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Lisbonlegend Posted on 26/07/2011 11:44
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Where will we finish this season? Put your hairy arse on the line and make a prediction, the winner gets a prize.

9th place for me.

borobadge Posted on 26/07/2011 11:45
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6th...

Lisbonlegend Posted on 26/07/2011 11:46
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Optimistic, I like it.[8)]

BigCasino Posted on 26/07/2011 11:46
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6th

Evil Posted on 26/07/2011 11:47
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4th. Just miss out.

A couple of loan signings and the younger lads excelling under Mowbray.

carltonkid Posted on 26/07/2011 11:48
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Fourth[^]

PinkPonce Posted on 26/07/2011 11:49
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1st

PP ... x

ccole Posted on 26/07/2011 11:49
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7th

Get_your_rat_out Posted on 26/07/2011 11:49
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10th

Humpty Posted on 26/07/2011 11:49
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10th

Lisbonlegend Posted on 26/07/2011 11:51
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Bloody hell...faith in Mogga it seems.

Get_your_rat_out Posted on 26/07/2011 11:53
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Got faith in Mogga

But we have got fcuk all hope of going up this year

bernies_cigs Posted on 26/07/2011 11:56
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heart - 6th
head - 13th

mitch_at_merseyside Posted on 26/07/2011 11:59
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2nd

John67 Posted on 26/07/2011 12:02
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If we keep the players we have now and do not sell anymore. Then adda couple of decent freebees we will finish 2nd or 3rd. If we sell Lita etc and get crap in or fail to replace 14th. But In Mogga We Trust UTB

Get_your_rat_out Posted on 26/07/2011 12:03
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West Ham
Leicster
Notts Forest
Birmingham

All will finish above us easy

Bandy Posted on 26/07/2011 12:20
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9th

bill_door Posted on 26/07/2011 12:22
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5th[^]

Doink Posted on 26/07/2011 12:22
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3rd, then beaten comfortably in the playoff semi.

Towell Posted on 26/07/2011 12:23
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10th

MarlonD Posted on 26/07/2011 12:26
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5th

parmo69 Posted on 26/07/2011 12:28
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8th

degsyspesh Posted on 26/07/2011 12:28
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12th

Pauluka Posted on 26/07/2011 12:28
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15th

the_elf_unit Posted on 26/07/2011 12:32
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a roller coaster ride into the play off's and sneak 6th place ont he final day and then beat West Ham at Wembley to go up into the Premier League where we will finish 4th bottom the season after, with Sunderland and Newcastle below us.

[:D][^][:P]

John67 Posted on 26/07/2011 12:34
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TEU: You forgot to mention the cup runs [:D]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 26/07/2011 12:36
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Not a single prediction for bottom half.

bill_door Posted on 26/07/2011 12:38
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"Not a single prediction for bottom half"

I can see two.[^]

Humpty Posted on 26/07/2011 12:41
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6th or above is laughable.

John67 Posted on 26/07/2011 12:43
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Why? The form at the end of the season was great and if we can replace crap with half decent why can't Mogga keep that form going or even improve it?

bill_door Posted on 26/07/2011 12:44
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Eh? So 7th is alright but 6th is just being silly?[:D]

SYDNEYSIDER Posted on 26/07/2011 12:45
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Top Six, defintely maybe!

Humpty Posted on 26/07/2011 12:48
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"Why? The form at the end of the season was great and if we can replace crap with half decent why can't Mogga keep that form going or even improve it?"

because we're considerably weaker than last season.

arnold_judas_rimmer Posted on 26/07/2011 12:50
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9th.

heaton_mersey_boro Posted on 26/07/2011 12:54
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5th [^]

Can see a lot of teams having very different squuads between 6th Aug - 1st September....


John67 Posted on 26/07/2011 12:58
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Humpty: Taylor, Arca, Flood, Hass and Tavares leaving means we are weaker? Don't think so apart from bodies wise. Hass never played, Tavares was cover as was Flood when fit. Arca was past it and Taylor apart from when his contrat was coming to an end was GASH. A few decent players and we are better than we were last season even during the last dozen or so games.

smoggieboy Posted on 26/07/2011 13:20
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11th

Hurworth Posted on 26/07/2011 13:24
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Unless we buy some quality soon then this team, as is stands, has more chance of getting wánked by the Pope than gaining promotion to the Premier League.

Jeremy_Clarkson Posted on 26/07/2011 13:30
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2nd [ref]

Behind West Ham [sad]

as long as we don't have our usual Xmas XXXXXXup [^]

degsyspesh Posted on 26/07/2011 13:37
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"Taylor, Arca, Flood, Hass and Tavares leaving means we are weaker?"

Errrr, yes. And you can add Smith to that list.

Northwestboro Posted on 26/07/2011 13:43
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8th at best unless we add an experienced keeper


John67 Posted on 26/07/2011 13:44
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Agree about Smith but the rest!!!!!

