Hopes for next season

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Hopes for next season

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 12, 2019 8:53 am

As this season - a strange one to say the least draws to a close. What are your hopes for next season?

For me two things.

Finish higher in the league than this season. (11th or above would be good)

Get to a cup final. Either would do me! League cup or FA Cup.

To see us in a wembley cup final would be truly special. Espcially for those who are still around who can remember the last one or even the one before!
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by DomBFC1882 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:54 am

Europa league ;)
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sun May 12, 2019 9:39 am

Replicate the second half of this season in both halves of next and I’ll be a happy bunny. Any cup final would be an unexpected bonus.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 12, 2019 9:47 am

DomBFC1882 wrote:Europa league ;)
Dare to dream.
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by mdd2 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:53 am

Done well at Wembley in the play offs but not in Cups. Two defeats in FA cup 1947-alive but not there-my dad was-and 1962 yes i was there and gutted.
Also lost in Freight Rover to Wolves in 1988 and was there for that.
So CFC my wish would be to win the League or FA Cup at Wembley not just get to the Final next season and of course 17th or higher in the League, but would be happy with 17th and a trophy.
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by claretfern » Sun May 12, 2019 9:58 am

Mid table &/or a Cup Final.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Lord Beamish » Sun May 12, 2019 10:04 am

Stay up with a little more ease than this term.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Hedontplayforyou » Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 am

Survive much easier, and I think we’d all enjoy a cup run however we’ve seen no such thing under dyche, I think a stronger squad is required before we can think about this. So a good summer first of all!

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Ric_C » Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 am

Buy a couple of players with real quality that get you out of your seat.

Behind the scenes continue to improve our youth setup and scouting network.

Finish higher than this season.

Have a good cup run
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by bfcjg » Sun May 12, 2019 10:14 am

Mid table humdrum mediocrity oh the joy.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Hedontplayforyou » Sun May 12, 2019 10:19 am

bfcjg wrote:Mid table humdrum mediocrity oh the joy.
M
Stoke fans used to say that
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by jedi_master » Sun May 12, 2019 10:56 am

- Signings that improve the first 11, specifically in central midfield and at right back.

- Defour and Brady to stay fit and contribute.

- No significant departures

- Actively attempting to trim the deadwood sat on the edge of the squad, permanently (I.e, Wells).

- Having ‘a go’ in at least one of the Cups.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 12, 2019 10:56 am

mdd2 wrote:Done well at Wembley in the play offs but not in Cups. Two defeats in FA cup 1947-alive but not there-my dad was-and 1962 yes i was there and gutted.
Also lost in Freight Rover to Wolves in 1988 and was there for that.
So CFC my wish would be to win the League or FA Cup at Wembley not just get to the Final next season and of course 17th or higher in the League, but would be happy with 17th and a trophy.
Would be great for fans of that generation especially.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Giftonsnoidea » Sun May 12, 2019 11:03 am

An end to jobs for the boys...

Defour to remain fit for a full season

Buying a strong creative midfielder if Defour isn’t fit in pre season that improves the midfield

Buying a holding midfielder better than Cork or Westwood

Keeping Pope, play him in the cups and to push Tom for his place

Adding youth to the squad

Getting the subs on time to influence games

Ability to change formation in games

Playing better football

Someone to challenge Wood for his starting place when he plays like a duck egg

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Steve-Harpers-perm » Sun May 12, 2019 11:05 am

Build on the second half of this season and a cup run would be nice for a change!

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by WestMidsClaret » Sun May 12, 2019 11:11 am

"A cup final"
















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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by BurnleyPaul » Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 am

Like many others:

(1) higher league table finish
(2) move on players like Wells, Hart etc and free up squad space and money for transfers/wages
(3) get in a seriously good CM player to help us be stronger there as it’s currently a weak link
(4) get a young right sided fullback/wingback and blood them in like we did Charlie Taylor
(5) keep hold of those players we want to keep hold of- unless the offers are so good that we can’t turn them or the player makes it so clear that they don’t want to be here anymore
(6) cup run- I’ve forgotten what they are like!

Not much to ask for is it? :lol:

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sun May 12, 2019 11:21 am

I reckon we’d have given the FA Cup a good go last season given our league position but drawing City away ****** on those particular chips.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by boatshed bill » Sun May 12, 2019 11:21 am

survival

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by mybloodisclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 11:23 am

I'd like Europa again. Had a great time in Athens. Or at least finish in the single numbers.

A couple of really exciting players coming in, to add real quality.

A good run in the FA CUP (including rovers at home and absolutely smashing them).

Better facilities in the CFS or plans to replace it.

An improved scouting network.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by JimMcDonald » Sun May 12, 2019 11:34 am

Any season Burnley finish 17th or above in the Premierleague is a successful season.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Lancasterclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 11:43 am

To still be in the premier league at the end of it.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun May 12, 2019 11:46 am

Seventeenth.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by bfcjg » Sun May 12, 2019 6:47 pm

Pace.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Sheedyclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 7:00 pm

Finish 17th and survive

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by SGr » Sun May 12, 2019 7:10 pm

Don’t sign any cr@p “good lads” like Jonathon Hogg.

