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Note of optimism
04 August, 2018 11:58
Barely 3 hours to our return to the Football League, so I thought I'd add a local note of optimism - before we've put a foot wrong!

As a Rovers fan living in Cumbria, I'm encouraged by the fact that Carlisle Utd went up as L2 champions the year after they were promoted from the Conf as play-off winners, having finished as runners-up in the table, just like Rovers.

One of the key factors in this was that while teams in the Conf had raised their game against Carlisle and celebrated taking a point off them like winning a cup final (just like opponents did against us in the Vanarama last season), the Cumbrians came in under the radar in L2 and were often grossly under-estimated by opponents, hopefully like we will be this season.

Perhaps more significantly, I'm really impressed with the quality and number of signings we've made over the summer, particularly Ellis, Monthe, Zoom, Gilmour, Banks, Cole and especially Smith - and now we've signed Cole Stockton as a replacement for Cook who should be ready-made if not as prolific.

So that's why I allowed my heart to rule my head and back Rovers to win L2. At odds of 33-1 with BetVictor, it would be rude not to. Oh and the team Carlisle beat in the 2005 play-off final? Stevenage. It's written in the stars.

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Re: Note of optimism
04 August, 2018 14:00
nice one, with you on the positive front, good luck with the bet too.

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