National League fixtures 11/8/18

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Wrexham v Boreham Wood 12:35ko
Barnet v Eastleigh
Bromley v Harrogate
Chesterfield v Braintree
Dagenham v Maidenhead
Gateshead v Dover
Halifax v Maidstone
Hartlepool v Ebbsfleet
Havant & Waterlooville v Fylde
Leyton Orient v Barrow
Solihull Moors v Aldershot
Sutton v Salford
 

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Chesterfield a great chance to be 3/3 this weekend. Would put them well on their way as those first two matches I thought were quite tough.

Hopefully we can get our first win on the board and hopefully a decent 5K+ crowd, it's kids for a quid tomorrow.
 

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Not feeling so confident about tomorrow, Ebbsfleet have themselves some attacking options that might cause our back three some problems, I'd imagine we'll lineup the same as Tuesday night, performance wise was good, we just need to get them first three points.

2-1 either way.
 

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Anything out of the Orient away game will be a huge bonus for us. A make-shift defence, and a bit of a reality check at Halifax the other day has probably knocked confidence a little. Not sure this Barrow side knows anything other than neat attacking play (!!!), and if we're put under a lot of pressure this could be 3, 4, 5...
 

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Any Braintree fans on here? No idea what to expect from them, we won 6-0 away in the FA Cup 3 seasons ago, so assuming it won't be that easy this time around.

My first home game in a while after staying away for various reasons, but i'm fully caught up in the MA hype, knowing my luck we will get pumped.

Reckon we will have 5000+ home fans again which is a good start for us off the pitch.
 
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Not really sure what to expect from Harrogate and wouldn’t be surprised if we get caught out here.
Would like to see us try and play some football rather than lump it in the air all day (again), we didn’t look good at all against Dover so an improvement on that would be very much welcome.
It’s as if the season came too early for us, we haven’t decided on a playing style, formation has changed three times, chucked a CB up top both games, put a striker at LM. All a bit of a mess at the moment.
 

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No idea how tomorrow will go. Missing two important players but at least Danny Rowe can concentrate on his game now, a certainty to score tomorrow. Don’t know anything about havent and waterlooville
 

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A draw is about the best I'm hoping for at the moment, and with what I've seen so far from the team, our chances are a lot better than the same fixture last season, but I'm still expecting we'll succumb to a 3-1 defeat.
 
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*Havant and Waterlooville. (I think these guys are the new Morcambe [sic])

I fancy us to absolutely pound Barrow 2-1. Rooney will open up the scoring with an absolute worldie, Orient on top completely after that, couple of Bonne goals late on to snatch it.
 

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No idea how tomorrow will go. Missing two important players but at least Danny Rowe can concentrate on his game now, a certainty to score tomorrow. Don’t know anything about havent and waterlooville
A slow and immobile back three means that any team with pace and playing through the middle will have a field day against them.
 

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Maidstone at home for us. A big chance to get 3 wins in 3 with a winnable game. Maidstone have started well themselves though so won’t be easy. Think we’ll win it personally as the team is full of confidence and is defending fantastically. We’re also looking fairly clinical for once going forwards as well as looking very dangerous from set pieces.

I imagine Maidstone will bring a fair few up as they always seem to have great support and make decent noise. Would like to think we could break the 2000 barrier in terms of attendance given our good start.
 
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Braintree at home for us. Expecting a good crowd and a dominant performance over a team who I believe may struggle this year.

As others have said, it's a very good opportunity for us to get 3 wins out of 3 under our belt early doors whilst also possibly having the opportunity to earn our 3rd clean sheet in a row!!

And with Barrow away up next on Tuesday, it may well get even better for us as I think we'll have too much for them aswell in terms of our physicality and pace!
 

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I think we've shown a few weaknesses so far and against teams with better strikers they might have had a couple. We've been mostly solid but given a way a few golden chances that we should ha e got punished for. We need to stay solid for 90 minutes, don't give the oppo anything.
 

