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After Flitcroft we have decided to cease the role of DOF and let Darren Moore just get on with it.

I think that’s more down to the fact that flitcroft just cease in the role of football full stop.
 

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I think that’s more down to the fact that flitcroft just cease in the role of football full stop.

There’ll be some club that will hear all his favourite little corporate phrases like “aligned with our values” irrespective of whether they can kick a ball straight and think oh that sounds good so expect him rock up somewhere at some point. Basically only really worked when DC was here as he’d just cut through all that and call out anyone for being shit and then think about it after.
 

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No real stand out favourites next season. You'd expect Bradford to finally get their shit together. They seem to be getting closer. Chesterfield should be there or thereabouts and obviously MK dons or Donny if they don't go up. Swindon always tend to be strong when we're in the same league as them but look a bit of a basket case. Carlisle and Cheltenham I think will do well. Tranmere seem way off it at the moment. Grimsby could be a surprise package.

We need to wait and see. We've got a serial bunch of losers with no heart or battle in them at the club. So, if we can weed some of these out and bring some battlers, experience and heart , we might do OK. You'd expect Moore to have a bit of pull for players and we'll have one of the bigger budgets. It has to be used wisely though.
 

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Wimbledon will be up there next season.
 

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Skysports has Chesterfield as early favourites with Carlisle and Port Vale as joint second favourites.
 

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Skysports has Chesterfield as early favourites with Carlisle and Port Vale as joint second favourites.
That is mental. Maybe just the Paul Cook effect.
 

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Skysports has Chesterfield as early favourites with Carlisle and Port Vale as joint second favourites.
On skybet (if that's what you mean) they only have Chesterfield and the relegated clubs for some reason.

 

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Wimbledon will be up there next season.
We would've been a play off team this season had we not sold Al Hamadi to Ipswich in January. Next season expectations will be top 7 . Most of the deadwood has gone . The recruitment was decent last season so if we can get that right again we should have a good season. There are still question marks about our manager Johnny Jackson however .
 

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IF, big if, but if Funso Ojo stays and he shows better attitude than he did after Crosby left, then he could potentially be the best player in the league next season. He's absolute quality on his day.

If we get the sulking mardarse, he can get gone and good riddance.
 

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IF, big if, but if Funso Ojo stays and he shows better attitude than he did after Crosby left, then he could potentially be the best player in the league next season. He's absolute quality on his day.

If we get the sulking mardarse, he can get gone and good riddance.

If he sorts his attitude out, then great.

Him, Garrity and Chislett would be the best midfield three in the league and it wouldn't even be close.
 

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If he sorts his attitude out, then great.

Him, Garrity and Chislett would be the best midfield three in the league and it wouldn't even be close.
Would certainly be a high quality midfield at this level, ironically we could be left with none of them come August, hopefully Moore's bullish attitiude to them not being for sale will prove correct.

20 plus goals from midfield in L1 plus Funso pulling the strings should be promotion capable... but thats only if we sort the defence and strike force out! and of course Ojo's attitude!
 

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No real stand out favourites next season. You'd expect Bradford to finally get their shit together. They seem to be getting closer. Chesterfield should be there or thereabouts and obviously MK dons or Donny if they don't go up. Swindon always tend to be strong when we're in the same league as them but look a bit of a basket case. Carlisle and Cheltenham I think will do well. Tranmere seem way off it at the moment. Grimsby could be a surprise package.

Think people were saying this a year ago to be fair.

Although if the Year of the Stag can finally happen, then Year of the Fish is equally likely.
 

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Think people were saying this a year ago to be fair.

Although if the Year of the Stag can finally happen, then Year of the Fish is equally likely.
No - Relegation fodder , skint , with a hovel of a ground and no hope ..... too many people were being nice about us last pre -season and tipping us to do well it didn't go well at all ; the recruitment has to be much improved and we need to be written off as it always seems to go better that way .
 

