2019/2020 Relegation Thread

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by ereford ammer » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:26 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:09 pm
I could gladly do a relegation.

The upsides in killing the London 'brand' and ensuring that things go back to core outweigh the negatives by some considerable margin.

It might entice me to get a season ticket again.
I could look forward to some away games. If the Baggies go up with Slav, this will be further indication of the crass ineptitude of the dildo gang.
I am sure her majesty would blame relegation on the malcontents reducing team morale with their nasty protests destroying the cunning plan of world class football in a world class stadium. .

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 pm

il_martello_di_genovesi wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm
The man who led us to defeats against a bottom 3 Everton side, a piss poor Newcastle team, a Burnley team who had lost 5 from 6, a Leicester reserve team, a pathetically poor Arsenal team. He was a clueless moron with his hair, golf skills and bank balance the only thing left intact.
He also got us wins away against a SOuthampton team that has gone from strength to strength and away to Chelsea

We would have got at least 4 points from these games if he had stayed IMHO, and we would have at least tried to win the games!

I would have been more confident staying up with him than with Moyes, as playing for draws won't get us anywhere

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Pob! » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:44 pm

We are going down and I dont care if we end up in league 2 as long as those ****ers leave. If that's what it takes then so be it.
f*** them and f*** their money. I hope they go bankrupt!

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:49 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 pm

I would have been more confident staying up with him than with Moyes, as playing for draws won't get us anywhere
The team we were battered by tonight were almost at full strength. Our performance was pathetic and the result summed that up, but the guy you have confidence in lost at home to their reserves. I can sort of see your point, but Pellegrini produced 2 wins in about 12? That form wouldn’t keep us up either.
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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by bubbles1966 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:49 pm

Dyche tonight..."Strong, fit and organised will never go out of fashion."

It never came in with us. :lol:

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Blow Bubbles » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:24 pm

Just realised that when Liverpool destroy us by getting towards double figures next week in the loss in hand, we will go to 19th on goal difference. :(

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by chigwells finest » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:29 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Dyche tonight..."Strong, fit and organised will never go out of fashion."

It never came in with us. :lol:

thats because Burnley have a plan , how to play which keeps them mid table every season , an decent manager and a proper supportive boardroom , a proper club who knows its roots and history

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by MorthwylMawr » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:39 pm

When the inevitable happens and we're relegated, who sticks around and who leaves?

I would imagine the outs will be our brightest prospect
Rice and our prized but underperforming players Haller, Lanzini, Anderson, Diop.

So much work to do to assemble a new squad, hope our scout(s) are working on it now

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by CTiron » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:44 pm

I know everyone always attributes a particular game as the decider but I can't see us staying up if we don't beat Brighton at home. The task will be too great I reckon.

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Vic_Watson » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:52 pm

Just seen the Brighton highlights on MOTD. Played well but the B'mouth keeper had a stormer. Won't be easy.

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by CTiron » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 pm

Vic_Watson wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Just seen the Brighton highlights on MOTD. Played well but the B'mouth keeper had a stormer. Won't be easy.
It certainly won't be as they've had our number since their promotion but we desperately need a glimmer of hope in between the expected drubbings against Liverpool & Man City.

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Roby » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:51 am

il_martello_di_genovesi wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm
The man who led us to defeats against a bottom 3 Everton side, a piss poor Newcastle team, a Burnley team who had lost 5 from 6, a Leicester reserve team, a pathetically poor Arsenal team. He was a clueless moron with his hair, golf skills and bank balance the only thing left intact.
Bang on correct.

Also got doubled by a Palace side where we lost both times in the last minute.

The writing was on the wall when he first took over - had a full pre-season and £100m and still lost his first FOUR league games in charge 😂

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Macca1973 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:08 am

You'd have to assume Liverpool will put enough past us to send us into the bottom 3. It's now 3 from 6 (or 2 from 5 if you assume Norwich will go). Fail to beat Brighton and I don't see us getting back out of the bottom 3, that's how big that game has become!

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by FrankieWalsh » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:45 am

Unfortunately, it’s a lose/lose situation.

Stay in the Prem and you have ***** owners forever and a day, unless some Russian or Chinese criminal launders a large enough chunk of cash in the direction of GSB to do one. In addition, as every team below the top 2 now (used to 6 but maybe that down to Brexit or Labour, who knows), is in a relegation tussle from late August onwards. It’s not much fun watching the results and hoping several teams either lose or draw.

The championship is a load of b*llocks. The pundits lead you to believe it’s full of excitement and good fun. Not really. No pay on the day, stand on the terraces entertainment of yesteryear I’m afraid. It’s still sit down next to Mrs. Clubshop Purchase and rank beer n hotdogs in a plastic wrapper. The football is even worse. The odd decent lad plays while getting fit for the Prem (Eze? At QPR) but that only lasts until they get bored. Worst of all, the crap owners don’t leave because no one buys Championship clubs that don’t own their own ground and the valuation is a nose bleed. Once the parachute money is pissed away the fans are all of a sudden the owners best friends again - Hull City AFC, used to be Hull Tigers FFS.

Trouble is, football is done for. VAR, cheating players, inane punditry, kick off times at 7.30 am on a Thursday to meet the demand in Outer Mongolia, transfer deadline day like its a supermarket dash, new third kit every season - I could go on, you get the picture.

While it last, go to the games with your mates, have a beer before and after, talk b*llocks, remember the good times.

Clubs like WHU and Hull City will never win anything again, but it really wasn’t about that (much). It was about the characters on the pitch and in the stands, a good away day.

Cheer up chaps, enjoy what you can while you can.

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Hamburger » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:43 pm

Of our remaining 16 league games our fixtures are easily the hardest. I predicted a league gap developing at the weekend and there is now a 7 point gap to from 17th to 14th which will get wider as clubs around us are playing each other this weekend so some will be picking up points. Being pragmatic, with our injury & transfer problems we will need a miracle to stay up. Either we have to beat top clubs or fellow strugglers will need to have big losing runs. Coupled with the fact that we don’t have the players with the bottle for a fight, there is little to give us hope.

The fault lays squarely with the board who are totally inept, delivering mutton dressed as lamb and failing in all of their promises except balancing the books which really only benefits themselves.

At least at the Boleyn we could boast a respectable history, now all we’ve got is a new ridiculous identity in a council house and a declining club which could well end up like Leeds or even Sunderland. They have in a few years reduced a proud institution to a laughing stock shambles.
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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by daytimedave » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:46 pm

CTiron wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:44 pm
I know everyone always attributes a particular game as the decider but I can't see us staying up if we don't beat Brighton at home. The task will be too great I reckon.
agree ,massive game ,!

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Monkey Mike » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:57 pm

Blow Bubbles wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:24 pm
the loss in hand
:lol: that's about right

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by BondsoBob » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Monkey Mike wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:57 pm
:lol: that's about right
As is probably every game. I really cannot see where another win is coming from.

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by Knighter10WHU » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:45 pm

Brighton are in the battle, surprised most people are writing them off as safe, 4 games without a win including a defeat to Bournemouth. That game in 10 or so days time is just huge.

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Re: 2019/2020 Relegation Thread

Post by wivenhoetim » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:33 pm

3 from 6 for the drop... still cant see past Norwich, Bournmouth and Villa..

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