Whitey's BIG SURVEY ahead of the 2016-17 season..

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  1. Dja

    Django Well-Known Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    15th. I think we've got a lot of exciting players & we've got plenty of goals in us.

    I'm more concerned about the second season when I'd expect a few stars to leave.



    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Virtually them all. There's only the odd team like Brentford & Burton that don't excite me.

    All the Yorkshire derbies, Newcastle & Villa are the obvious ones but Derby, Norwich, Blackburn, Cardiff, Fulham etc all biggish clubs in recent years, all been in Prem & even games like Ipswich & Bristol are more interesting because of their managers.



    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Hourihane. He's our key man. Leader, creater, goal scorer. Without him we're buggered.

    Against better sides where it'll be harder to score from open play his quality from set pieces will be even more important.


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    White mainly because he's not really done it at Leeds or Rotherham.

    A lot are saying Winnall but I think it's all about service. I've no doubt he'll score if he gets the chances.



    Who are the sides to fear?

    Newcastle & Norwich for automatic promotion.



    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Ex-Reds. Brownhill, Digby & Butterfield spring to mind



    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Rotherham to go down. They remind me of us under Flitcroft, they put together a miraculous run of form to stay up & now have confidence that they can push on but the players ultimately aren't good enough & they'll struggle.

    Burton with them for obvious reasons.

    And then maybe Blackburn for the 3rd spot. Seem a shambles of a club, wouldn't be surprised if Bristol & Huddersfield are in the mix as well




    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    Yes




    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?


    12ish



    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?


    If the Newcastle game was on a Saturday then it'd be them but as it is it's either Leeds or Wednesday, I'll go Wednesday because I'd expect them to be doing better



    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Brentford




    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.


    Chelsea
    City
    United
    Liverpool

    Watford
    Middlesborough
    Hull


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Newcastle
    Norwich
    Derby

    Burton
    Rotherham
    Blackburn


    Same again, but League One.

    Charlton
    Millwall
    MK Dons

    Port Vale
    Bury
    Shrewsbury
    Oldham


    And for League Two.

    Plymouth
    Portsmouth
    Doncaster
    Grimsby

    Morecambe
    Newport
    Barnet

    I know next to nothing about league 2 so please don't take the piss when Morecambe win the league by 10 points


    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?


    Hourihane


    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Bradshaw




    Do you have a season ticket?


    Yes


    If no, will you still be attending games?





    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?


    Need to be more staff serving food & drink on match days



    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Pleased not excited



    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?


    Keep with the current strategy of recruiting promising young players but push the boat out a bit more if needed


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Yes




    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    Don't know what you look like so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt & say Val Kilmer
     
  2. Skryptic

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?
    Top 15. I reckon we've got a decent squad together and we play a good style of football. We'll lose a few along the way but I think we'll be too good a lot of the plodders.

    Which games are you looking forward to the most?
    Wednesday, Newcastle, Villa, Huddersfield.

    Which players do you expect to shine this season?
    Winnall, Hammill, Moncur

    Who are the sides to fear?
    Don't think I fear anybody, in the sense that I think we'll achieve our objectives regardless of what other teams do. Newcastle and Villa are clearly going to be difficult games, but our season won't be decided by our results against those sort of teams.

    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?
    Not really, will be nice to see Rafa.

    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?
    Burton and Rotherham certainly. Fulham, Blackburn, Preston, Wolves and hopefully Bristol.

    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?
    Yes

    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?
    Wednesday


    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?
    Cardiff


    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.
    City, Chelsea, United, Arsenal
    Burnley, Watford, Hull

    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.
    Newcastle, Wednesday, Villa
    Burton, Rotherham, Fulham

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?
    Hammill

    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?
    Winnall

    Do you have a season ticket?
    No

    If no, will you still be attending games?
    Yes

    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?
    Barnsley Player

    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?
    Yes

    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?
    Invest in young players with the intent to make a profit down the line.

    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?
    No
     
  3. red

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    Head overrules heart with this decision. Tough season in store and I predict we'll finish in the bottom 1/4 of the table - 20th.
    We'll take a lot of teams by surprise this season with our expansive approach - should we continue in this manner - but a small squad will be tested and confidence will start to wain without experience and know how.


