Our next 8 fixtures

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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    All winnable. We should aim for full points

    During the same period City play Spurs and LFC so technically anything is possible.
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    I don't think we should really look at City at this point. 11 points is a huge gap, let's just do our thing and try to win these games. All indeed winnable and maybe a kind run of fixtures will help few of our players find their form.
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Pogba will be back at West Brom right? We actually don't face another top 6 side until the 31st of January at Wembley v Spurs. Just need to put this result behind us and keep going. Try to win them all and then see where that takes us. No point looking at the table.
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    FlawlessThaw most 'know it all' poster

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    Agree at this point we should try and create a gap between us and the other teams otherwise we're dragged into a race for top 4. Everton away is probably trickier than it would have been now with Big Sam in charge.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Yeah, I'm confident we'll win those games. Have done all season.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Agreed. We should really just focus on the next fixture. We have 8 very winnable ones so 24 points should be the goal until we face Spurs in the 9th.
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    iKeano Full Member

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    Our next 8 fixtures are of no concern, today we conceded the league to City at Old Trafford.
    We will struggle to finish top 4 & the majority of the players don’t give a single steaming turd. End. Of.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Win them all. We have to.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Not a chance. We will finish a strong 2nd imo. We are significantly better than the others.
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    Nah Bristol City.
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    AngliaRed Full Member

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    No, Leicester, unless there’s a cup match what I’ve forgotton about. His suspension is: today, Bournemouth, west brom!
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    Thepinhead Full Member

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    Agree.

    Everything is going Citys way this year. We are doing very well and I expect us to win 7 of the next 8 fixtures. Think we might drop points in 1 of the next 2 fixtures because we don't really have a good replacement for pogba. We really need to look into that the next two transfer windows.
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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    But they all say "Poor result today but we keep on fighting" with a nice red dot beside it on Twitter?
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    vidic blood & sand Full Member

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    Yep should win all / most of those. Be surprised if we're not still second after those.
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    Just aim to win those and look at where we are after Burnley. Think our goal should be to finish second.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Still some twists left yet in this league. Maybe not enough to turn over an 11 point gap but we can only try and win all our fixtures and see where we stand. Today tells me we need a bit more quality in midfield though.
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    vidic blood & sand Full Member

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    Yeah their recent injury time winners, and luck against us is pointing towards them winning it this year, but I feel we are growing. In flashes we look very very good at times, but when we're poor we're very poor. I'm convinced we will be champions by May 2020. Next year or following year.
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    Bubz27 ACMarket employee

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    Under Fergie, at our best, after bad results we'd quietly go about our business and get back on track. Imperative we do the same now. Pogba should be back fresh and hungry after his suspension and we have winnable fixtures.

    We need to do what we've done well this year, and win the games we should. We do that and create a gap between us and third and I'll be happy.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Whenever threads like these have been made we have always ended up with a lot less points than projected. We should just look to the next game.
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    iKeano Full Member

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    Exactly... spineless. That was a cup final today and 8 players at least bottled it. They don’t give a single toss.
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    Raoul Admin Staff

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    Not always. I made one for 5 fixtures a while back where we got all points. Ultimately, our performances have nothing to do with the superstitious voodoo of creating a thread on a forum.
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    Without pogba for half of the season so far I actually am pretty happy about where we are. Take de bruyne out of that team for 10 or so games and they wouldn't have done so well. The shaktar Donetsk game is living proof of that. Hopefully their luck will turn and we might be able to give them a fight for the title the second half of the season
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    MonkeysMagic New Member

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    On current form we are lacking in a credible, clinical striker to put the ball in the net. As such, I don’t think you can count any of these games as winnable!
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Not disappointed about losing in terms of a title challenge. There was never going to be one as City is too consistent in terms of winning other games. More disappointed about losing the home record.

    On the rest of the season, we should set points/goals/goals against targets for ourself and aim to finish 2nd as we are definitely the 2nd best team in the league IMO.
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    Ainu Full Member

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    No point thinking about the title. Just take it game by game and see where we end up.
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    Giggs86 Full Member

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    No game will be easy without Pogba.
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member Verified Moaner

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    May as well put the city game out of our minds and just concentrate on securing 2nd. That'd at least be progress and automatic qualification to the CL.
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Fixing Bailly & Matic will help, add to that Pogba returning fully rested and 24 points is realistic aim indeed.
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Get to 40+ points before the halfway mark (match 19) ideally. ~80 points should guarantee top four at least which is all to aim for realistically.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    I expect nothing less than maximum points there. If Jose wants to believe we can catch City, we cannot drop any points during this stretch. I could see Leicester and Everton being the toughest games, maybe Burnley as they're well-drilled defensively an we often struggle to break teams like that down.
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    Let's just focus on ourselves. In the grander scheme of things it's not been a terrible season. Big improvement on last year from a number of players. Fact of the matter is there's a team in the league a fair bit better than us.

    Luckily only Spurs made up any real ground on us among the 4 teams behind us and they all had easier fixtures, and Spurs have fallen back anyway. Also we've already been to Arsenal, Pool, and Chelsea.

    If we take care of our own results and that brings us closer to City, then great. If we get decent points and aren't any closer then at least we'll have opened up some space on those behind us.

    Time for Lukaku to get all flat track bully again please.
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    milemuncher777 formerly kid777

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    All winnable. Should get maximum points.
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    Redag12 New Member

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    Agree all winnable.

    Pogba back for lcfc which is the first game he will be "needed" for. Hopefully fellani is back soon.

    Hopefully ibra can get more and more minutes through these games as well. Lukaku and matic have been working like crazy.

    These fixtures should all be winnable even with people getting a rest here and there, and us still sitting solidly in second.
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    Dave89 Full Member

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    I missed that, was it after I turned the TV off or during my half time piss break? Seems like an awfully rash decision with 22 games left. Aren't sky pissed that their tv rights are worth less now?
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    el3mel Full Member

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    We should win at least 7 out of them.
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    Salus Populi Suprema Lex Full Member

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    Those are good run of fixtures to recover from today. Get near maximum points there and we'll be on target for second. The title is gone, barring a miracle.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    even If they lost both games and we win all ours we'd still be 5 behind. And even us beating them the next time we meet wouldnt help. We should just concentrate on consolidating second place
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Seriously?! 5 behind with 14 games to play is insurmountable now?

    EDIT: Mind you, we won’t win all 8 games.
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    Beachryan More helpful with spreadsheets than Phurry

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    Forget City, focus on progress and most importantly improving our football.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    I say take it one game at a time and try to win those. Not trying to think about the table at the moment.