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Shrimpergarry

You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver⭐
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With only 3 home games left and the play-offs looking pretty much out of reach now (barring a miracle) it's starting to get a bit of an end of term feeling about things.

With the permanent Bolton job up for grabs and Phil not exactly distancing himself from the potential of (IMHO) foolishly jumping ship, there's a lot more speculation around than just Mark Stevart's annual new kit discussions and who should get a new contract.

Chris Phillips suggested the other day that it's time to give youth a chance, but I think it's probably too early for that - after all we could still make the play-offs and we owe it to other teams around us to put in the best performance.

My team therefore would be:


Bentley

Worrall Thompson Barrett Malarczyk Coker

Deegan

Leonard Atkinson

Payne

Barnett

Subs: T.Smith, White, O'Neill, McLaughlin, McQueen, Weston, Loza​


I'm sure Mick will give us the full "refwatch" run down later in the week, but I see that we have one of this season's new refs, Lee Swabey, allocated to us for the first time this Saturday. There was an interesting article about his matchday preparations in the Guardian 12 months ago http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/mar/28/referees-football-match-day-routine-sport

However, I've just had a look at his card count (87 yellows and 10 reds in 27 games this season! :stunned: ) and wonder if this is a game to give Deegan a bit of a rest? http://www.soccerbase.com/referees/referee.sd?referee_id=1301

5335 home tickets sold so far and can't see Fleetwood bringing down 3 figures, so reckon it will be a below average (sub-6000) crowd on Saturday which won't help lift the subdued mood around Roots Hall at the moment. I'm going with a dull 0-0 result (Phil's "clean sheet mentality" at both ends!)
 
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