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Offline Toronto Villa

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Realistic Expectations
« on: May 28, 2019, 07:00:09 PM »
So yesterday we started as a Championship club. Today we embark on a new PL journey. Our most recent memory of the PL is nothing short of shocking so we should temper expectations knowing there is lots to do and build upon. The good news is this board, the manager and the club overall seems so much more together now and on the path forward. Onto next season, so is our expectations just survival? Is it solid mid table or is it as Wolves proved, Europe? We will need to invest wisely and keep the core intact.

Personally Id like for so to cement a mid table spot but win a cup; either one will do. No reason to sacrifice it all to stay up as I hope we are good enough for that. But a cup would be superb. So for me 10th and the league cup.

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 07:02:07 PM »
Mid table and the league cup coming home yes please

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 07:06:43 PM »
There will be about 16 other clubs in that division thinking similar.

You'd hope that the crew who picked up a trophy yesterday got the taste for it and want a better, actual cup win.

I'd settle for 14th/ 15th place next season.

But if you go through the core of that side it's not a stodgy late 20s/ early 30s group who will be happy to grind 10 wins out.  They play at their best when they go for it so, with a little forward momentum, who knows.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 07:07:18 PM »
Unbeaten at home, 3rd, FA Cup, League Cup, plans to build a 90k stadium unveiled, we reject pleas from Messi to sign for us as we can do better.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 07:08:36 PM »
Stay up, get our feet back under the table. Get a squad of primarily top flight players. Then move onwards and upwards.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 07:09:57 PM »
I'll be surprised if we don't win every game, tbh.

Mad to think that teams were trying to do the Treble since 1961 and we will do it just one year after Man City did.

Offline KRS

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 07:24:06 PM »
Realistically mid table (anywhere between 8-15th) but will be happy as long as we build and stay up...obviously delighted with any bonus above and beyond that.

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 07:26:52 PM »
Top ten and League cup winners. We need to start trying to get a record back.

Offline wince

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 07:27:59 PM »
To be comfortably mid table and stable to build for the future. I will miss winning games but would rather be in the top flight despite my misgivings about beating championship sides. Bit like playing a game on easy mode.....

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2019, 07:29:50 PM »
With the team we are likely to have, to stay up.

With the team we may have if the owners invest, who knows?

Offline danno

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2019, 07:31:26 PM »
The Premier league doesn't throw up many surprises there's a top six a middle eight and bottom six.

A little over ten wins and ten draws and you're in that middle eight.

Until we see what business we do over the summer it's hard to make a prediction. At this point I'd be very happy with staying up.

Offline Goldie.7

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 07:34:52 PM »
Stay up, get our feet back under the table. Get a squad of primarily top flight players. Then move onwards and upwards.

This.

Offline boutrosboutrosgnarly

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 07:57:21 PM »
Current team I'd be happy to stay up, we add to the team and squad who knows depends who we get in.

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 08:03:28 PM »
Stay up and I'll be absolutely delighted.  Anything more than that is a massive bonus.  It's going to be tough; we're going up without ever having set the Championship alight and indeed having struggled badly at times.  Smith has achieved task number one at the first attempt, which is amazing.  Now it's task number two.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2019, 08:10:28 PM »
It shouldn't be that tough to finish above 3 from Norwich, Sheff Utd, Burnley, Brighton, Saints for example.

 


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