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Strummer

Socialismo O Muerte!
LTLF Minion
What is it with Utd and throwing silly money at centrebacks?
They throw silly money at everyone, because they seem to be run by people with no common sense at all.
 

DB1702

Viv Anderson
Ipswich now signing Liam Delap from Man City for 15m +5m in add ons. He was on loan at Hull last year 8 goals in Championship.

They are spending money 20m for Hutchinson and then 40m for the two lads from Hull (might only get one of them it looks like).

Be interesting to see if the media take a pop at them like they did us for daring to spend money.


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Ipswich now signing Liam Delap from Man City for 15m +5m in add ons. He was on loan at Hull last year 8 goals in Championship.

They are spending money 20m for Hutchinson and then 40m for the two lads from Hull (might only get one of them it looks like).

Be interesting to see if the media take a pop at them like they did us for daring to spend money.


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They’ll be queuing up to get in the training ground…

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Rzar

Bob McKinlay
Ipswich now signing Liam Delap from Man City for 15m +5m in add ons. He was on loan at Hull last year 8 goals in Championship.

They are spending money 20m for Hutchinson and then 40m for the two lads from Hull (might only get one of them it looks like).

Be interesting to see if the media take a pop at them like they did us for daring to spend money.


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It is also an interesting recruitment strategy considering so much money is being spent. Yes it’s a league they will know but they are going into a league they don’t know & don’t know if the players will make the jump.

We saw ourselves how off the pace some top championship players ended up at this level. It’s a completely different game, things you regard in the championship as X factors are basics.
 

MaxiRobriguez

Bob McKinlay
Reeks of Burnley 23/24.
 

redforest

Geoff Thomas
It will be tough for them but I hope Ipswich stay up, (obviously not at our expense) they’re a genuine old school football club.
Yep, The plastics of Brentford and Bournmouthare my 1 & 2 for relegation with Leicester and Everton fighting for the third spot. Hopefully we will be established as a dull mid table team…
 

GOBIAS

Ian Bowyer
It is also an interesting recruitment strategy considering so much money is being spent. Yes it’s a league they will know but they are going into a league they don’t know & don’t know if the players will make the jump.

We saw ourselves how off the pace some top championship players ended up at this level. It’s a completely different game, things you regard in the championship as X factors are basics.
I really hope they stay up, not at our expense obviously.

But I do question it. They have loads of players with question marks over the step up. When we went up players who I assumed would step up didn’t. I don’t think Greaves will personally.
 

Rzar

Bob McKinlay
Home form will be the key factor. After Luton nearly stayed up last year I will never right off anyone’s chances again.
You would probably have to define nearly!

They only got 1 more point than Southampton when they finished bottom the year before & Luton were probably getting 95-100% out of the players they had.
 

Rob1965

Geoff Thomas
I really hope they stay up, not at our expense obviously.

But I do question it. They have loads of players with question marks over the step up. When we went up players who I assumed would step up didn’t. I don’t think Greaves will personally.
I think they have one eye on ensuring they have a very strong squad in place for the Championship should they be relegated. Their hope would be that they get promoted again but be in a stronger position to stay up.
 

GOBIAS

Ian Bowyer
I think they have one eye on ensuring they have a very strong squad in place for the Championship should they be relegated. Their hope would be that they get promoted again but be in a stronger position to stay up.
I think you could be right. I think that is sensible to get players you hope will step up, the ones with youth and drive who want the platform to show they can shine in the premier league. Then it either works and you stay up, or it doesn’t and you have a good squad to go down with, one or two might even earn a move that gives you even more money to spend and you can probably hoover up anyone who has performed well in the football league that year, again give them a platform.
 

Mr. Blonde

John Robertson
Home form will be the key factor. After Luton nearly stayed up last year I will never right off anyone’s chances again.
Did they though?

Or did people just hype them up because they had a handful of good results around Christmas / New Year?

They spent most of the season in the bottom three, finished six points adrift of safety, which would've been ten were it not for our points deduction
 

Baronvon

Jack Burkitt
Luton were a bit of a strange team last season. I was convinced they'd stay up at our expense right at the death - especially given how the media would hype them up so often. We never quite seemed to be able to pull away from them and the points deduction just seemed like another blow of grim inevitability against us. Further to this, given how we failed to beat them twice despite dominating both matches, it just felt like fate that they'd catch us.

However, in reality, they barely won a game after Christmas and were only kept even remotely in the hunt by a combination of our points deduction, inexplicably bad luck with referees and a remarkable ability to shoot ourselves in the foot at the worst possible moment. Even keeping the points deduction in place, with a bit more luck and composure they'd have been nowhere near us.

I'm honestly not too sure how the things will pan out next season, especially with regards the promoted teams. We thought we'd cobbled together a solid team in our first season back but it was far more difficult than we could have possibly imagined. Pragmatism is needed if you're going to have any chance.

As for Forest, I'd be absolutely thrilled to bits if we managed a season of mid table obscurity. I'm not sure my heart can take another season of turmoil and perpetual torment.
 

Rzar

Bob McKinlay
Well they kept us sweating til the final week so I’d say however you look at it they ran us close.
I think we were only sweating so much because of the uncertainty of the points deduction paired with us fearing the worst.

If you strip away the points deduction it was never even close. Put it this way, were we ever afraid of Burnley catching us? Because they only finished 2 points behind Luton.
 

Statto

Free Kick Specialist
Yep, The plastics of Brentford and Bournmouthare my 1 & 2 for relegation with Leicester and Everton fighting for the third spot. Hopefully we will be established as a dull mid table team…
I don't think Bournemouth will be near it again this season. Brentford possibly and especially if they lose the Ladbrokes man.
 
Brentford, Fulham, Wolves, Everton, Palace maybe and the 3 promoted sides, could all be in it.

If we can just sort out the defence a bit and occasionally hold on to a lead till the end, we could easily have a stress free season.
 

Baronvon

Jack Burkitt
Difficult to say what could happen to Brentford. I know a lot of the focus is on the apparently inevitable exit of Ivan Toney coupled with the fact that they weren't far from danger last time out - but they did have a lot of injuries in key areas. I seem to remember for a decent chunk of the season they basically had no fit full backs.
 
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