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Thread: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

  1. #21

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    I think we'll do well to finish mid-table.
    A lot of new faces so it will take some time to build a solid team spirit.
    I'm hoping we bring in a couple of forwards too, Watters might do alright but we need more.
    Think we need to hang on to Sean Morrison too, he may work well with Kipre if we can ever get him fully fit again.

    Think we still need more at the back and up front obviously, but I believe we'll avoid the relegation dog-fight.
    It will be interesting to see how we go tactically, Morrison seems to be favouring a 4-3-3 so let's hope he doesn"t start messing with 5 at the back again and we stick with a back 4.

    Wintle and Rino could be key this season.

  2. #22

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    It's hard to predict
    I've done my homework tho
    we have 5 welsh
    20 english
    5 irish
    and 6 six from various other pleasant countries.
    But no women?

  3. #23

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    From what little I've seen of the friendlies we play attractive football but the opposition has been weak. It's a pity we didn't play any teams which would have stretched us more.

  4. #24

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    From what little I've seen of the friendlies we play attractive football but the opposition has been weak. It's a pity we didn't play any teams which would have stretched us more.
    Might turn out to be a smart move though that. With so many new additions, we might have been smashed by better teams which would have knocked our confidence.

    Norwich will be a tough start so it will be very interesting to see how we fare against a very decent side. Thank the lord we're at least at home!

  5. #25

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Second Tier pod comes out with some absolute tripe but the response from our fans indicates we have some quite naive fans. 18th is a reasonable prediction, I suspect we'll be from there to 12th.

  6. #26

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    We are going up as champions. We will slaughter every **** that plays us, home or away.

  7. #27

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Will depend a great deal on our start. I think there are likely to be worse teams than us, there was a lot of dross in the division last year, this season likely the same. Hopefully mid table, 12th, but who knows.

  8. #28

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    There's nothing there that suggests to me that we'll finish in the top half of the table.
    Hopefully we can stay above the relegation zone, but time will tell. We need some confidence boosting points in the early part of the season.

  9. #29

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    The Racing Post's annual 80-page season preview 'The Big Kick-Off' was published today. They predict City will finish 18th. The write-up on the Bluebirds reads:

    "Steve Morison is wasting no time in putting his stamp on the Cardiff team, but the sheer scale of the changes could lead to a short-term dip in performances. Many of Morison's signings have scope to improve, but their worth to the side may not be seen until the second half of the season. Patience will be required, but the Bluebirds should do enough to avoid any relegation concerns."

    The Post's top six is:

    1 - Norwich City
    2 - Watford
    3 - Sheffield United
    4 - Middlesbrough
    5 - West Bromwich Albion
    6 - Burnley

    They have Bristol City to finish 16th and Swansea 17th.

    As for the major bookmakers, City's average position in the pre-season Championship betting is 16th.

  10. #30

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    It's surprising to hear players talk about promotion given the sheer amount of incomings to be fair.
    If they were big-time players who could hit the ground running, maybe you could be more optimistic, but I'd be surprised if we achieved much of anything this season given the player turnaround.

  11. #31

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Slade had an equally difficult job as Morrison and he didn't last long. The knives will be out for Morrison soon. Personally I would be happy to remain in the Division. Any talk of a possible play off place is wildly premature.

  12. #32

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vindec View Post
    Slade had an equally difficult job as Morrison and he didn't last long. The knives will be out for Morrison soon. Personally I would be happy to remain in the Division. Any talk of a possible play off place is wildly premature.
    Slade had parachute payments

  13. #33

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    Slade had parachute payments
    How much did he spend? Genuine question, I've no idea.

  14. #34

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    How much did he spend? Genuine question, I've no idea.
    Slade spent just under 2m in his first January transfer window and pretty much nothing after that.

  15. #35

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lung View Post
    We are going up as champions. We will slaughter every **** that plays us, home or away.
    End of discussion.

    Next topic.


  16. #36

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeningradCowboy View Post
    Slade spent just under 2m in his first January transfer window and pretty much nothing after that.
    I'm willing to bet we were running a wage bill a lot higher than it is now though

  17. #37

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    I’ve grown more optimistic. I started out predicting 18th but I’ve now moved us up to 14th. As we know finding a couple of double figure strikers is golden, with them I think maybe 10th is possible.

  18. #38

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    I’ve grown more optimistic. I started out predicting 18th but I’ve now moved us up to 14th. As we know finding a couple of double figure strikers is golden, with them I think maybe 10th is possible.
    I’d say a couple of double figure strikers would have us in the top ten, but, let’s be honest, is it really going to happen at a club that has, with one exception, been woeful at signing goal scorers in the last ten years?

  19. #39

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    I've listened to "Second Tier", "The ChampionshipChat Podcast" and just finished "Not The Top 20 Podcast" and they all have us finishing in the same part of the table, just a few spots above relegation.

    They all pretty much have the same Top 6 as well.

    Here's the last one's prediction table. They also predict League 1 & 2 but the Championship is always their most accurate each year:

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    One thing I noticed in each of the podcasts is the recurring theme of, "if they manage to bring in a good striker or two then they'll shoot up the table." Said that for so many teams which makes me wonder if our neighbours will do well with Piroe and Obafemi ready to go

  20. #40

    Re: 22/23 Pundits predictions thread.

    City classed as a “relegation candidate” by the Guardian, but an interesting choice by them when it comes to one of the three young players to watch;-

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...and-strugglers

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