This Season

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This Season:

  1. A Good Effort

  2. A Wasted Opportunity

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  1. Earlsdon_Skyblue1

    Earlsdon_Skyblue1 Well-Known Member

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    Now our playoff hopes have effectively come to an end. What's everyone's thoughts on the season?

    For me I'm a little worried we will struggle to follow it up next year. The league hasn't been that strong this year and we've shown many times we can compete with the best.

    Missing really easy chances has been the biggest issue for me. Someone ought to make a compilation video of them, there's some absolute shockers! There also has to be some question marks over the defending (particularly set pieces) and definitely goalkeeping too.

    For me I think it's a bit of a missed opportunity this year. I do hope we can kick on in 19/20 and get ourselves back to The Championship though.
     
  2. Evo1883

    Evo1883 Well-Known Member

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    We’ve had a good season , we’ve made progress and I firmly believe next season we will finish top 6
     
  3. ajsccfc

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    While it's hard to not look at games and instances like the Oxford defeat recently etc and not think an opportunity's been wasted, it's more good effort for me. We've just come up from the bottom division and are having our best season since the Championship bar the Mowbray year where we should have gone up.
     
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    Amazing season, but so painful looking back at some of the shite results we’ve got and wasted chances
     
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    Just haven’t scored enough. If we were in + double figures on goal difference we’d have booked a playoff place already I would think.
     
  6. skyblue93

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    Let's hope this isn't a Mowbray situation where next season's loanees are nowhere near as good and we lament not taking advantage.
     
  7. RegTheDonk

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    Think this was our chance to be honest, for the reasons you've given. We're due to lose qute a few so will depend on how MR rebuilds. Star purchase hasn't worked out to be fair (how much of that was influenced by Doyle don't know). Will have to rely heavily on replacing the loans, presumably with loans. Need a new keeper, don't know who, but Burge makes too many mistakes and has too many critics now ... no point having people in the team who are an easy target for fan abuse, it spills in the team.

    Glad we had a better season than most feared as this hopefully will encourage some decent loans, knowing MR wants to play a passing game may see the bigger clubs give their fringe players a chance with us. I don't think we'll ever be in a position to go and spend big money on permanent signings. Just hope the Ricoh situation is resolved soon and the academy keeps producing some quality, as without those we are really going to be in the shit.
     
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  8. jas365

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    Happy with top 8 tbh.

    What cost us this season was not winning a single game between the end of Oct and Boxing Day.
     
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    WASTED- Wont have as good a squad next season. Unless of ofcourse Callum Wilson moves early on in the summer window.
     
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    A poor start a poor run up to xmas and a poor start to the new year

    3 bad runs was 1 too many
     
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    We need a keeper who commands his box if burge comes and claims them crosses we see the game out

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    Wasted opportunity we should be top 6 who knows what our squad may look like losing loan players and Willis, with a potential groundshare taking us backwards. If we get a deal for the Ricoh I will still be pretty confident about next season, however.
     
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    Has anyone bothered to work out the total number of points we've lost due to Burge errors, then mitigated this figure by how many points a typical keeper would be expected to cost a side over the course of a season? I wonder how much better we'd be doing when those points are added to our current 64.

    In answer to the OP, I feel pretty satisfied with the season. If you offered me this position at the start of the season I would have taken it. The obvious issue (prior to Sunderland at least) was lack of goals. Only 45 from 41 league games before we hit 5, despite us spending most our budget on attackers. I only wonder where we would be if we had signed Bright nearer to the start of the season.
     
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    Overall it's been decent. But even so I do feel a bit disappointed and frustrated. We've got the ingredients of a team capable of getting there, we've just let ourselves down too often in games we couldn't afford to. Too many dropped points against teams at the bottom. Still, I'd have taken this position before the season.
     
  15. covcity4life

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    Missed 2 many chances but with a good keeper it wouldnt hsve cost us so much

    Today could hwve been a hige 1 nil win
     
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    It's been a good season, however it had been a season of missed opportunities. We should have finished in the top 6, we've dropped some needless points at times, and we haven't scored enough goals.

    The big test of how good this season has been is if we manage to build on it and go even better next season. If we don't we will be looking back on this season, like the Mowbray season as a missed opportunity in which we should have done better.

