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Author Topic: Anyone starting to get worried?  (Read 65225 times)

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #690 on: December 06, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
Not sure we can say it's a guaranteed relegation when he's never been relegated and escaped relegation in hugely unlikely circumstances last time he was in this league.

I think it's a really poor appointment for Watford. They've basically picked the short term British fix option and gone for arguably the worst one.

Nigel Pearson last managed in the prem in May 2015. Since then he lasted two months at Derby and did a poor job in Belgium second division.

Watford's next 3 games are Palace and Man. United at home and Liverpool away so they could easily be 10 + points off 17th by the time they play us.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #691 on: December 06, 2019, 08:30:40 PM »
I think we should probably have learned my now not to look ahead at fixtures and start deciding clubs won't be getting any points in them. Other than Liverpool, they're all a bunch of bottling bastards working a conspiracy to relegate Villa.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #692 on: December 06, 2019, 10:50:37 PM »
Iím probably a little irrationally fucked off right now at some of our results this season. But on the whole weíve competed well against the top sides even if we have blown the games. What gives me hope is that against the sides around which is really the league we are in weíve done quite well. Thatís what will matter in the end this season. Watford for me look fucked. Then after that it will be crap shoot for those last two spots. I still think it will be Norwich, and then any one of about 6 teams. And yes it includes us. We need a good January window. Pay what is needed and/or loan for whoever is needed for us to stay up.

Agree with that TV.  It feels like it's been a fairly decent season so far, but we've been in the lower reaches of the league for the majority of it.  The games against Southampton, Norwich and Watford are going to be very big - get 7-9 points out of those three and we should be able to climb the table a bit. 

Offline Flin5tone

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #693 on: December 07, 2019, 02:30:10 PM »
4th from bottom

What a result or everton

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #694 on: December 07, 2019, 03:00:36 PM »
4th from bottom

What a result or everton

And tomorrow we could be above them.

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #695 on: December 07, 2019, 03:10:45 PM »
4th from bottom

What a result or everton

And tomorrow we could be above them.

You can only  control what YOU can control.

Offline themossman

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #696 on: December 07, 2019, 03:18:44 PM »
I think the reality is that this year you could make an argument for saying every team is too good to go down. We need another striker, we need to get much better at holding onto winning positions and we need grealish to stay fit.

Offline Sdwbvf

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #697 on: December 07, 2019, 03:22:39 PM »
I think the reality is that this year you could make an argument for saying every team is too good to go down. We need another striker, we need to get much better at holding onto winning positions and we need grealish to stay fit.

Or of course everyone deserves to!

Offline themossman

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #698 on: December 07, 2019, 03:30:21 PM »
Yep. Thereís usually 1-2 teams who look out of their depth stinking up the league, like we did when we went down. Thereís nobody like that this year. Even Watford have looked decent, although hopefully the new manager will change that.

Above them, Southampton and Everton have good players, too good to be in serious danger youíd think, Bruce ball is working for Newcastle, annoyingly, and if Norwich can keep pukki scoring they could get a run together. We see going to have to be good to stay up.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #699 on: December 07, 2019, 03:55:49 PM »
I love Dean Smith but I hope he's not serious about not needing a striker.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #700 on: December 07, 2019, 04:03:09 PM »
Itís make or break for me in terms of My views on owners/smith/survival prospects. Iíd be extremely surprised and disappointed if we didnít pull the stops out to add a decent option up front.

If we donít, it will be criminally negligent and a complete waste of an opportunity to consolidate our place in this league.

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #701 on: December 07, 2019, 04:07:51 PM »
I love Dean Smith but I hope he's not serious about not needing a striker.

He isnt going to announce to the world we need a striker that's the worst thing he could do on two counts. One would totally demoralise Wesley and two any enquiries we made would push the price up massively.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #702 on: December 07, 2019, 04:14:51 PM »
I love Dean Smith but I hope he's not serious about not needing a striker.

He isnt going to announce to the world we need a striker that's the worst thing he could do on two counts. One would totally demoralise Wesley and two any enquiries we made would push the price up massively.

Agreed.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #703 on: December 07, 2019, 04:15:39 PM »
I hope you're right. Not getting an extra striker in July was foolish. Not adding one in January would be insane.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #704 on: December 07, 2019, 04:18:07 PM »
Yeah Iíd add to the above that I also agree that weíre not going to be that daft and Smith is being tactical in his use of language, which I get.