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Match Thread: Carlisle United v Lincoln City

sedgleyimp

Vital Squad Member
Oh well. Better to lose when promotion is already guaranteed. We move on to Monday to seal it in front of a packed house at Sincil Bank.
Having predicted promotion after the Cheltenham game and the title after the Tranmere one I'm still very chilled
 

clanford

Vital Reserves Team
Always going to get beat at some point. Re group and two days rest and recovery. Full house Monday. What a game that’s going to be. Tranny still in the automatic race so it’s going to be another full on fixture. Fully expect to clinch the title 🤩
 

PerthImp

Vital 1st Team Regular
Well it is difficult with 10 against 12, because that's what it was. How can that referee be a Championship ref? He was so fussy and card-happy but did nothing to let the game flow. The Carlisle players were pulling Imps all over the pitch and the ref gave nothing and as for the slide through in our penalty area late on, and the late challenge that put Harry on the shale - disgraceful. Is this a case of a ref once again having pre-conceived ideas about the Imps being physical, etc? Wouldn't suprise me in the least. Oh well, regroup for Monday. We really didn't deserve to lose that.
 

JT_LCFC

Vital Football Hero
Fair play to Carlisle they got a result to keep their season alive, I don’t think they will quite make it.

Still in our hands and I know we want and deserve to be champions but let’s be honest we have a cigar on now.
 

Brendan Bradley

Vital Squad Member
Controversial... but watching on ifollow i didnt think the ref got much wrong.
Neither did I. The only controversial thing was booking Bolger before he came onto the pitch.

The sending off was entirely justified. The first Shackell tackle was a booking and a half and the second, considering the situation, was plain stupid.
 

APHLCFC

Vital Reserves Team
Referee was fussy but didn't get any big calls wrong. Shackell was stupid. First tackle was reckless, second booking was brainless. Players worked themselves into the ground, literally in many cases. Quality was lacking even with eleven. Plenty to be proud of, plenty to work on.
 

Brendan Bradley

Vital Squad Member
Fair play to Carlisle they got a result to keep their season alive, I don’t think they will quite make it.

Still in our hands and I know we want and deserve to be champions but let’s be honest we have a cigar on now.
I think they might. They have Grimsby, Crawley and Yeovil to play (if I heard the excitable Radio Cumbria commentator right). They were a bit powder puff in attack but they have some tidy players
 

imps_joe

Vital 1st Team Regular
The ref was just very inconsistent and didn't really give Harry Anderson any protection.

I thought we actually did very well and worked extremely hard. Carlisle deserved the win but probably only because they were against 10 men. They looked a decent team but you can see why they're not higher, their finishing was dreadful. Thought thier number 21 was a cracking player, broke play up really well. We just struggled to keep the ball and gave it away far too easily. Still very proud of them though. No doubt Shackell is a fantastic defender but his second yellow was beyond foolish.

Only real concern is the state of the players going in to Monday. They all looked knackered and both Bruno and Anderson are likely injured.

Unbelievably I've only see Lincoln win twice in 2019 and I've see 4 of the 5 loses this year! So it's likely we'll win the league at Newport as that's the only one I'm not going to.
 
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