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It's felt like a very close division this year; but going in to next Sunday's games it will be down to a few teams fighting over the final play-off spot in L1. Looks like our clubs in a similar position going in to the final weekend of the season.
 

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Portsmouth miss out on a playoff place after a surprisingly losing at home to Accrington Stanley.

Blackpool, Sunderland, Lincoln and Oxford make up the playoff hopefuls, personally I’d like to see Lincoln have a go at Championship life.
 

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Portsmouth miss out on a playoff place after a surprisingly losing at home to Accrington Stanley.

Blackpool, Sunderland, Lincoln and Oxford make up the playoff hopefuls, personally I’d like to see Lincoln have a go at Championship life.
As we miss out too, Other than Sunderland, The other three teams have played us in the same league recently and have past and waved as they got promoted, Now looking to get into the 2nd tier. :(
 
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Portsmouth miss out on a playoff place after a surprisingly losing at home to Accrington Stanley.

Blackpool, Sunderland, Lincoln and Oxford make up the playoff hopefuls, personally I’d like to see Lincoln have a go at Championship life.
Or inevitable if you're a Pompey fan... To be fair this group didn't deserve the play-offs - we've regressed over the past couple of years and overall recruitment has been pretty poor. The club stuck with Kenny Jackett for a season too long.

Tough call on who goes up from the four - two teams with streaky managers (i.e. they go on long winning/not winning streaks) in Lee Johnson's Sunderland and Karl Robinson's Oxford. Lincoln and Blackpool have probably outperformed expectations. I've got a soft spot for Michael Appleton who managed at Fratton under very difficult circumstances a few years back and has done a brilliant job at Lincoln. They had an incredible start to the season and dropped off a bit before getting back on track but can't help feeling that they may come up a bit short. Blackpool look really solid and if they can keep key players fit would probably be my favourite to get up - not a bad rookie full season for Neil Critchley. It would be nice to see them continue their renaissance having ridded themselves of the Oystons too.
 
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As we miss out too, Other than Sunderland, The other three teams have played us in the same league recently and have past and waved as they got promoted, Now looking to get into the 2nd tier. :(
What's got to be encouraging is that whilst money/resource is clearly a big determinent in where you end up that there's still a chance of getting up from L2 and using the momentum to get in to the Championship if a club is well run off the pitch and performs well on it. Wycombe were there this season and weren't a million miles off retaining their status under Ainsworth. I'm pretty sure they had a mid-lower table L2 budget when they went up from League One. Luton have stayed in there as well.

Whilst it doesn't feel good today I think there's probably something very healthy about the fact that Accrington (with almost certainly a bottom 4 budget in L1) were still in with a chance of a L1 playoff place less than two weeks ago and dealt us a knockout blow today.
 

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What's got to be encouraging is that whilst money/resource is clearly a big determinent in where you end up that there's still a chance of getting up from L2 and using the momentum to get in to the Championship if a club is well run off the pitch and performs well on it. Wycombe were there this season and weren't a million miles off retaining their status under Ainsworth. I'm pretty sure they had a mid-lower table L2 budget when they went up from League One. Luton have stayed in there as well.

Whilst it doesn't feel good today I think there's probably something very healthy about the fact that Accrington (with almost certainly a bottom 4 budget in L1) were still in with a chance of a L1 playoff place less than two weeks ago and dealt us a knockout blow today.
I'm quite "Proud" of Accy, For such a small club they have done really well. As for Pompey, The Crowley's contracts are up, Do they deserve a new, long one or give someone else a chance?
 
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I'm quite "Proud" of Accy, For such a small club they have done really well. As for Pompey, The Crowley's contracts are up, Do they deserve a new, long one or give someone else a chance?
Re. Accy - definitely. John Coleman has done an amazing job there. I don't agree with everything Andy Holt comes out with but he clearly has his club's interests at heart and the pair of them can be rightly proud of where they are. I hope they continue to prosper.

I've been really impressed with the Cowleys and their approach since they've come in. I'd be delighted if I woke up tomorrow and discovered they'd signed a three-year deal. No guarantees in football, of course - but we need to start a rebuild that goes beyond the first XI and I think they've got good experience of involvement in that from their time in non-league.
 

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Re. Accy - definitely. John Coleman has done an amazing job there. I don't agree with everything Andy Holt comes out with but he clearly has his club's interests at heart and the pair of them can be rightly proud of where they are. I hope they continue to prosper.

I've been really impressed with the Cowleys and their approach since they've come in. I'd be delighted if I woke up tomorrow and discovered they'd signed a three-year deal. No guarantees in football, of course - but we need to start a rebuild that goes beyond the first XI and I think they've got good experience of involvement in that from their time in non-league.
Need a decent promotion push next season? I feel with 18k ST holders and a Chairman who's seems pretty decent you need to have a real go at L1 next season otherwise you will be known as a L1 club that could end up as that bunch of clubs in all divisions that never seem to go up or down.
 
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