Jump to content
Aus Fox

Premier League Thread 2019/20

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Maybe these nutters have more faith in our team

I'm more of a, if we blow it we do not deserve it type because we have shown we have the quality, do we have the mentality, the back bone rather than Spursy:nono:  tomorrow we will see but I'm expecting a win now I'm finally over that shitshow yesterday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, ScouseFox said:

i don't even know what point you are trying to argue. 

 

if wolves lost tonight we would be 10 points ahead of 5th. if they won we would be 9 points ahead of 5th. which one of those is better for our chances of finishing in the top 4? 

Plus we've got a  far better goal difference which worth a point 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, john ridley said:

Plus we've got a  far better goal difference which worth a point 

yes but honestly, please just read what i am writing. we could be 2 points ahead of 5th, we could be 40 points ahead of 5th. 

 

but wolves winning tonight closed the gap by a point. so that is NOT a good thing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, ithuriel said:

I'm more of a, if we blow it we do not deserve it type because we have shown we have the quality, do we have the mentality, the back bone rather than Spursy:nono:  tomorrow we will see but I'm expecting a win now I'm finally over that shitshow yesterday.

I'm the same. If we blow it then so be it. Spending the season fearing teams like Spurs and Wolves seems ridiculous to me

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Maybe these nutters have more faith in our team

Nice to be helped by others should we slip like Chelsea have done recently... We are not guaranteed top 4 at all..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Rigga said:

Nice to be helped by others should we slip like Chelsea have done recently... We are not guaranteed top 4 at all..

Not saying we're guaranteed but we're there on merit. Don't see any reason to be predicting a major collapse or for the likes of Wolves to go on a mad winning run

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If our players and coaching staff are as downcast and worried about Wolves winning this game as some of our fans are on here, that would trouble me big time.

 

It’s the halfway stage of the season, we are second in the table - above the ‘mighty’ Man City - with a nine-point gap to a team in fifth place whose next game is at Anfield.

 

Belief and positive thinking will be half the battle if we are to get a top four place. Given our current position - and irrespective of our last two results - there is no reason for doubt and anxiety (and worrying about other teams’ results) to start creeping in.

 

We are still very much the masters of our own destiny.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, ScouseFox said:

genuinely couldn't give the slightest of shits about that. the difference between finishing ahead of man city or behind man city will be a few million quid that we will probably waste. 

 

the difference between finishing ahead of wolves or behind wolves (or spurs, or united etc) will define our whole season's achievements and possibly the future of this club when you think of players and possibly the manager leaving if we don't get a top 4 finish. 

 

Agreed, all I care about at the minute is a top four finish. If and when that is cemented then I don't mind looking ahead of us but it's only the cherry on the top stuff whereas top four is the cake. Unbelievable how many people who are coming up with such guff that it only matters what we do and cheering Wolves on to beat top four certainties Man City. 

 

I'd much rather finishing 4th with 62pts than 5th with 72pts. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Pliskin said:

Common sense and simple maths? How many cans have you had over the festive period?? We’re nine points clear.... what evidence have you seen of us throwing that away. I can’t actually believe that this debate is going on.... so if we go by your logic and so called common sense, you are suggesting that we’re going to go on a raging losing spree and throw away nine points? Something we haven’t done all season? We’ve had a wobble against the two best teams on the division, had City not have lost a man it could have been different but that’s that. Outside of Man City and Liverpool were the best team in the league when on form. We will finish in the top four and probably none points clear of Wolves. Stop searching for any negative you can....

 

We had a 14pt lead a fortnight a go and now you're saying we can't let a 9pt lead slip.

Chelsea had the same points as us about a month a go and now there CL spot is under serious pressure.

 

it's naive in the extreme to think we're home and hosed and Wolves aren't capable of overtaking us. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Pliskin said:

Wolves winning is a fantastic result for us.

 

First off they’re a decent side, who are currently nine points behind us, if you’re worried about wolves catching us then you’re willing to accept we will throw away a nine point lead..... if that was to happen we wouldn’t deserve a place in the top four.

 

It’s a physiological boost for us, can you imagine how those players would feel going into tomorrow having lost to both City and Liverpool and slipping down to third? As it goes we haven’t, and we’re still a point clear, our team talk tomorrow is done, dust yourselves down go out there and restore the gap between us and them.

 

It is a great result, and cheers to our neighbours for doing us a favour, now stop being a bunch of ostriches, pull your heads out of the sand and cheer us on tomorrow to batter West Ham.

 

COME ON YOU BLUE BASTARDS! 

Irrelevant to me if we finish 2nd or 4th but dropping down to 5th would be a disaster. A couple of weeks ago we were 14 points clear of 5th....now it's 9....by the end of the season if Wolves are above us by 2 points.....is this still a good result?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man City will finish 2nd...we need them on our side and help beat teams in 5/6th position etc.. Chelsea looked comfy 4 games ago... now look at them

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When Psg have dominated the league its interesting to note how close the rest of the league has become recently. Partly because its hard for the traiditional big clubs to stay sharp because they have no chance of winning the league.

