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Author Topic: Final League Position  (Read 11217 times)

Offline supertom

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2020, 04:27:17 PM »
I think we'll hit the low 40 points mark. That'll put us probably 13-16th. We'll make a little progress because we've made good signings but to an extent, you have to make signings to stay still in the Premier League. A lot of the clubs around us are having a bit of a go. If we can continue defending a bit more resolutely as we did after project restart, then I fancy that we'll score enough to win more games. If you look at the promoted clubs coming up, they're all very suspect defensively. A lot of the other bottom half clubs are too (Newcastle have issues). So I do think a lot of games will boil down to who can score 3-4 to win. In all honesty I don't think any side in this division is much cop defensively and even Liverpool look shaky by the standards the set earlier last season.

Keeping Grealish, signing Watkins, McGinn back, and Traore to compete with AEG and Trezeguet, Wesley when he's back. There should be goals in our side. Hourihane will hopefully maintain his end of season form too, because he's always a threat.

So yeah, we'll score more and we'll concede less. I don't think we've got enough to push top 10, but maybe next year. Comfort is the key for this season. In particular, we've got to be winning more against top 10 sides. Is there a side in this league we shouldn't fancy beating on a given day? I don't think so, particularly anyone outside of Liverpool. Spurs, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea all look beatable, so getting some points off that lot here and there will be key. From around 8th and below anyone can beat anyone. Again though, we have Grealish and he's the class of player who can turn a game. Not every side around us is that fortunate.
Sheffield Utd did exceptionally well last season but I suspect they'll struggle this time. Expect Brighton and Burnley to be scrapping with us too. Southampton will have difficulties as well. The promoted sides will be in a battle. I can't really see any of them being a surprise package. At least two of the three go down for me.

Offline Dr Butler

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2020, 04:39:25 PM »
I would take 14th right now

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Offline Mister E

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2020, 04:52:18 PM »
I think we'll hit the low 40 points mark. That'll put us probably 13-16th. We'll make a little progress because we've made good signings but to an extent, you have to make signings to stay still in the Premier League. A lot of the clubs around us are having a bit of a go. If we can continue defending a bit more resolutely as we did after project restart, then I fancy that we'll score enough to win more games. If you look at the promoted clubs coming up, they're all very suspect defensively. A lot of the other bottom half clubs are too (Newcastle have issues). So I do think a lot of games will boil down to who can score 3-4 to win. In all honesty I don't think any side in this division is much cop defensively and even Liverpool look shaky by the standards the set earlier last season.

Keeping Grealish, signing Watkins, McGinn back, and Traore to compete with AEG and Trezeguet, Wesley when he's back. There should be goals in our side. Hourihane will hopefully maintain his end of season form too, because he's always a threat.

So yeah, we'll score more and we'll concede less. I don't think we've got enough to push top 10, but maybe next year. Comfort is the key for this season. In particular, we've got to be winning more against top 10 sides. Is there a side in this league we shouldn't fancy beating on a given day? I don't think so, particularly anyone outside of Liverpool. Spurs, Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea all look beatable, so getting some points off that lot here and there will be key. From around 8th and below anyone can beat anyone. Again though, we have Grealish and he's the class of player who can turn a game. Not every side around us is that fortunate.
Sheffield Utd did exceptionally well last season but I suspect they'll struggle this time. Expect Brighton and Burnley to be scrapping with us too. Southampton will have difficulties as well. The promoted sides will be in a battle. I can't really see any of them being a surprise package. At least two of the three go down for me.
Win 9-10 games against the clubs we believe will be around us in the table, and take more draws than last season and we should be okay.
Avoid the drubbings we got from Citeh and Leicester last time out.

Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2020, 10:44:42 AM »




Research and historical data says : As unpredictable as the relegation battle is, it is possible to ensure your Premier League status inside the first 10 matches.

No team with 15 or more points after 10 games has ever gone down, while teams with between 12 and 14 points have a better than 90 per cent chance of survival.

Offline MalcolmP

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2020, 01:11:22 PM »
11th

Offline Richard E

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2020, 01:29:34 PM »
At the absolute minimum well finish top.

Offline Baldy

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2020, 03:55:58 PM »
52 points at least. Enough to finish 11th.  :)

Online Brazilian Villain

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2020, 04:09:02 PM »
Optimism abounds, changed vote to 7-11th.

Offline chrisf

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2020, 04:22:35 PM »
Sorry if you've all seen this but it made me laugh.

https://twitter.com/AHC_Vlogs/status/1306190296447889411

Online dcdavecollett

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #69 on: October 02, 2020, 01:19:23 AM »
12th, for some reason.

Offline Matt C

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #70 on: October 02, 2020, 02:23:08 AM »
14th.

Online Brazilian Villain

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #71 on: October 02, 2020, 09:36:44 AM »
Optimism abounds, changed vote to 7-11th.

Pessimism abounds, changed vote to 12-17th.

Offline PaulTheVillan

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #72 on: October 02, 2020, 11:19:46 AM »
13th

Online Brazilian Villain

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #73 on: October 05, 2020, 12:30:51 PM »
The last time we won our first 3 games was 1962/63 when Everton won their first 4 that season as well. They won the league (as they did when they replicated that feat in 1969/70), we finished 15th.

Offline Villa Lew

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #74 on: October 05, 2020, 12:48:59 PM »
Yeah I remember it, the 2nd half of that season we had a spell of losing 11 on the bounce.

Back to this season after yesterdays performance looking at a top 4 position, but trying to be realistic feel we can certainly make top half, will have a much better idea after the end of this month, after we've played Leicester, Leeds and Southampton.

 


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