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  17. peace ndlovu

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    Almost a quarter of all our league goals scored were against Sunderland and Bradford!
     
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    Disappointed.

    This league isn't as strong as I'd thought it would be. Could have made the play offs comfortably if we could finish our chances.

    If we move away from Coventry we'll lose most of the squad.
     
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    Overall for me it has been a good season. Last summer I never thought we would be just off the play offs come May. At times we have played some excellent football which has also been entertaining. Yes we have missed so many opportunities and I wonder how much of the video would be the aThomas and Hiwula show. Saying that I believe we have a great blueprint moving forward. It now depends on where we are playing. Next year may be better than this. Keep the faith.
     
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    Nearly playoffs in two consecutive seasons -not bad for a team in crisis - well done Robbins

    do we now support Sunderland so they fully fuck off or do we still want to stir the porridge ! :)
     
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    Better than I thought but chance missed I feel mistakes costing us points & not replacing McNulty.

    Keep bright,New keeper,Right back & a centre forward we could do well next season with the right recruitment we won’t be far off I don’t think it’s a big of a job in terms of recruitment as it was last season.
     
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    Huge wasted opportunity.

    Read any rival fans forum and they rave about Coventry being the best team they've seen in League One.

    Inconsistency, woeful finishing and individual errors have cost us. If Robins sorts that out and keeps the better players next season will be good. It's a big if though.
     
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    Unusually for me I'm glass half full. Progress has been made, a big step from 12 months ago; although as always summer will be crucial.
    Watching mainly from afar the overriding theme has been the amount of bloody chances gone begging but then that's stating the bleeding obvious. PUSB
     
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    A decent keeper, a fit Jodi jones and a decent striker and we will be a real force next season
     
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    Wasted opportunity. Starting the season without a decent striker has really cost us. Thrown away points late on, Walsall away, Community day game (can't remember who) spring to mind.
     
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    Enjoyed 90% of this season, compared to recent history when i only enjoyed 10% of it, much improved. Get the Ricoh and the pitch sorted and we'll be a force next season.
     
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    Good or bad it has been an exciting season. The highs were high and the lows were low. Looking forward to next season.
    Hopefully we don't have 46 away games
     
  28. SkyblueBazza

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    I think I predicted we would end up consolidating around 14th, so we have done much better overall. The times I have seen us we have either been pretty woeful (performace, finishing or closing off the points) or pretty bloody good & exciting.

    Maybe every team that misses out by not very much can pinpoint specific games they have let themselves down. It probably all averages out over the season & comes down to specifically how consistently good you are. And let's face it - we haven't been!

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  29. Liquid Gold

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    Definitely a good effort. Apart from Luton, who have been building for years, the other promoted teams have struggled. Another big churn in squad including our top scorer who the manager thought was staying and not getting our main target till late on meant it was difficult to get momentum going. If you'd offered 8th at the start I'd have snapped your hand off.

    I'd rather we were a team that struggled against lower opposition and beat the best, that means we're not too far away. Although I love the football now I can't help but think a blunt force option would be a good thing to have next year.
     
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    It’s an over achievement but could easily be looking back next season and thinking we blew the chance as we will have a major rebuilding again and it could easily be a lower finish next time
     
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    The league has quite clearly been strong this year. The top 5 teams are all 15+ points clear of 6th that is how good they have all been. The fact Sunderland aren’t top shows the quality of this league this year!
     
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    It has to be seen as a good season. The thing that worries me is like last season and as Robins has said numerous times we can’t afford to sign or even loan ‘the finished article’. It took the front four a while to get going and it was a bit too little, too late. But that was the same last year with Biamou and McNulty. We are still a very young side - I think they said average age 23 today - and so you’d hope the games they’ve been getting will stand us in good stead for next year. The problem is, losing the loans and some of the players out of contract means it’ll probably be the same pre-Christmas again next year. Hopefully not.
     
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    If I was Robins, I'd be off while my stock was high, before people started calling for his head when we were only 10th next season.
     
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    Good season, like the pundits mentioned we've now established a way of playing and Robins has got players who can play that way. Yes there will be something of a rebuild but it isn't wholesale by any means.
     
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    You wish
     

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