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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #90 on: October 17, 2020, 07:27:54 AM »
The bookie I use has us in to 10/1 for top 6, but that still puts us at 11th favourites in that market. Everton are one of 7 odds-on sides, then there's Leicester, Wolves and Leeds ahead of us. The book on relegation also has us upper bottom half were everyone to finish in odds order, but that's a bit of an improvement from being odds-on a few weeks back. We're still odds-against to finish in the top half.

The missus has a fiver each way on us to win the League, and I know that's come in from 1000/1 when she placed it to 125/1 now. Free money that, I reckon...

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2020, 08:27:03 AM »
Many thanks Lastfootstamper, money in the Bank.  :)

I was listening to some Podcast and a rep from Paddy Powers was highly impressed with Villa's transfer market and recognised McGinn was back on form, Konsa emerging and Jack on fire etc.

Hell of a jump but you don't see many poor bookies!!  :)

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2020, 09:37:27 AM »
Many thanks Lastfootstamper, money in the Bank.  :)
I was listening to some Podcast and a rep from Paddy Powers was highly impressed with Villa's transfer market and recognised McGinn was back on form, Konsa emerging and Jack on fire etc.
Hell of a jump but you don't see many poor bookies!!  :)
still 125/1, tho'

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2020, 12:13:20 PM »
12th I had at start of season but 9th I reckon now

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2020, 09:01:49 AM »
The lowest that a team has finished after beginning a top-flight English league season with 4 wins from 4 games is 15th. This has been done three times, including by Aston Villa in 1900/01.

Offline Allan C

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2020, 09:19:02 AM »
I think we’ve got a top 6 team but, at the moment, a 15th placed squad. I’m thinking 12th possibly 10th

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #96 on: October 21, 2020, 09:44:17 AM »
UTV indeed, Footy!

As a much more short-term gambler than you, I've got a lucky dip on tonight's lottery and a losing scratchcard. We're on the up!

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #97 on: October 21, 2020, 10:49:18 AM »
I think we need to have Wolves type luck with injuries, as obviously more of a drop off in quality for us compared to the top teams.

Nice to feel like we can beat anyone on our day though.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #98 on: October 21, 2020, 10:58:21 AM »
I said 15th so will edge to the top of the range at 12th

A couple of decent reinforcements in Jan coupled with Wes and Heaton back (assuming both fully recover)

The key is midfield to avoid injuries and suspensions

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2020, 11:03:18 AM »
Win tomorrow, and we'll be 6 points clear of dropping out of the top 4, with a massively superior goal difference.  I think we've seen we don't need to fear anybody, my only worry is that we don't really have much in the way of quality replacements for what is a very good first team.  If we keep all the key players fit, I think we'll be top 6 with a realistic chance of top 4.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #100 on: October 21, 2020, 11:16:01 AM »
Win tomorrow, and we'll be 6 points clear of dropping out of the top 4, with a massively superior goal difference.  I think we've seen we don't need to fear anybody, my only worry is that we don't really have much in the way of quality replacements for what is a very good first team.  If we keep all the key players fit, I think we'll be top 6 with a realistic chance of top 4.
Injuries and suspensions are inevitable, just hope that the injuries are not too frequent or severe.


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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #101 on: October 21, 2020, 11:26:09 AM »
I predicted 13th at the start of the season. I’d probably still take it now in all honesty, but it would feel like a disappointment after this start of ours. We’ve smashed one of the best teams in the world and edged out a very good Leicester side in what I thought might be our come-uppance match. Dare to dream. A bit.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #102 on: October 21, 2020, 12:51:26 PM »
Top half....will require about 20 points more than last year but think we are capable. Like most sides, a serious enough injury or two to any of our core players (McGinn, Jack, Luiz, Mings and Watkins) and we could struggle. With the fixture schedule (including internationals), I do think we are going to have to rotate players more.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #103 on: October 21, 2020, 12:53:20 PM »
Win tomorrow, and we'll be 6 points clear of dropping out of the top 4, with a massively superior goal difference.  I think we've seen we don't need to fear anybody, my only worry is that we don't really have much in the way of quality replacements for what is a very good first team.  If we keep all the key players fit, I think we'll be top 6 with a realistic chance of top 4.
Although you're getting ahead of yourself on the date, I hope you're right about the outcome.

My concerns are exactly the same; maybe I have forgotten how poor we were last season but I was hoping for one or two additional good squad players to back up the great start. I guess January isn't so far away if we can keep it going.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #104 on: October 21, 2020, 05:01:02 PM »
We'll be top ten at least, but we'll have a Gregory-style (1998?) collapse at some point and finish lower than we're promising right now.

 


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