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Modest budget by English Prem standards but what a great example they are setting.

Great team spirit, get stuck in, back track, everybody contributes and success against opponents with bigger budgets.

Have you seen them James McPake, time you took a leaf out of their book.

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And Tottenham show that even with one of the best budgets in the league, a team of Champions League finalists and one of the best managers around, sometimes you can't buy a win. 

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Every year a team somewhere gets promoted to the top league and does exceptionally well, playing good football and winning plaudits. 

Every year we get a thread started on here about how we should be playing like them. 

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4 hours ago, WeighorstsWang said:

Every year a team somewhere gets promoted to the top league and does exceptionally well, playing good football and winning plaudits. 

Every year we get a thread started on here about how we should be playing like them. 

Aye....I think we already had 'our turn' somewhere in the 90's?...or was it 80's????

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10 hours ago, WeighorstsWang said:

Every year a team somewhere gets promoted to the top league and does exceptionally well, playing good football and winning plaudits. 

Every year we get a thread started on here about how we should be playing like them. 

And soon after, that team gets relegated again.

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5 hours ago, Prince Buster said:

And soon after, that team gets relegated again.

And so it begins ...the circle of life!

 

16 hours ago, WeighorstsWang said:

Every year a team somewhere gets promoted to the top league and does exceptionally well, playing good football and winning plaudits. 

Every year we get a thread started on here about how we should be playing like them. 

Why do some teams get promotion and go on to do well in the higher league? Maybe there is a reason and trying to find the answer might help our club.

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1 hour ago, BCram said:

And so it begins ...the circle of life!

 

Why do some teams get promotion and go on to do well in the higher league? Maybe there is a reason and trying to find the answer might help our club.

BRcam, I have a theory, these sides are promoted and on a high which carries into the following season, it is then a case of the existing sides learning how to play the newly  promoted side who are highly motivated & confident in there ability. Some sides get it, others take a couple of games. In addition the is the pillage of the side where some of the players move onto "Bigger and Better Things"

We only have to look at Livingston and how they took the league by storm last year as an example.

 

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Thanks Huggs. Seems to me that's a good example of Livi. Teams going down don't have much morale and most are in rebuilding mode. Be very surprised if we manage top 2 this year. 

It seems that winning is the key. We seem to think that one up top is some kind of admission that there are weaknesses in midfield that are covered by having more players in the midfield. Think this is where management should be concentrating their efforts.

Wouls also think that actually subbing Hemmings for Johnson during the game would create more options for us than trying to tweak the midfield.

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20 hours ago, WeighorstsWang said:

Every year a team somewhere gets promoted to the top league and does exceptionally well, playing good football and winning plaudits. 

Every year we get a thread started on here about how we should be playing like them. 

And the following year these exact same teams are fighting in the relegation spots and fighting for their league status....... Just like we were after that first year back up in the premier league! 😳

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1 hour ago, TheDarkBlues said:

And the following year these exact same teams are fighting in the relegation spots and fighting for their league status....... Just like we were after that first year back up in the premier league! 😳

Think that losing key players who move to richer clubs is the main problem. The team has then to try to recruit players who have some sort of point to prove, either they are out of favour with their existing team, or they are coming back from long term injuries etc. Teams in that situation can't promise anything other than game time, and I think that's maybe the main problem for our management.

The players have been recruited because we are seen as a possible shop window. That's a really poor motivation for building team spirit IMO. I pass to you, you score a tap in goal, get the glory and head off to a new contract on double the money you are on here. I take the shot and miss - hard luck but not a sacjkable offence. It doesn't matter in a team that is playing for the jersey who scores the goals, as long as they are winning. somehow we've got to get players playing for the jersey. Not sure that our "constructive criticism" type of support is really hel;ping our players. Personally I'd like to see some reaction from the players, or perhaps some "banter" directed at the moaners from fellow supporters. 

We need to get behind the team and the manager and try to get players wanting to have a career at DFC.

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