I'm quite excited....

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  1. CovisGod

    CovisGod Well-Known Member

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    At the prospect of having a team next season full of players I've never heard of and hopefully the chance of uncovered a couple of non-league gems.

    I for one would much prefer players with something to prove than I would a player that's been round the houses, doesn't care about the club or its plight and is just after one last payday. I think Tudgays comments of "3 years, I can't believe I lasted that long" says all you need to know.

    If our decent youth players stay, your Kelly-Evans, Stevenson, Thomas' which is of course a big if. Being joined by a couple of new lads from the lower leagues, I've got a feeling next season might be quite exciting under Robins.

    Then again that's just me, ever the optimist.
     
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    Kingokings204 Well-Known Member

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    Wish I had your attitude, I look at it more like we are more likely to relegated to non league than promoted. Playing Lincoln city and Newport county in league games. Homeless in a year. Owners who couldn't give a toss. A team full of kids and loans again (hope I'm wrong)

    I know what you mean but essentially when we lose the first two games I fear the worst. Sorry I can't help feeling this way.
     
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  3. Suffolk sky blues

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    Going down.how many managers do you think we will have next season.
     
  4. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    I think we'll have a good season, or at least relatively good considering where we are. Feels like we've hit the bottom now rather than continuing the slide.
     
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  5. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    i am also excited. want these non league gems but trust MR and wont be turning my nose up at a loanee from bigger club either.

    also happy with the players MR is trying to keep. a team with willis,bigi,g thomas,jones will do well in league 2 i think. plus the additions MR will get of course.
     
  6. ricohroar

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    Any unearthed gems will be sold by January
     
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  7. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    Both Willis and Stevenson stayed the whole season, let's drop the tired tropes
     
  8. Esoterica

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    What are you basing that on? Unless I've missed it we've not even heard who has signed their contracts yet, or begun to bring in anyone new and are set for record low ST sales. No announcement on the academy future, someone is lying over the Ricoh extension conversations. None of it looks like rock bottom to me.
     
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    Just like they were last January?
     
  10. oldskyblue58

    oldskyblue58 CCFC Finance Director

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    I don't think the difficulty in getting out of that division should be underestimated - Doncaster are an exception not the rule in bouncing back in one season (Scunthorpe another). Early days and lets give Robins a chance to assemble a squad first

    Relegated from L1 in last 4 seasons and league 2 position 2016/17
    2015/16
    Doncaster - promoted 2016/17
    Blackpool - playoffs 2016/17
    Colchester 8th
    Crewe 17th
    2014/15
    Notts County 16th
    Crawley 19th
    Leyton Orient - relegated from the EFL
    Yeovil Town 20th
    2013/14
    Tranmere - non league
    Carlisle - playoffs 2016/17
    Shrewsbury- promoted 2015/16 finished 18th in L1
    Stevenage 10th
    2012/13
    Scunthorpe - promoted 2013/14 finished 3rd in L1
    Bury - promoted 2014/15 finished 19th L1
    Hartlepool - relegated from EFL
    Portsmouth - League 2 Champions

    and afterall we are talking about CCFC aren't we .............. never do the expected or things easily...................
     
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    Totally agree, not seeing where all this optimism is coming from. Its like when we came down from the PL and again when we got relegated from the Championship and the reality then was a lot different to bouncing straight back.
     
  12. ajsccfc

    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely nothing but blind optimism.

    EDIT: not quite nothing I should say, there's Robins as I feel he's the right fit for us. If he swans off again, I'm giving up entirely
     
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  13. Ashdown

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    Starting again with SISU at the helm and the usual strong hold on the purse strings, some thing they will deliberately make tighter this year and blame the supporters for not buying so many ST's. A whole new team to gel on top of a couple of kids and still all the shit and lies going on in the background. I like Robins and think he generally does a good job ...... but if he pulls this off, we should start chipping in for the bronze !
     
