Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 14 Feb 2021 15:07

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windermereROYAL Can`t be any coincidence we`ve both come up with below par performances after the high tempo game during the week.


And yet Barnsley had a very hard FA Cup game against Chelsea on Thursday
Maybe it is just soft southerners who need their beauty sleep and rest. :wink:


Yea forgot about that.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 14 Feb 2021 15:10

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windermereROYAL Can`t be any coincidence we`ve both come up with below par performances after the high tempo game during the week.


And yet Barnsley had a very hard FA Cup game against Chelsea on Thursday
Maybe it is just soft southerners who need their beauty sleep and rest. :wink:

They did but those were their only 2 games this month while that was Brentford's 4th.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 14 Feb 2021 15:25

windermereROYAL If boro and Cardiff average 2 points a game they will finish on 74 points, (bear in mind only the present top two are averaging that this season so it`s a very big ask) we need 27 points from 17 at 1.59 points a game.
9 wins, 8 wins and 3 draws or whatever combination, it`s not looking all doom and gloom just yet unless we turn into relegation candidates all of a sudden.


Since the opening 8 games, we've picked up 26pts from 22 games. If we keep up that rate, we get to 70.

Over past 12, we've taken 18. Keep that up, we get to 74.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 14 Feb 2021 15:44

70 could well be enough - from 7th down to 15th there are 3 points difference, and all these teams have mid table records so in my view Cardiff are no ore than a threat than say Preston, they've just picked up some points from winnable games.

Outside the top 6 the league is very mediocre

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Re: Rival Watch

by Orion1871 » 14 Feb 2021 21:20

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windermereROYAL Can`t be any coincidence we`ve both come up with below par performances after the high tempo game during the week.


And yet Barnsley had a very hard FA Cup game against Chelsea on Thursday
Maybe it is just soft southerners who need their beauty sleep and rest. :wink:


A game we could have been their opposition in and possibly advanced into the quarter final for a very winnable chance to get in the semis again. But no, once again we disrespected the worlds oldest oldest and most prestigious cup competition and didn't take it seriously.


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Re: Rival Watch

by JR » 14 Feb 2021 22:28

Mid Sussex Royal 70 could well be enough - from 7th down to 15th there are 3 points difference, and all these teams have mid table records so in my view Cardiff are no ore than a threat than say Preston, they've just picked up some points from winnable games.

Outside the top 6 the league is very mediocre


That could increase the risk though - a bigger pool of clubs that a winning run could come from.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 15 Feb 2021 08:09

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Mid Sussex Royal 70 could well be enough - from 7th down to 15th there are 3 points difference, and all these teams have mid table records so in my view Cardiff are no ore than a threat than say Preston, they've just picked up some points from winnable games.

Outside the top 6 the league is very mediocre


That could increase the risk though - a bigger pool of clubs that a winning run could come from.


It could but it will be tough for any side to go from form of under 1.3PPG to go at over 1.8 just to get to 70.

If we as a fan base are writing off autos based on a 9pt gap, then surely we are also good for the play-offs based on an 8pt one?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Feb 2021 21:41

Wins for Stoke, Boro and Cardiff tonight, making our win all the more important. McNair sent off for Boro, so will miss the game on Sat.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 16 Feb 2021 21:45

Yep was hoping to see a few of those sides drop points tonight


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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Feb 2021 21:48

Maybe not our rivals yet, but PSG beating Barca 4-1 :shock:

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 16 Feb 2021 21:52

Big pressure on Bournemouth tomorrow night now. Lose and they are only a win clear of the pack.

Bournemouth v Cardiff is a week tomorrow.

Cardiff follow the Bournemouth game with a game at Boro which would be a great 0-0 from our perspective.

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 17 Feb 2021 10:47

Barnsley Blackburn tonight too - whilst not being a huge game, bears some relevance to us as both can close the gap to 6 points by winning both games in hand. Therefore, a draw would be preferable here, followed by a Barnsley win because of goal difference

Noticed Swansea have three games in hand (one being tonight), as far as I’m aware, we play three games a week every single week now until the International Break in March (barring one week) so looks like Swansea will be playing catch up pretty late on

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 17 Feb 2021 11:08

Really, Barnsley could be a serious consideration for a late run for the POs they have lots of very winnable games between now and the end of the season.

Home to: Blackburn, Stoke, Millwall, Birmingham, Derby , Wednesday, Us, Boro, Rotherham, and Norwich.

Away to. Bristol city, QPR, Bournemouth, Wycombe, Luton Coventry, Huddersfield, and PNE.

Just three games against the current top six out of their 18 remaining fixtures, we need to keep on eye on them for sure.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 17 Feb 2021 13:21

Blackburn/Barnsley draw would be perfect tonight

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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 17 Feb 2021 13:38

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windermereROYAL Can`t be any coincidence we`ve both come up with below par performances after the high tempo game during the week.


And yet Barnsley had a very hard FA Cup game against Chelsea on Thursday
Maybe it is just soft southerners who need their beauty sleep and rest. :wink:


A game we could have been their opposition in and possibly advanced into the quarter final for a very winnable chance to get in the semis again. But no, once again we disrespected the worlds oldest oldest and most prestigious cup competition and didn't take it seriously.


In an already congested season, with a squad that has spent large portions of it bedevilled by injury, all for the prestige of a semi final in front of 90,000 empty seats, I don't blame the club for doing that in the slightest.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 17 Feb 2021 13:46

Pepe the Horseman Blackburn/Barnsley draw would be perfect tonight


Odd side Barnsley. Very good squad and difficult to play against if you don’t approach the game with the right mentality but very up and down with results and do not draw many games (current form from the last 21 league games is 11 wins, 2 draws and 8 defeats). 5 of the last 6 league games though suggested they were falling away as they only managed 2 points from the 5 games, then they travelled down to Brentford....

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 17 Feb 2021 15:50

URZZZZ Barnsley Blackburn tonight too - whilst not being a huge game, bears some relevance to us as both can close the gap to 6 points by winning both games in hand. Therefore, a draw would be preferable here, followed by a Barnsley win because of goal difference

Noticed Swansea have three games in hand (one being tonight), as far as I’m aware, we play three games a week every single week now until the International Break in March (barring one week) so looks like Swansea will be playing catch up pretty late on


Swansea are playing Saturday/midweek/Saturday from 23rd Jan to 20th March - two months without a blank midweek - essentially all the way up to the international break. Their game in hand (after tonight) is against Blackburn in that time.

They still have to find a gap for the Wednesday game - that will likely be 13/14 April.

In comparison we play Sat/mid/Sat from 6th Feb to 6th March - so a month (well 4 weeks exactly) before we have a 7 day rest.

If Swansea get through 2 months like that without slipping off the pace then fair play.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 17 Feb 2021 16:42

Thierry Henry set to be named new Bournemouth manager apparently. Can't say that concerns me too much.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowball » 17 Feb 2021 17:41

Pepe the Horseman Thierry Henry set to be named new Bournemouth manager apparently. Can't say that concerns me too much.



So BMTH beat RDG in PO Final with a handball goal

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 17 Feb 2021 18:34

Pepe the Horseman Thierry Henry set to be named new Bournemouth manager apparently. Can't say that concerns me too much.


Seriously getting ideas above their station if this goes through, big names dont always make good managers.

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