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Online Martin Carruthers

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #150 on: August 02, 2022, 09:19:40 AM »
Even the league cup seems out of reach for all but the scab 6 these days, sadly...

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #151 on: August 02, 2022, 09:37:58 AM »
Yes that is true. Look at our final opponents since 96, Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Man City. I don't think we were favourites in any of those matches, although in 2000 there was only one league place between us. 2013 was the big lost opportunity, although Swansea were better than us that season as well.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #152 on: August 02, 2022, 09:53:08 AM »
Arsenal have scored 20 goals in 5 pre season games so I think they could be a surprise package this year

Offline Nev

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #153 on: August 02, 2022, 10:35:59 AM »
What I want:

More game time for Buendia, Archer to be given a go, more Sanson, less Doug, SJM 20 yards further up the pitch, Konsa back to his best.

What I fear:

Coutinho playing regularly for who he is rather than what he does, Doug at No6, Archer on loan somewhere, Sanson frozen out again, Watkins struggling, McPhee to the fore.

If something similar to the former transpires I hope for top ten and a cup run, I hope for the same with the latter but although I can see a cup run, I can only see us finishing in roughly the same place as last season.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #154 on: August 02, 2022, 10:51:30 AM »
What I want:

More game time for Buendia, Archer to be given a go, more Sanson, less Doug, SJM 20 yards further up the pitch, Konsa back to his best.

What I fear:

Coutinho playing regularly for who he is rather than what he does, Doug at No6, Archer on loan somewhere, Sanson frozen out again, Watkins struggling, McPhee to the fore.

If something similar to the former transpires I hope for top ten and a cup run, I hope for the same with the latter but although I can see a cup run, I can only see us finishing in roughly the same place as last season.
Well summed up, if itís the latter then we have a manager problem.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #155 on: August 02, 2022, 10:59:32 AM »
Yes that is true. Look at our final opponents since 96, Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Man City. I don't think we were favourites in any of those matches, although in 2000 there was only one league place between us. 2013 was the big lost opportunity, although Swansea were better than us that season as well.

2004, too. Finished above both Bolton and Middlesbrough that year.

And if we had made it past shithouse Leicester in 2000 we'd have had a final against Tranmere. That one seems to have got forgotten about. I only remember the replayed West Ham game from our run to the semis.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2022, 11:01:27 AM by cdbearsfan »

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #156 on: August 02, 2022, 11:11:51 AM »
Yes that is true. Look at our final opponents since 96, Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Man City. I don't think we were favourites in any of those matches, although in 2000 there was only one league place between us. 2013 was the big lost opportunity, although Swansea were better than us that season as well.

2004, too. Finished above both Bolton and Middlesbrough that year.

And if we had made it past shithouse Leicester in 2000 we'd have had a final against Tranmere. That one seems to have got forgotten about. I only remember the replayed West Ham game from our run to the semis.

I've more or less brushed that Leicester semi from my mind, both legs were shite but the second leg at that old shithole was depressingly, predictably shite. They were like Allardyce's Bolton, and to be honest us under the same manager, dropping like flies to get set pieces and we'd fall for it every time.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #157 on: August 02, 2022, 11:28:20 AM »
I reckon the biggest shock of the season will be we won't play Man United in the FA Cup.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #158 on: August 02, 2022, 11:37:48 AM »
I reckon the biggest shock of the season will be we won't play Man United in the FA Cup.

I think they've actually codified this into law from this season.

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #159 on: August 02, 2022, 12:00:23 PM »
Yes that is true. Look at our final opponents since 96, Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Man City. I don't think we were favourites in any of those matches, although in 2000 there was only one league place between us. 2013 was the big lost opportunity, although Swansea were better than us that season as well.

2004, too. Finished above both Bolton and Middlesbrough that year.

And if we had made it past shithouse Leicester in 2000 we'd have had a final against Tranmere. That one seems to have got forgotten about. I only remember the replayed West Ham game from our run to the semis.

I've more or less brushed that Leicester semi from my mind, both legs were shite but the second leg at that old shithole was depressingly, predictably shite. They were like Allardyce's Bolton, and to be honest us under the same manager, dropping like flies to get set pieces and we'd fall for it every time.

That's the one to bring up when anyone looks back on the Gregory era with any degree of fondness. Three semis and a final with no goals and hardly a shot on target.

Offline villainabroad

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #160 on: August 02, 2022, 12:16:04 PM »
What I want:

More game time for Buendia, Archer to be given a go, more Sanson, less Doug, SJM 20 yards further up the pitch, Konsa back to his best.

What I fear:

Coutinho playing regularly for who he is rather than what he does, Doug at No6, Archer on loan somewhere, Sanson frozen out again, Watkins struggling, McPhee to the fore.

If something similar to the former transpires I hope for top ten and a cup run, I hope for the same with the latter but although I can see a cup run, I can only see us finishing in roughly the same place as last season.

Snap!

Offline villainabroad

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #161 on: August 02, 2022, 12:17:52 PM »
First manager to go: wee Brendan.

Offline sid1964

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #162 on: August 02, 2022, 01:30:46 PM »
I would not be surprised if Brendan resigned commenting that "the project that he was sold has now changed"

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #163 on: August 02, 2022, 02:27:55 PM »
Yes that is true. Look at our final opponents since 96, Chelsea, Man U, Arsenal, Man City. I don't think we were favourites in any of those matches, although in 2000 there was only one league place between us. 2013 was the big lost opportunity, although Swansea were better than us that season as well.

2004, too. Finished above both Bolton and Middlesbrough that year.

And if we had made it past shithouse Leicester in 2000 we'd have had a final against Tranmere. That one seems to have got forgotten about. I only remember the replayed West Ham game from our run to the semis.

I've more or less brushed that Leicester semi from my mind, both legs were shite but the second leg at that old shithole was depressingly, predictably shite. They were like Allardyce's Bolton, and to be honest us under the same manager, dropping like flies to get set pieces and we'd fall for it every time.

That's the one to bring up when anyone looks back on the Gregory era with any degree of fondness. Three semis and a final with no goals and hardly a shot on target.

He did get us there, mind!

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Re: 22/23 season expectations.
« Reply #164 on: August 02, 2022, 03:56:54 PM »
No idea but somewhere around 8th would be a decent first full season for Gerrard and maybe the Caraboa Cup.


If we win a cup it is our best season for 27 years straight away
If we win a cup and finish 8th Iíll build the statue for him myself

 


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