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    All the local derbies - hopefully it will be us with the bragging rights. Newcastle at home will make for a fantastic atmosphere too.



    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Adam Hammill. His confidence is back and he's playing with a smile on his face. I can see him causing teams lots of problems with his intelligence.


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    I still think there's a question mark over Aidy White despite his Championship pedigree. If he stays fit he'll be important but that's a big if.


    Who are the sides to fear?

    I can don't think you can look much further than Newcastle for the title. Derby, Norwich, Aston Villa could make up the automatic spots with the usual suspects in and around the playoffs - I wouldn't anticipate any major surprises.


    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    I've admired Wes Hoolahan for a long time, his technique is exceptional.

    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Rotherham, Burton and Blackburn. Although the first two have been active in the market, I think their lack of quality will be telling. Blackburn have been on a downward spiral for a few seasons and can no longer call on the services of Rhodes to bring them the points.


    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    Yes if the club has any sense. We've put a solid and realistic plan in place and it would be foolish to scrap that. I think the head coach role is appropriate and he definitely has the ability to step up and be


    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    9,362


    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Newcastle - the Geordie's are always in good voice and with their expected success, I think they will be backing their team home and away in big numbers,


    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Northampton in the league cup. Is it called the Capital One Cup still??


    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    1. Manchester United (Mourinho factor)
    2. Arsenal
    3. Tottenham

    18. Watford
    19. Middlesborough
    20. Burnley

    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    1. Newcastle
    2. Derby
    3. Norwich (playoffs)

    22. Blackburn
    23. Rotherham
    24. Burton


    Same again, but League One.

    1. Sheffield United.
    2. Bradford
    3. Rochdale (King Keith via the Playoffs)

    21. Walsall
    22. Port Vale
    23. Southend
    24. Northampton

    And for League Two.

    1. Portsmouth
    2. Mansfield
    3. Doncaster
    4. Exeter (Playoffs)

    23. Blackpool (sinking ship)
    24. Newport

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Josh Scowen - similiar to the role Perkins served in his first two seasons. An asset in the middle of the park.

    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Tom Bradshaw with 15 goals.


    Do you have a season ticket?

    Yes, Lower East - "East stand give us a song"


    If no, will you still be attending games?



    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?

    Half time entertainment for children - Its dull and miserable in the refreshment areas.


    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Not looking forward to seeing the replays of goals against.... Sorry.


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Invest in the long term future of the football club - a prudent approach is important.


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    No. I think one of the big boys will knock us out in the league cup and a third round exit will await us in the FA cup - this is getting very negative from me.


    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    Bolding in your 30's, a 10 for sure.
     
  4. Tyke_80

    Tyke_80 Active Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    I think we'll finish 18th personally.




    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Newcastle away is the big one, Leeds &Wednesday after that



    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Hourihane will really show his class in this division and I think Davies will keep us in games more often than not pulling off some fantastic saves.



    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    I think Winnall and White will struggle this season. Winnall can go missing in games or just be off it completely. White has sometimes shown his defensive duties can be under par.




    Who are the sides to fear?

    Newcastle, especially with some of the players they're buying Gayle and Ritchie will score 15 goals each this season.



    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Gayle & Ritchie will be nice to see. More so Ritchie as I think he should still be in the Prem.



    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Blackburn, Burton, Rotherham.



    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?
    I hope so, even if we are relegated we need to stick with him. He got us promoted from League One so i'm sure he'll be more than capable if that's where we end up




    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?
    12,000




    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?
    Leeds or Newcastle.



    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?
    Burton





    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.
    Top four: Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham.

    Relegated: Hull, Burnley and Watford



    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Promoted: Newcastle, Wednesday, Derby

    Relegated: Burton, Rotherham, Blackburn


    Same again, but League One.
    Promoted: Oxford, Millwall and MK Dons

    Relegated: Oldham, Bury, Swindon, AFC Wimbledon




    And for League Two.


    Promoted: Plymouth, Portsmouth, Grimsby and Carlisle

    Relegated: Blackpool & Hartlepool



    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?
    Hourihane




    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?
    Bradshaw





    Do you have a season ticket?

