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Thread: Back to reality

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    Back to reality

    its great we got 3 wins, but we were always going to be in a relegation fight. Next week is a right off but we got Southampton, Palace and Burnley after that. We are not down yet

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    I think we will pick up enough points to hover around mid table - between 7th and 15th hopefuly
    keeping out of danger and just steadily improving as a team and individually

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    but it's a long trip home on the bus.... the troops will be knackered on their return - early mornings late nights and too much drink ... hmmmm

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    Liverpool are great going forward but poor at the back. Long trip to Moscow as well. If we get at them I think we can get something. I'm surprised Liverpool and Manure are playing in Moscow Tuesday and Wednesday. Yes its massive but they'll all be looking for Irish pubs!

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    I think we can win against any team. We're not going to obviously but against Liverpool I'll be on my toes to see what Rafa and the players come up with. We might lose. We might just surprise them. No NUFC game's outcome is easily predicted this season IMO

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    Huddersfield, Brighton, Swansea - all tight and 1-0. If we keep the performance levels up we should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    I think we can win against any team. We're not going to obviously but against Liverpool I'll be on my toes to see what Rafa and the players come up with. We might lose. We might just surprise them. No NUFC game's outcome is easily predicted this season IMO
    I'm inclined to agree with you on the above Hughie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieG View Post
    I think we can win against any team. We're not going to obviously but against Liverpool I'll be on my toes to see what Rafa and the players come up with. We might lose. We might just surprise them. No NUFC game's outcome is easily predicted this season IMO
    Aye.

    This, we will certainly lose lots of games this season however we also have it in our locker to win games we're "not supposed to".

    It might actually suit us next week that we can defend and counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoneymcRingRing View Post
    its great we got 3 wins, but we were always going to be in a relegation fight. Next week is a right off but we got Southampton, Palace and Burnley after that. We are not down yet
    Relegation fight, Liverpool a write off ?? FFS, these doom and gloom merchants just do my head in. I wouldn't want you to be captain of my team !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannylad View Post
    Relegation fight, Liverpool a write off ?? FFS, these doom and gloom merchants just do my head in. I wouldn't want you to be captain of my team !
    It needs to be looked at over the period of a season. We could beat any team on our day and we could also lose to any team on the day.

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    Let's not detract for the mindset of avoiding relegation as our first goal.
    That being the case, we can say we are well on course.

    Let's not start to think too far ahead in the points department because of a few wins on the bounce and ALMOST expecting to to look at the fixture list as some kind of easy, early, path, because we are obviously going to drop quite a few points all through the entire season, including those games.

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    i think the last few games and especially lascelles goals papered over a few cracks

    joselwho has a great work ethic and some fans love that
    he plays with passion and some fans love that
    but he is our forward and will not score enough goals to warrant playing just one goal scorer and added to that ashlys negativity with only playing one forward we are going to struggle

    josewho would be great with gayle beside him as he does all the work gayle stays in the box and scores

    but rafa wont play like that

    we wont go down there are 3 worse sides than us in this league (just0

    and we will need a goal scorer in the next window

    the reason we went down under rafa was we were not attacking enough and didnt score enough goals when we needed to
    we were in a relegation fight and we played defensivly

    it didnt work then and it wont now
    but we will stay up just

    we were on top most of the game yesterday
    but at any point did i think we were comfortable or would win

    we huffed but didnt threaten all that much for the possesion we had

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    Quote Originally Posted by pboromag View Post
    i think the last few games and especially lascelles goals papered over a few cracks

    joselwho has a great work ethic and some fans love that
    he plays with passion and some fans love that
    but he is our forward and will not score enough goals to warrant playing just one goal scorer and added to that ashlys negativity with only playing one forward we are going to struggle

    josewho would be great with gayle beside him as he does all the work gayle stays in the box and scores

    but rafa wont play like that

    we wont go down there are 3 worse sides than us in this league (just0

    and we will need a goal scorer in the next window

    the reason we went down under rafa was we were not attacking enough and didnt score enough goals when we needed to
    we were in a relegation fight and we played defensivly

    it didnt work then and it wont now
    but we will stay up just

    we were on top most of the game yesterday
    but at any point did i think we were comfortable or would win

    we huffed but didnt threaten all that much for the possesion we had
    The reason we went down under Rafa is that we were too far gone under chat managers before Rafa came.

    I keep on repeating Rafa's record for the last and only eight games we had under him in the relegation year was only one loss. In that period we scored 15 goals. Hardly relegation form as had we averaged that over the season under the other numpties we would have finished mid table.

    Shame there are some who can't work this out.

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    Though I know two strikers can seem outdated tactically and furthermore be slightly dangerous if you're a newly-promoted side, but the problem with the current formation is that the player behind the striker is essential if the system is to work. And we have no half-decent players for that particular position.

    Occasionally Perez comes up with a decent display, but overall he's just not suited for that position (I'm struggling to see just what position he is suited for altogether). Diamé is simply a flop as far as I'm concerned, not good enough I'm afraid.

    Bottom line; I would like to see a 4-4-2 formation at some point. That's unless Perez starts picking up form or we bring in a proven and good central attacking midfielder in January.

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    It's a shame de Jong didn't get the chance-he'd looked good in pre-season, hadn't he?

    Perez is a strange one-two and a half really decent games but yesterday back to what we've seen the most from him...when he's shit, he's really shit.

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    Yes - it baffles me that we didn't replace De Jong or give him another go (yeah yeah the market is crazy blah blah).

    I know he's made of glass, but if we're gonna play in our current formation he would easily be the best shout for that position behind the striker.

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    Perez i think would benefit from time on the sidelines.

    Has Diame even played this season in the league?

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