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    (Original post by bun)
    Are we really?! It still hasn't sunk in that I'm not actually dreaming all this!
    Our form in 2014 has been nothing short of phenomenal. 48pts from 66, only 8 goals conceded. 2nd best in Lg 2 is Burton over this time, with a whopping 17 goals conceded! And if you go from Feb, rather than Jan, ours goes to just 3 conceded!

    I was sad to see about Chester - thought they might just do it when they won last week, but alas, not to be.

    Sounds like you'll be having a big changeover of players! Any in particular you've got your eyes on?

    I'd quite like any of those in the play offs to go up. Cambridge, because they've suffered the conf long enough, Gateshead cos of Gary Mills, Grimsby because of all the former York players who are there, and Halifax, as it's a local away trip!
    Yeah, very impressive form which has seen you climb right up that table. I can see why it all feels like a dream because in January avoiding relegation was probably you main priority. You’re due a trip to Wembley too.

    There are many players I want but none that will come to Wrexham. With a low wage budget and only really being able to offer players one year contracts isn’t ideal for a lot of players which is why we tend to miss out. Kevin Wilkin seems to know what he wants though and has said he’s already spoken to a few players. He seems quite keen to bring a few of the Nuneaton lads over too so i guess someone like Louis Moult I wouldn't mind, but to be honest with you I can’t see us getting out of this league for a while.

    Gary Mills has done an absolutely outstanding job at Gateshead. There were near the bottom when he took over as I remember they went something like 5 or 6 without a win in their opening games. Then he went through October unbeaten and has only lost four games since then, one of those being a very unlucky defeat against us as we scored a 93rd minute winner. Mills has been in this position with getting a club in the play-offs before whereas Gateshead as a club have never been in the play-off position so hopefully with his experience it could help them. Considering they finished 17th last season and this season they were 3rd is amazing. I feel a bit sorry for Braintree with only just missing out but they seemed to have lost it towards the end with only managing to win three of their last ten matches.Wouldn't mind seeing Grimsby or Cambridge heading out of the league just because it'd be one less of the more known teams out of the league but I think it would be amazing for either Halifax or Gateshead to go up. Imagine if that's the final, I bet you no one would have guessed it would be them two!
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    A bit early I know as many teams cling in the balance but seeing as for once we're clear of relegation with games to go i'll ask if anybody is thinking of going on a pre season tour? I went last year to portugal and had muchos fun.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    A bit early I know as many teams cling in the balance but seeing as for once we're clear of relegation with games to go i'll ask if anybody is thinking of going on a pre season tour? I went last year to portugal and had muchos fun.
    How many of there were you? I know Watford went to, yes, Italy, who would've guessed, this preseason and about 12 people went to watch them, wondering if thats our **** support or a normality in the league.
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    (Original post by CraigWM)
    Watford fan signing in, I guess. Going for a 7-0 victory against City this weekend.
    Just saw your post. Sorry for the randomness of this quote. Have you ever been to their training ground? I officiated a Watford academy game today and I met allot of the players,in the canteen before hand for example deeney, Anya, samba diakete and almunia. They were all really nice. I met your gaffer briefly ( I asked him for directions without realising who he was) He didn't reply, but he shook my hand.
    Was an interesting morning.Btw I'm a qpr fan
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    (Original post by CraigWM)
    How many of there were you? I know Watford went to, yes, Italy, who would've guessed, this preseason and about 12 people went to watch them, wondering if thats our **** support or a normality in the league.
    We took around 500 for the first game and around 1000 for the second game very roughly. Hull brought about 100 and Braga brought none :lol:
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    (Original post by jacob1208)
    Just saw your post. Sorry for the randomness of this quote. Have you ever been to their training ground? I officiated a Watford academy game today and I met allot of the players,in the canteen before hand for example deeney, Anya, samba diakete and almunia. They were all really nice. I met your gaffer briefly ( I asked him for directions without realising who he was) He didn't reply, but he shook my hand.
    Was an interesting morning.Btw I'm a qpr fan
    Oh, what age group? Most of the players do seem down to earth, Deeney was in prison last year and his turnarounds been nothing short of remarkable. Ah, the gaffer, yeah he wouldn't have had a clue what you were on about, he came in January and doesn't speak English properly yet!

    I've never been to the training grond, no. Were you at London Colney or at the Harefield Academy?
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    (Original post by ra-ra-ra)
    Yeah, very impressive form which has seen you climb right up that table. I can see why it all feels like a dream because in January avoiding relegation was probably you main priority. You’re due a trip to Wembley too.

    There are many players I want but none that will come to Wrexham. With a low wage budget and only really being able to offer players one year contracts isn’t ideal for a lot of players which is why we tend to miss out. Kevin Wilkin seems to know what he wants though and has said he’s already spoken to a few players. He seems quite keen to bring a few of the Nuneaton lads over too so i guess someone like Louis Moult I wouldn't mind, but to be honest with you I can’t see us getting out of this league for a while.

