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Think we hit nearly 8% of our towns population in every home game.....and we are an aged town .....your a young city with triple our population...not sure you matched us this season young fella me lad.

Given carlisle fans seem to be constantly posting about barrow id see that as a success.
 

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Told you. I genuinely thought we'd never play them again unless it was in the FA Cup. Oh well.
 

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Apparently Langstaff and Jones have put in transfer requests after hearing Bromley have come up.
 

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Told you. I genuinely thought we'd never play them again unless it was in the FA Cup. Oh well.
Told us? So…what you are saying is…you were wrong?
 

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These are the football league clubs who last season all got less than 4000 as an average attendance.
At some I think they'll all drop out the league again, Barrow and Accrington already have. Very hard to go twenty to thirty seasons on continual low crowds simply because it's very unusual to have wealthy owners over that length of time to keep funding it all.
 

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Think we hit nearly 8% of our towns population in every home game.....and we are an aged town .....your a young city with triple our population...not sure you matched us this season young fella me lad.

Our average home attendance this season was 8000 and we ended up with something like the 6th highest average away following in L1 and yet we had a terrible season and finished adrift at the bottom of the league.

So just Imagine how bigger our crowds will be next season when we're at the top of the league. :cool1:
 

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Our average home attendance this season was 8000 and we ended up with something like the 6th highest average away following in L1 and yet we had a terrible season and finished adrift at the bottom of the league.

So just Imagine how bigger our crowds will be next season when we're at the top of the league. :cool1:

Don’t get too carried away with your wild imagination.
 

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Don’t get too carried away with your wild imagination.

This league isn't hard to get out of especially now when we have lots of money to throw around this summer and our manager has confidently said that we'll be going for promotion, nothing less.

Look how easy it has been for the top 3 this season and the season before. We went up through the play offs with a poor budget last season and what helped was that apart from the top 3 the rest of the league were just not up to it and it looks like that has been the case this season too.

We can just bulldoze our way through this league to promotion and leave all these minnows and forgotten has beens behind and never ever have to look back here again.
 

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Can't predict at this stage who will go down. Morecambe look likely candidates unless they sort their off field issues out, which seem unlikely at this stage. But who else? Could make a case for Fleetwood, Accrington, Harrogate, Newport, heck maybe even Swindon. Going to be super hard to pick 2 candidates out.
 

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Can't predict at this stage who will go down. Morecambe look likely candidates unless they sort their off field issues out, which seem unlikely at this stage. But who else? Could make a case for Fleetwood, Accrington, Harrogate, Newport, heck maybe even Swindon. Going to be super hard to pick 2 candidates out.
Wouldn't rule us out either end , depending how your ex man Artell does ,still very much on the fence with him and think it will either go really well or really really badly ; not sure attempting to play like Barcelona fits well in league 2 but guess time will tell
 

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Can't predict at this stage who will go down. Morecambe look likely candidates unless they sort their off field issues out, which seem unlikely at this stage. But who else? Could make a case for Fleetwood, Accrington, Harrogate, Newport, heck maybe even Swindon. Going to be super hard to pick 2 candidates out.

I think Harrogate will be fine.

I can certainly see Newport, Morecambe and Fleetwood struggling
 

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I think Harrogate will be fine.

I can certainly see Newport, Morecambe and Fleetwood struggling

Newport? Did they not just get a wealthy owner take them over? A fella who used to be owner of Swansea.
 

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Our average home attendance this season was 8000 and we ended up with something like the 6th highest average away following in L1 and yet we had a terrible season and finished adrift at the bottom of the league.

So just Imagine how bigger our crowds will be next season when we're at the top of the league. :cool1:
Your attendances are good tbf they grew a lot in the promotion season, it's a ground I like aswell - similiar to our's apart from we had to convert to all seater in the 90's
Newport? Did they not just get a wealthy owner take them over? A fella who used to be owner of Swansea.
Coughlan seems a decent manager , I'm not sure how much Jenkins is willing to invest but they must have made a fair bit from their cup exploits last season ?
 

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This league isn't hard to get out of especially now when we have lots of money to throw around this summer and our manager has confidently said that we'll be going for promotion, nothing less.

Look how easy it has been for the top 3 this season and the season before. We went up through the play offs with a poor budget last season and what helped was that apart from the top 3 the rest of the league were just not up to it and it looks like that has been the case this season too.

We can just bulldoze our way through this league to promotion and leave all these minnows and forgotten has beens behind and never ever have to look back here again.

The whole losing culture needs turned around and that won’t happen over night. A better budget will help with the squad overhaul but the idea we’ll go from losing 2/3 of our games in a season to “bulldozing” this league is fantasy. It will take time. I’m expecting a slow start hangover but then once we find our feet we should consolidate in this league then hopefully build on it the season after.
 

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To be fair It usually is an interesting league and it doesn't deserve to get looked down on as much.

We can just bulldoze our way through this league to promotion and leave all these minnows and forgotten has beens behind and never ever have to look back here again.
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The whole losing culture needs turned around and that won’t happen over night. A better budget will help with the squad overhaul but the idea we’ll go from losing 2/3 of our games in a season to “bulldozing” this league is fantasy. It will take time. I’m expecting a slow start hangover but then once we find our feet we should consolidate in this league then hopefully build on it the season after.
Yep. We came down on 29 points and in 22-23, we struggled for most of the season. FGR came down this season and look what happened to them. I'm not saying you guys will double drop, but it's as equally likely that you struggle as do well. Hearing Simpson basically admit he needs to move on several more players is interesting and shows the scale of the job he has.

