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Smiffy

SZ Drinking Champion
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Oct 27, 2003
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Vanarama National League (Loan)
Got some opponent stats here from my Twitter page:
  • Cheltenham have taken 4 points from their last 6 away games.
  • Cheltenham do however have the 3rd best away record in the league, taking 35 points from 19 games.
  • March has been a dismal month for Cheltenham. They would sit 23[SUP]rd[/SUP] if the league were composed of just this month.
  • Cheltenham’s main danger man Duffy has netted 15 league goals for the club this season.
  • Unfortunately for Southend, Cheltenham have scored more goals beyond the 85[SUP]th[/SUP] minute (8) than at any other period of the game.
  • Many have complained about Southend’s performances against the top teams, but Cheltenham have the 14[SUP]th[/SUP] best record against teams in the top half of the table.
  • Cheltenham have now gone 4 games without scoring.

Wonderful. Another team with every stat on the planet stacked against them, coming to the Hall.

:'(
 

RobM

55 years as a supporter!⭐
Joined
Jan 20, 2007
Messages
8,626
Location
Essex of course!
I can see it now - a hat-trick from their reserve left back !

Just like against Watford in a 0-4 home defeat....Darren Bazeley I think the culprit was.
 

meerkat54

Coach
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
740
I really wish you hadnt given those stats out.
Its only going one way now and i thought we had a chance of a draw !!
 

dannypav

President
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There will be a lot of surprising results between now and the end of the season , but lose on Friday and I think we may struggle to make the playoffs.
It's very much about momentum at this stage and those on the way up like Torquay , Crawley and Crewe ( I'm not even counting Swindon and Shrewsbury ) have it right now.
Cheltenham are in dire form , and if we don't beat them , what little confidence we had will disappear.
Having said that , I think with good , positive support on Friday , we will win and then who knows.
I think the automatics are probably beyond us , but as I say , momentum is a big thing and it would be great to go into the play offs with a confident team.
 

blue79

Banned
Joined
Jun 25, 2011
Messages
804
Disagree. 1| Chelts are due a good result and after an okayish draw with Oxford maybe turning the corner slowly. 2| Chelts suffered a month long blip which has been the average this year but we remain in inconsistent since Mid Dec. Not saying it can't be done but why should we suddenly run into devastatingly good form now?
 

r16sby

Schoolboy
Joined
Mar 10, 2012
Messages
67
Location
Budapest
Disagree. 1| Chelts are due a good result and after an okayish draw with Oxford maybe turning the corner slowly. 2| Chelts suffered a month long blip which has been the average this year but we remain in inconsistent since Mid Dec. Not saying it can't be done but why should we suddenly run into devastatingly good form now?

because Freddy and Bilel have both had a game to re-acclimatise and now it's their return to The Hall,
because the gate will be in excess of 6,000, and we haven't lost at home when the gate has exceeded 6,000
because apart from Swindon, we haven't lost at home to a side in the top 7

and another blast down memory lane ..... many years ago, when I could boast going to every match, (home and away including cups), it always seemed to me that we would defy logic and beat the teams above us but struggle against those below - as we appear to be doing now almost without exception.

So all in all my prediction for Friday, when all is said and done, the fat lady has sung her last song, the **** has crowed it's last 'doodle do' and when the sun has set over the yard-arm............. a gloom-busting, euphoric 4-2 win to the boys in blue. (Their two goals coming in the last 10 minutes because Luggy has still not managed to change the rules and shorten the match to 80 minutes and thus avoid conceding so many so late, (see how I've re-baited the line on that one!!)).

C'mon you Blue Boys!!.
 

blue79

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Messages
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Our record against sides around us is poor.

Like Swindon, Chelts easily found a way past us earlier on in the season. It's their style of play. if they're on form on fri we'll struggle.

I think Burton at home we lost when there was an offer for the fans to take advantage of and gate was around 6,000 or over that.
 

r16sby

Schoolboy
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Location
Budapest
Our record against sides around us is poor.

Like Swindon, Chelts easily found a way past us earlier on in the season. It's their style of play. if they're on form on fri we'll struggle.

I think Burton at home we lost when there was an offer for the fans to take advantage of and gate was around 6,000 or over that.

Burton home was 4,794 - I counted them in and I counted them back out again.

I've sat here for ages composing my optimistic viewpoint.

On another point I noticed that out biggest home gate was 9782 odd against Morecambe (if not the furthest then very nearly) whereas at their place the gate was less than 2,000. That doesn't make sense?
 

yogi bear up the cagire

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Burton home was 4,794 - I counted them in and I counted them back out again.

I've sat here for ages composing my optimistic viewpoint.

On another point I noticed that out biggest home gate was 9782 odd against Morecambe (if not the furthest then very nearly) whereas at their place the gate was less than 2,000. That doesn't make any sense?

