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19 Feb 2018 21:59:13
Well there is now officially FA cup hope! It is because of games like Man City vs Wigan that football is arguable the best sport in the world. Especially where it originated in good ol England! FA Cup here we come!

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17 Feb 2018 21:09:10
A win always provides confidence. the FA Cup draw is actually good for us. we might just provide a shock.

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17 Feb 2018 18:31:40
Just had a amusing thought that will obviously get a response on here
Fast forward to mid may pellegrino has kept us up and we've won the FA cup
He will then go down as a legend.

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17 Feb 2018 20:19:22
Oh well nice thought for a couple of hours just seen we've got city next round
That was that then.

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17 Feb 2018 21:00:46
Hahahahah love this diggy. hey heads up mate you never know 😬.

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18 Feb 2018 06:53:02
We can only dream 🤞🏻.

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18 Feb 2018 21:44:59
Come on Wigan!

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19 Feb 2018 06:15:48
Now that would make my day.

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19 Feb 2018 06:17:06
Seems all the top 6 have again not been drawn together seems suspicious
Must be using those heated balls again.

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19 Feb 2018 21:34:01
Wow 🤞🏻.

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19 Feb 2018 21:49:36
It's a funny old game
Well done Wigan here we come.

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19 Feb 2018 22:30:11
What were you saying Diggy?

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20 Feb 2018 05:57:30
Didn't see that one coming.

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17 Feb 2018 18:27:30
And we're through to the next round of the FA cup! Something to be happy about fellow saints!

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17 Feb 2018 18:09:40
West Brom must have had enough of us this season
Anyway a wins a win so we're into the next round all we can hope for is this gives us confidence for the next prem game and hopefully a nice next round draw.

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14 Feb 2018 09:28:58
{Eds Note - If you missed it figodasilva wrote an article about what could be the finishing places of the bottom half of the Premier league

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16 Feb 2018 10:24:29
I'm starting this new thread for those who want to take part in the discussion about the run-in to the end of the season for the bottom half of the table, further to my article posted earlier on the rumours page of this site. It would be great if you could read it and post your thoughts on this thread.

Just to be clear, I've set up a new thread to help focus on this topic and not on the usual comments about who's to blame for our predicament.

My thoughts on the run-in are set out in the article so little point in reiterating here.

Gregg has replied on another thread that with our current points to game ratio we would finish with 36 points which will not be enough to stay up in his view.

I think you're probably right. Although the cut off may be as little as 34 points, its more likely to be 36/ 37 points.

What does everyone think the cut off points total will be? Who will be in the bottom three.

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16 Feb 2018 13:14:19
I think west brom are nailed on with Huddersfield to go down which leaves us fighting with Stoke to stay up. The next 5 games I personally feel we need at least 3 wins. We just need to play gabbi in the hole behind carillo (would prefer it was Austin but hey ho) there's our goalscorers with jwp right as he's in form plus we need his deliveries and boufal left we need him he frightens defenders with his dribbling and would open space for others. Then we could have lemina and romeu holding. Come on mp just go for it or we're going down if we try n play it safe.

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16 Feb 2018 13:46:10
There’s an article on the BBC sport website that ties in with this thread as questions whether the old ’40 points for safety’ saying actually tallies up to what happens in the league. In short, the answer is no – each season is different but quite often you would need fewer points to finish 17th in the league.

They also show the results of a Computer program called Gracenote that simulates matches a million times to calculate a stat based guess of who’ll go down and the points required to stay up. Gracenote guessed a points total of 38 points is more than likely to be enough to stay up.

With teams as tight as the bottom 10 goal difference is going to be very important to when deciding final placings. Of the bottom ten, we have the joint 2nd best goal difference on -12 with West Ham. Stoke have -26, Huddersfield have -24, West Brom -19 and Palace and Swansea are on -17. Brighton are on -14 but with their tough run in, I expect that to deteriorate.

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17 Feb 2018 09:57:41
Firstly Figo and if I didn’t say before, it was a really good article. I think MP’s prem points to game ratio is around 0.96, which equates to around 36 and a half points so I rounded down.

My biggest concern is stoke have improved a little since the manager change, as have most of the other clubs. I have calculated all prem games based simply on my predictions. In my final league table WBA are bottom, the Huddersfield, then saints, stoke and Brighton all on 37 points, with stoke going down on GD. Problem is I think I have been bias.

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17 Feb 2018 17:51:47
Thanks Gregg, and SaintChris as well as I didn’t say this in the posts on the rumours page.

Its definitely hard to be impartial. Stoke I’m not convinced by. They won their first game under Lambert but have since drawn 2 and lost 1 so I think they remain vulnerable. Given all the reports of events at the West Brom training camp I’m hoping they remain at a low ebb as well. I think these two will struggle to get out of the drop zone.

Its down to that last place for me. Could be anyone of us, Huddersfield and Brighton if everyone else continues to maintain an upturn in form and fortune.

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16 Feb 2018 08:59:59
I believe we Will stay up this season. Maybe we won't be top 10 but we Will stay up. Plus, it is really compact. Losing to Liverpool was almost guaranteed but we only lost by 2. Yes the players looked pissed but hey, if they keep going at it with the way they went about is recent games and give it their all, maybe we can win at least 6 of the remaining games. Looking at the schedule, we should be able to pull off at least half with wins. Let's go saints!

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16 Feb 2018 10:24:28
On the flip side I honestly think the board prepared for us to go down. With the parachute payments and the VVD payments and also the tv money we will be no worse off.

