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Offline sid1964

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2670 on: April 22, 2024, 07:42:07 AM »
We need to beat Chelsea on Saturday night to really ramp up the pressure on Spurs

Hopefully our performance this Saturday will be better than the last time we played Chelsea!

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2671 on: April 22, 2024, 07:54:56 AM »
I would MUCH rather have the points on the board than games in hand, especially given who those games are against.  But at this point in the season it's not beyond the realms of possibility for a team to lose a couple unexpectedly, and another team to win a couple unexpectedely.  I'll feel much more comfortable once Spurs have managed less than three points in the next 3 games.

Offline nigel

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2672 on: April 22, 2024, 08:16:57 AM »
Their next three league games

Arsenal (H)
Chelsea (A)
Liverpool (A)

Our next three games. And we will have two Conf league games mixed in

Chelsea (H)
Brighton (A)
Liverpool (H)

I can see both of us getting 3pts from those fixtures

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2673 on: April 22, 2024, 08:17:13 AM »
The thing with games in hand is everyone just adds three points per game but it doesn't work like that in reality. We disaster game play with the worst case scenario. It's actually annoying it gets so far out of sync, and happens due to cup commitments as is a very English issue (i.e. not in other big leagues).
Points in the bag is always preferable.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2674 on: April 22, 2024, 08:58:02 AM »
3 points guarantees top 5.

Newcastle, Man U and Chelsea can all only reach 68 maximum and we're on 66.

And Manure and Newcastle play each other, so can't both get 18 points.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2675 on: April 22, 2024, 09:00:04 AM »
Was thinking Tottenham are usually rubbish against Liverpool and Chelsea, but have a good record against Man City.

They're probably playing Arsenal at the right time, but Man City at the wrong time.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2676 on: April 22, 2024, 09:06:02 AM »
Was thinking Tottenham are usually rubbish against Liverpool and Chelsea, but have a good record against Man City.

They're probably playing Arsenal at the right time, but Man City at the wrong time.

The worry is Man City could have the league won by game 37 (which is when they play Spurs).  We really need either Liverpool or Arsenal to be within 3 or 4 points of Man City - maximum - by game 37, so they NEED the result against Spurs.  If they've already won the title, and only have the FA Cup to come, you'd worry about them rotating and taking their eye off the ball.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2677 on: April 22, 2024, 09:09:50 AM »
The last Man City match was 3-3 with a last minute Spurs goal, and an even later minute poor ref decision when he called back the foul as Grealish was sent clear. I expect the other Citeh results were against a team who used to defend and then hit them with a Kane goal from a set piece. Angeball is to run and run and attack, I can't see that working against Citeh in the run-in.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2678 on: April 22, 2024, 09:14:04 AM »
Was thinking Tottenham are usually rubbish against Liverpool and Chelsea, but have a good record against Man City.

They're probably playing Arsenal at the right time, but Man City at the wrong time.

The worry is Man City could have the league won by game 37 (which is when they play Spurs).  We really need either Liverpool or Arsenal to be within 3 or 4 points of Man City - maximum - by game 37, so they NEED the result against Spurs.  If they've already won the title, and only have the FA Cup to come, you'd worry about them rotating and taking their eye off the ball.

I don't think both Liverpool and Arsenal will drop off. One maybe, but I think it's going to the wire.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2679 on: April 22, 2024, 09:23:09 AM »
Was thinking Tottenham are usually rubbish against Liverpool and Chelsea, but have a good record against Man City.

They're probably playing Arsenal at the right time, but Man City at the wrong time.

The worry is Man City could have the league won by game 37 (which is when they play Spurs).  We really need either Liverpool or Arsenal to be within 3 or 4 points of Man City - maximum - by game 37, so they NEED the result against Spurs.  If they've already won the title, and only have the FA Cup to come, you'd worry about them rotating and taking their eye off the ball.

I don't think both Liverpool and Arsenal will drop off. One maybe, but I think it's going to the wire.


Would prefer Liverpool to drop off, as we still have to play them.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2680 on: April 22, 2024, 10:02:08 AM »
Was thinking Tottenham are usually rubbish against Liverpool and Chelsea, but have a good record against Man City.

They're probably playing Arsenal at the right time, but Man City at the wrong time.

The worry is Man City could have the league won by game 37 (which is when they play Spurs).  We really need either Liverpool or Arsenal to be within 3 or 4 points of Man City - maximum - by game 37, so they NEED the result against Spurs.  If they've already won the title, and only have the FA Cup to come, you'd worry about them rotating and taking their eye off the ball.

I hope it's Arsenal, because if Liverpool are still in with a shout our last home game would be harder.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2681 on: April 22, 2024, 10:10:58 AM »
It's always disappointing to concede a goal but when Bournemouth scored the Spurs fans must have been in seventh heaven.

Would love to have seen their faces when Villa's one, two, three flew in. A right kick in their goolies.

Poor ba*tards.

Ha Ha
« Last Edit: April 22, 2024, 10:35:06 AM by Baldy »

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2682 on: April 22, 2024, 12:12:22 PM »
 Brighton v Aston Villa moved from Saturday 4 May to Sunday 5 May 2pm due to Europa Conference League Semi Final
Same day as Liverpool v Spurs 430pm.

This is how Villa and Spurs matches play

27 April
Villa v Chelsea 8pm
28 April
Spurs v Arsenal 430pm
2 May
Chelsea v Spurs 730pm, Villa v Olympiacos 8pm
5 May
Brighton V Villa, Liverpool v Spurs
9 May
Olympiacos v Villa 8pm
11 May
Spurs v Burnley 3pm
13 May
Villa v Liverpool 8pm
14 May
Spurs v Man City 8pm
19 May
Palace v Villa, Sheffield Utd v Spurs both matches 4pm

« Last Edit: April 22, 2024, 12:14:48 PM by Footy-Vill »

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2683 on: April 22, 2024, 12:21:57 PM »
The thing with games in hand is everyone just adds three points per game but it doesn't work like that in reality. We disaster game play with the worst case scenario. It's actually annoying it gets so far out of sync, and happens due to cup commitments as is a very English issue (i.e. not in other big leagues).
Points in the bag is always preferable.

I think people are just seeing Spurs playing Sheffield United and Burnley and still worrying. However they play both in the last week and by that time we could easily be 8-9 points clear of them so in that scenario they'd have to beat Man. City aswell to have any chance of 4th.

That would likely hand Arsenal the league which I'm sure is chasing some of their fanbase sleepless nights.

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Re: Champions League Contention
« Reply #2684 on: April 22, 2024, 12:26:32 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 !

 


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