    Gary Mills has done an absolutely outstanding job at Gateshead. There were near the bottom when he took over as I remember they went something like 5 or 6 without a win in their opening games. Then he went through October unbeaten and has only lost four games since then, one of those being a very unlucky defeat against us as we scored a 93rd minute winner. Mills has been in this position with getting a club in the play-offs before whereas Gateshead as a club have never been in the play-off position so hopefully with his experience it could help them. Considering they finished 17th last season and this season they were 3rd is amazing. I feel a bit sorry for Braintree with only just missing out but they seemed to have lost it towards the end with only managing to win three of their last ten matches.Wouldn't mind seeing Grimsby or Cambridge heading out of the league just because it'd be one less of the more known teams out of the league but I think it would be amazing for either Halifax or Gateshead to go up. Imagine if that's the final, I bet you no one would have guessed it would be them two!
    Yeah, we've not been in a year, bout time we went back there

    Ah, fair enough. Hopefully there'll be a fair few decent players knocking around that you can pick up cheaply. Is your budget really that bad?! I'd have thought with the crowds you get compared to some your budget should be ok.

    Indeed! Gateshead have had a wonderful upturn in results since he came in. Probably one of the best non-league managers around. The positive if they go up though is that that's one relegation spot taken! Mills is a pretty awful manager in reality. Tactically very naive, and he'll get found out in the league as he did with York. One problem with Gateshead is they'd probably set all kind of unwanted records for worst home and away attendences in the league. We've been moaning at Accrington this year, but even they bring more than Gateshead!

    Halifax - Gateshead final would be brilliant, though!
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    Championship Team of the Year: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Kieran Trippier (Burnley), Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich), Wes Morgan (Leicester), Jason Shackell (Burnley), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester), Andy Reid, Craig Bryson (Derby), Will Hughes (Derby), Danny Ings (Burnley), Ross McCormack (Leeds).

    Not too much of a surprise there in all honesty. Was surprised to see Angella get in there amongst the centre backs but I've heard Morgan has been great all season and whilst I haven't heard much about Cresswell, he's probably done better defending anyway.
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    Not sure on Big Wes getting in tbh - he's not been as good as he was last season (perhaps because Moore and Wasyl are better than Keane & Whitbread) but I suppose the captain of the title winners had to make it in.

    Can't agree with the midfield either - Drinkwater is a brilliant player, but James should be in there as well - they essentially come as a pair from what we've seen this season. Would have been a better choice than Reid - while he has played well, he's hardly played half a seasons worth.
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    (Original post by CraigWM)
    Championship Team of the Year: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Kieran Trippier (Burnley), Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich), Wes Morgan (Leicester), Jason Shackell (Burnley), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester), Andy Reid, Craig Bryson (Derby), Will Hughes (Derby), Danny Ings (Burnley), Ross McCormack (Leeds).

    Not too much of a surprise there in all honesty. Was surprised to see Angella get in there amongst the centre backs but I've heard Morgan has been great all season and whilst I haven't heard much about Cresswell, he's probably done better defending anyway.
    I think Deeney's absence is more of a surprise than Angella's. Consider the number of goals conceded, any Watford defensive player is going to be overlooked - although his attacking form has been incredible.

    Deeney, on the other hand, has scored two more than Danny Ings, and almost single-handedly saved any potential Watford despair. Ings and Vokes have been brilliant, but it has been together. Also, Jordan Rhodes and Lewis Grabban have also scored more, and Chris Martin the same amount, so why not them?

    Surprised to see Will Hughes in there though. Admittedly, I don't watch that many Derby games, but I've never been overly impressed by him, and his season stats are not overly impressive. Is it just a case of him being Will Hughes so he has to be on there, or has he actually been good.

    Also, my housemate went to school with Hughes; supposedly he is massively egotistical, so he will fit right when he gets an England call-up.
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    Derby to win the Championship Play-offs!!
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    (Original post by billybo_h)
    I think Deeney's absence is more of a surprise than Angella's. Consider the number of goals conceded, any Watford defensive player is going to be overlooked - although his attacking form has been incredible.

    Deeney, on the other hand, has scored two more than Danny Ings, and almost single-handedly saved any potential Watford despair. Ings and Vokes have been brilliant, but it has been together. Also, Jordan Rhodes and Lewis Grabban have also scored more, and Chris Martin the same amount, so why not them?

    Surprised to see Will Hughes in there though. Admittedly, I don't watch that many Derby games, but I've never been overly impressed by him, and his season stats are not overly impressive. Is it just a case of him being Will Hughes so he has to be on there, or has he actually been good.

    Also, my housemate went to school with Hughes; supposedly he is massively egotistical, so he will fit right when he gets an England call-up.
    I'm surprised to see Hughesy in there too. He's a good player and no doubt one of the best midfielders in the league but, on current form, he's not even starting for us at the minute as Hendrick's keeping him out.

