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Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #150 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.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #151 on: February 29, 2020, 06:30:12 PM »
I think as a club our set up in general, our ownership, chief executive, manager and playing staff and even the atmosphere amongst the players, around the club and amongst the fans is a million miles better than 1987 and 2016.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #152 on: February 29, 2020, 06:33:19 PM »
We need to win 4/5 games.

Offline Three Spires Villa

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #153 on: February 29, 2020, 06:41:00 PM »
I donít want to be negative on the eve of a cup final but Iím very worried we wonít get the points needed to stay up

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #154 on: February 29, 2020, 06:44:37 PM »
Feels like that. Canít see us closing down games against good teams even if we get ahead. And canít see us out-battling teams at this end of the table. Just canít see where the wins are coming from.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #155 on: February 29, 2020, 06:45:02 PM »
Our lack of a quality midfield is the problem and iím not sure we can fix it with the players we have in the squad...

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #156 on: February 29, 2020, 06:46:37 PM »
We have really missed McGinn.

Offline levico

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #157 on: February 29, 2020, 06:52:10 PM »
Meanwhile Watford are beating Pool 2-0. Canít see any clubs worse than us.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #158 on: February 29, 2020, 06:52:58 PM »
Meanwhile Watford are beating Pool 2-0. Canít see any clubs worse than us.

We would bottle this and lose 2-3

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #159 on: February 29, 2020, 06:53:31 PM »
What a monumentally shit Saturday results-wise.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #160 on: February 29, 2020, 06:57:41 PM »
We begged for this. So many results have gone our way lately but weíve bottled every chance to get ourselves out of danger. Pathetic.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #161 on: February 29, 2020, 06:58:50 PM »
What a monumentally shit Saturday results-wise.

Players have let us down. The points tally going into this weekend was a disgrace, simply inviting teams to leapfrog us. You can't lose 3 games in a row, 2 of them most definitely winnable, and expect other teams won't take advantage.

This has been a shit season.


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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #162 on: February 29, 2020, 07:05:22 PM »
You canít purely rely on being less shit than 3 other teams, we all know this from experience. I fully expected results to go against us this weekend while weíre not playing in the league, because thatís generally how it goes.

Whatever happens tomorrow, the players will have to step up and get some results by any means necessary.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #163 on: February 29, 2020, 07:06:43 PM »
Meanwhile Watford are beating Pool 2-0. Canít see any clubs worse than us.

We would bottle this and lose 2-3

All this game has shown is we're incredibly slow on the counter attack. This Sarr bloke has ripped Liverpool apart.

You need pace in the final third to beat the better teams. We had it in the MON days and our results v other top 6 were pretty good on the whole.

And to keep believing in what you're doing when 1 up.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #164 on: February 29, 2020, 07:07:57 PM »
3-0. Thatís some performance.

 


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