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The sad thing about this season is

edited April 2012 in General Charlton
that its going to end soon. Been so many ups and whilst we are not there yet, after the last five or so years it has made going to football fun again, just feel this slight drop in my stomach when I think it will soon be over.
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    edited April 2012
    That's why life is so mystical, you never know what is around the corner. Who says the ups have to end? The journey has only just begun hopefully. Ask any Norwich or Saints fan how they are enjoying life at present!
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    Is it too much to ask for another perfect recruitment drive in the summer, followed by another dream season?
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    that its going to end soon. Been so many ups and whilst we are not there yet, after the last five or so years it has made going to football fun again, just feel this slight drop in my stomach when I think it will soon be over.
    No, that's the best thing about it. What on earth have we been doing here for the last three years?
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    Agreed . . . Airman . . .& may we never ever set foot in this division ever again.
    Amen
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    I'm looking forward to seeing who we sign/let go in the summer. Hoping to see some new players to push us on another level.
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    I just hope that some supporters don't go back to getting worked up and frustrated if the team manage a mid-table place in the Championship next year. I'm worried that the recent adventures of Norwich and Southampton will leave supporters expecting too much.
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    I just hope that some supporters don't go back to getting worked up and frustrated if the team manage a mid-table place in the Championship next year. I'm worried that the recent adventures of Norwich and Southampton will leave supporters expecting too much.
    Consolidation will do fine for me but which is still an 'up' as far as I'm concerned compared to the recent past.
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    I just hope that some supporters don't go back to getting worked up and frustrated if the team manage a mid-table place in the Championship next year. I'm worried that the recent adventures of Norwich and Southampton will leave supporters expecting too much.
    Consolidation will do fine for me but which is still an 'up' as far as I'm concerned compared to the recent past.
    Absolutely. Will just be happy to be out of this horrible pub league and build from there.
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    I just hope that some supporters don't go back to getting worked up and frustrated if the team manage a mid-table place in the Championship next year. I'm worried that the recent adventures of Norwich and Southampton will leave supporters expecting too much.
    Guaranteed whinges next year. Just the way the majority of football supporters are at the moment unfortunately.
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    Those who have had to watch the last 3 years will not be expecting us to do a Norwich/Saints.
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    Just get the hell out of div 3 and never return, never fleet with returning and I will never moan again
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    Indeed. Consolidation will do me fine....if we stay up, then that will be an achievement in itself. Ask Doncaster!
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    Agree with Airman. Great season but the idea of us in Div 3 for three seasons is the stuff of nightmares. Genuinely.
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    Never again.
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    Did my post get deleted ?

    Strange.
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    Agree - consolidation
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    I'm looking forward to some nice grounds again (most Championship teams have new/upgraded stadiums as many have been in the Premiership) combined with the extra noise that 15k+ fans make compared to the 5-6k that we have witnessed recently.

    Also teams wont come to the Valley to park the bus & therefore there should be more football played
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    I'm looking forward to seeing who we sign/let go in the summer. Hoping to see some new players to push us on another level.
    Not that many out of contract, most signed two years and in some cases three. Even Hughes has another year. Only one I can think of out of contract is The Doc.

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    I'm looking forward to some nice grounds again (most Championship teams have new/upgraded stadiums as many have been in the Premiership) combined with the extra noise that 15k+ fans make compared to the 5-6k that we have witnessed recently.

    Also teams wont come to the Valley to park the bus & therefore there should be more football played
    You mean soulless bowls were our 600 fans will be barely heard?

    5-6k is very generous, more like 3-4k.
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    Also teams wont come to the Valley to park the bus & therefore there should be more football played
    This and actually seeing decent referees!

    Also the South London derbys should be fun, and hopefully an East London one with West Ham!
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    Referees are shite in every league
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    I'm looking forward to seeing who we sign/let go in the summer. Hoping to see some new players to push us on another level.
    Not that many out of contract, most signed two years and in some cases three. Even Hughes has another year. Only one I can think of out of contract is The Doc.

    True but wouldn't be surprised to see players like Hayes and Hughes go. Euell, Alonso and Doherty obviously will.

    Not expecting loads of changes but will probably need another CB, options at LM and RB, a striker or two. Can see Powell looking to improve CM and RM depending on the budget as well.
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    For next season Powell will try and bring in another central midfielder to play with Hollands and will be looking for a quick, channel-running striker who can score goals.

    Our back five is fine, Waggy/Green are OK, Hollands is fine, JJ is fine, BWP/Kermy are OK but will need at least one more quality striker.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing who we sign/let go in the summer. Hoping to see some new players to push us on another level.
    Not that many out of contract, most signed two years and in some cases three. Even Hughes has another year. Only one I can think of out of contract is The Doc.

    True but wouldn't be surprised to see players like Hayes and Hughes go. Euell, Alonso and Doherty obviously will.

    Not expecting loads of changes but will probably need another CB, options at LM and RB, a striker or two. Can see Powell looking to improve CM and RM depending on the budget as well.
    Another right-back as back-up for Solly would be good, we already have Evina to cover Wiggins at left-back.

    Cook will probably come on a free at left-midfield, three centre-backs of Morrison, Taylor, Cort are good but I guess one more would not hurt, just feel we need something else next to Hollands, Stephens has not convinced totally.

    Would not mind bringing in the Scunthorpe right-winger, Duffy, he gave Wiggins a tough time and not many have done that.
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    For next season Powell will try and bring in another central midfielder to play with Hollands and will be looking for a quick, channel-running striker who can score goals.

    Our back five is fine, Waggy/Green are OK, Hollands is fine, JJ is fine, BWP/Kermy are OK but will need at least one more quality striker.
    Don't think Green or Hollands will cut it, agree with you about the back four but not those two.

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    For next season Powell will try and bring in another central midfielder to play with Hollands and will be looking for a quick, channel-running striker who can score goals.

    Our back five is fine, Waggy/Green are OK, Hollands is fine, JJ is fine, BWP/Kermy are OK but will need at least one more quality striker.
    Don't think Green or Hollands will cut it, agree with you about the back four but not those two.

    Surprised you say that about Hollands, but agree about Green.

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    I think they will cut it fine. The Championship is a bit less physical than League One and is better designed for out and out footballers like Danny Green. Wagstaff is a great worker but I'm not sure if he has the natural ability for League One.
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    Danny Hollands will be fine in the Championship.
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    A few have suggested the Champ will suit certain players more, but I'm not convinced. Players will be more talented but it will be just as physical - more likely even more physical. Players are generally going to be quicker, fitter and stronger at a higher level.
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    Cort is a harbinger of things to come IMHO - talented but big. Players like him seem to make up most of the defences and midfields in the Championship. Difference will be a regular goal scorer and some quality.

    Enjoyed this season because we have been winning and playing good and/or gutsy football but never wish to see this level again.

    Main thing is that we are moving forward again, on and off the pitch. As long as each season we make a step forward in terms of crowds or income or facilities and, if possible, league position then that's fine by me.

    Might need to sell a player occasionally like in the 90s (Bowyer, Mills, etc) for the betterment of the squad and club but so be it
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