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Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1290 on: January 19, 2020, 09:20:55 PM »
It's going to take quite a change in fortune to attain another 18 points ....every game looks tough
All the pre season optimism has deserted me !!
The manager (coach) and players really need to up the game massively .......My concern is that most other clubs seem to be able to clearly identify our weaknesses and take advantage of them whilst we seem less able to do that ourselves .....

We've taken 7 points from our last 5 league games, which extrapolated over the rest of the season would leave us with mid 40s and comfortably mid-table.

As for West Ham, their game in hand is against Liverpool.
We've also taken 7 points from the last 9 games and using those figures doesn't work so well. Also if you extrapolate just 1 point against the top 10 thus far, it doesn't look good, bearing in mind that we have to play 9 of them again, albeit 7 of them at home.
So stats can be read a number of ways.

Smith says that our season isn't going to be defined by our results against the top teams, but the opposite could be true, and with that way of thinking, we are just giving those teams a free pass against us.

Think he said our season wouldn’t be defined by games against Man City, after last weeks battering, not all the top teams, maybe I have that wrong.

Either way, we don’t know know how the second half of the season will pan out. To me on current form it looks like Norwich and Bournemouth are going to go, with the last place between us, Brighton, Burnley, possibly Watford and possibly West Ham. But one or two teams could get a couple of wins and confidence and go on a run. Hopefully that will be us starting on tuesday.

I still think despite their win yesterday, Newcastle are capable of losing another 4 or 5vin a row & being dragged into this. Also whatever the performance yesterday it was a much better result for us than Brighton

Offline David_Nab

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1291 on: January 19, 2020, 09:25:27 PM »
Surely for once we'll actually give Manure and Arsenal a game at VP. Both are in transition, even Chelsea whose away form is better than home, are still not exactly something to fear.

Bournmouth , Newcastle and West Ham all have wins V Chelsea so we shouldn't fear them ...or though in the away game they won fairly easily.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1292 on: January 19, 2020, 10:22:08 PM »
There's no point picking 'must wins.'  We'll lose games we should win but hopefully pick up points we don't expect.  Newcastle & Buŕnley wouldn't have been expecting 3 points this weekend and we need to pick up a few results like that if we hope to survive.

Right now we're 1 point for safety whilst navigating a period of massive disruption due to injuries.  Hopefully we'll have new players in place over the next two weeks and will hit a decent run in Feb or March.  It's going to be tight, but then it always was.  But the fat lass is a long way from singing yet.

Up the fucking Villa.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1293 on: January 19, 2020, 11:00:20 PM »
Draw the next two and maybe 4 more wins with a draw or two may yet be enough?  (based on thinking, last week, that we needed about 5-6 wins)

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1294 on: January 19, 2020, 11:49:43 PM »
All this predicting how many we need, remember the same applies to the other teams in and around it too.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1295 on: January 19, 2020, 11:51:07 PM »
All this predicting how many we need, remember the same applies to the other teams in and around it too.

It's natural, it has always been a thing. When the league had more clubs the target used to be 40 points.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1296 on: January 20, 2020, 12:43:31 AM »
I've amended now as moved Bournemouth up to easiest away fixture left

Home fixtures in difficultly level don't seem impossible
Watford
Spurs
Man Utd
Arsenal
Palace
Wolves
Sheffield Utd
Chelsea

Wolves is the toughest game there for me. All the others perfectly winnable.

What could help is playing some of them around europa league ties. Two of those will probably go deep in the competition so they'll focus on that rather than premier league.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1297 on: January 21, 2020, 01:36:27 AM »
I think we will be the one below the line, which I think might be 42 points this season. My biggest worry is what that will leave us with squad wise in the Championship next season. Without Jack, Mings and McGinn for sure. Heaton with the injury is likely to be here but we have Steer anyway. Beyond that I think most of the rest would stay, and we would have a very strong side in the championship. I think my biggest reason to want to stay up it to have a shot at keeping Jack though. Losing him will be the most gut wrenching of any of the ones we have lost over the years.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1298 on: January 21, 2020, 08:27:53 PM »
I'm officially worried. Really worried, in fact I'm deeply concerned enough to visit this thread for the first time. I had hoped I'd never have to.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1299 on: January 21, 2020, 08:38:39 PM »
We’re done let’s face it nearly all of the players brought into the squad are either too early in their development to be good enough or just not good enough.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1300 on: January 21, 2020, 09:27:18 PM »
Fair play we pulled it out of the fire. Douglas has to play in a more advanced role.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1301 on: January 21, 2020, 09:30:58 PM »
Nope.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1302 on: January 21, 2020, 09:45:17 PM »
Sitting on the fence and leaning towards the still mildly concerned side.

Offline TelfordVilla

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1303 on: January 21, 2020, 09:47:27 PM »
Watford, bournemouth, west ham  brighton, burnley, newcastle and Everton will all be worried

Online Richard

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1304 on: January 21, 2020, 09:56:40 PM »
10 points out of 18 is a more than decent run.

I'm officially less worried.