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Offline ROBBO

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #975 on: July 13, 2020, 04:17:34 AM »
He must see that playing Grealish as an attacking forward is the way to go.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #976 on: July 13, 2020, 05:56:49 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.
and some started well and are looking jaded.
Having key players available for the next 3 games will be critical for the relegation threatened  teams.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #977 on: July 13, 2020, 09:12:33 AM »
That Leicester second half was so bad it should trigger an investigation from the Gambling Commission!

I thought similar, it reminded me of Brazil being mauled by Germany in the WC SF where you actually question how professional players can perform so badly.

Offline VinnieChase84

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #978 on: July 13, 2020, 11:05:12 AM »
What an ideal week looks like
- Man City beat Bournemouth by 4 goals
- we win v Everton
- West Ham beat Watford
- Southampton donít lose v Bournemouth

Online maidstonevillain

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #979 on: July 13, 2020, 11:07:36 AM »
i'm more inclined to go for Watford beat West Ham.

Online cdbullyweefan

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #980 on: July 13, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »
West Ham beat Watford for me. Don't want to have to beat West Ham AND rely on Arsenal not fucking us over for one last time when they play Watford. I'll just be happy if Villa win and Bournemouth lose this week though, those are the main things. We win and there is a positive to the Watford West Ham result whichever way it goes.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #981 on: July 13, 2020, 11:21:43 AM »
Be surprised if Bournemouth don't get beat against Man City.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #982 on: July 13, 2020, 11:31:39 AM »
Be surprised if Bournemouth don't get beat against Man City.

These rash predictions will be your downfall.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #983 on: July 13, 2020, 12:42:19 PM »
We could be safe after Arsenal. Requires us to win our next two but given I was thinking we could well be down on Thursday it's a nice difference. Incredible how much a win inspires confidence. Thursday is so big. Winnable game in the circumstances, got to keep the momentum going.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #984 on: July 13, 2020, 12:49:22 PM »
Never trust a London team, any one of them.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #985 on: July 13, 2020, 12:49:41 PM »
Absolutely. We have to play on the front foot again, ride our luck and score the first goal.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #986 on: July 13, 2020, 12:55:46 PM »
So we need.....

Man City x2 wins (Bournemouth and Watford)
Southampton x2 wins (Bournemouth and Brighton)
Eve x1 win (Bournemouth)
Newc x1 win (Brighton)
Man U x1 (West Ham)
Arse x1 win (Watford)
Burnley x1 win (Brighton)

Brighton therefore have Southampton, Newcastle and Burnley. You'd imagine they'll pick up something in there.
West Ham have Watford, Arsenal and Villa.
Watford have West Ham, Man City and Arsenal.
Bournemouth have Man City, Southampton and Everton
Villa have Everton, Arsenal and West Ham.

Out of those games, you'd least want Watford's run in, they'l be shitting it, though they've won their last two.
Brighton's would be regarded as best (particularly as they have more points anyway)
West Ham will feel good about their's as it's all in their hands, though if Watford beat them.....
Bournemouth will feel after yesterday that they can do it with their last two games.
And we're still in there if we can beat Everton.

I'd thought Brighton may have an outside chance of being caught but they'll be ok. This could go in any number of ways, the bookies have it like this....

Bournemouth 1/10
Villa 1/9
Watford 7/2
West Ham 7/1
Brighton 80/1

I'm surprised at West Ham being as far out as they are.

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #987 on: July 13, 2020, 01:05:18 PM »
I thought pre lockdown it would be Norwich and Brighton and one other. They came back much fresher

Offline Damo70

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #988 on: July 13, 2020, 01:20:14 PM »
In my own mind I had already removed Brighton from the relegation equation a few games back. Around the same time I had totally written off Norwich. I had narrowed it down to any two from four (Watford,  Bournemouth, West Ham, Villa) for the last few games.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 01:21:55 PM by Damo70 »

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Re: Relegation Watch
« Reply #989 on: July 13, 2020, 01:29:55 PM »
i'm more inclined to go for Watford beat West Ham.

Not for me. There's a chance Watford will lose their last three and their GD could take a hammering so 34 points could be enough to finish above them.

For the last game with West Ham I'd rather go there with them safe or all but safe and just content to play out a point with us. That's far more likely if they win the game with their GD.

One wildcard is Bournemouth now. After last night's second half I don't know what to expect from them v Southampton and Everton. One boost is Ake got injured first half so their defence is still pretty weak.

 


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