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Title: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: 1989Monkey on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:30:45
Dont know whether anyone has seen they sky sports preview for league 1. They've predicted us to finish 14th. Just shows what a small club we still are in some eyes!!

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11720_6284300,00.html


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: suttonred on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:35:24
They haven't a clue outside the Prem. Walsall to finish above us!! I'd stick A hundred quid on that not happening.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:36:45
yet they have walsall in 12th.

I think we all learnt along time ago, these things are utter bollocks. They are right that it wont be easy to finish as well as last season.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:37:32
Just shows what a small club we still are in some eyes!!

Just  goes to show Sky can't be assed outside of the championship, and use mystic meg to do the predictions.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:39:06
6th atleast for us. Very confident this season even losing Billy P.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:39:30
 From the outside, we're weaker than last season....having lost quite a few of last season's team, and as yet not replaced them with anything special, so it's a reasonable assumption we wont be as good.

 We know it's better to be off the radar.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:39:42
Sorry? What? [not at you Reg! ;)]

Oh well, can only be a good thing in staying with my prediction as we again fly under the radar and "over achieve"!

This table is so bad it's almost like they're done it randomly.

Southampton
Charlton
Sheffield Wednesday
Huddersfield
Brighton
Notts County
Brentford
Peterborough
Plymouth
Bournemouth
Bristol Rovers
Walsall
Carlisle
Swindon
Leyton Orient
Oldham
Franchise
Exeter
Colchester
Yeovil
Tranmere
Hartlepool
Rochdale
Dagenham & Redbridge


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Benzel on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:40:11
Laugh out loud.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:40:20
Let them continue putting us down.

I personally cannot see Charlton challenging, as they've sold their 2 best players. I cannot believe Brentford and Notts County are tipped ahead of us, and don't get me started on Brighton.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Rich Pullen on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:43:06
Absolutely Reg.

I've got to confess that I honestly don't know how we'll do this season. Not being pessimistic because I don't think we'll go down or anything but it's been a while since we followed up a good season with another really good effort!

Print it out and put it on the dressing room wall and all that.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:44:38
From the outside, we're weaker than last season....having lost quite a few of last season's team, and as yet not replaced them with anything special, so it's a reasonable assumption we wont be as good.

 We know it's better to be off the radar.

True, We are just "little old skint Swindon, we can't possibly replicate what we did last year" We will be the ones laughing at the end

EIEIEIEO............


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:44:56
And I've got a bone to pick with the league and Notts County. It wasn't that long ago they were going under and everything was awful. Is it just me or have they been signing many players and what not?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Anteater on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:45:39
Ha Ha ! That's hilarious. Long may they continue underestimating us ! :nod:


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: magicroundabout on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:46:59
this is the exact reason i don't pay attention to Sky when it comes to anyting outside of the premiership.

14/1 to win the league though. definitely worth 20 on that


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:56:47
And I've got a bone to pick with the league and Notts County. It wasn't that long ago they were going under and everything was awful. Is it just me or have they been signing many players and what not?

Sort of like Southampton last year, creditors get fucked and they spend almost 2M on Barnard and Lambert. Notts County should not be in L1 purely becuase they exceeded the wage cap in L2 and cheated to win promotion.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Langers on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:04:57
Very happy to be the underdog again.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:11:09
With the exception of our position i actually think the rest of the league prediction isnt that bad


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: STFC_Gazza on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:11:31
With the exception of our position i actually think the rest of the league prediction isnt that bad

Bottom 4 are spot on I think except I wouold put Yeovil instead of Tranny


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Simon Pieman on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:13:48
Bottom 4 are spot on I think except I wouold put Yeovil instead of Tranny

So not spot on then?! :D


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:16:32
And I've got a bone to pick with the league and Notts County. It wasn't that long ago they were going under and everything was awful. Is it just me or have they been signing many players and what not?

Fully agree Barry. Munto was reported of running 3m worth of debts at County. Their 'punishment' for breaking the salary cap was a transfer ban, which was meaningless in the end.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: pvsmark on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:19:17
Thats a good one, Walsall 66/1 are going to finish above Swindon with odds of 14/1


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Processed Beats on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:22:52
Their basing our position on the fact that we've lost two key players?

Yet Charlton have lost several key players (Burton, Sam, Richardson, Bailey, Shelvery) and are predicted 2nd?

