Relegation thread 2018/19

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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby stu1 on Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:35 pm

stu1 wrote:After the Leicester game, in our next 9 games we play EVERY team in the bottom 8.

I’m sure after that run our relegation fears will be a thing of the past (not that I’m particularly worried anyway).


8-)

After 4 wins in our last 6 I think we can put our relegation worries to bed. Our next 5 fixtures are Fulham, Watford, Southampton, Burnley and Brighton, I don’t see why with a bit of luck we shouldn’t win 3 or 4 of our next 5 as well.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby NW5hammer on Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:44 pm

it's 'interesting' now we are not involved. You'd think Fulham will pick up under Claudio. Huddersfield and Cardiff have the worst squads but are organised. Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle should have enough about them to survive but are very vulnerable. I'd guess the new manager should improve Saints but unless he gets some fresh blood in January he might have to do it from the Championship. Can't see anyone else getting involved - though there's often one club that just falls apart from Xmas onwards so Wolves, Watford and Brighton should beware slipping down. I know it's fun having a run of playing these teams but they really should be scrapping like mad.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby TheHandOfDog on Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:32 pm

Shocked if that Fulham side beats the drop now. That 2nd half looked like they threw in the towel.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 pm

I'd pick up that Tom Cairney in a heart beat....

looked so much better played centrally....
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby davids cross on Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:41 pm

(Non West Ham)

8-)
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:45 pm

so glad for that too................

amazing how quickly things can turn around......some teams will go into free-fall and some in the bottom 6 will move up...

bottom 3 looked doomed as did the Barcodes who are now 6 points ahead of 3rd bottom.....
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Samba on Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:05 pm

Change the thread title to 2019/20, Puff! :wink:
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Odessa on Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:33 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:I'd pick up that Tom Cairney in a heart beat....

looked so much better played centrally....


Very impressed with this guy today .
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby traxop on Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:54 am

Anyone else think Leicester is in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle given their upcoming games are ...

Chelsea (a)
Manchester City (h)
Cardiff (h)
Everton (a)
Southampton (h)
Wolves (a)
Liverpool (a)
Manchester United (h)
Tottenham (a)
Crystal Palace (h)

A mixture of League and Cup action to sap their energy whilst target-able games against the likes of Southampton and Palace becomes less of a certainty given their uptick in form. I wonder what the odds are now?
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Benny the Ball on Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:27 am

Manager changes and January transfer budgets will have a big impact on who struggles second half of the season, but for me Cardiff and Huddersfield just dont have the quality. Palace, Fulham and Southampton do have an amount of quality and are likely to spend to get the right players in to keep them safe.

3rd team has to be Burnley.

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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Korea Hammer on Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:12 am

Burnley, Cardiff and Huddersfield. And Brighton will be thereabouts, I think.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby James P on Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:19 pm

traxop wrote:I wonder what the odds are now?


Skybet offering 100/1 on Leicester to go down.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby sutts07 on Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:38 pm

traxop wrote:Anyone else think Leicester is in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle given their upcoming games are ...


They are two wins ahead of the bottom seven teams and ten points clear of the bottom four... can't see them getting dragged in to be honest but their fixture list is great for us in terms of trying to pull away from them.

Considering that three of the bottom four have only won 2 games all season I can see it being a very low points target to stay up this season.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby sutts07 on Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:47 pm

sutts07 wrote:Stick with it, we will get it right and we do have the quality to go on a run once it comes good.

We have Leicester, Burnley, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Cardiff, Palace, Fulham, Watford, Southampton, Burnley again and Brighton all in the space between 27th Oct and 1st Jan with only Man City in there from the really top sides.


Voice of reason... way back when it was all doom and gloom at the start of the thread.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Patito on Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:03 pm

There were a few of us :thup:
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Clacton-ammer on Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:10 pm

It's not even Christmas and we are well out of it :lol:

It must be a West ham thing, even with out great run, when I look at the table I look at us and see who is below us instead of looking at who we can catch....

It is proper tight down there, with some clubs really struggling. Can Huddersfield go a run like last year? Cardiff have more points than I thought they would get, but think they will be bottom of the league come May.

If I had to choose today, Cardiff, Huddersfield & one from Burnley/Fulham. Ranieri has a huge task ahead of him, but they do have more quality than Burnley, Burnley are fighting but getting no luck, a sign of a team going down.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:20 pm

clacton

you've doomed it now..

we won't win another game between now and the end of the season


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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby fmgod on Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:22 pm

Might have a couple of pound on Leicester without Vardy scoring they are a bit blunt and Maguire has been massively over rated due to the summer. I don't think they'll go down but Howe's side concede for fun and at the luck has to run out one year
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby stu1 on Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:35 pm

fmgod wrote:Might have a couple of pound on Leicester without Vardy scoring they are a bit blunt and Maguire has been massively over rated due to the summer.


If the teams in 17/18th continue at their current trajectory they would need 32 games to overtake Leicester assuming Leicester don’t achieve a single extra point........save your couple of pound.
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Re: Relegation thread 2018/19

Postby brothernero on Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:42 pm

Leicester Will be no where near the relegation places. They will end up 11th-8th.


Still think it will be Fulham, Huddersfield and then 1 from Cardiff, Palace, Burnley or Southampton. Most likely Cardiff.
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