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Massive game for us already tomorrow, finally signed a lump of a forward called Tomi Adeloye? Should we lose tomorrow that will be 3 defeats against unfancied sides.
 

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Difficult to guess how tomorrow’s match will go. If we play like we did second half from the off, then we have a very good chance of winning. They’re not as strong as last season, but still have some good players that can hurt us. Expect both sides to concede and another game full of chances on both ends. We don’t usually play well on tv though, so hopefully that changes. A shame the midweek game wasn’t on tv, as that would’ve been a great advert for the National League with excellent play from both sides, although no goals.
 
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Massive game for us already tomorrow, finally signed a lump of a forward called Tomi Adeloye? Should we lose tomorrow that will be 3 defeats against unfancied sides.
I saw Dagenham against Boreham Wood. Struck me that apart from Donovan and Hoyte there isn't really much in the team at all. The front three all looked like they were punching at a National side and the left back, although stood out cos he was good on the ball didn't seem to be positionally sound.

Quite worried for Dagenham after seeing that. (Not that Boreham Wood were that much better tbf)
 

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I saw Dagenham against Boreham Wood. Struck me that apart from Donovan and Hoyte there isn't really much in the team at all. The front three all looked like they were punching at a National side and the left back, although stood out cos he was good on the ball didn't seem to be positionally sound.

Quite worried for Dagenham after seeing that. (Not that Boreham Wood were that much better tbf)
Left back has just come through the academy.

We got better once Reynolds came on
 

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Tomorrow will help indicate whether we have just played two top teams and been unlucky with the fixtures, or whether we are in for a long season
 
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Or perhaps confirm that the fixtures have been cruel by delivering three promotion contenders in a row?
Nah only kidding but two wins in a row and I'm heading into tommorrow feeling quietly confident, I think a draw.
 

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Not feeling so confident about tomorrow, Ebbsfleet have themselves some attacking options that might cause our back three some problems, I'd imagine we'll lineup the same as Tuesday night, performance wise was good, we just need to get them first three points.

2-1 either way.[/
You have a feeling it’s a must win game already the way fans are going on. It probably is to maintain the feel good factor. Tough one though, we’re a much better side than last season but Ebbsfleet deserve a lot of respect as a team and more so as a club with their generous donations last season. I hope Pools give a free drink or something to the away fans. Was quite touching that a club we have no history with and on the other side of the country would be so generous. Massive respect to them from me. Won’t ever forget that.
 

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I saw Dagenham against Boreham Wood. Struck me that apart from Donovan and Hoyte there isn't really much in the team at all. The front three all looked like they were punching at a National side and the left back, although stood out cos he was good on the ball didn't seem to be positionally sound.

Quite worried for Dagenham after seeing that. (Not that Boreham Wood were that much better tbf)
We will certainly be down there come April, not one Dagger would disagree with that. All players bar 3 or 4 have barely played proper football. If they keep us up Taylor and Harris deserve managers of the season.
 

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I'm quite wary of Barrow tomorrow, they seem to be a completely different side to last season.

JE has got to try and get us to perform at home, the last 4 seasons we've lost a combined total of around 50 games alone at home. We simply haven't got any momentum going at home for a long, long time and we usually play with a very nervous edge and with Barrow having nothing to lose tomorrow, I wouldn't be suprised if they sprung a suprise.

After our first two games we seem very similar to the end of last season, create lots of chances - But fail to capitalise on them - Despite being a bit laboured in midfield. I can see Barrow probably passing themselves around Alex Lawless and Craig Clay who can go missing.

I actually think we're better away from home, when teams have to come at us and the players don't feel the pressure as much.

Kids for quid and free programmes for all tomorrow as well.
 
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Setting out for Halifax now. Fairly confident today, think we'll get at least a point. Any halifax supporters here know where I can watch the Wrexham match?
 

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