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Ljungberg - right to call for a top four finish?

Poll ended at Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:18 pm

Yes - we should be aiming high
173
63%
No - it's completely unrealistic
86
31%
Unsure
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5%
 
Total votes : 273

Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby claret parrot on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:05 pm

I don't think he would Paddy. I reckon dancing like that takes more energy than Freddie's got these days.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby Romford on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:09 pm

IIIronss wrote:He's been the best player on the pitch the past 2/3 games.


Can't see that mate...yesterday especially first half he was wide open with plenty of space and didn't utilise it. 2nd half was greedy when he had done the hard work on two ocassions..
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby carnage on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:12 pm

Bit unfair on the 2nd time.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby nicky_g on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:16 pm

Rather unrealistic in my humble opinion – but who knows what a decent run of wins can do? The most we can I expect is 7th place, and that is IF the players we have returning from injury make the impact we all hope they will – which is rather unlikely.

Top half finish will do for me.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby bubbles1966 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:22 pm

If we play 90% of our best against Birmingham, Fulham, Wigan 9 points is on. Top 6 and possibly top 4 wont look silly.

We haven't had a real good run yet this season. It will come.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:36 pm

Just a bit of positive mental attitude which I think he has probably brought from Arsenal.

Of course we all know we are as capable of finishing 16th as we are 6th, but it's not arrogance or deluded to say such things.
Aim for the stars and if you fail, you reach the sky... or summin like that. :? :lol:
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby Romford on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:38 pm

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Just a bit of positive mental attitude which I think he has probably brought from Arsenal.

Of course we all know we are as capable of finishing 16th as we are 6th, but it's not arrogance or deluded to say such things.
Aim for the stars and if you fail, you reach the sky... or summin like that. :? :lol:


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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:44 pm

Romford wrote:
rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Just a bit of positive mental attitude which I think he has probably brought from Arsenal.

Of course we all know we are as capable of finishing 16th as we are 6th, but it's not arrogance or deluded to say such things.
Aim for the stars and if you fail, you reach the sky... or summin like that. :? :lol:


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It's actually 'Reach for the Stars', I'll have you know...

(and it's their best song...) :lol:
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby Jon Boy on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:10 pm

West Ham sneaking a champions league spot is about as likely as a team in who in March, find themselves with 20points and smeeingly doomed for.....oh ......yea but still this would mean winning most of our games including beating teams in the ....ah...yes........ :think: :raver:
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby pearson01 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:40 pm

Lets ****ing believe it!!
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby JoeySweets on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:57 pm

Why Not,,, IF we can Survive relegation last season, this is more likely.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby dapablo on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:20 pm

we've got ourselves a couple of weeks worth of daydreaming at the least with the players makeing calls like this, Cole has joined in as well, much better than last year. :)
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby SirTrev on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:25 pm

Now i'm not saying we will finish 4th place, and i dare not even delude myself into believing we can do it this season.

However last season, 29 games in, we sat bottom of the league. We managed to make up 4 points on charlton, 10 points on city(they also had 2 games in hand), 11 points on sheff united, and 12 points on wigan to finish 15th. (beating everton, blackburn, arsenal and man utd in the run in)

Making up the 9 points up to 4th or the 7 points up to fifth, a mean feat yes, but just as impossible as it was of us staving of relegation last year.

If this kind of attitude from Freddie can rub off on some of the other players paired with the returning of the likes of fit again Faubert and Bellamy, Ashton finding some kind of fitness again, Ljungberg hitting some kind of form. The continuation of Green, upson, linda, mullins and CFC's form. Why cant we aim for a top 8 finish? or dare i say a top 6 finish.

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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby Canadianhammer on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:30 am

davids cross wrote:We need more of this attitude :thup:

What he said!
Aim at nothing and you'll hit it.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby sicknote on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:32 am

this time last season all our new signings were saying that we will be staying up oh how we laughed, as the deluded twats hadn't seen us play

wonder if we'll be thinking similar come may as we did last may

if the players believe they can then we need to help drive them on

probably too much to ask but we are nearer fourth now than we were from safety this time last year
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby THORNE_X on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:37 am

Canadianhammer wrote:
davids cross wrote:We need more of this attitude :thup:

What he said!
Aim at nothing and you'll hit it.


hey you could coach our strikers.. hmm
ddnt think that one through

i like ljungbergs attitude , a very wise old man once said 'with him, all things are possible'. some religious guy. plays for some spanish team,

it'd be a great result to get european football, summer targets would be interesting
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby Boogers Caravan Blues on Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:51 am

Old Slaven said on Sunday after the game that we hadn't won because maybe the some of the players didn't have the mentality/pressure of playing for a Big 4 team. He meant that every game their aim should be the win and not to avoid defeat.

Whereas Mr Sex obvious has the attitude from his time in Goonerland.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby claret parrot on Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:35 am

sicknote wrote:this time last season all our new signings were saying that we will be staying up oh how we laughed, as the deluded twats hadn't seen us play

wonder if we'll be thinking similar come may as we did last may

if the players believe they can then we need to help drive them on

probably too much to ask but we are nearer fourth now than we were from safety this time last year


What like "just how the hell did we manage to avoid being relegated?" .... I bloody hope not Sicknote,
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby Alf Garnett's (Ex) Missus on Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:54 am

Fair play to 'The Gay', as an articulatory challenged fellow STH near me refers to him, positive thoughts and all that aint a bad thing and at least this fella has done it with Le Arse and isn't a victim of his own fantasy like God Bless.
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Re: Ljungberg targets top four

Postby WHID to deserve this? on Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:09 am

Think some of the comments regarding West ham attitude are spot on. We almost expect to come up short and fail at the final hurdle - we almost live to the Bubbles mantra!

Aim for the stars is right. However, we should always remember Mike Small's famous last words after scoring against Arsenal at Highbury - something along the lines of this is the best for I have been in my life, I can't stop scoring. Unfortunately he could stop scoring and did brilliantly! I am now back in my comfort zone expecting to be the team the drops like a stone after Christmas......
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