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Getting serious ......

Rayleigh boy

Director⭐
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Forest and Leeds are in the top six - the play-offs are a lottery and next year more TV money in the CCC means that if you don't get on the ladder soon you never will.

SUFC are reasonabley positioned but are prone to screw up and lack a bit of quality in a couple of areas - and if we don't get out of this horrible league this year it might be a whole lot worse next.

So Ron the minimum is for January -

1/ quality centre back and
2/ something else up front - plus
3/ you have to put your hand in your pocket for Leon C - minimum.

And Sir Steve has got to stop the unprofessional slackness that keeps costing us points and someone has to start finding the back of the net -

If we can get up this year we have enough of a base to stay there -
 
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If we can get up this year we have enough of a base to stay there -

Personally I'd prefer a year of consolidation, maybe losing play-off semi finalists (who use that defeat to spur them on in terms of next season)!

The major victory of this season would be getting the definitive go ahead for the new stadium, I think long-term we'd be better off going up in the last season at Roots Hall (can you imagine the promotion party if it was a going up/final game at the Hall?) As last season proved, we'd be running the risk of relegation until we can compete on a more level playing field until we're in the new ground.
 

southend_united_fan

Youth Team
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
154
Forest and Leeds are in the top six - the play-offs are a lottery and next year more TV money in the CCC means that if you don't get on the ladder soon you never will.

SUFC are reasonabley positioned but are prone to screw up and lack a bit of quality in a couple of areas - and if we don't get out of this horrible league this year it might be a whole lot worse next.

So Ron the minimum is for January -

1/ quality centre back and
2/ something else up front - plus
3/ you have to put your hand in your pocket for Leon C - minimum.

And Sir Steve has got to stop the unprofessional slackness that keeps costing us points and someone has to start finding the back of the net -

If we can get up this year we have enough of a base to stay there -

we do not need another centre back!!!!!! clarke, barrett, richards and zoltan. the first three we know are of a good league one standard - we cirtainly wont be investing in central defence.
 

Mr. Benedict

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Personally I'd prefer a year of consolidation, maybe losing play-off semi finalists (who use that defeat to spur them on in terms of next season)!

Teams that lose in the play-offs often suffer a bit of a hangover though - Yeovil started the season quite badly for example, and Shrewsbury in L2 have struggled.

But I'd like to see us consolidate and build for a season as well, hopefully Forest and Leeds can go up and take their big club syndrome into the Championship and we can concentrate on getting promoted and starting our first season at Fossets* in the championship


* Hopefully!
 
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Teams that lose in the play-offs often suffer a bit of a hangover though - Yeovil started the season quite badly for example, and Shrewsbury in L2 have struggled.

Yeah, I know what you mean. But sometimes the opposite is true, look at West Brom for example!
 

Mr. Benedict

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And MK Dons / Forest I suppose, both of whom are going great guns at the moment. After the way we reacted to not being promoted automatically in 04-05 and the way we recovered from our poor start this season, I'd be confident we could recover and mount a challenge.
 

Billy Bests boot laces

President⭐
Joined
Nov 13, 2006
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Forest and Leeds are in the top six - the play-offs are a lottery and next year more TV money in the CCC means that if you don't get on the ladder soon you never will.

SUFC are reasonabley positioned but are prone to screw up and lack a bit of quality in a couple of areas - and if we don't get out of this horrible league this year it might be a whole lot worse next.

So Ron the minimum is for January -


3/ you have to put your hand in your pocket for Leon C - minimum.

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Personally, i will be surprised if Leon signs permanently for us in January. His goals for us have put his name in the frame with other clubs, and although he suggests he is happy here, if another club offered him a better deal than we do then i'd expect him to be on his way.
 
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