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    Birmingham losing again, looking very likely that they'll be relegated. I do worry for them, if they go down to League One it will be a good few years before they return.
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    (Original post by CraigWM)
    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?
    It was in London Conley. I took part in a u14 match. It was definetly a great experience. I heard more Italian than English in the training ground. Most of the staff were Italian. Anya was actually very small. There were a couple of huge players, one of which was exstrand.
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    Birmingham losing again, looking very likely that they'll be relegated. I do worry for them, if they go down to League One it will be a good few years before they return.
    All they need is a takeover-I would not expect them to stay in this dump of a division for too long.


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    (Original post by billybo_h)
    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.
    Tell me about it! Don't get me wrong though, every other experience I've had with a Derby player (both current and former) has been fantastic. Even on that occasion, Hendrick and Russell were both lovely and more than made up for Hughes. Even Robbie Savage was a really nice guy when I actually expected him to be a massive ****.

    I tried to convince myself that it was probably alcohol-related (or that he was just having a bad night) but I've heard similar stories from other fans. To be fair though, I'm not surprised he's got a bit of an ego if he's being watched by the top teams in the world at the age of 18/19. It's easy for supporters to say that they wouldn't be like that if they were him but you wouldn't know unless it actually happened.
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    It wouldn't have been a proper season without some play off heartbreak. I went along to FC United last night (housemate is a season ticket holder) and despite finishing 20 points ahead of Ashton, they conceded an equaliser in the 93rd minute and then lost the tie in the 122nd. In the Evo-Stik league play-offs take place over one leg. I really can't stand this system of promotion and relegation.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)
    It wouldn't have been a proper season without some play off heartbreak. I went along to FC United last night (housemate is a season ticket holder) and despite finishing 20 points ahead of Ashton, they conceded an equaliser in the 93rd minute and then lost the tie in the 122nd. In the Evo-Stik league play-offs take place over one leg. I really can't stand this system of promotion and relegation.
    Sounds like a pretty epic match though. :yes:

    I like the playoff system - it keeps the season more interesting - and would introduce playoffs for the final relegation place in a league.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Birmingham losing again, looking very likely that they'll be relegated. I do worry for them, if they go down to League One it will be a good few years before they return.
    Very true. I predicted we'd go down at the start of the season. We deserve to go down, we have only won two home games all season.

    It'll only make shifting the ownership even harder, not to mention Lee Clark. The man is an absolute scumbag, he had an absolute raging go at Mitch Hancox, who is only a kid, after the Leeds game for getting the crowd going, to the point that he nearly cried.

    Lowest time ever to be a blues fan
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    (Original post by redferry)
    Very true. I predicted we'd go down at the start of the season. We deserve to go down, we have only won two home games all season.

    It'll only make shifting the ownership even harder, not to mention Lee Clark. The man is an absolute scumbag, he had an absolute raging go at Mitch Hancox, who is only a kid, after the Leeds game for getting the crowd going, to the point that he nearly cried.

    Lowest time ever to be a blues fan
    Bloody hell! What's wrong with getting the crowd going?

    Your best hope is a draw at the weekend (can't see donny getting a result vs us)

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    (Original post by redferry)
    Very true. I predicted we'd go down at the start of the season. We deserve to go down, we have only won two home games all season.

    It'll only make shifting the ownership even harder, not to mention Lee Clark. The man is an absolute scumbag, he had an absolute raging go at Mitch Hancox, who is only a kid, after the Leeds game for getting the crowd going, to the point that he nearly cried.

    Lowest time ever to be a blues fan
    It can always get worse Would expect you to get something from Bolton though, I wouldn't be too worried.


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    Bloody hell! What's wrong with getting the crowd going?

    Your best hope is a draw at the weekend (can't see donny getting a result vs us)

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    Lee Clark is a ****er that's what's wrong with it

    Can't see us drawing either let's be honest here!
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    (Original post by Midlander)
    It can always get worse Would expect you to get something from Bolton though, I wouldn't be too worried.


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    My dads decided not to renew his season ticket next year. Its THAT bad.

