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Predictions: Top 4

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Manchester United
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Arsenal
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Newcastle
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #240 on: February 14, 2023, 02:32:52 pm »
Guimaraes is out?  That's very good news for us.
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #241 on: February 14, 2023, 02:39:47 pm »
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #242 on: February 14, 2023, 03:40:59 pm »
With the likes of Brighton, Fulham, Brentford and Newcastle taking points from all-comers, there is no reason we cant sneak back into top 4 contention. 

If (and its a big if) we can put a 4 or 5 game streak together, then we are right in amongst it.

Newcastle are wobbling of late, so putting pressure on them before their big final is crucial.  None of their players will want to miss that game so hopefully that means they aren't 'as' committed to those 50/50's.

Saying that, i still reckon the league is a possibility until its not...... :)

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #243 on: February 14, 2023, 03:42:17 pm »
Will be a tough game though, they have still only lost 1 game all season.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #244 on: February 14, 2023, 03:52:02 pm »
Will be a tough game though, they have still only lost 1 game all season.

like with the game last night, the narrative will be that Newcastle are likely favourites - albeit with more merit than the boos, but we should use that to our advantage if we can

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #245 on: February 14, 2023, 05:45:25 pm »
Will be a tough game though, they have still only lost 1 game all season.

I didn't know they've lost a game. Who has beaten them?

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #246 on: February 14, 2023, 05:57:51 pm »
Will be a tough game though, they have still only lost 1 game all season.

All the more reason for them to lose a second one! They've drawn too many lately, one win in six I think. I reckon we'll beat these, they are nothing special, we are.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #247 on: February 14, 2023, 05:58:30 pm »
I didn't know they've lost a game. Who has beaten them?
Dunno. Some mid-table team.
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #248 on: February 14, 2023, 06:07:10 pm »
I didn't know they've lost a game. Who has beaten them?
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #249 on: February 17, 2023, 12:33:04 am »
Mad that a team with more draws than wins is in the top four at this stage of the season. The door is open, but we've got a lot of ground to make up. Not going to get my hopes up until we get a couple of away wins.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #250 on: February 17, 2023, 12:36:55 am »
Man City
Arsenal
Man Utd
Liverpool

We are going to need to put a run together to finish top four, and so far this season we have not shown an ability to do that. But now that we are getting a few players back you never know! The signs were much better against Everton.

Hopefully we build on that and beat Newcastle. I think it will be tight as they donít give too much away.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #251 on: February 17, 2023, 12:45:35 am »
With the likes of Brighton, Fulham, Brentford and Newcastle taking points from all-comers, there is no reason we cant sneak back into top 4 contention. 

If (and its a big if) we can put a 4 or 5 game streak together, then we are right in amongst it.

Newcastle are wobbling of late, so putting pressure on them before their big final is crucial.  None of their players will want to miss that game so hopefully that means they aren't 'as' committed to those 50/50's.

Saying that, i still reckon the league is a possibility until its not...... :)

It's why I'm still pretty relaxed,we have more than enough to be able to put a long run together and the results of being able to train with an almost full squad cannot be underestimated.
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #252 on: February 17, 2023, 06:00:25 am »
Still very much a long shot. Our away form is atrocious. 2 wins and 2 draws only.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #253 on: February 17, 2023, 06:50:15 am »
I still canít see us getting top 4 now. Iíd take the conference league over Europa and win something different  8)

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #254 on: February 17, 2023, 06:51:34 am »
Weíll finish 3rd.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #255 on: February 17, 2023, 08:10:07 am »
I still canít see us getting top 4 now. Iíd take the conference league over Europa and win something different  8)

Id take the Europa. The league will be strong next year so Europa is another avenue back into the CL.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #256 on: February 17, 2023, 08:17:47 am »
Id take the Europa. The league will be strong next year so Europa is another avenue back into the CL.

5th next year should get CL, if the english clubs keep performing in europe as they have done in recent seasons.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #257 on: February 17, 2023, 08:22:29 am »
5th next year should get CL, if the english clubs keep performing in europe as they have done in recent seasons.

Yep. But the current top four, Spurs if they get bought out, Chelsea and us means someone will miss out.

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« Reply #258 on: February 17, 2023, 09:12:38 am »
We will get top 4 this year, so all this talk about Europa League is pointless ...

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #259 on: February 17, 2023, 09:25:59 am »
Yep. But the current top four, Spurs if they get bought out, Chelsea and us means someone will miss out.

If everyone gets bought out then getting bought out will no longer guarantee success.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #260 on: February 17, 2023, 09:41:49 am »
Weíll finish 3rd.

I think this too. Behind bot Manc clubs with Arsenal 4th.

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« Reply #261 on: February 17, 2023, 01:48:11 pm »
If everyone gets bought out then getting bought out will no longer guarantee success.