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17 Feb 2018 04:09:27
Yeah I think they are ready to go down as well but the players should just go out and play and tell MP to shut up haha just kidding. or maybe not kidding.

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12 Feb 2018 11:16:31
Why have a go at our new number 9 he seems to do more tracking back than anyone someone has to make up for the clueless midfield.

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13 Feb 2018 07:41:33
Was thinking the same thing! He didn’t get a look in purely down to our midfield he did what he could with what he was given only got one chance in the game and it was a difficult header to score being it was on the penalty spot.

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13 Feb 2018 12:52:54
Lambert, Pelle or Austin would have all buried that chance Any 6ft 3 inch centre forward costing 19m should have at least made the keeper work if not scored. He looks light weight and was totally bossed by Matip but let’s hope he proves to be an astute signing and I will be the first to apologise on this forum.

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14 Feb 2018 08:57:39
The guy is yet to score so prob feeling the pressure it was 12 yards out and not an easy chance. Kane put one point blank at Buffon last night. Don’t turn on the guys who are trying would you prefer king the only other fit striker we have?

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14 Feb 2018 21:59:46
Got to get behind the boys. Chaz reckons we will stay up. Also look at the Porto score tonight! 0-5 to Liverhampton.
Our only conceding 2 not bad against an increasingly powerful side. We will be judged on getting points off teams in and around us not the red men. This is where we are at the moment and they need to get their confidence back rapidity.

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12 Feb 2018 07:54:41
so the simplest decision the board have to make hasn't happened yet! I expected to see something straight after the game, how is he still in a job? Any other club would've booted him out months ago, its now too late - it should've happened before Christmas and now I have officially accepted our fate, Newcastle and Swansea obliviously give a sh*t about staying in this division and put on some good performances; How we can put on such a good performance with character at WB and not turn up yesterday - I don't know what to think anymore.

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12 Feb 2018 08:51:45
As I said before, I feel there is something fishy going on in terms of certain bets. Maybe our owner and board will be making lots of money off of Southampton being relegated. Gao has been a rather sketchy individual and seems like if he is fine With how we are doing, something else is going on. Maybe we are a front. Would like to investigate this further.

Also, all this hate on Carrillo is unfounded. We give him little to no help. He needs someone off his shoulder but we don't give him this.

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12 Feb 2018 12:22:46
Yes because dodgy bets will make up more than how much the club will lose in value and income 🙄

Y’all have been going on about asset stripping owners for years and it’s never come to fruition.

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14 Feb 2018 08:07:12
To make up lost income for the club, they could easily sell most if not all of our starting 11. And I meant it as a personal gain. Not a gain for the club. Plus, you never know how much there is to gain from some shady trading places.

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14 Feb 2018 21:18:18
SaintUS that is ridiculous.

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11 Feb 2018 17:52:18
Should have sacked MP.

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11 Feb 2018 17:58:19
when?

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11 Feb 2018 18:06:07
Beginning of December.

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11 Feb 2018 18:26:31
It was so quiet today. think the fans have lost faith in the owners, the board and the manager. So sad. Relegation. Now looks a certainty.

One last throw of the dice. Get a new manager in!

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11 Feb 2018 19:00:43
Problem now is who would come here now
And who's got the get out of jail free card.

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11 Feb 2018 19:22:09
Get silva in ASAP. I’m not one for sacking managers at the first sign of trouble, but to be fair that was in novemeber. He has to go.

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11 Feb 2018 19:48:31
Hi ho silva.

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12 Feb 2018 02:30:04
Kruger and leibher ( probably misspelled) are in China with Mr. Gao, maybe they are talking about getting rid of MP and LR.

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12 Feb 2018 02:36:08
Why Silva? Just because he is available?
Would rather RK back.

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12 Feb 2018 02:38:20
Had he not gone to Holland.
My point is there isn’t anyone out there with relegation fight credentials. Silva had one good season that’s all.
We need long term experience and those guys are taken at the moment.

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12 Feb 2018 07:06:17
Get Monk in.

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12 Feb 2018 11:16:26
Would take silva over MP2 that’s for sure.

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12 Feb 2018 19:37:44
If Watford's start to the season is anything to go by I'd take silva now
I do remember Watford being 4th at one point and I think the Everton interest unsettled him tbh. I couldn't give a rubbish at the moment and feel the team are uninspired and motivated.

Our slippery slop should have been put to bed months ago. I can't believe we're in mid February and they still feel he's doing a good job. I even watched a interview where Pellegrino couldn't believe he still had the full banking of the board. so if he feels like that how on earth can he still be in a job.

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12 Feb 2018 21:46:27
I am going to uncontroversial here and say I think West Bromband Stoke are going down as Ithink it’s their year and it will be either Swansea or Palace joining them.
I think we will just escape and our superior goal difference will come into play. It will be close but the West Bromwich won has kept us in contention; Also think we may lose in FA cup this Sat!

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13 Feb 2018 21:03:53
Cup is just a un wanted distraction
But I suppose if we can get a win their I won't complain
What I wouldn't want is a replay
You could see a injury somewhere on a nothing game that could effect our chances of staying in this league
I think our march away games will prove fruitful and I think we will get some points on the board in that month
I hope the players just take the bull by the horns like at West Brom.

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08 Feb 2018 17:43:46
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, Players that would complete Manchester United's team

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Review Of The Day 8th February 2018

08 Feb 2018 05:31:44
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 8th February 2018

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07 Feb 2018 21:26:21
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, A view of the current Chelsea players from an older fan

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Review Of The Day 7th February 2018

07 Feb 2018 05:39:23
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 7th February 2018

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