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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 13 Aug 19 7.21pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by pssguy

Reason for optimism

a) Last season we secured 49 points
b) The worst PL year-on-year drop in points we have suffered is 6
c) only 4 times in past 20 years has 37 points been insufficient to avoid relegation

We may have only 1 right back and strikers that couldn't score in a month of Saturdays but we are a solid team and are set up not to lose. If we can avoid injuries to defenders then there is no reason why we wont surprise a lot of people and push into the top half of the table.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 13 Aug 19 8.09pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

It is difficult after one game to decide who the 3 worst teams are going to be. The newly promoted teams are trying to play the way they got promoted, interesting to see what happens after the get turned over. Even Brighton had a good win playing without Hughton on their backs will it last.
After 10 games it will become clearer. Roy will just have us picking up points steadily with a few surprise wins.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Newcastle,Norwich and Southampton in the bottom 3.

 

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View CT Charlie's Profile CT Charlie Flag 14 Aug 19 2.10am Send a Private Message to CT Charlie Add CT Charlie as a friend

We will have a potent offense of Wilf drawing penalty kicks and Luka making them.

 

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View stayloa's Profile stayloa Flag Beckenham 14 Aug 19 4.47am Send a Private Message to stayloa Add stayloa as a friend

I'll admit I was very negative after the window closed, but I suppose when you think about it we only lost AWB (who was a huge loss I know, but Wardy is dependable, as is Kelly at RB if we need him, plus we've got Cahill in the middle now).

We also lost Batsman who scored a few, but our performance against Everton, which I feared a drubbing from, gave me confidence. Benteke looked like a different player. Had a couple of shots, ran at the defence once or twice, plus Ayew was my MOTM, with Wickham looking okay when he came on.

Are we going to have any 10-15 goal scorer? No. But are we significantly worse than last season, having added Camarasa and McCarthy? No, I think on the whole we're about the same.

Stronger midfield, weaker defence, similar attack.

Lower mid table with a few squeaky bum moments along the way. Usual service will resume...

Need a bloody RB in January though!

 

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View Terry Ven's Profile Terry Ven Flag 14 Aug 19 10.30am Send a Private Message to Terry Ven Add Terry Ven as a friend

We won't go down, but sadly can't see us above 15th due to our attack. I reckon the clubs worse than us (in no particular order) are going to be:

Newcastle
Norwich
Southampton
Sheff United
Bournemuff

I'm not including the weed as they are looking annoyingly revitalised.

 

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View beak's Profile beak Online Flag croydon 14 Aug 19 10.41am Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Sheffield Utd.
Southampton.
Norwich.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 14 Aug 19 12.15pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

A number of teams in and around us have got their wallets out, but only time will tell if that has improved them. I think Brighton did good business in getting Mooy on loan and Maupay could be a good acquisition, but they could just be on a new manager bounce (hopefully!!) Newcastle fans seem pretty pessimistic, but a lot there depends on Joelinton's ability to replace Rondon and Perez, while ASM will need to prove he is not just a trick pony; defensively I think might be their undoing. Southampton looked much better under their Austrian leader last season, so I expect them to be fine. Norwich seem certain to be in the mix and I think Sheffield United might struggle too, although I would have loved Wilder to have replaced Allardyce and he might make the difference. I don't rate Burnley as individuals, but like us, Sean knows how to make his teams tough to beat. Watford started badly but they probably have the money and the ruthlessness to fix things in January if things aren't going right. Bournemouth banking on youth, but I wonder if they would have been better getting some experienced PL defenders in given their terrible defence last season. I think they might struggle this year.

My prediction for the bottom 3 is:

Bournemouth
Newcastle
Norwich

I think the big thing for us was keeping Zaha. He may take a few weeks to get back in the right mindset, but he is undoubtedly head and shoulders above most of the players in the squads of the likely relegation candidates. Add Meyer, Camarasa and Townsend to the mix and I think we'll surprise some negative fans and actually start clocking up some goals, especially if Tekkers can shake off his hex. Roy's experience coupled with a relatively settled squad should hopefully ensure we make a better start than last season and then come January we should have money to make any changes that are necessary.


I was utterly underwhelmed by our transfer activity, but I still think we'll finish 10th or 11th this season.

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 14 Aug 19 12.40pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

I think Norwich will score goals, and they may pick up enough points at home to be OK. Newcastle to me look a stand out candidate. I would put Sheffield Utd and Villa in the mix as well.

 

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View mars's Profile mars Flag Folkestone 15 Aug 19 8.12am Send a Private Message to mars Add mars as a friend

Sheffield Utd
West Ham
Brighton

 

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View BALDEAGLE!'s Profile BALDEAGLE! Flag Crystal palace 15 Aug 19 9.04pm Send a Private Message to BALDEAGLE! Add BALDEAGLE! as a friend

I would love to see all the sea side town clubs go down this season

 

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View EagleinSF's Profile EagleinSF Flag San Fransisco 16 Aug 19 1.28am Send a Private Message to EagleinSF Add EagleinSF as a friend

Originally posted by BALDEAGLE!

I would love to see all the sea side town clubs go down this season

Ah, the sinking ship

 

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Newcastle making strong bid?

 

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