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Offline Richard E

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #180 on: February 29, 2020, 07:31:40 PM »
We could easily go into the Leicester game just 2 points from safety and with two games in hand. Yes, itís been terrible for us results-wise today but we arenít dead yet.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #181 on: February 29, 2020, 07:32:26 PM »
I fear for us now. Every other team seems capable of competing with top end teams.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #182 on: February 29, 2020, 07:33:22 PM »
The fat lady is in the dressing room.

Offline Monty

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #183 on: February 29, 2020, 07:34:28 PM »
Look, it's monumentally horrible, but if we win our game in hand we'll still be in safety just. Still. Fuck me.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #184 on: February 29, 2020, 07:36:41 PM »
Look, it's monumentally horrible, but if we win our game in hand we'll still be in safety just. Still. Fuck me.

That will require beating a team in the top 10. We have to start winning those fucking games.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #185 on: February 29, 2020, 07:40:10 PM »
Then let's start tomorrow and carry it on a week Monday and the Saturday after.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #186 on: February 29, 2020, 07:40:30 PM »
It's no good keep hoping other teams are going to be reeled in. A week or two back, people on here were making out Palace were in free fall. Then it's Newcastle, but they will grind out draws or the odd win because they are better organised in defence.

We have failed to win enough of the 'must win' games like those in December and more recently Brighton, Bournemouth and Southampton. Worse still though is the abject failure against the teams in the top half.



Ultimately the one thing that remains out of our hands is what is needed to stay up. If it's 38 or above then we have next to no chance. At the moment even getting to 35 points feels a long shot but we've seen before one win can change the whole mindset.

If Bournemouth and Brighton fail to get to 35 points that would help a huge amount. Still a chance neither will. Brighton still have worse form than us over last two months.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #187 on: February 29, 2020, 07:41:07 PM »
Then let's start tomorrow and carry it on a week Monday and the Saturday after.

That would be nice.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #188 on: February 29, 2020, 07:52:52 PM »
Beats the alternatives.

Offline BoVillan esq

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #189 on: February 29, 2020, 07:53:21 PM »
Unbelievable set of results today, any real prediction of the teams previous below us have vanished, the unthinkable has become very much the reality, Bournemouth pulled of a decent result at home to Chelsea and it was still not good enough to keep them out of the drop zone, the fact that Watford have just hammered arguably the best team in the world is just the stuff of fantasy, I really thought Southampton had enough to get a point from West Ham, quite incredible, not forgetting last nights result for Norwich, we simply can't allow Leicester to beat us next week, you could legitimately claim its a bigger game than the final tomorrow.     

Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #190 on: February 29, 2020, 07:56:20 PM »
Leicester is a far, far bigger game than the cup final. We didn't really need the distraction of a cup run in our first season back.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #191 on: February 29, 2020, 07:57:26 PM »
Well we're in it now and it wont be much of a distraction either way come half 6ish tomorrow.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #192 on: February 29, 2020, 07:58:12 PM »
33 points to play for and plenty of twists and turns to come. Plenty of belief and support is required. Come on the Villa! VTID!

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #193 on: February 29, 2020, 08:01:00 PM »
Leicester is a far, far bigger game than the cup final. We didn't really need the distraction of a cup run in our first season back.

Before today I would have said a good result or even a good performance against Man City could probably have set us up for maybe a decent run in our relegation battle, after today we need to focus fully on the Premiership, this could well be a  distraction and lets hope we don't pick up any serious injuries. 

Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #194 on: February 29, 2020, 08:04:39 PM »
Aston Villa need to be in the premier league. It is where we belong and it is where the money is. It is where we have to be if we are to have any chance of keeping Jack.

In the grand scheme of things that's why I made the comment about the cup being a distraction and being something more suited to a season when we are an established top flight club again.

If we go down, that will have been 4 out of 5 seasons we will have been out of the top flight and that is grim for a club our size.

 


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