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Online john e

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #855 on: Today at 09:11:39 AM »
that Sheff Utd was always a must win game for me and Newcastle
we should have battered the posts down to get a goal

I remember people saying a point was ok and we were catching the others who were at the time doing worse

but the fixture list was there
we had 10 games from the restart to save ourselves
In reality only 6 because we are incapable of beating from the so called top 6

so that leaves you with 6 games to go shit or bust and we fucked it all up with tepid apathetic performances

Iím not one for stats but the one tells us where we are the most (apart from the league table)
is that we have failed to beat anyone in the top half of the league apart from Burnley and they are just 10th
and only took a point off two others

abysmal Iím afraid


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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #856 on: Today at 09:14:16 AM »
Time to start tomorrow then.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #857 on: Today at 09:18:37 AM »
I agree, the Sheff Utd and Newcastle games are the ones where should have got three points. I really fancied us up at Newcastle and we should have showed a lot more urgency instead of just waiting until we went behind to make a go at it.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #858 on: Today at 09:21:50 AM »
Which makes the Ďthese results wonít define our seasoní line all the more naive. 2 points out of 42 against the top 8 absolutely defines our season.

Offline TonyD

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #859 on: Today at 09:30:41 AM »
Seems like the plan rests on beating Palace and on the assumption that we wonít beat ManU. 

This is the classic way to get relegated. 

We should be throwing the kitchen sink at ManU and all the remaining games. 

To get something from the ManU game is absolutely the key to have even a glimmer of staying up. 

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #860 on: Today at 09:36:07 AM »
Don't worry folks, Charlie Nicholas has predicted a win for us tomorrow.

Online Chico Hamilton III

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #861 on: Today at 09:39:02 AM »

Seems like the plan rests on beating Palace and on the assumption that we wonít beat ManU. 

This is the classic way to get relegated. 

We should be throwing the kitchen sink at ManU and all the remaining games. 

To get something from the ManU game is absolutely the key to have even a glimmer of staying up. 

Yep, if we're going to go down, at least go down swinging. Shit or bust time.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #862 on: Today at 09:41:39 AM »

Seems like the plan rests on beating Palace and on the assumption that we wonít beat ManU. 

This is the classic way to get relegated. 

We should be throwing the kitchen sink at ManU and all the remaining games. 

To get something from the ManU game is absolutely the key to have even a glimmer of staying up. 

Yep, if we're going to go down, at least go down swinging. Shit or bust time.

Absolutely. It doesn't mean you have be any less organised in defence, but let's lay a glove on these shithouses tomorrow. It may not be enough, but lets have a fucking go.

Offline Dick Edwards

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #863 on: Today at 09:48:52 AM »
If we do get relegated, and I'm not throwing the towel in yet like many on here, we will go down in a far healthier position than when we did last time. Even if Mings, McGinn and Grealish leave, the incoming transfer fees will end any FFP issues immediately, and the players remaining will still leave a squad nucleus that is good enough to compete for promotion next season, along with the inevitable additions.
A major handicap this season has been that our front three aren't Premier League standard but I can see them scoring freely in the Championship. Even Jota was a proven stand out creative performer for Brentford in the lower division. The rest of the squad is still young and capable enough to perform at the lower level.

Too many people, including many of our own fans are quick to forget the monumental task the club had last summer. Yes, we spent over £100m but we had to completely overhaul the squad over a period of two months because the vast majority of the squad that got us up were either loanees, players coming to the end of their careers or ones that simply wouldn't have been good enough. This season was always going to be a struggle following such huge change in personnel in such a short time. I don't blame Dean Smith and certainly wouldn't sack him. Relegation would be a setback but not a disaster.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #864 on: Today at 10:14:59 AM »
The sad fact is hes one of our worst top flight managers. True he got us promoted but relegation does tend to cancel that out.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #865 on: Today at 01:07:35 PM »
I've found a tiny, weeny straw to clutch at, folks!

Usually, in a relegation battle, one team tends to pull away with just a few games to go, then suddenly drop like a stone and go down on the last day. Maybe Watford will "do a Blues"?



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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #866 on: Today at 01:43:34 PM »
Watford were dreadful and Norwich unlucky.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #867 on: Today at 02:14:50 PM »
I quite liked the look of Brundia(sp).

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #868 on: Today at 02:44:13 PM »
I quite liked the look of Brundia(sp).

He finds space in the middle with ease. Probably the closest we'll get to finding Grealish type replacement on the summer budget we'll have. Been linked with him in the past.

 


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