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December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Rex deWolf » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:19 pm

Our first December fixture against Villa (1:1 draw) was probably our hardest.

The others are: QPR away., Norwich home, Hull home, Burton away, and Birmingham away. A really good chance to put ourselves firmly into the top places. What do you all think

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby 1964white » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 pm

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There's our predictions for December on the link above Rex

On paper we should gain plenty of points as long as we play well & we have no injuries/suspensions to key players over the next few weeks

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Rex deWolf » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:48 pm

Norwich home, Hull home, Burton away, and Birmingham away.

I'm an optimist : Draw, win, win, win, win 13 points

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Cjay » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:41 pm

On paper we should be aiming to win em all. Those are games genuine promotion candidates win.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby 1964white » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:55 pm

Cjay wrote:On paper we should be aiming to win em all. Those are games genuine promotion candidates win.


Agree but we are not genuine promotion candidates :(

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Cjay » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:01 pm

1964white wrote:Agree but we are not genuine promotion candidates :(

First half stats show that we can be :(

only Wolves have more points and its only 2 more.

Just need a bit more quality, 3 or 4 players, that will give us better options and hopefully improve our second half :-D

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby gessa » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:41 pm

If we are hoping to get in the top 6, then 11 points from 15 from these fixtures is a minimum.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Rex deWolf » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Cjay wrote:First half stats show that we can be :(

only Wolves have more points and its only 2 more.

Just need a bit more quality, 3 or 4 players, that will give us better options and hopefully improve our second half :-D
Agree with most of this. Good results in the next 5 games will determine if we are genuine contenders or not - I think we can be.

I'm not a fan of the second transfer window, so not so sure about another batch of new players. It has taken all season so far to come up with the nucleus of a team we now have. Team spirit and unity is more important now If we are to progress

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Cjay » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:33 pm

Rex deWolf wrote:Agree with most of this. Good results in the next 5 games will determine if we are genuine contenders or not - I think we can be.

I'm not a fan of the second transfer window, so not so sure about another batch of new players. It has taken all season so far to come up with the nucleus of a team we now have. Team spirit and unity is more important now If we are to progress

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I'm not either.

But we severely lack in key areas, this squad hasnt been good enough to sustain a genuine challenge and see no reason that would improve without a few additions, and improve it must.

At present we are on target for 70points or so, not enough.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Rex deWolf » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:41 pm

Cjay wrote:I'm not either.

But we severely lack in key areas, this squad hasnt been good enough to sustain a genuine challenge and see no reason that would improve without a few additions, and improve it must.

At present we are on target for 70points or so, not enough.
A quality keeper wouldn't upset the equilibrium too much I suppose, but not sure if that's even being considered. Victor Orta is probably working on his wishlist.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Rex deWolf » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:48 pm

gessa wrote:If we are hoping to get in the top 6, then 11 points from 15 from these fixtures is a minimum.
You mean, draw, draw, win, win, win? Think that's an absolute minimum

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby gessa » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:47 pm

Rex deWolf wrote:You mean, draw, draw, win, win, win? Think that's an absolute minimum

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I think so..they won't come much easier than these, so these are the ones we need near maximum points from.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Cjay » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:10 am

Rex deWolf wrote:A quality keeper wouldn't upset the equilibrium too much I suppose, but not sure if that's even being considered. Victor Orta is probably working on his wishlist.

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Wiedwald has looked bit better tbf.

Think a cb, lb, experienced playmaker and another attacking option comes before a new gk.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Norm » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 pm

We have an experienced playmaker but (don't know about Villa) he hasn't even been on the bench since 'The Tweet'.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Rex deWolf » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:16 am

Norm wrote:We have an experienced playmaker but (don't know about Villa) he hasn't even been on the bench since 'The Tweet'.
Villa and the Tweet - what's all this cloak and dagger stuff Norm?

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Norm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:14 am

Klich 'Liked' a Twitter post which said some players could have poor games yet still get selected, but that others (I.e. him) made 1 mistake and was banished, or words to that effect. That was on Nov 8th I think and he's not even been on the bench since.

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Re: December fixtures - reasons to be hopeful

Postby Norm » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:20 am

Oh, and Villa, I didn't know when I made the post whether or not he was on the bench for that game. Sorry, I wasn't very clear there. I'll try to improve. :)


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