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Next Five League Fixtures (with Poll)

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by Bigrod, Oct 20, 2021.

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How many points can City get

Poll closed Nov 20, 2021.
  1. 15 gonna smash them all

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  2. 10-13 very good recovery

    12 vote(s)
    10.4%
  3. 6-9 stopped the rot but a long way to go

    51 vote(s)
    44.3%
  4. 1-5 the ship is sinking SOS

    45 vote(s)
    39.1%
  5. 0 we have have sunk

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Bigrod

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    The next five league fixtures:
    Oct 23, 2021 Swindon Town FC - Bradford City FC

    Oct 30, Bradford City FC - Forest Green Rovers FC

    Nov 13, Port Vale FC - Bradford City FC

    Nov 20,Bradford City FC - Northampton Town FC

    Nov 23, Tranmere Rovers FC - Bradford City FC

    That is five teams out of the top six! Add onto that Exeter who are 7th at home in the FA cup, and Sunderland in another cup!

    We have one win in the last nine.

    This is a grim time.
     
  2. Idlebantam

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    3 points against Northampton and a point at Tranny, cannot see us getting a single point in the next 3 games
     
  3. bantamdave41

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    The next 5 games will be like the pattern of the season to date. Good performance /indifferent performance.

    Optimism costs nothing!

    How that will equate to in points? I'm going 6-9, just because I don't know!!

    But one thing the table dose not lie on is our poor ish away form, with overall, poor performances. The latter needs to improve...

    Screenshot_20211020_114329_eu.livesport.FlashScores_co_uk.jpg 3 of the next 5 away.
     
  4. bantamdave41

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    And just for reference, our opponents 'home' form.

    Screenshot_20211020_114530_eu.livesport.FlashScores_co_uk.jpg
     
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    Will the City team turn up for any of these 5 games?
    We hear about taking our chances etc. Chances aren’t points on the board. At this moment we are shopping in soft goals and a manager who can’t see the obvious, change them-formation.
    When Canavan is in the team we look more solid in defence. The Bristol game was crying out for him to come on when Watt was injured, push Osonge in midfield and strengthen the back four. Was that choice too simple?
    We constantly talk about chance, how many chances does Adam’s have?
    1 win in 9 games doesn’t read well 5 more tough games to come.
     
  6. WilsdenBantam

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    I’d be happy with 5 points sadly looking at form/who we are against etc. I can’t see past 4 points would love to be surprised, but even before Rovers I only expected 4/5 points from this run of games but had hoped for 6 against Rovers and Hartlepool to give us leeway.
     
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    Given where we are now I would take a draw in all of them. The sooner we get to 50 points, the sooner I can sleep at night.
     
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    From promotion hopefuls to this ;)
     
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    I'm unfortunately getting to a stage of, I don't care. I'm rapidly loosing interest.
    For past many years, I get giddy in the summer over new players/mangers, get excited by what the may be could be. But past years get to Xmas and the yearly desponded feeling hits.
    This year its hit very early, the worrying feeling I now have is, I just don't care, that feeling I used to get that this is my team my home, my city, keep supporting through thick & thin , this year I'm at the stage already, sick of it. The broken promise, the lack of desire, the lack of passion, while we peddle out, we go again next match. I've had enough it. Id love to know what the real issue is at the club.
    For me the next 5 matches will be a very defining period for our club, for many years to come.
     
  10. Bigrod

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    I do ‘care’, but feel powerless to do anything about it. It is ‘our’ club. Players, managers, and owners all come and go. It is the bulk of supporters who are the constant.
    I agree with you that the next 5 matches will be important for the outcome of this season.
    The bottom clubs are averaging around a point a game, lose all the next five or even three and draw the other two and we will be in the bottom six.
     
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    Sadly I agree with much of what you have said. I do still care though.

    However we have rapidly gone from the impressive Take me Home campaign in the summer to last nights complete and utter embarrassing shit show.

    I am angry that we were presented with that last night and DA shrugged his shoulders and said we were 3 points off a play off place and Hartlepool were the better team. Dream on. The MANNER of the performance should have sent shudders down his spine. It seems it didn't.

    Well it bloody well sent shudders down my spine.

    I am angry we are at this point at all but even more so this early in the season. Yes we always want more quality-who doesn't but we seem to have regressed 3 years in the space of 2 games. It's bizarre how we went from battering Bristol Rovers for 70 mins to be beaten quite easily at home by Hartlepool.
     
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    Derek Adams has previous form for his team doing poorly in the first half of the season. In 2017-18 Plymouth Argyle were bottom after 20 matches and finished the season 7th.

    Hopefully he won't take City down further before he can sort whatever the problem is that he can't divulge to the media.
     
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    Good post and I'm sure your not the only thinking alike.

    I've not stopped caring but I don't let them annoy me like I did in past times. I was gonna go to Swindon but instead I'm going racing.

    My disposable pound is being spent on other products that I enjoy. I'm already making plans for later in the season, both on a football and racing front, that will not have Bradford City as part of it, including when we play at both home and away.
     
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    Morecambe didn't start very well either last season.

    The major cause for concern isn't that form is bad now because Adams has shown at previous clubs he CAN turn it around.

    What concerns me is he seems to trust so few players in our squad. Including injuries, it seems Adams only rates 13 or 14 of our players and that is too few to launch a real promotion campaign in my opinion. We have the numbers, but in terms of the talent? Threadbare.
     
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    4 points from the next 5 games and we could be in the mix - of relegation candidates!
     
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    That's exactly the sort of words that should be written down on paper and posted to Sparks.
     
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    Good start to the sequence of 5 and good performance to boot. So far we seem to play well then badly, then well again. Listening to Adams yesterday he said we were 5 points behind Swindon who started well, and now we're 2. Imagine if we'd stick our chances away previously? If the above sequence continues we could see 9 points on the board. Get a bit of consistency based on the last game and we could easily pick up 12 from 15.

    This league is there for the taking and the team that can find that run of form will set themselves up nicely for the new year. Let's hope we've turned another corner and Adams uses the players in the right way.
     
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    Don't worry... It'll come to a grinding halt next Saturday when Adams and his players over think and crap themselves.
     
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    Deary me,can we still enjoy the win for the weekend before we start on the "grim" stuff :scream:
     
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    Certain posters noticably absent from the forum last night, hmmm.
     

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