View Poll Results: Next season's target should be:

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  • Staying up

    49 23.11%
  • Staying uo with a higher points total than 18/19

    76 35.85%
  • 15th or higher

    72 33.96%
  • 10th or higher

    11 5.19%
  • **** it Europe or bust!

    2 0.94%
  • Silverware

    2 0.94%
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  1. #11

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    I think the target should be to equal the club's best ever top flight finish, i.e. 13th.

    The problem I have with the "improving on last season's points tally" target is that you could have 4 years of continuous "improvement" and finish on 37 points next season, 38 thereafter, 39 in 2021/22 and 40 in 2022/23 - yet you'd still be no further forward than our finish of 2017/18.

    Furthermore, simply aiming to improve on a points tally could get you relegated. I believe West Ham were relegated from the Prem with 42 points.
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      Staying up & improving overall to be 15th or higher is what I would settle for then push on the season after for mid table.
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      Staying in the division, but without the drama of a relegation battle. I don't care if that is 17th and 6 or 7 points clear or if it is 15th and higher. The aim should be to feel more comfortable in this division. I'd be surprised by a huge improvement, but a decent incremental improvement should be an achievable aim
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      Quote Originally Posted by spence View Post
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      Regardless of the waffle being said it will always be 17th. Any higher is a bonus.
      I went '15th or higher' but I do get what you're saying
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      Where’s the option for - depends on how much our wages increase this season?
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      It's about taking one step forward every season, as proved this season 2 steps back is not an option?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Stat Brother View Post
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      The same as it should have been this season, 15th or higher.

      Small incremental steps forward is the only way to go.
      Next season the team should now be looking at a top 10 finish, I hope that's on hold for just 1 season.
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      15th or higher is a realistic ambition.

      If we finished 16th/17th but playing football that was more easy on the eye than this season, I would accept that, given it's INSERT NEW MANAGERS NAME HERE's first season in charge.
      What is the basis for that? If we're still not furnishing a manager with a squad of a higher quality, a manager will only be able to work so much magic for those incremental steps forward.

      Take a look at @El Presidente's financials, we are where we are, not necessarily because of Hughton, but because we compete at the bottom end of the transfer market, as Montoya, Balogun, Jahanbakhsh, Locadia, Andone have all proved this season.

      Ambitions should be to retain our place in the league scoring more goals and being more entertaining. If that means 17th but we've scored 50 goals, I will take that as progress and a step forward.

      If we're all about finishing positions as progress, then we may as well accept you win how you can, regardless of how that looks.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bold Seagull View Post
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      If we're all about finishing positions as progress, then we may as well accept you win how you can, regardless of how that looks.
      In all honesty is that not the case, anyway?

      The team gets away most if not all 'issues' on the days they win.
      It's rare for a decent losing performance to be acknowledged as such, Spurs away is the only example that springs to mind. (Probably because it was recent)
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      The goal. It should be every seasons target.
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      Whilst what Murray said was strictly correct in that we don't have to finish higher than 17th, I'm sure that finishing higher than 17th and with more points will be the realistic aim.

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