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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5480 on: February 10, 2019, 07:10:44 PM »
With 12 games to go I think we’re gonna need 29-30 points to win it. We’ve picked up 29 in our last 12 games. We are more than capable of beating spurs and Chelsea at home with the trickier ties being The Mancs and Bitters away. Would probably take a draw at Old Trafford and take it from there !!! The nerves haven’t stopped all season but I think maybe just maybe we can do it this time. Jurgen has the right mentality to keep the players focused on the job at hand.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5481 on: February 10, 2019, 07:12:01 PM »
They’re in with a sniff no doubt about it

To be in with a sniff, they need to beat

Burnley A
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Southampton A
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City A
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Win all their other games, then hope that both City and us lose somewhere else. That simply is not happening.


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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5482 on: February 10, 2019, 07:12:37 PM »
It is so difficult to predict how many wins we will need but you would assume at least 8/9.

Beating United would be huge.

Beating United would send out a real statement and ending Solskaer's record would be one of the high points of a great season so far. We are due a win at Old Trafford as well.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5483 on: February 10, 2019, 07:14:44 PM »
Lots of twists and turns left in this yet.  All this talk of winning 11 from 12 etc ..... nah, neither team will do that.  Especially with CL footy coming back in.

One thing IS for certain though .... this race is going down to the wire so anyone hoping for big points gaps can dream on.  Sealing the title with a couple of games to go ain't gonna happen.  It will be in the balance right till the 2nd half of our last game with Wolves.  So strap yourselves in tightly, stop pissing and moaning and get ready for the ride of your lives!

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5484 on: February 10, 2019, 07:15:47 PM »
Beating United would send out a real statement and ending Solskaer's record would be one of the high points of a great season so far. We are due a win at Old Trafford as well.

Just want us to go there and perform with a mindset to win.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5485 on: February 10, 2019, 07:16:27 PM »
Anyone know where we are going for the break?
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5486 on: February 10, 2019, 07:17:04 PM »
Anyone know where we are going for the break?
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« Reply #5487 on: February 10, 2019, 07:19:07 PM »
Tenerife. We always perform well after coming back from hot weather breaks.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5488 on: February 10, 2019, 07:20:43 PM »
Lots of twists and turns left in this yet.  All this talk of winning 11 from 12 etc ..... nah, neither team will do that.  Especially with CL footy coming back in.

One thing IS for certain though .... this race is going down to the wire so anyone hoping for big points gaps can dream on.  Sealing the title with a couple of games to go ain't gonna happen.  It will be in the balance right till the 2nd half of our last game with Wolves.  So strap yourselves in tightly, stop pissing and moaning and get ready for the ride of your lives!

This race is going to be Sky and BT's ultimate wet dream!

I agree with that.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5489 on: February 10, 2019, 07:20:53 PM »
Just a reminder. No talk about X games from greatness please.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5490 on: February 10, 2019, 07:22:22 PM »
This is the tough end of the season when we’ll have to grind out wins every game. It’s not going to be easy and we must be at the top of our game. Neither City nor Spurs are going to let us win without a fight.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5491 on: February 10, 2019, 07:23:55 PM »
Think the aim has to be to get 95 points. So that's 9 wins and 3 draws. We have to hope City have 4 more dropped points in them which will have them finishing at 94. Pretty sure that will happen on their side, so it comes down to us doing our job and reaching 95.

Let's say we get 2 draws out of United, Chelsea, Everton and Spurs. Then the 3rd draw would be in one of those unexpected games against some average side.

Do our job and the rest hopefully takes care of itself.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5492 on: February 10, 2019, 07:25:17 PM »
Think the aim has to be to get 95 points. So that's 9 wins and 3 draws. We have to hope City have 4 more dropped points in them which will have them finishing at 94. Pretty sure that will happen on their side, so it comes down to us doing our job and reaching 95.

Let's say we get 2 draws out of United, Chelsea, Everton and Spurs. Then the 3rd draw would be in one of those unexpected games against some average side.

Do our job and the rest hopefully takes care of itself.

The aim is getting 3 points at Old Trafford. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5493 on: February 10, 2019, 07:29:22 PM »
This is the tough end of the season when we’ll have to grind out wins every game. It’s not going to be easy and we must be at the top of our game. Neither City nor Spurs are going to let us win without a fight.

After recent results, I'm just glad the fate is still in our hands. There's going to be Gerrard's penalty at Fulham moment as there always is, but I still will be a nervous wreck for the next 3 months. This is the nervous excitement I like.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5494 on: February 10, 2019, 07:30:09 PM »
The aim is getting 3 points at Old Trafford. Nothing more, nothing less.

