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Thread: this weeks fixtures, and the season ahead

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    this weeks fixtures, and the season ahead

    I was just talking about this with Albert on another thread (the Womens world cup thread), so I thought Id start a new thread about it because Im also excited about the upcoing fixtures and the new season.

    The first season straight after a promotion can sometimes prove to be a good one, a bit of a 'surprise' or two of course, and thats exactly what we did this time 3 years ago when coming back up to this level. Im under no illusions though about how different this league has become now, in what we used to think was our level in the old English Second Division.

    All the usual runners and riders will be up there, Leeds & Derby again of course, and the 3 who came down from this season as well. And then you've got the other so called big teams who keep under achieving, like Notts Forest, Sheff Wensdy, QP.Rangers, & Birmingham lol.

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    Don’t want to put a dampener on your enthusiasm Acido but I have to say that I think that you guys will do extremely well to stay up this year.

    The league is probably as tough as it ever has been and probably half off the teams will expect to have a serious chance of going straight up. Can’t easily see 3 teams who are likely to finish below the Tykes. Hope I am wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarmbaggie View Post
    Don’t want to put a dampener on your enthusiasm Acido but I have to say that I think that you guys will do extremely well to stay up this year.
    The league is probably as tough as it ever has been and probably half off the teams will expect to have a serious chance of going straight up. Can’t easily see 3 teams who are likely to finish below the Tykes. Hope I am wrong.
    Hey Yarm, I know that of course and Im trying to remain positive for as long as I can, before the realism of a probable relegation struggle kicks in once again.
    Im/we're hoping for a good season and that means just surviving for now. And IF that happens then great, lets hope we can take it on from there!.

    We've got to try and at least match the other teams who came up with us (Luton & Charlton), and we've got to hope that a few Champship teams have a bad season as well and struggle with us. When basic 4th from bottom (or above) is the aim, then it does extend the chances of staying up a bit more!.
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    Agree Acido buddy. We (me and “she who must be obeyed”) are also excited to see our performance again in the Championship.
    We also look forward to meeting up again with our neighbouring season ticket seat pals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prando View Post
    Agree Acido buddy. We (me and “she who must be obeyed”) are also excited to see our performance again in the Championship. We also look forward to meeting up again with our neighbouring season ticket seat pals.
    Hey up Victor 'Prando' Meldrew. And can I say to you once again, that 'I dont believe it'. lol
    How do you lot fancy a freezing cold home or away christmas/boxing day game against us jolly old Tykes ?.

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    We were linked with Liam Lindsay (we need a centre half) but he's off to Stoke for £2 million. Tykes and Baggies loss Stoke's gain in your opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Hey up Victor 'Prando' Meldrew. And can I say to you once again, that 'I dont believe it'. lol
    How do you lot fancy a freezing cold home or away christmas/boxing day game against us jolly old Tykes ?.
    Back home for me Acido buddy. Well, I was born in Harrogate, albeit left early 1950s....and no I’m not posh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prando View Post
    Back home for me Acido buddy. Well, I was born in Harrogate, albeit left early 1950s....and no I’m not posh !
    Harrogate eh, well actually that IS a bit posh to us here in West Yorkshire (Wakey & Cas & Ponty etc).

    And as for us selling Liam Lindsay, well thats just typical and I dont think he will be the only one to leave for more money this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prando View Post
    Back home for me Acido buddy. Well, I was born in Harrogate, albeit left early 1950s....and no I’m not posh !
    Same as me as you know Paul and we weren’t posh either although your old area is a very posh part of the town now!

    Have you thought about a pilgrimage back to watch Harrogate Town?

    I’ve nearly gone on a couple of occasions but I’m hoping to see a Harrogate v Stourbridge clash at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Same as me as you know Paul and we weren’t posh either although your old area is a very posh part of the town now!

    Have you thought about a pilgrimage back to watch Harrogate Town?

    I’ve nearly gone on a couple of occasions but I’m hoping to see a Harrogate v Stourbridge clash at some point.
    Harlow Terrace (off Coldbath Road I think) Old terraced houses with back yards. Short walk to the Stray though.
    Harrogate Town eh...who knows someday maybe.

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    I think we will do well to avoid relegation too. Building a team with a new manager and players takes time to gel, all the other teams already know the set up. This really could be a rough ride for a while. I don't think pre season matches give the players much idea of what's to come, all it does is get fitness levels up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prando View Post
    Harlow Terrace (off Coldbath Road I think) Old terraced houses with back yards. Short walk to the Stray though.
    Harrogate Town eh...who knows someday maybe.
    Cold bath road is a very up and coming road now Prando with good shops, pubs and restaurants. Lots of money being pumped into Harrogate Town and the ground is lovely now with yet another new stand being built. Bet u remember the fat rascals from Bettys!!! Money to burn with people going into Bettys and at weekends the lines are out the doors!

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    I work up there near North Yorkshire, even though it actually has an LS25/Leeds postcode!!.

    As for the fixtures, this time tomorrow we'll all be reviewing the matches and looking forward to the opening home game and first away game etc.
    I hope we're not visiting your place in the last few games of the season again, that has happened before hasnt it! lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggieal View Post
    Cold bath road is a very up and coming road now Prando with good shops, pubs and restaurants. Lots of money being pumped into Harrogate Town and the ground is lovely now with yet another new stand being built. Bet u remember the fat rascals from Bettys!!! Money to burn with people going into Bettys and at weekends the lines are out the doors!
    I was only 4 years old when we moved from Harrogate to the Midlands, so limited memories baggieal buddy. Started school there (St Roberts) and remember what seemed a marathon walk to and from the school across the Stray.
    In my working life, I visited (conference centre) and stayed over and checked out my old childhood recollections.
    I did in fact eat at quite a smart pub/restaurant almost at the end of Coldbath road...baths end !

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