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    Carlisle United (H)

    Gerrard may or may not be right about the state of the club but the way he went about it stinks and abusing fans is inexcusable. He’s a tit. Very much hoping his over-inflated ego takes a hit today but fear that we need Surridge in order for that to happen.
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    Mansfield (a)

    On paper, yesterday’s point was a good one - away at a decent side who just stuck four past their last opponents on Saturday. But unfortunately there has to be some form of entertainment value too or you just can’t expect people to show up. I understand setting up with a defensive mindset but playing Miller and O’Grady together means you’re going to be constantly under pressure as neither hold the ball up well enough and neither run the channel. At least when Baxter came on he got closer to them to try and pick up any scraps. I’d have been well pissed off had I gone last night and watched our non performance despite a point being a decent result. In response to some of the posts on here, Frankie clearly has some idea of what he’s doing or we wouldn’t be 8th but he has got to learn a few lessons - one of which is that fans can’t be expected to turn up when the team is set up so poorly.
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    Swindon Town (A)

    Good stat, but for context most of Baxter's minutes have come in the final 1/3 of games when 41.4% of goals have been scored in the league so far this season. Ie whilst undoubtedly Baxter has a positive attacking impact, he's also played most of his minutes in the most 'open' periods of games. He's definitely not had the impact I'd have hoped for so far and he definitely doesn't look 100% yet. Having said that, his vision and touch as soon as soon as he gets the ball sets him above everyone else on the pitch at this level and if we can get 90 mins out of him consistently he'll have a massive part to play this season.
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    Grimsby (a)

    I can also confirm the £2.50 fish and chips. Quality.
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    Grimsby (a)

    Loved today. We were pretty rank in the first half but at this level in particular it seems to be all about taking your chances and in Surridge we have someone who will do that. Grimsby were very poor but we can only beat what’s in front of us. Iverson, Clarke, George, Hunt and Surridge stood out for me today. I know it’s not cool to say it but our support again was fantastic. Vocal throughout. Enjoying being at the right end of the table for a change.
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    Next 3 League games

    Hoping for 7-9 but expecting 4-5. Think we’ve been a little fortunate so far that we’ve come up against a couple of the poorest teams in the league and whilst none of the next three are world beaters, they will provide more of a challenge. That being said, if we can bring in a couple of additions this week we won’t be far off being a decent team ourselves.
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    Statement by Chairman

    I’ve been fairly critical of AL up until now as, whilst the odd token gesture like a free scarf and cheaper match day prices are nice, there has been too much going wrong both on and off the pitch if rumours are to be believed. Crazy wages on poor players, the disappearance/sackings of members of staff, late payments etc don’t point towards a successful ownership. I’ve been equally critical of our transfer window this summer as we’ve not strengthened in any way. However, if he’s to be believed here and he’s had to spend vast sums to get us out of the shite left by his predecessor, it’s no surprise that the playing side of things has had to take a back seat. It sounds as though he’s finally got us back to a place where he’s not spending money ‘catching up’ but is now able to spend in a progressive way - hopefully that includes on the pitch. Based on this, I’m willing to be a bit patient and see what happens in the next 18 months. He’s admitted he’s made mistakes, now let’s see if he’s learned from them. We don’t have much choice but to give him our backing and if his statement is true, he’s pumped enough money in to justify that in the short term.
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    Bunn Officially confirmed

    Absolute nonsense to suggest AL ought to be considering binning Bunn off. Not sure many managers would be able to get more out the 11 that started yesterday. Not sure why or where all these injuries have come from but that’s about the only stick you might be able to beat Bunn with at this stage. The thing to be critical of is our transfer business. It’s been very, very poor and as above, the fact we’re calling out for Benteke shows the state of our attacking options. Can’t quite get my head around why the money has dried up so much versus last year but we’ve been set up to fail (and by failure I mean bottom half - still don’t think we’ll go down).
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    Placide leaves

    Was certainly a character and interesting to watch but I reckon he cost us more than he saved us with errors - most obviously at Northampton on the final day. Seems to make sense to part company, especially if he’s on £4k a week.
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