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Barnsley

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Do you think you're ready for the prem yet?
No, I don’t think we’ll ever be ready to compete at that level, and nor do I want us to, i think we’re just about ready to be promoted, and think we will be within the next 3 years. But I’m hoping we don’t get caught in the trap of trying to stay there at all cost, we need to stick to our principles of being a well run club, operating within our means, and if that results in relegation so be it. We’ll be able to operate at the top end of the championship bottom end of the premier league sustainably forever if we go about it right using our promotion windfall and parachute payments sensibly should we make it to the premier league.
 

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No, I don’t think we’ll ever be ready to compete at that level, and nor do I want us to, i think we’re just about ready to be promoted, and think we will be within the next 3 years. But I’m hoping we don’t get caught in the trap of trying to stay there at all cost, we need to stick to our principles of being a well run club, operating within our means, and if that results in relegation so be it. We’ll be able to operate at the top end of the championship bottom end of the premier league sustainably forever if we go about it right using our promotion windfall and parachute payments sensibly should we make it to the premier league.
I would like to see it if purely just to shut up those who keep defending ridiculous overspending as the only way to do it.
 

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despite what you lot on the outside thought about us, I was convinced we’d have a comfortable top half finish this season. The only reason I thought the play offs were out of reach, was our lack of fire power, since we’ve brought this lad and Carlton Morris in I think top six is nailed on. Got a chance of winning play offs too.
We all (mostly) love what Barnsley are doing, as you are cocking a snook at the so called bigger clubs and give hope to those with lesser budgets that you can still succeed. You will, though, get a gentle mocking on here, as it gives us something to do do between match days. Good luck for the rest of the season, but you won't beat us, as we're mighty at home ;)
 

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We all (mostly) love what Barnsley are doing, as you are cocking a snook at the so called bigger clubs and give hope to those with lesser budgets that you can still succeed. You will, though, get a gentle mocking on here, as it gives us something to do do between match days. Good luck for the rest of the season, but you won't beat us, as we're mighty at home ;)
I will stubbornly refuse to my dying days to accept Watford, Bournemouth and co as ‘big’
 

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despite what you lot on the outside thought about us, I was convinced we’d have a comfortable top half finish this season. The only reason I thought the play offs were out of reach, was our lack of fire power, since we’ve brought this lad and Carlton Morris in I think top six is nailed on. Got a chance of winning play offs too.
You will need to get promoted, otherwise there is no way you can afford to buy Dyke for £17M.
 

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They would if they weren't 7 points behind. I feel it will all be a little too late for them.
I just look at those home fixtures and think they could easily win them all. Real stroke of luck for them that they get to play two of the most out of form teams in the whole league in a row, followed by Bristol City who looked very poor on Monday.
 

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I think Blackburn have not won in 5. They are not out of it entirely.
I read the other day that whether you check the form table for the last 4, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20 or 25 games... Blackburn are in the bottom 3 in all of them.
 

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No, I don’t think we’ll ever be ready to compete at that level, and nor do I want us to, i think we’re just about ready to be promoted, and think we will be within the next 3 years. But I’m hoping we don’t get caught in the trap of trying to stay there at all cost, we need to stick to our principles of being a well run club, operating within our means, and if that results in relegation so be it. We’ll be able to operate at the top end of the championship bottom end of the premier league sustainably forever if we go about it right using our promotion windfall and parachute payments sensibly should we make it to the premier league.
I actually think this is your big season
Yes you may go up - and I hope you do
But if you dont, feel that you will slip back next season towards mid table
Many teams fail to punch above their weight for more than a season

If you get promotion, the PL money will then put you in the next bracket for a few seasons however
 

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I just look at those home fixtures and think they could easily win them all. Real stroke of luck for them that they get to play two of the most out of form teams in the whole league in a row, followed by Bristol City who looked very poor on Monday.
Next two games could prove tough for them though. QPR away and Swansea at home.

If they don't get anything more than a draw out of both of them, that only leaves 5 games left.
 

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I actually think this is your big season
Yes you may go up - and I hope you do
But if you dont, feel that you will slip back next season towards mid table
Many teams fail to punch above their weight for more than a season

If you get promotion, the PL money will then put you in the next bracket for a few seasons however
our recruitment committee are providing quality acquisitions in every window, and they’ve got the last three head coach appointments spot on too, if we keep the people behind the scenes, we’ll sustain the momentum we’ve built up in the last 16 months and continue to improve.
 

