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Sincilbanks

Vital 1st Team Regular
it does sound like a more expensive option. At a time when the financial experts are saying cut back, be patient, austerity.
And even if we can afford the two cb, we also need a keeper that can accurately play out to them, and the full backs - on a fairly regular basis. Plus do all the other keeperstuf. How much does that cost?
You buy young players with the raw attributes and coach them over time. You establish an academy and bring youngsters through while coaching it into them.
 

Brendan Bradley

Vital Squad Member
it does sound like a more expensive option. At a time when the financial experts are saying cut back, be patient, austerity.
And even if we can afford the two cb, we also need a keeper that can accurately play out to them, and the full backs - on a fairly regular basis. Plus do all the other keeperstuf. How much does that cost?
I imagine it means bringing in players who were schooled in PL academies and are therefore already comfortable with it. Which is a cheaper option too.
 

nlondonimp

Vital Football Hero
You buy young players with the raw attributes and coach them over time. You establish an academy and bring youngsters through while coaching it into them.
Looking forward to seeing it eventually filter into the first team. I hope the board give Appleton the full three years, and more.
but in the meantime we also need a few bricutts and a new pitch.
 

Sincilbanks

Vital 1st Team Regular
Looking forward to seeing it eventually filter into the first team. I hope the board give Appleton the full three years, and more.
but in the meantime we also need a few bricutts and a new pitch.
Jan 29, 2020
#18
Welcome to League 1 and playing with some of the big boys.

We're at a crossroads in the next 3 seasons or so and the wrong decision could wreck all of the fantastic progress we've made in the last 3 seasons and see us back down the leagues almost as quick as we came up.

Time to hunker down, for the fans to rein in their expectations and let the club and management team work out ways to consolidate our presence in League 1 while we develop some talent, we cannot afford to keep sustaining these losses without eventually borrowing some money from someone who is eventually going to want it back.
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
If it doesn't we will almost certainly still have a club to support. Ask Bury fans which model they would prefer...
Oh for, sure. No problem with the model as I've stated on here many times, doubtful about how well it can be applied to playing out from the back, specifically. But happy for MA to give that a shot, as well.

I will keep reminding him when it goes wrong, though. -5 GD atm. ;)
 

Sincilbanks

Vital 1st Team Regular
Oh for, sure. No problem with the model as I've stated on here many times, doubtful about how well it can be applied to playing out from the back, specifically. But happy for MA to give that a shot, as well.

I will keep reminding him when it goes wrong, though. -5 GD atm. ;)
If it doesn't then we really will have to resign ourselves to a permanent residence in League 2 with the occasional brief foray into League 1, I would guess we're aspiring to be like Doncaster instead though...
 

Sincilbanks

Vital 1st Team Regular
I always aspire to be Doncaster! It's my dream in life... :lol:
Last 10 seasons
Doncaster Rovers: League Standings for last 10 Seasons
Season League Pos P W D L F A GD Pts
2018–19 League 1 6th 46 20 13 13 76 58 18 73
2017–18 League 1 15th 46 13 17 16 52 52 0 56
2016–17 League 2 3rd 46 25 10 11 85 55 30 85
2015–16 League 1 21st 46 11 13 22 48 64 −16 46
2014–15 League 1 13th 46 16 13 17 58 62 −4 61
2013–14 Championship 22nd 46 11 11 24 39 70 −31 44
2012–13 League 1 1st 46 25 9 12 62 44 18 84
2011–12 Championship 24th 46 8 12 26 43 80 −37 36
2010–11 Championship 21st 46 11 15 20 55 81 −26 48
2009–10 Championship 12th 46 15 15 16 59 58 1 60
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
Last 10 seasons
Doncaster Rovers: League Standings for last 10 Seasons
Season League Pos P W D L F A GD Pts
2018–19 League 1 6th 46 20 13 13 76 58 18 73
2017–18 League 1 15th 46 13 17 16 52 52 0 56
2016–17 League 2 3rd 46 25 10 11 85 55 30 85
2015–16 League 1 21st 46 11 13 22 48 64 −16 46
2014–15 League 1 13th 46 16 13 17 58 62 −4 61
2013–14 Championship 22nd 46 11 11 24 39 70 −31 44
2012–13 League 1 1st 46 25 9 12 62 44 18 84
2011–12 Championship 24th 46 8 12 26 43 80 −37 36
2010–11 Championship 21st 46 11 15 20 55 81 −26 48
2009–10 Championship 12th 46 15 15 16 59 58 1 60
I was trying to be funny. Clearly, I really need to learn to do olive. ;)