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Offline ez

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #135 on: February 29, 2020, 04:23:07 PM »
This day has been coming for some time. To be honest I was astonished we stayed out of the bottom 3 as long as we did.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #136 on: February 29, 2020, 04:29:48 PM »
Bookies rarely get it wrong and we have been odds on for ages now.

Best chance is a pandemic...

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #137 on: February 29, 2020, 04:32:25 PM »
Weíve ridden our luck for weeks. No complaints

Yep no one but ourselves to blame. The worst thing is the gap could be even bigger before our next league game as our game vs leicester is monday night.

No more bottle job saints performances

Offline Dazvillain

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #138 on: February 29, 2020, 04:41:39 PM »
Agree and in fairness we couldnít produce performances against those around us but the ones around us are managing g to do it against teams in top third

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #139 on: February 29, 2020, 05:03:25 PM »
Aston Villa will have relegated Aston Villa if it happens.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #140 on: February 29, 2020, 05:09:26 PM »
We have lost the last3 league games.
I donít see us getting many more points.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #141 on: February 29, 2020, 05:10:35 PM »
Aston Villa will have relegated Aston Villa if it happens.

Exactly. That's why Southampton was so crucial. Just a shame the players didn't think the same on the day.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #142 on: February 29, 2020, 05:11:17 PM »
When will our game against t'Blades be rescheduled?

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #143 on: February 29, 2020, 05:19:09 PM »
Crystal Palace removed.

Offline Goldie.7

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #144 on: February 29, 2020, 05:29:28 PM »
I can see us finishing bottom of the table. We might get a win against Newcastle, if we turn up but apart from that I don't see us beating any of the rest.

Other teams are fighting for their lives while we have complete twats like El Khazi downing tools over a little graze.

Almost 8 months into our season and I still have no idea what Luiz actually does or what his position is?!

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #145 on: February 29, 2020, 05:39:53 PM »
I'm not giving up with a quarter of the season left.



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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #146 on: February 29, 2020, 05:56:16 PM »
I love that people on here are being positive and are full of hope.  Personally, I think we're in the bottom 3 to stay now as we can't get a tune out of the players and are nowhere near physically tough enough as a side to win enough games to stay up.  Lots of 'nearly' performances but ultimately, we have been our own worst enemies so far.  Hope for the best though as I'd love to be wrong.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #147 on: February 29, 2020, 06:01:45 PM »
I'm not giving up with a quarter of the season left.




Me neither.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #148 on: February 29, 2020, 06:19:04 PM »
I'm not giving up with a quarter of the season left.




Me neither.
Nor me.
I know it was the Championship, but our 10 wins in a row streak started round now last season. A good omen for improved form, maybe???
« Last Edit: February 29, 2020, 06:23:07 PM by Behind Bluenose Lines »

Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #149 on: February 29, 2020, 06:25:32 PM »
We have lost the last3 league games.
I donít see us getting many more points.

I feel like a broken record but losing games we should be drawing is what is killing us. I am so pissed off with the lack of draws.

Call me old fashioned but I always believe being solid defensively is the number one priority. The Brian Little era is the best example of this. We won a lot of games 1-0 back then, or could grind out a 0-0 if we absolutely had to- the semi-final second leg against Arsenal sticks out. If you can draw 8 or 9 games a season you have a great chance of staying up.

Smith's style seems to be 'go for the win'. I just think our whole approach to this first season back has been all wrong. We were very open in the first 10-11 games and didn't get the points we needed. I wish there had been more emphasis on defence and grinding out the points.

Going down, losing Jack, Mings and McGinn would be some kick in the balls as far as I'm concerned. It is a very long time since we had players we could identify with and it could be a long wait again.

I guess I am just pissed off at our whole approach this season - and you know what the league cup run has really papered over a lot of cracks. If we go down it won't be any consolation.

 


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