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Crewelad87

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If you could place teams into league 1 (being semi realistic ie/ Man Utd, Chelsea, Canvey Island and Stalybridge Celtic arnt going to play in league 1) who would you put in

I'd go

1. Crewe - obviously
2. Port Vale - local game with abit of spice
3. Shrewsbury - again fairly local, always take a good following their
4. Burton Albion - like the ground and fairly local
5. Tranmere - not to far away and have friends who follow them.
6. Stockport County - Cheshire rivals and miss playing them
7. Torquay - as long as we can play the away game in the summer, great away day.
8. Charlton - always need a London away day and I've never been the Valley.
9. Macclesfield - local game, usually fill the away end.
10. Notts County - always lose vs them but its a good away day
11. Walsall - local and enjoy games vs them.
12. Coventry - usually beat them and enjoy playing them.
13 - QPR - love the ground, London away day, good memories.
14. Blackpool - always a good day out.
15. Brighton - never been the new ground
16. York - lovely City and we owe them 1 from Wembley and fa cup humiliation
17. Wrexham - European away day and old rival.
18. Chester - Old county rivals
19. Wigan - never liked them, so always good to get one over on them.
20. Bournemouth - good for a weekender
21. Huddersfield - I like the ground
22. Cambridge - never been
23. Leeds - always bring a big crowd.
24. Oldham - its not league 1 without Oldham, its the law.

Fairly North West/Midlands biased but enough good trips in, and enough smaller sides so we would be competitive
 
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1 MK Dons
2 Wycobme (Buckinghamshire club)
3 Luton (local)
4 Northampton (local)
5 Coventry (take a good crowd their, also quite close.)
6 Cambridge (I like going there)
7 Sheffield Wednesday (my favourite away day)
8 Wigan (family)
9 Stevenage (cheap and not to far)
10 Huddersfield (after play offs we seem to get on)
11 Burton (never been, like to go)
12 Brighton (never been, new ground looks quality)
13 Doncaster (meet friends)
14 Bolton (really like going there)
15 Peterborough (like playing them)
16 Portsmouth (fun place to go)
17 Charlton (great ground)
18 Lincoln (would like to finally go)
19 Notts County (good away day)
20 Bristol City (good away day)
21 Port Vale (Wembley of the north init)
22 Preston (one of the best grounds)
23 Shrewsbury (Really like the place
24 Leyton Orient (good away day)
 

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1. Gills
2. Leyton Orient
3. Brentford
4. Brighton
5. Portsmouth
6. Bournemouth
7. Southend
8. Millwall
9. Reading
10. Oxford
11. Barnet
12. Charlton
13. Cambridge
14. Plymouth
15. York
16. Blackpool
17. Bristol City
18. Burton
19. Sheffield Wednesday
20. Notts County
21. Wycombe
22. Peterborough
23. MK Dons
24. Coventry

A mixture of local games and good away days.
 

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1. PNE

2. Blackpool
3. Burnley
4. Blackburn
5. Bolton
6. Wigan - Lancashire derbies

7. Huddersfield
8. Bradford
9. Leeds
10. Oldham
11. Bury
12. Rochdale
13. Crewe
14. Stockport
15. Carlisle
16. Stoke - Local games

17. Fulham
18. Brentford - Token London away days

19. Watford
20. Sheffield Wednesday
21. Birmingham
22. Notts County
23. Wrexham
24. York - Decent away days, a bit different and not a ball ache of a trek
 

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retain Bradford, Barnsley, Oldham and Preston for the current local rivals
promote Bury, Southend and Shrewsbury - mates support them.
Relegate Derby, Ipswich & Sunderland who we've never played.
Bournemouth and Torquay for the bank holiday away games.
I always quite liked Barnet, so they'll do as token Londoners.
Got to have Hartlepool, so the most played Div 4 fixture can move up one.
York, for the pubs.
Hereford was always OK as a day out.
Southport, Fleetwood and Whitby Town for the fish & chips.
Lowestoft Town - 150 years ago, some my family lived thereabouts.
Walsall (like em)
Yeovil (like them, too)
Haverfordwest County (a surprisingly good night out in darkest Pembrokeshire.

