Accrington Stanley (H) 29 Sep, 3pm


#1

"Stanley … of noble fame and worth"

(Shakespeare)

Early preview this week as I shall be in the wilds of Croatia with dubious internet access…

With one-fifth of the season already behind us we find ourselves comfortably in the play-off zone, against the huge majority of predictions. John Coleman’s Accrington Stanley might also be said to be doing better than expected, with only one defeat (at home to Gillingham!!) to their name (like ourselves) and only 11 goals conceded (like ourselves), but they’re also something of League One’s draw specialists - five out of their nine games so far. Reassuring for us in another way is that Stanley have failed to keep a single clean sheet - at least we’ve done it on one occasion!! Their first home win was on Saturday against AFC Wimbledon, and although some of us moan about the Bescot attendances it’s a sobering thought that only 1,732 turned up for their game. Recent League One form:-

21 Aug Oxford United (A) Won 2-3
25 Aug Blackpool (A) Drew 1-1
1 Sep Scunthorpe United (H) Drew 1-1
8 Sep Burton Albion (H) Drew 1-1
15 Sep Fleetwood Town (A) Drew 1-1
22 Sep AFC Wimbledon (H) Won 2-1

Dean Keates has already demonstrated his ability to rotate the squad according to tactical considerations and his assessment of the opposition, so at this stage it’s anyone’s guess what the precise selection of midfield and strikers will be. All we can say with certainty is that the players will have been motivated to keep up this lovely habit of winning - especially at home, where there is perhaps a touch of Doncaster Rovers hangover to be dispatched…

Prediction? This surely has to be another achievable 3 points, and a 2-0 result is on the cards with Ferrier (again) and Cook (2nd half substitute) scoring.


#2

I know a Stanley fan and I pray we beat them. Imagine the shame of losing to Accrington Stanley?

Exactly!!!


#3

I actually think this will be one of the toughest games of the season so far. I think it’ll be very similar to Blackpool. 1-0 either way for me.


#4

Love the bloke.


#5

Beware new Stanley signing…


#6

No shame Manchester , they are in our division on merit and good luck to them (not Saturday obviously :smile: )

Think we will sneak it 2-1
Ginelly and Fitzwater
4312


#7

They are indeed. He is amazed and delighted. I just hope we win. It will be tough given how well they are doing. :grinning:


#8

Come on Welshie! 1,732 and the place is packed! However they have a brand new terrace along the side to make way for the other 37 fans that might get tempted if they win our League!
Bit like us, if in fantasyland we were top of the Championship we would still have home gates of 6,541! The way end packed with 2,000 travelling fans.
Think this one is a nailed on 1-1.


#9

Not often I say this about a home game but I’d take a point. Keeps us in the top 6 and navigates what could be a really tough fixture.


#10

How can you even begin to compare Accrington to us :rofl: I know we aren’t the biggest club in the world but jesus christ! I used to struggle with you as AM but I’m finding this latest reincarnation even more baffling, including laying into the performance when 1-0 up at Oxford from behind your keyboard hundreds of miles away.

Unlike Fleetwood (who took 51 fans to Southend on Saturday) Accrington haven’t bought their success and its great to see a minnow punching above their weight without a sugar daddy bank rolling the project.

Looking forward to it. I think it will be 3-0, though.


#11

2-1 ferrier and cook and I am looking forward to listening to it around the pool :smile:


#12

Any excuse not to turn up to a game chunky ,I’m beginning to wonder if your going back to following the dingles?.


#13

[quote=“Swiftlydoseit, post:12, topic:1530”]
Any excuse not to turn
[/quote]and I have told you before swiftygit, that the only reason I watched the 6 fingered inbreads in the 80’s was because I could throw darts at forest fans from the south bank😂


#14

What’s with the high fives to all the wolves fans at work chunk and the old wolves tops I keep seeing you in around brownhills.


#15

sod off swiftygit I am a saddler through and through and the 80’s were the 80’s


#16

Enjoy the rest of your hols chunk ,see you at the bonks next home game in ya dingle top :joy::joy::joy:


#17

Lmao ok swifster but I can honestly say I have NEVER worn a
Webed finger top😉


#18

Think this will be another tough one as Stanley have been hard to beat grinding out a fair few draws.

Head says 1-1 goal from Dobbo Heart says 2-0 Dobbo and Morgz


#19

Dobson is suspended isn’t he?


#20

Sure I read somewhere that because one of the cards came in the League Cup he’s okay to play.