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  1. Merrick's Marvels

    Morrell & L-Evans - New Deals

    Fair play to Morrell. Would be easy to get disgruntled at his lack of opportunities, given the length of time he's been at City. He hasn't thrown his toys out the pram and seems determined to make it here. Commendable.
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    Did 9,000 City fans travel to Nottingham Forest way back in 1989?

    It was a sell out. The "Les n Des attendance" was officially 28,000 but who knows how many were actually there
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    Did 9,000 City fans travel to Nottingham Forest way back in 1989?

    It was madness in Ashby before the game too!
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    Loan Watch: 2018/19

    Hope you're right. Loans are all about developing as a person as well as a player - not sure what happened at Wrexham but let's hope he's learnt from it and it's just a blip. Hinds and McCoulsky are similar players and it was unlikely both would have made it here. I know McCoulsky's health could well have been a factor in his recent departure but I can't help thinking a decision had already been made that Hinds is the one we fancy to make it at our level. After all, McCoulsky had been here 3 years and never started a game whereas within 6 months of joining Hinds started 2 games and scored in both - one of them away at a Premier League club.
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    More problems for Truro City

    Believe me Reg, a weekend away to Pirates at the Mennaye Field is a great trip - knocks most football away days into a cocked hat (whatever that means!). Such a shame the Pirates have had to vacate there but fingers crossed a ground at Truro - or somewhere - will come to fruition eventually. Personally, as soon as the game went professional I've been in favour of ringfencing and a strong case can be made for including a team from Cornwall if the sport was restructured into NFL-style franchise set up. However, without a new ground, this is a non-starter.
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    Cameron Pring signs new contract

    Could have sworn Smith is left sided.
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    The plane crash that killed Serie A's champions

    See also: "The Day Italian Football Died: Torino and the Tragedy of Superga" which was written by a Bristolian and his Italian, Torino supporting, wife.
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    W10 D5 L5 = 73 points - can we do it?

    That's the spirit!
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    W10 D5 L5 = 73 points - can we do it?

    Time for some inspired transfer business then, Ajax...!
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    Kasey Palmer : CONFIRMED SIGNING

    Think Kalas more likely to be playing for Frank Lampard's Derby County next season, whichever division they're in. Love to be wrong - would be a fantastic permanent signing for us. As for Palmer, agree with the poster's wondering about his desire. Wasn't impressed by the effort he showed for Blackburn at the Gate - OK he might have been playing out of position on the left hand side but that's no excuse. We don't want another Diony - a decent player whose head isn't in the right place. Quite.
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    SSN Article

    Thanks for the stats. Dack is a better player so no shame there but lagging behind Freeman, who he is perfectly capable of matching, tells its own story. Fwiw, I can see why the manager continues to pick him - we are a solid enough team that just lacks a bit of creativity to unpick defences in the final third; Paterson is the only player in the squad with that creativity and, although not at his best, I think the manager is trying to play him back into form (he certainly won't rediscover it by sitting on the bench). That would be my guess as to why he keeps getting picked but what do I know. Not sure Palmer is any more creative. I've never seen him as a player with that "x factor" but he's certainly a stronger, more robust, player and one who would add depth to the squad. Not sure about that. Paterson has 3 from half a season. Palmer scored 4 in 24 in the season Huddersfield were promoted, then got a long term injury and was fit again only in time for the play-off final. Paterson back to his best PLUS Palmer would definitely improve us, although this would limit the opportunities for Elliason, Adelukan and O'Dowda - how would we feel about that?
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    Striking Coach

    Job for Cotts???? (someone had to say it)
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    Kasey Palmer : CONFIRMED SIGNING

    Yes, that was a beauty wasn't it!
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    Kasey Palmer : CONFIRMED SIGNING

    Yep. Singing section took a dislike to something (couldn't tell what as I was other side of the ground). In that game he was neat and tidy, and he has a good physique. But he toddled around at his own pace without affecting the game. At all. Much the same as he did at Huddersfield, from the little I saw of him there. Hope I'm wrong but it's a "meh" from me.
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    Dale Vince Statement about Bolton. (Merged)

    I couldn't agree more.