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    What was your average, Midlander? FC United probably got a few more in quite a lot of games towards the end of the season in the Evo-Stik.

    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    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.
    Not really! The game itself was fairly boring. Considering FC United can't actually defend that well, Ashton didn't get anywhere near scoring until Chris Baguley came on and when he did he ran the show because he was so much fitter. It had been a silly end to the season with the same groups of players at each club playing twice a week for months and him being fitter just made the difference. FC United finally started shooting in extra time (their first had been a penalty) but Ashton scored with their only two real chances, and one of those was a gift.

    I sort of understand that the play offs do keep things more interesting, as teams in 8th or 9th can still hope for promotion and therefore keep playing their best teams rather than blooding new players, but I don't think it makes up for the fact that a team in 8th or 9th weeks before the end of the season can go up. If you're that low down, you haven't earned it over the course of the season, especially in a league where the team that finishes 2nd, a point off first, can be so easily beaten due to being exhausted.

    (Original post by brocklehurst95)
    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.
    Fifth year in a row in the play offs, I think. This is the first time they didn't get to the final. It's verging on Brentford levels of depressing. I understand why only one team goes up automatically here because there's multiple divisions feeding into fewer divisions, but it's still just so crushing.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)
    What was your average, Midlander? FC United probably got a few more in quite a lot of games towards the end of the season in the Evo-Stik.



    Not really! The game itself was fairly boring. Considering FC United can't actually defend that well, Ashton didn't get anywhere near scoring until Chris Baguley came on and when he did he ran the show because he was so much fitter. It had been a silly end to the season with the same groups of players at each club playing twice a week for months and him being fitter just made the difference. FC United finally started shooting in extra time (their first had been a penalty) but Ashton scored with their only two real chances, and one of those was a gift.

    I sort of understand that the play offs do keep things more interesting, as teams in 8th or 9th can still hope for promotion and therefore keep playing their best teams rather than blooding new players, but I don't think it makes up for the fact that a team in 8th or 9th weeks before the end of the season can go up. If you're that low down, you haven't earned it over the course of the season, especially in a league where the team that finishes 2nd, a point off first, can be so easily beaten due to being exhausted.



    Fifth year in a row in the play offs, I think. This is the first time they didn't get to the final. It's verging on Brentford levels of depressing. I understand why only one team goes up automatically here because there's multiple divisions feeding into fewer divisions, but it's still just so crushing.
    I thought they might be but Stockport are the only ones below Conference level with a higher average than ours of 2,200 odd. FCUM aren't far off though.


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    (Original post by bun)
    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!
    Maybe it won’t be as bad as I’ve made it out to be. I guess our budget is the healthiest it has been for a long time because the money we made from our two finals last season went to paying off all our debt. So we’re no longer in debt. Also, it looks like the Welsh FA (and several sources) are helping by funding us to improve our pitch and facilities. So I guess that will let us have a bit more of a budget as we won’t have to worry about spending on other things, that pitch is a complete mess too so we would have had to spend a fair bit on it. Although our average attendance is in the top five for this league, it’s actually been pretty low for us and with being a fan-owned club we rely heavily on our gates, so getting attendances below 2,500 when we’ve probably estimated for 3,000 upwards will put a bit of a dent into our budget. I know our performances have been poor but I don’t understand, three years ago we nearly lost this club and would have had to watch a different club (or at least under a different name), in a lower league and in a different ground, so regardless of our performances I’m just happy to still be able to sit in the Racecourse and watch the team I’ve watch since I was seven.

    Yeah, I don’t imagine their attendances would increase greatly if they do go up a league. Only 303 away fans against Grimsby tonight, it’s only a two and a half hour trip which is pretty manageable on a weeknight. As expected more than usual for their away games but still pretty poor. It’s a shame but that’s how it is with some of these teams. You’ve got to admire the ones who make the away trip when there are only a handful of them. I think Braintree had the least fans to the Racecourse this season with less than 15 and I expect Gateshead weren’t too far behind. In a way it’s quite sweet because they are your genuine football fans who have the utter most love for their club, none of these little ****s that you get when Luton visit or something.

    They were both tight first legs. Cambridge really have hit a dry patch in front of goal at the moment. I had this game on in the background and it was horrendous. Hopefully that’ll be a better game on Sunday! Tonights match sounded as if it was better but I didn’t watch it. Both ties are still all up for grabs in the second leg.


    (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)
    Thanks for reminding me. That was painful, possibly more painful than losing in the final the last season because we actually deserved to go up that season.
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    (Original post by ra-ra-ra)
    Maybe it won’t be as bad as I’ve made it out to be. I guess our budget is the healthiest it has been for a long time because the money we made from our two finals last season went to paying off all our debt. So we’re no longer in debt. Also, it looks like the Welsh FA (and several sources) are helping by funding us to improve our pitch and facilities. So I guess that will let us have a bit more of a budget as we won’t have to worry about spending on other things, that pitch is a complete mess too so we would have had to spend a fair bit on it. Although our average attendance is in the top five for this league, it’s actually been pretty low for us and with being a fan-owned club we rely heavily on our gates, so getting attendances below 2,500 when we’ve probably estimated for 3,000 upwards will put a bit of a dent into our budget. I know our performances have been poor but I don’t understand, three years ago we nearly lost this club and would have had to watch a different club (or at least under a different name), in a lower league and in a different ground, so regardless of our performances I’m just happy to still be able to sit in the Racecourse and watch the team I’ve watch since I was seven.

