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    Nicky Ajose

    Translation: "Nothing to do with me, guv"
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    The Monkey Hangers V The Grecians Saturday 25 Kick Off 3.00 p.m. BST Discussion and Prediction thread (Hartlepool vs Exeter)

    Agreed. Draws don't get you promoted. Fortune favours the brave, and all that.
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    The Monkey Hangers V The Grecians Saturday 25 Kick Off 3.00 p.m. BST Discussion and Prediction thread (Hartlepool vs Exeter)

    You are probably right. But sticking with the same lets the opposition suss you out too easily. Keep 'em guessing until the moment you announce your team. We weren't at the races on Saturday until we changed, as Sutton knew exactly what we would do and set up accordingly. They were helped...
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    Exeter City v Sutton United Matchday Thread

    "The name is Bond James Bond"
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    The Monkey Hangers V The Grecians Saturday 25 Kick Off 3.00 p.m. BST Discussion and Prediction thread (Hartlepool vs Exeter)

    We are now looking much stronger and with more options now Taylor has settled in; he made a difference when he came on on Saturday and with Dieng or Atangana in central midfield we have better shape IMO. So I wonder if to mix things up MT might try starting with a back 4 and play Key further...
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    Former Players

    Still playing regularly. Didn't make it long term in the League but the same can be said of thousands of others. In any case, I was referring to the infamous occasion when Tis subbed him for asking a question about his instructions. Happened a few yards from where I was sitting.
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    Former Players

    Didn't do Jake Gosling any good.
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    Exeter City v Sutton United Matchday Thread

    Indeed. Twinkle in his eye as he claimed it, though. I see the Club have put down as his goal in the match report, but the BBC are sticking with OG.
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    Exeter City v Sutton United Matchday Thread

    I though the first goal was an OG in real time, and having seen it from 3 angles stand by that. Sorry Sam, and all that.
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    Kyle Taylor

    Should certainly start in preference to Kite, and if he as good as he was yesterday regularly, Collins may (will?) struggle to get back in the team.
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    Exeter City v Sutton United Matchday Thread

    Well that was the strangest game I've seen for some time. Sickener for Sutton, who should have been 3 or 4 up at half time: no City player touched the ball in their area in the first +/- 40 minutes. All our players except for Ray were all over the place. Second half a bit better, we...
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    Exeter City Versus Sutton United League 2 Discussion and Prediction Thread

    I was indeed. Got up early, got the train to West Sutton, queued for hours to get the ticket. On match day squeezed in with over 10,000 others, saw Leeds' almost full strength team (Sprake was on compassionate leave) and an Alan Clarke masterclass. Leeds applauded Sutton off the pitch at the...
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    Exeter City Versus Sutton United League 2 Discussion and Prediction Thread

    I dunno. It will take a long time to build up their support base, if ever. This is not a football area. Only 2,484 at their game on Tuesday - amazingly 251 of them from Hartlepool. Even fewer last Saturday: 2,427, including 297 from Stevenage. Palace don't sell out most if their matches...
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    Exeter City Versus Sutton United League 2 Discussion and Prediction Thread

    I'd forgotten that it was his "assist" for Law's goal. We laughed about that smash and grab raid until the coach was well on the way home. MJ the only survivor of the starting 11 that day. Notts County 0-1 Exeter City - BBC Sport
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    Trust loan repaid

    As the probably apocryphal Zhou en-Lai quote about the French Revolution has it "It's too early to tell."
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