I think that our fans were under the mistaken belief that we were playing Morecombe.
 

Beefy

Life President
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Disagree. 1| Chelts are due a good result and after an okayish draw with Oxford maybe turning the corner slowly. 2| Chelts suffered a month long blip which has been the average this year but we remain in inconsistent since Mid Dec. Not saying it can't be done but why should we suddenly run into devastatingly good form now?

But we don't require "devastatingly good form". We just need lower-midtable form.

There's no such thing as a team being "due a result".
 
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Location
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Our record against sides around us is poor.

Like Swindon, Chelts easily found a way past us earlier on in the season. It's their style of play. if they're on form on fri we'll struggle.

I think Burton at home we lost when there was an offer for the fans to take advantage of and gate was around 6,000 or over that.

No it isn't, certainly not at home apart from Swindon we have beaten Shrewsbury, Torquay, Oxford, Gillingham and drawn with Creepy plus we have Cheltenham to play. That record would suggest we are better at playing the top teams at home rather than the bottom ones.
 

Kevin Hogg

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Dec 5, 2011
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Are ticket sales indicating 6,000 plus? That would be great.

I would be pleasantly suprised. 4,500 or so to watch absolute dross against Aldershot which resulted in an awful 0-1 defeat, followed by another 0-1 loss at Bristol Rovers which have made automatic promotion a distant hope??

Have we stats to back-up the 6,000+ attendance? I would love that not to be optimistic Freddy based hype from maybe 20 regulars on here!

To 6,000 plus...and victory!
 

CC51DAS

President
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
3,209
Got some opponent stats here from my Twitter page:
  • Cheltenham have taken 4 points from their last 6 away games.
  • Cheltenham do however have the 3rd best away record in the league, taking 35 points from 19 games.
  • March has been a dismal month for Cheltenham. They would sit 23[SUP]rd[/SUP] if the league were composed of just this month.
  • Cheltenham’s main danger man Duffy has netted 15 league goals for the club this season.
  • Unfortunately for Southend, Cheltenham have scored more goals beyond the 85[SUP]th[/SUP] minute (8) than at any other period of the game.
  • Many have complained about Southend’s performances against the top teams, but Cheltenham have the 14[SUP]th[/SUP] best record against teams in the top half of the table.
  • Cheltenham have now gone 4 games without scoring.

Its fair to say that Cheltenham have had a lot of tough fixtures in March but their April looks easier on paper. So its possible they'll pick up again after tonight's drubbing
 

r16sby

Schoolboy
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Mar 10, 2012
Messages
67
Location
Budapest
Indeed 'A drubbing'......
enhanced by some clever subbing
the won game followed by some pubbing
for some beers in some jugging and
some singing that might need some dubbing
and afterwards maybe some clubbing
to the dancing and wobbling our tubbing,
and from hereon, from the fans (and Gilbert), there'll be no more blubbing
coz in May, at the shoulders of the Robins we'll be rubbing.

Thank you and good morning!!:dim:
 

dannypav

President
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
5,688
Indeed 'A drubbing'......
enhanced by some clever subbing
the won game followed by some pubbing
for some beers in some jugging and
some singing that might need some dubbing
and afterwards maybe some clubbing
to the dancing and wobbling our tubbing,
and from hereon, from the fans (and Gilbert), there'll be no more blubbing
coz in May, at the shoulders of the Robins we'll be rubbing.

Thank you and good morning!!:dim:

So bad , it's almost good................
 

Norwichshrimper

Can you hear Talvin Singh
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Jul 14, 2010
Messages
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Are ticket sales indicating 6,000 plus? That would be great.

I would be pleasantly suprised. 4,500 or so to watch absolute dross against Aldershot which resulted in an awful 0-1 defeat, followed by another 0-1 loss at Bristol Rovers which have made automatic promotion a distant hope??

Have we stats to back-up the 6,000+ attendance? I would love that not to be optimistic Freddy based hype from maybe 20 regulars on here!

To 6,000 plus...and victory!

6,001 : I'm coming down too.
 

Jam_Man

Life President
Joined
Apr 7, 2005
Messages
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Location
Southend
Disagree. 1| Chelts are due a good result and after an okayish draw with Oxford maybe turning the corner slowly. 2| Chelts suffered a month long blip which has been the average this year but we remain in inconsistent since Mid Dec. Not saying it can't be done but why should we suddenly run into devastatingly good form now?

If theres no reason for us finding good form theres less reason for Cheltenham who are sitting 24th in the form table after the last 6 games: DLLLLD

They havent won in 6 games, and havent scored in 4. The have only won 2 games in their last 14.

Their month long blip is actually two months long.

Then again knowing our knack of throwing games away especially at home I wouldnt put it past them getting a result...
 
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