    Yeah, I don’t imagine their attendances would increase greatly if they do go up a league. Only 303 away fans against Grimsby tonight, it’s only a two and a half hour trip which is pretty manageable on a weeknight. As expected more than usual for their away games but still pretty poor. It’s a shame but that’s how it is with some of these teams. You’ve got to admire the ones who make the away trip when there are only a handful of them. I think Braintree had the least fans to the Racecourse this season with less than 15 and I expect Gateshead weren’t too far behind. In a way it’s quite sweet because they are your genuine football fans who have the utter most love for their club, none of these little ****s that you get when Luton visit or something.

    They were both tight first legs. Cambridge really have hit a dry patch in front of goal at the moment. I had this game on in the background and it was horrendous. Hopefully that’ll be a better game on Sunday! Tonights match sounded as if it was better but I didn’t watch it. Both ties are still all up for grabs in the second leg.

    Thanks for reminding me. That was painful, possibly more painful than losing in the final the last season because we actually deserved to go up that season.
    That sounds a lot more positive financially then! To be honest, if you're facilities are being improved, that should help to attract some pretty good players, too, as that's often just as if not more so important than wages for players.

    Haha, I know that feeling. I was just saying with a few mates the other day, that for the first time in my lifetime, I can enjoy the play-offs this year. Every year in the conference, I couldn't enjoy it, as we were worrying about our future, having only just come off the back of being literally minutes away from going bust as a club.

    yeah.. not sure it is love for their club though. A lot of them are Newcastle fans who are disgruntled with the way Newcastl are playing, and so are heading along to Gateshead. Bit like Halifax - if they really cared, they wouldn't have let their club die!

    I didnt see the Cambridge game, but watched last night's - Grimsby incredibly unlucky not to be a few goals up I think. Gateshead playing exactly like York did under Mills - seems he hasn't changed.

    And hey - you didn't deserve to go up that season, we did hehe
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    Ra-ra-ra, if crowds of below 2500 are causing you trouble in the Conference I dread to think what they're doing to us in League 1!


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    Didn't take advantage of having the upper hand in the first half. Saying hi to League one as a result!!!

    I predict administration next season.
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    Final day of the Championship:

    -Brighton in the play-offs
    -Birmingham survive
    -Doncaster relegated

    The goal that kept Birmingham up was scored in the 90+3rd minute.
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    Reading pitch invaded, only to find that Brighton had in fact claimed the last play-off place, how unfortunate.


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    Talking of attendances, York have 1400 away fans at a dead-rubber match at Scunthorpe today. Not bad considering lots of people are saving up for the play offs, so didn't want to go today.
    Not as good as some lg 2 clubs, but should take our average away attendance up to about 950 I think.

    Looks like the play-offs could be interesting. My money's on Southend, but it's going to be very tight methinks!
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    Bye Doncaster :wavey:
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    Crap end to a crap season-roll on next month's court hearing.


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    Reading pitch invaded, only to find that Brighton had in fact claimed the last play-off place, how unfortunate.
    I was at that game and it was the most bizarre thing ever. People obviously heard others saying 2-2, referring to the Bolton Birmingham game, but people thought they were referring to the Brighton game :laugh: A lot of people just went on the pitch for the sake of it, including me I must admit. I'm not a Reading fan so it was quite funny seeing everyone's faces drop when the real score came up on the big screen.

    Delighted that Birmingham have stayed up too. 93rd minute and all!
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    (Original post by Silver Arrows)
    Bye Doncaster :wavey:
    Jesus how did we escape relegation!?!
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    Final day of the Championship:

    -Brighton in the play-offs
    -Birmingham survive
    -Doncaster relegated

    The goal that kept Birmingham up was scored in the 90+3rd minute.
    A header from a 5ft2 player who was bought and has his wages paid out another players wages no less
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    Jesus how did we escape relegation!?!
    Doncaster had a match abandoned early in the season where they were winning 3-1. They lost the replay. I'm sure there are plenty of Birmingham fans who would buy the referee from that game a pint or two.
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    (Original post by redferry)
    A header from a 5ft2 player who was bought and has his wages paid out another players wages no less
    Someone told me that Peter Pannu, the Brum chief executive, is paying himself £5m a year. Totally insane.


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    Great draw for Derby in the play-offs. Think we'll have too much for Brighton.
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    (Original post by Midlander)
    Someone told me that Peter Pannu, the Brum chief executive, is paying himself £5m a year. Totally insane.


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    Yeah pretty much. He gets two salaries and the vast majority of the money spent on administration. I'm praying they sell this season.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Doncaster had a match abandoned early in the season where they were winning 3-1. They lost the replay. I'm sure there are plenty of Birmingham fans who would buy the referee from that game a pint or two.
    Yeah it sure as hell hasn't happened off the back of our own performance. Talk about leaving it bloody late. Being a Birmingham fan knocks a good 10 years off my life from stress!
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    Just got back from Bolton (stayed in Manchester celebrating) amazing atmosphere, really nerveracking I couldnt stop crying!! Don't want to do that again in a hurry!!

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