Could we get relegated?

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  1. Oct 20, 2019

    Berbasbullet Full Member

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    Depressing isn’t it. Used to look at that and assume at least 10 points.

    I reckon we get 7 out of those.
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    Handré1990 Full Member

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    Maybe try to use your critical thinking instead of your feelings? Just a thought.
  3. Oct 20, 2019

    Josep Dowling Full Member

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    Anyone using critical thinking would realise we are deep shit. The rest of my post is complete fact.
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    They have a good squad, beated City, Pukki a top striker
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    el3mel Full Member

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    They have the worst defense in the league on bar with Watford with 21 goals conceded. 19th in the table and lost 6 matches already. Villa put 5 past them on their own pitch.

    The City game looks like a fluke actually. By all means we should win this, but I said the same about Newcastle. :nervous:
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    Everything can happen

    If I have to do comparison with other teams... Villa have a better squad, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Hourihane are better than what we have

    we don’t have players like Grealish or Wesley

    Neil Taylor is better than Young or Shaw
    Smith is better than Ole

    I can continue...

    The fact is that squad score few goals and most players are mediocre
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Not being funny.. But Wesley would not get a shirt number here and Scott McTomminay would probably be Villa's vice captain. Get real with your comparisons. I know we are doing crap but don't underestimate the quality of some of our players because of this. Neil Taylor has been Villa's worst player for 12 months, most goals come from his side. To say he is better than Luke Shaw is comedy.
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    PaulScores New Member

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    I know this is not a popular opinion. But past seasons, Fellaini got us out of a lot of trouble. We miss his power in the midfield and scoring him at important moments. I genuinly think his period at United was excellent, but people like to mock him because of his technique. Technique can help, but football is a lot more than that. And the way he controlled the ball with his chest, was just insanely good. He was a very underrated player and remained the Moyes scapegoat for way too long.
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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    I love how some are taking the piss.
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    dove Full Member

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    0-0 it is then.
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    Mr angry New Member

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    Of the next run of league games I think they will probably beat Brighton at old Trafford, maybe Villa too. The away ones look like banana skins.
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    Handré1990 Full Member

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    Sure, if you just want to just state things without context. For what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s impossible, but that’s about as far as I can go without feeling like an idiot upon myself.

    Your last part there just made me cringe, because it says a lot about you and your perspective on your fellow fans.
  13. Oct 21, 2019

    ExecutionerWasp001 Full Member

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    We showed yesterday we can play alot better than what we have been. There's some serious mentality issues if we can only get up for the biggest game of the season. We won't score many this season as we don't have a prolific striker. If we defend as we did yesterday we should be able to stop conceding the stupid goals we have for the majority of the season. If we can keep players fit we are capable of 6th to 8th.
  14. Oct 21, 2019

    Number4. New Member

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    all that yesterday showed is that United can play well when they set-up to hold fort against teams who attack them, hopefully nicking one on the break. Which is an option in about 6 games this season.

    Worryingly, I think united are more likely to take a point of Liverpool because of speed and strength on the break, than they are against Newcastle, Villa, Sheffield United etc & there are alot of these matches throughout the season.

    United's points against top Six (I'm including LCFC, AFC, CFC & Spurs) will probably be greater than the other 13 teams, but I suspect they wont get more points against the rest than relegation teams.
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    UnitedChampionsAgain New Member

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    Fact is, we can't score more than 1 goal per match and that's normally from a pen or a debatable VAR decision. On another day our goal against pool would have been wiped out, leading to yet another defeat. Maybe things will change with Martial back in the side but I wouldn't get my hopes up. At the moment the opposition know if they can score once they're getting at least a draw. It's going to take the cavalry in January to pull us out of the hole we're in.
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    AlwaysRed66 Full Member

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    Back down to 14th we go as the mighty Sheffield Utd leapfrog us to go 9th as they beating Arsenal 1-0.

    I am getting more convinced the current top four will remain there at end of season, as only those managers seem to have a plan. Spurs players seem to be ignoring Poch, Emery is doing no better than Wenger, & we are led by a guy out of his depth.
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    Gandalf Greyhame Full Member Scout

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    Hard to see us displacing Chelsea or Leicester out of top four. They have better squads and better managers.

    But before that we'd have to deal the North London clubs as well.

    I don't think we'll be relegated, but we're not going to make EL, either.
  18. Oct 21, 2019

    George The Best Full Member

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    That’s very depressing and Ole must go if that turns out to be true. I’d be looking for 12 minimum.
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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    7 points will be great, actually. That means we will be on 17 points and most likely will be a good 4-5 points off relegation, so probably an improvement..
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    Banana Republic New Member

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    I said earlier in this thread, that once you get stuck in the bottom third of the table, it's very difficult to climb out of it as the other teams around you will be taking points off each other, when they meet.
    Odd wins and draws will only result in jockeying for position with the other clubs around you, but still stuck in the bottom group and risking dropping into the bottom 3.
    Anything other than a run of 3 wins or more in 4 or 5 games, will be like trying to run in a sea of treacle.

