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Author Topic: Anyone starting to get worried?  (Read 100922 times)

Online Three Spires Villa

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1620 on: February 17, 2020, 11:44:04 AM »
Equal West Ham results and we stay up, easy eh!!!!!!!

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1621 on: February 17, 2020, 11:45:03 AM »
Equal West Ham results and we stay up, easy eh!!!!!!!

And Watford.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1622 on: February 17, 2020, 11:46:36 AM »
I think Southampton, Newcastle and possibly West Ham represent the best chances away from home.

Doesn't mean they're our only chance of course. I say possibly about West Ham, as we may well be safe and it could be a dead rubber by then.

Be great if a 0-0 draw was all that was needed for both teams.  We spend 90 minutes tapping the ball around, then score in the 94th minute to send them down.

Genuine lol at that! The levels of shithousery would be biblical. Would be a dicey walk back mind.

Offline Smithy

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1623 on: February 17, 2020, 12:09:07 PM »
In terms of form, over the last 6 games we're 13th, over the last 8 games we're 13th, over the last 10 games we're 15th.

We're in a relegation battle, absolutely, but let's not pretend the teams around us are firing on all cylinders. Both Southampton and Watford had nice little runs, but Watford are still down there, and the teams within a result or two above us, like Palace, Brighton and Newcastle are in dire form.

I'd love us to stay up based on our own upturn in form and results, ending up with a few unexpected wins and 40+ points, but right now I wouldn't rule out us staying up simply because there are three teams worse than us while we continue to average just over a point a game.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1624 on: February 17, 2020, 12:21:07 PM »
We're just under a point a game.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1625 on: February 17, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
We've had back-to-back wins once all season.  We'll be doing well to win three more games, let alone three in a row.

Having heard, and since repeated, that we've not won 3 on the bounce in the PL since 2010, I thought I'd better check this. It was in fact 2009, Christmas, propelled us to fourth.

April 2010, Portsmouth, Hull and sha.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1626 on: February 17, 2020, 12:42:42 PM »
We're just under a point a game.

Yes, of course, over the whole season that's true - I meant in the form table over the last 6/8/10 games, where the teams around us are doing worse than us.  I was merely pointing out, that our current form, disappointing as it is, could be enough to keep us up - but I don't want that to be something we rely on.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1627 on: February 17, 2020, 12:44:01 PM »
We have been extremely fortunate with other results around us, and this time of year we can expect a few results that no one saw coming...I only hope that it's us getting them, for the right reasons.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1628 on: February 22, 2020, 04:59:42 PM »
We’re in massive trouble. Today was an utter embarrassment. There’s just no planning or anything.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1629 on: February 22, 2020, 05:01:34 PM »
I am more annoyed than I was in 2016.

The ingredients were there this time but the Board are too loyal to the manager.

Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1630 on: February 22, 2020, 05:04:37 PM »
Numb more than worried. I think I passed the worried stage weeks/months ago.

Smith doesn't look that bothered. He's a lucky man. I do hope he manages to keep us up, but even if he does, the owners won't be keeping him on, I don't reckon.


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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1631 on: February 22, 2020, 05:11:14 PM »
To me we've learnt nothing from the 2015 summer window.

People always seem to get excited when we spunk 100m on unknown players from abroad or the lower leagues but you need experience to balance things out.

Likes of Luiz and AEG have talent but they simply can't perform to a consistant level in this league week in week out.

Why we overlooked steady eddie types like Gary Cahill in the summer is beyond me. So what if they have no resale value due to age.

Any club needs a short term and long term strategy. We seem permanetly locked on the long term project which never arrives under many different personnel at the top making decisions.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1632 on: February 22, 2020, 05:25:12 PM »
Is there anyone left who is not even slightly concerned?

Offline levico

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1633 on: February 22, 2020, 05:33:21 PM »
I am more annoyed than I was in 2016.

The ingredients were there this time but the Board are too loyal to the manager.

Spot on. They’ll rue their misplaced loyalty. How they ever got to be billionaires I’ll never know.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1634 on: February 22, 2020, 05:35:04 PM »
'Fun' fact. Our last 73 Premier League games has seen us concede 146 goals and score 73.

 


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