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    STH BHAM GREENS is online now user with most time on their hands
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    Agree, I to would take winning the league way above the option of a possible 'exciting' play offs. To state the obvious play offs are a lottery/one offs, one bad day and all your seasons work is down the pan. There are 4 very decent sides IMO in this league the rest (again without being arrogant) IMO are miles off it/us. Quite frankly I rate a good number of teams from the midland league below as just as strong as 'most' teams in our current league.

    4 Teams? Some will wonder outside of us, Pete Sports and Corby who I also think are a very decent side.................that would be Bedford Town. That's another reason why I would want to avoid a play off, I can see it a mile off (hope I am wrong), they are coming with a very strong, in form run. One of the pre season favourites, good club, good set up, excellent budget by all accounts, Bedford started league very strong, hammered us and gave us a good tough game at home. They got bogged down in long cup runs and lost momentum in the league, they beat Aldershot 7 -0 for goodness sake after drawing 3-3 away to them......

    As for conference north/south etc, agree that should be our minimum aim, Bren Kelly states his ambition is to take us full time and thats one I also agree with, why not? However first lets get out of this league, then there is the problem with the league above, crammed with quality teams and most from midlands........now that IMO is a much much bigger leap than the one we are currently experiencing, But with our crowds (as already stated) and income we should be aiming as high as any other club (at least, why not).

    Neil - agree and its also my thoughts if we keep winning it only needs ONE single lose from Pete Sports to really really start cranking the pressure up

    Anyway - one game at a time LOL
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    I don't think that Coleshill, Sutton Coldfield and Didcot are any worse than Bedford and could all give Sporting a good game on their day. Didn't we get walloped by Coleshill earlier in the season?

    Peterborough will win this league at a canter now. Sporting have dropped way too many points against lesser opposition on their travels.

    As said though, second place would be a great achievement and would offer a huge advantage in the play-offs.

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    Itís quite possible the team finishing 5th will already know they canít be promoted because of PPG before the semi final, which is farcical. Bedford are currently bottom of the PPG table so as it stands could not go up.
    Would you like a double?

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    Isnt it mad and shows the strength of the top 3 in our league that we talk about 'dropping to many point' and yet we have only lost 4 games and are top of the PPG league!

    As far as a great achievement to finish second yes it would be a great achievement if we finished second and went up. It would also be a great achievement if we finished 5th and went up......if we finished secong and didn't go up, then.........

    IMO to be classed 'great' achievement we would have to go up, although I accept that finishing second would surpass most fans pre season expectations. I HAVE TO STRESS (just like from our very first season onwards) I have loved watching us again this season and enjoyed every minute of it, I gain enjoyment from following sporting and football in general, not just through 'the winning' but many other factors. I have had to learn this the hard way over the years being a bluenose LOL.............actually maybe that's why I want us (sporting) to keep on 'winning' as its a novelty to follow such a team, a novelty I simply don't want to end!!
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