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ginnywings
November 10, 2014, 8:25am

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After getting disillusioned with Town and missing the last few home games, i went to BP on Saturday after our recent run of good results and the fact that last seasons FA Cup games were the highlight of the season, with proper atmospheres.

I really thought we would at least get a draw from Oxford as they are not really doing that well in Lg 2. How wrong can you be?

They were head and shoulders better than us and the game was effectively dead and buried before half time. We needed to regroup, make some changes and get the first goal in thew second half. Again, never happened and they strolled through and scored the killer 3rd.

Even when we got a goal back, there seemed no urgency or goalmouth bombardment, just a feeling of a consolation goal and let's move on to Tuesday night.

Looking at the other results involving Conference sides against league opposition, most were easily or soundly beaten. Braintree were thrashed. The worrying result was Blyth Spartans putting 4 past Altrincham, a team we barely troubled.

So is the oft quoted line that the Conference is on a par with LG 2 a myth?
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November 10, 2014, 8:47am
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We beat two League 2 teams in the Cup last season with what I would say was an inferior squad in comparison to this year. The difference was that we played well in those games as opposed to very poorly at the weekend.

Not a single team to be promoted out of the Conference since we came down here has been relegated back out of the League and a number have been further promoted. That would seem to indicate that the view there is little between the two competitions has some basis in fact.
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November 10, 2014, 9:05am
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Could be worse. My mate is a Cov fan. They lost to Worcester City!
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We've had a recent run of beating league teams it won't go on forever. Last year we played scunthorpe of the park in the first game and deserved to win the second yet they got promoted. You can't read anything into one game, and lets be honest as long as we are winning in the league I don't give a fig for the FA Cup really.


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November 10, 2014, 9:33am

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What about Chester, who we beat comfortably, winning at Southend, and Dover beating Morecambe, both in the top half of League 2 at the minute. Braintree were beaten by a very good League One team so you can't really use that either.

It all boils down to who plays to their ability on the day. Oxford (according to their own fans) played far better than normal, whereas we had a collective off day, although if Lenny's first half shot that hit the post had gone in, then it could have been a very different game.


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What about Chester, who we beat comfortably, winning at Southend, and Dover beating Morecambe, both in the top half of League 2 at the minute. Braintree were beaten by a very good League One team so you can't really use that either.

It all boils down to who plays to their ability on the day. Oxford (according to their own fans) played far better than normal, whereas we had a collective off day, [b][/b]although if Lenny's first half shot that hit the post had gone in, then it could have been a very different game.


We seem to have them every time I go! I'm beginning to feel like the jinx.
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November 10, 2014, 9:52am

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After getting disillusioned with Town and missing the last few home games, i went to BP on Saturday after our recent run of good results and the fact that last seasons FA Cup games were the highlight of the season, with proper atmospheres.

I really thought we would at least get a draw from Oxford as they are not really doing that well in Lg 2. How wrong can you be?

They were head and shoulders better than us and the game was effectively dead and buried before half time. We needed to regroup, make some changes and get the first goal in thew second half. Again, never happened and they strolled through and scored the killer 3rd.

Even when we got a goal back, there seemed no urgency or goalmouth bombardment, just a feeling of a consolation goal and let's move on to Tuesday night.

Looking at the other results involving Conference sides against league opposition, most were easily or soundly beaten. Braintree were thrashed. The worrying result was Blyth Spartans putting 4 past Altrincham, a team we barely troubled.

So is the oft quoted line that the Conference is on a par with LG 2 a myth?


You can't make any judgements from one game. There were all sorts of results between league and non-league sides over the weekend ranging from total shocks to total maulings. Trying to draw any conclusion from one or two data points is futile.

Generally the teams that go up do from the VP do OK in L2, generally the teams that come down are quite competitive in the VP. There obviously is a gap because there's more money available in the FL so you can buy better players.


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After getting disillusioned with Town and missing the last few home games, i went to BP on Saturday after our recent run of good results and the fact that last seasons FA Cup games were the highlight of the season, with proper atmospheres.

I really thought we would at least get a draw from Oxford as they are not really doing that well in Lg 2. How wrong can you be?

They were head and shoulders better than us and the game was effectively dead and buried before half time. We needed to regroup, make some changes and get the first goal in thew second half. Again, never happened and they strolled through and scored the killer 3rd.

Even when we got a goal back, there seemed no urgency or goalmouth bombardment, just a feeling of a consolation goal and let's move on to Tuesday night.

Looking at the other results involving Conference sides against league opposition, most were easily or soundly beaten. Braintree were thrashed. The worrying result was Blyth Spartans putting 4 past Altrincham, a team we barely troubled.

So is the oft quoted line that the Conference is on a par with LG 2 a myth?


Ginnywigs we will see the difference first-hand August 2015 when we are playing in league 2
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November 10, 2014, 11:19am

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Simple, we did not play to our best, they probably did. On another day it could have been the opposite way round. That's football.
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We lost a game against a team in a higher division. We had an off day. They had a good day. Get over it...


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