Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by thebish » Thu May 28, 2015 9:46 am

next season holds misery and disappointment - would we really have it any other way?
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Thu May 28, 2015 10:06 am

Those odds are here: http://www.skybet.com/football/sky-bet-championship" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

33/1 for the title (17 teams are shorter odds)
9/1 for promotion (16 teams are shorter odds)
7/2 for relegation (only Rotherham are shorter)

You always have to remember though that odds don't just reflect likelihood, they're also damage limitation, chosen by actuaries to reduce the bookies' financial risk. That's why England are often say third favourites for competitions they're clearly not the third most likely to win.

The shortest odds for the title are Burnley and Hull, and neither can be sure they'll have the same manager next month.

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Bijou Bob » Thu May 28, 2015 12:45 pm

Personally, I think we'll just miss out on the play offs right at the death. Having said that, I'm gonna stick 20 quid on us to go up.
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by jonnycooper » Thu May 28, 2015 1:13 pm

One way or another we,ll be leaving this division!!! MMW

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by bwfcdan94 » Sun May 31, 2015 8:05 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:Personally, I think we'll just miss out on the play offs right at the death. Having said that, I'm gonna stick 20 quid on us to go up.
I'll certainly be putting some money on it. On another note I think whatever happens this will be Lennon's last season at the club.
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by bwfcdan94 » Sun May 31, 2015 8:10 pm

malcd1 wrote:
bwfcdan94 wrote:Promotion me thinks, everyone is writing us off, SkyBet have us as second favourites to go down, n ot saying we will finish in the top 2 but we will go up this year.
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by bobo the clown » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:38 pm

Regarding next season .... have people (well, those who've signed up, anyway) already received their season tickets ?

I have confirmation that I am signed up. I am paying for it, but no actual piece of plastic yet !
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Armchair Wanderer » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:46 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:Those odds are here: http://www.skybet.com/football/sky-bet-championship" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

33/1 for the title (17 teams are shorter odds)
9/1 for promotion (16 teams are shorter odds)
7/2 for relegation (only Rotherham are shorter)
I think we must've slipped odds-wise.

13/2 for top 6 finish (21 teams shorter) -> looks tempting but it'll only magnify the misery!
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by clapton is god » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:36 pm

bobo the clown wrote:Regarding next season .... have people (well, those who've signed up, anyway) already received their season tickets ?

I have confirmation that I am signed up. I am paying for it, but no actual piece of plastic yet !
No, nothing yet. Can't recall when they usually arrive.

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by adamworthy2002 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:21 am

clapton is god wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:Regarding next season .... have people (well, those who've signed up, anyway) already received their season tickets ?

I have confirmation that I am signed up. I am paying for it, but no actual piece of plastic yet !
No, nothing yet. Can't recall when they usually arrive.
Normally arrive the last week in July I think!

EDIT: In fact, just checked I have a photo of when I received it last season and it was 26th July.
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by bobo the clown » Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:07 pm

Thanks both. So no panic due then.

Now Mr Adam ... a photo from the day last year's arrived ...

mmmm .... could you expand on that ?
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by William the White » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:18 pm

bobo the clown wrote:Regarding next season .... have people (well, those who've signed up, anyway) already received their season tickets ?

I have confirmation that I am signed up. I am paying for it, but no actual piece of plastic yet !
Mine arrived today...

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by bobo the clown » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:54 pm

William the White wrote:
bobo the clown wrote:Regarding next season .... have people (well, those who've signed up, anyway) already received their season tickets ?

I have confirmation that I am signed up. I am paying for it, but no actual piece of plastic yet !
Mine arrived today...
... and mine, thanks.

& it had further to come.
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Norpig » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:35 am

Season ticket arrived today cannot decide if I am excited or concerned for the season ahead. I am happy with the players we have got rid of (although Trotter still looms large). I am happy with the few players that have arrived, although we really do need at least another 3 before we start.

My main concern is that we have a poor start and Lennon gets fed up of the lack of finance and decides to leave at Christmas and we are unable to attract as good a manager! Alternatively we have a better than predicted start and Lennon is attracted by a better offer to the PL and again we are left in dire straights!

Basically for a successful season we need both a good start and investment in order to give Lennon the freedom to create a team capable to reaching the Promised Land or riches. Otherwise we are once again heading for the wilderness!

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by bobo the clown » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:49 am

^^^ so ... trouble if the glass is half full and trouble if it's half empty you little ray of sunshine you !!
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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Norpig » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:28 am

Its called a balanced view Bobo!!

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by freeindeed » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:25 pm

With a relatively injury free squad I would fancy a top 10 finish. Very concerned about the robustness of the squad though

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Whookam » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:36 pm

freeindeed wrote:With a relatively injury free squad I would fancy a top 10 finish.
:?

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by freeindeed » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:46 pm

Whookam wrote:
freeindeed wrote:With a relatively injury free squad I would fancy a top 10 finish.
:?
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I think Amos, Derik, Pratley, Vela, Davies, Clough are a strong enough core to finish top 10 if kept fit.

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Re: Season 2015/16 - What does it hold in store?

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:55 pm

The big problem is the squad shallowness. (Well, the big problem is financial uncertainty, from whence cometh the shallowness.) But there's the makings of a strong spine there, from Amos through Osede to Pratley/Vela behind Mavies/Clough/Clayton, with Madine promising up top.

We need width - wingers and full-backs, especially if we either (1) go back-three or (2) have a slightly narrow midfield/attack to accommodate Clough plus Mavies plus two energetic midfielders. But I'd rather have weak width and a strong spine than the other way around.

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