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BIGChris
April 2, 2015, 2:01pm
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In the last two seasons we have made the play offs but it hasnt really felt like we would go up (well, not to me anyway). They never felt like promotion seasons.

I remain in the camp that believes nothing is guaranteed and that we are not favorites for promotion however, this time it does seem different.

For the first time in years we are taking very good away followings, those fans are noisey and supportive. EVEN on here the negativity has waned (in some cases, disappeared).

250+ at Dover on a Tuesday night, nigh on 1000 at Barnet plus the inflatables, wigs etc have all added to the feel good factor.

May have to do it via the play offs but if we do i think we will make a better fist of it than the last two, or even 3, attempts.

C'MON TOWN

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April 2, 2015, 2:13pm
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I don't class my self as negative maybe was just fed up of being let down but I must agree that this time last season feels completely different than this season..

Do I believe well yes and I do think we can do it but I think these two games against Gateshead and alfreton could make us top of the league and that's all we can ask as town fans..

See you at BP and alfreton  


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Quoted from BIGChris
In the last two seasons we have made the play offs but it hasnt really felt like we would go up (well, not to me anyway). They never felt like promotion seasons.

I remain in the camp that believes nothing is guaranteed and that we are not favorites for promotion however, this time it does seem different.

For the first time in years we are taking very good away followings, those fans are noisey and supportive. EVEN on here the negativity has waned (in some cases, disappeared).

250+ at Dover on a Tuesday night, nigh on 1000 at Barnet plus the inflatables, wigs etc have all added to the feel good factor.

May have to do it via the play offs but if we do i think we will make a better fist of it than the last two, or even 3, attempts.

C'MON TOWN

UTM


I tend to be negative, but that is simply because I do have a negative personality. There is nothing wrong with that, and to comfort myself I say I have a realistic and pragmatic outlook on most things.

I can guarantee that even negative people like me are thrilled that we are in with a real chance, but I would argue that it is only in the last half a dozen games has it felt like a promotion season.

The first promotion season for me was 1970/71 and that felt like a promotion season from the moment we won the first game v Scunny 4-1 and the feeling just got stronger and stronger.

When we lost to Bristol Rovers, even the most positive people must have struggled to give us a chance of the title, but it is fantastic everything has changed around in such a short time.


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If we manage to hit the top spot over this holiday weekend with results going our way, THEN I will have the belief that it's ours to lose. At the moment, we still need both other teams to drop some points, either draws or losses and we need 15 points to complete a superb winning run to the end of the season.

If we achieve 15 points and still stay 2nd or 3rd, then we are set for the play offs with a strong squad and the best team in the division over the full season will be automatically promoted.

I still think that both other teams will stumble slightly in their run ins against any team needing points to stave off relegation - it's only one draw for each rival and us to win the lot - dead easy, really ?????

Who would be a fan??
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I tend to be negative, but that is simply because I do have a negative personality. There is nothing wrong with that, and to comfort myself I say I have a realistic and pragmatic outlook on most things.

I can guarantee that even negative people like me are thrilled that we are in with a real chance, but I would argue that it is only in the last half a dozen games has it felt like a promotion season.

The first promotion season for me was 1970/71 and that felt like a promotion season from the moment we won the first game v Scunny 4-1 and the feeling just got stronger and stronger.

When we lost to Bristol Rovers, even the most positive people must have struggled to give us a chance of the title, but it is fantastic everything has changed around in such a short time.




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We have a collective confidence, belief and a hard to define sense that "our time is now, after many years of struggling and disappointment".

The timing, momentum, and an impressive number of wins, of our run to a point off top position could not have been better. We all hope it continues for 5 more games.
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April 2, 2015, 2:32pm

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We have the team to do it this season, I like the team spirit the players have at the moment, we have the experience throughout the team too, I really hope we win the league though because we deserve it.


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I just feel people should ride this wave of positivity. When we went down to Newport for the second leg of the play-offs I think everyone knew we were on a hiding to nothing and in a few minutes we were proven correct. I do bet on football. I don't have any money at the moment but if you gave me £500 quid and said I had to stick it on us or Barnet or Rovers I would seriously put it on us even as an even bet. The 2-1 price for town is really good value to be champions. I bet quite a few Barnet fans would put their money on Town if push came to shove. Don't think anyone one who is talking about being champions is getting ahead of themselves. If we lose/draw on Saturday and results go against us then everything changes but we are the team with the momentum at the minute. Barnet win 5-0 then blow it in the 94th minute of the next game.

If we all mouth off about being champions and going up, and it doesn't happen then at least we enjoyed feeling like winners for a while. Imagine what it's going to feel like when we are champions.
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All it took was a striker to put away the chances as we create loads of them. Had we got one sooner, i think we'd be all but Champions already. It does definitely feel different now but we are on a knife edge and can't afford to slip up.

I fear that we may have left it just a tad too late and if we don't go up from here, the hurt will be worse than ever.

Sorry if that sounds negative but in a league with only one automatic promotion spot, there is not much margin for error. I almost feel like it is easier to get promoted from league 2 than it is from the Conference.

On a more positive note, i think we have the best squad in the league now and if we play to our capabilities on any given day, we will beat anyone.
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I think we have made a big jump this season,

It did not seem that at the beginning of the season,

BUT

We now have a promotion team either as champions or by the play offs,

Paul Hurst has grown into the job and has become more positive with his team selections,

We have got 11 top class players in the team plus 5 others on the bench,

Ross Hannah would walk into most teams in this league and he can not get on the bench,

I always say I am positive even though I don't always believe it myself,

BUT

I really feel positive now, honest !!!


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