October's fixtures.

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October's fixtures.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:22 am

In the season of "mellow fruitfulness", how many points can we hope to harvest ?

Some interesting fixtures for sure.

v Everton (h)
v Leicester (a)
v Chelsea (h)

Not easy but a very good test of where we stand.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:26 am

4 points would be a decent return. Anything above that would be brilliant.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 am

I'm thinking a draw and win at home with probable defeat to Leicester. I'd take that.
A third of the way to survival by the end of October.
The November fixtures aren't horrific.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:34 am

A point would be great in all honesty.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:35 am

I think we can give Everton a real game.
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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Kgun5 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:38 am

I would be thrilled with 4 points. I'm thinking we'll get 1-3, as this we're due for a bit of a slump, and can't see us getting more than 1 off the last two fixtures.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:42 am

jdrobbo wrote:I think we can give Everton a real game.
Of course we can, if we start like we did against Nowrich.

Everton's away record isn't very good, but they create bucket loads of chances. 8 shots on target yesterday against City which is the most they have faced since Pep came in.
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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Hibsclaret » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:06 pm

We only got one point from those fixtures last season so anything more will be a bonus. Think we can nick 4 or even 5 points

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by houseboy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:14 pm

I don’t expect shipping another 5 to Everton and they are below par so far. Possible win. Leicester away very awkward and they are playing well. Would be delighted with a draw. Probable loss. Chelsea at home is a nightmare. We play better against them away. They are having a poor start though but our record at home to them suggests another loss. Happy with 3 from 3. Anything more would be seriously good.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:47 pm

Hibsclaret wrote:We only got one point from those fixtures last season so anything more will be a bonus. Think we can nick 4 or even 5 points
If we get 5 points or more out of these 3 games then we are playing European football again next year.

Happy days.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Foulthrow » Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:50 pm

We’re fortunate to be playing Chelsea before they sack Lampard. Hopefully they’ll have an off day and we can capitalise on that.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Kgun5 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:43 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:If we get 5 points or more out of these 3 games then we are playing European football again next year.

Happy days.
I am very unnerved at the current logjam in the table. Still only 4 points above the drop zone, no 3-game run will make me certain of anything.

That said, the same holds true for an attack at a European spot. Seems to be a lot of vulnerability after the top 2.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by HiroshimaClaret » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:49 pm

evensteadiereddie wrote:In the season of "mellow fruitfulness", how many points can we hope to harvest ?

Some interesting fixtures for sure.

v Everton (h)
v Leicester (a)
v Chelsea (h)

Not easy but a very good test of where we stand.
`hope to harvest` - a nice turn of phrase!

3pts
nil point
1pt
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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Following home game is West Ham who are becoming a team under Pelligrini. No easy fixtures. We’ll b reyt.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:12 pm

Would take 4, easily.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by AlargeClaret » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:57 pm

Funnily enough 3 wins or 3 losses are probs reasonably possible . Everton do create , but confidence wise they’re very wobbly . Leicester away will be the real test , a fast quality side , Chelsea is a free hit . I’d be happy with 4 points

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:00 pm

Foulthrow wrote:We’re fortunate to be playing Chelsea before they sack Lampard. Hopefully they’ll have an off day and we can capitalise on that.
We are going to be waiting a few years before he gets sacked.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:04 pm

I'm really not sure what to make of us this season yet. I wouldn't be surprised to see us comfortable in mid-table, but on the other hand I wouldn't be surprised to see us sucked into the relegation battle. The next 3 will tell us a lot I think.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:26 pm

jrgbfc wrote:I'm really not sure what to make of us this season yet. I wouldn't be surprised to see us comfortable in mid-table, but on the other hand I wouldn't be surprised to see us sucked into the relegation battle. The next 3 will tell us a lot I think.
I think our attitude, hard work and resilience will see us hit forty points around March. Although a body or two in January would be nice.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by box_of_frogs » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:37 pm

Like others, I’d be happy with 4 or more. Anything less than 3 is a little disappointing, but not the end of the world.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by jrgbfc » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:38 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:I think our attitude, hard work and resilience will see us hit forty points around March. Although a body or two in January would be nice.
I'd like to think if we have a decent points total by January we'll take the FA cup a bit more seriously. Not holding my breath though.
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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by rufus lumley » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:42 pm

Easy 9 points will be in the top 4 at the end of the month UTC.

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:26 pm

Foulthrow wrote:We’re fortunate to be playing Chelsea before they sack Lampard. Hopefully they’ll have an off day and we can capitalise on that.
:oops:

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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Foulthrow » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:30 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote::oops:
Thanks for that! :)
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Re: October's fixtures.

Post by Vegas Claret » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:42 pm

had we drawn all 3 of those fixtures we would all be happy, 3 points is ok from those games imho

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