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Author Topic: Realistic Expectations  (Read 30465 times)

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #480 on: August 31, 2019, 11:03:06 PM »
If we set up every game as we have so far then I think we'll drop. I'm hoping though it's just a short term system and plan while players settle and that we'll soon be on the front foot a lot more.

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #481 on: August 31, 2019, 11:30:57 PM »
Nothing drastically changes today for me.

We weren't at the races - but a big part of that was Kevin Fiend setting the tempo.

Taken as a whole, there has been enough promise in three of the four games so far to suggest we can compete in the top flight.  Even with a drastic overhaul in personnel pre season.

 I would have loved a Vardy or similar as an insurance bet. Punchable face, but the man pretty much guarantees goals at this level.

Four wins on the board going into the busy December period and we'll be alreet. We have one already, so just three more needed.

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #482 on: August 31, 2019, 11:42:03 PM »
Give me 14th and 42 points right now thank you.

It won't be too far from that either way really.

Interestingly table from last season after 4 games was shown elsewhere. Cardiff after 4 games had 2 points yet were 16th. This season after only third game Watford only team not to be on 3 points.

Going to be a very high points total to stay up this year which will pile the pressure on. Brighton could've stayed up on 35 last year, will certainly get you relegated this season.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #483 on: August 31, 2019, 11:50:51 PM »
I think it needs to be remembered that so far we’ve had zero luck. Deflected goals, opposing players not getting sent off and that abortion of a performance today from Mr Friend.

I still think we’ll be fine and with a bit of luck would be comfy in mid table.

We had luck in the Everton game despite generally playing well. A neutral cynic would suggest Grealish contact with Richarlison balanced out today. Everton score the penalty after ten minutes and we're up against it like Bournemouth. Then the missed Walcott chance which would've turned a brilliant win into a frustrating 1-1.

I still think we'll be o.k aswell although not sure we'll reach glorious heights of mid table. Do think there are three worse teams than us in the league from what I've seen so far.

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #484 on: September 01, 2019, 12:12:58 AM »
Lots will change. We won’t play like this because we have to trust Smith will get it. Because if not he’ll be out of a job. Our owners/Purslow will have zero desire to go down. So we have to trust that 4 games in it is what it is in terms of the learning curve and we will figure it out.

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #485 on: September 01, 2019, 12:51:16 AM »
We have a relatively good start in terms of teams we play though. We can’t burn points and hand points over to relegation rivals while we figure it out. That point would’ve been vital today as it stops Palace getting all 3. Same with Bournemouth.

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #486 on: September 01, 2019, 01:47:31 AM »
We have a relatively good start in terms of teams we play though. We can’t burn points and hand points over to relegation rivals while we figure it out. That point would’ve been vital today as it stops Palace getting all 3. Same with Bournemouth.

People were saying we needed to beat Bournemouth and we beat Everton instead. We'll win the tougher games and make a hames of the easier games. It's what we do.

Offline ROBBO

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #487 on: September 01, 2019, 03:38:59 AM »
We were more of a threat with ten men than we were with eleven, Wes was isolated before their goal which to me says that we were not playing the attacking style we have seen us play. I hope Dean doesn't start setting us up not to lose.

Offline Risso

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #488 on: September 01, 2019, 09:47:53 AM »
We have a relatively good start in terms of teams we play though. We can’t burn points and hand points over to relegation rivals while we figure it out. That point would’ve been vital today as it stops Palace getting all 3. Same with Bournemouth.

People were saying we needed to beat Bournemouth and we beat Everton instead. We'll win the tougher games and make a hames of the easier games. It's what we do.

Is it?

Offline Vill I An

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #489 on: September 15, 2019, 08:45:48 AM »
It's really important to have 3 points West Ham.
Brilliant for Norwich city victory and Villa, to remain competitive in this league, need to be getting points returns.
Arsenal away ,with their fire power, next week will be tough so it's important to take the points here.
I don't even want 1point I want 3 v West ham.

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Re: Realistic Expectations
« Reply #490 on: September 15, 2019, 11:34:31 AM »
I'll still take 17th and am still happy we can spend in January if we need to. I hope Watfords new manager doesn't hit the ground running.