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We Are Going Up!

The OptaJoke Podcast is dead, long live We Are Going Up! If you’ve stumbled across this website looking for the OptaJoke Podcast, you’re a bit late – after an unprecedented success during the 2010/11 season, the OptaJoke Podcast has decided … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – Moments of the 2010/11 Season

As May draws to a close the football season comes to an end. While it doesn’t seem so long ago since teams were kicking off basking in warm August sunshine another campaign has passed. While you’re possibly celebrating the fact … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest in the play-offs: Lady Luck, refereeing decisions and all that….

Less than 24 hours after Nottingham Forest’s cruel defeat to Swansea City in the Championship playoff semi-finals you’d think I’d be used to it. Our fourth semi-final defeat in eight years is hard to stomach but I feel immensely proud … Continue reading

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OptaJoke Betting Blog – The Final Countdown (Part 1)

As the end of the season is now within site the games become more and more sparse across the country. With the regular Football League season drawn to a close all that’s left is to decide which of the 4 … Continue reading

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OptaJoke Betting Blog – Week 17

As the season draws to a close and most of the up and downs around the leagues become set in stone, there isn’t a great deal of value in a lot of teams. A lot of sides will now either … Continue reading

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Goodbye League One, My Old Friend…

“If we can keep the players together, if we can bring one or two extras players in – which we will do in the summer – that’s a start. It’ll be a long season to get back here again, but … Continue reading

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The eternal frustration of a lower league football fan…

“It’s not the despair that kills you, it’s the hope…” John Cleese; 1986 73 – Number of clichés there are to describe the mixed emotions us mere mortal lower league football fans suffer. Experience. Arsenal fans can probably switch off now … Continue reading

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