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Whether Shergy or I 'accept mediocrity' or not has zero impact on the world in my case and similarly for Shergy unless he is on the DTB where it will still have minimal effect. I've seen three good games out of four, and Plymouth was better than a lot of the dross of the last few years, so I'm already half way to my aim of six enjoyable games. Success indeed!
20th Sep 2021 18:45:28 
[46.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shergy - you are a nice bloke so you are all to ready to accept mediocrity, citing finances as justification. Robbo wants away from that mentality. He wouldn't have got youngsters like Macca from Chelsea or Marsh from Spurs selling a dream of finishing 16th.
20th Sep 2021 18:37:56 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Through the 80's and 90's we punched above our financial weight, but as we all know teamwork and nouce trump playing budgets.
20th Sep 2021 18:31:07 
[87.lo.gg.ed] 
Its not what you got, but how you use it...
OK well actually I would still deem 5th from bottom as acceptable. Anything in the top half would be exceptional IMO
20th Sep 2021 18:25:21 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shergy - that's it though, he's not factoring in preconceived ideas of success relating to budget. That was the first thing he wanted rid of, the idea staying up was a success (or finishing 4 places above budget position).
20th Sep 2021 18:21:44 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
We've changed, you just haven't caught up yet :)
What you consider success is subjective so no point in arguing about it whether it is 1st, 2nd, four places above your supposed budget level or 'mostly not worrying about relegation', which is my definition.
20th Sep 2021 18:09:05 
[46.lo.gg.ed] 
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If we finish in the top half without having had to look over our shoulder at the relegation places, then I would consider that a very successful season. I think that is very realistic with how we have started the season.
20th Sep 2021 18:08:57 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
Not getting carried away space.
But surely it must bear some relation to what the budget is? For example Sunderland and Ipswich probably have 2 of the highest budgets in L1. Surely what is deemed to be a successful season for them is very different to what would be seen as successful for us?
20th Sep 2021 18:05:55 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Sums it all up 6MD
20th Sep 2021 18:05:08 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
I think the crazy gang era was very exciting to watch (for different reasons) and we were still very capable of playing other teams off the park at times. And let's not forget how many of our better players went on to play for much bigger clubs than us and many also went on to play international football too. But, i've got to say, I think this is the best "footballing" side i've ever seen in Wimbledon shirts. I know that is a big statement to make, but I truly believe it.
20th Sep 2021 18:02:58 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
We could however, do with a more prolific centre forward to finish off more of our attacks. :-)
We are competing in a league of 24 teams, the point is to finish top. If we finish 8th and somebody wants to deem that successful that's their business. If we finish 18th and someone is disappointed the same applies.
20th Sep 2021 18:02:25 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
Robbo has removed the season target and replaced it with let's try and win every game.
The kilkenny next to south wimbledon tube reopens tomorrow as The Horse And Groom
20th Sep 2021 18:00:46 
[10.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
The official site (and the latest club email) doesn't even know what round of the Carabao Cup we are playing in. They think it is the 4th round.
20th Sep 2021 18:00:33 
[85.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shergy, I'm not so unrealistic. I'd accept second.
20th Sep 2021 17:59:41 
[91.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Top
20th Sep 2021 17:57:43 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
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OK put it another way. Where would we need to finish for it to be considered a successful season in your opinion?
20th Sep 2021 17:56:48 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
He shouldn't have one. That's the point
20th Sep 2021 17:54:29 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
KD, ok so MR has said he has a bottom 3 budget. What do you think should be his target in the L1 table this season?
20th Sep 2021 17:50:57 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Thanks, RS.
20th Sep 2021 17:48:40 
[80.lo.gg.ed] 
spartanwomble
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Ardley recruited well to take us up then couldn’t repeat the trick in L1, Downes performed a miracle to keep us up, Hodges got lucky with Covid. I don’t buy that scraping 20th or whatever at this level is doing “very well” and I think there’s been far too much obsession with the budget table as an excuse for poor recruitment and development.
20th Sep 2021 17:44:59 
[109.lo.gg.ed] 
As we’ve seen, there’s a lot of dross
You are a wise old bird
20th Sep 2021 17:37:25 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
ST2A, as I have said to you previously I think Palmer is the player we are going to miss the most if and when he is injured.
20th Sep 2021 17:19:07 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
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KD, I would say that we did play a more pragmatic/prescriptive style under Ardley/Wally/Glyn. Overall, between the three of them they did very well to keep us in L1 for 5 seasons. If MR achieves a top half finish playing in the style we are are currently playing he will have done an exceptional job and one that very, very few managers/coaches could have achieved
20th Sep 2021 17:15:35 
[90.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
This is the first season in league one where if the opposition go 1-0 up it doesn't feel like the game is done already 33 mins in.
20th Sep 2021 17:12:43 
[79.lo.gg.ed] 
lord infamous
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Shergy - I think Saturday showed that budget constraints will still influence our season. Robbo has put a very good squad together but a couple of injuries to key attacking players and we didn't pose nearly as many problems. Unfortunate it was Plymouth, against a lesser team we'd probably still have got something from the game.
20th Sep 2021 17:08:27 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
Our budget may see us having to settle for the play offs :)