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July 16, 2017, 3:27pm Report to Moderator

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Decent enough prediction for me. I am disappointed with our recruitment so far. Doesn't look like much of the Bogle has been spent. Still a bit of time to get those hairs on the back of my neck standing up though.

I think they'll be safe. To be honest in reality would we ever sign a player that would do this? if so who?

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At the start of each season it's always first. At the start of each World Cup England will win.
I get the shirts, have a bet and look forward.
I buy my season ticket always thinking we'll finish first.
I go to Wembley to watch Town, or England expecting us to thrash the opposition.
But it's football you can't predict.
I didn't want Slade- Merry Xmas , said I'd not buy my usual three season tickets when he was appointed, now he's the man, he'll take us up, so he has a promotion on his CV at last.
I think the squad is shaping up nicely.
SO 2018 I PREDICT TOWN 1ST AND ENGLAND TO WIN THE WORLD CUP. I just love following my favourite teams.
I'm over 60 turn up in my Town shirts, bought all 3 and latest England shirts, what a kid.
Bobby Moore is the greatest ever player. Dave Boylen is Mr Grimsby Town. Sir Alan Buckley is god. Kev Moore was my mate at school, as well as Tony Ford and Paul Emson. Kevin Drinkall was the best centre forward never to play for England. Drinks on me if this happens.
Oh George Best was.......
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We are still missing a proven striker at the moment so I am going to say a mid-table finish, I'm hoping Asante when fit and maybe one of these trialists comes in and does a great job but until then I think we would be daft to say anything higher then midtable would be possible.

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Quoted from Gabriel
Hi Mariners,

You may be interested in my season preview for your lot - http://www.TheFootbalLab.co.uk/2017/grimsby-town-season-preview-mills-impresses/

Just wondered how you think you'll do this year? Personally see you finishing in the bottom half again as I don't feel like you've strengthened. Could be wrong though.
I think you have done this far too premature. 5 August 2017 is the first game when the majority of players have signed, but clubs are still bringing players in up to the final transfer day which is 31 August 2017.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if two or more players are moved out to other clubs either on loan or on permanent deals.

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Quoted from ginnywings
It's futile trying to predict finishing positions based on retained and signed players. Many seasons watching Town have taught me that you never know which side will click and which won't. Players you don't really know much about can become integral. Conversely, players you think will do the biz can bomb. Obviously, you need the ingredients of a good manager and a certain amount of experienced players, but sometimes it just takes off and sometimes it fizzles out. Around Xmas time is the time to judge where we are going, and even then, a couple of good signings in Jan can give you fresh impetus.

All of this, plus hardly anyone knows effall about the other clubs.

Då ska vi vända hem     Then we shall turn home
då vill vi dit igen             there we want to be again
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För längtan finns             For the longing is there
hos folk som minns             in people who remember
Den tid som var             The time that was
finns i drömmen kvar     remains in dreams
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Second season syndrome, but on the other hand we've (the board, manager, players and fans) have learned a lot about what's needed. There's no doubt in my mind this is a much higher standard than when we last played at this level. On paper, it's a bit easier than last year as some big clubs went up and Leyton Orient and Hartlepool were not minnows. The squad is probably the big unknown as Slade's hands were tied by his predecessor's decisions to a large degree. I think on balance we really need a stable year which we never got last time, although there's plenty of examples where managers have come in and done well quickly with inherited squads. I hope our support keeps up, a few seasons with mid-table finishes means it's bound to dip.

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.  
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Why do we need a recognised striker? If Jones scores to a ratio as he did when Boggle left and the other strikers and midfielders chip in with done goals, I can't see goals being a problem. I'm not overly confident and the bookies back most of our views on this (40/1 to win the league) but I'll still be 100% behind town and I have put them to win the league in my lucky 15  
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