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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Online Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 16 Sep 19 5.21pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

We're worse than last year. We were uninspiring for much of that. I have put forward my reasons - why not tell me why I'm wrong instead of just citing a form table that's of no relevance to the actual league table. I have predicted 16th. From what you say you must think we're going to finish third. I wonder who's being realistic.

Are we worse than last year ? Do you mean after 5 games, because if you do you are wrong.

16th finish ? Not a bad prediction. I think our Chairman would accept that. I reckon we could finish anywhere between 11th and 17th.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 16 Sep 19 5.54pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

Are we worse than last year ? Do you mean after 5 games, because if you do you are wrong.

16th finish ? Not a bad prediction. I think our Chairman would accept that. I reckon we could finish anywhere between 11th and 17th.

I think the squad is weaker and made worse by injuries and lack of replacements. Even we couldn't be as bad as the beginning of last year. I believe it's a record - can't see anyone beating that one soon. I will say that our points return is ok. Hopefully we will win a couple over the next few games and stay out of trouble. I hope we see an improvement on the pitch or this is a squeaky bum season.

 


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View cpj's Profile cpj Flag Kent 16 Sep 19 5.58pm Send a Private Message to cpj Add cpj as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

We are not a poor team.

We are an average Premier League club without the resources to progress without either major outside investment or the ability to generate income by developing players as was done with AWB.

Hodgson’s annual mandate is to keep the club in this league. His tried and proven methods may not be popular or indeed attractive but they are effective. So why would he change from what he knows best ? Far from “ sucking the life “ out of the players , he has ensured they stay playing at the top level. I think you will find players follow the money, I can’t think of any that would leave a club to play more attractive football. Parish is lucky that in Roy he has a reliable guy that works within a set of parameters that maybe others wouldn’t.

Yes, it is tough to raise the enthusiasm given these circumstances but this is the reality. And you have supported the club for as long as I have so you should know full well that there have been much darker times than these

Obviously from league positions etc, but not in terms of lack of ambition.

 

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View Plaistow Eagle's Profile Plaistow Eagle Flag 16 Sep 19 6.42pm Send a Private Message to Plaistow Eagle Add Plaistow Eagle as a friend

If you look at realistically - the only changes from the end of last season are the loss of AWB and Bats - latter can't get in the Chelsea team but scoring for Belgium.

That said we've strengthened in other positions - Cahill is better than Kelly, Tomkins or Dann - when both fit Cahill and Sakho should form a premiership standard centre half pairing, better than more than half of the Division.

Our problem is Right Back - I said it at the end of the window "criminal" we didn't replace AWB and will come back to haunt and hurt us..

Look Ward is a great Pro and been a good servant to the club - but now he would struggle to get into a mid table Championship side - just ain't good enough at this level anymore.

RH and RL are going to have solve this sooner rather than later - now whether you play Tomkins there when he's fit - granted he'll not give you much going forward but will bring solidity to the right side of our defence.

With the players at our disposal - 3 at the back must be a consideration - but I fear RH too entrenched in his back 4 to be a realistic proposition anytime soon - anyway we have no one to play right wing back..!!

IMO - we'll be fine, scoring will be a problem - that said Ayhew looks better this term than last - but ain't ever going to be prolific.

Benteke - just what has happened - he's just painful to watch at the moment - just totally devoid of any confidence for what the last 2 seasons. He's still only 28 - just got to hope if he gets one or two - that confidence will come flooding back - but the way he is playing I'm not holding my breath..!!

Look think - we'll probably get to Christmas in a better position than we were last term, then bring in a right back and a striker and we'll kick on again and finish mid table again comfortably.

But it's so infuriating - if we'd done that in the summer we could really see what was possible -,as someone said we're a decent mid table team - but we just don't seem to kick on and that's the infuriating part about it..!!

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 16 Sep 19 8.00pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

Didn’t have the misfortune of going Saturday but the long and short of it appeared that PVA’s defensive frailties and Sakho’s lack of fitness were horribly exposed first fifteen minutes and it was game over. Only so much the manager can do about that.

Comments about us being undone by playing too high a line interesting given the constant whining about us being too defensive.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 16 Sep 19 9.48pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

We are not a poor team.

We are an average Premier League club without the resources to progress without either major outside investment or the ability to generate income by developing players as was done with AWB.

Hodgson’s annual mandate is to keep the club in this league. His tried and proven methods may not be popular or indeed attractive but they are effective. So why would he change from what he knows best ? Far from “ sucking the life “ out of the players , he has ensured they stay playing at the top level. I think you will find players follow the money, I can’t think of any that would leave a club to play more attractive football. Parish is lucky that in Roy he has a reliable guy that works within a set of parameters that maybe others wouldn’t.

Yes, it is tough to raise the enthusiasm given these circumstances but this is the reality. And you have supported the club for as long as I have so you should know full well that there have been much darker times than these

Very correct.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 16 Sep 19 10.20pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by cpj

Obviously from league positions etc, but not in terms of lack of ambition.

We are strong enough to stay in this league, at this precise moment that is the best ambition we can afford.

 

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View iheartcpfc's Profile iheartcpfc Flag SE25 21 Sep 19 1.25pm Send a Private Message to iheartcpfc Add iheartcpfc as a friend

Originally posted by Tickled pink

We are strong enough to stay in this league, at this precise moment that is the best ambition we can afford.

They should put that in the season ticket letters

 

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View bexleydave's Profile bexleydave Flag Barnehurst 05 Oct 19 3.47pm Send a Private Message to bexleydave Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add bexleydave as a friend

Originally posted by KAOS

We were due a thumping ... and we got one, from one of the best teams in Europe.

2nd half we contained them and credit to Roy for ensuring that after that first half ...

In simple terms / 3 words ... Champions League Finalists!

Next!!!

Crikey, that makes Brighton even better than "one of the best teams in Europe" then!

 


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Originally posted by bexleydave

Crikey, that makes Brighton even better than "one of the best teams in Europe" then!

Guarantee that the Spuds will show up at Selhurst and not be a shambles.

 


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All just makes it even more embarrassing that we lost to them 4-0 !

 

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View Booted Eagle's Profile Booted Eagle Flag Bristol 06 Oct 19 9.34am Send a Private Message to Booted Eagle Add Booted Eagle as a friend

Hate to say it but that Irish teenager Connolly looks pretty tasty in front of goal. Wish we had a similar prospect here.

 


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