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    We'll get to Wembley, get promoted and come straight back down.
    All behind closed doors.
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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by football post View Post
    Totally agree Captain. I've got this seasons ticket, next seasons and Sheff Wed tickets all paid for so an update would be nice. Having said that a friend who is a season ticket holder at Birmingham is having the same frustrations so no doubt they'll all be hanging on as long as they can.
    Same hear, bar the Owls ticket.
    When I go on the Official Site the opening item is how the Club have donated £18,000 to the homeless charity.
    At least some of our cash has been spent in a good way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    We'll get to Wembley, get promoted and come straight back down.
    All behind closed doors.
    Pure fucking Forest.
    Now that would actually be quite funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Jumper View Post
    A play off final at an empty Wembley...shithousery with Ryan Yates scuffing a late winner?

    A crappy trophy and £100m?

    Where do I sign?
    Sounds like I need to build the outside bar with projector for the big day.

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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Anyone think it could work in our favor? Our home form was a little bit dodgy anyway and now we can play like the away team in all games.


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    Anyone think it could work in our favor? Our home form was a little bit dodgy anyway and now we can play like the away team in all games.
    I doubt anything that happened 'this season so far' counts anymore.

    It's like a fresh competition of 12 games; 9 games in a weird semi-round-robin format with the knockout stage starting at game Game 10.

    I suspect the most important factor coming up is going to be manager's tactical plan - this has to be right from day 1 as there's no time to change - players mentality and to some extent, fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuck60 View Post
    Anyone think it could work in our favor? Our home form was a little bit dodgy anyway and now we can play like the away team in all games.
    I think the bundesliga has shown that away teams play like they’re at home when there isn’t a crowd. I think that actually suits us because the weight of expectation at the WFCG is heavy on our players shoulders.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    I can't help but fear it works against us, given our most influential players are either ageing or prone to injury. But we'll have to see what happens. We're all in the same boat.

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    Im not sure I agree. Grabban/Watson have played practically every minute this season and have never really looked like slowing down because their games don’t rely on pace (although Grabbs does have a turn of pace when he needs it). Tiago had appendicitis whilst you cant legislate for, and Yuri had one injury but hasn’t looked like a risk since he came back.

    Samba Sow is the obvious missing piece; hoping that this recovery time means that he can complete 2/3 of the rest of the games.


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    From what’s happened in Germany, the teams that have done best are those who’ve been physically fitter and match-ready.

    Teams who’ve come flying out the blocks (like Bayern) have done well; teams who’ve turned up looking like a hungover Sunday league pub side (I’m looking at you, Schalke 04) have looked miles off the pace.

    As to the Home-Away dilemma, the lack of fan-backing has been of course noticeable, especially at those sides with vociferous home backing (like Dortmund, Köln, Mönchengladbach, and indeed Stuttgart) it has had a slight detrimental effect. Some teams it hasn’t really made a difference.

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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    Sounds like I need to build the outside bar with projector for the big day.
    Albi round Andy, we can sit together again. Shall I bring thee ale??


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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    The winners will be the team with the best fitness, pure and simple.

    The ability to simply outrun the opposition could see games won late on, hence my comment about Yates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    From what’s happened in Germany, the teams that have done best are those who’ve been physically fitter and match-ready.

    Teams who’ve come flying out the blocks (like Bayern) have done well; teams who’ve turned up looking like a hungover Sunday league pub side (I’m looking at you, Schalke 04) have looked miles off the pace.

    As to the Home-Away dilemma, the lack of fan-backing has been of course noticeable, especially at those sides with vociferous home backing (like Dortmund, Köln, Mönchengladbach, and indeed Stuttgart) it has had a slight detrimental effect. Some teams it hasn’t really made a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymondo Ponte' View Post
    Albi round Andy, we can sit together again. Shall I bring thee ale??
    Barrel each should do for a coupla hours


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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Jumper View Post
    The winners will be the team with the best fitness, pure and simple.

    The ability to simply outrun the opposition could see games won late on, hence my comment about Yates.
    Right, get them running round Wollaton Park for the next fortnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortez the Killer View Post
    Right, get them running round Wollaton Park for the next fortnight.