  14. fernandopartridge

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    The budget is what the club earns, if it earns less the budget reduces. It's not about blame it's just reality.
     
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    ,,,,,,,,, and the whole point of NOPM is to reduce the club's earnings.

    Actions have consequences
     
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  16. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    indeed

    i imagine NOPMers want the long term consequence to be sisu leaving so cant really find it in me to hate them right now
     
  17. steve82

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    I'm optimistic of a top 12 finish I don't quite think we will be a strong as we hope but as the league is generally quite open we will have a chance of the play offs. It will be next season we're more likely to go up.
    That saying it really needs to be a bounce back season for us.
    Until August 31st were only speculating about anything.
    So many questions to answer with the playing squad to get a better more accurate feeling.



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  18. Ashdown

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    The budget is also what the owners allow and when they allow it.
     
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    The day before SISU fuck off will be the bottom IMO, from then on the club and fans can
    Unite and begin the slow journey back to where we belong.
    While they're still here there's no telling the depths we might plumb, I guess you could say
    The bottom would be getting liquidated, so that would be it.
     
  20. shmmeee

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    Me too, looking forward to unearthing a few gems and winning a few games. Got to enjoy it, this is probably the most positive you'll be for a while going into a season.

    We did do the normal trick of shipping out our leading scorer in January though. That one's always fun.
     
  21. ricohroar

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    Our bottom of the league Gems lol yeah big ques for them
     
  22. CovBurty

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    heard that one a few times before
     
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  24. CovBurty

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    very sensible view. wish peeps would wait to see what players are in place when season starts. promotion is the aim. anything less is pants
     
  25. shy_tall_knight

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    For every Stuart Pearce there are nore Kevin Malagas.

    If you're "excited" about league 2 on a reduced budget I wonder how the Brighton fans are feeling.
     
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    its bloody dreadful. Going to the ricoh seeing closed stands, fewer games on sky, fewer write ups in the paper, less money, league games against Lincoln and Accrington Stanley etc etc

    Nope, sorry, absolutely nothing for me to get excited about
     
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  27. ajsccfc

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    Repetition's awful isn't it
     
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    Yes, in the case of CCFC. It hurts.
     
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    Sisu will invest some money this year IMO, will just need investing wisely
     
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    hope you are right mate. they will be breaking the trend if they do. Keep taking the tablets!
     
  31. stevefloyd

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    Come august we all hope that more goals have been introduced to the squad and the ability to shut up shop from midfield to protect the back 4/5 but obviously with hopefully quite a few players coming in its goubg to take a while for the team to gel only hope the fans are understanding and patient
     
  32. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Come on ajs - Robins will go at some point (as all managers do, eventually). Either because he's done very well (in which case, so have we) or because he's failed (in which case, we may well want rid of - even if it will be SISU's fault!).
     
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    I'm not expecting him to stay forever or anything, just not a repeat of last time. Finish his business.
     
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    when he's finished his business, we will still be here to clean up the sh1t
     
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    Fuck sake...this place is like a morgue!!

    I'm 100% on board that everything that's happening (or not) off the field, our relegation, our demise in the past 10 years etc etc all give you reasons to be pessimistic.

    BUT....the reason for my optimism is Mark Robins. I've had a complete 360 on the guy after he left us last time. There's just something about him being here that I think is a massive difference on all the other managers we've had, since Micky Adams really. I wasn't excited by any that came in the door since then (although I thought Slade would be better for us)...not even Robins first time round. But seeing what he did first time round and the fact that our season ended better than it started, then I'm buzzing for next season in L2. Excuse the insect word but nows the time to contemplate an attempt to bounce back first time round...hopefully playing good football.

    Yes, we might lose players...but every club does. And to be fair, weren't we supposed to lose RCC, Willis and Stevenson in January??

    The suns out chaps, get a smile on your face and back the man Robins to deliver the good. F&$k everything else. I can't wait for the season to start already.

    WM

    * If we have a stinker next season, feel free to drag this one up and say I told you so.
     
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