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Thread: Those elusive 4-5 points

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    Those elusive 4-5 points

    Could be the hardest to finally get, in touching distance of ensuring Prem football, but present form, and the next 5-6 matches,( all going to be tough for different reasons ) who knows when ?
    Our style of attacking / open play has been for most fantastic, but always likely to get undone with the ongoing saga of defending corners etc. Last nights Dawson goal, possibly the oldest & most basic corner goal in the book.
    With a LB, appearing to be the only main defensive recruit incoming, much for Koch / Llorente /Struijk / and hopefully Cresswell to work on during the summer.

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    I have serious misgivings about this, as quoted in a different thread, I fear we will be dragged into a relegation battle unless we get points from our next 3 games, Chelsea (lose), Fulham (draw), Sheffield (narrow win), hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norfolk white View Post
    I have serious misgivings about this, as quoted in a different thread, I fear we will be dragged into a relegation battle unless we get points from our next 3 games, Chelsea (lose), Fulham (draw), Sheffield (narrow win), hopefully.
    If we start with the team that we ended with yesterday, and are just a little more clinical in finishing, I see no reason why we can't give all of them a run for their money, and come away with 5 out of 9 points (draw, draw, win) at least. The key is that first "If" statement.

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    Yep, must start with the team that finished, and llorente needs to man up a bit, ball player he maybe, header and tackler I fear not, something that's needed as a centre half, Dawson was his man last night and llorente was no where near him, totally out muscled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    If we start with the team that we ended with yesterday, and are just a little more clinical in finishing, I see no reason why we can't give all of them a run for their money, and come away with 5 out of 9 points (draw, draw, win) at least. The key is that first "If" statement.
    I was just about to post the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyni View Post
    I was just about to post the same.
    Great minds think alike!😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by norfolk white View Post
    Yep, must start with the team that finished, and llorente needs to man up a bit, ball player he maybe, header and tackler I fear not, something that's needed as a centre half, Dawson was his man last night and llorente was no where near him, totally out muscled.
    Well at least there was one other person watching the same match I did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    If we start with the team that we ended with yesterday, and are just a little more clinical in finishing, I see no reason why we can't give all of them a run for their money, and come away with 5 out of 9 points (draw, draw, win) at least. The key is that first "If" statement.
    Agreed - bizarrely I can see us upsetting Chelsea - key I think is to start well and get an early goal as that seems to allow us to relax on the field and keep going.

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    Not wishing to harp on about llorente but Adrian Durhams take on it is spot on, "can't defend, passes like a rolls Royce"

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    Quote Originally Posted by norfolk white View Post
    Not wishing to harp on about llorente but Adrian Durhams take on it is spot on, "can't defend, passes like a rolls Royce"
    Hmmmn think he struggled on corners and with Dawson but otherwise he reads the game well, intercepts and holds up players. Alongside Struijk or Koch I think he could be great.

    Think he will be very effective in a back 3 at the libero.

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