    Yes








    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?
    I don't know, our social media team is great now. Maybe more charity events?




    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?
    Ofcourse!



    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Be used to bring one or two signings in then put in the bank and saved for the club over the next few years.



    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Nope. We'll knock Northampton out then get knocked out by Stoke at home. FA Cup we'll draw someone similar and then lose to another Prem side.
     
  5. JamDrop

    JamDrop Well-Known Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?
    Bottom half but (hopefully) not bottom 3.

    Which games are you looking forward to the most?
    Leeds, always felt a bit of a connection with them as my dad was a big Leeds fan when he was younger and even more so now I live here.

    Which players do you expect to shine this season?
    Hammill, Hourihane, Watkins, maybe some of the new ones but not seen much of them yet to say.

    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?
    Townsend.

    Who are the sides to fear?
    I don't think we should fear anybody, anyone can beat anyone.

    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?
    Any ex-reds.

    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?
    Leeds, not as a relegation scrap but they always seem to be getting in bother one way or another since the arrival of Cellino.

    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?
    I certainly hope so and I reckon he will unless we do absolutely horrendously. I don't think we need to worry about him being poached as he's one of our own and seems happy to remain so.

    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?
    Wednesday

    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?
    Burton

    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.
    No idea and couldn't care less.

    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.
    Newcastle, Derby, Norwich
    Burton, Rotherham, Blackburn

    Same again, but League One.
    Same as answer for Premier.

    And for League Two.
    Same again.

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?
    Hammill, Hourihane or Bradshaw (seems to be popular already)

    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?
    I reckon Watkins or Hourihane will top assists but can't decide on top scorer yet, too many new signings who look like good contenders along with Winnall.

    Do you have a season ticket?
    Yes

    If no, will you still be attending games?
    N/A

    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?
    Concourses that look like building sites, price of tickets for pay on day, general 'match day experience' (except for the match itself), levels of stock in club shop

    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?
    Of course!

    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?
    Whatever Patrick thinks is best.

    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?
    No

    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?
    I have no idea what either of those guys look like.
     
  6. OnGoingCloud1887

    OnGoingCloud1887 Well-Known Member

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    1. 17th. We've got some serious talent in the squad but the massive gap in finances will prevent us really pushing up the table.

    2. Rotherham away. About time we had this in a proper fixture.

    3. Payne, Moncur, Bradshaw, Davies and of course Hammill.

    4. Nyatanga, Townsend, Cowgill.

    5. Newcastle, Aston Villa and Derby.

    6. Former players. Butterfield, Button, O'Grady.

    7. Bottom 4 will be Rotherham, Blackburn, Burton & Fulham.

    8. I hope so.

    9. 10,000

    10. Newcastle

    11. Burton

    12. 1 Man City 2 Chelsea 3 Man Utd 4 Spurs 18 Burnley 19 Hull 20 Sunderland

    13. Promoted: Newcastle, Brighton & Brentford. Relegated: Blackburn, Rotherham & Burton

    14. Promoted: Millwall, Bradford & S****horpe. Relegated: Charlton, Fleetwood, Oldham & Shrewsbury.

    15. Promoted: Colchester, Grimsby, Accrington, Crewe. Relegated: Blackpool & Yeovil

    16. Hammill

    17. Bradshaw

    18. Yes

    19. N/A

    20. The ponty concourse, needs some colour. They should paint the walls red.

    21. I'm glad we're moving on with the times.

    22. Mainly spend it on maintaining and improving the academy.

    23. I'll be very surprised if we get past the first 3 rounds of the EFL or FA cup.
     
  7. raz

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?


    16th, honestly can't see us being relegated and that we will surprise a few this season. Just hope that doesn't come back to bite me haha!


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Newcastle at home, if it's anything like the last time we had them at oakwell was a cracking atmosphere! Obviously Wednesday home and away too. Bristol city at home should be an interesting one too.



    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Conor hourihane without a doubt, can see him taking the division by storm and getting himself a big move to a higher end club. Also think Adam Davies will turn a few heads.



