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From SkyBet:

Odds for Champions:

Portsmouth 4/1
Oxford 9/1
Leyton Orient 11/1
Luton 12/1
Bristol Rovers 12/1
Northampton 14/1
Notts County 14/1
Plymouth 14/1
Stevenage 16/1
Yeovil 18/1
Wycombe 18/1
Crawley 20/1
Newport 22/1
Carlisle 22/1
Barnet 22/1
Cambridge 25/1
Hartlepool 25/1
York 28/1
Exeter 33/1
AFC Wimbledon 40/1
Mansfield 50/1
Morecambe 66/1
Dagenham 80/1
Accrington 100/1

Odds for Promotion:
Portsmouth 4/5
Leyton Orient 13/5
Bristol Rovers 3/1
Oxford 3/1
Luton 3/1
Notts County 7/2
Northampton 7/2
Plymouth 7/2
Stevenage 4/1
Yeovil 4/1
Carlisle 4/1
Crawley 4/1
Wycombe 4/1
Hartlepool 9/2
Newport 9/2
Cambridge 5/1
Barnet 5/1
York 11/2
Exeter 6/1
AFC Wimbledon 9/1
Mansfield 11/1
Morecambe 14/1
Dagenham 20/1
Accrington 20/1
 

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Luton very tempting at 12/1
 
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4/1 for a team to finish champions seems crazy short, especially for a 1,001 year long season.

(The title change makes this post look silly now)
 
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I know this ties into our p*ss taking bollocks, but if it were genuinely true about this Billionairre b*llocks at Carlisle, they are a good bet for 22/1 for the title, because if genuine we'd suddenly surge ourselves on overpaid clap-trap.

but I never know how these things get done......clearly bottom of league is just down to club size
 

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Not rated again it seems, the bookies had us as favourites for relegation last season. :ffs: Oxford are one ofd the favourites every season but why?
 

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16/1 with Bet365 Luton are to win the league, having a little sniff of that.
 

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Well, we have signed 3 players, all of whom turned down others to join us, this is the Ronnie affect ! Each way looks a good bet!
 

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Can someone tell me why Oxford are second favourites? They were shit for most of last season and have Michael Appleton as manager.
 

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Luton and Northampton odds look a bit tempting.

We're even stronger favourites than before despite having half a squad of players and losing our best one at that! Just goes to show that the odds here mainly go on club size more than anything else.
 

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Bookies want to make money and want you to bet on guaranteed losers, Oxford have a decent fan base and the last thing Bookies want is a load of money being piled on and you winning, and let's be fair, more chance of Oxford topping the table than Accrington
 

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Bloody hell, we were literally 2 kicks away from staying in non league. Now we're 3/1 to gain promotion. Mad!
 

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4/1 for promotion with only 4 contracted players, can't wait to see the odds when we have a whole squad.
 

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Bookies want to make money and want you to bet on guaranteed losers, Oxford have a decent fan base and the last thing Bookies want is a load of money being piled on and you winning, and let's be fair, more chance of Oxford topping the table than Accrington

Yep. I like it how people treat bookies odds as just another opinion, like it's one bloke just listing them based on who he 'fancies'. A lot goes into these odds and they make a hell of a lot more money than they lost, mainly because the odds are accurate most of the time.
 

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I see we're going down for the 9th year in a row.

Well what do you expect since Macclesfield are no longer with us. The bookies are pretty much going to put the clubs with smaller budgets/gates down the arse end of the table year in, year out.
 

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Well what do you expect since Macclesfield are no longer with us. The bookies are pretty much going to put the clubs with smaller budgets/gates down the arse end of the table year in, year out.

A bit of research perhaps. We've been mid table around 60 points for the last two years and contain the 2nd top scorer in the league from last season. It's just lazy from the bookmakers imo.
 

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People will still back D&R to go down though so bookies have no need to price them any higher.
 

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Yep. I like it how people treat bookies odds as just another opinion, like it's one bloke just listing them based on who he 'fancies'. A lot goes into these odds and they make a hell of a lot more money than they lost, mainly because the odds are accurate most of the time.

For some things, like actual matches, yes. Certainly not for Promotions and relegations in the lower leagues. They're more often wrong.
 

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My customary fiver on Barnet it is then. Orient can't be up there surely? I thought they had been run into the ground or summat?
 
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My customary fiver on Barnet it is then. Orient can't be up there surely? I thought they had been run into the ground or summat?

I expect us to finish top seven as a minimum and to challenge for the automatic spots.

