Relegation Thread 2016/17

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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:52 pm

Sunderland have had it, as have Hull I'd say. I think Boro could save themselves if they get back to being tight at the back.

Swansea should be fine now as long as llorente and Signorssen stay fit. Anything happens to those two and they could get dragged back into it.

Bournemouth seemed like they were in freefall but got an excellent point yesterday (cost me a tenner though the bar stewards) so that might restore some of the early season confidence.

Palace & Leicester will both be fine.

Bottom 3 (in no particular order)

Hull
Boro
Sunderland
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby funky chicken on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:55 pm

BondsoBob wrote:Sunderland poorly supported ? Average home gates of around 40,000 and always take a decent away following. :?


We allegedly have 55-56,000 in the ground for every home match. Do you believe that aswell?

I always take those results with a pinch of salt. The numbers include the tickets that have been sold. And minus the big games, every time I have seen Sunderland on the telly, or when I'm even in the ground, as I have been there a few times, I have seen thousands of empty seats. No way at times have they had up to 41,000. 38,000 at best for me. But I truthfully think it's lower than that. And in a 48,000 seater stadium, in a part of the world that live and breathe football, and with their arch rivals (Newcastle) even managing to sell out 50,000+ in the Championship, I still think that is poor. Not the worst in the League of course. It makes my blood boil more seeing clubs like West Brom with empty stadiums doing well.

I don't 100% buy the good away following either. Again not the worst, but I have seen them onnumerous occasions not sell out their full away allocation. But to be fair when you have been as bad as them for so long, I don't actually blame the fans for not wanting to travel away from home every week.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby ToiletDuck on Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Looks like sunderland are certs as for the orher two who knows could be anyone of leicester, boro, palace, bournemouth.
Swansea will be ok this season
Wedt hrim might have a bit of a flop as well
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby the pink palermo on Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:00 pm

Interesting piece in the Guardian suggesting the PL should relegate half the teams each season .

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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Fishbone on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:14 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Interesting piece in the Guardian suggesting the PL should relegate half the teams each season .

Here


Unfortunately, this would only ensure the top 6-7 never have to worry about any other competition other than themselves and would erase any chance of a 'Leicester' happening again.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Kialos on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:41 pm

As of today I think it is Sunderland, Boro and Bournemouth for the drop.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Jumby on Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:48 pm

the pink palermo wrote:Interesting piece in the Guardian suggesting the PL should relegate half the teams each season .

Here


Madness. Look at the Championship, there aren't five teams in that league good enough to cope, let alone ten.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:02 pm

Sunderland and Boro look gone and although they had a good win yesterday, I still think Palace, particularly when you look at their remaining fixtures. I can't anymore than another 8 points for them
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Rocket on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:09 pm

Fishbone wrote:Unfortunately, this would only ensure the top 6-7 never have to worry about any other competition other than themselves and would erase any chance of a 'Leicester' happening again.

Why?

It's an interesting and radical proposal which I think could work but I can't see the clubs ever agreeing to it.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby arlhe on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:18 pm

It's an interesting I deal but would only work if the PL were prepared to share the income further down the pyramid. Otherwise there are ten huge losers every season who would need time to recover from the financial impact.

In Chapman's day income was largely from match day attendances and thus the drop in income was far less severe.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby hammerman11 on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:52 am

Are there any decent players we could take from Sunderland boro and hull ?
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby the pink palermo on Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:55 am

I'd take the Sunderland keeper , nobody else Their squad is worthless .

A PL club will take Defoe .Palace probably .
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby hammerman11 on Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:10 am

Not a lot there maybe maguire as 4th cb ?
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Jumby on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:38 pm

hammerman11 wrote:Not a lot there maybe maguire as 4th cb ?


Turns like the Titanic, no thank you.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:43 pm

hammerman11 wrote:Are there any decent players we could take from Sunderland boro and hull ?


Pickford, Defoe, Toure. Can't think of any others.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Paddy O'Hammer on Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:15 pm

11 West Ham 28 9 6 13 38 49 -11 33
12 Burnley 28 9 4 15 31 42 -11 31
13 Watford 27 8 7 12 33 47 -14 31
14 Bournemouth 28 8 6 14 40 54 -14 30
15 Leicester City 27 7 6 14 30 45 -15 27
16 Swansea City 28 8 3 17 36 61 -25 27
17 Crystal Palace 27 7 4 16 35 46 -11 25
18 Hull City 28 6 6 16 26 54 -28 24
19 Middlesbrough 27 4 10 13 19 30 -11 22
20 Sunderland 27 5 4 18 24 50 -26 19
Last updated: March 13, 2017 1:24pm

Sunderland look doomed (anti-jinx hex in operation), a few looking good at the moment, we're 9 points clear of 18th and although some of these lads have to play each........ I had a look over my shoulder on Saturday!!!

Reassurance please :oops:
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Marky on Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:46 pm

hammerman11 wrote:Not a lot there maybe maguire as 4th cb ?


He's a good player did you see him against Liverpool?

Pickford, Traore and Gibson
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby Roby on Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:10 pm

I reckon 35 or 36 points will be enough to keep you up this season.

The bottom five are all taking points off each other too, Palace were looking dead and buried with the oaf having an abysmal start but he's since won two on the spin.

Got a sneaky feeling that Hull might scrape it but that'd probably mean Boro or another team that looked clear of it 10 games ago dropping through the trap door instead.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby dodger on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:44 pm

Lose to Leicester and Hull and we're back in trouble make no mistake.
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Re: Relegation Thread 2016/17

Postby westlondonhammer on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:02 am

dodger wrote:Lose to Leicester and Hull and we're back in trouble make no mistake.


Lose to Leicester and Hull and we deserve to be back in trouble...
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