Don’t get knocked out of the cup by a Burton Albion level football club.

Don’t lose 5-1 at home to Everton / 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace.

Don’t get relegated.


Did I miss anything?


EDIT: 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace. Genuinely forgot we scored a goal in that one.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun May 12, 2019 7:14 pm

a much better midfield is the only thing I hope for, that will allow us to ply better football which will lead to us being even more competitive - it's the only area of the team that requires attention
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by jrgbfc » Sun May 12, 2019 8:09 pm

Not to draw City away in the cup again.
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by dougcollins » Sun May 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Stay up with a little more ease than this term.
I reckon this is the best we can realistically hope for.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by jrgbfc » Sun May 12, 2019 8:40 pm

Seriously though, I reckon mid table and have a go in the Cups is the best we can hope for. I fancy the likes of Everton, Wolves and Leicester to be stronger next season. Staying in the Prem will get boring very quickly if 17th is our only intention, no reason why we can't have more of a go in the Cups.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by CaptJohn » Sun May 12, 2019 8:43 pm

Survival.
Drove past a load of Cardiff coaches on the way home down the M6 and couldn't help but reflect that I felt so much happier after watching my team lose, than they were having won at MUFC.
It's a funny old game :o
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun May 12, 2019 8:45 pm

Stay in the Prem & get a really good cup run going.
And Ash to REALLY start upsetting the Big Boys. :lol:

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by FCBurnley » Sun May 12, 2019 8:49 pm

To have a better, more skillful and improved squad. We cannot fail in the the transfer window ( again) otherwise next season will be a long hard slog.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Vino blanco » Sun May 12, 2019 8:55 pm

High!, if we sign at least two midfielders and get some pace upfront.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by FactualFrank » Sun May 12, 2019 8:59 pm

We keep our best players and add 2-3 that are good enough to make the starting 11.

Central midfielder and forward.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 pm

Survival, but more comfortable than this season and a couple of players coming into the side from the youth set up.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sun May 12, 2019 9:56 pm

mdd2 wrote:Done well at Wembley in the play offs but not in Cups. Two defeats in FA cup 1947-alive but not there-my dad was-and 1962 yes i was there and gutted.
Also lost in Freight Rover to Wolves in 1988 and was there for that.
So CFC my wish would be to win the League or FA Cup at Wembley not just get to the Final next season and of course 17th or higher in the League, but would be happy with 17th and a trophy.
Freight Rover?? I'm sure if you were there you would have called it the Sherpa Van, which is what it was.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by conyoviejo » Sun May 12, 2019 10:53 pm

That We won't be playing Dirty Leeds..

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Mon May 13, 2019 12:20 am

WestMidsClaret wrote:"A cup final"
















:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Will make sure I bookmark this one! :D

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Mon May 13, 2019 1:16 am

To strenghten the starting eleven during the summer, which we haven't done over the last three transfer windows.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Quicknick » Mon May 13, 2019 1:36 am

8th. I always predict 8th, whatever division we're in.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Quickenthetempo » Mon May 13, 2019 4:07 am

To stop conceding 3 or more at home.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by buzzclarets79 » Mon May 13, 2019 9:03 am

19 home games unbeaten. Make Turf Moor a fortress again.
Better quality Refs
A pen

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Jakubs Tash » Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 am

Add 2-3 quality players to the starting XI that will enable us to retain the ball better and add pace to the team. We have enough quality to stay up as long as we don't have a disastrous start to the season again. It would be nice to be a comfortable as the likes of West Ham and Bournemouth were this season, for example.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Rick_Muller » Mon May 13, 2019 9:26 am

Staying up and beating Arsenal... I hoped that would be this season, but alas same ol' Arsenal always cheating...

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Mon May 13, 2019 9:27 am

Giftonsnoidea wrote:Defour to remain fit
I fear we may have seen the last of Defour :(

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by No Ney Never » Mon May 13, 2019 9:36 am

SD to remain at the club.
A good preseason with everyone fit.
Vyagra to play his way into contention.
Defour and Brady back to their best, injury free for 12 months.
JBG to not pick up any niggles.
McNeil to continue improving.
Pope to remain at the club.
Sign a couple of 1st teamers and a couple of prospects.
Retain premier league status.

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by Rick_Muller » Mon May 13, 2019 9:48 am

No Ney Never wrote:Vyagra to play his way into contention.
that'll keep us up...
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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by WestMidsClaret » Mon May 13, 2019 10:51 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Will make sure I bookmark this one! :D
Yeah but it has a 5 year warranty!

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Re: Hopes for next season

Post by IanMcL » Mon May 13, 2019 11:07 am

99 points.

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