As it currently stands we only have 11 contracted players + Grainger, but the core of the team ought to be more than good enough. I think you can make an argument (not saying they are) that Baudry is the best centre back in the league, Vincelot is the best centre midfielder, Henderson and Simpson are the best strike partnership, and Cox is the best player in the league. Lot depends whether we can keep them as there will be interest from higher up for sure in Baudry, Vincelot and Cox I'd have thought, but we have no need to sell.

If the season started tomorrow our line up would be:

Henderson - Simpson
Cox - Vincelot - James - McAnuff
Lowry - Baudry - Clarke - Pritchard
Woods

Could probably stick a decent prospects bench of Grainger, Ling, Kashket, Agyemang and Adeboyajo, but that starting line up I'd have thought should be top seven in the league as an absolute bare minimum.

We'll probably be adding eleven or so new faces, so will obviously depend on who they are, but we're probably going to have the biggest budget in the league (heck, our budget with half a squad is probably bigger than two - thirds of the league already, and no, that's not bragging, that's fucking depressing) so will have the financial nous to attract new players.

It's been confirmed Becchetti has no intentions of selling, a quote recently by CEO Alessandro Angelieri is essentially that the target is promotion this season, then promotion again the season after... No pressure Hendon.

But then again, last season I think most people had us and Bristol City down for promotion, so really, who has a clue? Oh, and we're still under a transfer embargo for not filing our accounts.

I think the best comparison is Swindon when they were here last. Lost the play off final, defied all expectations and got relegated the season after. Monster budget, but off field question marks. Won League Two.

I fancy a fiver on Luton though.
 

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For some things, like actual matches, yes. Certainly not for Promotions and relegations in the lower leagues. They're more often wrong.
How do you define 'wrong'? If you mean that the favourite for promotion gets promoted and the favourite for relegation gets relegated, yes, they're more than often wrong however that's not what odds are. Will the bookies lose money on these bets? You better believe they don't therefore they're not wrong.
 

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My customary fiver on Barnet it is then. Orient can't be up there surely? I thought they had been run into the ground or summat?

33/1 to go down, I've had a fiver on that, they'll either finish top 3 or bottom 2.
 

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The poster asked why Oxford were short odds ... let's use Pompey an an example, no matter how bad a squad they put together, they will never be at 40/1 incase 20000 odd stick a tenner on and ruin the bookmaking industry if they do win, scale it down a little and you get to Oxford, bookies won't lose much sleep if they get it wrong with Daggers or Accy
 

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I expect us to finish top seven as a minimum and to challenge for the automatic spots.

As it currently stands we only have 11 contracted players + Grainger, but the core of the team ought to be more than good enough. I think you can make an argument (not saying they are) that Baudry is the best centre back in the league, Vincelot is the best centre midfielder, Henderson and Simpson are the best strike partnership, and Cox is the best player in the league. Lot depends whether we can keep them as there will be interest from higher up for sure in Baudry, Vincelot and Cox I'd have thought, but we have no need to sell.

If the season started tomorrow our line up would be:

Henderson - Simpson
Cox - Vincelot - James - McAnuff
Lowry - Baudry - Clarke - Pritchard
Woods

Could probably stick a decent prospects bench of Grainger, Ling, Kashket, Agyemang and Adeboyajo, but that starting line up I'd have thought should be top seven in the league as an absolute bare minimum.

We'll probably be adding eleven or so new faces, so will obviously depend on who they are, but we're probably going to have the biggest budget in the league (heck, our budget with half a squad is probably bigger than two - thirds of the league already, and no, that's not bragging, that's fucking depressing) so will have the financial nous to attract new players.

It's been confirmed Becchetti has no intentions of selling, a quote recently by CEO Alessandro Angelieri is essentially that the target is promotion this season, then promotion again the season after... No pressure Hendon.

But then again, last season I think most people had us and Bristol City down for promotion, so really, who has a clue? Oh, and we're still under a transfer embargo for not filing our accounts.

I think the best comparison is Swindon when they were here last. Lost the play off final, defied all expectations and got relegated the season after. Monster budget, but off field question marks. Won League Two.

I fancy a fiver on Luton though.

That's what happened to us in 2006/2007. Play off final, relegated, big budget, come back up. And they didn't win L2 that year but anyway I reckon you're in for a dogfight this year.

There's a history of sides coming down from L1 and then having a real struggle (us, Tranmere the most recent). There are probably more teams that struggle than go straight back up from here. You're totally not right off the pitch either and have players who probably don't want to play in L2 under an inexperienced boss with a nutjob chairman.

Think you need to get the tin hat out.
 

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Tenner on Cambridge for promotion I reckon
 
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