 

Liverpool have knocked the stuffing out of the league, like a tumbling pack of cards.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, oxtonfox said:

Wolves could beat Liverpool; six points off the teams we get mullered by. They’ve taken six points of City and they have a chance with Liverpool in my view. Especially as Liverpool have all but won the league now. Wolves problem is with the weaker teams.

Apart from beating Man City twice, Wolves' only other wins have been against Norwich, Bournemouth, West Ham, Villa and Watford ie 5 of the bottom 6.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Rigga said:

Man City will finish 2nd...we need them on our side and help beat teams in 5/6th position etc.. Chelsea looked comfy 4 games ago... now look at them


Manchester City are not invincible of course they are a good team but they are on par with us right now. The title race is firmly over for both us and them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The league is poor this year and in general has been for a few years now.

 

It's a good thing though, it means it's more competitive and more 'upsets' are happening - Are they really upsets anymore? You half expect them and as I say it's simply more competitive.

 

The gap between the lower table/mid table teams and the 'top' teams is getting closer - whether that be the 'lesser' teams getting stronger and the 'top' teams falling apart - I think it's abit of both but i've said ever since we won the league the league is going through a transitional period where the 'top' teams are losing their way abit, which i'm loving and long may it continue.

 

I don't care how good people say Liverpool have been - Many of their games i've watched they've been average but they find ways to win (Don't get me wrong, a sign of a good team, we've been saying it about ourselves so to deny that when talking about Liverpool is pure denial, but I'm not going to let that blind me or not have the opinion alot of the time they've been average).

 

Whilst I think they'd be top even if the league were stronger, as it was when we won the league, it was because the league was poor, i'm not denying that,no-one else stepped up though and we still had to do what we did, no-one can take that away from us, but I maintain similar about why Liverpool are 'running away with it' and their points gap looks so dominant, likewise in reality it's the reason we're 2nd aswell, Even Man City are not the standards they expect or have set themselves.

 

Edited by Matt
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Matt said:

The league is poor this year and in general has been for a few years now.

 

It's a good thing though, it means it's more competitive and more 'upsets' are happening - Are they really upsets anymore? You half expect them and as I say it's simply more competitive.

 

The gap between the lower table/mid table teams and the 'top' teams is getting closer - whether that be the 'lesser' teams getting stronger and the 'top' teams falling apart - I think it's abit of both but i've said ever since we won the league the league is going through a transitional period where the 'top' teams are losing their way abit.

 

I don't care how good people say Liverpool have been - Many of their games i've watched they've been average but they find ways to win (Don't get me wrong, a sign of a good team, we've been saying it about ourselves so to deny that when talking about Liverpool is pure denial, but I'm not going to let that blind me or not have the opinion alot of the time they've been average).

 

Whilst I think they'd be top even if the league were stronger, as it was when we won the league, I'm not denying that, we won it because the league was poor, no-one else stepped up though and we still had to do what we did, no-one can take that away from us, but I maintain similar about why Liverpool are 'running away with it' and their points gap looks so dominant, likewise in reality it's the reason we're 2nd aswell, Even Man City are not the standards they expect or have set themselves.

 

 


Liverpool won the Champions League last season, they are a good team cannot knock them same as Manchester City as well, the fact we are wedged in between those teams is a testament to the progress we have made since Rodgers has come in. I think the league is still competitive as it has been maybe the quality has dropped a bit over the years. But it’s still imo the most competitive and best quality league in Europe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Happy Fox said:


Manchester City are not invincible of course they are a good team but they are on par with us right now. The title race is firmly over for both us and them.

That wasn’t my point..

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Dan LCFC said:

Really think Wolves might finish in the top 4.

I stand by this.

 

We trump them big time on beating 'the rest' (but they've gotten better at this you've got to say) but their approach against the top teams is the best of basically anybody in the league, and ours is not far off the worst. They worry me a bit.

 

Saying that, I'd absolutely be in favour of them coming 4th and us 3rd. Two non 'big 6' teams making the top 4 would be fantastic.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We really need to sort our woes out last 3 games we’ve been really under Par many say our bubbles burst or we’ve been found out, whatever the problem is Brendan needs to sort it out asafp as if we drop more points we risk losing our top 3-4 status after such an amazing season if we finish below Wolves who seem to have picked up their pace it’ll be a disaster after we’ve done so well it’ll be a shame to miss out on a CL spot !

 

But I’m sure we’ll be getting back to winning ways against West Ham Man City face a Sheffield team who on their day can cause a few problems to their opposition, we’ve got a pretty decent run in now where I believe we can get maximum points out of West Ham Newcastle Southampton Burnley West Ham again and I’m sure we can get something out of Chelsea too ?
 

Let’s hope the lads get back to winning again sort out  their performances keep up with the top Spots !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So many people on here missing the point.......I've never concerned myself with Man City or Liverpool's results to see if they've won or lost I always look at Spurs/Wolves/Man U and Sheff Utd and pray they've dropped points....always have and always will......I've never quite believed that we are as great as people have made out.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...