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Rommy Report - Stealing a Point in Peterborough
at 18:45 18 Aug 2019

Evening lads. Say here watching the cricket and thought I’d whack in a quick report since I had forgot to do one for Burton.

Went yesterday with my brother and had a terrible feeling we would lose 2-1. In fact, I predicted on here that score with Norwood forest scorer. We left sunny Romford at 9:15 armed with Bulmers, Kopparburgs and Fosters (he drank Fosters the weirdo) for the train up. Train tickets printed, oysters topped up and on we go. Of course, we missed the train by about 4 seconds so had to wait for the next one 8 minutes later. Right... let’s crack open a cider. I couldn’t help but notice a woman nearby staring at us as if we were the two teenage girls 20 yards away holding two pro-veganism cardboard signs. I assume there was some anti-meat protest in London that afternoon. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to spend their Saturdays doing that but who are we to talk? We support the Ipswich.

Anyway, we got to Kings Cross via Liverpool Street (and it’s McDonalds) with 6 minutes to spare to make the train up to Peterborough. It wasn’t the greatest train. No blo0dy plug sockets. That being said, there was abit 10 people per carriage so it was probably better than you lot on the Ipswich-Peterborough line had to endure.

Into Peterborough for 12:03 and straight to the McDonald’s again. I hadn’t eaten earlier when my brother had and I was starving. Rammed with Ipswich fans. Ya love to see it. Then to the nearby boozer. I don’t know what it was called. One of the barman put about 5 shots of vodka in a double lemonade (he literally just poured in about 2 inches of vodka for some bizarre reason) which were certainly abit lively to the tastebuds. Some lads knocked a drink out of a fellas hand and we waited for the inevitable punch up which never came. Fair play. Relatively good atmosphere in their although questionable why anyone would take their shirt off and slide on the floor through the spilt beer. Imagine the stickyness over the rest of the day. All in the name of bantz. A tap on my shoulder from my pal who stands next to me at games. He’d placed his weekly 3-0 and 3-1 Town bet. Didn’t come in at all last season but I do remember it came in the season before. He does it and also does our two strikers with the same score. Sears and 3-1 against Newcastle a couple of years ago paid 450/1 if I remember correctly. That was a tense couple of minutes at the end for his bet.

About 2:15, the three of us decided we would make our way to the ground. Where do we go? ‘Google Maps.. I’ve got this lads’ was my overconfident outcry. ‘Peterborough FC Club’ I typed in. 5 minutes of walking and suddenly questions were being asked of me why there was no other people around. I realised it was taking me to a nightclub the other side of Peterborough 18 minutes away. My direction skills haven’t improved for the drop to League 1 it seems.

Into the ground, an au revoir to my pal who was the other side of the stand and into the ground after a quick piss. Come on you blues! We started well, the atmosphere matched by the tempo of the game for the first few minutes. Norwood scored, I was adamant I’d seen him push the defender into the keeper but the inevitable whistle of pain never came. Lovely stuff. 1-0. I’ve since seen the goal gif used by the official twitter account of the Lord pouring two beers into his mouth in celebration - Steve Austin esque.

Suddenly town sat back. Peterborough flooded forward. Toney causes problems. How he missed a free header from about five yards I’ll never know. Maddison caused all sorts of issues for us (didn’t think I’d be saying that sentence again). He looks a cut above League 1 frankly. Peterborough started to show why they were the 4th favourites for promotion with some nice football. Kenlock and Donacien were all over the place - all game. Both of them terrible. Boro deservedly equalised. Toney won a freekick from a stupid push from woolfenden. Yes he had dived but it was so silly from Woolfy to even put his hands on his back. Naive. Of course Toney headed in from the resulting freekick and rubbed it in. Me and my brother watched him at Dagenham Northampton many years ago score an overhead kick when Northampton had to win their last few games to stay up (and incredibly they did) and he looked good that day too.

Halftime reflections were basically that we were being outplayed now. Why we were sitting back i don’t know. Peterborough had a ‘kick the ball in the skip’ game going for some tickets in the halftime entertainment but had the young kid taking part hitting from a distance too far for him to reach which seemed harsh. The sun shone on us behind the goal and some relief when the sprinklers started to reach us on the pitch cooled us down.

