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Online aev

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #960 on: July 12, 2020, 08:51:54 PM »
I don’t think it changes much.

We’ve won our most winnable game, that’s all for now. We probably needed to win 3 of our last 4 and even then it could have been out of our hands. If we do that and we still go down, we’ll, it will be a pisser but it’s our own fault. Nothing’s changed, slim chance of survival, variables outside our control

Yeah I agree. I thought we’d need to win 3 out of 4, so now 2 from 3. Bournemouth have Man City, Southampton and Everton away. If we win 2 out of our last 3 will 36 points be enough?

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #961 on: July 12, 2020, 08:54:14 PM »
The goal difference is starting to look a bit negligent now, given that we had a decent one until fairly late in the season and it was relatively tightly clustered in a few embarrassing results where the players gave up.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #962 on: July 12, 2020, 08:55:14 PM »
Could've done without last 20 minutes. Bournemouth got a better GD than us again. Hopefully Man. City will put 4-5 past them to put that right.

Suppose one way of looking at things is we need minimum 34 points to survive and Bournemouth could still lose 2 of their last 3 given one of those is Man. City away. Southampton will want to put them down aswell and they're good away (mind you so are Palace).

They were all but down even with a draw.

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #963 on: July 12, 2020, 08:55:35 PM »
Leicester have literally given Bournemouth 4 goals tonight. Just hope Man City batter them midweek and then Southampton take the derby seriously after that. Going to the wire

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #964 on: July 12, 2020, 08:57:07 PM »
The promising factor is that Southampton are a good, professional side.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #965 on: July 12, 2020, 08:58:51 PM »
Yep, I believe in Ralph Hussenthal and all who sail in him.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #966 on: July 12, 2020, 08:59:27 PM »
The promising factor is that Southampton are a good, professional side.
You'd have hoped the same could've been said of Leicester until that second half. They served up something even worse than we have done this season.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #967 on: July 12, 2020, 09:00:54 PM »
We need to win 2 games and possibly draw the other.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #968 on: July 12, 2020, 09:07:35 PM »
The promising factor is that Southampton are a good, professional side.

Ings should enjoy himself against that Bournemouth backline. I only had a passing interest in game until it got to 1-1 and honestly thought Leicester had scored another goal, it had the air of them being 2 or 3 up, they were so comfortable in the first half and wasted so many chances.

The punishment for them is they'll probably miss out on even finishing 5th now.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #969 on: July 12, 2020, 09:44:40 PM »
That Leicester second half was so bad it should trigger an investigation from the Gambling Commission!

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #970 on: July 12, 2020, 10:16:37 PM »
We are now beginning to see some strange results, Motivation, injuries and fatigue will play a huge part in the last few games. The players were not in  condition to play so many games in such a short period.


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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #971 on: July 12, 2020, 10:24:42 PM »
The Bournemouth result would have been a gratuitous nail in our coffin if we hadn't won, but we did, so we're still alive.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #972 on: July 13, 2020, 12:21:14 AM »
That Leicester second half was so bad it should trigger an investigation from the Gambling Commission!

Perhaps they'll look back in a few years as their Stoke moment. They're choking top 4 like we did back then.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #973 on: July 13, 2020, 01:40:13 AM »
Since the slapped us at VP early December we've won 4 league games, they've ony won 5.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #974 on: July 13, 2020, 02:56:21 AM »
We are now beginning to see some strange results, Motivation, injuries and fatigue will play a huge part in the last few games. The players were not in  condition to play so many games in such a short period.



Yes. Several teams were sluggish for 2 to 3 games and then sprang to life and rediscovered some sharpness.

I don't think any team is back to pre-break levels, including Man U.

At least we haven't any incurred major injuries. 

 


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