At 9/13/08 02:40 PM, Dream-of-Duke wrote:
At 9/10/08 05:56 PM, Sentio wrote:
I wouldn't worry, clearly we're now in some post black hole parallel world where England can actually play football, so who knows, maybe Leeds will trounce them 10-0...Things are not looking up for you guys. I hate to say this, but Plymouth is on the highway to League One. We will try to make your task in League One a lot easier next year by getting promoted this season so that you boys will not have to play against us in the league next season. :P
We're 6 games in... there is a long LONG way to go yet, including an entire transfer window... there is no way any side can be written off yet, no matter how bad they may look right now, after all they are still bedding in an entirely new side! Teams have been near the bottom at Christmas (almost half way through the season) and won the league at a canter in the past, just look at Palace last year as a side that were bottom three then and in the playoffs by May. You simply can't predict an entire season this early, you can't do that in any sport (or the Broncos would be favourites for the Super Bowl right now after thrashing the Raiders last week- I wish! And Man United would be fighting for relegation with Hull in the Champions League...)
At 9/14/08 03:03 PM, Dream-of-Duke wrote:
The way Birmingham and Wolves are playing, I doubt that you guys will catch up with them. Honestly, I think that you guys will have to roll the dice again in the playoffs in the end.
Same again here... Bristol City could get bought out next week, sign the worlds best 11, and win every game from January by a dozen goals, you just can't predict it this soon. Just look at Watford last year, at Christmas they were comfortably top of the league and looking certain promotion candidates, yet the whole second half of the season they played like a team getting relegated and fell down the league... save such bold predictions for the middle of the season when things have settled out a bit.
As it is I think Bristol City are having a great start to their second season in the Championship- I thought they may struggle this year with so much expectation after going so close last year, but so far they are doing well near the top.