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View PJEagle's Profile PJEagle Flag London 14 Mar 23 9.50pm Send a Private Message to PJEagle Add PJEagle as a friend

Originally posted by PJEagle

Originally posted by NE14T

I always think we play better with Hughes but Veira only seems to start him reluctantly kicking and screaming. Very odd.

I’m still not sure what Osian Roberts brings to the party except 3 pasties, a large pork pie,, a bucket of chicken wings and 2 litres of coke to wash it all down. Seriously… he sits there fiddling around with a note pad and pen which he occasionally shows to a bemused looking Veira. Maybe he’s a noughts & crosses bore because it can’t be football related.[/o
Hughes is injured. But Doucoure plus Lokonga ain't too bad. Zaha is getting match fit. All we need now is for Edouard to do what he was bought to do.


However clickbait predicts 1-0 to Brighton, and a bore draw would be a great result

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View Oxford Don's Profile Oxford Don Flag North West of SP 14 Mar 23 10.23pm Send a Private Message to Oxford Don Add Oxford Don as a friend

In my view this thread seems to veer between unrealistic optimism and excessive pessimism so I'm going for something in between.

First, though our recent attacking record is woeful our defensive displays have largely been quite impressive. This suggests to me that though a win may be hard to come by a defeat by more than a goal or two is also unlikely.

Second, if luck is to play a part then fate will favour us on the basis of the last half dozen games against this lot. Strange to say but I think this fixture means more to us than to them (by that I mean to the clubs rather than the fans). So no real surprise if we squeak some sort of result.

Third, and realistically, there is little doubt that they are in substantially better shape than we are so home advantage and recent form should suggest a win for them.

However, I'm going for a draw (1-1) for these reasons: I can't see them not scoring but I think defensively we're good enough to limit the damage; good as they are they play quite risky stuff under Di Zerbi and do get caught out reasonably often. This, coupled with the law of averages that we will likely get a shot on target sooner rather than later, I can see us scoring on a rare counter attack. (If we score that one first it's just possible we'll hold on though personally I would not bank on it.)

And now I hand the thread back to those prophets of doom and eternal optimists..

 


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View SwordFish's Profile SwordFish Flag Peasmarsh,East Sussex 14 Mar 23 10.58pm Send a Private Message to SwordFish Add SwordFish as a friend

Originally posted by Oxford Don

In my view this thread seems to veer between unrealistic optimism and excessive pessimism so I'm going for something in between.

First, though our recent attacking record is woeful our defensive displays have largely been quite impressive. This suggests to me that though a win may be hard to come by a defeat by more than a goal or two is also unlikely.

Second, if luck is to play a part then fate will favour us on the basis of the last half dozen games against this lot. Strange to say but I think this fixture means more to us than to them (by that I mean to the clubs rather than the fans). So no real surprise if we squeak some sort of result.

Third, and realistically, there is little doubt that they are in substantially better shape than we are so home advantage and recent form should suggest a win for them.

However, I'm going for a draw (1-1) for these reasons: I can't see them not scoring but I think defensively we're good enough to limit the damage; good as they are they play quite risky stuff under Di Zerbi and do get caught out reasonably often. This, coupled with the law of averages that we will likely get a shot on target sooner rather than later, I can see us scoring on a rare counter attack. (If we score that one first it's just possible we'll hold on though personally I would not bank on it.)

And now I hand the thread back to those prophets of doom and eternal optimists..

Very well said sir a post of someone who hasn’t yet lost there mind like most of us

 


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View Vaibow's Profile Vaibow Flag vancouver/croydon 15 Mar 23 1.10am Send a Private Message to Vaibow Add Vaibow as a friend

I feel we will play aggressive and desperately, thinking that is passion.. it's not..

I don't think PV truly understood coaching int his league.. esp at this end of the table.. it's all very well being cool, calm Wenger, with the players and budget he had... but us?

We ned to clean house this summer, manager may as well be part of that.

 


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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 15 Mar 23 6.44am Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

As long as we are not goaded into playing football we should be able to scrape a 0-0 .

 

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View SonOfSyd's Profile SonOfSyd Flag 15 Mar 23 11.20am Send a Private Message to SonOfSyd Add SonOfSyd as a friend

The way I see it, this game is a free hit for us. No one is expecting us to win so let's throw everything we have at it and select the most attacking squad we have. Let's see Ahamada, Lokonga, Eze, Wilf & Olisse and go out there with the intention of trying to score as many as we can. WE have nothing to lose tonight so let's not get hung up on defensive tactics and safe squad selections. Put it this way, we can't score any less then we usually do!