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    The image did spring to mind to be honest.

    You'd hope the players have been training alone during the break and although they'd have high starting fitness levels, it's amazing the difference regular 10km runs can make.


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    They'll be short of match sharpness.

    I don't think there's too much excuse for losing general fitness. Assuming they all had treadmills sent to them, and fitness equipment. Full time professional advice and programmes. Wasn't possible to plan training properly in March, not knowing the restart day. But still, lockdown will have been boot camp for them. They weren't furloughed, they were working. Training was their job, and they had enough to maintain a high fitness level.

    Not football match fitness. Or injury rehab. But aerobic, anaerobic fitness, strength, flexibility, whatever fitness they work on without the ball...they shouldn't need to go into the club for that. More the motivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuck60 View Post
    Anyone think it could work in our favor? Our home form was a little bit dodgy anyway and now we can play like the away team in all games.
    On paper, it's massively in our favour. Still no idea what will really happen though.

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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    They'll be short of match sharpness.

    I don't think there's too much excuse for losing general fitness. Assuming they all had treadmills sent to them, and fitness equipment. Full time professional advice and programmes. Wasn't possible to plan training properly in March, not knowing the restart day. But still, lockdown will have been boot camp for them. They weren't furloughed, they were working. Training was their job, and they had enough to maintain a high fitness level.

    Not football match fitness. Or injury rehab. But aerobic, anaerobic fitness, strength, flexibility, whatever fitness they work on without the ball...they shouldn't need to go into the club for that. More the motivation.
    There's no excuse for not being in the best fitness, and regarding match sharpness they're all in the same boat.

    NO excuses.

    Although I do suspect many will have been playing their x boxes more than usual (if that's possible).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    They'll be short of match sharpness.

    I don't think there's too much excuse for losing general fitness. Assuming they all had treadmills sent to them, and fitness equipment. Full time professional advice and programmes. Wasn't possible to plan training properly in March, not knowing the restart day. But still, lockdown will have been boot camp for them. They weren't furloughed, they were working. Training was their job, and they had enough to maintain a high fitness level.

    Not football match fitness. Or injury rehab. But aerobic, anaerobic fitness, strength, flexibility, whatever fitness they work on without the ball...they shouldn't need to go into the club for that. More the motivation.
    This is the one thing I'm looking forward to. The return will separate the men from the boys, and highlight who are the pro's & who are the slackers.

    Considering the ethic Lamouchi has built I'll be surprised if many of our players have slacked off tbh.


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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    We'll get to Wembley, get promoted and come straight back down.
    All behind closed doors.
    Pure fucking Forest.
    As long as we get 12 points it will be funny.


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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    But aerobic, anaerobic fitness, strength, flexibility, whatever fitness they work on without the ball...they shouldn't need to go into the club for that. More the motivation.
    Pretty much agree with this, with potential bonus for us having had a few months off to just build up the stamina and relax areas that were causing niggles too, as we were starting to look tired.

    It's so up in the air though, you just don't know who's going to come back better, worse or just the same.

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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxiRobriguez View Post
    It's so up in the air though, you just don't know who's going to come back better, worse or just the same.
    Not the dreaded eye test again!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxiRobriguez View Post
    It's so up in the air though, you just don't know who's going to come back better, worse or just the same.


    That's why I think managers will be critical to the outcome of the league, in a new way.

    The 9-game plan will be so important. There will be no in-between game fixes to formation, organisation, drills etc.

    The boss has to get this so right.

    The players are going to have to belive that SL is a Jedi knight and that his plan is both right and deliverable.

    He must give them the mentality to succeed.

    Belief is everything.


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    Default Re: Build up to the return of the 2019/20 season

    Think the break came just at the right time for us.

    Silva, Sow & Grabban are key for me. Having them fit & firing is massive for the run in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MASE View Post
    Think the break came just at the right time for us.

    Silva, Sow & Grabban are key for me. Having them fit & firing is massive for the run in.
    Sow has probably had Coronavirus 12 times since March 7th.


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    Playing Wolves in a friendly next week.

    Another promising step.


 

 

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