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Kernow Yellow
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One in a row?

Post by Kernow Yellow » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:43 pm

Much as we'd like to pretend that last night's fixture wasn't real or valid, I think we'd struggle to win that argument. Especially as two of our 'six in a row' came in the JPT!

However, I've just checked the football league's own website and it seems that last night's match was indeed a draw (with a bonus point awarded for a separate penalty shootout). So although the winning run is at an end, the 'unbeaten this millennium' record is still very much alive whichever way you look at it.

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:03 pm

Disagree. Even if we'd won last night's non-event, I wouldn't have claimed it was "seven in a row". The competition has been devalued to the extent that no sane person could argue that it "counts". That's in contrast to previous years where even for a minor cup competition the A420 derby still attracted big crowds. Over 9,000 watched Us beat Them in October 2015; fewer than 2,500 went last night. Even Sw*ndon fans responded to their club's ludicrously bombastic post-match tweet with derision.

Just like Their fingers, it's still six in a row.

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Jimski » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:16 pm

The response to that tweet was great. Fair makes you warm to their fans...

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Re: One in a row?

Post by OUFC4eva » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:35 am

I was one of the 533 "lunatics" that went and thought
we played really well!

Hadn't been to the skip since December 1997 " the Wilsterman 1-4 fiasco"
and still not seen us win there in 10 attempts. I was also there in Oct.1991
when Aylott spanked a penalty over the Stratton Bank in a ZDS
Shoot out defeat.

Reckon we can win at the CG in February 2017.

Agree about that stfc tweet - how embarrassing was that?

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Yankee Clipper » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:17 pm

I am sure that in order to get the Premier League teams to enter the Football League had to agree that this was downgraded from a first team fixture. Appearences, goals and cards don't count towards first team totals. Therefore the game shouldn't either. 6 in a row...

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Re: One in a row?

Post by OUFC4eva » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:51 pm

A sensible bit of perspective, perhaps:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/spor ... ___hollow/

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Geoff » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:15 pm

Sorry if I'm being stupid, but can someone please answer this question.

If everyone agrees it wasn't a first team fixture, why were we forced to play five our first team players?

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:33 pm

Geoff wrote:If everyone agrees it wasn't a first team fixture, why were we forced to play five our first team players?
If anyone thinks it WAS a first team fixture, why could we have picked six reserves in the starting XI? :D

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Kernow Yellow » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:39 am

Kairdiff Exile wrote:
Geoff wrote:If everyone agrees it wasn't a first team fixture, why were we forced to play five our first team players?
If anyone thinks it WAS a first team fixture, why could we have picked six reserves in the starting XI? :D
Surely we could do that whenever we like? That Sw*ndon Advertiser article is a good one. But they still seem to think they won, which they didn't.

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Re: One in a row?

Post by Yankee Clipper » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:49 am

Geoff wrote:Sorry if I'm being stupid, but can someone please answer this question.

If everyone agrees it wasn't a first team fixture, why were we forced to play five our first team players?

I think that sums up the absolute nonsense of this tournament. The Football League allow the Prem teams to downgrade the fixtures yet still insist the Football League teams play a set minimum of 'first teamers' - It's just a joke

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