Standard of League 2 this season, Your thoughts

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So after 46 games and a long nine months we have just come up a little short, Obviously losing JS in January was a massive blow but tbh the form he was in people were bound to look. Just looking at the final table you could of stayed up with as little as 42 points and Lincoln topped it with 85 points. What does everyone think of L2 this season, Standard Good, Poor or just about fair? Our form since January wasn't the best but we were in the play-off's for most of it (Except where it counted) Even when we lost there were no teams who really took advantage of it, Most teams could beat anyone, At the bottom it was a real scrap, To me i don't think the quality was there and most of the teams were much of a muchness. Looking at the teams that are or might be coming up or down will L2 next season be stronger?
 

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Not sure about next year but we lost too many points to mediocre sides at home this season (Macclesfield, Northampton, Morecambe, Grimsby, Crawley).

Don't think League 2 is ever filled with 12 good teams all vying for promotion. There's only ever a handful per year (and even they tend to be beatable on the day). We weren't amongst them sadly. On paper Mansfield should win the playoffs but who knows? They may not even make the final.
 

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As bad as every year. A pint and chance to catch up with your friends is why we go
Exactly, it's League Two which is probably about our level, time now to chill out and be thankful that we are in a better position than fans of Yeovil and Notts County, and not looking forward to an era outside of the football league
 

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Exactly, it's League Two which is probably about our level, time now to chill out and be thankful that we are in a better position than fans of Yeovil and Notts County, and not looking forward to an era outside of the football league
Or Wrexham, now having had 12 years outside the football league. Or all those former league sides who are not even in Conference National.
 

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Exactly, it's League Two which is probably about our level, time now to chill out and be thankful that we are in a better position than fans of Yeovil and Notts County, and not looking forward to an era outside of the football league
Totally thankful we are where we are but things in football change very quickly, I can't imagine 12 month ago Notts County fans would have believed they would fall into non-league. L2 this year wasn't the best, Look at our form since January, I'm sure any other season with that form we'd mid to lower half, Seemed no one had the quality (Other than top few) to make a real fist of going up, Most teams were beating each other
 

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Definitely a weaker league this year than previous. I can't remember the league being this weak since we dropped down from L1.

All the more disappointing that we didn't even make playoffs.

Some of our players did not perform to their expected standards over the course of the season. Notably: Jake Taylor, Pierce Sweeney, Troy Brown and Hiram Boateng. All these players are first down on the team sheet, however they have only a handful of goals between them and have put in far too many mediocre performances with only occasional glimpses of quality. To be fair Troy Brown seems to be completely injury prone and probably never got into a groove when he was available but nonetheless they all still need to show a lot more than they did this season. Very disappointing.

As for Aaron Martin and co, Taylor needs to decide what he actually wants. We can't have players like him not even making the bench. Complete waste of resources. That's Taylor's mistake and entirely on him to fix. Either play him or get rid.
 

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Matt Taylor really loves Jake Taylor. Yesterday he talked about him being an ever-present and how he epitomises what he wants from a player.
 

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Anyone who thinks this year's League 2 is particularly weak has clearly forgotten how distinctly average the Wycombe side that won promotion last season were.
 

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League Two is the same as it's ever been. I think if the division really was as poor as some make out we'd be seeing a lot more clubs coming straight back down again. As it stands though, Luton have had no trouble at all making the step up, Coventry finished in eighth, and Accrington and Wycombe both stayed up despite losing good players to clubs with deeper pockets.
 
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League Two is the same as it's ever been. I think if the division really was as poor as some make out we'd be seeing a lot more clubs coming straight back down again. As it stands though, Luton have had no trouble at all making the step up, Coventry finished in eighth, and Accrington and Wycombe both stayed up despite losing good players to clubs with deeper pockets.

Indeed, people generally talk up or down the league on their biases, it's always mainly poor with some decent teams who have got it right that year.
 

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Matt Taylor really loves Jake Taylor. Yesterday he talked about him being an ever-present and how he epitomises what he wants from a player.
If that's what he wants we are in serious trouble - Most games seem to pass him by, contributes very little and is certainly not a goal threat. No idea why he in the starting XI let alone captain
 

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The success in any league is consistentcy,we have been inconsistent this season and that’s why we have fallen short,are the teams that went up any better,maybe but they have all been consistent which has got them promotion!
 
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