    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Tin hat at the ready, and i hope he proves me wrong! But I think Marc Roberts will struggle against the smarter and clever movement of the strikers in this league.




    Who are the sides to fear?

    Clearly Newcastle will be a different class, unfortunately think Wednesday are going to be up there.



    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Really like wes hoolahan at Norwich think he's a terrific footballer. Also jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle.



    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Burton will struggle to compete, also think forest will be down there.




    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    Yes without a doubt, and I certainly hope so too.



    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    Hopefully we'll be doing very well and up around 14-15 thousand if we're been greedy. But probably around 10-11 thousand.



    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Leeds, Newcastle and Wednesday will probably sell out.




    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Burton and probably Ipswich.





    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    Man city
    Man united
    Chelsea
    Spurs

    Hull
    Burnley
    Sunderland


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Newcastle
    Norwich
    Wednesday

    Burton
    Rotherham
    Forest


    Same again, but League One.

    Charlton
    Mk dons
    Bradford

    Wimbledon
    Shrewsbury
    Oldham

    And for League Two.

    Plymouth
    Doncaster
    Leyton orient

    Stevenage
    Barnet
    Hartlepool

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Conor hourihane


    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Tom Bradshaw



    Do you have a season ticket?

    Yes


    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?


    Hard one because I feel we're brilliant in this department, seen a lot meaning about the lack of stock in the club shop so probably that.



    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Genuinely am, if it's the as a lot of others showing highlights and interviews.


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Sensible option would be to secure the clubs future. But deep down would be nice to see a bit spent on players to compete


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Would be nice but as long we have a good season in the league then I don't mind.

    Enjoyed that pal cheers, makes a refreshing change!








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  8. Met

    Metatarsal Well-Known Member

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    I thought it'd be nice (awwww) to collect folks' views on the season ahead. Might be interesting to look back at this thread in a few months time, see just how wrong everybody was. Have a bash. It's just for fun.


    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why? 12th, we have quality in the squad that wasn't there on our previous return to this level.

    Which games are you looking forward to the most? Aside from the big home games, Fulham away. Weekend in London with my son, and a old fashioned ground.

    Which players do you expect to shine this season? Hourihane, Hammill and Moncur. Our centre backs have the potential, for me, to do another McCarthy and Evans at this level, fingers crossed.

    Which players do you doubt can make the step up? I've confidence in them all, seriously, and will back them to the hilt. Clearly there'll be ones that do struggle, but no one stands out as a risk to me.

    Who are the sides to fear? Norwich, Newcastle. Good squads, but I'd love to see us just take sides like this on without any fear. Whatever the outcome is.

    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing? No one in particular, I respect good opponents, be that individuals or teams. Always liked Matt Ritchie at Bournemouth, be good to see him with Newcastle. But it's the Reds I go to see.

    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season? Burton, Rotherham (I hope I'm wrong, got lots of time for them), Fulham and I also think Blackburn could struggle.

    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season? Yes. And should be whatever happens.

    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games? 13,000

    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell? Newcastle

    Which club will bring the least amount of fans? Brighton.

    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides. Top 4 -
    Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham, Liverpool, Bottom 3 - Bournemouth, Hull, Sunderland.

    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down. 3 up - Newcastle, Norwich, Ipswich. 3 down - Burton, Fulham, Blackburn

    Same again, but League One.
    Southend, MK Dons, Bradford.............Port Vale, Fleetwood, Bristol Rovers, Bury.

    And for League Two.
    Portsmouth, Plymouth, Doncaster, Hartlepool...........Crawley, Blackpool.

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season? Adam Davies.

    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions? Winnall

    Do you have a season ticket? Yep, 27th season running.

    If no, will you still be attending games?

    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most? The website.

    Are you excited about a new scoreboard? Yes.

    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion? Protect the club for a few years. Makes some available for players, but it could also keep some of the backroom staff (ticket office, academy coaches etc) in work too. And we owe Cryne something.

    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season? I'll go for a League Cup run and a re-run of 1981/82

    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I? Leave it art.......




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  9. The Ted

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    I've got 10 mins before my next meeting so I'll have a stab......


