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PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Swindon Town v Hartlepool
Updated 12:23pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in Sport
Dear all, .
A couple of quick notes: 1 - The results for the last 3 games will go onto the results thread which was posted at 6pm on Tuesday
2 - Unfortunately one or two of the match day threads have gone up a little later than planned - I'll try to ensure that those for Tuesday night games are made available to the Adver before the weekend as I can't get them posted late Saturdays or Sundays and if I forget to send them through before normal working hours on Monday then often it is way too late for many.
School Report: Doing OK must do better! :-) .
On the question of Hartlepool, well I have to admit that I never look at this as an easy game as they have been the spoilers so many times over the years and since the start of 1995 we have a record of 3-7-4 and only one of those wins came at home although the overall record against them is far more healthy at W-11 D-11 L-6.
As an overall home record we only have a 6-4-3 hence my reserved optimism and whilst I'm confident that this new squad and style of play is a cut above the rest I do still have concerns, especially as they've had two very tough games on energy sapping pitches in the last 6 days and it is that matter of a top 3 side playing the bottom team……easy eh!?….let's just say I won't be too comfortable until we get 2 goals clear!
So long as the players stay focused and put in the same energy and commitment as Tuesday I can't see Hartlepool living with us, especially on a decent surface again, but you do have to give a bit of respect to their recent form as much like Colchester they too have won their last 2 games and will no doubt take great pleasure in gaining a bore-draw whilst looking to knick one on the break.
After Saturday the players have a well earned rest before bedding in the new boys who will surely be arriving on Monday at latest!?
Questions for Swindon v Hartlepool: (Entries Close 2.00pm Saturday).
1) Correct Score.
2) Total Attendance.
3) First Swindon Goalscorer AND Time of the goal.
4) Number of Corners.
5) Time of last Substitute.
Match Bonus Questions:.
A) Total points won by the current top 6 on Saturday (2pts - How many of the leaders will slip up this week?)?
B) How many shots from Swindon in total and how many on target (2pts each plus 2pt bonus for both)?
C) Time and name of the first booking for STFC (2pts each plus 2pt bonus for both)?
ESS! TEE! EFF! CEE! - HOLD THOSE SCARVES HIGH and SING OUT LOUD AND PROUD!!!
Cheers all - SAPFanSTFC".
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