Think that's 24!
 

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A perfect league 1 would be one without us in it :D. But for the benefit of the thread:

1 Bristol City

2 Cardiff
3 Swindon

For the local derbies

4 Plymouth
5 Exeter
6 Bournemouth
7 Reading

Close ish games where we'll take a big following

8 Millwall
9 Fulham
10 Brentford
11 Watford

Decent london trips

12 Luton
13 Portsmouth
14 Birmingham
15 Shrewsbury
16 MK Dons

Southern away days

17 Leeds

Got to have the token big club down here!

18 Forest Green

And the token tin potter!

19 Barnsley

Always a good game against the tykes.

20 Gillingham

Its the law we have to play them at least 3 times a year.

21 Blackpool
22 Brighton
23 Carlisle
24 Wrexham

Various parts of the country to visit.
 

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1. Bristol City
2. Swindon
3. Cardiff
4. Swansea
5. Plymouth
6. Reading
7. Oxford
8. Bournemouth
9. Brentford
10. Wycombe
11. Watford
12. Millwall
13. QPR
14. Wigan
15. Crewe
16. Oldham
17. Preston
18. Burnley
19. Tranmere
20. Sheffield Wednesday
21. Sheffield United
22. Hartlepool
23. Exeter
24. Mansfield

I would feel too dirty to include Bristol Rovers and I also enjoy them being in the Conference wayyy too much.
 

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1 MK Dons
2 Wycobme (Buckinghamshire club)
3 Luton (local)
4 Northampton (local)
5 Coventry (take a good crowd their, also quite close.)
6 Cambridge (I like going there)
7 Sheffield Wednesday (my favourite away day)
8 Wigan (family)
9 Stevenage (cheap and not to far)
10 Huddersfield (after play offs we seem to get on)
11 Burton (never been, like to go)
12 Brighton (never been, new ground looks quality)
13 Doncaster (meet friends)
14 Bolton (really like going there)
15 Peterborough (like playing them)
16 Portsmouth (fun place to go)
17 Charlton (great ground)
18 Lincoln (would like to finally go)
19 Notts County (good away day)
20 Bristol City (good away day)
21 Port Vale (Wembley of the north init)
22 Preston (one of the best grounds)
23 Shrewsbury (Really like the place
24 Leyton Orient (good away day)

Cant argue with the above pretty spot on!
 

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So, City fans, would you prefer to play/not to play Rovers on a semi regular basis?

Seems a bit pointless having a city rival you never get to play.
 

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Anyway, back to the thread

1. Swindon
2. Bristol City
3. Bristol Rovers
4. Reading
5. Oxford
6. QPR
7. Orient
8. Brentford
9. Bournemouth
10. Port Vale - won our last 6 against them
11. Portsmouth
12. Brighton
13. Rotherham
14. Sheff Utd
15. Leeds
16. Blackpool
17. Rochdale
18. Chesterfield
19. Hereford
20. Shrewsbury
21. Norwich
22. Newcastle
23. Walsall
24. Forest
 

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Them in the conference is a thing of beauty
I get that, as did we when Oxford were despatched to the nether regions. But to play them twice a season now and again needs to be done.

It could well be years and years before you get to play them again.
 

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Fuck being realistic. We're sick of schlepping up to the Northern wastelands of Walsall and beyond so, with that in mind....

Gills
Charlton
Millwall
Saaaaarfend
Brighton
Portsmouth
Dover (Tinpottus Tinpottus)
Maidstone United (So we finally get a proper derby match again)
Aldershot
Cambridge (Because it's nice)
Oxford (good day out)
QPR
Orient
Brentford
Watford
Plymouth
Bournemouth
Swine
Ebbsfleet
Dartford
Bromley
AFC Wimbledon
Fulham
Bristol City (Them's the rules)
 

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I get that, as did we when Oxford were despatched to the in nether regions. But to play them twice a season now and again needs to be done.