    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    Anywhere between 12th and 16th. The division is tight. We're not fishing in the same pond as the Newcastle's and the Noriwich's, but there are plenty of teams in and around us that we'll have a decent chance of taking points off. The most salient point here, and one I think Hecky will drum home is, don't be overawed before we've even kicked a ball!


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Obvious ones like Newcastle and Villa at home. I normally take in Sheff Weds away but there is no way I'm lining their pockets at the reported £49 a ticket. Also looking forward to a bit of banter with Rotherham this year.


    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    I'd really like to see Mawson and Roberts excel, although it'll be interesting to see how they do when times get tough. We have to accept at some point this season we'll get an absolute pasting off someone. It's about how we bounce back from that. Hammill will drag us through games at times, Hourihane will be instrumental if he can carry his form through, but the player for me to really shine will be Scowan. The Championship is made for a player like him.


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Tough question when we've had such a turnover of players. I think most if not all of the lads from last season should be ok/good. I'm interested to see how the new players do, although flat refuse to write ANYONE off before a ball is kicked, regardless of what team or division they came from.


    Who are the sides to fear?

    The usual suspects. Newcastle and Norwich in particular. I feel dirty for saying this....but don't bet against Sheff Weds.


    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Interested to see if Ross McCormack is as good in real life as his goal record suggests. Without sounding like a stuck record.....If Benitez gets The Geordies purring then they've got plenty of players to watch.



    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Burton, Rotherham, Fulham. Possibly Forest and be interesting to see how much of a car crash Wolves are with their goings on.


    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    To progress as a club he fundamentally has to be. You can see his background in the way we play, you can see what he's trying to do and how we are trying to get there. Bournemouth stuck with Howe and people are now talking about him as a future England manager. Why can't Hecky go on to have a massively successful career, either at Barnsley or higher up the pyramid?


    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    12-14k depending on away followings.


    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Sheff Weds, Newcastle or Leeds.


    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Burton


    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    In no order..... Man City, Man Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Relegated, Hull (certs), Burnley, Middlesborough/Sunderland. Sunderland if Defoe goes.


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Up - You've guessed it....Newcastle and Norwich. Then it's toss a coin on Derby and Wednesday. Watch out for Brentford though, dark horses in my opinion.

    Down - Burton, Rotherham, Forest


    Same again, but League One.

    Up - Oxford, Sheff Utd (unfortunately), MK Dons.

    Down - Wimbledon, Bristol Rovers, Chesterfield


    And for League Two.

    Up - Portsmouth, Crewe, Accrington Stanley

    Down - Blackpool, Stevenage, Grimsby


    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Hammill or Hourihane


    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Bradshaw


    Do you have a season ticket?

    Yes. Despite having an 8 week old, my Mrs told me I 'have to get one under any circumstances, to give me some peace'. No idea what she means!


    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?

    At the moment I think we are doing OK. The club just need to ensure communication lines are always open and honest, even if it's not what the supporters want to hear. I'd rather be told a rubbish truth than a great lie that never becomes reality.


    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Did you ever see Carlton's dance on The Fresh Prince? I'm that excited.


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Make the club self sustainable for a few years and stop taking handouts off Patrick Cryne. If there is no necessity to borrow (or take) money off him, don't. Use whatever monies we gained from promotion and tv revenue to spend on players, academy, scoreboard, facilites etc (barring it's enough of course), no-one other than those in the club really understand the nuiances of football finance. As it's already been mentioned we probably wouldn't get the reported £7.5 million in one lump sum anyway, chances are it would come over the course of time.



    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    No, I fully expect Northampton to knock us out of the League Cup and lose to someone like MK Dons or Shrewsbury away in the FA Cup in January.



    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    I'd say you were a 'stone cold sort' but I wear eyepatches over both the holes where my eyes used to be so I'm not sure my opinion is valid.

    Ta.
     
  10. pon

    pontyender Well-Known Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    18th. Our defence will have a torrid time but there will be just enough goals in the team



    Which games are you looking forward to the most?


    The ones I probably can't afford. Wednesday and Leeds.



    Which players do you expect to shine this season?


    Hammill and Bradshaw


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?


