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Online Richard E

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #825 on: July 07, 2020, 09:46:27 PM »
On the way home from the utter shambles that was Watford away, I was convinced Deano’s time was up. His post match interview was as bad as the performance, moaning about the ballboys taking time etc. It probably should have been the time, we had the January window just around the corner. Sliding doors moment.

Conceding 2 goals against 10 men should have been curtains for him.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #826 on: July 07, 2020, 09:46:42 PM »
Dean Smith in the next couple of weeks:


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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #827 on: July 07, 2020, 09:52:57 PM »
After Watford away, that was the moment. Plenty of us said it on here so no revisionism. Whole Jan window and the Winter break for search and getting to work. We’ll look back and say we blew it then.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #828 on: July 07, 2020, 10:12:44 PM »
lose against Man Utd and we're gone.
We have already gone.   Effectively 5 points from safety and cannot score goals.

Not quite, but I think we are on the brink.  The Palace game is the glimmer of hope at the moment.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #829 on: July 07, 2020, 10:17:07 PM »
Gone.

Missed our chance in January to get rid of our shit manager and buy someone who can score


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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #830 on: July 07, 2020, 10:27:44 PM »
Need 3 wins from 5 to have a decent chance of staying up I think, which seems like the same chance a snowball has in hell.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #831 on: July 07, 2020, 10:34:27 PM »
We’d probably need to win the last four. Love to know what odds you’d get on that.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #832 on: July 07, 2020, 10:36:08 PM »
We’re done and dusted. Thanks Dean.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #833 on: July 07, 2020, 10:37:35 PM »
Not quite yet.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #834 on: July 07, 2020, 10:41:53 PM »
If this.
If that.

The only if I'm certain of is if we'd sacked Smith before Christmas we wouldn't be in this position.

Agree, the decision makers at the club don't do the obvious...

How can you be certain of something that didn't even happen?

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #835 on: July 07, 2020, 10:52:57 PM »
All is not lost yet - I can still see us staying up :

Norwich and Bournemouth bottom 2

Watford : draw with Newcastle (H) and West Ham (A), lose to Man C (H) and Arsenal (A) - 33 pts

Villa: lose to Man U , beat Palace (H), draw with Everton (A) , lose to Arsenal (H), beat West Ham (A) - 34 pts

None of those results , in isolation, that unlikely.

Keep The Faith !!!

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #836 on: July 07, 2020, 10:53:08 PM »
Hard to see how anybody else would have been worse. Dismal Dean has been absolutely atrocious. Worse than Lambert.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #837 on: July 07, 2020, 11:17:59 PM »
We are toast.  We are fucked. Our goose is shot, plucked, stuffed and cooked. That said, we are long overdue a home win against the RedManc.............nah.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #838 on: July 07, 2020, 11:26:36 PM »
After Watford away, that was the moment. Plenty of us said it on here so no revisionism. Whole Jan window and the Winter break for search and getting to work. We’ll look back and say we blew it then.

No way were we going to pot a manager who'd got us to the semi final (and eventually the final) of a major cup competition just a few short months after securing promotion.

We can say the signs were there, but to act that early would have been viewed as brutal.  At the time it merely looked like a bad run with our own fate well and truly in our hands.  But -save for respite with the semi final win at home and the last minute winner against Pearson's lot - the bad run never truly ended.


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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #839 on: July 07, 2020, 11:32:20 PM »
No way were we going to pot a manager who'd got us to the semi final (and eventually the final) of a major cup competition just a few short months after securing promotion.

We can say the signs were there, but to act that early would have been viewed as brutal.
I hope that wasn't the thinking.  Dean's not more important than the club or staying up.  Some say brutal, some say decisive.

 


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