Who is actually going down this season?

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Cthulhu, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Can we all agree it’s Cardiff and Huddersfield but who will be the 3rd?

    Newcastle Fulham or Soton?

    I’m going to also throw in Burnley

    Palace always escape. Spam have too much.probably Newcastle too ( I think it’s just a **** start for them.
     
  2. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north Academy Graduate

  3. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    Newcastle are most likely imo unless they get sold and then spend big in January.

    I'd throw in Brighton as a possible too. They are very inconsistent.
     
  4. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    If Zaha gets injured or sulks all season...
     
  5. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Hard to see Cardiff surviving given the start they’ve had, and just the general lack of quality in their squad. Huddersfield achieved a minor miracle staying up last year, but I’d agree that they look in trouble second time around.

    The third spot is hard to call, but I’d echo the sentiments of others in mentioning Newcastle, Brighton, Palace and Southampton. I think West Ham will have too much and Pellegrini will get them playing better as the season progresses.
     
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Very early but it's difficult to see Cardiff and HTFC surviving. Think the other will be from Newcastle, Brighton or Burnley.
     
  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I think West Ham will finish comfortably mid-table, and possibly above us.

    That’s them gone, then.
     
  8. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Zaha is having a right old sulk and with that Palace cannot win - they are a definite candidate for the third spot. I don't think Palace have scored at home yet this season.
     
  9. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Let's have a look at the recent form guide.

    Oh ****.
     
  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    ....or Fulham. Think we'll be 6th/7th bottom.
     
  11. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Before Saturday, I would have said we were nailed on to finish in the top half. Just when Watford convince you they've turned the corner and are going to do good things, they throw in a stinker like Saturday to tell everyone, "well actually we can still be crap and don't get into thinking we're safe from a relegation battle."

    I would be surprised to see any side, apart from the very worst teams, lose by 4 goals at home to a side outside of the "top 6" this season.

    Right now, I do not know. Watford are so frustrating to follow in this way. Every season they've started well, then trailed off badly. So far this has been a mini full season already. Will we go down?.....no...I just can't see that happening. I think both Cardiff and Huddersfield will be well short come the end of the season. However, that final place is up for grabs, although Fulham have massive problems defensively.

    What elevated us, was the high pressing game and every player being committed to it. Now it seems to have been worked out, and this will be a test for us. Is Gracia able to change things? I think he can and I would expect something a bit different against Wolves in terms of personnel and formation. Gracia is an excellent man manager and when he has time, he can work well with the team. Where I think he has a weakness, is during a match when a change of tactic is required. He hasn't done well with changing things on the fly so far, imo.

    Plan A is often very good though, and so far that's worked more often than not. I think Watford will be fine, but I'm not so confident over a top half finish as I was this time last week.
     
  12. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Yeap Muff will see Watford Away as their performance of the season.

    Great
     
  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    we will never beat a team 4-0, home or away.
     
  14. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north Academy Graduate

    I knew that'd come back and bite me on the arse.
     
  15. Horace_goes_up_north

    Horace_goes_up_north Academy Graduate

    So Huddersfield, Fulham and ...
     
  16. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    Current form would say Brighton but I think Cardiff will still go down.
     
  17. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    I hope Southampton.
     
  18. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Don’t count us out. Foxes never quit.
     
  19. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Looking at the ("our") last PL2 table Newcastle have 4/5 games "in-hand" compared to us and Everton at the top and have played the fewest games in this league. I think this will save them.
     
  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Think Newcastle have too much about them to go down.

    Brighton are on a poor run but they were decent earlier in the season (above us at one stage), so could well get their mojo back.

    So, Cardiff, Burnley or Southampton. Probably Cardiff, but it could be tight.
     
  21. Beekayess

    Beekayess Reservist

    Please let it be Palace.
     
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  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes Cardiff will be the 3rd. Or us....
     
  23. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Palace would be lovely but I have a feeling that Southampton might be the ones to go. Honeymoon period under Hasabighooter is over and that was a big loss on Saturday to Cardiff. Very tight though from Palace in 13th down to Southampton in 18th. Just 3 points separate 6 teams. Newcastle have a favourable run in and I think Burnley will be ok as they are now proving hard to beat again like last season
     
  24. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It will not be Palace.
    They always tease but always manage to be comfortable.
    I have had a £50 bet with Mr IBB on this topic and he refuses to pay out.
    I think they play you next Filbert?
    I think it will be Cardiff.
     
  25. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    They do indeed. Three games, 9-0 on aggregate to Roy Hodgeson against Claude the fraud.

    13 goals in 12 at home all season. The last time we took the lead in a game was 10 minutes before full time on Boxing Day. Him, the style of football and the results have completely turned me off the football this season. I’ve been once all season, that was in August. The ST seat next to my dad has been occupied by friends of his with nothing better to do or left empty. He’s about fed up with it too now though. Very much the end of the good times at Leicester.... I can’t complain too much because look at clubs like Bolton and Blackpool but the life has been sucked out of the club with the ageing of the title winning players and the ***** recruitment of staff and players.

    Still the weathers going to be nice this weekend..... we don’t have a game because our manager opted to throw the cup game away against Newport to keep us fresh for a defeat at home to Southampton six days later.
     
  26. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Yes but, as the 'experts' will tell you, you should be grateful you're not going down.
     
  27. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Give me winning The Championship over turning into Everton every single time.
     
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