Early National League North prediction

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Early National League North prediction

Post by darloed19 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:21 am

What is everyone’s far too early predictions?

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:52 am

No way I'm predicting we've only got 14 players and one's the reserve keeper!! It's definitely the gap between seasons.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Old Git » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:54 am

My prediction is that Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by Christmas.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by darloed19 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:55 am

don'tbuythesun wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:52 am
No way I'm predicting we've only got 14 players and one's the reserve keeper!! It's definitely the gap between seasons.
Martin is going to bag 20 goals this season, who needs a full squad 😂

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by tdk1 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:35 pm

I'll bite. Modest progress, 9th or 10th

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by darlo2001uk » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:57 pm

Joe Wheatley will end up in the league's team of the season.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Old Git » Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:16 pm

darlo2001uk wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:57 pm
Joe Wheatley will end up in the league's team of the season.
Either that or he will get a record number of red cards 😂

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Old Git » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:30 pm

Looking ahead to the new season and just wondering how things may pan out. Obviously, a great deal of guesswork involved but I have split the league into 4 different categories based on how I think teams might perform.
Promotion Contenders
Boston Brackley Buxton Chorley Fylde Kidderminster
Top Half
Chester Darlington Hereford Kings Lynn Southport Spennymoor.
Bottom Half
Alfreton Banbury Curzon Ashton Kettering Peterborough Sports Scarborough
Relegation Candidates
Blyth Bradford Farsley Gloucester Leamington Telford.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by tdk1 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:38 pm

Don't think you're too far wrong with those, although Telford have a wee bit more money behind them this season but it depends how they've spent it.

Are kings Lynn still in decent nick or are they in freefall now?

Also, bloody Buxton. I wish these daft pricks bankrolling tiny clubs would sod off.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by darlo2001uk » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:49 pm

Peterborough Sports will end up in the top half. They have been spending too.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:53 pm

We will win the league or come very close.
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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by lo36789 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:48 pm

Old Git wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:30 pm
Looking ahead to the new season and just wondering how things may pan out. Obviously, a great deal of guesswork involved but I have split the league into 4 different categories based on how I think teams might perform.
Promotion Contenders
Boston Brackley Buxton Chorley Fylde Kidderminster
Top Half
Chester Darlington Hereford Kings Lynn Southport Spennymoor.
Bottom Half
Alfreton Banbury Curzon Ashton Kettering Peterborough Sports Scarborough
Relegation Candidates
Blyth Bradford Farsley Gloucester Leamington Telford.
I am not expecting Chorley to be as competitive next season as they have been and as others have said Peterborough Sports possibly pushing the top half.

Wonder if Billy Heath has tried to get Tom Denton in yet noticed he has left Chesterfield.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by JE93 » Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:33 am

Old Git wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:30 pm
Looking ahead to the new season and just wondering how things may pan out. Obviously, a great deal of guesswork involved but I have split the league into 4 different categories based on how I think teams might perform.
Promotion Contenders
Boston Brackley Buxton Chorley Fylde Kidderminster
Top Half
Chester Darlington Hereford Kings Lynn Southport Spennymoor.
Bottom Half
Alfreton Banbury Curzon Ashton Kettering Peterborough Sports Scarborough
Relegation Candidates
Blyth Bradford Farsley Gloucester Leamington Telford.
Think the title will be between Fylde, Boston and Kidderminster. Cant see past Fylde personally. James Rowe might be of questionable character based on how his last few clubs would talk about him. However, he's built very competitive teams at every club he's been at. Add to that financial backing that means he can add quality reinforcements when we wants (as we saw with Hatfield last year) and it's hard to look past them. Boston have made some good early signings but need to replace the goals of Danny Elliott, similar for Kidderminster losing Berjami, Austin and Sterling-James are all players who need replacing.

Brackley will have to sign a fair few good players before I'd give them the title of promotion contenders. Lost Ndlouv, Lowe, Lomas & Myles. Similarly Chorley have yet to sign anyone of real note that I can see and lost a very solid manager at this level to Buxton.

Think Gloucster and Telford will be better than relegation candidates. Telford seem to have made some solid initial signings and Gloucster especially massively under performed last season when they were full time. Apparently they gone back to a hybrid system this year but they're well backed. Would imagine a comfortable / top half season for them.

