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    Quote Originally Posted by john player View Post
    Must have missed that one- when did it happen?
    A quick check of google and I might have dreamt it. As you were...


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    Top ten as things sit.

    Marquis striker imminent & we're talking play offs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Top ten as things sit.

    Marquis striker imminent & we're talking play offs.
    I know he did quite well for Doncaster last year, but I don’t think John Marquis would be the difference for us.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    I know he did quite well for Doncaster last year, but I don’t think John Marquis would be the difference for us.....


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    Default Re: Where will we finish in May 2019?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    Who is resting on our laurels?
    What exactly are laurels anyway ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    What exactly are laurels anyway ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    What exactly are laurels anyway ?
    From phrases.org.uk

    What's the origin of the phrase 'Rest on one's laurels'?

    The laurels that are being referred to when someone is said to 'rest on his laurels' are the aromatically scented Laurus Nobilis trees or, more specifically, their leaves. The trees are known colloquially as Sweet Bay and are commonly grown as culinary or ornamental plants.

    The origins of the phrase lie in ancient Greece, where laurel wreaths were symbols of victory and status. Of course, ancient Greece is where history and mythology were frequently mixed, so we need to tread carefully. The pre-Christian Greeks associated their god Apollo with laurel - that much is historical fact, as this image of Apollo wearing a laurel wreath on a 2nd century BC coin indicates. The reason for that association takes us into the myth of Apollo's love for the nymph Daphne, who turned into a Bay tree just as Apollo approached her (anything could happen if you were a Greek god). Undeterred, Apollo embraced the tree, cut off a branch to wear as a wreath and declared the plant sacred. Their belief in the myth caused the Greeks to present laurel wreaths to winners in the Pythian Games, which were held at Delphi in honour of Apollo every four years from the 6th century BC.

    Following the decline of the Greek and Roman empires, the use of wreaths of laurel as emblems of victory seems to have taken a long holiday and didn't re-emerge until the Middle Ages. Geoffrey Chaucer referred to laurels in that context in The Knight's Tale, circa 1385:

    With laurer corouned as a conquerour
    And there he lyueth in ioye and in honour.

    [With laurel crowned as conqueror
    There he lived in joy and honour]

    A 'laureate' was originally a person crowned with a laurel wreath. We continue to call those who are especially honoured laureates although the laurel leaves are usually kept for the kitchen these days. Nevertheless, laureates benefit in other ways; Nobel Laureates get a nice medal and 10 million Swedish Krona and Poets Laureate (in the UK at least) get a useful salary and a butt of sack (barrel of sherry).

    As to the phrase's meaning, to 'rest on one's laurels' isn't considered at all a praiseworthy strategy - it suggests a decline into laziness and lack of application. That's not the original meaning. When 'rest on one's laurels' or, as it was initially, 'repose on one's laurels' was coined it was invariably part of a valedictory speech for some old soldier or retiring official. An early example of that usage is found in The Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz, 1723:

    The Duke [of Orleans] was old enough to take his Repose under the Shadow of his Laurels.

    Of course, the 'repose' was figurative - no one was imagining someone sleeping on a bed of laurel leaves, although the citation above could be construed as referring to laurel trees rather than laurel wreaths. No such doubts with a slightly later citation from the London-based Gentleman's Magazine, 1733, on the retirement of a schoolmaster of Westminster School:

    So thou, paternal Sage, may'st now repose.
    Nor seek new Laurels to adorn thy Brows.

    As soon as we move into the energetic 19th century, the meaning changes and the phrase is used with a distinctly disapproving tone. The review magazine The Literary Chronicle, 1825, which praises the work of Maria Edgeworth:

    We do not affect to wish she should repose on her laurels and rest satisfied; on the contrary, we believe that genius is inexhaustible... For Miss Edgeworth there must be no rest on this side the grave.

    We are hardly any more charitable these days. 'One-hit wonders' are sneered at and, with proper Anglo-Saxon earnestness, Anthony Burgess dismissed his fellow author Joseph Heller's inability to write a second book for 13 years following the success of Catch-22 by sniping that "Heller suffers from that fashionable American disease, writer's block".



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    Default Re: Where will we finish in May 2019?

    I'm glad that explanation was peppered with quotes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Unity View Post
    I'm glad that explanation was peppered with quotes.
    I'd take it with a pinch of salt


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    Certainly a seasoned explanation.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    It is all coming together!
    The journey is going to be fun!