Absolute bollocks.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:48:21
14/1 to win the league though. definitely worth 20 on that

20/1 with Coral (http://sports.coral.co.uk/sport/en/2#/markets/527/TN-STRD-Outright/Outright)


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: jonny72 on Monday, August 2, 2010, 15:10:21
Sort of like Southampton last year, creditors get fucked and they spend almost 2M on Barnard and Lambert. Notts County should not be in L1 purely becuase they exceeded the wage cap in L2 and cheated to win promotion.

Pretty certain Southampton paid all their debts in full, bar the mortgage on the ground for which they agreed a settlement figure with the lender. They didn't do a CVA, the new owner paid out in cash when he took over.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, August 2, 2010, 15:21:51
Still, it begs the question: What the fuck happened to all the horror going on an Notts County? They seem pretty fucking liquid to me. Clearly, as usual, lessons just aren't learned from. Living the dream baby, living the dream.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: suttonred on Monday, August 2, 2010, 15:24:25
This sums up how good sky are. They've got Chesterfield at 4th, and 23rd.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_6286015,00.html


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: pauld on Monday, August 2, 2010, 15:27:51
This sums up how good sky are. They've got Chesterfield at 4th, and 23rd.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11096_6286015,00.html
Going to be an exciting season for them then - pushing for promotion and battling relegation at the same time!


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Abrahammer on Monday, August 2, 2010, 15:33:37
Thats worse than 442 predicting Southend would get automatic promotion last season.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, August 2, 2010, 16:15:54
Just been reading through a few teams and notice that SkySports seem to have no idea about any of the player's transfer fees. They state Huddersfield's Scott Arfield, for instance, was singed on a free, not the 400k we all heard about (probably from them). Then there's others like Calderon of Brighton, it says he was released, even though he was going to Saints but signed a new contract... It's very poor.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: oxford_fan on Monday, August 2, 2010, 16:36:39
They've got us down for 17th, which I'd hope is bollocks.

A columnist in the Times yesterday reckoned you'd overachieved last season, and that we'd finish in the play-off places.

Are you still in the market for a striker then? As Reg says, from the outside you've lost Greer and Paynter and nobody has come in to fill their boots yet?

Not teasing by the way, just an honest question.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: nevillew on Monday, August 2, 2010, 16:36:44
Going to be an exciting season for them then - pushing for promotion and battling relegation at the same time!

"You just never know which team is going to turn up"


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, August 2, 2010, 16:58:05
They've got us down for 17th, which I'd hope is bollocks.

A columnist in the Times yesterday reckoned you'd overachieved last season, and that we'd finish in the play-off places.

Are you still in the market for a striker then? As Reg says, from the outside you've lost Greer and Paynter and nobody has come in to fill their boots yet?

Not teasing by the way, just an honest question.
A lot of us think we're still to see the best of Vincent Pericard, who could still come good but needs to do it soon. We're also looking at a guy who has impressed on trial from Nantes, and there are rumours that we're interested in Tresor Kandol too.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: oxford_fan on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:14:58
What was Pericard's problem last season? Form, fitness? Both?

Has he looked any better in pre-season? I see he scored a penalty in one match.

What strikers have you got other than Austin and Pericard? Do you play one up front?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: STFC Bart on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:15:20
Think we are a striker and centre half away from being a side that should be up there challenging.

Feel we need an inexperienced head in central defence- morrison/lecs are good prospects but feel we need someone experienced back there.

As for Notts County- who knows. But the UK insolvency rules are so lax that it isnt fair that teams take the 10 point deduction then basically practically have a clean slate. Agree with Fitton the whole thing needs tightening up


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:16:39
What was Pericard's problem last season? Form, fitness? Both?

Has he looked any better in pre-season? I see he scored a penalty in one match.

What strikers have you got other than Austin and Pericard? Do you play one up front?
We tend to play 2 up front, and it's looking like Austin and Pericard will be the pairing on Saturday. We also have Ball on loan from Man City but he looks more likely to play on the left. Other than that there's only Billy Bodin so we do need to get another one or two faces in.

It's hard to say what went wrong with Pericard. A bit of bad luck combined with only getting 20 minutes each week probably didn't help. Fitness also seemed to be a bit of a problem.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:17:32
Think we are a striker and centre half away from being a side that should be up there challenging.
 

:o


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:21:35
I think we'll be there challenging for auto. We might need an centre half, and if Dossevi signs, that'll sort out any striking problems.