    The defence, Mawson being the possible exception



    Who are the sides to fear?

    The 17 who will finish above us



    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?


    No



    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?


    See relegation answer



    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?



    Yes



    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?


    13,800


    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?


    Sheffield Wednesday



    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?


    Reading



    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.


    Can't be arsed with that lot


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.


    Promotion: Newcastle, Villa and Brighton

    Relegation: Burton, Rotherham and Preston


    Same again, but League One.


    I'm only interested in our division


    And for League Two.

    Ditto


    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?


    Hammill


    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?


    Bradshaw



    Do you have a season ticket?

    No. I miss half the games due to work



    If no, will you still be attending games?
    Yes but I can only afford one game a month as things stand.


    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?


    Ticketing. Flexi Tickets are a must to give long term incentives to non season ticket holders



    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?


    Curious more than anything


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?


    Soak up the debt and spend some on the infrastructure. The team if there's any left.


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?


    No


    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?



    Jamie Vardy
     
  11. Mat

    Mateo Corbo Active Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    10th, think we’ll surprise a lot of teams


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Newcastle home


    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Hourihane, Scowen and Hammill


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?


    Tuton


    Who are the sides to fear?

    Newcastle and hate to say it but Wednesday


    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Aaron Mooy is an interesting one


    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Rotherham, Burton, Wigan and Preston


    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?
    Yep


    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    13, 321


    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Wednesday


    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?


    Burton


    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    Top four - Man U, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool
    Relegated – Hull, Burnley, Swansea


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.
    Promoted - Villa, Norwich, Wednesday
    Relegated – Rotherham, Wigan, Burton


    Same again, but League One.

    Promoted – Millwall, Blades, MK Dons
    Relegated – Oldham, Fleetwood, Bury


    And for League Two.

    Promoted – Portsmouth, Cambridge , Donny
    Relegated –Newport, Morcambe, Stevenage


    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Hourihane



    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Bradshaw


    Do you have a season ticket?

    No


    If no, will you still be attending games?


    Yes


    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?


    Matchday food and drink – lower prices and more staff


    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Never been so excited


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Another new scoreboard


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Nope


    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    Mark Fowler
     
  12. Ayl

    Aylott Active Member

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  13. icer

    icer Well-Known Member

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    You putting all the answers in a spreadsheet for future analysis?
     
  14. cli

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    15th


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Newcastle home


    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Hourihane,Mawson and Hammill


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Winnall would love for him to prove me wrong though.


    Who are the sides to fear?

    Newcastle


    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Nope


    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Rotherham, Burton, Blackburn,Fulham and Villa


    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?
    Yep


    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    11,500


    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Wednesday


    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    QPR


    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    Top four - Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs
    Relegated – Hull, Burnley, West Brom


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.
    Promoted - Newcastle, Norwich, Brighton
    Relegated – Rotherham, Blackburn, Burton


    Same again, but League One.

    Don't care


    And for League Two.

    Don't care

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Hourihane



    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Bradshaw


    Do you have a season ticket?

    No


    If no, will you still be attending games?

    Yes


    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?

    Ticket prices


    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    yes


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Installing heated lazy boy chairs in the west stand


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Nope
     
  15. mapp tyke

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?
    15th as i think we'll surprise a few teams but get a couple of hidings along the way.




    Which games are you looking forward to the most?
    Villa (not been to Villa Park)
    The derbies.
    Ipswich on saturday.




    Which players do you expect to shine this season?
    Hourihane think hes got all the attributes to play in the prem and Watkins.





    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Townsend




    Who are the sides to fear?


    Fear no-one.


    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Matt Ritchie





    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Hudds, Blackburn, Burton





    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    Yes




    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    12500




    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?


    Toss up between wednesday, leeds and the geordie boys.



    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?


    Qpr?



    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    1. City
    2. United
    3.Spurs
    4.Leicster

    Hull to go down not sure who else



    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Up
    Toon Wednesday Derby
    Down
    Hudds Blackburn Burton







    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?


    Roberts


    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    SSW





    Do you have a season ticket?


    Yes


    If no, will you still be attending games?



    N/a

    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?



    Better lager than carling in ponty


    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?


