Relegation watch

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by IRB, Dec 12, 2017.

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Are we going to get relegated?

Poll closed May 24, 2018.
  1. No

    87 vote(s)
    79.8%
  2. Yes

    22 vote(s)
    20.2%
  1. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

    Shame to see Soton not go down, I wonder how they will do next season under Hughes. “Interesting” that even if we had not picked up any points in the last 5 games we still would have been safe.
     
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Took the curse to a new level. Relegated within hours without even playing. I like this new twist on the Manager of the Month award. Manager of the Month for May gets fired into space from a cannon?
     
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Swansea are warm 1/3 favourites to drop.
     
  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    What about us?
     
  5. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    5/4 :)
     
  6. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Don't worry Southampton haters, Hughes will remove their soul from the inside and wreck their football at the same time. A Stoke supporting mate told me the dressing room at Stoke was in chaos before the season started. Seems he was right.
     
  7. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    So it turns out we were safe by the end of March.
     
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  8. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
     
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  9. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

    I don’t think that is so much hindsight as a logical comment that could have been made st the end of March
     
  10. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Well, that's the Saints safe, I guess Mark Hughes can keep up the pretense of never having been relegated, despite playing a big role in Stoke's relegation. Speaking of Stoke, they're much like us in terms of getting into good positions in games, you never know, now the pressure is off, they might even find their bottle and royally **** up Swansea's campaign
     
  11. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Come on Man City and Swansea!

    I can see Man City sticking 6 past Southampton on the final day. Just need Swansea to score 4 at home to Stoke. It could happen. Highly unlikely but here’s hoping.
     
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  12. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I find it much more likely that man city hit 10 than swansea get 4.
     
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  13. sdc_watford

    sdc_watford First Year Pro

    Looking at fixtures, Chelsea and Arsenal to do a number on Huddersfield and a mere 1-0 win for Swansea would see them survive on GD.
     
  14. Never going to happen is it ? Swansea will probably beat stoke so HTFC will need a point against Chelsea or arsenal .
     
  15. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Having watched Swansea struggle against Southampton (I thought they would get a win or draw), I would not now be surprised to see Stoke get a win there. Often a relegated club pulls of a good performance. The pressure is all on Swansea and they buckled against the Saints. Of the two I prefer Southampton, but acknowledge they are stronger opponents and it would have been to our advantage to see Mark Hughes fail to collect his £1 million bonus.
     
  16. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Such an event would relegate Huddersfield assuming they pick up no further points
     
  17. Swansea were full of endeavour pressing everywhere and picking up 2nd balls but were way short of quality and never really looked like scoring.

    Going down.
     
  18. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Not wishing to blow my own trumpet, but this was posted on 1st February :cool:
     
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Impressive!

    Any thoughts about next season?

    I’m beginning to worry already.
     
  20. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Interesting to hear the players at West Brom, (who were responsible for them being relegated), saying that if Darren Moore is kept on as manager then they'll consider staying. Two things... Firstly something called a contract, and secondly who wants players that can switch it on and off depending if they like the manager? Scumbags.
     
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  21. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Sure as eggs are eggs Darren Moore will turn to **** though. It always happens, always.
     
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  22. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Huddersfield have only been in the bottom 3 once all season ..

    But might well get relegated now - has any team ever suffered such a fate before having never been in the relegation zone before the final day?
     
  23. Yes I was close though. 4 already have got to 40 points (CP, NU, BHA and Muff) and WHU are likely to so I'm one short in my prediction of 6 of them getting to 40 points.
     
  24. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    It may be Wenger’s last match but worth remembering they’ve lost every away match in the league this calendar year.

    In that respect they’re actually the perfect opponents for any side who might need something from the match to stay up.
     
  25. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Not in the Prem, but Wycombe stayed up a few years ago and Bristol Rovers went down having been out of it all season on goal difference.
     
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  26. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

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  27. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Didn't see the original post but rather than 'There is a pretty much indirect correlation between points won to be top and points achieved to come 18th' I would say it's wholly direct.

    1140 points is the absolute maximum of combined points the league could produce in a year, final table would have everyone on 57 points. That's never going to happen of course but the more of those 1140 points at the top of the table it stands to reason there will be less at the bottom, hence fewer will be required to avoid the drop.
     
  28. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Which was exactly what several of us said back in February...
     
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  29. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    Indirect means two variables moving in the opposite direction (i.e. as one gets bigger, the other gets lower)
     
  30. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    I would call that inverse but let's not get too hung up on the minutae.
    It was the 'pretty much' bit when it is totally that I replied.
     
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  31. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    I was agreeing with your point, just putting a bit of meat to the bones.
     
  32. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    I know :cool:
     
  33. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

  34. This is entirely coincidental, but what links the 5 clubs who will/may go down?
    And what links the top 6 clubs?

    Answers on a postcard to :
    Place du Luxembourg 100
    1050 Bruxelles
    BELGIUM
     
  35. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    So how long before the usual suspects start harping on about relegation for 2018/2019? Couple weeks into the transfer window?
     

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