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Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2020, 12:39:15 PM »
Assuming we don't go into full covid lockdown again, and assuming Trump doesn't impose marshall law declaring the US presidential election null and void which coupled with total breakdown in Europe as a result of no deal brexit leading to world war 3 and the abandonment of the season altogether then I really think we have an excellent chance of making top half as I'm by nature an optimist.

This is so brilliant posting !! Bravo! I most hope for last bit though!

Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2020, 12:40:13 PM »
I'm trying to think of an ex-England international with no visible ability as a manager apart from failure....Gary Nev?

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2020, 12:54:01 PM »
Aidy Boothroyd surely....

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2020, 12:55:42 PM »

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2020, 01:14:58 PM »
Anything below 12th and I'll be disappointed as I expect would be the owners having ploughed in close to a quarter of a billion quid just on transfers in the last 12 or so months.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2020, 01:30:50 PM »
Had a Ladbrokes bet on 10th about 4 weeks ago at (rather poor) odds of 7/1, so 10th it is, but no higher.

UTV

Offline ASHTONVILLA

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2020, 01:44:23 PM »
Mings and Konsa are a bottom half defence based on most of last season, and we have little in reserve there if either get injured. Add in terrible left backs, a rookie right back and a very lightweight midfield and I think we will ship a lot of goals.

Up front we look better, but are still starting the season with one inexperienced striker and hoping they stay fit and hit the ground running. Fortunately I think Watkins will do.

If everything clicks, we have better luck with injuries and sign a couple more I think we are capable of surprising a few and finishing at the top end of the table. This is Villa though so predicting 14th but comfortably away from relegation.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2020, 01:47:14 PM »
I can't believe I am the only miserable pessimistic so and so that sees relegation.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2020, 01:49:04 PM »
I can't believe I am the only miserable pessimistic so and so that sees relegation.

Dunno. After seeing Fulham and wba, there's 2 teams we're better than even based on last season's form
« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 01:50:56 PM by sickbeggar »

Offline Pat Mustard

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2020, 01:49:09 PM »
I think anywhere between 9th and 14th is likely as cant see more than a handful of points covering the mid table teams this year, who I think we will join. Can see West Brom and Fulham being a way behind the rest, then a group including West Ham, Leeds, Newcastle and possibly Burnley fighting to stay up.

We arent good enough to be any higher than mid table yet, but have enough not to struggle this year from what Ive seen of other teams so far. Plus, Ive got a feeling well have another cup final to look forward to this year.


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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2020, 02:22:04 PM »
I'm trying to think of an ex-England international with no visible ability as a manager apart from failure....Gary Nev?

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2020, 02:40:34 PM »
I can't believe I am the only miserable pessimistic so and so that sees relegation.

I still think it will be tight, and we are only a couple of injuries from a full on relegation fight to the last (or worse)

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2020, 02:51:35 PM »
I can't believe I am the only miserable pessimistic so and so that sees relegation.

I still think it will be tight, and we are only a couple of injuries from a full on relegation fight to the last (or worse)

That's where we were last season. McGinn, Mings Grealish, Heaton and Wesley all picked up injuries and we just about survived.  If that lot all did the same this season we also have Watkins, Traore, and Martinez so we do have more depth and quality available up front and in goal at least - hence I reckon we will be safer this time around. If we do not strengthen in central defence, and shore up a very lightweight midfield I can't see us doing very well, but do think we will less close to relegation.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2020, 03:16:43 PM »
1st. I've had a bet at 1,000/1, though I did back us E/W as 2nd would be decent progress. ;)

EACH WAY?! Bluenose!
Blimey, what an incredible spot. 54 years and counting and even I hadn't realised! UTV (maybe ...)

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2020, 03:27:25 PM »
Yes, we're potentially frail in defence if we pick up injuries.
Tonight's game is really important: we need to start off where we finished the mini-league and push on from there. Any poor performance tonight leading to a loss will not give the squad the confidence it badly needs to push on.

 


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