    Not arsed


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Balance the books.



    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup ?
    No


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  16. Jack-BFC-92

    Jack-BFC-92 Active Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    14th. Think we have enough ability and fight in this squad to challenge against most teams and not flirt with relegation.


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    Sheff Weds, Leeds, Newcastle

    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Hourihane, Bradshaw, Scowen, Hammill

    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Only picked these 2 as they have made big jumps in leagues but they do have the ability to adapt and perform well, Yiadom & Payne.

    Who are the sides to fear?

    Sheff Weds, Newcastle, Brighton & Norwich

    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Shelvey, Brady, Gestede, Kayal

    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Rotherham, Huddersfield, Burton

    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    YES !

    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    12,500

    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Sheff Weds

    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Brighton

    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool / Hull, Burnley, Bournemouth

    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Newcastle, Derby, Norwich / Rotherham, Burton, Huddersfield

    Same again, but League One.

    Charlton, Millwall, Oxford / Wimbledon, Fleetwood, Bury, Shrewsbury

    And for League Two.

    Donny, Orient, Colchester, Pompey / Barnet, Grimsby

    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Hourihane

    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Bradshaw

    Do you have a season ticket?

    No

    If no, will you still be attending games?

    Yes around 1 per month when money allows.

    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?

    Giving the young kids free tickets to attend games so they then want to come until they are old and grey.

    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Yes

    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Invest in the club. Improve stadium facilities, cover any losses & invest in January transfer window.

    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Yes in EFL Cup.

    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    I'll go for Ben Mitchell
     
  17. TarnLuke1

    TarnLuke1 New Member

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    18th. The beauty of this season is that honestly no one has a clue how we'll get on. Hopefully we will come flying out the blocks for a change and have a real good go.
    I think we'll score a very decent amount but will probably be a little bit leaky at the back, hopefully it's enough to see us comfortably safe but I would snatch the hand off of someone if they offered us 21st!


    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    All the local ones, particularly Rotherham away.
    Newcastle and Villa for obvious reasons and Bristol City too.


    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Hourihane and hopefully Hammill. I also think Yiadom will be excellent for us.


    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Pretty sure all of them are capable particularly because they have time on their side with it being a very young squad.
    A few could struggle at first and it will most likely be the defence but should hopefully get up to speed pretty quickly.


    Who are the sides to fear?

    Wouldn't fear anyone really. Newcastle probably have the best squad that this division has seen in a long time though.


    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    I hope they're all awful against us but there are some very talented players in this league e.g. Gayle, Grealish, Mitrovic and Ritchie.
    looking forward to seeing Butterfield play in what is a very good Derby side.


    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Burton will obviously struggle but other than them, Blackburn and Rotherham are my bet to go down.
    others that may struggle I think will be Ipswich, Reading and Preston. Also Huddersfield could go one of two ways.


    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    Yes.


    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    13,000 ish.


    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Wendies and Newcastle.


    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Burton.


    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    Top 4 - Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal.
    Relegated - Hull, Swansea, Burnley


    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Promoted - Newcastle, Norwich and Derby
    Relegated - Burton, Rotherham, Blackburn


    Same again, but League One.

    Promoted - Charlton, Millwall, Oxford
    Relegated - Port Vale, Oldham, AFC Wimbledon, Shrewsbury


    And for League Two.

    Promoted - Portsmouth, Barnet, Leyton Orient, Luton
    Relegated - Yeovil, Morecambe


    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Be like last year, Hourihane should win it but Hammill will get it just because he's Adam Hammill.


    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Winnall and Bradshaw ideally will bag about 15 each.


    Do you have a season ticket?

    Yes.


    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?

    Some Flexi card system for folk who can't make every game.
    Also the club still need to appoint a new head of academy since Ronnie Branson got the boot.


    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    Not excited but be nice to look at something new for a change. I imagine all the advertisements we put on it will start to annoy me sooner rather than later though.


    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    Invest in the club to ensure it's long term future etc.
    Maybe set a bit aside to invest in some players for next season or help with a major transfer.


    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    Nope, but it would be nice to get drawn against one of the top sides.


