Koral joins relegated side

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We won’t have Mike Koral, Lucas Weir or Sam Hare. Scott only rejoined part way through the year and Russy, for one reason or another, didn’t get as many starts as in previous seasons. I don’t see it as an overly different squad (apologises if i’ve overlooked anyone) to the one that finished the season? No doubting the challenge will be tougher. There are a few clubs enjoying budgets that we’d love to have at our disposal and there are others who having bedded down to NPL life showed end of season form which they will hope to carry over to this year’s campaign. GoBo will though, in their own unique style, generate that team spirit and work ethos which saw us hold our own. Certainly better results (and performances) required at home and yes some early wins on the board would be most welcome and ease the angst.

Finally, Nigel what odds would you give on us drawing Witton in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup🤔 Written in the stars I reckon😁 💚🖤
Maybe we NEED a different squad. For periods during last season we weren’t strong enough and this could be an opportunity to shake things up a bit and refresh the squad. Easier said than done, I know!
 
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Very disappointed in this move and not impressed. If MK had moved to a much bigger club or gone to a higher level then he would have had my full support. To move to our biggest rivals at the same level doesn’t say much about loyalty. I think MK could well regret this move …time will tell. On the other hand …good luck to Lucas Weir at Marine, a progressive club with good support and a higher level for him to achieve success. COYG
Are they rivals let alone our biggest ones? First time we’ve been in the same league tbf. We have different objectives for the season. Ours is to avoid second season syndrome and hopefully finish in the same league position or maybe slightly higher. Witton’s on the other hand is perhaps to beat us twice; beyond that they’ve probably little else to aim for 🤷‍♂️
 

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Are they rivals let alone our biggest ones? First time we’ve been in the same league tbf. We have different objectives for the season. Ours is to avoid second season syndrome and hopefully finish in the same league position or maybe slightly higher. Witton’s on the other hand is perhaps to beat us twice; beyond that they’ve probably little else
 

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Good point. Based on the history, reason of formation and geography I would say we are big rivals. I recall Vics and witton not being in the same league for well over 20 yrs from the late 60,s to early 90’s and well over 20 yrs has past now since a Bristol league derby. Different objectives yes, same league though and for me a big rivalry. COYG
 
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Are they rivals let alone our biggest ones? First time we’ve been in the same league tbf. We have different objectives for the season. Ours is to avoid second season syndrome and hopefully finish in the same league position or maybe slightly higher. Witton’s on the other hand is perhaps to beat us twice; beyond that they’ve probably little else to aim for 🤷‍♂️
Until the V*cs cease to exist (whenever that might be?) they will always be our main rivals. To the eyes of wittoners 1874 are probably on the same level as Runcorn, macc, winsford etc in terms of rivals.

With regard to league positions next season on paper the Albs should finish higher than 1874. But I think both clubs will finish in the bottom half.
 

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Until the V*cs cease to exist (whenever that might be?) they will always be our main rivals. To the eyes of wittoners 1874 are probably on the same level as Runcorn, macc, winsford etc in terms of rivals.

With regard to league positions next season on paper the Albs should finish higher than 1874. But I think both clubs will finish in the bottom half.

With two Northwich clubs in the same league for one of the few occasions for over the last 50 years, it’s certainly going to be an absorbing season.

And I think that your assessment of both our and Albs respective finishing positions are pretty fair.

I’d certainly settle for your mon in 11th, us in 12th and two victories for ‘74 in the two derby games! 😉👍😂💚
 

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Until the V*cs cease to exist (whenever that might be?) they will always be our main rivals. To the eyes of wittoners 1874 are probably on the same level as Runcorn, macc, winsford etc in terms of rivals.

With regard to league positions next season on paper the Albs should finish higher than 1874. But I think both clubs will finish in the bottom half.
Agree with James, a fair and realistic assessment. It’ll be interesting to see how the season pans out for both clubs. Mid-table with nothing to play for would be fine as far as I’m concerned.💚🖤
 

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😂 Has someone ruffled his feathers. View attachment 2308
Afternoon all ! Putting aside the discussions on other threads about the future of football in Mid Cheshire, in the short term we have to get on with the coming season. It was inevitable that following the departure of Carl Macauley that there would be a complete rebuild at WP and that looks like what's happening. Given the meet the manager meeting was an open meeting, Flav's post is a bit over the top to say the least and I posted a such on the WAFC forum. As for Witton this coming season, something had to be done after a pretty dire performance on the pitch last time round (not necessarily Macauley's fault as his hands were tied), and trying to put together players with proven experience at this level was always going to happen. The general feeling is that WAFC will be "competitive" but given Macc's financial clout, it is going to be difficult to get past them as champions, but pretty well everything else is up for grabs - as long as a team has a sustainable budget and can tip more in when the going gets tough. It's invariable true that the top teams have the highest budgets, so when you know that you can have a good idea where the final placings will rest
 
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