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From League 2:

Providing we stay down, Hartlepool and Carlisle would be a disastrous set of fixtures for us. In fact, most of those are pretty horrible apart from Cheltenham. Personally I'd like to see Mansfield down purely for their players and how they loved sending us down so much. Especially when the winning goal scorer had a good old laugh with the city fans on twitter after it.

Coming up? Well firstly I'd like to ask the point of how is the North/South decided?! How on Earth are Gloucester, Worcester, Oxford and Tamworth up north?! I mean, I know I say to my mates that anything above the M25 is north but come on! Anyway, it seems Barrow or Flyde are certainly coming up, wouldn't mind having Boston up for old times sake (Is this a reformed Boston btw?) From the South - I'd love to see Basingstoke come up after that, I'm easy.
 
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Down: I'd like Hartlepool and York with Bristol and Grimsby going up from here
Up: North: I'd like Tamworth and Hednesford but realisticallyone of Fylde or Barrow will be coming
South: Basingstoke and Bromley would be mine if I could handpick who came up
 

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Hartlepool and Carlisle down and Barrow up would be a nightmare. Cheltenham and York down from League Two would be preferable.

Up from South: - Basingstoke and Bromley
Up from North:- Hednesford and Tamworth.
 
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I want Hartlepool and Carlisle to come down as they will be long distances from us when we get promoted to league two.

Don't care about Conference South and North because they are far below us and we won't be having to play any teams that come up from those leagues next season as we will be in league two.
 

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^^^^ Famous last words.

We're going to win our final 10 games, sneak into the play-off spots and then go up. I hope you all look forward to welcoming us next season.
 

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If we are still here I would want
Down from League 2 Id want Mansfield for a bit of local derby ish and York.
Realistically tho its Hartlepool and one other which I think will be Cheltenham

As mentioned. Hartlepool and Carlisle down with Fylde and Barrow up is a nightmare scenario

From North Id want Barrow and Tamworth
From South.dont really care. Their all long trips. Probably Boreham Wood and Whitehawk!?
 

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Coming up? Well firstly I'd like to ask the point of how is the North/South decided?! How on Earth are Gloucester, Worcester, Oxford and Tamworth up north?! I mean, I know I say to my mates that anything above the M25 is north but come on! Anyway, it seems Barrow or Flyde are certainly coming up, wouldn't mind having Boston up for old times sake (Is this a reformed Boston btw?) From the South - I'd love to see Basingstoke come up after that, I'm easy.

This paragraph is cute.:D

The Conference North comprises the 22 most northern teams in step two. That's all it is. It's just that the non-league structure is inherently southern-centric now and needs overhauling, as in the ten years since we've had a Conference North/South rather than the Conference being served by the Northern/Southern/Isthmian Premiers, the southern focus has worsened and can only directly change if relatively "northern" teams from the Southern Premier gain promotion, eg. Redditch, Corby. I think the best way of changing this is by changing the structure of step five and below. Step five has 14 divisions, eight of which consist of teams all south of Bedford basically. Merge one southern division and through grassroots facilities funding introduce a new northern one and I firmly believe it'll stop the rot. Also, fund step five's Northern League (the Geordie league) so that clubs who finish top are promoted into step four, as this transition has been refused by many clubs in recent past and has finished off one or two others, despite having probably the best attendances in counties league football. In the past ten years the Conference North borderline has gone from just south of Birmingham to south of Oxford/Luton now, which is ludicrous, as is making Blyth Spartans and Workington share the Northern Premier League with Halesowen SW of Birmingham, Barwell (Leics.), and King's Lynn in Norfolk. I hope that helps...?

The Boston United is the same old Boston too, went straight down to the Conference North and then were demoted for general financial stuff.

If we're in the Conference next season then I'd like this lot, purely to make the Conference more enjoyable for us:
Mansfield/York/Hartlepool/Carlisle/Tranmere down
Barnet/FGR/Beastleigh up
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Dartford/Nuneaton/Alfreton/Welling down (begrudgingly)
Barrow/Guiseley/Chorley up, then Bromley/H&W if I had to choose from the South
 

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Cheltenham coming down would be great for us, especially if we lose the Bristol Rovers games. Other then that, not really bothered, but expect Hartlepool to drop.

Coming up there aren't many in contention that are particularly local, Oxford City and Basingstoke would be the best location wise.

I expect Bromley and Barrow to win their leagues.
 

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Really wouldn't want Hartlepool, Carlisle or Tranmere to come down, especially not Hartlepool.

Down from L2: Any from Cheltenham, York, Mansfield, possibly Dagenham if you can include them at the bottom.

Not really fussed about who comes up from the South. Whitehawk can do one. Bromley have plenty of games in hand so it looks like they could open up a gap at the top.

Up from the South : Bromley and Gosport

Barrow or Fylde clearly will win it so it's them and one other..

Up from the North: Barrow and Hednesford
 

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Barrow vs. Carlisle in the Conference would be a humdinger wouldn't it?

And Hartlepool can play with Gateshead over Christmas so we don't have to.
 

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I want Hartlepool and Carlisle to come down as they will be long distances from us when we get promoted to league two.

Don't care about Conference South and North because they are far below us and we won't be having to play any teams that come up from those leagues next season as we will be in league two.

o_O
Really?
 

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Since we're probably losing Telford and Nuneaton i'd like some more local fixtures to join

League 2: Cheltenham and it will probably be Hartlepool
North: Tamworth and Hednesford would be great
South: I'm not that bothered really
 

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Just had a look at this. Would be disaster if Hartlepool, Carlisle, Barrow and Fylde all got in this division next year. Add Gateshead that would be 5 600+ miles journeys. Plus there are already 5 500+ journeys in this year for us. Fuck that for Northern bias.
 

