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Title: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 16:18:15
I know itís only been a handful of games but the impression many have is that we have a great chance of promotion this season.

So what can derail the STFC bandwagon? Personally, I canít see the playersí form tailing off - individuals maybe, but as a whole, no.

Weíve played the current top of the league and looked well ahead of them and really should have beaten them with ease.

Weíve been without Yates for 3 games without causing too many problems, currently Doughty is 2 from 3 missing games - again without disrupting our stylish play. Lyden came off injured - arguably one of the best players so far - and Grant stepped in looking very good.

If this squad doesnít make the autos my cockís a kipper!


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 16:25:04
Funny. I was watching TOTP (1987ish) and the Hothouse Flowers were on with what seemed to be huge levels of hype and they'd never been on my radar.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 16:26:27
Don't Go was a hit, and, er..


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Chunkyhair on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 16:38:14
Saw Hot House Flowers at a festival 3 or 4 years ago.  60 minute set included a 20 minute version of Don't Go...

...that aside I think we are starting to look like the real deal.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 17:17:59
So real i'm fake tanning myself and buying a shit suit


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 21:04:11
If this squad doesnít make the autos my cockís a kipper.

History has shown that Audreyís got the judgment of a crack whore. I really hope weíre not witnessing the birth of his new forum moniker.  >:(


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: DV Canio on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 21:11:10
So far so good.

I think the only concern I can come up with is the fact neither of our in form strikers are ours.
I donít know what clauses are in each loan deal but itís always a gamble to rely heavily on loan players.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 21:25:27
Real deal, for now. Now this may seem to be a case of chickens and eggs but I am already wondering what comes next season assuming we go up? Clearly money has and will continue to be an issue but next year in Div 1 we are going to need considerably more than we currently have available. If gates do not increase much beyond what they are currently are we going to be able to attract players from the championship down to L1?


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Frigby Daser on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 22:57:34
Iím excited. This is a season I want to get onboard for, having been a bit of a part timer for the past two. I donít expect Wellens to be here for long - I think heís that good and a long way from his family - we just need to bag a promotion (or two) whilst he is here.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 23:25:44
I'm optimistic, that's all the positivity you'll get out of me


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: REDBUCK on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 23:29:50
Woah, calm down ladies we are only seven games in

Averaging just under 2pts a game and a place in F A Cup by Early December and I'm aboard the happy wagon.

Plenty of time for injurys, suspensions and loss of form.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Tails on Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:18:53
The problem with our fans is that we are a defeat away from a meltdown. We had fans booing because we passed the ball backwards when 3-1 up at home against Morecambe so do not underestimate how quickly the fanbase will turn on them!

But overall the signs are encouraging. I felt a big shift in optimism with Wellens last year as you could see what he was trying to do. Barring a number of suspensions and injuries, the League Two title looks up for grabs with this team.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:21:48
Iíd love us to play against a decent Championship side, but getting through 2 FA Cup rounds is surely asking too much!


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:22:39
Iíd love us to play against a decent Championship side, but getting through 2 FA Cup rounds is surely asking too much!
I think we would probably out pass them and outplay them and lose to 2 sloppy defensive mistakes.


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: REDBUCK on Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:49:29
Not losing to a non league team and to compete against a top league one team would be signs of progress


Title: Re: Real Deal or Hothouse Flowers?
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:54:59
So far so good.

I think the only concern I can come up with is the fact neither of our in form strikers are ours.
I donít know what clauses are in each loan deal but itís always a gamble to rely heavily on loan players.

Agree so far so good, but we know from long and often bitter experience, there are many and various pitfalls that can derail a promising season.

My first taste, 63/64. Just after the SDTS 5-0 v Orient we go to Plymuff and win 4-2, so with a third of the season gone we're in auto for promotion to the top flight.

What can possibly go wrong, big crowds, national media attention on a crop of highly talented young players?  We then win 1 in 17.

I'm not sure anyone had a ready answer to that. It was more or less the same players.