I did predict we'll finish 5th last season, when interviewed by RS prior to the West Brom friendly last year, and I think we'll finish at least that this season.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:42:54
Unless we sign another center back i think our success largely depends on lescinel/morrison. I'm not saying they won't, but i'm not expecting them to. Our defence was quite poor last season, and tbh it looks weaker now if anything.

Pericard will do his best I'm sure, but will he be the man to get 10-15 goals? I know we often said the same of paynter, Guess it just depends how optimistic you are about things.

It may be to say that do we actually need ferry and caddis, could the money have been spent in different areas of the pitch?

Deep down I'm not expecting us to do as well as last year, think we're looking at around 12th. Blind optimisim is a helluva lot more fun though, so here's to another play-off push


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:57:21
Could the permanent signings of Ferry and Caddis be a statement of intent that may persuade Dossevi to sign?



Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: oxonrobin on Monday, August 2, 2010, 17:58:34
I think I predicted us to finish 8th last year.

For our squad at the start of this season is looking far stronger than at the start of last season.
I think succes could depend on how well any current and future loans do this season.

Overall I predict 6th for us.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Barry Scott on Monday, August 2, 2010, 18:18:07
If we sign Dossevi I'll be really pleased. Mainly because PL clubs were after him last season - which is probably for the wrong reasons.

I wonder whether after Brighton we'll be more or less optimistic? I'm almost scared that if we start well we won't have the fight we had last season. I'm getting all anxious now as the squad is now starting to look a bit special and if the defence comes together within a few games, we could be a real force.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, August 2, 2010, 18:33:23
There is absolutely fuck all chance of Charlton finishing second. We are definitely top 6 this season. I've no doubt that if we don't sign a centre half and if JFL / Morrison don't step up we'll get one on loan. I'm more confident this season than I have been for many years. The squad is a shitload better this season than last. A centre half and a centre forward away from being an absolutely cracking squad. The latter is being worked on. 


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: suttonred on Monday, August 2, 2010, 18:34:58
Easily the best squad we've had in 15 years, probably 17 years.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Iffy's Onion Bhaji on Monday, August 2, 2010, 18:36:35
I still remember 2003 when Kamara predicted us to be relegated before realising we'd signed the likes of Howard, Mooney and Igoe. Tit. Since then i've never even bothered taking notice of these sort of things.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:01:32
It's hard to say what went wrong with Pericard. A bit of bad luck combined with only getting 20 minutes each week probably didn't help. Fitness also seemed to be a bit of a problem.

I agree. One effort got cleared off the line, another one hit the post. If they go in it's a different story.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:02:25
Easily the best squad we've had in 15 years, probably 17 years.

I'd say its the best squad we've had since, well May


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:04:48
I'm almost scared that if we start well we won't have the fight we had last season. I'm getting all anxious now

Oooooh! Calm down love :gay: 8)

On the subject in hand, I think we've all come to realise over the years that virtually no time, thought or research goes into these things. "Ooooh, let's see...Swindon Town...play off hangover...leading scorer gone...club captain gone....hmmmmmm...14th it is! NEXT!"


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Ninja Elephant on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:14:11
They have us down to finish 5th, so they're not complete idiots.  :D

In all seriousness though, Walsall will be doing well to stay up. They could, apparently, go into administration within the next couple of months, and all it needs is a few teams into admin and the relegation places become a lot more competitive. I actually think Yeovil will suprise a lot of people this season, and come in the top 12. The signing of Adam Virgo just adds to that opinion, it didn't make it. They've quietly assembled a half decent little side down there, and if they can start well, I think they'll be alright.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: herthab on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:16:47
The Yeovil fans I know down here don't share your optimism.

What did SKY predict our position would be last season? All predictions made outside the top 4 of the premiership are usually wide of the mark.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:17:32
If we sign Dossevi I'll be really pleased. Mainly because PL clubs were after him last season - which is probably for the wrong reasons.


Wonder what his wage demands are going to be? Hopefully he's been told the likely wage he'd get before coming on trial.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Ninja Elephant on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:20:24
The Yeovil fans I know down here don't share your optimism.