Second half, what to say? Piss poor. I don’t even want to go into it. Boro scored. Holy kept us in it. Norwood missed a penalty and then we stole an equaliser. Let’s not pretend it was anything other than theft. Completely undeserved. Chambers headed it in at he near post but from the angle we were at, I’d not even seen it went in. I thought he saved it. Some pretty good scenes ensued. No they were not absolute. More relief than anything. Still unbeaten, a possible 6-pointer this might feel in a few months time. Who knows how important it’ll be?

Now for the point of this.. player ratings.

Holy - 8 - Commands his area. Good with his feet. Kept us in it at 2-1. Made a great save too.
Kenlock - 4 - Piss poor. Dreadful. How many times did he hoof it? Shocking. Utterly shocking.
Woolfenden 6.5 - Decent enough. Their first goal was naive defending to give away the freekick.
Chambo - 6 - Average. Decent header for the goal.
Donacien - 2 - I’ve given him a 2 because I don’t think people who weren’t there would believe a 1. Just utterly appalling. The new lad should start Tuesday despite me never seeing him play. He cannot be anything but an improvement on yesterday’s Donacien performance.
Edwards - 5 - Dissappinting from Gwion. Hardly did anything.
Skuse - 7.5 - Played a crucial role in keeping/regaining possession when the two full backs would lose it. Tidy.
Downes - 7.5 - Similar to Skuse. He’s been our best player this season so far imo. Really impressive with him.
Rowe - 6.5 - Started brightly but couldn’t really get into it as the game went on.
Norwood - 6.5 - Looked to get involved but I felt abit sorry for him. He’s playing so much deeper than he seems comfortable with.
Jackson - 8 - My MOTM for us. Worked his b0llocks off. Played off the shoulder. I thought he was very decent. Very clever to win the penalty by using his pace to cut across the defender.

Saw Brogs after the match for a quick chat getting away from the ground. Both seemed to agree we were fortunate to get a point. If we can beat Wimbledon and Bolton in the next few days as we should if we want to be promotion candidates, 11 points form 15 with both Sunderland and Peterborough already played and three of the five games being away, we’d have all taken that. A point is clearly better than none but playing like that will, more often than not, result in a defeat. We need to improve in general and it’s on to Tuesday.

We were home nice and quickly by 8:30 for a Chinese after a really decent day out. We march into Tuesday where I suspect I’ll see some of you there as per. Up the Town.

Hotdog rating - N/A
Atmosphere - 8.5
Performance - 6
Day out - 9
Overall - 9
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TWTD Week 3
at 11:06 17 Aug 2019

I’ll open up the squadrons with Bradford.

Yeeee blues!
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Some goal that!
at 16:05 15 Aug 2019

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/49358091
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Shame we couldn’t include Emmanuel to Colchester as part of the deal
at 12:45 15 Aug 2019

It’ll be unpopular on here but Emmanuel is worse than Spence.

KVY should come in as our first choice right back and (hopefully) start Saturday if the deal is done by tomorrow. Donacien as his cover should he get injured.
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Attendance Saturday
at 04:57 8 Aug 2019

I see Sunderland have been given extra tickets (E Block) so now have half the upper Cobbold. With them having somewhere around 2,700 (that number sounds familiar when it’s half the upper cobbold), I’d be stunned if the total attendance is less than 20k.

I’ll go for 21,400 which would be bloody decent.

Up the Town
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TWTD Acca - Weekly Results
at 01:00 5 Aug 2019

I’ll make sure this thread is updated after each weeks results.

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Half time Rommy report
at 16:01 3 Aug 2019

- Good half
- Decent game of football
- Both teams trying to play it on the ground
- How on earth did Danny Rowe not get in our team last season? He looks very decent.
- Norwood is absolutely nailed on to be booked second half.
- Defensively we don’t look particularly strong. In desperate need of a really good CB (Chambers and Nsiala returning will help)
- Donacien scares me every time he gets the ball at his feet.
- We are going to score loads of goals this season.
- An early Evans out chant - Ya love to see it.
- Our goal took a huge deflection but was a lovely sweeping move beforehand.
- THE TOWN ARE GOING UP
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TWTD Acca - Season 3 - Week 1
at 11:50 3 Aug 2019

Morning all! We are back!

This year it’ll be me able to post the thread up most week but Bluegold has kindly offered to fill in again when needed on the few weeks I’m unable to post it.

Hopefully this is our year and it will land!

Same rules as always:
- 1 selection maximum per person
- Maximum 10 selections per week
- First come first served on the designated thread.
- 3 o clock games only
- English games only (unless on weeks where it’s stated otherwise)

Good luck all



I’m opening us up with Bradford
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Time for it’s own thread - Flynn Downes chant
at 22:32 31 Jul 2019

Well received on here. So it went to twitter. Well received on twitter.