Also what I think is interesting is, he's under pressure for the first time since rejoining. He arrived in 21-22 and all that was expected was survival. Then in 22-23, nobody asked for promotion, but he delivered on that. This season, ok maybe such a poor season wasn't ok, but the fact none of your fans are calling for his head, which after a 30 defeat season is rare in the modern game, shows how little pressure he had.

Next season though, he's going to be expected to mount an instant promotion push I'd argue. The Piatak's seem like they've got their heads screwed on. They haven't come charging in paying crazy high fees for superstars, they are trying to fix the infrastructure of the training ground and stadium facilities, which is great to see.

But how will they react if the results don't come straight away? What will they do if promotion seems unlikely come the mid point of the season?
 

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Few of the teams that come up to straight back down but Bromley are going to have to change a lot of personnel in the summer. Quite an old squad, losing the plastic pitch and Michael Cheek being 33 next season and not being a team happy on the ball doesn't look like ingredients to comfortably adjust to L2.
Woodman does have them organised though, very good at soaking up pressure but I'd be very surprised if they're higher than bottom third by the end of next season.

Being happy on the ball hasn't really helped Notts this season.

Bromley will be more than fine, I'm fact I think they'll do quite well.
 

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Newport? Did they not just get a wealthy owner take them over? A fella who used to be owner of Swansea.

I am basing that on our 8-2 aggregate score against them in our 2 league games. We were poor most of the season, but this lot were absolutely dire. They lost their last 8 games too, some momentum to carry over that is
 

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This league isn't hard to get out of especially now when we have lots of money to throw around this summer and our manager has confidently said that we'll be going for promotion, nothing less.

Look how easy it has been for the top 3 this season and the season before. We went up through the play offs with a poor budget last season and what helped was that apart from the top 3 the rest of the league were just not up to it and it looks like that has been the case this season too.

We can just bulldoze our way through this league to promotion and leave all these minnows and forgotten has beens behind and never ever have to look back here again.
You need a good humbling in the national league, 4/5 years should do the trick
 

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Carver maybe needs the national league humbling, most other Carlisle supporters don’t. He has a short memory as last time we were relegated from League 1 in 2014, we very nearly went down again the following season.

We know how difficult this is going to be to turn this loser mentality around and I and most others probably do expect an initial hangover next season.

Carver is going to be in for a shock in many ways with his wild expectations.
 

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Carver maybe needs the national league humbling, most other Carlisle supporters don’t. He has a short memory as last time we were relegated from League 1 in 2014, we very nearly went down again the following season.

We know how difficult this is going to be to turn this loser mentality around and I and most others probably do expect an initial hangover next season.

Carver is going to be in for a shock in many ways with his wild expectations.

I'm expecting similar from us in all honesty. When you have a squad which is so used to losing it doesn't just get turned around instantly. Am expecting a rough start to the season for us before eventually settling down.

Nobody walks this league in any case, it's always the one that has the smallest gap between top and bottom. When we got promoted from here we lost to Oldham who went down and in the other game they had us barely clinging on, even Scunny made us work extremely hard to beat them.
 

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Carver maybe needs the national league humbling, most other Carlisle supporters don’t. He has a short memory as last time we were relegated from League 1 in 2014, we very nearly went down again the following season.

We know how difficult this is going to be to turn this loser mentality around and I and most others probably do expect an initial hangover next season.

Carver is going to be in for a shock in many ways with his wild expectations.
I meant him personally in fairness.

Chesterfield supporters know all too well the damage that losing mentality can have on the following season as we went back to back relegations to the NL from League 1, so you’re definitely right to be cautious. All about recruitment isn’t it, get that right and you’ll be fine considering the backing you have.

Looking forward to facing Carlisle again, good club with great travelling support considering the distance to virtually every single away game.
 

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It's just his shtick as we saw during the season with those laughable comment regarding potential signatures. It's just part of his routine to go OTT for effect.

A classic example of internet football fan with a split personality.
 

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You need a good humbling in the national league, 4/5 years should do the trick

No thank you, we've just been humbled enough in L1 we don't need anymore humbling especially down in that God awful National league.

But L2 is a very open league and I expect us to be in the top 7.
 

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No thank you, we've just been humbled enough in L1 we don't need anymore humbling especially down in that God awful National league.

But L2 is a very open league and I expect us to be in the top 7.

That’s fair enough. Top 7 is a more sensible expectation than simply “We ArE gOnNa BuLLdOzE tHiS LeAgUe”.

I happen to think we’ll start slow (hangover from the losing mentality) then hopefully come on stronger in the second half of the season. Where that leads to I don’t know. Mid table, playoffs, who knows!
 

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I was trying to think who would be favourites for promotion, and quite frankly, i'm struggling to see who would be. The teams coming down would usually be top contenders, but I can't see anyone from that list walking the league. Carlisle, maybe, if they invest smartly? They seem to have decent enough owners who actually give a shit. Vale? Whats going on there? Cheltenham? A bit meh, and Fleetwood can get in the bin.
 

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They may have been some of the favourites with the bookmakers but relegated clubs in recent times have been anything but contenders. In fact many have struggled. Last season's 4 a prime example.

Looks less competitive for the automatic spots next season compared to this so that should help CUFC and other 'contenders'.
 

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They may have been some of the favourites with the bookmakers but relegated clubs in recent times have been anything but contenders. In fact many have struggled. Last season's 4 a prime example.

Looks less competitive for the automatic spots next season compared to this so that should help CUFC and other 'contenders'.

Agreed.
 

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