The first time I saw him was at a pre-season friendly at Kingsmeadow back in the mid-90s when the visitors Chelsea paraded both their new signings, Ruud Gullit and Hughes, before the game. Unfortunately, neither of them played, but K’s still got a good 5-0 drubbing.
Stevenage are now on their third manager this season. Last night's home defeat to Northampton, which left them just three points above second-bottom Oldham, has led to the departure of Paul Tisdale and his replacement by...Steve Evans.🥺
Games remaining: Leyton Orient (H), Mansfield Town (A), Newport County (H), Barrow (A), Crawley Town (H), Bradford City (H), Harrogate Town (A)
Key Game: Bradford City (H)
Key Man: David Ajiboye
Predicted points tally: 70
Sutton United will get promoted:
When discussing who will get promoted from League Two this term, despite the achievements that they have completed this term in their debut EFL season – getting to the EFL Trophy final – the majority of fans will still not see Sutton United as realistic contenders to get promoted. If you were to do a straw poll, out of all the sides that are currently in with a chance of getting promoted, I could put my money on The Amber and Chocolates coming in the bottom few – or indeed bottom – of that poll. However, that will suit Matt Gray’s side perfectly. Throughout the entirety of Gray’s time in charge, they have welcomed the tags of underdogs. They got promoted from the National League when no one expected they would, they go to the EFL Trophy final when no one thought they would – why not promotion from League Two as well?
One of the other factors that I think really works in United’s favour is the adversity and togetherness through the squad. When you come into the business end of the season, it is sods law that not everything will run smoothly. There will be injuries, suspensions, tactical dilemmas and mishaps along the way, and teams are going to have to adapt to that. And, one of the things that has really impressed me this term with United is the way they have bounced back from setbacks. Throughout this term, they have seen players play out of position for the good of the team, all clump together with a real team ethic, and that spirit could well carry them all the way.
Sutton United will not get promoted:
There is no denying that the race for promotion from League Two this season is going to be tough. There are better-equipped and heavier-financed squads that are battling against Sutton United, and it is going to be a real challenge for Matt Gray’s side to indeed get over the line. While they have impressed this term, as we approach the final stage of the campaign, you wonder whether or not their lack of EFL experience could well work against them. Whereas there are squads packed full of players that have vast experience under their belt at EFL level, with promotions to boot, this Sutton United squad is still very much non-league at heart, and the players don’t have that vast experience in the Football League to their name. Could that work against them come the end?
Another reason as to why The Amber and Chocolates could well pull up short in their bid to finish in the top seven is indeed their attacking output. They haven’t struggled this season, scoring 58 goals, but as you get near to the business end of the season when the games take on a greater sense of pressure and importance, their lack of an out-and-out potent goal-scorer could well be the difference that sees them fall short. Whereas a Newport County have a Dom Telford, a Swindon Town have a Harry McKirdy and Port Vale have a James Wilson, Sutton United are not blessed with having that clinical striker amongst their ranks. Omar Bugiel is very much a workman-like striker, and instead United have had to rely on goals from other parts of the team instead. Their top scorer (David Ajiboye) only has seven goals to his name in the league, and while they have been able to maintain an output so far, as the games come thick and fast in the closing stages and winning becomes that little bit harder, that lack of clinical edge in the final third could well be costly.
No, I I don't think so, it looks like only the Championship is ( and probably the Premier League as well ). As teams from both those Leagues don't enter the FA Cup until January it looks like "business as usual" to me
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT
scorpioeyes: It certainly would be 'convenient' for Dover to have the season washed out. if they fail to turn up tomorrow,we should be awarded the game and 3-0 to our goal difference.Why should we be inconvenienced by any attempts to rearrange the game?
Feb 15, 2021 10:45:15 GMT
Burtie: Hello chaps. Is there any intelligence about the crowd situation for the game vs Hartlepool on 22 May? Does the club have a position on supporters?
Apr 24, 2021 17:02:01 GMT
scorpioeyes: I think these odds are quite amazing. If I was a neutral looking at the recent form and upcoming fixtures,I'd make hartlepool or perhaps Torquay as fave for the title. To have 'pool at 9s and us as evens is bizarre.
Apr 30, 2021 17:21:02 GMT
scorpioeyes: yes,'arrogant' is the right word. No objectivity allowed!
May 8, 2021 12:10:13 GMT
brownyellow60: Congratulations lads on superb season on winning league.Got a bit rocky recently but stuck to it and got over the winning line.Cant wait to new season.Wow what a feeling Sutton in football league
May 23, 2021 15:41:30 GMT
valiant: Hello again! Can you tell me where the away seating is please? I thought it was behind the goal next to the away terrace but looking at the film on Quest I can't see it! Thanks.
Oct 5, 2021 11:00:22 GMT
pinewalker: There is a temporary stand at 45 degrees to the pitch behind the NE corner flag, and there is more away seating at the east end of the main stand both accessed via the away turnstiles.
Oct 5, 2021 14:33:57 GMT
neil: My father used to take to watch Queens Park Rangers back in the late 60's (I recall he knew one of the Directors at the club). I still have many programmes from that time through the 70's. Happy Days !
Nov 22, 2021 9:42:42 GMT
davef: Due to the levels of demand the rest of Level 1, blocks 112 round to 122 for all categories have now been opened up for sale.
Mar 17, 2022 11:37:17 GMT
nikred: I am wondering if there is a site where all the results of the team since its inception can be found?
Apr 21, 2023 5:06:57 GMT
davef: nikred: No, but it is something we may do eventually
Aug 18, 2023 21:15:20 GMT
davef: And for those that don't:-
Aug 22, 2023 14:17:39 GMT
holmesdale96: Sorry to hear of Danny's death, a real loss. I saw him regularly during the 90's at his home in Streatham, always charged the same small fee for years, an absolute gentleman with his dear wife Rose. RIP Danny
Sept 13, 2023 21:01:09 GMT
newboy52: Above post should read Milton Keynes Dons, not as computer has printed It !!
Sept 24, 2023 13:54:16 GMT