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(18-01-2024, 05:11 PM)Dave68 Wrote:  What we forget is that there is always one team who are unexpectedly funded to win the league.
Then that leaves the rest to fight out for a play off place,which becomes a lottery.
Repeating the efforts of 2009 will not necessarily be easy,assuming we are relegated.

It would be interesting to know what the "New Boards" views are ?
We have heard nothing since the announcement of the new board.

Still I suppose it's not far to Bishop's Cleeve if they get promoted through the play offs.
That really is not true at the moment. Radcliffe have spent a bit as have Macclesfield but they aren’t even 2nd. No big spenders in either of the southern leagues. Hornchurch and Billericay have spent a bit in the isthmian but nothing crazy. Also the big spenders don’t always win the league anyway as South Shields showed. Obviously it does happen every now and again but it is actually quite rare at step 3 in recent years.
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#22

(18-01-2024, 05:25 PM)Tommy11 Wrote:  I think Darran is right, that if the club did go down and had a good promotion run, then the attendances would be higher. I would miss the games against the former league clubs though, especially Hereford - but there will more localish games I suppose. - If selected for Central. I too have looked out for your Telfords and Leamington's out of curiosity and It won't be easy. Some people have suggested that having the 2 year contract players is a benefit as we will have some NLN players in that division. I think they are more SLP players in the NLN anyway, so that won't make any difference. Whatever happens, the club needs to have some stability in the summer, on, off and the fans all together to generate a good atmosphere and place to go too. I know people will say that is what the Chambers were trying to do. Personally, I have been guilty of being too negative on many occasions so ill hold my hands up there. Must win game on Saturday. If City win, I still believe there will be a fighting chance. Draw or defeat, I think it will be goodnght Vienna.
Were all guilty of being negative sometimes and I don’t think any of us can be too hard on ourselves - a culture of blame and divisiveness has been allowed to grow and imo fans are being played off against each other. More than ever we need to be united behind the team even if the worst happens, and I think it’s time that the fans took back some control at this club.

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#23

(18-01-2024, 05:39 PM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Were all guilty of being negative sometimes and I don’t think any of us can be too hard on ourselves - a culture of blame and divisiveness has been allowed to grow and imo fans are being played off against each other. More than ever we need to be united behind the team even if the worst happens, and I think it’s time that the fans took back some control at this club.

Exactly that.
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#24

Seeing what has happened to Nuneaton Borough has certainly put things into perspective - they were onto big things once upon a time.
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(18-01-2024, 05:39 PM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Were all guilty of being negative sometimes and I don’t think any of us can be too hard on ourselves - a culture of blame and divisiveness has been allowed to grow and imo fans are being played off against each other. More than ever we need to be united behind the team even if the worst happens, and I think it’s time that the fans took back some control at this club.

At the end of the day all the fans want the same thing. It’s why I never understood why there needed to be another supporters club. It just creates division. Surely we would be stronger as a whole? I know owners in football can be an issue but ours does seem to be creating a huge amount of division at the moment and is making the club weaker. I guess though when things aren’t going well all the bad things get highlighted and we all want something to blame.
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#26

FFS ! Now is not the time to waive the white flag. Now is the time to get full square 100% behind the team and give the rest of this season a right good go.

Yes, there's a lot behind the scenes that needs to be sorted, and I'm not belittling that problem at all. And yes, things ain't been great on the pitch either. While it's a very steep hill we've got to climb it 'ain't over yet until the maths say otherwise.
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(18-01-2024, 05:55 PM)Tommy11 Wrote:  Seeing what has happened to Nuneaton Borough has certainly put things into perspective - they were onto big things once upon a time.

I read their club statement earlier- as u say once in the upper echelons- great shame but it seems to be happening once a month ie North Shields  etc.
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(18-01-2024, 05:39 PM)Tigermatty 2.0 Wrote:  Were all guilty of being negative sometimes and I don’t think any of us can be too hard on ourselves - a culture of blame and divisiveness has been allowed to grow and imo fans are being played off against each other. More than ever we need to be united behind the team even if the worst happens, and I think it’s time that the fans took back some control at this club.
Agree. Especially that bit. Talk of Robin Mogg from the ST on a  sub board but have we heard any more about it? The relationship between the supporters and club has to be one acknowledging both sides and mutually supportive - without the supporters where is the club?
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#29

(18-01-2024, 12:17 PM)Darran Wrote:  I must admit I have always thought if we were successful at the level below we would get bigger crowds than we would if we were in a relegation battle. Certainly easier to watch a side who are winning games most weeks rather than losing most weeks.  I guess the issue would be would we be successful. If we look at the 4 teams who went down from the North last season Leamington and Telford are bang in play-off/title contention, but Kettering and Bradford might go straight down again. The problem is we are in such a mess off the pitch that would we be capable of mounting a promotion bid next season?
This is the conundrum isn't it. On one hand you can see the logic in going down to regroup and come back stronger. But it's a gamble against the whole disappearing without a trace.  

Personally think we still need to be concentrating on project miracle and worry about project resurrection when it becomes relevant (albeit that's from a fans perspective, I'd be hoping the board are doing the relevant due diligence on the impact of relegation).
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#30

If we do go down and get put in the central division then there would be some proper shitty trips https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/south...l-division

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