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Offline robbo1874

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2020, 07:49:10 AM »
I only picked two.

Norwich were never good enough from day one in my opinion.

Pre season I thought this was one Premier League season too far for Bournemouth.

Watford's new manager bounce seems to have worn off so they might go down.

The toxic atmosphere at West Ham will be a problem for them

I tipped Newcastle to go down before the season started but they have surprised me by grinding out some
decent results.

Brighton also seem good enough to grind out enough points to get over the line.

So long as we don't bottle it and play as we have been I think we will just about have enought to get over the line.

Definitely Norwich and Bournemouth for me and Watford or West Ham for the other relegation place.

I can't see any of Burnley, Palace, Arsenal, Southampton or Everton going down but if I had to pick one of them it would be Palace.


only problem with this scenario Damo, is we have bottled it and continue to do so, too often. Im not saying were down. Just that if were relying on us not to bottle it too often, it could be very close. Hopefully well be safe by the time we play West Ham, lets hope so. But that game could well decide our fate, and how many times have we bottled it against relegation rivals so far this season?

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2020, 07:59:17 AM »
Opposed to bottling it, Id say weve done rather well against our relegation rivals;

6 from Norwich
4 from Brighton
4 from Burnley
3 from Everton*
3 from Newcastle*
3 from Watford
1 from West Ham*
0 from Bournemouth
0 from Southampton*

*2nd game still to play.


Offline Villafirst

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2020, 08:08:50 AM »
The problem for me is consistency. At our best we can go toe to toe with most teams in this league. Unfortunately it also boils down to desire and wanting it badly enough. At least half the team can do that but there's too many who are not committed in enough in every game. Too many weak links in the chain. I'm not sure DS can get all performances at the intensity required.

Offline ROBBO

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2020, 09:02:53 AM »
That's the problem and you can easily pick up on it, you see players closing down at half pace trying to look as if they are when they're not really. Then the player who passes the ball then plays statues, we have a winger who starts every game who typifies this attitude never wants to get dirty.
We need every player in every game to give their utmost for the cause and a manager who demands it.

Offline baddowvillans

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2020, 10:17:35 AM »
17. Aston Villa
18. Watford (R)
19. Brighton (R)
20. Norwich (R)

I went Norwich Brighton and Villa but would be happy with this.  I just can't see us having enough effort organisation and desire to stay up.  Jack can only do so much and unfortunately for us all those normal top 6 teams that we have at home and looked beatable appear to be picking up.  We need something out of those games to stay up

Offline Richard E

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2020, 10:20:44 AM »
God knows.

I appreciate this is not very helpful or informative.

Anything could happen. 

Offline Risso

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2020, 10:23:41 AM »
Opposed to bottling it, Id say weve done rather well against our relegation rivals;

6 from Norwich
4 from Brighton
4 from Burnley
3 from Everton*
3 from Newcastle*
3 from Watford
1 from West Ham*
0 from Bournemouth
0 from Southampton*

*2nd game still to play.



I wouldn't class Everton or Newcastle as relegation rivals to be honest.

Offline in exile

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2020, 10:33:55 AM »
I can't bring myself to do this

Offline Risso

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2020, 10:45:11 AM »
We need to be scraping some points, as West Ham get battered away at Liverpool and Man City, if they get cast adrift they'll lose all their confidence.  Then there's just one place to scrap it out to stay away from.  I wouldn't really want to have to go to West Ham and need a result to stay up.

Offline OzVilla

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2020, 10:49:03 AM »
Up until a few weeks ago I still had Newcastle in my 3 for the drop.

Offline nevillain

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2020, 11:23:02 AM »
I dont care, as long as we are 17th or above. UTV

Offline Villan82

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2020, 11:30:02 AM »
Too many draws (instead of wins) are usually the thing that hold us back. This season a lack of draws is holding us back. If we had 2-3 extra draws I wold be so mch more confident. That has been the frustrating thing this season -losing games we should have got a point from: Bournemouth at home, Palace away, Arsenal away etc.

I just wish we had that tiny bit more grit and nous. So frustrating.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2020, 12:05:40 PM »
If SJM hadn't got injured we'd be on 29/30 points. His injury has had a massive impact. He inspires the whole team.

Online algy

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2020, 12:24:55 PM »
It's very hard to predict, I think it'll be really close for all the positions between 14th and 19th.   

Norwich, definitely going down.  Then at least 1 - and probably 2 - from us, Watford, and West Ham.

Either Bournemouth or Brighton as outside bets for relegation.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2020, 12:47:40 PM »
I think relegated teams will have a max of 36 points. We'll scrape by with a minimum of 37 or a maximum of 39. Imo Norwich, Watford and West Ham could well make up the bottom 3 with Bournemouth the most likely to slip into one of those places as they have an awful run-in playing all of the current top 8 and nobody in the bottom 6. Wishful thinking maybe but it's going to be tight.

I was aware West Ham had a tough run in but didn't know Bournemouth did too.

 


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