Prediction for the season

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Adam29 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:31 pm

Aye the manager really goes and tells his players not to shoot
Once the players cross the white line it’s up to them



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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by barrowfan » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:22 pm

Adam29 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Aye the manager really goes and tells his players not to shoot
Once the players cross the white line it’s up to them
Agreed but the teaching starts on the training ground! :)

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by romabarrow » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:38 pm

Going for the playoffs, and a good cup run, first game to get over for Maidenhead away then Halifax and Yeovil away. Enjoy the season all you Bluebirds.

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Barrowabc » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:38 pm

I'm going top three, and really believe in ie as do his player's, and his standard's are sky high :scarf:
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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by cottingham bluebird » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:12 pm

I am going top 3 as have 50 quid each way
Come on Barrow do us proud
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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Wintergreen » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:36 pm

It’s the heat...
We'll keep the blue flag flying here...

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by PerthBluebird » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:04 pm

Play offs, positives vibes, everyone seems to be pushing the same way for the first time in a long long time directors, fans, managers, players. Sponsors coming on board, ground improvements, solid shirt sales positive times!
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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by BAFC_Lewis » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:59 am

Bottom 7

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Colin Appleton » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:18 pm

Last season we finished 10 points off a play off place so the big question is are we a ten points better off outfit this time around ?

On paper the squad appears stronger in depth but how much better is the starting eleven ?

I've seen David Fox play over the years I think he would be a quality addition, At the time of writing we still don't know if he's going to be signing. I think his signature could be the difference of a couple of places in the league.

This season the likes of Fylde, Chesterfield, Solihull, Dagenham, Harrogate, Wrexham possibly Boreham Wood and Eastleigh look as if they'll be in the top half.

I can't see relegated Notts County or Yeovil pushing because of the changes to their ownership structures.

Of the promoted sides I think Torquay will do best but they're top half at best, not Championship material.

Last season I went for 14th, we finished 11th, well 10th officially following Gateshead's 10 point deduction.

This season I'm going for 9th without Fox, 7th if he signs and stays fit all season.
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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Jonty » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:15 pm

No one outside the Barrow camp believes we will be anywhere near the play offs. Absolutely no one. Tipsters, bookies, sticking with the usuals.
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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Suffolk Blue » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:20 pm

Jonty wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:15 pm
No one outside the Barrow camp believes we will be anywhere near the play offs. Absolutely no one. Tipsters, bookies, sticking with the usuals.
The Wrexham Red Passion website today quoted an online tipster/blogger as suggesting Wrexham will win the NL this season. I've looked at the blog which runs into many pages and we are not mentioned as promotion potentials, dark horses or even relegation candidates. In fact we are not mentioned at all. Its as if we dont exist. But then we were written off totally before the beginning of last season and yet managed to finish in the top half without too many people noticing.

Truth is we have nothing in our profile or history which remotely suggests any likelihood for league success. So we are not immediately identifiable as potential winners. As Barrovians we see ourselves as distinctive, even unique when compared to the urban dross or the suburban masses. From the alternative perspective however its we who are invisible, insignificant if occasionally seen as quite quaint. Any BAFC fan of many years standing will have come to realise and experience this. Its just the way it is.

So what the bookies or punters think (whether it turns out to be roughly right or quite wrong) is usually irrelevant as far BAFC is concerned - simply because nobody ever does the research or subjects us to any real analysis. We are at least not everybody's favourite for relegation this season which actually is a movement in the "right" direction but generally speaking, we still do not merit much consideration. I quite like it like that (as if I had much choice) because it brings with it the real prospect of under-estimation and as you may also have noticed we tend to do less well when we are the clear favourites.

Whilst I have a healthy dislike of the Alan Alger's of this world - and have indeed told him so - you cant really get too angry with the forecasters. You only have to look at this thread to see the diversity of thinking from what is essentially a solid group of supporters. Top Three, Top Seven, Upper mId-table, Lower mid-table, Bottom Seven. All forecasts made within a couple of pages of comments above. It all goes to show that when we predict we tend to go with our gut, our instinct, our desires or fears, our subjective box of tricks rather than look at the evidence.

This is probably what gets Ian Evatt scratching his head about BAFC supporters i.e. how a group that can be so vocal, passionate and at least on occasions, supportive of the club and town never seem to be able to bring themselves to really believe that the outcome should be positive. As for what evidence there is, it all suggests that we are at this point significantly stronger and more efficient as a team/club than we were 12 months ago both on and off the field and are much better equipped to actually deal with the prospect of doing well (a strange prospect I know).

There have been so few whinges in the last few months from a forum that was until recently renowned for its incessant whinging. This is in itself an indicator of positivity. So lets just indulge ourselves with the possibility that we might, just might, be on a path where we can thrive rather than survive.

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Si_Nichols » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:36 pm

Mark that was a very boring and long post that I didn't get to end of!! :sentoff: :D

Truth is no-one has a clue right now. Pre season means bugger all. We look better and more together off the field than we have done for years but that counts for nothing on it.

Our August fixture list is tough on paper. Let's see where we are as the summer is a distant memory and the rain and leaves start to fall

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by russell_anderson » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:14 am

Best Current Betting Odds for Barrow:-
League Winner - 50/1
Promotion - 16/1
Top 7 - 6/1
Relegation - 3/1
If you fancy us to do well, it's a good time to bet!
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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by Suffolk Blue » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:15 am

Si_Nichols wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Mark that was a very boring and long post that I didn't get to end of!! :sentoff: :D

Truth is no-one has a clue right now. Pre season means bugger all. We look better and more together off the field than we have done for years but that counts for nothing on it.

Our August fixture list is tough on paper. Let's see where we are as the summer is a distant memory and the rain and leaves start to fall
Yes Si. I do long and boring really well dont I? Obviously too much time on my hands these days. Optimism is for arseh*les.

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Re: Prediction for the season

Post by McMark » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:19 am

Predictions are exactly what it says on the tin! Some will be more pessimistic than others and some will be overly optimistic.
All I know is we have come such a long way together in such a short length of time and if we continue to work together both financially and structurally then it can only benefit the club and it’s townsfolk and outlying areas.
This ship will sail only as far as it’s passenger crew will allow ultimately, as it is all hands on deck. Who knows what new horizons we can discover together!
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