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« Reply #30 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 07:04:23 »

Bit of a surprising reaction to be honest, this doesn't really feel like the controversial edge of online discussion - pre-season predictions have been a thing forever and there are always positive and negative categories. Insisting on nothing but positivity seems... odd. I'm pretty sure everyone in this thread hopes Harries has a stomer on Saturday and every Saturday afterwards and goes on to become a Colin Calderwood type figure at the club - it doesn't mean we have to think it's likely. Every season has a boo boy or two (fairly or otherwise) and people are hardly shy about putting the boot into players who have since left the club. Maybe I've misjudged it, wouldn't be the first or last time.

That said, if anyone wants to ignore that category they're more than welcome. It also doesn't need to be a player - the big disappointment can equally be the new catering supplier or the PA system in the DRS not being fixed. Assuming that isn't unacceptable to point the finger at hard working maintenance/catering staff.


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« Reply #31 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 07:29:41 »

League Two
League Two winners: Bradford
Promoted: Bradford, Northampton, Mansfield, Orient (PO)
Playoffs: Orient, Salford, Tranmere, Crawley
Who's going down?: Rochdale, Barrow
Division Top Scorer: Danny Hylton

Swindon Town
Where will Swindon finish?: 9th
Top goalscorer: Yet to sign
Player of the season: Iandolo
Boo Boy/disappointment: League Two Referees

The Not the Top 20 podcast puts us down in 16th below the likes of Barrow and Stevenage, I'm not the most optimistic of fans but would be surprised if we finished that low. They also kept on saying how we tried really hard to keep hold of Conroy, despite us not even offering him a contact.
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« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 08:04:21 »

Predicting who you think will be the boo boy doesnít mean you yourself have to boo them

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« Reply #33 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 08:21:33 »

I predict that 90+% of the predictions in this thread will be wrong.
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« Reply #34 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 08:28:42 »

I predict that 90+% of the predictions in this thread will be wrong.
I predict 80% of the posts are bollocks. Long may it continue.
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« Reply #35 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 08:33:12 »

80% is being very generous, these days.
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« Reply #36 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 08:36:09 »

80% is being very generous, these days.
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« Reply #37 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 12:36:13 »

I hope Harries has a stormer on Saturday. Is this what our support base has become?? predicting a boo boy on the back of 1 friendly??

I called him out having watched only 2 mins of highlights from 3.5k miles away.  Now that's commitment to castigation for you.

In fairness, I also thought Reed looked shit in his first game for us last season.  In both cases my caveat was/is a hope that it was purely a fitness issue that would come good.  For Harries, the issue that could be seen in just those 2 mins was a terrible turning circle - no anticipation and bad body position combined with a slow turn for anything played down his shoulder.  That can either be awful technique and a problem, or just because he's not get any gas in the tank at the moment.

on the predictions front I have no idea.  Certainly if we finish any lower than last seasons finish it will be abject failure.  Historical data for this division shows we shouldn't be hanging around it in for too long unless we've really fucked up as a club.
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« Reply #38 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 12:39:25 »

The recruitment has been far more positive and encouraging than for many years. Just got to hope Sandro et al and their data havenít barked up too many wrong trees.
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« Reply #39 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 12:46:48 »

The recruitment has been far more positive and encouraging than for many years.

Has it?

We certainly have increased competition for places, retained some old heads (so far) and recruited players like Shade and MacDonald who have played a season at our level or several seasons above.

We have certainly done it earlier than under Power - which is great too.

We have a lot of prospects that could finance the club after helping the first team.

All that is great.

But I can't see how out actual quality is known. The core should be more than capable, but the peripheries - I can't see how we get to a conclusion one way or the other for a couple of months!
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« Reply #40 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 12:52:57 »

Hence my line of the post you decided not to quote!
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« Reply #41 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 13:16:12 »

Quote from: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey
Hence my line of the post you decided not to quote!

yeah, sorry.

but my point is I'm not sure what people are basing predicting doom or promotion on .
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« Reply #42 on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 13:43:02 »

League Two
League Two winners: Bradford
Promoted: Stockport, Swindon
Playoffs: Salford, Northampton, Orient, Mansfield
Who's going down?:Barrow, Walsall
Division Top Scorer: Paddy Madden

Swindon Town
Where will Swindon finish?:3rd
Top goalscorer: Mc Kirdy
Player of the season: Saidho Khan
Boo Boy/disappointment: Remeao Hutton (was gonna go with Cian Harries !)
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« Reply #43 on: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 07:55:27 »

Here's our collective table based on everyone's predictions:

1   Bradford City
2   Mansfield Town
3   Stockport County
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4   Northampton Town
5   Crawley Town
6   Leyton Orient
7   Tranmere Rovers
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8   Salford City
9   Swindon Town
10   Doncaster Rovers
11   AFC Wimbledon
12   Gillingham
13   Walsall
14   Grimsby Town
15   Crewe Alexandra
16   Carlisle United
17   Newport County
18   Sutton United
19   Stevenage
20   Rochdale
21   Colchester United
22   Hartlepool United
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23   Harrogate Town
24   Barrow


Doesn't look that far off to me. Hopefully Swindon will be the overperformer!
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« Reply #44 on: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 08:09:22 »

From what we know today I think that it pretty fair tbh
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