How confident were you at the start of last season? I think they'll go under the radar for a while, if not all season, but I think they'll do quite well. They need a few more players in the squad, but what they've got at the moment isn't looking bad.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:20:39
They have us down to finish 5th, so they're not complete idiots.  :D

In all seriousness though, Walsall will be doing well to stay up. They could, apparently, go into administration within the next couple of months, and all it needs is a few teams into admin and the relegation places become a lot more competitive. I actually think Yeovil will suprise a lot of people this season, and come in the top 12. The signing of Adam Virgo just adds to that opinion, it didn't make it. They've quietly assembled a half decent little side down there, and if they can start well, I think they'll be alright.

And where do you think Swindon will finish, out of interest?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Ninja Elephant on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:27:26
And where do you think Swindon will finish, out of interest?

I hope you'll finish in the top 6 again. I like Swindon, honestly. I wouldn't be here if I had no interest in you at all. I'm looking forward to making my annual visit to Swindon this saturday, I'm just hoping the result is a bit better this season!


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Langers on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:29:33
Aside from Greer, who else have you bought in?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: suttonred on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:29:42
Brighton and us, both top 8. I actually agree with the 4 they have said will go down from L1.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: herthab on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:31:01
I'd say its the best squad we've had since, well May

So, looking at the squad we started with last season, you honestly don't think the squad now is better?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Ninja Elephant on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:33:37
Aside from Greer, who else have you bought in?

Michael Poke (GK)
Inigo Calderon (RB)
Marcos Painter (LB)
Matthew Sparrow (CM)
Agustin Battipiedi (CM)
Cristian Baz (LM)
Ashley Barnes (FW)

And we're not quite done yet, either. All summer we've been after LuaLua, and another striker. According to certain people, we've got another centre back coming in to partner Greer. We didn't need major reinforcements this summer, just key players in certain parts of the team, which we've got.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: DV Canio on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:33:39
So, looking at the squad we started with last season, you honestly don't think the squad now is better?

thats not what I said at all.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Langers on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:35:16
Matthew Sparrow is a great signing, would do a job at Championship level.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: herthab on Monday, August 2, 2010, 19:45:51
thats not what I said at all.


You're right. I really should make the effort to properly read your posts.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: corner on Monday, August 2, 2010, 20:23:45
I cant belive this what a joke! sky cunts.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Langers on Monday, August 2, 2010, 20:26:11
I cant belive this what a joke! sky cunts.

You cunt.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: corner on Monday, August 2, 2010, 20:30:32
Well the cunt that put that league togeather, im guessing a girl on work experience.?  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Langers on Monday, August 2, 2010, 20:33:16
Just a traditional TEF welcome


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 20:56:55
FourFourTwo's prediction:

1. Southampton
2. Charlton
3. Sheff Wed
4. Brighton
5. Swindon
6. Huddersfield
7. Peterborough
8. Notts County
9. Plymouth
10. Colchester
11. Franchise
12. Bristol Rovers
13. Brentford
14. Exeter
15. Bournemouth
16. Walsall
17. Oldham
18. Rochdale
19. Carlisle
20. Yeovil
21. Leyton Orient
22. Dag and Red
23. Tranmere
24. Hartlepool


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Processed Beats on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:02:54
Completely disregarded in the football league's official preview as well.

http://www.football-league.co.uk/league1/news/20100804/league-1-season-preview_2248206_2110156


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Spencer_White on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:04:23
Dont understand why Charlton are so highly rated. Bailey was their engine and they ran out of steam badly towards the end of last season. Id say their 3 best players left. I think they will struggle to make the play offs.

In that list I would say that Rovers, Swindon and Tranmere are underrated.

Hartlepool having a stinker has been comming a while.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:16:54
Completely disregarded in the football league's official preview as well.

http://www.football-league.co.uk/league1/news/20100804/league-1-season-preview_2248206_2110156

Ace...we need to keep it that way.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:22:46
Dont understand why Charlton are so highly rated. Bailey was their engine and they ran out of steam badly towards the end of last season. Id say their 3 best players left. I think they will struggle to make the play offs.

In that list I would say that Rovers, Swindon and Tranmere are underrated.

Hartlepool having a stinker has been comming a while.
Agree with you here. Charlton have lost key players and not replaced them with anything special, and Tranmere came good toward the end of last season so I'd expect them to finish outside the bottom four.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Stegenfreud on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:25:37
Fuck em. I couldn't give a fuck if we aren't rated. If we do well it just shows useless hack fucks know shit all about football...  :crash:


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:29:17
And can someone please tell me why Notts County are so highly rated?

They have a rookie manager, and they have a big Munto debt to sort out.

