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View Johng's Profile Johng Flag 07 Mar 20 10.32pm Send a Private Message to Johng Add Johng as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

We are more than safe and the only time we looked in trouble was the weekend of the Newcastle game and the only reason we were in that trouble is because we were decimated with injuries over Xmas and beyond.

We now have a full strength squad to finish off the season and I for one am feeling very positive about it.

We only won that game because the opposition were very poor and because of an excellent free kick. The results against Brighton and Watford today were tight and could have gone either way (or been draws). Fortune has been smiling upon us but our performances have been scrappy and scoring goals is proving difficult. Our back line is immense but our Premier League status is unsustainable if we don't start to develop a more attacking style which properly builds with pace from our midfield.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 07 Mar 20 10.43pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Johng

We only won that game because the opposition were very poor and because of an excellent free kick. The results against Brighton and Watford today were tight and could have gone either way (or been draws). Fortune has been smiling upon us but our performances have been scrappy and scoring goals is proving difficult. Our back line is immense but our Premier League status is unsustainable if we don't start to develop a more attacking style which properly builds with pace from our midfield.

Right, apart from we were in Newcastle’s faces from the off. Maybe they weren’t prepared for that but Roy’s strategy on the day was a big factor in us beating Newcastle at home.

 


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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 07 Mar 20 11.06pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Johng

We only won that game because the opposition were very poor and because of an excellent free kick. The results against Brighton and Watford today were tight and could have gone either way (or been draws). Fortune has been smiling upon us but our performances have been scrappy and scoring goals is proving difficult. Our back line is immense but our Premier League status is unsustainable if we don't start to develop a more attacking style which properly builds with pace from our midfield.

We won the Newcastle game because we scored a goal and won the game and deserved to win the game. Every game in this division is tight, the majority of games could have went either way and that includes a lot of Liverpool’s games including today’s against Bournemouth.

What do you expect in our games ? To be beating teams 5 and 6 nil?

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 07 Mar 20 11.09pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Right, apart from we were in Newcastle’s faces from the off. Maybe they weren’t prepared for that but Roy’s strategy on the day was a big factor in us beating Newcastle at home.

And what about the other 9 wins this season ? Where they because of luck or our tactics or the opposition being rubbish?

We have won the same amount of games as Wolves who are high flying and in 5th position.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 07 Mar 20 11.37pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

And what about the other 9 wins this season ? Where they because of luck or our tactics or the opposition being rubbish?

We have won the same amount of games as Wolves who are high flying and in 5th position.

We were not in the faces of most of those opponents. We either edge it or wait till the next week or the week after.

 


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View Eustace H. Plimsoll's Profile Eustace H. Plimsoll Flag Aldershot 08 Mar 20 12.30am Send a Private Message to Eustace H. Plimsoll Add Eustace H. Plimsoll as a friend

Originally posted by Johng

We only won that game because the opposition were very poor and because of an excellent free kick. The results against Brighton and Watford today were tight and could have gone either way (or been draws). Fortune has been smiling upon us but our performances have been scrappy and scoring goals is proving difficult. Our back line is immense but our Premier League status is unsustainable if we don't start to develop a more attacking style which properly builds with pace from our midfield.

As all the evidence clearly demonstrates.

Oh, wait...

 


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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 08 Mar 20 1.57am Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by Johng

We only won that game because the opposition were very poor and because of an excellent free kick. The results against Brighton and Watford today were tight and could have gone either way (or been draws). Fortune has been smiling upon us but our performances have been scrappy and scoring goals is proving difficult. Our back line is immense but our Premier League status is unsustainable if we don't start to develop a more attacking style which properly builds with pace from our midfield.

How about saying our players played so brilliantly that they simply prevented Newcastle from doing anything and that PVA's brilliant free kick that won the game was indeed the icing on the cake ...now, does that not sound much better then what you wrote and does that not reflect what actually happened much better then what you wrote?

Also you're writing as if we now only have about three games to play and that we are practically doooomed! being stuck where Villa are lol .....get a grip man.

 

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View StrangerThing's Profile StrangerThing Flag Brisbane 08 Mar 20 5.04am Send a Private Message to StrangerThing Add StrangerThing as a friend

So it’s March, we are four points off a Champions League place, Benteke is looking good again, I have my tickets for Brisbane and Townsville, (the Roars badge is surreally wandering around the advertising hoardings) . If only I’d used the third wish to rid the world of the pandemic!

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 08 Mar 20 6.42am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Great result. Three single goal wins on the bounce. Three clean sheets. 39 points with 9 games to go. What's not to like!

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 08 Mar 20 8.27am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

We’ve played that way the whole season until Newcastle at home. I grant you Hodgson has had Parish and shareholders pile shyte on his plate but Hodgson has played the same stand off football since we lost RLC. We haven’t always needed to but we have.

Then we got into Newcastle’s faces, deserved that, edged the Brighton away game and edged this one v Watford imo seeing as they could’ve scored first. Either of those could’ve sen draws. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the last 3 matches and strong performances even though we were slow to turn interceptions into attack today, but it isn’t just down to injuries as you think. He’ll leave attacking players on the bench when they’re needed or have us sitting back or holding back in possession whatever the score at times. It is Hodgson’s preferred football unless he has another RLC who carries the ball in addition to one or two wingers because there’s very little pattern of attacking play usually. In the RLC days there were a lot of triangles into the box but I haven’t seen much effective team play attacking wise this season for the most part. It’s far too slow and we don’t exploit the opposition caught running back or in front of the ball. We find ourselves letting them get behind the ball and we go back to CB or keeper. (Notice Macarthur and Zaha not understanding each other with balls either to run on to or come towards and Zaha expecting the other or more accurately not moving)

Sadly unless we get lucky in the loan market and Hodgson gets the finished article or top top quality like RLC I expect that to continue because we won’t do it without.

Maybe the academy players not being blocked by new signings might help lol. Nice one Steve. We’re all 13.

Edited by Rudi Hedman (07 Mar 2020 9.25pm)


Top post Rudi. With the emergence of Billy Gilmore at Chelsea I would be surprised if they would block an offer for RLC. If he was added to our emerging quality squad we could probably work around his physical issues by not playing him too much. A big buy.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 08 Mar 20 8.35am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider


Top post Rudi. With the emergence of Billy Gilmore at Chelsea I would be surprised if they would block an offer for RLC. If he was added to our emerging quality squad we could probably work around his physical issues by not playing him too much. A big buy.

Benteke Ayew etc in the dressing room corner near the end. Sheer class. Consumate skill. Magical moment. What an afternoon.

 

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View kevlee's Profile kevlee Flag born Wandsworth emigrated to Lanc... 08 Mar 20 8.37am Send a Private Message to kevlee Add kevlee as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider


Top post Rudi. With the emergence of Billy Gilmore at Chelsea I would be surprised if they would block an offer for RLC. If he was added to our emerging quality squad we could probably work around his physical issues by not playing him too much. A big buy.

While I loved RLC when he was here surely the big issue is long term fitness. Has he even played a competetive match this season? He could be another Oxlade C / Walcott - on the sick bench more thn playing. You cant blow all your cash on a part time player.

 


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