Yeah the prem is just a spin off of the super league. The English teams are already dominant in European competition

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #262 on: February 17, 2023, 11:09:18 pm »
I think this too. Behind bot Manc clubs with Arsenal 4th.
That wouldnt qualify as a bottle job. That would be off the scale.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #263 on: February 18, 2023, 12:24:51 am »
Yeah the prem is just a spin off of the super league. The English teams are already dominant in European competition

By winning 2 of the last 10 championships leagues?
I think state ownership will make them dominant but it hasn't happened yet.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #264 on: February 18, 2023, 12:27:02 am »
We'll get top 4. (I hope)

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #265 on: February 18, 2023, 12:30:45 am »
Ask me tomorrow evening. We're about to enter the last chance saloon. Our away form suggests we'll lose but we still have some big hitters who can do damage to the Saudis.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #266 on: February 18, 2023, 12:34:03 am »
Yeah the prem is just a spin off of the super league. The English teams are already dominant in European competition

Spanish clubs have won twice as many European trophies as English clubs in the last 10 years
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #267 on: February 18, 2023, 08:15:58 pm »
If Westham does the job, this will be a very good weekend.

Next weekend Spurs are playing vs Chelsea and Newcastle is at City. We can quickly get within reaching distance.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #268 on: February 18, 2023, 08:19:20 pm »
If Westham does the job, this will be a very good weekend.

Next weekend Spurs are playing vs Chelsea and Newcastle is at City. We can quickly get within reaching distance.

Newcastle donít have a league game next week, surely. Either way, a chance to put some pressure on.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #269 on: February 18, 2023, 08:32:40 pm »
This week has certainly changed things, I gave us no chance, still not totally convinced but there's defo much more encouraging signs. Not really arsed about what the others do, they are all shit and will all drop loads of points, was always about if we can find something and getting winning again.

12 wins from 16 would absolutely nail it. Hopefully requires less but always wanna get in the 70s ideally.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #270 on: February 18, 2023, 09:01:34 pm »
Beating Everton has given everyone a lift :D

We can only get better with big players coming back.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #271 on: February 18, 2023, 09:03:52 pm »
By winning 2 of the last 10 championships leagues?
I think state ownership will make them dominant but it hasn't happened yet.
State ownership allows you to spunk £50million on 4th choice fullbacks that gives you that strength in depth to see out league campaigns bit in cup competitions it's still just 11v11.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #272 on: February 18, 2023, 09:05:26 pm »
This week has certainly changed things, I gave us no chance, still not totally convinced but there's defo much more encouraging signs. Not really arsed about what the others do, they are all shit and will all drop loads of points, was always about if we can find something and getting winning again.

12 wins from 16 would absolutely nail it. Hopefully requires less but always wanna get in the 70s ideally.

Think the matches against teams around us are huge too.

Spurs and Fulham are both at home. Arsenal and United too.

Played Brighton, Brentford and Newcastle twice.

If we can pick up six from next two then itís on.
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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #273 on: February 18, 2023, 09:44:09 pm »
Win our game in hand and we're 3 points off top 4 with 16 or so games left. Too early to write us off

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #274 on: February 18, 2023, 09:55:37 pm »
I donít think Brighton, Brentford or Fulham believe themselves they can make top 4 and will be content to stay round about where they are. Realistically itís us, Spurs and Newcastle for one spot. Spurs donít seem great but win more than youíd think. Newcastle donít seem great but donít seem to lose to anyone bar us. Theyíre having a sticky patch though and we can definitely capitalise.

Still donít fully trust us to extend this run to 4 or 5 wins in the bounce to really get back in it but there are definitely promising signs there. We have a decent chance and I didnít think Iíd be saying that, even a week ago.

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Re: Predictions: Top 4
« Reply #275 on: February 18, 2023, 11:02:52 pm »
Top 4 odds:

(Man City 1/200)
(Arsenal 1/150)
(Man United 1/8)
Liverpool 5/4
Newcastle 11/8
Spurs 9/4

We were 4/1 this time last week.

We play twice before Newcastle next play. And their next match is Man City away. Win our next three and things will look incredibly rosy all things considered.
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« Reply #276 on: February 19, 2023, 02:51:38 am »
We surely are gathering some pace. Let's pray it continues 🙏
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« Reply #277 on: February 19, 2023, 07:30:35 am »
Top 4 odds:

(Man City 1/200)
(Arsenal 1/150)
(Man United 1/8)
Liverpool 5/4
Newcastle 11/8
Spurs 9/4

We were 4/1 this time last week.

We play twice before Newcastle next play. And their next match is Man City away. Win our next three and things will look incredibly rosy all things considered.

Our next 3 in the league are Palace (a), Wolves (h) and Man Utd (h). Over that same period Newcastle only have Man City (a). Tottenham have West Ham (h), Chelsea (h) and Wolves (a). It could be the season defining period ...

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« Reply #278 on: February 19, 2023, 07:53:22 am »
Our next 3 in the league are Palace (a), Wolves (h) and Man Utd (h). Over that same period Newcastle only have Man City (a). Tottenham have West Ham (h), Chelsea (h) and Wolves (a). It could be the season defining period ...
Not point thinking too much because West ham are in a relegation scrap and Chelsea are in relegation form. One game at a time.

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« Reply #279 on: February 19, 2023, 08:31:30 am »
Not point thinking too much because West ham are in a relegation scrap and Chelsea are in relegation form. One game at a time.

These London derbies are always unpredictable. It will be interesting to see how the Tottenham-West Ham game will turn out today ...