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E10Rifle
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One for everyone to sign into when their team's season reaches welcome safety/maddening mid-table nothingness.

I suppose I should be grateful, after the stresses and strains of the past two seasons' run-ins, to have a few non-games to enjoy as Orient's campaign draws to a close, but I'm actually royally fucked off. Avoiding the drop was always the priority in August, but having got ourselves into a challenging position in the autumn, we decided not to build on it and give it a go, but to put our feet up and switch off, on and off the pitch. We've been fucking woeful throughout 2008 and if we finish 16th it'll be no more than we deserve. We're not gonna get as good a chance as we did this season very often.

Deposit your comparable expressions of relief/dismay/ambition-free listlessness here.

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Rob_afcb
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A ten point deduction plus an inability to compete means that our season is almost over.

Depressed rather than relieved, and not even able to look forward with confidence to next year.

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Bournemouth fan Rob?

*edit sorry, bit of an obvious question.

[ 22.03.2008, 20:08: Message edited by: gerontophile ]

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I could have started this thread about mid-January (but I didn't).
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What Rob said.
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sidjames
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I think you're being a bit harsh, E10. To be within touching distance of the play-offs for much of the season with, until recently, Stuart Nelson in goal is some achievement.

Compare your nothingness with Brentford's. We've been building for next season since Christmas. The initial boost of Butcher's sacking has given way to the realisation that we are a very average, midtable Division 4 team and, as if to emphasise that fact, we've remained in precisely 12th position for a couple of months now. Even a run of 6 defeats in 7 games or Rotherham's 10 point deduction couldn't dislodge us from 12th position.

The mediocrity and boredom has been so overwhelming I couldn't even be bothered to visit new grounds at Accrington and Morecambe.

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Harry Carpenter
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Point of order, if you're still in "a relegation battle" then your season isn't over (even if you have no real chance of staying up).

Your season is over when whatever happens in the remaining games you're going to be mid-table with no threat of relegation, promotion or any serious play-offs hopes.

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Played 39 with 52 points sitting in 13th place - it's sit back and have a cigar time for us.

Good old inconsistency - you won't go up and you won't go down if you're inconsistent.

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As much as I'd love HC to be correct, I'm staring at the Division 3 table, and it certainly isn't telling me that theres all to play for.
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KimCasey
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As a Kidderminster fan, I'm "delighted" to claim ownership of the mid-table mantle, too.

Off to Rushden at home today - feel that 16th vs 14th place tension.

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In Division 2 where the twin evils of hope and despair have plagued our path all season, I had resigned myself to the battle, girded my loins, gritted my teeth and started identifying the fixtures where we might pick up the points necessary to ensure our survival.

This was about 3 weeks ago, then, some bastard on a Blades forum posted about his ridiculous vision that we would go undefeated to the end of the season and sneak into the last play-off place. Since then we have won four on the trot. Now, I know it's ridiculous, I've worked out that we need to win 14 matches on the bounce to get promoted, well possibly, we could draw a play-off semi-final.

Additionally, we need loads of other dodgy results to go our way and of course every other bugger has agreed to go along with this ludicrous scheme for the time being, losing banker wins and playing out draws for fun.

Now the sooner we lose a game and put this cruel hoax to bed once and for all, the better. It's an odd thing, but I think I cope better with the despair than I do with the hope. Hope really screws you up, the time wasted staring at fixtures and league tables, form guides, blogs and forums; the unbudgeted money and time spent going to matches you hadn't planned to; and all the time you know it's bound to fail. Fuck off hope.

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Villa are in danger of appearing in this thread after next week.
So much promise in January, to mediocrity in March.

No clean sheet since November.

Playing Zat Knight at centre back.

Scott Carson's confidence is shot. Agbonlahor and Young are knackered.

Next game? Manchester United, away.

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Our season was over in early February after we were thumped by Celtic in the cup. Even without their 10 point deduction Gretna were never going to catch us. As I descibed it on the Scottish League thread this season has been a jobby wrapped in shite, not even a 4-1 win can get me excited as it essentially meant fuck all.
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Our season finished the week before last when we were knocked out of the UEFA cup.
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Crusoe
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Disappointing. We started out with a strong squad and lots of optimism, stumbled, started to look good, lost our better players to injury or to other clubs, and have not recovered.

Still, there's always next season.

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