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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 09 Sep 20 8.11pm Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

A couple of days until the season starts so time for a prediction that will inevitably look ridiculous in 8 months.

For me Eze, Batshuayi and Ferguson are all top signings but, given the players we've been linked with, it still somehow feels underwhelming. Hopefully another couple arrive before the deadline.

An attacking line up of Wilf, Eze, Ayew and Bats could be very exciting. I still worry about how old and injury prone our defence is and I think the absence of fans hurts us more than most.

All that being said, I'm a lot less worried about relegation than I was a month ago and think we'll finish 12th.

*Disclaimer* When Southampton beat us I reserve the right to say we're definitely going down.

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 09 Sep 20 8.20pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

A couple of days until the season starts so time for a prediction that will inevitably look ridiculous in 8 months.

For me Eze, Batshuayi and Ferguson are all top signings but, given the players we've been linked with, it still somehow feels underwhelming. Hopefully another couple arrive before the deadline.

An attacking line up of Wilf, Eze, Ayew and Bats could be very exciting. I still worry about how old and injury prone our defence is and I think the absence of fans hurts us more than most.

All that being said, I'm a lot less worried about relegation than I was a month ago and think we'll finish 12th.

*Disclaimer* When Southampton beat us I reserve the right to say we're definitely going down.


They've beaten us at Selhurst in each of the last 3 seasons, so don't despair too soon if we do lose.

 

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View bashy2's Profile bashy2 Flag London 09 Sep 20 8.40pm Send a Private Message to bashy2 Add bashy2 as a friend

I reckon with the signing we have made and maybe a couple more to come 10th and definitely safe this year that's where we should be aiming for at least this season

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 09 Sep 20 10.39pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


They've beaten us at Selhurst in each of the last 3 seasons, so don't despair too soon if we do lose.

Yes exactly and we play the same way at their ground only their disgraceful players reactions and behaviour has allowed them to get away without defeats whilst not forgetting that horrendous ref decision with Mayer's offside and I almost forgot Kelly's nightmare pass to Ings! ..this club really fukcs me up and everyone be aware ....We will more then likely lose this first game because it's what we, they and the ref ferking do OK

We will finish season in top half quite easily.

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 10 Sep 20 8.21am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

I see the Beeb's McNulty's got us down for relegation along with Baggies and Fulham. He's even got the Weed in 17th! What does he know!!!

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 10 Sep 20 8.45am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Teams that finish one season in a slump regularly get relegated the following year.

I think 10th to 13th would be a reasonable expectation.
Anything above that would be excellent.
14th to 17th will be disapointing.
17th and below is abysmal.

A run in one of the cups would be nice.

The pessermist in me says we will lose to Southampton, get knocked out of the league cup by Bournmouth, then we will be going into the Brigton game with 0 points from 4 games.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 10 Sep 20 8.48am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

We needed a right-back - Ferguson
We needed a creative midfielder - Eze
We needed a striker - Batshuayi (it seems)

I still think we need another right-sided midfielder/winger to challenge Andros, but aside from that anything else would be a luxury. Given we've addressed those key areas and added some youth we should be looking forward to a good season by our standards, although the number of defensive injuries we have is a worry. Personally I would take the points haul from last season but this time achieving it by playing more exciting and attractive football. I'm going to say 13th.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 10 Sep 20 8.57am Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

I see the Beeb's McNulty's got us down for relegation along with Baggies and Fulham. He's even got the Weed in 17th! What does he know!!!

Has obviously got a crystal ball stuck up his arse.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 10 Sep 20 9.00am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

I see the Beeb's McNulty's got us down for relegation along with Baggies and Fulham. He's even got the Weed in 17th! What does he know!!!

Here ya go Doombear

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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 10 Sep 20 9.15am Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

We all know our luck will eventually run out, at some point we will be relegated, will it be this season who knows.
This year the premier league seems the strongest for many years, imo there doesn’t appear to be any weak sides you could say are nailed on to drop. Lots of points to take into consideration, will Wilf still be here, emptying grounds, our injury list etc. I personally think it is going to be very tight and think we may just about get away with it.

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 10 Sep 20 10.24am Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

Like previous seasons, I don't see us starting well. Though, I will change my mind depending on any new arrivals before the window closes.

However, I fully expect us to pick up when players start to return from injury - ie. Cahill, Tomkins, Ferguson, PVA even Benteke adds an extra option.

With West Brom & Fulham almost certain to go, it will be a dogfight for that last relegation place.

You never know what can happen during season, ie. no one expected Sheffield United to have such a great season, but I reckon the last relegation place will be between Brighton & Villa.

 

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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 10 Sep 20 11.01am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

We needed a right-back - Ferguson
We needed a creative midfielder - Eze
We needed a striker - Batshuayi (it seems)

I still think we need another right-sided midfielder/winger to challenge Andros, but aside from that anything else would be a luxury. Given we've addressed those key areas and added some youth we should be looking forward to a good season by our standards, although the number of defensive injuries we have is a worry. Personally I would take the points haul from last season but this time achieving it by playing more exciting and attractive football. I'm going to say 13th.

We've done well so far this transfer window and I agree we need a striker in next then probably an extra winger as we are over reliant on Zaha/Townsend. I have a feeling that Freedman is the driving force behind these transfers.

Also worth noting that Burnley haven't signed anyone yet. McNulty thinks they will finish in 16th. If they lose Tarkowski before the transfer window is up I can see Dyche walking out.

 

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