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 26/07/2011 13:46
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6th.

Humpty Posted on 26/07/2011 14:20
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You have improve your squad to stand still in the top leagues. Losing players and not replacing them, two first teamers as it stands, is a backwards step. Mowbray will be organised and have us playing some decent football, but a couple of injuries in key positions and we're in trouble. That's not to mention our first choice keeper out for the first two-three months of the season.

There's a lot of rose coloured glasses being sported for Tony Mowbray at the minute. Even he can only do so much with a limited squad and there's more to follow according to the man himself.

skiprat Posted on 26/07/2011 14:22
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6th-9th for me.

I don't think the players that have left so far as as irreplaceable as they should be, Arca might even be back in a Boro shirt this time next month and we will hopefully have a couple more additions.

I think the form Mowbray got us playing back end of last season was a testament to how well he can work with a small squad and if we start brightly this season with a decent run then I think we'll end up doing well.

I think it's all about how we start.

nor_mate Posted on 26/07/2011 14:33
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don't have a clue on positions, but I think we will definitely finish top six. That's if we keep hold of our key players. If we begin to sell Rhys Williams, Lita, Emnes etc then I don't think even Mogga will be able to mount a challenge. [V]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 26/07/2011 14:37
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14th....still a bit more clearing out to do before the rebuild kicks in properly.

A flying start however, with kids fearing nobody, could suprise a few of us.

Bandy Posted on 26/07/2011 14:38
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reasoned thinking from the Cat. I still think 9th cos I think Macdonald will have a belting season

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 26/07/2011 14:55
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We'll win the league by Easter, Mowbray will leave in the Summer to take over from Capello.


Buddy Posted on 26/07/2011 14:56
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18-1 Ponce. Thinking about having a tenner myself.


Link: Market

Humpty Posted on 26/07/2011 14:57
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You can place your bet with me if you like [^]

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 26/07/2011 15:05
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'I still think 9th cos I think Macdonald will have a belting season'

If he has a belting season we'll be right up there, as long as we tighten up at the back. We weren't many goals away from the top sides last season.

sasboro1 Posted on 26/07/2011 15:06
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hope he doesnt have a belting season..as he might be sold by then

red_hot_iron Posted on 26/07/2011 15:06
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5th

turtles_head Posted on 26/07/2011 15:07
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8th

MightyDuck Posted on 26/07/2011 15:12
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top 5 if we sign paul smith (or better)

bottom 7 if we dont

Lisbonlegend Posted on 26/07/2011 15:57
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I don't think well sign Paul Smith

MightyDuck Posted on 26/07/2011 16:00
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need a keeper, coyne and steele are not good enough. just need to look at the results and clean sheets when smith came in. confidence increased 100% in the defence

Adi_Dem Posted on 26/07/2011 16:14
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10th spot on 65 points.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 28/07/2011 23:31
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Very precise.

sheriff_john_bunnell Posted on 28/07/2011 23:37
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Id like to make 2 predictions. 5th or 14th.

byrno Posted on 28/07/2011 23:38
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4th. Win the play offs[ref]

NedKat Posted on 28/07/2011 23:38
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12th place .. we simply don't have everything in place to mount a decent challenge.

captain5 Posted on 28/07/2011 23:38
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Going back to Humpty's assertion regarding standing still or whatever, Mowbray's run towards the end of the season after Wheater and O' Neil had both left was the best and most consistent we have played in this division and would be considered our weakest squad in all that time.

mikeyyyy Posted on 28/07/2011 23:38
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7th
the mikeyyyy has spoken

LitasUnremovableShirt Posted on 28/07/2011 23:40
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9th.

Some cracking wins but our penchant for conceding set-pieces and late goals will still hinder us.

All about steady building, in it for the long haul under Mogga [^]

ExiledInBolton Posted on 29/07/2011 00:15
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6th, but only after an unbeaten run from the middle of February.

Cameron Park will be player of the season and will be awarded a trophy that looks suspiciously like Danny Coyne has been hastily glued to a plinth.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 29/07/2011 08:27
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You can't have two predictions, sorry.

Juan_Sheet Posted on 29/07/2011 08:38
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I'm going with 6th too

I think well have a rollercoaster season put a run in at the end & just squeeze into that last playoff position on the final day

Humpty Posted on 29/07/2011 09:15
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@captain

You're not having that [:D]

You know fine well the club was still in a mess at that point.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 31/07/2011 09:37
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[8)]

newyddion Posted on 31/07/2011 09:47
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6th [;)]

jimmy_james Posted on 31/07/2011 09:56
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6-10 all season then sneak into a playoff slot at the end.

Promotion via Wembley against the SMAC.

The SMAC lovers will shut then STFU.