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From League 2:

Providing we stay down, Hartlepool and Carlisle would be a disastrous set of fixtures for us. In fact, most of those are pretty horrible apart from Cheltenham. Personally I'd like to see Mansfield down purely for their players and how they loved sending us down so much. Especially when the winning goal scorer had a good old laugh with the city fans on twitter after it.

Coming up? Well firstly I'd like to ask the point of how is the North/South decided?! How on Earth are Gloucester, Worcester, Oxford and Tamworth up north?! I mean, I know I say to my mates that anything above the M25 is north but come on! Anyway, it seems Barrow or Flyde are certainly coming up, wouldn't mind having Boston up for old times sake (Is this a reformed Boston btw?) From the South - I'd love to see Basingstoke come up after that, I'm easy.

How the bloody hell do you think our players "loved" sending you down?

We had one shot on goal, scored and you had the rest of the game. It's not our fault you were so shit you couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo.

Our fans were completely sympathetic with you, and I was chatting with a good deal with them after what had happened. Colin Daniel only "had a laugh" with City fans after he got tweeted with abuse from your fans after scoring a goal against you - he didn't send you down - you sent yourselves down over a course of the season, some of the messages to him were astonishing (I dare say after some had consumed a fair amount of cider while doing so)

Anyone who has had to endure this shithole of a league would not "glorify" in sending someone else down, even if it was a direct competitor (which you weren't)
 

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Barrow vs. Carlisle in the Conference would be a humdinger wouldn't it?

And Hartlepool can play with Gateshead over Christmas so we don't have to.

Not really as it'll be a horrid moneyman club which will try and claim its bigger than it is due to resources being pumped into it.

usually will just dodge that clap-trap.
 

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Not really as it'll be a horrid moneyman club which will try and claim its bigger than it is due to resources being pumped into it.

usually will just dodge that clap-trap.

Sounds like the words of a burgeoning rivalry, imo.
 

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Well Carlisle would accept it, they usually latch onto someone each season to get an interesting game or two, but it still won't change fact Barrow are just a bankrolled toy at present.

Anyone we'd need barnet to stay down to restore that ridiculous rivalry of 10 years ago :woot:
 

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York, for the lolz.
 

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If we add Hartlepool, Carlisle and Barrow then I want a demotion.
 

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Just had a look at this. Would be disaster if Hartlepool, Carlisle, Barrow and Fylde all got in this division next year. Add Gateshead that would be 5 600+ miles journeys. Plus there are already 5 500+ journeys in this year for us. Fuck that for Northern bias.
Thats the same soft southern logic that had us unfairly voted out of the football league despite finishing third bottom in 1960 so you can just sod off.
 

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Well Carlisle would accept it, they usually latch onto someone each season to get an interesting game or two, but it still won't change fact Barrow are just a bankrolled toy at present.

I'm sure many Carlisle fans would still latch onto it. They would latch onto it accidentally, after declaring out loud for the 94th time that Barrow are bankrolled chancers and a tinpot pub team. They'd sneer and scoff that they can't believe they're playing the Raiders in the league all Friday, secretly getting more and more petrified for the match their team's playing in front of the BT cameras that night.

Honest. It happened to us to some extent with Guiseley. They're much smaller than us but when it comes to it they're the next Yorkshire team down from us, and we had to deal with that for two seasons.
 

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Carlisle will be saved by Jimmy Glass anyway.
 

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In reality it is pretty close, apart from hartlepool who have really struggled all season.

The others (from Cambridge in 17th to cheltenham in 23rd) all keep yoyoing around on mini runs then sinking back down, others like us are alright at home but truely dreadful away.

Cheltenham do seem to be on a terrible run but have got 3 consecutive games against sides in that little group which may well determine their season.

I think all are very weary of the perils that lurk down here, it's probably just who falls unlucky on the last game of the season like bristol rovers last season
 

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It doesn't come naturally to wish people, or in this case teams, ill or want them to suffer relegation but I think you might struggle to find many Rovers fans who wouldn't want to see Cheltenham in our division next season. It isn't as if they are really our major rival, that honour is saved for Gloucester City, but everyone likes a local derby. I guess Hartlepool already look nailed on for relegation but I can't honestly see them finding two teams to finish above, unless of course someone goes into a complete meltdown between now and the end of the season. I have always had a bit of love and admiration for Tranmere, particularly their fans, as they survive in the shadow of a couple of relative giants in footballing terms and hope they can avoid the drop.

As for the teams coming up, from the north there are plenty of teams that are in the midlands and not too far for an away game, other than the likely Barrow it would be good to see a return of Tamworth or maybe someone like Hednesford or Solihull Moors. Not too bothered with the south, we will probably get more teams from Kent, but I wouldn't mind seeing a return of Bath City. Other than them I might go for Whitehawk, although I might not win too many friends with that view, as Brighton is a great destination for a weekend away.
 

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I'd like to see Mansfield back down just so we can enjoy the "in Radford we trust" thread again
 

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Not thinking about who we may or may not get until we are mathematically safe. I know its unlikely we will go down but ive learnt over the last few years that anything can happen!
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing a return of Bath City. Other than them I might go for Whitehawk, although I might not win too many friends with that view, as Brighton is a great destination for a weekend away.

Bath would be great, especially if Cheltenham come down and the Gas don't go up.

Whitehawk are a good shout, as they have a very good manager in Steve King who works well with a big budget, which by all accounts is what they've got. Bit of a shithole though, and they've got no fans.
 

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I live literally 200 yards away from York's ground on Bootham Crescent, feel free to drop in for a shot of Patron next season should the worst happen.

Other than that, I don't care. I don't particularly wish ill on York anyway. There are no big games in this division, it's non-league.
 

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