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Author Topic: Champions League Contention  (Read 227101 times)

Online Dave P

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2700 on: April 23, 2024, 09:40:39 AM »
I said after Brentford when we drew 3-3 that we would get to 70 points and Spurs would get to 69.  The Arsenal result means I think we'll get to 72.  I just want it to be safe by the last game.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2701 on: April 23, 2024, 10:40:59 AM »
Positive view, they have a very tough run-in, they have a key injuries recently, they looked pretty poor defensively in recent games vs Fulham and Newcastle - not sure the manager has plan B to the way they play. Also, Maddison looks half the player he was at the start of the season.
That said, we just win and do it ourselves.

Maddison knows all about missing out on top four from his Leicester days. Although, admittedly Leicester were actually in the top for for most of the season before the crumble, unlike Spuds.

Offline lovejoy

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2702 on: April 23, 2024, 10:44:04 AM »
I can confirm from the Chelsea fans at work that they hate Spurs with a passion. I thinbk saturday is pivotal. A win takes the others out of the equation and puts us 9 points ahead and loads on the pressure on Spurs. Anything else and it's "back in their hands".

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2703 on: April 23, 2024, 11:09:01 AM »
It's too difficult to call.  One thing I'm pretty sure of is it won't be straightforward. 

After they beat us I thought it was highly likely that Spurs would finish above us.  But them losing to Fulham and again to Newcastle whilst we got a point at West Ham and beat Arsenal was a huge swing.  I wouldn't be surprised to see similar swings over the remaining games.

But certainly, I'd far rather be in our position than theirs.  Even if you give them Burnley & Sheffield, they've got Liverpool and Chelsea away and we've got them at home.  Then they've got Arsenal and Man City whilst we've got Brighton and Palace.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2704 on: April 23, 2024, 12:05:05 PM »
We have 4 games left spurs have 6 but we are 6 points ahead

the way I look at it is spurs have 2 easy games Shef Utd and Burley so Im giving them the 6 points back that were ahead

So its a shootout as to whos best over the other 4 games
We have Chelsea, Brighton, Liverpool, palace
They have Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City

We got to be favourites

Edit- basically what Chris has said above

Offline astonvilla82

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2705 on: April 23, 2024, 12:13:19 PM »
We have 4 games left spurs have 6 but we are 6 points ahead

the way I look at it is spurs have 2 easy games Shef Utd and Burley so Im giving them the 6 points back that were ahead

So its a shootout as to whos best over the other 4 games
We have Chelsea, Brighton, Liverpool, palace
They have Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City

We got to be favourites

Edit- basically what Chris has said above
Burnley game might not be that easy depending on where thier league position is

Offline darren woolley

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2706 on: April 23, 2024, 12:44:52 PM »
It's getting so close now I really think we can do it it's in touching distance for us.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2707 on: April 23, 2024, 12:57:34 PM »
Two more wins does it.

Even a win and a draw taking us to 70 might do it. But that would be a bit squeaky bum time on the final day.

Two wins to get us to 72 would put it out of reach for Spurs given their fixtures.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2708 on: April 23, 2024, 01:06:19 PM »
We have 4 games left spurs have 6 but we are 6 points ahead

the way I look at it is spurs have 2 easy games Shef Utd and Burley so Im giving them the 6 points back that were ahead

So its a shootout as to whos best over the other 4 games
We have Chelsea, Brighton, Liverpool, palace
They have Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City

We got to be favourites

Edit- basically what Chris has said above
Burnley game might not be that easy depending on where thier league position is

And just as important is can they get the goal difference back with those two games against Sheffield and Burnley?

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2709 on: April 23, 2024, 01:59:56 PM »

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2710 on: April 23, 2024, 05:03:31 PM »
Makes what we're doing even more impressive.

« Last Edit: April 23, 2024, 05:10:20 PM by PeterWithesShin »

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2711 on: April 23, 2024, 05:15:20 PM »
And Spurs even poorer.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2712 on: April 23, 2024, 09:56:48 PM »
I've looked at spurs schedule. It's punishing, not only in who they've got to play, but when. The only break is the six days between Liverpool and Burnley.
Sunday, Arsenal
Thursday, Chelsea
Sunday, Liverpool
Saturday, Burnley
Tuesday, Man City
Sunday, Sheffield United

I know we've still got Europe in the mix, but ours does feel a little more leisurely.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2713 on: April 23, 2024, 10:02:18 PM »
Chelsea home  is a must win match and puts us 9 clear before Spurs even play

As much as I can see Villa beating Chelsea and can see Chelsea hammering Spurs when they play !

No it's not.
Not a must win?
Why not ?
9pts would be quite the gap.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2714 on: April 23, 2024, 10:31:21 PM »
It's only a must win if not winning it mathematically costs you something. We are not at that stage yet.

 


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