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Fixtures 2022/23

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Kevin1954, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Flip-Flop!

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    It's a bad fixture.

    Starting with Donny. Tough game that.
     
  2. Kevin1954

    Kevin1954 Squad Player
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    Not suggesting where we will finish, am I optimistic that we will do well …yes.

    “ Those are teams that finished above us” assumes they will do it again..so like I suggested originally….you are taking a wild guess .
     
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  3. Fordy117

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    We finished 14th mate. I think we will improve but our squad isn't good enough yet for the top 7.
     
  4. Edin Nowhere

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    You can't possibly know how tough a run in is before a ball has even been kicked. Names don't mean much, take us we should be a force but we constantly lie over and have our tummy tickled.

    We will get a good idea how difficult a run in it is come Christmas when the table has settled down.
     
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    Of course you can.

    If you have played the game you will understand the manager will go down the fixtures and be noting his thoughts on the teams we should be beating, might struggle against and likely outcomes. No way Hughes and co are looking at that fixture list and thinking its kind.

    Yes, the belief will be there that we can beat anyone but on paper that is a tough fixture list currently and we are not good enough to be thinking its easy.
     
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    They seem to have kept fixtures to a minimum in that period with only 4 plus an FA Cup match and only 2 plus the FA Cup are before the championship return. A lot will depend on how the World Cup fixtures work out I think as they won't want to clash with any big matches. Also with World Cup games taking place at 3pm on Saturday's I would assume that for at least that period the blackout period will be suspended like it is in international breaks.

    Looking at the fixtures in league 1 and 2 across that period on the 19th November there doesn't seem to be any stand out games at the moment other than maybe our match vs Northampton and Barnsley vs MK Dons. On 3rd December Derby play Sheffield Wednesday so that is likley to be on TV but that weekend is when England should be playing their last 16 tie so I don't think Sky will want to risk any clash with that.
     
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    Yeah think i read the knock out round games are at 3pm and 7pm KO times in England, i'd imagine any games Sky have will just be moved to a 12:30-1pm KO. Maybe the Derby vs Sheff game gets shifted to the Sunday games they are planning? As you say, they aren't too glamorous those weeks (probably by design for the EFL).
     
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    Hughes will be looking no further forward than what is in front of him. He won't care about the run in if we can't get the ball rolling correctly from the start.
     
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    Oh he will. All football managers do.
     
  10. Allotment Bantam

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    You don't like the first fixture. You don't like the look of the run in.
    In shock news we play all the other teams twice. So if you think these are the difficult fixtures, there are surely easier ones in between. Unless you think all the teams in league 2 are world beating.
     
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    Hence why the run in. The business end of the season is what the owner, CEO and manager really look at.

    No, I don't think the league 2 is world beating but I don't think we are good either at this stage.
     
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    A rough visualisation of how hard our season is based on current odds.
    Red = hard*
    Amber = meh*
    Green = easy*

    (* according to the bookies!)

    upload_2022-6-23_11-17-54.png
     
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  13. Idlebantam

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    FGR got plenty of points on the board in the first half of the season which enabled them to cushion their loss of form at the so called business end of the season.

    What's to say we cannot do the same?
     
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    Not saying we can't mate.

    We started decent enough last season but couldn't get back to back wins for ages. Like to think it will be different this time around as we don't have joker Adams as manager.
     
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    This is what managers and experts do. At last someone that gets it.
     
  16. WilsdenBantam

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    It’s about time we beat these it’s getting embarrassing now

     
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    Thought you said there were no tough games in this league and we should not be scared of any teams ?
     
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    Honestly, if we can't beat these in their Cup Final then we stand no chance in going up.
     
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    i can't believe no one else has made this thread yet.

    Doncaster at home to start. 20k possibly? maybe I'm being too optimistic but with 14k season tickets at 4k on the day with 2k Doncaster supporters maybe...

    then a good trip to barrow..... i hope to make this one as Christmas and COVID (i didn't get it) only stopped me last season
     
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