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Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby The Old TomCat » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:59 am

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FGR's visit to Cambridge on Tuesday has become a high profile game for club.
Sitting in bottom place of the Football League, FGR need at least a point from game to restore our modest pre-season ambitions.
Cambridge sit exactly mid-table in 11th spot with 4 wins, 1 draw & 4 losses:

Win .......................... Draw ...............................Loss

Crawley 1-0 [a] .......Morecambe 0-0 [h] ..........Exeter 0-1 [a]
Colchester 1-0 [h]..............................................Carlisle 1-2 [h]
Crewe 1-0 [a].....................................................Barnet 1-3 [a]
Coventry 2-1 [h] ...............................................Mansfield 1-2 [a]

A frequent refrain from fans of clubs near bottom of table is that any team can beat any other team so hopefully this works out on Tuesday.
Cambridge have had mixed results at home [2 win, 1 draw & 1 loss]. FGR have played better than their league position indicates and must surely get some good luck sometime soon.
My forecast Cambridge 1-1 FGR
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Tomiswalking » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:29 am

Cambridge are in 11th place which is the same position they finished the league in last year. It will be interesting to see how we fair against a mid table-team.

I am hoping for a few changes in midfield and attack, whilst keeping the same back four.

Any news on Bennet's knee injury?

2:1 FGR win, I have a feeling some of the players are getting restless and may take a few more risks going forward.

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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby The Running Rover » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:47 am

Cambridge 2-0 FGR
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby GETCARTER » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:26 am

Cambs 2 FGR 0.
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby voodoobluesman » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:58 am

Cambridge manager's office. Monday morning.

Manager: "Right who have we got next?"
Assistant to the manager: "Forest Green Rovers, gov"
"Who?"
"That little team that got promoted last year, you know, the eco-ones"
"They any good?"
"Nah, not really. Old men and young boys"
"Really?"
"They're down at the bottom and not looking like improving. They've got an active midfield who run around a lot and then give the ball away. The best thing to do will be to watch them huff and puff and then take advantage. Their defence is shabby and they've got a young kid in goal, who seems to let them in easily enough. Remember that defender who was so bad that we stopped playing him?"
"Oh yeah, what was his name?"
"Can't remember, but he's with them now"
"Blimey. Anyone to watch out for?"
"Christian Doidge, their striker, but don't worry because he's isolated up the front and never gets a decent chance. Also Drissa Traore in midfield, who'll run rings around us, until he either passes it to someone who gives it back to us, or gets subbed after 60 minutes, so we just wait until then. Dale Bennet's good in defence, though so we'll need to nobble him"
"What about that other one, Keanu Marsh-Brown, he was decent enough"
"Don't ask gov."
"That's it?"
"Pretty much"
"so, who've we got on Saturday?"
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby voodoobluesman » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:10 pm

Oh, Cambridge 2 FGR 0
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Kentstripe » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:26 pm

Will be travelling up, always awkward on a Tuesday night but well worth it to support the team.

Seen us lose a few times at the Abbey, including 7-0. I remember a number of our away fans still applauded the team off after that, doubt that would happen these days lol. Expect Tuesday to be a lot closer then that.

1-1
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:29 pm

Kentstripe wrote:Will be travelling up, always awkward on a Tuesday night but well worth it to support the team.

Seen us lose a few times at the Abbey, including 7-0. I remember a number of our away fans still applauded the team off after that, doubt that would happen these days lol. Expect Tuesday to be a lot closer then that.

1-1


Of course they would still be clapped off.
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Kentstripe » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:40 pm

king giraffe III wrote:
Kentstripe wrote:Will be travelling up, always awkward on a Tuesday night but well worth it to support the team.

Seen us lose a few times at the Abbey, including 7-0. I remember a number of our away fans still applauded the team off after that, doubt that would happen these days lol. Expect Tuesday to be a lot closer then that.

1-1


Of course they would still be clapped off.


I know you would LG, but unfortunately not everyone are as positive and optimistic people as you are.
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Norton Boy » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:41 pm

1-1
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby tommyd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:03 pm

3-0
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Football Poets » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:40 pm

Camb 0 FGR 1
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A flukey totally out-played jammy first away win (Gomez 89 mins) a little bit Tramere away last season...we can but believe and hope
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:09 pm

Kentstripe wrote:
king giraffe III wrote:
Kentstripe wrote:Will be travelling up, always awkward on a Tuesday night but well worth it to support the team.

Seen us lose a few times at the Abbey, including 7-0. I remember a number of our away fans still applauded the team off after that, doubt that would happen these days lol. Expect Tuesday to be a lot closer then that.

1-1


Of course they would still be clapped off.


I know you would LG, but unfortunately not everyone are as positive and optimistic people as you are.


:lol: :lol: I had gone by the final whistle on Tuesday as my daughter was having trouble with the result!
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:29 pm

1-1
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Greeners » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:52 pm

Hi
Kentstripe wrote:Seen us lose a few times at the Abbey, including 7-0. I remember a number of our away fans still applauded the team off after that, doubt that would happen these days lol. Expect Tuesday to be a lot closer then that.


That was the game in 2009 when Burton got sent off at 2-0 on 49:00 min.
The substitute goalie was Tom Pass the 18yr old Hartbury student who only had 1 start and 1 sub in his FGR career according to LMs site
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby andymac26 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:37 pm

Cambridge 1 - Rovers 0
Wish I could be more optimistic
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Silver Surfer » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:59 pm

Cambridge 3 FGR 0
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby Tommo » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:40 pm

Cambridge 1 FGR 0

Another near miss on a point.
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby king giraffe III » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:02 pm

Tommo wrote:Cambridge 1 FGR 0

Another near miss on a point.


What match are you comparing it to? Nothing this season.

I reckon 1-1 as I'm feeling optimistic.
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Re: Cambridge v FGR: match forecast

Postby michael » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:39 pm

a bit of a madhouse tuesday.

4-2 to cambridge.
FGR finally remember to score-but as ever -defence is outshone ..


(not going to do the copy and paste thing-but VDMs post re cambridge manager is just so true.
thats exactly as it is
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