This.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5495 on: February 10, 2019, 07:32:20 PM »
Loved reading about the atmosphere, unfortunately couldn't watch live yesterday. The support seems to be back to where we need it, what a boost just at the right time. And those lads on the pitch mustn't have been too shabby either, have they? Now we just need to make sure it's absolutely always like this. Especially when we go down, because let's face it: At some point it's going to happen. But when it does, it must not matter. Just like it hasn't in the past, it shouldn't do now. It's not even really crunchtime yet and even if it was, it's still the same game of football as the first one played on opening day. There is no table on the pitch, let's use that to our advantage 8) Because we'll field a superior side against every opponent we are to face on this run in.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5496 on: February 10, 2019, 07:35:26 PM »
I find it hard to see City dropping anymore than 3 points now.  Take one game at a time tho, the utd match is huge, really need to get a result from it, but it's going to be a very tough game.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5497 on: February 10, 2019, 07:37:45 PM »
I find it hard to see City dropping anymore than 3 points now.  Take one game at a time tho, the utd match is huge, really need to get a result from it, but it's going to be a very tough game.

Why do people come on here saying they will win all the games / drop 'x' points?

They have lost 3 in last 10.

CL and FA Cup progression will mean more matches, etc.

They won 6-0 today but only got 3 points from it so let everyone hype them up.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5498 on: February 10, 2019, 07:40:14 PM »
Why do people come on here saying they will win all the games / drop 'x' points?


Maybe because it's a discussion forum  ;) :o ::)

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5499 on: February 10, 2019, 07:40:52 PM »
Maybe because it's a discussion forum  ;) :o ::)

It is but why do you think they will only drop 3 points?

What are you basing that statement on?
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5500 on: February 10, 2019, 07:47:01 PM »
Why do people come on here saying they will win all the games / drop 'x' points?

They have lost 3 in last 10.

CL and FA Cup progression will mean more matches, etc.

They won 6-0 today but only got 3 points from it so let everyone hype them up.

It goes back again to preparing to fail. Failing after expecting to fail is nice and easy so just do that, expect City to win all their games, us to drop points and they win it with a few games to spare.

KH is bang on the money when she says quite a few on here are suited to comfortable top four seasons and nothing more.
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I believe the average spend will go up £5 ahead and that’s being very conservative. So that’s £185k. Then you have a new 25k who will spend £10 a head that’s £250k. This is without the massively enhanced hospitality areas.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5501 on: February 10, 2019, 07:51:17 PM »
It goes back again to preparing to fail. Failing after expecting to fail isnice and easy so just do that, expect City to win all their games, us to drop points and they win it with a few games to spare.

KH is bang on the money when she says quite a few on here are suited to comfortable top four seasons and nothing more.

We have to believe.

It is still in our hands at the moment.

Yes, we might ultimately come up short but we are right in the mix with a fantastic side.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5502 on: February 10, 2019, 07:52:14 PM »
It goes back again to preparing to fail. Failing after expecting to fail isnice and easy so just do that, expect City to win all their games, us to drop points and they win it with a few games to spare.

KH is bang on the money when she says quite a few on here are suited to comfortable top four seasons and nothing more.
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5503 on: February 10, 2019, 07:52:22 PM »
We're  teasing them. Watch them catch up, then we pull away again. No doubt a good side, but you know what, were a better "team" and our players aren't shouting the odds like Walker, Fernandinho etc. I believe we will win this thing, much to the disappointment of many in this country, including rival supporters, press, to pundits etc. We just need to stick together as one. As Jurgen has emphasised "Unity is Strength".
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« Reply #5504 on: February 10, 2019, 08:00:02 PM »
We have to believe.

It is still in our hands at the moment.

Yes, we might ultimately come up short but we are right in the mix with a fantastic side.

We’re ‘pressuring’ them as much as they are us. This whole ‘City ramping up the pressure’ is a classic example of a media narrative which people who should know better have bought into. As has been said time and time and time and time and time again, we just need to focus on ourselves and on the next game. None of this ‘we need them to drop points’ or ‘this is a must win’ or ‘we’ve thrown this away’ nonsense.

Go onto the next game, hope we win, don’t shit ourselves if we don’t and then see where it leaves us. There absolutely will be more twists where we feel we’ve got the clear advantage and turns where City will feel the same.

But.....we’ll win it  :) Most likely grimly, on the last day, with everyone shitting their kecks
I believe the average spend will go up £5 ahead and that’s being very conservative. So that’s £185k. Then you have a new 25k who will spend £10 a head that’s £250k. This is without the massively enhanced hospitality areas.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5505 on: February 10, 2019, 08:00:40 PM »
It is but why do you think they will only drop 3 points?

What are you basing that statement on?

