Relegation Thread 2016/17

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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby MooreHurst on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:35 am

brownout wrote:Just looked at Palace's fixtures. Much worse than ours so they are far from out of it. A draw v Swansea wouldn't be too bad.


Are you serious? A draw to Swansea (3rd from bottom, 5 points behind us) means that would then be 0 wins in 8 and 3 of those draws! I'd say that rot would really have set in and we would continue dropping.

That is a long period without a win......that's very hard to get out of.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby askimhammer on Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:36 am

MD_HM wrote:---------------- Randolph ---------------
Byram --- Burke --- Oxford --- Masuaku
----------- Noble --- Cullen -------
Snodgrass ------------------ Fernandes
---------- Fletcher -- Martinez --------

Sell Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Feghouli, Lanzini, Kouyate, Obiang, Antonio, Ayew, Carroll and Sakho

Sullivan must be running his hands together :lol:


What makes you think Fernandes would stay if this was our team?

Even the likes of Burke and Oxford and Cullen and Fletcher and Martinez and Masuaku would soon be looking for another club with higher ambitions.

But then again, if this became reality and we somehow miracoulusely stay up this lot with the vote of confidence to play regular PL-football might stay on for another season. But Snodgrass must be sold, even a weak Samuelsen will do better than him.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby =BM= on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:06 am

Randolph is championship goalkeeper at best have said this time and time again. Very poor last night and was again at fault for the 1st goal.

How the hell Adrian cannot get back in the team is beyond me. Who is to blame both Bilic and the board. We are shocking. Even if we stay in the prem and thats a big if who will want to sign for us without paying big wages.

Snodgrass has been awful - how much did we pay for a player who has been in and out of the championship


60,000 fans having to watch that - its time for the excuses to stop and hard work to begin we need a win and quick. Too many shocking players were signed in the summer I hope Sakho plays on Saturday at least he has fight in him.. Embarrassed to be a hammer what is going on??????
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby johnnyb on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:19 am

Believe me I have seen many crap West Ham teams in my time but the present one is right up there. Randolph especially is nowhere near the required standard for a Premier League goalkeeper. If he plays Saturday that will be an incredible decision from Bilic.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Dieter Eckstein on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:28 am

The Swansea game feels like the Wigan one in Zola's second season. Win it, and we'll probably limp over the line. Lose it, and the combination of low morale and our downward momentum puts us in real trouble. We need someone like Carroll or Antonio to stand up and take the Scott Parker role in this one. We also need to generate an atmosphere in the stadium from the off.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:34 am

Dieter Eckstein wrote:The Swansea game feels like the Wigan one in Zola's second season. Win it, and we'll probably limp over the line. Lose it, and the combination of low morale and our downward momentum puts us in real trouble. We need someone like Carroll or Antonio to stand up and take the Scott Parker role in this one. We also need to generate an atmosphere in the stadium from the off.


I also get that feeling Dieter

I can't go on Saturday due to a family event (first home game missed this season), and I also had to miss that Wigan game for a wedding....spooky!

Hopefully the end result will be the same
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby TheHandOfDog on Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:49 am

Just don't lose to Swansea and we will stay up. Simples.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby PaHammer on Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm

I think Crystal Palace gets relegated, we just make it in 17th place, Hull comes in 16th and Swansea in 15th.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Paddy O'Hammer on Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:24 pm

I guess it's almost time to go back to these league table predictor things :shock:
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby iLoveLasagne on Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:37 pm

Palace, Hull and Swansea look capable of stealing a win or two regardless of their fixtures. We look like we can only manage a draw at best at the moment and only against the very worst sides in the league. If we go behind I anticipate a complete crumpling. If we go ahead I get the feeling we get nervous or we sit too deep and the inevitable then happens.

However, all it takes is a win and I reckon we will be fine. I am not relying on us having skill or determination to achieve this if we do but rather some form of serendipity to aid us. having said that I wouldn't mind relegation. Cutting our noses off to spite our face maybe. But this is how much I loathe those three in charge.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby tjr008 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:00 pm

The worst thing about relegation, amidst all the terrible things, will be watching Manuel Lanzini become a star player for someone else. Probably Liverpool.

There's plenty to be annoyed about but that for me is number one.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Sauce! on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:18 pm

tjr008 wrote:The worst thing about relegation, amidst all the terrible things, will be watching Manuel Lanzini become a star player for someone else. Probably Liverpool.

There's plenty to be annoyed about but that for me is number one.


That will still happen even if we stay up.

L'avide batard Francais showed the way. Headbanger
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby warp on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:21 pm

Sauce! wrote:That will still happen even if we stay up.

L'avide batard Francais showed the way. Headbanger

and we showed we bend over easily.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby hawkins_hammer on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:25 pm

The absolute worst thing about going down would be the loss of Lanzini, because like Payet we wouldn't replace him with another player worthy of watching and admiring.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby somerset-hammer on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:32 pm

hawkins_hammer wrote:The absolute worst thing about going down would be the loss of Lanzini, because like Payet we wouldn't replace him with another player worthy of watching and admiring.


Weather we stay up or not I think he will go, he's too good for us, and deserves much better.

Quality player, who seems to give a damn!

Will be a huge loss.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby smuts on Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:39 pm

I think Lanzini will be off as well. Who can blame him when you bring in the likes of Snodgrass to lumber about alongside him.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby tjr008 on Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:03 pm

There's no scenario that I have looked at where we stay up without wins over Swansea & Sunderland.

Couple that with a draw at Stoke and that's 40. No more than that for me.

Interestingly, I have Watford going down on 37 points - Palace 17th on 38.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Jumby on Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:21 pm

We're reaping what we've sewn.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby johnnyb on Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:35 pm

If Bilic has finally woken up to the fact that we are in a relegation fight then he might give his team the bollocking they deserve. Whether he has that in him is another matter. He needs to borrow Fergie's hairdryer example for a change. Squibs up the arse time.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Jumby on Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:45 pm

Sell Lanzini, sign Wilshire, who will go on to start 28 games during his three year spell with the club, scoring two goals and grabbing 6 assists. He'll also get 12 England caps in that time.
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