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    (Original post by Tony_LeaS)
    Wont be our biggest gate of the season, but a thousand this early is a good start. We averaged over a thousand last season, including the two biggest attendances of the league. Onwards and up!
    Last season was nothing but a misery for us so I'll be honest that I didn't buy much of the Non-League Paper or pay much attention to lower leagues around us. But this season we've managed to win 4 out of the first 5 matches, so I've become a fan of the paper again... for now anyway! But it is great to see attendances like this down the pyramid.
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    Good to see.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/201...od-behind-them
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    wrong thread lol
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    wrong thread lol
    **** sake.
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    League Cup round two fixtures. Pick of the bunch:

    Aston Villa v Notts County
    Crystal Palace v Shrewsbury Town
    Hartlepool v Bournemouth
    Sunderland v Exeter City
    Bury v Leicester City
    Rotherham United v Norwich City
    Swansea City v York City
    Newcastle United v Northampton Town
    Luton Town v Stoke City
    Preston North End v Watford
    West Brom v Port Vale
    Barnsley v Everton
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    5 in a row :jive:

    Dreamland!
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    James Maddison ruled out for "a few months" for Coventry. Such a shame.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    James Maddison ruled out for "a few months" for Coventry. Such a shame.
    Do you support Coventry?
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Do you support Coventry?
    Nah, but I'm a keen admirer from afar given the fact I grew up not far from there. I really hope Mowbray turns them around. I went to the Ricoh a few times during my adolescence with mates, because it was the nearest ground (apart from Sixfields and Kenilworth Road, which was hardly a desirable standard).
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    (Original post by Tony_LeaS)
    Wont be our biggest gate of the season, but a thousand this early is a good start. We averaged over a thousand last season, including the two biggest attendances of the league. Onwards and up!
    Woah, wasnt expecting it to be that high. Always thought they averaged a few hundreds but thats amazing. Might pop down for a game as I live quite close and also see what its like in the lower leagues in terms of quality of football.
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    Luton Town did themselves justice last night, as did Notts County at Villa Park. An entertaining week of cup fixtures, but I'm looking forward to league action this weekend. Birmingham drawing Villa in the cup is huge for them, and Walsall are welcoming Chelsea so round three marks a good week for the Black Country/West Midlands sides.
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Luton Town did themselves justice last night, as did Notts County at Villa Park. An entertaining week of cup fixtures, but I'm looking forward to league action this weekend. Birmingham drawing Villa in the cup is huge for them, and Walsall are welcoming Chelsea so round three marks a good week for the Black Country/West Midlands sides.
    Not forgetting Notts County who put 3 past Sunderland.

    Sunderland could've really done with a good scoreline & a clean sheet. Their defence really is League 1/2 standard.
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    (Original post by TornadoGR4)
    Not forgetting Notts County who put 3 past Sunderland.

    Sunderland could've really done with a good scoreline & a clean sheet. Their defence really is League 1/2 standard.
    Exeter you meant?
    Anyway if more tickets were booked for League Cup games then Birmingham, Villa and West Brom's games wouldn't have happened on the same night
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Exeter you meant?
    Anyway if more tickets were booked for League Cup games then Birmingham, Villa and West Brom's games wouldn't have happened on the same night
    I did mean Exeter, yeah
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    (Original post by TornadoGR4)
    Not forgetting Notts County who put 3 past Sunderland.
    Exeter, mate. But, yeah. Dreadful defending for a couple of Sunderland's goals, though.
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    Coventry really can't go a long time without something going wrong.
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...all-fans-wasps
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    McGeady has found his level against Barnsley.
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    Two games in five days, and sadly two defeats.

    The first of two games saw us face Staines Town at home, one of the first games against the relegated sides from the Conference South. With the current form we were hoping to win as Staines was struggling to get on their feet within the new league. Sadly though they seemed to show why they were a Conference South side very early on with providing attacks throughout the whole first half, and eventually taking the lead just after 15 minutes. We got ourselves level just at the stroke of half time, Ethan Pinnock with the goal. We hadn't looked promising but a goal was a good start to head forward.

    Sadly though, that was all she wrote for our revival in the game. Staines came flying out of the blocks, attack after attack, and scored their second of the game. We didn't look promising much throughout the second half, and the game ended with some of us slightly frustrated at the lack of chances. First loss of the season, 2-1 to Staines. Dropping from 1st to 7th, however early still and many teams we are yet to play.

    Leatherhead last night away, and a game with a bit of history. A few years ago, we played Leatherhead and were winning by two goals very late on in the game. During the massive celebrations of the second goal, the Dulwich fans sadly knocked over part of the wall separating the fans from the pitch and after massive protests from their manager, the game was postponed around the 83rd minute on safety grounds (although nobody was hurt and the wall was only four feet high).Rematch was needed, and they won 1-0. Funnily enough next year this made our fans turn up in builders hats and visors to wear, reminding them on the event. Because of this, a rivalry has been developed, so a good game was intended.

    Start of the match, we were already looking like the side that played on Saturday against Staines, lacklustre and dull. Bad passing occurred often, and barely had a shot on target throughout the first half. Leatherhead took the lead and took a very Chelsea-esque style of play throughout the remainder of the match with very strong defending, albeit very good. Final score, 1-0 to Leatherhead. A above average attendance of 341, including a good 80 of us Dulwich for a midweek fixture.

    The majority of the league are performing quite well, excluding the sides we all expected to struggle and Farnborough (who yet again are showing their arrogance). Two losses in five days, but we should be back stronger and better. Our draw for the FA Cup 1st Qualifying round (four rounds before the 1st "Proper" round) sends us to Hampton and Richmond Borough, very tough fixture but one of the better grounds within our league.
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    (Original post by United1892)
    Coventry really can't go a long time without something going wrong.
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...all-fans-wasps
    The fans don't have to worry about this. Britain's rail network has suffered from under-investment for so long. The first real effort to do so this century has already got teething problems (cost-effectiveness and punctuality of delivering schemes) to sort out. So it's not a problem exclusive to the Coventry-Nuneaton corridor.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    The fans don't have to worry about this. Britain's rail network has suffered from under-investment for so long. The first real effort to do so this century has already got teething problems (cost-effectiveness and punctuality of delivering schemes) to sort out. So it's not a problem exclusive to the Coventry-Nuneaton corridor.
    True however it must be a bit irritating that one of thr main redeeming features of the new grounds location was both massively delayed and can't be used even when its been built.
 
 
 
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