It could well be years and years before you get to play them again.
True, but think of all the stress that comes with a defeat. We had 1990 and their endless gloating and In the 1980s when we couldnt buy a win against them.
We played them last in 2013 and won, now they are in the non league I hope we never face them again.
Nothing but a bunch of Rag Ass Rovers.
 

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Plenty of local trips should be feasible, even discounting those Premier League ever presents. Chuck in a seaside trips, London games and a couple of randoms & you're about there.

1. Derby
2. Mansfield
3. Notts County
4. Nottingham Forest
5. Sheffield Wed
6. Sheffield United
7. Rotherham
8. Doncaster
9. Barnsley
10. Leicester
11. Lincoln
12. York
13. Leeds
14. Stockport
15. Torquay
16. Blackpool
17. Fulham
18. QPR
19. Norwich
20. Grimsby
21. Birmingham
22. Macclesfield
23. Stoke City
 

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True, but think of all the stress that comes with a defeat. We had 1990 and their endless gloating and In the 1980s when we couldnt buy a win against them.
We played them last in 2013 and won, now they are in the non league I hope we never face them again.
Nothing but a bunch of Rag Ass Rovers.
Quite. Oxford beat us twice even though we romped L2. I blame di Canio.
 

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1. Millwall
2. West Ham
3. Crystal Palace
4. Leyton Orient
5. Charlton
6. Gillingham
7. Dagenham and Redbridge
8. Fulham
9. Watford
10. Brighton
11. Leeds
12. Bristol City
13. Bristol Rovers
14. Luton
15. Southend
16. Wolves
17. Wimbledon
18. Portsmouth
19. Derby
20. Cardiff
21. Swansea
22. Stoke
23. QPR
24. Forest

Apart from top four or five, not in any discernible order. Leeds, Stoke, Derby, Portsmouth, Wolves, Swansea and Luton are in there because those encounters are usually pretty lively.
 

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Mine would be:

1. Barnsley
2. Sheffield Wednesday
3. Sheffield United
4. Leeds
5. York
6. Scunthorpe
7. Mansfield
8. Chesterfield
9. Bradford
10.Huddersfield
11.Notts County
12.Forest
13.Derby
14.Hull
15.Grimsby
16.Lincoln
17.Rochdale
18.Bury
19.Preston
20.Blackpool
21.Wolves
22.Rotherham
23.Carlisle
 
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For 'realism', I only picked teams from the Championship and League Two:

1. Milton Keynes Dons
2. Peterborough United
3. Wycombe Wanderers
4. Northampton Town
5. Luton Town
6. Stevenage
7. Watford
8. Cambridge United
9. Oxford United
10. Reading
11. Swindon Town
12. Brentford
13. Leyton Orient
14. Millwall
15. Charlton Athletic
16. Dagenham & Redbridge
17. Fulham
18. AFC Wimbledon
19. Wolverhampton Wanderers
20. Coventry City
21. Birmingham City
22. Walsall
23. Nottingham Forest
24. Notts County

All for locality really.
 
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A perfect league 1 would be one without us in it :D. But for the benefit of the thread:

1 Bristol City

2 Cardiff
3 Swindon

For the local derbies

4 Plymouth
5 Exeter
6 Bournemouth
7 Reading

Close ish games where we'll take a big following

8 Millwall
9 Fulham
10 Brentford
11 Watford

Decent london trips

12 Luton
13 Portsmouth
14 Birmingham
15 Shrewsbury
16 MK Dons

Southern away days

17 Leeds

Got to have the token big club down here!

18 Forest Green

And the token tin potter!

19 Barnsley

Always a good game against the tykes.

20 Gillingham

Its the law we have to play them at least 3 times a year.

21 Blackpool
22 Brighton
23 Carlisle
24 Wrexham

Various parts of the country to visit.
I like that list a lot! Except take Barnsley out and replace with Notts forest
 

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This is difficult and a bit cringeworthy when you've followed two teams from a young age, but. No particular order and just for laughs.

