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31Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 07 2018, 22:14

y2johnny


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Man city spent quite a while outside the top division are they not a big club?

Leeds in the seventies were one of the biggest clubs in England and the best team i ever saw live.
If we got bought by sheikhs and bought the title and every best player in the world would we be?

32Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Thu Feb 08 2018, 09:29

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
Its cyclical. We will be a big club again, but I doubt I'll be alive when it happens. Only those with a large fan base have been able to stay at, or near, the top. the rest of us have to rely on form, finance, and dedicated fans. As we've seen, when not all three are in sync, we suffer.

33Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Thu Feb 08 2018, 09:47

Growler


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:

Leeds in the seventies were one of the biggest clubs in England and the best team i ever saw live.
But then got relegated in 1981/82 and were not promoted until the 1990s.

This is not what big clubs do, they get promoted within a few seasons at the most.

The only massive clubs relegated in living memory were Man Utd and Tottenham who both spent one season out

34Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sun Feb 11 2018, 14:09

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Thank you Villa.

35Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sun Feb 11 2018, 14:10

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
They didn't do it for you.

36Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sun Feb 11 2018, 14:25

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
All 'if's' and 'but's' I know but if we could win on Tuesday we would go in front of Reading.

They are now only two points above us and we have the Cardiff game in hand of them.

They are on a very bad run and I think we can finish above them by the end of the season.

Fingers crossed anyway.

37Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 07:50

Leeds_Trotter

Leeds_Trotter
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I'd say we are one of the inform teams out of the bottom lot. I reckon we will be safe.

38Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 09:02

rammywhite

rammywhite
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Will one of you clever people with time on their hands do a league table for the last 10 games( or since January 1st) and that will show us who the in form teams are and who is sliding down the slippery slope to league 1. I bet we are in the top half of the table. I'd do it but I've got too much work to do today and tomorrow.

39Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 09:12

Leeds_Trotter

Leeds_Trotter
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Will one of you clever people with time on their hands do a league table for the last 10 games( or since January 1st) and that will show us who the in form teams are and who is sliding down the slippery slope to league 1. I bet we are in the top half of the table. I'd do it but I've got too much work to do today and tomorrow.
No need Rammy, already done [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

40Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 09:38

rammywhite

rammywhite
Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Impressive stuff LT- I didn't know this existed. Some people must have a lot of time on their hands. I bet its the bookies!!

But we seem to be doing well.

41Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 12:28

xmiles

xmiles
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:

But we seem to be doing well.

At home, not so much away though.

42Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 14:18

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:They didn't do it for you.
They definitely did do it for me as the stains on my armchair will testify.

43Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 20:03

y2johnny


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Use this. 

Matchday 12 to  curent day is the best indicator after our awful start.  

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44Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Mon Feb 12 2018, 20:04

y2johnny


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
11th with a game in hand that could see us upto 9th.

45Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Tue Feb 13 2018, 05:46

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:11th with a game in hand that could see us upto 9th.
Sounds pretty good that Johnny.  Cool

46Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Tue Feb 13 2018, 11:12

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Really don't think we should lose sight of the fact that we are 2 points out of the relegation zone. Don't want to sound like a wet blanket but the players need to know they are in a dogfight and as good as this table makes us look, all we have achieved is to get back into the race - so to survive they have to do it all over again. Hopefully they will.

47Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Tue Feb 13 2018, 12:19

Kane57

Kane57
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Top half finish or Parkinson has to go

48Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Tue Feb 13 2018, 23:05

Growler


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
If we don't win at QPR its going to be squeaky bum time for Ken against Sunderland

49Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 14 2018, 10:24

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If we don't win at QPR its going to be squeaky bum time for Ken against Sunderland
It will be anyway.

50Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 14 2018, 11:01

Growler


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If we don't win at QPR its going to be squeaky bum time for Ken against Sunderland
It will be anyway.
If we win at QPR all the pressure is on Sunderland to get a result from the match rather than us.
A defeat by us would put them a minimum 7 points behind us in that scenario which would be a disaster for them

51Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 14 2018, 11:07

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Every season we get a couple of teams,who,out of the blue,put together a run of two or three back to back wins,that potentially save their season.
We need one of them to be us this season.

52Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 14 2018, 13:00

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Every season we get a couple of teams,who,out of the blue,put together a run of two or three back to back wins,that potentially save their season.
We need one of them to be us this season.
Norwich won't be easy but we have a chance of winning both the QPR and Sunderland games. We need to really.

53Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sat Feb 17 2018, 18:08

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Not good losing to QPR. Now we've lost control of our own destiny as it were seeing as the two teams behind us, Barnsley and Hull both have a game in hand.

54Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sun Feb 18 2018, 16:21

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm wondering where we'll get the goals we need from. Since Madine left, Ameobi ran the length of the pitch to finish with an inch perfect shot and ALF volleyed a cracker just over the goalie - not what those players can do week in week out. We just don't seem to be able to create enough clear cut chances to get tap ins and the run of the mill goals we should and need to be getting. Goals like Sammy and ALFs should be the icing on the cake, not our only hope. Maybe with Pratley back we'll get a better grip on midfield? He was playing well before his injury and perhaps there's a better chance of finding killer passes if we can get higher up the pitch in numbers, but I have a feeling that something isn't quite right and we'll struggle.

55Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sun Feb 18 2018, 16:32

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Ameobi's on his 6 game anonymous run, we won't see him again until mid-March.

Wilma will no doubt be key in the remaining games.

56Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Sun Feb 18 2018, 16:39

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Is Pratley our Pogba?

57Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Tue Feb 20 2018, 23:22

Growler


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
An horrific night for Sunderland and Barnsley and obviously great results for us.I would say this is the best position we've been in to avoid the drop all season.On the downside we are running out of easy home games

58Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 21 2018, 09:36

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Best set of results ever, even the Burton win was good for us as it meant Barnsley didn't get that "new manager bounce".

59Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 21 2018, 09:58

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:An horrific night for Sunderland and Barnsley and obviously great results for us.I would say this is the best position we've been in to avoid the drop all season.On the downside we are running out of easy home games
And with our away form,that spells trouble.

60Relegation watch - Page 2 Empty Re: Relegation watch on Wed Feb 21 2018, 13:34

observer


Andy Walker
Andy Walker
We dragged Reading into the battle and now it's a seven team relegation watch (albeit Reading has a game in hand).  Hopefully there are three worse teams... our GD is now better than three other teams, who are all below us. Let's hope we can stay just above the others, even if we don't win pretty!

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