Assombalonga hat-trick - Win
A point could be important at the end of the season - Draw
Have Preston scored again? - Lose
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Hopefully the recent years and this dance with relegation will ground our fan base and owner a bit.
Provided we stay up, then the judgment for Warburton next year should not be on whether or not we achieve play-offs. We need to judge on the development of the playing side. Have we nurtured the young players? Does the side look more cohesive? Have we adapted to this passing style and figured out which players can/cant fit? Have we got an idea of what team we have and where we need to improve?
That’s what I’ll be looking for next year.
This will mean the usual upheaval. That is fine as long as we actually stick with Warburton for a couple of seasons.
Knowing Fawaz he is thinking survival and then aim for the play offs next season. As you say it is very much a work in progress that will take time and patience.
Looking at the issues we have on the playing side going into next year I dont think anyone could give us play offs. How many players do we have that we know will be part of our favoured starting 11 next year? I cant think of anyone but Clough. Everyone else is out of contract/expected to move/injured constantly or just not put a good case down for the spot.
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Anyone with play off aspirations next season is crazy. Warburton aint stupid, I cant believe he'd walk from the totally unrealistic expectations of Rangers straight into that scenario at Forest.
Next year should be nothing more than consolidation, drilling the style of play & creating a sustainable ethos thats ready for a play off push the next season.
Dont think thats too rash given Warburton credentials, alongside the fact he's on the same page as the recruitment director.
As is spending 1 week outside the playoffs with an injury ravaged squad
As you probably guessed, I totally expect the usual suspects to be calling for Warbuton's head next season even if we win every other game.Getting our hopes up that we'll do well is one thing but possible, getting our hope up that Fawaz has learned is another and less possible but still possible, but getting our hopes up that the Twitterati types will give Warburton time? Not a chance.
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