2019/20 Lower & Non-League Thread: Still featuring Sunderland AFC

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I really hope Brentford keep wining and decide they don't need Marcus Forss back just yet, the kid's been a revelation at Wimbledon AFC and a huge part of why the Dons aren't in even worse shape. Unfortunately I won't be surprised if he's called back in January.

Expect him to join his grandfather as a representative for Finland sooner rather than later.
 

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Barrow had a big 7-0 win against a 10 man Ebbsfleet to move a game clear on top of the National League, with two games in hand. A second Cumbrian team in the Football League is a real possibility.
 

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Just hoping FC United rebound from our first ever relegation.
Started the year pathetic (0-1-3) but have rebounded going 12-4-2 since, including 6 straight league wins (8 overall) and 9 games unbeaten (12 overall).

3rd overall However, we're only 1 point behind 2nd with 2 games in hand.

Would be nice going straight back up.

Also - Looking at the womens team. Currently 2nd in tier 5, but with games in hand we'd be favourite. Wouldn't mind getting to tier 4 to play teams like Leeds United and Newcastle United
 

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I really hope Brentford keep wining and decide they don't need Marcus Forss back just yet, the kid's been a revelation at Wimbledon AFC and a huge part of why the Dons aren't in even worse shape. Unfortunately I won't be surprised if he's called back in January.

Expect him to join his grandfather as a representative for Finland sooner rather than later.
Brentford are in a surreal position. going firm, last season at Griffin Park... get all the reinforcement you can. would be a dream. go Bees.
 

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That means we've got the best youth system in the country right?
I'm not 100% sure if all youth teams are in this, also some games would have severely depleted sides due to timing of other cup games and also the amount of players loaned out.
 

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Carlisle have sold their 17 year old defender to Everton for an undisclosed sum, although it is reported to be between 750,000 and 1 million pounds.
He had only played 11 games in Carlisle's first team, but so highly regarded was his performances that a number EPL teams were looking at him.
 

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Not surprising but still disappointing that Marcus Forss has ended his loan deal with Wimbledon, 11 goals in 18 games was a great run and somehow the Dons have to find a replacement, and quickly, if they are to stay out of relegation.
 
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Exciting for Brentford though, time to really start dreaming. if it's all going well by this time next month, I'm going to wish and will my way to the play-offs. once-in-a-lifetime stuff to see a promotion tilt in the last games at GP.
 

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Absolutely, unfortunately he's going back due to a LTI (hamstring I think) but imo, once fit, he will definitely push to be in Brentford's first team.

All the best to Brentford and Forss and hello Sorensen who's replacing Forss as our Brentford loanie for the rest of the season :grinning:.
 

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Interesting little battle happening in the National League between Barrow and Harrogate for the title. Barrow was as low as 19th after 8 rounds and Harrogate 18th after 12 rounds, but have lost a combined 4 games since mid-October to be sitting in first and second with aorund 15 games to go. They have the own little Man C/Liverpool battle going at the moment, although Barrow is probably favourite to take the title as they sit a game clear with two games in hand.
 

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Carlisle drew 1-1 with Oldham. The Cumbrians are now 4pts ahead of last placed Morecombe and Stevenage, with a game in hand.:(

I'll be doubly disappointed if Carlisle are relegated this season because Barrow are doing so well in the National League. Next season we could see our first Cumbrian derby in the Football League since 1977. I think I'd actually fly to the UK to see that.
 

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Back to back victories for the Cumbrians have seen us open a 10pt gap between us the relegation position currently being held by Stevenage. And we still have a game in hand. This morning we defeated Forest Green Rovers 4-1 away from home which is a very impressive result as the Rovers are currently battling for a playoff spot.

Barrow drew 0-0 with Solihull Moors to open up a 5pt gap at the top of National League with a game in hand.

The odds of a Cumbrian derby next season have strengthened a little this week. :)
 

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Back to back victories for the Cumbrians have seen us open a 10pt gap between us the relegation position currently being held by Stevenage. And we still have a game in hand. This morning we defeated Forest Green Rovers 4-1 away from home which is a very impressive result as the Rovers are currently battling for a playoff spot.

Barrow drew 0-0 with Solihull Moors to open up a 5pt gap at the top of National League with a game in hand.

The odds of a Cumbrian derby next season have strengthened a little this week. :)
Why did you support Carlisle? has to be the most isolated club in the professional ranks. pretty cool.
 

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Why did you support Carlisle? has to be the most isolated club in the professional ranks. pretty cool.
My ancestry is primarily Scottish (the Highlands which is why I support Ross County in the SPFL) and Carlisle United is the closest English professional football team to the Scottish Border.
 

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