- Mar 12, 2011
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Anyone want to review their prediction in light of yesterday’s non-event?
Yup . . . (I had previously nominated 15-17).Anyone want to review their prediction in light of yesterday’s non-event?
I think even without the signings, I’ll stick with about 12th. Having seen the team perform now, I actually have a fair bit of confidence in the coaching team but it’s now going to be frustrating for me as I think we could have achieved a lot more with the right signings. I voted 11-14th in the poll and wouldn’t change that eitherIf we can get the signings right in the next couple of weeks. 12th, but with potential for higher. Hopefully Neto comes back as sharp as ever, and if Jonny can come back strong as well when he does.
A lot depends on the coach, obviously. He’s seen enough to go to a back three for now, so that is encouraging, no reason we can’t play a little bit higher in a 343, and it’s obvious he can actually coach so it comes down to how he sets the team up and how quickly we can adjust to what he is demanding. Some aspects of pre-season have worried me though, so I’m wary but hopeful.
first three games are tough but after that we have a fairly kind run til December. So if he does have a poor start he’ll be under a bit of pressure. Sounds like he is quite well liked by the players though.
I'm not overly concerned about this year, I think we'll muddle through. It's next year I think this window is going to really bite us, I just can't see us being able to replace Neves and Moutinho, sign Hwang and Trincao permanently (if they're any good) and sign a CB.We’re not going to go down. I’d still say that won’t happen even with injuries. I trust the coach could work around it till January.
The disappointment is we could be so much better than the midtable position we will likely finish in.
I think it'll be January when Neves, Traore and Raul push for moves out of the club.I'm not overly concerned about this year, I think we'll muddle through. It's next year I think this window is going to really bite us, I just can't see us being able to replace Neves and Moutinho, sign Hwang and Trincao permanently (if they're any good) and sign a CB.
I know it's been said that the FFP excuse is bullshit, and I believe it is, but will that even be an excuse they can use next summer?