I think Kettering could be in a bit of trouble. The side that was playoff hopefuls for a while last year has been completely ripped apart and not seen sign anyone to the quality of what they've lost. I'd move them into relegation candidates.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by D_F_C » Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:54 am

I think it’s 4 down this year


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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by lo36789 » Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:42 am

lo36789 wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:48 pm
Wonder if Billy Heath has tried to get Tom Denton in yet noticed he has left Chesterfield.
https://twitter.com/AlfretonTownFC/stat ... TqSKw&s=19

Haha if only I could bet on football...

I think we can expect much of the same from Alfreton this season. Tom Denton and Matt Rhead as their forwards.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Old Git » Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:27 am

lo36789 wrote:
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:42 am
lo36789 wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:48 pm
Wonder if Billy Heath has tried to get Tom Denton in yet noticed he has left Chesterfield.
https://twitter.com/AlfretonTownFC/stat ... TqSKw&s=19

Haha if only I could bet on football...

I think we can expect much of the same from Alfreton this season. Tom Denton and Matt Rhead as their forwards.
We might need to plan Beck in defence alongside Wheater and Lawlor for that one 🤣

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:19 am

People laugh at Denton because he is a big lump, but I saw him quite often when he was at NFU and for his size he is actually a decent footballer.
I would always have liked to see him in a Darlo top. Reminds me a lot of Alan Gilzean. (On a lower level of course).

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:56 am

lo36789 wrote:
Sat Jul 16, 2022 5:42 am
lo36789 wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:48 pm
Wonder if Billy Heath has tried to get Tom Denton in yet noticed he has left Chesterfield.
https://twitter.com/AlfretonTownFC/stat ... TqSKw&s=19

Haha if only I could bet on football...

I think we can expect much of the same from Alfreton this season. Tom Denton and Matt Rhead as their forwards.
Rhead absolutely bullied fuck out of B Taylor and Storey last year, Alfreton should have scored 7 or 8.

I feel a lot more confident with Wheater and Lawlor facing Rhead and Denton. Ideal opportunity for a hopefully fully fit Wheater to show his class.
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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Old Git » Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:07 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:54 am
My prediction is that Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by Christmas.
Just watched the highlights of Spennymoor 0-4 Gateshead. Looked a lot more one sided than our game with Rochdale. Only a friendly, but I will revise my prediction. Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by October 🤣🤣🤣

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:47 pm

Old Git wrote:
Old Git wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:54 am
My prediction is that Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by Christmas.
Just watched the highlights of Spennymoor 0-4 Gateshead. Looked a lot more one sided than our game with Rochdale. Only a friendly, but I will revise my prediction. Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by October ImageImageImage
Never seen Morley as angry as he was in his post match interview.Not sure who got sent off but heard Joe mentioned, not sure if it was Wheatley but he slated whoever it was.


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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Old Git » Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:48 pm

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:47 pm
Old Git wrote:
Old Git wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:54 am
My prediction is that Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by Christmas.
Just watched the highlights of Spennymoor 0-4 Gateshead. Looked a lot more one sided than our game with Rochdale. Only a friendly, but I will revise my prediction. Spennymoor will be looking for a new manager by October ImageImageImage
Never seen Morley as angry as he was in his post match interview.Not sure who got sent off but heard Joe mentioned, not sure if it was Wheatley but he slated whoever it was.


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I think it was Jo Cummings who was sent off. He is a recent signing from Radcliffe.
Spennymoor still seem to be relying on Tait and Curtis as their central defensive partnership. They looked all at sea against Heed, and really looking forward to seeing how Beck and Hazel do against them.

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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:08 pm

Getting sent off in a friendly :D
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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:58 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:48 pm
I think it was Jo Cummings who was sent off. He is a recent signing from Radcliffe.
Spennymoor still seem to be relying on Tait and Curtis as their central defensive partnership. They looked all at sea against Heed, and really looking forward to seeing how Beck and Hazel do against them.
They probably need to improve on Tait and Curtis if they are going to be at the right end of the table. For me Tait is no more than just adequate at this level. Curtis I've long admired and in the past 2 or 3 years I often remarked I'd love to see him in a Darlo shirt. However Curtis must now be pushing 40, and you can only go so long until you start to decline.
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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by shildonlad » Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:05 pm

Suprised curtis is still playing and seems to be just a player too as opposed to combining it with coaching
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Re: Early National League North prediction

Post by olrad » Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:44 pm

I watched Chester take on Runcorn linnets in a pre season friendly today . We’ve no need to be worried about them as they may well be relegation fodder …. Chester have poached linnets manager from last season and he’s taken 3 of his best players with him …. But that’s from two leagues below and there didn’t appear to be much between the sides today in a game Chester won 1-nil thanks to a dubious penalty . I know it was a friendly but can only see a season of struggle for Chester

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