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General Discussion / Re: Play offs
« Last post by toshes mate on Today at 01:50:31 PM »
No I don't think I am. The competition is the league. So why change it into a cup competition at the end? The further down the league clubs finish the less likely they will survive when they go up. Having said that last years promoted clubs have done well as indeed they did when we last got promoted. But it does always seem a shame to me when the third placed club as Reading were last year do not go up. Cannot keep their best players and follow up with a poor season
I think that changing it into a cup competition at the end is entirely a good thing - look at the Championship now.  Wolves seem home and dry and perhaps 9 others (Brentford in 10th are 6 pts off playoffs) vying for 2 other promotion places.  It's going to be exciting all the way to the wire - and beyond.
I believe both arguments have merit.  Say only the bottom club was automatically relegated from PL and the next four lowest placed teams were matched against the teams occupying places 2,3,4,and 5 in the final Championship table, 19th in PL playing 2nd in Championship, and so on, in a straight knock-out competition with home advantage to the Championship sides.  You'd still get the battle to win the league plus a play off competition  to determine up to four other PL places.  The system as it is is okay but I still believe there are better options if you really want to keep the season alive for as long as possible.     
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General Discussion / Re: Team Vs Bristol City
« Last post by Facts Not Fiction on Today at 01:45:44 PM »
They concede a considerable amount of late goals. We leave our scoring usually to 60+ min.

We should grind them down for 60, them bring on Mitrovic and Kamara to cause chaos.

Betts

Fredericks Kalas Ream Targett

Cairney McDonald Johansen

Piazon Fonte Sessegnon
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General Discussion / Re: Old Sod's Army-a change of manager
« Last post by BedsFFC on Today at 01:45:31 PM »
What a mealy mouthed load of old BS from those who admit to being critical of our head coach and now duly try to defend that position when we can conclude from their comments that they'll be right back on his case the moment anything goes the least bit pear shaped.   ;-)))

As far as I can see that was only Mr Filham and I thought he was big to come on and admit he got it wrong. I was going to praise him
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General Discussion / Re: FoF6 Tipping Week 25
« Last post by JakeFFC on Today at 01:45:00 PM »

Saturday 24TH February
Birmingham 2 v  1 Barnsley
Leeds 2 v 1 Brentford
Preston 2  v 0 Ipswich
QPR 1 v 0 Nottingham Forest

Sunday 25th February
Cardiff 2 v 1 Bristol
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General Discussion / Re: Free seat booking email from club
« Last post by Roberty on Today at 01:40:35 PM »
Yes - had them before - you will get an apology email later
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General Discussion / Re: Old Sod's Army-a change of manager
« Last post by Bill2 on Today at 01:35:08 PM »
Always thought SJ was the best manager in the div and backed him 100%. Play lovely football with a good degree of success. If we don't get promoted this season it may not just the players we lose.
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General Discussion / Free seat booking email from club
« Last post by Southdowns White on Today at 01:34:32 PM »
Anyone else had an email confirmation for booking for a free seat for a game that is not named today?
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General Discussion / Re: Old Sod's Army-a change of manager
« Last post by David I on Today at 01:34:25 PM »
Not such along while back some were coming on here saying that we needed a new manager, Pulis was even mentioned. Personally I never doubted our boss, the only choice that I did not agree with was Button in goal at the start of this season. I wonder if those who wanted Slavisa out would like to have their say now....


Thank you and good night


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I Never doubted him... best manager for some time.
Losing him would have set us back quite a bit. My concern was over transfer policy and people in high places with no knowledge of football - the Kline sacking seams to be the turning point.
I'm sure that all came about as he was so close to walking to west Ham.....

Joka was ok with the Jan window but still wanted a CB. I still think we need a decent GK. But hey ho......
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General Discussion / Re: Old Sod's Army-a change of manager
« Last post by toshes mate on Today at 01:32:50 PM »
What a mealy mouthed load of old BS from those who admit to being critical of our head coach and now duly try to defend that position when we can conclude from their comments that they'll be right back on his case the moment anything goes the least bit pear shaped.   ;-)))

I'd just say that Mr Jokanovic is an excellent manager.  He isn't the Messiah, much too fallible and cannot speak fluently in any tongue, but he does know his football and given anything like appropriate support from his employers will give better than value for money in his job which, in the case of FFC, is setting an example a lot of others would do well to follow. 

I also concur with bog's comment just above.
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General Discussion / Re: Play offs
« Last post by BedsFFC on Today at 01:18:41 PM »
Bit of a tangent but there are two negative things that can happen with our remaining games. Obviosuly, one is we lose a bit of form and someone has a real good run and we lose out to 6th spot. Could happen.

The other (lesser) negative and more likely is that we get in a real race for 2nd spot and go toe-to-toe with Cardiff & Villa until the final game of the season and then lose out and then go into the playoffs a bit deflated.

So, on that basis, I'd like to choose automatic promotion please with us winning every game between now and the end of the season. Thanks in advance football gods
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