Also, Peterborough. Yes, they have got Gary Johnson as manager, but the Chairman,who spent a lot of money when he bought the club, has hardly spent a penny over the last few years, due to the fact that the Chairman's business is Spanish timeshare, which has collapsed. They'll be lucky to finish mid-table.

By the way, in regards to us, let them think we just got lucky last year, but I don't think the surprise element will last long.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 21:35:00
And can someone please tell me why Notts County are so highly rated?

They have a rookie manager, and they have a big Munto debt to sort out.

Also, Peterborough. Yes, they have got Gary Johnson as manager, but the Chairman,who spent a lot of money when he bought the club, has hardly spent a penny over the last few years, due to the fact that the Chairman's business is Spanish timeshare, which has collapsed. They'll be lucky to finish mid-table.

By the way, in regards to us, let them think we just got lucky last year, but I don't think the surprise element will last long.
I think Peterborough look decent for this season. They've still got Boyd, McLean and Mackail-Smith, as well as Joe Lewis in goal, Zakuani at the back, Lee in midfield and Mendez-Liang in on loan from Wolves. I think we might be better than them this year but I expect them to be in the top 8,


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: BrightonRed on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:25:10
Dont understand why Charlton are so highly rated. Bailey was their engine and they ran out of steam badly towards the end of last season. Id say their 3 best players left. I think they will struggle to make the play offs.

In that list I would say that Rovers, Swindon and Tranmere are underrated.

Hartlepool having a stinker has been comming a while.

Charlton are in serious trouble at the moment. Those who know what industry I'm in will know what I mean.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:28:53
Fully agree Brighton Red. There's been various rumours over the last 6 months or so about them going into admin.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:29:15
Charlton are in serious trouble at the moment. Those who know what industry I'm in will know what I mean.

Are you in the theatre or hairdressing?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Doore on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:30:43
I couldn't be bothered to read the whole thread, but from the first two pages it seems to be "oh my, I can't believe sky don't care about the lower leagues and just pay lip service to them with half-arsed under-researched articles".  Shocking.

I might start a thread about bears' toilet habits - new research seems to suggest they've been seen heading towards the woods holding a magazine.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:34:42
I couldn't be bothered to read the whole thread, but from the first two pages it seems to be "oh my, I can't believe sky don't care about the lower leagues and just pay lip service to them with half-arsed under-researched articles".  Shocking.

I might start a thread about bears' toilet habits - new research seems to suggest they've been seen heading towards the woods holding a magazine.

Passing judgement on threads without reading them is never a good idea...either read them or don't pass judgement.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Doore on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:36:28
Passing judgement on threads without reading them is never a good idea...either read them or don't pass judgement.

Fair point.  My apologies, Mr Smeeton.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Arch Stanton on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 22:42:54
The Guardian are currently running a poll on who will win the Div 1 title -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/poll/2010/aug/04/who-will-win-league-one-poll

If you scroll to all the comments at the bottom of the page there seems quite a few predicting a play-off berth for the Town, although a couple do suggest automatic promotion could be on the cards.

The current results -

  1.6%  Bournemouth 
  2.3%  Brentford 
  3.1%  Brighton & Hove Albion 
  1.6%  Bristol Rovers 
  0.9%  Carlisle United 
  7.4%  Charlton Athletic 
  0.9%  Colchester United 
  0.7%  Dagenham & Redbridge 
  1.5%  Exeter City 
  1.2%  Hartlepool United 
  4.2%  Huddersfield Town 
  1.2%  Leyton Orient 
  1.9%  Franchise 
  2.8%  Notts County 
  0.9%  Oldham Athletic 
  2.3%  Peterborough United 
  2.8%  Plymouth Argyle 
  1.2%  Rochdale 
  9.7%  Sheffield Wednesday 
  45.5%  Southampton 
  3.4%  Swindon Town 
  1.3%  Tranmere Rovers 
  0.8%  Walsall 
  0.9%  Yeovil Town 


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 23:48:46
Seems like a nice opportunity to play a little trick. Let's up the Swindon vote a touch! :)

Surely much better to up the Brighton, Charlton vote etc


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 23:49:18
Or just all like the DaveLeePikney comment slagging off the Franchise.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Nemo on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 07:43:42
Or just all like the DaveLeePikney comment slagging off the Franchise.

