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  1. 1 point
    idiotic comment, you obviously know absolutely nothing about football and have embarrassed yourself. thoughts on game.......it was an unsurprising scrappy derby game. we got infront and bar one decent freekick and the long shot from ndong that randolph couldnt see due to sun they never troubled us. we probably should have converted a few more and really should have won by 2 or 3 at least. but 3 point is 3 points and another game were we looked compact and solid, with a large threat going forward. these grinding wins are the way you get promoted, braithwaite is class btw.

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    • That's two meltdowns now¬†ūü§¨
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