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    Ollie Horgan was asked his opinion on who will finish where in the league this season and his reply was "it's of no concern to me where anybody else finishes other than Finn Harps and I'm certain we're in a battle to finish 16th at best"

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnie View Post
    Dundalk
    Rovers
    Bray
    Cork
    Sligo
    Derry
    St Pats
    Limerick
    Finn Harps
    Bohs
    Galway
    Drogheda

    Waterford
    Cobh
    Longford
    Wexford
    UCD
    Cabinteely
    Shels
    Athlone

    FAI Cup: Rovers
    League Cup: Derry
    Top Scorer: Michael O'Connor
    Sack race: Bucko
    Whatever about Cobh ahead of Longford, Shels will be far from 7th. Bookies have it totally wrong. Decent team built this season.

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    PD
    1. Dundalk
    2. Shamrock Rovers
    3. Cork City
    4. Bray Wanderers
    5. Derry City
    6. St. Pats
    7. Sligo Rovers
    8. Limerick
    9. Bohs
    10. Finn Harps
    11. Galway
    12. Drogheda

    FD
    1. Waterford FC
    2. Longford Town
    3. Shels
    4. Cobh Ramblers
    5. UCD
    6. Cabinteely
    7. Wexford FC
    8. Athlone Town

    FAI Cup: Shamrock Rovers
    League Cup: Sligo
    Top Scorer: Seani Maguire
    First Manager Sacked: Dave Robertson

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    Wouldn't be surprised to see either Pat's or Bohs go down this year.

    Not saying it's going to happen of course, but they've both been going backwards lately, and with three down, it's not really a season for going backwards.

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    2nd go at this..


    1. Dundalk
    2. Cork
    3. Shamrock Rovers
    4. St. Patrick's Athletic
    5. Derry City
    6. Bray Wanderers
    7. Limerick
    8. Galway United
    9. Sligo Rovers
    10. Bohemians
    11. Finn Harps
    12. Drogheda United


    1. Waterford
    2. Longford Town
    3. Shels
    4. UCD
    5. Cobh Ramblers
    6. Cabinteely
    7. Wexford
    8. Athlone Town


    Hope I'm wrong with my status quo/obvious predictions, the LOI could really do with a Finn Harps/Athlone double header of Leicester City-esque shocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Ezeikal - where does Bradley say he expects to finish second?
    Ezeikal can speak for him/herself.
    Bradley says 'of course we can finish higher than Cork', meaning 2nd place. That sounds like it's a very doable expectation to finish second.
    This isn't a court of law, so some reasonable leeway can be allowed with an interpretation in a flowing dialogue where supporters are prone to rib each other.


    My predictions are usually 99% wrong, therefore

    1. Cork
    2. Dundalk

    6/1 the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    it's not really a season for going backwards.
    Eh talk about stating the obvious PS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post


    My predictions are usually 99% wrong
    In fairness to you, most of those generally relate to Icelandic vs Irish Football

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    20 days away. Most have their squads together now. About time for some outrageous predictions. What's the views?


    Premier Division

    1. Shamrock Rovers
    2. Dundalk
    3. Cork City
    4. Bray Wanderers
    5. Derry City
    6. St Patricks Athletic
    7. Finn Harps
    8. Sligo Rovers
    9. Limerick
    10. Galway
    11. Drogheda United
    12. Bohemians

    First Division

    1. Waterford
    2. Longford Town
    3. Cobh Ramblers
    4. UCD
    5. Wexford
    6. Shelbourne
    7. Cabinteely
    8. Athlone Town


    FAI Cup: Cork City
    League Cup: Dundalk
    First Manager Sacked: Keith Long
    Top Scorer: Sean Maguire
    I might add that I expect Finn Harps to win the league now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geysir View Post
    Ezeikal can speak for him/herself.
    Bradley says 'of course we can finish higher than Cork', meaning 2nd place. That sounds like it's a very doable expectation to finish second.
    "We can" means it's a possibility.

    Could be a 20% possibility - that's still "we can"

    But it clearly doesn't mean "we expect to".

    Da bantz, as you suggest, gets a bit tedious quite quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised to see either Pat's or Bohs go down this year.

