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Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #720 on: August 05, 2021, 10:16:58 AM »
yeah i'm more optimistic that we're not just going to play the same way with a downgrade ratboy replacement bought in. *prays Cantwell rumours are wrong*

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #721 on: August 05, 2021, 01:12:02 PM »
Voted 8th to 12th, but that is based on the players we currently have minus Jack. Obviously another couple of good signings and we should be aiming for top 6. A lot depends on how well all the new signings gel though.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #722 on: August 05, 2021, 01:56:06 PM »
Could the poll be reset please?  This is for last year isn't it?

Why not. Apologies if it wasn't. I'm guessing after the events of the last few days people might have different feelings anyway and will welcome the chance to vote again.

Anyway, reckon we've had a boost in terms of clubs we might finish ahead of - Fofana who was arguably Leicester's best player last season looks to be f****d for the season after a proper clattering in their friendly tonight.
Devastating blow for Leicester who finished 5th .Shades of Cowans losing a season after a friendly v a Spanish club,Bilbao ? West Ham finished 6th.We can overtake these 2.So 5th.

being reported that he has a broken leg - shame for him and his club

Offline CT Villan

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #723 on: August 05, 2021, 02:56:42 PM »
I just have two requests...

Villa to secure a European spot...
and City to win bugger all.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #724 on: August 05, 2021, 03:03:52 PM »
I think Jack leaving will cost us Europe. I'm not too bothered about that now.  There's a bit less urgency now he's gone. It was a bit like him holding a gun to our heads regarding Europe.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #725 on: August 05, 2021, 03:07:02 PM »
I think Jack leaving will cost us Europe. I'm not too bothered about that now.  There's a bit less urgency now he's gone. It was a bit like him holding a gun to our heads regarding Europe.

This. We’ll make it, I’m sure. But we’ll do it as a club, not hoping it will be enough to keep one individual to stay with us.

Offline richtheholtender

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #726 on: August 05, 2021, 03:09:52 PM »



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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #727 on: August 05, 2021, 05:21:38 PM »
I think Jack leaving will cost us Europe. I'm not too bothered about that now.  There's a bit less urgency now he's gone. It was a bit like him holding a gun to our heads regarding Europe.

I think the opposite. His leaving has given us a better chance with the players we’ve brought in.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #728 on: August 05, 2021, 05:24:50 PM »
I think Jack leaving will cost us Europe. I'm not too bothered about that now.  There's a bit less urgency now he's gone. It was a bit like him holding a gun to our heads regarding Europe.

I think the opposite. His leaving has given us a better chance with the players we’ve brought in.

I admire the optimism but right now I think we are weaker for losing him. Let's see who else comes in the next few windows. Need a bit of patience this season I think.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #729 on: August 05, 2021, 05:39:56 PM »
7th is my current bet. Going forward if we get Cantwell in, then there are 2 very good strikers and 3 very good wide / attacking midfield options. Goals should come. Back 4 is top 8 easy. Keeper is top 4. We lack a top 6 holding mid and in my opinion McGinn needs to kick on, mush will depend on his form for me. I think there are going to be some very interesting matches this season, and Villa are going to be just fine without the people's ponce.

Offline N'ZMAV

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #730 on: August 05, 2021, 05:49:40 PM »
improve on last season in every way:
league position
points
wins
goals scored
clean sheets

I don't care what Jack and City do - fuck them.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #731 on: August 05, 2021, 07:20:36 PM »
I think a successful season would be to be in and around the top 6-10 places, not drop into the lower half at all.

If it all clicks in to place and we have a good run on injuries then top 6 must be the aim

Offline Villan82

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #732 on: August 05, 2021, 08:20:26 PM »
Very optimistic for the season ahead. We made some great signings, we have great owners and we are minus the clown and his circus.

UTV

Offline colin69

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #733 on: August 05, 2021, 08:23:37 PM »
Europa League should be the minimum aim I think.

Offline Goldenballs

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #734 on: August 05, 2021, 08:45:23 PM »
I'd take 10th and the league cup.

 


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