The life long supporters who never miss a match will however resurface in the last two weeks of the season.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 31/07/2011 11:40
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Was Amy Winehouse a SMAC lover?

atomicloonybin Posted on 31/07/2011 11:57
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Mid table - 11th - after a good start. A few injuries in key positions and we'll be buggered I think, particularly MacDonald who seems the only real source of goals we have, and Rhys Williams. There might be a few worries about relegation along the way.

atomicloonybin Posted on 31/07/2011 12:02
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Mid table - 11th - after a good start. A few injuries in key positions and we'll be buggered I think, particularly MacDonald who seems the only real source of goals we have, and Rhys Williams. There might be a few worries about relegation along the way.

gravyboat Posted on 31/07/2011 12:04
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8th

Jon77 Posted on 31/07/2011 12:06
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16th

outmac Posted on 31/07/2011 16:08
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Sicking with 5th/6th. The way Mowbray
transformed things means there's hope.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 31/07/2011 16:11
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'The life long supporters who never miss a match will however resurface in the last two weeks of the season.'

Exactly what the club needs.

BoroInLondon Posted on 31/07/2011 17:35
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Between 6th and 10th.

The start we get off to is crucial but we need a few more bodies in. Loan signings and a couple youngsters stepping up and creating a name for themselves would certainly help.

Our first 11 is as good as almost any other in the division, when fit.

West Ham and Leicester (who seem to be signing everyone) look to have the strongest squads but West Ham, along with Birmingham, will have very different squads at the end of the August.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 31/07/2011 20:54
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Agree totally BiL, we need more bodies otherwise we could end up in real trouble.

mickgaz Posted on 31/07/2011 22:57
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If we get a decent target man in to hold the ball up top six easy [:D]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 31/07/2011 22:59
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Just got back from the pub.[8)]

rufus4 Posted on 31/07/2011 23:07
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6th and promotion by winning the playoffs.Got to keep the faith.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 13:04
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It seems that Four Four Two have tipped us to finish third, very odd indeed!

duncanbannatyne Posted on 01/08/2011 13:05
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1st

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 13:28
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I'll bet you we don't...

Dibzzz Posted on 01/08/2011 13:29
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2nd.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 15:52
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[8)]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 17:56
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To be honest I am surprised and bait disappointed that thebookies are backing us, especially after last season when it spectacularly backfired. I suppose it shows what an amazing job Mowbray is doing but it puts unwanted pressure on a very young team.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 01/08/2011 18:00
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The pressure won't come until during the season, and then maybe not at all if they're managed right.

SidSnot Posted on 01/08/2011 18:03
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I think 9th. Excellent away form let down by silly defeats at home and too many draws due to an inability to break teams down.

standards Posted on 01/08/2011 18:04
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par 6

mwelolo Posted on 01/08/2011 18:07
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Tenth.

duncanbannatyne Posted on 01/08/2011 18:16
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The other teams aren't a million miles ahead of us and if we play the same kind of football we did last season we'll be one of the best footballing sides.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 18:32
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Over the season though, surely our weak squad will crack under the strain...

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 19:34
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"Boro should push on...."


Link: Predictions...

FrozenHorse Posted on 01/08/2011 19:39
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"Over the season though, surely our weak squad will crack under the strain..."

Only 4 or 5 clubs have squads significantly stronger than ours.

The rest have 14 or 15 senior pros and a load of kids.

Whatever strain our squad is put under will affect most of our opponents too.

stevie-g888 Posted on 01/08/2011 19:41
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Anywhere in the top 8[:O]

MsCurly Posted on 01/08/2011 20:18
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I'm thinking 10th, although the optimist in me would like to think 7th.

I've told him he's not here to think though. [smi]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 01/08/2011 22:04
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[8)]

ferrymans Posted on 01/08/2011 22:15
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8th [;)]

maddrenswillie Posted on 01/08/2011 22:19
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13th Injuries will kill our season off by Feb.

ghostfox Posted on 01/08/2011 23:21
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weak squad, 16th if the gods are with us

Lisbonlegend Posted on 02/08/2011 12:11
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That's more like a Boro prediction.[^]

Urban_Legend Posted on 02/08/2011 13:59
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[:D]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 13/08/2011 14:31
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[8)]

spudboro25 Posted on 13/08/2011 15:11
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8th

Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 01:00
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It seems the preseason optimism has been warranted so far.[^]

offside-again Posted on 23/08/2011 02:32
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I said 5th a while ago, now though I think 2nd is not out of the question. Uber confident of a top 6 spot though.

degsyspesh Posted on 23/08/2011 07:44
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The original question was where will we finish - not where will we be after 4 games.

Most people thought that the first 11 were good enough to make the play offs with a bit of luck but that the problems would start when injuries and suspensions kick in (losing Mcdonald for several weeks being a case in point).