    Tonight were back in 14th place and we don't play again (EPL) until late next Sunday afternoon.
    By the end of Saturdays fixtures having been played, we are guaranteed to be in 15th place regardless (after Brighton v Everton).
    If Southampton somehow manage to beat Leicester on Friday night, then we'll be in 16th place after the Brighton v Everton match.
    Newcastle host Wolves at 2pm Sunday, before we play. If they win, we then drop to 16th (if Southampton draw or lose) or 17th (if Southampton have won).
    If Newcastle draw or lose, we'll be in either 15th (Southampton fail to win) or 16th place (Southampton win).
    All before Utd get to kick a ball.
    Against Norwich, a draw will be not much use. It's a must win!
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    fredrojo New Member

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    After tonight's (Arsenal/Sheffield) match I am more convinced than ever that the current top 4 will be the final top 4: City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester. Man Utd. will finish probably mid-table and possibly lower because of the demands of this years Europa League on the young squad. This squad issue is not helped by the weakness in the medical team that seems to extend to more than 'bad luck'. Ole will be manager as long as it is mathematically possible to get a Champions league spot next season and if Utd go deep into the EL cup that could be most of the season. However once that is not the case he will be sacked - I am certain of it - it is a minimum target and on all the contracts for any modern Utd. manager and any talk about him staying long-term to build things up over several transfer windows is just fake news.
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    Captaincy is 1 of main priorities. At the moment I don't know who it is ? Give the armband to Pogba and see his reaction. If positive,start building a real team around a real leader, the guy is 1 of the best players worlwide !
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    Bepi Full Member

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    Numbers and trend are so damning you are just toying with fire but next two games will make or break for Ole.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Only if we had more injuries in second half of season and without bringing a few players here in January.
  25. Oct 22, 2019

    smallred Full Member

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    could we? of course we could.

    at the moment, we are heading for about 38-40 points. though youd imagine if this continues, then Ole will be sacked in another 5 or 6 weeks time, no way could we be on 15-16 games and on 15 points , and probably around 17th and he not get sacked.

    the squad is poor, but no way is it this bad.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Cept smaller teams wont be that cocky to press us. They'll let us have the balls and forced mistakes on our part
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    See his reaction? He was made captain under Mourinho. Seen anything good?
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    tony54 New Member

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    In January sell martial and pogba and with the decent amount of money get a goal scorer and midfielder with brain, passion and good mechanical health and we will probably finish top 6 and have a team without wasters and the nucleus to become a team with good team spirit. Simples.
    Ps I think Olly is not the man, but let's get two good players, as above, and give Olly until the end of the season if he wants to.
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    tony54 New Member

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    I so agree with this, some fans are too petty, mysel included at times. If he was allowed to play in the same position he could have been a giant in the team. Same goes for Herrera.
  30. Oct 22, 2019

    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    If Ole is here the entire season I think we could finish as low at 15th.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    Next 3 league games are Norwich, Bournemouth and Brighton. If he can manage 6 points out of those, he could well be sitting above Tottenham and in the top half of the table.
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    This year I don’t think we will go down, I predict a 15-17th place

    Next year I think is definitely the year we can go down for real

    And it would be the natural consequence of 7 years of wretched decisions by amateurish management

    Surely the worst in the game so far
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    Can close this thread now, you all saw a proper relegation standard team today and they were wearing yellow.

    Man. United for all their issues up to 7th now.
  34. Oct 27, 2019

    Slik New Member

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    Just fans who refused to acknowledge the facts. A thin squad facing injuries and being unlucky with penalties(I consider penalties scoring/missing to involve some luck)
    Like i said yesterday on another thread, United are only heading up with players returning from injury.
  35. Oct 27, 2019

    SteveW Full Member

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    Exactly. Forum is full of dopes. This season has shown that.
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    Scotty McT New Member

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    Calm yourselves we're still gonna finish about 8th.
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    That’s not relegation though.
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    JB08 Searches for nude pics of Marcos Rojo

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    One game later we are 7th. Do you still think we will finish 15th?
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    We can't be relegated.

    They would change the rules. It's in the sky sports deal*.

    * I'm just guessing of course but sky must have some sort of clause.
  40. Oct 27, 2019

    francobaresi Full Member

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    Suddenly we're world beaters after beating Norwich :rolleyes:. Villa put 5 past this lot