    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    Tommy Wiseau. :tongue:
     
  18. Ext

    Extremely Northern Well-Known Member

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  19. Andy Mac

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?
    Mid table. Too much quality to go down, not enough experience to aim for play-offs. Think we will set up to win games rather than not lose them.




    Which games are you looking forward to the most?
    Any game with a decent away following, and there should be a few of those.




    Which players do you expect to shine this season?
    Adam Davies, then Josh, Connor, Adam, Tom. To be honest, I think they will all be picked to do a job first, then if they shine it will be a bonus




    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?
    Townsend possibly, but prepared to give them all a chance.






    Who are the sides to fear?
    All of them. It's a massive step and already a bigger league than last time we were there. I would prefer leaving the fear to us fans, but with the players I'd rather see respect in place of fear. And that includes respect for "the likes of" Rotherham and Burton.




    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?
    Honestly more bothered in how our own progress and cope. Obviously seeing players like Brownhill will be interesting but I'm not sure there are any quality players in the relegated Prem teams that make me think "wow".




    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?
    Burton, purely down to budget, and Rotherham. If I had to choose a big name then maybe Villa could possibly go into freefall.






    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?
    I both believe and hope he will be there at the end.






    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?
    Based on the mid-table prediction earlier in the quiz, 13k.






    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?
    Newcastle or L**ds






    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?
    Burton or Fulham






    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.
    Arsenal, Man C, Liverpool, Man U. Down, Hull, Palace, Watford




    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.
    Newcastle, Norwich, Wolves. Down, Burton, Rotherham, Fulham








    Same again, but League One.
    Coventry, S****horpe, Walsall. Down, MK, Oldham, Bolton W.






    And for League Two.
    I have no idea! ! !






    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?
    Josh Scowen




    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?
    Adam Hammill






    Do you have a season ticket?
    No. Or not yet.




    If no, will you still be attending games?
    Yes, but picking carefully. The club got more from me last year than they did any ST holder, but because my dosh wasn't paid 'up front' I still felt like a second class citizen at times.




    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?
    The club done good these last couple of years. Lets hope it continues. Pricing strategy, membership schemes we are still well behind the 8-ball. I appreciate it is hard to get right.






    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?
    Yes, bizarrely.




    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?
    Give it back to it's rightful owner. I trust him implicitely to decide what he does with it.




    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?
    All depends on the start to the season. If it looks like we are in for a hard time in the league, then no; players will be rested and fringe players will try for cup glory.






    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?
    Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder.
     
  20. Mike Lowry

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    Where do you think we'll finish this season and why?

    Not a clue.



    Which games are you looking forward to the most?

    None specifically.



    Which players do you expect to shine this season?

    Not sure.



    Which players do you doubt can make the step up?

    Hmmmm.




    Who are the sides to fear?

    No one.



    Are there any opposition players you're looking forward to seeing?

    Butterfield.



    Which sides do you expect to see in bother this season?

    Dunno.




    Will Hecky still be our manager/head coach at the end of the season?

    Yes.




    What do you reckon will be our average home gate after 23 home league games?

    13k




    Which club will bring the most fans to Oakwell?

    Geordies obvs.




    Which club will bring the least amount of fans?

    Brizzle.




    Name the Premier League top four and the three relegated sides.

    Pass.



    Name the three promoted sides from the Championship and the three to go down.

    Pass.


    Same again, but League One.

    League what?


    And for League Two.

    Pass.



    Who do you reckon will be our supporters player of the season?

    Hourihourihouriane.



    Who will be our top scorer in all competitions?

    Bradshaw.




    Do you have a season ticket?

    Yes.



    If no, will you still be attending games?





    What off-field area of the football club do you feel needs improving the most?

    Pricing.




    Are you excited about a new scoreboard?

    I'm excited about progress. Marginal gains and all that.



    John Stones is sold this summer. What should the club do with any forthcoming monies in your opinion?

    They will: reinvest in the balance sheet.

    They should: blow it all on strippers and coke.



    Do you reckon the reds will have another cup run this season?

    No.




    And finally, on a scale of Val Kilmer in Top Gun to Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, just how handsome a bloke am I?

    Like Predator.
     

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