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Post here if you’re bottom of the table

Discussion in 'Championship' started by RM, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Thijssen

    Thijssen Registered User

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    I think the bottom six or so now look to be the ones who will fight it out. It’s always tight in mid-table so escape (and collapse) are both possible however. For us I think it’s a case of just hanging in there until January and then hoping that the owner and manager can bring in some firepower to pull off the miracle escape.
     
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  2. Topgunn

    Topgunn ###### off

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    I have to say, our league one season is probably my favourite barring the first game.
     
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  3. KeiranShikari

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    Colchester was an experience.
     
  4. McKenna's Wand

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    Try missing out on automatics there, after a 6 hour drive to make a 12.30pm kick off.
     
  5. McKenna's Wand

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    Things looked to be going well until Sean Maguire pulled his hamstring again for Ireland and we today woke up to the news that Daniel Johnson is probably out for the season with a thigh injury. Third player to be sidelined for the entire season (Bodin & Harrop).

    Maguire might as well be included in that list as well, only got 3 starts out of him and will be missing for another 3 weeks at least.

    Alan Browne pulled out of the Ireland squad as well with a shoulder problem.
     
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    Nothing against Ipswich ( I really haven’t) but you’re due a stint in the 3rd tier of English football given that you’ve managed to avoid it for 60 years while the rest of us have all had a belly full.

    Good attendance last night mind. What was that down to ?
     
  7. KeiranShikari

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    They gave tickets away.
     
  8. Suffolk Punch

    Suffolk Punch Be careful what you wish for

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    All tickets were £10 or less. It worked as we had an extra 10,000 people there who wouldn't have turned up otherwise.

    We are 6 points adrift now and it's going to be very hard to try and claw it back. Hopefully Lambert will decide to stick around in League One, if he does then I would fancy our chances at coming straight back up. If we have to try and find a new manager then who knows.

    Only positive at the moment is we do have a few promising youngsters, Jack Lankester being the latest one who has impressed in his first few appearances.
     
  9. EssexTractor

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    Regardless of whether you think we’re due a stint, I now think it will happen. Other clubs around us just seem to be able to pick up points but we can’t. Albeit West Brom have picked up of late and looked the best team I’d seen so far this season on the ball.

    I just wish Evans would sell up, his ten years here been error after error. Even the year we made the play offs he almost cost us the season by not backing Mick in the January! High ticket prices, tiny playing budget, the ground is clearly not being looked after (the roof on both of the Bobby Robson and Alf Ramsey stands are broken somewhat and moss Is growing everywhere. Simple things like the toilets don’t even flush!). Town fans won’t complain as it’s Evans club (owning 87% of it) and it’s up to him what he does.

    That 60 year record was something to be proud of for a club of our size and Evans has/will break that record. Think there’s only 7 or 8 other clubs that have been in the top 2 leagues that long
     
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    Up to 16th now, 8 unbeaten, amazed we're 4th in the scoring charts with our attacking injuries.

    Tough one against Boro on Tuesday though, they can shithouse a win anywhere in this league.
     
  11. Suffolk Punch

    Suffolk Punch Be careful what you wish for

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    That my friends is that, we aren't coming back from this now :no: I had hoped a win tonight would have given us a chance but we managed to contrive a way to lose that game.

    Any positives at all from League One? No International breaks and a chance for some new grounds? At least if we enter the FA Cup in the 1st round we might actually have a chance to win a cup game.
     
  12. SamB_SCFC

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    Depends how quickly you get back up. If you get promoted quickly it's real good fun. You get to visit grounds you only normally see in the cups and it's fun playing the big fish in a small pond and taking huge away followings to small grounds and having more fans than the home team. And when you've had nothing to celebrate for a long time like you have it can be a welcome relief to win more than you lose and get some feel good factor back.

    However if you don't bounce back in the first couple of seasons it can become a real soul destroying experience where you feel like your club is dying a slow death. The crowds and the big away followings die off, you start to suffer financially and you get into real danger of becoming part of the furniture and getting stuck there like Coventry have done.

    I've seen both sides with Stoke. In the early 90s we had 3 seasons down there and although we were dreadful in the first season we were strong in the following two and we had a Wembley win in the Autoglass Trophy and a Championship win in our third season which was great. We played some of the most entertaining and enjoyable football I've ever seen with Stoke.

    Then our second spell in the late 90s/early 2000s was very different. We were cash strapped and our performance levels were very hit and miss. The novelty had completely worn off thanks to our early 90s spell and there was just frustration and anger that we'd allowed ourselves to drop down there again. It was a real maul, an 8th place followed by two playoff defeats before finally going up through the playoffs in our fourth season. The promotion season was much more of a grind though where we were mostly unconvincing and only sneaked up through the playoffs which were agonising and full of pressure. The promotion feeling was more about relief than elation. I'm sure Sheffield United fans can relate to it after a similar experience recently.

    Put it this way, survival is far better than going down because if you do get stuck it really is a horrendous experience. Clubs that bounce back quickly tend to be clubs that are financially sound with talent in their squads who have simply been mismanaged and a sequence of poor decisions got them relegated. Leicester, Wolves and Norwich spring to mind over the last decade and probably Sunderland this season. You seem to be more in the second, more worrying camp. The club who has declined gradually over time, doesn't have much money therefore will struggle to exert the 'big club' influence and doesn't have a great deal of obvious quality in the squad. Those clubs tend to have a harder time bouncing back.
     
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    @SamB_SCFC sums it up well.

    It's great for the first season. New grounds, cheaper tickets, winning games regularly, it feels like you enjoy your football again.

    If you don't get up though, it's horrific. The 4th and 5th seasons were just painful for us and it made me want to stop going to be honest. After watching that for years I'm enjoying the Championship so much and another reason I won't get too disappointed if we fall short of promotion this time.
     
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  14. EssexTractor

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    Don’t count on it with Mr Evans
     
  15. ITFC Jez

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    Last night's result was a really painful kick in the teeth. Really feel like I've had the stuffing taken out of me and think it's really going to happen (barring a miracle that I can't see coming currently).

    There's so much wrong right now, on and off the park.

    IF Lambert keeps us up, it will be once helluva achievement. But if we go down, there are a whole host of massive questions that will need to be answered and answered pronto.
     
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    We're in dire trouble, it seems as if the team and manager have been found out. There's quality in spells but at other times we've looked appalling. The Norwich game was a prime example, it was unforgivable to lose that the way we did.

    We'll win more games in League One but that's little consolation.
     
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    Going to start packing my belongings for the trip down to L1. We've been in this league nearly as long as I've been on this board, I think (2002). In fact, I think it coincided. Feel a part of the furniture, but time for pastures new and the riff raff & slums "downstairs".

    :no::cry::enditall
     
  18. Madejski

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    League One can't be too bad these days can it? Not really paid too much attention since we left in 2002. Will be nice to see some different places, new grounds.

    Statistically we were the worst football league club in 2018, and we've started 2019 off with a 4-1 defeat at home.

    Hope we make serious preparations for League One next season, not making panic signings this window with overpaid wages. All it will do is delay any possible comeback.
     
  19. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Some nice grounds in League One and probably standing which will please some with a feel for the old days.

    There is Luton though as well...for now.
     
  20. EssexTractor

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    I fear we’ll become a lot like Coventry :( long history of top two divisions and then left to rot in the lower leagues due to horrendous club ownership...

    We’ve been on the championship for 3/4 of my life so will be strange!
     

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