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Upper or lower...?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:05 pm

We shall be fighting in the top half
4
11%
We shall struggle in the lower half
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89%
 
Total votes: 36

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Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by Giorgio » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:05 pm

...do you feel optimistic and see us on the top half of the table...with a chance to get near the play-offs...
or
pessimistic, in the lower part, fighting to survive..?

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by SM » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:07 pm

Fighting top half?

I think I'm fairly optimistic, but not a chance in the world ! :wink:
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by Andy_N19 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:08 pm

We've lost two warm up matches to Reading and Fulham respectively,
JET comes on then gets yanked off, I'm wondering whether we'll sign any new
players in the next few weeks.

It ain't looking good!!
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by SM » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:10 pm

Andy_N19 wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:08 pm
We've lost two warm up matches to Reading and Fulham respectively,
JET comes on then gets yanked off, I'm wondering whether we'll sign any new
players in the next few weeks.

It ain't looking good!!
Bircham came out and said about getting our business done early... Doesn't appear to have been the case :shock:
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by Bear-Grills » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:21 pm

Andy_N19 wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:08 pm
We've lost two warm up matches to Reading and Fulham respectively,
JET comes on then gets yanked off, I'm wondering whether we'll sign any new
players in the next few weeks.

It ain't looking good!!
Three warm ups if you count the Reading double-header!
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by WA Hoop » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:09 am

Where's the 'Realistic' option?
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by SheepRanger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:35 am

Would have preferred a mid table option.

I'd go with 58-62 points coming in around 12-14th.

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by Devonranger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:12 am

Holloway needs to bring this group of players together as a unit and instil some consistency into the team.

At various times these players have shown they can give teams in this division a run for their money but, the team need to be performing with more consistency.

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by westlondonlalala » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 am

Andy_N19 wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:08 pm
We've lost two warm up matches to Reading and Fulham respectively,
JET comes on then gets yanked off, I'm wondering whether we'll sign any new
players in the next few weeks.

It ain't looking good!!
To be fair the Fulham game was our development squad & didn't feature a single senior team member apart from Jet.

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by dm » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:02 am

The squad is, at the very least, a first choice CB and first choice striker short. Let's face it, scoring goals at one end and keeping them out at the other is how games are won. It's clear we have no transfer war chest and are struggling to attract the players we've targeted.

This does not bode well for the coming season.

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by Danish Ranger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:47 am

still think my May prediction of a 19th place finish is realistic

Just noticed that Boro apparently has signed Britt A from the trees on £ 60 k a week :shock: what has the world come to ?

With this in mind my gut feeling is that we are a league 1 club with a league 1 stadium and a league 1 setup. Hopefully we will punch above our weight and finish mid table like the year when Wardley and Darlington were starring

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by offamushinshepherdsbush » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:14 am

I firmly believe that we will be fighting for the top half (of the bottom 4 places)
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by BiscuitRanger » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:23 am

Top half a distinct possibility. As others have said, we have the nucleus of a decent team. It could easily click.

As to who will score goals.... ummmmm... Sylla, of course.
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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by Giorgio » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:11 am

dm wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:02 am
The squad is, at the very least, a first choice CB and first choice striker short. Let's face it, scoring goals at one end and keeping them out at the other is how games are won. It's clear we have no transfer war chest and are struggling to attract the players we've targeted.

This does not bode well for the coming season.
Yes, we need a strong defender, improving the defence.
If you do not concede goals you don't need to score many.

But another priority to me, would be to find a fast and creative player, able to cut inside and feed the strikers....
..may be our strikers are not top of the range, but they need to get balls in the box and that was so missed last season....

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Re: Optimistic or pessimistic ?

Post by bigbobb » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:39 am

BiscuitRanger wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:23 am
Top half a distinct possibility. As others have said, we have the nucleus of a decent team. It could easily click.

As to who will score goals.... ummmmm... Sylla, of course.
To score Sylla needs to be on the pitch but while he insists on moving to attacking positions and refuses to run around like a headless chicken he won't get much game time... :?
This time we'll get it right - just believe! :wink:

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