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Expectations for the season ahead…

Discussion in 'Sunderland' started by LD19SAFC, Jun 26, 2022.

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Where will we finish?

  1. Top 2

    1.9%
  2. 3rd - 6th

    24.0%
  3. 7th - 12th

    59.6%
  4. 13-18th

    12.5%
  5. 19-24th

    1.9%
  1. TopCat_

    TopCat_ Well-Known Member

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    Home games will be massive. Get points on the board and make the SOL a difficult place to play. No doubt the likes of Norwich, Watford & Sheff Utd will be string. Expect teams like Huddersfield, Blackburn & North Yorkshire FC to be pushing for top 8 but there's no reason we can't be comfortably mid-table with the right investment. I cannot face the prospect of a relegation battle (or worse) but am confident we have the right people in charge at the club.
     
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  2. clockstander

    clockstander Well-Known Member

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    I am quietly confident we will have a season to enjoy, but keeping my expectations low, and hoping we don't hit anything unforeseen , cant wait to get started tbh.
     
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  3. samwise_new

    samwise_new Well-Known Member

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    completely different prospect to div 3, we have been used to teams that could just as easily win 5-0 at a canter then lose 6-0 the next game or could go on a run (winning or losing) then suddenly changing it round, going to be much tighter games i reckon with little of the time wasting antics.

    be happy not to end up flirting with relegation and steady build towards premier, mid table obscurity should be minimum aim.
     
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  4. The Berk

    The Berk Well-Known Member

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    This is how I see it, nowt flash and no disastrous beatings.
     
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  5. David Moyes' Stupid Face

    David Moyes' Stupid Face Well-Known Member

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    Not getting carried away, honestly with the average age of our squad anything above relegation is absolutely fine. Get the youngsters some experience, add some quality next summer, and then we can really push on.

    Having said that, I'm quietly confident we won't be worrying too much about relegation. I reckon somewhere between 10th - 16th, which is absolutely fine for a relatively young squad having their first season in the league, imo.
     
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  6. FellTop

    FellTop Well-Known Member

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    I will be disappointed, a little, if we arent challenging for the play offs. I dont see a raft of teams that are miles ahead of us. I think a lot of the championship will be tightening belts. The teams that have come down, in my opinion, arent like Fulham and have a Mitrovic.

    We have a manager previously promoted from this league. He got Preston competitive. He knows what is needed and wont settle for a squad that wont have the ability to compete. In the likes of Stewart, Pritchard, Roberts, Cirkin, Neil, Embleton, Baath, Gooch we already have championship ready players. We will add more quality. I am excited to get going.
     
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  7. safcfansofaraway

    safcfansofaraway Well-Known Member

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    Gone for option 2 but really would be happy with a top half finish, I'm confident we could achieve that!
     
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  8. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    I expect some people will still be banging on about Ellis Short and parachute payments by the end <laugh>
     
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  9. Blond Bombshell

    Blond Bombshell Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you on this, let's consolidate and then push the following season.

    Hhhaaawwwwaaaaayyyyyyy the lads
     
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  10. malagamackem

    malagamackem Well-Known Member

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    I want to win it
     
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  11. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    After seeing Huddersfield and Luton almost hoof their way to the PL I'm expecting us to have a decent chance tbh.
     
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  12. John Wick

    John Wick Well-Known Member

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    I've said for a while I'd be happy with a mid table no drama season... however, I get the feeling that the mid table part isn't good enough for the owner.
     
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  13. ab65

    ab65 Well-Known Member

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    I very much doubt that KLD or AN will be settling for us being mid table.
    I don’t think we will make automatic places but think we could make the playoffs if our recruitment is solid and we don’t have bad injuries.
    Others have said it previously but when we get everyone pulling together then this club will take some stopping at Championship level.
     
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  14. makemdan

    makemdan Well-Known Member

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    I'd be happy with mid table which will give time for the squad to be evaluated before pushing for promotion the following season, subject to funding available of course
     
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  15. Dunder Mifflin

    Dunder Mifflin Well-Known Member

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    7-12 I’d be ecstatic about

    I’d be happy with being nowhere near relegation tbh
     
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  16. LD19SAFC

    LD19SAFC Well-Known Member

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    Bang on… That’s why I’m desperate for us to start the season well, we’ve already got momentum with a brilliant unbeaten run currently ongoing…
     
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  17. ab65

    ab65 Well-Known Member

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    Yeo, agreed mate,
    Getting off to a good start and thereby continuing last season’s run would build confidence for the squad and the fan base.
     
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  18. BackO'TheNet

    BackO'TheNet Well-Known Member

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    Anywhere between 8th and 14th would do me fine.
     
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  19. Oliver's Army

    Oliver's Army Well-Known Member

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    I've gone for 7th-12th, a nice solid season with no worries about relegation and we keep building the momentum on the pitch.
     
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  20. flandersmackem

    flandersmackem Well-Known Member

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    Just happy to be in the championship with a decent squad a very good manager and an excellent owner. Let see where this will take us
     
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