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Offline taylorsworkrate

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #270 on: September 22, 2019, 07:22:41 PM »
Yes today was massive and could be a catalyst either way.
The players will take some of the blame but also know they got no help from the manager when they needed it.

Don't want to compare it to the Leicester game in 2015, but mentally I think it has to be compared.

The week after that game we put in a fucking insipid pathetic display losing at home to WBA.

This time we need a proper response and need to win.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #271 on: September 22, 2019, 07:25:27 PM »
No.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #272 on: September 22, 2019, 07:26:25 PM »
Cup match next up.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #273 on: September 22, 2019, 07:27:07 PM »
I'm not worried as my main concern was whether we are able to compete and I feel satisfied that yes, we do belong here.

I think we're going to need to work on our own naivety as its cost us points this season and again today.

But we're needing 34 points from the last 32. Staying up is the only aim, we certainly can do it, but whether we will of course is another matter.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #274 on: September 22, 2019, 07:45:49 PM »
It would be nice if we occasionally won any of them.

Haven't we won yet?

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #275 on: September 22, 2019, 08:04:28 PM »
It would be nice if we occasionally won any of them.

Haven't we won yet?

Yep. 1 out of 6, and 4 points.

= relegation form.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #276 on: September 22, 2019, 08:38:18 PM »
I was always concerned that we, by necessity, had too big a rebuild on our hands. Maybe that was what Purslow was referencing when he said promotion had come a year early. Already tere are grounds to question some of the recent recruitment. I know he has his supporters, and may well prove an astute buy, but imo Konsa was a luxury we could have done without, whilst another forward was a priority we did without for one reason or another. I am bemused by Targett too - i realise he's been injured but he was overlooked immediately after an impressive pre-season in favour of Taylor, who most of us never wanted to see play at left back again. No one knows what the next 32 games will hold for us, but on the evidence of the first six, not much is my guess.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #277 on: September 22, 2019, 08:44:00 PM »
I was always concerned that we, by necessity, had too big a rebuild on our hands. Maybe that was what Purslow was referencing when he said promotion had come a year early. Already tere are grounds to question some of the recent recruitment. I know he has his supporters, and may well prove an astute buy, but imo Konsa was a luxury we could have done without, whilst another forward was a priority we did without for one reason or another. I am bemused by Targett too - i realise he's been injured but he was overlooked immediately after an impressive pre-season in favour of Taylor, who most of us never wanted to see play at left back again. No one knows what the next 32 games will hold for us, but on the evidence of the first six, not much is my guess.

Konsa is cover for a long hard season. We should have signed another striker as well

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #278 on: September 22, 2019, 08:49:36 PM »
I am not going to panic after a defeat away to Arsenal, even if they did have a man sent off. The next three games against Burnley, Norwich and Brighton are massive. Struggle in those three and we will know it is looking likely to be a relegation battle.

with what confidence do we go into those three games?


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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #279 on: September 22, 2019, 08:57:50 PM »
The one thing I do find positive is unlike 15/16 we know the investment is there and we won't be hung out to dry like we we were in January 16.  A long long way to go but being patient is difficult, especially as after pretty much three seasons of winning games regularly (lower division or not) the feeling of losing every week is fucking depressing.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #280 on: September 22, 2019, 08:59:26 PM »
It worries me that most of our players look knackered after half time, McGinn is our only goal threat yet tires badly in the second half.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #281 on: September 22, 2019, 09:01:08 PM »
I mean, for people worried about the league table, the current top 4 in Spain (as things stand) is Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla, Granada, & Real Sociedad, and much as I'd love an all-Basque/Andalusian top 4 in Spain it really isn't going to happen.

Offline Luke8

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #282 on: September 22, 2019, 09:33:33 PM »
It is surely too early to factor in the league table too much. Obviously everyone would like a few more points on the board, but I donít think the sample size is large enough to make definitive judgement.

Same with comparing other teams results at this stage (seen a few mention Watford drawing with Arsenal last week as though it makes today worse). The league seem much more like the Championship (in an everyone can beat everyone way) than it used to. West Ham, for example, I thought were fairly average against us, yet beat Manchester United today, who themselves beat a decent Leicester side last week.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #283 on: September 22, 2019, 09:34:20 PM »
I think I might start being concerned if these next three league games don't yield a decent points return, particularly with two of them at home.  Burnley are a streetwise and dogged team, Norwich and Brighton are games I expect us to be really competitive in and to pick up points.  We will see.  At some point, I expect the owners to put the feelers out.  They would be daft if they didn't, surely they would want to protect their investment?  I am not suggesting Dean Smith is ditched at this point but if we are 12 games in and still in the bottom three, I suggest things will get a bit twitchy.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #284 on: September 22, 2019, 09:41:05 PM »
I mean, for people worried about the league table, the current top 4 in Spain (as things stand) is Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla, Granada, & Real Sociedad, and much as I'd love an all-Basque/Andalusian top 4 in Spain it really isn't going to happen.

If we were top 4 I'd probably think we weren't going to win the title, but being in the bottom three, and playing as we are, I think there's a decent chance we'll go down.