Who Gets Relegated Alongside Ipswich Thread 18/19

HertsWolf

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I'd just like to reserve my seat in the Circle.

Typically, we don't appear in this thread until after the early season euphoria wears off (also known as "September"), but then we flirt with this thread, watching season-ticket holders from Brum, Bristol City and (usually) Huddersfield discuss pies, baps and favourite Hovis advert.

Going down in May 2018 will be Barnsley, Bolton and that blonde girl off Brazzers.
 
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I'd like us to avoid even thinking about this thread next season, please. There was a couple of times this season we certainly batted our eyelids at it. None of that next season please.
 
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Think Burton will unfortunately drop next season. I know everyone (including me) said that this season, but I don't see how they can possibly keep this up! I hope to be proven wrong, however.
 

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I think you are referring to second season syndrome. And you maybe right - we could be about her Rotherham, but i genuinely think we will hang around a bit longer yet. Maybe one more season
 

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By 4-6 points you mean 4! And at least you got to witness one of the best goals of the season scored at villa park .......
You gonna be able to keep hold of Irvine you reckon? Would love him here, he's everything we miss in a central midfielder.
 

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Aye mate you'd command a fee, gotta be £4m+ in today so market surely?
He's good, but not £4m good I reckon. £2.5/3m would be a good deal for all parties.

Will be interesting to see how Burton go about their business next year. More of the same I'd imagine, but starting to invest in a couple of younger players (a bit like Irvine) to try and keep a cash flow coming in (through selling them) in a couple of years time would be a good tactic. It's basically what we've started to try and do.
 

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Think Burton will unfortunately drop next season. I know everyone (including me) said that this season, but I don't see how they can possibly keep this up! I hope to be proven wrong, however.
I don't see this. Burton have that 'feel good factor' that small-town clubs like Coventry and Derby used to have. I know Coventry have gone down Bluenose Creek but Derby have shown that a small, well-managed club can really do well for themselves. I think Burton will manage mid-table next season.
 
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I don't see this. Burton have that 'feel good factor' that small-town clubs like Coventry and Derby used to have. I know Coventry have gone down Bluenose Creek but Derby have shown that a small, well-managed club can really do well for themselves. I think Burton will manage mid-table next season.
I hope you're right! The longer we can stay in this league, I believe the bigger club we will become. It's hard to believe we used to average 600 not that long ago, 2000 just 2 years ago, and now 5500+ (with a home fan base 3500-4000 most games). It will only take a small increase now and our ground will be full for every game (cap 7000). So the next step will be ground expansion - which we will have to do to go all seated any way. A new home-end stand of 3500 might be the way we will go at some point in the very near future, with more upgrades to come should we continue to stay in this league....so another season where we just hang in there will do fine with me and most Burton fans. It's great....just surviving feels like we've won the league!
 

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The Championship season hasn't actually finished, the window hasn't opened and people are predicting who's going down NEXT season already?
Really? :eyes:
 

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We'll be down there but won't be relegated. 17th-21st I reckon.
If you'd of kept hold of your players in January I feel as though there is every chance you'd be competing in the playoffs right now, can't see you getting a chance like this again for decades. Must be so frustrating as a fan, well it is we've done it in the past too on occasions.
 

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Burton,barnsley and bolton for me at this very early stage.
'kin hell mate, the full 24 teams haven't even been confirmed yet. Burton have a better side than the three coming up (whether that be Millwall or Bradford) it just depends on whether they can keep hold of Kightly, Irvine and co.
 

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'kin hell mate, the full 24 teams haven't even been confirmed yet. Burton have a better side than the three coming up (whether that be Millwall or Bradford) it just depends on whether they can keep hold of Kightly, Irvine and co.
Hence why I said very early stage. Burton will be losing Brayford back to us this year I'd of thought, I think he got voted there 2nd best player. It's way too early yet anyway for proper predictions.
 

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I reckon Millwall, Bolton & Birmingham at this early stage, but you could easily make a case for Burton, Barnsley, Sheff Utd (I think they will have enough momentum to stay up), Ipswich (just seem to be on a downward trajectory at the moment) or half a dozen other teams.
 

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If we're doing those charity bets again, I'll put a tenner on us staying up. Us and Burton are the obvious favourites to go down, though, yeah.
 

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I reckon Millwall, Bolton & Birmingham at this early stage, but you could easily make a case for Burton, Barnsley, Sheff Utd (I think they will have enough momentum to stay up), Ipswich (just seem to be on a downward trajectory at the moment) or half a dozen other teams.
I think Birmingham will improve a lot next season (sadly). I have got a feeling that this season's decent showing from Barnsley was a one-off. But I think Millwall and Bolton won't make the grade. I haven't got anything against either side but they don't seem to have the money to stay up. (And no, nor do Burton..but they have the advantage of the momentum of this last season)
 

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I don't see this. Burton have that 'feel good factor' that small-town clubs like Coventry and Derby used to have. I know Coventry have gone down Bluenose Creek but Derby have shown that a small, well-managed club can really do well for themselves. I think Burton will manage mid-table next season.
I'm genuinely shocked that you haven't had a bite yet Herts, genuinely surprised. Bravo! :10:
 

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