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our recruitment committee are providing quality acquisitions in every window, and they’ve got the last three head coach appointments spot on too, if we keep the people behind the scenes, we’ll sustain the momentum we’ve built up in the last 16 months and continue to improve.
things like that dont carry on though . You need that big break through
you are Barnsley, and at the moment you are in dreamland, but if you dont get that big break through, you will fall back into the pack, and in the longer term, your next change of division will be downwards
This is your one big chance to become a team like Norwich or Watford rather than a Rotherham
 

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things like that dont carry on though . You need that big break through
you are Barnsley, and at the moment you are in dreamland, but if you dont get that big break through, you will fall back into the pack, and in the longer term, your next change of division will be downwards
This is your one big chance to become a team like Norwich or Watford rather than a Rotherham
We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d be amazed if this is a one off, this season isn’t a fluke, it’s a result of years of planning and hard work, we’ve got solid foundations on which we’re building. The first team and results are just the tip of the iceberg, theirs so many things and people contributing underneath.
 
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We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d be amazed if this is a one off, this season isn’t a fluke, it’s a result of years of planning and hard work, we’ve got solid foundations on which we’re building. The first team and results are just the tip of the iceberg, theirs so many things and people contributing underneath.
It's quite literally a fluke. You'd have been in L1 if Wigan hadn't been docked points.
 

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We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d be amazed if this is a one off, this season isn’t a fluke, it’s a result of years of planning and hard work, we’ve got solid foundations on which we’re building. The first team and results are just the tip of the iceberg, theirs so many things and people contributing underneath.
Back room staff are employees and as we’ve found out if they’re that good they’re subject to the same pressures as players when you’re a club our size. Enjoy it, but the only way to make it permanent is to get on a higher level financially to protect you from losing people.
 

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Back room staff are employees and as we’ve found out if they’re that good they’re subject to the same pressures as players when you’re a club our size. Enjoy it, but the only way to make it permanent is to get on a higher level financially to protect you from losing people.
That’s what we’ve done with this last lot of signings, instead of the usual 3 year contracts, we took a punt and started offering 4 and 5 year deals with the option of another year, it’s put us in a much stronger position when it come to keeping and selling players, if these lads are to leave it’ll be for some serious wedge.
 

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That’s what we’ve done with this last lot of signings, instead of the usual 3 year contracts, we took a punt and started offering 4 and 5 year deals with the option of another year, it’s put us in a much stronger position when it come to keeping and selling players, if these lads are to leave it’ll be for some serious wedge.
You'll need more than just wedge to lure KASTA away from us. That's what this extended spell on the forum's about isn't it?
 
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The chances are it’s a one off for them and they’ll be lower mid table next year which is more their level
 

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That’s what we’ve done with this last lot of signings, instead of the usual 3 year contracts, we took a punt and started offering 4 and 5 year deals with the option of another year, it’s put us in a much stronger position when it come to keeping and selling players, if these lads are to leave it’ll be for some serious wedge.
thats fine until the season you make a few bad ones - which you will, and be stuck with them for 5 years
 

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thats fine until the season you make a few bad ones - which you will, and be stuck with them for 5 years
We do make unsuccessful signings like most clubs, but we sign them for next to nothing, our wage budget is pretty low, their stats and gps data stack up, they’re young, and hungry to improve and hard working, we tend to shift them on for next to nothing, with a decent sell on attached, pretty easily, plus our owners own 4 other clubs who all play the same style of football as us, if worst comes to the worst, we ship them off to them.
 

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We do make unsuccessful signings like most clubs, but we sign them for next to nothing, our wage budget is pretty low, their stats and gps data stack up, they’re young, and hungry to improve and hard working, we tend to shift them on for next to nothing, with a decent sell on attached, pretty easily, plus our owners own 4 other clubs who all play the same style of football as us, if worst comes to the worst, we ship them off to them.
Ahhh that's what it is then. You can over promise players because you have no risk and can just dump them off, not get stuck with bad transfers like the rest of us.

You're not some plucky underdog. Just another team skirting around the rules.
 

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Ahhh that's what it is then. You can over promise players because you have no risk and can just dump them off, not get stuck with bad transfers like the rest of us.

You're not some plucky underdog. Just another team skirting around the rules.
Exactly, we’re a club run by a number of extremely successful wealthy businesspeople, who are very experienced at running sports teams, and have proven systems as to which they work to. It’s not happening by accident.
 

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Exactly, we’re a club run by a number of extremely successful wealthy businesspeople, who are very experienced at running sports teams, and have proven systems as to which they work to. It’s not happening by accident.
I’ve just stuck £100 on you to win the prem in the next 10 years. Practically printing money.