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 15 Mar 23 11.35am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by SonOfSyd

The way I see it, this game is a free hit for us. No one is expecting us to win so let's throw everything we have at it and select the most attacking squad we have. Let's see Ahamada, Lokonga, Eze, Wilf & Olisse and go out there with the intention of trying to score as many as we can. WE have nothing to lose tonight so let's not get hung up on defensive tactics and safe squad selections. Put it this way, we can't score any less then we usually do!

A very fair stance I'd say!

I worry however, with the axe looming over Patrick's head, we'll see yet another poor Hodgson impression, yielding no real threat on goal and either miraculously scraping a draw or a narrow defeat. I'm quite confident at that in fact and happy to say so as if I'm wrong, any joy I get from a result tonight will far outweigh any vitriol I'd receive on here

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 15 Mar 23 12.01pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Originally posted by SonOfSyd

The way I see it, this game is a free hit for us. No one is expecting us to win so let's throw everything we have at it and select the most attacking squad we have. Let's see Ahamada, Lokonga, Eze, Wilf & Olisse and go out there with the intention of trying to score as many as we can. WE have nothing to lose tonight so let's not get hung up on defensive tactics and safe squad selections. Put it this way, we can't score any less then we usually do!

Sadly with Eze, Wilf and Olise playing our right and left backs will have no cover and we will be stuffed. Those 3 need service and they won’t get it other than a clearance upfield that may fall to them. The team needs balance, with Olise and Wilf either side and 3 in the middle (Lakonga and Doucoure with Schlup or Ayew) and Edouard up front. Eze coming on later on if needed. I’m expecting us to lose but a better balanced 11 as we had against Man City might just pull off a result? Only problem against City was Zaha as our main forward which just doesn’t work?

 

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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 15 Mar 23 12.08pm Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

Goal difference could be big come the end of the season. even tho we have not been winning games we have only been loosing by 1 goal. Loosing 1-0 to city was not too bad.

keep things tight and hopefully Zaha can work his magic one last time! could very well be his last time playing against brighton for us.

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 15 Mar 23 12.09pm Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

We have moved from 0-0 draws to 1-0 defeats.

So 1-0 defeat.

Unless of course we are now moving onto 2-0 defeats stage.

 

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View SwordFish's Profile SwordFish Flag Peasmarsh,East Sussex 15 Mar 23 12.32pm Send a Private Message to SwordFish Add SwordFish as a friend

Originally posted by Crystal_Clear

We have moved from 0-0 draws to 1-0 defeats.

So 1-0 defeat.

Unless of course we are now moving onto 2-0 defeats stage.

that gave me a little smile that post ,

We could of course be moving to 1-0 wins ourselves?

 


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View PJEagle's Profile PJEagle Flag London 15 Mar 23 12.40pm Send a Private Message to PJEagle Add PJEagle as a friend

Originally posted by Oxford Don

In my view this thread seems to veer between unrealistic optimism and excessive pessimism so I'm going for something in between.

First, though our recent attacking record is woeful our defensive displays have largely been quite impressive. This suggests to me that though a win may be hard to come by a defeat by more than a goal or two is also unlikely.

Second, if luck is to play a part then fate will favour us on the basis of the last half dozen games against this lot. Strange to say but I think this fixture means more to us than to them (by that I mean to the clubs rather than the fans). So no real surprise if we squeak some sort of result.

Third, and realistically, there is little doubt that they are in substantially better shape than we are so home advantage and recent form should suggest a win for them.

However, I'm going for a draw (1-1) for these reasons: I can't see them not scoring but I think defensively we're good enough to limit the damage; good as they are they play quite risky stuff under Di Zerbi and do get caught out reasonably often. This, coupled with the law of averages that we will likely get a shot on target sooner rather than later, I can see us scoring on a rare counter attack. (If we score that one first it's just possible we'll hold on though personally I would not bank on it.)

And now I hand the thread back to those prophets of doom and eternal optimists..

You are true to your name, a very academic, and well thought out post, which balances the arguements very well. I think Vieira is a good coach and hasn't yet lost the players. Defensively the last few performances have been pretty good, and he's been working on getting into better attacking positions. Our strikers are not totally bad, they just need to get some confidence . And of course, Vieira has to decide to play one of them consistently. I am still going for a bore draw though

 

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