    Not saying it's going to happen of course, but they've both been going backwards lately, and with three down, it's not really a season for going backwards.
    some would argue (me being one) that we (Pats) will be slightly better this year and have improved the over all squad

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    This was tougher than usual - the relegation battle is going to be very interesting. I think everyone from Pats down could be in trouble, and I didn't want to pick a third team to be relegated.

    1. Cork City - I'm a little bit confident, so this means well definitely finish 3rd.
    2. Dundalk - They will have a slow start but will come strong
    3. Shamrock Rovers - Closer than in previous years but not close enough
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    4. Derry City - I don't fancy them this year but I don't really think any of the teams outside the top 3 will be all that good.
    5. Sligo Rovers - Their manager impressed me last year, could make a push for Europe.
    6. Bray Wanderers - if they don't go bust - I think they might go bust
    7. St. Patricks Athletic - Not as bad as many think they will be, not all that good either
    8. Bohemian F.C. - Shane Supple will be their best player
    9. Limerick - they will struggle to keep goals out
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    10. Galway United - Right about where they usually end up
    11. Finn Harps - Sorry Harps fans
    12. Drogheda United - Sorry Drogs fans

    First:
    1. Waterford United - easily
    2. Longford Town
    3. Cobh Ramblers
    4. U.C.D.
    5. Wexford
    6. Shelbourne
    7. Athlone
    8. Cabinteely

    F.A.I. Cup - Is it time for Shamrock Rovers to win... nah. Derry City
    League Cup - Cork City - We're due one.

    Edit: Top Goalscorers
    Premier: Sean Maguire
    First: Mark O'Sullivan - with 16
    Last edited by El-Pietro; 21/02/2017 at 2:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El-Pietro View Post
    League Cup - Cork City - We're due one.
    I really badly want us to win this. I've seen us win everything apart from this one.

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    It'll be a tough title to win this year.

    With three teams automatically going down, earning points against the bottom half clubs will be tougher than usual.

    There will be very few teams safe in mid table just seeing out the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised to see either Pat's or Bohs go down this year.

    Not saying it's going to happen of course, but they've both been going backwards lately, and with three down, it's not really a season for going backwards.
    I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

    Bohs are 5/6 to go down with PP
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    Premier League

    1. Cork
    2. Dundalk
    3. Shamrock Rovers
    4. Derry City
    5. Sligo Rovers
    6. Bray Wanderers
    7. Limerick
    8. St Patrick's Athletic
    9. Drogheda United
    10. Bohemians
    11. Galway United
    12. Finn Harps

    First Division
    1. Waterford
    2. Longford Town
    3. Cobh Ramblers
    4. UCD
    5. Shelbourne
    6. Cabinteely
    7. Wexford
    8. Athlone Town
    Ou-est le Centre George Pompidou?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger121 View Post
    In fairness to you, most of those generally relate to Icelandic vs Irish Football
    You do have a point Ger and it's on the record somewhere, I genuinely thought Bohs would get past a league 2 Icelandic side.
    Instead they got walloped.
    In just 90 minutes, Bohs managed to sink whatever little was left of my prediction cred with a torpedo, for eternity.
    Confidence is totally shattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    "We can" means it's a possibility.

    Could be a 20% possibility - that's still "we can"

    But it clearly doesn't mean "we expect to".
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    On the contrary it clearly does because it's not just a matter of Bradley saying "we can", he said "of course we can"
    Cambridge english dictionary." the phrase of course, used to introduce an idea or turn of events as being obvious or to be expected"

    Therefore when Bradley says "of course we can", he elevates it to Obama heights of Yes We Can!! certainty.

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    LOL
    If Bradley had said "we will finish above Cork" that would be one thing. saying "of course we can finish above Cork" simply means its a possibility and nothing else, the "of course" simply emphasises that it is a possibility.

    Thank God the season is starting and this kind of semantic rubbish will be history soon.

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    Dundalk
    Derry city
    Cork city
    Shamrock rovers
    St Pats
    Bray
    Limerick
    Bohs
    Sligo
    Harps
    Drogheda
    Galway
    So if you think Bohs are big read this. http://www.astronomy.ie/perpespective.html

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