some promising signs already for next season

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some promising signs already for next season

Postby s6t9a2f3f » Thu May 16, 2019 2:15 pm

3 teams being promoted that we have every chance of finishing above.

Newcastle possibly without Rafa

Palace looks like without Zaha

Brighton ? depends on how new manager does


All sounding ok so far..................................................

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Down_Rover » Thu May 16, 2019 2:22 pm

Plus Sheff utd and the play off winner

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby SGr » Thu May 16, 2019 2:28 pm

Norwich and Sheffield United up also good news. Not likely to be big spenders, already overachieving, etc.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby middleton claret » Thu May 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Norwich too !!

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby middleton claret » Thu May 16, 2019 2:30 pm

SGr got there before me.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby claretfern » Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 pm

Bournemouth seem to blow hot and cold under Eddie......

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Vegas Claret » Thu May 16, 2019 2:40 pm

don't kid yourselves, next season will be every bit as tough if not tougher than this for teams like us.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Foshiznik » Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 pm

We will finish 13th. Fact.

I said fact at the end, so it's set in stone and you cannot argue with me.
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Devils_Advocate » Thu May 16, 2019 2:47 pm

5 poorest teams in Division will be us, Brighton and the three promoted teams. There will also be a couple of other teams that struggle like Southampton this season. Success for us is keeping the three promoted teams and Brighton below us and doing better than one of the teams that struggle

Progression for me is being able to play a less restrictive style of football and having a good go at the cups without struggling to keep 4 or 5 teams below us

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby claptrappers_union » Thu May 16, 2019 3:04 pm

If Bournemouth struggle to score goals - they'll be relegation candidates.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby edison » Thu May 16, 2019 3:13 pm

Foshiznik wrote:We will finish 13th. Fact.

I said fact at the end, so it's set in stone and you cannot argue with me.


Only counts if you use block caps. FACT
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Devils_Advocate » Thu May 16, 2019 3:17 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:If Bournemouth struggle to score goals - they'll be relegation candidates.

Bournemouth will finish higher that Burnley FACT

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby bfcmik » Thu May 16, 2019 3:40 pm

We will qualify for the group stages of a European trophy next season. :shock:
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whoops did I say that out loud? :oops:

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby CoolClaret » Thu May 16, 2019 3:44 pm

If someone comes in for Fraser/Wilson I think Bournemouth could be on the chopping block

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Damo » Thu May 16, 2019 3:50 pm

16. Burnley
17. Brighton
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18. Man United
19. Sheffield United
20. Norwich

That's my prediction
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Guller Bull » Thu May 16, 2019 4:52 pm

That's not going to happen Damo!!!!!

Foshiznik has already said where we are finishing. I want to disagree and state that he I think we will finish 5 places higher than that but he has already FACTED it.
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Bosscat » Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm

People will make predictions on here and few will come true..... FACT
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Boll ewood » Thu May 16, 2019 5:19 pm

I think we will be fine next season. The players will have a full rest after this season and with no Europa league disturbing pre season I think we will be raring to go. Id fancy our chances finishing above Bournemouth as well.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu May 16, 2019 5:24 pm

I know it seems unlikely right now, but "second season syndrome" does have some basis in fact and Wolves could be very vulnerable to it.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Spijed » Thu May 16, 2019 5:30 pm

I think the bottom line is that whilst SD is in charge we are not likely to go down!

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby timshorts » Thu May 16, 2019 5:34 pm

Damo wrote:16. Burnley
17. Brighton
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18. Man United
19. Sheffield United
20. Norwich

That's my prediction


That's ridiculous. What makes you think that we'll finish below Derby County?

If Norwich can keep their side intact and add a goalkeeper, they ought to do a little better than Cardiff this season and are way better than Fulham were.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Damo » Thu May 16, 2019 5:45 pm

timshorts wrote:That's ridiculous. What makes you think that we'll finish below Derby County?

If Norwich can keep their side intact and add a goalkeeper, they ought to do a little better than Cardiff this season and are way better than Fulham were.

I think Derby county will finish 7th next season


And just miss out on the playoffs
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby turfytopper » Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:don't kid yourselves, next season will be every bit as tough if not tougher than this for teams like us.


Exactly...we need to recruit well to have a fighting chance imo

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Leisure » Thu May 16, 2019 6:05 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:5 poorest teams in Division will be us, Brighton and the three promoted teams. There will also be a couple of other teams that struggle like Southampton this season. Success for us is keeping the three promoted teams and Brighton below us and doing better than one of the teams that struggle

Progression for me is being able to play a less restrictive style of football and having a good go at the cups without struggling to keep 4 or 5 teams below us


Careful, sounds like you must be mellowing. At least you didn't say that we'd be the poorest of the 5 poorest teams! ;)

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Leisure » Thu May 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:Bournemouth will finish higher that Burnley FACT


Yet another less than positive post from DA - FACT

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Spijed » Thu May 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:don't kid yourselves, next season will be every bit as tough if not tougher than this for teams like us.


