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Online eamonn

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #720 on: July 04, 2020, 11:14:12 PM »
Don't think one win and a couple of draws would do it. Two wins at least.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #721 on: July 04, 2020, 11:32:17 PM »
Don't think one win and a couple of draws would do it. Two wins at least.

The way it's going, I'm starting to think two more points might be enough! As we reach the conclusion of another round of matches, the bottom 5, fighting for their lives, have still mustered only one solitary win between them in 19 games.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #722 on: July 05, 2020, 12:12:30 AM »
Don't think one win and a couple of draws would do it. Two wins at least.

The way it's going, I'm starting to think two more points might be enough! As we reach the conclusion of another round of matches, the bottom 5, fighting for their lives, have still mustered only one solitary win between them in 19 games.

Watford have dropped right back in it, but I can just see them scraping a couple of wins from somewhere.  Bournemouth look completely gone at the moment.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #723 on: July 05, 2020, 01:02:13 AM »
Don't think one win and a couple of draws would do it. Two wins at least.

The way it's going, I'm starting to think two more points might be enough! As we reach the conclusion of another round of matches, the bottom 5, fighting for their lives, have still mustered only one solitary win between them in 19 games.

Watford have dropped right back in it, but I can just see them scraping a couple of wins from somewhere.  Bournemouth look completely gone at the moment.

Yes.

The one thing in our favour is that many teams have been sluggish and below par for a couple of games after the restart and then burst into life, and found their zing. MoN used to call it vim, which was a detergent in my young day.

I remember a home game against Watford late in the season on our way to Division 3. We lost 0-2. The Watford fans were in what is now the Lower Trinity when it was a terrace. I was ejected from the back of the Holte and missed most of the game.

Those were the days, my friends.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #724 on: July 05, 2020, 04:17:26 AM »
I think we can and we will just scrape home this season. Norwich are gone, Bournemouth look puss and Watford are struggling badly. We’ve had a couple of draws and lost a couple, but don’t look too bad, compared to the others. Probably get spanked by Liverpool and Man U, but Palace and Everton are winnable, with maybe a point from Arsenal. See West Ham off and it could be reasonably comfortable. Although being Villa probably not. We’ll limp over the line I reckon.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #725 on: July 05, 2020, 06:24:55 AM »
Norwich will be the doing of us as Watford, West Ham and Bournemouth all have to play them don't they?

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #726 on: July 05, 2020, 07:04:25 AM »
Yes....everyone also plays Man City apart from us.

And Watford and Villa both play Wet Spam

My head hurts..

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #727 on: July 05, 2020, 07:35:09 AM »
At this point I'd settle for needing a win at West Ham on the last day, Watford are at Arsenal. West Ham will be safe by then.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #728 on: July 05, 2020, 08:51:15 AM »
WH to beat Burnley and they lift themselves away from it...I think its between us and Watford, Cherries look shot.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #729 on: July 05, 2020, 11:55:07 AM »
The dropped points against the blades are obviously going to do our legs....

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #730 on: July 05, 2020, 12:14:30 PM »
I'm just hoping we will go into the last game with our fate still in our own hands. Even better if West Ham are safe and have nothing to play for.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #731 on: July 05, 2020, 12:19:50 PM »
If Watford get 3 or fewer points against Norwich and Newcastle we will likely end up cheering West Ham on against Watford. If West Ham beat Norwich a good result against Watford would see them safe and hopefully they'll be on the beach for the last game.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2020, 12:21:39 PM by Brazilian Villain »

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #732 on: July 05, 2020, 12:47:48 PM »
I think we can and we will just scrape home this season. Norwich are gone, Bournemouth look puss and Watford are struggling badly. We’ve had a couple of draws and lost a couple, but don’t look too bad, compared to the others. Probably get spanked by Liverpool and Man U, but Palace and Everton are winnable, with maybe a point from Arsenal. See West Ham off and it could be reasonably comfortable. Although being Villa probably not. We’ll limp over the line I reckon.

We haven't really looked like winning a game since the season re-started, but just hope that things can stay pretty much as they are after the next two games.

If we can go into the Palace game pretty much as we stand then we might just have a chance.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #733 on: July 05, 2020, 01:04:38 PM »
Don't think one win and a couple of draws would do it. Two wins at least.

The way it's going, I'm starting to think two more points might be enough! As we reach the conclusion of another round of matches, the bottom 5, fighting for their lives, have still mustered only one solitary win between them in 19 games.

Watford have dropped right back in it, but I can just see them scraping a couple of wins from somewhere.  Bournemouth look completely gone at the moment.

Yes.

The one thing in our favour is that many teams have been sluggish and below par for a couple of games after the restart and then burst into life, and found their zing.
MoN used to call it vim, which was a detergent in my young day.

I remember a home game against Watford late in the season on our way to Division 3. We lost 0-2. The Watford fans were in what is now the Lower Trinity when it was a terrace. I was ejected from the back of the Holte and missed most of the game.

Those were the days, my friends.


I'm watching more of other teams than I have in the 14 years since I last had paid football telly, and in my measured opinion I'd say that restart was a shock to everyone, but as it's progressed the 'better' sides are now hitting their stride. For us teams at the bottom, I think the best opportunity for points was early on, with Brighton being the benchmark, and our two draws the pick of the rest. I think the Spam win was an anomaly thrown up by Lampard trying to rotate his starting 11 (there's no chance they'd have beaten that Chelsea side from last night), something that those sides don't really need to do with 5 subs allowed, which is another thing that's not in the favour of us basement-dwellers.

After our 4-in-11 start, we've now had 8 days off. Yes, tough game to come back to, and it's difficult to imagine anything other than a defeat, but I'll be watching how we play. I think more tempered, less gung-ho will give us our best chance of surviving this.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #734 on: July 05, 2020, 01:47:51 PM »
It looks to me that the teams who were playing well before lockdown are now playing well again, Liverpool's game excepted. No free hits, no shocks to come. Goal difference could certainly settle this.

That said, if we've still got a chance on the last day I'd snap your hand off, since we've either kept our head above water or at least one other club has had a nightmare run.

 


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