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    Athlone title hopes

    I hear Athlone have gone from 40/1 down to 7/1 for the first division title. Sounds good. I could be trading in my Rovers jersey for an Athlone Town one...Should give me somthing to shout about.
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    Team spirit is high and chatting to some of the players and they were saying that the training sessions are top class.

    There is a buzz round the town for the first time in years

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    not a hope in hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog-gufc View Post
    not a hope in hell
    And remember Athlone, third place may have cut it last year for promotion, but not this time around

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebus View Post
    And remember Athlone, third place may have cut it last year for promotion, but not this time around
    yel still finish above limerick though

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog-gufc View Post
    yel still finish above limerick though
    I'm going to assume the bit in bold means "You will"

    They probably will but I fail to see your point in the context of Athlones promotion hopes

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    Obviously im bias and i think we will go up,with the great support behind us,great turnout for the first game.

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    Forgive my ignorance, but whats the story with promotion/relegation this year? presuming top of the 1st replaces bottom of the prem and 2nd of the 1st and 2nd last of the prem go to a playoff???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkfish View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but whats the story with promotion/relegation this year? presuming top of the 1st replaces bottom of the prem and 2nd of the 1st and 2nd last of the prem go to a playoff???
    2nd and 3rd in the FD play each other. Then the winners play 11th in the PD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DmanDmythDledge View Post
    2nd and 3rd in the FD play each other. Then the winners play 11th in the PD.
    Seems fair enough, id say Athlone will prob finish top 3 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkfish View Post
    Seems fair enough, id say Athlone will prob finish top 3 anyway.
    Dundalk to win, Athlone & L37 to finish 2nd & 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterc1992 View Post
    Obviously im bias and i think we will go up,with the great support behind us,great turnout for the first game.
    You know as well as everyone else alot of the ppl there were sunshine supporters. But the expectations for this season will be better that ast seasons fifty odd at a match it will still lack. Kets hope i am really wrong.
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    Not being smart, but what do you make of your title hopes now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flawless View Post
    Not being smart, but what do you make of your title hopes now???

    I still think we can get out of this division. All teams will drop points. As long as we continue with the good results on our own patch and get results against the teams we should be beating away we will be up there.

    The important thing out of this result is how we react to the defeat starting with longford on Monday and the Shelbourne on Good Friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flawless View Post
    Not being smart, but what do you make of your title hopes now???
    We have weaknesses and Dundalk exposed every one of them ...
    some of them twice

    Its the big kick up the aras we need so as not to get carried away
    with beating Kilkenny and Wexford.

    Dundalk were good value for the win and very organised.

    I still think we'll be there or there-abouts in the final shake up

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    Based on the games u played prior to thursday i thought u looked pretty good, but as you say you had a lot of weaknesses exposed in oriel, if O'connor can sort the weaknesses out, which will be a tough enough task, i reckon you will be in the top three come november, but based on thursdays performance, you should forget about any ambitions of promotion, and like i said i'm not being smart or unduly critical, i'd love to see Athlone in the Premier.

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