Burnley Hammer wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:44 am
We've shown no evidence of losing against sides around us either. We've played 3 of them under Moyes. We've won 1 and drew 2. We'd have done even better than that had it not been for the comical individual mistakes against Brighton. So we've actually picked up points in all 3 matches - just not as many as we'd have liked.
So long as we don't go and draw every match between now and the end of the season, we'll be fine. A few 3 points and a few 1 points will see us stay up. We'll probably end up losing some that we should be winning, and winning some that we thought we'd lose. That's football for you. If it was predictable then I'd have made a fortune betting.
I quite like this optimistic version of you, Burnley. But I think you're clutching at straws a bit.
The Bournemouth result was excellent, but if you set it aside (partly because Moyes himself didn't claim credit for it) his five most recent league matches have seen a return of zero points from three current top-six teams, and two points from two other teams.
If we're looking to survive, we'd look at Sheff U and Leicester away, and Liverpool at home, and hope for something. A hard-fought draw or even a fluky win. But we lost them all with a 7-1 aggregate score. From home games against Everton and Brighton, you need a win.
I do understand that he's had a tough hand to play since he got here. Rapid-fire fixtures, a chaotic window and no staff. But we don't have time.
From now on, post-break (and post-Liverpool), results have to improve immediately or we won't stay up.
In all fairness, I'm going to keep my powder dry until we've played Southampton and Wolves. We need to have won at least one game by then, and probably two. If we haven't, we'll be adrift, and there's no argument for hiring Moyes as far as I can see.