Relegation Battle 18/19

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  1. Mar 2, 2019
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Apologies if already a thread but today could have been a significant day at the bottom, with Brighton winning and both Cardiff and Southampton loosing

    14 - Newcastle 31 points
    15 - Brighton 30 points
    16 - Burnley 30 points
    17 - Southampton 27 points
    18 - Cardiff 25 points
    19 - Fulham 17 points
    20 - Huddersfield 14 points

    Fulham and Huddersfield are gone and it's probably a two horse race between Cardiff and Southampton. Warnock isn't cut out for PL Management so Cardiff would be my pick to go
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    Southampton didn't play like a team lying in 17th. Brilliant today.
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    Don’t see it being too interesting this year. The current 3 will go down, and deservedly so.
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    Cardiff Huddersfield and Fulham for the drop
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Current bottom 3 will go down. Wouldn't be surprised to see Burnley get sucked in to the battle. They really can be awful.
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    Might get a new manager bounce with Parker, with him freshening who plays at the back and in goal.

    Highly unlikely to happen, but I reckon Brighton or Burnley would go down with Cardiff and the Terriers in this situation

    More likely that the current 3 go down in that order
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    Results today went Brighton's way beating Huddersfield with Cardiff, Newcastle and Burnley losing and us beating Stains.

    Fulham have Chelsea, Citeh and the dippers to play in March. All at home but can't see them getting much even with a dead fish bounce from the new manager. Huddersfield are gone.

    Key game could be the Brighton v Cardiff fixture which will have to be be rearranged because of the FA Cup QF
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    After today, I wouldn't mind seeing Saints go down
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    I'm sure a thread on this gets started on every week.

    I think Cardiff are done tbh. They actually had a bit of a bounce from the awful Sala news but last three games have been poor and the goals have dried up again.

    I think Southampton have shown enough under Hasselhuttl to be fine and looking forward to seeing what he can do with them next year with a pre season.

    All the others are managing to pick up points at home. I'd be surprised if Cardiff got another ten points so for Newcastle, Burnley, Brighton they only need another 6-7 points.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    If it does apologies, I genuinely haven't seen one yet this season
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    Don't tell me it's the old "game raising c***s" line.:nono: They got a 0-0 v Chelsea and beat Arsenal at home so no they don't raise their game specifically for Manchester United.

    Anyway I actually think they can be much better next year if they just get through this season. Think Hasenhuttl is their best appointment since Pochettino and if Saints can get their transfer campaign right they could challenge top half again so surely you'd rather have a team like that who can regrow and challenge for europa again rather than just a Cardiff or Newcastle who only just want to finish 17th.
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    Why?
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    Fulham's next three home games are Chelsea, Liverpool and Man. City aren't they? They have even less chance than Huddersfield if that's possible.
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    Don't like putting words in other posters mouths but I get the feeling it's they dared to give Man. United a game and nearly made them drop points.

    Apologies if he lives in Portsmouth.

    Southampton is one of those clubs I find really difficult to dislike. Loved Le Tiss growing up and just look at all the talent they've produced in last 15 years.
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    the home games is why I give them a slither of a chance, all depends on how Parker gets them motivated tomorrow as that is the easiest game of the 3.

    The bounce is the only thing going in their favor. If it simply drops to the floor tomorrow and comes to a standstill, then they are defintely gone in my opinion
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    Nothing rational. I'm just annoyed because they gave me a scare :lol:
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    Huddersfield as good as gone, Fullham 99% certain to join them. Only Cardiff of the current bottom 3 with a fighting chance but I think they'll go too.

    3 defeats in a row now for Cardiff after getting a couple of good wins and they have United, Liverpool, City and Chelsea as four of their remaining games. Some of the others look more winnable but it's going to be tough for them.

    With their win over Fulham and a decent showing today Southampton are showing signs of improvement. Could be a false dawn of course.

    Would expect Burnley and upwards to eek out enough points to survive, Brighton most in danger of those for me. Brighton v Southampton at the end of the month could be a big one, especially if Brighton lose away to Palace in their next match.

    I'd like Cardiff to stay up. So many people get wound up by Neil Warnock and as a bit of a contrarian I find myself hoping he does well as they don't like it when he does. His managerial record is a good one when you look at it and take into consideration the clubs he's been at vs. what he's managed to do. Avoiding relegation with how little they've spent would be a notable achievement too, and I'd like to see him do that. He's an old man now and might well retire at the end of the season regardless of what happens, it would be a good finish to his career.
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    Huddersfield and Fulham are going 99% to the Championship.

    Southampton should stay in the league because they have a decent squad and a very good coach.

    Cardiff City are going hopefully down because no one needs them in the league.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Weird that Burnley are still only five points off. I would’ve thought that recent run would have pushed them well clear.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I think it’s a foregone conclusion that the bottom 3 currently will remain that way.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Burley dragged right back into it today, Liverpool away for them tomorrow
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    Bola New Member

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    Bottom 2 yes, but Cardiff pull out the odd result. They would be my leading favourites, but I'd give them a small chance
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    Would love to see Burnley go down.
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    I thought they'd be comfortably safe after beating Spurs but they arguably have toughest run of anyone down there now and only 2 points clear of Cardiff.

    Liverpool (a)
    Man. City (h)
    Chelsea (a)
    Everton (a)
    Arsenal (h)

    That's 5 of their last 9 fixtures left. Of course Everton and Arsenal could have little to play for when they play them last two games of the season.

    Will probably come down to them beating Cardiff at home, that's the key game down there now in the run in.
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    Everton to go down
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    Cardiff fans must have been gutted yesterday. A big win only to see that Southampton, Brighton and Newcastle all won too, with those 2 of those staging fairly unlikely comebacks on the face of it and the other winning away from home for the first time since the 1st of December.
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    Think Cardiff need to focus on catching Burnley now. Only 2 clear, their GD could be getting much worse with some of their fixtures and they still have to play Liverpool and Chelsea away and Arsenal and Man. City home before season is out.

    Game at Turf Moor between the two will be huge, obvious must not lose for Cardiff.
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    I thought Burnley were looking fairly safe this time last week, 5 above Cardiff and I still had their good run in my head. Just looking it up now, they got 18 points from 8 games and the 2 defeats in a row since then against not great teams in the shape of Newcastle and Palace didn't really register with me.

    Throw in the fixtures that you mention and they could be in trouble. They've got Leicester and Wolves too, another couple of decent sides to play although they'll pleased that they're at home against both.
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    Can Burnley get relegated pretty please?
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    I'd like to second this request.
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    klsv Full Member

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    Praying for a PL season with neither Burnely and Stoke in it.
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    Big trouble now. To lose at home after playing the nearly the whole game against 10 men is crap and has to damage morale. Ok, you might expect one of the top teams to pull off a win like that sometimes, not Leicester.
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    Huddersfield relegated today
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    One down and two to go .

    Think Fulham is destined to go down as well. That will leave one more spot, Cardiff is the likely choice for me.
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    Fulham can go down on Tuesday depending on results.

    Unlikely, but I would like the 3rd one to go down to be Brighton or Burnley, moreso Burnley.
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    Half of Cardiff's remaining games are against top 6 teams, doesn't look good for them.
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    Cant say they will be missed. Being worse than Fulham this season takes some doing.
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    Huddersfield down , Fulham will be down next week and Cardiff haven’t a hope of getting out of that 3 with that run in.