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View dynamicdick's Profile dynamicdick Flag Dormansland 27 Nov 21 10.50pm Send a Private Message to dynamicdick Add dynamicdick as a friend

Originally posted by Wilbraham413

After today's performance against Villa, relegation is still a possibility. If Burnley wins, we're 4 points ahead of the drop.

We currently have 16 points from 13 matches, with Leeds, ManU and Everton coming up.

We have gone from possible fourth to relegation in the space of one short post.

The performance today was by all accounts well below what we have enjoyed in the past 7 games and a loss was coming given the way we defended at Burnley shipping 3 goals and against a Villa side buoyed with the arrival of a new manager. We do have a thin squad and quite clear that for the likes of Gallagher and Zaha and the side in general we are reliant on James Mac; without him we lose the link up and cleverness in midfield. We havenít been able to replicate him or find a plan B.

Today was hopefully just a bad day at the office and a quick chance to make amends on Tuesday at Leeds.

A wake up call yes, top 4 not a chance and the same for relegation.

We are a work in progress and there will be highs and lows along the way. 12th and above would be a success in my opinion and that was before todayís defeat.

 


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View Hannes's Profile Hannes Flag Vienna 28 Nov 21 8.01am Send a Private Message to Hannes Add Hannes as a friend

Originally posted by dynamicdick

We have gone from possible fourth to relegation in the space of one short post.

The performance today was by all accounts well below what we have enjoyed in the past 7 games and a loss was coming given the way we defended at Burnley shipping 3 goals and against a Villa side buoyed with the arrival of a new manager. We do have a thin squad and quite clear that for the likes of Gallagher and Zaha and the side in general we are reliant on James Mac; without him we lose the link up and cleverness in midfield. We havenít been able to replicate him or find a plan B.

Today was hopefully just a bad day at the office and a quick chance to make amends on Tuesday at Leeds.

A wake up call yes, top 4 not a chance and the same for relegation.

We are a work in progress and there will be highs and lows along the way. 12th and above would be a success in my opinion and that was before todayís defeat.

Probably the HOL would be a wide field for studies about maniac-depressives!

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 28 Nov 21 8.06am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Hannes

Probably the HOL would be a wide field for studies about maniac-depressives!

I think 52 years watching Palace does that to you

 


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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 28 Nov 21 8.37am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

Top half finish for me will do, our team is nowhere near capable of hitting top 6. I think we are about 4 x quality players from competing with the better teams consistently.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 28 Nov 21 9.07am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

There's been a rush to judgement on Vieira, and indeed on the relative strength of the side.

It's a long season and we need much more of it before we get the complete picture. The real test doesn't come until bad form and injuries.

Nicer football to watch though.

 


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View Bearcage's Profile Bearcage Flag Welling 28 Nov 21 9.30am Send a Private Message to Bearcage Add Bearcage as a friend

Top half finish would be great,
Avoiding relegation, then kicking on next season, good enough.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 28 Nov 21 9.36am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Yesterday may have delivered a reality check to those carried away by a run of decent performances.

 


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View dynamicdick's Profile dynamicdick Flag Dormansland 28 Nov 21 9.53am Send a Private Message to dynamicdick Add dynamicdick as a friend

Originally posted by Gary St.Andrews

Top half finish for me will do, our team is nowhere near capable of hitting top 6. I think we are about 4 x quality players from competing with the better teams consistently.

Agree

 


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View Elwissthebest's Profile Elwissthebest Flag Marlborough 28 Nov 21 12.01pm Send a Private Message to Elwissthebest Add Elwissthebest as a friend

Agree. Never going to be top four but we avoided relegation last season, played some atrocious football and are surely better this time round.
Before yesterday we had lost only to Liverpool and Chelsea. Comfortably, but no disgrace there.
If I'd been told that from the games against Citeh and Burnley away and Wolves and Villa at home we'd pick up seven points, I'd have settled for that. But of course if we can beat Wolves at home, beating Villa shouldn't be impossible. To set up with Kouyate and Milivojevic at home against Villa looked too defensive. P.V. still has those moments of doubt: almost as if he can't quite believe how well the team can play when he takes the brakes off.
I don't quite follow the point about our squad looking thin. It's the strongest we've ever had.
Now for the heresy: don't start with Zaha. He shouldn't have a divine right to start. I don't see how you fit Zaha, Eze and Olise in the same team. We should always play Edouard if he's fit. Yesterday was the first time the Guehi- Andersen partnership has been broken up and that's always going to be disruptive. But Tomkins is a fine replacement and should play at Leeds.

No reason not to attack at Leeds and Man Utd. If we can win at Citeh? Must admit I didn't see that one coming.

COYP!

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 28 Nov 21 7.14pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

The Villa game proves the point I made earlier.

A couple of key players out, and we become bang average. The gap between top of middle and bottom is small. We have to be happy with staying up this season. Anything else is a bonus.

 

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View babylonjohn's Profile babylonjohn Flag St Leonards-on-Sea 28 Nov 21 8.33pm Send a Private Message to babylonjohn Add babylonjohn as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

I think fourth place is up for grabs this season, there is no obvious candidate for forth, and apart from major injuries i see no team better than us apart from the top 3

Are you on drugs ?

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 28 Nov 21 9.05pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Elwissthebest

Agree. Never going to be top four but we avoided relegation last season, played some atrocious football and are surely better this time round.
Before yesterday we had lost only to Liverpool and Chelsea. Comfortably, but no disgrace there.
If I'd been told that from the games against Citeh and Burnley away and Wolves and Villa at home we'd pick up seven points, I'd have settled for that. But of course if we can beat Wolves at home, beating Villa shouldn't be impossible. To set up with Kouyate and Milivojevic at home against Villa looked too defensive. P.V. still has those moments of doubt: almost as if he can't quite believe how well the team can play when he takes the brakes off.
I don't quite follow the point about our squad looking thin. It's the strongest we've ever had.
Now for the heresy: don't start with Zaha. He shouldn't have a divine right to start. I don't see how you fit Zaha, Eze and Olise in the same team. We should always play Edouard if he's fit. Yesterday was the first time the Guehi- Andersen partnership has been broken up and that's always going to be disruptive. But Tomkins is a fine replacement and should play at Leeds.

No reason not to attack at Leeds and Man Utd. If we can win at Citeh? Must admit I didn't see that one coming.

COYP!

I remind you that we were 3rd in the Wright Bright era.
Top half will be unreal this season.

 

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