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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #165 on: October 25, 2020, 02:48:42 PM »
Watching Everton's movement right now vs Southampton you can see that they are a few very signings ahead of us. And that over the course of ther season will apply to a number of sides who over a number of years have been buying just overall better players. I think as superb as our start has been it's inevitable we will fall back into mid table. We need to find a way to overcome defeats quickly, turn losing positions into points, maintain winning positions are at minimum not lose all 3. Things that we triggled to do last season. That would be progress. And then next summer build with 2 or 3 more Barkley level players, maybe even one Jack level to just improve the first XI and strengthen/deepen the options off the bench. So for me after 5 games I can see us finishing worst 11th, at best 7th, so I'll go for 9th this season.

Even a squad stacked like Everton struggles when they get injuries, the young kid at RB has been mullered this half with Coleman out.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #166 on: October 25, 2020, 02:48:49 PM »
I think Leeds will slip back as they usually do in the second half of the season. But going forward they also will become stronger and deeper and buy players for the entire campaign that allow them to keep their energy level high and maintain that style. And they need to keep Bielsa obviously who I can see ending up at Barcelona. I reckon they will finish just behind us.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #167 on: October 25, 2020, 02:52:26 PM »
Watching Everton's movement right now vs Southampton you can see that they are a few very signings ahead of us. And that over the course of ther season will apply to a number of sides who over a number of years have been buying just overall better players. I think as superb as our start has been it's inevitable we will fall back into mid table. We need to find a way to overcome defeats quickly, turn losing positions into points, maintain winning positions are at minimum not lose all 3. Things that we triggled to do last season. That would be progress. And then next summer build with 2 or 3 more Barkley level players, maybe even one Jack level to just improve the first XI and strengthen/deepen the options off the bench. So for me after 5 games I can see us finishing worst 11th, at best 7th, so I'll go for 9th this season.

Even a squad stacked like Everton struggles when they get injuries, the young kid at RB has been mullered this half with Coleman out.

No doubt. That why I think the much deeper squads will prevail. What is also very different this season is just how compressed and taxing cup competitions will be especially for those in Europe. Even the big squads will be tested so it might allow for a more even league campaign or as we have seen a number of very unlikely results every week.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #168 on: October 25, 2020, 07:27:57 PM »
Well Ive plotted our way to 46 points from our current position which I would be very happy with.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #169 on: December 12, 2020, 10:07:01 PM »
I voted 7-11 way back when

At times it fluctuations to 8-12 but after our 10 matches I think we can hold that 7th to 11th

Would love higher but that really depends on how we perform on the tougher  matches coming up vs Chelsea,  Man Utd and Spurs.

So far its been super progress from last season and a strong January window can see us really consolidate tophalf.

Anyone want to revise or comment on their forecast on villa final league placing having seen 10 matches


Dean Smith has really said it all that Villa have only really deserved to lose to Leeds
So that's one match in 10



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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2020, 07:16:42 PM »
Given we seem to be going along the win one lose one, sort of season, were looking at averaging around 1.5 points a game, which would give us 57ish.
57 would be enough to see us 7th or 8th over the last 4 seasons

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #171 on: December 13, 2020, 07:26:19 PM »
Given we seem to be going along the win one lose one, sort of season, were looking at averaging around 1.5 points a game, which would give us 57ish.
57 would be enough to see us 7th or 8th over the last 4 seasons

A meagre 8 points on top of that would give us our best haul since finishing runners-up under BFR.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #172 on: December 21, 2020, 11:07:05 AM »
I love the way the villa players and Deano are learning from mistakes in previous matches. You can see the gradual improvement.

Against Brighton, Traore didn't track back and an unmarked March got Brighton's winner. Boss shows him the video, then against WBA his tracking back was fantastic.

Last season against 10 men, Luiz dropped back to collect the ball from our defenders. Waste of an extra man. Against WBA, our defenders made the passes and Luiz moved higher up the field. We took advantage of that extra man.

Against WBA, on a number of occasions Targett ended up just outside their penalty box in a central position. This gave Jack and El Ghazi more space to do their trickery down the left and also forced a WBA defender from the goal mouth area. Good thinking.

Mings is releasing the ball faster and when possible McGinn is starting to get into shooting positions again. There are many more examples of this team learning.

At the moment, we are playing fantastic football, very willing to learn and our back up players are stepping up to the plate. We should fear no one in this league and I mean no one. Not even the mighty Liverpool. :) 

In this unusual season, I see no reason why we should not set the top 6 as our target. Wouldn't be surprised if our owners are thinking the same.


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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #173 on: December 21, 2020, 06:12:43 PM »
We're only five away games from staying up.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #174 on: December 21, 2020, 09:11:03 PM »
We're only five away games from staying up.

Is exactly the way Im thinking!

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #175 on: December 21, 2020, 10:14:34 PM »
Given we seem to be going along the win one lose one, sort of season, were looking at averaging around 1.5 points a game, which would give us 57ish.
57 would be enough to see us 7th or 8th over the last 4 seasons

After 12 games we're actually currently on more points than all 3 seasons when we finished 6th under MON.

We can certainly finish top half although still more likely in 8th-10th range than anything above that but we'd certainly have all taken that as amazing season in August.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #176 on: December 26, 2020, 08:28:02 PM »
I've gone from `14th to top half , to top 8 finish.  Won't be easy but we can only convert another 5% of our chances.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #177 on: December 26, 2020, 08:45:30 PM »
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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #178 on: December 26, 2020, 08:47:55 PM »
Simply has to be somewhere in the top half.

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Re: Final League Position
« Reply #179 on: December 26, 2020, 08:55:41 PM »
30 points from 25 games would probably put us top half. 35 Top 8 and 40 Top 6.

 


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