1,348 :D


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 08:10:41
From the football league one

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Charlton Athletic missed out on the chance to bounce back to the Championship at the first attempt last season, as they were beaten in the Play-Offs by Swindon

That is the only time we are mentioned, perhaps they think we went up or something and are no longer in this division.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: pauld on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 08:18:31
As Reg says, more than happy for us once again to be the stealth bomber of League 1, silently slipping under everyone's radar


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: nevillew on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 08:25:13
As Reg says, more than happy for us once again to be the stealth bomber of League 1, silently slipping under everyone's radar

**Pedant**  Stealth bombers don't actually fly under the radar do they ?**Pedant**


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 08:30:22
As Reg says, more than happy for us once again to be the stealth bomber of League 1, silently slipping under everyone's radar

Absolutely.

Although I'd rather we were a stealth Trebuchet.



Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Colin Todd on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 09:07:55
Cant say I'm offended by the various websites predictions for us - from the outside it looks like we've lost 2 of our best players and not replaced them in addition to another of our best players returning to his parent club and not being likley to return.  Hopefully we know better.

Like others I am mystified by Charltons high placing though. lost good players and no money to replace them. Had a ropey end to the season.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: pauld on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 09:11:46
**Pedant**  Stealth bombers don't actually fly under the radar do they ?**Pedant**
I have no idea tbh. As my original post clearly demonstrates I know next to nothing about advanced military radar avoidance (if that's what it is) technology.

Anyway I've been converted by BR's suggestion that we should be a stealth Trebuchet. Possibly with a couple of stealth ballistas on the wings. Medieval siege weaponry is where it's at


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 09:25:22
And can someone please tell me why Notts County are so highly rated?

They have a rookie manager, and they have a big Munto debt to sort out.

Also, Peterborough. Yes, they have got Gary Johnson as manager, but the Chairman,who spent a lot of money when he bought the club, has hardly spent a penny over the last few years, due to the fact that the Chairman's business is Spanish timeshare, which has collapsed. They'll be lucky to finish mid-table.

By the way, in regards to us, let them think we just got lucky last year, but I don't think the surprise element will last long.

Re Peterborough, not strictly true. Can't remember exactly who they have signed but they got Grant McCann from Scunny who was excellent when Scunny were in League 1. Posh will be there or there abouts.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: ghanimah on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 09:32:51
**Pedant**  Stealth bombers don't actually fly under the radar do they ?**Pedant**

But they can...if they wanted to.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 11:28:43
That Guardian poll is now lead by...Brighton with 44.3%, followed by Sothampton with 22.5%.

So you can see what the Brighton fans have been doing this morning...


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Summerof69 on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 12:02:59
And there is a blog on League One, with them making Southampton big favourites...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulfletcher/2010/08/can_anyone_stop_southampton.html#240436


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Colin Todd on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 12:05:14
That Guardian poll is now lead by...Brighton with 44.3%, followed by Sothampton with 22.5%.

So you can see what the Brighton fans have been doing this morning...

Must be fans of other clubs voting in fear of the all conquering Brighton.

They're getting a new stadium next year you know.



Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 12:09:57
That Guardian poll is now lead by...Brighton with 44.3%, followed by Sothampton with 22.5%.

So you can see what the Brighton fans have been doing this morning...

More likely Bazza....


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: donkey on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 12:34:43
But they can...if they wanted to.

Presumably at take off and landing at least.

And back on topic, I voted Brighton.  They are so big, they scare me.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 21:07:36
Beags fancies us.

http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,15231_6294768,00.html


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Crispy on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 21:10:05
Good boy mr. peter beagrie


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 22:54:31
Must be fans of other clubs voting in fear of the all conquering Brighton.

They're getting a new stadium next year you know.
I'm trying to work out if this is a serious comment or a pisstake...

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It's hard to see beyond brighton in the poll and in the league. if we get another striker, of decent quality (nathan tyson, sam vokes, reuben reid, simon cox, vassell, jan v of h) and a left winger (joel grant, kazenga lua lua, monkhouse) then will walk the league.

We have the best midfield and the best defence in the league this year. our fullbacks are near prem quality in calderon and painter. elliot bennet is the best winger in the league and gus is the best manager.

Everything is looking good for us and with our full backs over lapping will be playing footy most of the division won't understand. will pass everyone off the park and have them chasing shadows. teams won't no what hits them when gus brings us style hounds round!!!!!!

