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The race for 86 points

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by 90291Spur, 29 Nov 2016.

  1. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Pat van den Hauwe

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    Too soon?

    Given that we face the possibility of the treat of another roll of the dice in the El and are currently 4 points of 4th place with those above us (Cheat$ki, Dippers, Emirates Marketing Project and L'Arse) looking strong I'm wondering what your thoughts are on getting back in to the CL.

    There is a possibility that by the time the EL rolls around - if we can manage a draw at Wemberly against CSKA - that it might be our best route back. I hope it isn't, but unless our form improves and one of those scumbag outfits above us hits a sticky patch then winning the 4th place trophy could be a very tough ask.

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  2. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    How many threads over the same theme do we need?
     
  3. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Pat van den Hauwe

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    Huge apologies for missing the plethora of threads that discuss the race for 4th place. I assumed that as we have had one for the past several years we might have one again. Again, so sorry.
     
  4. Pandy

    Pandy Ramon Vega

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    We will certainly put up a fight for 4th, and maybe the title.

    We have a nice run of games now (even Old Trafford doesn't look especially menacing at present), and there are a few upcoming fixtures where our rivals play each other, so a winning run is guaranteed to put us back in contention by Xmas.

    We all know that we can play a lot better than this with a bit of consistency in the team selection. That hasn't been helped by injuries and CL, both of which will (hopefully, in the case of the former), be coming to an end shortly. Chelsea and Liverpool won't keep this up, Man U will put some wins together, Man C will probably go on another run, Arsenal are Arsenal.

    None of that means we will come above or below any of those teams, but the race is certainly not over yet.
     
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  5. Modric THFC

    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

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    Why label it?
    It's the Fight to finish as high as possible. Same as every year.
    Finishing 4th isn't the aim.
     
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    Kandi1977 Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    For Arsenal it is. They disappointed themselves last season.
     
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  7. glorygloryeze

    glorygloryeze Paul Robinson

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    Oh no, not this so early again....
     
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    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    a spur from swansea Wilson Palacios

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    There was more talk of us losing a place than gaining a place but because we pay a load of dosh in television rights uefa have sort of changed the points system now so english clubs won't lose a place for good few years now.
     
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  10. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Fighting for a top 4 finish was my realistic aim for this season in the summer. We're currently clearly doing that being 4 points off 4th right now at our lowest point so far this season.
     
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    iggyfog Andy Gray

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    SPURSBOY Dean Marney

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    Getting back in the champs league for the next 2 years is imperative for when we are in the new stadium along with the naming rights and global brand will give us soo much more financial power when looking for signings for the first year in the new stadium. We have to get back in the champs league either through 4th or the Europa its soo important!
     
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  13. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Dimitar Berbatov

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    Yet randomly the only one of those sides to actually look good against us were Liverpool who drew with a soft pen (it was a pen before anyone says so).

    Chelsea for me last week looked blunt for a lot of the game despite the win and they were playing a weakened Spurs side at home

    It ultimately comes down to points on the table but I think it's easier for them press to ignore who has played who and just count the games. We have a good run of games now with only Lamellla being out medium term (it looks that way)
     
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    Modric THFC Steffen Iversen

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    SpurMeUp Paul Robinson

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    Exactly where we need to work from. Poch needs to keep the feeling that we have been written off. That we are underdogs who can fight to prove ourselves. Whenever we start to feel entitled we look bad. We're not a slick Barca, we are a young side that have to prove what they are worth.

    If we go out of Europe, we have a decent shot at the title imo. Now's the time to get a bet on. I don't think we will surpass chel$ea who don't have European games. But it is possible. If they get key injuries they will drop points.
     
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    90291Spur Pat van den Hauwe

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    That's the spirit. Some optimism. Just because this young squad had one season where we over-achieved doesn't mean that there isn't still a ton of experience to be gained.
     
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    DubaiSpur Paul Robinson

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    We won't win the title, so the Guardian's probably accurate.

    73 points - that's what I want us to get. Sadly, I don't think it will guarantee CL football this season, but it would be a positive improvement over last season.

    Alternatively, win the FA Cup/ Europa League, and I'll happily class the season as a success even if we finish one place above the relegation zone.
     
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  18. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Dimitar Berbatov

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    See I look at our coming fixtures and the fact we will ah e the important players back bar Lamella and I see 19 points from the next 6 games. That puts us right back up there if we achieve that

    I'd also add that all our key players have had a time on the sidelines so far so will be fresh in comparison to last season

    It won't win us the league but I do think we have an opportunity to have build momentum again
     
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    Kandi1977 Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I'd be over the moon, and equally astounded if we pick up 19 points from 6 games. If we can continue to pick up points that way, we're in for a truly record breaking season. Ok, I'll stop now ;)
     
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    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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