That said, when this thread was originally raised it was at a time when it appeared likely that we would lose Williams and/or Emnes which so far we haven't. We have also brought in Ikeme, Haroun and Martin - all of who seem very capable at this level.

I don't think that we can consistently sustain our current form for the remainder of the season but I'm much more confident than I was so instead of 12th I'll go with 6th.


Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 08:04
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It was Degsy but I don't think many could have foreseen our great start. However, we are only 4 games in, anything could happen in the last 42 games but it's looking promising.

Pauluka Posted on 23/08/2011 08:05
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I'm sticking with what I said [8)]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 08:07
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15th.[?][:D][:o)]

Razmond_HWDR Posted on 23/08/2011 08:07
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exactly the problem with our squad is that with a couple of injuries we really struggle.

Who will now replace Macdonald?

when southgate was doing so well the season he got sacked people put that down to one player, and that was Johnson. What if Emnes with his 6 goals already now struggles to score??

Pauluka Posted on 23/08/2011 08:09
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Sorry LL must have put a 1 on by accident [smi]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 10:17
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Raz, in case you didn't notice, McDonald went off injured, Emnes failed to score and we still made Birmingham look like a Conference side.[^]

Razmond_HWDR Posted on 23/08/2011 10:24
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if you havent noticed we now lack strikers. Which is way Mowbray is searching for one.

Unless you think Mowbray is wrong to suggest he is in desperate need of a new striker especially because of Macdonalds injury.

we have a weak squad, something you have failed to notice.

John67 Posted on 23/08/2011 10:37
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Looks like my prediction and arguements have stood up so far. Some of you Mogga doubters should be ashamed [:D] [^]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 10:39
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Raz, Mowbray will get a striker so stop your bed wetting.

Razmond_HWDR Posted on 23/08/2011 10:40
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no he will get one to strengthen a weak squad, its a real shame you cant see that

Humpty Posted on 23/08/2011 10:51
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I feel slightly more optomistic. So i'll improve my 10th > 8th with an outside chance of making the play offs. It's still a squad game and we're still weak.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 11:31
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Razmond, what is your prediction?

ron_manager Posted on 23/08/2011 11:38
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Oh yea of little faith...


We will finish 1st or 2nd and play the most excting footbal in the whole division.

We will then go in the premier league and in our first season finish 10th and get to the FA Cup 1/4 finals.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 23/08/2011 11:39
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GOHL!

Lisbonlegend Posted on 02/09/2011 19:58
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[8)]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 19/09/2011 18:56
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[^]

SKEELO Posted on 19/09/2011 18:59
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2nd

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 19/09/2011 19:53
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1st[^]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 19/10/2011 14:58
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[DFS]

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 19/10/2011 15:02
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Where's your perspective gone, LL? A couple of disappointing results shouldn't undo all the previous excellent work.

Mowbray has turned us around numerous times, in much more difficult circumstances than the last two games have brought about, and he will do it again.

I stand by my prediction of 6th. [^]

Lisbonlegend Posted on 19/10/2011 15:04
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I have no idea what you're talking about van, my perspective is bang on.

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 19/10/2011 15:10
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Perhaps I mean some of the other threads you've started/commented on since last night's game. A lot of negativity. Some of it is justified after a couple of disappointing results but I think some of it is a bit harsh. Which is why I mentioned perspective.

ron_manager Posted on 19/10/2011 15:12
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1st[^]

bear66 Posted on 19/10/2011 15:24
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I thought after losing Lita and Taylor about 14th. Even after the start we've had we're only 5 points better than 14th now and it's the slide over the last 5 games that's heading us in the wrong direction (5 games ago we were 10 points above 14th). I think Haroun (playing him from the start) and Nimely (bringing him on when we could still get something more out of the last two games) are the players that are more of a liability than the loss of Lita and Taylor . . . so 16th.

Derby and Southampton will give us more of a clue whether we can compete with the better sides in the top half as will Watford and Doncaster which will give us a chance of redeeming ourselves over the no-hopers

Lisbonlegend Posted on 19/10/2011 16:54
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We had a fantastic start but we've now not won in 6 games and have only won 1 at home all season, that is a simple fact. We need to sort it out for Saturday otherwise our hard work so far will be wasted. We can all forgive a defeat if we give it a go, it's when we start with one forward who played more out wide and we can barely get out of our half.

outmac Posted on 19/10/2011 17:04
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judging by who's on the sick list / Robson
banned Saturdays team might be different
again.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 19/10/2011 19:41
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McDonald and Emnes up front is a must.

Humpty Posted on 19/10/2011 19:46
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without a doubt.

viv_andersons_nana Posted on 19/10/2011 22:40
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"McDonald and Emnes up front is a must."

[^]

beamishboro Posted on 19/10/2011 23:03
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'weak squad, 16th if the gods are with us'

[:o)][:o)][:o)]