1. Bury/Halifax Town
2. Burnley
3. Dirty Leeds
4. Shuddersfield
5. Bratfud City
6. Baaaaaarrrrnsleh
7. Bolton Wanderers
8. York City
9. Whitby Town
10. Hull City
11. Rochdale
12. Oldham Athletic
13. Preston North End
14. Sheffield United
15. Sheffield Wednesday
16. Rotherham County
17. Wigan Borough
18. Chester City
19. Wolverhampton Wanderers
20. FC United of Manchester
21. Carlisle United
22. Stockport County
23. Scarborough Athletic
24. Chorley

Dunno where feasibility starts and ends here. Halifax Town are very unlikely to make it into League One any time soon, but for the likes of Whitby chances are basically between 0 and Fleetwood. So if Whitby are in there, should I have included Liverpool and Manure too? In honesty I don't think I'd be able to stand their fans, have enough people as it is plastered on my Facebook feed pointing at Juan Mata's shirt on their Old Trafford tours, gurning vacantly. I'm not sure if we watch the same sport, supporting your local team vs. pretending to be a journalist for a gossip mag. I don't think I'm interested in long trips either. There are definitely contenders but you'd need to pick a few at the expense of decent northern teams.
 

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So, City fans, would you prefer to play/not to play Rovers on a semi regular basis?

Seems a bit pointless having a city rival you never get to play.

I was going to ask this question, but its a general thing as they are not only ones to hope it.

but I never understand fans who don't want their real rivals in same division, I'd rather have the games than not have them....but I suppose when supporting a club with no rivals we would like that type of game.
 

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4. Shrewsbury
Local decent games

5. Leicester - Hate them would love to beat them
6. Notts County - Decent away trip
7. Derby - Local
8. Coventry - Local
9. Sjoke - The Derby
10. Walsall - Local
11. WBA - Local - not been.
12. Whitby Town - Family connections
13. Fleetwood - Enjoyable trip
14. Wycombe - Enjoyable trip
15. Bolton - Not Been
16. Rotherham - Usually beat them.
17. Sheffield United - Decent away day
18. Chesterfield - Local
19. Mansfield - Local
20. Brighton - Not Been
21. Newport - Not Been
22. Forest - Local, rather dislikable
23. Stockport - Local
24. Barnsley - Local, usually get a result.
 

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So, City fans, would you prefer to play/not to play Rovers on a semi regular basis?

Seems a bit pointless having a city rival you never get to play.

Surely having been through the same with Oxford, you appreciate how sweet it is seing them slum it in semi professional football. I enjoy the derbies but im enjoying this so so so much more! I hope they never return to the league.
 

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So, City fans, would you prefer to play/not to play Rovers on a semi regular basis?

Seems a bit pointless having a city rival you never get to play.

I'm 20 and I've never known anything different. It was a slight shame in the past but them being in the Conference and the way it went about is just pure hilarity. Now all we need is for Forest Green to beat them in this year's Play-Off final.
 

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I know we aren't in L1 but it's quite an interesting idea…:

1. Torquay
2. Plymouth
3. Exeter
4. Cheltenham
5. Bristol City
6. Bristol Rovers
7. Swindon
8. Portsmouth
9. Bournemouth
10. Oxford
11. Burton
12. Sheffield Wednesday
13. Leeds
14. Swansea
15. Newport
16. Forest
17. Yeovil
18. Blackpool
19. Brighton
20. Charlton
21. Coventry
22. Shrewsbury
23. Reading
24. York

A fair bit of southern bias but I've chucked a few teams who would bring a decent number down here too I think. All those SW clubs would be perfect.
 

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Us back would be a start :(

Hartlepool
Morecambe
Preston
Blackpool
Wigan
Stoke
York
Barrow - why not?
Gateshead
Fleetwood
MK Dons - normally decent games
Rochdale
Oldham
Leeds - big crowds, good games
Bolton
Blackburn
Sunderland - very unrealistic
Middlesborough
QPR
Crystal Palace
Tranmere
Sheff Weds
Colchester
Crewe
 

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