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I’ve seen a few people pondering what’s behind our upturn in fortunes. It’s true Jimmy Abdou has had an influence; it’s true that our defence is one of the best in the league; and it’s equally true that the 3-5-2 formation suits us very well.

I don’t think it’s down to any one factor, but if I had to pinpoint something that’s made us click, I’d say it’s how settled the side is now – and credit should go to the management team, including Jason Moriarty and Stuart Douglas, for that.

Neal is making very few changes and when he does, he’s not sacrificing quality: the players who come in are as effective in their roles as those they replace, and that’s further testament to the squad he’s got and the attitude of the dressing room.

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Yeah so, we have a podcast. Kinda. Well, it’s not THAT bad, it’s just a little shorter than usual. Which might be a good thing. And to be very honest, you probably won’t notice much is wrong. But wow, gremlins in the system made this hard, hard work this week. Harder than watching Wimbledon in 2017 … possibly. But Stu is back, and we have some football to talk about, so all is not lost. It’s just a little – shall we say – messy.

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It’s these games that will ultimately decide our fate this season, so it was hard to come away from Kingsmeadow on Saturday feeling anything but optimistic.

Neal’s got them pretty well organised. Granted, it’s taken five months and a long overdue switch in formation, but even the Ardley haters will find it difficult to criticise our performances in these last few games.

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We’ve lost Stu. No idea where he is or who he’s with – but not to fear, Kevin Borras is here to join Nick in discussing the trip to MK. It was Kevin’s first trip to that hell-hole, and therefore he is a great person to talk to in regard to attitudes towards the fixture, and the wide range of views held within the fanbase as to going, not going, spending money, or even acknowledging the game is happening.

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I arrived at the away end just as a marauding army of franchise chavs came round the corner chanting, “We’re the real Wimbledon”. I don’t find that sort of thing offensive, although my mind did wander to what Stanley Reed would have made of the strange sight in front of me.

Expect he’d be as confused as the vast majority of the wider football community because the very essence of football supporting is following a team that represents your home town and your community.

A point that seems lost on their customers. But when you look around them carefully and spot Arsenal, Tottenham, and Chelsea badges amongst the weirdos, dribblers and generally challenged, you can understand why.

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