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TPFKA Marvo
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« on: December 23, 2023, 17:41:55 pm »

Look, I know a lot of you have written us off already but history is on our side. Graham Carr finished 6th in his first season in the third Tier after promotion (would have been enough for the play-offs now) and Ian Atkins did reach the play-offs after finishing 4th. The point is, we almost always had our best season in our first tilt at this level, only Keith Curle failed entirely. So why not? We're 10th, 4th in the current form table, have already beaten Peterborough, Blackpool and now Oxford, all above us. Okay, Derby tore us a new one but nobody else has taken us apart. Two or three additions to the current squad in January and who knows what we might achieve. One thing history has taught us, when the chance arrives you have to take it with both hands. You don't need reminding what normally happens in our second season in Tier 3. Have some faith. If we can turn Stevenage over, its game on.
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2023, 17:55:19 pm »

Just no. Enjoy the moment before you even start to consider such things.
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2023, 18:03:38 pm »

Only interested in the gap to the relegation places!
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2023, 18:07:35 pm »

In all fairness we are very nearly top of our league - well our sub division. We aren't battling it out for the play off spots, we are not fighting to keep the relegation contenders at bay, we are near the top of our bunch. Just Lincoln to overcome.

Top of the sub division clash next week then.
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2023, 18:10:45 pm »

I donít think this thread is too mad personally.
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2023, 18:13:03 pm »

I donít think this thread is too mad personally.

Itís sanity personified when you think someone started a thread about redevelopment over 11 years ago.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2023, 18:14:49 pm »

I donít think this thread is too mad personally.
I think that you and and Marvo need a very big fat cuddle together.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2023, 18:45:05 pm »

Itís sanity personified when you think someone started a thread about redevelopment over 11 years ago.

😂😂😂😂

I think that you and and Marvo need a very big fat cuddle together.

Momentumís a weird thing in sport mate. Iím sure we wonít be troubling the top six. But after years of league two, might as well enjoy the ride ☺️

Iíd certainly like to see a few pounds found from the sofa in January, letís see what we could do.

Up the Cobblers.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2023, 19:46:27 pm »

A couple more wins and it will be time to look up not down
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2023, 19:52:37 pm »

I'm all for looking ahead but I do think at least a positive WDL is required before thinking about play offs. The two teams below us, Charlton and Bristol Rovers have a game in hand and 1 and 2 points behind us so 10th is a nice artificial spot to enjoy at Christmas.
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2023, 20:04:57 pm »

I donít think this thread is too mad personally.
I do
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For goodness sake Doc we are NOT going down  Grin   you heard it here 1st  Wink

(I damn well hope that does not come back to haunt me)
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2023, 20:08:53 pm »

I'm all for looking ahead but I do think at least a positive WDL is required before thinking about play offs. The two teams below us, Charlton and Bristol Rovers have a game in hand and 1 and 2 points behind us so 10th is a nice artificial spot to enjoy at Christmas.


And the team directly above us in only 2pts ahead and WE have a game in hand, so.....

If only you could count games in hand as definite wins. Football isn't like that, Charlton haven't won any of their last 4.

Anyway, let's see how the next two games go against two sides currently above us. That should give us a better idea.
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2023, 20:27:39 pm »


If only you could count games in hand as definite wins. Football isn't like that, Charlton haven't won any of their last 4.


They haven't lost in their last 7 league games either.
I would love to be talking about the play offs but to consider yourself a contender I do think a top half WDL is required.
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2023, 19:43:08 pm »

For me its fantastic that this threat can even be discussed, it shows the progress that has been made under Brady. That being said I think its definitely a few steps too far. We are flying right now but a lack of squad depth and goals around the team will stop us IMO.

Still, if we can secure a win against Stevenage it puts us in a really strong position to sell the club to new recruits in this window. A L1 side that is pushing for the playoffs, definitely a much more attractive position then one where you could end up in L2 next season.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2023, 20:30:17 pm »

Still, if we can secure a win against Stevenage it puts us in a really strong position to sell the club to new recruits in this window. A L1 side that is pushing for the playoffs, definitely a much more attractive position then one where you could end up in L2 next season.

This entirely, but who would you drop if nobody moves on? My former suggestion has been superb in recent weeks so I can forget about him being replaced.
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2023, 13:59:37 pm »

Charlton beaten today since that's one team that can't go above us.
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2023, 15:20:30 pm »

Can we close this please. We're going to be nowhere near the playoffs
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For goodness sake Doc we are NOT going down  Grin   you heard it here 1st  Wink

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« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2023, 15:29:29 pm »

Can we close this please. We're going to be nowhere near the playoffs

I just came on to say the same thing but you beat me to it. Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2023, 15:33:43 pm »

Pffffft 😏
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2023, 06:53:00 am »

Can we close this please. We're going to be nowhere near the playoffs

Nah... I love it when we can memorialise somebody's rush of blood to the head.
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