    I'm not going to get my hopes up. I've watched us all season and there's no way we deserve to stay up! Its the hope that kills you lol.

    Its always sad to know your manager is a horrible person as well
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    (Original post by redferry)
    My dads decided not to renew his season ticket next year. Its THAT bad.

    I'm not going to get my hopes up. I've watched us all season and there's no way we deserve to stay up! Its the hope that kills you lol.

    Its always sad to know your manager is a horrible person as well
    New owners likely on the way, playing in Birmingham and so on and so on. It seems bleak right now but I don't see it lasting.


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    New owners likely on the way, playing in Birmingham and so on and so on. It seems bleak right now but I don't see it lasting.


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    Hopefully not. Well see.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)
    It wouldn't have been a proper season without some play off heartbreak. I went along to FC United last night (housemate is a season ticket holder) and despite finishing 20 points ahead of Ashton, they conceded an equaliser in the 93rd minute and then lost the tie in the 122nd. In the Evo-Stik league play-offs take place over one leg. I really can't stand this system of promotion and relegation.
    I heard about that, such a shame as FC United have been there or there abouts for the last 4 years or so. Great support as well, almost 3000 fans there yesterday.

    My 2nd team Lancaster City finished on 96 points in 2nd place a few years back. They got beat by Colwyn Bay in the playoff final after finishing 26 points ahead of them. Colwyn Bay got promoted the year after and are now playing in the CN whilst Lancaster are still in the same division. Sometimes it's just not fair.
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    Wrexham finished on 98 points in the Conference one year and still didn't get promoted. The play offs should be altered to give the team who finished highest more of an advantage imo. For example:

    6th v 5th
    Winner of that vs 4th
    Winner of that vs 3rd (Final)
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Wrexham finished on 98 points in the Conference one year and still didn't get promoted. The play offs should be altered to give the team who finished highest more of an advantage imo. For example:

    6th v 5th
    Winner of that vs 4th
    Winner of that vs 3rd (Final)
    I think it would be more useful to give the Conference an extra promotion slot considering how the standard of that league has increased in recent years. A play-off between 3rd in the Conference and 22nd in League 2 would be a lot more entertaining I think and has been taken on in Scotland this season as well as being the norm in Germany for longer.
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    (Original post by Midlander)
    I think it would be more useful to give the Conference an extra promotion slot considering how the standard of that league has increased in recent years. A play-off between 3rd in the Conference and 22nd in League 2 would be a lot more entertaining I think and has been taken on in Scotland this season as well as being the norm in Germany for longer.
    Oh I agree with you, it's effectively League Three. Problem with doing that is that it would have to be voted on by the football league clubs, and turkeys don't vote for Christmas.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Wrexham finished on 98 points in the Conference one year and still didn't get promoted. The play offs should be altered to give the team who finished highest more of an advantage imo. For example:

    6th v 5th
    Winner of that vs 4th
    Winner of that vs 3rd (Final)
    That reminds me almost of the Spanish Third Division (Segunda Division B). The league is divided into four groups- the winners of the four groups (four teams) pair off and play one match to determine which two teams get instant promotion. The second, third and fourth place teams (12 teams in total) all play each other in a complex playoff system for the two remaining promotion slots.

    Its a crazy but interesting system.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Oh I agree with you, it's effectively League Three. Problem with doing that is that it would have to be voted on by the football league clubs, and turkeys don't vote for Christmas.
    We're getting to the stage where more Conference teams are becoming full time set-ups with crowds comparable to the lower League 2 sides. Perhaps still premature but there is possibly a case for incorporating it into the Football League and making the leagues below strictly amateur as they do in Germany.

    That way turkeys don't have to vote for Christmas but the elite non league clubs get their reward for increasing the standard at that level.
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    Also, while we're on the Conference, the following Conference teams averaged more than Coventry this season:

    Luton, Grimsby, Cambridge, Wrexham, Chester and Lincoln (Kidderminster were just behind).

    Conference North: Stockport

    Congratulations SISU...
 
 
 
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