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Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1050 on: February 26, 2024, 04:43:55 PM »

Luton a 3
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 1
Wolves h 1
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 1
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 1

A pessimistic 15...

3 wins from 12 games would be a pretty unexpectedly poor return from those games, especially as our performances look to have turned a corner.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1051 on: February 26, 2024, 04:52:21 PM »

Luton a 3
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 1
Wolves h 1
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 1
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 1

A pessimistic 15...


Fair enough, but that is unnecessarily pessimistic. That's 15 points from 12 games. If you include our recent dip in results which is our worst run under Emery, the 12 games up to and including the Man U loss yielded 21 points. I just can't see that we're only going to win 1 of our last 6 games.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1052 on: February 26, 2024, 04:53:48 PM »
Luton a 1
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 0
Wolves h 3
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 3
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 3

I have W5 D3 L4 which feels pretty pessimistic still and would give us enough to get to 70 points but would lower the average number of ppg in that run to 1.5. I could easily see us get more points in the games against Luton, Spurs, West Ham, Chelsea and perhaps even Liverpool, if they aren't fighting for the League still.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1053 on: February 26, 2024, 04:54:42 PM »
It would be and with Torres and Konsa coming back our defence should be a lot stronger. However none of those games are a banker 3 points with the exceptions of Bournemouth and Brentford at home.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1054 on: February 26, 2024, 04:56:22 PM »
Luton a 1
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 0
Wolves h 3
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 3
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 3

I have W5 D3 L4 which feels pretty pessimistic still and would give us enough to get to 70 points but would lower the average number of ppg in that run to 1.5. I could easily see us get more points in the games against Luton, Spurs, West Ham, Chelsea and perhaps even Liverpool, if they aren't fighting for the League still.

Obviously a lot depends on getting players like Torres and Konsa back, and not having any more serious injuries, but I could also see us getting a point at either Man City or Arsenal. None of the top 3 will be looking forward to playing us, least of all Liverpool.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1055 on: February 26, 2024, 05:00:41 PM »
Luton a 1
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 0
Wolves h 3
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 3
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 3

I have W5 D3 L4 which feels pretty pessimistic still and would give us enough to get to 70 points but would lower the average number of ppg in that run to 1.5. I could easily see us get more points in the games against Luton, Spurs, West Ham, Chelsea and perhaps even Liverpool, if they aren't fighting for the League still.

Obviously a lot depends on getting players like Torres and Konsa back, and not having any more serious injuries, but I could also see us getting a point at either Man City or Arsenal. None of the top 3 will be looking forward to playing us, least of all Liverpool.

Agreed. I had a point at ManC, but then took it out trying to be more pessimistic. Liverpool could either be secure in 1st or 2nd and still have a Cup to go for, so anything could happen.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1056 on: February 26, 2024, 05:10:45 PM »
I reckon we'll beat Arsenal, Citeh and Liverpool and get close enough to curse our bad January as costing us the title.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1057 on: February 26, 2024, 05:14:08 PM »
I reckon we'll beat Arsenal, Citeh and Liverpool and get close enough to curse our bad January as costing us the title.

We'll probably go into the Palace game needing a win to guarantee the title, and get humped 4-0, Ayew hat trick. *shakes fist at the shitty universe*

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1058 on: February 26, 2024, 05:21:24 PM »
I'd be happy to see us get CL nailed as quickly as possible so we can play the strongest teams possible in the latter stages of the Conference League.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1059 on: February 26, 2024, 05:21:25 PM »
Luton a 3
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 3
Wolves h 3
Man City a 1
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 1
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 3
Brighton a 1
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 1
23 points

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1060 on: February 26, 2024, 05:23:35 PM »
It would be and with Torres and Konsa coming back our defence should be a lot stronger. However none of those games are a banker 3 points with the exceptions of Bournemouth and Brentford at home.


There are no such thing as “bankers” anyway (see Sheff Utd at home). But to put a more positive spin on it I see two games there that we’re more than likely to get 0 points, but all of the others I think the opposition will look at Villa and not be thrilled at the prospect of playing us. If we hit our levels, which we’ve been getting closer to of late, I can see us getting plenty of wins. We’ll probably have the odd, surprising, disappointing loss but I think we can win plenty of those.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1061 on: February 26, 2024, 05:24:50 PM »

Luton a 3
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 1
Wolves h 1
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 1
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 1

A pessimistic 15...

Point of order, we don't "do" draws anymore. Thank fuck. So many boring seasons when we did. Nah, we're all-or-nothing kinda guys now.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1062 on: February 26, 2024, 05:31:11 PM »
I reckon we'll beat Arsenal, Citeh and Liverpool and get close enough to curse our bad January as costing us the title.

We'll probably go into the Palace game needing a win to guarantee the title, and get humped 4-0, Ayew hat trick. *shakes fist at the shitty universe*

But fortunately, elsewhere a Serbian player will be having the game of his life to deny our rivals so it won't matter.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1063 on: February 26, 2024, 05:32:42 PM »

Luton a 3
Spurs h 1
West Ham a 1
Wolves h 1
Man City a 0
Brentford h 3
Arsenal a 0
Bournemouth h 3
Chelsea h 1
Brighton a 1
Liverpool h 0
Palace a 1

A pessimistic 15...

Point of order, we don't "do" draws anymore. Thank fuck. So many boring seasons when we did. Nah, we're all-or-nothing kinda guys now.

That's torn it.

I think the main thing for me is that no game is to be feared any more, we can beat anyone.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #1064 on: February 26, 2024, 05:50:06 PM »
Injuries will have a big say.  If Pau is struggling and we're down to Chanbers and Lenglet for a few games I do fear for us.

 


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