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    Championship 18/19

    Nottingham Forest to win Championship 10/1
    Promotion 100/30
    Relegation 18/1
    Top 6 11/8
    Outside top 6 4/7
    To finish bottom 66/1
    Top half 2/5
    Bottom half 15/8
    Forest 1st Derby 2nd 150/1
    Automatic promotion 5/1
    To make play offs 11/4
    To Win play off final 12/1
    Bottom Midlands club,
    Birmingham 7/4
    Villa 3/1
    Derby 9/2
    Nottingham Forest 13/2
    WBA 11/1
    Stoke 18/1

    Nottingham Forest V Derby play off final 80/1
    Top Midlands club,
    Stoke 15/8
    WBA 3/1
    Nottingham Forest 9/2
    Derby 7/1
    Villa 15/2
    Birmingham 16/1

    Nottingham Forest to win all 3 opening games 11/1
    Nottingham Forest to lose all 3 opening games 25/1
    Nottingham Forest to get 80 + points 3/1
    Nottingham Forest Top 6 and Derby bottom half finish 9/2
    Nottingham Forest Promoted and Derby bottom half finish 9/1
    Nottingham Forest Notts County and Mansfield to get promoted 40/1

    Sky bet.


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    Default Re: Where will we finish in May 2019?

    A Berlington Bertie on promotion is a tempting bet...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
    Promotion 100/30
    I'm not a betting man so forgive me if this is a dumb question but can someone explain to me how 100/30 is different from 10/3?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
    Championship 18/19

    Nottingham Forest to win Championship 10/1
    Promotion 100/30
    Relegation 18/1
    Top 6 11/8
    Outside top 6 4/7
    To finish bottom 66/1
    Top half 2/5
    Bottom half 15/8
    Forest 1st Derby 2nd 150/1
    Automatic promotion 5/1
    To make play offs 11/4
    To Win play off final 12/1
    Bottom Midlands club,
    Birmingham 7/4
    Villa 3/1
    Derby 9/2
    Nottingham Forest 13/2
    WBA 11/1
    Stoke 18/1

    Nottingham Forest V Derby play off final 80/1
    Top Midlands club,
    Stoke 15/8
    WBA 3/1
    Nottingham Forest 9/2
    Derby 7/1
    Villa 15/2
    Birmingham 16/1

    Nottingham Forest to win all 3 opening games 11/1
    Nottingham Forest to lose all 3 opening games 25/1
    Nottingham Forest to get 80 + points 3/1
    Nottingham Forest Top 6 and Derby bottom half finish 9/2
    Nottingham Forest Promoted and Derby bottom half finish 9/1
    Nottingham Forest Notts County and Mansfield to get promoted 40/1

    Sky bet.
    Im all over that Forest to lose firsr three games... back it with skybet then lay fuck out of it for guranteed profit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    I'm not a betting man so forgive me if this is a dumb question but can someone explain to me how 100/30 is different from 10/3?
    The answer is nobody really knows, its more tradition than functionality with that particular odds fraction.


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    Top 6 = 11/8
    To make the play-offs = 11/4?

    Surprised there's that much difference between those given the bookies don't fancy us to make top two.

    Win all three opening games looks good value. Against Bristol City who have shipped a few players out, relegated West Brom and a weak Reading side. Two homes games.

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    Stoke will be the most dangerous team in the league. Bojan, Afellay, Crouch, Berahino, Afobe, Choupo-Moting, Mame Diouf.

    I think we'll finish in the playoffs, which will still be a huge achievement in comparison to previous misery.


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    At this stage on paper Stoke definitely look the stronger of the relegated sides.

    In the mix.

    Relegated Teams
    Stoke, WBA, Swansea

    Strong position with existing squad
    Middlesbrough

    Done good business
    Derby, Forest, Norwich

    Unsure
    Villa, Sheff Wed, Brentford , Leeds

    Potential over achievers

    Preston, Bristol City , Sheff Utd

    Last edited by BryanRoy; 18-07-18 at 11:02.

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    I’d make Stoke favourites. The Rowett factor should be enough to see their quality squad get over the line.

    Likewise Boro.

    I also fancy ourselves and Leeds to be up there.

    Unsure about Derby - FL is an unknown quantity even though he’s attracting some good young players.

    Unsure about how West Brom and Swansea will cope.

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    Looks a tough league. We stand a chance of playoffs this season, which will be a mighty improvement. If we do, then it's just a lottery, whoever shows on the day.


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    I got us at 16s to win the thing, still confident its gonna pay out.


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    League looks weak to me like it did last year. The favourites will be up and around the top six but they will grind their way to it rather than outclass all based on a couple of quality of individuals. Chance for another unfancied team like Cardiff to break it. Forest should fancy it.


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    Stop it.....

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