran Wrote:  I think people are clinging way too much onto what your regular football fan thinks. Even if they have happened to have heard of Scunthorpe how appealing is it going to be to go and watch them? I think of Scunthorpe and I think of shithole. If we had drawn them in the fa cup when we were in the league I’d be a little disappointed. People of Gloucester won’t care if we are playing Scunthorpe or St Ives.

We could've / should've played Wrexham!

You say that about playing the likes of Scunthorpe yet playing clubs of that ilk has been appealling to the people of C********m and the people of Nailsworth and the shithouses from Gloucester who choose to support either but not their own City's team.

(19-01-2024, 09:26 AM)Hucclecotetiger Wrote:  I'm going for a 2 all draw

I saw a tweet saying that following his eight month ban for betting on games Ivan Toney is making his comeback for Brentford in their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest tomorrow Wink

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(19-01-2024, 11:10 AM)Neil Wrote:  We could've / should've played Wrexham!

You say that about playing the likes of Scunthorpe yet playing clubs of that ilk has been appealling to the people of C********m and the people of Nailsworth and the shithouses from Gloucester who choose to support either but not their own City's team.


I saw a tweet saying that following his eight month ban for betting on games Ivan Toney is making his comeback for Brentford in their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest tomorrow Wink

That’s because they play them every week and are in the football league. We are playing them in the national league north which is very different
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