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Online GarTomas

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1710 on: February 25, 2020, 10:03:03 PM »
We'd probably need to sign two or three £20-40m players and keep what we have.

I think a few need to be moved on. Jota for starters.

Another summer of turnover no matter what happens. Weíve bought short term for years so itís going to take a few years before we get a settled squad whatever league we are in.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1711 on: February 26, 2020, 12:35:57 AM »
I can envisage that we might produce a few good results, even against some of the top sides.
What I can't see is our putting a string of results together. The current squad can't play Dean Smith's preferred style at this level consistently.

It's going to be close, which may of us fully expected.   
 

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1712 on: February 26, 2020, 12:20:32 PM »
I can envisage that we might produce a few good results, even against some of the top sides.
What I can't see is our putting a string of results together. The current squad can't play Dean Smith's preferred style at this level consistently.

It's going to be close, which may of us fully expected.   
 

We don't really need that much of a run. We could stay up with runs of 1 win in 3 if we also draw a game in that run. Another 12 points and it's not certain we'd stay up but I'd be pretty confident looking at the runs in likes of Bournemouth have.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1713 on: February 26, 2020, 12:36:00 PM »
I can envisage that we might produce a few good results, even against some of the top sides.
What I can't see is our putting a string of results together. The current squad can't play Dean Smith's preferred style at this level consistently.

It's going to be close, which may of us fully expected.   
 

We don't really need that much of a run. We could stay up with runs of 1 win in 3 if we also draw a game in that run. Another 12 points and it's not certain we'd stay up but I'd be pretty confident looking at the runs in likes of Bournemouth have.

Exactly. The margins are so fine and itís so hard to predict given the inconsistent nature of the teams around us (in regard to where they have picked points up).

Managing to give Bournemouth six points - nearly 25% of their total - this season has been really poor though. If we have just even drawn both the game I reckon the points swing would have had people feeling a lot more confident.

Offline exigo

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1714 on: February 26, 2020, 04:06:28 PM »
These stats from a mate, so I can't vouch for them. But:

Newcastle 1 win in 10
Brighton 1 win in 12
Bournemouth 1 win in 3
Villa 1 win in 6
Watford 1 win in 10
West Ham 1 win in 10
Norwich 1 win in 14

So going on a run isn't exactly necessary. But, the two things that could do for us are the fact that teams down there still have to play each other (us included), and the fact that there are always random results at the end of the season when a lot of teams are on the beach.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1715 on: February 26, 2020, 05:08:15 PM »
Watford have won 4 of the last 10 in the league so i'm going to guess most of them are wrong.

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1716 on: February 26, 2020, 06:13:51 PM »
We are 15th in the form table for the last 10 games played. West Ham at the bottom with 5 points.
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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1717 on: February 26, 2020, 06:40:37 PM »
We are 15th in the form table for the last 10 games played. West Ham at the bottom with 5 points.
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Look at their games to ours.

We have Leicester away and chelsea at home  anyone see us getting anything from them two?

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1718 on: February 26, 2020, 07:35:27 PM »
We are 15th in the form table for the last 10 games played. West Ham at the bottom with 5 points.
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Look at their games to ours.

We have Leicester away and chelsea at home  anyone see us getting anything from them two?

We drew away at Leicester last month, so quite possibly.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1719 on: February 26, 2020, 08:45:39 PM »
Can see Chelsea being a similar game to Spurs. They have injuries and defensively are pretty poor.

Hopefully if we're 2-2 going into injury time we can actually see it out as every point is vital from now.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1720 on: February 26, 2020, 09:39:36 PM »
All our rivals will have played two league games by the time we play again, (Monday week at Leicester). Can't see us getting lucky a second time there. We'll be under pressure to get points pretty much in the next games against Chelsea and Newcastle after that. Just hope this squad has the bottle to battle. I think we might be in the bottom three from next Saturday to at least until we play Palace at home at the end of April.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1721 on: February 26, 2020, 09:43:16 PM »
Can see Chelsea being a similar game to Spurs. They have injuries and defensively are pretty poor.

Hopefully if we're 2-2 going into injury time we can actually see it out as every point is vital from now.

If it is 2-2 going into injury time, I'd rather we tried to win like we did against Watford and Brighton. Nearly always worth risking one point for two.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1722 on: February 27, 2020, 12:06:59 AM »
Can see Chelsea being a similar game to Spurs. They have injuries and defensively are pretty poor.

Hopefully if we're 2-2 going into injury time we can actually see it out as every point is vital from now.

If it is 2-2 going into injury time, I'd rather we tried to win like we did against Watford and Brighton. Nearly always worth risking one point for two.

Hear hear.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1723 on: February 27, 2020, 12:23:51 AM »
Can see Chelsea being a similar game to Spurs. They have injuries and defensively are pretty poor.

Hopefully if we're 2-2 going into injury time we can actually see it out as every point is vital from now.

If it is 2-2 going into injury time, I'd rather we tried to win like we did against Watford and Brighton. Nearly always worth risking one point for two.

Sometimes you have to be pragmatic especially with the counter attacking ability of the top teams (or a CB missing a routine clearance).

If we're level with Leicester and Chelsea near the end I'd take two draws happily. Will build the confidence up again nicely and then if we go to Newcastle and win we'll be on 31 points and suddenly getting to 37-38 points dosen't look that difficult.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1724 on: February 27, 2020, 02:03:35 AM »
I can envisage that we might produce a few good results, even against some of the top sides.
What I can't see is our putting a string of results together. The current squad can't play Dean Smith's preferred style at this level consistently.

It's going to be close, which may of us fully expected.   
 

We don't really need that much of a run. We could stay up with runs of 1 win in 3 if we also draw a game in that run. Another 12 points and it's not certain we'd stay up but I'd be pretty confident looking at the runs in likes of Bournemouth have.

I agree that we don't need a good run to avoid the drop, but we do need one to sail away from the relegation zone and be safe with a couple of games left. I think we will stay up, but it will be very close, and this is pretty much what I expected to happen.

 


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