How bad are things at the moment ...

Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by Reiver, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    ... depends which way you look at it I suppose.

    Am I wrong or could we be 2nd in the table on Friday, 4 points off top on the same games played ...

    ... and haven't the top 3 teams only won one game from the last six between them, all losing one.

    I'm sure Luton and Barnsley lost by more than 1 goal while we didn't.

    The Coventry game was a mess but just as one win doesn't mean we'll go up one defeat doesn't mean we can't.
     
  2. chuckyroll

    chuckyroll Striker

    We will be 5 behind Barnsley when we kick off Friday
     
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  3. woodlebert

    woodlebert Striker

    It's a toss up between Barnsley, Sunderland, Portsmouth and Charlton for second. Luton still not done and dusted yet.

    Yes it depends if you think this is good or not
     
  4. david_watts

    david_watts Central Defender

    Coventry was bad but we need to move on, and that includes both players and fans. A positive result on Friday can change the mood again.
     
  5. Scotty 1978

    Scotty 1978 Striker

    We were well in the driving seat, made a complete arse of the home games against Burton and Coventry, play offs for us now imo
     
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  6. david_watts

    david_watts Central Defender

    As much as Charlton are bang in form, i’d be very surprised if one of us, Barnsley or Portsmouth don’t get 91+ points.
     
  7. LondonMackem

    LondonMackem Winger

    We’re still in a good position but the defence needs to improve
     
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  8. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    That's possible but we'd have a game in hand that I'd forgotten about.
     
  9. If we win our remaining games,we go up, and we have the ability in the side to do it.
     
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  10. As you point out. Things are very finely balanced. If McGeady is fit for the remainder of the season then we’ve a very good chance of automatic promotion. If he isn’t then I think it’s play offs and I certainly wouldn’t be confident for those.

    I think it’s automatic promotion or another season in League One.
     
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  11. toosb

    toosb Striker

    I've enjoyed the season, though it has had its frustrations.
    If we go up great. If not, another season at this level won't spoil my life.

    I guess people ultimately want us back in the PL. To do what though I wonder? Newcastle fans may be convincing themselves that life is great but it looks one enormous borefest to me.
     
  12. mr chuckles

    mr chuckles Striker

    If you hadn't been on here for a few months and just logged on in the last 7 days then you would think that we are heading for oblivion and Jack Ross is the devil
     
  13. Pretty much sums up my view there, marra.
     
  14. Billy Batts

    Billy Batts Striker

    Have to say I agree. We look fatigued more than anything. Key players still out. Other teams in red hot form. Just hope likes of mcgeady, maguire, grigg etc are fit and fresh by end of the season. Hopefully I'm massively off the mark and we go up automatically.
     
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  15. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    A very good point and I have to admit that making up the numbers in the bottom half of the PL totally lost its novelty.

    I really believe most people realise this current side was cobbled together and it has no real balance or style.

    A good transfer window and a flying start would see similar crowds if we're still here next season.
     
  16. More boring than this season? Aye we’ve won games but it’s hardly been 97/98 under Reid.

    We had some fantastic days in the last stint in the top flight. The last season was absolutely dreadful and there were periods of real bleakness prior but for the most part it was a right rollercoaster. Beating Man United (home and away), Liverpool, Chelsea (home and away), Man City, the Mags on several occasions, going top 6 for a while, watching players like Defoe, M’Vila, Malbranque, Zenden, Bent etc against some of the world’s best players will absolutely always be better than watching us grind out a 2-1 win at home to Southend or whoever else at this level. Well, IMO anyway
     
  17. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    Yes, you are wrong.
     
  18. I’m sort of looking even further ahead, if we don’t get promoted then an extra year down here isn’t the end of the world. Maybe we could even use another year to sort our team and financial foundation out similar to when we lost the playoffs then steamrollered it next year.

    Not ideal but I think we’re going to miss out so is what it is.
     
  19. Dangerously good.

    Jack the Devil - Cullercoats Brewery
     
  20. Reiver

    Reiver Winger

    I know, I've already said so earlier :lol:

    #8
     
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