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FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:15 am
by The Old TomCat
FGR play Macclesfield in 1st round of FA on Saturday at TNL. First time in years that FGR were drawn first out of bag in that competition.
When draw was made Macclesfield were riding high and top of the National League but since then have suffered two successive defeats [home and away] and are now 2nd in table.
However their overall record remains very formidable with 10 wins [best in Conference], 6 losses and 2 draws.
On current form [6 games] they are joint top in Conference with 12 pts from 4 wins and 2 losses. And on current away form they are also joint top of table with 15 points from 5 wins and one loss.
Therefore Macclesfield must be seen as a very formidable challenge from a team only 5 places below us in rankings.
Nevertheless, FGR are riding high with three successive league wins. I suspect they will be the bookie’s favourite to win at home but if Macclesfield manage a draw, I think FGR will go to their stadium as second favourites. [Good to know that Macclesfield seldom draw games].

My forecast FGR 2-1 Macclesfield

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FGR 2-0 Morecambe

Out of 40 predictions, 6 forecast the correct score and another 26 forecast a home win.
Therefore congrats to the 6:- GetCarter, Tommyd, Two guns, hjtwells, Stanman & The Cumbrian.

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Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:39 am
by Cotswold farmer
1-1 John Askey has got the playing well.

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:40 pm
by Football Poets
FGR 3 MACC 1

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:54 pm
by Norton Boy
Fgr 3 Macc 1

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:58 pm
by FGR123
1-1

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:08 pm
by Pitchfork
2-1

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:25 pm
by RyRover
3-0 no upsets please, it's my birthday celebrations night afterwards

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:44 pm
by SkunkMan
Interestingly, despite their league position, Macclesfield's goal difference is only +1, suggesting they are perhaps a little fortunate to be so high up the table?

I really hope we have turned a corner now after three consecutive league wins - no more days like Newport home please - and an FA Cup run would be very nice.

FGR 1 v Macc 0

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:13 pm
by michael
I have no idea what the score will be, but the fixture itself is a fascinating one for me.

A reasonable number have said-self included -that last years national league side was a better side than the current.
despite recent improvements-i still believe that to be the case.

one game will not prove a point, but if macclesfield win-perhaps it gives some support to that view.

If FGR win comfortably, maybe it denounces that 'theory', and goes to show that EFL2 really is a lot stronger league-and thus needs considerably better players-than national league.

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:21 pm
by Greeners
Hi
SkunkMan wrote:Interestingly, despite their league position, Macclesfield's goal difference is only +1, suggesting they are perhaps a little fortunate to be so high up the table?

I really hope we have turned a corner now after three consecutive league wins - no more days like Newport home please - and an FA Cup run would be very nice.

FGR 1 v Macc 0

W10 D2 L6 apart from the draws and single GD games they have had 2x-3s a -2 and 2x+2s they also had aa+5 but that was in the cup against Solihull (bottom of the same league), so thhey seem to be somewhat inconsistent. Last 5 matches WWWLL

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:52 pm
by chrism
F G R 2 macc 0

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:32 pm
by twoguns
We got this FGR 2-0 Macclesfield. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish RyRover a very happy Guy Fawkes birthday :)

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:12 pm
by joopman1
2 1 win

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:38 pm
by GETCARTER
FGR 2 MACC 1.

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:53 pm
by Mothy
Replay
FGR 2 Macclesfield 2

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:26 pm
by 20yrs and counting
Agree 2-2 replay

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:51 pm
by Tomiswalking
michael wrote:If FGR win comfortably, maybe it denounces that 'theory', and goes to show that EFL2 really is a lot stronger league-and thus needs considerably better players-than national league.

Yep very interesting!! I am going for 2-0

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:06 pm
by Silver Surfer
2-1

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:25 pm
by Greeners
Hi
I notice that Man U don't have a game on Saturday, they are in London on Sunday, so I wonder if Macca's celebrity supporter will attend at the Lawn on Saturday on route to London.

Re: FGR v Macclesfield [FA Cup]: match forecast

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:20 pm
by andymac26
Rovers 3 - Macc 2. An entertaining cup tie.