Let us pray it is Swords into Ploughshares: H v Ipswich 24.08.19

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Let us pray it is Swords into Ploughshares: H v Ipswich 24.08.19

Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:10 pm

It's getting fractious.
However according to the official calendar this Saturday sees Bolton v Ipswich and Tranmere v Bury. How long will that continue? Will the EFL really allow us just to wheel out the yoof against the Tractor Boys at our own whim, or will we still want to rest them, or will the EFL pull the match anyway. And will Bury still be in existence?
The seed is falling on stony ground.

And who the fxck is going to buy tickets for this anyway???? :conf:
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Post by Harry Genshaw » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:36 pm

I really can't see either game being on.

We should know more in about 48 hours I reckon. I suspect though that the EFL aren't quite as flexible with their 48 hours as our administrators have been.

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:45 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
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2-1 win
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I've come across some deluded posts in the past, but you've just taken the Bassini :lol:
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:54 pm

Interesting how confident everyone was that a team who managed to be worse than us last season would bounce straight back from their first lower-division season since before Lennon met McCartney. Obviously it's the least of our worries but I suspect we'll grow to hate/fear former Trampmere goal-grabber Norwood, and we might struggle up the other end: in their first two league games they restricted Burton and Sunderland to one accurate attempt each, although they needed an injury-time equaliser to grab a point at their fenland friends Peterborough.

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:05 pm

^ Fenland Friends... :lol:
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Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm

All things being normal, I would be coming up for this.

Given the reasoning for the Doncaster postponement i.e. dangerous for the kids to play too many games in a short space of time, then the week long rest should mean this game is on. We have proven we can host games, we have a team. If it isn't, it would suggest FV are no longer prepared to underwrite the cost, and no one else is, which would suggest a further step into the abyss I feel...

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Post by Prufrock » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:16 pm

Not sure it'll be wholly in our hands. Don't think the league will let us pick and choose which have we cancel. I imagine that could be it now until a takeover is completed or we're booted out.
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:18 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm
All things being normal, I would be coming up for this.

Given the reasoning for the Doncaster postponement i.e. dangerous for the kids to play too many games in a short space of time, then the week long rest should mean this game is on. We have proven we can host games, we have a team. If it isn't, it would suggest FV are no longer prepared to underwrite the cost, and no one else is, which would suggest a further step into the abyss I feel...
Your logic is sound. But, however, I fear that 'the resting of the kids' was a mere aspect of a multifaceted meltdown. Parky, for example, was fuming: but not just about the restless kids, but also about his need to express venom regarding the situation. I think that one reason why 'we' didn't approach Doncaster and the EFL before pronouncement (not the only reason, but a major one) was to keep a quick and efficient lid on the volcano brewing within the Parkinson. So even if the game is pulled, it might just be in order to keep Parky on board...
[However, personally speaking, I think it will be pulled because FV don't have the funds to outbid Boohoo and everybody now knows it].
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Post by officer_dibble » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:22 pm

Be very surprised if this game is played.

I’m not on my own I reckon - who is buying tickets before Friday/ Saturday morning?

Bury will be gone by then...how sad. A 23 team league is bollocks. EFL will want an even number...😕grim

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Post by Bertie Wooster » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:14 pm

I'm absolutely astounded that the EFL are letting Saturday's game go ahead after Tuesdays postponement - the integrity of the League must surely now be seriously questioned - we cant use the excuse of welfare on Saturday as the kids will have had a week in between games so it will have to be played.

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Post by LeverEnd » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:20 am

There was a specific reason given for Tuesday's postponement which doesn't now apply given they've had a week off.
Just depends if the EFL stop it on the basis that Tranmere got a walkover and the integrity of competition has certainly been compromised. If I were the EFL I'd set a deadline for expulsion and postpone everything until there's been a takeover. It can't be allowed to drag on. And it will if it's allowed to. Or they let us limp on and sign some short term frees on the condition that FV lose bidder status and it's open season again.
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
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Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:45 am

LeverEnd wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:20 am
There was a specific reason given for Tuesday's postponement which doesn't now apply given they've had a week off.
Just depends if the EFL stop it on the basis that Tranmere got a walkover and the integrity of competition has certainly been compromised. If I were the EFL I'd set a deadline for expulsion and postpone everything until there's been a takeover. It can't be allowed to drag on. And it will if it's allowed to. Or they let us limp on and sign some short term frees on the condition that FV lose bidder status and it's open season again.
I guess it's too late now, although obviously games have been pulled at shorter notice. But yes, I can certainly see the thinking if the EFL were to effectively suspend us, as they have Bury, with a deadline. Because this will keep happening.

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Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:44 pm

Joey Barton complaining on our behalf, that's a first.... :wink:

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/f ... ituations/
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Joey Barton complaining on our behalf, that's a first.... :wink:

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/f ... ituations/
...and hopefully a last.
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Post by bristol_Wanderer3 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:18 pm

According to Betfair, we are 35/1 (thirty-five to one) to beat Ipswich!!

15/2 draw, 1/12 them. :shock:

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:22 pm

bristol_Wanderer3 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:18 pm
According to Betfair, we are 35/1 (thirty-five to one) to beat Ipswich!!

15/2 draw, 1/12 them. :shock:
They're fxcking optimistic aren't they?
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:23 pm

Has anyone bought a ticket for this yet? Anybody???
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Post by Burnden Paddock » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:25 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
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Has anyone bought a ticket for this yet? Anybody???

Not yet. HG is awaiting official confirmation that it's on, before purchasing ours.

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Post by Worthy4England » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:34 pm

^^ Is he offering refunds? I heard he might be...

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:38 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
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^^ Is he offering refunds? I heard he might be...
It's more than 35/1 against that he will be :D
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