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    Best option for getting to the ground?

    Apologies if there is a thread already on this, (although that could date badly). I've MK Dons tickets (hurray!) and three generations of the Stevensons (age range 7-81) are heading to the game. I've not been at a home game for maybe a decade, when we were more niche, so can people provide some...
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    Match Report: Brentford vs AFCB

    I’m nervous again writing the preamble despite heading into the second leg 1-0 up. Away goals don’t count, so the clean sheet doesn’t add much, apart from the confidence that we shut Brentford, the Championship’s top scorers out. Toney didn’t pose much of a threat in the first leg, whether this...
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    Match Report: AFCB vs Brentford

    I’m nervous writing the preamble. The teams have come out and we have many people’s strongest XI on the pitch, yet these were the players who turned in such a dismal display against Stoke. You are a better tactician on me if you managed to unravel exactly what went wrong that day, but the...
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    Match Report vs Stoke

    It’s the last day of the season for all but four of the 24 teams, with AFCB contained in the four. Whilst we’d all have wanted automatic promotion, the bookies had us as fourth favourites behind Norwich, Brentford and Watford and with 442 predicting us to finish 11th, on the basis of the...
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    Match Report: Wycombe vs AFCB

    Whilst this could be viewed as a dead rubber, with Wycombe all but mathematically relegated and AFCB assured of a play-off place, but behind the scenes there will be many a decision going on behind the scenes. We don’t want to lose momentum following the Brentford defeat, but the fans don’t know...
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    Match Report AFCB vs Brentford

    Welcome to a possible dress rehearsal for the play-off final. It’s between the two highest scorers in the Championship (with both teams averaging about 1.7 goals a game) although the form of the sides is noticeably different; over the last 7 games AFCB have picked up 21 points, scored 21 and let...
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    Millwall - AFCB Match report

    The Cherries come to this game with a place in the play-offs all but secure. Watford’s win over Norwich has dampened talk of automatic promotion in all but the most optimistic fan, and it is very unlikely that both Barnsley and Reading could overhaul us. We still want momentum heading into the...
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    Match Report - AFCB vs Norwich

    AFCB headed to Norwich in fine form (5 wins on the bounce in the league, and a 14-3 aggregate over these games) and comfortably in the play-off places with Reading stuttering and looking upwards following defeats for Watford, who have to play 3 of the top 4, and draws for Brentford (who have to...
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    Match Report vs Huddersfield

    For some unannounced reason the kick-off was at 5:30. Pre-match I’m hoping that this won’t put us off our new found rhythm, with four wins in succession in the league, plenty of goals and a settled formation allowing partnerships to build up. There was only one change to the team that swept...
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    Match Report: AFCB vs Coventry

    With Watford’s win the previous night effectively slamming the door shut on our automatic promotion hopes but opening a window into the play-offs by beating Reading we should be optimistic heading into the game against Coventry who are languishing in 20th place. We’ve won the last three, they...
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    Blackburn Match report

    I was apprehensive before this one. As a relatively long-time AFCB supporter, it doesn’t feel right when the bookies have a Bournemouth away win as the most likely of the three options. So far this season we’d yet to go on a real run of wins in the league, three in November (Birmingham (A)...
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    AFCB vs Boro: Match Report

    The previous two games gave us little to go on for this one. The very good performance versus Swansea (who we could still catch if they continue to be unable to score) was followed up by a no-show in our biggest FA Cup game in a lot of our lifetimes. Playing a team who could go level of points...
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    We play from the back....

    Hi all, I caught up on the last two EFL on Quest yesterday (Championship games only) and would estimate that about 1 in 6 of goals scored were due to a serious defensive blunder. Whilst I don't want to play hoofball as a default, have the Championship sides been seduced by Guardiola style...
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    Preferred formation from this point on?

    Hi all, My disclaimer is that I acknowledge I have neither any insight into the workings of training a team nor have been involved at any level, so my views have little weight. I'd imagine this applies to a lot of us, who may be good in our real jobs, but our real jobs aren't football-related...
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    Points from last 2 games - which would you have taken?

    I've been mulling over the last two games, and if things were 'fair' (which of course they aren't) in my view we'd have taken 2 points, Brentford 1, and Stoke 1 having drawn both games. In reality, we are 1 point up on this, Brentford 2 points up, and Stoke 1 point down. If you'd have been...