    I can confirm that he is very egotistical too. Tried to charge me for a photo on a night out and I told him where to go. Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell were more than happy to have one taken with me (the latter even bought me a drink) but Hughes just stood there sulking and giving me evils whilst it was taken. I find it really difficult to cheer for him after that incident.
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    (Original post by billybo_h)
    I think Deeney's absence is more of a surprise than Angella's. Consider the number of goals conceded, any Watford defensive player is going to be overlooked - although his attacking form has been incredible.

    Deeney, on the other hand, has scored two more than Danny Ings, and almost single-handedly saved any potential Watford despair. Ings and Vokes have been brilliant, but it has been together. Also, Jordan Rhodes and Lewis Grabban have also scored more, and Chris Martin the same amount, so why not them?

    Surprised to see Will Hughes in there though. Admittedly, I don't watch that many Derby games, but I've never been overly impressed by him, and his season stats are not overly impressive. Is it just a case of him being Will Hughes so he has to be on there, or has he actually been good.

    Also, my housemate went to school with Hughes; supposedly he is massively egotistical, so he will fit right when he gets an England call-up.
    I imagine Ings is in over Deeney purely due to his link up with his strike partner, Vokes. Deeney has been brilliant and all, but hey, it'd look bad on them putting an ex-convict in is probably the reason, knowing the FL. Plus Ings did win POTY, it'd be stupid if he didn't make TOTY.

    I want Angella in just on the basis of how insane he is. He scores a goal and just throws his arms in any direction, and his flick against Forest. :eek:
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    (Original post by CraigWM)
    Deeney has been brilliant and all, but hey, it'd look bad on them putting an ex-convict in is probably the reason, knowing the FL. Plus Ings did win POTY, it'd be stupid if he didn't make TOTY.
    That didn't stop them putting Ched Evans in the team of the year the season he went to prison. Even after complaints Clarke Carlisle defended the choice.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Not sure on Big Wes getting in tbh - he's not been as good as he was last season (perhaps because Moore and Wasyl are better than Keane & Whitbread) but I suppose the captain of the title winners had to make it in.

    Can't agree with the midfield either - Drinkwater is a brilliant player, but James should be in there as well - they essentially come as a pair from what we've seen this season. Would have been a better choice than Reid - while he has played well, he's hardly played half a seasons worth.
    Maybe they didn't want it too lop sided with players from one team. If we had won the league I wouldn't care about team of the year-being champions means you are team of the year!


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    (Original post by Scott129)
    I can confirm that he is very egotistical too. Tried to charge me for a photo on a night out and I told him where to go. Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell were more than happy to have one taken with me (the latter even bought me a drink) but Hughes just stood there sulking and giving me evils whilst it was taken. I find it really difficult to cheer for him after that incident.
    Why do footballers make it so hard to support them? If only everyone was a stand-up human being. That's what is quite good about the current Watford squad; supporters of other teams suggest that we are losing our identity due to the influx of foreigners (how very UKIP-esque of them), but the likes of Pudil, Forestieri and Battocchio have ingrained themselves in the town and people always see them around. They have sort of become local icons, and they are always willing to have photo's taken when seen out eating/shopping etc.

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    I imagine Ings is in over Deeney purely due to his link up with his strike partner, Vokes. Deeney has been brilliant and all, but hey, it'd look bad on them putting an ex-convict in is probably the reason, knowing the FL. Plus Ings did win POTY, it'd be stupid if he didn't make TOTY.

    I want Angella in just on the basis of how insane he is. He scores a goal and just throws his arms in any direction, and his flick against Forest. :eek:
    Strangely, Ings won POTY, even though Vokes has arguably had a better season.

    I do love Angella though, he is a fantastic player, and to score seven times as a central defender is brilliant. I voted for the Forest goal as goal of the season. Also, his absence in the Derby game was very evident; people criticise him for defensive lapses, but the entire back-three looked dreadful without him. That run that drew the centre-halves away from Jamie Ward to give him a free shot on goal wasn't particularly great. It was just the defenders being complete idiots.
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    What do we make of Swindon's Ranger being caught on camera punching a woman repeatedly in the face?


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    What do we make of Swindon's Ranger being caught on camera punching a woman repeatedly in the face?


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    He's been acting like that pretty much since he turned pro-can't see him staying in League football for much longer to be honest.


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    (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
    What do we make of Swindon's Ranger being caught on camera punching a woman repeatedly in the face?


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    He's a very naughty boy I remember when we had him on loan and he brandished a shirt under his kit saying 'i'm a changed man' or something. He'll go the way of Evans and Madine rather soon I believe- Prison.
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    (Original post by Midlander)
    He's been acting like that pretty much since he turned pro-can't see him staying in League football for much longer to be honest.


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    He's a very naughty boy I remember when we had him on loan and he brandished a shirt under his kit saying 'i'm a changed man' or something. He'll go the way of Evans and Madine rather soon I believe- Prison.
    It's such a waste (not Ranger, he's replaceable) but imagine having the opportunity to make a vast amount of money just from playing football, and to throw it away so pointlessly...the mind boggles.
 
 
 
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