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The full 24 teams then...
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Fair number of miles to cover for us the gills and bromley
 

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Fair number of miles to cover for us the gills and bromley
Always been the same in this league to be fair, been League Two North for as long as I can remember. End result is you'll get all the Northern lot touching themselves because they take a couple of thousand fans half an hour down the road every other week. Think I saw something that suggested it was actually Colchester who had the furthest to travel next season - whether that's true or not I'm not sure but could see it being the case.

Bit odd to see such a big gap in the map to divide the South and the rest though, would've been even worse if MK Dons had gone up.
 

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Fair number of miles to cover for us the gills and bromley
Don't forget us. It may be a 'northern' division next year, but only three clubs (Colchester, Gillingham, and Bromley) will cover more miles!
 

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I know the fixtures look boring and most grounds will have been done by fans multiple times by now, but it's a very local league for us. Having the 2nd shortest total miles to travel is incredible and if we can get some form and momentum again, we should be looking at a few healthy away followings once again next season.
 

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Problem for the Southern clubs in L1/L2 is that the former mainstay lower league clubs have either gone to pot and find themselves in non league (Torquay, Aldershot, Southend) or they've been bankrolled to a higher level (Brighton, Bournemouth, Brentford, Swansea). I think that's why we're seeing more Northern teams dropping down the league and why L1 seems to be dominated this season by a fair amount of former established second tier clubs. Which doesn't bode well for away games for L1 and L2 sides.
 

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Looks nice and open, after 18 months of a slog in L1 it looks nicely set to be very open.

Morecambe look the ones in danger, Swindon I don't overly know whats gone off there but looks like that needs a positive resolution for the club.

Now its set some decent localish games for us, a new face in Bromley to try and re-take our "beaten the other 91 crown" now they've come up.
 

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Problem for the Southern clubs in L1/L2 is that the former mainstay lower league clubs have either gone to pot and find themselves in non league (Torquay, Aldershot, Southend) or they've been bankrolled to a higher level (Brighton, Bournemouth, Brentford, Swansea). I think that's why we're seeing more Northern teams dropping down the league and why L1 seems to be dominated this season by a fair amount of former established second tier clubs. Which doesn't bode well for away games for L1 and L2 sides.

League 1 just looks scary :lol:
 

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League 1 just looks scary :lol:

Wigan and Reading gone full circle from the days of Whelan and Madejski. Blackpool, Barnsley, Charlton and Bolton regular L1 sides now. Blues and Huddersfield down after long stints in the upper tiers. Posh always an L1 contender and Rotherham the ultimate yo yo club. And that's before you even consider the Hollywood money at Wrexham and Wycombe's new mysterious billionaire owner...
 

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League 1 just looks scary :lol:
Obviously I can't predict next season, but it was shite last season. It's the one thing that made relegation such a disappointment.

That we weren't cut adrift after the first 11 games, and then managed to still take it to the last day of the season despite only 3 wins in the last 15 games really does show how bad it was.
 

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Obviously I can't predict next season, but it was shite last season. It's the one thing that made relegation such a disappointment.

That we weren't cut adrift after the first 11 games, and then managed to still take it to the last day of the season despite only 3 wins in the last 15 games really does show how bad it was.

But League One really is a split league. It's an aggregation of failed PL/failed regular Championship clubs, clubs that have bounced between L1 and L2 for decades with the odd few seasons in the Championship or non league and plucky little non league minnows who have made it to that level through financial means or momentum. It's always going to have a dominant few teams at the top and a relegation scrap full of terrible teams with regular mid-table teams who often hit a ceiling and then end up declining and going down eventually. Unless they're financial basket cases, it's almost impossible to see Championship sized clubs go down to L2 these days and, unless you have significant investment, it's almost impossible to be a L2 club then establish yourself in the Championship a few years later. Plymouth have got there now yet, without significant investment, I expect them to drop next season and the same will apply for Oxford.
 

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