League One 2019/20

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League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:48 pm

Time rumbles on. Although the EFL haven't yet decided how much to bollock us for the Brentford no-show, tomorrow they'll be busy releasing the fixtures for the new season. So I thought we could start a thread on the oppoes - the sort which in previous seasons we might have called "We are hopefully staying up" or "promotion rivals" or summat, but we're now in such flux it's hard to know what to say.

It should be interesting. Ground sizes stretching from 4,000 to 48,000. Six Lancashire rivals if you slightly cheat to include Tranmere, who are certainly local rivals, so that's 12 derbies – and plenty of those will feature fired-up opponents, from Boltonophobic sides Tranmere and Bury to look-how-far-we've-come Accrington to 2016/17 promo rivals Fleetwood. Just two Yorkies (Donny/Rotherham), some bastard journeys (hats off to those travelling from our neck of the woods to Gillingham and Southend) and two big clubs at either end of the country in last season's rivals Pompey and Sunderland.

Anyway, some questions to start you off:

1. Who do you fancy for the title?
2. Who's gonna struggle?
3. Who do you want on the opening day?
4. Where do you fancy us to finish?

The Other 23:
Accrington
AFC Wimbledon
Blackpool
Bristol Rovers
Burton
Bury
Coventry
Doncaster
Fleetwood
Gillingham
Ipswich
Lincoln
MK Dons
Oxford
Peterborough
Portsmouth
Rochdale
Rotherham
Shrewsbury
Southend
Sunderland
Tranmere
Wycombe

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:29 pm

I always look forward to a new season and this year's no different. However, this will be the first season since about 2001, where I don't have the slightest bit of optimism.

1. Hard to see past the big two for the title. Sunderland ran out of steam last year but must surely have too much for the rest this year. Pompey have been climbing steadily back upwards too. I'll throw in a dark horse too. Bristol Rovers. They were the best visiting team last time we were in League 1, newish manager now and they've made some good early signings.

2. Us obviously. Bury too surely. Then the smaller sides - Dale, Accy and Wimbledon

3. Somewhere I've never been to, so Oxford or Lincoln away.

4. Impossible to say at the moment, the next 5 weeks are so crucial in terms of recruitment and EFL punishment. I can't see us avoiding the drop as things stand
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Jugs » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm

I can't believe there are no London teams!

1. Sunderland

2. Us lol. Think Wycombe will struggle, too

3. Blackpool home or away

4. 16th or below

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Jugs wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm
I can't believe there are no London teams!

1. Sunderland

2. Us lol. Think Wycombe will struggle, too

3. Blackpool home or away

4. 16th or below
I know, and I moved there yesterday :roll:

I'm.up for Oxford HG. And Lincoln. Been to the old Oxford ground under Rioch but not this one.
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible...

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Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 pm

1. Sunderland. Good manager, on the up.

2. Bury Tranmere and Fleetwood I hope.

3. Southend away. Sunny pissup.

4. 17th
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:49 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Jugs wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm
I can't believe there are no London teams!
I know, and I moved there yesterday :roll:
Welcome to one of the finest cities in history. There’s a few of us round here. Pity there’s no game to meet at!

(Unless you count Wimbledon, who play near Kingston)

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by TonyDomingos » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:51 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Jugs wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm
I can't believe there are no London teams!

1. Sunderland

2. Us lol. Think Wycombe will struggle, too

3. Blackpool home or away

4. 16th or below
I know, and I moved there yesterday :roll:

I'm.up for Oxford HG. And Lincoln. Been to the old Oxford ground under Rioch but not this one.

Welcome to the Smoke, LE. I look forward to meeting you at .... oh, I don't know .... Wimbledon perhaps?
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Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:04 pm

Yes Wimbledon! Forgot about that. Not far from Putney where we are.
Mud we can can get together for a pissup to celebrate dropping the minus from our points total.
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible...

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Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm

Very close to AFCW now. Heading to Surbiton for a gig.
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible...

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:35 pm

1. Sunderland - Rotherham - Portsmouth.
2. Us - Bury - Coventry
3. Coventry or Rotherham away.
4. League 2.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by TonyDomingos » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Very close to AFCW now. Heading to Surbiton for a gig.

Surely not Tears for Fears? :shock:
Às armas, às armas!
Sobre a terra, sobre o mar,
Às armas, às armas!
Pela Pátria lutar!
Contra os canhões marchar, marchar!

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by TonyDomingos » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:41 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:04 pm

Mud we can can get together for a pissup to celebrate dropping the minus from our points total.

Might clash with the work Christmas do.
Às armas, às armas!
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Às armas, às armas!
Pela Pátria lutar!
Contra os canhões marchar, marchar!

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:41 pm

TonyDomingos wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 pm
LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Very close to AFCW now. Heading to Surbiton for a gig.

Surely not Tears for Fears? :shock:
No, pub gig. Posted it in the 'Going Tonight' thread.
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible...

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Post by LeverEnd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 pm

TonyDomingos wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:41 pm
LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:04 pm

Mud we can can get together for a pissup to celebrate dropping the minus from our points total.

Might clash with the work Christmas do.
:grin:
Oh, but surely just for one day, we could fight and we could win
And if only for a little while, we could insist on the impossible...

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Prufrock » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:56 pm

Welcome LE!

I'm selfishly hoping Wimbledon away is a midweek game so I can go without missing football (playing, though insert your own joke here) and so I have a chance of getting a ticket.
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:28 pm

1. Who do you fancy for the title?

Sunderland, by quite a stretch.

2. Who's gonna struggle?

Us, Bury and Tranmere

3. Who do you want on the opening day?

I honestly couldn't care less. Sorry.

4. Where do you fancy us to finish?

Bottom 3
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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Jugs wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:26 pm
I can't believe there are no London teams!

1. Sunderland

2. Us lol. Think Wycombe will struggle, too

3. Blackpool home or away

4. 16th or below
I know, and I moved there yesterday :roll:

I'm.up for Oxford HG. And Lincoln. Been to the old Oxford ground under Rioch but not this one.
Welcome to the south of England A! We don’t ruin our chips with gravy down here ;)

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Re: League One 2019/20

Post by Prufrock » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm

No, your chips come ruined.
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

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Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:04 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm
No, your chips come ruined.
:shock: are you insinuating that northern chips are better then southern ones?! What evidence do you have there then Pru?!

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Post by Dujon » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:23 am

Me, GG. :(

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