Relegation Watch

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Steve Leo Beleck, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Other than this next week.
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  2. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Last time our status was in danger the owner decided to bung Udinese £7m for Pussetto and that was it.
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  3. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Yep, it's a legitimate concern. You'd like to think mistakes have been learnt from but, realistically, they probably haven't been.
  4. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I don't think Wolves will be anywhere near the relegation places, many of their fans going by the comments on Molineux Mix seem to think they'll at least equal their top 7 finishes in 2018/19 and 2019/20 and Lage has them playing better football than Nuno did, and although they may be biased, to me they make a pretty compelling case.
  5. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Better football, sure, although top 7 will be difficult now that Leicester have kicked on!
  6. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Think they’ll survive comfortably but the dizzy heights of 7 th seem a bit far. Their squad isn’t that big, a few injuries and suspensions away from a struggle. I know a few Neanderthals from there who wouldn’t argue.

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  7. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Squad Player

    What do you gain from coming on to other clubs forums and commenting mundane and boring statements? Do you not have friends or something ? It just seems like a sad thing to do. Get out more mate.
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    As today shows they might well be inconsistent.

    Scored 1 goal themselves in 3 and a half games .

    Not ideal .
  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    They foolishly come on here about this time every season gloating about how great Brighton are. Funnily enough you don’t hear from them later on in the season once they’ve slumped to 17th.
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  10. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Squad Player

    Strange way to spend your Saturday afternoon but each to their own.
  11. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    I would personally make an account on whatever forum he/she is part of just to gloat if we scored the goal that sent then down on a particular season. I do agree though, he only appears when we play them and lose, don't hear a
    sniff if we beat them or draw. It goes both ways.
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  12. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Jaminez is not the same player before his bump on the head. I’d love them to drop with Leeds.

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  13. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Living in Dreamland, unfortunately.
  14. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    I know. But it’s a nice place to hang out.

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  15. Gladiator

    Gladiator Academy Graduate

    Close the thread. Open the European qualification watch.
  16. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Reservist

    Watford, Norwich and one from the 18 other teams
  17. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Another 8 wins and 6 draws from 33 games would give us 36 points which would probably be enough.
  18. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Hoping this is finally Newcastle's year. Average manager, poor defence, aging midfield. Don't think ASM, Willock and Wilson will be able to carry them
  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Obviously early days but one of my bigger concerns so far is we don't looking we have a draw in us. The Wolves game last week in particular was an example of poor game management to enable a pretty poor opposition to pressure us into giving them the lead. Then at 0-1 we showed zero desire to get back level.

    At PL level we can live with not winning a few on the bounce without massive damage being done to our survival chances - but it's crucial a few draws are in the mix when that happens.
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  20. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    True, and you can also apply the same logic to Spurs. We were certainly never out of that game score wise, and if Bachmann had been better positioned that free kick from Son doesn't go in. It's all ifs buts and maybes, like the
    last time we were in the Premiership. Penalty at Spuds. Handball vs Southampton it all adds up come May.

    Right now though, we have to (as much as possible) stop making mistakes that are totally avoidable like Masina's wreckless challenge against Villa. If we cut out these mistakes we will have a much better cushion of points to
    fall back on when we hit a really tough run of games. Next month is on paper, our hardest set of fixtures on after the other. If we can beat Newcastle and then hopefully get at least a point a Leeds that gives us 10. Get November out of the way
    and try not to get slapped to hard in those games - then of course theirs the seasonal hiding from Man City early December. What we have around Xmas would be the basis of if we survive or not. I am confident we can make a fist of this season,
    as long we learn from schoolboy errors past.
  21. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    The bottom 3 now wouldn’t be a bad bet to end up there come may. Sure lots will happen before then with managers coming and going etc. But Norwich look like their doomed already and the way Burnley and Newcastle are getting run they could all lose a lot of ground early on.

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  22. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Even in the relegation season, when we had the second highest number of draws in a Prem season (the highest, funnily enough, was 13 in 2006/07) there were so many defeats against average-at-best opposition that could’ve been turned into draws with more spirit and/or use of brainpower. The first two to spring to mind are the games against Everton and Villa. In the first one we should’ve just settled for 2-2 or not committed so many men forward in the dying seconds while forgetting we only had a one and not four-man advantage, and in the second one we also conceded in the last second from a needless free kick (although I notice the kick was started by Reina who launched it into our box, can anyone remember why it was given?).
  23. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Foul by Troy I think?
  24. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    He mooned the Villa fans.
  25. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Newcastle have already been relegated twice in recent times. If they continue in limbo regarding their ownership, they will repeat that every few years.
  26. Caskey

    Caskey Brighton Bloke

    We are not in it this year.

    Possible Europa place for us?
  27. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Conference League I think.
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  28. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    I’m sure we could have a good song for that. On the lines of, the scum play in the Conference but we’re out their league.

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  29. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Squad Player

    5 games in, dream on.
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    And really they could have lost if VAR was on the ball and making right decisions.

    But credit to them I guess - outplayed us at least.
  31. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    There are 5 teams without a win so far after 5 games...

    If that extends much further it would be very difficult for some of those teams to turn it around. Massive chance to compound Newcastle to a season of struggle at the weekend. It's as much about dunking them under the waterline as it is lifting ourselves above it.
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  32. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Guess that’s why they call these games 6 pointers.
    But remember we went longer without winning and nearly got out of it.

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  33. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Burnley went 8 games without or something last season, with a squad resembling ours in the Championship in terms of squad depth, and they managed to stay up comfortably. They got 39 points in the end, mind you that amount of points probably won't be enough to keep you up by 11 points this season!
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  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Of course Palace lost 7 games and didn’t score a few seasons back but managed to stay up thanks to Big Sam.

    But his record got broken last season so is he going to have the motivation to try another recuse act for someone else ?
  35. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Exception to the rule.

    If there's 3 teams with 0 wins after 7 or 8 or 9. At least one will not get out of it probably 2 and maybe 3.

    The longer Burnley, Newcastle, Norwich and Leeds stay winless the better. So much more so if we can pick up another 3 points by beating Newcastle.
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