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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 19 Aug 21 4.18pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Vieira said he didn't learn anything from the Chelsea game and to be honest neither did we. Last season Roy almost seemed to concede before kick-off against the bigger teams and we went down faster than a lubed-up Titanic to some pretty embarrassing scores and performances. If you take that into account Saturday wasn't so bad and we didn't rollover, plus at least Vieira actually did something to try and change things (switching to a back three).

Last season we looked so slow at times it felt as if we were transforming into a walking football team, especially at the back. Guehi and Andersen look like going a long way to addressing that, while Gallagher is a genuine box-to-box midfielder with the ability to press for 90 minutes. Eze was getting better and better as the games went by at the end of last season while in Olise we have a player who has huge potential and could add yet another layer of creativity. I've gotten this far and I haven't even mentioned Wilf who in pre-season looked really hungry again.

So yes, we do still need at the very least a couple more players, but I think the Chelsea game has just shaken some people. Vieira has built a very good coaching team around him and we still have a core of experienced players to complement the youth. It may not come instantly, but against the smaller teams I think our quality will start to shine providing we avoid any catastrophic injury lists.

Relegation battle? In my opinion, no. I'm going to go with slowly improving performances and finishing about the same area of the table as normal. I do think we will need to be patient though, which of course is unlikely on a football forum!!

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 19 Aug 21 4.27pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Vieira said he didn't learn anything from the Chelsea game and to be honest neither did we. Last season Roy almost seemed to concede before kick-off against the bigger teams and we went down faster than a lubed-up Titanic to some pretty embarrassing scores and performances. If you take that into account Saturday wasn't so bad and we didn't rollover, plus at least Vieira actually did something to try and change things (switching to a back three).

Last season we looked so slow at times it felt as if we were transforming into a walking football team, especially at the back. Guehi and Andersen look like going a long way to addressing that, while Gallagher is a genuine box-to-box midfielder with the ability to press for 90 minutes. Eze was getting better and better as the games went by at the end of last season while in Olise we have a player who has huge potential and could add yet another layer of creativity. I've gotten this far and I haven't even mentioned Wilf who in pre-season looked really hungry again.

So yes, we do still need at the very least a couple more players, but I think the Chelsea game has just shaken some people. Vieira has built a very good coaching team around him and we still have a core of experienced players to complement the youth. It may not come instantly, but against the smaller teams I think our quality will start to shine providing we avoid any catastrophic injury lists.

Relegation battle? In my opinion, no. I'm going to go with slowly improving performances and finishing about the same area of the table as normal. I do think we will need to be patient though, which of course is unlikely on a football forum!!


This is how I'm hoping things will turn out and unless we're totally pants over the next couple of months or so, I think we'll have a better idea of what we're likely to achieve once we get to Christmas, hopefully with our long term crocks back and no new long term crocks.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 19 Aug 21 5.27pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


This is how I'm hoping things will turn out and unless we're totally pants over the next couple of months or so, I think we'll have a better idea of what we're likely to achieve once we get to Christmas, hopefully with our long term crocks back and no new long term crocks.

Matt Woosnam seemed to suggest Olise will be ready after International break and Eze could well be back before Christmas. Ferguson possibly earlier!

Edited by Spiderman (19 Aug 2021 5.29pm)

 

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Originally posted by HKOwen

Brentford press so high that Wilf should be able to go on some runs when he beats the first man.

Gallagher to ping passes to Wilf to get behind the Brentford line

Edited by HKOwen (19 Aug 2021 10.50am)

Donít forget Andersen has a terrific range of passing

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 19 Aug 21 5.35pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Matt Woosnam seemed to suggest Olise will be ready after International break and Eze could well be back before Christmas. Ferguson possibly earlier!

Edited by Spiderman (19 Aug 2021 5.29pm)

Sounds to me like this Matt fella's a bit of a know-all. Be good if he's right though.

 


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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 19 Aug 21 5.49pm Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Donít forget Andersen has a terrific range of passing

Brentford will provide an ice cold reality,we will be two games and two loses.This season we will struggle. Vieira said that he didn't learn much from the Chelsea game,well, he will now.

 

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View waterfordpal's Profile waterfordpal Flag 19 Aug 21 6.06pm Send a Private Message to waterfordpal Add waterfordpal as a friend

Lets hope Brentford fancy their chances because that will suit us just fine. We play better on the counter so I predict a Wilf goal plus if Benteke gets the service a 2 nil win.
Think positive 1 big vocal support 2 team out to make amends for Chelski 3 new starters in Andersen, Gallagher, Benteke and maybe Rak-Sakyi 4 Brentford ain't that good and unlike Arsenal we don't take any team for granted.

 

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View Vaibow's Profile Vaibow Flag vancouver/croydon 19 Aug 21 7.24pm Send a Private Message to Vaibow Add Vaibow as a friend

we will finish in a similar position as previous seasons - it just may be more enjoyable to watch..

 


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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 19 Aug 21 7.44pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

I cant believe people think our squad is poorer, we have added, Anderson, Guehi, Gallagher, Olise so far, the young player are improving all the time,
We lost Cahill. Dann, Sakho, McCarthy, Hennessey, PVA, Townsend and Wickham, All not good enough. for the premiership, also retained Wilf, i think the glass is half full not half empty

 

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View deetee's Profile deetee Flag 19 Aug 21 7.46pm Send a Private Message to deetee Add deetee as a friend

A lot depends on retaining Zaha and getting Eze and Olise playing ASAP

 

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View Kant's Profile Kant Flag exeter 19 Aug 21 7.52pm Send a Private Message to Kant Add Kant as a friend

Could we be in a relegation battle? Of course we could. Just like every other season. Itís an occupational hazard faced by the majority of teams in this league at the start of every season. Will we? Too early to say for me. We have the players to avoid it, but do we have the manager? Then thereís injuries and the fickle finger of fate to add to the mix.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 19 Aug 21 8.25pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by deetee

A lot depends on retaining Zaha and getting Eze and Olise playing ASAP

Yep.

 


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