Wake up and smell the coffee. "We're too good to go down" is the cry of most relegated teams. Of course, the chances are that we will not get relegated BUT, we are dropping like a stone; we seem to have in fighting and the possibility of getting into a relegation scrap needs to be addressed, before it becomes a real possibility.One result away from crisis (relegation)?
**** me, talk about an over reaction!
I admit that Puel is probably up against it right now with regards to keeping his job but the performances haven't been bad and we could easily get 5+ wins before the end of the season.
He's playing for his job but I am confident we will get the results in our remaining games to keep him here.
Honestly don't see us beating PalaceWake up and smell the coffee. "We're too good to go down" is the cry of most relegated teams. Of course, the chances are that we will not get relegated BUT, we are dropping like a stone; we seem to have in fighting and the possibility of getting into a relegation scrap needs to be addressed, before it becomes a real possibility.
We are at a crux: six points from our next two "easy" home games and we're, effectively safe, none and we're deep in the doo-doo. I shall be delighted to be proved wrong, but I just don't see three, let alone six points.
Based on what?Honestly, I see us beating Palace
Gut feelingBased on what?
The 0-3 loss to them at home last season?
The 0-5 loss to them away last season?
The 0-1 loss to them away this season?
I’m less confident we’ll beat Palace than I was for the recent away trips at Liverpool or Spurs.
They’ll sit back and defend and we won’t have enough about us to break them down. They’ll also press from the front and cause our defenders to make mistakes.
But to be effective in pressing from the front, the whole team has to do it (or at least the midfield too) otherwise it will just leave a huge space for the opposition to play the ball into and therefore easily nullifying the press from the front.Yep. They’re not mutually exclusive. They will have 11 players on the pitch after all.
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