POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

Where will Glaws finish in the GP in 21/22?

1
1
1%
2
2
1%
3
1
1%
4
10
6%
5
18
10%
6
37
21%
7
19
11%
8
23
13%
9
9
5%
10
18
10%
11
16
9%
12
14
8%
13
11
6%
 
Total votes : 179

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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

12 Sep 2021 09:57 am:

I originally had us in our perennial place of 9th. But after giving it some thought, I can’t think of who we’d actually finish above. Newcastle have gone well in preseason and have made good signings, Irish will be no mugs and Worcester have a much stronger squad than previous. This is going to be an incredibly competitive season. In all honesty, I’m not sure we have the strength in depth to compete with most of the teams in this league. I really do like Skivington, the coaching team and our squad, but I think we could struggle this year. I really want to be wrong, but based on how we’ve gone in preseason, and looking at other teams, I can only see a bottom 3 finish.

We started to turn it around at the end of last season with a very good performance against Northampton. If we can carry on that form into this season and get a win against a Biggar-less Saints in the first round it would start us off nicely. Leicester will be a very tough and physical game, so we cannot afford to go in to it licking our wounds against their pack. Worcester will be no pushovers either, I’m sure they’ll be up for it and will fancy their chances, and we all know our record at Sixways. If we can win 2/3 of those games then that will start us off well and give us some momentum and hopefully help to reduce my pessimism.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

12 Sep 2021 10:53 am:

BomberWells wrote:Stephen Jones from the times has us down for 12th.

I wonder if his guesswork, sorry speculation, will be any more reliable than the wise prognostication on here. Perhaps not?
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

12 Sep 2021 10:57 am:

11-13th due to an under strength squad lacking in depth and average recruitment. Would also dearly love to be proved wrong. A single figure league placing would be a pleasant surprise.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

12 Sep 2021 11:07 am:

I went for 13th, no logic except to set expectations low and hope to be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

12 Sep 2021 21:03 pm:

I originally wrote a long post arguing my case but sat back and decided just to say 6th … better squad, Hastings at 10 plus we only lost 3 games by more than a score last term so natural progress sees us in top half and why not 6th.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

12 Sep 2021 21:05 pm:

We will do better anyway if we can stop the red cards this term.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

13 Sep 2021 07:01 am:

I optimistically went for 9th but can easily see us anywhere from there to bottom.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

13 Sep 2021 08:11 am:

So, the weighted average of the 112 votes cast as at now (09:18 13th Sept) is 8.76.

Would 8th/9th be so bad? Still 4/5 teams below us.. I went for 7th, because I believe there's a good squad/ethos etc building here and it will (and should) take time to get the best out of some of the young lads, but on reflection, I think I would be quite happy with 8th/9th provided the signs of continuing growth are clearly there.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

13 Sep 2021 08:52 am:

shedwebadmin wrote:So, the weighted average of the 112 votes cast as at now (09:18 13th Sept) is 8.76.

Would 8th/9th be so bad? Still 4/5 teams below us.. I went for 7th, because I believe there's a good squad/ethos etc building here and it will (and should) take time to get the best out of some of the young lads, but on reflection, I think I would be quite happy with 8th/9th provided the signs of continuing growth are clearly there.


I wouldn’t be happy finishing 8/9th as making champions cup is vital for development and revenue but I think they are realistic positions for our squad.

I just hope our game plan develops this season and is a bit more expansive than last.
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Re: POLL: What league position will Glaws finish in 21/22?

13 Sep 2021 09:40 am:

GS believes that Glaws will achieve a top 6 finish. 75% of those who voted disagree.
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