With our new stadium on the way and guaranteed capacity following will be pushing for the premiership in about 3 years. watch this space and see some real football this season. we pass so well and play such class football will teach most teams a footballing lesson!!! we will untouchable once we gets the players in and it will be scarey to watch!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 22:57:45
Beags fancies us.

http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,15231_6294768,00.html
That was probably written before Dossevi, Ferry and Caddis were signed too what with them not being mentioned.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Benzel on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 22:58:24
I'm going to take it as a piss take, so I can bask in it's glorious trollery.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: comeonboro11 on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 23:34:25
Hi Swindon fans,

I've also done a preview here: http://posh.footballblog.co.uk/theoppositionpart4.html . It would be great to get your feedback on how you think your team will do this season. Do you agree with me?

Good luck this season apart from against Posh ;)


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 23:37:53
Hi Swindon fans,

I've also done a preview here: http://posh.footballblog.co.uk/theoppositionpart4.html . It would be great to get your feedback on how you think your team will do this season. Do you agree with me?

Good luck this season apart from against Posh ;)
Not bad. I think Caddis and Dossevi have the potential to be two huge signings for us, but you can be forgiven for overlooking that as very few fans of League One clubs will know anything about them. With those two, Rose and Prutton we look stronger than last year so hopefully we'll reach 6th place as a minimum.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: comeonboro11 on Thursday, August 5, 2010, 23:41:45
Not bad. I think Caddis and Dossevi have the potential to be two huge signings for us, but you can be forgiven for overlooking that as very few fans of League One clubs will know anything about them. With those two, Rose and Prutton we look stronger than last year so hopefully we'll reach 6th place as a minimum.

I knew a little about Caddis. I must confess I know nothing about Dossevi but on further research he does look like he could be an important player. I also rate Prutton very highly. You'll be in the play-offs again, i'm sure of that.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Panda Paws on Friday, August 6, 2010, 00:27:27
Well if we're all touting our previews around mine is here http://www.football.co.uk/blogs/5009/1011537.shtml ,written before doss, ferry and caddis signed


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: flammableBen on Friday, August 6, 2010, 06:43:57
Mine is here... http://www.meatspin.com/


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Spy on Friday, August 6, 2010, 06:45:30
You could have at least put in some effort by hiding the actual url and just making the "here" clickable.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Barry Scott on Friday, August 6, 2010, 07:49:30
He's got to give those at work or whatever a fighting chance of keeping their jobs though Spy!

Mine is here... http://www.meatspin.com/

Is that the one with the hateful javascript that resizes the window, moves around and has many prompts so it's near impossible to close?


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, August 6, 2010, 07:53:23
Hi Swindon fans,

I've also done a preview here: http://posh.footballblog.co.uk/theoppositionpart4.html . It would be great to get your feedback on how you think your team will do this season. Do you agree with me?

Good luck this season apart from against Posh ;)

A good, pretty well researched piece.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: comeonboro11 on Saturday, August 7, 2010, 00:29:25
A good, pretty well researched piece.

Thanks mate.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 7, 2010, 09:17:51
I don't think we jad a mention on football league weekend. The scum had a piece though. From what they said Joey beauchamp played in the league cup final..


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Stegenfreud on Saturday, August 7, 2010, 09:56:40
I don't think we jad a mention on football league weekend. The scum had a piece though. From what they said Joey beauchamp played in the league cup final..

From reading around most pundits and opinion seem to think we are merely mid table fodder.... Fair enough from the outside we have lost Bill and Gordy and no 'names' have replaced them, but surely these footballing experts can see we have a much stronger squad... well no, it seems not. Predictably they just look at the size of the club and prior reputation rather than the teams on the pitch. The one that i really don't understand is Charlton consistently being touted as promotion contenders, based on what? And Brighton.... again based on what? Having said that perhaps being under the radar a tad is a good thing...


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 1, 2011, 14:46:41
They haven't a clue outside the Prem. Walsall to finish above us!! I'd stick A hundred quid on that not happening.

Did you stick 100 on that then Sutton?

Just thought I would look back and see how wrong some of us were before the season started.


Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: @MacPhlea on Friday, April 1, 2011, 16:32:45
Oh dear...



Title: Re: Sky Sports League 1 preview
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, April 1, 2011, 16:58:56
 Think our stealth trebuchet, got under the radar alright, but crashed and burned at an oasis near Benghazi.

 It's reported that Luciano Gaucci has been shown the remains by al-Saadi Gaddafi, and is interested in resurrecting the carcass.