Thanks jjljks, I'm ready for a break 2018/19 will be here soon, I'm hoping for big things next year from Tommy Wright, Alan White and the squad. I won't be able to see the V9 Academy series unless it's posted on youtube, it has to be better than watching the Class of 92!!!
en passant wrote:
Great work again. I think it helps create a buzz around a promotion or relegation battle to have these fulsome summaries that help the fans see the overall picture in a clear and concise way. Don't know how we would cope with a season of mid table nothingness. That might be beyond any kind of meaningful analysis.
On to next year and a hope that all your calculations and projections are for the upper end of the table. Cheers.
Thanks en_passant, I learn a lot myself from doing the analysis of teams, trends etc. I got quite a bit wrong, some of the teams ups and downs, it became hard to predict outcomes. Tamworth never pulled out of that nosedive, Spenny, Blyth and York struggling, I figured one of them (especially Spenny at the end) would scramble back in. Maybe it was too many games in too short a time, as well as Joe Tait back headers!!!. Telford seemed to come around in the last two months, possibly a surprise team next year. As for us bobbing up and down between 10th and 13th next year, I hope not, I may not be able to write about a directionless season. Hopefully some new faces can add to the quality we have and elevate us into the playoff race.
Ginge did you notice that our form changed completely once you started doing your updates, coincidence or not?
Darlo_Pete, thanks as always for your feedback, I will let you into a secret, I was asked to write the updates from a few people on here, apparently they had heard Tommy Wright and the players were looking for motivation, in previous years it had been rumoured the club would read my latest update in the dressing room before games, and get annoyed some Yankee bugger was questioning their chances of success, they would then go out for 90 minutes and prove me wrong. Tommy Wright was initially a disbeliever, when he finally weakened in 2018 and agreed to this season's updates, well, the results speak for themselves!!!. I'm on a retainer from him for next year, to repeat the process when he gives me the signal, but due to budget constraints, it will be voluntary unpaid work as always!!!!
And if you believe any of this, you are in need of a break from Darlo football for a few months
Thanks for all the hard work, Ginge - greatly appreciated.
Thank you jonn for your kind words.