I wasn’t being entirely serious when I posted it this morning but now I’m thinking.. let’s get this sung

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Predict the four final league tables - Competition
at 21:02 29 Jul 2019

Thought I’d do a little comp for TWTD. Bit of fun.

Really simple, just predict the final tables for the four leagues. Say you have Charlton to come 5th, and they finish 12th, you’d get 7 points. The aim is to finish with the least amount of points. If you get a team to finish in their exact position, you get -3 points as a bonus.

Tables must all be in by Friday 7:45 (first game kicks off) and your four tables don’t have to be on the same post.


Premier League teams:
Arsenal
Aston Villa
Bournemouth
Brighton
Burnley
Chelsea
Crystal Palace
Everton
Leicester
Liverpool
Manchester City
Manchester United
Newcastle
Norwich
Sheffield United
Southampton
Tottenham
Watford
West Ham
Wolves


Championship Teams:
Barnsley
Birmingham
Blackburn
Brentford
Bristol City
Cardiff
Charlton
Derby
Fulham
Huddersfield
Hull
Leeds
Luton
Middlesbrough
Millwall
Nottingham Forest
Preston
QPR
Reading
Sheffield Wednesday
Stoke
Swansea
West Brom
Wigan


League 1 teams:
AFC Wimbledon
Accrington Stanley
Blackpool
Bolton
Bristol Rovers
Burton
Bury
Coventry
Doncaster
Fleetwood
Gillingham
Ipswich
Lincoln
MK Dons
Oxford
Peterborough
Portsmouth
Rochdale
Rotherham
Shrewsbury
Southend
Sunderland
Tranmere
Wycombe


League 2 table:
Bradford
Cambridge
Carlisle
Cheltenham
Colchester
Crawley
Crewe
Exeter
Forest Green
Grimsby
Leyton Orient
Macclesfield
Mansfield
Morecambe
Newport
Northampton
Oldham
Plymouth
Port Vale
Salford
Scunthorpe
Stevenage
Swindon
Walsall


Good luck anyone who decides to play
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Bringing in 2 on loan
at 13:33 29 Jul 2019

I wonder if that’s because Evans isn’t going to pay for the three permanent signings Lambert alluded to the other day.
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Sunderland at home
at 06:33 29 Jul 2019

Garbutt reckons it’ll be a full house. Surely not?

Probably around 20k but there’s absolutely no way that would be a sell-out would it?
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Betting £10 on us to win before every LEAGUE game - An experiment
at 21:33 28 Jul 2019

I have a small theory. Betting £10 on us to win every league game will yield a profit this season.

Whilst Luton would’ve been bigger odds than us last season at the start of the season than we would against the same teams, they returned a decent profit I read a while back across the season.

A fair few clubs return a decent profit each year (10 of the 20* in the premier league least season) and assuming we have a reasonable season like we will imo, I think it may be an interesting experiment. I’m going to try it anyway.

The most important thing with this experiment is:
1) Doing it every game. Even on games I don’t fancy us to win, I will place it. And on games I think we are a great bet, I won’t change the stake. It’ll be £10 every match.

2) Making sure to shop around for the best odds and use the exchange for the maximum profit. £10 at 7/4 and £10 at 6/4 is £2.50 difference just from one match.


Thought it was an interesting thing to do (imo) so I ought to post it on here rather than claim a £150 profit in May.


I’ll update this thread at the end of each month.



* https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/talksport.com/football/542510/betting-premier-lea
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If this is our squad for Burton, who would you go for?
at 19:18 27 Jul 2019

I’d go:

Bart

Emmanuel
Donacien
Woolfenden
Kenlock

Rowe
Skuse
Dozzell
Garbutt

Judge

Norwood


4-4-1-1


Maybe a bit harsh on Jackson but that’s who I’d go with assuming Downes will be suspended
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Based on this fan video..
at 18:41 27 Jul 2019

We look like we played some decent football.

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Judge - Be brilliant if he stayed
at 15:22 26 Jul 2019

I’m liking the idea of Evans not wanting him sold. But are we just trying to get more money from the deal instead?

I really hope Evans is sticking to it like with Didzy rather than allowing us to lower our valuation like with Waggy.

Keeping Judge would have a huge effect on the atmosphere early doors than if we sold him.
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