I'll give you my analysis after a couple of weeks into the season as to where we will finish! ;)
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Vegas Claret » Thu May 16, 2019 7:57 pm

Spijed wrote:I'll give you my analysis after a couple of weeks into the season as to where we will finish! ;)


good man :D

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby IanMcL » Thu May 16, 2019 10:16 pm

I am uncertain, for which Euro trophy, we will qualify.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby DCWat » Thu May 16, 2019 10:24 pm

Bournemouth, stupidly in my view, get called out every season as relegation fodder. They’ll be fine again next season.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Thu May 16, 2019 10:33 pm

The day I go into a season thinking that promising signs are measured by how poor other teams may be, and if we can just finish outside the relegation zone, is the day I pack it all in.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby CombatClaret » Fri May 17, 2019 1:12 am

DCWat wrote:Bournemouth, stupidly in my view, get called out every season as relegation fodder. They’ll be fine again next season.


This, they recruit well and new players always step up to the plate when called upon. Even If Frazer/Wilson go it will just become Brooks/King etc

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Foshiznik » Fri May 17, 2019 10:52 am

edison wrote:Only counts if you use block caps. FACT


Bugger.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby CnBtruntru » Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 am

Foshiznik wrote:Bugger.


That mean he's a big BUGGER :D

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby charlyt » Fri May 17, 2019 11:14 am

To rely on the vagaries of others in the Prem is totally unreliable.

The only way to stay up is to batter as many teams as we can home and away whoever they might be.

UTC.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby gawthorpe_view » Fri May 17, 2019 11:44 am

If all of the above fail to deliver, we could always try some of dem Vodoo Spells Mama is selling.
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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Quickenthetempo » Fri May 17, 2019 12:28 pm

We can only get better on the shots faced and shots taken count. We finished highest and lowest respectively.

A beast of a central midfielder will sort it.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Shore claret » Fri May 17, 2019 2:10 pm

CombatClaret wrote:This, they recruit well and new players always step up to the plate when called upon. Even If Frazer/Wilson go it will just become Brooks/King etc

I don't think our Eddie recruits that well, for every Brooks you have a Solanki, over reliance on players that have been there for years and are coming to the end of their careers.
I can see someone going for Brooks, Wilson, Ake and a keeper crisis, I can see them struggling.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Devils_Advocate » Fri May 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Shore claret wrote:I don't think our Eddie recruits that well, for every Brooks you have a Solanki, over reliance on players that have been there for years and are coming to the end of their careers.
I can see someone going for Brooks, Wilson, Ake and a keeper crisis, I can see them struggling.

Solanki has only been there 6 months and has had injury's. How many games did the likes of Tarks, Ward, Westwood and Taylor make for in their first 6 months or even 12 months for us cos im pretty sure we don't criticise these signings as bad ones?

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Shore claret » Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:Solanki has only been there 6 months and has had injury's. How many games did the likes of Tarks, Ward, Westwood and Taylor make for in their first 6 months or even 12 months for us cos im pretty sure we don't criticise these signings as bad ones?

I very rarely criticise players until they have a good run in the team, all the players you've mentioned have played extremely well when they have got a foothold in the team, can you give a reason not to criticse solanki, not done well anywhere, not justified any move he has had, just because your in a top youth team it doesn't make you a good player.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby aggi » Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Shore claret wrote:I don't think our Eddie recruits that well, for every Brooks you have a Solanki, over reliance on players that have been there for years and are coming to the end of their careers.
I can see someone going for Brooks, Wilson, Ake and a keeper crisis, I can see them struggling.


If they sell Brooks, Wilson and Ake they're going to have well over a hundred million to spend which would probably help them for the next season (with the obvious Fulham caveat).

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Foshiznik » Fri May 17, 2019 3:17 pm

Bournemouth's young keepers looks good though.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Shore claret » Fri May 17, 2019 3:19 pm

aggi wrote:If they sell Brooks, Wilson and Ake they're going to have well over a hundred million to spend which would probably help them for the next season (with the obvious Fulham caveat).

As you've said 100 million can be spectacularly wasted.

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Re: some promising signs already for next season

Postby Devils_Advocate » Fri May 17, 2019 3:24 pm

Shore claret wrote:I very rarely criticise players until they have a good run in the team, all the players you've mentioned have played extremely well when they have got a foothold in the team, can you give a reason not to criticse solanki, not done well anywhere, not justified any move he has had, just because your in a top youth team it doesn't make you a good player.

I think 6 months is a little to early to call him a flop and I gave you some really good examples of Burnley players you would be labelling a flop sticking by your same logic.

Bournemouth have some great strikers and attacking players so new signings will need to bide their time. Burnley are very much like that for defenders where we have seen Keane, Ward, Tarks, Taylor and currently Gibson all need to be patient cos its a squad game and if the first team are playing well then its tough luck


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