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    Cool Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    The season Blackpool were promoted to the premier league at the same stage of the season both Blackpool and Forest had remarkably similar records, Blackpool had 41 points from 31 games, w10-d11-L10 and were in 9th place whereas Forest are 10th with 40 points from 30 games, w10-d10-L10. Both teams were 19 points from the top step, if we can get on the run that Blackpool had that season you never know!! Here's hoping.

    Last edited by Sandiacre Red; 12-02-15 at 23:11. Reason: Incorrect facts

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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    I'm gonna say no.

    But happy to be wrong.


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Quote Originally Posted by winnits View Post
    I'm gonna say no.

    But happy to be wrong.
    I hope you are


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Decent football like last night will do for a start, was strange watching us pan the shite out of Wigan, felt like watching another team as I've been so used to watching complete tripe!


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    how can Blackpool have been on 41 points if they had W10, D10 and L11? that would be 40 points!


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Quote Originally Posted by cms186 View Post
    how can Blackpool have been on 41 points if they had W10, D10 and L11? that would be 40 points!
    good spot!


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    If this side went up, Derbys record would be in serious danger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cms186 View Post
    how can Blackpool have been on 41 points if they had W10, D10 and L11? that would be 40 points!
    Sorry that should be won 10 drawn 11 lost 10.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cms186 View Post
    how can Blackpool have been on 41 points if they had W10, D10 and L11? that would be 40 points!
    They did have 40 points. He's got his numbers wrong.

    40 points from 30 games the same as us. They were also only 5 points off 6th place, not 12 points as we are.

    Last edited by RedTe; 12-02-15 at 23:14.

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    No...we're not good enough, it would be a disaster. Let's consolidate and go up next season, in time for the bumper PL money! I only want us to go up when we're actually good enough and show consistency over the course of a season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanangus View Post
    No...we're not good enough, it would be a disaster. Let's consolidate and go up next season, in time for the bumper PL money! I only want us to go up when we're actually good enough and show consistency over the course of a season.
    How are we going to go up next season? Our squad will be weaker than this season's, we can't sign anyone. Cohen and Reid another year older, if and when they're back. Each club without an embargo will likely gamble on promotion in a big way. Consolidation isn't likely to happen in 6 months.


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Lets get carried away after 2 wins


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    if we can win all our matches before Saturday 7th March 2015. Then yes!


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Think we will have a better idea after Bolton at home.


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    If we did ever go up we'd need to invest heavily and buy virtually a whole new side if we did in fact want to be sure of staying up. Most players just couldn't do a job successfully in the prem out of the championship sides. Look at where the bindippers, Burnley and QPR are now. Qpr were by far the worst of the 3 promoted sides last season and bloody jammy to go up, who knows if they might beat the drop?


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    I love a good shock end to the season , Think the last one we had was the year we got promoted from L1 .


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Quote Originally Posted by redanddeadly View Post
    If we did ever go up we'd need to invest heavily and buy virtually a whole new side if we did in fact want to be sure of staying up. Most players just couldn't do a job successfully in the prem out of the championship sides. Look at where the bindippers, Burnley and QPR are now. Qpr were by far the worst of the 3 promoted sides last season and bloody jammy to go up, who knows if they might beat the drop?
    Think how much that QPR have spent though, an expensively assembled squad especially if you look back when Redknapp took over onwards, they really are no better off for it. Then Look at Burnley doing best of the 3 aren't they? Probably have the most realistic shout at survival as dim as it is, they probably went up with one of the weaker squads in the division to boot on paper!

    You don't just buy a new side when you get promoted, has anyone ever made that work? The best teams that come up certainly in that first season tend to keep the core of the side relatively unchanged don't they? Or is that just because their success stories are more prominent in the mind?

    Even so craving premier league survival, not all it's cracked up to be to me personally. Would love a promotion day, especially via the play-offs would love a year of visiting Old Trafford, the Emirates, Anfield and so on but once you've done that what's there to look forward too?


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    I don't think it will happen but interesting stat...

    8 out of the last 10 seasons, the play-off winners manager is in first season with club.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandiacre Red View Post
    Sorry that should be won 10 drawn 11 lost 10.
    Their record after 30 games was W10 D10 L10. Same as ours. But they were only 3 points off 6th place Leicester with 43 points (albeit after Leicester had only played 28 games). We are 12 points off 6th.

    They also had 40 points after 28 games and lost games 29 and 30 (they were actually only 1 point off 6th after 28 games). We had 34 after 28. We've had to win 2 in 2 just to pull level with where Blackpool were in 2010.

    Forest's run really has to be way more impressive than Blackpool's was in 2010 for Forest to finish 6th.


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Without Assombalonga it'd be a damn miracle


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Quote Originally Posted by sedgred View Post
    If this side went up, Derbys record would be in serious danger.
    Well, with us in the premier league, we could get a sponsorship from Kuwait, then more money being used. So we wouldn't be that bad.


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Thank god, read the title and thought this would be a negative, "we're going to crash, burn and tumble towards the bottom" kind of thread.


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    QPR's problems started with chucking loads of money at a sinking ship before they were relegated to championship. They'd have been better spending a bit more wisely at start of that season.


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    Quote Originally Posted by dylanangus View Post
    No...we're not good enough, it would be a disaster. Let's consolidate and go up next season, in time for the bumper PL money! I only want us to go up when we're actually good enough and show consistency over the course of a season.
    Good comment but we say that every season & every season we end up being utter tripe. Why not sneak in through play off's and give it a go! POSITIVE!


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    Default Re: Could Forest do a Blackpool?

    It's entirely possible. Probability is a tougherer thing to contemplate, though.

    If we did spawn it to promotion, Fawaz would do well to spend no more than is necessary to balance the squad and get sufficient players across the pitch for a relegation dogfight and two cup runs. Bank as much of the money you naturally get as possible, don't get ten million quid strikers on fifty grand a week like Hull or Villa. You can spend anything and they either will or won't score, equally you can promote from an academy or the lower leagues and they either will or will not score, so do the latter. If we go down with pockets full of gold, the manager can stay on, the team can stay together and we will be a stable, strong club with as good a chance as any of going straight back up. Prudent yo-yoing once or twice is the most likely option for ensuring long-term stability.

    Of course, Fawaz will bet the farm on survival and invest heavily, so there was no point in me even thinking that, let alone writing it.


 

 

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