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Referees and unconscious bias
at 20:24 2 Jan 2019

Feels like we've been on the receiving end of more than our fair share of unbalanced refereeing performances this season, but it's often said that when you're down the bottom end of the table, you get the thin end of the wedge.

The obvious issue with our squad at the moment is a relative lack of experience. We don't know how to look after ourselves and our overall game management is poor. It is this, more than any lack of quality in our play, which is costing us points. Nowhere is this clearer for me than how referees see us, even when taking the blue tinted spectacles off, we've had several important decisions go against us just in the last few games.

The answer is we simply don't appeal for enough decisions. If you make it easy for referees to give decisions against you by not contesting them, unfortunately unconscious bias starts to creep in. The Millwall game was a fantastic example of this, of particular note the freekick given against Bishop shortly before their second goal and the challenge on Gerks which went unpunished for their third. The lack of appropriate punishment for Norwood's challenge on Challobah in our previous home game also sticks in the memory.

Unless we start doing the ugly stuff, we're doomed.
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Where can I buy the club?
at 16:54 5 Dec 2018

I've heard it's been put up for sale, is there like an eBay for football clubs or something? 99p start no reserve?
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The Town Are Staying Up
at 11:58 29 Nov 2018

Just putting this here now, so I can confirm my superfan status come May.

Last night we were a team too scared of losing to win. Bristol's first goal was a freak, after that the defence simply panicked.

We are suffering a crisis of confidence, but Lambert is the man to fix it. This squad isn't anywhere near as weak as it seems at present and the only way is up. Despite these missed opportunities, we're still only 6 points behind. The teams just above us are every bit as poor as we are right now, with notably Brentford also dropping like a stone.

We need two players in the window, Gareth McAuley Mk2 and Alan Lee Mk2. I'm confident Evans will go out and get them, as it won't be lost on him what a disaster relegation would be. So long as we're still in touch when the window opens, the great escape is still on.

Can we please drop Spence for Donacien tho. Ta.
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Must Win
at 12:52 27 Nov 2018

Hate that phrase, the only "must win" game is a final.

If we get beat on Wednesday but then win on Saturday, that'll do me.
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