Last season they had a strong finish.  Their last 12 games consisted of 10 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.  They also had a tougher run of matches last season towards the end than what they do this season.  This season has been the best team/squad that they've had (according to a few city fans who I know).  Yes they've got the FA Cup (Easy Draw), CL (They got one of the weaker teams left) and the League Cup Final against the team who they destroyed today.

If we win all our games then we win, simples.... I really hope that's the case, or that city drop 6 or 7 points.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5506 on: February 10, 2019, 08:01:41 PM »
We’re ‘pressuring’ them as much as they are us. This whole ‘City ramping up the pressure’ is a classic example of a media narrative which people who should know better have bought into. As has been said time and time and time and time and time again, we just need to focus on ourselves and on the next game. None of this ‘we need them to drop points’ or ‘this is a must win’ or ‘we’ve thrown this away’ nonsense.

Go onto the next game, hope we win, don’t shit ourselves if we don’t and then see where it leaves us. There absolutely will be more twists where we feel we’ve got the clear advantage and turns where City will feel the same.

But.....we’ll win it  :) Most likely grimly, on the last day, with everyone shitting their kecks

Cannot wait for Alisson to bury that 97th minute header against Wolves.

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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5507 on: February 10, 2019, 08:02:04 PM »
KH is bang on the money when she says quite a few on here are suited to comfortable top four seasons and nothing more.
Well they can piss off and support Arsenal, Man Utd or Chelsea then!
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5508 on: February 10, 2019, 08:02:29 PM »
Why do people come on here saying they will win all the games / drop 'x' points?

They have lost 3 in last 10.

CL and FA Cup progression will mean more matches, etc.

They won 6-0 today but only got 3 points from it so let everyone hype them up.

Why do people come on here and have so little faith in a team that has won 20, drawn 5 and lost 1? If City are so fucking special, why are they on the same points as us having played one more game?

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« Reply #5509 on: February 10, 2019, 08:03:29 PM »
Cannot wait for Alisson to bury that 97th minute header against Wolves.

I’m becoming more and more convinced that it’s a late Salah penalty that decides it....
I believe the average spend will go up £5 ahead and that’s being very conservative. So that’s £185k. Then you have a new 25k who will spend £10 a head that’s £250k. This is without the massively enhanced hospitality areas.

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« Reply #5510 on: February 10, 2019, 08:05:36 PM »
I’m becoming more and more convinced that it’s a late Salah penalty that decides it....

Imagine the scenes.
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« Reply #5511 on: February 10, 2019, 08:06:20 PM »
Why do people come on here and have so little faith in a team that has won 20, drawn 5 and lost 1? If City are so fucking special, why are they on the same points as us having played one more game?
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« Reply #5512 on: February 10, 2019, 08:07:34 PM »
Yep,looks like another drama filled finale,every season the same with Jurgen!
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Re: Chasing the Title
« Reply #5513 on: February 10, 2019, 08:10:56 PM »
Assuming the worst, City get a win in every remaining game. I remember back in 08/09 season when we were challenging and Van Der Sar just decided to go on a run of 14 consecutive clean sheets. Can we do something like that pretty please? I have a feeling you have to do something incredible like that to beat this City team to the title.
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« Reply #5514 on: February 10, 2019, 08:11:07 PM »
Perception...after seeing Manchester City win their last 3 “tough” games at a cantor.

But we can't control what they do.

Let the media hype them up all they like
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« Reply #5515 on: February 10, 2019, 08:14:41 PM »
Perception...after seeing Manchester City win their last 3 “tough” games at a cantor.

Seen 'em throw away games they "should" win.

Not worried :)

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« Reply #5516 on: February 10, 2019, 08:19:28 PM »
But we can't control what they do.

Let the media hype them up all they like
Totally agree with that. City are the ones playing catch up every week, despite how the media like to spin it the other way.
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« Reply #5517 on: February 10, 2019, 08:21:27 PM »
Totally agree with that. City are the ones playing catch up every week, despite how the media like to spin it the other way.


Someone on Sky said that their charge is relentless but they lost to Newcastle recently.

And lost 3 in 10.

Long way to go.

Just need to keep our head.
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« Reply #5518 on: February 10, 2019, 08:22:54 PM »
Someone on Sky said that their charge is relentless but they lost to Newcastle recently.

And lost 3 in 10.

Long way to go.

Just need to keep our head.

I believe that was managerial genius Gary Neville
I believe the average spend will go up £5 ahead and that’s being very conservative. So that’s £185k. Then you have a new 25k who will spend £10 a head that’s £250k. This is without the massively enhanced hospitality areas.

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« Reply #5519 on: February 10, 2019, 08:24:37 PM »
I believe that was managerial genius Gary Neville

Also a goalkeeping expert.

He's an odd guy - seems delighted when City win.
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